Hi everyone! It’s been a few months since the last newsletter so there is a lot to check out below. I also have several new paintings in the works that I will be posting more info about very soon – within the next couple weeks. Thanks for all the support and good vibes! Justin Hillgrove
In October, I decided to post consecutive ink drawings of “Jabberwocky,” breaking up the poem and presenting it in storybook-like fashion. Follow me on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter to see those. (Pictured above: “And shun the frumious bandersnatch.”)
“Jabberwocky” has been my favorite poem of all time ever since I was introduced to it in middle school. It was written by Lewis Carroll around 1871 and included in “Alice Through The Looking-Glass And What Alice Found There.” In the story, Alice travels through a looking-glass where she meets all kinds of interesting characters. She finds the poem “Jabberwocky” in a book, but can’t read it until she holds it up to a mirror. After reading the poem she says “It seems very pretty…but it’s rather hard to understand! …Somebody killed something: that’s clear, at any rate.”
The Kickstarter for our latest tabletop game ends Friday. “Tyler Sigman’s Crows” is a 2-4 player strategic tile placement game that takes about 30 minutes to play. All the art was hand-painted by me (Justin Hillgrove), gameplay by Tyler Sigman and David Gerrard, and graphic design by Travis Torgerson. Huge thanks to all who have backed or shared the project!
EXCLUSIVE ART CENTER GALLERY METAL PRINTS
“Stunning new Museum-quality metal prints bring out the luster and impact of Justin’s pieces with a mirror shine. Each metal print is hand-crafted using 1/16″ thick aluminum and is ready to hang.” This metal edition will be released during my Show at Art Center Gallery on Nov 10th 2017, but quantities are very limited (9 of “Group Hug” / 21 of “We’re All Mad Here”) and they can be pre-ordered now through Art Center Gallery. Also, ACG is offering $50 off each pre-order for my friends and customers so give them a call!
Art Center Gallery | 2075 Westminster Mall, Westminster, CA 92683 | 1-866-254-6523
Direct links (more info, photos and pricing):
Halloween with the Lights On – Everett, WA Saturday, Oct 28, 2017 | 11:30 – 2:30 | I’ll be an “Artist in Action” at the local children’s museum, doing some live painting and chatting with kids. Should be fun! Imagine Children’s Museum | 1502 Wall Street – Everett, WA 98201 | www.ImagineCM.org
Designer Con – Pasadena, CA November 11-12, 2017 | I will be sharing a booth with Jon Malmstedt of Rampage Toys for this fun event. http://www.designercon.com/
Art Exhibition at Art Center Gallery – Westminster, CA Friday, November 10, 2017 • 5-9 pm | 2075 Westminster Mall • Westminster, CA 92683 | www.shopartcenter.com
Black Friday Open Studio Sale November 24 – 25th, 2017 • 10am-5pm Friday and Saturday | 7110 184th Street SE, Snohomish, WA 98296
4th Avenue Street Fair – Tucson, AZ I won’t be attending in person, but Charlie will be representing Imps and Monsters in Tucson this December.
Art Exhibition at Tsuga Art Gallery – Bothell, WA Saturday, Dec 16 – 22, 2017 | Pop up at Tsuga Art Gallery. I’ll be there 12/16 Saturday and 12/22 Friday night live-painting and signing prints. 10101 Main Street, Bothell, WA 98011 • (206) 547-5221
NOTE: Though I usually attend “Urban Craft Uprising” every December in Seattle, I will NOT be there this year.