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2018 Artist Lodge Information

Hi everybody!

We are thrilled to let you know that we are ready to announce our 2018 Artist Lodge dates! The dates are listed below, as well as the themes of the galleries that will be displayed that evening.

You can find the application to vend at these shows below in the contracts section of this post. Please note that this contract is not an automatic acceptance into the show. We use these contracts/applications to hand-pick artists for each show. If you have a specific show you are interested in vending at, please feel free to contact Marissa Suto, the Artist Lodge Creative Curator at shopfanalley@gmail.com. Your request will be noted, but you may be selected for an alternate show.

All information concerning the shows is listed below. The last two shows of the year are tentative dates until we get further approval from the venue in the future. All shows will take place at the Art Institute of Orange County, at 3601 W. Sunflower Ave, Santa Ana, 92704. Please note that these events are put on by Fan*Alley, simply using the school as a venue. The school does not run these events.


CONTRACTS

The Artist Lodge vendor application/contract has been updated for the 2018 year. If you have previously applied to be an Artist Lodge vendor, you DO NOT have to resubmit your contract. However, we do highly advise that you go back and read through to familiarize yourself with these new changes. The major change is that this application will now act as your contract should you be accepted as a vendor.

If you are a new artist that has never applied before, please use the link below and read through the contract before applying. If you have any questions after reading the contract, you can email them to the bolded contact listed at the beginning of this post.

Please note, that while this application is also a contract, you are not accepted as a vendor by simply filling it out and submitting it. We will use these application/contracts to hand-pick the vendors that we feel would fit in best with each show and theme.

You can find the Artist Lodge Vendor Application HERE.


SHOW DATES:

Saturday, March 3rd
5 – 9:30pm
Artist Lodge
Pixar Tribute Art Gallery

Saturday, May 5th
5 – 9:30pm
Artist Lodge
Marvel Tribute Art Gallery

Saturday, September 29th
(Tentative Date)
5 – 9:30pm
Halloween Artist Lodge
Tim Burton & LAIKA Tribute Art Gallery
Candy Weil Solo Gallery

Saturday, December 1st
(Tentative Date)
5 – 9:30pm
Holiday Artists Lodge
2nd Annual Ornamental Oddities


ART GALLERY APPLICATIONS

If you would like to apply to participate in any of the above art galleries, please contact Marissa Suto at marissa@humalongprod.com and include links to your previous works or online portfolios. All art shows are juried and all artists need to be approved before being accepted into a gallery. You may apply for more than one show.


FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

  1. If I apply, am I automatically accepted as a vendor?

– No. The application to vend is simply so we can add you and your information to a list so that we can hand pick artists that we feel will fit in best with our events.

  1. Can I join the gallery and be a vendor?

– Yes! If you’re accepted as a vendor, you’re welcome to participate in the gallery as long as you sign up and are accepted within the gallery deadlines. Watch our Instagram and Facebook page for upcoming gallery announcements and open artist calls.

  1. If I sign up for the gallery, am I automatically accepted as a vendor?

– No. If you sign up and are accepted for the gallery, you will only be participating in the gallery. You will not be provided a table to sell anything outside of the artwork submitted to the gallery.

– You also are not automatically accepted as a gallery artist if you have been accepted as a vendor. You must apply to the gallery before the deadline.

  1. Does Fan*Alley take a percentage of the sales?

– No! Vendors pay an entry fee that reserves their space (and a table if necessary), but other than that you keep everything you make at the events.

– Gallery artists pay an entry fee, and the gallery keeps a 30% commission of sales that occur in the gallery that evening.

  1. How much does it cost to be a vendor?

– Booth spaces are $20-35 depending on location and whether or not you rent a table.

  1. Does it make a difference if I’m an Art Institute Student or alum?

– If you’re an AI student or alum you can participate in these events for free. Spots for students are very limited. Please contact Layal Idriss at layalidriss@gmail.com to coordinate your spot. If spots are filled, you still may apply for the opportunity to vend through Fan*Alley.

  1. Can I share a table with a friend?

– Yes! Outdoor vendors can share with up to two people, indoor vendors with one other person. All participants must fill out the application and be individually accepted into the show. AI students and alum that have applied and been approved through Layal may share their table with other AI students and alum that have also been approved by Layal.

  1. What do I need to vend outside?

– A 10×10’ canopy, table (if you’re not renting), chairs, lights, and extension cords.

– We also recommend that you invest in canopy weights and detachable canopy walls in case of wind or inclement weather. Artist Lodge events will occur rain or shine.

  1. What do I need to vend inside?

– The Art Institute allows us to use their tables and chairs for free. Their tables are approximately 2.5′ x 6′. If you don’t want to use this table, you will need to bring a 6ft (or smaller) table, chairs, and extension cords if you need electricity.

  1. Do I need a card reader to vend?

– We can’t force you to take cards at your booth, but we highly recommend that you have a card reader of some sort. More payment options mean more sales, and one of the most asked questions from customers is “do you take card.”

  1. Do I need a business permit to vend?

– We will not be checking for business or seller’s permits, however, as an artist trying to professionally sell their work (and we do run our events as professionally as we can), we highly recommend that you have a permit. Should you choose to move on from the Artist Lodge to bigger events like conventions or craft fairs, you will be required to have a permit.

  1. What kind of work sells?

– There is no possible way for us to tell you what can sell. It all depends on your style, your talent, your technique, your subject, and your audience. I guarantee that if you create something you love, there will be somebody out there somewhere that also loves it. Create art for you, don’t just create art because you think it will sell.

– Fan art is obviously popular, but it must be created by YOU and in your own style. Anybody found to be directly copying or stealing work from another creator will be asked to leave and blacklisted from any future Fan*Alley events.

– All of our events are family friendly, and your art needs to also be family-friendly. If you have some artwork that is rated 18+ you can bring it and keep it in a box out of reach of younger attendees. If all of your work is rated 18+, we unfortunately won’t be able to accommodate you as a vendor.

Artist Interview

Happy New Year!

Hello everyone!

Marissa here. I just wanted to stop by and wish you a happy new year! A lot of amazing things happened last year, and I’m incredibly excited to take those amazing things and implement them even further in the new year.

I realized that I never really introduced myself outside of the blurb in the OC Weekly article, so I thought I would write a blog post introducing myself properly.

I’m a 24 year old art student. I go to Cal State Fullerton, and I’m working on my undergrad (taking my sweet time, I know) in General Studio, and I’ll be starting my Masters in Exhibition Design and Museum Studies in the next year or so.

I took my time working through community college before I transferred so that I could figure out what I wanted to do with my life. I originally was working towards veterinary medicine, but then I took a college level science course and I changed my mind. Many, many art classes later, I was introduced to printmaking and LOVED it. I decided to take an introductory class, and it just confirmed my enthusiasm for the medium. Printmaking is so unique and expansive, and I feel like I’m always learning something new. While my focus is in relief printmaking, I also am proficient in intaglio and screenprinting, and I have experience with letterpress and lithography.

I’ve participated in the Artist Lodge events ever since they started back in April of 2016. I would help out where I could, and Eva and I eventually became friends. In August of 2017 she officially asked me to join the Fan*Alley family as the Artist Lodge Creative Curator.

When I’m not at school or working for Fan*Alley, I run HumAlong Productions where I  create and sell my artwork at art shows, conventions, pop-ups, and trade shows. Everything I create, I do in-studio on my own or with the help of family. I do all my own production, prints, and packaging. I am also the gallery assistant at the Artists Republic gallery.

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During my free time (…who actually has any of that?) I enjoy reading, cooking, watching movies, and experiencing any and all aspects of live and musical theatre. I love Halloween, Stephen King, Italian food, sushi, the color black, Welcome to Night Vale, My Chemical Romance, comics, and Shakespeare. I’m weird, and awkward, and I’m sorry in advance to any of you that try and have a conversation with me in person.

Some of my absolute favorite artists and creators are: Lindsey Way, Mab Graves, Tara McPherson, Haypeep, Deerjerk, Jessicka Addams, Gabriel Ba and Fabio Moon, Kelly Violet, Dennis McNett, Camilla Taylor, Glenn Arthur, Lacey Law, Vincent van Gogh, Rene Magritte, and Edgar Degas.

I think that’s more than enough about me.

I wanted to send my thanks to everybody, friend, family, artist, and attendee that came out and participated in our Artist Lodge events. We wouldn’t be able to put these events together if it weren’t for you. I want to use the Artist Lodge events as a tool to bring together attendees with artists and creative personalities that you may not be able to otherwise interact with. Cons can be expensive and overwhelming places to traverse, and in most situations you don’t always get to meet the creator of the work that you find or fall in love with. I want to make a safe, family friendly, creative space where you can do that, and actually take the time to hold conversations with the artists while building your art collection. I am so, so thankful to Eva for giving me the opportunity to run the Artist Lodge and build up this community.

You can find more of my work via the links below. Feel free to say hello if you see me at a future show! I swear, I don’t bite. I just don’t get out much 🙂

Website – Facebook – Twitter – Instagram – LinkedIn

Art Vendors, Artist Interview, artist lodge, Gallery, Gallery Artists

GALLERY ARTIST INTERVIEW: Thomas Cressman of Black Vulture Jewelry

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Good evening! Tonight I’d like to introduce you to Thomas Cressman, a talented artist that works with metal. Below you will find his interview and general contact information. Make sure you come out on the 9th and say hello to this artist in person, and see the ornaments he created for the gallery! He will also be vending with Monsternium.
FIND MORE OF THIS ARTIST HERE
Etsy – Instagram
  • How old are you?
    • 25 years old
  • What is the primary medium you work in?
    • metal, copper, silver, brass
  • What is your favorite medium to work in?
    • Copper
  • What is your favorite subject matter?
    • nature, sea life, biology
  • What art tools do you use, and do you have any tools or brands that you recommend?
    • all sorts of hammers and mallets, and torches
  • How and when did you start creating artworks?
    • high school
  • If you could create anything in the world, what would you create?
    • a life size, reticulated, copper Giant Pacific Octopus
  • What is your ultimate goal as an artist?
    • have my work out in the world
  • Have you participated in the Artist Lodge Gallery before?
    • This is my first time.
  • Where can readers find your work?
    • instagram: @thom_cress6
  • Anything else you’d like to add?
    • have patience

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ARTIST INTERVIEW: Max Alley

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Good morning! Here’s another Artist Interview for you! Max Alley recently moved to LA from Rhode Island and participated in our Mega Mini Monster Mash gallery this past October. Below you will find his interview and general contact information. Make sure you come out on the 9th and say hello to this artist in person!

FIND MORE OF THIS ARTIST HERE
Website – Instagram

  • How old are you?
    •  24 years old
  • What is the primary medium you work in?
    • Digital
  • What is your favorite medium to work in?
    • Digital
  • What is your favorite subject matter?
    • The whacky and nonsensical
  • What art tools do you use, and do you have any tools or brands that you recommend?
    • Mechanical pencil for sketching, and Procreate app for the iPad (real great, highly recommend it!)
  • How and when did you start creating artworks?
    • I used to love to copy and draw Looney Tunes characters from one of those big DK information books when I was little. I started drawing full-time later in college and was hooked on animation ever since!
  • If you could create anything in the world, what would you create?
    • Oh jeez. I guess I would say a comic or comic book. I always loved reading the newspaper comics, not to mention Sergio Aragone’s “Groo”, and absolutely anything by Bill Watterson, so I’ve always had an interest and appreciation of comics.
  • What is your ultimate goal as an artist?
    • To become a storyboard artist in animation
  • Have you ever vended at the Artist Lodge before?
    • Nope, first time!
  • What will you be bringing to the Artist Lodge? Any exclusives?
    • Stickers and prints
  • Where can readers find your work?

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GALLERY ARTIST INTERVIEW

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Good afternoon! Today, I’d like to introduce you to Madeline Walker, the founder and artist behind Monsternium. Madeline creates fun patches and pins that are influenced by biology and nature. Below you will find her interview and general contact information. Make sure you come out on the 9th and say hello to this artist in person, and see the ornaments she created for the gallery! Madeline will also be vending with Black Vulture Jewelry.
FIND MORE OF THIS ARTIST HERE
EtsyInstagram
  • How old are you?
    • 25 years old
  • What is the primary medium you work in?
    • I do most of my work digitally, but have a wide variety including fabric, acrylic paint, and watercolor.
  • What is your favorite medium to work in?
    • Watercolor
  • What is your favorite subject matter?
    • Monsters and animals
  • What art tools do you use, and do you have any tools or brands that you recommend?
    • I use a Wacom Mobile Studio Pro 13 for most of my work, but absolutely love Kuretake products, especially the clean color brushes, when working traditionally.
  • How and when did you start creating artworks?
    • I’ve been drawing ever since I can remember, and was just so fascinated by dinosaurs and dragons at a young age that I was always drawing creatures.
  • If you could create anything in the world, what would you create?
    • An animated feature film!
  • What is your ultimate goal as an artist?
    • I want to express my love for nature and monsters, as well as tell the many stories I have rolling around in my head.
  • Have you participated in the Artist Lodge Gallery before?
    • This is my first time.
  • Where can readers find your work?
    • Monsternium.etsy.com, Monsternium.tumblr.com, and @monster.nium
  • Anything else you’d like to add?
    • I went to school for animation, and at heart I’ve always been a storyteller. I’ve delved into many different mediums to try and find the best ways to express myself, and have so many that I love to use. My fascination with nature, science, animals, and monsters is my largest driving factor behind my works.

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ARTIST INTERVIEW: Jackii Chavarria

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Hey guys! This morning we’re going to introduce you to Jackii, one of our art vendors at the Holiday Artist Lodge on December 9th at the Art Institute of Orange County! Below you will find her interview and general contact information. Make sure you come out on the 9th and say hello to this artist in person!

FIND MORE OF THIS ARTIST HERE
EtsyInstagram

  • How old are you?
    •  24 years old
  • What is the primary medium you work in?
    • I mainly draft on paper, final on illustrator
  • What is your favorite medium to work in?
    • Illustrator, Photoshop
  • What is your favorite subject matter?
    • I like nostalgic cartoon pieces, anything you can relate to in any medium. I like the art that gives their own twist in modern or retro characters.
  • What art tools do you use, and do you have any tools or brands that you recommend?
    • I use Illustrator, it’s such a clean program for simple 2D flat designs. It’s great for sticker making, and bubbly designs 🙂
  • How and when did you start creating artworks?
    • I started creating artworks as long as I can remember. I made it a hobby. Only recently I decided to put it out there and start growing it into a business. I draw and make what I would personally buy, do what you love!
  • If you could create anything in the world, what would you create?
    • I have no idea, my plan is make cute pins and prints! There’s so many art styles that I am still trying to perfect my own. Learn and grow!
  • What is your ultimate goal as an artist?
    • My ultimate goal is to keep growing and just design for fun. Make it a passion, hobby everything else comes after 🙂
  • Have you ever vended at the Artist Lodge before?
    • Yes, I’ve done the Ohana Chris Sanders Artist Lodge.
  • What will you be bringing to the Artist Lodge? Any exclusives?
    • My exclusive stuff is my pins!
  • Where can readers find your work?
    • You can find me on instagram @life_of_jackii and @jackii_the_creative

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GALLERY ARTIST INTERVIEW: Shannon Lynch

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Good afternoon! Today we’re going to start introducing our Ornamental Oddities Gallery Artists! These are artists that are only going to be in the gallery. You can find the gallery artists that are also vending here!
I’d like to introduce you to Shannon Lynch, a fellow artist with a love for horror, and art show curator at the Comic Book Hideout in Downtown Fullerton. Below you will find her interview and general contact information. Make sure you come out on the 9th and say hello to this artist in person, and see the ornaments she created for the gallery!
FIND MORE OF THIS ARTIST HERE
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  • How old are you?
    • 32 years old
  • What is the primary medium you work in?
    • Ink, Watercolor, and Acrylic
  • What is your favorite medium to work in?
    • Anything to do with working with my hands. I don’t have a favorite.
  • What is your favorite subject matter?
    • Pop culture of the Nostalgic Past.
  • What art tools do you use, and do you have any tools or brands that you recommend?
    • Tools are very important. No specific brand. Buy what you need. It is an investment, make sure to take care of them.
  • How and when did you start creating artworks?
    • I grew up creating works of art, so 1985.
  • If you could create anything in the world, what would you create?
    • A way to Create art to teach people to come together.
  • What is your ultimate goal as an artist?
    • Honestly, it is something I do as a way of life. I couldn’t live without creating.
  • Have you participated in the Artist Lodge Gallery before?
    • Yes, in the Mega Mini Monster Mash gallery this past October
  • Where can readers find your work?
    • Instagram @ShannonChristine85 there’s a little bit of everything there.

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