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I’m really stoked about the upcoming art opening at the Radius Gallery – Tannery Arts Center. My buddy, Aaron Clark is gonna be unveiling his custom screen-printed tile compositions. These pieces are eco-friendly hybrids; a whole new dimension in tile work and screen-printing. It’s been awesome to watch Aaron develop this process and approach over the past couple years. Subject-wise they bring the BroPrints eco-Robot to life through ancient metaphors of mountain transcendence.

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Also showing are Pete Saporito, Carlos Dye, and Dave Gardner. It’ll be a night to remember.

Aug 28 2014 | Posted by Joe Fenton In Art, Journal | No Comments »

Surf’s Up!

With the new onslaught of big sets rolling into the SoCal coast, courtesy of Tropical Storm Marie, my dad and I are geared up to serve the 3.7Million+ surfers that inhabit our great state, some sweet custom boards. Here’s a look at our first custom shape and graphic. It’s super-fun making boards with a great California surf pioneer like my dad.

I call this one the Cosmic Seeker…

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If you’re interested in a custom board shape and/or graphic please comment on this post or send me a message through the various social media channels on the right rail of the site. ——>

Aug 27 2014 | Posted by Joe Fenton In Art, Design, Journal | No Comments »

Elmo in Vegas

Rolling out of Las Vegas after a week of Licensing Expo [slash] Family Vacation. We did some pretty fun and exciting stuff with the kiddos. The Licensing Expo, however, was very disenchanting.

To my surprise after all we saw and did, when I asked my kids what their favorite part was they said, “The people in costumes!”. Ugggh! I found the droves of pseudo-costumed, carney-esque, Marvel, Muppet, and otherwise popular characters roaming The Strip in bad Halloween costumes, looking to cash in on photo ops with families to be the most disturbing point of interest on our trip. That can stay in Vegas!

Yet this highlighted a very real parallel to my main motivation for going to Vegas at all; The Licensing Expo. The complete content of this event is the ability to cash in big on lovable cartoon characters, art work and design by mass marketing it to our children. The biggest section of the expo, by far, was the Characters + Entertainment. Companies pimping out their lovable characters for top dollar in a way that’s only slightly cleaner than these folks hustlin’ in bad costumes outside of the Bellagio.

Jun 21 2014 | Posted by Joe Fenton In Art, Comics, Journal | No Comments »

EyeCracklers!

New works by Scotty Greathouse can be seen at Motiv in downtown Santa Cruz throughout the month of June. Come out to the opening this show, EyeCracklers! – Friday, June 6th and meet Scotty. Get the low-down on his work; approach, inspiration, motivation.

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Here’s one of a few new “doors” into the show. I wonder what’s behind ‘em.

Jun 03 2014 | Posted by Joe Fenton In Art | No Comments »

Decked Out

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I have a new painting featured in the group show, Decked Out, commemorating the one year anniversary of the Fremont Skate Park. It’s a tryptic, painted and carved onto 3 reclaimed skate decks. Check out some details and process shots here.

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The opening reception will be on Friday, May 9th 7-9pm at the Olive Hyde Art Gallery, 123 Washington Blvd. Fremont, CA 94539. Come hang with us and check out some original deck art!

May 01 2014 | Posted by Joe Fenton In Art, How I Work, Journal | No Comments »