Posts Tagged ‘barbie redux’


Saturday, August 8th, 2009


Barbie Redux

Saturday, August 8th, 2009




One of the Tresure hunt winners



She won one of my charms

Interesting earrings, he carved




Guess who stole the show!

Saturday, August 8th, 2009

barbie dogs

Artist Judy Bin-Nun brought her “therapy” dogs to Barbie Redux, they were adorable!!
Judy with cake that a friend of hers brought

Barbie Oscars

Friday, August 7th, 2009


Barbie Oscars for Best costume/Barbie Redux

First Friday Treasure Hunt

Thursday, August 6th, 2009

Tomorrow these boxes will be hidden all up and down Abott Kinney Blvd in Venice as part of the First Friday festivities and the opening celebration of Barbie Redux. Find a box and bring it to the gallery to redeem for a handmade gift from one of our 23 resident artistas!! treasure

Ressurection Barbie

Thursday, August 6th, 2009

By artist Carla Trujillo

carla trujillo copy

I’m off to work at the gallery and take care of bunches of last minute details.

Is it art?

Tuesday, August 4th, 2009

sarah poster

Day of the Dead Siamese Twins

Sunday, August 2nd, 2009

One of the more recent pieces I have completed. It was meant to go into the Day of the Dead Barbie Dream House but there was just no room for it at the gallery. oh well.

sisters copy

I’m working on finishing up the price list for Friday when the work will be for sale, so much still to do!


Saturday, August 1st, 2009

Barbie redux is up! took about an hour to load up two vehicles, an hour to get there and five hours to install with the help of the hubster, and art sisters, Cola and Sarah and Renee and Mavis with black fabric and disco balls! Whew, lotsa work and lotsa fun.

The opening will be even more fun, I hope to see YOU there and you and you and you 😀

Line up of participating artists:

Cola Adabachi
Nicolas Caesar
Jen Worden
Jean Bell
BJ Weston
Susan Buchanan
Robyn Coburn
Jayn Coburn
Carla Trujillo
Fae Horowitz
Lisa Garcia
Docious Godfrey
Bridgette Guerzon-Mills
Theresa Hall
Kathy Holguin Black
Rose Howard
Nicole Johnson
Laurie Knowley
Mavis Leahy
Tara Leahy
Genevieve Du Charme
Lynne Lukert
Susan Nissman
Cynjon Noah
Gigi Pique
Nicole Resseguie-Snyder
Renee Troy
Shari Enge
Peggy McKeever
Ashley Walker
Robyn Feely
Patricia Anders


Friday, July 31st, 2009

I’ve spent the day trying to solve display issues for tomorrows installation of Barbie Redux. This was much harder than I anticipated. There is a lot of work in so many varying styles, that a cohesive presentation is quite a challenge. Some people actually used hot glue for some of the work which is about as weak a glue there is, especially for a window display during southern California heat. I recommend never using hot glue for fine art. Its really best reserved for temporary craft projects for holidays or the like, but for permanency it has got to be the worse adhesive. Something like E6000 which will eventually deteriorate in say ten years, but is reasonably stable depending on what it is used on would be a much stronger alternative for object to object. Apoxy sculpt or Magic sculpt works great for heavier things. ANd ultimately for attachment purposes no glue at all is best for longevity and permanency. That means nails, or locked in type construction like “legos” or “lincoln logs.” At any rate, I have what I have and I aM going to do the best I can.

I convinced my hub to come with me to help with the heavy lifting, I’m weak with that and also with solving technical kind of problems, so BAD at math and calculations, I am a RIGHT brained individual, in truth right brain invaded left brain long ago so right brain is almost all my brain. Can’t do math and do not understand why north isn’t right in front and above me always. Hey, we all have our weaknesses.

Barbie Redux is going to be fun, its a unique kind of exhibition in many ways, solving the commercial aspects of Barbie with artistic expression, taking Barbie to an art form, an interesting task.

off topic

ironically, the tv in our living room where I was setting up the display for problem solving, had a show about a bachelor who likes overweight women. I have to say it bothered me that so many of the women seemed desperate. They were all pretty, and what about personality, and heart and values, still they clearly do not accept themselves the way they are and feel like any attention is a big favor. I found that sad and hard to watch. Maybe some were too young to understand about dignity. I really can’t stand any of those dumb bacherlor and bachelorette shows, So stupid that bachelorette sucking face with every single guy, kinda gross if you ask me and still kinda gross if ya don’t.