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Rebel8 Hookups!

Hey Juxtapoz readers. I have a treat for you Mike Giant fans.

So, I've been interning at Rebel8 for over 6 months, and now I finally have the hook-ups for ALL OF YOU!

If you buy anything on the Rebel8 website and type in "KIMI" at checkout, you get 25% off your whole purchase!

Maybe a Black-Flag-inspo'd shirt?

Bad Brains?

Goathedz Bike Club?

Or maybe a tote...I've been using this guy to carry my computer, tablet, and drafting tools, food, jackets, etc. and it's the perfect size!

Go to the website to look at everything (duh).

Oh, yeah, BTDubbs, this end on March 31st. This ain't gonna last forever.
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Interview with Blaine Fontana

Honey Barracks, 24" x 24", acrylic on board

Brian Sherwin: Blaine, my understanding is that you lived in both rural and urban settings as a child and teen. Can you discuss the impact those two experiences had on your development as an artist? Philosophically speaking, do you think you would be the same artist you are today had it not been for living in those two very different settings?

Blaine Fontana: My work has always been about juxtaposing 2 worlds, several unlikely mediums, or techniques. This is directly an influence of my upbringing and current interests and inspiration. I couldn't imagine doing my work any different. So to say its been an influence would be an understatement. Lately I've noticed that having an ever changing upbringing and living in different cities across the west coast also steers my obsession to combat challenges and creating new styles that are outside of my comfort zone.

Read More: www.myartspace.com/blog/2008/12/art-space-talk-blaine-fontana.html
More Interviews: www.myartspace.com/interviews
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Interview with Kris Knight

Kris Knight has concentrated on the creation of thematic series of figurative works. These series involve narratives that explore various expressions of duality and test the boundaries of identity. Kris’s visual compositions examine notions of performance inherit in all constructions of identity, whether sexual or asexual. Kris explores themes that often dealt with ambiguity and androgyny, with an emphasis on the notion of hiding and fronting. Thus, the portraits are often a balancing act of concealing identities and desperately wanting to let it go.

Interview with Kris Knight:

Mill Zombie/Prom King, oil on canvas, 22 x 28, 2008
Drink Water Neptune

Luis Sanchez Benefit Art Show ~ Tonight!

Luis Sanchez Benefit Art Show
A Carnival of Mystery & Delight

Tonight Only!
Sunday, June 8, 2008
6:00pm - Midnight

MJ Higgins Lounge
519 S. Spring Street
Los Angeles, CA 90013

Artist Luis Sanchez has lived a life-time with kidney disease and is awaiting a second transplant. The average wait-time is now 7 years and there are a lot of costs that insurance doesn’t cover. Luis has not been able to work for most of the last year and needs our help to get him back on his feet. Come join us for an evening of fun, sexy downtown entertainment, DJ’s, drinks & hors d’oeuvres. Indulge yourself while giving to a worthy cause.

$20 Ticket Includes:
★Entry to the event
★2 Drink tickets for Bar
★Food by Chef Mark Mittleman
★Music By DJ Joaquin Garcia & Guests
★Burlesque Shows
★Stiltwalkers & other Carnival delights
★and much much more...

Please visit the official website for more info.
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Orphan Works

Hi everyone, I 've been hearng a lot about this bill, some regard it as a overblown and others are running scared and calling their congressmen,  but either way knowing about this is really important  please take the time to look at it and if possible do a quick click of the links below.

The following info is unconfirmed but the links should be good:
 "I am not sure if you have heard of this bill but it affects all visual artists. It is called the Orphan Act and basically they are saying they are "protecting" an artists rights by having them register any artwork they create with 2 major bureaus. If you do not, then any artwork is up for grabs for any company to grab and use for their personal gain while screwing you out of anything due to you as the artist. The kicker is that the registration fee for each individual piece of art is $100.

  So this affects both young and old artists trying to make it out there by posting their work online or using other media to promote themselves. For more info here is a link:
  And here is a quick link to the standard email, you just add you name and address and press send, takes a few minutes.

and another email with links to this subject

     The bill died in '06 due to outcries from the art community and the fact that it was unconstitutional. There are also other pieces online that suggest there is no new bill and that it is a nonissue:
http://firefox.org/news/articles/1396/1/Editorial-Calling-All-Orphans-The-So -Called-quotOrphan-Worksquot-Bill-and-You/Page1.html
  Naturally, any proposed legislation would have a long way to go before being enacted. Regardless of the contradictions surrounding the immediacy or the existence of the matter, it is still good to be aware and research. The first article does include some really good links to the IPA, contact info of congressmen and sample form letters.

and yet a third had this info:





Congress is rushing these bills through to a floor vote. The House will start marking up their version of the bill at 2:00 today; the Senate will do so tomorrow. To try to stop this bill, we first need to slow down the race to get it passed.


Take Action: Don't Let Congress Orphan Our Work

We've set up an online site for visual artists to e-mail their Senators and Representatives with one click.

This site is open to professional artists, photographers and any member of the image-making public.

We've provided sample letters from individuals representing different sectors of the visual arts.

If you're opposed to the Orphan Works act, this site is yours to use.

For international artists and our colleagues overseas, we've provided a special link, with a sample letter and instructions as to whom to write.

2 minutes is all it takes to write Congress and protect your copyright:


Whether you are a visual artist or not( musicians you could be next) you might want to look into this and contact a congressman or two.

to find your representative, go to


It takes five minutes to find your rep and write a quick letter....they make it easy, it's a form.

Go, learn, write.
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prints question

Calling all artists...

I had a possible client ask me about pricing for a large print 24 x 36, I would like to give him what he wants, but I need some info.....
Where do you get over size archival prints made? Is there a web place? where do you go for the one print in a while situation.

thanks for any response!!!

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Chet Zar's gallery on myartspace.com

You can now embed your gallery onto live journal, myspace, and other sites... including your personal website. This is going to change the way that artists can display their work online! Just click on the 'play button'.

The stop and speed buttons are for the images. For example, if you want to look at one image you hit 'stop'. Just refresh your page to stop the gallery presentation.

Also, you can have video clips in your gallery as well. So if you are a performance artist, animator, or anything involving video... have fun. :P

Check out the myspace profile:


Feel free to send my a message on my myspace account if you have any questions OR friend me on LJ.