Sparrow House

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Exploration of the Animal Battle world continues as I venture into new territory: habitats for my soldiers.

This cozy bungalow is Sergeant Ludlow “Supper” Sparrow’s off-site hideaway, nestled deep in the heart of Summertime Forest.

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Striped Hyena

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“Striped Hyena”

This feisty lady warrior of the Eyes + Hands army is now listed in my shop.  Save 15% on original paintings with code BATTLECRY.

Sale ends 11/28!

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YOU GUYS

There’s a big sale happening right now in my shop! Prices have been reduced on all prints and zines, PLUS save 15% store wide – including newly listed original art.  Code: BATTLECRY.  Warm up a wall with some fuzzy animals, or give the gift of a noble beast.

Sale ends 11/28!  Get some of the christmas shopping done early.

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Cat Fight

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My cat wishes he were this tough.

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Show Updates

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The 4th annual Wes Anderson tribute art show at Spoke Art Gallery was awesome!  Together with my main squeeze Jake and art homie Keith Carter, we trekked down to San Francisco to suss out the scene ourselves, and we weren’t disappointed.  The art was wildly different and wonderful, and there were plenty of costumes inspired by Anderson’s many films.

Since opening weekend, originals and prints from the show have been flying, including my own print (pictured above).  This little 8 x 10″ number has been going so quick I just signed a whole new batch to ship to SF yesterday.  Here is where you can get yer paws on one of your own!

To top it off, the trip made for a great Halloween weekend, although we ourselves didn’t dress up.  That was done the weekend before.  What did we go as?  Well, see for yourself:

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While I can’t claim to have spooked anybody with my toy soldier outfit, Jake did a nice job of creeping out several Normals with his Scarecrow steez.

*ALSO*

(more, so much more, where do I have the time)

Last Thursday was the opening of my first curated group show as a member of the Pony Club Gallery, “Dead Man’s Party”.  I knew I had a stellar lineup, but when the work started arriving the week prior, I nearly teared up it was so beautiful.  Tears in my eyes, guys.

A small sampling:

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Mark Rogers

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Brooke Weeber

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Teagan White

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Esao Andrews

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Brad Delay

And MORE.  So much more!  See the rest, and photos from opening night, here at Pony Club’s page.  If you’re in Portland, the show is up all month through December 1st.

Welp, with the holidays just around the corner there’s plenty left to do.  Keep your eyes peeled here for a special pre-holiday sale coming to my shop!

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Dead Man’s Party

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Tonight is the opening of my first curated show at the Pony Club Gallery, “Dead Man’s Party”.  Inspired by both the Jim Jarmusch film “Dead Man” (oh, Johnny Depp) and the song “Dead Man’s Party” by Oingo Boingo, each artist has created their own special interpretation of the theme.

I’m very proud of this stellar lineup, which features both established artists and brand new talent!

For my own contribution, I painted my first oil piece in years:

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The Pretender

Oil on Wood

12 x 16″

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The show starts tonight at 6pm at the Pony Club Gallery!  More information here at our event page.

See you kids there!

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Fantastic Fox // Wes Anderson

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This Halloween weekend San Francisco gallery Spoke Art is hosting its fourth annual WES ANDERSON “Bad Dads” tribute show, featuring tons original artwork based on Anderson’s films.

The gallery requested I create a couple works based on Fantastic Mr. Fox, and I couldn’t have picked a better film myself.  These two pieces are based on a couple of my favorite scenes:

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“Bad Dads” will be a special two-night opening starting this Friday, November 1st!  Spoke Art is doing a special preview of work (contact them directly), and prints of both of these pieces will be available at the gallery.  It’s bound to be a great show.

For more information about the opening, visit Spoke Art’s event page.

Now online! Original art and prints now listed through Spoke Art’s site.

*click click* whistle

OH and HAPPY HALLOWEENIE y’all.  I hope it’s a spooky one.

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Design Week PDX: A Foxy Poster

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Last weekend wrapped up dozens of events for Design Week Portland with the closing party hosted by WeMake.  Not only did they feature an awesome SketchXchange with Laika director Nelson Lowry, the event showcased a silent art auction called Put A Bird in It, in which talented artists flexed their creative muscles on some pretty amazing birdhouses.

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‘scuse my lack of real camera pictures.

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So much good stuff to listen to and look at, and tons of good peoples came out to celebrate the end of Design Week.

AND to top it off, limited edition silkscreen posters were created by ten artists – and I was lucky enough to be one of them.

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Just lookit that little fox.  He’s pretty handsome.  And for my first ever silkscreen design (three colors, mind you), I’m pretty pleased with the results.

Not only that, but the 9 other amazing artists put out some spectacular posters too.  Check em out.

AND, double not only that, they’re only twenty bucks and all proceeds go towards art and music education!  So what are you waiting for?  Order one of them bad boys now (mine is almost sold out!)!

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Holiday Commissions!

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Hello Friends!

It’s already October, which means the holidays are just around the corner!  This is the perfect time of year to place a commission order for your very own Animal Battle piece.  Give the gift of original art to a loved one, or keep it for yourself (you selfish dog, you).

Prices range from $50 – $300.  Taking a limited number of orders now!  Contact me at maryannahoggatt@gmail.com for more info.

Cheers!

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Falcor

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The Neverending Story is one of my all-time favorite movies.  I watched the film a dozen times when I was a kid and again more recently, and was pleasantly surprised to see it hold up so well in 2013.

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And now, my favorite gallery in the world, Pony Club, of which I am a member (not biased at all guys), will be hosting our first group show in months.  Nostalgia will feature new and desaturated works by rad artists this Thursday, October 3rd!  Falcor will be in attendance, and I hear my co-member Keith Carter will be showing a Secret of Nimh piece.

If you’re in Portland, how could you not?  Usher in the Fall season the right way.  See you kids there!

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