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International Captain Picard Day Community Art Show

June 18th, 2016 by MarkMonlux

Wall of Picard at Destiny City Comics

Wall of Picard at Destiny City Comics

Inspired by International Captain Picard Day Art shows featured in other cities, Jennevieve Schlemmer brought the idea of the CLAW and Destiny City Comics sponsoring such a show to the Council of Four-Eyes. The membership loved the idea and by unanimous finger pointing appoint Talon #21 aka: Jennevieve Schlemmer to the task of curator and head honcho in charge. Its through was only through her many hours of hard work that the Captain Picard Day Art Show and Festival became a reality.

The Show Opens

The Show Opens

The amount of art submitted was inspiring, as was the artwork itself. Early submissions revealed via social media encouraged other artists to create submissions. A buzz was being felt by everyone involved. When the evening of June 16th rolled around Destiny City Comics found its aisles filled with Captain Picard admirers. Many prizes were given out and we wish a prize could go to everyone in the show. A special thanks to judges Amy McBride (Tacoma City Arts Administrator) and Dan Long (Grand Cinema House Manager). They certainly had their task cut out for them. As did everybody who voted for the People’s Choice award. It really was a tough choice selecting a favorite. Additional thanks to the folks who participated in the costume competition.

Trying to decide on best in show

Trying to decide on best in show

The Captain Picard Day Art Show and Festival will remain up on the walls of Destiny City Comic through the month of June. Please stop by the store and take a close look at the display in person. You can pick up a newly minted-and free-Star Trek Activity themed Zine produced by the CLAW. There is also a table where you can find art and publications of the participating artists on sale. And of course most of the art is for sale as well.

Becky Hoover won the Costume Contest Award [POP figurine]

Becky Hoover won the Costume Contest Award [POP figurine]

The success and response to the show has been terrific. Plans are already underway for another Captain Picard Day Art Show. Be sure to mark your calendars for Captain Picard Day, June 16th 2017!

Earl of Grey” by James Stowe NFS Received the Earl Grey Tea, Hot Award [Star Trek Double Feature Movie Bundle]

Earl of Grey” by James Stowe NFS Received the Earl Grey Tea, Hot Award [Star Trek Double Feature Movie Bundle]

“Picard Talking 1 & 2” by Terese Cuff $20 Be sure to scan!

“Picard Talking 1 & 2” by Terese Cuff $20 Be sure to scan!

 

24)“Resistance is Futile” by Mark Brill $250 Received the I am Borg Award [Apocalypse Poster]

24) “Resistance is Futile” by Mark Brill $250 Received the I am Borg Award [Apocalypse Poster]

22)“Q is for Quilt” by Ms. Darcy $300 Received the Prime Directive Award [Earl Grey Tea]

22) “Q is for Quilt” by Ms. Darcy $300 Received the Prime Directive Award [Earl Grey Tea]

 

21)“Four Lights, Bitch” by A.Kay Lindsay $40

21) “Four Lights, Bitch” by A.Kay Lindsay $40

 

“Talking Bubble” by Jennevieve Schlemmer $125

“Talking Bubble” by Jennevieve Schlemmer $125

 

“Captain’s Closet Necklace” by Kimberly Sparks-Wilmer $125

“Captain’s Closet Necklace” by Kimberly Sparks-Wilmer $125

 

Untitled by Rob Clifford $250 Received the Riker’s Beard Award [Deadpool Poster]

Untitled by Rob Clifford $250 Received the Riker’s Beard Award [Deadpool Poster]

“Picart” by Becky Hoover $150

“Picart” by Becky Hoover $150

 

“Jean Luc Picard Age of Exploration” by M. Scott Hammond $350 Received the Space-the Final Frontier Award [Star Trek Graphic Novel]

“Jean Luc Picard Age of Exploration” by M. Scott Hammond $350 Received the Space-the Final Frontier Award [Star Trek Graphic Novel]

“What Would Captain Picard Do?” by RR Anderson $1701 Received the Warp 9 Award [Terracrux Gift Certificate]

“What Would Captain Picard Do?” by RR Anderson $1701 Received the Warp 9 Award [Terracrux Gift Certificate]

“Make it So Advisors” by Dianne R Anderson $250

“Make it So Advisors” by Dianne R Anderson $250

 

Untitled by Amanda Pool NFS Received the Make It So Award [The Grand Cinema Gift Certificate]

Untitled by Amanda Pool NFS Received the Make It So Award [The Grand Cinema Gift Certificate]

Untitled by Haley Waddington $250

Untitled by Haley Waddington $250

 

"Captain’s Log” by Jennevieve Schlemmer $300

“Captain’s Log” by Jennevieve Schlemmer $300

 

“Bean Me Up” by Ann Meersman $200 Recieved the Captain On Bridge Award [Universal Gift Card of $50 cash & Earl Gray Tea]

“Bean Me Up” by Ann Meersman $200 Recieved the Captain On Bridge Award [Universal Gift Card of $50 cash & Earl Gray Tea]

Make it So….Fabulous” by Travis Bundy $150

Make it So….Fabulous” by Travis Bundy $150

 

“Mt. Enterprise” by Anna K. Fern NFS Received the By Grabthar’s Hammer Award [Galaxy Quest Bundle]

“Mt. Enterprise” by Anna K. Fern NFS Received the By Grabthar’s Hammer Award [Galaxy Quest Bundle]

“Lord Commander” by Jennifer English $120

“Lord Commander” by Jennifer English $120

 

"Angry Picard” by Mark Monlux $300 Received the Shut Up, Wesley Award [Days of Future Past Poster]

“Angry Picard” by Mark Monlux $300 Received the Shut Up, Wesley Award [Days of Future Past Poster]

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Captain Picard Day Art Show and Festival

June 9th, 2016 by MarkMonlux

Captain Picard Day

Captain Picard Day

Come celebrate the wonderous life of Jean-Luc Picard as we observe International Jean-Luc Picard day! A special art show for the third Thursday of June put on by Destiny City Comics and sinister art rebels the C.L.A.W. (Cartoonist League of Absurd Washingtonians).

Art for sale, contests, local artists to meet and greet, and more. Reception on Thursday the 16th at 5pm. Judging at 7pm. Awards and prizes! Costumes strongly encouraged! Judges will be Dan Long, House Manager at the Grand Movie Theater and Amy McBride, Arts Administrator for the city of Tacoma.

Show will be up through the end of June.

CALL FOR ART!
Do you want to participate in the Captain Picard Art Show & Festival? Artists will receive 65% and Destiny City Comics 35%. The $5 fee helps CLAW to pay for wall hangers and paint and posters!

WHO: Any artist that loves Captain Picard as much as we do.

WHAT: Art that celebrates all things Picard. Must be smaller than 24″ x24″ and is READY TO HANG on wall. Slightly 3D okay but must be light and able to hang on wall. Alternative and out of the box media encouraged.

THE FINE PRINT: $5 Entry Fee for each piece. (cash only) Each artist can submit up to 3 pieces. However, we want to show as many artists off as possible so carefully label EACH piece with your name, phone number, contact email, retail price, and number your entries –with #1 being the one you want to show the most– and we will put as many as we can put up! If we are completely swamped with art and can’t put up all pieces, you will receive your $$ back!

DROP OFF: All pieces need to be dropped off at TINKERTOPIA (1914 Pacific Ave Tacoma, WA 98402) between JUNE 10-15th. Tinkertopia will be open 10-6 Mon-Sat and 12-5 on Sunday.
PLEASE, we beseech you: do NOT drop off work to Destiny City–There is not enough space!

PRIZES: Grand Prize is a Universal Gift Card of $50 cash. Other prizes will be awarded in different categories.

Questions? Email Jennevieve—– jps@jennevieve.com
Thank you and make it so!

Just a few of the submissions delivered.

Captain Picard Day Submissions

Captain Picard Day Submissions

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May (the CLAW be with You) 2016

May 9th, 2016 by RR Anderson

Brill_and_Stowe
May Started off with a bang!  Or maybe a crunchy, squishy sound would be more appropriate as we began the first day of the month creating our annual steamroller print for the Wayzgoose Hand Press Festival hosted by King’s Books on St. Helens in downtown Tacoma!  As part of the yearly 2-day street party honoring and demonstrating the skills and wares of many local small press artists, like our friends at Beautiful Angle, for example, the CLAW is one of the teams selected to produce a giant-sized (4′ x4′) print created by inking the large square of linoleum into which our design was intricately carved reversed out and backwards, and then placing it in the parking lot next to the building where a piece of dampened paper is laid over it and cushions are added over the top and it is then SQUASHED by a massively heavy steamroller!  It’s always an amazing spectacle to witness and the various designs this year followed a theme of literary classics and creators!  The CLAW’s design honored Tacoma-born author Frank Herbert, the science fiction master behind the DUNE series!  I was especially excited about this year’s print because my design was chosen for the event!  (It should be noted, of course, that the actual carving was done by several diligent members of CLAW!  Mark Monlux, our VP James Stowe, Anique Zimmer, R.R. Anderson–and his son Max–and myself, Mark Brill, were the main CLAW Talons responsible for transferring the art to the large linoleum block!)  Jennevieve Schlemmer and Larry Erhardt were on hand to help the a fore mentioned members with the inking and printing!
Everything came off without a hitch–even my silly idea for a special effect to add a second color to the piece to give Mr. Herbert the blue eyes of his Spice addicted characters in his most famous work!  Our print was very favorably received and everyone had a blast creating it!  And our thanks to Destiny City Comics, right next to King’s and part of the festivities for finding a place for the CLAW table, where we handed out zines and showed the kids how to make mini-comics of their own!
working the roller
Not too much other news, except that out usual 4th Wednesday Open Swim event, which we are now referring to as the “CLAW Community Art Project” is happening on the 25th of the month at King’s Books and everyone is invited to come down at 7:30 and draw and hang out with the wacky folks of The Cartoonist League of Absurd Washingtonians!
One last item–Crypticon, an amazing horror convention will be held over the last weekend of May, from the 27th to the 29th at the Hilton Convention Center in SeaTac and 2 of the CLAW’s Talons will be on hand to keep the Creepy CLAW flag flying!  Travis Bundy will be there with his partners promoting his Creator’s Edge horror titles!  And Mark Brill will be there in his Brillustrator guise creating monstrous caricatures!  (Hopefully meaning caricatures of people as monsters, and not just really horrible drawings!)  See you in June!!  **Watch for the June notice of “Captain Picard Day!” **

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