San Diego Comic-Con

I’ll be in San Diego for the next few days at Comic-Con.

Comic-Con 2012 in San Diego, July 12th to 15th, 2012

Comic-Con 2012 in San Diego, July 12th to 15th, 2012

This will be my first time ever at this convention of epic proportions. I’m going mainly to promote Bent-Con. I’m the Gallery Assistant for Bent-Con 2012 and responsible for helping the illustrious Dave “Dogspunk” Davenport with all areas regarding this year’s Pop-Up Gallery Exhibition at the convention from November 30th to December 2nd, 2012.

Bent-Con 2012, November 30th to December 2nd, 2012

Bent-Con 2012, November 30th to December 2nd, 2012

We’ll be on the lookout to recruit artists for the Bent-Con 2012 Pop-Up Gallery Exhibition. The CALL TO ARTISTS has been released and it is open to everyone from professional to emerging artists alike. Bent-Con will have a space at Comic-Con at the Prism booth (#2144).

Ask us about anything and all things related to Bent-Con 2012. We are also looking for convention and gallery sponsors. Find out how you can enter the contest to name the iconic Bentling characters (see card below).

Name the Bentlings! Contest at Bent-Con.Org

Name the Bentlings! Contest at Bent-Con.Org

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Purchase SOLSTICE $10 Pre-Sale Tix by 11:59PM Sun. June 24th & Receive Free Limited Edition Mini-Print

Hello San Francisco!!!

SOLSTICE is coming!!!

You have until 11:59PM TONIGHT (Sun, June 24th) to purchase your $10 pre-sale tickets to SF Raw’s SOLSTICE artist showcase coming up later this week!

FREE limited edition mini-print by E Salvador Hernandez with each pre-sale ticket purchased by 11:59PM TONIGHT!!!

SOLSTICE presented by SF RAW: natural born artists

SOLSTICE presented by RAW San Francisco

1015 Folsom (1015 Folsom St, San Francisco, CA 94103) | 7:00PM-12:00AM

$10 pre-sale online tickets (pre-sale ends June 24th at 11:59PM) | $15 at the door

To purchase tickets, please follow the link:

http://www.rawartists.org/sanfrancisco/solstice

** Select “eshcetera by E Salvador Hernandez” from the drop-down menu when ordering tickets to receive your free limited edition mini-print **

10% of all sales from the eshcetera collection by E Salvador Hernandez at SOLSTICE will be donated to fund Marriage and Family Therapist graduate program candidate and SF community member Zachary Davenport to be a delegate at the International AIDS Conference in Washington D.C. in July 2012.

Donate to Zachary Davenport’s fund at:  http://www.gofundme.com/ZacharyFightingAIDSin2012

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Save The Dates: Eshcetera in SoCal/NorCal Exhibits May/June 2012

Mark Your Calendars: Yours truly (E Salvador Hernandez) will be exhibiting between Southern California and Northern California the months of May and June! Save the dates, purchase your tickets, and come on down!!! I’d be happy to see you there!

Thurs, May 31st, 2012 in SO CAL: I will be exhibiting with the wonderful folks at Long Beach RAW: natural born artists at Sevilla in Downtown Long Beach. Tickets are $10 pre-sale online, $15 at the door. The dress code is cocktail attire, so no flip-flops, cut-offs, sports jerseys, and the like. It’s a classy event featuring myself amongst a crop of other hand-selected visual artists, musicians, jewelers, etc. Bring cash for drinks and that must-have art piece you just can’t go home without! This event starts at 6:30PM and ends at 10:00PM, with an on-site after-party that goes til 2AM.

Purchase Tickets at http://www.rawartists.org/longbeach/theblend

Long Beach RAW presents THE BLEND at Sevilla Long Beach from 6:30PM-10PM

THE BLEND presented by Long Beach RAW

Sevilla Long Beach (140 Pine Ave, Long Beach, CA 90802) | 6:30PM-10:00PM

18+ | $10 pre-sale online tickets | $15 at the door

To purchase tickets, please follow the link: http://www.rawartists.org/longbeach/theblend

Sat, June 9th, 2012 in SO CAL: I will be exhibiting with L’art Pour L’art at the Think Tank Gallery in Downtown Los Angeles. Tickets are $10 pre-sale online, $15 at the door. Again, dress to impress as this is an industry mixer! I will be amongst a bevy of other visual artists exhibiting artwork (fine art, comical illustrations, sculpture, and photography) with the focus on circles, dots, or anything spherical. The price of admission includes freebies from sponsors such as Vitamin Water, complimentary wine, beer, and yummy oogie snacks! And, don’t forget your wallet at home in case you spot that dot you wanna take home with you! This event starts at 7:00PM and ends at 2:00AM.

L'art Pour L'art presents The Painted Dot at Think Tank Gallery in Downtown LA from 7PM-2AM

L’art Pour L’art presents The Painted Dot at Think Tank Gallery in Downtown LA from 7PM-2AM

THE PAINTED DOT presented by L’art Pour L’art

Think Tank Gallery (939 Maple Ave, Suite 200, Los Angeles, CA 90015) | 7:00PM-2:00AM

21+ | $10 pre-sale online tickets | $15 at the door

To purchase tickets, please follow the link: http://www.ArtforArtMixer.com 

Thurs, June 28th, 2012 in NOR CAL: I will be exhibiting for my first time with the amazing folks at RAW San Francisco at 1015 Folsom in the SoMa (South of Market district). Tickets are $10 pre-sale online, $15 at the door. Dress code is cocktail attire, so dress for the occasion and get ready for an artistic circus of creativity! This event will feature a cash bar for cocktails while you enjoy the night. Don’t forget to pack enough cash for those must-have pieces you just can’t go home without! This event starts at 7:00PM and ends at 12:00AM.

RAW San Francisco presents SOLSTICE at 1015 Folsom 7:00PM-12:00AM

RAW San Francisco presents SOLSTICE at 1015 Folsom from 7PM-12AM

SOLSTICE presented by RAW San Francisco

1015 Folsom (1015 Folsom St, San Francisco, CA 94103) | 7:00PM-12:00AM

$10 pre-sale online tickets | $15 at the door

To purchase tickets, please follow the link: http://www.rawartists.org/sanfrancisco/solstice

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People I Know: Nationwide Museum Mascot Project (NWMMP)

Nationwide Museum Mascot Project -- http://nationwidemuseummascotproject.org/

Nationwide Museum Mascot Project — http://nationwidemuseummascotproject.org/

The Nationwide Museum Mascot Project (NWMMP) promotes art museums through custom made, sports team-like mascots that engage with visitors and staff alike with handshakes, high-fives and hugs, pro-museum sign picketing, social networking and workshops.  Free giveaways range from homemade buttons and stickers to balloons, zines and corn-dogs. This project is on the tipping point between sincere promotion and playful parody.

Since 2008, the Nationwide Museum Mascot Project has represented an expanding list of art museums that include the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, San Diego Museum of Art, and Orange County Museum of Art.

Though often invited, the Nationwide Museum Mascot Project loves museums so much that sometimes we just show up!

Help the NWMMP 2012 Summer Tour -- http://www.usaprojects.org/project/2012_summer_tour

Help the NWMMP 2012 Summer Tour — http://www.usaprojects.org/project/2012_summer_tour

HELP BRING THE 2012 SUMMER TOUR TO LIFE!!!

Visit the link below and donate whatever you can to help bring the 2012 NWMMP Summer Tour to life. Donations of $25 or more come with exclusive perks. However, no donation is too small.

http://www.usaprojects.org/project/2012_summer_tour

People I Know: Kelsey Short

Kelsey Short is one of those emerging artists you’re absolutely blessed to come across should you cross paths. And, if you haven’t, one look at her art works gives the sense that you’ve known her for years… or it’ll make you wish you did!

Kelsey Short can be found at: http://www.nowhereplace.com/

Kelsey Short at TCAF

Kelsey is making her first appearance at the Toronto Comics Art Festival (TCAF) this weekend from May 5th to May 6th.

For more information, follow the link: http://torontocomics.com/exhibitors/kelsey-short/

eshcetera in Catapult Art Mag

Check out issue No. 8 of Catapult Art Mag where yours truly is featured on pages 57-58.

Even cooler is the inclusion of many other talented artists, especially one of my iconic favorites, Homo Riot!!!

Catapult Art Mag Issue 48

Catapult Art Mag Issue 8

To check out Catapult Art Mag online, please visit:

http://catapult-mag.com/

On-Going Projects for 2012

So, I’ve been keeping busy this year with two major projects that I hope get to see the light at the end of the tunnel come this summer and I wanna let y’all know what each one entails…

The Stuffed Bear Muse Project (SBMP)

A collection of some of my favorite bear fellas drawn/photographed in their under gear and recreated in 12″-scaled sewn and stuffed creations.  This project is meant to highlight the diverse shapes, sizes, personalities and hotness that I find in the bear community that might not otherwise be celebrated in other communities.  The project is a response to the growing issue of body dysmorphia and depression I’ve encountered (particularly amongst gay men) that oftentimes prevents us from fully embracing ourselves, even amongst a subcultural community that seeks to celebrate diversity.  Proceeds from the sales will be donated to non-profit organizations providing education and services to gay men struggling with depression & body dysmorphia.  My hope is to have a dozen bears ready for exhibition by the end of June the summer 2012 season. It’s a bare bones operation right now, so unfortunately I’m not in a position that I can offer participants money for their time.  However, their participation in helping me see this project come to life would be gratefully appreciated.

Searching

A zine-style comic memoir of the challenges and celebrations of a former straightedge punk rock kid turned meth-addicted junkie prostitute before finding their calling in the arts and the ultimate road to recovery. Includes drugs, sex, & rock’n’roll with a Queer twist!

ACTIVATE artist showcase – Last Chance for Pre-Sale Tickets & Free Mini-Print

While RAW: natural born artists gets ready to present a group of hand-selected
independent artists including eshcetera by E. Salvador Hernandez, take advantage of some
last-minute specials:
Early Bird Special
Receive a free limited edition mini-print from the eshcetera collection by
E. Salvador Hernandez when you purchase your $10 pre-sale tickets
by Monday, February 20th before Thursday, February 23rd!!!
*** To purchase your pre-sale tickets, please follow the link below.
Don’t forget to choose “eshcetera by E. Salvador Hernandez” from the
drop-down menu to ensure that you receive your free mini-print. ***
Ticket prices go up to $15 on the day of the event and are available on a first-come, first-serve basis at the door.
This event may sell out, so ensure your attendance with a ticket purchase today!
ACTIVATE artist showcase | Thurs. Feb. 23rd, 2012 @ 6:30PM-10PM

ACTIVATE artist showcase | Thurs. Feb. 23rd, 2012 @ 6:30PM-10PM

ACTIVATE
presented by RAW: natural born artists Long Beach
Thursday, February 23rd, 2012
6:30pm to 10:00pm
Sevilla | 140 Pine Ave | Long Beach, CA 90802
18+. Fashionable attire.
$10 online pre-sale tickets. $15 at the door.
See you at ACTIVATE on February 23, 2012!
Come for the art and stay for the after-party!!!

eshcetera at ACTIVATE Long Beach – Thurs. Feb. 23, 2012

RAW Long Beach presents ACTIVATE - Thurs. Feb. 23rd, 2012

RAW Long Beach presents ACTIVATE - Thurs. Feb. 23rd, 2012

Join me in the heart of Downtown Long Beach for ACTIVATE, a multi-faceted artistic showcase, presented by RAW: natural born artists.

WHEN:  Thursday, February 23, 2012 @ 6:30PM-10:00PM

WHERE:  Sevilla Long Beach | 140 Pine Avenue | Long Beach, CA 90802

DETAILS:  18+ event. Fashionable attire. Tickets are $10 via online presale. $15 at the door.

RAW: natural born artists events features a film screening, musical performance, fashion show, art gallery, performance art, a featured hairstylist and makeup artist. We are local artists, hand-picked talent chosen to feature at RAW.


http://www.rawartists.org/view-artists/userprofile/eshcetera

eshcetera by E. Salvador Hernandez

To purchase tickets in advance, please follow the link below, select “Buy a Ticket for this Artist” and select “eshcetera by E. Salvador Hernandez” from the drop-down menu.

http://www.rawartists.org/view-artists/userprofile/eshcetera

Save the Dates: Eshcetera in back-to-back SoCal/NorCal exhibits (12/16 & 12/17)

Mark Your Calendars: I’ll be exhibiting work available for purchase at two upcoming shows in Southern and Northern California this coming weekend (Fri. Dec. 16th & Sat. Dec. 17th, 2011).

NOR CAL: I’ll be at The Blue Muse in San Francisco on Friday, Dec. 16th from 7:30pm-11:30pm. I’ll have an assortment of hand-crafted sewn objects, framed prints and other goodies at this show. This event is one night only! It features sweet beats & drink specials! The Blue Muse is located at 370 Grove (at Gough) in the Hayes Valley district in the beautiful city of San Francisco!!!

Winter Trunk Show at The Blue Muse in SF - Fri. Dec. 16th - 7:30pm to 11:30pm

Winter Trunk Show at The Blue Muse in SF - Fri. Dec. 16th - 7:30pm to 11:30pm

SO CAL: I’ll also be participating at the Holiday Art Celebration at Casita Del Pueblo in Whittier (25mins southeast of Los Angeles). I’ll be exhibiting one of my newest framed monotype prints at this show. The opening reception will take place on Saturday, Dec. 17th from 6pm-10pm. The exhibit will run through Dec. 29th. Casita Del Pueblo is located at 6738 Greenleaf Avenue, Whittier, CA, 90601.

Holiday Art Celebration at Casita Del Pueblo - Sat. Dec. 16th to Thur. Dec. 29th

Holiday Art Celebration at Casita Del Pueblo - Sat. Dec. 16th to Thur. Dec. 29th

Come out and join the festivities!

Who knows? Perhaps you’ll find the perfect stocking stuffers or that must-have art piece you’ve been dying to own, but didn’t know existed!