Don’t miss this one-night only event! Over 350 paintings from the world’s largest collection of unique miniature paintings will be on display! Grab your magnifying glasses and get ready to focus on small art with a huge visual impact. Artists from all over the world have been a part of this Pint Size Project, and now is your chance to see it in all its splendor. This is a small window of opportunity so don’t miss your chance to see the Pint Size Paintings exhibition, one night only @ Sacred Gallery NYC, 424 Broadway in Soho NYC
Also available for purchase at the event, “Pint Size Paintings Volume #1; Miniature Paintings By Big Artists”, a 224-page hardcover collection of these miniature masterpieces. Take a piece of history home with you, and take some time to ponder the little things! Show special .00
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This weekend brings us the 7th annual Star of Texas Tattoo Art Revival hosted by GoLiveFast.com. This happens to be the first tattoo convention my Ol’ Lady and I were able to attend together. I had been to conventions in the 80’s and 90’s, but they have changed a lot since then. There is still a lot of partying going on, but there is also a whole lot of serious ink slinging! These events give you the opportunity to meet, see work by, and even collect work by some of the best artists in the world as many artists travel internationally for these types of events. Back in 2003 when Dayna and I went to the Star of Texas event together, we were able to meet Bugs and Gunnar (both of whom have been showcased in this blog). There were many other amazing artists there and it was fantastic to be able to see everyone working out in the open.
For those that are into the art of tattooing, there is also a wonderful art exhibition that goes up during the event. Works are for sale and you can collect work on canvas, masonite, and other materials even if your favorite artist is already booked up for skin art this weekend.
Speaking of booked artists, many artists fill their spots before the convention even begins. This can make it tough to get in line for someone you really want to work with. However, some artists, like one of my own faves, Nick Baxter, often book on a first come, first served basis once the doors open on the first day. So, with this in mind, you may want to get to the show early and seek out your favorite artist right away in hopes of securing a spot.
The following is from the GoLiveFast website and should answer some of your questions about the show:
BUY YOUR WEEKEND PASS NOW!!! Weekend pass is the best value and the best way to enjoy the whole festival Advance registration includes a collector’s laminate as well as admission to the show all three days and special events–including the big Opening Party, additional parties and shuttles/admission to world-famous Sixth Street nightclubs.
Thursday, January 8th–Weekend pass pick-up and pre-sale at the Embassy Suites, 300 South Congress, from 5:00–9:00 pm. The opening party will be announced soon.
Friday, January 9th–The convention floor at the Palmer Events Center will be open noon to 10:00pm. The Lucky Daredevil Thrill show is at 8:00 pm, with the Tattoo of the Day Contest at 9:30 pm. The after party will be at Triple Crown Tattoo; there will be shuttles for weekend pass holders from the Embassy Suites to the party.
Saturday, January 10th–The convention floor at the Palmer Events Center will be open noon to 10:00pm Tattoo Contests begin at 3:00 pm, the Lucky Daredevil Thrill show is at 8:00 pm and the Tattoo of the Day Contest follows at 9:30 pm. The after party will be announced–there will be free shuttles to and from parties for weekend pass holders departing from Embassy Suites.
Sunday, January 11th–The convention floor at the Palmer Events Center will be open noon to 7:00pm. Tattoo contests begin at 2:00 pm. Michelle Manx‘s Pin-up Belly dance performance will be at 4:30 pm, followed by the Lucky Daredevil Thrill show at 5:00 pm and the Tattoo of the Day Contest at 6:00 pm. The after party will be announced–there will be free shuttles to and from parties for weekend pass holders departing from Embassy Suites.
Hope you get to make it and if you see me, please stop me and say hello… I would be happy to photograph your tattoos for the site as well!