Tuesday, November 24, 2009

FOTN show at Howard House!

Grab the ol' clue train and chug on down to the Friends of the Nib's three-day display of works on paper at Howard House (604 2nd Ave Seattle, WA 98104) opening Thursday, December 3. Hundreds of drawings and paintings by members of Seattle's most notorious cartoonist cabal will be on display and available for cash-and-carry acquisition.

Artists participating include:
Tom Dougherty * Bob Rini * Max Clotfelter * Max Badger * Heidi Estey * Mark Campos * Marc Palm * Stevie Van Bronkhorst * Ellen Forney * Jim Woodring * Jon Morris * Adam Watson * Kelly Froh * Scott Faulkner * Jen Ralston * Noel Franklin * David Lasky * Aubrey Mysterious * Kinoko * Sean Robinson * Dalton Webb * Dennis Driscoll * Carl Nelson * Bruce Bickford * Billis Helg * Jason Miles

Have another look at those names! See you there!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Nibster Heidi Estey's Art Show-- Reversal of Fortune

Reversal of Fortune by Heidi Estey--Gargoyles, 11/20-12/15

Heidi Estey, longtime Friend of the Nib, presents a fascinating elaboration on fortunes from fortune cookies. Her mercurial and lively drawings and paintings shall be displayed at Gargoyles (for all your gargoyle needs) in the U District of Seattle from November 20th through December 15th.
You should definitely come to the opening (Estey's a consummate host), on Friday, November 20th, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., at Gargoyle's.
The address is 4550 University Way N.E., and the phone number for Gargoyle's is (206) 632-4940. 

Sample the art work here.
Image by Heidi Estey.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

FOTN Playing Cards Art Show

A veritable pack of jokers!

Earlier this year, proud Nibster Jon Morris undertook a stupendous achievement: successfully extracting enough timely and appropriate artwork from a group so higgledy-piggledy as our own to complete an entire pack of playing cards!

The project is at last complete, and the collection has proven to be breathtaking! To celebrate, we shall have a grandiose art opening at Cafe Racer, on Wednesday, November 18th, in the evening, proudly displaying much original artwork, to the delight of everyone. The opening soiree is during our regularly scheduled meeting time, so there is a chance to see Live Drawing in Action by any number of artists.
The show will be open through December 15th, so be sure to come by and get an eyeful our very own deck of cards, in glorious color and with detail unlikely to be visible in the printed deck.

Remember: Cafe Racer, 5828 Roosevelt Way NE Seattle, WA
Wednesday, November 18, 2009 through Tuesday, December 15, 2009

To our sadness, the actual card deck will not be printed by the time of our show, but I'm sure we shall be taking some kind of pre-order.

Jokers painted by Friend Dalton Webb mr.manifesto.com

~S. VanBronkhorst

Friends of the Nib alive and well

Hi there, world! As we Nibsters find ourselves more and more busy with events and so forth, it is apparent that we need a blog or something. We have this one, here, so we'll try to keep it up a bit better for you, with news and drawings from our weekly meetings.

Although the frequency of posts suggests otherwise, the Friends of the Nib have been meeting and drawing and talking and having art shows throughout the last two years, week in, week out. Every Wednesday evening Seattle's Cafe Racer fills up with all manner of beatniks, nerds, and artists for a convivial salon. 

To document our activities we often suggest a theme for a round of sketches. This week, our meeting very conveniently coincided with Veteran's Day! Many regulars were in attendance, as well a few welcome newcomers.
Horizontal pictures are oddly cropped by the layout of this blog, please click through to see full picture.
Charles "Luna" Reeder

Jon Wilcox (http://jtwilcox.com)

Stevie VanBronkhorst (Yours, truly)

Also, someone brought in small blank puzzles, to the delight of six:

Jon Wilcox

Edit: Sean Robinson drew this'n, I've found.

Mark Stockbridge (His name is not Justin. I am sorry.)

Max Clotfelter, of course! http://maxclotfelter.blogspot.com/

Adam B. Watson www.themightyadam.com/


That's all for now! Next post: upcoming events!

~S. VanBronkhorst