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Dec. 10, 2008 at 11:10am

Local Holiday Shopping

unique items at UnstableArt

Show your support of Tacoma artisans by shopping local for the holidays.

While the Running Wolf pendants have recently sold out at UnstableArt, other unique items are available including fine jewelry, prints, and bullet pendants made with gemstones such as garnet, amethyst, citrine, and more.

Visit the UnstableArt shop at FeedTacoma: http://shops.feedtacoma.com/unstableart/

or www.UnstableArt.com. 

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Aug. 21, 2008 at 10:27am

Trenbeath's Unstable Art at TAP tonight

Third Thursday

Third Thursday art reception at Tacoma Art Place

1116 S. 11th
Tacoma, WA 98405

Featuring paintings and sculpture by

Andrea Lowen Trenbeath (aka chalk/graffiti diva)

Event sponsored by:
Purcell Advisory Services, LLC

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Jul. 17, 2008 at 8:22am

Here today, gone tomorrow: Art at Lark

Thurs. reception at Lark, will miss Chalk Off

Will be absent from this Friday's Chalk Off; Going with the hubby and in-laws to the beach. Hope the weather is better tomorrow than it appears to be so far today.

Although I'm skipping town tomorrow, I'll be around today. Please stop by The Lark Gallery at Sanford and Sons this Third Thursday and check out the new "Gods and Monsters" exhibit. Featured artists are myself, James Stowe, Jorge Mota, Mike Capp, Tammi Wren, Mary K Johnson, Gretchen Bailey, Ivan Cunningham, & Ryan Loiselle.

The reception is being held from 5:00 to 9:00 pm. "Gods & Monsters" will be up through August 17.  The gallery is open Friday through Sunday from noon to five pm or by appointment.

The exhibit is open to all ages. Note that several pieces contain some nudity; Parents use their own discretion if bringing the kids. Demons, angels, snacks, and the chance to ogle a few sets of monster hooters.


The Lark Gallery
743 Broadway (Inside Sanford & Son Antiques)
Tacoma, Wa 98402

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Jul. 3, 2008 at 6:25pm

Tollefson Plaza: Chalk or (let) Die

7:00 pm Thursday Tonight!

Last minute shriek to artists! This Thursday tonight at 7:00 pm chalk artists of all ages and skill level are encouraged to convene at Tollefson Plaza! Bring some chalk and dress up the Plaza with images only your own brain can dream up. Back up chalk ammo will be available.

C'mon - all that bare concrete is begging for attention.

Tollefson Plaza
17th and Commerce
Tacoma, WA 98402

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Jun. 24, 2008 at 11:29am

The Takhoman is a patient man...

he can sit still for art

I had a very special guest stop by Sunday for a life portrait: One Paul Malone otherwise known as John Hathaway of The New Takhoman. Mr. Malone was the sponser for R.R Anderson's Chalk Challenge No. 8, awarding his fedora to victor Lance Kagey for his Pinocchio entry.

Mr. Malone appreciates a good illustration of a fedora; After viewing my poster illustration "Chalk Off No. XI", he decided to come by and sit still for the purposes of artistic immortalization.

The drawing below will be available for sale at this Sunday's Urban Art Festival at my booth, UnstableArt. If anyone would like to purchase it before it hits the streets, email me at unstableart@gmail.com

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Jun. 20, 2008 at 9:42am

Chalk Challenge and Urban Arts Festival

What I've been up to this past week

Jewelry making and promotional Chalk Challenge illustrations. That's basically it.

Activities such as these above leave little time for blogging - as much as I need to do the latter. With the Urban Art Festival looming over the horizon I've been cranking out new sterling and copper jewelry like mad, wielding flame and hammer like an orc possessed.

A pleasant diversion in the form of illustration presented itself Wednesday. Had a satisfyingly cathartic time creating the banner and promo poster for this week's Chalk Challenge. Prints of this and others will be made available for purchase at the upcoming Urban Arts Festival.

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Jun. 8, 2008 at 1:16pm

Art Displays?

Pimp'n out my booth for the Urban Art Festival

As I get my act together for the upcoming Urban Art Festival, I've decided I need a more effective means of displaying some of my larger drawings and paintings.

Does anybody out there know where I can obtain those vertical folding displays to hang artwork? The kind I'm thinking of are those particle board looking things with the small holes all over them. I realize it may be one of those things that most people slap together. If that's the case, just let me know what the proper name for this material is so I know what I'm asking for when I go to Home Depot!

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Apr. 21, 2008 at 4:45pm

Frost Park Chalk-off

I'll be back.

Could it be that I've at last found an embracing environment in The City of Destiny? I can go out to draw in the rain and hail and there'll be others there? Apparently so, as the Tacoma Urbanist reported for this past Friday's Chalk Art Contest at Frost Park. I'm not from around here, and I've spent most of my time  hunkered down in my cave. It's encouraging to find out just how committed this community is to creative expression. Not something I'm too accustomed to coming from Middle Earth (Better known as the Upper Mid-West).

A schedule conflict and my own uncertainty as to whether or not the contest would still be held under adverse weather conditions prevented me from attending April 18th's showdown. I'll be there next Friday to win back the title.

Do you hear that, Mr. Anderson? That is the sound of inevitability.
...Just a good-natured threat. :)

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