The Dubious Expedition at Leanna Lin’s Wonderland on Oct. 25

Dubious Expedition

On October 25, Shing Yin Khor and Leslie Levings present The Dubious Expedition “A group exhibit of the glorious, curious treasures from the lost ship HMS Chimera” at Leanna Lin’s Wonderland. This group exhibition features El Dodo Albino, Renee French, Valency Genis, Shing Yin Khor, Shana Kohnstamm, Leslie Levings, Lyla Warren, Lauren Wong, & Yeti and Friends.

Shing Yin Khor Rainforest Leafbug

Shing Yin Khor

Leslie Levings Larval Specimen Pair

Leslie Levings

Lyla Warren Urchins

Lyla Warren

Shana Kohnstamm Sputnik Sweetheart Anenomes

Shana Kohnstamm

The opening reception takes place on Saturday, October 25 (6:30-10pm), and festivities include a costume contest, goodie bags, and music from DJ Steven Lam and DJ Patrick Adley. Sign up for the preview list here.

Jerrod Maruyama ‘A Hipster’s Life For Me’

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Save the date! On Saturday, November 8, WonderGround Gallery will debut ‘A Hipster Life For Me’ – the next piece in Jerrod Maruyama‘s Hipster Mickey series. This latest image finds Mickey hanging out in the queue for Disneyland’s Pirate of The Caribbean attraction and looking too-cool with his Mint Julep.

The piece will be available as a limited edition canvas, deluxe print, and a variety of merchandise. Jerrod will be at WonderGround on Saturday, November 8 from 11am – 1pm for the final signing of the year!

New Mini Pumpkins by Vanessa Ramirez

Vanessa Ramirez Pumpkin


Vanessa Ramirez
has been working on a new batch of mini pumpkins, and they are scheduled for release this Saturday, October 18 at 3pm PST in her online shop! If you missed out on her resin pumpkins last year, now is your chance to get your hands on a brand-new crop of pumpkins!

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Vanessa Ramirez Pumpkin3

Vanessa is busy working on new stuff for Designer Con and adds: Also if there is anything else in my store you have been eyeballing I will be clearing it out and whatever I don’t take to DesignerCon will most likely be retired. Be sure to visit her at booth #1013 where she’ll be part of The Stoop!

The Stoop at Designer Con 2014

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It’s official – The Stoop will be at Designer Con 2014 booth #1013! Come kick it at The Stoop and check out new artwork by Vanessa Ramirez, Orbital Ox, Moemoe, and Goreilla.

Designer Con takes place on November 8 and 9 at the Pasadena Convention Center. Tickets for Designer Con are now available online – just $5 per day!

For event updates, RSVP on our Facebook event page. Follow us on Instagram for #designercon previews: @supahcute, @orbitalox, @vanessa_ramirez, @goreilla, @moerdesign.

Jerrod Maruyama “World of Evil” Release This Saturday, October 11

Maleficent by Jerrod Maruyama

Reminder! Jerrod Maruyama will be at Disney’s WonderGround Gallery on Saturday, October 11 from 11am – 1pm to celebrate the launch of his newest piece “World of Evil.” In the battle of good vs. evil, I choose cute/evil!

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Jerrod will be joined by fellow artists Jasmine Becket-Griffith, Bryan Fyffe, Jeff Granito and Sydney Hanson. For more details on the signing and participating artists, visit the event page.

Sneak Preview “Hello! Exploring the Supercute World of Hello Kitty” at JANM

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Sanrio and the Japanese National Museum (JANM) celebrate Hello Kitty’s 40th Anniversary by exploring her colorful history and influence on art and culture in the first-ever exhibition of its kind. Hello! Exploring the Supercute World of Hello Kitty combines a retrospective product-based, historical and sociological examination of the Hello Kitty phenomenon with an art exhibition emphasizing her influence on contemporary art.

Kristin Tercek

Kristin Tercek

Opening October 11 and on view through April 26, 2015, Hello! will explore the evolution of Hello Kitty through a display of rare and unique pieces from Sanrio’s archives. Also, workshops, lectures, and panel discussions will be offered during the run of the exhibition. Visit www.janm.org/exhibits/hellokitty to learn more!

Martin Hsu

Martin Hsu

Hello! is curated by Christine Yano, PhD, author of Pink Globalization: Hello Kitty’s Trek Across the Pacific, and Jamie Rivadeneira, founder and owner of the Los Angeles pop culture boutique JapanLA. Contributing artists include Kozyndan, Audrey Kawasaki, Gary Baseman, Junko Mizuno, Paul Frank, and many more. See all 40 artists here. All art inquiries: please email hellokittyart@japanla.com.

Brandi Milne

Brandi Milne

Tickets for October 11–December 31, 2014 are on sale now. Tickets for Hello! in 2015 will be available starting November 24, 2014.