ARTBASH returns in 2018 to the Native in East Austin. The opening celebration will take place on Friday, November 9th and consist of a Preview Reception and party to follow ARTBASH will layer temporary site-specific installations and performance pieces to create a dynamic and exciting evening for art and highlight November as Austin Art Month.

The venue will then remain open to the public for the first weekend of EAST. The group exhibition at the Native will be a unique destination for art enthusiasts, artists, galleries, critics, collectors. the exhibition will feature local artists and the weekend will be filled with programs and events.

Time:
  • 6-8pm VIP- includes free drinks all night, small bites by El Dorado Cafe, dessert by Paris in a bite and performances
  • 8pm-12am- General Admission- includes three drink tickets, live performance and dance party.

 

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Featured Artists

Adrian Landon Brooks

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Biography

Adrian Landon Brooks (b. 1983) studied painting at the San Francisco Art Institute and currently lives and works in Wimberley, Texas. Brooks works predominately in the mediums of painting and illustration, using found materials such as wood, metal, and old photographs as his canvas. He has exhibited in Texas, Denver, Chicago, San Francisco, Portland, Germany , Spain and Amsterdam. In addition to his gallery work, Brooks has been included in museum exhibitions at The Contemporary Austin and Fort Wayne Museum of Art (FWMOA). Brooks has also been featured in Juxtapoz, VNA, Art Maze Mag and selected into the West #126 issue of New American Paintings.

Adrian Armstrong

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Biography

Adrian Armstrong is a creative from Omaha, NE now working out of Austin, TX. He graduated from the University of Nebraska – Lincoln in 2014 with a BFA. Adrian is also the Founder of Brown State of Mind, an organization dedicated to the advancement of POC creatives and their ideas. Through portrait and figurative work, Adrian explores the black identity and experience in his art. He is interested in the construction and deconstruction of portraits and what can be said through the human face and body. Just like life, Adrian’s work is more about the journey and the process rather than the end result.

Mackenzie Huffman

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Mackenzie Huffman is a textile artist with a BFA in Fibers from Savannah College of Art & Design currently living in Austin, TX. Annie Wells curates Little Pink Monster Gallery and since 2015 has made site-specific installations including an international show in London. Together they have created a sacred space inspired by Nature and the art of Shinrin-yoku (forest bathing) in a temporary sensory environment for Art Bash.

Annie Wells

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Mackenzie Huffman is a textile artist with a BFA in Fibers from Savannah College of Art & Design currently living in Austin, TX. Annie Wells curates Little Pink Monster Gallery and since 2015 has made site-specific installations including an international show in London. Together they have created a sacred space inspired by Nature and the art of Shinrin-yoku (forest bathing) in a temporary sensory environment for Art Bash.

Billy the Kid Neon

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Biography

Billy says it’s all in the name. Billy says “call me Billy–no, better yet call me Billy the kid–no, best of all call me Billy the kid Neon”. Why? Billy says when he is inspired he is a kid unaware of himself and totally at play. Billy says there’s another meaning to Billy the kid. Billy is an outlaw too. Billy pronounces his themes from an outsider of which, if you ask him what kind of artist he is he will say definitely an outsider–unique, original, dramatic and really out there. He fits in the genre of outsider art.

Charles Zhang

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Biography

Charles Su Zhang, born in Beijing, China, is still considered by many to be one of the great masters of our generation. He received his B.A. in Government from the University of Texas, and J.D. from the University of Texas School of Law. He is an artist and accomplished attorney currently living and working in Austin, Texas.

Dave McClinton

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Biography:

I want to illustrate the life-cycle of the inner life of a black person. From innocent to informed. From recklessly defiant to determined. How the weight of American history can either crush you or harden you. And, how either result often has to be hidden from view just to get through the day. The anger of the African-American community is often portrayed as a threat. The anger of “traditional’ communities is depicted as righteous. This paradigm feeds stress and despair back into black lives and thus stokes the fires we try to simultaneously hide and harness.

Dawn Okoro

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Biography

Nigerian American artist Dawn Okoro lives and works in Austin, Texas. She received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas, and her law degree from Texas Southern University. Her desire to become an artist spawned from her love of fashion illustration, photography, and design. Okoro’s work has been featured in Oxford American and Drawing magazines. Her work has been shown at the Texas Biennial, New York University, Notre Dame University, Rice University Museum, Texas Southern University Museum, and the George Washington Carver Museum.

Gabe Langholtz

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Biography

Gabe Langholtz is a Naïve Modernist & Geometric Abstract painter from Austin, TX. His work, although primarily representational, is seminal to American Color Field painting, focusing on color relations, pattern making, form & line. In the tradition of folk art, Langholtz routinely employs the use of mundane cultural objects and / or activities to establish a contemporary narrative, oftentimes drawing on humor, parody and pastiche as a tool for social commentary.

Emily Cayton

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Biography

Emily Cayton is an artist / educator in Austin, TX. She creates works of art inspired by stacked landscapes and natural phenomena in two and three dimensions. Working solo, as part of a duo, and collaboratively, Emily explores a range of media. In addition to her own artistic practice, she is passionate about sharing the creative process with others through educational endeavors in classrooms and museums. She earned her BFA from Virginia Commonwealth University and her MA from the University of Texas at Austin.

Jose Villalobos

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Biography

Born to a traditional conservative family, Villalobos was born and raised on the U.S./Mexico border in El Paso, Texas. Jose Villalobos juxtaposes distress with a feeling of comfort deriving from patriarchal and religious social structures which marginalize gay identity. He manipulates material through the context of self-identity as he examines gender roles within family culture .He demonstrates that dismantling traditional modes of masculine identity center an interstitial space where materiality softens the virility. Villalobos received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Texas at San Antonio in 2016. He was also awarded the Artist Lab Fellowship Grant that same year for his work De La Misma Piel at the Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center.

Villalobos has exhibited and performed at Mexic-Arte Museum, El Paso Museum of Art, and El Museo de Arte de Ciudad Juárez, Mexico and forthcoming at the McNay Art Museum. His work has been featured in national and regional publications including Mitú, Huffington Post, Remezcla, Out in SA Magazine and the San Antonio Express-News.

Since 2015, he has been co-director and resident artist at Clamp Light Artist Studios and Gallery.

Ling-Lin Ku

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Biography

Ling-lin Ku is a Taiwan born, U.S. based artist currently living and working in Austin, Texas. In addition to being an artist Ku has a background in music and law. Ku has a degree in Law at Taiwan and a BFA from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2016. Ku was selected to participate in the International Studio and Curatorial Program (ISCP) in Brooklyn, NYC in 2017. Ku was the 2017-2018 recipient of the College of Fine Arts Fellowship at UT Austin, Vikki Katen scholarship, Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society award, and the Taiwanese Education Ministry scholarship. Her current group exhibitions include Time Share at Chelsea, NYC and 11 Strangers at the Visual Arts Center at Austin, TX. Ku is currently an MFA candidate at the University of Austin’s Sculpture and Extended Media program.

Matt Rebholz

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Biography

Matt Rebholz is an artist and educator from Austin, TX where he is a Lecturer at Texas State University and a member of the ICOSA artist’s collective. He has shown nationally and internationally, recently exhibiting work at the Southwest School of Art in San Antonio, TX, the O Gallery in Tehran, Iran, and the Bulgarian Triennial of Graphic Art in Sofia, Bulgaria. He is currently hard at work on a Psychedelic Sci-Fi/Cosmic Western graphic novel titled The Astronomer.

Nick Schnitzer

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Biography

Nick Schnitzer is a multi media sculptor, craftsman, and educator living and working in Austin,TX. After studying painting at Boston University, he moved back to Texas and began a decade long career designing and building furniture. His current work is focused on environmental stewardship and the conjunction of art and science. Not limited to the confines of traditional spaces, his practice blends multiple disciplines to create engaging experiences for both participants and viewers on a local and global scale. Driven by a fascination with human psychology and its effects on the environment, his work makes use of common place materials, scientific process, and reflective objects to create poignant, interactive experiences. His aim to create an understated simplicity allows viewers the time and space to project their own layers of meaning upon the work.

Raul Gonzalez

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Biography

Born and raised in inner-city Houston, multi-dimensional artist Raul Gonzalez explores topics such as work, fatherhood, construction, labor, the working class, identity, and abstraction through versatile methods of painting, drawing, printmaking, performance, and dance. Now living in San Antonio with his wife and two daughters, Raul spends his days as a stay-at-home-parent.

Raul’s work is often inspired by being a stay-at-home father, work, construction, challenging stereotypes, and finding beauty in chaos. Raul’s foundations in drawing, painting, and self-taught dancing have allowed him to create a world of narrative, cultural symbolism, color, and energy.

His work ranges from paintings of construction scenes on concrete to colorful abstract installations made of cardboard and duct tape. He has danced 4 ½ miles across San Antonio as a way to “paint a line in space”. He shares drawings of himself as a stay-at-parent and uses his artwork to express himself and educate.

Raul has a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting (Magna Cum Laude) from the University of Houston, and a Masters of Fine Arts in Painting from the University of Texas at San Antonio. In high school, he was ranked 3rd in his class and participated in both the Art Club, Math Club, and National Honor Society.

Raul has exhibited and performed throughout the United States and in Berlin, Germany. He has shown artwork at McNay Art Museum, grayDUCK Gallery, Miami University Ohio, Artpace, Blue Star Contemporary Art Museum, Lawndale Art Center, MACLA, Mexic-Arte Museum, Centro de Artes, and Forum 6 Contemporary to name a few.

He was a awarded a 2016 National Association of Latino Arts & Culture San Antonio Artist Grant. In 2017, he was a recipient of a Surdna Foundation Grant through the Guadalupe Cultural Center. In 2018, Raul completed an artist studio residency at Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art in North Adams MA.

Raul’s artwork has been featured by Glasstire.com, the Houston Chronicle, San Antonio Express News, San Antonio Current, Sightlines Magazine, The Austin Chronicle, The Oxford American, The American Scholar, The Houston Press, Whataburger, and KENS5 Television. Raul’s artwork is included in private collections throughout the United States as well as public collections such as the McNay Art Museum (San Antonio, TX), The National Museum of Mexican Art (Chicago, IL), Mexic-Arte Museum (Austin, TX), National Hispanic Cultural Center Art Museum (Albuquerque, NM), the University of Texas at San Antonio, The Woodlands High School Art Trust, and the City of San Antonio.

His motto is Werk. Hustle. Sleep. RepEat.

Sara Vanderbeek

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Biography

Sara Vanderbeek is an artist, independent art consultant, estate manager and director of DORF. Her artwork has been included in several solo and group shows nationally, including the McNay Art Museum (San Antonio), Art Palace (Houston), The Contemporary (Austin), Blue Star Contemporary Art Museum (San Antonio), Women & Their Work (Austin), Big Medium (Austin), Deitch Projects (New York), G Spot (Houston), Christie’s Auction House (New York), grayDUCK Gallery (Austin) Freight Gallery (San Antonio) and Co-Lab Projects (Austin.) Her work has been reviewed by Glasstire, Sightlines, Austin Chronicle, Fields Magazine, Artdaily.com, San Antonio Express News and more. She earned a BFA from Rhode Island School of Design in 2003.

Stephen Fishman

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Biography

Stephen Hal Fishman is an Austin-based video artist, designer and performer creating experimental animated films, music videos, print media, interactive installations and live visual accompaniment for music and dance under the moniker Fresh Fuckerman and Mac&Cheez. He also comprises the visual component of the multi-disciplinary performance group, Total Unicorn. His work focuses on the intersection of art and technology. The emphasis of his video and poster work is a synthesis of humor, cultural subversion, and vivid imagery.

Stephen was born in New York City but raised in Central California and received a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Southern California Cinema-Television program in 1995. He worked for over fifteen years as a broadcast designer and animator, creating countless commercials and promos, TV and film opening sequences, all for a variety of corporate, entertainment and non-profit clients in Los Angeles and Austin. His long-term exposure to the advertising industry gives him an informed critical perspective on the manufacture of popular culture, for better or worse.

In order to purge himself of these influences, Stephen helps to curate the animated material for the Austin Museum of Digital Art’s Showcase Series. His passion as an amateur curator led him to create the Y.EAST series of electronic and synthesized music performances during the East Austin Studio Tour in 2010 and the Eye Disco during SXSW 2013 and helped to produce the New Media Art and Sound Summit with Church of the Friendly Ghost in 2014.. Currently, Stephen is co-producing and curating events for the 2016 season for the Austin Museum of Digital Art.

Stephen’s work has been shown in galleries and performance venues throughout Texas. His films have been shown in festivals all over the U.S. and Europe. He is currently working on new films, interactive pieces and performances for 2016 and beyond.

Ysabel Lemay

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Biography

Since winning the New York KiptonART 2011 Rising Stars Program, the work of Austin, Texas-based artist Ysabel LeMay has seen more than 115 exhibitions around the globe and has been acquired for the corporate collections of Chevron, Bloomingdale’s and Bacardi, and the permanent collections at Museum of Photographic Arts and the Morris Museum.

In 2013, LeMay participated in the Texas Biennial and in 2015, she represented Texas at the fourth edition of Women to Watch in Washington, D.C. In 2017, LeMay held a solo retrospective show at the Morris Museum in Morristown, New Jersey. In 2018, she was a visiting instructor at the Santa Fe Photographic Workshop in New Mexico.

Growing up in Quebec, Canada, LeMay fastened her connection to the natural world at her family’s cottage in the northern wilderness of the province. But it was the jungle of the advertising world where LeMay honed her visual expression. After 15 years in the industry, she sought a more rewarding path for her creativity, refocusing initially on painting and then photography.

While her technique is high-tech, LeMay’s hypercollage process sees her traveling the globe on photographic expeditions, accumulating vast reserves of natural imagery. These she studiously reviews, extracting elements according to her intuition and assembling them into baroque tableaux venerating the undeniable majesty and generosity of nature.

LeMay has brought her hypercollages to a place where they now serve as records of natural splendor perpetually in motion–as expressed by an artist who herself shows no interest in standing still.

Check out last year’s ARTBASH in the video below.

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