Thursday, December 29, 2011

My New Year's Resolutions

1) I will stop threatening to fight obnoxious children at check-out lines and restaurants, at least those who look like they might kick my ass.

2) I will be less insensitive, which means I will take up lying.

3) I will stop performing citizen’s arrests on people who wear jeggings/pajama jeans, pajama bottoms or slippers to the store. Instead, I will discreetly report them as shoplifters to security in hopes that they are escorted away for questioning and removed from my sight.

4) I will resist the urge to crash my vehicle into the back of another when I see a religious or political bumper sticker that doesn’t just express a thought or belief but tells me what mine should be.

5) I will be kinder to people with bad hair.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Pop Pet Portrait Commission

I must admit that I've always been a bit hesitant when it comes to pet portraiture. Not that I'm a snob against it, just that I never really felt a calling for or pictured myself doing it. When a commission came in from a collector and dear friend, I could not say no. As part of the request, I was given full creative freedom to "play" and make it my own. This made all the difference in the world and my hesitations melted away. I ended up having a lot of fun in the process. The result was "Prince: Daydreamer". The portrait was a Christmas gift and I have been informed that the recipient was thrilled!

I am certainly now open to the idea of further portraits.

Prince (Daydreamer)
Acrylic, spray paint and glitter on canvas
18" x 24"

Monday, December 26, 2011

Fierce Filmstress

We are thrilled to introduce you to Makeda, a fabulous young filmmaker who will be producing a documentary on the "Have a Heart" Project as well as capturing some of The Art Monkeys' studio antics on film for our Youtube channel.

Friday, December 23, 2011

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Holiday Studio Social!

As a "thank you" to our clients, collectors and supporters (old and new), Mary Gallagher Stout & John Gascot (The Art Monkeys) invite you and your friends to an impromptu Private Holiday Studio Social!

Thursday, December 22nd, 7-9PM
Workhouse Arts Center, Building 4
9601 Ox Road, Lorton, VA 22079

Take a break from the holiday crowds.
Enjoy light fare and refreshments.
Enter to win a Gallgher Stout/Gascot gift bag! *no purchase required
Catch up on last minute holiday gifts and stocking stuffers.
Enjoy 20% off all Mary Gallagher Stout & John Gascot items!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Art Monkey "Pop Blocks"

These adorable Pop Blocks are available at Studio 4 or can be made to order by Art Monkeys John Gascot and Mary Gallagher Stout. Also available from Latin Pop Shop.
Each is painted using original stencils created by the artists.
Great for "kids" of ALL ages!

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Get Art-Monkey Tagged at Studio 4!

Wanna get tagged for free?
Bring a canned food donation to Workhouse Studio 4 (and a t-shirt of your choice).

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Painting "Live" on Weekends

This will be the first weekend (now thru February) that MGStout and I will be creating art for the Have a Heart Project "live" in the front gallery of Workhouse Studio 4.

Drawing for collaborative "Breakfast" painting.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Workhouse Studio 4 Has a Blog

Keep up with the latest art projects and goings-on of Workhouse Studio 4 via out blog.

Thursday, December 1, 2011