I just received the official announcement for the “Pin It Up, Babycakes!” art show that I am participating in this February at 111 Minna. I have pasted the email below, since it is full of great information about the show. Sign up for the mailing list to receive information about pre-sales on the many fabulous works of art being shown in this event.
As promised, I am including photos in this post with some preview pictures of a couple of my pieces that will be included in this show, unveiled here for the first time ever outside of my studio! I’m only showing pictures of 2 of my pieces here, and I will have several more available for pre-sales and being shown in the event.
For more info, about my artwork and this wonderful pin-up themed show, read my previous post.
2009 by Bombshell Betty
Photograph, watercolor, fabrics and paper on wood.
Shanghai Eve – Full Image
“Nature Calls for the Glamourpuss”
2008 by Bombshell Betty
Photograph, glitter, sequins, potting soil, silk leaves, living pathos cutting, glass, plastic and watercolor on paper and wood.
Nature Calls for the Glamourpuss – Full Image
Nature Calls for the Glamourpuss – Detail
Nature Calls for the Glamourpuss – Photo detail
From: Alice Stribling
Subject: Pin it up, Babycakes: Fishnets, Tarts and the Art of the modern tease
Date: Wed, 14 Jan 2009 13:10:31 -0500Hello art lovers-
Pin it up, Babycakes is almost here! I have been co-curating this project with artist Jessica Whiteside for over a year and I am excited to officially introduce it to you.
This exhibition features art inspired by pinups that span many genres: including hot rod, cheesecake, and faux advertisements. It also has modern burlesque influences, including a nod to the original ladies of burlesque in a film reel that will play on opening night.
Opening night will have something for everyone:
• Outstanding art and photography by some of the most talented artists working
within this genre
• Red hot merchandise for you or your Valentine’s Day sweetie which will turn any lovely lady
into an instant pinup star
• Burlesque performances complete with fashion show by our sponsor Dollhouse Bettie Lingerie
• Thee Merry Widows will rock out with their boobage out at midnight
Mark your calendars for the party that you don’t want to miss:
Pin it up, Babycakes opening night
February 5th, 2009 / 6pm-late*
111 Minna Gallery, San Francisco
*Please note that we will start charging $5 at the door at 9pm for the performances
To find out more specifics about the show and opening night event, please visit the show website:
How pinup has influenced me as an artist:
I grew up with a warped idea that curvy ladies were not sexy or desirable, because most of what I saw in fashion magazines did not represent my shape in many ways. So in my mind, to be sexy, a woman had to be very thin. Discovering and studying the genre of vintage pinup has made me see that this belief is not necessarily true. These pinup ladies of the 1940s-60s had hips! And a bustline! And they were deliciously sexy and appealing.
These images can be many things to many different people: demure or erotic, free or fun, empowering, cute, or perhaps raunchy and a turn-off. That’s ok and that’s why they are interesting to me. It is certainly not for everyone.
We will be sending out an email with presale information about two weeks before the show opens to give all of you, my lovely fans, a chance to have first pick of the art that I have produced for the show. We expect collectors to jump quickly, so please don’t delay in purchasing if you see something that you like.