CA – Pixar Animation Studios Tour

Press Release:

incredible1The Cartoon Art Museum, the only museum in the western United States dedicated to all forms of cartoons and comics, is delighted to host its tenth annual benefit at Pixar Animation Studios on Saturday, May 17, 2014, from 2 to 8 p.m. Beginning with the 1986 release of its iconic short film Luxo Jr. to last year’s box office hit Monsters University, Pixar has charmed the world with its incredible computer animated creations. This year, we welcome you to experience the magic of Pixar up close and personal at the studio’s Emeryville home.

Guests may tour the studio’s main gallery and view pre-production artwork from Monsters University. In addition, Pixar artists will be on hand conducting drawing demonstrations. You may purchase special Pixar apparel and merchandise at the Studio Store as well as bid on original and signed art by Pixar animators and other auction prizes. The event also features a 10th anniversary celebration of the Academy Award-winning feature The Incredibles with several of the film’s creators in the studio’s state-of-the-art theater hosted by Dr. Michael B. Johnson (Pixarian and CAM board member), who will lead a Q&A session with the filmmakers in the Steve Jobs Theater, including:

Brad Bird, Writer & Director

Mark Andrews, Head of Story

Tony Fucile, Supervising Animator

Andrew Jimenez, Director of Photography

Ted Mathot, Storyboard Artist

• Kevin O’Brien, Storyboard Artist

Please note: Guests are confirmed, however, an unexpected cancellation is always possible.

The event also features light snacks, treats, and will conclude with a wine and dessert reception by the Luxo Cafe staff with a live auction of a variety of original art and signed memorabilia.

Tickets are $500 per person, $450 for members of the Cartoon Art Museum. (Become a museum member and save!)

Purchase one discounted ticket with a Senior/Student Membership, up to two with an Individual Membership, up to four with a Family Membership, up to six with a Friend Membership, and seven or more with a Patron, Sponsor and Benefactor Memberships.) Reserved rows for ten are available for $4,500. Availability for this level is limited.

Register for tickets at the link…

Doors open at 2 p.m. with the presentation starting at 4 p.m. in the Steve Jobs Theater.

Please note: The Cartoon Art Museum strives to create an enjoyable experience all attendees—given the nature of the theater presentation and the gracious donation of time by the presenters, we will maintain a zero-tolerance policy regarding disturbances during this portion of the program. Anyone causing a disruption (i.e. loud or crying children, talking outside of the Q&A portion, texting) will be given one warning. A second incident will result in the individual being asked to leave the studio. For this reason the presentation is not recommended for children under the age of four. Thank you for your understanding.

If you are visiting San Francisco and looking for a hotel, our partner the St. Regis Hotel, is offering a discounted rate for attendees of the event, click on the link for the discount offer.

Pixar Animation Studios is located in Emeryville, California. Free parking is available on site. For more information, call 415-227-8666, ext. 300. To purchase tickets online, visit cartoonart.org. Tickets will not be sold at the door. Tickets are transferable, but nonrefundable.

CA – Spring is in the Air Art Show

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Bill PresingAlina ChauBill Robinson, Jeff Pidgeon, Steph LaberisNidhi ChanaiBrianne Drouhard, Brett BeanTed Mathot, and MANY more open a gallery exhibition at Trickster on Saturday March 30th at 6:00 pm! The show will feature original art created for this show as well as prints and other Spring themed pieces.

Tr!ckster
2631 Ashby Ave, Berkeley, CA 94705

Kurosawa Tribute Art Show at Tr!ckster 2011

Press Release:

TR!CKSTER and The Criterion Collection have joined forces to curate a one-night-only celebration of the works of legendary director Akira Kurosawa on Friday, July 22, 2011. Cited as an inspiration to generations of storytellers, Kurosawa’s films resonate with a singular clarity of vision, and his images last in our minds long after the last frame has played.

This intimate show will feature original pieces by artists from the worlds of comics, animation, and illustration, including: Mike Allred, Scott C., Josh Cochran, Francesco Francavilla, Robert Goodin, Victor Kerlow, Ted Mathot, Scott Morse, Sho Murase, Bill Presing, Jim Rugg, Bill Sienkiewicz, and Connor Willumsen. Though the gallery show will be free to enter and enjoy for the general public, all proceeds from sales of these works will be donated to the Japan Society Earthquake Relief Fund.

This is a special engagement gallery event, existing for one night only, with all proceeds to benefit the Japan Society Earthquake Relief Fund.

(art by Scott Morse. This piece will not be featured in the exhibition)

CA – The Super Big Micro Show

Nucleus warmly welcomes you to a gigantic, visual feast in micro proportions! Working within the 2×2 – 6×6 inch guidelines and in both traditional 2D and 3D media, this exhibit will feature an explosive roster of talent working in animation and visual development.

December 11, 2010 – January 4, 2011
Opening Reception / Dec 11, 7:00PM – 11:00PM

The Micro Show began with a group of animators and friends working at Disney. Creating personal, bite-size works of art was a respite from their daily creative grind and eventually they gathered all the pieces and displayed them in modest exhibits. On December 11, we bring you the most macro of the Micro Shows thus far. Featuring the talents working at Disney, Pixar, and Dreamworks, artists were invited to do everything but wallpaper our upstairs Atrium gallery with their micro-sized creations.

This exhibit is sure to be an awe-inspiring event, not to mention a personal glimpse into extraordinary talents and minds behind your favorite animated films!

Featuring Artists:

Andy Schuhler Story Artist
Aurian Redson, Story Artist
Austin Madison, Animator
Barbra Pushies
Ben Balistreri, Story Artist
Bill Perkins, VisDev Artist
Bill Schwab, VisDev Artist
Brian Kesinger, Story and Layout Artist
Brittany Lee, VisDev Artist
Cassia Harries: Sculptor
Chen-yi Chang, Story Artist
Chris Mitchell
Clio Chiang, Story Artist
Daniel Arriaga, VisDev Artist
Darren Webb, Story Artist
Dave Derrick, Story
Dave Pimentel, Head of Story
Don Hall, Director
Ed Gombert, Head of Story
Jeff Snow, Head of Story
Jeff Turley, VisDev Artist
Jenny Lerew, Story Artist
Jeremy Costello, Production Department Manager
Jeremy Spears, Story Artist
Jin Kim, VisDev Artist
Joe Moshier, Visual Development Artist
John Musker, Director
John Puglisi, Director
Josie Trinidad, Story Artist
Justin Cram, VisDev Artist
Kendelle Hoyer, Story Artist
Lauren MacMullen, Story Artist
Leo Matsuda, Story Artist
Lissa Treiman, Story Artist
Lorelay Bove, VisDev Artist
Louie Del Carmen, Story
Mark Kennedy, Head of Story
Mark Walton, Story
Michael Labash
Mike Gabriel, Art Director
Mike Giaimo, Art Director
Mike Lester, Story Artist
Mike Yamada
Minkyu Lee, Animator
Nagisa Koyama
Nancy Kruse, Story Artist
Nate Wragg, VisDev Artist
Nicole Mitchell, Story Artist
Normand Lemay, Story Artist
Paul Briggs, Head of Story
Pete Sohn
Raymond Persi
Ryan O’Loughlin, Story
Ryan Savas, Story Artist
Shane Prigmore, Head of Story
Shiyoon Kim, VisDev Artist
Steve Anderson, Director
Steve Macleod, Story Artist
Ted Mathot, Head of Story
Toby Shelton, Head of Story
Trevor Jimenez
Vi-Dieu Nguyen, Story Artist
Victoria Ying, VisDev Artist
Will Mata, Story Artist

…AND MORE!!

Gallery Nucleus
210 East Main St, Alhambra, CA 91801

ECCC 2011 Has Some Fringe Benefits

Emerald City ComiCon announces more guests for 2011 starting off with a pair of media guests from the Fox TV series Fringe, JOHN NOBLE (Dr. Walter Bishop) and JASIKA NICOLE (Astrid Farnsworth). Both actors will be appearing Saturday and Sunday only.

We also have some great animation media guests to announce, including modern animation legend BRUCE TIMM (DC Animated universe), SEAN “Cheeks” GALLOWAY (character designer for The Spectacular Spider-Man) and a trio of Pixar guests, TED MATHOT (Presto), DEREK THOMPSON (Wall-E) and JAMES S. BAKER (Up).

In the area of comic guests, we have another bunch of guests who’ve never been to ECCC, like LARRY HAMA (G.I. Joe), STEVE EPTING (Captain America) and TERRY & RACHEL DODSON (Uncanny X-Men), plus returning favorites like MIKE MIGNOLA (Hellboy), ADAM HUGHES (Wonder Woman), SKOTTIE YOUNG (Wonderful Wizard of Oz), DUSTIN NGUYEN (Batman), DARICK ROBERTSON (The Boys), BEN TEMPLESMITH (Choker) and so many more! View the complete list here…