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View Camilla’s Masquerade at Haven Gallery

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Camilla’s Masquerade Solo Exhibition collection is on view at Haven Gallery in Newport, NY! View Camilla’s body of work in person until November 27th, and online here.

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Press Release:

Northport, NY– Haven Gallery is honored to present “Masquerade” a solo exhibition of new paintings and drawings by Canadian artist Camilla d’Errico. “Masquerade” is d’Errico’s first solo show with the gallery and will include eight paintings and eight drawings and 3 framed palettes. “Masquerade” is a distinctively exciting body of work featuring the artist’s quintessentially expressive, anime inspired gamines playfully hiding behind a series of animal and fantasy inspired disguises. The portraits featured in “Masquerade” are surrealistically rendered yet sensibly calculated to reveal the emotional complexities and idiosyncrasies of both d’Errico and the soul present in each and every one of us.

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Appearing jovial and lighthearted upon first glance, d’Errico’s archetypally endearing girls may hark back to the nostalgia of our childhood and to our grand sense of imagination as minors. Yet in contrast, looking closer, the many masks and identities we must take on as adults in various aspects of our lives echoes strongly through d’Errico’s use of suggestive facial expressions and gesticulations. A predominant emotion of pensive contemplation can be noted through prolifically parted lips and reflective hand gestures capturing a brief moment of vulnerability and inquisition we so often encounter through our psychological and physiological evolutions.

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“Masquerade” plays with the viewer through a paradoxical juxtaposition of reality and fantasy. By combining elements of emotion, pattern and pop culture, d’Errico subtly comments on the amalgamation of influences and personalities unique to each of us as individuals. Despite this masquerade, our many layers and individuality may not be sequestered entirely. d’Errico’s eponymous kaleidoscopic pools of color and drips may attest to the complexity and uniqueness that make up our person. These specific striations and patterns brilliantly capture our attention just as quickly as the visual acumen of each mask which in this case, may echo d’Errico’s own wellsprings of inspiration. Homages to anime and manga, American comics, mythology and folklore are readily apparent through the use of tongue-in-cheek titles and notable influences commonly referenced through d’Errico’s seasoned career as a fine artist. “Masquerade” plays with our personal stimuli as they shape our discrete souls. Who we wish to be may already be a part of who we are or who we will be one day.

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Haven Gallery is located at 155 Main St., The Carriage House Square, Suite 4, in Northport, NY 11768

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Camilla’s “Ferme La Bouche” Original oil painting is currently available for acquisition. For additional information and images, please contact Erica Berkowitz at info@havenartgallery.com or (631) 757-0500.

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Camilla’s Masquerade Solo Exhibition Haven Gallery Opens Oct 29-

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Re-post Oct 29:

Camilla and Haven Gallery NY are proud to present “Masquerade”, Camilla’s newest solo exhibition, now on view at Haven Gallery in Northport, New York. Camilla has completed a collection of new original oil paintings and graphite & ink drawings, now visible online here.

Original Oil Paintings

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“Harietta” 12×16″ Oil on Wood Panel
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“Angelica” 11×14″ Oil on Wood Panel
"Icarus" 11x14" Oil on Wood Panel
“Icarus” 11×14″ Oil on Wood Panel
"The Soul Seeker" 12x16" Oil on Wood Panel
“The Soul Seeker” 12×16″ Oil on Wood Panel

Graphite & Mixed Media

"Bizarro" 5x7" Graphite, colored pencil, pen & ink on Paper
“Bizarro” 5×7″ Graphite, colored pencil, pen & ink on Paper
"Charon's Obol" 5x7" Graphite, colored pencil, pen & ink on Paper
“Charon’s Obol” 5×7″ Graphite, colored pencil, pen & ink on Paper
"Phantom of the Sky" 5x7" Graphite, colored pencil, pen & ink on Paper
“Phantom of the Sky” 5×7″ Graphite, colored pencil, pen & ink on Paper

For the first time, Camilla makes framed & matted oil palettes used in the creation of her painting available for purchase through Haven Gallery. Each piece is a work of art serving as a testament to the creation of Camilla’s “Masquerade”.

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“Acid Trip” Framed Palette 8×10″ Installation

To view the full collection for Masquerade online, visit Haven Gallery here. For original artwork inquiries, please contact info@havenartgallery.com

Femme to Femme Fatale Exhibition Opens Sept 17

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Coming Sept 17th to Modern Eden Gallery, Beautiful Bizarre Magazine presents Femme to Femme Fatale Exhibition. Camilla has contributed a brand new original oil painting to the showing, which will be available directly through Modern Eden Gallery.

Participating artists include:

Jennybird Alcantara, Jaclyn Alderete, Erin Anderson, Glenn Arthur, Jasmine Becket-Griffith,Kelsey Beckett, Chris Berens, Daniel Bilodeau, Graeme Balchin, Lauren Brevner, Jana Brike,Troy Brooks, Leilani Bustamante, Saturno Butto, Dorielle Caimi, Sandra Chevrier, Colin Christian, Young Chun, Sam Wolfe Connelly, Fin Dac, Vanessa Dakinsky, Sheri De Bow, Camilla d’Errico, Julia de Ville, Julie Filipenko, Michael Foulkrod, Alex Garant, Derek Gores, Mab Graves,Chris Guest, Handiedan, Hush, Sarah Joncas, Caia Koopman, Marie Larkin, Joshua Lawyer,Edith Lebeau, Tracy Lewis, Sergio Lopez, Mahlimae, Alessandra Maria, Pippa McManus,Menton3, Philip Munoz, Tran Nguyen, Cate Rangel, Conrad Roset, Popovy Sisters, Tatiana Suarez, Ania Tomicka, Tatyana Trifonova, Brian M. Viveros, Redd Walitzki, Helice Wen, Zoe Williams, Pamela Wilson, Bec Winnel, Hannah Yata, Chie Yoshii, Kate Zambrano

Supporters in the San Francisco area are invited to join opening reception Sept 17th, 6-9pm to view the artworks in person. Camilla’s full painting reveal will take place on the 17th, but a sneak peek has been provided:

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For original artwork inquiries for Femme to Femme Fatale, please contact Modern Eden Gallery.

Now Available Original Artwork & Exclusive Editions

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Camilla and Felicia Day, together with Felicia’s Geek & Sundry, have teamed up to create and auction an original artwork for charitable benefit to the Make A Wish foundation. Camilla’s newest acrylic painting, “Sally Smores A Lot”, is now available at auction here.

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Camilla began live-painting “Sally Smores A Lot” during San Diego Comic Con 2016’s “Camp Conival” event, hosted by Legendary Pictures at Petco Park.

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“Sally Smores A Lot” is available now at auction for a limited time.  100% of the sales proceeds of this original artwork will go directly to the Make A Wish Foundation, which enriches the lives of children with life-threatening illnesses. You too can place your bid here in support of Camilla and Felicia Day’s Geek & Sundry’s collaborative contribution here.

Exclusive & Limited Editions Now Live

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SDCC 2016 exclusive release editions are now live in limited quantities on The Camilla Store. These limited Edition embellished fine art prints & apparel editions will not be re-created, and come in as few as 1-2 pieces each. Collect yours here before they disappear.

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New and restocked hand-signed prints are now available on The Camilla Store. Hand-signed print restocks are not frequent, or guaranteed, so collect your favourites while they are available here.

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Dances With Dreams Reception & Signing at Corey Helford Gallery

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Join Camilla in person at Corey Helford Gallery, 7-10pm for opening reception of Dances With Dreams, Camilla’s solo exhibition. A brand new collection of artwork, including pieces not yet published for public viewing, debuts for exhibition and sale.

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For original artwork inquiries and online preview, please email Jan at jch@coreyhelfordgallery.com

Signing 

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Join Camilla Sunday, April 24 at Corey Helford Gallery from 2-4pm for a signing & new print release event. Camilla releases “Aria”, pictured above, as 11×14″ open edition fine art prints, along with a Limited Edition signed & numbered hand embellished print of “Pramella”, image previewed below.

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Camilla will have copies of her newest artbook “Rainbow Children” along with her step-by-step how to paint book “Pop Painting” available for purchase. Inquire an original sketch inside your copy for +$20. Can’t make it to the signing? Keep an eye on our newsletter by subscribing here for release information on new prints and sketched-in books.

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Clearly DCxCD Release Wrap Up

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Thank you to everyone who attended last night’s DCxCD Camilla d’Errico x Derek Cardigan collection release party at Clearly.ca’s Robson St. Storefront location! An amazing time was had by all; friends, fans, family and team members all received such warm hospitality at Clearly’s location for the event.

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Many in attendance got to view the new collection in person for the first time, try them on and find their perfect pairs.

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Camilla & Derek Cardigan’s limited edition collection pieces are available now in sunglasses or prescription frames, and ready for you to find your perfect pair here.

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Rainbow Children Cosplay Contest

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Camilla and Dark Horse Comics announce an exciting new contest! To enter,  create a costume or makeup cosplay inspired by one of Camilla’s paintings posted here. Share a photo of your entry to your Instagram account with the tags #RainbowChildren #CosplayContest #Camilladerrico @darkhorsecomics by February 29th. Make sure your profile is set to public, so Camilla can see your entry!

Please choose 1 of the following images from Rainbow Children for your entry.

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Prizes

1 Grand Prize winner will receive a copy of Rainbow Children with an original Camilla sketch inside, along with a signed print of the Camilla artwork image their entry is based upon.

3 runner up entrants will receive a signed copy of Rainbow Children: The Art of Camilla d’Errico Vol 3.

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For additional details and terms, please check Dark Horse Comics’ post here. We look forward to seeing your creativity shine!
Photo Credit: Mila Poirier
Photo Credit: Mila Poirier

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Camilla’s Pop Painting contest image #2 is released! Share this contest image to your Facebook, Instagram or Twitter (or all 3!) by 17/1/16 for a chance to win a copy of Pop Painting + a signed print! One of four winners will receive a copy of Pop Painting with an original Camilla sketch inside. For full contest and prize details, check here.

Pop Painting Now In Stores

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It’s here! Camilla’s much-anticipated How To Paint book, “Pop Painting”, is now available online, in stores, and on The Camilla Store here.  Pop Painting delves deeply into the world of Pop Surrealism, where Camilla finds her inspirations, Camilla’s tools of the trade and studio setup, breaking into the industry, and of course, how to paint!

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Perfect for beginners and students, Pop Painting breaks down new media and techniques, provides never-before-seen Work in Progress photos, and stunning full colour images. Readers acquainted with painting may benefit from a look into new “water soluble oils” media, tips & tricks Camilla uses herself, and first-hand industry experience Camilla shares openly. Pop Painting is suitable for readers of many ages, containing no mature themes or artistic nudity. Find your copy here, complete with direct-release exclusive goodies.

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Pop Painting Release Reviews

Are you an arts community blogger, create How-To content for Youtube, or share your creative reviews to art enthusiasts? You may be eligible for a Press copy of Pop Painting for review. Drop us an email at info@camilladerrico.com with your outlet details, we’d love to hear from you!

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Pop Painting Signings

 If you would like to see Camilla deliver a workshop or signing at your local Barnes & Noble, Chapters-Indigo, Comic Shop, or Convention, suggest to the owners & organizers that you would like to see Camilla featured in an Author Event. Camilla may be headed to an event near you!

Camilla’s How To Paint Book Releases Jan 5

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Camilla is often asked how she creates her beautiful paintings, what tools she uses, where her inspiration comes from- so many thoughtful questions, Camilla has written a book to provide the answers. “Pop Painting”, releasing January 5th 2016 in bookstores, Amazon and online marketplaces near you, is a followup to Camilla’s best-selling “Pop Manga” book, and the next in her How To series.

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Pop Painting is 248 pages of full-colour insight into Camilla’s studio and media, how Camilla and Pop Surrealism got started, step-by-step painting techniques and tips with photos, and more.

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Camilla has always been a naturally skillful instructor with students of all ages. Pop Painting allows readers to learn directly from Camilla, as though they’re by her side while she creates paintings we’ve come to know and love. While some of Camilla’s artworks contain artistic nudity, Pop Painting contains no nudity or mature themes. Pop Painting is suitable for readers of many ages, and may make a lovely gift for an aspiring artist, art enthusiast or experienced creative individual.

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Pop Painting Gifts With Orders

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Order your copy of Pop Painting direct from The Camilla Store and receive a bonus exclusive Sticker + Postcard featuring Camilla’s artwork. These bonus goodies are available only with orders direct from The Camilla Store while quantities last.

Signings and Demos

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Would you like to meet Camilla, have your book signed, and learn inside art making tips & tricks in-person from Camilla herself? Camilla is planning her 2016 book signing and appearances schedule. Contact your local Barnes & Noble, Chapters/Indigo, or local comic shop (most can carry Pop Painting and other Random House Books titles!) and request an author event near you. Camilla could visit to your local store!