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New for Tiny Trifecta 2015

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Camilla contributes once again to Tara McPherson’s Cotton Candy Machine Gallery and Tiny Trifecta 2015. Opening June 6th, the exhibition features petite artworks from many accomplished artists,  priced at extremely affordable $100ea pricepoints. We look forward to artwork from

Killer Acid / Rachel Adler / Esao Andrews / Apak / John Baizley / Dilek Baykara / Melinda Beck / Andrew Bell / Andrei Bouzikov / Jon Burgerman / Iain Burke / Zoe Byland / You Byun / Scott C / Deedee Cheriel / Luke Chueh / Cha! / Ciou / David M Cook /  Troy Coulterman / Lana Crooks / Ramiro Davaro-Comas / Gabi de la Merced / Kelly Denato / Camilla d’Errico / Dima Drjuchin / Emroca / Jason Edminston / Brian Ewing / Natalia Fabia / Ian Ferguson / Eric Fortune / AJ Fosik / Mab Graves / Michael Hacker / Kelley Hagemes / Seldon Hunt / Jeremy Hush / Charlie Immer / Jordin Isip / Martine Johanna / JK5 / Joka / Erik Jones / Lyejm Kallas-Lewis / Aya Kakeda / Andrea Kang / Andy Kehoe / Kraken / Ian Kuali’i / Brad Kunkle / Grace Lang / Jesse LeDoux / Tim Lee / Henry Lewis / Kristen Liu / Farron Loathing / Lola / Travis Louie / Tina Lugo / David Mack / Sean Mahan / Jean Paul Mallozzi / Malojo / Steven Manale / Sara Antoinette Martin / Megan Massacre / Dan May / Marco Mazzoni / Jim McKenzie / Caitlin McCormack / Brandi Milne / Junko Mizuno / Moki / Heiko Müller / Yoh Nagao / Lori Nelson / Joohee Park / Shaunna Peterson / London Police / Anthony Pontius / Arabella Proffer / Martha Rich / Arik Roper / Lucas Ruggieri / Jay Ryan / Isabel Samaras / Skinner / Allison Sommers / Amy Sol / Brian Sparrow / Beau Stanton / Cameron Stewart / Diana Sudyka / Gary Taxali / Adam Wallacavage / Elizabeth Winnel / Yoskay Yamamoto / Lauren YS

Opening reception begins June 6th at 7pm, with pre-registration beginning 4pm. Best of luck to fans and patrons looking to acquire a special original artwork.

Camilla contributes 3 petite acrylic on wood paintings. Check these out!

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For more details, see Cotton Candy Machine’s site here.

 

Beauty In The Breakdown Preview & Interview

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Beauty In The Breakdown is here! Camilla celebrates 10 years in independent practice tonight at Thinkspace Gallery. It’s serendipitous that Camilla started her practice at age 24, and celebrates it 10 years later with a collection of 24 artworks!

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Exhibition preview is now LIVE here, check out all of Camilla & Sarah Joncas new artworks for the exhibition. Email purchase inquiries to contact@thinkspacegallery.com Camilla is attending opening reception tonight, Feb 28th at Thinkspace Gallery. Limited Edition signed & numbered Fine Art Prints of “Kitty Titties” will release for purchase at opening. If any prints remain after opening, they will be available through thinkspacegallery.com

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“Queen Beeatrice” is one of Camilla’s new oil on wood panel paintings for Beauty In The Breakdown. Superfan Darla shares a poem Beeatrice inspired;

She replaced her heart with honey comb, and filled it with her thoughts. To attract her little honey bees, to fill the empty spots – Darla P.

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Camilla answered some fun and thoughtful questions for Beauty In The Breakdown.

1. When do you get the most painting done? Morning, Noon, Night, Middle of the Night/Morning?
-If you can believe it I’m both a night owl and a morning person so most of my work is done in the am and late late at night. I think I spent a couple of months going to bed at 4am and getting up at 9am while painting some of these pieces. Not much sleep was had, but it was worth it. I never regret my sleepless nights and days because I’m so motivated and inspired that if I had it my way I’d pull two months of all nighters if it wouldn’t kill me.
2. Have you ever accidentally drank or was about to drink the dirty ‘paint’ water?
-Full disclosure….yes…hangs head in shame. I totally dunked my paint brush in my tea and didn’t realize it until I had a sip. Not surprising fact; Holbein Oil paints don’t taste good.
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3. What inspired the direction of your work for the upcoming show?
-This show is my 10yr anniversary show so I spent some time thinking about my journey as an artist over the past decade, from the beginning to present and was really fascinated by the journey my work seemed to take. People reflect who they are in their art and seeing who I was back then and who I am now was something that I wanted to explore. The work is an exploration of the many facets of myself as an artist and person so there is a wide variety of themes rather than one singular one. I equated it to a parfait, there is a layer of playfulness, sadness, romanticism and even the bizarre. Each piece is inspired by a different faction of myself but also a mixture of past and present. I am a hopeless romantic to this day but I’ve changed in 10 years, from a single girl to a married woman. I can look back at my early work and see a lot of themes of unrequited love, heartbreak and passion but rather than repeat that theme I wanted to blend it with who I am now, so its a more mature view about love I think.
4. What other artists work are you ‘fan-girling’ over right now? 
-I am head over heels for Hikari Shimoda right now. I just had a show with her in NYC at Cotton Candy Machine and seeing her work in person was unbelievable. There is so much depth and layers in her work that will blow you away. She’s a total sweet heart so that makes her art that much more beautiful to me. I could look at her work for hours its so good.
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3. What inspired the direction of your work for the upcoming show?
-This show is my 10yr anniversary show so I spent some time thinking about my journey as an artist over the past decade, from the beginning to present and was really fascinated by the journey my work seemed to take. People reflect who they are in their art and seeing who I was back then and who I am now was something that I wanted to explore. The work is an exploration of the many facets of myself as an artist and person so there is a wide variety of themes rather than one singular one. I equated it to a parfait, there is a layer of playfulness, sadness, romanticism and even the bizarre. Each piece is inspired by a different faction of myself but also a mixture of past and present. I am a hopeless romantic to this day but I’ve changed in 10 years, from a single girl to a married woman. I can look back at my early work and see a lot of themes of unrequited love, heartbreak and passion but rather than repeat that theme I wanted to blend it with who I am now, so its a more mature view about love I think.
4. What other artists work are you ‘fan-girling’ over right now? 
-I am head over heels for Hikari Shimoda right now. I just had a show with her in NYC at Cotton Candy Machine and seeing her work in person was unbelievable. There is so much depth and layers in her work that will blow you away. She’s a total sweet heart so that makes her art that much more beautiful to me. I could look at her work for hours its so good.
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5. What motivated you to choose the life/career of an artist? 
-Poor life choices. Ha ha no I’m kidding. The truth is that I always wanted to be an artist since I was a kid. Anyone that knows me knows that even as a kid all I was interested in was drawing and watching cartoons…and dinosaurs. I would have been a paleontologist if I didn’t have such fair skin and burned like a lobster in a pot whenever I’m in the sun for 10 minutes. So I put all my eggs in the artist basket and worked hard to develop my style and career and I love it. I get to be a big kid and its great.
6. What brand of paint so you use? What’s your favorite color and brush right now?
-I get asked this a lot, I use Holbein DUO oils. They are so delightful! I am in love with Ice Green, its like a soft teal that I wish I could just paint my entire house with, it would be so magical.
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7. How long does it take to complete a single piece? Do you work on multiple pieces at one time?
-Honestly it depends on the size and elements in the painting, plus how much energy I have during my painting sessions. I don’t even know how to measure how long it takes sometimes because I can work on a painting for a week from morning till the wee hours of the night. It can take anywhere from a month to a week and a half of hardcore painting and I tend to work on one at a time so it keeps things straightforward in my mind.
8. What creative person; artist, musician, director, family member etc…  has had the most influence or inspired your own artistic voice?
-That’s a HUGE question  like casting a net into an ocean that connects to a lake. I don’t know that I have ONE person that has inspired me the most but rather a cast of characters that I can say have influenced me over the years. If I had to narrow it down to the people who have inspired me to be myself and given me the confidence to express myself freely then I’d say it would be my sisters, my bff and my ever supportive husband. The people who are closest to me have given me the support that I needed to be myself without worrying that I had to edit myself.
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9. What do you know now, that you wish you would have known when first embarking on your artistic career?
I didn’t know that being an artist was also a business. I think with my heart first and my instinct is to just go with the passionate side of art without considering the consequences. It would have been great if I had known to consider the pragmatic side of being an artist I think I would have been better prepared for what it means to be a professional artist now.
10. If your could invite 5 people dead or alive to a dinner party, who would be on your guest list and what’s on the menu?
Oh my gosh…i kinda want to invite a guest list of fictional characters. I’ll answer this in two parts. Real life…hmm…. Leonardo DaVinci, Albert Einstein, Ian Somerhalder, Jane Austin and Cleopatra. I couldn’t imagine a crazier cast for a wildly inspiring dinner party! We’d eat a gigantic Italian meal that is 7 courses of carby goodness and end it with a glass of grappa over gelato. If I could have a dinner party with fictional characters I’d hate Damon Salvatore, Daryl Dixon, Dean Winchester, Mindy Lahiri and Tuxedo Mask. We would eat chinese take out because with that ensemble you know that its a safe bet, but i think by the end of the dinner half of us would be dead. It would be a memorable night thought and that’s what life’s all about afterall.
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Folks in the Culver City area, join Camilla at opening reception tonight at Thinkspace Gallery 6pm-9pm. RSVP here.
View full exhibition preview on Thinkspace Gallery’s Website and email purchase inquiries to contact@thinkspacegallery.com

New For Beauty In The Breakdown Feb 28

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Camilla’s large new collection of original works for Beauty In The Breakdown is taking shape! This new piece, titled “Mademoiselle Gatto”, includes cameos of Camilla’s French Bulldog Loki, and his bulldog cousin Eggo.

Mademoiselle Gatto will be on display and available for purchase through Thinkspace Gallery, February 28th. Camilla is attending opening reception in person, where a special Limited Edition fine art print will be released.

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Camilla has titled this little 8×10″ fellow “Mr. Velvedeer”! He is currently being framed, and will be available through Thinkspace Gallery February 28th.

Camilla will have a selection of original framed drawings sizes 5×7″ and 8×10″ for her Beauty In The Breakdown exhibition. Here’s a peek at one of them, with a cameo appearance by Totoro!

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Beauty In The Breakdown opens February 28th at Thinkspace Gallery, and celebrates Camilla’s 10th anniversary as an independent fine artist! Camilla has been preparing a new collection of paintings, many of which push the surreal envelope farther than she has before.

Fine Art Prints

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“Kitty Titties” will be available as a Limited Edition Fine Art Print at Opening Reception, 6pm-9pm at Thinkspace Gallery. Prints will be a signed & numbered edition of 50pcs only, silkscreened with gold detailing. More details coming soon.

Camilla is creating 15 paintings, and a handful of framed graphite drawings, for Beauty In The Breakdown. Have you subscribed to Camilla’s newsletter for previews of paintings and new products & promotions? Sign up here.

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Stay tuned to Camilla’s instagram @camilladerrico and Facebook for new work-in-progress and painting images. Sign up to Camilla’s newsletter here for exhibition announcements, including prints, promotions and gift offers.

New Painting For Thinkspace Scope Miami

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Camilla has a new black & white acrylic painting, titled “Furbee”, completed for Thinkspace Galley’s Scope Miami showing opening December 2nd, 2014. If you attend Thinkspace Scope Miami, check out Thinkspace’s booth B03 for amazing artworks. Serious purchase inquiries may be emailed to contact@thinkspacegallery.com

“Furbee” is a 10×10″ acrylic painting on wood panel.  It looks like a drawing, doesn’t it? Camilla’s Black & White paintings are all brush-painted by hand with a liner or script brush.

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Loki loves “helping” Camilla paint!

 

Camilla d’Errico At KittyCon LA

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Hello, Kitty! One of Sanrio’s most beloved  characters is being celebrated with her own convention, Hello Kitty Con LA. Hello Kitty has been an enduring part of Camilla’s life since childhood, and the subject of several paintings for official Sanrio events and exhibitions. So when Sanrio and Kitty Con invited Camilla to contribute as a featured guest artist, the answer was undeniably, yes!

Kitty Con will run Oct 30 – Nov 2 at The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA, Little Tokyo, LA.

Learn How To Draw with Camilla

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 Camilla has delivered workshops and instructional programs before, from school-visits, to Skillshare, and her smash hit How To Draw Pop Manga book. She’s bringing her skills and experience to  Kitty Con attendees to impart some of the basics, and tips & tricks, for drawing- with Hello Kitty as the subject!

Camilla will be in attendance at Kitty Con on October 30th, and presenting How To Draw Hello Kitty workshops where students will get to use drawing materials provided by Kitty Con to follow along with Camilla’s teaching.These workshops will run for 45min each with Q&A built in, and held every hour on the hour from 11am – 6pm, with the final workshop beginning at 5pm.

Exclusive Art Print

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Camilla has created a new original painting for Sanrio’s official event, which will be available exclusively at Hello Kitty Con LA! Camilla’s new painting, titled “Kitty Berry Kiss Kiss”, features Hello Kitty with her hairbow made of strawberry slices- which are also butterflies! Camilla’s penchant for yummy rainbow melts is present in this delicious piece, with Hello Kitty’s cute strawberries on her dress melting into the desert-like texture of the rainbow swirls.

Kitty Berry Kiss Kiss will be available in a limited edition of 100pcs only,  retailing for $40ea, available at JapanLA’s Art + Fashion Booth inside the Super Supermarket at Hello Kitty Con. Camilla will not have any, The Camilla Store will not stock them, they will not be reprinted, so don’t miss your chance to collect Kitty Berry Kiss Kiss exclusively from JapanLA at Kitty Con!

View Niji Bambini Pieces Online

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Camilla d’Errico and Hikari Shimoda’s Niji Bambini Pieces are available for viewing on Cotton Candy Machine Gallery’s Event Page here ! Many new works are available for purchase, and pre-sale inquiries are open. Presales are made on a first-come-first-served basis, so collectors may want to pick more than one desired piece, in case your first choice is already spoken for. Email info@thecottoncandymachine.com for presale inquiries.

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Camilla has contributed a variety of original artworks, including graphite drawings, acrylic paintings and oil paintings. Original artworks begin at $100, ranging in price depending on size and media. View the available pieces here.

Limited Edition Prints at Cotton Candy Machine Gallery

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Camilla’s new painting, “Princess Tickle Trunk”, for Niji Bambini exhibition, is releasing as a 17×22″ Limited Edition Fine Art Print at Cotton Candy Machine Gallery. The edition is limited to 25 pieces only, priced at $75ea. These prints will be available through Cotton Candy Machine Gallery at the opening of Niji Bambini, Friday October 10th

New Painting for Art Collector Starter Kit 2

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Art Collector Starter Kit, an exhibition aiming to make fine art from some of today’s brightest creative stars more accessible to more collectors, returns to Corey Helford Gallery August 30th.

Original works were previously priced in the $2,000 neighborhood, making them some of the most affordable originals from many participating artists. This year’s lineup looks even more stellar. Camilla has been working on a 10×10″ oil painting, with fans on her Instagram @camilladerrico getting the first peek.

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Mark your calendars for Art Collector Starter Kit opening August 30th at Corey Helford Gallery!

Rotofugi 10th Anniversary Exhibition

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Camilla contributes a new original painting to Rotofugi’ Gallery’s 10th anniversary 10×10″ Artwork Exhibition opening August 8th. “TriHart” is an acrylic on wood panel painting, depicting a graceful and intricate synthesis of some of the things closest to Camilla’s heart. Camilla’s french bulldog Loki makes a cameo appearance for the first time in her artwork!

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TriHart is a dimensional piece, with the painting extending over the raised edges. This piece has a gallery list price of $900.

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Rotofugi’s 10th Anniversary Exhibition opens August 8th, for purchase inquiries please contact gallery curator David at dva@rotofugi.com

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