Online submissions still open!

Parliament of Fowls

Are you a Los Angeles artist who just heard about L.A. Handprints? Totally bummed you missed the opportunity to display your work at our installation at Home Room in April? Don’t fret — our online gallery is still up and running and accepting submissions!

Head on over to our submissions page and send us your artwork. The more works you can contribute, the better! LA Handprints hopes to organize more local art events in the future, so your participation in the online portion of our project could lead to your work hanging up at Home Room someday. (Don’t forget to share this website with other local artists who might be interested in submitting work.)

A special thanks to all the artists who have shared their wonderful prints. We could not have done this without you!

HandPrints artists roster, blogs and portfolios

crowd at L.A. HandPrints openingI want to be sure to give credit to all the artists who are currently showing in the L.A. HandPrints show at Home Room, especially since not all are showing in our online gallery.

So, go to the real-life gallery to see:

Please check out their websites and blogs, and tell them you saw their work in the show. Let’s stay connected, yeah?

T-shirt design winners!

We tallied up the votes from the website and the opening reception, and the winners are…

Octopus by Elise Kane  downtown from los angeles street by Obi-Ike Nwoke
“Octopus” by Elise Kane                                                                                   “downtown from los angeles street” by Obi-Ike Nwoke

Congratulations to the artists and thank you to everyone who voted!

Today I dropped the images off at Screen Depot on Main Street to be burned onto silkscreens. By Wednesday they’ll be ready to print onto your T-shirts at our screenprinting workshop! The images are black here, but we’ll have a handful of colors to mix and match with. Bring your own shirt if you can, or we’ll have a pile of gems hand-picked from Out of the Closet.

Forecast says rain, but it will be nice and cozy at Home Room. Live music will be provided by DANK WILLIAMS and our own classmate, MS. CULPRIT.

Artists at HandPrints opening

Thank you to all the artists who contributed for our gallery show at Home Room! The opening reception was a blast. I especially enjoyed finally meeting some of the artists after weeks of email exchanges, introducing them to each other and introducing an audience to their work.

It was a pretty hectic night, so I didn’t get pictures of all the artists present with their pieces, but here are a few!

Obi-Ike Nwoke at Home Room     Joel Urias at Home Room

Obi-Ike Nwoke | “downtown from los angeles street” + Joel Urias | “Googleplexes and Super Highways,” “Clover Leaf,” “Amoebas”

 Elvira Clemente at Home Room     Daniel Rolnik at Home Room

Elvira Clemente | “Overwelming” + Daniel Rolnik | “Hi I’m Daniel”

Lou Morton at Home Room     Allison Peck at Home Room

Louis Morton | “Umbrella Party” + Allison Peck | “Remnants”

L.A. Zine Fest Screenprinting Social at Home Room

Home Room joined forces with L.A. Zine Fest on Feb. 8 to give demonstrations in screenprinting T-shirts. For a $5 cover, we were all invited to choose a blank thrift store shirt, pick one of three Zine Fest designs drawn by local artists, and print a piece of clothing to wear right out of the gallery.

group standing around printer     shirts and paint     stencil burned on screen     girl with silk screen       inking the screen     finished shirt     people chatting at event     guy printing          pink close-up     guy printing     girl printing

Photos by Cara Rifkin.