Friday, November 26, 2010

Black Friday Sale!

Today only, type in the coupon code "GIZZARD" upon checkout and receive 10% off your order! I also have some new stuff in the shop- a limited edition Hammerhead sculpture and some new original oil studies!

Friday, October 1, 2010

The Lowbrow Tarot show opens tonight

Sorry about the late notice. I just wanted to let you all know that The Lowbrow Tarot show opens tonight at La Luz De Jesus gallery:
Below is my piece for the show, "The Devil".

Opens Friday, October 1, 2010; 8-11 PM
Closes on Halloween

The Lowbrow Tarot Project showcases 23 amazing artists who have used their creative genius and unique styles to take on both sides of the 22 Major Arcana cards to create 23 new works of art in the rugged glow of the lowbrow art movement.

The pedigree of this exhibition is such that we've been approached by several prominent international museums wanting to show it,
but this exhibition at La Luz de Jesus Gallery will be the ONLY public display of these works. With a published volume and corresponding Tarot deck on the way, we knew that the patrons who've purchased these works of art wouldn't want to wait several months to take them home -and they are selling fast.

The artists: Daniel Martin Diaz, Carrie Ann Baade, Christopher Ulrich, Edith Lebeau, Cate Rangel,Kris Kuksi, Chris Mars, Christopher Umana, C.C. Askew, Brian M. Viveros, Claudia Drake, Heather Watts, Molly Crabapple, David Stoupakis, Laurie Lipton, Patrick "Star27" ; Deignan, Chet Zar, Jessica Joslin, Danni Shinya Luo, Jennybird Alcantara, Angie Mason, Scott G. Brooks, and curator Aunia Kahn.


Thursday, September 23, 2010

Live painting this Saturday at Epicenter Festival

I will be painting live at the Epicenter Festival this Saturday, Sept 25th:

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

I Want You T-Shirt Pre order, Hell City Live Painting in Phoenix, AZ

I Want You shirts are in production, available for pre order and will be shipping on August 31st! The shirt is grey,100% cotton and only costs $20. You can pre order here:
Also, I will be one of 12 artists painting live August 27-29, 2010 at the Hell City Tattoo Fest in Phoenix, AZ. I will also be selling studies and other merch. Hope to see you there!

Friday, August 6, 2010

New Print! "It's In The Trunk" Special Edition

Just posted a new print on "It's In The Trunk" Special Edition:

Signed and numbered by the artist
Printed on Velvet Fine Art paper
Limited Edition of 100
Paper size: 11 x 14" (fits standard frame!)
Image size: 9x12" (same size as original painting)

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Live painting at Visionary Tattoo Arts Festival in Asbury Park, NJ this weekend!

I will be in Asbury Park, NJ painting live and selling merch at the Visionary Tattoo Arts Festival July 30th, 31st and August 1st!

Monday, July 5, 2010

Coilhouse 05 Feature

I just got word that Coilhouse Magazine 05 (issue "5", get it?) has just gone on sale. It's chock full of goodness with articles and interviews with Clive Barker, Amanda Palmer and Neil Gaiman, Wil Wheaton and....who else? Oh yeah, me. There's a big interview with yours truly as well as a pull out poster of my painting, "Chronic Anxiety". And just for fun there's a step by step mini article on how I went about painting it. This issue is destined to be a collectors item. You can go here for more info:

Friday, June 4, 2010

Next show

"Trinity" collaboration piece by James and Chet Zar

beinArt International Surreal Art Collective Group Exhibition "Metamorphosis"@ Copro Gallery

Bergamot Station
2525 Michigan Ave , Unit T5, Santa Monica , CA 90404

Opening Reception, Saturday, June 5 - 8:00 – 11:30 p.m.

Dates: Exhibit runs; June 5 – June 26, 2010

Contact: Gary Pressman, Gallery - Director Copro Gallery, Jon Beinart, curator

PREVIEW LINKS; Metamorphosis Web-Preview

The beinArt International Surreal Art Collective was formed in 2006 to increase public awareness and appreciation of contemporary Surreal, Pop-Surrealist, Fantastic and Visionary Art. Each individual artist's contribution increases the movements credibility in the contemporary art world.
"Metamorphosis" will present the work of over 50 international artists (TBA), many who have never shown their work in California or the USA, along with a number of well known artists who have.
Each artist has been chosen for their ability to express themselves imaginatively with exceptional technique and un compromised individuality. The works will cover many themes that are central to the human experience portrayed with a surreal, dreamlike and often nightmarish aesthetic.
"Metamorphosis" will be testimony to a huge international movement of figurative artists who have resisted current trends in the art world and remained true to their artistic vision.

The beinArt International Surreal Art Collective was founded by Jon Beinart. Jon grew up in Albury-Wodonga, on the border of New South Wales and Victoria, before moving to Melbourne where he established The beinArt Underground Australian Art Collective (2003), later to become The beinArt International Surreal Art Collective (2006). Jon occupies the role of Artistic Director and manager of the publishing venture beinArt Publishing. He is also a practising artist whose work can be seen in the Gallery.
The recent publication of 'Metamorphosis 2' and the commercial venture beinArt Publishing has allowed its founder to sustain the social and philanthropic mission of the non-profit collective and provide a new avenue through print publication to promote emerging artists and strengthen the surreal and visionary art movement. This will be Jon's first curated group art exhibition which will feature many of the artists from his books 'Metamorphosis 1' and 'Metamorphosis 2' as well as many of the newly discovered talents featured on the web-site.

artists featured
Ron English, Shawn Barber, Chris Mars, Chet Zar, Viktor Safonkin, David Bowers, Peter Gric,
Dariusz Zawadzki, Karl Persson, Saturno Butto, Carrie Ann Baade, Laurie Lipton, Brian Viveros,
Dan Quintana, Alex Garcia, David Choquette, Fred Einaudi, Jason Jacenko, Christian Van Minnen, James Zar, Paul Rumsey, Katherine Blackwell, Jason John, Artur Golacki, Heather Nevay, William B Hand, Mikel Glass, Isabel Peppard, Mark Powell, Beau White, Joseph Larkin, Scott Musgrove, Chrystal Chan, Matt Martin, Stephanie Henderson, Leslie Ditto, Lily Mae Martin, Jeff Christensen, Luis Lorenzana, Jon Beinart, Ray Donley, Heidi Tallifer, Chris Peters, Matt Gordon, Mascoro, Erik Alos, Fred Harper, Vinnie Cacciotti & more

Friday, May 28, 2010

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Hellboys 702 grand opening and sculpting demo this weekend in Las Vegas


This Friday and Saturday (May 14-15th) I will be hosting the grand opening of Hellboys 702 tattoo in Las Vegas. I will be hanging out, signing stuff and selling merch. On Saturday, I will be doing a sculpting demo and giving away all my sculpting secrets. The grand opening event is free but the sculpting demo is $100. You can go here for more info:

Saturday, May 1, 2010

"Endarkenment" show ends this Sunday

My current solo show at Last Rites gallery in NYC is ending this Sunday:

Monday, March 1, 2010

New Talking Board Planchettes In My Web Store!

I have some new products in my web store and the latest is a talking board planchette. These hand cast urethane resin planchettes were created as VIP gifts for my 2007 "Stranger" show at Strychnin Gallery in Berlin. Approximately 5.25" x 3.5". Each planchette comes signed on the bottom. $20 each.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Hi Fructose 5th Anniversary Group Exhibition

I will have a piece in the Hi Fructose 5th Anniversary Group Exhibition. Opening reception will be Saturday March 13th, 2010 from 8pm until 11:30pm at CoproGallery 2525 Michigan Ave.,T5, Santa Monica, CA 90404. Show will run through April 4th, 2010.

Monday, February 8, 2010

New Website!

My new website just went live this morning! Aside from the cool new design, there is a Film section (to see some samples of my film work) and a new web store. Check it out at