August 11, 2014
by Kaebel JK Hashitani
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Monkeybrain Comics Group Exhibit – August 2014

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Sequential Art Gallery is excited to have a group show featuring the artists of Monkeybrain Comics, assembled by publishers Chris Roberson and Allison Baker. The exhibit opens on First Thursday, August 7th, with the artist’s reception from 6pm-10pm. The Monkeybrain exhibit includes work by Nick Brokenshire (Amelia Cole), Colleen Coover (Bandette), Dennis Culver (Edison Rex), Dan Goldman (Red Light Properties), Gabriel Hardman (Kinski), Ibrahim Moustafa (High Crimes), and Jen Vaughn (Avery Fatbottom: Renaissance Fair Detective).

Chris Roberson and Allison Baker launched Monkeybrain in 2012, to be a haven for creator-owned comics made available in digital format through the ComiXology platform. Named the “premier destination for high-quality digital comics” by The Onion AV Club, Monkeybrain has lived up to that reputation with Eisner-nominated titles “Red Light Properties”, “High Crimes”, and the Eisner-winning “Bandette”. Monkeybrain titles are also frequently cited in critics’ year-end surveys. Roberson is a New York Times-bestselling writer, co-creator of “iZombie”, “Memorial”, and “Edison Rex”. Baker is the Director of Operations for IDW Publishing, and producer of TV commercials & film.

The Monkeybrain group exhibit will be on display throughout the month of August, with gallery hours on Mondays from 2pm-6pm, Saturdays from 11am-5pm, and by appointment. The exhibit will close at the end of the business on Saturday, August 30th.

July 21, 2014
by Kaebel JK Hashitani
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CALL FOR ARTISTS: FrightTown Horror Art Show

This October, FRIGHTTOWN, Oregon’s greatest haunted attraction, is celebrating its tenth anniversary of terrifying the greater Portland Metro area. As part of this celebration, FrightTown is bringing back their popular Halloween-and-horror themed art exhibit. And we’d love for YOU to be a part of it.

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We’re setting up the exhibition space between the three haunted attractions, giving the over 40,000 attendees that visit FrightTown each October a glimpse into your twisted imagination. And possibly take it home!

This will be a no-fee juried exhibit, curated by Sequential Art Gallery. We’re looking for pieces in classic horror and Halloween themes. Completed pieces may be in any medium*, including prints of existing work, three-dimensional work, and must be ready-to-hang. You can submit just one piece or a few if you’re so inclined. Additionally, we would like to offer the art for sale, but leave that to the artist’s discretion.

Due to FrightTown’s unique exhibition space, finished wall-hanging pieces cannot be wider than 28 inches. If you have something large and sculptural, we’ll need to talk with you about how best to accommodate that.

To submit artwork for consideration, please send images (JPEG, TIFF, PNG, PDF, etc.) via email to sequentialart@gmail.com before-or-by SUNDAY, AUGUST 24th. High resolution images are not required. Please include the following information:

  • Your Name
  • Title
  • Dimensions
  • Media
  • Price (if for sale)

The jury will review all entries, and will notify selected artists with additional details and instructions by Sunday, August 31st.

For more about FrightTown: www.frighttown.com
For more about Sequential Art Gallery: www.sequentialartgallery.com

We’re excited to see what horrors you come up with. Let us know if you have any questions.

On behalf of FrightTown,

Kaebel JK Hashitani + Merrick Monroe
Sequential Art Gallery + Studio
328 NW Broadway #113
Portland OR 97209 | 503-916-9293

*Unless your medium is poop. For the love of Dagon, don’t send us art made of poop. Seriously.

March 5, 2014
by Kaebel JK Hashitani
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LAUNCH! Periscope Studio’s Maiden Voyage Kickstarter Campaign Exhibition

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Sequential Art Gallery presents LAUNCH!, an exhibit celebrating “Maiden Voyage”, Periscope Studio’s first successful Kickstarter campaign. The exhibit features art by Ron Randall (Trekker), Paul Guinan (Boilerplate), David Hahn (Erfworld), Natalie Nourigat (Home Is Where the Internet Is), Erika Moen (Oh Joy, Sex Toy), and Benjamin Dewey (The Tragedy Series). The exhibit opens this Thursday, March 6th, with the artist’s reception from 6pm to 10pm.

Back in November 2013, Periscope Studio launched it’s Kickstarter campaign to fund the production of six limited-edition full-color art books, each representing the work of Randall, Guinan, Hahn, Nourigat, Moen, and Dewey. The six artists included signed graphic novels, original comic pages, and personalized art. The fan response was overwhelming, and campaign was successfully funded by its mid-December deadline. The art books scheduled to be received this month, then sent out to reward backers.

Periscope Studio is a Portland​-based​ collective of cartoonists, illustrators, writers, concept designers, graphic novelists, and storyboard artists​; the largest collective of its kind in the US​. You can learn more about the studio’s history and upcoming projects at www.periscopestudio.com, and follow them on Twitter and Facebook. But be advised: they are prone to antics and tomfoolery.

LAUNCH! will be on display throughout the month of March, with gallery hours on Thursdays from 3pm-7pm, and by appointment. LAUNCH! will close at the end of the month.