The SNACK ATTACK Art Book pre-order is live!
GET IT HERE!
🍕 - 8 x 10.5 inch pages! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
🍔 - A big shark made of pizza on the cover! ⠀⠀⠀
🌭 - UV coated cardstock cover! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
🌮 - 122 total pages! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
🍝 - 90 pages of full color Snack Attack artwork! ⠀
🍩 - 20 pages of sketches, photos, and behind the scenes material! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
🍉 - Foreword written by the amazing Meghan Bean!
🍦 - Each pre-order copy includes a (3in x 4in) sheet of stickers! ⠀
FLOURISHING HABITS: IOWA CITY BLICK EMPLOYEE ART SHOW
August 17th - September 21st
Catich Gallery at St. Ambrose University, Davenport, IA
Wednesday, September 12, 2018
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
My amazing coworkers at Blick Iowa City and I have an art show up in Davenport.
Jonathan Sims (me!)
And here's a time-lapse video of my painting, Raptor Rail Grind, featured in the exhibition.
Hey look! I've got some stuff going on.
COME CHECK IT OUT!
LIVE PAINTING AT DOWNTOWN IOWA CITY'S BLOCK PARTY
I will be painting live during Iowa City's Block Party Saturday June 23rd. Find me and my friends Megan and Carlos in front of the Deadwood starting at 5pm. We will be live painting some big canvases for PBR which will be hung in local bars after the event.
Find out more about Block Party and buy tickets here!
PUBLIC SPACE ONE'S CHEAP ART SALE!
I will have a booth at PS1 on Saturday, June 30th. Come buy my stuff and cheap art by 20 other great artists! This is an awesome chance to snatch up some cool art at a steal.
Learn more here!
Here's the time-lapse video of my latest painting, Quackflip. This painting will be part of Blick Iowa City's "For the Birds" show benefitting the RARE Group June 1-3, 2018.
I had the awesome opportunity to illustrate Millie the Duck written by 14-year-old Kaylin Von Ahnen! Books will be available soon in select stores and at comic conventions. Stay tuned for more info.
I finished a painting this week! Here's a time lapse video of the process.
This painting is for a local public art project called 2X2XU. People paint on 2 foot square pieces of plywood and they get hung up in the New Bo neighborhood in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
Big thanks to Joe and Matt at the Two-Headed Nerd for reviewing FBH #2 in this week's episode!
I'm proud to be showing artwork from my SNACK ATTACK series in Black Earth Gallery's BITEme juried group exhibition. The show opening is Thursday, March 1st from 5-7pm for "First Thursdays Art Night in NewBo." There will also be a BITEme Pop-UP Dinner on March 15, 2018 during the exhibition. The exhibition will be on display through March 31st.
"Food Art for thought. There has been a long history about the relationship between food as art, as sensual, as political. We see food as art everywhere we turn. Food pulls all of our senses to attention immediately. Chefs strive to impress us with every bite being a beautiful and sensual experience. Some of my favorite food inspired movies are, Babette’s Feast and Sideways. My favorite visual food artists are Giuseppe Arcimboldo, still lifes of the Dutch golden age with tables teeming with fruits, ducks and silver platters, Post-Impressionist painter Cezanne, pop artists Wayne Thiebaud and Andy Warhol, political Feminist artists Miriam Schapiro and Judy Chicago and artist Tiberio Simone, just to name a few. This art historical theme and my passion for cooking and food experiences is how the BITEme show developed. So, go ahead, it’s ok to play with your food."
The new year is already filling up quickly! Here's where you can find me or my work:
It’s finally finished! After like a million years, Floating BunnyHead #2 is done! I’m ordering copies in one week. It's 40 pages, full color just like issue #1.
I will have copies for sale at Cedar Rapids Comic Con (Feb 3rd). They will also be on shelves at some local comic shops.
Do you want to order any copies for yourself? Do you have a local comic shop that may want to carry FBH? Contact me.
I recorded time lapse video of my latest painting, Brandt 15! I've entered this painting in a contest for Blick employees to have their artwork purchased by Blick's home office.
"Brandt 15" is a late addition to my Snack Attack series of work which explores my relationship with food, advertising, and pop culture. The Brandt 15 is a double cheeseburger with a grilled cheese sandwich in the middle that I once ordered from a pub in college. The absurd sandwich is placed on a pedestal with a gold plaque to commemorate that idiotic moment in time as if it were a historical milestone.
I'm participating in InkTober again this year! The theme I'm sticking to is "It's Raining Orcs!" I'll be drawing 31 different Orcs falling off a cliff this month. You can follow along on my Instagram. Like last year's 31 Draculas, I will be compiling my Orc drawings into a mini art book.
At RAD INC
123 E. Washington St.
Iowa City, Iowa, IA 52240
Join us for PS1's DISCO BALL SUPPLY INC. & other art
a very shiny pop-up shop at RADinc.
Our motto: "Art is not a mirror held up to reality, but a MIRROR BALL with which to shape it." -- with apologies to Brecht
Disco Ball Supply Inc. is:
• A community space for the creation of DIY disco balls*
• Art for sale by local artists from PS1 and our awesome community partner Blick Art Materials (prints, jewelry, comic books, & more!)
• Answers to all your questions about Public Space One (where? what? when? who? why?)
* All materials provided! We request that disco balls created at Disco Ball Supply Inc. be part of the most epic disco ball installation that Iowa City has ever seen at DIY VIP: PS1 Member Party on Sat. Sept. 16. After that, you can take them home!
I'm honored to be the first visiting artist of the school year at Willowwind School in Iowa City! A selection of works from my SNACK ATTACK series is currently on display in the lobby of the school. I will also be meeting with students this month to talk about my art and the food imagery that I use in my Snack Attack art series.