3 Dates: Feb. 27, March 27, May 1, 2019

JPG@TheBank 3525 Mt. Diablo Blvd. Lafayette, CA

Doors Open at 6:30

Starts at 7PM-8PM

In which we talk in person to artists, and to each other, about art, and everyone has opinions and nothing gets resolved, and we have Art Fights, and good times are had and the world gets a little bigger for all of us.

Your Host: Betsy Streeter
Betsy’s work has spanned cartooning, illustration, writing, film production, software, design, and video games. BAD ART LIVE is the three-dimensional evolution of her BAD ART newsletter. If you look really closely, one of Betsy’s cartoons is on the cabinet in Paul Giamatti’s office in the movie San Andreas. Another one travels with the Smithsonian Astrophysics Observatory’s exhibit on black holes. She has inadvertently designed at least one tattoo. She recently created illustrations to promote Karen Wickre’s book Taking the Work out of Networking, and her artwork appears on the cover of Sammy Warm Hands’ album Figures of Speech.

BAD ART LIVE I: 27 February 2019
For the first one in the series, Betsy welcomes artist and Global Art Project founder Carl Heyward and artist Charmaine Koh, whose work will be right there with us in the room! We’ll discuss collaborative art and making without thinking, and dig into what it is to start a piece, finish a piece, and get out of your own way. And so much more.
Plus: Art Fight, in which we take sides and I assign meaningless points.

Only 10. bucks!

BAD ART LIVE II: 27 March 2019

Ray Beldner, Artist and Director, StartUp Art Fair San Francisco and Los Angeles
Like many artists, Ray art from the stuff of everyday life: clothing, cash, stolen items, porn. His work takes the form of sculpture, installation, print, digital media, text-based work, and applied arts. It is frequently derived from conceptual ideas that deconstruct hierarchical systems “high art” versus “low art,” “intrinsic value” versus “commercial value,” and so on with ironic humor. See more of Ray’s work at raybeldner.com. Check out the StartUp Art Fair at startupartfair.com.

BAD ART LIVE III: 1 May 2019 – Guests announced soon!

BAD ART LIVE III: 1 May 2019
Betsy welcomes artist and Beth Davila Waldman. Beth, whose work will be right there with us in the room! This past year, Beth was awarded the 2017-2018 Kala Institute Parent Artist Residency, the Playa Institute March 2018 Artist Residency, a printmaking residency at Basel Edition in Basel, Switzerland with 10 other international artists. She was also an artist in residence at Kala Institute’s Electronic Media Center in May 2018 and returning this October 2018. Beth’s work was part of the juried exhibition “Bay Area Now” and included in the Live Auction at San Jose Institute for Contemporary Art’s Annual Connect and Collect Auction this October. Betsy Streeter will go into depth about her feature at JPG@The Bank, Unknown Key. She will discuss the evolution, responses and what she has learned through the process.
Plus: Art Fight, in which we take sides and I assign meaningless points.
Doors open at 6:30 for a look and a mingle. Fun starts at 7p not a moment before! 😉