INTERNATIONAL CLASH DAY!

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On February 7th, 2017 the world banded together to celebrate the music and message of The Clash by observing the fifth annual International Clash Day.  KEXP in Seattle, WA, along with over 20 radio stations from across the United States, joined stations from Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, and the U.K. to honor The Clash with twelve hours of the music that inspired the band, and in turn they inspired, and how protest was central to their message of hope and change.

The message of The Clash, so influenced by the international sounds they grew up with, is both powerful and uplifting especially now in this time of struggle,” said KEXP Morning Show host and International Clash Day originator John Richards.

Mayors and distinguished officials from the cities of Austin, TX, Ithaca, NY, Kent, OH, San Francisco, CA, Seattle, WA, Tucson, AZ, Vancouver B.C. (Canada), Bridgwater (UK) and Washington D.C. alongside the governor of the State of Washington all proclaimed February 7th as International Clash Day. These local governments all chose to celebrate The Clash and the message behind their music and their contributions to our cultural fabric.

The legacy of Joe Strummer and The Clash continues to be honored by the work of The Joe Strummer Foundation, which gives opportunities to musicians and support to projects around the world that create empowerment through music.

“Now, more than ever, we need to stand united and not be divided. It’s for this reason that we support International Clash Day,” said Steve Mullen of the Joe Strummer Foundation. “Anyone with a modicum of humanity can appreciate The Clash and the impact they had on the world.” During the late 70s and early 80s they definitely earned the slogan ‘The Only Band That Matters’. Back then, political and social differences were being pushed to the extreme. And now the same is happening in many parts of the world, except this time we have social media to amplify & confuse the truth. International Clash Day ensures new generations are aware that the band, through Joe’s snarling lyrics, called out the conspirators and united the people to stand up and be counted. As Joe Strummer once said: ‘Without people, you’re nothing’ and never a true enough phrase has been spoken.”

To read the full blog post please visit KEXP.org

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Look at this gorgeous new print

Design by Jessica Sabogal

This amazing design was created by Jessica Sabogal who you can come down and meet at CoCA Gallery 6-9 PM Thursday February 2nd as part of Pioneer Square Art Walk!

“Hear Our Voice” is an exhibit that will feature this piece, as well a massive amount of other pieces created for The Amplifier Foundation as part of their support for the Womxns March on Washington and in Seattle.

We will be at the Opening, printing small(er) versions of this image in a live print demo that you can take home (while supplies last), or try your hand at printing yourself! All in support of of CoCA and The Amplifier Foundation!

Much more information at the CoCA Event Site

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Georgetown ArtAttack!

Come down and help us close out our residency with New Mystics! Support our partner organizations: Shout Your Abortion, I873 (Police Accountability), #BlackLivesMatter, #NoDAPL, Seattle Rent Control.

Live Screen Printing, Art Activities, and More!

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End of the Year Honors

Paste Magazine Best Concert Artists of 2016

Pretty happy when our friends get some props. Really happy in fact.

Paste Magazine has released it’s list of the Top 10 Poster Artists in 2016, and many of our friends are on the list: Mike Klay, Frida Clements, Dan Stiles, Gregg Gordon and Andrew Saeger.

But also, two of the artists on our list are members of our little space: Barry Blankenship and Kelsey Gallo.

We know how good they are, cause we see their work everyday. But it is really nice seeing them get a little love from the outside world!

Good job! And Congratulations!

You can read the whole article here.

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Recap of Art Attack!!

We had a great time last night at our shipping container provided by CoCA, celebrating 10 Years of Equinox Studios!

Over 250 people came through our container in a little over 3 hours, and we had so many people drawing and talking art that we ran over better than an hour in the 30º weather.

Thanks for the amazing time, and come out next month (January 14th)!

Photos from the JAM!!

Photos from the JAM!!

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Announcing our residency at CoCA!

New Mystics/Fogland Studios Residency

We are super excited to announce that we have entered into a partnership with local artist NKO and Seattle Underground Art Troupe “New Mystics” for a two month residency at the Equinox Building as part of a residency with Puget Sound’s the seminal arts organization: The Center of Contemporary Arts (CoCA).

The partnership will create Resistance: Art as Advocacy – a campaign focusing artistic expression to empower creative thinkers and visualists of all abilities on using their talents, resources and access to draw attention to outstanding issues in our community.

The group will be commissioning pieces from local artists to creating piece for partner organizations: Shout Your Abortion, I873 (Police Accountability), #BlackLivesMatter, and Seattle Rent Control.

Pieces will be mass produced via screen printing methods in the container, and distributed at Georgetown Art Attack celebrating 10 Years of the Equinox Building on December 10th from 6-9PM, as well as other direct distribution methods through partner organizations!

New Mystics/Fogland Studios will hosting a Fogland DrawingJam! at the event, encouraging all ages and abilities to come draw, doodle or sketch out of the residency space. These pieces will be processed and screen printed into Special Edition Fogbooks, and distributed via this website, as well as at the Georgetown Art Attack on January 14th!

More events, classes, and community interaction to be announced soon!

Come on down and join in!

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Fogland at Short Run AGAIN!

Short Run Fogbook

Fogland is pleased to have been involved with the Short Run Comic and Arts Festival again this year.

In addition to producing a co-curated Short Run/Fogland Special Edition Fogbook, Fogland Members also worked closely with Short Run members to produce their individual projects, as well as host the Short Run Dash Grant Winner Brendan Kiefer in production of part of his new Short Run exclusive book “Duplexed” and printed live demos at the festival!

On top of that, Fogland donated two Expert Level Classes to the Short Run Fundraising Auction at the Short Run After Party at historic Washington Hall.

Always a great time at the worlds best Comic, Zine and Arts festival!

Fogbooth

Fogland Studios Booth, Short Run 2016

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Fogland back at SPL for Streetwise!

Art As Advocacy

Fogland Studios was back at Seattle Public Library on Saturday October 29th to continue it’s support of the eattle Public Library’s Streetwise Campaign to end Seattle Homelessness, by using Art as Advocacy!

Eric Carnell and Malia Seavey performed print demos, and lead interactive art activities in conjunction with multiple other teaching artists, as well as lectures from leading homelessness advocates, community and city leaders, and concerned citizens.

Art As Advocacy

Art As Advocacy

Art As Advocacy

Art As Advocacy

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Short Run/Fogland DrawingJam!

Short Run Fogbook

Just completed our second annual Short Run/Fogland DrawingJam!

Super happy to have hosted some of the regions best comic artists to draw up a book that will be screened in the next couple weeks, and released at Short Run Comics and Arts Festival on Saturday November 5th at Fisher Pavilion on the Seattle Center grounds.

Check back to watch progress!!

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Fogbooks at SPL!!

SPL On the Plaza 09.16

We just got finished with our series of drawing jam’s at the Seattle Public Library!

Thanks to everyone that came out. It is tough work. Sitting, drawing, listening to Love City Love jam for any takers who want to take a shot at Open Mic…

Oh, and produced a pretty cool book in the process…

SPL On the Plaza 09.16

Mini Zines for SPL

SPL On the Plaza 09.16

Drawing!!

SPL On the Plaza 09.16

Squirrels are sweet!

SPL On the Plaza 09.16

Drawing!!

SPL On the Plaza 09.16

Drawing!!

SPL On the Plaza 09.16

Love City Love Open Mic!

SPL On the Plaza 09.16

Finished SPL Fogbook

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