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TIKI OASIS 18 Aug 8-12 San Diego: Free / Open to the Public Events!


Tiki Oasis 18: South Seas Cinema. August 8-12, San Diego, CA
Free and open to the public events!

Tiki Oasis 18 South Seas Cinema
This year’s Tiki Oasis weekend tickets sold out within minutes of release! However, fret not as there are lots of opportunities to attend, via these FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC events! There are also tickets available for Tiki Oasis events on Wednesday and Sunday

Tiki Oasis 18 – South Seas Cinema
Wed. August 8,
Bali Hai
2230 Shelter Island Dr, San Diego, CA 92106

Thurs. August 9-Sunday August 12
Crowne Plaza – Hotel Circle
2270 Hotel Cir N, San Diego, CA 92108

Thursday, Aug 9 Crowne Plaza
Free Events from 10am – 4pm
10am: Hula Hoop Basic w/ Miss Mia
10am: Raffia Flowers & Pom Poms w/Nicole Pacheco
10am – 5pm Tiki Oasis 10th Annual Art Show –
Grand Hanalei Ballroom Foyer, Crowne Plaza
All original artwork is for sale… Open to the public!
11am: Build Your Own Bamboo! w/Eric Hainline
1pm: Hula Dance w/ Di’Lovely
1pm: Tiki Storytelling “Tiki Pilgrimages”
1pm: Live Music: Adrian Demain’s Cheap Leis (Poolside)
3pm: Miss Tiki Oasis 2018 Poolside Strut – Meet all the finalists!
3pm: Swing Dance w/Burnie
4pm: Zenni Optical + Bombora Bombora Fashion Show by the Pool!
4pm: Bar Kindred “Permanent Vacation” Pop-Up! Angostura Swizzle Demo!
All day: DJ’s poolside

Friday, Aug 10 Crowne Plaza
10am9pm – Tiki Oasis Art Show
Grand Hanalei Ballroom Foyer, Crowne Plaza

Saturday, Aug 11, Crowne Plaza
9am – 5p – Tiki Oasis 10th Annual Car Show, Crowne Plaza Parking Lot
DJs all day, live music from Geronimo and the Scalpers 1 PM

10am – 6pm – Tiki Oasis Art Show
Grand Hanalei Ballroom Foyer, Crowne Plaza
Reception for the artists: 1pm, meet the artists and Miss Tiki Oasis 2018!

10am – 5pm – Tiki Oasis Outdoor Marketplace, both Poolside and at the Car Show featuring vendors, DJs, and more!

Sunday, Aug 12, Crowne Plaza
9am – 5p – Tiki Oasis 10th Annual Car Show, Crowne Plaza Parking Lot
DJs all day, live music from Geronimo and the Scalpers 1 PM

10am – 5pm – Tiki Oasis Art Show
Grand Hanalei Ballroom Foyer, Crowne Plaza

10am – 5pm – Tiki Oasis Outdoor Marketplace, both Poolside and at the Car Show featuring vendors, DJs, and more!

WEBSITE AND WALKUP TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE FOR THESE EVENTS:
www.tikioasis.com/tickets

Wednesday, August 8:
TIKI OASIS MEET & MINGLE AT THE BALI HAI RESTAURANT
Tiki Oasis is taking over the entire restaurant for this event!
5 pm-Midnight at Bali Hai
Emcee: King Kukulele
Tiki Oasis Meet & Mingle at the Historic Bali Hai on Shelter Island
Buffet dinner available
DJ’s from 5pm – close
Live Music:
6pm: Alvino and the Dwells (Lanai Stage)
7pm: The Surfbroads (Lanai Stage)
8pm: Vicky Tafoya & The Big Beat (Lanai Stage)
8pm: Pinup Girls Clothing Fashion Show (Lanai Stage)
9pm: Tremelo Beer Gut (Lanai Stage)

Sunday, August 12
TIKI OASIS SUNDAY NIGHT SHOWCASE
Grand Hanalei Ballroom
Emcee: Otto von Stroheim
(listed in order of appearance)

6:00 PM: Doors Open
7:00 PM: Bombón
8:00 PM: The Loons: the Pretty Things
9:00 PM: The Seeds

Spinning throughout the night Tony the Tyger!

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Tiki Oasis 17 Marketplace, Open to the Public! 8/12-13 San Diego



Tiki Oasis 2017 – International Intrigue

Thursday, August 10 – Sunday, August 13, 2017
Bali Hai
Crowne Plaza

TIKI OASIS WEEKEND TICKETS SOLD WITHIN MINUTES OF RELEASE!
However – the Marketplace, Art Show, and Car Show are all Open to the Public!

TIKI OASIS 17 MARKETPLACE
Tiki Oasis is the crossroads of the Tiki world. Craftsmen, artists, tinkerers, and traders haul their wares to Tiki Oasis creating an Exotica emporium unmatched throughout the world. Many vendors create limited edition items specifically for the Tiki Oasis weekend shoppers. The marketplace also features DJs and live music! Marketplace vendor listing below.

Saturday, August 12: 
Indoor Marketplace: 10am – 5pm
Outdoor Marketplace: 10am- 4pm

Sunday, August 13:
Indoor Marketplace 10am – 5pm
Outdoor Marketplace 10am – 5pm

TIKI OASIS 8TH ANNUAL ART SHOW
Join us for our 8th annual art show at Tiki Oasis featuring all original artwork. Curated by Tiki Oasis co-producer Baby Doe Stroheim, this art show will be open to the public all weekend long!
ARTIST LIST AND PREVIEWS COMING SOON!
Friday, August 11, 10am – 9pm
Saturday, August 12, 10am – 8pm
Sunday, August 13 10am-5pm
Grand Hanalei Ballroom Foyer, Crowne Plaza
Artist Reception: TBA – stay tuned!

TIKI OASIS 9TH ANNUAL CAR SHOW
Enjoy the curated car show, shop the Tiki Marketplace,
listen to DJs and live music!
ENTERTAINMENT AND AUTO LIST COMING SOON!
Saturday, August 12th – Sunday, August 13
Hours: 9am – 5pm

TIKI OASIS 17 MARKETPLACE VENDOR LIST

 

 

 

 

 

A Classic Paradise by SHOPVDM
Wide range of apparel for women and men inspired by travel and fashion.

A Pin Ups Closet
Pin-up, Rockabilly and Vintage inspired clothing, purses and housewares

Ains & Elke
handmade, vintage and creative goods

All The Shiny Things
Vintage costume, jewelry and accessories

Amber Ray Accoutrements
Handmade Sparkly Hair Flowers

Bachelor Pad Magazine
The New Digest of Atomic Age Culture

Badland Beads
Handcrafted jewelry using reclaimed vintage and vintage inspired materials

Bali Mantra
handmade jewelry and clothing

B. G. Reynold’s Syrups
Made in Small Batches

Big Toe Art
Tiki and Kuston Kulture inspired original art, prints, mugs and much more

Bosko
Custom Tikis and mugs

Bowana
Original artwork, mugs and pendants.

Boy Drinks World
Small batch bitters and cocktail extracts made by hand in San Diego 

Buzz Rhino
Tiki Lamps

Clee Sobieski
Original Art, Paintings and Prints

Clever Vintage Clothing
vintage clothing

Christine Benjamin
Paintings, Tiki Art, Dolls and More!

Coral Reef Islands Hawaiian Furniture

Cronos Style

Culture Cove Gallery
Retro surf, Tiki, Hawaiian and mid century modern themed art
Official Tiki Oasis vendor for Tiki Oasis T-shirts and Posters!

Devon Devereaux
Artist out of Portland

Dionysus Records & Featured Entertainment
An assortment of rockabilly, exotica, surf, instrumentals and garage on vinyl and CD. Throughout the weekend you can also find numerous Tiki Oasis performers selling their releases directly to their fans in the Dionysus booth.

Donnaland Vintage Variety
Wheelin’ and dealin’ vintage clothing, costume jewelry and vintage treasures from Missouri!

Eric October
Original Tiki Art

Fancy Fruits

Frog Island Tikis
Crazy cool carvings from the Pacific NW

Gecko’z South Sea Arts
Tiki Mugs and Polynesian art

Grider
Handmade Metal Pendants, Belt Buckles, Mugs and Much More!

Hawaiian Lei Bath and Body
Bath and Body Works

Heidiline
Aprons, Bags, Accessories

Iconic Atomic
Vintage Clothing

Johnnie Velour Ceramics
Unique handmade ceramic designs that will enhance your tiki lounge and art collection.

Laurel Canyon 1969
Vintage clothing

Little Lost Tiki
Paintings and drawings by Ken Ruzic.

Loco Lindo

Mahalo Tiki
Handmade and unique Tiki mugs and collectables

Match Accessories
Vintage inspired wooden and plastic costume jewelry

Mele Tiki Guys
Handcrafted ornaments, décor, stocking stuffers and original art

mFrankm

Mr. Smiley

Ms. Formaldehyde
Horns, Hair flowers, Jewelry, Hair fascinators and Hats

MTKAHUNA Vintage
Polynesia Vintage Hawaiiana, Tiki, surf and beach.

Mustache Mike’s Italian Ice Cart
Italian Ice

Norm Daniels
Tikis, hula girls and old Kombis in oil paint

The Oblong Box Shop
Original Novelty Prints by Denialle Von Fitch. Novelty print apparel for Mid Century Modern connoisseurs.

Organic Jewelry by Allie
Handcrafted jewels made of natural media

Orgeat Works Ltd.
Orgeat Syrup

Pin Up Clothing
The best in vintage designed clothing and accessories

Pop Culture Explosion!
Cool vintage audio, video, and vinyl of lounge, exotica, bachelor pad, surf, hot rod, garage, rockabilly, hot guitar and more!

Popular Naughty
Trashtastic t-shirts

Poster Pop
Stickers, T-shirts, posters, prints and original paintings by our artists Shag, Aaron Marshall, Von Franco, and more!

Raw Formed Jewelry
Handmade nautical, island inspired jewelry and accessories

Retro Ruthie
Custom made in the USA – Tiki attire for men and woman.

Redhead Sadie Vintage
vintage clothing, accessories, jewelry and more

Shawn Dickinson

Shell in the Pacific
Vintage Tiki Polynesian Pop items collected since 1998 from thrift stores, flea markets and Tiki artists

Shima Ceramics

Smokin’ Tikis
Hand-carved coconut palm Tikis, masks, torches and more!

Sweet Siren Designs
Handmade vintage inspired jewelry and clothing

Switched on Designs
Vintage jewelry and clothing

Swoonful
Unique specialty flavors

The Art of Doug Horne
Original art and limited edition prints and tiki mugs.

Thor Stor
The artwork of Tom Thordarson

Tiki Bongos
South Seas Treasures, Apparel and Vintage Kicks

Tiki Diablo
Hand carved tikis, ceramics, and more

Tiki King
Neat handmade Tiki and Ukulele stuff since 1994

Tiki Lounge Clay and Ceramic Designs

Tiki Oasis Merchandise
Special swag made just for Tiki Oasis

Tiki Rob
Maui Made Tiki Mugs and Ceramic Pendants

Tiki Tommy
Vintage Aloha wear including a huge selection of vintage Aloha shirts!

Tiki tOny
Whimsical exotic isle paintings, limited edition Tiki Mugs, hanging driftwood tiki birds, carved Tiki signs, and handmade mugs as well as $5 ceramic Tiki necklaces!

Tikiland
Nautical and Tiki décor items

Tiki Paws
Accessories for your fur babies

Très Noir Optics
Hand Made Eyewear for Men and Women

intage Gal Boutique
Reproduction Hawaiian Tiki dresses brilliantly colored with tropical & floral patterns.

Vintage Surf Natural Bamboo Frames
Vintage Surf and Hawaiian Art Prints and Frames

Volcano Designs

Woody Miller Art
paintings, ceramics, wood carvings and more

Zac’s Attic
Vintage Clothing

 

 

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Tiki Oasis 16 Marketplace and Car Show!

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Tiki Oasis 16: Party on Monster Island, San Diego, CA August 18-21, 2016
Tiki Oasis 16 Marketplace, Car Show
and Art Show info!

Tiki Oasis 16
August 18: Bali Hai, Shelter Island
August 19-21 Crowne Plaza, Hotel Circle

Though the four-day weekend tickets are sold out, there are free and open to the public events such as the Tiki Oasis 16 Marketplace, Car Show, and Art Show! There will be some tickets available at the door for the Sunday Night closing party.

Tiki Oasis is the crossroads of the Tiki world. Craftsmen, artists, tinkerers, and traders haul their wares to Tiki Oasis creating an Exotica emporium unmatched throughout the world. Many vendors create limited edition items specifically for the Tiki Oasis weekend shoppers. You can also find new and vintage clothing, vinyl records, house furniture and accoutrements, and much more!

Tiki Oasis 16 “Party on Monster Island” Marketplace, Car Show, Art Show Schedule

Friday, August 19th
Indoor Marketplace Preview/Beauty Bungalow
Time: 3:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Location: Kona Coast, Lahaina, & Grand Pacific, Crowne Plaza
Note: Grand Pacific open until 9PM!

Friday Sip n’ Shop
Time: 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Location: Poolside Vending Suites, Crowne Plaza

Please Note: Tickets are required to attend the Indoor Marketplace Preview & the Friday Sip n’ Shop

The Marketplace is open to the public on Saturday and Sunday!
Schdedule: Saturday, August 20 – Sunday, August 21
Crowne Plaza, Hotel Circle, San Diego, CA.

Indoor Marketplace/Beauty Bungalow
Time: 10am – 5pm
Location: Kona Coast, Lahaina, & Grand Pacific, Crowne Plaza

TikiO14_M (2)Outdoor Marketplace
Saturday: 10am- 4pm
Sunday: 10:00am – 5pm
Location: Courtyard, Crowne Plaza

Vendor list  (also a line listing for vendors is at the bottom of this post)

Car Show Marketplace
Time: 9am – 5pm
Location: Parking Lot, Crowne Plaza
Boss Finks performing Saturday 11am and 2pm
The Primitive Finks performing 11am and 2pm
View previous Tiki Oasis Car Show videos here

Art of Albertine

Art of Albertine

Tiki Oasis 16: “Party on Monster Island” Art Show
Free, open to the public, all ages!
Location: Grand Hanalei Ballroom Foyer, Crowne Plaza
Artist Reception: Saturday Aug 20th 1:00PM – 2:00PM
Meet the Tiki Oasis Artists and the 2016 Winner of the Miss Tiki Oasis Pageant!
View previous art show video here
View Tiki Oasis 16 art show preview here

Art Show Hours
Friday 10am – 9pm
Saturday 10am – 8pm
Sunday 10am-5pm

Eddy Crosby - The Creature from Tiki Island

Eddy Crosby – The Creature from Tiki Island

Featuring: Andre Ritter, BigToe Art, Brian Boskind, Chris Crites, Christine Benjamin, CraigR, David Krys, Dawn Frasier Sophista-tiki, Derek Yaniger, Devon Devereaux, Doug Dorr, Doug Horne, Eddy Crosby, Eric October, Erin Joy, Harry Decker, Ken “little-lost tiki” Ruzic, Kymm! Bang, Lori Herbst, Megan Besmirched, Michael Fleming (aka Tweedlebop), Michael Grider, Mike Mass, Mookie Sato , Norm Daniels, REESENIK, Robert Jimenez, Ryan Hungerford, Sandra Fremgen “Panda and Me”, Scott Saw, Susannah Mosher Atomikitty, Tiki King, Tiki tOny, TikiPops, Vestige Photography, Wendy Cevola, Woody Miller

Photograph Copyright Mitch Tobias www.mitchtobias.com (415) 647-0242 Tiki Oasis 13 event in San Diego, California at the Crowne Plaza Hotel and the Bali Hai Hotel. Hulabilly theme. Hawaiian. Cowboy.

Photograph Copyright Mitch Tobias www.mitchtobias.com (415) 647-0242
Tiki Oasis 13 event in San Diego, California at the Crowne Plaza Hotel and the Bali Hai Hotel. Hulabilly theme. Hawaiian. Cowboy.

 

 

 

Tiki Oasis 16 Marketplace Vendor List!

A Love For Flowers
A Pin Up’s Closet
Amber Ray Accoutrements
Aztec Graphics
Bachelor Pad Magazine
Badland Beads
Big Toe Art
Boney Betty
Bosko
Bowana
Boy Drinks World
Cat Scratch Clothing
Christine Benjamin
Clee Sobieski
Clever Vintage Clothing
Crafty Frida
Crazy Al
Creeps Selling Garbage
Culture Cove Gallery
Danger Factory
Desire Magneto
Devon Devereaux
Dionysus Records
Donnaland Vintage Variety
Eric October
Fab Trailers
Fancy Fruits
Femmes & Fellas
Fly Tahiti
Fox & Doll
Frog Island Tikis
Gecko
Grass Shack Traders
Grider Co.
Hawaiian Lei Bath and Body
Heidiline
High Seas Trading Co.
Iconic Atomic
Johnnie Velour Ceramics
Jungle Modern Ceramics
Kahuna Kevin’s Tiki Cocktails
Krystyl Hernandez
LaurelCanyon1969
Little Lost Tiki
Mahalo Tiki
Match Accessories
Maui Wowi Hawaiian
Mele Tiki Guys
Mikel Parton “MP”
Mister California
Mr. Smiley
Ms. Formaldehyde
MTKAHUNA Vintage Polynesia
Mustache Mike’s Italian Ice Cart
My Baby Jo
NORM Daniels
OB Tiki
Oblong Box Shop, The
Ohana Outpost
Organic Jewelry By Allie
Pin Up Girl Clothing
Pop Culture Explosion!
Popular Naughty
Popular Naughty
Poster Pop
Raw Formed Jewelry
Recordshop
Redhead Sadie Vintage
Retro Ruthie
Reverend Ray’s Relics
Romantic Rock
Ron Monster
Sex and Monsters
Shawn Dickinson
Shell in the Pacific
Sink or Swim Handbags
Smokin’ Tikis
South Sea Arts/Tiki Rob
Steady Clothing
Stiletto Pin Up Cosmetics
Suavecita
Suavecito
Sweet Siren Designs
Switched on Designs
The Anchored Rose
The Art of Doug Horne
The Goons from Goonsville
Thor Stor
Tiki Bongos
Tiki Broker
Tiki Diablo
Tiki King
Tiki Lounge Clay and Ceramic Designs
Tiki Oasis Merchandise
Tiki Paws
Tiki Republic
Tiki Swag
Tiki Tommy’s
Tiki tOny
Tikiland
Trader Trixie
Très Noir Optics
Tweedlebop
Vintage Gal Boutique
Vintage Surf Natural Bamboo Frames
Viva Dulce Marina
Woody Miller Art
Zac’s Attic
Zombie Sisters

 

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Tiki Oasis 16: Party on Monster Island Art Show 8/19-21

Tiki Oasis 16 Art Show

Tiki Oasis 16 Art Show

Tiki Oasis 16: “Party on Monster Island” Art Show
August 19-21
Crowne Plaza, Hotel Circle,
San Diego
www.tikioasis.com

Free, open to the public, all ages!
Location: Grand Hanalei Ballroom Foyer, Crowne Plaza
Artist Reception: Saturday Aug 20th 1:00PM – 2:00PM
Meet the Tiki Oasis Artists and the 2016 Winner of the Miss Tiki Oasis Pageant!
View previous art show video here: tikioasis.com/artshow

Though weekend tickets to Tiki Oasis are sold out, the Tiki Oasis 16: Party on Monster Island Art Show, dedicated to this year’s Tiki Oasis theme “Party on Monster Island” is open to the public! The show includes some of your favorite artists from previous Tiki Oasis art shows, and a few newcomers!

Art Show Hours
Friday 10am – 9pm
Saturday 10am – 8pm
Sunday 10am-5pm

Featuring: Andre Ritter, BigToe Art, Brian Boskind, Chris Crites, Christine Benjamin, CraigR, David Krys, Dawn Frasier Sophista-tiki, Derek Yaniger, Devon Devereaux, Doug Dorr, Doug Horne, Eddy Crosby, Eric October, Erin Joy, Harry Decker, Ken “little-lost tiki” Ruzic, Kymm! Bang, Lori Herbst, Megan Besmirched, Michael Fleming (aka Tweedlebop), Michael Grider, Mike Mass, Mookie Sato , Norm Daniels, REESENIK, Robert Jimenez, Ryan Hungerford, Sandra Fremgen “Panda and Me”, Scott Saw, Susannah Mosher Atomikitty, Tiki King, Tiki tOny, TikiPops, Vestige Photography, Wendy Cevola, Woody Miller

Preview just a few of the images here! More forthcoming…

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Tiki Oasis 16: Party on Monster Island Tickets Going Fast!


TIKI OASIS 16: PARTY ON MONSTER ISLAND!
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Tiki Oasis is the largest and longest-running festival in the world for lovers of Island lifestyle and purveyors of Polynesian Pop. The event runs four nights and three days. Daytime events include DJ’s,a marketplace with 100+ vendors, educational seminars, car show, and tropical cocktails by the pool. In the evening enjoy the main stage bands and a midnight burlesque show. Each year the event has a theme – this year it is Party on Monster Island!

EVENT TICKETS ARE ALMOST SOLD OUT!
Don’t miss this monster event – get tickets at this link before they are gone!

TIKI OASIS 16 EVENING PERFORMERS
Evening entertainment headliners include The Sonics, Donna Loren, The Woggles, The Alika Lyman Group (Hawaii), Phantom Four (Netherlands), The Messer Chups (Russia). A compete rundown of Tiki Oasis 16 Music and Mayhem can be found  at this link.

PUT SOME MONSTER ISLAND ON YOUR FACEBOOK AND INSTAGRAM!
Download Tiki Oasis 16 banners at this link

WANT TO BE A TIKI OASIS VOLUNTEER?
Tiki Oasis has many volunteer positions available as well as paid positions. Volunteers receive a Thursday-Saturday pass to the event in exchange for about 8 hours of volunteer fun-work. More information at this link.

HAVE A PRODUCT OR SERVICE OF INTEREST TO THE TIKI OASIS CROWD?
Tiki Oasis offers a wide variety of opportunities for your organization to be featured at the event! Click here for more information.


And Now a Word From Our Sponsors!

MrCaliforniaMR. CALIFORNIA
Mr. California is the premier leisurewear label for men who drink whiskey—or, perhaps, mai tais—while smoking a pipe and playing jai alai with likeminded ne’er do wells. Today’s Mr. California apparel retains the timeless qualities that made the label notorious in the ‘60’s, with knit and woven shirts, pants, jackets, pj’s and the proverbial much more. And of course, every Mr. California article is made in California, the Golden State. True to the original, updated to suit today’s handsome gentleman. Mr. California. Classic leisurewear for the modern man. Drink a bunch of Zombies! www.mistercal.com

PUSSERS RUMTO16PussersRum
Pusser’s Rum is a world class, award-winning aged dark rum with a distinctively smooth and well-rounded taste. The blend originates from stills in Trinidad and Guyana and is heavily influenced by wooden pot stills that were signature of the Royal Navy beginning in the 1700s and still in operation today. Pusser’s Rum is rich and aromatic with a full bodied, complex flavor. It is crafted in small batches and continues to win accolades amongst its peers. Pusser’s Rum is one of the most historic and traditional rums still available today. (Link site to graphic)

THE CAT EYE CLUB
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A crispy cool scorpion bowl in the glow of a Mondrian glass wall with crazy hep beats softly lulling in the background?  Don’t mind if I do!

If that sounds like a dream, keep reading!  The Cat Eye Club is a retro cocktail lounge & tiki bar located in Downtown San Diego in the heart of East Village across from Petco Park. Cat Eye Club is inspired by the late 50’s, early 60’s nightlife culture. It pays homage to mid-century cocktail trends with an emphasis on classic and tiki cocktails.

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GAUCHO RUM
Gaucho Rum exemplifies a zest for adventure similar to what Frank Miller (Partner of Cat Eye Club Cocktail Bar and Tiki Bar) and Ray Digilio (Master Distiller of Kill Devil Spirit Co.) had in mind when they set out to create it.  What were they in pursuit of?  Perhaps it was to concoct a rum that rouses someone to strap a shark under each foot, grab a partner and water ski to that magnificent oasis in the sun.   Others speculate that their motive could have been originality; an all-out quest to formulate a signature rum that rejuvenates classic cocktails and can also be enjoyed neat.  Either way, these natives invite you to bask in the big, tropical, sweet, smooth taste of a spirit made 100% from cane to glass here in San Diego, California. (Link site to graphic)


PARTY ON MONSTER ISLAND
From rubber Godzillas tearing apart the South Seas to surfin’, Go Go dancing Frankenstein and Wolfman, creatures have always been lurking in paradise. This year Tiki Oasis celebrates our monster brethren from King Kong (1939), Godzilla and Creature From the Black Lagoon (1954) to the famous monsters of Hollywood (1932-1950s).

Like lovers of Polynesian Pop, many of the classic monsters we know share the Modern Primitive ethos. Some were discovered in mysterious, exotic, tropical lands but others originated in urban areas and frolicked with average humans.

While Godzilla loved to visit major metropolis’ like Tokyo  he lives on and originates from Monster Island.

The original king of the jungle King Kong was a modern primitive and could be seen cavorting on major architectural landmarks when he wasn’t picking up on chicks in his hometown.

Even the Creature from the Black Lagoon left the Amazon and visited the US.

The classic city monsters made famous in films (The Mummy, Frankenstien, Dracula, Wolfman, The Invisible Man) later got hip to the times and joined the beach/dance party scene. Not only did monsters leave their remote islands and come to the beaches, the Hollywood monster crowd threw their own shindig.

Don your rubber mask and join the monster party at Tiki Oasis 2016!

Timeline of famous monsters
1939: King Kong 1939
1954: Godzilla, Creature From the Black Lagoon
1958: Famous Monsters of Filmland
1962: Monster Mash
1931-1950s: Universal Monsters
1961-1964, 1975: Aurora Models
1967: Mad Monster Party

Recommended watching:
Creature from the Haunted Sea (1961)
The Horror of Party Beach (1964)
Beach Girls and the Monster (1965)

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Tiki Oasis 15: Spotlight on Mixology and Party Symposiums!

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Tiki Oasis 15 “Yesterday’s Future Today”
August 13 – 16, 2015

Thursday Meet and Greet at the Bali Hai
Main Event at Crowne Plaza, San Diego
www.tikioasis.com

Tiki Oasis is a four-day Polynesian Pop lifestyle convention / party which takes place in Southern California each August, and is the only event of its’ kind on the West Coast. Each year Tiki Oasis presents a different theme which explores, celebrates, and preserves mid-century aesthetics via entertainment, fashion, food, drink and education, while showing its’ relevancy in contemporary culture. Tiki Oasis attendees experience four days of mixology, live and dj music sets, educational symposiums, book signings, marketplace shopping, art, burlesque, comedy, vintage cars, fashion, food, kids events, and more!

Each year the event takes on a unique theme. This year’s Tiki Oasis theme is “Yesterdays Future Today”. The Space Age ran parallel to the Modern Primitivism of Tiki Culture. While technology propelled modern man to the moon, the common man celebrated isolated islander cultures that were equally unattainable. Grab your tiki mug and let’s BLAST OFF!!!

Spotlight on Educational Mixology and Party Symposiums!

A full list of Tiki Oasis 15 Symposiums with ticket links can be found here

TO15_Ram UdwinBartending Techniques for the Atomic Age
with Ram Udwin
Sponsored by Cruzan Rum and The Cat Eye Club

Friday August 14th 1:00PM – 2:30PM
Grand Hanalei Ballroom, Crowne Plaza
Attendees: MUST be 21 years and older to attend. Entry included with the Deluxe Cocktail wristband.
Price: $20.00

Home bartenders, space cadets, and cocktail-crazy tikiphiles will all enjoy this interactive symposium that is one part molecular mixology, one part basic science, and all cocktail quaffing fun! Join Ram Udwin of Boy Drinks World as he guides you on a spirited scientific journey that will blast your tiki drink game into outer space with modern techniques and culinary flavors. During the symposium, attendees will enjoy a hands-on learning experience in applying space age techniques to tiki cocktails, with the opportunity to sample a selection of cocktails created in class. Ram Udwin is the founder and creative mind behind Boy Drinks World, maker of fine cocktail bitters, tinctures, and other delightful things.

TO15_richard_fossMyths, Mysteries, and Misconceptions About Rum
with Richard Foss
Sponsored by Ballast Point

Friday August 14th, 3:30PM – 5:00PM
Grand Hanalei Ballroom, Crowne Plaza
Attendees: MUST be 21 years and older to attend. Entry is included with ONLY Cocktail wristbands.
Price: $25.00

Everything about rum is wrong: it wasn’t invented where or when popular histories claim, and the most famous sea chantey about it was invented by a novelist, not a pirate. The truth is more interesting: rum helped spark the American Revolution, was currency in Australia, entered 18th Century medical cabinets as a health tonic, and is still a sacramental offering among voodoo worshippers. Rum made sea voyages bearable in the 1850’s and tikis fashionable in the 1950’s, and it once fueled the economy of half the world.

TO15_Kelly PattersonCountdown To A Spectacular Celebration
with Kelly Patterson from the Velveteen Lounge Kitsch-en
Sponsored by Apocalypto Tequila

Saturday August 15th, 10:00AM – 11:00AM
Grand Hanalei Ballroom, Crowne Plaza
Attendees: Entry is included with BOTH Deluxe Cocktail and Deluxe wristbands.
Price: $15.00

You’re T minus sixty minutes from planning the mid-century space age party of your dreams! From Project Mercury to Teenagers From Outer Space, whether you pilot a swinging bachelor pad or a swank couple’s escape pod, we’ll provide inspiration, recipes and tips that will send your celebrations straight into the Milky Way!

TO15_MartinCate2012Where Did My Rum Come From? with Martin Cate
Sponsored by the Cat Eye Club
and Duncan Taylor Ind. Bottlings

Saturday August 15th, 2:00PM – 3:30PM and 4:00 – 5:30PM
Grand Hanalei Ballroom, Crowne Plaza
Attendees: MUST be 21 years and older to attend. Entry included with the Deluxe Cocktail wristband.
UPDATE: THIS SYMPOSIUM HAS SOLD OUT!

A History of Merchant Bottlers & Private Labels That is Tastier than it Sounds. Explore the history of the rum trade through the fascinating stories of the merchants and brokers who helped bring interesting rums to the taverns of Europe and America. This centuries-old tradition continues to this day with modern brands taking on the role of offering unique and rare rums to consumers, often with unique cask finishes and creative blends. You’ll taste rare rums that illustrate both the role of the merchant bottler as well as the vast diversity of rums that are in the market today. Prepare for a sumptuous and flavorful journey into some of the best rums you’ll ever have!

San Diego Bartenders Tiki Battle at Tiki Oasis
Sponsored by Old Harbor Distilling Co.

Sunday August 16th, 2:00PM – 3:00PM
Peacock Room II, Crowne Plaza
Attendees: MUST be 21 years and older to attend. Entry included with the Deluxe Cocktail wristband.
Price: $15.00

This is your chance to watch a battle for the ages as the best tiki bartenders in San Diego meet to test their skills at Tiki Oasis! This is a space age battle with intergalactic implications as the harrowed inhabitants of Space Station TK-015 test these bartenders to determine which one has the skill and creativity to satisfy the rum hungry space pirates of PewPewPlaatar. The best tiki bartender will save the space station, win the San Diego Tiki Bartender Throwdown and wear our laurels for the coming year. Come for the spectacle and a taste (or three!) of victory

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Rum Cabana / Cigar and Rum Pairing Lounge

Which Cigars Pair Well With Deadhead Rum? Visit the Tiki Oasis Rum Cabana August 15th – 16th and Experience a Guided Tasting to Find Out! Tickets on sale soon…

 

 

TIKI OASIS 15 SPIRIT PARTNERS:
Angostura Rum and Bitters
Channel Islands Rum
Deadhead Rum
Apocalypto Tequila
CruzanShellback
Caribbean Rum
Papa’s Pilar
Pusser’s Rum
Galliano
Ballast Point
The Real McCoy
Forbidden Island
The Golden Tiki
Coco Real
VenTiki
ADVERTISERS
Bali Hai
5 Minutes of Rum
Rob’s Rum Guide/Miami Rum Fest
The Space Needler’s Intergalactic Bar Guide
The Rum Lab/California Rum Festival
Don The Beachcomber

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Orbit the Tiki Oasis 15 Vendor Markeplace!


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Tiki Oasis 15 “Yesterday’s Future Today” Marketplace
Prepare your retro-rockets to orbit over 100 out-of-this-world vendors selling hand-crafted Tiki art, vintage clothing, trinkets and more!


Tiki Oasis 15 Marketplace is FREE and open to the public unless noted otherwise!
Friday August 14th – Sunday 16th Only!
located at the Crowne Plaza, San Diego
2270 Hotel Cir N, San Diego, CA 92108
www.tikioasis.com

Indoor Marketplace Preview
Friday: 3:00 PM – 8:00 PM (Upstairs LOFT opening til 9pm!)
3 Ballrooms in the Grand Hanalei Conference Center

Indoor Marketplace Preview & the Friday Sip n’ Shop
Friday: 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Poolside Vending Suites
Please Note: Tickets, Wristbands, or Passes are required to attend this event

Tiki Oasis Marketplace
Saturday – Sunday: 10:00AM – 4:00PM Sat/ 5:00PM Sun
Outdoor Courtyard & Grand Hanalei Conference Center

Car Show & Marketplace
Saturday – Sunday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Parking Lot

The Beauty Bungalow
Friday – Sunday: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Parking Lot Bungalows

Featured Vendors!

Aloha Texas Tiki Co.
A Pin Up’s Closet
Bachelor Pad Magazine
Badland Beads
Bamboo Ben
BigToe Art
Bombshell Betty
Boney Betty
Bosko
Bowana
Cal Soul
Cat Scratch Clothing
Chick-A-BOOM!
Christine Benjamin Art & Design
Clever Vintage Clothing
Coco-Jack
Crazy Al
Culture Cove Gallery
Danger Factory
Desire Magneto
Dionysus Records & Featured Entertainment
Donnaland Vintage Variety
Dougddorr
Eric October
Fables by Barrie
Fancy Fruits
Fez-O-Rama
Fly Tahiti
Flying Shaka
Fox and Doll
Frog Island Tikis
Gecko’z South Seas Arts
Good Rockin’ Daddy
Goons from Goonsville
Grass Shack Traders
Grider Co.
Hawaiian Lei Bath and Body
Heidiline
Hula Moon Swimsuit Company
Johnnie Velour Ceramics
Jungle Modern Ceramics
Katt Mercy Designs
Kona Clive Tiki
Kustom Lane Gallery
Laurel Canyon 1969
Little Lost Tiki
Local Flavour
Lost Tiki Island
Love For Flowers
Lucky Mango
Lux de Ville
M Frank M Carvings
Mahalo Tiki
Mele Tiki Guys
Mikel Parton “MP”
Mimsy B’s Kitsch Korner
Mr. California
Mr. Smiley
Ms. Formaldehyde
MTKAHUNA Vintage Polynesia
Mustache Mike’s Italian Ice Cart
My Baby Jo
NORM Daniels
OB Tiki
Oblong Box Shop
Organic Jewelry By Allie
Panda and Me
Pop Culture Explosion
Popular Naughty
Poster Pop
Record Shop
Red Belles Boutique
Replay Vintage Sunglasses
Retro Ruthie
Reverend Ray’s Relics
Rock Steady
Romantic Rock
Shellback Caribbean Rum
Smokin’ Tikis
So. Cal Vintage Trailer
Stiletto Pin Up Cosmetics
Suavecita
Suavecito
Sweet Siren Designs
Switched on Designs
Taboo Island
Tahiti Joe’s Hot Sauces
Tara Cajmonet
Temptress Fashion
The Art of Doug Horne
Thor Art
Tiki Beat
Tiki Bongos
Tiki Broker
Tiki Clay Lounge and Ceramic Designs
Tiki Diablo
Tiki King
Tiki Oasis Merchandise
Tiki Paws
Tiki Rob
Tiki Swag
Tiki tOny
Tikiland
Trixie’s Tiki Togs
Tweedlebop
Unique Vintage
Vintage Gal Boutique
Vintage Surf Natural Bamboo Frames
Viva Dulce Marina
Wonderama
Woody Miller
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8/13-15: Tiki Oasis 15 – YESTERDAY’S FUTURE, TODAY!


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Otto and Baby Doe Present
Tiki Oasis 15
Yesterday’s Future Today!
San Diego August 13-15, 2015
Meet and Greet at Bali Hai, Shelter Island Thursday August 13
Main Event at Crown Plaza, Hotel Circle
Tiki Oasis on Instagram
 
Preview this year’s live entertainment at this link
Super Interstellar Saturday headlining act will be revealed on June 1!
 
Prepare yourself for this year’s theme:
Yesterday’s Future, Today!

The Space Age ran parallel to the Modern Primitivism of Tiki Culture. While technology propelled modern man to the moon, the common man celebrated isolated islander cultures that were equally unattainable.

Whether it was a World’s Fair or Disneyland’s Tomorrowland (1955), It seemed that the interest in other worlds in outer space was equally as intriguing as our curiosity of primitive cultures. All World’s Fairs had “International” exhibits displaying Exotic and Primitive cultures alongside the most modern aspects of technology. Similarly, with a short walk across Disnelyland’s Main Street, tourists traveled from the advanced technologies of Tomorrowland to the wilds of Adventureland’s Polynesian garden –  The Tiki Room and the Jungle Cruise. In 1947 the world listened and read about the Kon Tiki raft sailing across the South Pacific toward the most remote island on earth – Easter Island. Ten years later the Western world watched as Russia’s Sputnik sailed into outer space to begin The Space Race. Soon thereafter Apollo jettisoned the first men to the moon. The Telstar satellite (1962) inspired Joe Meek to pen the #1 Surf instrumental tune of the same name using cutting edge recording techniques (the single was backed by B Side “Jungle Fever”).

From late 19th century Jules Verne Sci-Fi voyages to the perfect future of The Jetsons (and their primitive counterparts The Flintstones); From Fritz Lang’s Futurist inspired Metropolis (1927) to The Star Trek Enterprise’s search for the final frontier, man’s love of Modernism and Primitivism have run parallel in space (Mars and the Moon) as it has on earth (the remote islands of The Polynesian Triangle)

Captain James Cook desired to go “farther than any other man has been before”. He discovered many remote islands as well as sailing to Antarctica and being the first to chart parts of Alaska, the final frontier of the Age of Discovery. Ironically we ended up putting a man on the moon decades before we discovered the last tribes in the mountains of Papua New Guinea. Just as Captain Cook’s Endeavor sailed uncharted seas, Star Trek Captain James T. Kirk’s Enterprise took voyages into outer space to discover “strange new worlds, uncharted civilizations, and exotic people.”

To ensure a safe voyage we have have assembled a stellar crew of Space Cadets to lead you on your journey to the stars: Flight Engineer Danny Biederman; Command Pilot Don Preston; Mission Specialist Neil Norman; Educator Mission Specialists Duke Weiss and Jeff Chenault; Space Flight Participants Sven KirstenRichard FossMartin CateWill the Thrill, and Domenic Priore.

In 2015, we here at Tiki Oasis will take you on warp speed from the garage-rock primitivism of The Chocolate Watchband and the vintage style Exotica of Tikiyaki Orchestra to the Blast Off Rock from Earth’s capitol’s house band The Phenomenauts.


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New Deadhead Rum packaging launched earlier this month using artists’ submissions of their interpretation of a tsantsa—the shrunken head of an enemy kept as a trophy.­ The new bottle features a large scar on the back where the brain would have been extracted, designed by the artist Q; several windows to show the rum level (“the drink-o-meter”), created by Jason Janes (aka 3Sheets); a heavier brow, pinned ears and the brand’s name embossed across the forehead, crafted Rodney McLellan (aka Odd Rodney). You will without a doubt want to take a bottle home as a trophy for yourself.

Exquisite molasses-coffee silkiness on the mouth, deepened by a hint of black pepper, turmeric and orange cloves. Sumptuous yet light-hearted, there’s no burn or bitterness. The cedar and exotic barrel influence is apparent through a burnt brown sugar, cinnamon, allspice and toffee backdrop.

Rated 95—The Tasting Panel

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My name is Zippy Moondog and I love Hawaiian Shirts. For 15 years I have shared my passion for aloha-wear from my shop ‘Hula Girl’ on the beautiful island of Kauai. I recently launched the Web site ‘Hawaiian Shirt Dude‘ so I could spread aloha to the rest of the world, and the response has been amazing. I’m making new friends worldwide and making the world a better place one shirt at a time. This will be my first Tiki Oasis and I look forward to meeting all of you!

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Tiki Oasis 14 Recap, Miss Tiki Oasis, TO15!


Tiki Oasis 14 recap – meet Miss Tiki Oasis – 2015 event dates and media coverage!


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Tiki Oasis attendees and participants might tell you that they feel like the event, which happened in mid-August, ended only days ago. Others will tell you about their PTOD (post Tiki Oasis depression), a post-event emptiness which leaves them yearning for more. Either way, you can see that Tiki Oasis leaves a lasting impression on everyone involved! In the meantime, meet Miss Tiki Oasis 14, check out some press links and calendar the dates for Tiki Oasis 15!

Tiki Oasis 14: “Beat Tiki”
Presented by Tiki Club Liquors and Steady Clothing
In Association with Angostura Rum and Bitters, Galliano, Zacapa Rum, Ballast Point, Deadhead and Blue Chair Bay Rum
Benefiting The Surfrider Foundation, The Beat Museum and WildCoast
August 2014 San Diego, CA

The 14th annual Tiki Oasis event, themed “Beat Tiki” for its’ look at many aspects of the Beat Generation, was an extremely well-attended  four-day extravaganza fueled by mid-century inspired entertainment and culture. A great time was had by over 3000 attendees and event participants!


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MISS TIKI OASIS 2014

Ruby Joule of Austin has been crowned Miss Tiki Oasis 2014. Ruby is a native of Austin, TX with extensive experience in dance, theater and film. Her training includes many years of classical ballet at Ballet Austin Academy and nine years of traditional Polynesian and hula dance with Tropical Productions Company. Her theatrical career includes starring roles in many prominent Austin productions and in film, and has appeared on the covers and in the pages of magazines such as The Economist, Wall Street Journal, and Famous Monsters of Filmland! Check out her website here


Stay Tuned for Tiki Oasis 15:
“Tomorrows Future Today”, August 13-16, 2015!


TIKI OASIS 14 MEDIA COVERAGE

Tiki Oasis 14: “Beat Tiki” received an incredible amount of coverage this year. On behalf of the organizers and myself, I want to give a huge THANK YOU to every one of you who reported and wrote about the event! Here’s a list of press links.

BROADCAST MEDIA
Video: CBS 8 News – It’s Tiki Time!
Video: Fox 5 TV News –  Tiki Oasis Preview
Audio: KCBQ Saturday Night Sock Hop-  Podcast with phone in to host Mike Zuccaro live from Tiki Oasis August 16
KCRW  Recommended things to do email
Audio: KCSB Otto von Strohiem on Freak Power Ticket part one
Audio: KCSB Otto von Strohiem on Freak Power Ticket part two
KPBS Tiki Oasis Event Overview
Video: KPBS Tiki Oasis Goes Beat, Can You Dig It?
NBC Los Angeles San Diego Swank Tiki Convention
NBC San Diego Indie Music Takeover Tiki Oasis Mention
Audio: Retro Cocktail Hour, heard on Kansas Public Radio, Northwest Public Radio, WESA Pittsburgh, WAMU HD3 Washington DC and WKMS Murray KY
Video: San Diego 6  Tiki Oasis on San Diego Living 

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA PRINT AND INTERNET
Cartwheel Art Like, Dig That Tiki Art Man!
Flavorpill A four-day celebration of Tiki culture, this time with a Beat-Generation twist.
Los Angeles Beat Sips, Savors and Shopping at Tiki Oasis
Los Angeles Beat Rolly Crump brings Enchanted Tiki Room to Life at Tiki Oasis
Los Angeles Beat Interview with The Standells at Tiki Oasis
Los Angeles Beat Beauty, Tiki Oasis Style
Los Angeles Beat Tiki Drinks and Culture Make for a Fun Weekend at Tiki Oasis
Images: Los Angeles Weekly Lina in LA Tiki Oasis Photo Slideshow
Los Angeles Weekly Tiki Oasis a Convention for Fans of Retro Tropical Kitsch
Video: Lost in Paradise Beat Tiki at the Bali Hai
Modern San Diego CalTiki preview
San Diego City Beat City Beat’s Three Recommendations for the week
San Diego Coast Life Visitors Guide Tiki Oasis Highlights
San Diego Eater In Honor of Tiki Oasis Local Bars Serving Tiki Drinks
San Diego Eater Cocktail Symposium Blurb
San Diego News Online Tiki Oasis 14 Beat Tiki Main Event
San Diego Reader Report from Tiki Oasis (Sunday)
San Diego Reader Tiki Oasis 2014 Art Show Calander Reccomendation (print)
San Diego Reader Event listing
San Diego Troubador Fest to Celebrate those Cool and Crazy Beats
San Diego.org Five Fun Tiki Finds Throuout San Diego
See California San Diego Tiki Oasis Tiki Festival
Union Tribune Interview with Mike Stax for Tiki Oasis 1014
Union Tribune The Beat Goes On at Tiki Oasis
Union Tribune N+D Entertainment Section Tiki Oasis Calander Reccomendation (print image)

MIXOLOGY
A Mountain of Crushed Ice Tiki Oasis 14: Beat Tiki Symposium Preview!
A Mountain of Crushed Ice Tiki Oasis 14: Beat Tiki post event coverage
Boy Drinks World Prepping for Tiki Oasis with DIY Falernum
LA Cocktails Calandar Tiki Oasis listing
The Pineapple Man Tiki Blog Attack of the Clones
Three of Strong Tiki Oasis 14 Cocktail Symposiums

NATIONAL, INTERNATIOINAL, BLOGS & MISC.
Bittersweet Susie blog  Talks about Rolly Crump’s symposium
Eichler Network – CA Modern Where Tiki meets Beat with Baby Doe quotes
Examiner.com Celebrate National Rum day at Tiki Oasis
LGBT Weekly Tiki Oasis and Miss Tiki Oasis 2014 mention
Mister Suave.com Unnoficial Tiki Oasis 2014 Modcast
Mr. Eliminator Blogspot Tiki Oasis 14: Beat Tiki in San Diego!
Pin Curl Magazine Ruby’s Recollections of Tiki Oasis 2014
Quartz (QZ.com) Four Day Work Week article with AP photog Cabana Crew photo
Rod Authority  The 14th Tiki Oasis Hits The Beat–Beatnik & Tiki Collide
Tartines to Tikis – Tiki Oasis 2014
The Atomic Grog Otto von Stroheim Pioneering Event Promoter
Toys R Evil Mike Nemo Tiki Toys at Tiki Oasis
Valley of the Barbie Doll Tiki Oasis 2014
Vintage Fashon Guild Forum Tiki Oasis ~ VFG Fashion Parade for the week of August 4th
US Airways Magazine Tiki Oasis Mention (print)

PHOTO ALBUMS – photos by Lee Joseph / Reverberations Media
Thursday 9/15/14
Friday 9/15/14
Saturday 9/15/14
Sunday 9/15/14

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8/1: Katherine Brannock at La Luz de Jesus


 

San Diego Tattoo Artist Katherine Brannock
Debut Art Show at  La Luz de Jesus Gallery

August 1 – 31, 2014
Artist reception:
Friday, August 1st; 8-11 PM
as part of the The Laluzapalooza Jury Winners
La Luz de Jesus Gallery
4633 Hollywood Blvd,
Los Angeles, CA 90027
On August 1, new works San Diego area artist/ tattooist Katherine Brannock will be featured as part of a group of five winners of La Luz de Jesus Gallery’s 2014 Laluzapalooza juried group show plus José Rodolfo Loaiza Ontiveros’ “Profanity Pop. “Over the past few years, Katherine Brannock has been making quite a name for herself in San Diego. At Comicon, she captured the attention of French publisher,
Xupuy, who released a hardcover collection of her sketchbook work last year. She’s since apprenticed as a tattooist and created a labyrinthine body of work that utilizes the colors and totems of that profession in a way that only Katherine could.While huge fans of both bodies of work, the sketches really won the crew at La Luz de Jesus over and they offered her the opportunity to expand upon the themes present in her book (which she’ll be signing at the opening reception).

Read an interview with Katherine Brannock by Lisa Derrick in March of 2014 while the Laluzapalooza show was up.

Images:
Study of The Mystical Thumb
Subconscious Miasma
Ballpoint pen and watercolor on watercolor paper
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