Images from the opening reception of Patrick V. McGrath Muñiz’s “Sacro Consumo” and Shaun Berke’s “Sacrosant” at La Luz de Jesus Gallery. 11/7/14.
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!
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.
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)
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)
View photos from the May 2nd 3rd Biennial Taxidermy Show exhibition opening and May 3 live taxidermy demonstration at La Luz de Jesus Gallery with Katie Innamorato, Divya Anantharaman, and Lauren Kane using prepared and raw materials.
The 3rd Biennial Taxidermy Show is not your granddady’s taxidermy: road kill is a central part of the “recycled” philosophy of this unusual and enlightening exhibition, as are discarded livestock, destroyed nuisance animals, casualties of the pet trade and animals that have expired from natural causes. Other sculptures utilize taxidermy techniques in an unorthodox way to fashion fantastic beasts from everyday materials–even the recycled pelts of toy stuffed animals. Elements of technology and decoration combine to create ornaments that approach high art, not only in craft, but in concept.
On Feburary 27, the legendary Pamela des Barres, author of I’m with the Band: Confessions of a Groupie, Take Another Little Piece of My Heart, Let’s Spend The Night Together: Backstage Secrets of Rock Muses and Supergroupies, and Rock Bottom: Dark Moments in Music Babylon lead a well attended book signing and reading at La Luz de Jesus with Catherine James who read from her book Dandelion; Memoir of a Free Spirit and former partner-in-crime GTO member Miss Mercy who also read from Pamela’s book. Fans lined up with books purchased at the gallery as well as their rare GTOs albums and other related cherished ephemera!
Enjoy this photo album snapped by Lee Joseph: