2/6 - Solo show at Mission Comics & Art

"All The Best," Flyer, originally uploaded by Josh Ellingson.

San Francisco's favorite gallery-in-disguise is hosting a solo exhibition of my art. "All The Best," will highlight some of my favorite pieces from 2006 through 2009. The work ranges from commercial illustration to paintings on panel and I'm excited to see it all in one place. Please mark your calendar for the opening reception on February 6th. More info below:

"All The Best," by Josh Ellingson
Showing Feb. 6, 2010 - Mar. 10, 2010
Opening Reception - 7pm Feb. 6, 2010

Mission: Comics & Art
3520 20th St. Suite B
San Francisco, CA 94110


He-Man show at G1988-LA

Faker and Child, 2009, originally uploaded by Josh Ellingson.

This weekend, Los Angeles' Gallery 1988 will host their annual "Under the Influence" show. This year's theme is "He-Man and the Masters of the Universe". My art will be featured along with dozens of other amazing talents for this epic show. Word on the street is that Mattel will be transforming the gallery into Castle Greyskull for the opening. Above is my piece "Faker and Child". It's 18x24" acrylic on panel. Here's more information about the show:

Under the Influence: He-Man and the Masters of the Universe
January 8th-January 29th, 2010
Opening Reception Jan 8th, 7-10pm
Gallery Nineteen-Eighty Eight: Los Angeles
7020 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles CA 90038

2009 Year in Review

Holy smokes, it's almost 2010! It's been a very interesting year, and about a million things happened. Here's a meager rundown of all the trouble I got into this past year:

Here's my "Year in Pictures, 2009" Flickr photo set.

Special thanks to Laughing Squid, Space Adventures, Robogames, Lowerdeck, The Local 303, SomaFM, Super7, Joe at KSFS, The Drygs, Hi-Fructose, The Museum of Robots, Max Toy Co., SCSU, my Twitter homies, and everyone else who made this year memorable. Here's hoping 2010 will be even more amazing.

1/9 - Indy Euphoria, Sacramento

Indy Euphoria is a Indy Comix, DIY (Do It Yourself), New/Low Brow/Urban Art & Vinyl Toy Convention in Sacramento,CA Jan.9-10, 2010.

Check out our attending guests Jeffrey Brown, Jim Woodring, Nate Powell, Mark Bode, Skinner, Josh Ellingson, Andy Ristaino, Tom Neely, Dan Brereton, Jesse Hernandez, Paul Allen, Anthony Leano, Alex Chiu, Brandon Bracamonte, Melrose, Stephen R Buell, Chartruz Lovelace, Mike Hampton, Ann Matsushima, Ben Walker, Jared Konopitski & Attaboy!

Scottish Rite Center, 6151 H Street, Sacramento, CA
Sat 10AM - 7PM
Sun 10AM - 6PM


11/20 AUTOMATIC @lowerdeck

Jupiter Automaton, originally uploaded by Josh Ellingson.

AUTOMATIC: Art Show Benefit for RoboGames

Do sentient machines dwell on the existential circuit that leads to the spiritual 404 error?
Does being a machine mean just being a device: literarily, artistically and literally?
Or does everything just boil down to everyone?s deep-seated need to crush all humans and plot eventual total world domination?

Find out at Automatic!
November 19, 20, 21, 2009
Exhibit: 5pm-8pm / Beer reception 7pm-12pm on Fri & Sat
@ The lowerDeck Gallery - 2295 3rd Street
(below Sundance Coffee in San Francisco)

Robot Paintings and Sculptures from the prodigious talents of:

Doctor PopularJosh EllingsonI-Wei HuangSimon CoxNils  * Jawa * Jonathan FooteCamp Peavy Alice KoswaraMax ChandlerEliot K. Daughtry Adam Davis Patrick Lake Phoneticontrol * Mike Hales * Bill RobinsonLiz Mamorsky and many many others!


10/27 Sketch Tuesdays @111 Minna

Photo Credit, www.artbusiness.com

Come watch your favorite artists draw at 111 Minna Gallery in San Francisco for Sketch Tuesdays. Better yet, bring your sketchbook and draw with them! I'll be at the center table, cranking out the jams for cash and trade. You can expect squids and robots, for sure. I'm also good at pointy teeth and tiki masks.

More info about Sketch Tuesdays can be found on Fecal Face's calendar. Also, check out my coverage of Sketch Tuesday on Laughing Squid.

10/17 - 10/18 APE @Concourse Exhibition Center, SF

Photo by Randy Stewart @stewtopiaI will be set up once again at this year's Alternative Press Expo (APE) at the Concourse Exhibition Center in San Francisco. Come find me on the south side of the hall at table #113. I'll have new prints, books, and paintings. I'm also having an inventory sale on my prints so come get your hands on some of my artwork at great prices. Here's more information about APE, from their website:

APE Returns to San Francisco October 17–18!
One of the country’s most popular and vibrant alternative comics shows returns to its San Francisco home, The Concourse Exhibition Center, for another two big days of fall fun this October. APE, the Alternative Press Expo, rolls into the city by the bay on October 17 and 18, 2009.
Having switched to the fall in 2008, APE proved to be a big hit with the comics-loving people of San Francisco no matter what time of year. APE 2009 is shaping up to be another crowd pleaser, with seven special guests having signed on: Jamaica Dyer (courtesy SLG Publishing), Phoebe Gloeckner, Dean Haspiel, Batton Lash, Lark Pien, Dash Shaw, and Jeff Smith.

APE 2009
Saturday, Oct. 17 11am - 7pm
Sunday, Oct. 18 11am - 6pm
The Concourse
620 7th Street
San Francisco


10/16 Eternal Sleep at 1AM Gallery

I've been working on some new pieces for a "Day of the Dead" themed art show at 1AM Gallery in San Francisco. The show is booked with great talent from around the Bay. It's also 1AM's one-year anniversary event, so it's a great excuse to check out the space. Hope to see you there. Here's more information via 1AM Gallery's website:


Thanks to our great fans, supporters, and artists, we’ve made it through our FIRST YEAR.  Through the good, the bad, and the ugly from the past year, the most important lesson we have learned is that street and urban art is here to stay.  To commemorate our anniversary year, 1:AM gallery is hosting Eternal Sleep, a tribute to Dia de los Muertos.  For this exhibition, we have reanimated our lineup of artists from our inaugural year to haunt our walls with skulls, death, and the celebration of life through their eyes.  This will be a mergence of the soul of 1:AM with graffiti writers/artists being displayed alongside fine artists, photographers, sculptors, and custom toy designers. Eternal Sleep epitomizes what 1:AM strives to accomplish, bringing people from different walks of life together.

The diverse artist lineup:

Peter Gronquist, Mear One, Mark Bode, 64 Colors, Alice Koswara, Bam, Bryn Taylor, Camer, Carlos A, Dave Crosland, Dia, Dril One, Eli Leppert, Hyde, Jorone, Josh Ellingson, King 157, Kiro, Kob, KRK Ryden, Lango, Laurel Anderson, Lawrence Yang, Lily Black, Nate1, Oliver Fader, Orly Locquaio, Peabe, Pemex, Pete Castro, Phoneticontrol, Reuben Rude, Reyes, Toro, Twick, Vogue

Expect nothing less than a spectrum of art strumming the joyful and mournful tones of life and death that will reverberate to the deepest parts of your soul.

Opening reception is on October 16th from 7 – 10pm. DJ Don Kainoa, Spinnerty, and Bozak will be dropping the beats with guest turntablist from Abstract Revolver.  The opening is a 21+ event.  Exhibition will run through November 6th.


10/9-10/11 Fall Open Studios at The Local 303

We at The Local 303 art studios are excited to open our doors to the public for this Fall's annual Open Studios. Come admire new works by artists Matt Delight, David Garvey, Jason Dryg and Josh Ellingson (that's me!) at 1890 Bryant St. Studios #303. I'm going to have an inventory sale, with quality prints priced to move. Our suite-mates, Soma FM will be on hand with tunes and Soma FM merchandise. Please stop in and say hello.

1890 Bryant is filled with artists of all discipline and many will be open for the public during Open Studios. More information about 1890 Bryant can be found at www.1890bryant.com. More information about Open Studios is at ArtSpan's website, www.artspan.org.

Open Studios at The Local 303
Friday, October 9, 2009 - 6pm-9pm
Sat & Sun, October 10-11, 2009 - 11am-6pm
1890 Bryant St., #303 San Francisco, CA 94110

Photos from the Hell's Belles Pinewood Derby

I look forward to White Walls Gallery annual transformation into a pinewood derby raceway. This year's Hell's Belles Pinewood Derby & Silent Art Auction was well attended by splintery gearheads of all ages. My entry, "Pinewood Deora" failed to finish, but it's looks that count, right? Check out the photos after the jump...

More Racers
Alex's Slug Slipper
Big Al!
Jamie and her Hippy Racer
And They're Off

There are even more photos in my Flickr Set. More information about the Hell's Belles can be found on their website, www.hellsbellescarclub.com.