March 1, 2014
For Immediate Release:
Fayetteville, WV – Visionary artist, Brian C. Zickafoose snagged an American Advertising Award for excellence in illustration at the recent American Awards Freakshow Gala, hosted on February 28, 2014 by the AAF-West Virginia at the Embassy Suites in Charleston, WV.
The award winning vector illustration titled, “Infinite Appetite”, was featured on the cover of Super Seed Magazine’s Issue #8, which circulated at major music festivals in the summer of 2013, such as, Summer Camp, Wakarusa, Bonnaroo, Electric Forest, and All Good Music Festival.
“It’s always exciting to see the life that one’s artwork takes once it goes out into the world and it’s even sweeter to relish when the fruits of that work puts an award on the shelf”, says Zickafoose. “We are thankful for all of our advertisers and sponsors, who gave us the opportunity to see the vision through to completion and made it possible to put [the publication] out there.”
“Infinite Appetite” is one of several vector illustrations created by Zickafoose specifically for the cover of Super Seed hinging around a Chinese New Year theme, the first being the Fire & Ice Dragon in 2012.
The American Advertising Awards is hosted annually by the American Ad-Fed (AAF) and is a three tier competition. Local winers advance to the regional district competition, with only the creme of the entries rising to national competition.
Previous Awards brought home by artist, Brian C. Zickafoose include:
4th Annual Blue Ridge Blues & BBQ Festival
Advertising for the Arts/Mixed Media Campaign
2010 ADDY Award Winner – Gold Local
2010 ADDY Award Winner – Silver Regional
2008 Best Local Artist – CITY Magazine
2008 Best Kept Art Secret – CITY Magazine
2005 Neighbor of the Year – Old Southwest Inc.
For excellence in Graphic Design and Marketing
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Photos by J. Hardy
We’ve included a few select photo frames from the Fayetteville Arts Coalition’s Holiday Art Exhibit on December 7, 2013 at the former FAC Gallery in Fayetteville, WV. Guests and artists abound, we were popping tags and passing out cream pies (literally lol) until the rooster crowed or it was time for the kids to go to bed, whatevs.
A stellar evening was had by all thanks to the hard work put in by the FAC staff and the artists. We’re looking forward to working more closely with FAC and other artists in Southern West Virginia in the future.
Peace, love and chicken grease – BZ
Gruss vom Krampus Funk from your friends at BrianZickafoose.com.
Have you been naughty or nice this year? I’m pretty sure Krampus is going to get a few of you.Read more
This time of year the whole world over, folks gather round with friends and loved ones to reflect on the highlights of year that has passed and the abundance of blessings it has brought. It is a time to be thankful for all the wonderful fruits that the universe has provided for us and to remember those who have been less fortunate.
The essence of the season is more than just the giving of physical gifts, it is the sharing of love, helping others and coming together as a community.
One doesn’t always have to buy things to get in the spirit of giving. Sometimes free stuff is the best. Pass along a smile. Hug someone. Buy a stranger a cup of coffee. Random acts of kindness are really contagious.
Regardless of what religious tradition or spiritual path you may follow, we sincerely hope each every one of you have an amazing, and safe, holiday season.
About the Artwork
Gruss vom Krampus Funk – Digital vector illustration created on a Wacom Bamboo tablet in Adobe Illustrator by Brian C. Zickafoose – December 5, 2013. Zenna (18 months) and Xia (3 years) Zickafoose are illustrated in the basket.
Visionary artist Brian C. Zickafoose re-envisions the New River Gorge Bridge in West Virginia in his latest painting, Ancient River in Autumn. This unique perspective offers a surreal westward view from Fayette Station of the ancient New River winding below the iconic arching bridge, as autumn’s brilliant colors subdue the luscious mountain landscape. Now you can bring this beautiful painting home. Both available size formats are easily framed and make a great gift for any West Virginian. Grab yours up while supplies last!
On November 2, 2013, my partner Jeannine and I made a psychedelic pilgrimage to the home of artists’ Alex and Allyson Grey at the Chapel of Sacred Mirrors in Wappinger, NY to attend a Visionary Salon hosted by legendary author/investigative journalist, Graham Hancock, who spoke to a group of about 100 people about the mysteries of the ancients, shamanic journeys, psychedelic spirituality, and new archeological discoveries that are currently being unveiled around the world, which strongly suggest that our civilization and history is much older and richer than modern science currently accepts.
The weather was crisp and beautiful as we explored the grounds of CoSM in awe and wonder of the amazing CoSMic scene that Alex and Allyson have established there.
The grounds at CoSM are truly enchanted and there are many stimulating visual art installations from prominent visionary artists, such as Chris Dyer.
The main house is a masterpiece of Victorian design and contains many works from Alex Grey and Allyson. Unfortunately, Alex Grey’s most famous works, the Sacred Mirrors, were safely tucked away in storage, patiently awaiting the opening of the Entheon Building, once its construction is complete.
After spending time at CoSM, we both fell in love with the place and have decided to have our wedding there next year! The entire experience was life altering to say the least.
In the meantime, we look forward to visiting CoSM again very soon.
A bejeweled winged serpent ascends from a crevice in the campground, armed with emerald shards and slithers towards the shimmering sun. Like its cosmic cousin -the epic oro bouros- the winged serpent, in a gesture of rebirth and renewal, eternally consumes its tail seeking to fulfill its voracious appetite.
About the Artwork
According to the Chinese Zodiac tradition, 2013 is the year of the serpent. Infinite Appetite is artist Brian Zickafoose’s annual tribute to the Chinese Zodiac. This illustration was created on a Wacom Bamboo tablet in Adobe Illustrator. Infinite Appetite was featured on the cover of Super Seed Magazine Issue #8, which circulated at major music festivals across the US from June through August 2013.
We are pleased to announce that artist Brian Zickafoose will be a guest in the upcoming New Directions art exhibit and opening night celebration hosted by The Fayetteville Arts Coalition on Friday, December 7, 2012 from 6:00-11:00pm. Born and raised in Fayette County, WV, the show is a homecoming of sorts for Zickafoose, who recently returned to the area after having spent a decade working and residing in Roanoke, Virginia. New Directions will exhibit select original paintings by Zickafoose along with the work of fifteen local artists (Mike Turner, Meredith Gregg, Tracy Martin, Tara Fowler, Paul Corbit Brown, Tandi Stephens, Sara Miller, Julie Wingard, Brad and Emily Weckesser, Ron Hall, Adam Morton, Doug Coleman, Ginger Danz and Shea Wells). Shop for paintings, jewelry, ceramics, photography, glass etchings, and wood carvings – there’s something for everyone. The highlight of opening night festivities will be the official unveiling of a new metal sign sculpture by world renowned metal designer Jeff Fetty. The new sign stands as a symbol to mark Fayetteville’s arrival on the world stage as a pinnacle outdoor lifestyle and arts destination. Situated on the corner of Keller Avenue and Court Street in Fayetteville, the sculpture bolsters whimsical arrows pointing towards Moab, Yosemite, and Zambezi — three world class destinations that are also renowned for mountain biking, rock climbing and whitewater. Don’t worry if you can’t attend opening night, the Fayetteville Arts Coalition Fine Arts Cooperative will be open Friday through Sunday during the month of December. Time: 6:00-11:00pm Location: 103 Keller Avenue, Fayetteville, WV Enjoy music by: Ken Kruger Food catered by: Secret Sandwich Society Adult beverages by: Bridge Brew Works Beer For more details about the Fayetteville Arts Coalition, visit: https://www.facebook.com/FayettevilleArtsCoalition https://www.fayettevilleartscoalition.org
About the Artwork
This enchanting acrylic painting titled, The Tree of Music in a Land of Enchantment, was penned and completed in 2008 by artist Brian C. Zickafoose. The Tree of Music was featured on the cover of the Home Grown Music Network Spring/Summer 2008 Catalog and followed by a limited edition Ringer T-shirt run, which has since sold out. Now you can bring this beautiful painting home as a limited edition print in multiple frame-able sizes and styles. Grab yours up while supplies last!
Funk Generations :: A New Age was the initial installment of the Phunk Phenomenon Painting Series in 2004. This mixed media painting is mostly acrylic paint, with the face and hands done in pastels, and highlighted in metallic ink, this beauty shines bright with DNA helix strands weaving the funk of ages. In 2010, Zickafoose teamed with Paula Mandala Caldwell for the Funk Re:Generations Print Series as seen below. Purchase the limited edition, signed and numbered print. Edition of 250.