It’s a West Virginia Cryptid Family Jam! Psychedelic artist, Brian Zickafoose returns to Ace Adventure Resort for another round of music, art and festival fun. This year’s poster art features several famous mythical monsters from his home state of West Virginia, Sasquatch, Bat Boy, the Flatwoods Monster and Mothman. This year’s poster marks, Zickafoose’s fourth year illustrating the official artwork for the festival and appearance as a feature live painter and Pigment Sanctuary art gallery staple. Zickafoose sat for an interview with the festival promoters to talk about the art and the magic that goes into the creation of the illustration. Mountain Music Festival is happening June 4-6 at Ace Adventure Resort on the New River Gorge, West Virginia. Read the full interview here.
Don’t get caught in the cold, our new blankets have got your back and they are toasty!
Snuggle up with these durable, heirloom, woven throws, featuring art by Brian C. Zickafoose.
Ancient River in Autumn blankets are back in stock by popular demand.
I am also proud to roll out our newest blankets starring the bear and the owl, as pictured above.
Thanks to the miracle of modern technology, commercial weaving looms are able to recreate my artwork in blanket form with stunning clarity and detail.
Due to slight variations in the production process, each blanket is unique.
These are the large size throw, measuring 68″ x 50″ Inches.
100% Pre-Shrunk Cotton.
Made in the USA in small batches.
Price includes USPS Priority shipping. Continental US only.
For international orders, please reply to this email for a custom shipping estimate.
What Does “Made in America” Really Mean?!
Here is what “Made in America” means to me.
It is not always the easiest path or the most profitable but I go to great lengths to source my products from vendors on American soil.
It’s important to me that each product that I offer is created sustainably by people who love their craft and who are compensated properly for their time and energy.
From the farmers growing the cotton, to the weavers, to the picture framers, to the printers I use to image my paintings and reproduce my prints.
No sweatshop labor here. All love. All American.
When you purchase products from my shop, I can confidently say thank you from literally hundreds of American families whose livelihoods your business supports.
Ciao Amici (or hello friends, as we say in the US!)
Sliding back in the studio after an adventurous summer on the road.
I must confess that I am a habitual workshop attendee. I love diving into the process of learning new skills. More than that, I love the people that I meet.
I hopped the pond for three weeks to study at the Visions in the Mischtechnik Seminar hosted by the Vienna Academy of Visionary Art. It was by far, one of the best workshops I’ve attended in terms of the richness of the experience and the quality of learning.
We stayed at Torri Superiore in Ventimiglia, Italy, just off the coast of the Mediterranean Sea, near the border of France. The ancient stone facade of Torri Superiore was nestled comfortably in the foothills of the Alps. Those mountains were a genuine focal point of beauty and a potent source of magic for the retreat.
The artists hailed from around the world and a common thread of rebirth and self-healing wove everyone’s art together.
The medieval village of Torri was entirely secluded from modern day activity – the closest store was a 20 minute bus ride into town. The inner worlds were more accessible without distraction and visions came like a flood.
There we were, entrenched in our paintings like the old masters, feasting on delicious organic food and wine like kings, occasionally breaking for a dip in the crisp Alpine grotto over the hill. It was both glorious and productive. By the end of the workshop, I finished three paintings that were showcased at the closing party and art show (my first exhibit in Europe!)
We formed a unique bond with the people who reside at Torri. At one point, the entire village was dancing to acoustic folk music together in a large circle like a scene out of a Disney classic. It was a truly authentic Italian experience that I won’t soon forget. And now I’m addicted to pesto.
I was stoked to report there’s a new Renaissance happening in Italy and Torri was the beating heART!
The Jamwich Issue 84 – May 2019
I have been a huge fan of Taco and Elise Olmstead’s publication and their involvement with the jam band scene for a long time. So I was thrilled when they asked me to be featured artist for this issue. Elise has been healing from battling cancer and the fact that this issue was even happening I felt was an incredible blessing. In the interview, I dive into the spiritual mission of the artist and the challenges of moving my studio and family to New York. It gets pretty deep – well worth the read. A LOT of Love went into this!
Order a copy here: http://www.thejamwich.com/product/jamwich-issue-84/
Psychedelic Country – The Art of Brian Zickafoose
Join us Saturday, February 2, 2019 from 6-9pm at Gallery Fifty5, located at 55 Greenkill Ave., Kingston, NY for a special reception with award-winning artist, Brian C. Zickafoose. A recent transplant from West Virginia to the Hudson Valley, this will be Brian’s New York gallery debut.
The Psychedelic Country exhibit will run at Gallery Fifty5 from February 2-16.
Works featured at this show are an exploration of light and depth.
This exhibit also features a dozen small original paintings called, PSY-Matics, which are an exploration of how light is expressed through sound.
Complimentary Vegan refreshments and beverages will be provided.
Visit the Facebook Event Page for up to date offerings for the show–> Here
Fayette County, West Virginia based oil painter, Brian C. Zickafoose is pleased to announce that two of his original paintings have been selected to be included in the upcoming 10th Annual Best of WV Open Juried Exhibition, which will be on display at the David L. Dickirson Fine Arts Gallery at Tamarack: Best of West Virginia from June 16 – August 5, 2018.
Join us for the opening reception and awards ceremony to be held, Saturday, June 16 from 2pm-4pm at Tamarack, located at 1 Tamarack Place, Beckley, West Virginia, where Zickafoose will be revealing the newest oil painting from his PSY-Country Series. For more information about the event, visit: https://www.tamarackwv.com/events/upcoming-events/