An awesome night celebrating one of the biggest selling video game franchises of all time during their 20th anniversary. This awesome and expansive kingdom of monsters served as great inspiration as over 50 Houston artists payed homage to their favorites in this paper-only showcase.
Yaki Snack Attack food truck provided the food, Deep Eddy Vodka provided Pokemon themed drinks and Night Owls Print Shop provided the flyers. We thank the latter two for kindly sponsoring this event.
Participating Artists: ACK! || Angela Zavala || Annavy Nguyen || Artifakt13 || Artsy McGhee || BAKERZDUZEN || Batsu Sai || Benjamin Walton || Blair Jenkins || Blake Jones || Blue Secatero || Bonnie Boatright || Dalton Stark || David J. Anderson Hero || Dom Bam || Edy Vasquez || El Fury || fangurley || Flying Velocipede || Goodhero || Hero || Honeybones Jade O Lantern || Jamie Kinosian || JAWBONE || Jeri Rae || Josh Higgins || Julie Mastache || Kevin Clifford || Lauren Rubin || Luna D. Lobos || Lyinnnda || Lyndsey Little || Magiheks || Mangopoptart || Mark Lyons || Mark Wise || MATT PAAS || Mel Hull || Mylan Nguyen || Nerissa Gomez || Nicole Fernandez || Rachel Bryant || Rebecca Elise Cook || Renee VanDeLinder Ricardo Cerda || RoosterPOP || Sara Danger || Scott Tarbox || Squid || Stephen M. Ruiz || Steven McCarty || T.C.R. Felton || Tatsu Heim || TheFlyingVelocipede Whitney Barrett || William Gilstrap || WIZARD OF BARGE!!! || Xuco || Yanci Benitez
STICKY FINGERS: A STICKER ART SHOW Saturday April 9th, 2016
Our second ever sticker art show celebrateD some of Houston't best and biggest street artists alongside other local artists who may be new to the scene or trying their hand in the art of the slap. Last year's event was our biggest show and this one grew from there!
Yaki Snack Attack food truck filled out bellies. Night Owls Print Shop and Pabst Beer were our kind sponsors.
8onabight || ACK! || Artsy McGhee || BAKERZDUZEN || Blake Jones || Brennan Burch || Christina Tovar || Diablo Macabre || Dre Forgotten || el fury || ESY || EYESORE || Goodhero || Honeybones || Katsola || Lyndsey Little || Mario Ramos || Mark Lyons || Mark Wise || Michael C. Rodriguez || MOE || Nano || Popes with Paint || Porter RoosterPOP || SAWBLADE || Scott Tarbox || The Olive Night || Thieve || Valentine || Void || WILEY || WIZARD OF BARGE!!!
LOVING THE ALIEN: A DAVID BOWIE ART SHOW Saturday February 6th, 2016
Our sixth gallery show was a collaborative effort between Insomnia and Catacomb .
“Look up here, I’m in Heaven” sung Bowie on the single that dropped just two days before his untimely death on January 10th. Wherever the Thin White Duke is now, we miss him and had a deep amount of respect, admiration and love for his work in music, art, fashion and film. Please join us on Saturday February 6th as some of the brightest stars in Houston’s art galaxy share their original works inspired by Bowie.
We had a great time honoring Bowie through the art, his music, face painting and more! Participating Artists:
_andyland_ || Aleisha Bayron || Alex Noel || Artsy McGhee || BAKERZDUZEN || Benjamin Walton || Black Cassidy Brenda Gutierrez || Brennan Burch || Charles Lees || Chris Fuentes || David Zamora || Derek Shumate || Diablo Macabre || el fury || Hannah Bull || Izzy || James Ferry || Jessi Jordan || Jessica Rice || Joey Fontes || Jon Garner || Josh Higgins || Julie Mastache || Kaleigh Hvizdos || Kmiko || Kristin Gaston || Lyndsey Little || Marilyn Morales || Mark Lyons || Mark Wise || Mel Hull || Nathan Dosher || Omar Ochoa || Randall Kubin || Rebecca Cook || Renee VanDeLinder || RoosterPOP || Sarada Holt || Sasha Blaschka || Shelby Hohl || Squid || Steve Matis || The Olive Knight || Tom Ralston || toondarkmagician || Whitney Barrett || William Gilstrap
Thanks to Topo Chico and Deep Eddy Vodka for their kinda donations in sponsoring the event. Flyer art by @rebeccaelisecook / layout by @blake_jones
MONSTER SHOW NINE: Art Show & Market Saturday October 24th, 2015
Our fifth gallery show was the ninth installment of the Monster Show- created by Russell Etchen and put on at Domy Books (in Austin and Houston) every year until 2012. The show featured over 100 pieces by nearly 60 local artists! The opening was a bit of a bust as Hurricane Patricia rolled through, but we had a second opening on the following Wednesday and all in all had a total blast! Participating artists:
ACK! || Aleisha Bayron || Alexandra Rena || ANDYLAND || Angela Zavala || @tarboxx2 || BAKERZDUZENBeau Pope || Blair Jenkins || Blake Jones || Brennan Burch || C. Slew || Corinne Goyette || Dalton Stark David J. Anderson || Derek Shumate || El Fury || epikmoore || EYESORE || fangurley || Gabriel Dieter Goodhero || iggy || James Ferry || Jamie Kinosian || Jasmina Jasaravic || Jason Poland || Jessi Jordan || Josiah A.W. Kalo || Karla Lozano Garza || Katsola || Kmiko || Kristin Gaston || Lisa Marie Hunter || Lissa Quon || Mark Lyons Mark Wise || MOE || Nicky Davis || Nicole Fernandez || Ogre || Ral Horror || Rene Cruz || Renee VanDeLinder RoosterPOP || Sarada Holt || Sasha Blaschka || Sawblade || Serjio Flores || Squid || The Flying Velocipede The Olive Knight || Trey Goloby || Valerie G. || V.E. Unclebach || Whitney Muniz || WIZARD OF BARGE!!! Thanks to Pabst Blue Ribbon for sponsoring the show and generously donating so much free beer! Thanks to Hugs & Donuts for the donut hookup as well! Flyer by WIZARD OF BARGE!!! & BAKERZDUZEN.
STAY TOONED! Cartoon Art Show & Market Saturday August 15th, 2015
Our fourth gallery show was positively HUGE with over 60 participating artists and over 100 pieces in the show! Like our previous show, we hosted an art market outside where showing artists could sell prints, stickers, shirts, buttons- whatever! Estimated attendance to the opening was over 500 people- totally nuts! Here's a list of the artists: i
Ack! || Aleisha Bayron || Alex Beattie || Alexandra Rena || Angel Garza || Angela Zavala || Atomik Destruktor || BAKERZDUZEN || BatsuSai || Betty Liz Voh || Blake Jones || Blur Jinx || Brennan Burch || Catfish || Cathy Le || Chelsea Garcia || Chris Heard || David J. Anderson || Derek Shumate || Devyn Coleman || Dirty Secret || el Fury || Erik Martinez || EYESORE || fangurley || Gabriel Dieter || goodhero || Iggy || izz1e || J.D. King || Jamie Kinosian || Jessi Jordan || Josiah A.W. || Just2Artists || Kaleigh Hvizdos || Kmiko || LAM || Letty Perez || Lisa Marie Hunter || Maria-Elisa Heg || Mario Rivera || Mark Wise || Michael C. Rodriguez || Mike P. || Moe || Nicky Davis || Nicole Fernandez || Ogre || RAL Horror || Rene Cruz || RoosterPOP || Root Bradford || RSG || Sarada Holt || Sasha Blaschka || SAWBLADE || Sebastian Forray || Serjio Flores || @tarboxx2 || The Olive Knight || The Zombified || Thomas Carr || Valerie G || Wiley || WIZARD OF BARGE!!
Special thanks to our sponsor Lone Star Beer, for providing adult beverages for the show. Thanks also to our neighbors Hugs and Donuts for donating 17 dozen donuts for the event and to the always awesome food truck Oh No, Yaki Snack Attack!!! DJ Lifted provided an awesome soundtrack for the event and you can check him out on MIXIFY and favorite/follow!
STICKY FINGERS: Sticker Art Show Saturday March 14th, 2015
Sticky Fingers: Sticker Art Show was our third gallery show and featured some of the biggest names in Houston street art. Lone Star provided a TON of beer and we allowed participating artists to setup outside in kind of art market fashion. Artists included:
ACK! || Atomik Destruktor || BAKERZDUZEN || Blake Jones || Chris Greenwood || Derek Shumate || Dre Forgotten || ESY || EYESORE || izz1e || Johnny || Josiah A.W. || Josie DeVora || Kmiko || LAM || MANIC || MOE || Nano || No Hope || otaku romano || ralhorror || @tarboxx2 || The Olive Knight || Thieve || Valerie G || WILEY
Thanks to sponsors Lone Star Beer and Night Owls Print Shop. Also thanks to Fat Wagon and Fat Cat Creamery for providing eats!
I AM ERROR: A Video Game Art Show Saturday Dec. 13th, 2014
I AM ERROR is a group art show comprised of numerous local artists with the theme being video games. The name comes from the infamously awful assumed mistranslation found in the classic NES game Zelda II: The Adventure of Link. All works are 9"x12" or smaller and on paper, exactly like our Monster Show back in October. This allows for pieces to be priced more affordable and to show as many pieces by as many artists as possible.
Artists included: ACK! || Aleisha Guerrero || Angela Zavala || Anville || Bakerz Duzen Beau Pope || Blake Jones || Derek Shumate || goodhero || izz1e || James E. Kaufman || Jamie Kinosian || Jermaine Rogers || Johnny || Jon Read || Josiah A.W. || Josie DeVora || Kaleigh Hvizdos || Katie Mulholland || LAM || Lissa QUON || Matt Manalo Michael C. Rodriguez || Mikayla Requenez || Nicky Davis || Sarada Sebastian Gomez de la Torre || Shelby Hohl || Sydney Anderson || The Olive Knight || Valerie G. || Wizard of Barge!!!
Thanks to Lone Star Brewery for sponsoring the event and generously donating so much beer and freebies! Flyer by Josiah A.W.
MONSTER SHOW EIGHT Saturday October. 18th, 2014
IT LIVES! This will be the eight installment of the Monster Show- created by Russell Etchen and put on at Domy Books (in Austin and Houston) every year until 2012. Insomnia is excited to make this our first gallery presentation and we hope you will join us for this opening reception. The show is simple and season appropriate- drawings of monsters on paper.
Artists included: Aaron Powers || ACK! || Adrienne Mapps || Aleisha Bayron || Angel Garza || Angela Zavala || Bakerz Duzen || Beau Pope || Chris Heard Darcy Rosenberger || Derek Shumate || EYESORE || Gabriel Dieter goodhero || izz1e || James Tallis || Jasmina Jasarevic || Jenn Fox Jermaine Rogers || Jon Read || Josiah A.W. || Josie DeVora || Justin Dunford || Justin Inkk || Katie Mulholland Katsola || Kmiko || LAM || Letty Perez || Lisa Marie Hunter || Matt Manalo || Michael C. Rodriguez || Mike P Nathan Allen Williams || Nathan Dosher || Nicky Davis || Rene Cruz || RSG || Sarada || Sarah Welch || Shelby Hohl Stephanie Lienhard || The Olive Knight || Trey Goloby || Valerie G. || Wiley Robertson || Wizard of Barge!!! || YAHU
Thanks to sponsors Lady Lazarus Printing and Real Ale Brew! Flyers by Nicky Davis and ACK!