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THE BLAB! SHOW / 17TH ANNUAL GROUP EXHIBITION @ Copro Gallery

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For the seventeenth year in a row, BLAB! comes to Copro Gallery!

Magazine founder, editor, and curator Monte Beauchamp, alongside Copro Gallery, present THE BLAB! SHOW — an eclectic array of paintings, sculpture, and illustration by over 60 contemporary artists from the world over. In this year’s opening night, Copro and Monte Beauchamp have planned an extra special event: painter Victor Castillo and designer Beauchamp will be signing THE BLAB SHOW’s very first exhibition poster.

“It’s about time we’ve gotten around to doing one,” mused Beauchamp. “We decided to do a limited-edition of 30 that both Victor and I will be signing and numbering at the opening reception.”

17th Annual BLAB! Show

Copro Gallery

Bergamot Station, 2525 Michigan Ave, #T5, Santa Monica, CA 90404, United States

Phone: 310 829 2156

Opening Reception: Saturday, September 10, 2022 | 5-10pm

Includes special poster signing by painter Victor Castillo and designer Monte Beauchamp!!

Exhibition Dates: September 10, 2022 – October 1, 2022

For more information, email Gallery Director, Gary Pressman at coprogallery@live.com or call 310-829-2156.

Over 60 Exhibiting Artists //

Alex Graham, Ana Bagayan, Anthony Ausgang, Bella Ormseth, Bennett Slater, Benz and Chang, Bill Mayer, Casey Weldon, Charlie Immer, Chet Zar, Chris Buzelli, Chris Guest, Chris Mars, Christian Clayton, Christina Ramos, Ciou, Corinne Halbert, Craig La Rotonda, Dave Cooper, Dave Lebow, David Lyle, Dewi Plass, Dustin Myers, Ed Binkley, Erika Sanada, Frank Forte, Frau Sakra, Gabi de la Merced, Glenn Barr, Gregory Hergert, J. Henry, Jana Brike, Joe Vaux, John Brophy, John Cuneo, John Rego, Jonathan Queen, José Luis López Galván, Josh Keyes, Kim Saigh, Leegan Koo, Lisa Ericson, Lori Nelson, Mab Graves, Marc Burckhardt, Mark Garro, Moira Hahn, Naoto Hattori, Nouar, Nova Czarnecki, Owen Smith, Paul Barnes, Rachael Bridge, Renee French, Richard Ahnert, Rob Sussman, Robert Steven Connett, Ryan Heshka, Scott Bakal, Scott Musgrove, Scott Rohlfs, Seamus Conley, Simona Candini, Sonya FU, Sonya Palencia, Syd Bee, Tim O’Brien, Peca, Travis Lampe, Travis Louie, Victor Castillo, and Xue Wang.

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Travis Louie: Ffloyd
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Christina Ramos a.k.a. Tiger Ramos: The Web

About Monte Beauchamp //

Curator Monte Beauchamp is an awarding-winning art director, artist and creator of the notable BLAB! anthology. He has served as a juror for American Illustration, The Society of Illustrators, Communication Arts, and Lürzer’s Archive. He is the founder and editor of the graphics-illustration-comics annuals BLAB! and BLAB WORLD. Beauchamp’s books include A Sidecar Named Desire: Great Writers and the Booze that Stirred Them (co-authored with Greg Clarke, HarperCollins-Dey Street), Masterful Marks: Cartoonists Who Changed the World (Simon & Schuster), and KRAMPUS: The Devil of Christmas (Last Gasp), among others. In 2012, Beauchamp was awarded the Society of Illustrators prestigious Richard Gangel Art Directors Award for outstanding contributions in promoting and advancing the art of illustration.

About the Gallery //

The gallery, located at Bergamot Arts, is divided into two exhibition spaces, sometimes featuring a single artist but often two or three. Large group exhibitions are also featured often in conjunction with outside curators. In following with its original mission, Copro participates in International Art Fairs and curates outside exhibits to help promote their artists.

Focusing on museum quality installations showcasing emerging artists, Copro Gallery also exhibits many established and master painters. Placing works in private collections throughout the world, Copro strives to assist collectors new and experienced in building the most exciting collections possible.

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Simona Candini: The Fortune Teller
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Corinne Halbert: HEART SLEAVE
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Bella Ormseth: Winter Dreams
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Chris Mars: The Last Few

Copro Gallery Social Media Accounts

Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

About Author

Based in the UK, Natalia Joruk lives amongst a mass of art, nature, curious trinkets and green tea. As Deputy Editor, Natalia works closely with the Editor-in-Chief, supporting with the design, curation and overall growth of Beautiful Bizarre and the annual Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize. She also oversees distribution of the magazine, so drop her a line if you know someone who would like to stock! Utilising her experience as a freelance writer, Natalia also engages with editorial writing and proofreading for both the Beautiful Bizarre Magazine website and print publication. One of her favourite perks is getting to know artists, gallery owners and their teams personally, so feel free to email her if there is anything she can help you with – or just to connect!

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