It’s time to celebrate the 18th annual BLAB! group exhibition, taking place at Copro Gallery!
Magazine founder, editor, and curator Monte Beauchamp, alongside Copro Gallery, present The 18th BLAB! Show — an eclectic array of paintings, sculpture, and illustration by over 80 contemporary artists from the world over. Additionally this year, world renowned artist Ryan Heshka will be doing a mini exhibition drawing show as part of the BLAB! opening on September 9th.
But wait – there is more! In this year’s opening night, Copro Gallery and Monte Beauchamp have also planned a special book signing with Monte Beauchamp, Greg Clarke, and Ryan Heshka for the premiere issue of: “Comics And Stories That Will Make You BLAB!”, published by Dark Horse/Yoe books. With live music from Anthony Ausgang’s ‘Cat Museum’, this event is not to be missed!
18th Annual BLAB! Show
Bergamot Station, 2525 Michigan Ave, #T5, Santa Monica, CA 90404, United States
Phone: 310 829 2156
Opening Reception: Saturday, September 9, 2023 | 5-10pm
Includes Ryan Heshka’s mini exhibition drawing show, plus special book signing with Monte Beauchamp, Greg Clarke, and Ryan Heshka for the premiere issue of: “Comics And Stories That Will Make You BLAB!”, AND live music from Anthony Ausgang’s ‘Cat Museum’!
Exhibition Dates: September 9 – September 30, 2023
For more information, email Copro Gallery Director, Gary Pressman at [email protected] or call 310-829-2156.
Over 80 Exhibiting Artists //
Amandine Urruty – Andy Kehoe – Anthony Ausgang – Bennett Slater – Benz and Chang – Bill Mayer – Brad Gray – Buck Shanty – Brady Willmott – Brandi Milne – Caia Coopman – Camille Rose Garcia – Casey Weldon – Cathie Bleck – Charlie Immer – Chet Zar – Chris Buzelli – Chris Guest – Chris Mars- Corinne Halbert – Craig LaRotonda – Daniel Peacock – Dave Cooper – Dave Lebow – Dierdre Sullivan Beeman – Dewi Plass – Femke Hiemstra – Frank Forte – Frau Sakura – Gabi de la Merced – Gary Taxali – Glenn Barr – Greg Clarke – Gregory Hergert – Jana Brike – Jeff Nentrup – J Henry – Joe Vaux – John Brophy – John Rego – Jonathan Queen – José Luis López Galván – Lori Nelson – Lucia Heffernan – Mab Graves – Marc Burckhardt – Mark Garro – Mike Egan – Nathalie Tierce – Naoto Hattori – Nouar – Nova Czarnecki – Owen Smith – Paul Barnes – Peca – Rachel Bridge – Renee French – Richard Ahnert – Robert Steven Connett – Ross Jaylo – Ryan Heshka – Scott Bakal – Scott Musgrove – Scott Rohlfs – Seamus Conley – Sean Mahan – Simona Candini – Sonya Palencia – Syd Bee – Tarsila Schubert – Tim O’Brien – Tom Ascott – Travis Lampe – Travis Louie – Victor Castillo – William Wray – Xue Wang & MORE!
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.