Beautiful Bizarre Magazine’s 17th curated exhibition, Fable & Folklore, is currently on view at Copro Gallery in Santa Monica, CA. USA until 25 May. So if you haven’t yet visited the gallery to see this amazing exhibition, please do make some time this week – it’s not to be missed! If you are interested in adding to your art collection do take a peek – the work is exceptional! You can contact Gallery Director Gary Pressman at CoproGallery@Live.com for sales enquiries.


Fable & Folklore

Everyone has the same experiences, yet everyone responds differently to them. Hunger and pain. Hot and cold weather. Joy and sorrow. Our reactions to these events may vary, but all of these things are unavoidable. Folklore gives us the wisdom to understand these moments from different points of view.

It showcases that all of our problems and successes happen in every culture and throughout different periods of history. We are unique as individuals, but we are all connected through these moral truths.

Farmers’ Almanac

“Fable and Folklore” is a beautifully curated exhibition by Danijela Krha Purssey and the Beautiful Bizarre Magazine team, featuring over 80 of the top artists in today’s international modern and narrative surrealism art movement. Each artist has done an incredible job creating a new artwork that lets us read a whole new fable and folklore story with a unique and creative perspective. It’s a great honor to work Danijela and the Beautiful Bizarre team along with all the incredible artists in the show! Their dedicated teamwork, their love and passion for art, and bringing everyone together has created an epic exhibition and magazine that lives and inspires forever. Thank you Danijela, the BBM team, and to all the “out of this world” talented artists in the show! We are grateful to be a part of this exhibition with you!”

Gary Pressman and Erica Miller Owner and Director of Copro Gallery

This is the second time that Beautiful Bizarre Magazine has worked with Copro Gallery in this capacity, and we are so grateful to the Gallery Directors Gary Pressman and Erica Miller together with their team for their professionalism and hard work on behalf of Beautiful Bizarre Magazine and all the artists involved.


The wisdom of the wise and the experience of the ages is preserved into perpetuity by a nation’s fables, folklore, and proverbs.

William Feather

Our deepest gratitude also goes to the 80+ artists from around the world who contributed such incredible work to this exhibition. Thank you also to all of the artists, fans and collectors who attended the opening reception! You can see all of the photographs from the opening reception of Fable & Folklore here.

Thank you, THANK YOU, a million thank yous to everyone involved in bringing this exhibition to life, including our amazing Beautiful Bizarre Magazine team. This has been another huge success, and we are incredibly grateful!

‘Fable & Folklore’ Exhibiting Artists

Alex Garant, Allen Williams, Andi Soto, Angela Gram, Annie Montgomerie, Aron Wiesenfeld, Babs Webb, Brian Viveros, Calvin Ma, Camilla d’Errico, Chet Zar, Chris Guest, Crystal Morey, Dewi Plass, Dolce Paganne, Ed Binkley, Ellen Jewett, Erik Mark Sandberg, Erika Sanada, Forest Rogers, Gerlanda di Francia, Guil Zekri, Hannah Flowers, Ito Chieko, J. Henry, Jana Brike, Jasmine Becket-Griffith, Jasmine Worth, Jason Mowry, Joe Vaux, Jeff Echevarria, Jessica Dalva, Jesús Aguado, Jon Carraher, Jon Ching, Jonathan Viner, Jorge Dos Diablos, Josh Keyes, Juli About, Kelsey Beckett, Kevin Peterson, Kim Slate, Kit Mizeres, Kremena Chipilova, Kristin Kwan, Ksenia Buridanova, Lauren Marx, Lavely Miller, Lizz Lopez, Lola Dupre, Lori Nelson, Luis Toledo del Rio, Luke Hillestad, Michelle Avery Konczyk, Miho Hirano, Naoto Hattori, Noah Norrid, Olga Esther, Omar Rayyan, Orphné Achéron, Peca, Phoenix Chan, Rachael Bridge, Richard A. Williams, Richard Ahnert, Roos van der Vliet, Roxanne Sauriol Hauenherm, Ryan Heshka, Simona Candini, Sooj Mitton, Stephanie Inagaki, Stephanie Kilgast, Steven Kenny, Tamura Yoshiyasu, Thomas Ascott, Tom Bagshaw, Travis Louie, Vanessa Lemen, Victor Castillo, Virginie Ropars, Xue Wang, Yousuke Kawashima.

kristin Kwan
“Cradle” [Oil on panel]
Jonathan Viner
“The Imperial Rumpus Room” [Oil on linen]
Erik Mark Sandberg
“Residential” [Oil, acrylic, and epoxy resin on panel]
Lauren Marx
“Padfoot” [Watercolor, pen, colored pencil, and gel pen on paper]
Kelsey-Beckett-Gilded Snow Queen
Kelsey Beckett
“Gilded Snow Queen” [Oil paint on Linen]
Simona Candini
“On Dragon Wings” [Oil on Belgian Linen canvas]
Kim Slate
“The Hedgehog and the Fox” [Clay, epoxy, wire, gouache, wood]
Xue-Wang-Whisker's Picnic Delight
Xue Wang
“Whisker’s Picnic Delight” [Oil on Escaboard]
” I Kept My Map On My Chest” [Watercolor on paper, mounted to custom-cut wood panel, varnished]
Joe-Vaux-Free Range Brain
Joe Vaux
“Free Range Brain” [Acrylic on wood panel]
Thomas Ascott
“The Snow Queen Removes A Mirror Shard” [Oil on board]
Forest Rogers
“Night Bloom 2”
[Mixed media, including Japanese air-dry clay, mulberry papers, brass and aluminum armature, acrylics and inks]
Jon Carraher
“Journey in the Otherworld” [Wood, paper clay, oil paint]

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About Author

Danijela Krha Purssey is an entrepreneur, and the Editor-in-Chief and Co-Founder of Australian based international contemporary art magazine, Beautiful Bizarre Magazine. She is deeply passionate and committed to her vision to help shift the paradigm in the global contemporary arts industry regarding what is defined and accepted as contemporary art.


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