This is going to be a celebration of Robert Williams career. Only 2 available tickets (out of 45) are currently on sale now. The $2500 price tag includes a 3 day / 2 night stay at the Mission Inn (http://www.missioninn.com) and an amazing goodie bag. Usually you get an item exclusive to the event from each featured guest. Not including the free sketches or the items received from the returning guests.
I've been to the 2008 and 2009 events. They are pretty fun. You just hang out with the artists and other fans. You watch as the artists create a big collaborative painting that gets taken away Saturday night to have prints made by Sunday morning. I was reluctant to go at first because I'm not too social and I didn't see the point in hanging out with artists who I don't know, but it turned out to be a lot of fun. Plus you get a lot of free stuff that more than makes up for the price tag. This year I am not too excited about the artists line up - as they aren't really my cup of tea - but I know the event will be good. Plus it'll be interesting to talk to some of the artists and find out more about them and maybe my interest in their art will grow.
Something else that is cool is that you meet new people and the whole group is kind of an inner circle of friends. I have friends I only see on this trip - and some even live in the area I live in.
Last Edit: Sept 19, 2010 10:50:09 GMT -8 by sleepboy
I dont have pics but this year was awesome as usual. Different than years before, but still good. The art jam piece was started 6 weeks earlier so it turned out a lot more fleshed out, detailed and thought out. Not just a bunch of artists trying to claim stake to their own part of the canvas. There was a Coop devil that was painted over by English and Van Arno, but you could still tell it was a Coop devil.
The gift bag included: Art jam, 11 in 1 art print, name tag by Pressure Printing featuring Robert Williams art, Michael Hussar screen print, KRK Ryden original, Brandi Milne original, KMNDZ original, William Stout original, Miss Mindy original, Coop print, Bob Dob print, Ron English Mc Supersize toy, Van Arno Vivisect Playset toy. Suzanne Williams print and the following to be sent at a later date: Johnny Ryan original, Rick O'Brien original, Ron English / Coop circus punk, original collaborative artists sketch cards.
There was also a Van Arno print and a Ausgang original
Last Edit: Oct 5, 2010 7:07:29 GMT -8 by twocool4u1