https://www.facebook.com/craftywestern/Hey! Check out this facebook page. Sarah Thompson has her own unique style, and it shows very well. She combines her love for art, Austin and Country Music into her crafts. I absolutely love her “Little Loretta” vintage trailer.
I was recently contacted by alison Lamons. Her website is a must see. She paints pictures of vintage weathered neon signs, and can even custom personalize one with your name! Great work, I’m happy to see a kindred spirit following her passion.
Multi-media artist Shepard Fairey and neon artist Todd Sanders share a moment under the glow of Sanders “Power & Glory” piece, commissioned by Fairey for “The Insistent Image: Recurrent Motifs in the Art of Shepard Fairey and Jasper Johns,” the 30th-anniversary installation that opened in May 2014 at the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art in Charleston, S.C.
The “Austin Lights & Vibes” longhorn sculpture customized by neon artist Todd Sanders and multi-media artist Rory Skagen was auctioned for an astonishing $100,000 in April as part of the second annual MJ&M charity fundraiser held by actor Matthew McConaughey, musician Jack Ingram and Texas football coach Mack Brown. The Fiberglas bovine featured depictions of iconic Austin imagery (including Skagen’s “Welcome to Austin” mural, which graces the exterior of Sanders’ studio), topped by Sanders’ retro-styled neon rendering of Austin’s ‘Live Music Capital of the World’ slogan. The longhorn stampede raised nearly $600,000 for various charities.
Jimmy Kimmel is in Austin shooting his talk show all week during SXSW. If you haven’t seen the set yet, it is jam packed full of reproduced neon signs from Austin. Also we had a couple people from the show stop by yesterday and rent three of our pieces, including the Fleur De Lis which you see behind the guests during the show. Here are two shots of the piece behind Seth Rogan, and Snoop Dogg.
Here is a great article that shows how neon is becoming more and more popular as home décor.
It helps people envision neon in their own home, and really kind of validates what we do here at Roadhouse Relics. There are a few artists here that you should check out. I’ve liked Keith Sonnier’s work for a while, but I’d never heard of Orest Tataryn. Pretty neat stuff.