Oddball Art Labs https://www.oddballartlabs.org Promoting Strange Art and Charity Giving Fri, 09 Oct 2020 15:47:58 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://www.oddballartlabs.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/cropped-Oddball-Art-Labs-BobDog-icon-1-32x32.png Oddball Art Labs https://www.oddballartlabs.org 32 32 Alisa Duda | Faces & House on the Rock https://www.oddballartlabs.org/alisa-duda-faces-house-on-the-rock/ Fri, 09 Oct 2020 15:47:57 +0000 https://www.oddballartlabs.org/?p=1415 Alisa Duda Face Parts and House on the Rock

Alisa is certainly prolific! We’ve got some new artwork from her for the Mini Art Machine. Half of this set features faces.

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She had such a great time painting photos from her recent trip to House on the Rock in Spring Green, WI that she continues to feel compelled to paint even more of the things that she saw.

If you are a fan of House on the Rock or kitschy vacations in general, then you really owe it to yourself to pick up one of these delightful blocks in the Mini Art Machine for just $5 at Side Street Studio Arts’ Something Wicked show.

You can see more of Alisa’s work at https://www.instagram.com/dudapattern/

Sara Peak Convery Art Blocks Restock https://www.oddballartlabs.org/sara-peak-convery-art-blocks-restock/ Fri, 09 Oct 2020 15:43:29 +0000 https://www.oddballartlabs.org/?p=1411 Sara Peak Convery Geometric Front

There are new art blocks by Sara Peak Convery in the Mini Mobile Art Machine!

If you saw the last batch of blocks, you already suspected that the blocks are two sided! So when you buy one of these blocks, you get two paintings! The photos on this page show the front and back of each piece.

Sara Peak Convery Geometric Back

Sara’s art blocks will be available in the Mini Art Machine for just $5 at Side Street Studio Arts’ Something Wicked show.

You can see more of Sara’s art on her facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/sara.peak.convery

Jennifer Hauser Weird Trees Art Blocks https://www.oddballartlabs.org/jennifer-hauser-weird-trees-art-blocks/ Thu, 08 Oct 2020 14:07:55 +0000 https://www.oddballartlabs.org/?p=1401 Jennifer Hauser Weird Trees

New to the Mobile Art Machines: Jennifer Hauser Weird Trees Art Blocks!

These delightful blocks will be available in the Mini Art Machine for just $5 at Side Street Studio Arts’ Something Wicked show.

You can see more of Jennifer’s work at snoringclown.com.

Glow in the Dark Art Blocks by Kimberly Witz https://www.oddballartlabs.org/glow-in-the-dark-art-blocks-by-kimberly-witz/ Wed, 07 Oct 2020 12:59:09 +0000 https://www.oddballartlabs.org/?p=1398 Kimberly Witz Glow in the Dark

What could be more fun than Halloween blocks? Glow in the Dark Halloween blocks!

These whimsical Halloween blocks will be available in the Mini Art Machine for just $5 at Side Street Studio Arts’ Something Wicked show.

You can see more of Kimberly’s work at dreamincolorart.com.

A Cabinet of Curious Characters https://www.oddballartlabs.org/a-cabinet-of-curious-characters/ Sat, 12 Sep 2020 01:49:58 +0000 https://www.oddballartlabs.org/?p=1374 Cabinet of Curious Characters

Oddball Art Labs has teamed up with Side Street Studio Arts to present a wild reinterpretation of Cabinet Cards. See how over thirty local artists take these antique photographs and use them to drive their art. The styles of the artists vary wildly, so we’re just as excited as you to see the finished works of art.

Join us December 4, 2020 from 6pm-9pm at Side Street Studio Arts for what will be a memorable show.

(Social distancing guidelines will be observed and face masks will be required.)

Show runs December, 4, 2020 – January 2, 2021

Michelle Rutkowski | Tiny Spring https://www.oddballartlabs.org/michelle-rutkowski-tiny-spring/ Wed, 05 Aug 2020 14:24:25 +0000 https://www.oddballartlabs.org/?p=1356 Michelle Rutkowski Tiny Spring

These wonderful Springtime painting should have been in the Mobile Art Machine for everyone to enjoy as the months got warmer and we all started enjoying the beautiful outside…but then the COVID-19 lock down started and these never made it into the machine.

Now that the Art Machine is coming out of hiding, these art blocks will be available. Buy one and smile as you dream of the Spring that could have been.

Heartwarming, tiny art for just $5.

Buy more of Michelle’s art on etsy:

Kayla Rutkowski | Space Bunnies https://www.oddballartlabs.org/kayla-rutkowski-space-bunnies/ Wed, 05 Aug 2020 14:18:09 +0000 https://www.oddballartlabs.org/?p=1354 Kayla Rutkowski Space Bunnies

Oddball Art Labs welcome the art of Kayla Rutkowski to the Mobile Art Machine.

You won’t be able to do anything, but smile when you get one of her ‘Space Bunny’ art blocks in your hands. Only $5 for a delightful piece of handmade art.

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Scott Maki | Series 6 & 7 https://www.oddballartlabs.org/scott-maki-series-6-7/ Wed, 05 Aug 2020 14:16:10 +0000 https://www.oddballartlabs.org/?p=1352 Scott Maki

Scott, you’re inspired and creating even during a global pandemic?

Knowing that so many art shows have been canceled in 2020 hasn’y slowed Scott Maki down. He just dropped off 38 new, original pieces of tiny art that are now waiting for you in the Mobile Art Machine.

Wicked original art for only $5 each!

You can see more of Scott’s work here:

Mobile Art Machine is Back! https://www.oddballartlabs.org/mobile-art-machine-is-back/ Sat, 01 Aug 2020 19:43:25 +0000 https://www.oddballartlabs.org/?p=1343 Mobile Art Machine at MADE

The Oddball Art Machine will be available again thanks to Side Street Studio Art’s MADE Co-op gallery. Their hours are still limited to Fridays from 3-7pm during the Farmer’s Market, but they are planning to start safely expanding their business hours soon.

If you’ve missed the machine, we loaded it with wonderful new work just before the pandemic started. (and a few new things just today.)

Get wonderful handmade tiny art from local artists for only $5 each.

Plus, you can see the walls full of amazing artwork available at MADE. Support your local artists!

Mobile Art Machine | Temporarily Offline https://www.oddballartlabs.org/mobile-art-machine-temporarily-offline/ Sat, 09 May 2020 20:29:24 +0000 https://www.oddballartlabs.org/?p=1326 Mobile Art Machine Stay at Home

The Mobile Art Machine leaves Soulful Sparrow to ‘Stay at Home’ inside of Side Street Studio Arts.

It’s delightful, tiny art will be available again when the crisis is over and the downtown Elgin businesses can open up to foot traffic.

We’ve been dropping off blank blocks to local artists who I’m sure will surprise us with amazing, quarantine inspired, artwork on the other side of this strange situation we’re all in.

Stay safe everyone!