MEET THE 2020 ARTISTS
(artwork shown is representative, not necessarily the artwork for bandana)
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Deerjerk is West Virginia's own, Bryn Perrot. Bryn’s artwork references tattoo imagery, print history, and her love of animals. Though woodcuts are her predominant medium of choice, she also paints and draws extensively.
february: MAGGIE STEPHENSON
Maggie Stephenson is a self taught artist and illustrator, born in Poland, raised in Germany. She is currently residing in Florida, USA. Maggie’s work is heavily influenced by her European upbringing and travels, combining her love for vivid color, line work and bold shapes. Through her work Maggie hopes to create a sense of joy of living in the moment.
march: SACHA STEPHAN
Sacha is an Australian illustrator, designer, and harmless workaholic currently based in Montréal, Canada. Her illustrations are inspired by nature and the spookier things in life, and she often likes to play around with dark humour in her work.
April: REAL FUN, WOW!
Real Fun, Wow! is artist Daren Magee. Daren is an Ojai, California based freelance illustrator, muralist and designer. His inspiration comes from many sources, natural and supernatural.
The aim of his work is to speak to the space between imagination and reality, and his hope is to leave you to float off in that liminal space into someplace entirely new.
May: TALIA MIGLIACCIO
Talia Migliaccio is an interdisciplinary artist currently based in Santa Fe, New Mexico exploring the world of imagery through hand poked tattoo, painting, photography and beyond.
She travels often, not only to work but to find inspiration both in the new and in the old in the constantly emerging creative process that is her life.
Talia’s work conveys the connection we share with our ancestors, the often unseen patterns of life and the unfolding mystery which envelops us when we let it.
June: WEST OF DEATH
West of Death is a branding and consulting agency based in Guadalajara Mexico and Tulsa USA, founded by Paulina Durán ( Editorial & Content / Brand Strategist ) & A. Nigh Herndon ( Creative Director / Designer ).
West of Death strives for a timeless aesthetic by marrying inspiration from ancient muses and modern design.
July: JOSHUA MINNICH
Joshua is a designer and illustrator based in Portland, Oregon. He has been full-time freelance since 2010 and specializes in illustration and hand-lettering with a focus on branding, label and packaging design. His work is inspired by his love of camping and nature, as well as design and typography from the late 1800’s-1940’s.
He collects vintage packaging and labels to surround himself with inspiration and interprets the inspiration from these items with a new, yet timeless approach.
august: MIA OHKI
Mia Ohki is a Metis-Japanese-Canadian artist, born in Connecticut, USA, and raised in Alberta, Canada. She lives and works between Edmonton, AB, and Vancouver, BC.
Mia primarily illustrates with black pen on white paper; however, she also uses many other visual art mediums, including sculpture and paint. Her art is influenced by her background, with Japanese and Metis culture frequently intersecting in her work.
"I work with distinct black line-work for traditional simplicity in my communication of emotions and ideas. Although I occasionally experiment with different mediums, I usually use black pen or paint on white canvas or paper. I attempt to inspire feelings in the viewer with an emphasis on setting and body language instead of clear facial features or expressions. My work is for all audiences, and I strive to create relatable portrayals of the feminine, social, and cultural influences in my life. Subject matter frequently centers around my background, and as a Japanese-Metis artist, it serves as a way to show the viewer a unique mixed cultural perspective. Interactions with nature and the personification of nature are also subjects I have enjoyed exploring throughout my practice. My first solo show titled 'I Know What It Looks Like'' was completed in 2018 - all information can be found on my website."
september: TY WILLIAMS
Ty Williams is a mixed media artist focused primarily on the sea and the coastline as his subject. His work is playfully sarcastic and fancifully sublime with an element of innocence and heartbreak.
Dylan Goldberger is an illustrator and printmaker based in Brooklyn, NY. His work is characterized by rich detail and texture and regularly features anthropomorphized animals in humorous scenes. His love of dogs and skateboarding are notable themes and present in his self-published alphabet book, See Spot Shred, released in 2015. He has collaborated with notable retailers such as Vans, Deathwish Skateboards, and Rome Snowboards and publications such SF Weekly, The Portland Mercury, and Thrasher Magazine.
October: Dylan goldberger
November: Erin Bowers
EB is a traveling artist who’s work includes murals, illustration, installation, writing and cooking. Working from the Midwest currently but always willing to travel for large jobs, do freelance work from afar, or make you a perfect fried egg sandwich.
DECEMBER: Brain Flower Designs
Brain Flower Designs is comprised of artist Kelley Wills. Kelly was the winner of our "giving thanks" design contest.
From the artist, “The theme is thankful, so I immediately went to flowers, I look for them on my walks and draw them when I'm in my studio. Maybe it's because of my childhood flower garden, or the years spent flower farming with @greenstonefields and doing floral design with @petalsandhedges. Or maybe it's because flowers are for everyone, they lift our mood and remind us to slow down, stop and smell the roses”
Kelley is an artist/graphic designer currently based in Eugene, OR. She specializes in combining painting and hand illustration, with the technical aspects of graphic design. Raised in Greenville, SC and having spent most of her life in various parts of Appalachia, her southern roots have deeply influenced her work. Most of her clients are musicians, farmers, brewers, designers and are just as passionate about what they do as her.