Just a quick note to let folks know that I’ll be appearing live tonight (Oct. 26th) at 7:30pm on the Sissy Gamache Show! Sissy invited me on to talk about my pinup art..so exciting! The show can be viewed on tv where available and live online via the Manhattan Neighborhood Network. Sissy’s weekly show features guests from the arts and media discussing their contribution to their profession…visit Sissy’s website for more info.
I’ve continued with this oil painting of retro pinup model Sabina Kelley and am happy to say that it’s nearly completed. I’ve been learning a lot of new techniques throughout the process and can’t wait to get started on my next pinup in oils. Here’s the progress so far:
“Underground Inspirations.” 2009 Summer/Fall issue
I’m so excited to have my “Fishnet Stockings” painting featured in the current issue of Carmel Magazine!
It was used as the lead image for an article about The Alternative Cafe gallery in Seaside, CA which featured my work during their recent “Garter Belts and Gasoline II” art show.
Although this painting (based on the image of the amazing retro pinup and Gretsch Guitar spokes-model Kim Falcon) has been very popular and was featured in several other publications, I’m especially proud to have it appear in Carmel Magazine. Carmel, CA has always held a special place in my heart because of my total admiration (and school girl infatuation) for one of it’s most famous residents and one time mayor, Clint Eastwood (whose photo also appears among the pages of this issue!).
the article (on pages 210-213) is available on-line by going to the link below:
OPENING Festivities: Saturday, September 5th @ Claude Gallery 7pm-1am
I’m excited to participate in my first NY gallery show. Here’s the important info: PIN-UP PANDEMONIUM 2 Group Art Show@ Claude Gallery Opening: 7pm Saturday September 5th 2009 The Claude Gallery in Eastchester, New York in conjunction with TVT Productions presents Richie Fuggetta’s PIN-UP PANDEMONIUM 2 with a great line up of 10 talented artists. The curator of this show is Richie Fuggetta. Richie will also be selling signed unframed prints of his work & autographing copies of his new book: The Pinup Art of Richard Fuggetta All of the art exhibited at this show will be associated with Pinup culture. The opening festivities will commence on Saturday September 5th from 7 pm until 1 am. Complimentary refreshments will be served throughout the evening. A live musician jam session will coincide with art opening starting at 9 p.m. and will be held in the basement sound studio of the Claude Gallery. Your host will be gallery owner Artie Walker. FEATURED ARTISTS: RICHARD FUGGETTA SUSAN HEIDI THOM DOWNS BIAGIO CIVALE SCOTT JONES XIAN LEE RT VEGAS FRANKIE TEARDROP JIMMY BUTTCHEEKS DUTCH VON SPOOGE PIN-UP PANDEMONIUM 2 Art Show at the Claude Gallery Runs from September 5th through September 30th 2009 The Claude Gallery 282 Main Street Eastchester, New York 10707 Artie Walker, owner (914) 779-8822
I’m so excited to announce that I have set up a channel on YouTube, www.youtube.com/susanheidi to corral all my favorite videos and make them easier to share. Viewers will be able to find interviews I’ve done, clips from past shows, and my favorite how to’s on everything from Pin-Up makeup and hair to art techniques. There are a few videos up already, and I’ll be adding more in the days to come.
My retro style Pin-Up art was a big hit at the NY Comic Con! I was happy to meet so many people who are fans of the genre. It was a grueling 3 days - you can just imagine what it’s like for an artist who usually works alone in a studio to abruptly switch gears and spend 9+ hours a day talking non-stop. My voice was nearly gone by the end of the day Sunday. I had so much fun meeting everyone and really appreciate each and every compliment I received. There is nothing in the world like having something you’ve created admired by others. I have posted some pictures on myspace and there’s already a video interview I did posted on Edward Champion’s Reluctant Habits. I did a few other interviews, which I’ll post links to as soon as they are live.
To recap the weekend:
- Comic Con’s are amazing places where everyone is having fun - it’s very contagious
- having a booth on the way to the restrooms makes for great traffic
- kudos to my two youngest fans - two little girls who know what they like
- drinking lots of water saved me from losing my voice altogether
- once again, I wasn’t able to get around to visit with other artists - many, many thanks to those who made their way over to say hello
- at least as many women as men love pinups - thanks to all those guys who let their ladies browse!
- Evil Ink Comics and Epic Proportions were the best booth neighbors I could ask for!
- New Yorkers, costumed fans, and celebrities made for awesome people watching
I’ve already made arrangements to be back at NY Comic Con next year (October 8-10, 2010) once again in booth #1906 - hope to see you there
Some last minute changes have made it possible for me to have a booth at this year’s NY Comic Con. I’m excited to be able to display lots more work and hopefully interact with many more fans!
There is an interactive map on the NY Comic Con website to help attendees find their way around the exhibit hall. My booth is located just off the first main aisle. I’m happy to have neighbors like Epic Proportions, Evil Ink Comics, and Heavy Metal magazine (just around the corner).
I hope to see lots of you in NYC this weekend!
I’m so excited to have my work exhibited at this year’s Dirty Show Detroit!
This International Erotic Art Exhibition is celebrating its 10th Anniversary year with a two weekend exhibit that is sure to be something to remember!
Picking up my mail a few weeks ago, an image on the cover of a catalog caught my eye. It looked very familiar, no, too familiar (like an old friend). Upon closer examination I realized it was my pinup titled “Fishnet Stockings” on the cover of Bud Plant’s Incorrigible catalog! What a thrill!