TAG Juried Resin Toy Show [Preview]
Toy Art Gallery‘s first Open Call Resin Juried Toy Show goes down this Friday at 7PM in LA. Resin toy-making has really exploded in the two years since Red Hot Robot held the Resin Collective. The following preview for the TAG show features 37 artists, some names you know, some you probably don’t (yet). Many of the artists entered multiple pieces (not shown), and there are still more artists to come. Resin is an exciting medium because motivated people can make interesting pieces on their own and at a relatively low cost. Click through to the preview, and check it out. If you feel like it, leave a comment, and let me know what you think of the work.
I’ll be on location at TAG to join fellow judges Spanky Stokes, Julie B and George and Ayleen Gaspar. It has already been alleged that I will play the Simon Cowell role in this competition. I guess that means Spanky is Randy Jackson (yo dog!) and perhaps a couple glasses of wine and a Valium will turn Julie B into Paula Abdul? (George and Ayleen will be playing themselves.) This ought to be fun. Hope to see you there.
[FYI: George and Ayleen, who have produced their own resin toys, made some good points on the topic in the most recent episode of Toy Break. The “real talk” begins around the 31-minute mark during episode 170. Jeremy “Valleydweller” Dale also pointed me to this 20-page toymaking Tips and Tricks thread on the October Toys Forum.]
Wow Fantastic pictures and great work!! I´m very curious for the results. Good luck to all competitors.
Great post to see all the preview shots. I was super stoked to be asked into such a great show. I haven’t really been keeping up on the whole judging aspect, and it’s something I’ve never dealt with before. The one thing I am certain of is that this will be a killer opening on Friday and I expect a lot of pics.
Good luck to everyone! Mathias, I really love your design and it is amazing how clean it looks in the pictures!
@Kylo 76 … :))) Wow, this makes me really happy! Thank you very much for these kind words! Mathias
Strange to see so much criticism in a toy show all of the sudden. After years of KR and other companies making bad toys, people start speaking out on artist who are learning to make their own toys. Everyone has their own opinions and preferences, but to be judged on how much you’re piece looks like a production piece is pretty boring. Most of us artist were just excited to have a chance to show their works. We all make toys to see out visions come true.