Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Rip Curl Taco Tuesday at Hansen Surfboards, Susan Wickstrand, "Artist of the Search" apparel available

You're invited: Tues., June 26th from 11AM - 1PM at Hansen Surfboards for Rip Curl's Taco Tuesday, retail tour. All "Artist of the Search" apparel by Susan Wickstrand will be available at Hansens. Spend $50 on any girls Rip Curl Product and receive a free Susan Wickstrand for Rip Curl tee. Free custom hat press for all those who attend.  Stop by and get your Summer apparel on!
Rip Curl, "Artist of the Search" bikinis, tanks, T's and totes by Susan Wickstrand

Monday, June 18, 2012

New "Live Aloha" trucker Hat for the Summer by Susan Wickstrand

I've created these new "Live Aloha" trucker hats in time for Summer! Each hat comes with a collectable hand made "Aloha" button created by "The Button Club". Pin it on a jean jacket or beach tote.  There's more hats coming in this series with new fun images for Summer 2012 so stay tuned!

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Wednesday, June 6, 2012

New Show This Sat. SALTWATER with Kevin Roche at Bliss 101

Please come join us for an evening filled with art by talented photographer, Kevin Roche and Susan Wickstrand, music by The Red Fox Tails, food, friends and fun. Sat. June 9th from 6-9 at Bliss 101, Encinitas, CA.  I'll have a series of large scaled glassed pieces available for the 1st time.  Plus a few surprises! We hope to see you there ~ Susan & Kevin

Japan was Amazing!

Here's some photo highlights from our recent trip to Japan for Greenroom Festival 2012.  We fell in love with the country & it's people and hope to return one day soon!
Wall of Susan Wickstrand Art at Greenroom Festival. Glad we had backup suitcases of Artwork to replace pieces as they were selling. We were very busy & I was so grateful to have the lovely, Mariko Atsumi & friend to help translate and explain some of the narrative going on in my work.
Sharing shakas with fellow artist Heather Brown & Susan Wickstrand
Signing the back of Artworks & taking photos with the new clients is very popular in Japan!
Kevin and I at the Ron Herman, Tokyo launch party for "Honey Magazine" debut. It's a sister magazine to "Blue" and I was fortunate enough to have an article in it on my artworks.
Our visit to Kita Temple in Kamakura was amazing! Here's a shot I grabbed of a monk descending a staircase in front of temple gates.
Gorgeous entry temple into the Engakuji, Temple, The Sanmon Gate, Kamakura. This gate is gigantic and no nails were used in it's construction.  Simply amazing to behold in person.  Our Kamakura visit was a highlight of our trip to Japan.  I hope to go to Kyoto also next time as I love Temple and the history of it all.
 Kevin and I in front of The Great Buddha of Kamakura (Kamakura Daibutsu). It is a bronze statue that was cast in 1252.  You can also go INSIDE the cast Buddha, something worth doing!
Our final night in Japan spent with Greenroom & Heather Brown Japan Gallery Owner, Jun Yoshimura (far right corner) and Yohei Otani (far upper left), Greenroom Gallery, HI and friends.
Artworks loaded in & installed on Friday, got Artist pass and ready for Greenroom Festival to begin on Saturday & Sunday.  Thank you to all who came out to meet me, thank you for the gifts, smiles, photos, art sales, and wonderful time in Japan.  It's been a trip of a lifetime.