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Dec 3, 2007 - Dec 31, 2007 - Brian Marki Fine Art presents "Urban Smile". A group show featuring a collection of work being made by up and coming artists from across the United States. This work exemplifies a playful inspiration that draws reference from the pop- culture of graffiti and graphic design. In all, these works exemplify a highly stylized attitude to the process of creation and together they find resonance in their subtle incongruities. The artists participating in this group show are Andrew Marathas, Jason Kochis, Charlie Alan Kraft, Angel Roman, Angel 179, Nicebunny, David La, Dennis Quijano, Ilya Zlotnikov, Interlude Films, Kimmie Hutchins, Minklet, Plaseebo, Sean Boyles, Erik Abel, Shan Michael Evans, Charles Stefanski, and Stuart Witter. Opening reception on Dec 7th from 6pm - 9pm. Brian Marki Fine Art is located at 2236 NE Broadway in the historic Irvington District in Portland, OR. Gallery hours are Monday through Saturday from 10am to 6pm. For more info please call: 503-249-5659.

Nov 2007 - ToysRevil features an article on Jason Kochis' special limited edition Planet of the Apes Circus Punks.

Nov 2, 2007 - Jan 11, 2008 - U of L Art Gallery and Bovinyl proudly presents "Moody Idols: The Urban Vinyl Toy Movement." Curated by artist/designer Ted Stilson the creator of the Moody urban vinyl toy. An array of talented artists from all over the world customized Moody toys for the show. Artists: Angel Devil, Attila Adorjany, Ayako Takagi, Bao Pham (NVC Crew), brian ewing, cameron tiede, Chris Ryniak, Wavedog, Darcy Logan, Darren Booth, David K. Rose, Devon Bowman, BiL BetsOviC, Erin & Kelly Carty, Erwin Weber, Ian Bickley, Jason Kochis, Jenn Rourke/Jeff Orriss, Jennifer Kellogg, Keeley Carrigan, Khayne Tan, Leila Armstrong, Matthew Connelly, Michael Campbell, The Fiend, Miles van Yperen, PlaysKewl, Sergey 'Iron Lung' Safonov, Shin Tanaka, Sol Nte, Ted Stilson, Troy Denning, Tyson Summers, Victor 'Marka' Quinonez, Wendy McLean, and Will Osler. Opening reception on Nov 9th 4pm - 6 pm Main Gallery, W600 which is located at Helen Christou Gallery 9th Level, LINC. For more info please call: 403-329-2666.

Nov 3, 2007 - Dec 1, 2007 - Crybaby Gallery proudly presents "SUPERFANTASTICDOUBLEFUNTIME" curated by Porkchop and Bradley Hoffer. These two local talented artists have been featured in our gallery in the past and will be apart of this show along with 13 other amazing artists. The artists range from toy designers to graffiti to painters to stencil to muralists and are from all over the country, some from our very own backyard and some are showing for the first time in New Jersey. As gallery owners, we wanted to see what artists "inspire" other artists. Artists Showing: John Grider, Jason Rudulphena, Punchgut, Carson Besmirched, Joey D, Gaither, Ken Bastard, Aaron Tompkins, Seen, Jason Kochis, Bradley Hoffer, Porkchop, Squindo, Grunwald, and Joe Nicita. Opening reception on Nov 3rd from 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm at Crybaby Gallery which is located at 706 Cookman Ave, 2nd Floor in Asbury Park, NJ 07712. For more info please call: 732-807-3504.

Sept 8, 2007 - Sept 19, 2007 - MonkeyHouse Toys & Art Gallery proudly presents Recess: A Custom Lunchbox Group Show. An array of talented artists show off their work on aluminum lunchboxes for this show. Artists: Brent Nolasco, Smear, Jaxie Jax, WaveDog, Mr. Toast, Downtimer, BiL BetsOviC, Jason Kochis, Mark Mothersbaugh, Kathie Olivas/Brandt Peters, Carol Powell, Misha, Gus Fink, Monk, NOMAD, olive47, Michael Pilmer, Shawnimals, Nick Da Ring, Gina Ramirez, Blinky, Zoso, Leecifer, Daniel Damocles Wall, Joey Potts, No/Fi, Eduardo, Slouchy, Mary Spring, Kyle Harper/Jen X, Douglas Alvarez, Terri Berman, Jared Deal, Josh Taylor, Vague/Pixie, P. Williams, Jeremy Szuder, Lily, John Hicks, 2 Cents, Sueno, Project Rabbit, Ryan Crippen, upso, Branded, AKO, Scom, DJ Shiro, KACA, Nataka, Randy Kono, Maddi, Robot One, Drea, soopjadelux and more! Opening reception on Sept 8th 4pm - 8 pm at Monkeyhouse Toys which is located at 1618 1/2 Silver Lake Blvd in Los Angeles, CA 90026. For more info please call: 323-662-3437.

After a 2-month online design contest, Play Imaginative and Coca-Cola have found 15 deserving winners to grace their new Trexi series of toys, based on the theme "A Better Tomorrow". These 15 young designers Michiel Baumgarten, Jason Kochis, Massimiliano Panzironi, Samuel Jr. Sanchez Cuevas, Chi Wan Jun, Xin Jing, Yu Shi, Huang Shao Yan & Fang Jing Hui, Eloisa Lopez Maldonado-Eloole, Laetitia Jalaguier, Scott Higgins, Jasmine Ong, Jackey Woo, Berenice Martinez Vallejo, and Massimiliano Panzironi will join 10 other renowned and established designers Tokidoki, Sket One, Bloo Empire, JiJi, Saner, Niark, Cupco, Mad Barbarians, Pulco Mayo, and Colorblok. Designers from various parts of the world submitted their work online through a call for submissions, and only the top 15 emerged winners in the global online poll for the best use of expressing their passion for design and for the Coca-Cola brand by using their unique art styles and trexi to portray their vision of "A Better Tomorrow". Entries were judged by a combination of public voting as well as the judges' choices.

Aug 3, 2007 - Aug 31, 2007 - DDR PROJECTS Presents "Hijacked: 'Cause Homage is Just Another Word for Stealing." Over 50 artists showing their ability to customize a shady lil' guy by the name of Skumbo, including Emek, Elizabeth Berdann, Jason Kochis, BiL BetsOviC, Kathie Olivas, Doktor A, Devious, Matt Connely, Peskimo, Jeremyville, Triclops, UPSO, MCA, Kenn Munk, Desoto, and many others. There will be food and drinks and goodie bags provided. Artist Reception: Friday, August 3rd, 2007 from 8:00 - 11:00 PM Address: 1532 East Broadway in Long Beach, California. Between Falcon and Gaviota, next to the Two Umbrella's Cafe.

June 16, 2007 - June 30, 2007 - Esc-Toys Ltd. and Toyqube present the first ever "Shitakes Parade " a Group show to celebrate the launch of Erick Scarecrow's Shitakes series. Featuring custom toys by the artists Lou Pimentel, Jason Kochis, Doktor A, toy fiend, Lil J NYC, voidx, Brent Nolasco, lummage, rain, and many more. Opening reception on June 16th at ToyQube which is located at 133-31 39th ave. #F 36 in Flushing, NY 11354. For more info please call: 718-939-8605.

June 9, 2007 - June 20, 2007 - MonkeyHouse Toys presents "Cereal Killers" a Group show curated by BiL BetsOviC. Featuring work by the artists Upso, EdZeplin, Lou Pimentel, El Maz, Squidboy, Jesse Hernadez, Blinky, BiL BetsOviC, Jason Kochis, LIV3R, Bloo Empire, Shiro, Squink, Shawnimals, Doktor A, Jim Koch, and many more. Opening reception on June 9th at Monkeyhouse Toys which is located at 1618 1/2 Silver Lake Blvd in Los Angeles, Cali. For more info please call: 323-662-3437.

June 2, 2007 - June 17, 2007 - "Art Toy Alchemists" presented by Artifact Unmundane featuring customized designer vinyl toys, circus punks, and original artwork from BiL BetsOviC, Jason Kochis, EdZeplin, WaveDog, Squidboy, Ryan August, Matt Sharp, Manimal, Kenn Munk, OEY, Phuek!, Daniel Damocles Wall, and many more. Opening reception June 2nd from 6:00 to 9:00 pm. Gallery located at 1170 N Richfield Rd. Anaheim, CA 92807.

May 18, 2007 - May 27, 2007 - "St. Louis Munny Show 2007" presented by Star Clipper, KidRobot, Schlafly Beer, and Truffles. The biggest designer toy show in the midwest showcasing prominent national and international designers. Artists include BiL BetsOviC, Jason Kochis, Neil Burke, Burn 353, CUPCO!, Lisa Marie Godfrey, Matt Kindt, LE MERDE, Jim Mahfood, Martin Mazorra, NANOSPORE, Matt Rodriguez, SHAWNIMALS, Ayako Tagaki, Justin Tolento, Peat Wollaegar, and many more. Opening reception May 18th from 7:00 to 10:00 pm. Gallery located at 6392 Delmar Blvd. St. Louis, MO 63130. For more information please call 314-725-9110.

May 14, 2007 - Toytoons features an interview with Jason Kochis.

May 12, 2007 - May 27, 2007 - "Skate or Die III" presented by YoungBlood Gallery in Atlanta, GA features artwork from local and national artists including Jason Kochis, Stenvik Mostrom, Steve Pomberg, John Simmons, Kelly Teasley, Jason Murphy, Shawn Beeks, Matt Haffner, Laura Bell, Ben Baumgartner, and many more. Gallery located at 629 Glenwood Ave. SE Atlanta, GA 30312. Gallery hours are Wed-Sun 12pm - 5pm. For more information please call 404-627-0393.

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