BloodMilk & Friends Saturday Night Market

The second evening of the Night Market brings together a completely different collection of oddities and delights!  Shop indie artisans and local businesses as you spend the evening surrounded by fine fragrances, exotic clothing, decadent home decor & so much more!

Saturday evening friends:
BloodMilk Jewels
BloodMilk’s Exquisite Corpse
Pop Up Polaroid
Adam Wallacavage
Amberella
Caitlin McCormack
Crystal Lee Lucas
Dylan Garrett Smith
Jeremy Hush
Lvnea Parfumerie Botanique
Matt Darling
Nicomi Nix Turner
Ophidian Guild Chainmaille
Ryan & Regina Cohn Antiques & Oddities
Sophi Reaptress
Vegan Treats

Support your local community artists & take home that special something that you never realized had been missing from your life.  We hope to see you there!

#CommunityIsEverything

Be sure to try our specialty cocktail, available only at this event!
Half off all drafts 5-7pm & 10-11pm

Grave Hallucinations: pop up art show

a perception in the absence of external stimulus that has qualities of real perception…awake but dreaming…visions of beyond

Your experience is yours alone at the Grave Hallucination group art show.

Featuring:
Kelly Campanile
CUM.MASK
Matt Slime
Jodi Cachia
Nora Egloff
Laura Vosberg
Laura Nunzi
Corey Valuck
Leah Sabatelli
Barrett Wulderk
Fred Grabosky
Breezy Tucker
Jacqui Powell
Maryrose Runk
Rachel Reinsfelder
Freshie Juice
Evan Void
Ken Kalesnik
Carmen Turner

50¢ pierogi until 10pm
Half off all drafts 5-7 & 10-11pm

You Can’t Fail: Autumn edition

An evening of new works including: visual art, photography, theater, dance, performance art, comedy, story-telling, poetry, prose, sculpture, ballet, film, stand-up, ANY and ALL art will be presented.

Featuring new works by:
Tenara Calem
Alexandra Tatarsky

Rachel O’Hanlon Rodriguez
Britny Brooks
Bethanne Frazer
Andy Futuro
Harlee Trautman & Marya-Captan
Walter Michael DeForest
Kay Bee & Val Dunn

Benjamin Kunkle
Stephanie Wesolosky
Simon the Cannibal
Jenna Strusowski 
Kevin Meehan 
Mykal Carter-Jackson
Phil Forrest
Tim Lynch
Alex Vogelsong
Christina Rosso
Neil Bardhan
Doug Williams
Maryan Captan
Becca Kahlil
Michael McJilton

Doors 7pm, Show starts at 8

Monster Cereal Art 5

Art inspired by beloved seasonal cereals Count Chocula, Frankenberry, and Boo Berry, the 5th Annual Monster Cereal Art Show held by Philadelphia artist Bevan McShea will feature, for the first time, special guest artists.

Street artist Get Up of Electric Factory fame, as well as local artists  Scott Holford, Heidi Halpin, Autumn Wallace, Jackie Rosenzweig, Kevin Rose, as well as some collaborative pieces between Bevan and the late, great Todd Marrone. Much of the work will be for sale for this one night art show.

FREE admission!
50¢ pierogi until 10pm
Half off all drafts 5-7 & 10-11pm

Two Brothers & 5000 Umbrellas

The birth of the upstairs as a vibrant art space is in part tied to a 1999 exhibition by brothers Noah & Nathan Rice. The walls were beginning to fill up with classic tags & stickers when the Brothers Rice brought their umbrella wheat pastes we’d been admiring around South Street to the front room upstairs. All 5000 of them. Here’s a look back at that seminal show bridging the street & the gallery, parts of which you can still see today in the mix of layers of paint, paste and stickers.

 

We caught up with the Noah & Nathan after a recent trip back to Mom’s & talked with them about art, late 90’s Philly & umbrellas.

 

1999 was several lifetimes ago. Any fond memories of TMoms and Philly from
those days?

 

We first moved to Northeast Philly from Portland OR in 1999 having never been
to the east coast at all.  Nathan got a job at Tower Books on South Street and
shortly after we relocated to South Philly right past Washington.  Tmoms, the
Bean, Fluid, Pearl Paints, among many other places all became spots we began
to meet people, make friends, most of whom still remain today.  But Moms,
above all else was home base during those days.  It was gritty, rock-n- roll and
full of aspiring artists and of course a great place for playing pool and getting
tipsy.

 

You were one of the first artists to have an art show upstairs here. Jake Henry
was the first to approach us about curating shows here. How did he find you
guys?

 

He actually saw a lot the wheat pastes we were putting up around South Street
and Old City and I think it was mutual friends at the Bean where we connected
and he approached us about doing a show.  We had seen his Space 1026 stuff
and were excited about working together.

 


Umbrellas. A room full of wheat pastes. Umbrellas floor to ceiling. Every inch
covered in there. Was there an inspiration for the project?

 

First off, we wanted to create a solid backdrop to hang pieces on top of.  The
walls were already plastered with beer bottle labels and random graffiti and we
knew were taking a chance pissing people off with the wallpaper we had in mind
but thought the end result could create a real compelling esthetic.  The repetitive
umbrellas were meant to make the space feel claustrophobic and closed in, as if
you only had the option to look at what was going on.

 


So what happened after the umbrella project here at TMoms?

 

About a year later we both returned to the west coast and spent a few years
putting up shows in Los Angeles and Portland before moving to New York.
We’ve had many commissions, shows, collaborations since the show at Tmoms
but that still was one of the most unique projects we worked on and probably the
craziest a kinkos employee has ever looked as us asking for 5000 copies of a single umbrella.

 


One can still see bits and pieces of the original installation nearly 20 years later
peeking out from the countless layers of pastes, stickers and paint. What was it
like to return to TMoms recently and see your work still riding here?

 

It was great, it flooded a lot of memories from those times.  We were only 21
back then and everything was new and exciting. The possibilities were endless.
Moms was gritty and real. The energy of it was great. Moms will always be a
solid part of our Philly experience and sort of a capsule of South Philly past.  A
lot of South street seems to have changed from those days with the loss of
Tower Books, Time Zone and other stores, but I love that Moms still stands
strong!

 

Thanks so much for being a part of the rich history of art here at Tattooed Mom!

 

Thank you so much for the opportunity to let us do our thing. We are forever
grateful for the memories we had!

 

 

You can see more of their recent work here:

noahandnathanrice.com

 

instagram.com/noahriceart

 

instagram.com/nathanchristopherrice

 

 

 

 

 

Fused Underground: August Edition

JERKS Productions bring you another FUSED UNDERGROUND showcase! Join us for a night of ART, HORROR & BOOZE as we celebrate First Friday and showcase some of Philadelphia (and surrounding area)’s best local artists!

Artists:
Jamie Elizabeth
Scott Bokma
Qori Moorehaul
Anthony Pepe
Jeremy Petrachonis
Shayna Feinstein
Nate Hurst
Human Made Products
Conner Craig
Kevin Simpson
Jenna Miller
Imaginarium Creative Studio
Priscila Sanchez
Chris Wagner
Terence mcHale
OutlawCandy
James Acampora
Nicholas Philippides

Half off drafts 5-7pm & 10-11pm

We All Start Somewhere: collaborative art show

V.U.R.T (Visual Urban Renewal & Transformation) artist organization’s kick off benefit event features over 30 local Philadelphia artists.  All artwork has been donated to the show, so 100% of the funds collected from art sales will go toward V.U.R.T, as well as a percentage of the bar sales.

Shirts, buttons, prints & literature will be available to learn more about this initiative and the beautification that they plan for the city of Philadelphia.

Featuring the art of:
Kid Hazo
Etor
FaithsFunn
Lauren Rinaldi
Gloss Black
Amberello
Yomi
Denied
Kystnd
Aubrie Costello
Blur
Soma33
Underwater Pirates
Pink Bike Ralph
Eric Hinkley
Streets Dept
As Above So Below
Doomed Future
LWLVL
Crush
Calo Rosa
City Kitty
Seper
Sharpy
Vedo
Glass Cuisine
Kelly Campanile
Bear 215

Characters Welcome 6: An International Sticker Art Show

We’re really excited to announce the call for submissions for Characters Welcome 6: An International Sticker Art Show. We love the community of sticker artists that meet, exchange ideas and leave behind tokens of their amazing art here. Characters Welcome celebrates that community and reaches out to artists all over the world to show their best hand drawn and printed sticker art. Some photos from past Characters Welcome shows can be seen on our Instagram.

All are welcome to contribute to Characters Welcome 6. First time artists will be shown side by side with the seasoned titans. Stickers need not be character based. We prefer hand drawn stickers but printed, silk screened & collaged stickers are also very much welcome.

The stickers will be displayed in a show here on Friday September 15, 2017 from 7pm – 2am (21+) and Saturday September 16 from noon – 4pm (all ages). The boards with the compiled stickers as well as surplus sticker packs will be available for sale. We’ll have some very special raffle items and rad day of show surprises. 100% of ALL sales will go to benefit inspiring youth local arts programs.

We hope you will share your sticker art with us and the world through Characters Welcome and spread the word about the show to your fellow artists, friends and family. The creative exchange and collaboration of this show is at the very heart of what we love to do here at Mom’s.

The deadline for submissions is September 1, 2017. Please include your artist name, any Instagram or social media handles and as many stickers as you’d like! Submissions will not be returned.

Please mail all submissions to:

Tattooed Mom

P.O. Box 63951

Philadelphia, PA 19147 U.S.A.

Local artists may also drop off their stickers at Tattooed Mom,  530 South Street, Philadelphia.

For more information feel free to contact us at [email protected]

Hope to see you all at Characters Welcome 6!