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Seattle Art Cars http://www.seattleartcars.org Home of the Seattle Art Car Blowout Sun, 21 Jun 2015 20:12:51 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.3.1 Wood Finish Bosnian Beetle http://www.seattleartcars.org/wood-finish-bosnian-beetle/ http://www.seattleartcars.org/wood-finish-bosnian-beetle/#comments Mon, 19 May 2014 06:10:17 +0000 http://www.seattleartcars.org/?p=1517 -via Kelly Lyles
Momir Bojic, a retired Volkswagen worker created a custom VW Beetle entirely out of wood! With the help of his wife Nada, he created wooden pedals, a steering wheel, dashboard, clock, signal lamps, and even bumpers.The body of the car is composed of thousands of thumbnail sized sections of oak, purposefully designed to replicate the roofs of Momir Bojic’s homeland of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

It’s obvious that hours of careful craftsmanship went into the project. According to Mr. Bojic and his wife, creating each tile was a 23-step process, including cutting, chamfering, bevelling, drilling, and smoothing the wood before it could be applied to the car.

The Beetle took 18 months to reach completion. Although it was originally going to be worked on by Momir alone, his wife thought he was crazy trying to do the whole project by himself and offered to help.

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2014 Houston Parade Winners http://www.seattleartcars.org/2014-houston-parade-winners/ http://www.seattleartcars.org/2014-houston-parade-winners/#comments Thu, 15 May 2014 17:47:26 +0000 http://www.seattleartcars.org/?p=1513  -via Kelly Lyles
The Orange Show Center for Visionary Art awarded $16,000 in awards this year 
to deserving artists from across the country
“Tumbleweed Time Machine” by Dennis McNett & Steve Olson
Four Winners, $1500 each

by Smitty Regula

by Freddy Leal

by Kimberly Bainter

“Mom! Dad says “Have we got any bug spray?” and then it went quiet…
by Andy Hazell


First Place – $1000

“Texas Natives”
by Chris Green
First Place – TIE – $500 Each

“Ship out of Bottles”
by Sharpstown International High School

by Travis Elementary


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Deep Thinker’s Van Restored http://www.seattleartcars.org/deep-thinkers-van-restored/ http://www.seattleartcars.org/deep-thinkers-van-restored/#comments Wed, 14 May 2014 16:15:19 +0000 http://www.seattleartcars.org/?p=1508 The inventor of the Xbox video game system, Seamus Blackley, has restored the family van once owned by Richard Feynman, the Nobel Prize-winning, bongo-playing, safe-cracking theoretical physicist and cultural icon who died in 1988. A classic car buff, Blackley went so far as to restore with accurate sloppiness the Feynman diagrams—odd squiggles that serve as a tool to simplify calculations in so-called quantum field theory—that Feynman had painted on the vehicle. This story could be better only if Sheldon Cooper, the awkward physicist in the nerdy television show The Big Bang Theory, were reading it aloud.


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The Pakistani Cargo Truck Initiative: An Interview with Founder and Sculptor Asheer Akram http://www.seattleartcars.org/the-pakistani-cargo-truck-initiative-an-interview-with-founder-and-sculptor-asheer-akram/ http://www.seattleartcars.org/the-pakistani-cargo-truck-initiative-an-interview-with-founder-and-sculptor-asheer-akram/#comments Sun, 13 Apr 2014 07:37:16 +0000 http://www.seattleartcars.org/?p=1488 Back in 2010, Kansas City sculptor Asheer Akram travelled to Pakistan to participate in a residency programme and to meet relatives. During his stay, the artist was introduced to the elaborately decorated cargo trucks that ferry goods across the country. The journey inspired him to shine a light on his often negatively portrayed culture, and add contemporary Pakistani motifs to his artwork. Soon after, the Pakistani Cargo Truck Initiative was born.

Asheer Akram and the Pakistani cargo truck | Photograph by Rich Sugg.

Both an art installation and mobile classroom, the Pakistani Cargo Truck Initiative is part of Akram’s bigger mission: through his art and public sculpture, he strives to create a dialogue about socio-cultural evolution and the effects of globalisation on developing nations. The truck is an American hybrid, built in the United States, using a dedicated team of artisans combining traditional Islamic and contemporary Pakistani motifs with American elements.

See the full story here: http://theculturetrip.com/asia/pakistan/articles/the-pakistani-cargo-truck-initiative-an-interview-with-founder-and-sculptor-asheer-akram/

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2 Nice Art Cars Found on Facebook http://www.seattleartcars.org/2-nice-art-cars-found-on-facebook-2/ http://www.seattleartcars.org/2-nice-art-cars-found-on-facebook-2/#comments Wed, 09 Apr 2014 15:55:29 +0000 http://www.seattleartcars.org/?p=1482 49 Cadillac,Completely Covered With 38,295 Pennies! Pennies Were Adhered One By One Using Silicone,They Added Over 200 Pounds To The Weight, The Entire Project Took 6 weeks,Pennies are American,and include 1817 ”Big Cent”, Two Error Pennies And Four 1943 Steel Pennies.

No info given on this one..

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You are invited to the 16th Seattle Art Car Blowout! http://www.seattleartcars.org/you-are-invited-to-the-16th-seattle-art-car-blowout/ http://www.seattleartcars.org/you-are-invited-to-the-16th-seattle-art-car-blowout/#comments Sun, 06 Apr 2014 19:07:33 +0000 http://www.seattleartcars.org/?p=1426  

SACBO invite 2014

SACBO invite 2014

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16th Annual Seattle Art Car Blowout registration is open! http://www.seattleartcars.org/16th-annual-seattle-art-car-blowout-registration-is-open/ http://www.seattleartcars.org/16th-annual-seattle-art-car-blowout-registration-is-open/#comments Sun, 06 Apr 2014 18:57:27 +0000 http://www.seattleartcars.org/?p=1421 Look up at the menu on the top of this page if you would like to register online. If you would like to mail in the form, take one of these.



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2011 Seattle Art Car Blowout http://www.seattleartcars.org/seattle-art-car-blowout-dates/ http://www.seattleartcars.org/seattle-art-car-blowout-dates/#comments Thu, 14 Apr 2011 09:08:25 +0000 http://www.seattleartcars.org/2008-seattle-art-car-blowout/ Seattle Art Car Blowout

June 17 – 19, 2011

Register for the Seattle Art Car Blowout online here

Please join us for the 14th annual Seattle Art Car Blowout held in the Center of the Universe during the Fremont Fair – Solstice Parade and Pageant, June 18th and 19th, 2011 (with an energy-packed kick-off party the night before, Friday June 17th).  We are talking succulent sustainable Seattle at its best!  You owe yourself this!

The Solstice Parade kicks off with hundreds of colorfully painted cyclists as over 100,000 citizens line the route!  Then the parade washes into a Craft Fair giddy with stilt-walkers, political activism, and life-affirming skits all non-toxically wrapped in a living ribbon of Giant Puppets, Colorful Human-Powered floats, Salsa Marching Bands and Belly Dancers!

You make the Seattle Art Car Blowout unique.  Register your intention to come!  Registration gets you:

  • Adulation of thousands
  • Friday kick-off at Kim & Steve’s fantastic shop: Close Enough Engineering
  • Reserved display space at the Fremont Fair from which you may vend (no fee)
  • Prime seating for Solstice Parade (Saturday 11 AM)
  • Saturday evening Salmon BBQ
  • Sunday morning Donut Joust and Art Car procession through Seattle
  • Accommodations in a hotel, spare bedroom, or better yet a comfy couch!
  • Up to 100% gas money reimbursement for out-of-towners
  • Closing night party at the NW’s testament to rock & roll, the Feedback Lounge


We reserve a huge parking lot for the Art Car Zone at the fair.  We want to feed you all weekend; so an accurate headcount is essential!  Please register ASAP!  We encourage you to Donate $25 or whatever you can afford, but please register now even if you don’t donate now.  If you cannot register online, then you can print and send your registration through the mail with an old fashioned check for $25.  You can mail us a check or use PayPal using the Donate button on this page and it is tax deductible!  We are a 501 c3 not-for-profit under the umbrella of the Fremont Arts Council.  If you’re financially strapped, don’t let that stop you.  We want every ArtCar to participate!  But you gotta register so we can make space to show off your unique vision to the world!  It’s your time to shine!


Join your tribe of fellow CARTISTS from around the country!  Come be inspired, admired and celebrated!  We look forward to seeing you and yours in person…


Yours truly,


Kelly Lyles 

Excessories Odd-ysesy



Don Ehlen 

Aqua Mobile





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Drivers, art your engines: Show for odd autos comes to Fremont | Seattle Times Newspaper http://www.seattleartcars.org/drivers-art-your-engines-seattle-times/ http://www.seattleartcars.org/drivers-art-your-engines-seattle-times/#comments Fri, 01 Apr 2011 17:50:07 +0000 http://www.seattleartcars.org/?p=274 Click this link for the full article with photos and video:

Local News | Drivers, art your engines: Show for odd autos comes to Fremont | Seattle Times Newspaper.

By Marian Liu

Seattle Times staff reporter – June 2010

Fake eyeballs, rainbows, shoes and plastic soldiers — that’s what art cars are made of.

This weekend, more than 50 wildly decorated cars from all over the nation and Canada cruise into Seattle’s annual Art Car Blowout. Now in its 11th year at the Fremont Fair, it rivals Minneapolis as the second-largest show in the U.S., behind the hub of the movement — Houston — where 300-some art cars parade the streets every spring.

“It’s a really supportive community here,” said Kelly Lyles, the event’s coordinator. Unlike in some cities, the Seattle exhibition isn’t juried. “So the guy who slaps house paint on his car … to the professional sculptor are totally welcome.”

The term “art car” is very broad — encompassing everything from custom paint jobs to glued-on doodads to oddly-shaped chassis; one car coming to Seattle this week looks like a larger-than-life red wagon.

Usually folks get into making art cars for fun, often using old vehicles, said the “King” of the art-car scene, Harrod Blank, who’s coming from the Southwest to this year’s Blowout. He has more than 500 art-car enthusiasts in his database and estimates many more are involved.

“In a way, it’s shaking up the status quo of the automobile,” said Blank, who has documented the scene in books and films. “It’s what we think the car should be — more fun, more colorful, more expressive.”

It’s certainly an extension of Lyles’ personality. She affectionately nicknamed her art car “Excessories Odd-yssey” and covered it with a variety of shoes, purses and jewelry. Among other things, the hood sports a magnetic paper doll.

The 53-year-old painter from West Seattle first got into the scene when she was looking for a car 20 years ago. She was going to buy a used Subaru but opted for a Ford Pinto instead, with fewer miles.

“I was mortified to be seen in it, so I decorated it like a horse, glued little horses on it,” said Lyles.

“I custom-painted it with brown and white spots like a pinto pony, with horse hood ornaments, a cowboy and Indian diorama in the back. The blinkers played ‘Love Me Tender.’ ”

Some art cars can be driven, but others don’t even run. Blank, for example, had to tow his car (covered with random objects and called “Oh My God!”) behind a minivan.

But for longtime exhibit participant Leith Zeutenhorst, her art car was a welcome diversion. Years ago, after she was diagnosed with ovarian and uterine cancer, she made her mother’s 1982 Ford Futura into a rainbow art car named “Joyride.”

“I was so happy to come out of the hospital and see my art car,” said Zeutenhorst, a 54-year-old artist from Camas, Clark County. “Now I take my friends to their mammogram appointments in my car.”

Her 88-year-old mother was at first horrified to see what happened to the car, but saw the effect it had on people.

“I guess it’s just a happy car,” said her mother, Nada Jarvis. “It makes people smile, and be happy. It offers good transportation, too.”

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Scott Wade’s Dirty Car Art at the 2009 Seattle Art Car Blowout! http://www.seattleartcars.org/scott-wades-dirty-car-art-at-the-2009-seattle-art-car-blowout/ http://www.seattleartcars.org/scott-wades-dirty-car-art-at-the-2009-seattle-art-car-blowout/#comments Wed, 08 Apr 2009 03:37:08 +0000 http://www.seattleartcars.org/?p=246 Scott Wade will be creating his unique road dust drawings at the 2009 Seattle Art Car Blowout. You can see more examples of his art at his website: http://www.dirtycarart.com/

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