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.
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
FIRST PLACE ART CAR
Four Winners, $1500 each
DAILY DRIVER ART CAR
First Place – $1000
by Chris Green
First Place – TIE – $500 Each
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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SACBO invite 2014
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:
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…
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.”]]>