WHAT IS THE GREATEST STATE? WHAT IS THE GREATEST ART IN THE WORLD? Well, GET READY!
HEAD ON DOWN TO LUBBOCK TEXAS FOR THE HOEDOWN.
THE LUBBOCK ARTS FESTIVAL HAS EXCLUSIVELY ASKED THE VELVETERIA to be the FEATURED ARTISTS at the
LUBBOCK MEMORIAL CIVIC CENTER
1501 Mac Davis Lane LUBBOCK TEXAS
Opening Night Thursday APRIL 11, 2013 from 6pm-9pm,
Friday APRIL 12, 2013 10am-7pm,
Saturday April 13, 2013, and
Sunday APRIL 14, 2013
So pack the saddlebags and head on down to the LUBBOCK ARTS FESTIVAL APRIL 11-14 2013 as LUBBOCK and VELVETERIA TAGTEAM FOR THE BEST SHOW IN THE HISTORY OF ART!!!!
Jesus and Mary Velvets in Nogales, Arizona
Thanks to everyone at the Hilltop in Nogales, Az . It was a very rewarding show. We were touched by the story of the school children Genuflecting and doing the Sign of the Cross in front of the paintings as if they were doing the Stations of the Cross. We love the people on the border and hope to do another show in Nogales “The Wellspring of all Creativity”.
Velveteria did a show in Nogales, at the Hilltop Gallery 730 N. Hilltop Dr. Nogales, Arizona show was velvets of Jesus and Mary.
Here’s a little write up in the Tucson Weekly by Irene Messina.
Whats New Pussycats???
The Queen by Royal Proclamation has Declared “Line the Palace Walls with the Velvets!!!”
Whoa, Whoa, Whoa, She’s a Lady. Thank You Your Majesty. God Save the Queen…..
Inquiring minds want to know what happened to you guys?
What about the paintings?
Are we going to reopen? When? Where? We are dying from cultural deprivation!
O.K. we are still here, seeing old friends and meeting new friends
sniffin down the trail for something new to see.
We are looking for the right spot. Think you’ve got it send inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We have many new stories for a new book. We thank everyone for their inquiries and stories.
We are here to answer any questions anyone has about their velvet paintings. We love to hear any and all stories you want to share. Our collection grows like weeds. We are always looking for paintings that are new and different.
We continue to discover new artists working on velvet and would love to hear from y’all.
We are taking applications for traveling shows for any museum that wants to put itself on the map. Send inquiries to email@example.com
Finally, look out for clowns. Unicorn alert!
We are ready for anything!!
Caren and Carl April 2012
Velveteria t-shirt are back in the shop
Velveteria t-shirts are BACK! We have restocked the shop by request.
Thanks for the support,
Velveteria Closed in Portland on January 24, 2010
We are opening in parts unknown, but warmer climes. Keep up with the latest at velveteria.com for further news. We want to thank all of our friends in Portland and worldwide. We will be back better than ever. You ain’t seen nuthin yet.
Keep the Faith,
Caren & Carl
Andrew Zimmern visits Velveteria
Velveteria with Tom Green on the Tonight Show
Velveteria was chosen as one of the most
Interesting People of Portland by Tom Green
Video is from NBC The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, September 27, 2006
Bill Geist from CBS “Sunday Morning” visits our Velvet Painting Museum
Here is video of Bill Geist of CBS Sunday Morning coming by and doing a nice TV segment of Velveteria.
Anthony Bourdain and Chuck Palahniuk visit old Velveteria
Anthony Bourdain, Travel Channel’s “No Reservations”, and special guest Chuck Palahniuk, Portland author of “Fight Club”, visited our Poodletopia show at the first Velveteria, available on Season 3, Episode 4 Pacific Northwest, first aired on 1/15/2007.
Voice of America, VOA News, visits Velveteria
Velvet fabric is often seen as a sign of luxury. As a canvas for art, however, velvet is considered by many to illustrate poor taste. Velvet art is considered “kitsch”, a gaudy, cheap style of art rarely displayed in art galleries or museums. But this hallmark of thrift shops and flea markets is embraced as fine art at Portland, Oregon’s Velveteria: Museum of Velvet Paintings.
The Velveteria in Portland, Oregon is out to change that. This small museum is dedicated solely to velvet paintings. VOA’s Yi Suli takes us for a tour of the Velveteria: Museum of Velvet Paintings. Elaine Lu narrates a shortened version in English. See longer version in Chinese.