boygirlparty.com: the news according to susie

Announcing the new Boygirlparty shop!

March 20th, 2015

Boygirlparty http://shop.boygirlparty.comAfter many years of success on Etsy as Boygirlparty, I’m pleased to announce the re-launch of my independent webshop: http://shop.boygirlparty.com. The Boygirlparty® online shop features contemporary illustrated gifts including journals, cards, jewelry, and clothing. Each product is illustrated, designed, and shipped by me.

Since creating Boygirlparty® in 2001, I have been a pioneer in the online art industry and was among the first accounts on Etsy in 2005. However, in light of Etsy’s IPO news and public shift away from artisan crafting and handmade objects, I’ve decided to ramp up Boygirlparty®’s independent online presence to reduce reliance on what appears to be a changing marketplace.

As a fine artist, I depend on my online sales to support my ongoing innovation and creativity. At a time when independent artisans are becoming less visible on Etsy’s marketplace, I hope my new website allows shoppers to conveniently support a true small business selling products designed in-house as opposed to the generic, factory-made wares that are increasingly visible on Etsy.

Welcome to the new Boygirlparty Shop, http://shop.boygirlparty.com

Despite my success on Etsy, I have always maintained the need for diversified exposure. I’ve collaborated with other independents, including Poketo, BuyOlympia, Bungalow360, and Chronicle Books, to create new product categories and reach.

Artists are forced to be creative about distribution. My collaborations allow my work to reach an audience I could not reach independently: major retailers like Barnes & Noble, Nordstrom, Urban Outfitters and Mod Cloth. However, the support I receive directly from individuals, boutiques, art galleries, and museums is invaluable in terms of both support and fan base.

The Boygirlparty® Shop is where you can find my original artwork, which illustrates music, animals and nature as dominant themes, illustrated in mid-century themed color palettes. I will remain on Etsy, however, my priority is now the new Boygirlparty shop, where shoppers can find exclusive offers and first looks at new products and collaborations.

As alumna of the prestigious Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), I recently returned to teach. Discussions about the changing world of art commerce with young students are necessary. As independent artists, if we are not guardians of our own careers, no one else will be.

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To learn more about Susie’s illustration work and to visit the new Boygirlparty® Shop, please visit www.boygirlparty.com.

The Boygirlparty Shop http://shop.boygirlparty.com

Seabird Series + Groundhog Day

February 22nd, 2015

My original paintings for The Enormous Tiny Art Show are now online, including my series of seabirds in New England, inspired by my residency in Rhode Island at the Rhode Island School of Design. See them in person as a grouping at Nahcotta, 110 Congress St. in Portsmouth, NH.

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My illustration of columnist Dale Dudley as a groundhog appears in the February 2015 issue of Austin Monthly. Many thanks to incredible art director Kevin for the fun & inspiring assignment!

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See more of my illustration work online at http://boygirlparty.com/illo, or on a rolling basis on my instagram feed: http://instagram.com/boygirlparty

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Cat Pile Baby Clothing is now available in Dijon Yellow and Pomegranate Pink! Silkscreened onto soft and organic cotton in vibrant colors, you can find the entire baby clothing collection in my shop online at http://shop.boygirlparty.com and http://boygirlparty.etsy.com

http://shop.boygirlparty.comCat Onesie baby clothing

Keep an eye on the shop! Lots of new goods, cards, and magnets coming this March!
& thank you for supporting my work through purchasing my art, products or commissions.
-Susie Ghahremani / boygirlparty

Recent Illustrations!

January 25th, 2015

I’m out east teaching at the Rhode Island School of Design this month during Wintersession (trimester) sharing a little of what I’ve learned as the illustrator behind Boygirlparty, but have some recently published illustrations and art shows to share as well.

This is my piece from 40×400, an art show in Pasadena, CA at Flower Pepper gallery on view through Feb 3rd. The piece has sold, so please visit it while you can! (more info)

Sea Legs by Susie Ghahremani, Flower Pepper Gallery, 40x400 Pasadena Art Show

“Sea Legs” by Susie Ghahremani, painted in gouache, 8×10″

Recent illustrations in Washington Post Express, Vegetarian Times, and next month’s Austin Monthly.

Susie Ghahremani illustration for Washington Post Express

Susie Ghahremani illustration for Vegetarian Times

I was also interviewed in Vegetarian Times and featured in San Diego City Beat’s holiday gift guides! Yay on both!

Interview with Susie Ghahremani in Vegetarian Times

Boygirlparty in CityBeat San Diego

Next up on my calendar: Upcoming art show at Nahcotta in Portsmouth, NH opening February 6th: The Enormous Tiny Art Show! Previews coming soon. Then flying home to warmth + my studio!

The shop is open again, too!

Order for US Shipping by December 15th

December 9th, 2014

In the US? Order from The Boygirlparty Shoppe by December 15th to receive your order by Christmas. (International deliveries not guaranteed)
Plus, free shipping for any order $75+!

New in the shop:
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Bunny Notepads

Cat Notecards

Restocked Cat Onesies

Owl Hoodie by Boygirlparty
Restocked Owl Hoodies

Restocked Bike T-shirts and Ladies Tops!

And actually there’s a lot more so you should probably just head over and check it out for yourself.

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In San Diego? I’ll be at Handmade Holiday this weekend at the new Downtown Library, 330 Park Blvd from 9:30-4pm! There’s a handmade marketplace, free performances by local bands, free crafting for kids, a bake sale, a great raffle…all in support of our library! So please come by and see me!
And, if you’re in the area, order from my Etsy Shop using coupon code HANDMADEHOLIDAY14 and you can pick up your order from me at the show! (No ship charge! Exp. 12/12/14, pickup only at Handmade Holiday 12/13/14)

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The POST-IT Show at Giant Robot was this past weekend and was a LOT of fun! The 20 post-its I contributed are all completely sold out. I’ll let you know if more become available! Thanks to those who picked up my work!

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My next art show is also in the LA area and is also curated by power duo Mark Todd and Esther Watson – “40×400″ at Flower Pepper Gallery in Pasadena on January 10th: 40 artists, 8×10″ paintings each priced at $400. But that’s all the way in 2015! I can’t think that far ahead. For now: shipping orders until the cows come home!

Thank you for making a gift of my artwork this holiday season!

New cards and night forest flip book now available!

November 29th, 2014

If you’re in San Diego, I’ll be participating in a Pop-Up shop at Low Gallery, 3778 30th St in North Park from 11-5pm for Small Business Saturday! At the event, I’m debuting my new card collections (available on Etsy):

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My artwork from the FlipBooKit show at Grumpy Bert is now available online! Check the video below to see what the heck this is, because seeing is believing. The show is up through December 28th at Grumpy Bert, 82 Bond St, Brooklyn, NY.

Find my illustrations in the December 2014 issue of Vegetarian Times! I’ll post a photo here – I’m a strict vegetarian, and so proud to be featured and to have illustrated for this great magazine, which is thoughtfully art directed by Scott Hyers.

Other news:
Post It Show X is on December 6th in LA
Handmade Holiday is on December 13th in San Diego

San Diego Library Craft Show

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Hmm… I think that’s it for now?

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