boygirlparty.com: the news according to susie

Hooray! (an overdue update)

July 28th, 2015

The new baby clothing collection is here!
I’ve created a super-soft, sweet and fun collection of baby clothes for the next generation of nature-loving kiddos!

Boygirlparty baby clothing

Bunny pile, “Little Deer”, “Little Sprout” (made in collaboration with my friends at BuyOlympia), “Little Nature Lover”, and “Ready for my close-up” cat are all new.

Find them online at http://shop.boygirlparty.com

Little Nature Lover Onesie

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Bring home an original painting of mine!

  • My wood paintings for iam8bit are now available online at this link: http://store.iam8bit.com/search?q=ghahremani

    iam8bit Susie Ghahremani artwork

  • My affordably-priced mixed media paintings for artstream are available online at this link: http://artstreamstudios.net/shop/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=953_983

    artstream Susie Ghahremani paintings

  • and, my miniature artwork for nahcotta is available at this link: http://enormoustinyart.com/Artists/g-i/Ghahremani,-Susie.aspx

    Susie Ghahremani original paintings at Nahcotta

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    Museum exhibit “Writing With Pictures” in Escondido, CA:

    July 11th- September 13th. The Museum at California Center for the Arts, Escondido displays 8 of my original paintings and several of my sketches and sketchbooks as part of their WRITING WITH PICTURES exhibit, guest curated by Joy Chu.

    The show includes an incredible breadth of work by an astounding number of children’s illustrators at a really cool and special museum! More info: http://artcenter.org/event/writing-with-pictures/2015-08-13/

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    Illustration sightings:
    You can find my illustration postage-stamp sized in the latest Uppercase Magazine:
    Uppercase Magazine Susie Ghahremani illustration

    And a much, much larger illustration of mine in Texas Co-Op Power:
    Susie Ghahremani illustration

    And another, on the web, at Uncovered Classics:
    Mrs. Dalloway book cover illustration by Susie Ghahremani / boygirlparty.com

    More news coming soon!

  • Cat pile!

    May 13th, 2015

    Ok, ok! You asked and I heard you! My cat pile onesie design is now available in grown-up sizes. (Ladies sizes, anyway – more sizes coming soon!) and toddler / kid sizes, too!

    cat pile t-shirts by susie ghahremani / boygirlparty.com

    The boygirlparty shop has a whole lot of new things going on including new notecards, magnet sets, and this new notepad featuring a cat licking soft serve!

    ice cream cat by susie ghahremani / boygirlparty.com

    As of May 7th, I have 5 paintings in an art show at BRISBANE POWERHOUSE! My first show in Australia!
    Thanks to iam8bit for curating and including my artwork in this exciting show!

    iam8bit brisbane artwork by susie ghahremani / boygirlparty.com

    And below is a work in progress for a show I’ll be in, coming up in the fall at Light Grey Art Lab, “Cosmos”

    work in progress by susie ghahremani for light grey art lab

    My original paintings are currently available at Nahcotta, and there are miniature paintings in my shop as well! Or, you can always reach out to me and ask me create something just for you, like the three pieces below, commissioned by my dear friends John and Lanae!

    susie ghahremani miniature paintings. © boygirlparty.com

    If you’re an art collector, now’s a good time to follow me on Instagram, too — I have some announcements coming there soon!

    Publishers Weekly, my favorites, and Brisbane!

    April 16th, 2015

    Thrilled about this announcement in Publishers Weekly: My next book with author Jennifer Ward in the “What Will Hatch?” series – “What Will Grow?” – is signed and slated to be released in 2017! Yes, that’s how long it takes to make a picture book!
    Susie Ghahremani in Publishers Weekly

    Meanwhile, spring has sprung in the new boygirlparty shop with a new set of useful and unique illustrated goods:
    spring is here at the boygirlparty shop #spring2015 shop.boygirlparty.com

    Look for new magnets, baby clothing, cards and stationery, notepads and little gifts, and more! And, I’ve curated a collection of my favorite finds — just because. Click to go!

    these are a few of my favorite things from shop.boygirlparty.com

    Upcoming art shows:
    May 5th: IRL Digital Festival art show curated by iam8bit at Brisbane Powerhouse, Brisbane, Australia
    May: Love Lost and Found at art stream studios, Dover, NH
    June 11th: 10 yr anniversary show for iam8bit! (Happy 10 years!) Los Angeles, CA
    Sept 11: Cosmos, Light Grey Art Lab, Minneapolis, MN — Expect to hear lots more about this as we get closer!

    Here in San Diego…
    Last weekend, I was a guest artist at the Monster Drawing Rally at a museum in Balboa Park curated by Low Gallery. Next weekend (4/25), I’ll be leading a sketchbook-making workshop and sketch crawl to benefit Habitat for Humanity. Email me if you’re in the San Diego area and you’d like information on how to participate!

    Here’s a preview of one of my paintings heading to Brisbane…

    Susie Ghahremani painting Tetris bird - http://boygirlparty.com

    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.

    ghahremani-swan1

    ghahremani-gull1

    ghahremani-eta-seabird-mini

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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!

    austin-monthly

    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

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