boygirlparty.com: the news according to susie

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

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!

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