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WHAT WILL GROW? book launch 🚀 and art show

February 24th, 2017

What Will Grow? is here!

What Will Grow? by Jennifer Ward, illustrated by Susie Ghahremani

Join me at the San Diego Central Library’s auditorium today (Friday, February 24th) for an artist talk and book signing / book launch celebration preceding the Teen Local Author honorees. 5pm, 330 Park Blvd.

“WHAT WILL GROW? : An Art Show” opens in Los Angeles on Saturday, March 18th – a solo art show at Giant Robot featuring the original paintings from the show (and more!) Pick up a signed copy of the book and an exclusive pin available only at the Giant Robot show!
6pm, 2062 Sawtelle Blvd. in Los Angeles.

New baby clothing available in the shop! Made in collaboration with BuyOlympia, the new designs are 100% organic, super-soft, and available in tiny tiny newborn size 0-3 Months!

Speaking of BuyOlympia… you can also pick up a rare, oversized print of my painting in the Magnetic Fields inspired art show “69 Valentines” up at Land Gallery in Portland through March 19th.

69 Valentines art show tribute to the Magnetic Fields by Susie Ghahremani

and pre-order Stack the Cats which just received its first review: A STARRED REVIEW IN KIRKUS ending “this is a book that can expand children’s thought processes.”

Coming May 2nd, this is my first book as author and illustrator both. I’ll have a number of events planned this summer including a book launch in San Diego, a couple library visits, and a pop-up shop at CAT CON LOS ANGELES this summer (!!!)

Stack the Cats by Susie Ghahremani

Stack the Cats by Susie Ghahremani now available for pre-order

Thank you so much for your early support of my books, for leaving a positive review on Goodreads, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, or wherever you read reviews most. Thank you for coming to see me at my artist talk, book launches, or art shows! It means the world to me!

Links, Llamas, and Red Envelopes

February 6th, 2016

I’ll be live drawing today at Links of London (at Bloomingdale’s) here in San Diego from 1-4pm thanks to the wonderful agents at Koko Art Agency. I’ve illustrated about 25 gift boxes (with more to come!) that will be available with personalization to people buying Valentine’s Day gifts in store today only. Here’s a preview.

Susie Ghahremani of boygirlparty.com at Links of London

Also today: I’ll have artwork in a lunar New Year themed art show opening in Brooklyn! The opening is at 6pm for the Red Envelope Show. Each lucky envelope comes with a mystery surprise within!

Feb 6-28th at Grumpy Bert, 82 Bond St, Brooklyn. Opening reception February 6, 6-8pm.

Susie Ghahremani / boygirlparty.com Red Envelope Show artwork

Lastly, llama pins are new in the shop!

Llama pins at http://shop.boygirlparty.com

These pins are part of a much larger collection including flying squirrels, otters holding hands, and white tigers!

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

& Find an absurd list of me playing with them and arranging them in different ways on my favorite app, The List App.

Holiday Orders / Shipping Information (yep, it’s that time of year!)

November 20th, 2015

Thank you to everyone shopping from me at the boygirlparty shop this holiday season! With only a little more than four weeks to go, I have some important Frequently Asked Questions to answer:

Recipe Cards and Shopping Lists at the boygirlparty shop

YES I will happily gift wrap your order and include a note! Just let me know if your order is a gift and what you’d like it to say when you check out. There is no additional charge.

YES, unless they are pre-printed onto the product (i.e. my picture book) I will not include prices or receipts with my orders. So, if you’re giving your order as a gift, it will be packaged nicely and sent without a receipt!

YES: you can have your order sent directly to the recipient! Just specify their shipping address at check out!

NO: I cannot send one order to multiple shipping addresses. Please place separate orders for separate shipping addresses. If you need help with this, email me. I’m happy to help!

Please order by the following dates to allow for delivery before Dec. 25th!

Within the U.S.:

  • First Class: by December 10th * [Free shipping for orders over $75)
  • Priority Mail Upgrades: by December 15th
  • Express Mail Upgrades: by December 20nd

Internationally:

  • Canada: Order by December 5th *
  • Everywhere else: order by December 1st *
  • * These dates are based on estimates of average delivery times by the USPS and are suggested order-by dates only!

    Thank you so much for shopping with an artist like me this holiday season! I appreciate your support of my artwork – it makes a huge difference in my life!

    Gift wrap from the boygirlparty shop

    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

    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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