Star Wars Celebration Saturday


I’ll be at Star Wars Celebration on Saturday, April 18th with free buttons. If you see me, say hello and pick either Queen Amidala or Hera from Star Wars Rebels. How will you know it’s me? Just look for that totally nerdy/awesome Darth Vader hoodie shown in the pic above. I’ll also be wearing a t-shirt with my logo on it. Hope to see you there!

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The Star Wars Art Giveaway Strikes Back – The Winners

PrintHere are the winners of the second Star Wars Art Giveaway. All winners will receive both buttons. Second Place Prize packs will have some other little Star Wars goodies in them. You’ll have to wait and see.

Courtney Makishima (Facebook) – “Galaxy of Cute” Deluxe Print

Scott Gamon (@CloneIntel on Twitter) – “It’s A Small Galaxy After All” Deluxe Print

Rick Escueta (@squadawada on Instagram) – Star Wars Prize Pack

Howard (@Disneylandkid on Twitter) – Star Wars Prize Pack

Erica Facer (@ericafacer on Twitter) – Star Wars prize pack

Congratulations to the winners. Please email me your shipping address as soon as possible and I will get your prizes in the mail next week.

My email is

My sincere thanks to everyone who entered. Like I always say, it is your interest in my work that allows me to do what I love. Thank you.

The new art debuts at WonderGround Gallery this Friday (April 17th). I’ll be there from 7-9pm with Joey Chou. You can also find me walking around Star Wars Celebration on Saturday. Make sure to say hi and get your free button.

WonderGround Gallery is located in the Downtown Disney® District at The Disneyland® Resort in Anaheim, CA.

The Star Wars Art Giveaway Strikes Back

PrintOn Friday, April 17th, WonderGround Gallery will release two new pieces of my original Star Wars art. “A Galaxy of Cute” and “It’s A Small Galaxy After All” will be available as limited edition (95) canvases as well as deluxe prints. I’ll be at the gallery that night from 7:00 – 9:00 PM for the debut. I’ll be joined by the amazingly talented and fellow connoisseur of cute, Joey Chou. This is Star Wars Celebration Weekend! So make sure to stop by after all the Convention festivities.

To celebrate these new prints, I will be giving away one of each as well as some other Star Wars goodies. Winners will receive a deluxe print of their choice and a few buttons that I created especially for the convention. See pics of the buttons below.

I’ll also pick a random number of second place prize winners who will receive just the buttons.

Here’s how to enter…

To Enter Via Twitter

  • Follow me on Twitter.
  • Tweet a link to this blog post to your followers.
  • Mention which print you would like if you win!
  • Make sure to include @jmaruyama in your tweet.
  • Include #WonderGroundGallery in your tweet.

To Enter Via Facebook

  • Follow me on Facebook
  • Share this article with your Friends and Followers on Facebook.
  • Tag me (Jerrod Maruyama) in your post. (You must tag me otherwise I won’t see your post and you won’t be entered in the drawing.)
  • In your post, mention which print you would choose should you win!
  • Include #WonderGroundGallery in your post.

To Enter via Instagram

  • Follow me on Instagram.
  • Find the image above in my Instagram feed and re-post on your Instagram account.
  • Make sure to include @jmaruyama and/or #jmaruyama in your post other wise I won’t see it. If your account is set to private, I won’t be able to see your post. I have to be able to see your post for you to be entered in the drawing.
  • Mention in your post which print you would choose should you win!
  • Also include #WonderGroundGallery in your post.

You must follow the steps above to be entered in the contest. Skipping any of the steps may prevent me from seeing your post. You can enter once on every platform mentioned above. Contact me if you have any questions about entering.

Contest closes at midnight on Tuesday, April 14th. Winners will be announced on Wednesday, April 15th. You must tell me which print you want as your prize ASAP.


WonderGround Gallery is located in the Downtown Disney® District at the Disneyland® Resort


New WonderGround Gallery Location in Orlando, FL

IMG_5563Last weekend, I had the pleasure of visiting Walt Disney World in Orlando, FL for the grand opening of the new WonderGround Gallery location. Nestled in the Marketplace Co-Op in Downtown Disney, the new space represents a more permanent presence for the gallery in Florida. I joined fellow artists Jasmine Becket-Griffith, Robert Jimenez and Michael Lewis Glover for the big day and two signing events over the weekend. It was a great time meeting so many really fantastic Disney fans – some which came quite a distance to be there for the opening. My thanks to everyone who came out in support of the gallery. I appreciate your interest in what I do! Thank you for taking the time to visit and talk all things Disney!

IMG_5561My latest Mickey and Minnie piece “Spring Has Sprung” debuted at the gallery and was also available as part of the EPCOT International Flower and Garden Festival. What a treat to be able to visit the park during this wonderful celebration. The topiaries of Disney characters were gorgeous and the event food stands were not to be missed. I highly recommend the Dole Whip with the Macadamia nut rum and the macaron in the France pavilion.

I am so pleased to have more of my work represented at Disney World. In addition to the new WonderGround Gallery, lots of my art and merchandise are still available at the D-Street location in Orlando.

It was a quick trip but I had a great time and hope to be back soon. My thanks to all the great folks at Disney who made it all possible. I enjoyed my stay and all the events and can’t thank you enough for all the great Disney hospitality.

“Spring Has Sprung” will also be available at the WonderGround Gallery at the Disneyland® Resort beginning today!


EPCOT International Flower and Garden Festival 2015



















Happy to announce I’ll be adding an appearance while in Disney World next week. On Sunday, March 8th I will be appearing in the Festival Center with my new piece “Spring Has Sprung” from 11am – 12 and 1:00 – 2:00. If you’re in the park checking out the opening weekend of the Festival, come by and say hi. I’m so excited to be a part of this event. This will be my first time visiting the park during the festival and I can’t wait to take in all the seasonal sites and tastes! Hope to see you there!

You can read about the event on Disney’s blog!


Supahcute Presents Kaiju Show 2

PrintThis is my piece for the upcoming Kaiju Show 2 presented by supahcute at Leanna Lin’s Wonderland. We all had such a good time doing this show last year, they’re doing it again – Cuter, Better, Fatter, Stronger! Visit the site for more info on this awesome show.

This piece is titled This Is My Castle Now and comes signed and framed. Contact the gallery for purchasing inquiries. There will not be a pre-sale for this show.

The show opens Saturday, March 14th with an opening reception from 6-10pm.

Leanna Lin’s Wonderland is located at 5024 Eagle Rock Blvd. in Los Angeles, CA.

Orlando Bound!

RainyDayWonderGround Gallery is coming to Disney World’s Downtown Disney® District in Orlando, FL. To celebrate, I’ll be making the trek across the country to visit the Magic Kingdom. Come by the new location and say hi on March 6th and 7th from 1:00pm – 3:30pm on both days. The new WonderGround Gallery is located in the Co-Op Marketplace. This will be my first event at Disney World and hope to see lots of you there!

You can read the official post on Disney’s blog!

The above image is titled “Spring Has Sprung” and will debut at the gallery that weekend. Can’t wait to check out all the new fun. See you real soon, Florida!

The Oscars – 2015

PrintBest of luck to Disney’s Big Hero 6 and Feast at the Oscars on Sunday night. Big Hero 6 has been nominated for Best Animated Feature along with How To Train Your Dragon 2, Song of The Sea, The Boxtrolls and The Tale of the Princess Kaguya. An impressive list of nominees and a rare year without a Pixar film in the mix. Feast has been nominated in the best Animated Short category along side The Dam Keeper, Me and My Moulton, A Single Life and The Bigger Picture.

The Academy Awards air live this Sunday on ABC.

Valentine’s Day At WonderGround Gallery

IMG_5490My sincere thanks to everyone who came out to WonderGround Gallery this past Saturday. I had a wonderful time and can’t think of a better way to spend Valentine’s Day. I was so fortunate to be surrounded by some seriously talented artists including Nidhi Chanani, Liana Hee and Miss Mindy. It was a blast and I hope we can all do it again real soon!