The Force Was Strong This Weekend!

CrowdHad a fantastic weekend at WonderGround Gallery.  It’s always a great time meeting visitors to the gallery, talking about my art and discussing their Disney collections. Disney fans are such a friendly group and I am forever grateful to those who make the trek to Downtown Disney for these events. I am humbled by your support and appreciate every single purchase!

Since the event coincided with the massive Star Wars Half Marathon, the crowds were out in full force. And with the popular and prolific artist Noah signing next to me, there was no shortage of visitors to WonderGround Friday and Saturday night. Combine Star Wars and Disney and you’ve got one devoted and fired-up fan base. I was thrilled at the reception of my first piece of official Star Wars art. By Saturday night we had sold out of the current stock of deluxe prints and canvases! Amazing. Thank you to everyone who picked one up. Apologies to those who were unable to get one. More stock is coming to the gallery soon. If you missed it this weekend, you can order gallery products through Disney’s Merchandise line at 877-560-6477.

In addition to the Star Wars art, there were a few new items available at the gallery. Check out the pics below. And if you missed me this past weekend, I’ll be back at the gallery next month for another event with some fantastic artists. Stay tuned for details including another chance to win some free art!

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

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Star Wars Art Giveaway – The Winners!

SW_WINNERSIt’s time to announce the winners of the Star Wars Art Giveaway. My thanks to everyone who participated. The response was overwhelming and I am so grateful for your interest in my work. I would not be able to do what I do without your support. So, thank you.

Three First Prize Winners will receive a “May The Force Be With You” deluxe print plus your choice of one Prize Print.

Three Second Prize winners will receive their choice of one Prize Print. As a bonus, one second prize winner will receive a little something extra in their prize package.

First Prize Winners

Jason Gordon (Facebook)

Chantel officialbitterchickey (Instagram)

keri @onegoldensun (Twitter)

Second Prize Winners

Erin Asari (Facebook)

Jessica Campos (Facebook)

Joseph E. Lucas @JosephLucas65 (Twitter)

Congratulations to the winners. Please email your shipping address and Prize Print selection to jerrod@jmaruyama.com as soon as possible. Prizes will be shipped next week to U.S. addresses only. 

Winners can select one prize print from the images below. Prize prints are 5″ x 7″ images in an 8″ x 10″ matte and only available in my giveaways. They are not available for sale.

If you didn’t win this time, worry not. I’ll be doing another art giveaway soon. I’ll be at WonderGround Gallery this Friday and Saturday from 6-8pm. If you didn’t win a Star Wars print, you can purchase one at the gallery beginning this weekend. For those of you who don’t can’t make it to the park, you can order by phone through Disney’s merchandise line at 877-560-6477.

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

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Star Wars Art Giveaway

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My new Star Wars piece, May The Force Be With You, will be available at WonderGround Gallery beginning Friday, January 16th. I’ll be at the gallery from 6 – 8 pm on both Friday January 16th and Saturday January 17th. To celebrate, I am giving away deluxe prints of the image shown above. Here’s how to enter the drawing to win this brand new piece plus a selection from the Prize Prints currently available.

Twitter

  • Follow me on Twitter.
  • Tweet this article to your followers.
  • Make sure to include @jmaruyama in your tweet.
  • Include #WonderGroundGallery in your tweet.

Facebook

  • Follow me on Facebook
  • Share the article with the image shown above to your Friends and Followers.
  • Tag me (Jerrod Maruyama) in your post. (Make sure to tag me otherwise I won’t see your post and you won’t be entered in the drawing.)
  • Include #WonderGroundGallery in your post.

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 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.
  • Also include #WonderGroundGallery in your post.

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

Contest closes at midnight on Wednesday, January 14th. Winners will be announced on Thursday, January 15th.

I will give away a few deluxe prints -final number will depend on the amount of entries received. Each winner will also receive their choice of one (1) print from the Prize Prints currently available. See the available prints below. These prints are not for sale and only available as prizes in my giveaways. They are 8″ x 10″ mattes with a 5″ x 7″ image. They come signed and bagged.

PRIZES SHIP TO U.S. ADDRESSES ONLY.

Prize Prints Currently Available

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

Star Wars Awakens At WonderGround Gallery

MayTheForceBeWithYou_FINAL_REVISED[1]Disney’s WonderGround Gallery has made so many of my dreams come true. Working with Disney characters, seeing my images sold in the gallery and having my artwork featured on Disney pins are all goals achieved thanks to the great folks at WonderGround and Disney. And now I am so grateful to them for making yet another dream of mine come true.

This January, I will have new Star Wars art featured in the gallery. Star Wars has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember. The films, toys and spin-offs have entertained and inspired me since first seeing A New Hope in theaters in 1977. With new films on the horizon and Star Wars mania working itself into a frenzy once again, I am honored to be able to pay tribute to these timeless characters with my artwork.

I will be appearing at Disney’s WonderGround Gallery on Friday and Saturday – January 16th and 17th from 6-8pm. Read about the event on Disney’s Blog.

This just also happens to be the weekend of Disney’s Star Wars Half Marathon. So, if you’re in town for the race, drop on by the gallery Friday and Saturday to check out all the new art and merchandise.

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

33.3.3 Group Art Show

PrintHere’s my piece for the upcoming 33.3.3 Group art show at Gallery 1988 East. The show opens this Friday, December 5th and features artists take on different album covers.  There’s an impressive line-up of artists contributing so make sure to check it out if you can. The flyer for the show is shown below. For more information on purchasing, contact Gallery 1988 East at  (323) 424-3705. The show will run until December 21, 2014.

I chose Weezer’s classic blue album as my inspiration. The iconic collection celebrated it’s 20th anniversary this year! Hard to believe its been around that long!

Opening reception will take place from 7pm-10pm this Friday, December 5th.

Gallery 1988 East is located at 7021 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90038 (East of La Brea) Normal Gallery Hours are Wed – Sun 11am – 6pm.

 

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The Enchanted World of Rankin/Bass

Basic RGBI’ll have a piece in an upcoming art show celebrating The Enchanted World of Rankin/Bass and curated by Rankin/Bass historian Rick Goldschmidt and Patrick Owsley. Like most kids, I grew up with the many televised special of this dynamic duo. From Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer to their animated take on The Hobbit, their productions are a big part of my childhood and It’s an honor to be included in this wonderful tribute to their lasting legacy.

The piece shown above is titled Rudolph & Friends. It’s a 16″ x 16″ giclee on canvas and comes signed.

The show opens December 6th at Creature Features in Burbank, CA. Contact them for more information about the show and purchasing options.

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‘Hipster’s Life’ Debuts At WonderGround Gallery

DisplayHad another fantastic signing event at Disney’s WonderGround Gallery. The latest in the Hipster Mickey line – A Hipster’s Life For Me – debuted at the gallery this past Saturday, November 8th. Disney was kind enough to invite me back for a special appearance to celebrate this new release. In addition to the deluxe prints and canvases, there was a new men’s shirt, Hipster Mickey mini-buttons, a new Castle Coffee Break spiral journal and a Date Night Compact!

It’s always a pleasure to meet the Disney fans who come out to the events. I am so appreciative of your efforts to be at the gallery when I visit. Thank you for your kind words and generous support!

Thanks also to the great staff at WonderGround for everything you do – including providing me with a Mint Julep! What a treat.

A few merchandise notes…

  • DATE NIGHT deluxe prints are back in stock.
  • World of Evil Deluxe prints are expected back on the shelves soon.

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

A Hipster’s Life, Indeed

Hipster6My thanks to everyone who entered the contest! I received so many great submissions – I wish I could give everyone a prize.

Here are the winners for this month’s giveaway.

Jackson Mann (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter) – You win a signed Hipster Mickey Deluxe Print (A Hipster’s Life For Me) and your choice of one (1) mini-print

Brian Vox - You win a signed Hipster Mickey Deluxe Print (A Hipster’s Life For Me) and your choice of one (1) mini-print

Joy Mutuc – you win a signed Hipster Mickey postcard + one (1) mini-print of your choice

Jenna Midgley – you win a signed Hipster Mickey postcard + one (1) mini-print of your choice

Jenn Erik Hams – You win one (1) mini-print of your choice

For the folks mentioned above, please email me your mini-print selection and shipping address. My email address is jerrod@jmaruyama.com - I hope to ship everything out next week!

If you didn’t win this time, don’t worry. Hope to do another giveaway soon. I can’t tell you how much I appreciate your enthusiasm and interest in my art. Sincere thanks to everybody for their great photos and kind words.

I’ll be at WonderGround Gallery Saturday, November 8th from 11am – 1pm. Come by and say hello if you happen to be in the area!

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

Art Giveaway: Show Me Your Hipster Side

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Do you love Hipster Mickey? Now is your chance to show that love with a photo. I’m giving away a signed, deluxe print to the best dressed Hipster out there. As a bonus, I am also giving away mini-prints of previously unreleased character art from my personal collection. These prints are not available for sale.

Here’s all you have to do…

Dress up in your hippest of Hipster outfits. Now add Mickey Mouse ears. Take a photo and post it. It’s that easy. The photo can be of you, your spouse, your kids, your boyfriend – whoever wants to be in the pic. One entry per person, per photo.

UPDATE: It does not have to be Hipster Mickey merchandise. Just dress up in your own personal Hipster outfit – and don’t forget the ears.

Requirements

  • Your Hipster outfit MUST INCLUDE MOUSE EARS! They can be Mickey Mouse ears, Minnie Mouse ears or you can make them yourself. Only outfits that include Mouse ears will be entered.
  • Post your photo to Twitter, Facebook or Instagram. Your name will be entered once for each platform you post on.
  • You must include the hashtag #AHipstersLifeForMe in all posts. Posts without this hashtag will not be entered.
  • On Twitter, you must include @jmaruyama in your tweet. On Instagram you must include @jmaruyama in your post. On Facebook you have to add me as a friend and tag me in your photo. Failure to do any of these will prevent me from seeing your entry.
  • Only postings that follow all of these rules will be eligible for the contest.

Prizes

First Prize – A Hipster’s Life For Me Signed Deluxe print + Your choice of one (1) mini-print

Second Prize – A Hipster’s Life For Me Postcard (Signed) + Your choice of one (1) mini-print

Runner up prizes will include a signed postcard, magnet, and mini-prints. Number of runner up prizes will be determined by the number of entries received. First prize will be chosen by me. Second prize and runner up prizes will be selected through random drawing.

Mini-Print winners will get to select from the prints shown below. Mini-prints are 5″ x 7″ images in an 8×10 matte. These images are from my own personal collection and are not available for sale.RunawayBrain_7x5

Update (10/28/14): Two new images added to the mini-print giveaway. MiniPrints2

You have until midnight on Wednesday, November 5th to submit your photo! Winners will be announced on Thursday, November 6th.

Prizes for this contest will be shipped to U.S. addresses only.

“A Hipster’s Life For Me” will debut at WonderGround Gallery on Saturday, November 8th. I’ll be at the gallery from 11am – 1pm that day to celebrate the release.

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

 

Disney Villains – Transformation

PrintTemplateI’m constantly drawing and trying out new styles. Whether in a sketchbook or on the computer, I never tire of drawing Disney characters. And nobody does villains like Disney. More often than not, they’re the most interesting part of a Disney film. Here’s a tribute to a few of my favorite baddies from Disney animation with their evil alter egos in silhouette.

This piece is not available sale. It’s just for fun. It’s rare that I get to draw for fun these days so I take every chance I get.