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!

 

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EPCOT International Flower and Garden Festival 2015

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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!

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Love Is In The Air – The Winners

LoveIsInTheAirThank you to everyone who entered to win my new pieces from WonderGround Gallery. Appreciate your interest in my work. The following lucky winners will receive their choice of deluxe prints shown above – “Hipster Mickey: Enchanted Hipster”, “Love Takes Flight” (Mickey and Minnie with kite) or “Hearts Afloat” (Donal and Daisy with Heart balloons).

Anna Stock (annasrunner on Instagram)

Katherine Winkley (@Wink25Esq on Twitter)

Mich Shoji-Lee (Facebook)

Congratulations! Please email me you choice of print and shipping address. My email address is jerrod@jmaruyama.com. Packages will be sent next week.

Again, thanks to everybody who participated. Hope to have another art giveaway soon. Stay tuned.

I’ll be at WonderGround Gallery this Saturday, February 14th from 11am – 1pm. Come check out all the new art and merchandise.

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

Love Is In The Air – Art Giveaway

ArtGiveaway Do you have Valentine’s Day plans? If not, consider a trip to the Happiest Place on Earth – Disneyland! I’ll be returning to WonderGround Gallery on Saturday,  February 14th for a special signing event with fellow artists Nidhi Chanani, Liana Hee and Miss Mindy. Come by between 11am and 1pm to check out all the new art and merchandise.

To celebrate, I will be giving away deluxe prints from the gallery. Three lucky winners will have their choice of my new prints.

  • Enchanted Hipster features Hipster Mickey chillin’ in front of the Enchanted Tiki Room with a refreshing treat!
  • Love Takes Flight – featuring Mickey and Minnie
  • Hearts Afloat – featuring Donald Duck and Daisy

It’s easy to enter. Here’s all you have to do…

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, February 11th. Winners will be announced on Thursday, February 12th. You must tell me which print you want as your prize.

PRIZES SHIP TO U.S. ADDRESSES ONLY.

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

 

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.