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.

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 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.


Star Wars Art Giveaway


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.


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


  • 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.


  • 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.


Prize Prints Currently Available


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