Mickey and Minnie Disney Pins

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I am super excited for these WonderGround Mickey and Minnie pins! They will be available August 28th at both Disneyland and Disney World. This is a limited release. Read more about availability here.

Summer Art Giveaway

SUmmerArtGiveawayI can’t think of a better way to kick off summer than with a visit to WonderGround Gallery! I’ll be at the gallery Saturday June 21st  from 11am – 1pm with “A Perfect Summer” – my latest Mickey and Minnie piece! I’ll be joining fellow artists Pascal Campion and Whitney Pollett for an artist showcase on the first day of summer.

I need your help to get the word out so I’m giving away signed deluxe prints to two lucky followers – one from Facebook and one from Twitter. This is for shipping within the U.S. only! Winners will be determined through a random drawing.  I will draw a name to see who gets first pick. The deluxe prints up for grabs are shown above – “A Perfect Summer”, “Castle Coffee Break” and “Happiest Hipster On Earth”. All will be signed and sent to the winner.

Here’s how to enter your name in the drawing.

FACEBOOK

  • Follow me on Facebook.
  • Find the post that mentions this giveaway –  “Summer Art Giveaway”
  • LIKE the post
  • SHARE it with your followers.
  • Leave a comment so I can see your name! (Make sure you do this!)
  • I will randomly select a  name from those who follow ALL the steps! Make sure to “share” the existing post. Creating a new post will not show up on my timeline and I can not track the activity.

TWITTER

  • Follow me on twitter (@jmaruyama).
  • Find the tweet that mentions this contest (there may be more than one but it will have “Summer Art Giveaway” in the tweet.
  • FAVORITE* the tweet (Make sure you do this).
  • Retweet to your followers.
  • I will randomly select a few names from those who follow all the steps. Please make sure “@jmaruyama” is in the tweet or I will not be able to track it.
  • This is for shipping within the US only.
  • You can enter on both Twitter and Facebook.
  • Contest closes at midnight on Thursday June 19th.
  • Winners will be announced on Friday, June 20th. I will contact you for your shipping information.

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

WonderGround Gallery Event

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I found my way back to WonderGround Gallery this past weekend and it was fantastic as always. In addition to the great new merchandise, we were fortunate enough to be joined by Starbucks right there inside the gallery. What a great way to kick of the latest Hipster Mickey piece! As part of the promotion, these talented Baristas would fill your cup when you purchased the new Castle Coffee Break mug. It was surprising what they were able to create using the rather amazing Verismo™ system. My thanks to them for keeping me fully caffeinated over the two day event.

As always, the staff at WonderGround were terrific and they pulled out all the stops for this event. Small cafe tables and chairs were put up outside the gallery for guests to enjoy their Starbucks concoctions. They set up some great displays with the new merchandise and filled entire wall with my work – both new and old. So much of what these Cast Members do goes unseen. I am so grateful to them for their efforts to make me feel comfortable and make these events run smoothly. The staff is always so enthusiastic about my work and share that excitement with the guests in the gallery. They are so good at what they do!

We had a fantastic turn-out for both days – even on Super Bowl Sunday. And the rain stayed away just long enough to get through all the signings. We even sold out of all the Small World of Cute deluxe prints by Sunday afternoon! More stock is on the way and should be in the gallery shortly. My sincere thanks to everyone who came out to get the new artwork and products. I never tire of meeting these friendly guests. Everyone is so generous with their compliments for my work and I am always grateful for their kind words. A few of you made some long trips to attend the event and I can’t thank you enough for the effort.

I’ll be updating the WonderGround Product Info page on my website soon and will include all the new art and merchandise available. It’s such a thrill to work with these characters and with this gallery. Not a day goes by that I am not grateful for the opportunity. I had such a great time meeting guests and signing my work. Hope we can do it again really soon.

UPDATE: The new “Castle Coffee Break” artwork featuring Hipster Mickey and Minnie is now available through Disney Store website. You can purchase deluxe prints and the limited edition giclees online.

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

 

‘Happiest Hipster’ Debuts at WonderGround Gallery

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On Saturday, July 20th, I returned to  WonderGround Gallery in the Downtown Disney® District at the Disneyland® Resort to launch a new series of Hipster Mickey pieces. Happiest Hipster On Earth debuted with a bunch of new merchandise and art options. Check out the new messenger bag, postcard, t-shirt, magnet and a stylish new hat that sports the first Hipster Mickey pin! Finally making it’s debut is the Hipster Mickey iPhone cover (5 & 4s). I’ve had so many requests for this one and it’s been in the works for quite a while so I was so happy to see it in on the shelf. Limited edition giclees in three sizes and deluxe prints are also available. We’ve gone to great lengths to offer several options of this new image so you can find the perfect one for your collection. Keep in mind this is the first in a new series of Hipster Mickey images that will be released every three months and will feature Mickey in front of several iconic Disneyland locations. Right now, you can catch a sneak peek of the next image in the series here.

In addition to the Hipster line, I also debuted two new images for the POP FUSION show – A World of Cute (Deluxe print) and Love in Bloom (Limited edition giclee and deluxe print). There’s a ton of great merchandise now available – including a sparkly women’s tank – with more on the way so stay tuned.

I’d like to once again thank the great folks at WonderGround who make these events run smoothly. I am so grateful for their kindness and generosity. They make every event special and I can’t thank them enough for their efforts. It’s an honor to be a part of this very special gallery. Hope they’ll have me back again soon!

While I was there, I also had the pleasure of speaking with the great folks at The Disney Examiner. They came by and talked to me about my work and inspirations for the artwork on display. They just posted a very generous article and video on their site and I hope you can take a look. It’s a fantastic site run by the kindest, most sincere group of people I’ve had the pleasure of working with. Thanks for coming out, guys!

Pop Fusion at WonderGround Gallery

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A World of Cute – Available at WonderGround Gallery

June 15th saw the debut of the third show at WonderGround Gallery.  The POP FUSION show featured brand new artwork from Dave Quiggle, Michelle Romo and Liana Hee. And that was just the beginning. Instead of debuting all the new art at once, the gallery has decided to stagger the release of new pieces. New artwork from Jeff Granito, Jeremiah Ketner, Noah, Daniel Samakow and Kristin Tercek will debut on Saturday, July 13th. Make sure to check out all these great artists.

I’ll have two new pieces in this show – Love in Bloom, featuring Mickey and Minnie, and A World of Cute. ‘World’ features a big batch of Disney characters – including ones we don’t get to see that often. It’s a fun piece and one of my personal favorites. Both images will be featured on a variety of products and will debut July 20th. I’ll be appearing at the gallery that day from 5-7 PM. If you’re in the area, come by and say hello. For you Comic Con attendees, why not make a quick trip down to the Happiest place on earth for a little break from the action?

The new Hipster Mickey piece will also launch on July 20th. There will be a huge assortment of merchandise available to celebrate the kick-off of this new line. More details about the event are available here.

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

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Love In Bloom – available as a Limited Edition Giclee and a deluxe print.

 

WonderGround Dates

It’s turning out to be an exciting (and busy) summer.  Here’s a quick recap of my dates at WonderGround Gallery in the Downtown Disney District – Disneyland Resort.

Tuesday, May 21 11:00 AM (Pacific Time) – Tickets for the Hipster Mickey Cocktail Reception go on sale. There will only be a limited amount of tickets available for this event. More information here.

Friday May 24 and Saturday May 25th – Artist Showcase at WonderGround Gallery 6-8pm. I’ll be debuting the new Mickey Mouse piece “Modern Mouse”. More information available here. This is also Memorial Day weekend. To kick off this Monstrous Summer, the parks will be open 24 hours starting Friday morning at 6AM and remaining open until Saturday morning 6AM.

Thursday July 18th 7-10 PM – Hipster Mickey Cocktail Reception at WonderGround Gallery. Come see the debut of the Hipster Mickey line with new product and exclusive merchandise. Event information here. UPDATE 05/31/13 – This event has been re-scheduled for Saturday, July 20th. It is no longer a ticketed event. See the new event details here.

I’ll also be attending Comic Con in San Diego, CA (July 18-21) for the very first time as well as the third D23 EXPO in Anaheim, CA (August 9-11). I will not be exhibiting at either one of these events this year.

If you have any questions about these events, feel free to send me an email and I’ll do my best to get back to you with an answer. Email me at jerrod@jmaruyama.com.

New Hipster Mickey Merchandise At WonderGround Gallery

I have been so pleased and pleasantly surprised by the reception my original Hipster Mickey piece has received since debuting at WonderGround Gallery last June (2012). Seeing the little guy on mugs, t-shirts and bags has been a dream come true for this long-time Disney fan.

That dream continues to grow with today’s announcement of the all-new Hipster Mickey line debuting at the gallery in July. This is beyond anything I could have imagined.  “Happiest Hipster On Earth” (Above) will be the first in a new series of images featuring Mickey Mouse in all his Hipster glory!  I am so excited for these new pieces and so grateful for the opportunity to showcase them at this very cool gallery.In support of this new line, I will be appearing at the Gallery on Saturday July 20th from 5-7 PM. Come by and check out all the new merch!

Event information available here.

Thank you to all the fans of Hipster Mickey. I am so appreciative of your support and kind words. It’s almost too much for this Disney fan boy! I look forward to celebrating with everyone who can make it out to the gallery for the event! See ya real soon!

WonderGround Gallery – Artist Showcase

“Modern Mouse” by Jerrod Maruyama will be available as a deluxe print May 24th at WonderGround Gallery in the Downtown Disney District – Disneyland Resort.

I am so excited to be heading back to WonderGround Gallery in the Downtown Disney District – Disneyland Resort. I’ll be debuting my new Mickey Mouse piece “Modern Mouse” as well as signing all of my work currently available in the gallery. The Artist Showcase will be May 24th – 25th (that’s Memorial Day weekend) from 6- 8 pm. If you live nearby or happen to be in town that weekend, please stop by and say hello.

My thanks to the great folks at WonderGround for inviting me back. I always have such a great time. I am so thrilled to be a part of this wonderful Gallery.

For more information on the event, visit the Disney Theme Parks Merchandise blog.

“Good vs. Evil” will be available on selected merchandise at WonderGround Gallery in the Downtown Disney District – Disneyland Resort.

 

 

 

 

New Items At WonderGround

The WonderGround Gallery has added a few more products with my artwork to their inventory – and just in time for the holidays. Hipster Mickey and Warm Up Mickey are dressed up for the holidays on these adorable framed ornaments. Availability is limited so make sure to pick a few up if you’re in the area. Now you can be even more like Hipster Mickey with this handsome messenger bag. And of course the Hipster Mickey porcelain travel mug is currently available as well.

So if you’re in the Anaheim area, make sure to drop by the WonderGround Gallery in the Downtown Disney district and pick up a few gifts for yourself. Keep checking back. You never know when new artwork might show up!