Other 2020 Group Shows
This page is for all 2020 group art shows not covered under existing posts. This post will be updated throughout the year as new shows are announced and take place. If you have information on new shows or pictures from current shows then please send me an e-mail so I can update the information. Note that Shag Store events are listed separately.
The 2020 group art events are below listed in chronological order.
Sunset Cocktail Party
The Sunset Cocktail Party was held from 3 pm to 5 pm at the 1961 Morse residence (1197 Abrigo Road, Palm Springs,) on Wednesday, February 19th, during Palm Springs Modernism Week. The event was hosted at the Hal Levitt designed landmark 1961 Vista Las Palmas residence by Joan and Gary Gand. Each attendee received a Harbor Happening limited edition giclée by Shag. This image for this print measures 10″ by 10″ with a paper size of 12″ by 12″. Tickets cost $125 and Shag also donated a signed print, The Imposter depicting a cocktail party at the Morse residence.
The event was a fundraiser for Preserve Orange County’s preservation effort to save the iconic former Stuft Shirt restaurant building, and nominate it to the National Register of Historic Places. The Stuft Shirt, designed in 1961 by Ladd & Kelsey (architects of Pasadena’s Norton Simon Museum and the LaVerne Methodist Church featured in the final scene of The Graduate), is a buoyant thin-shell concrete structure that captures the pleasures of Southern California Midcentury living.
Comic-Con@Home ran from the 22nd to the 26th July, 2020. There were thirteen individual items designed by Shag for the event, of which ten sold out on day one – only the coasters, swizzle sticks and “Downtown Knowhere” print remained available for purchase.
Shag worked with Beeline Creative to make authorised Star Wars merchandise with prints sold by the Shag Store and mugs, aloha shirts, coasters and swizzle sticks sold through Geeki Tikis.
The set of four Star Wars prints are:
- Dilemma on Dagobah – sized 32″ x 18”, cost $399, 16-color serigraph print, limited edition 200.
- The Monoliths – sized 32″ x 18”, cost $399, 17-color serigraph print, limited edition 200.
- The Ceaseless Sweep – sized 32″ x 18”, cost $399, 16-color serigraph print, limited edition 200.
- The Way of the Mercenary – sized 32″ x 18”, cost $399, 17-color serigraph print, limited edition 200.
The four Tiki mugs corresponding to the artwork are:
- Yoda – cost: $149, unique swizzle stick, limited edition 500.
- Chewbacca – cost: $149, unique swizzle stick, limited edition 500.
- Darth Vader – cost: $149, unique swizzle stick, limited edition 500.
- Boba Fett – cost: $149, unique swizzle stick, limited edition 500, metal swizzle antenna with nickel finish from Grider Adventure Art.
Tiki Geekis also sold an Star Wars aloha shirt in male (S/M/L/XL/XXL/XXXL/XXXXL) and female versions (XS/S/M/L/XL/XXL) for $125. The limited edition shirt is 100% cotton in a classic fit with coconut buttons. The Star Wars coaster set with display stand featured the key characters and their Tiki mugs.
Geeki Tikis also sold 6-packs of swizzle sticks in silver or gold for $25. These featured the four Star Wars characters that the mugs are based upon – Boba Fett, Chewbacca, Darth Vader and Yoda.
The 18-color serigraph print “Downtown Knowhere” was released by Sideshowin a limited edition of 100 for $400. The Guardians of the Galaxy print is officially licensed by Marvel and is hand-signed and numbered by Shag, with a clear ultraviolet coating to protect the image. The print measures 30” by 24”. A second colorway will be produced later in 2020 for sale by the Shag Store, again in a limited edition of 100.
The Crag Wall Mask was a surprise release for Comic-Con@Home. The mast cost $99 and measured 21”x16”x3” (mask)/22”x17”x4”(box). The styrene and polycarbonate decorative wall mask produced in a limited edition of 200 (numbered on the back of the mask and the box). The Crag is a character from Shag’s “Thrilling Threesome Plus One” superhero team. This is the first of five variations of this tiki mask to be released in 2020.
Arizona Tiki Oasis (AZTO) has been postponed from 23-26 April to October 29 to November 1 2020. This sister event to San Diego Tiki Oasis offers an island lifestyle party in the middle of the desert at the historic mid-century Hotel Valley Ho resort (est. 1956) in Old Town Scottsdale. Shag designed the Arizona Tiki Oasis 2020 Mug which has been sculpted by Thor and manufactured by Bauer Ceramics in California. The mug includes a color insert and a custom box. The Arizona Tiki Oasis limited edition is 600. The Shag Store edition is a second colorway limited to 100 mugs with a different colored insert. 5×5: Celebrating 10 Years
The 5×5: Celebrating 10 Years exhibition was held at the Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art in Santa Barbara, California from 3-18 December 2020. The exhibition included hundreds of 5″ square works which were auctioned to support its arts programming program. Shag contributed an acrylic on paper print called “Si”.
Stowaway Tiki Mug Release
Shag designed a mug for the Stowaway Tiki Bar in Union Market at The District in Tustin. It was created by John Mulder, head tiki mug maker at Eekum Bookum Tiki Mugs where it was manufactured in a limited edition of 150 pieces. The release was on Sunday 6 December with Shag in attendance to sign mugs.