Other 2024 Group Shows

This page is for 2024 exhibitions held beyond the Shag Store. This post will be updated throughout the year as new shows are announced. If you have information on new shows or photos of past shows then please send me an e-mail so I can update the page. Note that Shag Store events are listed separately.

The 2024 art events are listed below in reverse chronological order.

Bottoms Up Midcentury Barware Show
Gay Fad Studios, Lancaster, Ohio – June 21-23
Gay Fad Studios held its Bottoms Up Midcentury BarwareShow from 21-23 June 2024 in downtown Lancaster, Ohio. The event included a pop-up Shag Store on the Saturday and Sunday with Shag giving a presentation covering his art and love affair with the cocktail on Saturday. The print for the event was “Chin Chin”, a five-color serigraph available in two variants with metallic ink and spot varnish.

Caliente Tropics 60th Anniversary Mug Release Party
Sancho’s Restaurant, Palm Springs, California – May 4
The Caliente Tropics 60th Anniversary Mug was released in Sancho’s Restaurant lounge from 13:30-14:30 on Saturday, May 4. This orange colorway (in a limited edition size of 175) retailed for $175 and was limited to one per person. The mug is based on the original matchbook from the Tropics Motel, which had a torch sticking out of the side of the Bumatay-style tiki in the illustration. Each mug has a special matchbook doubling as a certificate of authenticity. (note – the blue colorway of the Caliente Tropics 60th Anniversary mug will retail later). The mug measured 9.25″ tall/4.5″ wide (including the “Tiki Torch” extension)/2.25″ x 2.25″ base.

In Mod We Trust
Community Church, Palm Springs, California – February 17
PS ModCom’s Annual Fundraiser “In Mod We Trust” was held at the former Community Church from 7-10 pm on Saturday, February 17. The mid-century modern masterpiece was designed in 1960 by renowned architect Philmer J. Ellerbroek and was the recipient of the 2023 Adaptive Reuse award by the Palm Springs Modern Committee.

Tickets to the cocktail party with live music, DJ David J (Bauhaus and Love + Rockets), and hors d’oeuvres were $200 with attendees receiving the commissioned Shag print “The Church”. Shag is attending the fundraising event which is for ages 21+.

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