Past Events

05.24.13 | Music & Women: A Photography Exhibition by Lisa Huynh

Summer is here and we’ve got just the eye candy for you. Two words MUSIC + WOMEN.
A solo photography exhibition by our very own Lisa Huynh at the Hotel des Arts, SF.

OFFICIAL EVENT PAGE THROUGH : WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/METHODMAKERS, click on EVENTS tab

Method Makers Present: Music & Women – The Way of Life | A Solo Photo Exhibition by Lisa Huynh | Pre-Event Commercial from WATCH ITS THEM on Vimeo.

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#musicandwomenthewayoflife #lisatheintern #methodmakers #hoteldesarts  |  Lisa Huynh IG: @lalalisa_isa

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05.01.13 | The Mighty Cockblock Virtual Raffle WINNER!

Announcing the WINNER of our Mighty Cockblock doll Raffle!

CONGRATULATIONS to:
CRAIG LACARA from Oahu, HI

Announcing The Winner of The Mighty Cockblock Giveaway from WATCH ITS THEM on Vimeo.

Winning items include:
A Large Cockblock doll (7″x7″ in White)A limited edition Cockblock 5″x5″ sticker (signed by creator, Stitchmind)
A Cockblock pin (1″)

Thank you to all who participated and supported the Cockblock events and contests. For those who are interested in purchasing a Cockblock doll, don’t fret. We have a limited supply which will be available in our new STORE coming soon!

Gracious Hi-fives to those who made all of this possible:
STITCHMIND  |  THE MIGHTY COCKBLOCK HOTEL DES ARTS, SF

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Original Flyer for Raffle:

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04.24.13 | The Mighty Cockblock Virtual Raffle + Closing Exhibition

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3 months ago we celebrated the arrival of the Mighty Cockblock at the Hotel Des Arts (See Event Photo Gallery). Very soon the few Cockblocks remaining are ready to take flight. Fortunately for one very luck person, a Cockblock has honorably decided to be left behind in hopes to find a worthy owner in need of its ”love & happiness”. Could that be YOU??

The Method Makers in collaboration with Stitchmind are giving away a FREE (yes, FREE) Large Cockblock, a Cockblock pin & a Limited Edition sticker (signed by Stitchmind) to one worthy fan.

Follow our posts on the Method Makers FAN PAGE (fb.com/methodmakers) between April 24 – 30 as we will be posting comments and questions about Sitchmind, The Method Makers, and The Hotel Des Arts.

Fans that “like” and/or post comments between that time will be entered into our virtual raffle to win the Mighty Cockblock Giveaway! The winner will be announced May 1st.

GOOD LUCK!

(Limited 2 entries for raffle per day)

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09.21.12 | Los Altos Art & Bike Charity

Friday. 09.21.12 / 6pm (till LATE) @ the 359 State Street – Los Altos, CA

THANK YOU to all our sponsors, donators, volunteers & support system, especially 359 State Street Bicycle Shop for co-hosting a special Live Art fund raising event for the World Bicycle Relief Organization last Friday, September 21st.

The success of our efforts enabled us to raise over $4K in relief funds for WBR.

Read about the story of how this event came together at WBR’s website at:
http://worldbicyclerelief.org/blog/entry/method-makers-art-event-befits-world-bicycle-relief

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Featured Live Artists
Turtle Wayne * Basic Lee * Emagn * Stitchmind * Shayna Shenanigans

Silent Auction of works of live Art + amazing products

Raffle for local Products & Services (Raffle Ticket Cost $10 for 1 ticket / $25 for 3 tickets)

Art Gallery Exhibit of Donated Artwork & Framed Photography (100% of proceeds of MethodMakers artists will help fund the World Bicycle Relief effort)

Live Music by: International Pro Bassoonist – Michael Goldman (6-7pm) | Electro/Acoustic Dirt Wave Music – Secret Sidewalk (9p-10pm)

Read about the story of how this event came together at WBR’s website at:
http://worldbicyclerelief.org/blog/entry/method-makers-art-event-befits-world-bicycle-relief

To Donate or for more information on the event and the World Bicycle Foundation:
www.LosAltosArtAndBikeCharity.com

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June – Sept 2012 Featured Artist : Laura Ho

JUNE – SEPTEMBER 2012 THE METHODMAKERS Featured Artist : LAURA HO

Painter and photographer Laura Ho is a 21-year-old artist that hails from the Bay Area – East Bay to be exact. The buzz is making rounds throughout the communities she’s involved in. Her paintings have been exhibited around the Bay Area and photographs published on various print and website publications. It’s hard to believe she started to take her art seriously only a few years ago, it seems as if this has been a lifetime of honing skills and technique.

What makes Laura stand out from everyone is her ability to keep learning. Her skills have evolved dramatically throughout the last year, and it’s all in a good way. In order to stay relevant, progression is necessary.

Laura’s signature, without question, are the female figures and forms painted. The portraits of the girls she paints exude an awesome aura with just their facial expression alone. The wood panels add depth to the characters in Laura’s world of imagination. It’s as if the environment crossed dimensions.

As you walk through this featured exhibition, you are experiencing the development of quite possibly the next big thing in the art world. Pay attention to the emotion through all the paintings and photographs. Imagine how many people this will have an effect on. And think, she is only beginning her art career.

Do not hold your breath because once this time has passed, her work will be in the most prestigious of galleries in the world. Enjoy this special moment.

-F.R. (May 2012)
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On behalf of the Hotel Des Arts, we are excited to offer complimentary limited Laura Ho postcard print pin and sticker set. (Limit 1 Per Guest)

Visit the Hotel des Arts today: www.SFHOTELDESARTS.com

View Laura’s work on at: LauraHo.Co | TUMBLR: lauraho.tumblr.com

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08.19.11 | House Blend Art Show

House Blend Art Show | Kids Color w/ the Artists & Local Artist Opening Reception
Sat. 08.19.11 / 11:30am-2p Kids Color + 4p-close Opening Reception @ Paddy’s Coffeehouse, Union City

House Blend is a 5-artists interactive group show located at the heart of Union City featuring vibrant, youthful talent.
Featuring local artists: Bryant Sina, Laura Ho, JToddO, JP Neang, Turtle Wayne

House Blend is scheduled into 2 parts for the day:
PART 1 – Kids Color With The Artists! (11:30 AM – 2:00 PM)
Attention parents! Children are welcomed to come in the morning to have an interactive art time with the featured artists. Art activities and coloring sheets will be provided to young ones in hopes to inspire and keep the youth creative. Fun and inspiration is the goal!

PART 2 – Opening Reception (4:00 PM – CLOSE)
Come celebrate House Blend in the evening. Stop by and enjoy your coffee or tea beverage at Paddy’s as we celebrate the five talented local artists in their creative endeavors through illustration, sculpture, and paint. All ages welcome.

VIEW > FACEBOOK EVENT PAGE (SIGN IN & RSVP) | VIEW > EVENT PHOTOS & OPENING INFO (via UnionCityPatch.com)

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08.01.11 | Chutes & Ladders Art Show – Virtual Closing Event

CHUTES & LADDERS ART SHOW | Social Media Closing Event
Mon. 08.01.11 | Hotel des Arts – SF

Our art show closed in a different way this time around with the use of social media to conclude the 3-month long Chutes & Ladders art exhibition. More of a “silent” closing, our non-traditional show utilized Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr (blog) promoting one last chance for guests and fans to view or purchase 3-floors of childhood nostalgic artwork.

+PLUS, a limited edition JToddO postcard was given to every buyer of art (limited to 14 postcards). A tasty incentive on top of purchasing awesome art pieces. SOLD!

VIEW > SHOW WEBSITE | VIEW > OPENING RECEPTION EVENT PHOTOS by Francis

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05.19.11 | Chutes & Ladders Art Show – Opening Reception

CHUTES & LADDERS ART SHOW | Opening Reception
Thurs. 05.19.11 / 7:30pm – 9pm @ the Hotel des Arts – SF

20+ artists. Art & Photography. 3-floors of childhood nostalgia. The Chutes & Ladders opening reception held at the Hotel des Arts opened with a huge sidewalk chalk sketch (courtesy of Alyssa Reyes), welcoming guests & passers by to check out the event. Beats knockin on the lobby floor as hotel guests & visitors flooded the three floors of showcasing artwork, merchandise and photography pieces. “No-no” juice was served while proceeds helped benefit the non-profit, Quan Yin Healing Arts Center.

VIEW > SHOW WEBSITE | VIEW > EVENT PHOTOS by Francis

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03.17.11 | Stories x The Step Art Show – Closing Reception

STORIES x THE STEP ART SHOW | CLOSING Reception
Thurs. 03.17.11 / 7pm – 9:30pm @ the Hotel des Arts – SF

All good things must come to a close. Promotion for the show encouraged guests to bring their “black book” or sketch book to receive free sketches from featured artist themselves. A great turnout and many took advantage.

A new featured medium was surfaced during the event, re-stick-able wall graphics courtesy of WALLS360. Photographers, Paciano Triunfo and &THEM‘s Remy Hilo (two of the 20+ artists for the next &THEM art show), showcased their WALLS360 photo prints giving viewers a taste of what was to come.

&THEM Stickers courtesy of WALLS360 Graphics     Live Sketching from the Artists

Ladies w/ Our &THEM Story Books     &THEM & a few of it's talent & associates

VIEW > SHOW WEBSITE

VIEW MORE > EVENT PHOTOS by &THEM’s Francis  > EVENT PHOTOS by Jocelyn Fernandez

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