Jan 082011

Contact: Heidi Johnson/Hijinx PR
Phone: 323.204.7246
Email: heidi@thinkhijinx.com


No longer one of LA’s best-kept secrets with over 60 international artists participating this year, Eat Your Art Out has become a “meeting of the minds” in underground art culture.

Los Angeles, CA January 3, 2011– As frosty winter begins to thaw out, Meltdown Comics will once again open its gallery on Saturday February 26, 2011 to curator Carmen “Jane Dope” Acosta for her annual event EAT YOUR ART OUT to benefit Angel City Derby Girls. EAT YOUR ART OUT IV shows the growth of the event and it’s curator. This year over 60 international artists have donated works to be included in a show that always draws a packed house. “It’s rare to have this many artists showing and appearing in one venue,” says curator Jane Dope.

EAT YOUR ART OUT was born four years ago when artist, part-time underground curator and skater for the Angel City Derby Girls, Jane Dope, needed to raise funds to support a struggling Women’s Flat Track Roller Derby League. Jane Dope took her passion for skating to her friends and family in LA’s subversive art scene. By February 2008 the idea came to fruition and a cool happening was hatched to raise funds and awareness for community-based Roller Derby leagues. In 2009 the event grew exponentially with more artists jumping on board. By 2010 word spread and EAT YOUR ART OUT was solidified as a “must do” event for artists, even having to start turning away donations from artists because of the limited amount of space. Understanding she was a bridge between artist and art enthusiast, Jane Dope reached even further for 2011 to fortify her vision as a show for the most impressive works by relevant artists today, yet still affordable enough to get the art in the hands of the culture that fostered many of these artists from their early stages of their careers.

The basis of what makes EAT YOUR ART OUT so unique is the impressive All-Star line-up that donates one of a kind works of art (and most often also make an appearance). The artists who have donated art for February 2011 include, Jim Mahfood AKA FOOD ONE, Jason Shawn Alexander, Dave Crosland, Michael C. Hsuing, Jeffrey Shagawat aka Bill Shag, Mike Huddleston, Apricot Mantle, Brooke Kent, Dave MacDowell, Luke Wessman, Brian Ewing, Jessica Ward, Nolan Tredway and many more.

All pieces have a minimum bid price, but are usually much less than gallery prices.

ACDG’s goal is to raise enough money to have a permanent home to hold roller derby bouts and events for the community. All proceeds go to support the league, which is independently run by the skaters for the skaters.

The event is open to the public and will feature gourmet food trucks, free drinks and music! This year the brilliant DJ Day, DJ Expo and DJ Mahf will be doing a live set throughout the entire evening. Lucky winners walk away with very unique prizes. And everyone walks away from a memorable evening filled with great music, free beer, hot girls in rollers skates and above all, a chance to view incredible art.

Eat Your Art Out
at Meltdown Comics
February 26th, 2011 7pm
7522 Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90046

  5 Responses to “Boys and Girls This Is Happening: Eat Your Art Out 4, Feb. 26th, 2011 @MeltdownComics”

  1. Always a great show. I am looking forward to this year and see how the artists interpret the “fairy tales” roots and true meanings.

  2. I am really looking forward to being a part of this show!

  3. Very interesting and entertaining art work. Interested in show dates in L.A.

  4. I will be there!

  5. […] SUNDAY, February 27, 2011 1:00pm Machine Project 1200 D North Alvarado Street Los Angeles, CA 90026Google map of Machine Project I'm not sure what this will be, this is the pet project from that guy who made the Outrun car. Other sciense, art and media friends come up with some weird stuff like the Snowball Blaster that happened at the last Dorkbot. Eat Your Art Out […]