4:18 PM

The Museum of Bad Art in the House

Michael Frank, the curator-in-chief of The Museum of Bad Art, spent the evening in our studio on First Thursday signing copies of their new book Masterworks and also giving two presentations on what makes bad art. Thanks to The Stranger for suggesting it:

Michael showed a slideshow of some pieces in MOBA's permanent collection and some submissions that have been rejected. For example, they don't do velvet, they don't do paint by numbers, they don't do 'kid art', but they do do this (ha -- do do):

Some folks brought items to submit to MOBA's permanent collection and one lucky lady, Marlow, from Unusual Life, had an item Michael thought was worthy. His pronouncement was met with her screams of, "It's going in the museum! It's going in the museum! It's going in the museum!"

Local artist and bARTer Sauce supporter, Kelly Lyles, stopped by for the second presentation and took studious notes.

After getting a piece into MOBA, Marlow invited Michael and I to check out their house full of art -- specifically their Paint By Numbers Room. It was breathtaking. They even have an Elvis-shaped topiary in on their patio!

All in all, it was a lovely evening.

Especially if you don't count the pat where I borrowed a projector from work for the slide show portion -- a projector that was stolen within minutes of me borrowing it -- which required that I procure a second projector within one hour of the event starting.

Yeah, it was totally awesome as long as you don't count that part.

Ahhhhhhhh, MOBA. You rule.

8 comments:

LoveMeKnot Creations said...

sooo, sounds like it was a good night eh? :)

nicaeli said...

looks like a lot of fun:)

Alison Du Bois said...

How fun - would love to visit MOBA!

Rekoj said...

I was there and it WAS a great time! And as I left, tummy sore from laughing I found that I was oddly inspired to go paint some bad art...

irenedesign said...

The first word that came to my mind when reading this post was "rad." I think that word should be in the MOBA!

irenedesign said...

by the way, your blog cracks me up, and I added you to my "blogroll" ...that word makes me think of being in 4th grade and having to listen to the teacher take roll call every day. BORING.

Cherry Lane Jane said...

sounds like a success! bad art rocks!

Lemon Shortbread said...

This is such a cool museum. Maybe I should submit something lol