25.06.14 by Jeff

Sofia Nielsen

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Paintings by artist Sofia Nielsen. Vancouver, BC. More below.

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12.06.14 by Jeff

“Dossier Sac” by Knauf and Brown

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Vancouver-based designers, Knauf and Brown, have just released a new product called the “Dossier Sac”. In the same way they updated the classic folding chair with their “Profile Chair” Calen Knauf and Conrad Brown have breathed new life into a simple drawstring bag.

The Dossier features a main body of 3mm black Horween leather, with ballistic nylon drawstring closure. The handle/strap is made from a single piece of black static climbing rope that passes through a small 5mm vegetable tan leather loop.

More images below (photos by photographer Jennilee Marigomen).

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05.06.14 by Jeff

Booooooom Submissions / June

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Sorry I’m a bit late making the new art submissions post; I just flew home from Taiwan. Thanks for submitting your work to the May Submissions post, and for leaving all of those nice comments to everyone else who submitted work. Please keep upvoting work you like, it really helps artists in this community. This way work that I may not feel is a fit for the site can still be seen, and everyone can get traffic to their personal websites.

Please share your work here during the month of June. The comments allow images to be attached so make sure post an image along with a link to your website.

 

Submission guidelines:

1. Please don’t flood the comments with a dozen images, just post 1 image that represents your best work along with 1 link.

2. If you see good work posted by someone upvote it so it appears at the top. This is not just a nice thing to do, it helps me see what work you actually like.

3. You can/should also encourage people who are sharing good work here! Comment on their posts and let them know you like what they’re doing. I really want to foster a community here, and this is a simple way you can connect with other people making work.

4. Keep in mind your post may not show up right away because it has an image attached. It may need to be manually approved first so don’t freak out and post a million times, once is enough.

 

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19.05.14 by Jeff

Giveaway: Cut Copy @ Malkin Bowl

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Cut Copy is playing Malkin Bowl here in Vancouver on Friday May 23rd (tickets here), I’ve got a pair of tickets for a Booooooom reader who wants to go! Tell me a useless fact in the comments below, I’ll pick a winner on Thursday!

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06.05.14 by Jeff

Blood Work: Mandalas (Portraits) by Benjamin Garner

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I went to the Emily Carr Grad Show on the weekend and saw the powerful work of Benjamin Garner. This piece above is a portrait of a 37 year-old First Nations HIV positive gay male drag queen. The subject’s blood has been silkscreened on canvas. More below.

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02.05.14 by Jeff

Booooooom Submissions / May

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It’s time for a whole new month of art submissions! Thanks for submitting your work to the April Submissions post. Big big thanks to those of you who take time to leave nice comments to artists who submit work, and please keep upvoting work you like! This really helps artists in this community, this way work that I may not feel is a fit for the site can still be seen, and everyone can get visits to their personal websites.

Please share your work here during the month of May. The comments allow images to be attached so make sure post an image along with a link to your website.

 

Submission guidelines:

1. Please don’t flood the comments with a dozen images, just post 1 image that represents your best work along with 1 link.

2. If you see good work posted by someone upvote it so it appears at the top. This is not just a nice thing to do, it helps me see what work you actually like.

3. You can/should also encourage people who are sharing good work here! Comment on their posts and let them know you like what they’re doing. I really want to foster a community here, and this is a simple way you can connect with other people making work.

4. Keep in mind your post may not show up right away because it has an image attached. It may need to be manually approved first so don’t freak out and post a million times, once is enough.

 

 

SUBMIT WORK / LEAVE A COMMENT

 

29.04.14 by Jeff

“Duality” A Show of 25 Writers Paired with 25 Artists by Photographer Shannyn Higgins

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“Duality: An Art Experiment” opens this Friday at East Van Studios in Vancouver. The show, created by photographer Shannyn Higgins, pairs 25 writers with 25 visual artists. The visual artists created works based on the words they were given by the writers. Shannyn photographed all 50 participants and has produced a book of the works and the people who made them.

Vancouver is a funny city in that a lot of different creatives don’t hang together, there’s a lot of different groups that don’t seem to mingle much. I like that Shannyn’s project brings together a lot of people who otherwise wouldn’t cross paths. Lots of my friends are in this show, it’s gonna be good!

Have a look at a bunch of Shannyn’s portraits below!

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24.03.14 by Jeff

Album Stream: Saintseneca “Dark Arc”

Saintseneca, a band I have championed for several years now, is playing tonight in Vancouver at The BiltmoreNPR has just posted a full stream of their fantastic new album “Dark Arc”, listen to it here.