Saturday, May 9, 2015

Brooklyn Tattoo® staff artshow is up for the next couple of weeks.

The opening of the BKT2 13th anniversary group art show was a lot of fun, great turnout. Below are a couple shots of the work. To see the full catalog of affordable awesome artwork click HERE.
We are just getting started on what's to be a super busy summer. If you were thinking of getting some great work, before the summer heat, nows the time to start scheduling!

Sara Antoinette Martin's Poster design for Mastadon


Floor manager EJ's Mixed Media piece


Gabe's Brush and Ink Piece (SOLD!)

Adam Suerte's Mixed Media Piece


Leah's Trypich

Myke's Homage to the Williamsburg Saving Bank

Portrait by Robert

Swodrstress by Willie

Mafi-yoda ('a fucking problem you have?') by Chris Torres

Shot of co owners Willie and Suerte, with old pal Chris Toress, who is doing a couple days a week with us. Come check him out!

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Shop 13th anniversary

Brooklyn Tattoo® which is adjacent to Urban Folk Art® Gallery and is their sister shop is celebrating their 13th anniversary serving the fine people if Brooklyn and beyond. On friday, April 24, from 7-10pm, come join us and see the artwork of the current staff at BKT2 . There will be giveaways and some refreshments. 


Monday, March 30, 2015

UFA® Artists and friends paint helmets for the Aidan Jack Seeger Foundation. Bid on yours now!

UFA® founders Jason Mitchell and Adam Suerte were invited worth a few other friends (Keo, Angry Eel, Sara Antoinette Martin and others)  and a bunch of other great artists to paint helmets currently being auctioned off to raise funds for the Aidan Jack Seeger Foundation. The Helmets are being shown at Harley Davidson NYC until 4/8, then will move to Indian Larry Motrocycles in Brooklyn from 4/9-4/16. The Auction is currently happening on Ebay, where a link to any helmet will get you to the rest. All proceeds are going to families living with ALD ( a deadly genetic disease that affects 1 in 17,000 people. As it is an X-linked genetic disease, it most severely affects boys and men, you can read more about it here) .. All helmets are on display at Harley Davidson NYC from 3/26-4/8 and then at Indian Larry Motorcycles in Bklyn from 4/9-4/16. Even if you don't bid on a helmet, please donate to a most righteous charity. Thanks for all your support!











2nd grade class at P.S 15 exhibits their "Bearology" project.

The whole 2nd grade of Red Hook's P.S.15 recently did a project researching bears called "Bearology" which they showed in the gallery. They researched bears, wrote informational booklets, created a 'Great Hall of Bears' in their school, and painted watercolors showing bears in their habitat. The watercere exhibited at urban Folk Art Gallery for 2 weeks, and the students got to come see their w displayed in a gallery setting. While researching, the bears they realized they ere an endangered species, so they left a donation jar and raised close to $100 to support the endangered animals! The work was awesome and received very well from people who knew the work was here and people just walking by alike. Great job, guys!


Donation Jar, thanks to all who donated to the bears!


Hall Of Bears photos from the P.S.15 hallway



Elephant Sculptures!

Below are some close ups of a couple of the kid's work










Thursday, February 12, 2015

Brooklyn Tattoo® Urban Folk Art® Featured on Japanese webzine

The shop and gallery were recently featured on a Japanese webzine that introduces people in japan to the cultural awesomeness of Brooklyn. The link is here, and although it's in Japanese, be assured it says all good stuff! Thanks to the people at www.Brooklynize.jp for the interest! 








Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Now Carrying NY Subway Black Books in the Gallery

We are now carrying the Profreshionalism NY Subway Sketchbook. It's a blank hardcover sketchbook featuring outlines of New York City Subway cars dedicated to the New York City Subway movement. Designed with insight from many classic writers, the book features all the classic cars from the Subway era encased in a durable cover, large 24" spreads over 108 pages thick 210 GSM pages for a great & durable sketching surface. 
• 12" x 6" Black DuraCloth Cover- Black
• NEW & IMPROVED NO SHO White Double Stock Un-Coated 210GSM stock
• 8 Classic New York Subway Car Outlines- NOW with the R-16 model!
• Gray Scale Ink to disappear when markers are applied
• Features 54 NYC Subway Cars on 108 Page Spreads ( 24" x 6") 
These are sold in very few retail spots. This is the only spot in South Brooklyn to get these. You can always get them online at profreshionalism.com 
We have a couple of the infamous Freight Train books as well. 
Books are $24 each. 

Urban Folk Art® Studios Logo by KEO


Check out Profresionalism's instagram to see what can be done with the book!


Thursday, November 27, 2014

Urban Folk Art® Black Friday/ Holiday and beyond liquidation sale!

Starting from Black Friday until the end of the year, we're having a sale to get rid of old merchandise, to fund and make way for new merchandise in the new year! ALL WOMENS TSHIRTS ARE $16!! ALL MEN'S XXL AND SMALL SHIRTS ARE ALSO $16!! (These are mostly American Apparel, you can't even get blanks of these for less than $16!)
 Come on down and get your holiday shopping done on the cheap! There will also be discounted slightly imperfect glassware and dinged up prints cheap! We'll also have original artwork and art prints from a variety of artists at our always reasonable pricing. All of this will go on to the end of the year or until supplies last! We can also ship the discounted t-shirts anywhere in the US. We won't be able to alter the online store, but take look there and email us with what you want, and we'll apply the discount for you, and ship it out. Info@urbanfolkart.com



Brooklyn Landmark Temp Tattoo Series #1
Coming first week in December, perfect for stuffing a stocking- We've made the first series of temporary tattoos depicting Brooklyn Landmarks as seen on our trademark Brooklyn Landmark Pint Glass series. This is a 6" X 9.25" sheet of 10 individual temporary tattoos designed by Adam Suerte with favorites like the Brooklyn House of Detention, Brooklyn Bridge, 2 cityscape armbands, and his trademarked 'Brooklyn love" and Hecho en Brooklyn logos. They're $10 for the full sheet, bagged and ready for the holidays or any day.



Adam Suerte Original Artwork Under $400
Adam Suerte, founder of Urban Folk Art® studios, Co owner of Brooklyn Tattoo has put up a section on the online store listing some original artwork all under $400. If you've ever wanted any original suerte, but haven't been able to saddle up to one of his usual large works, he's set up some smaller stuff cheaper than usual, to make room in his studio for new works. Everything is one of a kind, and he'll update as newer works are created. Great for the holiday season as well.