Thursday, May 26, 2016

Brooklyn Bridge anniversary group Art Show RECAP

We had a great turnout at the opening of the Bridge show. Over 30 artists turned in great work to make it one of the best bridge shows in the 7 years we've been doing it. Below are a few of the works. You can see the full catalog with pricing here. The work is up until the 20th of June. Come by and check it out!

The layout

                                                 Adam Suerte

                      Bluster One 

                                                                            Pat Mazza

There are very affordable prints, photos and original art in the print rack!~

The Last 14 cans of Brooklyn bridge Paint! Check here for details

Note cards, post cards, and stemless Brooklyn Bridge wine Glasses


Thursday, May 5, 2016

7th Annual Brooklyn Bridge Group Art show Fri May 20th

Coming up on May 20th 2016
From the press release:
Urban Folk Art® Gallery Celebrates the Brooklyn Bridge’s 133rd birthday with it’s 7th annual Group art Show. 

May 5th Brooklyn, N.Y.
Urban Folk Art® Gallery is gearing up for their yearly homage to the bridge with over 30 NY artists confirmed to participate. A wide variety of artists from different mediums from photographers, painters, illustrators, comic book artists, printmakers, tattooers, to legendary graffiti artists, are slated to exhibit. “The city tends to celebrate this anniversary in increments of 25 years ( 75th, 100th, 125th), I have lived near the bridge all my life, it is a constant factor in my art wether it be panting, tattooing, printmaking or whatever. why not celebrate every year?” says curator and resident artist Adam Suerte. The Brooklyn Bridge was opened to the public on May 24th,1883. 

      Three years ago, when the gallery hosted the 130th anniversary, Suerte had just bought 25 gallons of surplus paint that the DOT was auctioning off to vacate a supply warehouse in DUMBO. He had every artist use that paint in their pieces that year. That won’t be a requirement this year, but there are still 5 gallons left that Suerte has repackaged and will be on sale at the gallery. 

Brooklyn Bridge Tattoo Special- In addition to the show, on Sunday the 22nd, Brooklyn Tattoo® (the studio adjacent to the Gallery and co owned by Suerte) will bring back their Brooklyn Bridge Tattoo special. Tattoo shops have long been known for traditions such as $13 tattoo specials on Friday the 13th, or $31 tattoo specials on Halloween. Brooklyn Tattoo has been localizing that tradition by offering $33 Brooklyn bridge tattoos in honor of the 133th birthday of the bridge’s opening to the pubic in 1883. The special will be first come first serve to the first 33 people to show up at 1pm on Sunday the 22nd.

Previous articles on the paint

The show opens May 20th, from 7-10 at the gallery and will be up until June 20th

Urban Folk Art® Gallery
101 Smith Street
Brooklyn , N.Y.
718 643 1610

press inquiries to:
Adam Suerte
718 643 1610