This Friday night, we are throwing our second Sketchy Party at the Bakehouse Art Complex (RSVP on Facebook). The deal is similar to the first go-round back in June: a small army of local artists will be on hand to do your portrait, or, in the parlance of our sister site, sketchymiami.com, your “Sketchy”. Sitting for a Sketchy is as FREE as ripped clothing used to be. Entry to the party is also F-R-E-E. If you want to buy your Sketchy, it’ll cost you $30, with the proceeds split evenly between the artists and Sketchy Miami.
As we mentioned last week, we are going to be raffling off original work and prints by several Bakehouse artists, along with a 132 piece metal box Prismacolor pencil set ($212.40 value) courtesy of Pearl South Miami and a collectible record from Sweat Records. Raffle tickets will be on sale at the party. There is one raffle ticket included in each Sketchy Package, which gets you a boatload of wonderful, including Joey’s pizza, beer, and a set of full-color Sketchy postcards. The packages will be on sale for $10 at the party, or you can purchase one in advance for $8 by clicking the PayPal button at the bottom of this post.
We had originally hoped to get a single piece of art for the raffle — the BAC artists came through with eight (and counting). We’ve already introduced you to four of the artists. Here are four more.
A Belgium-born artist who has been at the Bakehouse since November, Casse paints contemporary subjects in the style of the 19th Century Academy. “Girl with the Yellow ring” (below, left), Casse’s contribution to the Sketchy Party raffle, is an original oil painting on Belgian linen that he made for his thesis. In the work, one of a series featuring subjects wearing sunglasses, Casse seeks his own truth in the way his subject hides hers.
“Through the mask, we reveal ourselves,” Casse says. “The masks are the sunglasses. Because we have the sunglasses on, our guard is down.”