Saturday, January 24, 2009

"Dreamgirls and Ukes" Sneak Peeks

Ten of the restored, vintage ukes on the floor of my studio. They still need a bit of final paint.

Here is the front of the postcard for the Thinkspace show. They did a great job with the graphics.
I often blog links to flickr sets. This time, I am blogging my own. I just posted some sneak peeks of my art for my upcoming show at Thinkspace Gallery in L.A. (opens Feb 13, 2009 and runs through March 6th). The 14 paintings are finished and need to be framed. The 13 ukes are almost there. I will be finishing them up this weekend. For clarification: these are fully restored (by Lou Reimuller) antique ukes, most from the 1920's and 1930's. Some are rare, some near mint, some are brand names. All playable. They will all be set up by a luthier, but they are also hand-painted (by me) fine art objects which will hang next to my paintings in the gallery setting.

"Dreamgirls and Ukes" studio shots on flickr
(you can watch it as a slideshow)
The Art of Amy Crehore


Anonymous said...

Wow! Those are great!

marjo said...

They really came out great :)

Anonymous said...

Beautiful...but I'm still waiting for some mandolins

Memory Harker said...

Grrl. I don't play ukuleles (or any musical instrument) and I'm not a uke fiend in general ... but what you've done with those antiques is almost making me salivate. Wow.


~ W. A. Brenner

Amy Crehore said...

the mandolin guy may be waiting a long time.

Sitaram Das said...


Jim Clark said...

Will any of those ukes eventually be put up for sale? If so, how does one acquire such a piece?

Amy Crehore said...

Hi Jim- contact Thinkspace gallery ahead of time and ask them to send you a preview of the ukes in my art show which opens Feb 13 in L.A.