News from Artist-Author Vikram Madan

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I am excited to share news of two summer art pianos I have created that are currently on display, as well as a few other updates. 

"Mr. Tubehead" - Art Piano in Auburn, WA

I was honored to be selected as one of six artists creating art pianos for the City of Auburn's Pianos on Parade program. My creation, a B&W cartoon figure named Mr. Tubehead, will be hanging out at 144 E. Main Street, Auburn WA 90002, through mid August. Mr. Tubehead invites you to come have some goofy musical summer fun. 
Read more about this piano here.
Photo courtesy Auburn Parks and Rec.

"Eye-Guy from Outer Space" - Art Piano in Bellevue, WA

Based on the popularity of Piano-bot, my summer piano at Greenlake last year, I was invited to participate again in the Pianos in the Parks program. My creation, titled "Eye-Guy from Outer Space", awaits your out-of-this-world-summer-musical-adventure at the north entrance of the Downtown Bellevue Park, one of 22 art pianos sprinkled across King County through Aug 13th.
Read more about this piano here.

Art Shows

My show at Blakely Hall (Issaquah Highlands) wrapped up this month after successfully engaging the local community during its two-month run. A big thank you to artEast for facilitating this opportunity. 
The photo above shows community kids lining up to autograph the results of an interactive poetry-reading+drawing event I conducted in conjunction with the show.  


Happiness Is... A Cup of Coffee
Hotwire Online Coffeehouse 
4410 California Ave SW, West Seattle, WA 98116
September 2015


I've been busy with street-fairs this summer (University District Fair, OddMall, Georgetown Carnival, Solstice Fair, Capitol Hill Pride Festival, Redmond Arts Festival...) and am left feeling humbled by the positive response to my work from audiences of all ages and backgrounds. A heartfelt thank you to everyone who stopped to look at, buy, and/or support my work! (And a double thanks, if you signed up to receive this newsletter at one of my art booths)

Please stop by my booth if you will be at either of these upcoming events:

Magnolia Summerfest
August 1st - 2nd
Located "In the playfield just north of the village"

Kirkland Summerfest
August 8th
Find me among the art booths on Park Lane, in downtown Kirkland.

Street Fair Special: Affordable Original Art! 
Available only at my street-fair booth are a series of 
affordable 'ink-art' pieces like these:

In searching for ways to create original 'affordable art', I found myself returning to my cartooning roots. Experimenting with permanent inks and smooth panel surfaces, I evolved a process for creating 'ink art' that starts with a one-shot drawing in permanent ink (no pencil, tracing or correcting mistakes), followed by a slow, multi-day drying and layering process, capped with protective varnish coats and framing. Organic variances in the steps ensure that each resulting 6" x 6" finished piece is truly one-of-a-kind. If they pique your curiosity, come see them at a street fair event (or send me an email).

Some Recently-Completed Works:

"Luncheon of the Bigfoot Party"
Oil on Canvas, 24"h x 24"w, 2015

This tongue-in-cheek re-imagining of Renoir's 'Luncheon of the Boating Party' is one of the runner-ups in the Center on Contemporary Art's first ever Columbia Winery Celebrates competition and will be on display at the Columbia Winery Gallery Aug 1 - Nov 30.

"Escape from Abstract-istan II"
Acrylic on Canvas, 30"h x 30"w, 2015

Currently on display at the artEast Gallery.

"Still Life without Flowers, Fruit, or Anything Remotely Organic or Tofu-based"
Acrylic on Wood, 24"h x 24"w, 2015


"Space-Needle Invaders"

A companion piece to my popular Attack of the Space Needles, this print mashes up the Space Needle with the cult classic Space Invaders.
Find it on Etsy.


Some Recently-Sold Works:

"Here be Dragons"
Oil on Panel, 24"h x 24"w, 2015

"Are We There Yet?!?"
Acrylic on Paper, 18"h x 24"w, 2013

"Fly Away With Me"
Acrylic on Canvas, 16"h x 20"w, 2015

Newsletter Special: Use discount code VMNEWS003 in my Etsy store to get 10% off your purchase through Aug 31st.

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* Newsletter #2 - June 2015

* Newsletter #1 - April 2015

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