Work: The 2010 Harnett Biennial

Bizhan Khodabandeh has a screen-printed piece in "The 2010 Harnett Biennial of American Prints"

This is the University of Richmond's ninth national celebratory exhibition of contemporary print making. The exhibition juror, Laura Kruger is the Curator of the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion Museum in New York. Forty six artists from twenty states were selected.

The exhibition opens Oct 21st and is up till Dec 5th. in the Joel and Lila Harnett Museum of Art.

Harnett Museum hours:
Tuesday - Sunday between 1 and 5pm
Admission is FREE

Also opening during this time is "Eye of the Collector: Works on paper from the Sigmund R. Balka collection." This is a selection of works from the Hebrew Union College- Jewish Institute of Religion Museum in New York and is also curated by Laura Kruger.


Arachnids, Muay Thai and the Three Little Pigs

The work below is work for a sculpture course taught by Corin Hewitt. My project was about turning arachnophobia into a system of measurements. There is a good chance that all of these illustrations will be used for other purposes. Below are 3 of eight arachnid illustrations.

Above: Illustration by Bizhan Khodabandeh of a Running Crab Spider.

Brown Recluse by Bizhan Khodabandeh

Tarantula by Bizhan Khodabandeh

I also compared the spiders to the "Science of Eight Limbs" or Muay Thai. Below is an individual illustration. I produced 4: elbow, knee, punch, kick. These images were then combined in a arachnid like shape. I will eventually create additional elements to transition the image into a large poster.

Above is a poster design for Gallery5. The prompt was S##TY Halloween.


Where is the new work?

I have been doing a lot of work with Helium Studios. Chris Hull creates a positive work environment and I have been fortunate enough to be with some great co-workers.

Anyways, most of the work I have been doing ends up changing - since I am only part-time - or is a mock up that clients may or may not want the public to see. As a result, I don't have much to show from this job. However, I have been fortunate enough to participate in some interesting projects as well as learn a lot about developing better user interfaces. My education has encouraged me to hold off on my website redesign and invest some extra time fine tuning it.

I have some more illustration intensive stuff to post shortly. Some of which can be seen in my blog about the sculpture class I am taking for my teaching certification.


Poster Design by Nicholas Burroughs

If you happen to be in Omaha, I have work in this exhibition.

The New BLK Gallery + Power to the Poster + Nicholas Burroughs proudly present…


"An exhibition of posters selected from PowerToThePoster.org. The site exists to bring people together around a ready supply of well-designed, wild postings that comment on the issues of our time. The 11×17 posters in PDF format are for anyone, anywhere to download, print and post. The exhibition will showcase some of most compelling posters from 25 designers in 11 states and 8 countries."

Opens Thursday, September 9
6-9 PM
New BLK Gallery
1213 Jones St.
Omaha, NE
As part of Omaha Creative Week
After party at Havana Garage
1008 Howard St.

The large format 24×38 inch posters, generously printed by Photographics Imaging, will be available for purchase through September 24. Proceeds will go to Design Alliance OMAha, a group working to bring leading-edge design ideas that are shaping our world to the community.


Good 50X70 posters out now!

Now that the word is out, I can post my entry. It didn't make it in this year and I am disappointed, but would still like all of you to check out amazing work by artists from 81 countries. 2357 poster were submitted and I believe that 30 posters are chosen for each category. You can view them all in their gallery here.

New Work: Gallery5's 5 After 5 Posters

Here is some new work of mine for Gallery5's 5 after 5 series. I am not sure I will keep with this system for the rest of the events, but it has been well received thus far. A monthly event of lectures on various topics with live music and drink specials. More info can be found on the Facebook page. You might have missed the first lecture - which was absolutely amazing and informative -, but you can still catch the rest. All of the events are free and begin at 5pm every second Wednesday of the month.

Gallery5 After 5 Season Schedule:
Sept 08 - Tracy Wilson - Independent Label Collective

Oct 13 - Paul DiPasquale – Arthur Ashe Statue artist

Nov 10 – Andrew Chesnut – VCU Department of World Studies

Dec 08 – Wade Harrell – President of The American Tarantula Society

Feb 09 – Patrick Godfrey – Velocity Comics

Mar 09 – Tom Silvestri – Richmond Times Dispatch Publisher

Apr 13 – David Olli – Science Museum of Virginia

May 11 – Mark Wood – VCU Department of World Studies

Monster Draw Rally Results

Perhaps this is long overdue... above is my personal work from 1708 Gallery's Monster Draw Rally. Of course, I am not completely happy with the final piece, but I still enjoy the drawing and the process to create it. In case you do not know what the project was, there some info one of my previous posts. Basically a bunch of artists came together in support of 1708 Gallery and drew in hour long increments. All of the work went 100% to 1708.