New Work: Gifts! and Capstan Shafts

Digitally colored collage of old engravings for: parents, in-laws and grand parents.

Stencil of Frita Kahlo on watercolor paper for my wife.

Capstans Shafts poster for Gallery5

All work is by Bizhan Khodabandeh

Papier Mâchete opens in January

Poster design front and back by Bizhan Khodabandeh

The back side of the poster has instructions on how to fold it into an origami Mâchete.

Papier-Mâchete: A national competition for artists creating work using paper.

Presented By
Plaza Artist Materials

For thousands of years, paper as been one of the most common surfaces for making art. Paper is a universal language in art that has spanned almost all periods and movements in art. Not only has paper been used as a surface for making art, it is also used as a medium in itself. Papier-Mâchete will explore the limitless range found in these ubiquitous materials. Artists from across the nation will submit their works to compete for cash prizes. 2D and 3D artwork will be accepted and will display innovative and inventive uses of paper and associated fibers.

Artwork has been submitted from artists nationally and selected by our jurors Richard Waller, Aaron McIntosh and Amie Oliver.

Opening Reception
First Friday January 7th at 7PM - 10:30PM

Selected works on display from January 7th - February 18th 2011

Featuring work by
Sher Christopher
Jessica Heikes
Marc Leone
Ginger Metzger
Alysson Ross
Sara Schneckloth
Matthew Shlian
This Is It Collective
Carey Voss

For more info visit Gallery5's website.


New Work: Listening Room and Lemuria

Poster by Bizhan Khodabandeh for the Listening Room

Illustration by Bizhan Khodabandeh for the listening room. Ran out of time for this one, but I thought I would post the finished version anyways.

Lemuria poster by Bizhan Khodabandeh


Hello Walls

Need a last minute gift for the holidays? Come to Hello Walls.

December 18th

101 Addison
101 S. Addison
Richmond, VA

Hello walls is group show of smaller, damn affordable works.

Patrick Caddenhead
Mattie Hinkley
Jon Hirsch
Geoff Cook
Bizhan Khodabandeh
Alan Smith
Andrew Fiorillo
Aaron M. Johnson
and more tbd..



Poster design by: jbm

A great opportunity for the public to see what happens behind VCU's famous design program.

Somewhere between an opening, house party and being a fly in a designer's studio; VCU design departments are opening up the studio doors to the public and the Richmond design community. BFA and MFA studio process and projects from the Departments of Interior Design and Graphic Design can be seen December 17 from 5:30 to 8 pm in the Pollak Building, 325 North Harrison Street. Open Nite hopes to bridge the gap between professional and educational activities with the aim of making design a thoughtful presence, important attribute, necessity and force in RVA. This event is free and open to all.