Besties for Breasties: Art for the Cure

Local Artists come together to raise money and awareness for the Susan
G. Komen Race For The Cure.

10PM April, 29 2011
at Sprout
1 N. Morris St.
Richmond, VA

Local artists throughout the Richmond community are uniting for the fight against breast cancer. An evening auction will be held at Sprout (1 N. Morris St.) to benefit Susan G. Komen Race For The Cure. The show will consist of single pieces donated by area artists in every medium. 100% of profits go directly to the Susan G. Komen foundation under the Besties for Breasties fundraising team, so please join us and support a great cause.

Artists are as follows:
Chris Anderson
Josh Autrey
Keith Michael Browne
Nick Bryant
Mary Chiaramonte
Liz Frias
Beth Gorley
Heather Kenman
Bizhan Khodabandeh
Matthew Leuttger
Mike Moses
Kevin Orlosky
Mo Sontos
Ross Trimmer
Lauren Vincelli
Jimbo Wilmer
Brad Douglas
Beth Stratton

More Artists TBA.

For more info about Besties for Breasties click here.
To learn more about this team or joing click here


Emergence art show opens this Friday.

Friday, April 29th from 6:30 – 8:30PM
at Hope Gallery
12445 Patterson Ave
Richmond, VA 23220

Artists include

Eric Collins
Casey Templeton
Hyunyoo Cho
Gary Garbett
Maria Fabrizio
Lindsey Koerner
Matthew Mallory
Meena Khalili C.
Nicole Gomez
Bizhan Khodabandeh
Emma Lalumandier
Kate Joyce
Dian Jaine
Katy Pumphrey
Cheri Wolff

Music by
Jonathan Vassar & the Speckled Bird.

I have 3 stenciled prints in the show. C
Come on by for art, music, food, and drink.


"The Little Black Fish" Kickstarter page launched!

During the course of two years, I've dedicated some free time to working on a comic adaptation of Samad Behrangi's The Little Black Fish.

More about the project and ways to support can be found here.

Below are select pages from Samad Behrangi's "The Little BLack Fish" artwork by Bizhan Khodabandeh

Above: Cover for "The Little Black Fish" with custom logo type referencing Persian calligraphy and comic lettering.

Gallery5 Presents: DISROBED III: Cause/Effect

Poster by Bizhan Khodabandeh (click for larger image)

DISROBED III : Cause/Effect will present performative installation that incorporates the living figure.

7PM, May 6th, 2011 FREE
At Gallery5
200 W. Marshall St
Richmond, VA 23220


Through recontextualizion, alternating vignettes will generate a critical dialog about the public body and relational aesthetics.

Become a Gallery5 Member by Friday, April 29th and receive 2 tickets to the Private Opening Reception of DisrobedIII to take place from 5PM-7PM on Friday, May 6th. Complimentary food and drinks and a special sneak peak performance will be provided during this time. Reserve your tickets by becoming a member today!


Disrobed III highlights the living figure both as a primary material and as a viable means of communication within art. Clothed, naked, scarred, or freckled, the human body has provided a critical terrain within all media. Cultures continue frequent debates over how anatomies should or should not be expressed with an unending fervor. It is paradoxical that this universal physique, quoted for its canonical beauty by the Greeks and Romans, quickly become a hotbed of controversy. Gawky and goose-pimpled at times, the baring of skin elicits a rash of responses, especially where sexuality, gender, and nakedness commingle. To strip these realities from the body is a tragic denial of our shared humanity. It is the purpose of Disrobed3 to challenge these limitations and to encourage a vital discourse about the exposed human form.

Unauthorized photography and video recording is STRICTLY prohibited.
All minors under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
Disrobed III is a free, one-night-only event
Donations will be accepted.

Featuring Live Musical Performances By
Todd Matthews


Gallery5 After 5: Do you believe in ... magic?

This month’s guest speaker:
David Olli of the Science Museum of Virginia discusses "Do You Believe...in Magic?"

With music by
Todd Matthews

Doors 5:30PM
Wednesday, April 13th
at Gallery5
200 W. Marshall Street
Richmond, VA 23220

An an extra special Talent Contest

After our wonderful guest speaker we will turn Gallery5 into a bizzaro talent show.

$100 cash first place prize by www.myglassesrule.com and a gift pack from Gallery5 and various community businesses. Every participant will get a gift pack and a chance to show off their super powers on stage!

More info here.