Friday, October 12, 2007

Opening Reception at 87Florida, “A New Art Space” – Saturday, 10/13/2007

Opening Reception at 87Florida, “A New Art Space” – Saturday, 10/13/2007

You're all cordially invited to the opening reception for Michael Gibbs's latest creative venture, featuring two versions of a handmade book, "Blue Moons, Yellow Cows, Green Tambourines," plus all 31 illustrations framed in custom frames made by NYC sculptor Fara'h Salehi. The book is a portfolio of images inspired by song lyrics.

WHEN: Saturday, October 13, 2007
6:00 - 9:00 pm

WHERE: 87FLORIDA, a new art space
87 Florida Avenue, NW (corner of Florida Ave. and First Street, NW)
Washington DC 20001

For Map/Directions visit http://www.87florida.com /
87 Florida sign

Show information: http://www.michaelgibbs.com/shows
or http://www.87florida.com/gibbs.html

For those of you who don't know him...

Michael Gibbs is an active member of the Art Director's Club community and also a member of the Illustrators Partnership of America, the Graphic Artists Guild, and the Illustrators Club. He served as a juror in the 42nd Society of Illustrators exhibition, joining 8 other illustrators and designers in judging the advertising illustration category.

Michael's illustrations have received recognition from the Society of Illustrators, Communication Arts, Society of Illustrator of Los Angeles, 3x3 Magazine Illustration Annual, Print, American Illustration, Spectrum Annual of Science Fiction/Fantasy Illustration, The Art Directors Club of Metropolitan Washington, The Art Directors Club of New Jersey, The Illustrators Club of Washington, the IABC, the Addies, and others. He was honored with a Spectrum Gold Medal award in 2004, and multiple Silver Addy awards in 2005 for his posters for the Pittsburgh Opera. He has won a number of "Best of Category" and silver awards from the Illustrators Club of Washington DC.

In addition to the Society of Illustrators gallery in New York, his work has been exhibited in the Society's annual traveling show, and at the University of Maryland, James Madison University, Montgomery College, Northern Virginia College, and in juried group exhibitions at the Sumner School Museum, the Corcoran Museum of Art, the Art Institute of Washington, Billy Shire Fine Arts in Los Angeles, and the Design Center in Washington, DC. In the fall of 2005, his work was included in the Spectrum Best of Spectrum Sci-Fi/Fantasyshow at the Society of Illustrators.

For more information visit http://www.michaelgibbs.com/

Jen Fults
President
Art Directors Club of Metro Washington
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