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Monster Drawing Rally Returns to Armory Center for the Arts

Published on Tuesday, May 20, 2014 | 2:27 pm

Time again for the Monster Drawing Rally, a live drawing and fundraising event hosted by Outpost@Armory at Armory Center for the Arts on Sunday, June 1st, 1:00 – 6:00 p.m. Admission is a $10 donation at the door. The Armory Center for the Arts, is located at 145 N. Raymond Ave. in Pasadena.

Monster Drawing Rally features 100 artists—twenty-five artists drawing simultaneously in four, one-hour shifts. Audiences will have the rare opportunity to watch art being created and purchase completed drawings for $75 each. Proceeds benefit Outpost@Armory.

Monster Drawing Rally is an annual tradition established in Los Angeles by Outpost for Contemporary Art, now Outpost@Armory. The event concept was developed in 2001 by Southern Exposure, a San Francisco-based, artist-centered, not-for-profit organization, and has continued to thrive there since. Outpost@Armory is pleased to bring the concept to Los Angeles’ vibrant art scene.

Guest Curators

The artists in this year’s Monster Drawing Rally have been selected by the following Outpost@Armory supporters: Rachel Allen and Lydia Glenn-Murray, Leonardo Bravo, Jeff Cain, Cassandra Coblentz, Juan Devis, Rita Gonzalez, Kris Kuramitsu, Tom McKenzie, MKE<–>LAX, and Aandrea Stang.

Participating Artists (list in formation)

Among the hundred artists participating in this year’s Monster Drawing Rally are Kelly Akashi and Becket Flannery, Stephanie Allespach, Alex Amerri, Carmen Argote, Raul Baltazar, Juliette Bellocq, Adam Berg, Michael Bizon, Nathan Bockelman, Richard Bott,Melissa and James Buchanan, Jeff Cain, Joshua Callaghan, Gary Cannone, Marta Chaffee, Steve Child, Kate Costello, Christian Cummings, Nathan Danilowicz, David Deany, Martin Durazo, Sean Duffy, Ken Ehrlich, Robert Fontenot, Sara Fowler, Naomi Fox, Simone Gad, Mark Hagen, Seth Hawkins, Wayne Healy, Robby Herbst, Gregory Michael Hernandez, Pearl C. Hsiung, Stephanie Hutin, Charles Irvin, May Jong, Johnnie Jungle Guts, Gina Kelly, Aitor Lajarin, Daniel Lara, Margaret Lazzari, Nery Gabriel Lemus, Haven Lin-Kirk, Brian Mallman,Elana Mann, Anna Mayer, Justin Michell, Keith Monda, Nihura Montiel, Alan Nakagawa, Jill Newman, Bret Nicely, Laurie Nye, Christina Ondrus, Nate Page, Minna Philips, Gala Porras-Kim, Jean Robison, Brian Roettinger, Rachel Roske, Gali Rotstein, Amy Sarkisian, Debra Scacco, Fran Siegel, Jim Skuldt, Astri Swendsrud, Victoria Tao, James Michael Tate, Devon Tsuno, Ariene Vielmetter, Dawson Weber, Lena Wolek, Liat Yossifor, Carrie Yury, Alexis Zoto.This list is information; please check for additional names.

Parking is available on the street or in the Marriott garage directly north of the Armory for free for 90 minutes. The Armory is off the Gold Line at Memorial Park—walk one half block east to Raymond and one half block north to the Armory. For more information please visit

About Outpost@Armory

In late 2011, the celebrated artist-and neighborhood-centered organization Outpost for Contemporary Art was at a critical financial and administrative juncture. Rather than see the organization close, Armory Center for the Arts invited Outpost into the Armory fold with the aim of maintaining Outpost’s well-regarded programmatic vitality while augmenting Armory’s spirit and capacity to invent. Through focused planning and collaboration, a vision is emerging for melding Outpost’s international and community-based programs with Armory’s respected gallery and arts education programs.

About the Armory

Armory Center for the Arts, in Pasadena, California, believes that an understanding and appreciation of the arts is essential for a well-rounded human experience and a healthy civic community. Founded in 1989, the Armory builds on the power of art to transform lives and communities through presenting, creating, teaching, and discussing contemporary visual art. The organization’s department of exhibitions mounts over 25 visual arts exhibitions each year at its main facility and in locations throughout the City of Pasadena. In addition, the Armory offers studio art classes and a variety of educational outreach programs to more than fifty schools and community sites.

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