Last night at a dinner for the entire staff of the Chuck Jones Gallery, it’s parent company, Linda Jones Enterprises, and the Chuck Jones Center for Creativity, several artists represented by LJE and the Gallery were asked to sign the 10′ x 8′ pivot door that separates the gallery from its offices.
But first, there was rope-jumping (allegedly) with artist Jimmy Mulligan.
Chris Scardino, the Center’s resident teaching artist, with Carol Erickson, an art consultant at the gallery, greet the other guests.
Christina Stone, from left, with artist T.J. Novy, Sarah Knox, Erin Liddell, and Kate Bowerman of the Chuck Jones Gallery–San Diego.
Joel Shapiro, art consultant extraordinaire at the Chuck Jones Gallery–San Diego, greets founder Linda Jones Clough and her husband, Jim.
Erin Liddell, left, with New Yorker cartoonist Eric Teitelbaum and his wife Amy.
Caught in a noir moment are artist Bob Elias flanked by the beautiful Sherri (left) and the exquisite Dana. (You do know how to whistle, don’t you?)
There was food from El Pollo Norteno–yummy!
There was speechifying by our fearless leader, Craig Kausen.
Artist Daniel Killen makes the scene.
Bob Elias signs the door (before revisions.)
Mike Kungl approves this message, uh, signature.
Glen Tarnowski adds his “Glen Tarnowski” to the door.
Tom Novy, he of the mosaic tile (but not what you think ‘mosaic’ or ’tile’ mean), boxes his signature.
Daniel Killen wields a mean Sharpie!
Artist, muralist, and pirate (and singer, actor, model), Jimmy Mulligan ups the ante.
But Eric Teitelbaum is up to the challenge and leaves us with a delectable portrait of the Pink Panther! (More about that in an upcoming post. Stay tuned!)
The evening ended with a dart round robin (yours truly, with partner Dana Kungl, made it to the semi-finals!). Woo Hoo!