Monster Drawing Rally 2013

A live drawing event & fundraiser

Monster Drawing Rally 2013

Join us on June 14, 2013 for Southern Exposure's Annual Monster Drawing Rally, a live drawing and fundraising event with 120 artists working side by side. The event lets spectators to observe artists in the act of creation, providing the opportunity to watch a drawing come to life, and to purchase a work of art minutes after its completion. Drawings are available for purchase immediately for just $60 each, and all proceeds provide direct support to Southern Exposure's programs and mission of supporting visual artists. The Monster Drawing Rally sets the stage for extraordinary interaction. The evening will consist of four one-hour shifts that each feature 30 artists drawing simultaneously, bringing their private, rarely-seen studio practices to life for your viewing pleasure!

Many thanks to our generous sponsors New Belgium Brewing Company. Venue sponsorship by The NWBLK. DJs Juan Luna-Avin and Joshua Pieper spin music to draw and dance to all night long. Curbside food available for purchase by local food trucks KASA Indian and Burr Eatery.

Participating Artists

Gwynneth Alldis, Alexis Amann, Miguel Arzabe, Saif Azzuz, Steven Barich, Lauren Bartone, Kim Bennett, Mark Benson, Andrea Bergen, Kellen Breen, Val Britton, Natalya Burd, Charlie Callahan, John Casey, Nancy Chan, Caroline Charuk, Mia Christopher, Gabriela Cobar, Sydney Cohen & Charlie Leonard (Leonard & Cohen), Randy Colosky, Nina R. Coloso, Lisa Congdon, Gina Contreras, Jaime Cortez, Angie Crabtree, Lizzy Cross, Torreya Cummings, Meagan Donegan, Katie Dorame, Inga Dorosz, Jeff Eisenberg, Alicia Escott, Wes Fanelli, Mary Fitzgerald, Kellie Flint, Alison Frost, Ashley Garcia, Danielle Gherardi, Rebekah Goldstein, Jon Gourley, Maggie Haas, Josh Hagler, Michael Hall, Nicole Hayden, Dana Hemenway, Kathleen Henderson, Joe Hengst, Terry Hoff, Lara Hoke, Courtney Johnson, Kara Joslyn, Kathryn Kindelan, Mary Anne Kluth, Noah Lang, Peter Max Lawrence, Genine Lentine, Carey Lin, Ellie Litzenberg, Kenneth Lo, Sarah E. Loomis, Sam Lopes, Cathy Lu, Juan Luna-Avin, Marina Luz, Brett MacFadden, Vanessa Marsh, Yuki Maruyama, Saskia Mauro, Michael McConnell, Masako Miki, Erin Mitchell, Indira Martina Morre, Paul Mullins, Jessica Niello, Kelley O'Leary, Sandra Ono, Jennie Ottinger, Erik Parra, Nathaniel Parsons, Hilary Pecis, Brian Perrin, Aaron Peterson, Steuart Pittman, Ferris Plock, Johanna Poethig, Maria Porges, Radka Pulliam, Genevieve Quick, Amanda Quiroz, Megan Reed, Rachelle Reichert, Evan Reiser, Andrea Roelandt, Thorina Rose, Kimberly Rowe, Maja Ruznic, Gabriel Schama, Zachary Royer Scholz, Erik Scollon, Brian Singer, Jennie Smith, Allison Smith, Paul Solis, Lorna Stevens, Lindsay Stripling, Will Sultan, Tim Svenonius, Charlene Tan, Emily Tareila, Sarah Thibault, Bruce Tomb, Nicolas Torres, Joe Vierra, Victoria Wagner, Brooke Westfall, Jenifer Wofford, the book and the band (Gina Tuzzi & Ethan Worden), Melissa Wyman, and Jake Ziemann.

Special Projects

CALIFORNIA DREAMIN', Your Name on a Customized License Plate
by Noah Lang, $30 each
When Noah was a kid, he'd search in vain for his name at every ubiquitous gift shop license plate stand, but there were never any Noahs in the bunch. Now, he's ensuring everyone is served by hand painting custom California license name print editions with your name. No name too short or too long! Names can be expertly rendered in both Latin and Cyrillic alphabets—inexpertly in all others!


Very Young Artists Table!
New this year, Southern Exposure presents the Very Young Artists Table, a section where kids may draw and display their work on the wall for the evening.

The Monster Drawing Rally: An Expanding National Network

The response to the Monster Drawing Rally continues to grow and become a national model. SoEx has partnered with a growing network of nonprofit arts organizations throughout the country, such as The Armory Center for the Arts in Los Angeles, Midway Center for Contemporary Art in Minneapolis, 1708 Gallery in Richmond, MOCAD in Detroit, and Spaces in Cleveland, helping them establish the Monster Drawing Rally with our support. Southern Exposure is proud to share our successful fundraising models and community-building strategies with similar artist-centered organizations, and committed to serving as a resource for the national visual arts community through this and its other programs.