"QUICK DRAW FOR DUMMIES" a Q&A Segment
SO…like, what the heck is QUICK DRAW SF?
Quick Draw SF is a a live drink and draw event that occurs every third Thursday of the month at F8 Bar & Gallery (1192 Folsom) in San Francisco. The event co-curated by Shayna Yasuhara, editor of Paint Pens Collective, and Jason Furie, editor of Never Ending Radical Dude.
Everyone is welcome to draw and sell pieces they made during the event. There is also a rotating line-up of ten guest artists who are selected each month. These artists are highlighted in the promotion leading up to the event and are invited to bring various prints, t-shirts, stickers, and other cool items, to sell at the official Quick Draw merch table.
How are the guest artists selected? Each month ten artists are selected as the “guest artists”. Since this event is co-hosted, five artists are picked by the two curators, Shayna and Jason. The goal is to show a diverse range of artwork with a slight tilt toward low-brow, comic art, and alternative art styles. If you are interested in being considered send a website link to email@example.com
Who has been a guest artists at Quick Draw SF so far? In no particular order…Matt Harding, Tofusquirrel, Andrew Eric, Nigel Sussman, Tatyana Vogt, Mary Syring, Wednesday Kirwan, Katie Bacigalupi, Lloyd Hoshide, Jon Casey, Daisy Church, DesignNurd, Josh Ellingson, Cameron Forsley, Rick Kitagawa, Vincent Kukua,Tony Papesh, Niraj Patil, Eve Skylar, Rick Lucey, Salah Khudari, Spencer Mann, Matt Delight, Marina Loeb, Max Kauffman, Justin Herbst, Jean Chen, Andy Griffiths, Chris Conroy, Jeff Plotkin, Alison Dubois, Ben Jelter, Frank T. LIn (FTONGL), Mónico Chávez, Jean Chen, Jesse Balmer, Katie Longua, Kelly Martin (Dr. Lollipop), Niraj Patil, Zachary Sweet, Chelsea Brown, Jason Furie, Josh Thurman, Norio Fujikawa, Ruel Brown, Shayna Why, and Super Ugly….
I was already a guest artist, does that mean I won’t be a guest artist ever again? The Quick Draw SF curators are always on the look out for new artists. Usually the majority of the guest artist list will be new artists, however, we will include a couple repeats. If someone drops out last minute then we will usually fill the spot with an artist who is regular at the night.
But I don’t live in the San Francisco Bay Area… Don’t fret! If you live in another city and want to host your own Quick Draw event you can. If you have some experience curating art shows and a location in mind, you can email a short proposal to PPC. There have been two Quick Draw Boston events; one in 2013 and 2012. There will also be a Quick Draw Las Vegas on the horizon. Stay tuned for new cities to be announced.
When is the next Quick Draw & how much does it cost to attend? The next Quick Draw SF is this Thursday (Sept 18) from 6pm-9pm. The event is FREE, however you must be 21+ and RSVP here.