Pandemonium Paint Party Workshops

You guys have been asking to learn more advanced painting techniques, and who am I to deny you? Behold! We shall now offer workshops on a monthly basis. We’ll lead you step-by-step through a simple painting which focuses on one or two elements such as brush technique, color theory, perspective, painting styles, etc., and all from the comfortable, group paint party setting you’ve come to love and expect from Pandemonium Paint Parties (P3).

"Misty Forest" Workshop

Our first workshop will happen on Saturday, November 15th at 6 pm. In this workshop, we’ll be painting “Misty Forest” where the focus will be creating distance, shadow and light using only one color. Oh yeah, and black and white. We’ll also talk about perspective a bit. The size of these paint workshops will be limited to 8 participants, so don’t wait to sign up!

What other workshops would you like to see? Leave me a comment below, message me on Facebook, or email me at

P3 Freestyle! A New Twist on Paint Parties in Ogden

P3 Freestyle

Pandemonium Paint Parties (P3) have a rep for putting an inspired spin on the whole paint party concept. Now we’re kicking it up another notch with P3 Freestyle, a paint party for those who want to create whatever they want, enjoy the company of other artsy peeps, and get a little instruction in the process.

It’s the coolest idea ever, and just another part of our totes unrelenting quest to help you free that inner artist you’ve probably kept locked up far too long. Artistic freedom is what we’re all about here. And expression. Did we mention fun? Yeah, there’s plenty of that too. Here’s all you need to know about P3 Freestyle:

The cost is $25 per person. That covers everything, including a 12×16” canvas and access to all the supplies you’ll need to create your one-of-a-kind masterpiece. Our P3 Freestyle paint parties run for two hours and are open to humans of all ages and artistic skill levels. Never held a paintbrush in your life? We’ll show you how! Don’t know what to paint? Don’t worry! We’re here to help, and to make sure you have an incredible time and leave with something you’ll be proud to hang on your wall.

If you’re looking for a fun, creative activity for family night, date night, girls’ night out, or just a solo “me-time” date with yourself – this is it, folks! Check out our calendar for upcoming P3 Freestyle events and reserve a spot today.

Celebrating 1 Year of Pandemonium!

Happy Birthday, Pandemonium! One year ago this month, the water broke on Ogden’s Historic 25th Street and a modest little art gallery was birthed unto the community. On Saturday August 16, that little beast known as Pandemonium Art Gallery turns one. And we’re throwing an all-day party in celebration.

The fun kicks off bright and early at 8am with the start of Ogden’s Farmers Market and keeps on keepin’ on all day, until the grand finale performance at 7pm by local songstress extraordinaire Brooke Mackintosh. There will be joy. There will be song. There will be giveaways. And there will be wine.

Clear your calendar and get your reminder on by going to the official Facebook event page and RSVP’ing! Pandemonium Art Gallery was my miracle baby – the culmination of a lifetime spent dreaming of a space where unknown local artists could get their uniquely off-the-wall creations seen by the public. If you love experimental art and meeting people who share your same passion, come celebrate with us!

It’s Pandemonium at Rovali’s Ristorante! Girls Night Out Paint Party

Rovali's Ristrorante Italiano and Pandemonium Art Gallery presents a special Girls Night Out P3!


If you’re looking for something creative and tasty for your next girls night out in Ogden, look no further. We’ve got something that’ll make all your past adventures pale in comparison. Two of Historic 25th Street’s coolest businesses – Rovali’s Ristorante Italiano and Pandemonium Art Gallery – have joined forces for a one-of-a-kind event you won’t find anywhere else in town: a Girls Night Out Paint Party where you can unleash your inner Frida and feast in traditional Italian style!

The fun takes place Thursday night, July 10, from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm in the beautiful courtyard of Rovali’s Ristorante at 174 25th Street in downtown Ogden. Tickets are $45 per person and include everything you’ll need to create your very own artistic masterpiece: an assorted supply of paints, paint brushes, smocks, easels, and a 16×20 canvas you get to take home with you when the night’s over. Girls Night Out Paint Party participants can also take advantage of killer Rovali’s Ristorante menu savings including $5 martinis, $4 appetizers to share, and $4 desserts. Don’t feel like painting? We won’t judge. Grab your favorite besties and swing by anyway to enjoy the Girls Night Out menu specials. Besides, sometimes watching art happen is half the fun!

Those who do take part in the Paint Party will be guided in the recreation of an original Italian-themed painting from celebrated local artist Jessica Ritter Hollon, whose work you’ve probably seen on the walls of Pandemonium Art Gallery. Never painted before? No worries. Our crack team of artists will ensure you’ve got the proper tools and encouragement to push past the doubt and dig deep to discover your inner artsy genius. Don’t like paint-by-numbers schemes? Neither do we! That’s why all paint party participants will be encouraged to choose their own color palettes – all the better to create something truly unique and you.

Why do anything else with your BFFs when you can eat in style and paint the town red – or blue, or green, or whatever combination of colors you desire? For more information or to book a spot, visit But hurry! Seats are limited. Click HERE to get your tickets.

Poll Time!

Tell us what kinds of paintings you’d like to see in future Pandemonium Paint Parties (P3)!

How to See All Posts from Facebook Pages You Like (The Interest Lists Trick)

How to See All Posts from Facebook Pages You Like (The Interest Lists Trick)

There’s been a lot of talk lately about the Facebook news feed changes. Business pages have seen a huge drop in visibility, and readers have all but stopped seeing posts from many pages they “like.” Both sides have expressed their frustration over these changes, yet the word is that it’s only going to get worse. Pretty soon, only about 3% of a page’s fans will see a post at any given time unless the business owner pays for an ad. For huge corporations on Facebook, this isn’t too much of an issue because they have the budget to run ads regularly. For small, independent businesses, ads are not always economically possible. As a small business owner myself, this is incredibly frustrating because I rely on Facebook as a way to connect with my followers. As a follower of other pages, I’m equally frustrated because I miss out on a lot of posts I want to see.

Yesterday, I read about the Facebook Interest List feature. While not a perfect solution to the problem, it’s certainly better than nothing. Since reading about it, I’ve been creating Interest Lists left and right. As a result, it seems as if I’m seeing a few more posts by the pages I follow (though that could be because I’m paying closer attention), but I also have the option to see ALL of them without hunting each one down. If you’re not familiar with this feature, I’m going to show you how to create an Interest List and what it does.

Add to InterestsGo to a business page that you follow (you could start with Pandemonium’s Facebook page if you like, hehe). See where it says “Liked?” Hover your mouse over that and a drop-down list appears. Click “Add to Interests Lists…” (Note: you also have the option to choose “Get Notifications.” If you choose this, every time that page creates a new post, you’ll get a new notification.)

New ListIf you have already created a list, you can then choose it out of the categories that appear. If you haven’t, click “+New List…”

Create a CategoryThe “Create New List” box pops up. You automatically have list options on the left. You can choose one of them, or click “Next” to create a new one.

Name Your CategoryOnce you click “Next,” you’ll be prompted to enter a name for your list as well as change the privacy settings. You can make your lists public or for friends only and people will be able to follow your lists, or you can choose “Only Me” and keep your lists private. Once you’ve made those changes, click “Done,” et voilà! Your list is created.

InterestsTo find your newly created Interest List, click “Home” at the very top of your Facebook page. On the left, you’ll see a sidebar. Scroll down a little bit, and you’ll see a tiny little header that says “Interests.” Hover your mouse over it, and the word “More” appears. Click it. I’m now going to show you how to move your lists to a place in that sidebar where it will be easier to find. You can certainly skip this step, if you like, but it will be harder to find your Interest Lists in the future.

Add to FavoritesOnce you click “More,” a box appears with all of your Interest Lists. See the little gear to the right? Click it and then select “Add to Favorites.”

Done!Your left-hand sidebar should still be visible, and now you’ll see your Interest Lists below “News Feed,” “Messages,” “Events,” and “Photos.” See that little 7 next to my Ogden list? That means there are 7 new posts in that category. If you click it, every post from every page you add to these lists will show up!

Like I said, it’s not perfect, but it’s a pretty good solution to be able to see all of your favorite pages’ posts.

What other ways do you use Facebook features to see your favorite pages’ posts?


Chakra Workshop and Paint Party with Dean Bowden

Chakra workshop and P3

Pandemonium Art Gallery is joining forces with local chakra instructor extraordinaire Dean Bowden to bring you a one-of-a-kind workshop/paint party experience! The event takes place Sunday, May 25, from 11am to 3pm at Pandemonium Art Gallery, located at 155 Historic 25th St. in downtown Ogden. In the first two hours, Dean will lead you through an introduction to chakras. From Dean:

Chakras are energy centers in the body that regulate the flow of energy through all aspects of the self. The energetic or “subtle” body is the place from which our physical bodies as well as our emotional, mental, and spiritual bodies all emanate from. When our Chakras are balanced and aligned, all areas of our health, wellness and quality of life are enhanced and balanced. Blocked energy in our 7 Chakras can often lead to illness and imbalances in these areas of our life. My goal with Chakra introductions is to bring awareness to the subtle body so that my fellow humans can engage empowerment for themselves and their life. I developed this system from Vinyasa Yoga, Kundalini Yoga, and Tai Chi practices to allow the average person to engage an increasing awareness of their subtle body’s energy system without heavy fluctuations of energy that can actually do more harm than good if not done properly. This can empower whatever practice you currently use to empower your health and wellness, just by engaging these energy centers.”

By the end of the first half of the workshop, you will be able to identify one or two charkas you would like to improve through color therapy. The last two hours of the workshop will be dedicated to performing color therapy, where you will paint a freeform meditative piece of art based on the chakra colors you’ve chosen.

Here’s what you’ll need to bring with you:

  • A large pillow or blanket to sit on, as part of the workshop will take place sitting on the floor.
  • Comfortable yoga/workout clothes.
  • A smock or a quick change of clothes to paint in.
  • A beverage (no alcohol, please) and snacks for yourself.
  • Your creativity, an open heart and mind, and the desire to learn and have fun!

The cost for this 4 hour workshop is $60. Here’s what you’ll get:

  • 2 hour chakra workshop and handout.
  • 2 hour paint party/color therapy session.
  • One 16×20 stretched canvas that you can take with you when the workshop is over.
  • Free use of a variety of paints and brushes.
  • A plentiful supply of mixing plates, paper towels, and water jars.
  • Inspiration and support in a relaxing atmosphere.

There are only 10 seats available to this workshop, so make your reservations soon!