Last Week, Tomorrow, and Beyond

Last Week

Last Friday, we had the First Friday Art Stroll. It was slightly slower, because of the holiday, but it was still a pretty rockin’ time! Here are some of the new pieces that made their debut.

Paintings by Vanessa Colunga at Pandemonium Art Gallery

Paintings by Vanessa Colunga

Only two of these pieces by the amazing Vanessa Colunga made their debut last Friday: Mark Twain and Oscar Wilde. Tesla and Lucille Ball each lasted less than 24 hours before they went to their forever homes. I didn’t even get a good picture of them! Here’s Vanessa with Brandon, the lucky owner of Tesla. Prints of both, as well as the rest pictured, are available.

Paintings by Vanessa Colunga at Pandemonium Art Gallery


You can just see Lucy peeking over Vanessa’s shoulder.

Paintings by Stephen Henry

Paintings by Stephen Henry

Stephen Henry brought us these amazing oil paintings titled “Morning,” “Noon,” and “Night.” I can’t get enough of them…

Paintings by David Bown

Paintings by David Bown

David Bown never ceases to amaze me with his mixed media portraits. Trust me when I say you have to see them in person to really appreciate them.

Paintings by Jane Font

Paintings by Jane Font

A few of my paintings hit the scene too :)


Tomorrow marks the official start to Ogden’s Farmer’s Market, and we’re super excited! Our very own Jessica Hollon will have a booth out front of Pandemonium starting at 8 am. She’ll have original art, prints, and other fun stuff. She’ll have quite a few things on sale (including the very popular “Ooooooooooooh!” which is 25% off this month), so stop by and give her some love.

"Ooooooooooooooh!" by Jessica Hollon

“Ooooooooooooooh!” by Jessica Hollon

Alcatraz Photo by Jessica Hollon

Alcatraz Photo by Jessica Hollon

While you’re here, come inside and check out the new art and pick up your very own Pandemonium Art Gallery t-shirt for only $20!

Pandemonium Art Gallery T-Shirts


Can’t make it down but want a shirt anyway? You can get them on my website, here!

And Beyond

Pandemonium Paint Party (P3)

We’ve had a really great response to our videos! However, we’ve had several of you express your disappointment in the fact that we were discontinuing our public paint parties. Because of that, I’ve decided to continue them a bit. I don’t know how often, but keep your eye on my calendar. As always, we’re still doing private parties!

And Beyonder!

Ok, I know “beyonder” isn’t really a word, but whatever. Anyway, next month is our 2 YEAR ANNIVERSARY! I can’t even believe it. It’s gone by so fast. I’ll probably have something fun planned, so make sure you subscribe to my blog or follow me on Facebook to keep yourself in the know.

I hope everyone has a beautiful summer, and I hope to see you all at the Farmer’s Market!

Painting on YouTube!

"Sunset and Cattails" Painting Tutorial Available on My YouTube Channel!

“Sunset and Cattails” Painting Tutorial Available on My YouTube Channel!

I’m super excited to announce our first YouTube painting video! Click HERE to check it out. This is the first in a series of videos where I will walk you through step-by-step recreations of some of the most popular paintings from Pandemonium Paint Parties. This one is called “Sunset and Cattails” and is a good lesson for beginners and up!

In the video I’m painting on a 12×16-inch canvas board, but you can paint on any type and size of canvas you like.

The brushes I use are:

  • A 1-inch flat brush
  • A half-inch angle brush
  • A quarter-inch angle brush
  • A small round brush for signing

I’m using Liquitex Basics paints in the following colors:

  • Titanium White
  • Mars Black
  • Primary Blue
  • Deep Violet
  • Cadmium Yellow Medium Hue

Check it out, and I hope you like it! Subscribe to my YouTube channel so you never miss a video.


What’s Next?

Pandemonium Paint Parties on YouTube

“What’s next?”

That’s the question I’m always asking myself. I don’t like to be comfortable. I like change. It’s a good thing, and it keeps me very busy! I also want to be unique. Like REALLY unique. So unique, that when I’m no longer unique, I come right back to “What’s next?”

Follow me down memory lane, will ya? Late in 2013, a friend who lives hundreds of miles away from me mentioned this paint and wine event she went to. I was intrigued, so I looked it up. I thought, “Hmm… I wonder if I could do something similar, but with my own twist?” I did my research and found that there wasn’t a similar business anywhere around here. The closest was in Salt Lake City. It took me a few months to figure out the logistics, but by March of 2014, I was leading regular paint parties at Pandemonium Art Gallery. I pride myself on my parties being different from the typical paint-by-numbers paint and wine establishments, and the feedback from my parties has been overwhelmingly positive!

Cut to today. These places are popping up EVERYWHERE! Just in Ogden, you can attend one of these events at numerous places – not to mention the national company that’s kind of become the Walmart of painting parties (and anyone who knows me knows EXACTLY how I feel about Walmart). While my parties are still unique, the concept is not. I sense a paint party bubble about to burst. So… “What’s next?”

It happens a lot. People will come to my paint parties, have a blast, and decide they want to paint more. Soon after, I get emails, Facebook messages, and people coming into my gallery to show me photos of things they’ve painted on their own. Do I feel threatened that they decided they don’t need my parties? That they can paint on their own without me? Absolutely NOT! I love this! In fact, I love it so much, I’ve decided that’s the direction I want to go. THAT’S what’s next.

I’ll still be offering private paint parties for groups of friends, families, girls’ night out, and co-workers who want to get together and be creative, but after the end of July, I won’t be offering regularly scheduled public parties anymore. Why? Because I’ll be coming into your homes to teach you how to paint on a one-on-one basis. “How much is that gonna cost me?” I can hear you asking. Nothing. Nada. Zip. Zilch. Zero dollars. I’ll be taking the paint parties to YouTube, where you can watch for free from the comfort of your own home! You’ll be able to pause, rewind, and work on things at your own pace. Hopefully, I’ll be able to wrangle a few of my amazing local artists and get them to join in on the fun teaching you guys how to do all kinds of wonderful artistic things.

If you’ve ever been to a Pandemonium Paint Party, you already know that I’m generous with my supplier information. For this reason, I’ll also begin offering resources on my website to show you where you can get high quality, affordable art supplies.

Finally, here’s what I need from you: email me or leave comments below to tell me what kind of paintings, techniques, or helpful hints you’d like to see videos for. Production on a few has already begun! Subscribe to my YouTube channel so you never miss a new video. Thanks for all of your support, everyone! I’m really excited to return the favor by supporting you in new ways on your art journey.

First Friday Art Stroll June 2015

Ogden’s First Friday Art Stroll is my favorite time of the month. Luckily for me (and YOU) it comes around every single month, year ’round, every year. Every month, we change things up a bit at Pandemonium. Sometimes we only put up a few new pieces of art, and sometimes we do a HUGE switcharoo! For June, we’re doing the latter. Here are some of the awesome things you can expect to see on June 5th.

New work from Nathan Shumate. Nathan’s art has been described as disturbing, cute, humorous, steampunk, Tim Burttonesque, and weird. But I think one word that really describes it is AWESOME! Not only are we going to have a couple of new sculptures by Nathan this month, but we’ll also have a couple of paintings! That’s right. Nathan was so inspired by one of his favorite artists at the gallery, Grant Fuhst, that he’s started painting again. We’re really excited to share those with you.

"The Angel's Book" by Nathan Shumate

“The Angel’s Book” by Nathan Shumate

New work from Jo Bradbury. You’ve seen Jo’s beautiful and serene industrial and city landscapes, and you’re about to see more! I haven’t yet seen the pieces I’ll have on display for you next month, but I have no doubt they’ll be just as awe inspiring as the others.

Industrial and City Landscapes by Jo Bradbury

Industrial and City Landscapes by Jo Bradbury

New work from Michelle Larsen. Michelle’s art always turns heads and gets people talking at Pandemonium, so we’re super excited about the new painting we’ll have in June. I can’t show you a picture of it yet because it’s not done. Guess you’ll have to come check it out in person! ;)

"Harvest" by Michelle Larsen

“Harvest” by Michelle Larsen

New artist, Sarah Larsen! Sarah will be the featured artist in June. Her paintings are a unique take on abstract portraits and cityscapes. Her choice of color, the amount of detail, and her use of lines are so impressive, I could stare at them for hours.

Abstract Portrait by Sarah Larsen

Abstract Portrait by Sarah Larsen

Cityscape by Sarah Larsen

Cityscape by Sarah Larsen

New Artist, Stacie Van Arsdale! I kinda have a thing for cute, strange, and whimsical taxidermy. So imagine my excitement when I got paired up with Stacie Van Arsdale! I seriously can’t wait to show you all of Stacie’s felted faux taxidermy animals. Not only does she do all of the felting, but she makes all of the clothing for each creature by hand, specifically for that piece. She even makes little noses and handpaints the eyes for many of her pieces. These little guys are darling, and I don’t think they’ll last too long, so don’t wait to come see them!

"Fancy Fawn" by Stacie Van Arsdale

“Fancy Fawn” by Stacie Van Arsdale

Not only is June 5th the day of the art stroll, but it’s also the annual car show on 25th Street! It’s gonna be a hoppin’ day, and I hope you’ll all come out. We usually open at 6 pm during the art stroll, but we’ll be open at 11 am this time!

Have a fabulous rest of May, everyone, and I’ll see you on June 5th!

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!