Thursday, September 29, 2016

Upcycling Beer Coasters: Coaster Art

 
Long Beach, California: Public Beer and Wine Shop: August 2016 Group Art Show
 

I produced and curated a show at a Downtown Long Beach bar called, "The Beer Coaster Show." The concept is simple- collect promotional beer coasters that are normally tossed after one use and make them into mini art pieces.


So many turned out for the show and quite a few pieces have sold. You can check out some of the art work in Jasmine and Onyx.


Here are some of my pieces. I was focusing on the subject of healing. Women need to be open and vulnerable in order to for them to heal emotionally. These subjects have crowns of succulents, plants that miraculously tend to come back to life if given proper but little care. They also feature a healing crystals when exposing what is in their chest cavity. This is a head nod to all those who find comfort in storing healing crystals in the cups of their bras.
 
 


Friday, April 29, 2016

La Bulla : A Lucha Libre Experience


 
 
 
I am super excited to be part of the lucha libre (Mexican masked wrestling) art show that is curated by Los Angeles legend, Man One, for the second year in a row. Here is a sneak peak...
 


 
"Natural Born Fighters" may not be directly about the industry and the rich lucha libre world. It was just something that I have been wanting a paint- the irony of wild animals with lucha libre masks on. How they are magnificent to look at but their real life fight is about survival and they only way to live another day is to make sure they eat and that they dodge each prey's move.
 
Detail of larger work "El Nino"
 
Last year, I did a kid character called "El Nino" and had him wearing a sharp suit with a mask, sitting on a golden throne with two owls sitting beside him. I dedicated that piece to my nephew, who is half Mexican, and his whirlwind energy. When he was about four, I bought him a mask similar to what I painted while visiting Olvera Street. As any young kid would do, he put it on and a new character emerged with him. It was awesome seeing him run around wearing the mask!
 

Friday, April 10, 2015

New Artshow: Subdued Sentiments in TPG2


FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC • ALL AGES
www.TPG2.net

a B&W group art exhibition

Art by

ALFIE NUMERIC
BRYAN TIPTON
DAVID ADAME
E.VIL
HANNAH SHIN
JACKI GEARY
JAMIE LEE C.
JC CARINO
KRISTEN PALUMBO
NONIE CRUZADO
PAUL NAYLOR
RACHEL KIM
RICCI ALES
SEAN BAUMGARDNER
SOMARAMOS
VICTOR VILLA

more artists TBA

About Thumbprint Gallery

Founded in 2009, Thumbprint Gallery curates monthly exhibitions featuring emerging, mid-career, and established artists with a focus on urban art and pop surrealism. The gallery seeks to provide an engaging atmosphere to view art by bringing people together in appreciation and support of local, national, and international artists.

TPG21475 University Ave, San Diego, California 92103

Thursday, April 09, 2015

Gifts from the Heart

I understand the value of investing in the community. Sometimes, if I can't make a monetary donation, I donate art. These were love gifts for a nonprofit organization and were auctioned off.





Tuesday, April 07, 2015

New Work: El Niño

Here are progression shots of my newest piece that will be showcased at La Bulla, a luche libre (Mexican mask wrestling) art + music + wrestling event held at Plaza De La Raza.
 
I rarely draw and paint little boys so this piece was super fun for me. Rather than painting masked men and sexy masked women, I painted El Nino, the storm embodied into a little boy wrestler with two baby owlets as his protector. Dedicated to all the little boys finding their courage and strength even though they sometimes cause havoc.







A little sneak peak of the work that will be at La Bulla.

Sunday, April 05, 2015

Almost Venus


I was asked to be part of an International Women's Day art show at a gallery in San Diego. I have not shown there and was excited to be asked.

But in typical Alfie fashion, I let my schedule and responsibilities pile up. I did this piece in one night with the intention of having a next day delivery to San Diego. As I posted the final piece stating that it is on it's way to the gallery, a long time friend whom I never met in person yet have supported my work contacted me directly and asked if he can gift his wife my piece. They were celebrating their 10 year anniversary. 

There is an honor indescribable when a person buys my art to gift to a loved one. They can get them anything in the world but to buy my work, or any art work for that matter, is the biggest honor.

I made the decision to go ahead and send it to Boston. I am hoping the gallery understood my graciously bowing out, not in for irresponsible reasons, but for the fact that I wanted to be part of one great love story and also to support someone who has supported me throughout the years.

Here is the progression shots of "This Woman's Work" March 2015




Mixed Media on wood panel 

Viva La Muxer Art Show at MOLAA

On March 7th, I was honored to be part of a huge art show celebrating International Women's Day at the Museum of Latin American Arts. This was a huge art benefit for Las Fotos Project, a nonprofit organization dedicated in educating disenfranchised young women the art of photography. 

This one night event was packed with art, vendors, music and entertainment. I am truly thankful to be part of this show and to be have showcased my work in a museum.




A "check how my face looks before walking in" Selfie in the car

The projected sign on the wall before checking in

The many sponsors and media sponsors

Before the rush of people, I got a chance to take a pic of my piece which was hanging at a great spot. You can see it right when you walked in. Blessed.

My good friend, artist and curator, Antonio Pelayo


Jumakae and Christina in front of Jumakae's piece

Sonji

Claudia Cox

Celerina Pelayo

Wicked Eyes

Elizabeth Paravicini

Maritza Torres

Erica Friend

Melissa Lydell

Media coverage by the Getdown Collective, sponsored by GoPro

DJ of the night is Gingee



Eza 

Roxy Arana

Part of the outdoor layout where the live performances took place

Vendors were at the outside

Overall the event was a smashing success. Maybe too successful. There was a 2 hour wait for food and it was so crowded that there were not a lot of spaces to sit. But for shows like that, attendance is important and with each person paying entry to get in, the money raised goes to a great cause!






Monday, February 16, 2015

La Bulla A Luche Libre themed group art show


Artist, curator and friend, Antonio Pelayo, is putting together another awesome show. and this time it is a Luche Libre theme. I remember talking about it in 2010 and how much fun it would be to have a Mexican wrestler themed art show but also having live matches. So glad to see it happen after five years!




Dan Madigan, Steve Guerrero & Antonio Pelayo present, 

•LA BULLA•

A 21 & over Lucha Libre Art Exhibit & Cultural event hosted by Model Amanda Garcia. A collaboration with the American Diabetes Awareness-LA division to promote Diabetes awareness. 

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Music by: 

LA RESISTENCIA 
EL SONIDO CALLEJERO 
PROFESOR GALACTICO
KOTOLAN

ERIC COLEMAN
DJ GARGAMEL
TOKS
ALTER
DJ JOE FUNK


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Live Wrestling! Matches TBA


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A Dan Madigan Curation

ARTISTS
Chuey Quintanar
Ahhd Art
Rockin Art
Moises Areola
Sergio Arau
Sarah Cabrera
Richard Duardo
Rudy Delgado
Lucas De La Torre
Lalo Alcaraz
Eric Almanza
Roxy "La Araña de Fuego" Arana
Joaquin Arte
Bryan Avila
Rah Azul
Juan Barajas
Calef Brown
Ozzie "Manos de Lumbre" Carmona
Brian Busch
Peter Carrillo
Gloria "La Brocha" Centurion
Steven Correa
Susie Cue
Defer
Marcos Dorado Calderon
Johnnie "El Susio Del Norte" Dominguez
MarcosAlex Estrada
Daniel Echevarria
Ezra LosAngeles
Joe Bravo
Phowl Chavez
Pablo Damas
Erron "El Atomico" Estrada
Erica Friend
Golgo
Gajin Fujita
Sam Flores
David Flores
David Flury
Fotograficante
GKnow "El Pedo Encabronado" Fotos
Frankie Franco
Miguel Felipe
Timoteus "El Camoteo" Foe
Luis "El doctor chapatin Garcia"
Danny Galieote
Casey Garcia
Leonardo Garcia
Alex Garcia
Piero F Giunti
Jason Gonzalez
Ed Gutter
Diego Guttierez
Syo Hanson
Javi Herrera
Jesse Hernandez
Mathew Hurtado
Estela Hyde
Lekit Higuera
Chris "Pale Horse" Parks
Alberto Ibarra
Orlando Lewis
Germ Izm "El Microbio"
Leo Johnson III
Jesse Justice
Scott Kiche
David Klein
George Labrada
Jeff Lee
Orlando Lewis
Jose Lozano
Steven Lopez
Vince Lopez
Jose Loza
Cindy Love
Oscar Magallanes
Edgar Marquez
Carlos Marquez
Danny "Cels" Mateo
Antonio Mejia
Edward McGinty
Thomas Gene Mayfield
Emelda "Mia Domina" Gutierrez
Muzik
Diego Gutierrez Monterrubio
Javie Martinez
Daniel Marquez
Anna Morales
Urian Muro
Jackie Boy Mora
Guillermo Memo Ortega
Warren N Buff it
Rafael Navarro
Freddy Negrete
Carlos Nieto III
Rick Ortega
Miguel Ortega
Jose Orozco
Raul "Pleyto" Orozco
Alfie "Buttafly Knife" Numeric
LilmisterP
PAW
Antonio "Bulla" Pelayo
Isaac "Siquilin" Pelayo
Sofia Pereyra
Louis Perez III
Prime
Johnny Quintana
Adam Ratliff
Keith J Rainville
Ruben "El Super Guapo" Rangel
Scraped Resin
Gustavo Rimada
Manuel Rodriguez
Ismael "El Adventurero" Rodriguez
Zoro Rodriguez
Abraham Romero
Freddy Robles
Liz "Lil Bad Angel' Ruvalcaba
Clemente Ruiz
Infamous Rudy
Sergio "Doc" Rueda
Gran Satan
Phowl 1 Ska
Tim Shelton
Matteo Suacedo
Ralph Silerio
Sergio Teran
Otto Tito Stürcke
James Strickland
Kori Thompson
Manny "El Rayo" Torres
Victor Sepulveda
John Gregg Stone
Melinda "La Furiosa" Torres
Zach Oldenkamp
Dante Orpilla
Ray "Stepping Razor" Vargas
Esmeralda "La Rosa Negra" Villarreal
Ralph Villalobos
Diana Villa
Matthew Weinberg
Pep Williams
Erick Yanez
Mariko Yamashin
Jaime Zacarias
Jose Zuñiga


LIVE PAINTING BY
Yuki Miyazaki

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FREE PARKING ACROSS THE ST AT THE DMV AND ALL AROUND THE PARK


FACE PAINTING by Leslie Brow-Guru

BAR~~FOOD

Cupcakes by Viva Los Cupcakes



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Video coverage by Visionary Republic

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Photography Coverage by Alex Thamer

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Documented by Oishi Media

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Media Partner CARTWHEEL ART

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Sponsored by

•Nationwide Student Loan Help
•El Jimador
•Masked Republic
•Jarritos
•Titos Handmade Vodka
•Stella Rosa
•Gypset
•Clean Clothing
•The KPFK STUDIOS
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Thursday, November 06, 2014

El Velorio 2014



ANTONIO PELAYO PRESENTS,
EL VELORIO
A DAY OF THE DEAD EVENT

BENEFITING PLAZA DE LA RAZA

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TICKETS ON SALE NOW
http://elvelorio.com/tickets/
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= MAIN STAGE =

EL CONJUNTO NUEVA OLA
VIENTO CALLEJERO

= DJ SETS BY =

JEREMY SOLE (KCRW)
DJ SLOEPOKE (Feel Good Musik/Humble Media)
DJ SANTI
GAZOO (SUBSUELO)

= 21+ BEER GARDEN =
HERICK HELL · TOKS · ALTER

= HOSTED BY =

MIKE SHOUHED (SHAWS OF SUNSET)

ALYSHA DEL VALLES ( ABC 7 NEWS)

= PERFORMING =
INSPIRACIONES DE DANZA MEXICANA PLAZA MARIACHI

= CURATOR =
Erika Hirugami


= FEATURED ARTISTS =
Cryptic · David Flury · Defer
Eriberto Oriol Estevan Oriol · Freddy Negrete · Germs
Jeo Villegas · Louie Perez III · Mark Mahoney
Miguel Felipe · Mike Miller · Nikko Hurtado
Oscar Magallanes · Pep Williams · Sergio Rueda
Skyler Grey · Steve Grody

= GROUP SHOW =
Alex Garcia · Alfie Numeric · Amalia Mahoney
Ameneh Zahedi · Anita Marie Juarez · Aric Taylor
Azul DelGrasso · Bibi Burciaga · Bryan Avila ·
Carlos Rojas · Cesar Franco · Daisy Gomez
Daniel Galindo · Dante Orpilla · Denovo · dfrnt
Diana Muñoz · Edgar Vazquez - Edward de La Torre
Erica Friend · Eric Merrell · Ezra One
Galo · George Labrada · Gustavo Rimada · iBelieve
Isaac Pelayo · Isaiah Negrete · J-OPEN · Jamie Schene
Javie Martinez · Jeff Lee · Jennifer Korsen
JohnAnthony Tuason · Katherine Brannock
Lauren Terese · Mark Sandoval · Mat Hurtado
Memo Ortega · Miguel Angel Mejia · Nobody Photography Otto Sturke · PhotoJenInc · Ralph Silerio
Rachel Ayesha Ying · Robert Bauder · Sal Coria
Scott Kiche · Steven Correa Steven Lopez
Taadow69k · Tabitha Rose · Tania Zatikian
Thomas Mayfield · Valeria Ponce De Leon
Victor Sepulveda · Uninanti · Vyal · Zach Oldenkamp

= FACE PAINTING BY =
APRIL LOVE MAKE UP ACADEMY
STARTING @ 2PM

BEER - FOOD - CRAFTS

INTERACTIVE PHOTO BOOTH BY
EDWARD DE LA TORRE, HAPPEN & ERIK GUZMAN

PLAZA DE LA RAZA
3540 N. MISSION RD, LOS ANGELES, CA 90031
7PM TO 2AM

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TICKETS ON SALE NOW
http://elvelorio.com/tickets/
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BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE EL VELORIO TEAM
Antonio Pelayo · Ralph Guzman · Loriann Serna · Herick Serna · Damian Useda · Erika Hirugami - Luna George

TITLE SPONSOR EL JIMADOR

SPONSORED BY:
el Jimador
Red Bull Latagrafica
Jarritos
Titos Vodka
Casa Corona
Champs Movers
Viva Cantina
KGB Studios
EDLT
I Comfort Heating & Air Conditioning INC
u2taxpro.com
Happen
Legion Paper
Brooklyn & Boyle
Clean
Red Rhino Entertainment

El Velorio 2014 has officially been released to major and grassroots media and on it's way to becoming one of this years most memorable Day of the Dead celebrations taking place on November 8, 2014 (so don't worry no competition here because this event is holding their celebration on a separate night so everyone can enjoy and not be conflicted with other many events).

El Velorio 2014 is presented by Antonio Pelayo and is made possible through the generous sponsorship of El Jimador and others who are all contributing to make this years event exciting. Here is a list of this years features:
Live music by El Conjunto Nueva Ola, Viento Callejero and special guest DJ's Jeremy Sole (KCRW), DJ Sloepoke (Feel Good Musik/Humble Media), Herick Hell (Happen), Gazoo (SUBSUELO), Toks, ALTER and DJ Santi

Art exhibition curated by Erika Hirugami featuring a wide selection of works in a variety of media and genres relating the Day of the Dead and its subjectivity as interpreted by local contemporary artists such as Otto Stürcke, Estevan Oriol, Pep Williams, Nikko Hurtado, Mark Mahoney, Defer, Freddy Negrete, Katherine Brannock, Skler Gray and more.

A large scale altar installation using Plaza de la Raza as the canvas and presented by Plaza de la Raza
-Skeleton iconography to wet your whistle
-Festive costumes in Day of the Dead tradition
-Beautiful Day of the Dead inspired face painting by 30 makeup artists from April Love Pro Makeup Academy whose artistry is amazing
-Cultural food vendors from around Los Angeles
-Arts and Craft vendors
-Cocktails and a 21+ beer garden
-Traditional Day of the Dead dance performances
-Hosted by Mike Shouhed of Shah’s of Sunset and ABC7's Alysha del Valle