Art Awakens Press Release


 (Matt Taylor)



One of the most anticipated pop culture art shows of all-time will take place November 14th and 15th at Gallery1988 (West) in Los Angeles. Featuring top professional and emerging artists, the exhibit will be auctioned off in the name of Star Wars: Force for Change to benefit UNICEF Kid Power. The show's original pieces will be up for auction through eBay's Giving Works, along with select prints for sale. Additionally, 7 screenprints will be available exclusively in-store during the weekend-long gallery event. 

Showcased artists include:

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Aaron Jasinski

Alex Pardee

Andrew Degraff

Andrew Thompson

Andy Stattmiller

Anthony Petrie

Ashton Gallagher

Benjie Escobar

Bennett Slater

Brad Hill

Brandi Milne

Bruce White

Chris B. Murray

Clark Orr

Dan McCarthy

Dan Mumford

Danielle Murray

Dave Perillo

Dave Quiggle


Eric Tan

JC Richard

Jeff Boyes


Joey Remmers

Joey Spiotto

Josh Keyes

Joshua Budich

Julian Callos

Justin Santora

Kelly McKernan

Ken Garduno

Kiersten Essenpreis

Kris Lewis

Kristin Tercek

Leontine Greenberg

Lola Gil

Lorraine Loots

Louis Perez

Marie Bergeron

Mark Englert

Matt Taylor

Meghan Stratman

Mike Shinoda

N.C. Winters

Nan Lawson

Naoto Hattori

Nate Frizzell

Nathan Stapley

Nicole Gustafsson

Rich Kelly

Rob Prior

Robert Bowen

Roland Tamayo

Ruel Pascual

Sam Wolfe Connelly

Sarah Joncas

Scott C

Scott Listfield

Shannon Bonatakis

Stephen Andrade

Tom Whalen

Travis Louie

Veronica Fish 

In addition, five winners of the Art Awakens Fan Art Competition, chosen by a judging committee that includes members from Disney, Lucasfilm and the legendary visual effects house Industrial Light & Magic, will also have their art included in the gallery exhibit. The winners will also be flown out to Los Angeles to attend a VIP opening reception. 

Original pieces will be up for auction on eBay from 11/13-11/23, while prints of select originals will be available for purchase on eBay from 11/13-12/12. Sales benefit UNICEF Kid Power, an innovative new program that uses the world's first Wearable-For-Good to get youth physically active to provide lifesaving, nutrition-rich food packets to kids in need around the world in the name of Star Wars: Force for Change.

We could not be more excited to have been involved in this project for going on 3 years since our first meeting with Bad Robot about the possibility. We've now been a steering force on marketing campaigns for LOST, Breaking Bad and The Force Awakens, and to be able to involve charity in all three has been a dream come true. We hope to see you at this very special exhibit.

Gallery1988 (West)
7308 Melrose Ave.
Los Angeles, CA

Special hours on both days will be 11 AM - 10 PM



(Josh Keyes)


(Scott C)