Art Mart Artist Flyer by BICAS Staff Jreems Kmchroo, @jreemskmchroo on Instagram
BICAS holds its first ever ‘Art Mart’ Artisan Market in the BICAS Parking Lot on Sunday, May 16, 2021 from 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM! BICAS can be found at 2001 N. 7th Ave at the crossroads of Stone Ave & Ventura St. The market will be free to enter with enforced mask mandates and social distancing. Street parking for vehicles and bicycles will be available.
The ‘Art Mart’ will include upcycled bicycle art and merchandise from BICAS as well as local art by over a dozen Tucson DIY artists, including Eureka TexLab, Alexclamation Ink, revolta Art, Luck Salway, Racheal Rios, Fonz520, LONE HEART, APO POTTERY, Crazy Chain Creations, The Snake Bitch, Ginger Green, Sonoran Witch Boy, and Brandy Devoid. Artist bios are available for viewing at bicas.org/art/art-mart. A free upcycled art activity for children will also be available at the market.
Proceeds from bicycle art and merchandise will directly support BICAS, a collectively run 501(c)(3) that has participated in affordable bicycle transportation, education, and creative recycling in Tucson for over 31 years. Sales from DIY artists will directly support the artists. Artist bios (1) and descriptions of work (2) can be found below.
The Snake Bitch
- 24 year old lesbian traditional artist specializing in the spooky
- Traditional ink artwork
Etsy shop: https://www.etsy.com/shop/TheSnakeBitchArt
- I am a 20 year old visual artist residing in Tucson, AZ. My art reflects concepts relating to identity and I often create as a therapeutic way to process my emotions in the moment. I work mainly with ink and paper, but I also paint murals, create ceramics, and other textile pieces. I also recently started a tattoo apprenticeship. Thank you for checking out my work!
- Description of work: A few examples of ink drawings I’ve created over the past couple of months. Most of my work reflects exploration of identity and how my relationship to queerness evolves as I grow into the person I know I’m meant to be.
Crazy Chain Creations
- My son and I are metalwork artists. We weld used bicycle parts and other found metal objects to create unique sculptures.
- Sculptures made from recycled bicycle parts and metal
- -Small batch and custom stoneware
-Hand dyed clothing with organically harvested clay
- Alexandra (Alex!) Jimenez, is a Chicana print-maker, illustrator, and graphic designer. Her artistic practice explores her connection to land, culture, and history as a fourth generation Mexican-American in Tucson, AZ. She creates original artwork as well as creating other objects that are beautiful and useful. She wants her work to be accessible and has tried to create a collection of things of interest to many people.
- Alexclamation Ink products are bold reflections of Alex’s Mexican heritage and a study in the quiet forms of desert life. All the products were screen-printed by the artist or printed locally. The ‘Fuerza’ (strength) canvas tote bag is functional and bold. The memory card game ‘Doble’ features illustrations of 12 desert animals and the ‘Banderas del Desierto’ wall hangings are an elegant addition to a room. These wall hangings were hand sewn and constructed by the artist.
- Desert Dweller, maker of things, baker of things
- Vegan baked goods
- Brandy Devoid is a New England urban artist that has been in Tucson for 13 years. She is a tattoo artist influenced by horror movies, the occult, pop art and nature. She is best known for painting pictures of pin up roller skaters riding on fish.
- It’s a quick cross section of my recent work.
- Indigenous Painter, Designer, Screen Printer, Muralist, and Activist.
- I like to make powerful statements with lots of meanings inside my designs that make you think and wonder! I wanna make designs that make Natives say “F*** YEAH!”
- revolta Art is an eco-conscious 2D artist focusing on painting and drawing southwest plants and little creatures on wood and salvaged materials.After graduating in 2011 with a bachelor of fine arts at the University of Arizona, Monique has juggled working as a professional bike mechanic and part time artist. For the time being they are dedicating more time to creating art and collaborating on creative projects.
- Small scale paintings and printed goods of vibrant Sonoran Desert plants and critters seen while riding through the city and MTB trails. Water-based paintings on salvaged wood, printed materials of artwork and upcycled bike jewelry.
- I am a native Tucsonan who’s cultural values and beliefs are reflected in my work. I am a muralist, digital artist, and community organizer with the Flowers & Bullets Collective and utilize my skills to engage and empower community at the grassroots level.
- My art is reflective of my cultural background, identity and experiences to promote and amplify our lifestyle here in the southwest. I express my work within sustainability, social justice, cultural preservation and much more with the heavy influence of HipHop graffiti style and caricature design.
- Linus is a weaver, musician, and illustrator whose recurring themes are nuns, eggs, and basketball. She works as a web developer in Tucson, AZ, and delights in making her art during her spare time. Her latest creative pursuit is digital illustration.
- Matte prints and postcards of colorful & bright (yet somehow dark) digital illustrations, usually featuring women doing things. Lightly surreal with a suggestion of sci-fi. And black macrame plant hangers (for the goths).
Sonoran Witch Boy
- Trevor Mock is a an artist working and creating in Tucson. Trevor makes botanical illustrations inspired by the Sonoran desert.
- Botanical illustrations made into cards, stickers, prints, and shirts
Handmade Maven Gifts
- Quirky gifts recycled or up cycled to new lives!
- Upcycled and recycled items you’ll love.
Flyer reads, ‘BICAS’ 1st ART MART
Local Artist Market
Sunday, May 16, 2021
9AM – 1PM
The BICAS Parking Lot’
For questions, media, metalworks commissions, information on our Annual Art Auction, workshop information, or parts requests, contact the BICAS Art Coordinator at email@example.com or 520.628.7950, or stop by the shop at 2001 N. 7th Ave during our open hours.