BICAS Spring 2023 Art Mart!
poster art by: Jenna Tomasello
Thanks to all who stopped by the BICAS art mart! Thank you to all the vendors, the staff, everyone who shared the event, Ward 3, and you! The community really showed up! A special thanks to Word of Mouth Print Space for the live screen printing, Outspoken Bookish for teaching people how to make zines and Tucson chill ride for stopping by! It was an exciting event, and we can’t wait until next time! To see photos of the event click here.
Thank you to all our vendors:
-Revolta Art www.revoltaart.com IG: @Revolta_Art
-The Glass Desert www.theglassdesert.com IG: @theglassdesert
-Mi Casita Press www.micasitapress.com IG: @micasitapress
-Olivia Tuller www.romerohousepotters.org IG: @lot.pot.tery
-Aaron Nosheny www.etsy.com/shop/aberrantceramics IG: @aberrantceramicas
-Two Snake Pots www.twosnakepots.com IG: @twosnakepots
-One Mad Menagerie www.etsy.com/shop/onemadmenagerie IG: @OneMadeMenagerie
-Prints and Pronghorns www.printsandpronghorns.com IG: @printsandpronghorns
-Word of Mouth Print Space IG: @wordofmouthprintspace
-Wildflower Kitchen https://wildflowerkitchen.substack.com IG: @witchythey
-LaH.E.S. Creations IG: @lahes_creations
-Last Chance www.chancegray.org IG:@lastchancetatts
-Trouble Maker Pottery www.troublemakerpottery.com IG: @troublemakerpottery
-Outspokin’ & Bookish www.amandameeks.com IG: @outspokin_bookish
-Katherine Joyce Illustration www.katherinejoyceillustration.com IG: @KatherineJoyce.illustration
-Wei Wei IG: @weiwei.draw
-Lone Heart www.loneheart.bigcartel.com IG: @loneheartart
-Live.In.Color. www.liveincoloronline.com IG: @annalisa_paperarts
-Steel and Stone: Instagram: @steel_n_stone
-Radical Ceramics IG: @radicalceramics
-Azules maría IG: @azulesmariaa
For more information about the BICAS Art Mart please contact BICAS Art:
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revolta Art @revolta_art
revolta Art is an eco-conscious 2D multi-media artist focused on painting and drawing southwest plants and creatures on salvaged materials. Much of her current work includes small-scale paintings and printed goods (stickers, pins, bandanas, prints) of nature and critters seen while biking through Tucson and its mountain bike trails. Since graduating from the University of Arizona with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in 2011, Monique has worked as a bike mechanic, art coordinator, and part-time artist. In 2021, they finally embraced their teen dream of being an artist and took a full leap into their creative practice – and we’re so glad they did! We can’t wait to have Monique as a second-time Art Mart artist this year. www.revoltaart.com
The Glass Desert @theglassdesert
A desert dweller for the past 17 years, Alex of The Glass Desert translates her love of desert surroundings into a line of modern stained glass desert-inspired decor. Her work is inspired by her environment as she strives to pay homage to Tucson’s amazing Sonoran Desert. www.theglassdesert.com
Mi Casita Press @micasitapress
Mi Casita Press is a femme led alternative publishing press. MCP aims to empower QTBIPOC through printmaking, print, and community entrepreneurship. MCP was created in efforts to make art accessible to communities of color, encourage healing through the arts, promote the work of QTPOC, and amplify the voices of the underrepresented through the practice of self-publishing. www.micasitapress.com
Lot Pot @lot.pot.tery
Olivia Tuller has been doing ceramics since 2017 when she discovered it as part of the art history curriculum at Lewis and Clark College in Portland, OR. Since then, she’s furthered her clay education at the Multnomah Arts Center, Pima Community College, and Romero House Potters, as well as attending NCECA in 2018. Though she has experience in both hand building and wheel throwing, her own work focuses on wheel thrown functional ware, utilizing a variety of glazing techniques such as sgraffito, mishima, and wax resist. She has taught beginning wheel as well as children’s hand building, and is currently an instructor at Romero House Ceramics Olivia loves the unique creative process that ceramics offers, and enjoys guiding others on their journey to find their artistic voice through clay. www.romerohousepotters.org
Aberrant Ceramics @aberrantceramics
Aaron Nosheny is a ceramic artist working in Tucson, Arizona. He is a self-taught ceramicist and have been working in the medium for 19 years. His hand-built pottery, sculpture, hamsas, masks, and ornaments draw influence from the strange and wonderful denizens of the natural world like bugs, monster and horror comedy, and from other various haunted repositories of popular culture. www.etsy.aberrantceramics
Two Snake Pots @twosnakepots
One Mad Menagerie @onemadmenagerie
Prints and Pronghorns @printsandpronghorns
Print and Pronghorns is a blockprint and screenprint project based in Tucson, Arizona. The artwork explores the Sonoran desert and themes of abolition. Proceeds from sales go to mutual aid work along the border and beyond. Block prints and screen printed t-shirts! www.printsandpronghorns.com
Steel and Stone @steel_n_stone
So excited to have Steel and Stone at the BICAS Art Mart! They create unique sculptural and often functional recycled metal art, typically incorporating crystals, gemstones, and found objects. A Pima welding graduate with a strong background in traditional art and color work. Seeking to create clean, upscale statement pieces bound to evoke thought and conversation.
Wildflower Kitchen @witchythey
Wildflower Kitchen is a queer ceramicist, cook and writer from Cleveland, Ohio. They are passionate about nature and sustainability and hopes that these loves are evident in all they do. Carter has been practicing witchcraft for six years and currently works as a farm to table chef. They enjoy throwing pottery and cooking up magic in their spare time. https://wildflowerkitchen.substack.com
LaH.E.S. Creations @lahes_creations
So awesome to have LaH.E.S. Creations at the BICAS Art Mart! A Xicana, Tucson native, she is always inventing, experimenting, creating, learning, growing, and expressing her creative spirit! Although she dabbles with various mediums, her main medium is resin and creates wonderful jewelry, ashtrays, incense holders, candle holders, pins, magnets, and much more! ✨
Chance Gray @LastChanceTatts
Check out Last Chance Tatts at the BICAS Art Mart! Chance Gray is an artist interested in themes of liberation, connection across barriers, and abolition. Chance primarily works through tattooing, mail art, screen printing, and space curation. Come check out their screen printed apparel, panels, and patches! https://www.chancegray.org
Trouble Maker Pottery @troublemakerpottery
Originating from the Midwest, artist Mallory finds inspiration in the desert landscape and fuses themes of feminity into her work. She enjoys playing with shapes and color. Come check out her awesome functional pottery! https://troublemakerpottery.com
Outspokin’ & Bookish @outspokin_bookish
Outspokin’ & Bookish is part pop-up feminist zine/art object collection and part playful, mobile maker space focused on print media in Tucson, AZ. By sharing DIY publishing and print media-making practices and tools via bicycle, my hope is to inspire others to share their stories, ideas, and artwork. https://amandameeks.com
Katherine Joyce Illustration @katherinejoyce.illustration
Katherine Joyce Illustration creates illustrations immersed in color and silly narratives. Some illustrations are ventures into the feeling of calm or a psychedelic bus stop, and they have inspiration from myth, literature, and nature. See her many works of art this Sunday! https://www.katherinejoyceillustration.com
Wei Wei @weiwei.draw
A surreal artist with a hint of darkness. Wei Wei was born and raised in China and came to the United States in 2008. After exploring Los Angeles and New Mexico, she moved to Tucson, AZ, where she completed her bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts with a focus on illustration. Since she was a little kid, she has always had a sense of curiosity about the great mystery of human life—death. As a child, she was obsessed with reading Greek Mythology and Chinese/Japanese folk tales about the underworld. As an adult, she studied death scientifically during her nursing school years. In her artwork, she often found inspiration and fascination from the beauty of death in the natural cycle.
Azules maría @azulesmariaa
BICAS 2022 Art Mart
BICAS held its second ‘Art Mart’ in the BICAS Parking Lot in late April. The market was free to enter and had 10 local artists tabling their artwork! We also had original BICAS art and merch for sale. Thank you to the artists, volunteers, and patrons who made the 2nd Art Mart possible!
Artists at the event Revolta Art, La Luna Coyote, Gabbi Mohn, Toned Uterus, S² Metal/Crafts, Live.In.Color, Transasaurus Mexicraft, Kristin Mcray, True Descendants, Emazarts Designs, and Bridges Across Borders. The free upcycled art activity for children was also available again this year. Proceeds from BICAS bicycle art and merchandise directly supported BICAS, a collectively run 501(c)(3) that has participated in affordable bicycle transportation, education, and creative recycling in Tucson for over 31 years. 100% of the sales from artists directly supported them.
Photo credit Arizona Daily Star:
*revolta art and la luna coyote
*S² Metal/Crafts and Transasaurus Mexicraft
*Gabbi Mohn, Live.In.Color and Bridges Across Borders
For more about the event visit our Instagram. BICAS Art merges bike-themed arts, do-it-yourself ethics, and ecological consciousness by providing education, inspiration, salvaged materials, and a socially diverse and inclusive artistic venue.
More details of the artists that appeared at 2022’s BICAS Art Mart:
revolta Art Instagram: @revolta_art
revolta Art is an eco-conscious 2D multi-media artist focused on painting and drawing southwest plants and creatures on salvaged materials. Much of her current work includes small-scale paintings and printed goods (stickers, pins, bandanas, prints) of nature and critters seen while biking through Tucson and its mountain bike trails. Since graduating from the University of Arizona with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in 2011, Monique has worked as a bike mechanic, art coordinator, and part-time artist. In 2021, they finally embraced their teen dream of being an artist and took a full leap into their creative practice – and we’re so glad they did! We can’t wait to have Monique as a second-time Art Mart artist this year.
Emma Arts Designs Instagram: @emazarts
Emma of Emazarts Designs is a Tucson-based maker who strives to be constantly learning. She aims to facilitate learning, connection, inspiration, and joy through her work, which includes one-of-a-kind block prints, ink drawings, and upcycled jewelry. This Sunday’s Art Mart will be her first-ever art market and she is thrilled to be tabling alongside the talented Toned Uterus!
Toned Uterus Instagram: @toned_uterus
Toned Uterus creates little ceramic guys and sometimes functional pottery like mugs and bowls! We adore their homemade ceramic critters and are so grateful to have their range of work and unique style in this year’s Art Mart. They will be tabling alongside Emazarts Designs this Sunday. You won’t want to miss out on the opportunity to shop for their wonderful pieces!
s2 (squared) metal/crafts Instagram: @welderbabe
@welderbabe of S² Metal/Crafts is an independent artist who moved to Tucson in 1990 from the midwest. They weld an amazing variety of pieces using upcycled bicycle parts – one of our types of art here at BICAS. They can’t get enough sunrises on bicycles in the desert, just like we can’t get enough of their one-of-a-kind steel pieces. You won’t want to miss getting to see their art in person this Sunday at Art Mart!
JC Jewelss Instagram: @jc.jewelss
JC Jewelss makes Mexican-owned handmade jewelry out of 100% stainless steel. We can’t get enough of their custom-made pieces, especially as BICAS has a long history of participating in DIY jewelry making here in Tucson! Can’t wait to see you at this Sunday’s Art Mart JC Jewelss!
La Luna Coyote Instagram: @laluna_coyote Website: www.lalunacoyote.com
Ana (On-nuh) is the talented artist behind Tucson’s La Luna Coyote. Specializing in mixed media home décor and jewelry, their fascination for the Sonoran Desert is present in all that they design and produce. They focus on composing art that will influence the energy of any room by contributing moments of guided imagination and calming serenity. Ana, it is an absolute gift to have you as an artist at this year’s Art Mart!
True Descendants Instagram @luckysalway
Luck Salway of True Descendants describes himself as a humble Native American artist who is also your favorite artist, favorite artist, favorite artist. Enough said, are we right? LOL We loved getting to work with Luck on the Southeast door mural at our shop which he designed and worked on over the past year. It’s a pleasure to get to have you at this year’s Art Mart, Luck! Come out and see their work at this Sunday’s Art Mart!
Live.in.Color Instagram: @annalisa_paperarts
A mixed media collage artist who utilizes paints and textures. Many of my pieces depict folklore characters, circus bikes, and portraiture. The creations are started by color-coordinating with paint and textures so everything falls into place in a fun way. By decoupaging certain areas of the piece with a tad bit of watered-down paint, it gives the work its own time and space. Acrylics have always been Annalisa’s medium of choice when it comes to painting. When the subject is complete, the finishing touches are added with ink or charcoal to give the piece depth and shape.
Gabrielle collects images and delights throughout her days which sometimes evolve into prints. They are representative of all the tasty things the world has to offer. Though a lover of humans and the small objects of the everyday, her art tends to explore the non-human realm; plants, animals, and all things bodacious and mystical.
2021 Art Mart
Art Mart Artist Flyer by BICAS Staff Jreems Kmchroo, @jreemskmchroo on Instagram
Pictures from the first ever Art Mart by BICAS Staff EMW
BICAS held its first ever ‘Art Mart’ Artisan Market in the BICAS Parking Lot on Sunday, May 16, 2021 from 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM. The market was free to enter with enforced mask mandates and social distancing. Street parking for vehicles and bicycles was available. Thank you to the artists, volunteers, and patrons who made the first ever Art Mart possible!
The ‘Art Mart’ included upcycled bicycle art and merchandise from BICAS as well as local art by over a dozen Tucson DIY artists, including Alexclamation Ink, revolta Art, Fonz520, LONE HEART, APO POTTERY, Crazy Chain Creations, Linus, The Snake Bitch, Ginger Green, Sonoran Witch Boy, and Brandy Devoid. A free upcycled art activity for children was also available. Proceeds from bicycle art and merchandise directly supported 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 directly supported the artists.
In the meantime, look out for updates on the 2022 Annual BICAS Art Auction on the BICAS Art Facebook and Instagram!
Pictures from the first-ever Art Mart by @520_press on Instagram!
Flyer reads, ‘BICAS’ 1st ART MART
Local Artist Market
Sunday, May 16, 2021
9AM – 1PM
The BICAS Parking Lot’
For questions, media, mural requests, metalworks commissions, information on our Annual Art Auction, workshop information, or parts requests, contact the BICAS Art Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org or 520.628.7950, or stop by the shop at 2001 N. 7th Ave during our open hours.
Find out more by following BICAS Art on Facebook, Instagram and on our Etsy shop!