Opening Friday March 6th, the amazingly talented Alexis Mackenzie will be showing new works at our Chicago Threadless Gallery!
Alexis Mackenzie was born and raised in the Midwest before moving to Vermont at the age of 16. After high school she traveled to Italy and Greece to study art history and fine arts, before attending Tufts University/School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, where she earned her BFA. After graduating, she moved to San Francisco where she currently resides. Her collage work has been featured in galleries and publications around the world!
Come on out March 6th to see Alexis' intricate collage work in person, meet the artist, and check out her amazing new Select T-shirt! (her first t-shirt ever!)
www.alexisanne.com for more info on Alexis Mackenzie
& www.threadless.com/retail for more info on our Chicago space...
We're excited to be unveiling a brand new Artist Programs page, complete with a helpful guide to assist new (and seasoned) artists get started on creating awesome Threadless designs.
In addition, we're launching two new exciting programs: Threadless 101 is an innovative class project to help encourage design submissions as part of your school's curriculum! And The Scholarship Program gives students the opportunity to choose a $3000 scholarship as payment for their chosen designs instead of the $2000 cash!
Totes and handbags, men's/women's wallets and clutches, dish sets and umbrellas, all featuring patterns submitted by the Naked & Angry community! Ranging from amazingly cheap to a bit expensive, you'll be sure to find the item to suit your style and need. And... don't forget to join the Naked & Angry Facebook fan page for exclusive contests and giveaways!
Thanks everyone for voting for January's Bestee Of The Month! The winner will be announced soon and the lucky designer will receive an additional $2500. Looking forward to February's voting! Some great candidates so far, don't you think?
TheSelectSeries.com is proud to announce our second Curated Collection of tees. 100% of the proceeds from this Series will be donated to The Patrick O'Brien Foundation to complete Patrick's film documenting his battle with ALS (also known as Lou Gehrig's Disease). The tees are available now at TheSelectSeries.com.
O'Brien, an independent filmmaker and longtime friend of Threadless, created the Patrick O'Brien Foundation in 2006 to raise awareness of ALS and his documentary film about living with the disease. O'Brien has been featured on NPR, ABC, and CBS, and touts a successful commercial career on television and the internet creating unique stories for Spike TV, AOL, IBM, MTV, Microsoft, and Warp Records.
After his diagnosis with ALS in 2005 at the age of 30, O'Brien set out to do something with his illness and create his most honest project to date: to document his own life on 35mm motion picture film and spread awareness about the disease, bringing attention to those living with it in order to take a step towards improved treatment options.
"Patrick is a good friend of mine, and I've been a fan of his work for almost a decade," said Dustin Hostetler, Special Projects Curator for Threadless. "When learning of his illness, and subsequent plans to make a film about it, I racked my brain for ways to help. Now through the Select Series, we can all help Patrick finish his movie."
Through his curated line for the Select Series, O'Brien has chosen the theme of Storytellers, as well as the artists contributing to the collection of limited-edition tees. Participating artists include Aaron Augenblick, Ben Conrad, Timothy Saccenti, and Michael C. Place. 100% percent of the proceeds from the Series will go to The Patrick O'Brien Foundation.
This is the second guest-curated Threadless Select Series, aiming to pay homage to the entire spectrum of art and design – from fine art to street art, CG to sculpture, and typography to architecture. The first series was curated by RISD President John Maeda in 2008.
And something special is happening for 2009...
BESTEE OF THE MONTH!
Soon you'll be able to vote for your favorite design every month! On February 9, you'll have a week to pick your favorite out of all of January's designs. The winning designer will then receive an additional $2500 and the design will eligible for the huge $20,000 Design of the Year award! And this will happen EVERY MONTH!