Thursday, January 22, 2009

Oh Happy Days!

Meet Happy Guy! by my daughter Sophie. Any time you start to feel sad, just remember this guys little face, hat, his kookie ears - he's sure to put a smile on your face!

And speaking of smiles - Miss Mindy and I just found out we are doing the Pop:Femme Show in Santa Fe New Mexico again this year! So, we are off to a good start! Here are some other upcoming event details:

CJ Metzger is excited to announce she
has open edition prints available
through the PODgallery.
Based in
New York, this print publisher has its inventory online and offers prints on
paper and canvas! Check out the site!

CJ Metzger's Book "The Secret Live's of Dolls" is available for purchase online through the website. It may be small (7"x7") but it's full of whimsical portraits that will make your heart ache and swoon.

copyright - Jorge Gutierrez
Miss Mindy is in the 2009 LA MYTH SHOW - along with featured artist/friend JORGE R. GUTIERREZ
at Meltdown Comics (curated by Dee Chavez and Aaron Clark). The opening reception is Feb 7, 2009 at 7522 Sunset Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90046.

Miss Mindy's Mouth Puppet Show!
Check out Miss Mindy's new "Mouth Puppets" Mini Movie! It's a great big belly laugh that makes you feel silly and just plain great! (It also features the debut of CJ's daughter Sophie's mouth!)
ha ha ha ha!
And this just in...
Upcoming May-June Show in Santa Fe, New Mexico
POP Femme Sugar Coated Strange 2009
May 15 - June 30, 2009
Opening Reception: Saturday, May 23, 6:00
133 West Water St in Santa Fe, NM

POP Surreal Divas present original work in 2D and 3D for our 2nd Annual POP Femme Sugar Coated Strange Event to kick off the 2009 season. Reception with the artists Memorial weekend---Silent Art Auction to benefit Southwest C.A.R.E. Center which serves New Mexicans living with HIV and AIDS without prejudice, Auction opens 5-23-09 and closes 6-28-09.

Roster of talent under construction but does include Kathie Olivas, Artist Sisters CJ Metzger & Miss Mindy, Stephanie Roberts, Carrie Ann Baade, Marie Sena, Valery Milovic and Julie West among others.

Prepare your party hats and inquire for more details at

Saturday, December 6, 2008

CJ's Annual Open Studio Dec. 13th

Miss Mindy and I will be hosting our Annual Holiday Open Studio next Saturday, December 13th from 5-10 at our communal studio space in Glendale, California.

It's an eclectic and surreal kind of place that houses not only my work, but art by my entire family! (My grandmother and grandfather were artists and illustrators in the 40's, 50's, 60's. Think Jim Flora, Raoul Dufy, mid century meets folk art).

We'll have new prints, ever-so-small arts and ornaments, new originals, books, stationary and more for sale. Come to visit, or come to shop. It's a no pressure environment!

Just to entice you even more, we'll be firing up our outdoor fire pit, and serving snacks, coffee, and peppermint hot cocoa!

RSVP to me for directions at
(I had to push the Open Studio one week to the 13th - hope you all don't end up on my door step tonight! )

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Where the Wild Art is - Show this Thurs

Maurice Sendak is probably my favorite illustrator of all time, and I've had the honor to be included in a show of his work at The Wonderful World Art Gallery in Culver City! Come peruse some of his wonderfully detailed and super fantastic works and take a peek at my own artistic "creature" tribute! Reception is this Thursday night (Nov 13th) 7-10pm at 9517 Culver Boulevard, Los Angeles.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

For the Holidays (Nov. & December Event-mania)

Well, the holidays are around the corner, and we are "nesting", making art, and gearing up for the holidays. This also means that Miss Mindy and I will be showing in a few local shows with small arts and prints - perfect for the holidays!

On Saturday Nov 22th 4-8pm, visit a tiny local group show curated by CJ titled "In Memory of Trees". Peruse artwork and prints by CJ Metzger, Miss Mindy and others, as well as the abundance of fair-trade treasures at the lovely - Regeneration - in Eagle Rock. (1649 Colorado Blvd. LA CA 90041)

On November 23rd, 2008 10-5 Visit Mindy and I at Random Framing as part of the Arroyo Arts Collectives 16th Annual Re-Discovery Tour.
Random Framing is located at:
200 N. Avenue 64, Highland Park 90042
(323) 550-8000

Monday, September 8, 2008

September & October Shows + Events

-Artist Sisters: CJ Metzger & Miss Mindy "Lost at Sea" Exhibition-
Reception : Friday October 10th, 6-10pm
Brand new art by the sisters at SUBTEXT in San Diego
680 West Beech Street, No.1 San Diego, California 92101 : 619 876 0664
Nab your hotels reservations -or come on down for a nice relaxing day on the town - and swing by our reception before you leave!

-Glendale Open Studio Tour -
Sunday, September 14, 12:00 noon - 6:00 p.m.
Come out and visit our family studio and many other artists creative caves in Glendale as part of the Glendale Open Studio Tour 2008!
Plus, we will have Art up at The Brand Library to kick off the tour!
Email us and we'll send you a proper invite with directions RSVP HERE
Gallery Reception: Sept 13th 3-5pm 1301 west mountain, glendale, 91201

-Wonderful World Art Gallery: "Where the Wild Art Is"-
Mid October ( date to be announced )
Both sisters will be doing a painting based on the classic 'Where the Wild Things Are' to be shown in conjunction with original Maurice Sendak drawings!
9517 Culver Blvd. Culver City, CA 90232
T: (310) 836-4WWA (4992)

Friday, August 8, 2008

Holy Smokes! It's Comic Con!!

Here are some pix from this year's Comic-Con! As usual, it was an 
overwhelming super duper pop culture explosion-a-rama! I released my 
"Secret Live's of Dolls" book (pictured left in photo) 
which features a compilation of my favorite portrait paintings. 
You can get it now through

Check out the lovely banner of Miss Mindy's! 
Makes you just wanna hang it in your bedroom! And oooh!
those olive green walls! I'm sure we were the only booth
in the entire convention hall sporting that rockin green!

Monday, July 14, 2008

Popular Culture Shock! This July @ Comic-con

CJ Metzger & Miss Mindy are almost off to Comic-con 2008! It's not just for lovers of comics! It is truly an explosion of all things ART + POPULAR CULTURE! 
Come visit us in booth #4617 in the Fantasy Illustrators Section of the Convention! There are still tickets available for Sunday! Visit for more info