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L.A. Coaster show

“Irene” is a Bev Hogue original acrylic painting presented as a 4 in. x 4 in. special edition for Gallery 30 South’s Coaster Show that opens in Pasadena Oct. 4

The countdown is on for The Coaster Show at Gallery 30 South in Pasadena, California.

Very excited to have new pieces in the show. Iris and Irene can be previewed here.

Opening night is October 4.

“Iris” is a Bev Hogue original acrylic painting presented as a 4 in. x 4 in. special edition for Gallery 30 South’s Coaster Show that opens in Pasadena Oct. 4

Bev Hogue Winter Thaw

Sat. Feb. 16, Sun. Feb 17 and Mon. Feb. 18

Jane’s Bay is a 24 in. x 24 in. acrylic on canvas painting by Bev Hogue.

The annual Winter Thaw show and sale features Bev Hogue and Beluxe products. Come by for a visit Feb. 16, 17 or 18 at 26 Canboro Road in Fonthill. Noon to 6 p.m.

Bev Hogue’s annual winter show and sale is on the long weekend — Feb. 16, 17 and 18. Noon to 6 p.m., Friday, Saturday and Sunday. See you at 26 Canboro Road, in Fonthill.
  • These are some of the pieces available at Winter Thaw this year
  • See more art in the Available Art section
  • Sale prices of up to 60% on some pieces


Red, Hot and Blue

Red, Hot and Blue fashion
The 1950s fashion show steps in to the Beluxe booth at the Brockville rockabilly show

We made some new friends at the Red, Hot and Blue rockabillly fest in Brockville. Nathalie, Amund, Dave, Heather, Claude, Craig, Trev and Debbie — you made us feel most welcome.

Already looking forward to next year’s show on the Thousand Islands shore.

And we are proud to announce that the Spitfire is the spot to pick up original Bev Hogue art, collectible prints, and fashion necessities  like Pretty Fierce yoga gear emblazoned with Beluxe blue femmes.

In the Brockville area, contact Nathalie Lavergne at the Spitfire Cafe, 10 Victoria Ave.

The Spitfire in Brockville is the latest spot to pick up Bev Hogue original paintings and Beluxe products

RIP George Romero: Night of the Living Deb

After several months of treatment for an all-to-common malady these days, and for which I received tremendous medical guidance and support from the Juravinksi Centre, a knock came to my door.

It was esteemed radiologist and all-round great guy Stephen Sagar and his lovely partner Christina.

The good doctor was key to zapping the unwelcome intruders out of my system and also keeping my spirits up.

He was popping in to my studio to have a look at a particular painting that we had talked about — Night of the Living Deb.

The painting was part of an effort several years back to commemorate the masterpiece film Night of the Living Dead by cult director George Romero.

The image of my painting was as part of a collection of images for a book. I kept original of course, and never planned to part with it.

It was meant to be part of Dr. Sagar’s own collection.

Then, the painting had a new life.

As a lifelong fan of Romero and his movies,  Dr. Sagar made a point of meeting the director at a Canadian ComicCon event.

He had the painting with him, all nicely framed and ready for the possibility that Romero might agree to sign.

And he did — just months before he died.

A photo is of two heroes of mine. I cherish the moment and will endure in a very meaningful way.

Night of the Living Deb
Director George Romero, left, and Dr. Stephen Sagar with Night of the Living Deb painting by Bev Hogue

 

 

 

 

Beluxe partners with Pretty Fierce on yoga pants launch

Beluxe is proud to announce the launch of a line of yoga pant designs with partner Pretty Fierce.

The fashion forward leggings align Bevs Hogue’s “Blue or Nothing” art images with action and fashion gear.

“Pretty Fierce is an exciting company to partner with on this important expansion of the Beluxe brand,” Bev says.

“They really get it, and it’s vital to see some of my favourite art scenes presented with with such raw courage.”

This is a sneak peak at the collection. You can purchase this “Ruby Tuesday” style in a variety of sizes directly from beluxe.tv, our Shopify sales site.


Watch for more details to come.

Wholesale enquiries, please contact bev@beluxe.com

 

Shades of blue at Silver Spoons

Silver Spoons is an art-wine-food event in the Eastside of Toronto May 13 and 14.

Along with  gourmet food, wine and beer tastings, live music, there will be a pop-up art gallery.

I will have an exhibit of my latest paintings here, so if you are in the city to say hello and see some of my recent work.

It’s a great event, with proceeds going to support Second Harvest.

The weather in Toronto is expected to be chilly. What better way to chase the “what-ever-happened-to-summer”blues away then to have a few cups at Silver Spoons, District 28. (28 Logan)

 

Bev Hogue painting LAX featured at Silver Spoons, District 28 in Toronto
Bev Hogue painting LAX featured at Silver Spoons, District 28 in Toronto

Winter Thaw art sale is Feb. 16, 17 and 18

The annual Winter Thaw is just a few weeks away — February 16,17 and 18

Every year, on the long weekend in February, Bev Hogue opens her Beluxe studio/gallery in Fonthill for a special three-day sale.

The annual event — Saturday, Sunday and Monday, from  Noon to 6 p.m. each day over the Family Day weekend — is welcome opportunity for established collectors and new followers to purchase Bev Hogue pieces at up to 60% off.

The Winter Thaw weekend sale has become a bit of a tradition for many who combine an art expedition with a weekend tour around Niagara wine country.

Email bev@beluxe.com if you need directions, or recommendations for dinner or a comfortable place to stay.

26 Canboro Road, Fonthill
26 Canboro Road, Fonthill

The blue room

The Crow's Nest theme AirBnB room at Beluxe HQ.
The Crow’s Nest theme AirBnB room at Beluxe HQ.

A few interesting visitors stopped in at our AirBnB room here at Beluxe HQ. Ian, an actor from NYC was on a Brooklyn-to-Muskoka drive and checked in with his friend Kim. In the morning over coffee, he was asking about my “Blue or Nothing” paintings and remarked that we had a close connection with the colour. Turns out he is the voice of Labatt Blue beer in their American radio spots.  Then he goes into full voiceover mode and launches into the bit. Hilarious.

Ian (with his friend Kim) is the voice of "blue" in the U.S.
Ian (with his friend Kim) in the Beluxe gallery with Bev. The NYC actor is the voice of Labatt “Blue” in the U.S.

From the first few reviews, the “Crow’s Nest” theme room seems to be well received.

See the room.

 

Faster Pussycat Kill Kill!

Faster Pussycat
Faster Pussycat by Bev Hogue for Tura Satana tribute show in LA. December 2014.

Tura Satana: an actor,  force of nature, and now object of art.

When the buxom Hollywood B-movie star died, her many fans mourned but the world awoke to her power and beauty.

Bev Hogue chats with LA artist Johnny Coffin at Tura exhibit at Lethal Amounts gallery, December 2014.
Bev Hogue chats with LA artist Johnny Coffin

Many tributes, including one in L.A. in late 2014,  helped tell Tura’s story. At a time in cinema when women were getting slapped around on screen by leading men, her chilling portrayal in the Russ Meyer  flic Faster Pussycat Kill Kill! turned the tables  and launched the era of powerful ass kickin women. Quentin Tarantino would go on to base his Kill Bill character on Tura.

I was honoured to be invited by Tura’s manager Siouxzan Perry to produce a tribute piece for the December 2014 show. The piece, “Faster Pussycat” was in good company at the show, surrounded by G0-Go dancers and Tura’s on-screen co-stars.  At Lethal Amounts gallery I got a chance to connect with fellow artist Johnny Coffin and his partner, musician Linda Kay Parker,  and the amazing Siouxzan Perry. Great people, great show!

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Tura Satana’s  manager Siouxzan Perry, left, and Bev Hogue at Lethal Amounts Gallery, L.A., December 2014.