Calendorks @ Grasshut in Portland!

Join us Dec 7th (1st Friday) 6-9pm at Grasshut!
Apak, Evan Harris, Cho-Chan, Mark Todd, Amy Ruppel, Matthew Feyld, Luke Ramsey, Bwana, Scrappers, Martin and more...
After the Dec 7th you'll be ale to buy the Calendork online.

GrassHut All Stars group show in Chicago

Bwana Spoons, Scrappers, Martin Ontiveros, Cupco, Le Merde, and APAK are all showing at DVA Gallery in Chicago. The opening party starts at 7-11pm on Dec. 1st. If you're in Chicago, please stop by and cheer Bwana and Le Merde who are representing All Stars! If you can't make it, here is the link to a virtual gallery... We did 3 pieces of gouache paintings on paper wrapped around a chunk of wood. They are done in a new style and we really enjoyed working on them. We'd love to hear what everyone thinks. Also some of Ayumi's paintings are shown, too. Thanks for your support as always!

The Giant Robot Biennale at JANM!

We had a lot of fun in LA! The people were nice, the art was amazing, the food was yummy, and we feel lucky to have been a part of it! Check out Eric's Blog about the show>>
And more pics here>>
Featured on Fecal Face>>

The Seasons!

We just finished a new series of paintings in honor of the changing seasons. Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter.... If your in LA November 3 - January 13 stop by the Japanese-American National Museum to see them in person. Enjoy!

Giant Robot Biennale!! Nov.3-Jan.13

We're invited to be a part of Giant Robot Biennale 50 issues Art Exhibit at Japanese-American National Museum in LA . We'll be showing about 20-30 paintings and sculptures from previous shows lent to us from our generous fans and friends plus a few new works as well. If your in LA Nov 3rd - Jan 13th please stop by. Hope to see you at the opening reception from 6-10pm on Nov. 3rd. It's going to be really fun!

"The Biennale’s works will range from Pryor Praczukowski's cinematic photography to David Choe's graffiti-like murals. The pieces in between include panels by leading indie-comics artist Adrian Tomine and the pop culture inspired works of Seonna Hong, Gary Baseman, APAK, Souther Salazar, and Saelee Oh. Sashie Masakatsu's oil paintings reflect the nostalgia of pop culture-influenced youth while Eishi Takaoka's sculptures can dominate a room with their meditative presence."


We want to thank some of the owners of our original paintings for lending their pieces for this exhibition. Thank you very much for your help and support!

-Apak ( ._. )( ._. )

APAK kids

This is probably the first time to write about our personal life here... Here is the picture of our kids, Ocho and Peanut. Check out Ocho playing a piano on Youtube.
Peanut is not quite ready to play his part, but he will soon...

Commission piece for Carla

We did a hedgehog family painting for Carla in San Francisco. Thanks, Carla! Hope you enjoy it for a long time...

p.s. Thanks for many requests for commission work. We have many people waiting on our list and need to catch up now! We probably can't take any more until year 2009, but we'll let you know when we're ready for more. Thank you for your interest...

Snack Isle @ Giant Robot New York

We have 2 pieces for this awesome group show "Snack Isle" at Giant Robot NY!

Book of Dreams

We illustrated a dream by Brenda, a girl from Mexico for a book of kids dreams collected by Roger Omar. What a sweet dream it is!

A witch put a spell on me saying “You will turn into a miniature for a year, but you will get back to normal if someone falls in love with you. If during that year nobody loves you, you will stay as a miniature forever”. The next days I was a tiny miniature. I lived hard experiences: I almost got crushed or caught. I didn´t know where to sleep and a very nice ant invited me to sleep at the anthill, fed me and said to me “You are very pretty”. The ant confessed to be in love with me. I said “I am a human being that a witch turned into a miniature, and I will get back to normal when someone falls in love with me. That is the reason that I am tiny and pretty”. Then I got back to normal. When I woke up I said “I will take care of the ants”.

Ayumi's Show @ Grasshut! Opens Aug. 3rd 2007

I made 20 new paintings for my own solo show!
Opens August 3rd 2007, 6-9pm (runs all month)

Grass Hut Gallery
811 e. Burnside
Portland, Oregon
(503) 445-9924

Statement: The one thing I try not to forget before doing the laundry is checking my husband Aaron's pockets. All his pockets are always filled with many little things... all types of twigs, rocks, plants, old screws, nuts, balls of fuzz, receipts, post-it notes, coins, dirt, broken piece of plastic, small metal parts, candy wrappers, toys, stickers, business cards, flyers...etc. In contrast, my pockets are usually empty and I feel sort of envious of his collection. But I do have a secret pocket that I keep non-objects, my imagination. I hide the secret pocket around my belly to keep it quite safe. This is where my soul curls up and takes a nap to dream. In this show you get a chance to peak at the world of my secret pocket. I hope you enjoy it!

Aaron's Show @ Moshi-Moshi Opens Aug. 3 2007

I did a series of gouache paintings on paper based on a little zine I did called Imagination Machine...

Imagination machines are funny little gizmos that pop in and out of our tangible world. They're our allies, able to help us, guide us, and surprise us. They are a link to the metaphysical world with the power to direct energy which flows like a stream just beneath the surface of our perception like the current of the universe.

Opens August 3rd, 6-9pm (runs all month)

Japanese toys, cute stuff, apparel & art gallery
503 233-3993
811 E. Burnside
Portland, OR
Open Wednesday - Sunday, Noon to 7pm

The New Birds! @ Grasshut, PDX - July 6th 2007

We did a birdhouse with Happy Hermits for Grasshut's new show "The New Birds"
Bird themed art by over 30 artists to benefit Portland's Audubon Society. Pictures by Scrappers!

Tree Show 3 @ Giant Robot, SF - July 14th 2007

Tree Show III at GRSF, July 14 - August 8
Reception: Saturday, July 14, 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Giant Robot in San Francisco was kind enough to invite us to their third annual Tree Show! Tree inspired art by over 40 artists to benefit San Francisco's Friends of the Urban Forest.

Summer Sanctuary @ Gallery Hanahou, NY - July 19th 2007

We were invited to Gallery Hanahou's group show Summer Sanctuary in New York with Chris Long, IMAKETHINGS, Lotie, Marcus Oakley, Team Macho, and Yuka Katagiri. Escape the city heat to a collection of unusual oases, where mosquitoes are unknown and artists are your tour guides...

You can purchase paintings and prints at Gallery Hanahou's shop. Thank you!

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This painting was recently STOLEN from Compound Gallery here in Portland on 06/24/07. Please keep your eye out for it .... we would really appreciate any help in getting it back! It's 5 inches wide by 7 inches tall gouache painting on solid 3/4 inch thick Poplar wood .
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Electic Garden @ Compound Gallery PDX June 7th 2007

"Electricity surrounds us and connects us. It is created by life and flows through everything. " Join us June 7th 2007 at 7:00 for a three person show with Peter Hamlin and Betsy Walton at Compound Gallery here in Portland. Peter's AP Article>>

Little Sanctuary @ Giant Robot SF April 21st 2007

Our solo show "Little Sanctuary"at Giant Robot in San Francisco opens April 21st 2007. We'll have around 30 colorful new gauche paintings on wood and paper illustrating the fantastic utopian life and adventures of little beings living in a lush organic environments surrounded by curious and friendly little animals. Please come!

Opening reception: April 21st 2007
618 Shrader St. San Francisco CA 94117
Mon-Fri 11:30-8, Sat. 11-8, Sun 12-7
(415) 876.4773

* We also have a table at APE (Alternative Press Expo) again this year.
Stop by if your in town, it's double plus fun!

Happy Nature Greeting Cards

Check out Ayumi's new greeting cards published by Little Otsu in San Francisco!

New Show @ Junc Gallery, LA - Feb 10th 2007

Junc Gallery invited us back to LA for a second show!
Apak, Katy Horan, Peter Hamlin and Sarajo Frieden
Reception Saturday February 10th Reception 7-10 p.m.

The Wurstminster Dog Show! Opens Feb 3rd 2007

Our contribution to Portland's own Wurstminster Dog Show @ Ace Hotel
Over 100 international artists representing over 100 dog breeds.
We got to do a French Bulldog!

Inaugural Group Show@ Limited Addiction, Colorado - Opens Feb 17th 2007

Limited Addiction Gallery invited us to their Inaugural Group Show in Colorado so we sent them "Musical Bubble Garden" from "It's All Wood" a group show we did back in October at Renowned here in Portland, curated by Ryan Bubnis. It was also featured in the December issue of Juxtapoze on page 63!

Plush Week 2 @ Gallery 1988, LA - Jan 23rd-30th

Fungusaurus Mother and Babbies take a trip to LA for Plush Week 2: Eclectic Boogaloo at Gallery 1988!