Wednesday, February 29, 2012

FTS Gallery year anniversary art show!

Forest To Shore Gallery is turning 1 year old!

FTS Gallery is now taking entries from artists interested 
in showing at our 1 year anniversary art show. There will 
be no theme to the show- we are looking for some killer 
work to adorn our walls which are approaching their one 
year birthday! The opening reception will be April 28th. 
The deadline for accepting contributions will be Saturday 
April 21st. Do not hesitate if interested- wall space will 
fill quickly. If you would like to participate please email 
your entries to We are accepting 
pieces of any medium, we can easily accommodate 3D 
installations and sculptures. Any questions? Feel free to 
contact us- 203.908.3555. Thanks!

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Buddy Wakefield Tonight!

Tonight @ 6pm sharp two time poetry slam champion Buddy Wakefield will be performing his evocative spoken verse at FTS Gallery.  There will still be tickets available at the door, however the remaining space is LIMITED AND STANDING ROOM ONLY.  As always the folks at FTS will be offering complimentary food and drink as a thank you for coming to the show.  Admission is $10 at the door.  See you at the show!

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Figure Drawing Classes @ FTS Gallery begin March 6th

FTS is stoked to announce that our next series of Figure drawing session will commence on March 6th.  

Artists of all levels of experience are welcome and encouraged to attend. This is an opportunity to learn, share, and have fun with other local artists-- So don't be shy! 

Each session will consist on a variety of both long and short poses with a nude model. We provide seating and we are more than happy to share what drawing supplies we do have if you are lacking.

However, we do encourage attendees to bring their own travel easels and drawing boards.

Please feel free to contact the gallery with any questions you may have. 
We are stoked to see you at the first session!

FTS Drawing session   <---- click here!

March 6th & 20th
April 3rd & 17th
May 1st & 15th

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

More Philly Photos

Here are some more pics from the Philly show, including a horrific family photo we took at the end of the extravaganza (the photograph screams "hide your sons and daughters").

We don't, really...

Bio tattoo by George Perham

Mandanici looking cute as always

meeting up with old friends.

Dr. Frankenstein ala Rocky

Ugly bunch of mugs.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Saturday and Sunday in Philly.

The city of brotherly love contributed much of it to the FTS and friends crew this weekend.  Work was a' plenty and as soon as we gather together the pics from the weekend we will post the tough tats that were zapped.  Here is a little taste of the booth and shenanigans had on Saturday and Sunday.  Many more pics to come as soon as we get our collective shit together.

these gals were the class of the convention.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Friday Fun day in Philly

Friday proved to be a busy day at the Philly show.  With mild hangovers and bright spirits FTS and friends were jamming with zap appointments for the entire first day.  Sour patch kids and bio organic ankles laid preview to philly cheese steaks and giggle fests...  day two tomorrow.

--Mike Mandanici of Shelton Tattoo    acting as mad scientist. 

--wherever we go, sick jackets follow.

--sourpatch kid ala Raquel (fire breathing) Cude.

Friday, February 10, 2012

Cheese steak spring rolls.

This is the duke and his friend superstar tattooer Mike Mandanici indulging in Philly cheese steak spring rolls and girly alcoholic beverages in preparation for the snuggle-fest which undoubtedly ensued shortly after this photo was taken.  

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Gone to Philly!!!!

Hey all- our van is being packed as we speak- the shop is off to Philly for the Philadelphia Tattoo and Arts Convention.  We will be back in town on Monday.  We will keep you all posted with daily updates on the show and the happenings in the city of brotherly love.

Monday, February 6, 2012

Sick Pics from the Ports of Spain show!

Two Fridays ago the fellas in Ports of Spain raged the gallery proper with help from Milksop Unsung and The Interstate Life.  New friends were made and fun times were had-  here is the evidence.

 The Interstate Life

Milksop Unsung 

Ports of Spain