Friday, January 8, 2016

Ugly Art Room's NEW Website!

Happy 2016! Ugly Art Room has a new website! Take a look:

The current blogspot address will remain Ugly Art Room's archive. Thanks for all of your interest and support over the last 5 years. We have a lot of exciting ideas for the future!

Thursday, December 31, 2015

"White Rhino" Mail Art Challenge VIDEO!

Ugly Art Room's Jen G. Pywell & new curator Chelsea Foss VanDenend open artwork from December 2015's "White Rhino" mail art challenge. Artwork was mailed from all over the USA.

January's Mail Art Challenge theme will be announced in a separate video very soon.

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Mail Art Challenge Dec. 2015: "White Rhino"

Our recent video when we opened art for "Paradise" was such great fun and a success that we decided to host it with a different theme monthly. Here's how it works...

"White Rhino" Drawing by Jen G. Pywell
Ugly Art Room will announce the theme on the 1st of each month. Artwork is sent by participating artists and arrives no later than the 25th of that month. Depending on the number of submissions, at least five pieces will be selected and opened on camera. A video will be posted by the last day of that month and the following month's mail art challenge theme will be announced. All original work in any medium can be submitted as long as the work can fit into an 8 1/2 x 12" bubble mailer. Work MUST be sent with a SASE so the artwork can be returned. Work will be on display during Corvallis Arts Walk which takes place the third Thursday of each month. Work will be made available for sale on Ugly Art Room's website until the CAW event.

December 2015 Mail Art Challenge Theme: "WHITE RHINO"

Exhibit during Corvallis Arts Walk: January 21, 2015

Monday, November 23, 2015

Take a tour of Paradise (VIDEO!)

This film was recorded before final installation so pieces that arrived after deadline may not be in this video.

Friday, November 20, 2015

Paradise Postcard Show Artwork

Artwork for "Paradise" Postcard Show. All works are 4x6" originals, photographs or printed editions.

All artworks are for sale unless noted SOLD or NFS.

To buy, click on the price link and pay via paypal. Email uglyartroom (at) if you would like to pay via check or money order.

Artwork can be mailed anywhere in the USA. $2 S&H will be added to all orders.

Caroline Burghardt (NY)
Untitled, 2015
paper, gouache, tape

Susan Carr (MA)
Untitled, 2015
oil stick and spray paint

Cory Bushman (NY)
Osteology, 2015

Max Gibbons (DC)
ink on paper

Molly Geissman (NM)
do you know where you are sir, 2015
mixed media

Midori Okuyama (NY)
Untitled, Series Enjoy the Experience,2001
chromogenic print

Linda Richmond (OR)
Summer Fun in Corvallis, 2015

Linda Schmidt (NY)
Pluck, 2015
flashe & graphite on mylar

Monday, November 16, 2015

"Paradise" Postcard Show Participating Artists

All artworks will be available to view online after the opening. In the meantime, here are all the participating artists:
  1. Nicole Agee, CA
  2. Andranik Aroutiounian & Laurel Lueders (NY)
  3. Nathanael Asaro, VT
  4. Kris Askew, OR
  5. Rachel Bartnek, OR
  6. Iris Benson, OR
  7. Rich Bergman, OR
  8. Amanda R. Berry, MI
  9. Eleanor Blair, FL
  10. Daniel C. Boyer, NY
  11. Silvia Soares Boyer, NY

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Watch us open some art for upcoming "Paradise" postcard show! (Video)

Jen G. Pywell of Ugly Art Room open postcards mailed for "Paradise" postcard show taking place in Corvallis, OR on November 19, 2015.

Artwork by Gilaine Spoto (Gardiner, MT), Hye Ryung Na (NY, NY), Theresia Lynch (Glasgow, Scotland), Sisavahn Phoutavong, Jarrod Houghton (Murfreesboro, TN), Liz Walker (Portland, OR), Deborah Kapoor (Seattle, WA), Charles Wilkin (Narrowsburg, NY)