The online portfolio of Sam Thorp
LUPEC presents Steel City Sisters in Art.
Join LUPEC for our third annual all-women art show. We will be featuring incredible art by the most talented local women artists and a delicious classic cocktail! We'll also be serving up some women's history, riffing on this year's official theme of "Celebrating Women of Character, Courage and Commitment." And, in our case, CREATIVITY!
New Art by me in a show I'm curating.
Friday, March 15th. 6-10pm.
Women in Detroit
The 3rd annual "Women" exhibition will be on view at The Detroit Contemporary in March 2014. This year's theme, "Celebrating Women of Character, Courage, and Commitment," honors the extraordinary and often unrecognized determination and tenacity of women. Against social convention and often legal restraints, women have created a legacy that expands the frontiers of possibility for generations to come.
"Women" Exhibition Dates: March 8th - March 31st
Pre-show Discussion & Panel "Women in Art": March 8th 6-7pm
Opening Reception: March 8th 7-10pm
FUN A DAY
Fun A Day is a project started by Art Clash in Philadelphia. The general premise is that you commit to doing something fun every single day in January, and then show off the fruits of your creativity in an art show when the month is over.
Friday, March 7, 2014 7pm-10pm during Unblurred.
My Artwork published in Hyacinth Nior- Imbolc Literary Issue 2014
BAD WEATHER ALERT: OPENING MOVED TO FEB 21
A Double Feature Exhibition with Brian Gonnella as part of the pop-up exhibition series.
Opening Friday February 21, 2014. 5pm-7pm. $7 admission (includes 2 drink tickets and hors d'oeuvres). Salon: Speak with the artists about their work, inspiration and methods. Thursday, February 20 at 6 PM .
Pop-Up Studio: Work WITH the artists in a casual, relaxed atmosphere. Wednesday, February 26, 6:30-8:30 PM with Sam Thorp; Wednesday, & March 26, 6:30-8:30 PM with Brian Gonnella
Show runs Feb 5th through March 2nd.
A Treasure of Artists at GLCC
New Art by me in a show I'm curating.
See many of your favorite artists at the GLCC. Take the chill off this winter with some original art for your collection, and help out a good cause.
Half of all art sales will be donated to the Transman Chest surgery fund, also known as: "Dude, Where's my Chest?" http://www.gofundme.com/DWMCPGH
Refreshments will be served. Come hang out, spend some money and enjoy.
The surgery is essential for mental, and emotional comfort as well as physical well being.
Gallery Opening: Sunday Feb 16th. 6- to 9pm
GLCC 210 Grant St. PGH, PA 15219
Sam Thorp Part of Visual Aids show.
Postcards From the Edge is a Visual AIDS benefit show and sale of original, postcard-sized works on paper by established and emerging artists. All works are sold on a first-come, first-served basis. The works are signed on the back and exhibited so the artists' signatures cannot be seen. While buyers receive a list of all participating artists, they don't know who created which piece until purchased. All proceeds support the programs of Visual AIDS.
My Gift to You
Print out the 2014 Pin-up Calendar, perfect for your school or office.
Magical Creatures Calendar Art
Find my artwork and the art of several other Transgendered/ Queer/ Gender variant creators. Also included are several important dates in Trans his/herstory. Purchase your calendar and support the Transgender Oral History Project. From Etsy
Holiday Art & Gifts at 28 West Second
Check out the new & exclusive work by Sam Thorp
Opens SAT Dec 14, 2013, 7-10 PM. Wear your UGLIEST CHRISTMAS SWEATER AND BE ENTERED TO WIN YOUR VERY OWN UNIQUE WORK OF ART. A beautiful assortment of unique arts, crafts and jewelry by local artists available for purchase for friends & family. Refreshments & Good Cheer will be served. Exhibition runs through Dec 24, 2013
Sam Thorp takes part in Community
Home. Love. Neighborhood. Belonging. Isolation. Outcast. Solitude. Longing.
Show will run November 5th - December 7th
Friday, November 1st, I will be competing in the International Art Battles.
This is a live painting event with me and 3 other artists world wide, and YOU decide the winner. Our artists will battle from their studios all over the world. You determine the winner.
You could also win a print of the winning piece from +CanvasPop.
I would love to have your support.
YouTube link will be posted live on November 1st at 7pm GMT / 3pm ET/ 12pm PT.
2013 Zine Fair
Battlefield Saints will ride again to the Pittsburgh Zine Fair in September. See what I have in store for you, along with many other great artists and vendors.
The 2013 Pittsburgh Zine Fair is set to take place at The Union Project on Sunday, September 22nd from 2pm to 8pm.
This the 3rd annual zine fair in the city and exhibits work from local and regional zine-makers in addition to providing activities like unique workshops, demonstrations and thought-provoking panel discussions. Overall the zine fair strives to foster an environment to engage independent artists and writers in an experience that encourages personal expression along with gaining valuable knowledge of our community. This event is FREE to the public and will feature access to vast collections of zines from local organizations, zine vendors and lots of fun people!
Curating at the August Wilson Center
The date has been moved to Sept. 13 The Souls of Art Folk annual benefit, artists will express what it feels to be seen as "a problem" and what it does to the soul to live in a society that expects you to be or act as something you are not?
Saturday, Sept 13, 2013 at the August Wilson Center for African American Culture with doors opening at 6:00pm and show beginning at 7:00pm.
Get tickets here: http://www.thesoulsofartfolk.brownpapertickets.com/
Detroit Tangent Gallery- Ultra-Violence: A Visual Vocabulary of Stanley Kubrick
Sam Thorp in Detroit again!
Detroit's raddest gallery, TANGENT GALLERY, will host two nights of mayhem with ULTRAVIOLENCE: THE STANLEY KUBRICK SHOW! Featuring talented artistic interpretations of the movies of Stanley Kubrick from Detroit and abroad. There will be live performances, full cash bar and great music! On board is Detroit's darling: Meridith Lorde and The Tainted Saints band! more details on performers to come!
Gestures: The Art of Non-Verbal Communication
New work by me plus special guest artists: Mia Donna, Katie Lynn, Anne Michelle, Gemma Allan, Masha Fikhman, Kyle A. Adams, & Mark Dobosh. Curated by Sam Thorp. Live music by Grand Snafu. Wine tasting by Wilhelm Winery.
Opening is Friday Sept. 6th 6-11pm as part of Unblurred.
5015 Penn Ave. PGH, PA 15224
This Friday at Cattivo, a benefit for the documentary film Gender Dances.
Gender Dances is a documentary about transmen, transwomen and everyone in between.
The filmmaker, Nancy Evelyn Gold will also be celebrating her 20th anniversary of the day she started living as herself.
Live performances by many of your favorite drag and gender illusionists.
Artwork by Sam Thorp will be on display and available at 50% off.
It's a party, it's a benefit, it's an event not to be missed!
Door is $7, show starts at 10:00 PM.
Friday Aug. 9th. Door is $7, show starts at 10:00 PM.
The Black White & Red Show
I'll have my artwork in Detroit for the Black, White and Red Show. Drawings in the simple yet powerful palette of red, black and white.
The opening is Saturday June 29th. the show continues to July 28th.
MWFA Represents in the Rustbelt Rivalry
See new artwork by me, and the MWFA crew taking on Cleveland and Detroit! A three city Art Battle! Saturday June 2930, noon-7pm. Cleveland's fastest growing, grassroots, arts-centric, eclectic, family friendly festival!
Art of Trans Pride
I'm organizing a visual art show for the 2013 PGH Trans Pride Event. See new art by me and many other local talents.
Trans* as the umbrella term for all identities within the gender identity spectrum. The asterisk makes special note in an effort to include all non-cisgender gender identities, including transgender, transsexual, transvestite, genderqueer, genderfluid, non-binary, genderfuck, genderless, agender, non-gendered, third gender, bigender, and trans man and trans woman.
One night only: Friday June 21st 9pm- 2am
Super! Exploring the Homoerotic Subtext of the Superhero Culture.
Comicbook art by me in a show I'm curating.
If you grew up with comics and graphic novels, you may have noticed the evidence: The incredible bodies in flamboyant and skin-tight outfits. The leading of double lives. The intense male/ male relationships. The strange, unusual and even "unnatural" powers. Maybe it was the lack of positive gay role models in the mainstream culture or maybe all superheroes ARE kinda gay.
Exhibition runs from: Sunday June 2nd to Sept 25th.
Gallery Opening: Sunday June 2nd 6- to 9pm
GLCC 210 Grant St. PGH, PA 15219
INK in Detroit
See my tattoo inspired art piece in Detroit, Rock City!
May 10 & 11th only. Don't miss it.
Art for Change
Once again I'll be donating art for this worthy cause.
EXTRA BONUS! I will be painting LIVE with Lauren Toohey on the spot during the Underwriter's Circle Party. The resulting Masterpiece will be up for auction in May.
The Underwriters Circle Party, our VIP event, will be held on Thursday, April 11 at Jay Verno Studios on the South Side.
This year's Art for Change event will be held on Monday, May 13 at the August Wilson Center for African American Culture. Persad's signature event is both a verbal and silent auction featuring over 200 pieces of art from local, national and international artists including paintings, photography, sculpture, furniture and jewelry.
Persad's largest and most successful fund raising event will be celebrating the 25th year of Art for AIDS, which has raised over $3.75 million dollars to support Persad's Free Care Fund; allowing us to offer quality services to all clients regardless of their ability to pay.
Live Painting paired up to live music. Sam Thorp will be painting live on stage with a local band, Echo Jade. There will also be vendors and a gallery of additional artists.
Saturday, April 6th- Starts at 8pm.
Art Attack #2
Sam will be painting live, benefitting the Western PA Humane Society. $5.00 Donation at the door.
Must be 21.
The event is open for all to attend, come out and meet some great artists, donate to a good cause, enjoy some killers DJs, and get served by some most excellent bartenders!
Friday, March 15th- Starts at 8pm.
LUPEC: Salon des Femmes de la Yinz at the Morris Levy Gallery
View the Art. Smash the Patriarchy. Enjoy delicious beverage.
Friday, March 1st. 6-11pm as part of Unblurred.
Twitter Art Exhibit: Los Angeles
Jan. 12th, Art by Sam Thorp will be at the Exhale Unlimited Gallery, an international exhibition of original postcard art, benefiting Art Division, a nonprofit program for underserved youth (ages 18 - 25) showing commitment and passion for the visual arts. An opening reception will be held from 7-10 PM on Saturday, January 12, 2013 at E.U. Gallery, in Chinatown's Arts District.
Twitter Art Exhibit: Los Angeles is the third installment of an open international exhibition of handmade postcard art donated by hundreds of artists from around the globe.
Postcard art entries will be displayed and sold on opening night through February 10th, 2013, at $35 a piece. All proceeds will benefit Art Division. This event is FREE to attend and open to the public.
Have your portrait drawn for charity at Stuff n Such Society this January.
Local artist Sam Thorp will be drawing live and on the spot to benefit the Pittsburgh Women and Girls Foundation. The mission of the Women and Girls Foundation is to achieve equality for women and girls, now and for generations to come. (wgfpa.org) Sit for a portrait and help out a great cause.
Plus artwork on display by the MWFA's International Stars: Sylvia K. (Italy) and Sarina Meester (Netherlands).
Art and an amazing assortment of collectables and memorabillia this January at Stuff n Such Society.
Friday Jan 4th. 6-11pm. durring Unblurred.
(basement) 5015 Penn Ave. PGH, PA 15224
A collaboration of Art & Drag
See work by me in a show I am curating:
"Drag" can be understood gender bending or gender illusion entertainment that has the power to question, to liberate, and to push boundaries, much like the power of art. Art and drag are both concerned with aesthetics and transformation. Visual artists and drag performers operate on the fringe of society, giving them a unique perspective to explore their creativity and expression. Pittsburgh is lucky to have such a rich and talented drag community as well as a talented and rich art community. In this show, Drag Queens and Kings have collaborated with visual artists to create "royal" portraiture.
Exhibition runs from: Sunday December 2nd to January 27th.
Gallery Opening: Sunday December 2nd 6- to 9pm
GLCC 210 Grant St. PGH, PA 15219
Time of Change at 28 West Second
Sam Thorp will be part of a group show in Greensburg.
Opening Reception: Saturday, Oct. 13th- 7-10pm
Art for a good cause: Top It Off
The Top It Off show at Cattivo Sotto Bar is a night of live art, gallery art, and drag. Art will be on sale throughout the night. Proceeds will support gender-confirming top surgery for trans/queer Britton Mauk (aka Maxwell Girth). The live art and gallery opens at 8pm, and drag show starts at 11pm. Entry is $2 and $4 after 11pm. A smoke free night.
Artists: Sam Thorp, Britton Mauk, Stephanie Ross, Tyler Holland, Mia Donna Maneer
Vendors: TransPride, Haus Of Sin, Pin Up Perfection Magazine, Maximus Leather Works
Emcee: JJ Cox & Maxwell Girth
Gender Performers: Maxwell Girth, Johnny Valiant, Darla de La'piranha, Orion Blaze Browne, Jon Benet Ramsme, Blade Mathews, Blackie Braless, Bella Sin, Boom Boom Bridgette, Malcum Tent, Shane FulDesires, Lusciouss Lottie
Silent auction of items from vendors and artists.
Check out the blog http://brittonstopitoff.blogspot.com/ for more details to why this event is happening.
Friday, Oct. 12th starting at 8pm
MWFA Stars at the Waterloo Arts Fest in Cleveland, OH.
See artwork by Jason Sauer, John Lysak, Lauren Toohey, Sam Thorp & Mark Zingarelli. Plus more art by Mia Donna, Anne Michelle Lyons and Frank Knezevich. Saturday June 30, noon-7pm. Cleveland's fastest growing, grassroots, arts-centric, eclectic, family friendly festival!
PLUS! Art Battles! A 4-way Art Battle between Pittsburgh & Cleveland artists! Music battle between Grand Snafu & Cleveland Musicians! Movie battle between Pittsburgh 48hr Film Project and Cleveland 48hr Film Project! Don't miss it!
Our Common Wealth
In conjunction with the 2012 Pride events, the GLCC is honored to present works from the LGBTQ comunity as well as the many Allies in Western PA.
Show opening is Sunday June 3rd 6-9pm at the GLCC. and contiues to July 29.
Download the prospectus here.
Uncensored in New York!
In response to the church's recent call to censor the groundbreaking exhibition Hide/Seek: Difference and Desire in American Portraiture at the Brooklyn Museum, the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art is hosting Uncensored: Queer Art and the Church on display from March 27-April 1. Look for my work here. See the whole show here.Leslie-Lohman Annex, 127-B Prince Street, New York, NY 10012.
New Work in March
Principles, Postions, Power
A show of all new work with Joan Iverson Goswell at GalleriE Chiz.
As part of the First Friday Artwalk, March 2nd 5:30-8:30pm.
5831 Ellsworth Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15232
New Work at February Unblurred
This the series of people in wrestling masks doing very non- wrestling things. The mask becomes a Talisman, turning the situation from the mundane to magical.
3634 Penn Ave. PGH, PA
2011 Tranny Roadshow
The tour has ended and I would lke to thank the organizers for letting me be part of it. And thank you to all who purchased my artwork.
Once again Sam Thorp is honored to be part of this tour:
For 2012 tour and booking information, please check the website.
The artwork of Sam Thorp heading for Dallas with Arthouse:
Valet parking will be available.
List of Participating Artists
Sam Thorp will be showing in St. Louis for the first time.
Catch my work at Shameless Grounds in a show from July 12 to Aug 22.2650 Sidney St. Saint Louis, MO 63104
It's Like a Concert Tour, but with Sketch Books.
Draw Jesus Day!
See my submission at Hyperallergic labs here.
Digging PittMy show at the Wizard got a write up in the Digging Pitt blog.
Thank you for Supporting the Arts!I am eternally grateful for anyone who has loved my art enough to spend money on it.
And know that I am doing my best to ensure the value of my art goes up.
Your generosity and support is appreciated. Thank you.