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The Unexpected Art Show was a one day event hosted by TORn and held in Los Angeles, California on Friday, February 22, 2013. The show featured artwork from a variety of artists inspired by The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, and Tolkien's Middle-earth.

The Unexpected Art Show was part of TORn's Oscar Celebration weekend including "The One Expected Party."

editing note: sponsors for the weekend events should but put in the article for the 2013 Oscar party.

tickets: limited in number; $15 online and $20 at the door
venue: Lot 613, a blank-canvas special events space in the Historic Arts District of Downtown Los Angeles, located at 613 Imperial Street

all ages welcome to enter and attend

Raffle and Auction Items

Information and Rules for Artists

Event Brite Announcement

Facebook Announcement

managed by TORn staffer, Alyse Garnier

Mission of the show

"looking for more than the standard fare for the event." "We were looking for unique mediums"
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September 10, 2012
First announcement of the Unexpected Art Show to be held on November 10, 2012
will include paintings, sketches, and 3 dimensional artwork
will include items for display, auction, and sale
registration form for artists, information and rules for artists made available
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November 8, 2012
Art show pushed to TORn's 2013 Oscar Party Weekend. will now be held February 22, 2013
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November 14, 2012
New call for entries made with updated information and rules
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December 19, 2012: Tickets went on sale
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Raffle and Auction Items

February 4,2013
Preliminary list made available
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entertainment

Singing Gandalf, DJ Nick the Ring
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Information about artists on display or in attendance

artist: illustrator, Tim Kirk will be in attendance
illustrator of 1975 Tolkien Calendar
first illustrator of Tolkien's work other than Tolkien
will do quick sketches for anyone who brings books or calendars to be signed
on display: some of his original oil paintings
for sale: signed and remarqued prints
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artists: LEGO building team, OneLug
for display display: 7 ft LEGO Tower of Orthanc in a diorama depicting the Battle of the Ents and other original LEGO creations - likely the last public display of Orthanc
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artist: oil painter, Donato Giancola will be in attendance
for sale: limited edition giclée prints
for display (or sale?): new work, a portrait of JRRT
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artist: Jerry VanderStelt will be in attendance
for sale(?): licensed print for TH:AUJ
for auction: three limited edition lithographs from his LOTR series
will sign: limited edition prints, giclées, canvas edition prints.
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artist: illustrator and mixed media artist, Cat Mallard
for sale: prints and original artwork
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artist: Hogan McLaughlin
for display: original illustrations
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artist: Jay Johnstone
on display: artwork inspired by the styles of religious manuscripts, icon, and fresco illustrations from the medieval period
medium: oils, watercolors, acrylics, egg tempera with gold powder and leaf
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artist: Stephen Hickman
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artist: stained glass artist, Christie A. Wood
on display: six panels representing Hobbiton based on photographs from the artists' trip to New Zealand
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Coverage by Other Media

TVNZ's video interview of Calisuri at Art Show.

TVNZ: Local Coverage: The One Expected Party (video posted at TORn)

GeekSpeakTV1's video interview of Alyse

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1 February 20, 2013 ~ NT (North Texas) Daily: AN UNEXPECTED ART SHOW FOR LOCAL GLASS MAKER

2 September 10, 2012 ~ TORn News Article: TheOneRing.net Art Show! – Official call for Entries

3 November 8, 2012 ~ TORn News Article: TheOneRing.net Art Show Pushed to Oscar Party Weekend 2013!

4 November 14, 2012 ~ TORn News Article: An Unexpected Art Show – Call for Entries!

5 December 19, 2012 ~ TORn News Article: Tickets On Sale! Celebrating the inspiration of J.R.R. Tolkien’s Middle-earth – ‘An Unexpected Art Show’

6 February 4, 2013 ~ TORn News Article: Raffle and Auction Items Announced for ‘The One Expected Party’

7 January 10, 2013 ~ TORn News Article: ‘The Hobbit’ Snags Three Oscar Nominations for 2013!

8 December 19, 2012 ~ TORn News Article: Tickets On Sale! Celebrating the inspiration of J.R.R. Tolkien’s Middle-earth – ‘An Unexpected Art Show’

9 February 14, 2013 ~ TORn News Article: Eat, Drink, Be Merry! ‘An Unexpected Art Show’ One Night Only

10 February 17, 2013 ~ TORn News Article: ‘An Unexpected Art Show’ Featured Artist – Tim Kirk

11 January 14, 2013 ~ TORn News Article: LEGO Tower of Orthanc at ‘An Unexpected Art Show’

12 January 7, 2013 ~ TORn News Article: ‘An Unexpected Art Show’ Featured Artist – Donato Giancola

13 January 4, 2013 ~ TORn News Article: ‘An Unexpected Art Show’ Featured Artist – Jerry VanderStelt

14 February 5, 2013 ~ TORn News Article: ‘An Unexpected Art Show’ Artist Spotlight

15 February 7, 2013 ~ TORn News Article: ‘An Unexpected Art Show’ Artist Spotlight

16 February 9, 2013 ~ TORn News Article: ‘An Unexpected Art Show’ Featured Artist

17 February 14, 2013 ~ TORn News Article: Eat, Drink, Be Merry! ‘An Unexpected Art Show’ One Night Only

18 February 20, 2013 ~ NT (North Texas) Daily Article: AN UNEXPECTED ART SHOW FOR LOCAL GLASS MAKER

19 February 21, 2013 ~ Pegasus News Article: Denton stained glass artist creates ode to The Hobbit (repost of NT Daily article)

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