The Art of Derby

The Art of Derby The Art of Derby is an art exhibit of 2-D and 3-D based on the theme of Roller Derby. Works of art Also to help raise funds to any league that participates.
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Works of art are created by Skaters, Referees, NSOs, Volunteers and Fans. The first Art of Derby show was put on October 2nd, 2015, located at the Yetee Gallery in downtown Aurora, Illinois. The goals of The Art of Derby is to promote roller derby, and leagues who participate in the exhibition. This is not about promoting for leagues but about promoting roller derby in general through art, and promoting artist within the derby community. Be on the look out for upcoming shows.

09/04/2017

Hello Artists, Derby Fans, and Supporters. Now that fall is crisp in the air we have had questions about The Art of Derby.
Unfortunately the venue space we have used for the previous 3 events is not available for the time being, but we will plan on returning next year. For right now we understand that the Chicago Outfit Roller Derby has a similar event in the works, spreading derby and art, and with some artists that we ourselves had the pleasure of hosting. So we wish them a successful event.

October 7th 2016
10/12/2016

October 7th 2016

10/06/2016

Installation was a success!!!

ROLLER DERBY AND HOT DOGS?! What an amazing combo! Gobble Doggs will be outside the Yetee Gallery during the First Frida...
10/03/2016

ROLLER DERBY AND HOT DOGS?! What an amazing combo! Gobble Doggs will be outside the Yetee Gallery during the First Fridays Aurora: Oct. 7. So hit the town, stop by the gallery and pick up a dog along the way.

Check out this talented artist from Chicago Outfit Roller Derby, Smashus Clay. She brings derby to daily items in such a...
09/29/2016

Check out this talented artist from Chicago Outfit Roller Derby, Smashus Clay. She brings derby to daily items in such a creative smart way. Make sure to come October 7th to snag yourself some derby art.

Sneak peak at Free-lance skater Zombilena. Come check out The Art of Derby October 7th 7pm at the Yetee Gallery. Part of...
09/26/2016

Sneak peak at Free-lance skater Zombilena.
Come check out The Art of Derby October 7th 7pm at the Yetee Gallery. Part of First Fridays Aurora: Oct. 7

09/24/2016

THANK YOU!!! To all the Artists/Vendors who signed up!
Artists:
Smashus Clay- Chicago Outfit
Geli Jams U Up- Aurora 88s
Jacknife Jilly- Aurora 88s
Zombilena- Independent Skater
Beshemoth- Independent Skater
Nacho Girl- Aurora 88s
Polaroid Rage- Midstate Mayhem
Betty White Knuckles- Midstate Mayhem
Insubordinate Claws- Chicago Riot Jr.
Jason Arthur- Photographer/Sculptor
Danesh Kothari- Artist
Madre- Superfan
Knuckle Sammich- DuPage Derby
Dr. Bruise Banger- Aurora 88s
Gilla Tina- Aurora 88s
Nukes Vomica- Aurora 88s
E. Wrecked- DuPage Derby
Mosh Von Graves- Aurora 88s
Metal Mama- Aurora 88s

Vendors
BlackWidow Biz, LLC
Miniwheats
Kiss Withafist- Aurora 88s
Polaroid Rage- Midstate Mayhem
Betty White Knuckles- Midstate Mayhem
Rowdy Rah Rah- Aurora 88s
Beshemoth- Independent

09/20/2016

LAST CALL!!!!
For artists to turn in their applications and entry fee!!! Please message us if you have any questions!

09/15/2016

We would like all applications turned it within the next 2 days!
We're getting a really good line up and is shaping up to be an awesome 2nd gallery showing for The Art of Derby!
Yay!

I know artists get the wrap for being "procrastinators"....but get those applications and entry fees in.Application can ...
09/13/2016

I know artists get the wrap for being "procrastinators"....but get those applications and entry fees in.

Application can be found in our photos as a jpeg. If you like a pdf formate, just message us and we'll get you a copy asap.
You can message them back to us once filled out, or email them to [email protected]
Vendors also only pay $15 ( I have 2 spots open still) You will get half of a 6ft table, 1 chair, and table cloth provided. You just have to provide your own bank for your sales.
Entry fees are paid via paypal, made out to [email protected]

Keep the questions coming, keep the word spreading.
We know you are planning on doing it, just plan on turing in those applications too!!!

Thanks!!!

09/07/2016

The BlackWidow Biz, LLC will have a vendor table at this year's Art of Derby.
We have a couple more vendor spots available, first come first serve.
Be sure to get those applications in, along with your $15 entry fee via paypal [email protected]

Cut off is September 16th!

09/01/2016

Not confident in your artistic abilities? Don't sweat it, we accept all art, it's all good!
We have 16 more days to accept those applications

Last year's art of derby....but we can't wait for this years! Get those applications in.
08/30/2016

Last year's art of derby....but we can't wait for this years! Get those applications in.

Are we ready to make some art?! Great!!! Just fill out this application, and make your entry payment of $15 on paypal to...
08/23/2016

Are we ready to make some art?! Great!!! Just fill out this application, and make your entry payment of $15 on paypal to
[email protected]
All proceeds go to putting on this event, to place cards for art pieces, special Art of Derby buttons, to the snacks and beverages served the night of.

Few things that are different from our first Art of Derby is...

1. That any art work sold will 100% go to the Artist. No collection will be made off of your art work, you made it, you sold it, it goes to your pocket, you choose what you'd like to do with it afterwards, maybe buy us a beer?

2. All leagues being represented, please bring your fliers and put them on the counter to display. Let's promote local roller derby!

3. Vendor Row, last year we had requests on craft like, or multiple small items up for sale, we will have 4 spots open for vendors, but it is up to you to hold your own bank. So if you make derby jewelry, or have stuff that comes in multiples that you'd like to keep tabs on and be in charge of selling, we do have spots for you this year. First sign up, first serve.

If you have any questions, message us on here or email us at
[email protected]

All applications will be due by September 19th.

It's OFFICIAL!!!!The Art of Derby is BACK!!! for their 2nd Annual Gallery Showing.We will be back at the amazing Yetee G...
08/13/2016

It's OFFICIAL!!!!
The Art of Derby is BACK!!! for their 2nd Annual Gallery Showing.
We will be back at the amazing Yetee Gallery, and are now calling out to all artist who are interested in displaying their creativity on the theme of ROLLER DERBY!

Application and Rules will be out soon!
Spread the word!!!

07/19/2016

Hey Art of Derby Folks...... we're back!!!
Stayed tuned to see how to sign up for this years exhibit. Things are gonna be done a little differently.

The Derby Goddess16" x 12"Acrylic on Canvas$100.00By WCR's SkaterBeshemothMessage if interested to purchase
10/04/2015

The Derby Goddess
16" x 12"
Acrylic on Canvas
$100.00
By WCR's Skater
Beshemoth

Message if interested to purchase

Wowzers!!! Thank you to everyone who made it out to the first (of what we hope many) Art of Derby Exhibit!We would like ...
10/03/2015

Wowzers!!! Thank you to everyone who made it out to the first (of what we hope many) Art of Derby Exhibit!
We would like to eternally thank the Yetee Gallery
First Fridays in Downtown Aurora
And to all the Artists who've participated!!

The exhibit will be up til Oct 10th M-F 9am-5pm
So there still is art to experience, and purchase.
Part of the proceeds will go to the leagues that have members in the show.

Congrats to our winners
Kevin H. Fan Fav Award for "Xena Roller Princess"
Kevin H. 2nd Place Award for "Jammer to the Bone"
Stephanie Wheatley 1st place "I Skate Because"

Thank you, thank you, and thank you!!!
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.1037442789635393.1073741832.1000624546650551&type=1&l=983797d253

10/03/2015
10/02/2015
What better way to enjoy a Roller Derby art event than by playing roller derby on the big screen. Well guess what, we're...
09/30/2015

What better way to enjoy a Roller Derby art event than by playing roller derby on the big screen. Well guess what, we're doing exactly that. The Art of Derby will be live streaming the playoff bouts on the way to championships, taking place in Omaha, NE.

On Friday at The Art of Derby exhibit skater Wu Tang Clam will be selling some limited edition T-shirts to raise funds f...
09/29/2015

On Friday at The Art of Derby exhibit skater Wu Tang Clam will be selling some limited edition T-shirts to raise funds for her recent injury. Please feel free to clink on the link below if you'd like to make a donation.

The Art of Derby wishes Wu a speedy recovery.
https://www.gofundme.com/wutangclam

Hi friends. My name is Wu Tang Clam #36 of the Chicago Red Hots (formerly and still to some Rosie the Wrecker of Tulsa, OK) Some of you might also know me from the Chicks in Bowls Chicago chapter. Well, after nine years of playing Roller Derby it finally happened to me. Saturday Sept. 19th I bro...

Things are coming together
09/29/2015

Things are coming together

Tomorrow is installation day!!!! Sneak peek at Aurora 88s NSO Metal Mama's piece.
09/27/2015

Tomorrow is installation day!!!!
Sneak peek at Aurora 88s NSO Metal Mama's piece.

This weekend the artists are finishing up their pieces to be ready to install on Monday.Here is a sneak peak at Machine ...
09/25/2015

This weekend the artists are finishing up their pieces to be ready to install on Monday.
Here is a sneak peak at Machine Gun Skelly's piece, representing Chicago Outfit and The Art of Derby exhibit at the Yetee Gallery, Oct 2nd 7pm.

Can't wait to show you all about this fantastic sport
09/20/2015

Can't wait to show you all about this fantastic sport

Here is a sneak peek from Melissa aka Smashus ClayHer work will be up for purchase at The Art of Derby exhibit on Oct 2n...
09/16/2015

Here is a sneak peek from Melissa aka Smashus Clay
Her work will be up for purchase at The Art of Derby exhibit on Oct 2nd @ The Yetee Gallery

09/07/2015

Artists who will be participating in the first Art of Derby issss......

*Kevin Hanusin aka Howie Rolls NSO from South Shore Roller Girls

*Jessica Mills aka Batty Oracle Skater from Confluence Crush Roller Derby

*Alexis LeMieux aka Breaking Barbie Skater from DuPage Derby Dames

*Gabriel Bernal aka Gimpy Gabe Super fan of the Aurora 88s Roller Derby

*Kelly King aka Machine Gun Skelly Skater from Chicago Outfit Roller Derby

*Christine Famatid aka Devilish Daisy Skater from Aurora 88s Roller Derby

*Melissa Monroe aka Smashus Clay Super fan of the Chicago Outfit Roller Derby

*Ashley Staat aka Nacho Girl Skater from the Aurora 88s Roller Derby

*Saemi Yi aka Knuckle Sammich Skater from Dupage Derby Dames

*Nina Lennon aka Nukes Vomica Skater from Aurora 88s Roller Derby

*Stephanie Wheatley aka Metal Mama NSO for the Aurora 88s Roller Derby

*Amanda Marquardt aka Gilla Tina Skater for Aurora 88s Roller Derby

*Angelica Matczuk aka Geli Jams U Up Skater for Aurora 88s Roller Derby

*Taylor Kessel aka Beshemoth Skater for Windy City Rollers

*Helena Mauricio aka Zombilena Freelance Skater

Thank you sooooo much to everyone who chose to participate in the this amazing show, we look forward to seeing everyone's talent shine through.

Next stop....getting that artwork finished.

09/07/2015

Thank you too everyones applications. The Art of Derby is well on their way to put on a great show.

Extended deadline ends this FRIDAY!!!
09/02/2015

Extended deadline ends this FRIDAY!!!

The difference between craft and art? Whoa, what a big debate.  We want to hear your thoughts, what makes art, art? And ...
09/01/2015

The difference between craft and art? Whoa, what a big debate. We want to hear your thoughts, what makes art, art? And craft? craft?
Here is a Ted Talk video that show's some history behind how art and craft have separated in the past. But with today's artists using "craft" techniques, and mix medias, is there a way to differentiate?

http://ed.ted.com/lessons/is-there-a-difference-between-art-and-craft-laura-morelli

Was da Vinci an artistic genius? Sure, but he was also born in the right place at the right time -- pre-Renaissance, Western artists got little individual credit for their work. And in many non-Western cultures, traditional forms have always been prized over innovation. So, where do we get our notio…

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