The Zombie Founding Fathers art show will be hanging in our gallery at Dead End Press until July 25. If you’re in the Ballard neighborhood, please feel free to stop by and check it out. The gallery is open every Wednesday from 3 pm to 8 pm and every Saturday from noon to 4 pm. We are also open whenever someone is in here working, so definitely come on in if you see the doors open.
All artwork was created during our third Sketch Jam on Sunday, July 8. Thirteen artists had five hours to design and illustrate a zombie version of their favorite Founding Father based on the following story concept:
The zombie apocalypse begins. The Founding Fathers rise from the dead. Disgusted by the blank-eyed, empty-brained, consumptive America before them, they resolve to put aside their cranial cravings and band together once more to found, fortify and defend a new nation. A nation built on dreams, respect, liberty and hard work: The Zombie States of America.
Local illustrator Seth Goodkind took first place with his thoughtful, detailed watercolor painting of Zombie Crispus Attucks. He won a $75 gift certificate to Artful Dodger Tattoo and a limited edition Zombie Thomas Jefferson intaglio print created by Dead End Press.
Food and prizes were also generously donated by Benito’s Chicago Eatery.
Come to Dead End Press at 1518 NW 52nd St in Ballard to see this show while you can. You can also read a write-up of the event in the Ballard News Tribune.