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Tomorrow is happy delusions Celebration of 5 amazing years of business. We would like to take the opportunity to let the community, our friends, and customers know how important they’ve all been to the success of the shop. We will be closing are doors for good at the end of September, so this is your last opportunity to come meet the artists and support them. Thank you all for taking time out of your life and sharing time with us here at happy delusions. This has been a life changing experience that I will forever be grateful for. Thank you.


Classic Cars & Pinup Gals Art Show

Miss Kitty Mansfield of Pinups Against Cancer poses for Varga Photography.

Exhibiting Friday July 6th – Tuesday July 31st

at Happy Delusions

924 South 3rd Street

Renton, WA 98057-2734

(425) 255-6078

happydelusions@yahoo.com

Show description:

Classic Cars and Pinup Gals go hand in hand, and this July happy delusions wants to you to put the theme into a craft.

Prospectus:

Your work does not need to be narrative but should reflect a classic car & pinup theme. Your work can be on the sweet side or a darker interpretation, maybe even comical. Have fun with it! Please nothing overtly sexual or violent, tasteful artistic nudity is acceptable. All mediums will be accepted, sculpture, fiber art, plush etc… Traditional wall art will be accepted, however Pinup’s Against Cancer will be using most of the wall for their photos and we would love to find more craft or vintage themed car toys to play off their pictures. Artists will be limited to 3 pieces per person, but please note that we may only accept one of the three.

The sale commission is 40%.

This is a juried show.

2. Submit Art

 

Submissions must be sent via email to happydelusions@yahoo.com

You will need to provide the following for artwork submit:

Your Name

Images of the work (900 x 1200 suggested)
Title of Piece
Description
Price
Medium
Dimensions
We will start accepting submissions Monday, June 11th. The last day to submit will be Friday, June 15th.
Accepted artists will be notified by email Friday June 22nd. A list of exhibiting artists will be posted on our Facebook page, as well as on the happy delusions blog: happydelusions.wordpress.com

If accepted your work will need to be displayed / hang ready when it is dropped off at happy delusions.
Load in: Saturday, June 30th from 11-7 and Sunday July 1st from 11-5.
Load out: Thursday, August 2nd 11-6
Details on Load In / Out will be sent out with acceptance into the show.

Insurance: Although every precaution will be taken to insure the safety and security of accepted art, please be aware that pieces are submitted at your own risk. happy delusions does not insure submitted work against theft or damage.

Opening reception is Friday July 6th 6 – 9 pm. Wine and light snacks will be provided.

Annual Renton Car Show will be Sunday, July 8th from 10-6

Pinups Against Cancer will be here on both dates charming the crowd, accepting donations, and peddling their wares. You don’t wanna miss out on the fun!


2012 BestofRenton_logoCThank you Everyone. Happy delusions has won Best Gift Shop in Renton 5 years in a row! You really are the best. Thank you so much. We are proud to serve such a lovely community.


That’s right folks, happy delusions will be hosting classes for kids k-8 the week of April 9-13. The classes will be led by the amazing KB VanHorn of Kokoleo and will fill up as there is a 12 kid limit per class.

KB will be here also for first Friday, April 6th from 6-9 where she will be taking over the windows and showing off her awesome product as well as doing demonstrations of the following weeks classes.

Did I mention that the classes will be held in the windows? Yep, they will. And who doesn’t love going into the windows and being a star!

So come down on First Friday to meet KB and sign your kids up before it’s too late.

Check out our event page on facebook and go to the Kokoleo fan page, or the Kokoleo website to find out about more fun activities.

Questions? Call me.

425-255-6078


A piece from my personal collection, by Kristi Hand.

The Altered Barbie Art Show
Exhibiting Friday May 4th – Wednesday May 30th
at Happy Delusions
924 South 3rd Street
Renton, WA 98057-2734
(425) 255-6078
happydelusions@yahoo.com

Show description:

This show’s focus will be based on Barbie and her dream world. Love her or hate her she’s here to stay, and she means different things to different people. We want to see what Barbie does for you.

Prospectus:

Your work does not need to be narrative but should reflect a Barbie theme. Your work can be on the sweet side or a darker interpretation, maybe even comical. Have fun with it! Please nothing overtly sexual or violent, tasteful artistic nudity is acceptable. All mediums will be accepted, traditional wall art, sculpture, fiber art, plush etc…artists will be limited to 3 pieces per person, but please note that we may only accept one of the three. The sale commission is 40%.

This is a juried show.

2. Submit Art

 

Submissions must be sent via email to happydelusions@yahoo.com

You will need to provide the following for artwork submit:

Your Name

Images of the work (900 x 1200 suggested)
Title of Piece
Description
Price
Medium
Dimensions

 
We will start accepting submissions Thursday, March 1st. The last day to submit will be Friday, April 13th 2012.
Accepted artists will be notified by email Friday April 20th. A list of exhibiting artists will be posted on our Facebook page, as well as on the happy delusions blog: happydelusions.wordpress.com

If accepted you work will need to be displayed / hang ready when dropped off at happy delusions.
Load in: Tuesday, May 1st and Wednesday May 2nd from 11-6
Load out: Thursday, May 31st 11-6
Details on Load In / Out will be sent out with acceptance into the show.

Insurance: Although every precaution will be taken to insure the safety and security of accepted art, please be aware that pieces are submitted at your own risk happy delusions does not insure submitted work against theft or damage.

 

Opening reception is Friday May 4th 5 – 9 pm. Wine and light snacks will be provided.


FINALLY! Geez, it only took me like 3  years of talking about it. Worth the wait people, well worth the wait. Done on a reflective background in the Euro-trendy style. Because as you know the City of Renton is “Ahead of the Curve”.

2 sizes to choose from.


Church Mice by the amazing Auntie O

Downtown Holiday Activities, December 3, 3 – 5p.m.
Tree Lighting and Santa Arrival, 5 – 7p.m.

Kick off the holiday season with this annual downtown Renton community event at the Piazza in Downtown Renton.

At the same time, as always, happy delusions will join in the festivities with cookies, punch, and wine. Starting at 3, same time the carolers start their stroll down the block. So come down and enjoy the music, shopping, roasted chestnuts, and hot cider.