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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

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.


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

You will need to provide the following for artwork submit:

Your Name

Images of the work (900 x 1200 suggested)
Title of Piece

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:

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.


Kristi Hand is an amazing artist. Some of the things she comes up with just blow me away. I have a weird fascination with anything to do with the mutilation of the barbie doll. Don’t get me wrong, I loved playing with barbie when I was a kid and I can openly acknowledge that she is a mega hottie. Yet something about seeing her in a not so pretty way is so appealing to that I just can’t turn away. This picture here is my favorite from Ms. Hand. It’s entitled “Unhinged”. She currently has all of her “Warped World of Toys” on display at happy delusions, including the ever popular “Praying Mantis”, highlighting a multi-body Tiger Woods bobblehead eating what appears to be ice-cream cones with different ladies in them.  Wonder Women also makes a couple of appearances, and pigs can be seen throughout, as well as buckets of doll parts. Aww the mind of an artist. I love what comes out, but sometimes I wonder if Kristi just needs a hug.

At tomorrow nights First Friday Block Party not only will the amazing work of Kristi HAND be taking over my window’s with her “World of Warped Toys”, but she is also going to be bringing in pieces from Little HAND’s School of Art. My Fun Felt Forest will be being displayed next door at Liberty Cafe, and both shows will remain up for the remainder of the month. This will mark the first time I have ever showed my own art in a show setting. I am super nervous, and ready to go! I can feel myself breaking all the rules I give to other artist and am really trying to take my own awesome advise, but when it’s your own, it’s such a different experience. I’m lovin it. I have been is such a creative space and couldn’t be happier with the results. More pictures to follow after tomorrow, but if you get a chance, come on down. 5-9, we will be having wine, and serving samples of NellieLynn’s Gourmet Cheesecake, and listening to live music from DJ Phil Anthony. 924 S. 3rd St., Renton, WA. 98057. Hope to see you there.