Booty Babe Art - News / Calendar
(The State of the Art)
May 2013 - RE: Winnie of yjToys.com - As I search for the best solution for producing my next series of figurines I am reminded of the bad experience I had last time I produced vinyl figures: I was approached via email by a vendor from China named "Winnie." Winnie must have found my website among the many independent toy designers listed on my distributor's solicitations. At first this seemed like a winning partnership. Winnie communicated well and I got what I felt was a fair price for the 150 "Santa Fe Senorita" Booty Babe Vinyl figures that can be seen in the "Vinyl Figures" section of my website. I paid for the significant tooling costs upfront and was able to make use of this tooling once again when I produced another 55 (Designercon Exclusive) "Ms. BootyWorth" vinyl figures. Both styles were very well made. In fact I was very happy with the quality. But when I inquired about doing a third run, this time a proposed 250 figures, I received a price quote that was triple the price of my two first styles. When I asked why the cost had suddenly tripled I received no response. I have sent several emails and I continue to get no response, thereby preventing me from further use of the valuable tooling that I paid for. So my warning to any independent toy designers out there is - DO NOT DO BUSINESS with YJToys, also known as Shenzhen Yuanjing Toys and Gifts Co., Ltd. *That is my personal review of their services.
Nov. 22nd 2012 The Joseph Watson Collection is an art gallery here in Las Vegas that is now carrying some of my more sophisticated, original works of art as well as prints for sale. If you're ever in town please pay them a visit: http://www.josephwatsoncollection.com/
November 3rd 2012, Designercon, Pasadena, CA - I will have a booth again at this year's Designercon. It will be held at the Pasadena Convention Center once again. It's a FUN one day convention with lots of great artists offering their products and original art. I usually offer some exclusive items at lower than website prices to make sure that I recoupe the costs of travelling out. (And it's affordable - Only $5 bucks to get in!) So come, take a look, meet me and as always, I'm happy to sign any of my work for you. For more info please visit: www.Designercon.com
August 5th 2011, Statement Art Gallery, Las Vegas, NV - For the August "First Friday" event, I will be presenting new Custom work and a few limited edition pieces for sale. The First Friday events just keep getting bigger, and caliber of art on display just gets better each year. Nice, warm evening weather makes it even more fun. If you're gonna' be in town, please stop by. Statement Art Gallery can be found on the 2nd Floor of the Arts Factory Building. For more info please visit http://www.statementartgallery.com/
November 20th 2010, Designercon, Pasadena, CA - I have never done this show before but I will have a booth at this year's Designercon, to be held at the Pasadena Convention Center. It used to be a show exclusively for vendors and collectors of designer vinyl toys but seems to have expanded to other types of art forms and merchandise. (And it's affordable to get in - only $5 bucks!) For more info please visit: www.Designercon.com
Sept. 24th - 26th Boobs and BLOOD! Film Festval, New
Beverly Cinema, L.A., CA If you're in to boobs and horror movies this
might be right up your alley. This is a three day film festival featuring
international productions of the psychotronic genre. For more info please
How am I involved? I created the awards:
May 15th + 16th, 2010 WONDERFEST - Louisville, KY "A Weekend of Fun for Movie and Model fans: "WonderFest is THE annual expo for model and toy collectors of s-f, horror & comics subjects--especially plastic kits & garage kits. Featuring the largest imaginative model contest in America, how-to seminars, movie special f/x & comic art guests, parties, and a dealer's room with collectibles from around the globe. Celebrating its 21st year in 2010, WonderFest is an international hobby event." I will have a table this year at this event.
March 4th + 5th, 2010, 6:00pm -10pm Art Exhibit at the Joseph Watson Collection! Arts Factory, Las Vegas: I will be exhibiting seven Custom Samba Queen Booty Babe statues (or Vegas Show Girls, depending on how you see it.) Of course the very talented Joseph Watson will also be exhibiting his unique style of urban art, including four brand new paintings to be revealed. The Joseph Watson Art Gallery is located at 107 E. Charleston Blvd. Suite 115, downstairs inside the Arts Factory. To get directions: http://www.theartsfactory.com/map/index.html
November 6th 2009, 7:00 - 9:00pm (Exhibition runs through
December 6th) at the Art Asylum, Boston: Inspirations From
July 23rd - 26th 2009 - San Diego Comic-con: Some have inquired; Answer: We will NOT have a booth at this year's San Diego Comic-con. Sorry to all the good folks who stop by to see us each year! Frankly, with baby and the amount of work, expense, and stress that goes into the long week that is Comic-con, we just decided to enjoy it as guests this year. We'll be cruising the exhibit hall all day Friday and probably Saturday morning.
May 2009 - Booty Babe art statue "Discipline" featured in the feel good hit "I Gotta' Feeling" by the Black Eyed Peas(!) Booty Babes have enjoyed a fair amount of press throughout the years but something really tickles me about the fact that one of my statues appears in this music video: http://www.youtube.com/user/blackeyedpeasvideo?blend=2&ob=1#play/all/uploads-all/1/f_2rrxONlLo Look for it at about 1min. in. Allegedly Fergie was so impressed with the doll that she was inspired to die her own hair black upon receiving it as a gift from her hair dresser(!)
May 2nd 2009 - Lenora Claire presents: A group art show
tribute to Bettie Page featuring the art of Olivia among others.
April 2009 - New Release: Karen the "Nurse" - still just $89 bucks! http://www.bootybabeart.com/NurseLEthumbs.htm
Feb. 2009 - Booty Babe Art enjoys a six page spread in a beautiful book called TOY LAND by Louis Bou: http://www.bootybabeart.com/MiscBBAinMagsPg.htm
Oct. 9th 2008 - Just the best news ever: Las Vegas, NV : That is when/where we welcomed Maya Escalante Davis into our hearts and into our lives. Born at 4:31 in the morning?? she weighed in at a healthy 8lbs.7oz. Mama and baby are doing great! For a little peak at our new source of joy joy: http://www.bootybabeart.com/AngelBabeMayapg.htm
Aug. 3rd 2008 - MANY requests answered: Please visit the "Affordable Art" section as we introduce the newest Booty Babe Art style: "Godiva," featuring removable soft goods dress, new face sculpt and huge afro! Also Please take note: For a limited time there will be a significant discount when ordering TWO styles from the "Affordable Art" section: Buy two for only $159 + combined shipping = $23 savings when you buy two.
August 8th - Sept. 15th "Garter Belts and Gasoline" @ The Alternative Cafe Art Gallery, Seaside, CA. I will have at least one piece in this seven artist group show. Needless to say, it's about girls and car culture. Should be a good one! www.TheAlternativeCafe.com
July 24th-27th 2008 San Diego International Comic-con: Yes, I will have a booth at this year's comic-con. I turned in the paperwork and fees on July 29th LAST YEAR and only found out YESTERDAY that I will have a confirmed place at the convention.. Anyway, I should be listed as "Booty Babe Art" in the catalog; booth #5401; Hall A, all the way in the back. Please stop by!
July 17th 18th Hard Rock Hotel / Casino, Las Vegas, NV: Once again I will be exhibiting a couple new Custom pieces at a group art show at the Hard Rock in Las Vegas. Presumably the show will again be produced by M Modern Gallery. Please contact http://www.mmodern.com/ for mor details.
April 15th 2008 NEW AFFORDABLE ART- limited editions NOW AVAILABLE! Just in time for warm weather, Booty Babe Art introduces two new limited edition statues featuring the latest body sculpt and pose. Both styles were inspired by the beauty and confidence of Rio de Janeiro where we had the opportunity to travel this past February. "Sunny" is a samba queen and "Bonnie" is a Rio native who spends most of her time at Copacabana Beach; uma garota carioca! Only 250 "Bonnie" and only 150 "Sunny" statues were produced.
Mar. 13th 2008 They took a little longer than expected but new "Affordable Art" styles are on their way. You would be correct if you thought, "Aren't the new Booty Babes supposed to be available by now." (My last news letter mentioned something about this.) Due to circumstances out of my control (or maybe because I was knit picking so that the product will be better than ever) the new styles will not be arriving until mid-April. You will start to notice little changes on the website, here and there, until they are officially available (another news letter announcement will be sent out at that time. If you wish to be added to the mailing list please contact me and request to be added. I do not share my mailing list with any third party.) Thanks for your patience!
Dec. 18th 2007 My LOVE / HATE soap opera with the age of technology continues... MySpace.com SUCKS. Needless to say my profile was deleted on MySpace. What's worse is why it was deleted: Some A-hole posted a "Comment" on my page with what appeared to be a video of some lady shakin' her money maker. (Let this be a lesson to you.) It seemed harmless. So, like a naive fool, I click on it and was directed to the page that says, "You have to be logged in to do that!" So I attempt to log in... again, and again, and again before I realize that my password and login info had been phished. (The domain name of the URL that I was directed to was myispace.com or something close..) Needless to say, soon after I was getting emails from MySpace warning me that I shouldn't allow my "Friends" to post inappropriate content, even though my settings were supposed to screen such comments. And by the next time I attempted to log in I had been vaporized. 1,300 friends in about five weeks.. all gone. And THAT is my MySpace story. My consolation: MySpace offers the opportunity to design a NEW MySpace page(!)
July 26th - 29th, 2007 San Diego International Comic-Con, San Diego Convention Center. We will be listed as "Booty Babe Art" in the program and we will be located at space D 11. Comic-con exclusives will be available but will be VERY limited. I will be customizing them myself so 'how many' just depends on how much time I have between now and then.
June 29,30 "The Down Low Art Show" @ Hard Rock Hotel Casino, Produced by M Modern Gallery. The show will be at the Hard Rock starting at 7:00pm Fri. June 29th. That night it runs until 2:00am. The following day it runs from 2:00pm - 2:00am. So it's a pretty short, two day affair... I'm planning to do one, more involved piece for this themed group show. For more info. please contact the good folks at M Modern Gallery, www.MModern.com To see pics from the event click here .
April 5th and 6th 2007 - "The Fools of April" hosted by Damned Ink Studios. I can only assume the name of the show refers to those of us participating.. I will have several Easter Bunny themed pieces as Easter is right around the corner. And who doesn't love Easter bunnies really? Damned Ink Studios is located Upstairs in the Arts Factory, 101 E. Charleston Blvd. Suite #204, Las Vegas, Nevada 89104 Please click the following link for more info: http://www.damnedinkstudios.com/about.html
October 6th, 7th 2006 - If you're going to be in Vegas this weekend: Again I will be participating in the 'First Friday art Walk,' this time with a booth just outside The Arts Factory: http://www.theartsfactory.com/ The following night I will be exhibiting work at The Empire Ballroom Night Club. For more info: http://www.empireballroom.com/
August 4th 2006 - First Friday Art Walk, Arts Factory, Las Vegas, NV - Getting my feet wet in the Las Vegas Arts scene I am. Well, I've already met some super cool people out here in Vegas, and this month I have been offered the opportunity to exhibit some of my work at The Arts Factory. I will have an entire wall (indoors, in Area 1) opening for the "First Friday Art Walk" event in the evening, 5:00pm - 10pm. I will be showing paintings and sculpture and the show is scheduled to remain throughout the month. Please click on the following link for more info: http://www.theartsfactory.com/
July 20,21,22,23rd 2006 - The San Diego International Comic-Con: This year I will be at the Munky King booth throughout most of the show. (Munky King is a retail store with two locations in Los Angeles, specializing in vinyl collectible toys and other artist offerings.) At the booth you will be able to purchase the latest six styles of limited edition Booty Babe Art. I will be happy to sign your Babe as well as little photos of "Franken Babe" which I will be giving away. So be sure to look for us in the directory under "Munky King."
Friday May 5th - 8th: For some inexplicable reason our shopping cart feature was not functioning properly. The fact that my livelihood now dangles by the fate of some far off "server" frustrates ~ to no end. The problem was not unique to our website. As of May 9th, it looks like the problem has been resolved. Thank you for your patience and your faith.
June 23,24,25th 2006 - Erotica L.A. Convention: The Largest Erotica Festival in the U.S. with over 40,000 visitors. Booty Babe Art will be one of more than 300 booths representing at this year's 10th anniversary event. Dave Navarro is the official Host and Jenna Jameson is the official Spokesperson for the event. 18 and older please. - For more information please visit www.Erotica-LA.com
Important Announcement Concerning Copyright Infringement of our Logo: It has recently been brought to my attention that a hard-core porn site has been making illegal use of our signature Booty Babe Silhouette logo design. As I've clearly stated before: This is my property!! Anyone attempting to make profits from, or in ANY way tarnishing, the good reputation of our brand will be prosecuted to the full extent of the law. Proper procedures have been taken and the offending party is complying with our demands. Please be aware that ours is not a pornographic website and we are in no way related to the perpetrators. I would like to thank, and very much appreciate, those who stepped forward to help defend against the mis-use of our artwork and our identity.
February 16th 2006 - New styles of "Affordable Art" now available! + We have relocated to Fabulous Las Vegas, Nevada! - That's right! The day has finally come. My wonderfully supportive wife is now an honest-to-goodness Registered Nurse, which enables me to 'quit my day job' and pursue Booty Babe Art full-time!!!!! The timing could 't be better too, because the new shipment of limited edition Booty Babes has just arrived at our new 'headquarters' in Las Vegas. (No more sanding in the kitchen sink and painting over the dinner table! - This makes me, AND my wife, very happy.) The email address remains the same but take note that our new mailing address has changed to: Imij Pop, P.O. Box 35584, Las Vegas, NV 89133.
January 10th 2005 - "Coming Home" - group art exhibition - Glenn & Viola Walters Cultural Arts Center, Hillsboro Oregon; "Judy Vogland taught art at Hillsboro High School for decades and earned her reputation as an inspiring educator. This exhibition features (art by Spencer Davis among) twenty selected success stories - professionals artists working all over America, from New York, to Portland, OR." For more information please visit: http://www.ci.hillsboro.or.us/wcac/
New Styles available in February 2006! - Yes it's finally a reality. Six new styles of Booty Babe Art will be added to the "Affordable Art" category and will be available by February. I'm very excited about the new styles and I'm pleased to say that the samples I've seen look really great.
2005 San Diego, International Comic-con (July 14th - 17th '05) - Once again Booty Babe Art will be represented at this year's San Diego Comic-con. We will be listed in the program as "Booty Babe Art." If you have the opportunity please stop by. This will be a good chance to preview the next series of limited edition Booty Babe Art and a chance to pick up some very exclusive "Comic-con Customs," hand painted by Spencer throughout the show.
April 9th 2005, 7pm - 11pm - MAD*L group art show - The creators of MAD*L vinyl figures have somehow managed to enlist about 50 artists to participate in their group art exhibition. Each of us participating were given a 20" tall, white primed MAD*L figure as a blank canvas. We were asked to customize them in our own way. Some pretty amazing artists were selected to participate so it should be a pretty awesome show. The opening reception will be held at Oulous Repair Shop Gallery : http://www.oulous.com/ (It is within walking distance from Munky King in China town.) Or visit http://munkyking.com/madl2k5.html for more details. Hope to see you there!
"Aphrodisia" - That is the name of the book. It will be a juried competition showcasing art of the female form. I will be involved as both juror and designer of the awards. Basically any artists interested (maybe you) submit entries along with a nominal entry fee to be considered for publishing in the book. In exchange you will be getting valuable exposure as an artist, with your contact information published along side your work. The top two entries in each category (painting, sculpture and 3D Digital Images) will also receive trophies designed by yours truly. I believe in this and can't wait to get my hands on a copy of the finished book 'cause I know of many of the super-talented artists that will be contributing. It is an honor to have been selected as a juror among such talents as Joe Chiodo and Frank Frazetta Jr. to name a few(!) For more info please follow this link: http://www.aristatapublishing.com *Please take note - the deadline for all entries is April 20th '05!!
Munky King One Year Anniversary Party / Group Art Show - Sat, Jan. 29th 2005, 7-11pm - At the Muny King, Designer Toy Boutique, China Town, Los Angeles there will be a group art show / party featuring toys, original art, slot car racing, live music and complimentary drinks. In Chinese tradition, 2005 is the year of the Monkey. To celebrate - all participating artists will be creating pieces in homage to the Monkey King. http://www.munkyking.com/munkylicious.html for more details.
Jan. 2nd 2005 - Be sure to check out the "Contest" page where the "2004 Real-Life Booty Babe Contest" winners are now posted(!) It was a VERY difficult task to choose just four winners among so many deserving participants. But after much consideration the GRAND PRIZE award goes to... Ms. Nadirah Shakirah of Victorville, California. Congratulations! Nadirah will receive a Custom Booty Babe Art sculpture created specially for her, in her likeness. Respectively, 2nd, 3rd and 4th prizes were awarded to: Rawcklin of Newport News, Virginia, Christal Lara of Chicago, Illinois. There was a tie for 4th palce going to both Nina Valey of Maryland and Katrina Burke of Queens, NY. And a special Honorable Mention prize will be awarded to Ms. Monique Davis of Austin, Texas for inspiring the idea for the Contest. Sincere thanks goes out to ALL the ladies who so graciously participated in this fun event and helped make it a success. **(Due to time constraints there will not be a 2005 Booty Babe Contest but it is very likely that we will do this again in 2006!)
New shopping cart check-out and on-line credit card processing provided by USAepay (Aug. 23rd) - Well, Paypal has decided that our little website is "obscene." Though we have maintained a spotless track record Paypal sites "...any and all photographs, drawings or other such art with nudity exposing breasts, as items that must be removed in order to comply with the Acceptable Use Policy and avoid the "limitation or closure of (my) account." Translation: It's time to figure out a new way to accept credit card payments on-line. I'm pleased to say that we have decided on USAepay. To find out more about the highest levels of on-line security and privacy offered, please visit www.USAepay.com
Comic-con 2004 (Sat. July 24th) - Booty Babe Art will have a presence at this year's Comi-con(!) The good folks at Munky King have asked that Spencer join them at their giant corner booth. Spencer will be on hand Friday, Saturday, and Sunday signing free postcards and stickers and introducing NEW Custom works available for sale. And of course Limited Edition Booty Babes will also be available. Please visit www.MunkyKing.com for more details.
May 27th 2004 - Film Roman Animation Studios, N Hollywood - On May 27th the folks who brought us The Simpsons and King of the Hill animated televisons series are holding a company-wide art show. Spencer was invited to contribute to the 3 month long exhibit. Unfortunately the show is only open to the public on the opening night - Doh!
Big Ass Motors - 1022 N. La Brea, West Hollywood (at the cross streets of La Brea and Santa Monica Blvd.) I'm very excited to be a part of this. Big Ass Motors will make it's Grand Opening Thurs. night April 29th and Booty Babes are already "in da' house!" This should be a fuggin' cool venue of art, toys, car culture - an unbelievable number of actual vintage cars and scooters, fashion - and all wrapped up in an amazing space in the heart of West Hollywood. For a better idea of what I'm trying to explain check out: http://www.bigassmotors.com/store/ Hope to see you Thursday night! **(Nevermind. This place folded as of Jan. 1st, 2005.)
Munky King - China Town, Downtown L.A. (' love this place!) I'm very pleased to announce that Booty Babes are now selling downtown at a special location that deals exclusively in hard-to-find collectible figures designed and produced by artists (such as myself.) Booty Babes can be found here displayed among figures by Michael Lau, Kaws, Kubrick and more. visit: www.MunkyKing.com for more info.
VIBE Magazine(!) - February 2004: It doesn't get much better than this. What has been perhaps the best publicity to date - The good folks at VIBE magazine have ranked Booty Babe Art #1 in the monthly "droppin'dime" section of their February 2004 issue. And the timing couldn't be better, with Valentine's Day right around the corner.
Hi De Ho Comics, Santa Monica: Booty Babes are now available for direct purchase on the west side (of L.A.) Hide-Ho-Comics features a friendly staff and is one of the best stocked shops I've seen. (They always seem to have what I'm lookin' for.) For more info please visit www.HiDeHoComics.com
November 23rd 2003, 10a - 5p (Sunday) - Los Angeles Science Fiction and Comic Book Convention - check it out. This is actually a really cool monthly event where squids of all types come to hock comic books, vintage SHOGUN Warriors, art books, movie memorabilia, collectibles of all sorts > and stick around for the featured guests / entertainment. This time Stan Lee, co-creator of the Marvel Universe, will be on stage (at 1:00p) ...and of course Spencer and Lili will have their table set up selling Booty Babes directly to you(!) So If you didn't make it to Comic-Con, here's your chance to squid down and pick up the perfect Christmas gift (No shipping, no sales tax!) Please follow this link for more info including directions, time etc. http://www.comicbookscifi.com/
Diamond Comic Distributors - very good news! - Booty Babe Art has appealed to the folks at Diamond Comics and we are moving forward with the wholesale order process! - What this means: In the October issue, Booty Babe Art will appear in the Diamond distributed Previews magazine (adult supplement). At that time, every Ma and Pa Comic book shop in the U.S. (and some in Canada and the U.K.) will have the opportunity to order Booty Babe Art from Diamond. If only a third of these shops order just one piece, that'll put me in great position to develop new "affordable" styles and designs. So please, show your support and tell your local comic book retailer that you're interested in seeing Booty Babe Art - Thanks!!
October 4th -November 8th, 2003 HALLOWEEN group show - Copro Nason Gallery - Culver City, CA: The very charming and very talented miss Liz McGrath has been chosen to curate a doll-themed group show at the Copro Nason Gallery this October and she has graciously invited me to participate. That means it's time to crank out a new, not-yet-seen, (not-yet finished) Original Booty Babe sculpture. I also plan to have a small painting on display. http://www.copronason.com/ or for more details. (Limited Edition Booty Babes are currently available at the Copro Nason Gallery.)
July 17,18,19,20 - 2003 SAN DIEGO INTERNATIONAL COMIC-CON: We're goin' for broke! We've thrown caution to the wind and reserved a booth at this year's Comic-Con! So come on down, meet Booty Babe creator Spencer Davis and pick up a new, exclusive Booty Babe design, created just for this occasion! (To be revealed and available for purchase at the show.)
April 11th 2003 - Meltdown Comics and Collectibles - I am very pleased to announce that Limited Edition Booty Babe Art is now available for purchase at MELTDOWN Comics and Collectibles 7522 Sunset Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90046 www.MeltComics.com
March 7th - 30th 2003 - "Uncommercial Art by Commercial Artists" - La Luz de Jesus Gallery, Hollywood, CA (323)666-7667 or www.laluzdejesus.com
February 15th - March 15th 2003 - "Screwed by Love" Valentine's ~ group art exhibition - Copro Nason Gallery - Culver City, CA (310) 398-2643 Show will also feature original artwork by Dave Leamon, XNO, and S. Clay Wilson of Zap Comix(!)
January 18th 2003 - "It's a Small World" - group art exhibition - The Lankershim Arts Center, in North Hollywood, CA will be exhibiting some of Spencer's original Booty Babe Art in a month long exhibit called "It's a Small World." The opening reception will be held on January 9th of 2003. The Lankershim art Gallery is located at: 5108 Lankershim Blvd., North Hollywood, CA 91601 • Please call (818) 752-7568 for details.
November 2nd - Nov. 30th 2002 - "All Nudes Review," - A celebration of the human form - Beppu Gallery, 34930 Brooten Rd. Pacific City, OR 97135 • For more information call (503) 965-2200
October 5th through Oct. 31st 2002 - "Art is Art and Art is Culture" - FDG Gallery and Cultural Arts Center Spencer will be among five artists presenting their artwork at this ehibit. The FDG Gallery is located at: 4470 W. Adams Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 90016
August 2001 - (Featured Artist) Cannibal Flower 1st Year Anniversary Exhibition - The Nunnery Downtown L.A.
January 2001 - Spiral Gallery Los Angeles, Group Show presented by Cannibal Flower.
( Enthusiastic fans, Cannibal Flower 1st year anniversary show - Aug. 2001)