Art House Blog Life at Art House in Atlanta, Ga Fri, 03 Apr 2009 15:12:35 +0000 en hourly 1 The Sketchbook Project at MODA plus an interview with CNN! Fri, 03 Apr 2009 03:09:57 +0000 katherine Today was an exciting day for us at Art House.  It was The Sketchbook Project’s last Atlanta exhibition at the Museum of Design Atlanta. And, if that wasn’t enough, Steven and Shane did an awesome interview for CNN!

These were just some of the hundreds of sketchbooks on exhibition!

This was the awesome camera guy taking close-up shots of all of your sketchbooks!

Here’s Steven, looking like a pro, doing his interview with CNN

And here’s Shane doing his interview as well!

There’s no word on when the story will air, but we’ll definitely let you guys know. Who knows - maybe you’ll get a chance to see your sketchbook on TV! The exhibition at MODA will be on display through April 16,  so stop by and check it out!

Free Encouragement Postcards Sun, 29 Mar 2009 04:58:00 +0000 shane

In a sweet collaborative project between Erin ( and Jeff (, comes a batch of 10 different postcards sporting love, encouragement, support, and other niceties. In a time filled with economic trouble, these are the perfect things to show your support to the people you love.

My favorite one is the one that states “your new beard makes you look wiser.” Check them out!

Facsimile #1 and OBJECTIVE NON NARRATIVE by Shawn Eisenach Thu, 19 Mar 2009 00:47:00 +0000 shane
For the past couple of months, Shawn Eisenach has been sending us awesome little booklets full of his artwork that he collects each month and binds together and makes editions of around 50 for each issue. You can find them for sale here for a mere $7 bucks.

Shawn was also a participant in The Sketchbook Project 3, and he’s made an edition of 25 replicas of his incredible sketchbook that he submitted. Entitled “Exray Style”, they are available here for $7!

After tour reflections Thu, 19 Mar 2009 00:15:00 +0000 shane Following along with Steven’s post from yesterday, I wanted to also reflect on the tour and happenings.

First off, it was great to meet so many of you who’ve been participating in our projects and all of the people who came to look at the sketchbooks. It was crazy seeing so many people at each show armed with a camera and then seeing all of the photos of the events popping up online afterwords.

To me, the coolest thing about being on the tour, at galleries other than our own, is that it gave me a chance to see the exhibition and project from a whole new angle. When we have shows at Art House I’m stuck running around in the back, helping serve drinks, answering questions, and other forms of TCB (taking care of business). For these 6 shows we just had on the road, I could finally experience the project from the viewer’s point of view. Looking through the books in a crowded gallery with hundreds of people all around you looking through thousands of other books, all gushing to their friends about the awesome page they just discovered in the book they were looking at and passing it around brings a whole new dynamic to just viewing them alone in a quiet room. People would grab stacks of 3-5 books and walk away to try to find open space to look through them. By the end of each night, the viewing experience became communal, and the crowds became the curators. With thousands of books on display, it’s impossible to view each and every one in a night, but help was given to you in choosing what to look at by the people standing next to you. It was an amazing thing to see.

In addition to the writeups Steven posted, here’s some more we’ve found:

Also, you can find a whole bunch of pictures on flickr by doing a search for “sketchbook project”

Thank you again to everyone who participated and made this happen! Like Steven said in the previous post, be ready for May/June!


Hello! Were home! Wed, 18 Mar 2009 00:39:00 +0000 steven Well we made it home. 4,420 miles. We are both really tired and glad to be home. It was an awesome experience though to meet everyone and to have so many people get to be a part of the experience. I’m listing some interesting write ups about the trip below….
- Watch a funny video of Shane and I being interviewed. Im not sure why my tie is off to the side. - PBS!!!

We hope everyone enjoyed this whole thing as much as us! We will be starting sign ups for a bigger and better Sketchbook Tour in May/June!!

Photos from the Chicago show Wed, 11 Mar 2009 03:44:00 +0000 shane

View the full flickr set here.

Photos from Philadelphia, PA Wed, 11 Mar 2009 03:32:00 +0000 shane

Here’s some photos from the show in Phily at Chris’ Jazz Cafe

To view all photos from Phily, check out the flickr set!

Washington, DC Pictures Wed, 11 Mar 2009 03:25:00 +0000 shane Pictures from The Sketchbook Project exhibition at MOCA DC in Washington, D.C.

To view all the photos from this show, check out the flickr set

2 down, 5 more to go! Tour Blog #3 Thu, 05 Mar 2009 12:53:00 +0000 steven Hello all!

Well we just finished the 2nd show of the tour at Chris’s Jazz Cafe in Philly. It was a really fun show with a live band playing! After the show we headed into NJ to stay with my father. We got some Pizza when we got here. O, how I missed pizza from up north! Its just not the same in Atlanta. Tomorrow is our first day off! We are supper excited to relax a bit after two REALLY full days. We will be heading up to New York to go to the Museum of the Moving Image in Queens so we can see the diner set from Seinfeld. Oh, and the puffy Shirt!!!! Then, on Friday, it’s off to Boston!! Should be a good time!

Thanks for being you,


Washington DC! Tour Blog #2 Wed, 04 Mar 2009 04:19:00 +0000 steven Hello from good old Washington DC. Well tonight is the first night. It took us 14 hours to make the 10 hour drive from Atlanta to Washington. One because we got a flat tire and two because apparently everything closes in North Carolina when it snows. We finally made it at 11:30 last night. We spent the very cold day here checking out the city and seeing the MOCA DC where the show will be tonight. We are super excited. Though we didn’t see Obama, we did stand outside the Whitehouse!! So, if you’re in the area we hope to see you at the show tonight! If not we hope to see you at any of the other shows! Pictures of Shane in front of the monument coming soon!