In Seattle, Marlow Harris and JoDavid curated a rather curious and delightful Paint-by-Number art exhibition for the 2011 Bumbershoot Arts Festival. More than 40 artists altered vintage (and completed) paint-by-number paintings for the show. Bill Blair painted massive paint-by-number backdrops and wrote stories for vintage paint-by-numbers while Ryan Feddersen installed a table tableau decorated with hand-cast wax crayons of fruit, vegetables, and meats. Above, "Father and Son" by Troy Gua. At left, Chris Crites -- whose work we've previously featured on BB -- "enhanced" a classic schooner paint-by-numbers.
"Bumber by Number at Bumbershoot" (Thanks, Kirsten Anderson!)
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