The Coaster Show
OCTOBER 4–28, 2018 OPENING RECEPTION: THURSDAY, OCT. 4 7-10PM
THE ORIGINAL COASTER SHOW IS BACK AT A NEW LOCATION!
It’s hard to believe that it’s already been SIX YEARS since Matt Kennedy founded the World Famous COASTER SHOW! What started at La Luz de Jesus Gallery as an emergency replacement for a last minute cancellation has blossomed into the show that launched a thousand careers!
This annual event gathers a thousand or so unique pieces of artwork by hundreds of individual artists, many of whom are making their gallery debut. By placing their work alphabetically and side-by-side with established artists, the egalitarian presentation imbues each piece with an equal opportunity for discovery and acquisition. The maximum possible price of $250 for an individual coaster (with many priced between $25 and $50) and several FREE coasters, allows those with a limited acquisition budget to become legitimate patrons of the arts and even deep collectors without compromising taste, integrity or lifestyle.
And this year is something of a Hall of Fame affair.
Some highly sought, sold-out pieces from past years have resurfaced alongside hundreds of new works to culminate in a show that features nearly 1000 unique, artisanal coasters. We’ve also included a significant number of works by artists with disabilities. From autism to loss of limbs, these amazing artists have overcome physical and developmental challenges to create vibrant and soulful works that complement and rival the submissions of well-known, and even blue-chip professionals.