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Last Chance to see La Condicion Humana (The Human Condition) Art Show (featuring bARTer Sauce trader: Kelly Lyles)

Kelly Lyles: La Condicion Humana (The Human Condition) Art Show
Kelly Lyles: La Condicion Humana (The Human Condition) Art Show
Kelly Lyles: La Condicion Humana (The Human Condition) Art Show
Kelly Lyles: La Condicion Humana (The Human Condition) Art Show
Kelly Lyles: La Condicion Humana (The Human Condition) Art Show
Cover of The Stranger: Artwork from La Condicion Humana (The Human Condition) Ar

November 5th is your last chance to catch La Condicion Humana (The Human Condition) at Vermillion.

bARTer Sauce trader and supporter, Kelly Lyles' artwork is featured in the show (and The Stranger recently featured art from the show as well). I attended the opening night reception and took a few pictures for you to enjoy. Read more about the show via the press release below:

Dancing Figures Painting

Original Owner: 
original
Dancing Figures Painting, An Item In bARTer Sauce
Dancing Figures Painting, An Item In bARTer Sauce
Dancing Figures Painting, An Item In bARTer Sauce
Dancing Figures Painting, An Item In bARTer Sauce
Dancing Figures Painting, An Item In bARTer Sauce
Dancing Figures Painting, An Item In bARTer Sauce

Marry's Story that came with Dancing Figures Painting

I have a little cousin. She and I are almost the same age, but our lives are completely different. It wasn't always like that.

We used to go to the same school together. Than one day something horrible happened to her: she got into a car accident. The doctors in the hospital said they doubted if she'd ever wake up again from the coma they had to put her in after all the physical trauma. She survived, though be it barely...

Travis Trades Me Sunset Window for Mirror of Holiday Death

Travis and the MIrror of Holiday Death
Travis and the MIrror of Holiday Death

I put an ad on craigslist recently because I am trying to get rid of all the large items in bARTer Sauce.

I have to ship The Sauce to Sacramento, CA for an art show at Side Show Studios and I'd rather not ship anything that weighs over 100 lbs or measures 5 feet in any direction. It just wouldn't be wise.

Sunset Window

Original Owner: 
Stranger inTown
Sunset Window. Yep, it's a really, really, really big window. With a sunset pain

Read Travis' Story That Came With 'Sunset Window'

The day after yesterday I turned the corner in my car and faced with a 20% downhill grade that ended with a T intersection and I5 30ft below the barrier I wondered if I'd be projected through the window or had enough momentum to break past the barrier in a 6000 lb SUV Swan-dive.

Then I said to myself outloud like Butch or Sundance,  "let's do it."

I haven't laughed that long in a while. Moral: Never lose your sense of humor.

Regina Trades Me Three Skulls for Jar Man

Regina and Jar Man sittin' in a tree...

Regina is awesome and you should check out her website. Regina was kind enough to send some answers to my ridiculous "interview" questions:

Q: If you could punch anything in nature, what would it be?
A: The safe answer is Cancer. I'd punch that till the cows came home. But my first thought was to punch a Tsunami. Bastard things.

Q: How many parents do you have?

Rachael trades me Headless Gabriel for Bad Kid

Rachael doing her impression of Bad Kid

Rachael was kind enough to tolerate some of my "interview" questions.

She was the winner of the 2010 bARTer Sauce Trade Off. She competed against another Sauce trader for the Bad Kid painting. They each submitted their trade offer and stories and then folks voted on who I should trade with by leaving comments. Rachael won! Yay! She's a winner!

Have some fun learning basically nothing important about her: 

Q: What size books do you prefer? 

Jar Man

Original Owner: 
scary-art1973
Jar Man, an Item on bARTer Sauce

Nik's story that came with Jar Man

I recently hiked along the Hayward Shorline. It's great for bird watching enthusiasts. I saw at least 4 kinds of birds: Ducks, geese, a little bird (I don't know what it's named so I'm just say Robin after the hated sidekick of Batman.) and a hawk. The crazy thing about this place is outside of the diverse wildlife (all 4 of them), the animals are incredibly tame. Like Hitchcock's The Birds-unsettling-tame.

Saint Adolph Wolfli

Original Owner: 
Chocolate
Rahr. I am evil. I eat your face. And your soul. Noms.
NOM NOM NOM! I am cute like LOL cat!

Terri's story about Saint Adolph Wolfli: 

He begged me to create him. Even as I made him, I knew he was wretched in every way possible . . . I don't even remember how I found him . . . heard of him . . .

Nik Trades me Bad Kid Painting and Naked Men for Armless Anatomically Correct Bunny Rabbit and Empire Carpet Man Bobblehead Doll

Nik & Shameless self promotion. I like it.

Nik has done so many trades that we've sort of become one of those old married couple that you see sitting silently together in a restaurant.

We've basically got nothing left to say to each other -- or you.

For this trade, I made Nik write a song about bARTer Sauce: 

When I can't throw it away
When the wife says it has to go
When I'm convinced it's possessed
and it creeps out even (Edgar Allan) Poe
To the basement of Bartersauce and away
To be given new homes
To the unsuspecting

Bad Kid

Original Owner: 
scary-art1973
Bad Kid, An Item In bARTer Sauce

The story Nik submitted with Bad Kid

Better than a story, Rosalie left a receipt in one of the bags she used as packing from our last trade! Rosalie has asked me everything under the sun! There's nothing more to me! So today you're going to learn about Rosalie! What does Rosalie buy:

Metropolitanmarket (Where Superman shops!)
100 Mercer Street, Seattle, WA 98109
Paul Marth is your uptown Store Director (He puts the 'R' in math!)

Same Local Ownership Since 1971 (He resides in the attic and eats fish heads)

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