Upcoming Art Shows

Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, trade shows and art markets have been pushed to 2021. I'll be making my art available online for purchase soon — stay tuned! In the meantime, you can snag some of my art via my shop VLY GRL

Vincent Gargiulo National Park

I sing in a band called Vincent Gargiulo National Park. We don't have any upcoming shows right now, but you can check out our music on Spotify, iTunes, Bandcamp and YouTube!

"VGNP incorporates funk, pop, rock, and humor into its own brand of theatrical indie rock, often cited as a modern day Talking Heads or B52s. The group puts on a high energy show and are known for their unique comedic music videos. VGNP is from Oakland and is the brainchild of filmmaker/musician Vincent Gargiulo. After several years of soundtrack and solo work, he decided to form a proper rock 'n' roll band before he became too irrelevant. With former Forrest Day players Jeremy Greene & Jasper Skydecker, Giggle Party member Ian Mesey, and singer Alisa Damaso, the 5-piece have put together an eclectic array of songs and have played all over the Bay Area. They have two albums, with their latest, The Curiosity Shop, out in Feb. 2019." —Vincent Gargiulo

 

Photo by Brittany Lee Mason

Past Art Shows

6-26 September 2020
San Francisco Zine Fest: Cyber Fest
Online Event

SF Zine Fest seeks to advance the do-it-yourself ethos by fostering community throughout the Bay Area. In their annual festival and its accompanying panels and workshops, SFZF celebrates and supports independent writers, artists and creators, allowing them to share their work with an ever-growing audience in exhibitions and public events.

 

Cyber Fest takes place over three weeks, each headlined by a Guest of Honor. We are using Zoom, which is a video conferencing app/service, to host our events. Viewers at home can watch the events live as they are broadcast on Facebook & YouTube. ASL interpretation is provided for several events.

More info  |  See me present my zines!

27 June 2020, 7-8 p.m.
Virtual Valley Pride 2020
Online Event

Join us for the 6th Annual Valley Pride Festival presented by President of the Los Angeles City Council, Councilwoman Nury Martinez. This virtual edition of Valley Pride 2020 will feature music, art, animation and speakers to celebrate family love and acceptance of the LGBTQIA+ community in the San Fernando Valley.

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9 November 2019, 7:30-10 p.m.
BorderSong Benefit Show
Art House Gallery
2905 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA

Our event, BorderSong, is about raising funds to donate to Oxfam with the specific intent of providing humanitarian aid to families, especially children, who are being held in limbo at the U.S.-Mexican border. Musicians Marc Maynon, the duo of Elise and Steve, and Josh Krey will be performing, and there will also be artists showing their work. 

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22 June 2019, 6-10 p.m.
Valley Pride Festival
Van Nuys Civic Center
14410 Sylvan St, Van Nuys, CA

I'll be tabling at Valley Pride as VLY GRL. Stop by and say hi!

 

Presented by Los Angeles Councilwoman Nury Martinez, Valley Pride will celebrate family love and acceptance of the LGBTQIA+ community in the San Fernando Valley. Enjoy live music, food trucks, interactive art and resources to help support the LGBTQIA+ community and their loved ones.

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26 January 2019
Valley Girl Redefined Art Exhibit
Brand Library & Art Center
1601 W Mountain St, Glendale, CA

I'll be vending as VLY GRL at the opening of the Valley Girl Redefined Art Exhibit, curated by 11:11 A Creative Collective!

The “valley girl”, like the Valley itself, cannot be contained in a stereotype. However, it can be argued that any Valley Girl’s sense of self has been informed by the cinematic ideal imposed on them. In fact, with little effort one can see that the “valley girl” has left an indelible mark on the global identity of womanhood while only representing a small minority. This exhibition endeavors to look past the myopic lens of popular culture that created the “valley girl” and delve into the true identities and diversity of Women in the Valley through the contemporary artwork they produce.

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29 September 2018
San Fernando Valley Zine Fest
(at the Reseda Rising Art Walk & Night Market)
Magnolia Science Academy
Reseda, CA

San Fernando Valley Zine Fest is a celebration of the DIY preservation of visual and written works through the art of self-published zines. We strive to provide more accessible and affordable creative sources for artists and the Valley community alike.

The 2nd annual SFV Zine Fest will be held on September 29th as part of the Reseda Rising Artwalk & Night Market within the halls of Magnolia Science Academy.

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12 August 2018
Girl Gang Craft 
Classic Cars West
Oakland, CA

Girl Gang Craft came to life in a time ripe with uncertainty for women and especially for women artists. The craft fair circuit is a dog eat dog world and Phoebe Sherman wanted to create a place for women creatives to continue exploring and sharing their passion without having to pay an arm and a leg. Girl Gang Craft focuses on local women makers and healers who are passionate in whatever they do—fine art, ceramics, jewelry, vintage, tarot, reiki, herbs etc. We work with community members to make space, hold events, and foster welcoming and inclusive badass places to hang and create. We want to empower women. Empowered women empower women. Being a woman and daring to make art is a form of resistance itself! 

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29 July 2018
The Good Craft Summer Market
Classic Cars West
Oakland, CA

The Good Craft is a pop-up market showcasing the work of an evolving group of local artists from the Bay Area. We encourage and empower new and talented artists to show their work in a lively, fun, and collaborative environment. We also donate a portion of proceeds to a rotating local non profit. Come support your community through local arts and social justice! 

A percentage of proceeds will be donated to The Crucible, which inspires creative exploration and expression through welcoming, hands-on arts education and experiences for people of diverse ages and backgrounds. As an innovative hub built around the industrial arts, The Crucible is a catalyst for individual growth and vibrant community connections.

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16 December 2017
A Festivus Convergence
Art House Gallery
Berkeley, CA

A horde of 10 artist types will be presenting their offerings for you to be delighted by, and which will be available for purchase, with musical interludes to further enhance the conducting of commerce. If you feel greatly compelled to bring a Festivus pole for the airing of grievances, please do so.

Bring a new toy for donation and receive a free gift!

15 October 2017
Trinidad Escobar's CRUSHED Book Launch Party (Prologue)
Arkipelago Books
San Francisco, CA

Trinidad Escobar is a queer mother, author, illustrator, and educator from the Bay Area. Trinidad will be giving a multi-media reading of her graphic memoir CRUSHED, which will be released in spring 2018. CRUSHED tells a diasporic tale of adoption trauma and soul retrieval using Pilipino talk-story as medicine. 

With a musical performance by Aireene Espiritu, readings from Janice Sapigao and J. Theo, and art by Alisa Damaso.

 

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26 June - 25 August 2017
Illustrated Justice/Graphing Freedom
Omi Gallery | Impact Hub
Oakland, CA

Illustrated Justice/Graphing Freedom is a comic/graphic arts group exhibition that animates the political relationships of rage and resistance. Illustrated Justice/Graphing Freedom is curated by Ashara Ekundayo & Kayan Cheung-Miaw.

Artists:

 

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25 June 2017
Be Human Again: A Benefit for the People of Syria
Ashkenaz
Berkeley, CA

Be Human Again is a benefit show to aid Syrian refugees organized by Bay Area artists Barry Cowan, Candace Talys Harvey, and Alisa Damaso.

It's easy to get caught up in everyday minutiae. The spirit of Be Human Again arises from the recognition that we are all connected, and we aim to bring  people together to remember what life is truly about: Lifting each other up and expressing love and compassion for one another.  We choose to take action to provide aid to our Syrian sisters and brothers to help as best as we can to enable members of our global family to Be Human Again. 

Proceeds from the event will be donated to Oxfam and Palestine Children's Relief Fund (PCRF)'s Syrian Children Relief Project. 

 

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