NOW Showing! "Acknickulous" by MiLKSOP and TOBAL

Saturday, July 29, 2017 at 5:00 PM

RIPE welcomes back two of our favorite boys of summer...
Well known street artists MilkSop, and Tobal.
Showing through July 29th!

"Acknickulous" an old school term from a rapper named EST. He was the lead in the group '3 Times Dope'. He had a song called "the acknickulous one". It's not even a real word, but in the song he explains what it means. Used as the show title, it's reminiscent of old school hip-hop and fuses the different styles with a ridiculous word that just feels right..

MiLKSOP An accomplished graphic artist practicing both fine art and digital media, MilkSop has worked over 15 years in Evansville, IN. Focusing on mixed media paintings, non-traditional painting techniques, content and graphic design. He owns and operates MiLKSOP STUDiO in his hometown. Also a founding member of the artist collective The Arts Council of Doom (or TACODOOM) helping contribute and cultivate local Tri-State art scene with other passionate local artists.
His artwork can be found in both collections nationally as well as internationally, in periodicals, online magazines & blogs, online galleries and various art venues throughout Evansville, IN, Louisville, KY, Queens, Long Island, and Brooklyn, NY.

TOBAL... (Toe-bowl) grew up in California where he was introduced to the graffiti scene as an early teen through breakdancing. During Jr. High fell in love with skateboarding which opened up the world to him as a giant playground. Now as an adult TOBAL tries to incorporate all these different elements into his art. He hopes to continue to inspire those through the images and colors of his work to live with no regrets and go after what they want.


Artist Professional Development Summer Series: Business

Thursday, August 03, 2017 at 7:00 PM

Thursday, August 3, 2017 at 7:00 PM
RIPE Art Gallery presents our Summer Arts Professional Development Series. Part 3 of our 4 part series of professional development panel discussions from some successful artists, curators, gallery owners.

Stephanie Buscema of Kitschy Witch Designs
Buscema’s portfolio includes illustrations for magazines and children’s books, textile design, as well as collaborations with famous brands like Marvel Entertainment, DC Comics, Disney, Sanrio and Archie Comics.
That path has taken Buscema from a small desk in her grandfather’s (John Buscema) Port Jefferson studio, where she was trained by the Marvel master himself, to the School of Visual Arts and an impressive, varied career.
With licensed work for Pin Up Girl Clothing and commissioned work for Dark Horse Comics’ Chimichanga comic, she is no novice in the world of making her art a business.
For 2017, the multitalented artist aims to focus on growing her own woman-run business, Kitschy Witch Designs, currently carrying a collection of vintage-style plastic jewelry and clothing, and will expand this year to include other fashion accessories, art objects and tarot cards.

This monthly 4 Part Thursday evening sessions to
"Get Your Life Together." Open to artists of all disciplines and all seasons of their career. Definitely great for early career artist! $5 suggested donation.

Doors open at 7pm for a brief networking session. Discussions begin at 7:30pm SHARP.

The four Thursday evening sessions:

June 1, 2017.....Doors 7pm
-Networking. "Play Nice with others."
What you didn't learn in art school.

July 6, 2017.....Doors 7pm
-Branding. "Do you know who you are?"
What are you Saying?

August 3, 2017....Doors 7pm
-Business. "Nice Art, Now what?"
What are you doing?

September 7, 2017....Doors 7pm
-Presentation. "Get yourself Together."
What are you Projecting?

Discussion Topics:
*How to get paid. (Merch, prints, vendor events, gallery showing)
*Investing in yourself. (Prints, business cards)
*Square, Paypal, Venmo, Cash.
*Be a professional.
*Saying less is more.
*Etsy vs. website.
*Do"s and Don'ts.
*Professional Behavior and "Socializing."


Theresa Christensen "The Mother of All Shows"

Saturday, September 16, 2017 at 7:00 PM

RIPE is thrilled to show a brand new, exclusive series of paintings by Theresa Christensen, Opening September 16, 2017!

Theresa Christensen is a long-time artist, whose portraits, illustrations and 3-dimensional figures are directly influenced by pop culture, primarily movies and television shows from the 1970’s through today. A native of Long Island, New York, Theresa received a healthy dose of television and movies as an impressionable youth, and taught herself to draw (before she even knew her ABC’s/123’s) by copying images and illustrations she spotted in Rolling Stone, Archie Comics, and MAD Magazine. Theresa began painting in the mid 1990’s while attending SUNY New Paltz, as a visual arts major. Since then, she has shown her work in Manhattan and Long Island. Theresa has drawn creative inspiration from other artists who have successfully made a name for themselves in the industry portraying movie and music icons in their work.
Theresa also designed the cover of journalist/author Greg Prato’s novel, “MTV Ruled The World: The Early Years of Music Video.” Theresa has sold her work at The Roebling Fair, a sidewalk art fair hosted by Tara McPherson’s Art Boutique The Cotton Candy Machine in Brooklyn, NY. She was named “Best Artist/Painter” on Long Island by the Bethpage Best of Long Island for 2015, and 2017 competitions.


Ratgrrl at RIPE Vendor Circus!

Saturday, September 23, 2017 at 12:00 PM

Ratgrrl at RIPE Vendor Circus!
Saturday, September 23, 2017 at 12-6pm
RIPE is handing Ratgrrl. the keys to plan a vendor Circus for September 23rd from 12-6.
Blondie's Bake Shop food truck will be parked outside if you're hungry,
"Felix the Great, Forecaster of the Future" will be doing tarot readings,
Plans for our Bombshell with her tattoo flash temporary tattoos,
photo booth spot and great merch from you guys!
We have Jeffery K. Fisher drawing studio here, so dress in your Circus and freak show best, and they'll make art out of you!

Vendor/Exhibitors selling merch:

Kitschy Witch Designs by Stephanie Buscema spooky inspired art prints, jewelry, accessories
Paper Doll Vintage/Curiousity Shop featuring Sueey Gutierrez. art, vintage, inspired clothing and accessories.
Rosie's Vintage. amazing vintage housewares, accessories and weirdness.
Hideaway Vinyl. records!
Wicked Crafts. handmade jewelry with vintage parts.
Ratgrrl. prints, candles, acrylic link chains, and accessories.
Margot and Cobalina. paper crafts, and art.
Theresa Christensen. prints, and such.
Jay Stuart. art, comics, tarot cards and books.
Seven29. wood unisex jewelry and accessories
Jesami Designs embroidered items
Jennifer G. Peper art
Della's Hatbox. gorgeous handmade hats.
Nicole Franz. art, accessories.
Sam Neukirch and Nice Garage Studio
Lauren Skelly Bailey -ceramic artist
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Art- pins!
more to come!

To submit: if you'd like to be a vendor, please message Ratgrrl or
Not many vendor spots left. Vendor fee is $100 we provide the space. You provide the 6 foot table, merch etc. Limited wall in the gallery and outdoors if preferred.

To submit: if you'd like to be a vendor, please message Ratgrrl.
Vendor fee is $100 we provide the space. You provide the 6 foot table, merch etc. Limited wall in the gallery and outdoors if preferred.
We will promote the show on our end, Ratgrrl, RIPE, and send out info to local press and FB groups about the event. We'd love if you'd do the same.


The Art of Jay Stuart

Saturday, October 14, 2017 at 7:00 PM



"Underbelly" by Anthony Zummo

Saturday, December 09, 2017 at 6:00 PM

"December 9th 2017 Anthony Zummo shines a light past the superficial beauty of the world to expose the seedy side of reality.
Using alternating lighting, Zummo lures you into a false sense of safety with beautiful original scenic landscape paintings before the exhibits mood changes and you are exposed to what was hiding just beneath societies facade.
Welcome to the Underbelly"