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  • 3RD ANNUAL PIECE BY PIECE SHOW SAT APRIL 13, 2019

    Update on the 3rd Annual Piece by Piece show 5.3.2019:

    I am happy to hear that “Petit Prince” has found a forever home and the auction was a great success. All proceeds were donated to TACA to benefit autism. Thank you for your support, encouragement and donations, as this show and cause has become very dear to my heart. Thank you Tim Shelton and Still Life Tattoo for selflessly devoting your energy and resources to putting this all together.

    Many thanks!-Chantal 5.3.2019

     

    Dear Friends,

    I am delighted to announce that I will be participating in the third annual Piece by Piece show, an art show for Autism. Curated and hosted by Tim Shelton and Still Life Tattoo, the show will be at the 2nd Floor in Huntington Beach from 5-8 pm. My new puzzle piece, “Petit Prince” will be up for auction alongside 25 other artists. This show is very dear to my heart, as so much love goes into it for a really great cause. Please come and join us for a fun night and great cause.Petit Prince Video Copy

    Also, please Visit @shelltoon, @stilllifetattoo, @tacanow for more info.

    xo-Chantal

  • THE ART OF FEMALE OPENS THURSDAY FEBRUARY 6, 2019

    Dear Friends,

    I’m pleased and honored to announce that I will be participating in the “Art of Female” which opens on THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2019. 8PM-MIDNITE

    Curated by the fabulous Vanessa Burgundy, some of the Artists included are: Natalia Fabia, Brandi Milne, Chantal Menard, Kat Von D, Shannon Brooke, Darla Teagarden, Jessica Louise, Aimee Kuester, Christy Kane, Tara McPherson, and more.

    A portion of sales will be given to “She Should Run”

    Looking Forward to seeing you there!

    xx-Chantal

  • SATURDAY JANUARY 19, 2019 CONJOINED VS GROTESQUE

    Dear Friends,

    I am honored to be included once again in Conjoined 2019. This year it is Conjoined vs Grotesque, curated by Chet Zar & Jeremy Wagner.

    I will be showing my piece “The Passenger” in this year’s show. For inquiries and purchase info, visit COPRO GALLERY

    Looking forward to seeing you at Copro Gallery this Saturday!

  • INTERVIEW IN VOYAGE LA

    Dear Friends,

    I was recently interviewed by VoyageLA online magazine about my artwork and process. A fun read and insight on how I came into the world of Assemblage. If you should feel so inclined, feel free to check it out here: VOYAGE LA INTERVIEW CHANTAL MENARD

    or Cut, copy and paste the link into your browser:

    http://voyagela.com/interview/art-life-chantal-menard/

    Best,

    Chantal

     

     

  • “CRIME ON CANVAS” @LifeIsBeautiful 2018

     

    I’m excited to be a featured artist in this year’s Crime on Canvas Show at Life is Beautiful, 2018 in Downtown Las Vegas Sept 21-23. Each year the show grows in popularity, and the work just keeps on getting better. My piece “Sleep Walk” will be available. For inquiries and pricing please contact The Shag Store, or Mmodern gallery. VISIT THIS LINK TO PURCHASE

     

     

     

     


  • BIG CARTEL SALE

    Dear Friends,

    I’m happy to announce that we are hosting a sweet ass sale on my big cartel store! From today til August 1, use code HONEY at check out to receive 30% off! click on link below, and happy summer!

    https://chantalmenard.bigcartel.com/

    Con mucho amor,

    Chantal Menard

  • PIECE BY PIECE SHOW SATURDAY APRIL 7, 2018

    Dear Friends,

    I am honored to be included in the second annual “Piece by Piece” show at Still Life Tattoo.

     

    SECOND ANNUAL PIECE BY PIECE SHOW

    Saturday, April 7, 2018 from 6-10pm.

    All Proceeds will go to TACA (Talk about Curing Autsim)

    All Art $200 and under

    Also there will be a silent auction, raffle, music, snacks, refreshments.

    STILL LIFE TATTOO 1500 PCH, SUITE F/SEAL BEACH, CA 90740

    All proceeds go to benefit Talk About Curing Autism, TACA. Last year, the efforts from the artists was stellar. Such a wonderful feeling helping such a great cause. I look forward to seeing our friends and family there.

    Best,

    Chantal

  • CONJOINED 8 OPENS SATURDAY, JANUARY 20, 2018

    CONJOINED 8 OPENS THIS SATURDAY.

    Conjoined is the largest group show dedicated to 3D and sculptural art. The line up and turn out gets better and better each year.

    Address: 2525 Michigan Ave # T5, Santa Monica, CA 90404
    Phone: (310) 829-2156
    “Little Big Horn” will be shown and available through the gallery.
    For inquiries, please email Gary Pressman at Coprogallery@live.com
  • “Piece by Piece” Show

    We’ve all heard the adage “It’s better to be late, than never at all,” and I know it has been several months after the fact, but I have been wanting to share more on the “Piece by Piece” show which took place back in April. I thought it would be fun to show my individual process, along with the vision of the show itself, which was curated by dear friend, Tim Shelton.

    On April 8th, 2017, Still Life Tattoo hosted an incredible benefit for Autism. The Name of the Show was called “Piece by Piece.” All of the artists involved were given a blank puzzle pieces and asked to create an original piece of artwork on this puzzle piece-shaped canvas. The concept for “Piece by Piece” was a dream of artist and curator,  Tim Shelton for a long time. He had been wanting to create a show where the separate puzzle pieces would somehow come together. The results were amazing. Each piece was beautiful on its own, but when all the pieces were placed together into one cohesive piece, the result was awe-inspiring.

     

    I was finally able to create a piece I had envisioned for quite sometime, utilizing large pieces of bone found on the beaches of Alaska, along with some old pieces of ephemera from Hawaii, guitar neck, piano keys, sheet music that I had been collecting for years.

     

    I named my piece “Sea Sick,” which was named after one of my favorite Morrissey songs, “Sea Sick, Yet Still Docked.” I had been inspired by a number of events that had been going on in my own personal life. My father had just been diagnosed with Stage IV cancer, and my world had flipped upside down. I had utilized found pieces from Alaska and Hawaii, which were the last two states added to the union. I  wired pieces of an old guitar and piano keys using old coils from tattoo machines. I sealed the piece off with resin as to give it a “visceral/found in water” type of look.

    “Sea Sick” by Chantal Menard, 2017

     

    Most of the artwork sold, and proceeds were donated to Talk About Curing Autism, TACA. It was an honor to be able to participate in something that had so much meaning to so many people.

    Pictured Here are the artists Individual Puzzle Pieces

     

    “Each piece was beautiful in its own right, but when all placed together, the effect was awe-inspiring.”

    Now “Sea Sick” is in the perfect home of an art collector. He now resides on a boat somewhere off the coast of California.

    Here is a link on the Time Lapse of the “Piece by Piece” show. As you can see, one person can do something beautiful, but many people coming together for a great cause can can be brilliant.

  • CONJOINED 7 Opens JANUARY 21, 2017

    Dear Friends,

    It’s January, and I’m always so excited for this time of year. January marks the start of the new year, with new beginnings and new possibilities ahead. It’s my birthday month, and also, its also time for another round of CONJOINED, the biggest 3D/Sculptural/Mixed Media show around. I have been participating in Conjoined since their very first show in January 2011, and I am proud to say I am back for more. This exhibit has been carefully curated by Chet Zar and will be held at Copro Gallery in Bergamot Station, Santa Monica.  The turn out is always great, and the lineup  gets better and better every year. I will be including one of my assemblages in the show.Needless to say, I look forward to Lucky 7! See you there. xo-Chantal

    WHAT: CONJOINED LUCKY 7

    WHEN: SATURDAY, JANUARY 21, 2017

    TIME: 8PM-11:30PM

    WHERE: COPRO GALLERY, BERGAMOT STATION

    2525 MICHIGAN AVENUE, T5. Santa Monica, CA 90404

    CONJOINED 7 OPENS SATURDAY, JANUARY 21, 2017

    CONJOINED 7 OPENS SATURDAY, JANUARY 21, 2017