Anthology zine, "monogatari," had an amazing turnout for its release party and art exhibition. Drago Flores created a beautiful video capturing the essence of the event and helping us tell about the zine and ToCo, Tokyo Collective.
Thank you Drago!
Come celebrate the release of ToCo- Tokyo Collective's second anthology zine, "monogatari" on Saturday evening, 10/13! "monogatari" is a zine collection of comics and illustrations that creatively tell the stories of objects ("mono") in Tokyo. Enjoy the original artwork of our 14 participating artists along with refreshments in the awesome gallery space provided and sponsored by collaborative workspace and living space community: Tokyo Chapter.
Our exhibition will continue for one week after the opening reception:
Exhibition Duration: 10/14(Sun)~10/20(Sat) 10AM~18PM
Exhibition Event Page:https://www.facebook.com/events/2185645601758975/
Julia Nascimento http://nsjulia.carbonmade.com
Erica Ward https://ericawardart.com
Tania Vicedo https://taniavicedo.net
Craig Atkinson https://craigatkinson.tokyo/
Carin Ogawa https://www.ogawacarin.com/
Odding Wang http://odding.rocks/
Jess Whitfield https://www.instagram.com/genki_jess/
Mariko Jesse https://marikojesse.com/
Lori Ono http://loriono.com/
Felipe Kolb Bernardes https://conanfelipe.artstation.com/
Louis-Étienne Vallée https://louisillustration.com/
Chizuko Tanaka http://tanakachizuko.com/
Shingo Nagasaki http://nagasakishingo.com/
Kaori Noda https://nodakaori.tumblr.com/
I recently was interviewed by ADC news about my current exhibition, "Cats in Portrait."
Check out the article here:個性あふれるネコたちがモデル！水彩画個展「ネコの肖像」＠保護猫カフェ(Japanese Only)
Thank you ADC News!
My painting, "Tori," is on display as part of the "Junten" exhibition this week at the Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum.
The "Junten" exhibition featuring artists from Tokyo and all over Japan will be on display from Monday 9/10 through Monday (Holiday) 9/17 in exhibition halls 3 and 4. Hours are from 9:30 to 17:30 (last enterance allowed at 17:00 and enterance ends at 13:00 with a closing time of 15:00 on the final day.) Enterance fee is 500 yen.
Please click the links below for more information (Japanese Only)
詳細は https://www.tobikan.jp/ でご覧ください。
View Erica Ward Illustration’s new series, “Cats in Portrait,” while also supporting shelter cats!
“Erica Ward Solo Exhibition: Cats in Portrait”
Friday 9/14 - Wednesday 9/28
Rescue Cat Cafe: Necorepublic Ochanomizu
3-1-9 Yushima, Bunkuo-ku, Tokyo CRANE Building 4F
Hours: Weekdays: 15pm~20pm
Sat & Sun & Holidays: 11am ~ 18pm
¥1100/30 minutes ¥1500/60 minutes ¥2400/120 minutes
¥1300/30 minutes ¥1700/60 minutes
+ ¥500 for every additional 30 minutes
Necorepublic is a rescue cat cafe—utilizing the popular “cat cafe” to fund the rescue, and facilitate the acclimation and adoption of homeless and abandoned cats. Necorepublic is 100% no-kill shelter that helps connect cats with loving homes, and also cat-lovers who can’t own with a place to play and cuddle with furry friends. Necorepublic’s mission includes fighting to make Japan a no-kill country for cats by 2022. If you or anyone you know is interested in visiting a cat cafe, please recommend this cruelty-free option.
Erica Ward has been volunteering at Necorepublic Tokyo, Ochanomizu Branch for the last two years, and has happily accepted the chance to present a solo exhibition with the cat visiting rooms. Come meet the cats and enjoy portraits of the current residents and also recents “graduates.” 50% of art sales will be donated to Necorepublic and go towards continuing to save the cats.
We hope to see you there!
* 4-Friends Course: If you come as a group of four and enter for the 60-minute plan, one group member’s entry is free!
* Introductionn Course: If a Necorepublic passport holder comes with a friend visiting for the first time, both friends get a discounted entry!
Please be Aware:
** The exhibition is within the cat cafe operating as usual, so viewing the artworks requires the regular entry fee for a minimum of 30 minutes
** Live cats are present! Please take precautions if you are allergic, etc.
** Neither Erica Ward nor Necorepublic are responsible for injuries (cat-related or not) while guests are on premise
** The cats are so cute, you may feel strong urge to adopt!
ADC's article about my participation in CLOUDS ART + COFFEE's Nekoten Cat Exhibition.
Cat Art Group Exhibition! (English Below)
Erica Ward Illustrationを含む20名の作家による猫の作品のグループ展：「ねこ展」は6/26(火)から 7/1(日)まで高円寺の CLOUDS ART + COFFEEで開催されます！ 多様性豊かな様々なスタイルの猫の絵画、写真、イラスト、グッズの展示・販売を致します。エリカ・ワードの猫様を描く新作も♪
場所: CLOUDS ART + COFFEE
期間：6/26 (火) - 7/1 (日)
レセプション：6/30 (土) 6 〜 8PM
miiya のだかおり 服部准 maeneko ささきみえこ mmr 坂岡知子 ねことごろん 中村まゆら とりのこいろ 坂田彩未 k mitani ししゅのり min ico_crafts エリカ・ワード たなかひろこ sam.m 保高泰一 保高三千代
20 artists including Erica Ward Illustration will be displaying and selling their cat-themed artworks and merchandise at Clouds Art + Coffee in Koenji from Tuesday 6/26 till Sunday, 7/1. Erica Ward will be showing new feline-featured watercolor and ink works, but there will be a fantastic variety of styles and cats.
Check out the Facebook Event Page too!
"hajime" is a seven-artist collaboration and the first publication by ToCo, Tokyo Collective, started by Erica Ward and Julia Nascimento. Metropolis Magazine Japan gave us a nice shout out in their recent article about self publishing. Feautured is a tiny peek at my cover design!
Check out the article here:
Erica Ward Solo Exhibition in Koenji
6/5 (Tue) - 6/10 (sun)
Reception 6/9 (Sat) 6pm ~ 8pm
In this solo exhibition, Erica Ward will be displaying a collection of detailed pen and watercolor illustrations that are simultaneously figures and cityscapes. Debut works displayed along with previous works ask where the Individual ends and where the City begins.
Clouds Art + Coffee
25-4,KOENJIKITA 2-CHOME SUGINAMI,TOKYO
4 minutes walk from the North exit of Koenji Station on the JR Chuo and Sobu lines, 16 minutes walk from exit 2 at Shin-Koenji Station on the Marunouchi line.
Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/165749357454852/
Erica Ward Illustration will be tabling at the 1st Tokyo Collective Market held on April 21 & 22, 2018 at thenew Best Living JapanStudio in Minami Azabu. I will be selling postcards, prints, original art and coloring books, so please come by and check it out. The event is family-friendly and interior and wellness oriented, so it will be exciting for me to have a booth in a different environment as usual. Hope to see you there!
What: Tokyo Collective Market
When: April 21 (Sat) 12:00~16:00
April 22 (Sun) 11:00 ~ 16:00
Where: Best Living Japan Studio
Minami Azabu 3-17-12 Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-0047
More Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2039515289656141/
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California-born, Tokyo-based freelance illustrator. Works in ink, watercolor, and Japanese daydreams.