Aijung Kim - Fine Art, Printmaking, and Illustration
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ENTER A GIVEAWAY TO WIN MY LATEST LINOCUT, "BLOOM"!
Sunday, May 11th, 2014

Giveaway closes on Monday, May 26th at midnight EST. Read my blog post to find out how to enter.

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GATHER POP-UP SHOP AND STRAWBERRY STREET FESTIVAL
May 5th, 2014

I'll be tabling with my prints, zines, and notecards at these two events coming up soon:

Gather + Etsy Pop-Up Shop
Friday, May 9th from 5 - 10 pm
409 East Main Street bet. 4th and 5th
Richmond, VA

A block party on Main Street celebrating a new makerspace called "Gather"! Besides the awesome crafter artists (of which I will be one), here are some other things you can look forward to:
Drinks: Loveland Beer Truck, Belle Isle Spirits
Food: Cafe Rustica, Pasture, King of Pops
Music: Love Cannon, Fear of Music

Facebook event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/410578292411665/

Strawberry Street Festival
Saturday, May 10th from 12 - 4:30 pm
2300 Hanover Ave
The Fan District, Richmond, VA

Crafters, Games, Rides, Food Trucks, Music, Raffles, Vendors, Strawberries, and More! A family-friendly event to celebrate spring and support Fox Elementary School.

Facebook event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/636571019746107/

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*WINTER-SPRING 2013 ART WORKSHOPS*
November 16th, 2012

Here is the list of art workshops and classes I'm offering in Richmond, VA this Winter-Spring 2013 season at The Visual Arts Center of Richmond and the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Studio School. Please visit my Art Classes page on my blog to see the most up-to-date class schedule, course descriptions, photographs, and registration information.

Gelatin Printmaking Postcard Workshop
Beginners

Saturday, January 26
12 – 4 pm
at The Visual Arts Center of Richmond

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Linocuts – Exploring Color and Pattern
All Levels

6 Wednesdays
January 30 – March 6
6:30 – 9 pm
at The Visual Arts Center of Richmond

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Dream Book Workshop
All levels

2 Saturdays
February 16 & 23
10 – 4 pm each day
at the VMFA Studio School

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Paper Bead Jewelry Workshop
Beginners

Saturday, March 2
10 – 4 pm
at the VMFA Studio School

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Printmaking Lab – Independent Projects
Intermediate

4 Thursdays
April 4 – 25
6:30 – 9 pm
at The Visual Arts Center of Richmond

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Zine Sampler: Creative Self-Publishing
Beginners

2 Saturdays
April 20 & 27
12 – 4 pm, each day
at The Visual Arts Center of Richmond

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*FALL SHOW SCHEDULE!*
Monday, October 29th, 2012

This will be a BUSY season! I've got Craft Shows and events coming up where I will be doing Golden Moth Intuitive Card Readings (like tarot readings). You can find the updated list of shows HERE.

ALSO:
NaBloPoMo is National Blog Posting Month, where bloggers set a goal to blog every day for a whole month. I've been lucky enough to have Priscilla Smith of the blog Spirit Speak 444 choose my Golden Moth Illumination Deck as the theme for her NaBloPoMo! Starting on November 1st, everyday she will draw a card and post about her thoughts and interpretations. Get a preview of what is to come with her awesome and insightful "Interview with the Golden Moth." This will be exciting and fun for me to read and I hope it will be for you, too. Thanks Priscilla!

And for those of you who missed my announcement, The Golden Moth is now on Facebook! Please LIKE me: http://facebook.com/goldenmothdeck.

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*The Golden Moth Illumination Deck - in my shop now!*
July 23rd, 2012

For all you curious-seekers - The Golden Moth Illumination Deck is now in my shop, Sprout Head! In celebration of its release and my 5-Year Shop Anniversary, I am offering 10% off your entire purchase through July 31st. Just enter Coupon Code: 5YEARS upon checkout!

To see the origins of the Golden Moth Deck, see the original Kickstarter campaign
HERE

SUMMER CLASSES in Richmond, VA
I am still offering summer art classes in printmaking and paper arts for adults and children at the Visual Arts Center of Richmond through August. Visit my blog post to see the schedule and photos of classes.

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*"The Golden Moth" Makes Progress*
May 20th, 2012

THE GOLDEN MOTH ILLUMINATION DECK is making progress! Check out the latest happenings HERE. I will be listing the deck and related products in my shop Sprout Head towards the end of June. If you would like to receive updates, please subscribe to my E-Newsletter.

SUMMER CLASSES
I am offering summer art classes in printmaking, bookbinding, and paper arts for adults and children at the Visual Arts Center of Richmond and the VMFA Studio School. Visit my blog post to see the schedule and photos of classes.

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*FUNDED!*
March 10th, 2012

The Golden Moth Illumination Deck has been successfully funded through my Kickstarter campaign! Thank you to all my backers for your support :) If you haven't heard about the project, click on the link above to learn more.

Now I have to finish the artwork and send it off to the printers. Then I have to pack and ship 127 packages! I will also list the card deck, postcards, notecards, poster, and bookplates in my online shop, Sprout Head, in late April/early May. If you'd like to receive announcements related to the cards, my shop, and other art news, please subscribe to my E-mailing list. You can manage your subscription to receive updates once a month or less frequently.

Once again,
THANKS
&
YAY!!!

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*"The Golden Moth Illumination Deck" Project Launch!*
February 9th, 2012

IT'S HERE! a very special project that I am excited to tell you about. For almost 3 years, I have been giving readings (much like tarot) to people with a deck of symbolic cards that I illustrated. I am now launching a Kickstarter campaign to raise the funds to get my card deck printed and available for anyone to use!

You can find out about the project here by watching a video, reading more about it, and deciding if you want to pledge a donation! There are all kinds of neat rewards at different pledge amounts, so check it out. YEAH!!!

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*Style Weekly Article and Teaching Schedule*
December 26th, 2011

Martha Steger wrote a really nice article about me called "Art as an Everyday Thing" in Richmond's Style Weekly. You can read it online here.

For those of you in the Richmond, VA area - I am teaching many classes during the winter/spring semester at the VMFA Studio School and the Visual Arts Center of Richmond. Please visit my blog post for dates of classes and links to register here.

Happy Winter!

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*Holiday Happenings!*
December 1st, 2011

whew, so many events i'm involved in that my head is spinning! Most are happening in richmond, VA but i've got some online resources for you as well.
- Art Karma Fundraiser where i will be telling fortunes
- several craft shows
- 15% off sale in my etsy shop until december 5th!
please click on my blog entry here for all the details.

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*hello goodbye - ART SHOW!*
November 3rd, 2011

hello, it's been awhile since i've updated this news page but i promise i've had lots going on. i'll update the blog with more stuff as well. but for now all you need to know is that i have an art show coming up - cyanotypes, drawings, stitchery, and mixed media:

hello goodbye
New Work by Aijung Kim

November 4th - 25th, 2011
Opening Reception: Friday, November 4th from 5 - 9 pm

Metro Space Gallery
119 W. Broad St.
Richmond, VA

this is a group show with lots of greats: Ingrid Moldenhauer Chase, Matt Lively, Corey Durbin, Albert Epshteyn, Sterling Hundley, Josh George, and Jeff Love. come to the opening if you can!

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* DECEMBER EVENTS *
November 29th, 2010

Check out these craft events around Richmond where I will be vending!

Bizarre Market Holiday
Through Dec 24th
A jam-packed array of artistic goodies to choose from in the upstairs gallery of Chop Suey Books in Carytown
2913 W. Cary St.

RVyAy! (Records, Art, and Vintage)
Craft Market and Charity Auction to benefit Art 180, live djs spinning records!
Friday, December 3rd from 7 - 11 pm
Gallery 5
200 W Marshall St.

Christkindl Market
Local artisans, food, music, christmas trees, and a live St. Nick!
Saturday, December 4 from 10am - 4pm
Richmond’s First Baptist Church
2709 Monument Avenue
Mulberry Street Parking Lot (corner of Monument Avenue and Mulberry Street)

Holiday Open House and Present Factory at The Visual Arts Center of Richmond
1812 W. Main St.
A family-friendly event - demos, “make & takes”, refreshments, music and a Gift Factory Store in the upstairs Dominion
Saturday, Dec 11th from 12:30 - 3:30 pm

Handmade Holiday
One of the best indie craft fairs in Richmond - over 60 vendors!
Sunday, Dec. 12th from 11 - 5 pm
@ Plant Zero in Manchester District
00 E 4th St

Teaching, Art 180 Calendars, and An Artful Agenda
I am offering adult classes for the winter/spring semester at the Visual Art Center of Richmond: Screenprint Projects, Intro to Bookbinding, and Collagraph & Relief Printmaking. I am also teaching youth classes: Make Your Own Zines, Printmaking Palooza, and Screenprint your Own T-Shirts and Posters. Be sure to bring the family to the Holiday Open House at the Visual Arts Center on December 11th to check out the festivities and make fun holiday gifts!

Don't forget to look out for the Art 180 Calendars that I illustrated, which I and Art 180 will be selling around Richmond. Their 7th Annual Fundraiser, Art Karma, will take place this Thursday, Dec. 2nd and includes a huge silent auction of art and services donated by the community, global music from WRIR DJ's, creative things to see and do, exotic hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar with Cirrus Vodka Karmatinis. Find out more here.

Also, there are so many illustrated planners to choose from at An Artful Agenda, of which I contributed drawings. I will have a selection of planners at my craft events. 5% of proceeds goes to arts education in public schools.

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* UPCOMING EVENTS FOR NOVEMBER *
October 17th, 2010

I did the Richmond Zine Fest yesterday, which was a lot of fun! I definitely plan to do it again next year.

In November I am scheduled to table at the following events in Richmond, VA:

Bizarre Market at Quirk Gallery
Saturday, November 20th, 11 - 4 pm
Another fun craft fest in the parking lot of Quirk Gallery

Day After Thanksgiving Art Affair at Art Works
Friday, November 26th, 10am-10pm
Art Works hosts a 12 hour holiday festival and shopping event! There will also be gift workshops for the kids. Come on down for an event filled with music, crafts, and food.

E-mail me if you'd like to join my mailing list for announcements of shows and classes: good_old_fashioned_smell@hotmail.com

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* JONNY Z FEST & AUGUST NEWS *
August 6th, 2010

FESTIVITIES: Come to the Jonny Z Fest this Saturday, August 7th from 12 - 5 pm. Crafts, music, and kid-friendly fun. Located on the 200 block of N. Shields Ave. between Grove and Hanover in the Fan district of Richmond, VA.

TEACHING: Fall Class listings are up at the Visual Arts Center of Richmond. I'm teaching 4 classes located in the Fiber and Printmaking/Book Arts section: "From Fiber to Fiction," "Paper Gifts," "Decorated Papers," and "Intro to Bookbinding."

IN PRINT: My "Zine Philosophy" was published in the Summer 2010 Issue of Broken Pencil: A Magazine of Zine Culture and the Independent Arts. Check out the illustration here.

ORGANIZE: I was chosen as one of 8 artists to contribute drawings to An Artful Agenda, a shop that sells awesome illustrated planners and agenda books. There is a variety of art-filled products to choose from, including a Lesson Planner, Universal Planner (undated), blank Diary, and August to August Planner (back to school!) Interior pages are printed on 100% recycled paper, and 5% of proceeds from sales go towards art education in public schools. Can't get better than that! You can see some of the spreads featuring my illustrations here.

PAINTING: The delicious, vegan/vegetarian-friendly cafe Harrison Street Coffee Shop asked me to do a bunch of paintings for their newly-painted walls. See some of the paintings on my blog. I've only done about half of the paintings so far, but the rest of the art will be up by the end of August.

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* ART OPENING AT CHOP SUEY BOOKS THIS FRIDAY! *
June 7th, 2010

Wind Bridge: New Prints by Aijung Kim
June 11th - July 5th
Opening Reception: Friday, June 11th 6 - 8 pm

Chop Suey Books
2913 W. Cary St.
Richmond, VA 23221
804-422-8066
Bookstore Hours: Mon - Thurs 10-6, Fri and Sat 10-8, Sun 12-6

hey, i'm having an art show! it's this Friday at the gallery space in Chop Suey Books in Carytown. I have been hard at work in the printshop making monotype prints, and i've been having so much fun experimenting and seeing what happens. For those of you near Richmond, I'm having an opening reception and I'm planning on making a chocolate cake and bringing some crafts to sell as well. But if you can't make it to the reception then it'll a good excuse to stop by the bookstore one lazy afternoon to browse books and see some art. For those of you who haven't visited Chop Suey Books before, it has a great selection of new and used books, and the cute little gallery space is located on the 2nd floor.

ALSO: Intro to Bookbinding: Cut, Fold, Glue & Stitch
I opened up another section of bookbinding this summer, and it runs for 6 Thursdays from June 24th - July 29th, 6:30 - 9 pm (register by JUNE 17th!) You must register for the class at least a week ahead of time. I also have room in my Gelatin Printmaking and Postcards Workshops that take place on June 19th (register by JUNE 12th) and June 26th (register by JUNE 19th.) You can register for the classes here.

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* NEW BOOKBINDING CLASS & RVyAy! *
May 15th, 2010

hello, the Visual Arts Center of Richmond has added a new Bookbinding Class to the Summer roster. My "Intro to Bookbinding: Decorative Sewn Spines" class is full, but I'm offering another called "Intro to Bookbinding: Cut, Fold, Glue, & Stitch." It is similar to the other class, but it will be more of a basic bookbinding class as opposed to focusing just on decorative sewn bindings. All of my printmaking classes are still open. Check out the class registration page here.

Also, I will be selling my art at a craft/music event called "RVyAy!" - a two day market extravaganza of records, vintage, and arts and crafts, to benefit Gallery5 and Books on Wheels. Shoppers will buy from local artists and vendors while supporting two amazing organizations that give so much to the Richmond community!

Friday, May 28 and Saturday, May 29th
7:00 to 10:00 pm
at Gallery 5, Richmond, VA

PREVIEW
Friday, May 28th
7PM - 10PM
$8
RVyAy will be open for a special preview Friday night featuring performances by Ophelia, Go Go Funk Yourself, Burlesque and a special collaboration by No BS Brass Band and Gull. Record vendors in the adjoining room.

Saturday, May 29th
12PM - 6PM
FREE
RVyAy will feature record vendors downstairs and craft vendors upstairs, with Cherry Bomb spinning records on both floors.

Check it out!

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* NEW & OLD BLOGS *
April 17th, 2010

hello,

i have recently made a new blog. if you want to read the old one, go here. for some reason, all my pictures were removed from the old blog because i had to transfer it. the bright and shiny NEW one has a lot more pictures and is here!

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* SUMMER BOOKBINDING & PRINTMAKING CLASSES *
April 12, 2010

Hello! I'm teaching some art classes at the The Visual Art Center of Richmond (a wonderful, wonderful place.) Check out my blog for info and images of what I'm teaching, here.

Also, I will be selling my art and wares at the Spring Bada Bing craft show at Plant Zero this Sunday in Richmond, Virginia. This is a
free event, with over 60 vendors selling jewelry, ceramics, knits, sewn goodies and apparel, prints, paintings, stationery, and more!

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Sunday, April 18th 2010
11 am to 4 pm
@ Plant Zero, a creative indoor artist live-work space

Plant Zero is located at 0 E. 4th Street Richmond, VA 23224. This is directly off of Hull Street in the Manchester District of Southside Richmond. (Note: some mapping software gets confused by this address--if you encounter this problem, you can use 7 E. 3rd St, which is the secondary entrance to Plant Zero.)

hope to see you there!