Join us as we get festive for our Annual Holiday Party. Get to know the ADCT board and followers in a more low-key, personal atmosphere. We like to relax from time to time, between our action packed speakers and events. Meet us at the art bar known as Lot No. 6 and get the party started.
ADCT Holiday Party 2013 Lot No. 6 | 1323 E. 6th St. (6th and Peoria) Tulsa, OK 74120 Thursday, December 19 | 6:30-9:00pm
Jen Bilik is the founder, owner, and overall head honcho of Knock Knock.
Jen grew up handy in Berkeley, California, quilting with her mother and learning carpentry with her father. After high school, she attended the University of Michigan, where she majored in English literature and film studies, plying her secret arts-and-crafts hobbies on the side.
After college, Jen decamped to New York City and labored variously as a film development intern, apprentice film editor, architectural draftsperson, tutor, babysitter, and newspaper proofreader before accepting an actual salaried job in publishing. Happenstance landed Jen in coffee-table books, exciting mini-productions unto themselves with graphic designers, illustration sources, four-color printing, authors, and copyediting.
While serving as the point person for text on late-breaking books, she inadvertently enjoyed a series of deskside internships in graphic design. After a freelance stint that included editing many books as well as co-authoring two (Todd Oldham: Without Boundaries and Women of Taste: A Collaboration Celebrating Quilt Artists and Chefs), Jen moved to Los Angeles to ponder how she might make her elusive mark. A few years and a million head scratches later, Knock Knock was born out of Jen’s desire to play with paper and wit.
For Jen, the Who’s There family represents a stimulating culmination of many interests—art, craft, business, strategy, printing, writing, coordinating, managing—and she keeps them all well-honed by serving as the company’s lead writer, head honcho, and creative director (aside from all the other boss stuff).
With Knock Knock, Jen and the team seek to create products distinctive in concept, content, and design, immune to the disease of committee homogenization.
Living Arts Center | 307 E. Brady St. Thursday, January 1 | 6:30p Social – 7:30p Show Members: Free | Students: $10 | Non-members: $25 Park anywhere except Spaghetti Warehouse.
Block Party is ADCT’s yearly art party to raise funds for art students. How it works: Artists have their way with a 3.5″ x 3.5″ wooden block which will be silently auctioned off the night of the block party. The funds raised will be awarded to exceptional art students during our Graphex 45 awards presentation. In previous years we’ve been able to give $5,000 in student awards—please join us in trying to increase that # this year and have a great time doing it!
The party will be held at Living Arts Gallery (307 East Brady Street) November 21, 6-9 pm where we will silently auction off artist’s blocks. There will be a $4 cover charge (artists donating a block to be auctioned will get in free). Awards will be given to 1st, 2nd & 3rd place blocks and also for the highest bidding block. h’orderves and cash bar will be available.
Living Arts Center | 307 E. Brady St. Thursday, November 21 | 6 – 9 pm Cost | $4 cover Park anywhere except Spaghetti Warehouse.
Jay Ryan learned about screenprinting from Steve Walters at Screwball Press in late 1995, where they worked together until 1999, at which point Jay started The Bird Machine print shop in the basement of his apartment building. Jay’s initial clients were his friends’ bands, his own band, and the clubs where they played. By stumbling into the right place at the right time, he fell in with a new movement of screenprinted poster makers across the country and around the world.
The business grew slowly and organically, with the gradual addition of printing assistants and an office manager. For five years, the printshop occupied a commercial space in the Ravenswood neighborhood of Chicago, before settling into a permanent home in quiet Skokie, Illinois.
Jay established a reputation for hand-drawn text and a computer-free design process. His prints aim to attain the same goals as other concert posters, but using raccoons and toasters instead of skulls, breasts and hot rods.
From 2002-2007, Jay served as Vice President of the American Poster Institute, a non-profit group which manages the successful FLATSTOCK series of poster shows.
Jay now draws and prints daily, and often travels to conferences and universities to show and speak about his work.
Jay lives in Evanston with his wife and daughter, one cat and one dog.
Living Arts Center | 307 E. Brady St. Thursday, February 20 | 6:30p Social – 7:30p Show Members: Free | Students: $10 | Non-members: $25 Park anywhere except Spaghetti Warehouse.
From acclaimed design studio Someoddpilot to global advertising juggernaut Leo Burnett — with a little of everything in between — I have spent a decade designing interactive experiences for a broad range of clients both international and independent.
Currently working with the amazing team at IDEO, I use this space to share personal design, photography and printmaking projects. I love to collaborate — drop me a line below and let’s make something together.