Category Archives: Gubba Art

Craft & Draft Holiday Bazaar – vendors announced!

craft and draft

IT’S BACK!! The entire Hamm’s Room will turn into a crafters’ holiday wish list on Sunday, December 13th, from 11:30am – 4:30pm. Please invite your friends: Facebook event and more details here. 

Featuring Local Artists:

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Craft & Draft Holiday Bazaar – coming soon!

In about one month, on Sunday, December 13th, Blind Lady Alehouse will be hosting their Craft & Draft Holiday Bazaar. Featuring a handful of local artists selling goodies for gifting or treating yourself, this should be a super fun event!

I am gearing up some super sweet merchandise – brand new pocket mirrors (eep!), new magnets and pins, prints of the most popular pieces from my show in September (like Possum below), and more original art.

Mark your calendars – hope to see you there!!

Here is “Ol’ Possum” from my Instagram:

Ol Possum by Shelby Gubba

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Daily Drawings on Instagram

I have been posting a new drawing every day on my Instagram account (@shelbygubba or #shelbygubba or #gubbaart). I will continue to do so until all 115 have been posted, and then keep drawing new ones!

Follow me on Instagram by clicking here or on the image below!

Gubba Drawing

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That’s a Wrap

QTOD: Cute Creature Art Show has officially closed. Over half of the creatures went to a new home! I am grateful to our small, but mighty, art community here in San Diego. It’s always surprising to me to see the strangers who come out to support events like this, at small galleries (or even big ones).

Everyone has been so friendly and open, something that I really can’t say I’ve experienced anywhere else. On top of that, people buy art. Yes, really. It happens! Granted, I’ve notoriously priced my original art at small price over the years, but this has always been with one intent – to share it.

I’m not sure what the point is of making cute stuff if I can’t have it live on in other people’s lives, in some small way. Just like a writer wants to publish their work to be “out there” in the world, I want to make art so that it can be “out there” too. On walls of homes I’ll never see. As fridge magnets, holding up shopping lists for strangers. As pins, stuck to lapels of coats on friends and family. Taking home piles of my own art to sit around unseen and unloved, is not the reason I draw cute little things!

I heard some great feedback from guests at this show, including the desire to see some of the creatures on shirts, as prints, or in other mediums. I have definitely taken note!

Next up, I will be participating in a holiday bazaar this winter. More details to come. For now, I’m waiting for this record-breaking heat wave to leave San Diego. Until then, I will also be working on the art for the new Dabbers album, and filling custom requests from the show. Woo!
Shelby Gubba art show

CityBeat Feature on QTOD

CityBeat, our local independent weekly, interviewed me – read it here. And this is a picture of yours truly surrounded by a handful of the pieces that will be at the show. And I really mean a handful…there are so many more!!

Shelby Gubba

5 Day Countdown!

Here’s one of the (many) little animals that will be on display at my show this weekend. Just finished up the window display. I’m getting excited!

Little Bird

One Week Countdown

After spending some time in super green and lush Oregon, I am back to the drawing board (literally). My goal is to have over 100 drawings on display. If you are in San Diego or nearby, please come by! Facebook Event invitation here.

My little pineapple friend here was one of the first 10 drawings, so he has a special place in my heart. All of the drawings will be approximately 4″ x 2″ or smaller. Pretty much about the size of a trading card. Pocket-sized and ready to go to a new home!