Friday, October 21, 2011


Come visit me TONIGHT Oct 21st from 5pm-7pm at BLICK ART MATERIALS in Wheaton, IL where I will be doing an EXTREME FACEPAINTING demonstration... not just your pretty little butterflies, hearts, and rainbows... we are talking MONSTERS!!!  Blick will be having a DOUBLE DISCOUNT EVENT all weekend Oct 21-23rd with various demos, so be sure to stop by! Here is the coupon... (click to enlarge and print)


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Tuesday, October 11, 2011

First Annual MALEFICIUM Dark Art Exhibition - Opening Reception Oct 29

Kosart Effects Studios and Gallery cordially invites you to the
First Annual MALEFICIUM Dark Art Exhibition
a Halloween Themed Art Show featuring Award Winning Artists of All Media!!  Artist List Below!

Please join us for the inaugural event at Kosart Effects Studios & Gallery:
Exhibition Opening and Artist Reception
Saturday, October 29, 2011, 6:30pm to Midnight
Costumes and Creative Attire Optional.

The MALEFICIUM Exhibition runs
October 29th through December 2nd.
Gallery hours (Oct 30 to Dec 2nd) by Appointment Only.
Please call to schedule an appointment: 630.310.8353

At Kosart Effects Studios & Gallery
760 Burr Oak Drive, Westmont, IL 60559
Click HERE for Directions

Exhibiting Artists in the First Annual
MALEFICIUM Dark Art Exhibition 

The Maleficium Show is sponsored by the

MALEFICIUM is a Latin term meaning "mischief" and is used to describe black magic and the dark arts.  The name was selected to represent this exhibit as a metaphor for the Halloween inspired artwork.

The Image used (above) for the First Annual MALEFICIUM: Dark Art Exhibition:
Nigredo Two
 by Menton Matthews III
18" by 24" Oil on Wood Panel,
Published in Ars Memoria #1.
This painting will be on display for the duration of the 2011 MALEFICIUM Show.
Image courtesy exhibiting artist Menton Matthews III.

Nigredo Two © Menton Matthews III.
Maleficium Exhibition © Kosart Effects Studios, LLC. 
All Rights Reserved.

Fantasy Costumes Open 24 Hours for 10 Days before Halloween!

Be sure to visit Fantasy Costumes, Chicago’s COSTUME SUPERSTORE, featuring the largest selection of Halloween costumes, Halloween masks, make-up, costume wigs and accessories for all ages. They also offer a large selection of rental costumes, mascot costumes, theater costumes, women’s human hair wigs and men’s hair pieces. One stop shopping for ALL your Halloween needs!!  Visit their website HERE

Also, please vote for Fantasy Costumes to be named BEST COSTUME SHOP on Fox Chicago's Mojopages!!  If you write a review, you will receive 10% off your next purchase or rental on their page!!  Voting ends in 4 days from this post!!  So VOTE, VOTE, VOTE!!!  Vote HERE

Kosart Effects Studios is proud to have Fantasy Costumes
as a sponsor of our FX Courses, . . .
so please patronize our generous sponsor!!

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Friday, October 7, 2011

Live-Sculpting at WildClaw Theatre Gala Benefit!

Be sure to reserve your ticket for WildClaw Theatre's First Annual MASQUE of the RED DEATH Gala Benefit THIS Monday, October 10th!!  Come see me sculpting live during the evening!!  Also featured is their special guest Doug Jones, creature actor for Pan's Labrynth, Hellboy, Adaptation, and more!  There will also be artwork on display from Clive Barker, Dave Dorman, Tony Akins, Ray Frenden, and More.

Here is all the info:

Monday, October 10, 2011
Mars Gallery † 1139 W. Fulton Market, Chicago
6:30pm until the sounding of midnight upon the clock

WildClaw Theatre cordially invites you to our voluptuous scene, the First Annual Masque of the Red Death Gala Benefit. Come revel amidst members of Chicago’s own Horror Theatre. There will be buffoons, beauty, bounty and drink; amazing artists; musicians; and our special guest, actor Doug Jones (Pan's Labyrinth, Hellboy, Adaptation and more).  Food will be presented by Sazon Chicago!

Witness grotesque delights and dark spectacles, including: music; silent auctions; live horror sculpting by J. Anthony Kosar; and original art from Clive Barker (courtesy of Packer Schopf Gallery), Dave Dorman, Tony Akins, Ray Frenden and more. Commence your Halloween season with a grand fete featuring drinking, eating, dark art, tricks, treats and horror in support of WildClaw Theatre’s mission to bring the world of Horror to the Chicago stage.

• Dark attire is welcome, but not required.
All art will be available for sale or auction.

Dance of the Demented images


Advance Tickets: $100 ($120 at the Door)

VIP Advance Tickets: $125 - Also includes:
Ticket to WildClaw Theatre’s Fourth Annual DEATHSCRIBE: Festival of Radio Horror Plays on December 5, 2011 at the Mayne Stage.
Ticket to the World Premiere of Scott T. Barsotti's KILL ME, opening February 13, 2012 at the Athenaeum Theatre.

Images & Artwork © WildClaw Theatre and/or the respective artists.

New Site Launched for KOSART GALLERY!

With the opening of my new studio in April, I am proud to announce the new website for Kosart Gallery.  Please visit the site and be sure to check out the inaugural exhibition from Kosart Effects Studios & Gallery, the First Annual MALEFICIUM: Dark Art Exhibition (opening and artists reception on October 29th).  More info on the Maleficium exhibition coming in a following blog post.

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