Sunday, December 6, 2009

Classes at the GU

Interested in taking art classes at the Gallery Underground? You have options! Kirsten Savage teaches an Intro to Oil Painting Workshop every other month and offers a weekly group painting class on Thursday evenings. Forrest Gerke is a very talented drawing teacher and offers private lessons out of his studio. And if you have ever wanted to get a better understanding of the intricacies of Photoshop, ask about individual lessons offered by Darren Mahuron. Interested? Click on the artist's name in the links section to get more info.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

First Friday November 6th

Underground is the Place to be on First Friday!
Join Us!

Monday, August 31, 2009

GU is Turning 2!!!

Press release from The Gallery Underground...

Come celebrate two great years of outstanding art with us for our biggest show of 2009, First Friday, September 4th from 6-10pm. To help us mark this stupendous occasion we will be displaying guest artist Evan Levin for one night only. Evan is coming all the way from Florida to share his amazing body of work. Evan's paintings embody the original look and unique approach that has been the trademark of The Gallery Underground over the past two years.

We are brightening the place up a bit as well with a fresh coat of paint and some new lighting. You won't want to miss this show!

New work by artists - Kieth Van Eron, Andi Rose, Reindeer, Chelsea Glanz, Travis Parry, Bryan Collins, Ryan Gualaume, Forrest Gerke, Oscar Woodruff, Cody Kuehl, Rolfe Bautista, Kirsten Savage and Darren Mahuron.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Update from the Studio of Forrest Harrison Gerke

Hello all, Over the past few months I've been working a lot with the figure, doing both drawings and paintings. I've been playing with various materials and sizes, and overall have been getting a positive response.

I have been putting small drawings on display for $25, which have been quite popular over the last few shows. They're a great way for me to do studies for larger works, and provide gallery visitors with "recession priced" original works to easily purchase.

I am looking forward to our upcoming Third Friday on August 21st, as well as our Gallery Underground 2nd anniversary show for the First Friday of September.

For more info on what i've been up to, please visit my website, and definitely stop by the gallery for one of our upcoming shows!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Bryan Collins print release

Bryan Collins has released 25 prints each of the acrylic paintings "Wisdom" and "As You Know". They are available at The Gallery Underground on 1st and 3rd Friday openings, or immediately at in the SHOP.

Wisdom is a 5"x7" with a 4"x6" print area - $12
As You Know is 8.5"x11" with a 8"x10" print area - $25
Signed and numbered, printed on 110lb premium cardstock

Monday, June 29, 2009

New Artists at the GU!

We will be welcoming 5 new artists this month! You can meet these new folks at this First Friday Art Opening, July 3rd from 6-10pm. Brave the metal staircase into the Gallery Underground. It will be worth it.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

GU now open 24 times per year!

That's right folks, along with a few special events, we have been test driving being officially open twice per month. Along with our ever-growing popularity of the First Friday Art openings from 6-10pm, we are now open on the Third Friday of every month for Open Studio Night from 6-9pm. This gives those art buyers and claustrophobic fans a chance to really take their time and see the artwork in a less frenzied atmosphere. Stop on by and check us out- we'd love to see you.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Third Friday Night Success!!!

Despite a cold and rainy night loyal gallery goers made the trip down. Old faces and new ones came down to view the artwork. A regular visitor to the gallery proclaimed that he was excited for the gallery to be open on a third Friday since an artist friend of his was visiting out of town and he was able to take him to see the artwork. Despite the cold, the gallery had a warm inviting atmosphere and the night was a productive and light hearted and fun.

Fellow artists congregating.

The Young hip crowd comes to Visit on a soggy night.

Ryan painting the night away.

Painting break time for Ayn

Bran and Cody goofing off

Avid gallery goers make it out to see the art.

Who knows what Rolfe does when he is at his studio all alone

Friday, April 3, 2009

First Friday Art Opening

Tonight, Friday April 3rd, we will be open from 6-10pm. Come by and see our newest work!

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Daily sketch blog from Bryan Collins

Thanks to the inspiration from Oscar Woodruff, Bryan Collins has started a daily sketch blog at

Check it out!

Saturday, March 21, 2009

"Teacup Tower" by Kirsten Savage

I stayed up late the night before our first Open Studio to finish my latest piece "Teacup Tower" and it was well received. Thank you to everyone who came out and showed their support of the GU!

Thursday, March 19, 2009

HALF OFF Bryan Collins originals, three hours only

Gallery Underground is having an open house to kick off our new 3rd Friday events. In addition to 1st Friday, we are adding a 3rd Friday where we will mix it up month by month as far as what we do.

To thank all of you who will come support this new event, I am offering ALL ORIGINALS for HALF PRICE from 6pm-9pm ONLY. This will only happen this one time, and the purchase must be made between 6-9pm, at the gallery, on Friday March 20th. Half off does not apply to prints, merch, or designer toys.

First come, first serve. Message with questions.
~Bryan Collins

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Open Studio Night this Friday!

Friday, March 20th from 6:00-9:00pm

The Gallery Underground continues to impress with new work by local emerging artists on Friday, March 20th. This one-of-a-kind gallery functions as display and work space for 15 young and motivated artists who are breaking the traditional southwest mold. Challenging and uncensored artwork is what you will find when you step down the staircase to enter this unique art haven.

Meet the artists and enjoy their newest work hot off the easel, along with live demos and drawings, at their first Open Studio Night this upcoming Friday, March 20th from 6:00pm- 9:00pm.

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Gallery Walk

Congratulations to everyone for another great night of art. So how did this gallery walk turn out for you? What were some succesful and not so successful parts of your show? Post a comment on anything that you would like to share about last night.

Monday, March 2, 2009

Beancycle Show for March

Rolfe shall be displaying artwork up at the Beancycle coffee shop for the month of march and all the work is currently up. the artwork is all up for bidding which will end on march 28th. the prices start at around $20. this is a great chance to get some artwork at a very reasonble price.

Friday, February 27, 2009

Bryan Collins Coffee Girls - reserve one now!

The Coffee Girls by Bryan Collins have been a huge success. Every piece so far is sold. For the rest of this year, Bryan will be making one Coffee Girl each month, named and themed for the month. The first piece, “Fiona February” is sold, but deposits can be made for the remaining 11 pieces that are coming up. Each one measures 5″x7″ and is Prismacolor pencils on cold press illustration board.

If you want to reserve a Coffee Girl for a particular month, please message Bryan at A $25 deposit (through Paypal) will hold the piece for you and you will be guaranteed to own the Coffee Girl for the month of your choice. THESE ARE FIRST COME FIRST SERVE and no month will be duplicated; just one piece per month. The final price for the art by itself is $125 or Bryan will have the piece custom matted and framed with non-glare glass for a total of $175. Payments can be made during the time you are waiting for your piece to be complete, so the farther out your month is, the more time you will have to pay.

Please message before you send a deposit, just to make sure the month you want is still available. Since this series has started in February, January of 2010 will be the last piece. This means March ‘09 through Jan ‘10 are available NOW. Message Bryan NOW if you want your birthday month or some other special month reserved - first come, first serve

Bryan Collins -

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Rolfe at the Beancycle

Hello hello
i shall have work up at the bean cycle for the month of march. i will be having bidding on some pieces and depending on how it goes people can get them for a great deal!

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Designer Toys, Illustrations, and Paintings by Bryan Collins

Bryan Collins has been cranking out designer toys with great success. These two hand painted Dunny figurines are available now at, and if not sold by 1st Friday, will be on exhibit at The Gallery Underground.

Bryan's limited edition T-shirts are still available at GU for $18. Only 100 of these have been made, and was featured in a design competition at The New Century Center in Arlington, VA!

Come by Bryan's studio at The Gallery Underground to see "And That One Word Echoed Like A Fortress". This is the largest painting created by Bryan to date.

Bryan also has buttons/badges, bookmarks, trading cards, and small prints, all under $10. See you first Friday!

New Work by Kirsten Savage

I have been revisiting the photographs I took this past October and turning them into new paintings that showcase the changing colors of fall. I will be displaying these newest leaf paintings along with doing a live painting demonstration for our upcoming First Friday Art Opening.

Recent Work - Forrest Harrison Gerke

Hello, this if Forrest, one of the artists with The Gallery Underground. If you've been to our openings, I have a space in the back. Here are some photos from our February opening of some of the work I had displayed in my space. I'm currently in the process of creating new pieces in preparation for the March opening. If you'd like to see more of my work, please visit my website at There's a lot of great stuff being done by my fellow artists in the gallery, and so I'm very excited about our next show. Feel free to stop by sometime to say hello and see how the work is coming.

Our New Blog!

The artists of The Gallery Underground recently met and decided to put up a blog to document the goings on in the gallery. We had a great turn out to our First Friday opening this month and are all really looking forward to the next one on March 6th from 6-10pm. Discussions have been made about possibly expanding and adding new events in addition to our popular First Friday openings. When more finalized plans come together, we will make sure to spread the word. There's a lot of exciting new work going on in the gallery, and so as things progress, we hope to update this blog with more information about what we've been up to.