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Sunday, November 23, 2008

Annnnnnnnnd We're Back!

Man, oh man, has it been a doozy of a fall, here at La Casa DeJerk. Between the Parents DeJerk's 2 month visit from Brazil, and our arduous struggle to make Tiago bonafide in the eyes of Uncle Sam, we've barely had any time at all to check in with you folks, and keep you up to date with all of our going's-ons. So sit down, exhale, then inhale, and repeat, while I try to turn you on, tune you in, and drop you off a little bit closer to "complete" than you were when I met you! (Also, if this one's just a little too long for you, I've added a bullet-point list at the end of the blog to sum things up for all you lazy cheaters.)

First off, I'd like to remind you that Tiago's BIGGEST SHOW EVER is still up at Vino Vixens, and will remain so throughout December. The opening was huge, with over 200 people in and out throughout the night, and a ton of wonderful feedback. If you haven't seen it yet, get your lolly-gaggin' behinds over to southeast 29th and Powell, grab a glass of the good stuff, and check out the show. The art is, of course, for sale, so feel free to rationalize the visit in your busy schedule as a holiday gift run for your partner or yourself.

Speaking of gifts - thanks to all of our hard work this last year, selling Tiago's limited space for holiday portraits was easier than getting a hippie naked in public. So sorry folks, but he's all booked up this year. However, now is the PERFECT time to put in order for Valentine's Day and beyond. We've got a very limited space for portrait projects in the coming months, so the sooner you get a project idea to us, the likelier it is to come to fruition! Portraits have run in the below $500 range in the past, and will only continue to be such a deal for a limited time as well. Email ideas and proposals to

Next, we'd like to give a thank you shout-out to our new blogger friend, Andrew Mulick, of Andrew recently became a fan of Tiago's and politely asked to use some of the Work DeJerk on his website and in his blog. In doing so, Mr. Mulick displayed the type of sincerity and respect that we has been absent from our experience in the world of art and art criticism at large since we've been, ahem, broadening our horizons. (See our August 19th post about my trip to New York...) We greatly appreciate his consideration and professionalism, and invite you all to visit his blog as soon as you're done reading ours! Note that he lists us as conspirators!

Moving right along... If you're wondering what other things we've been up to, you can thank Tiago, since he's a big fan of actually keeping surprises secret. If it were up to me, I'd have you counting un-hatched chickens right along with me, and probably leave you hanging, dissappointed, and disillusioned more frequently than I ought. Good thing Tiago has the final say on these things! As a result, you'll have to wait to hear about the most exciting of our many endeavors until they are complete. Until then, I'd love to share with you a project that Tiago has been working on for a very long time.

Months ago, Tiago was asked to teach a class on stencil art to children and young adults at the Mt. Scott Community Center. As happens with most of his encounters with the youth of the world, the adolescents immediately fell in love with Tiago and with his class, and requested his return presence within their program and at their community center. Tiago enthusiastically obliged, and it wasn't long before the wide-eyed, rag-tag crew came up with a vision to create a public mural together, with Tiago's art as the heart of the project. Ideas turned to proposals, proposals to contracts, and contracts back to ideas, until the last round which is currently up for approval for funding. When approved, the project will begin, and Tiago will be creating a mural with young adults in Southeast Portland, right around the corner from our first house with one another in felony flats. The wall up for beautification is appropriately adjacent to our old haunt, The Queen of Hearts, as well as Space Monkey Coffee, the site of Tiago's first solo show. Visit the project's site to learn more, get updates, and find out how you can help! We're really excited about this one!

Last, but certainly not least, Tiago has a show up currently at Muddy's Coffeehouse on Mississippi Ave. The show is not his largest, but it's definitely our most delicious of settings. It also features NEW work DeJerk at extremely affordable prices. Think of it as our holiday blow-out special, and a great excuse to get some of the best food this side of the Willamette with a bunch of your friends! To celebrate our collaboration with Dyer, and the rest of the crew at Muddy's, we'll be hosting a brunch get-together at the coffeehouse on Monday, December 1st at 11:30am. Come on down, bring the family, and get your brunch on, as we take over the inside and the patio with friends, food, and art. You better make it out that day, because the art will be coming down the next week, and with it, your chance to get the perfect, affordable, work DeJerk for the upcoming holiday season!

Well, I think that covers everything! Keep in touch everyone, give us some feedback comments, and of course, let us know when and where you're doing anything noteworthy! (As we know you are!)

Love, love, love,

Drica DeJerk

Abbreviated Version:
  • Parents were in town and the man was on our back = we had no time, but we still love you.
  • Tiago's biggest show ever is still up at Vino Vixens and will be throughout December. Go see it and buy something for someone you love!
  • We're all booked up for commissioned portraits for the holiday season, but if you want something for Valentine's Day, get your order in ASAP.
  • Visit
  • Check out the great, city-sanctioned project that Tiago's been invited to conduct!
  • Come have Brunch DeJerk at Muddy's Coffeehouse with us and all of our friends. Tiago's art is up, and we'll be bombarding the kitchen staff around 11:30 on Monday, December 1st to celebrate.
  • Let us know how you are!