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Summer 2017

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Let Them Eat Art 2017

Friday, July 14 from 6 PM to 11 PM
Historic Downtown Maplewood

Let Them Eat Art is Maplewood’s whimsical tribute to Bastille Day held each year the second Friday evening of July.  The event features live art demonstrations by regional artists, live music, and food & drink by Maplewood’s award-winning food purveyors.  Let Them Eat Art is not an art fair; it’s a celebration of making art and enjoying art in the shops and on the streets of Historic Downtown Maplewood.  Sassy Andi is excited to share her work for the 4th time – make plans to visit her booth and see what she is working on!

 

 

Spring 2017

Congrats to the 2017 Best of the Taste of Maplewood!
Best Cocktail: Mojito Dan Powers, Boogaloo
Best Savory Dish: Korean Pork Fried Rice Austin Hamblin, The Muddled Pig
Best Sweet Tooth AND Best Overall Taste of Maplewood: Fried Plantains Dana Merritt, Maya Cafe

Congrats all – now get those awards on the walls

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Sassy Andi enjoyed some late night sign painting last week helping friends create a one-of-a-kind margarita stand just in time for the Taste of Maplewood

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December 2016

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It’s that time of the year again! Time for the Maya Cafe’s Indie Holiday Market! This great shopping event features local artists showcasing their wares while awesome live music and delicious margaritas keep the atmosphere festive.  Facebook event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1167839886632095/

We are celebrating our third year of supporting local musicians, artists and a wonderful local nonprofit, Weekend on Wheels. Bring a canned food item to donate to this great cause! Learn more about the organization here http://www.mrhschools.net/programs/weekend-on-wheels

 

November 2016

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For m third year in a row I will proudly be participating in the Gateway Pet Guardians Soiree for Strays! Soiree for Strays is an all-media art exhibit and fundraising gala to benefit Gateway Pet Guardians. The Soiree for Strays art show is a festive vehicle for local artists to express themselves through animal themes, raise awareness about animal issues and spotlight the special relationship between people and their pets.It is also a way for the St. Louis community to enjoy an evening of inspiring, animal-related art, live music by the well-known and amazingly talented Teddy McCready and a delightful array of refreshments while raising money for a respected local charity. I hope you will support Gateway Pet Guardians by attending this event! For tickets and info, please click here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1688260094833293/?active_tab=about

 

October 2016

 

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My very first abstract commission piece! It will be on display at the St Louis store Love & Light Reminders, opening this December! Check them out here:

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2016 Grove Fest

Live music by  BLACKALICIOUSPARTICLE (LOS ANGELES, CA), and AMERICAN WRESTLERS.

Grove Fest – St. Louis’ highly anticipated and outrageously eclectic street festival returns to celebrate its 11th year! Presented by the Grove Community Improvement District Grove Fest kicks off on Saturday, October 1st, 2pm – 11pm. Sassy Andi will be making her 3rd consecutive appearance! Stop by and see the new pieces!

 

September 2016

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My latest painting project focused on “Pairs.” I often find that my paintings that are completed around the same time share a similar look or feel – so I thought I would take that one step further, and intentionally paint matching paintings on my 6 x 6″ gallery wrapped canvases. The study was a success and a lot of fun. Finished products will be available on sassyandi.com and 2016 Grovefest!

 

 

Summer 2016

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My bowling pin art for Let Them Eat Art 2016 – ” ‘Dem Bones” or “D.B.” for short – will be available at my booth in July 8!

 

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Maplewood’s Whimsical Tribute to Bastille Day is celebrating Saratoga Lanes’ Centennial, Heads Will Bowl!

Join us in Celebrating Saratoga Lanes’ Centennial. The festivities include a parade and the Art of Bowling, a larger than life artistic homage to the bowling pin found throughout the streets of Historic Downtown Maplewood.

Parade starts at 6 PM on Sutton Blvd.—Be There!  Vote for Pedro on the Sutton Main Stage 8-11 PM
More music with Kecia Davis, Acoustik Element, The Kevin Bilchik Band, Raw Earth, Jim Cady, Mike Apirion, Spaceship and Gary Schoenberger & the Perfect Strangers.

Dream Seekers Dream interpretation, the St. Louis Hoop Club, Circus Kaput, Belly Dancing, live art demos by regional artists, merchant open houses and food & drink sold streetside by Maplewood’s award-winning restaurants.

PLUS Kids’ & family activities including face painting by Artists First, Shakespeare Festival and Craft Mafia.

 

June 2016

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4th annual St. Louis MO. Cigar Box Guitar Festival June 4th 2016

Live music, root instruments, cigar box guitar vendors, art vendors, build your own CBG workshop, food & drink.custom T-shirts & fun raffles. Bring the whole family – free to the public. 4th annual St. Louis MO. Cigar Box Guitar Festival June 4th 2016

 

 

May 2016

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For the second year in a row Sassy Andi has designed the four awards for the Taste of Maplewood. The categories include, Best Cocktail/Mocktail, Best Savory Dish, Best Sweet Tooth and Best Overall Taste of Maplewood. In its 8th year now, the Taste of Maplewood Street Festival brings together foodies, shoppers, and music lovers to enjoy the bites, sights, and sounds of a city known for everything hip and happening! The event is scheduled for Saturday, May 21, 2016 from Noon-9:00 p.m.on Sutton Boulevard, just south of Manchester.  Visitors will enjoy live entertainment on two stages, including performances by theJeremiah Johnson Band, PowerPlay, and more to be announced soon. https://www.facebook.com/events/1457922981197274/

 

Congratulations to our Best Of the Taste of Maplewood winners; Maya Cafe, Bolyard’s Meat & Provisions, & Great Harvest Bread Company- Maplewood!!! Come get your Taste of these great dishes and MORE!!!

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April 2016

Lots of exciting things in the works! But the most exciting is my new logo from Peters Illustrations of St Louis! I think it perfectly captures the fun, energetic and occasionally retro feel of my work. The designer really listened to what I was looking for – they come highly recommended.

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February 2016

Happy Mardi Gras!!

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January 2016

Greeting cards are here!

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6 designs from Sassy Andi paintings – 5×7″ (blank inside) $3 each or 5 for $10 using promo code “5cards10”

 

 

 

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Sassy Andi’s latest project – the Maya Cafe Art Wall is in full swing! Andi and Drew Moravec were the first artists featured in November/December 2015 (no formal opening was held due to the holidays and the Indie Market) Please join us as we kick off our next Art Wall participants – Lab Creature Art Studio and Sherry Elson! We will have drink specials and live music along with the spectacular pieces by these talented artists. See you there!

 

December 2015

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It’s that time of year! Sassy Andi is proud to once again host the Maya Cafe Indie Holiday Market! This year we will have 3 musical acts, 10+ local artists showcasing a wide variety of wares, and a canned food drive benefiting the Weekend on Wheels program.

Music Line Up:
Race and Conner will take the stage at 1:30 bringing their classic covers – then Old Man Boo will take over with his smooth Delta Blues – closing the show will be The Rival Brothers and their rockin originals.

We will also have 12 talented artists showcasing their wares. Come get your

 

 

November – December 2015

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It’s Sassyandi’s first annual PawPRINT Pet Food Drive!

Art by Andi Kozak – Sassyandi.com has partnered with Treats Unleashed – St. Louis to help a local shelter this holiday season by donating a 5# bag of dog food AND a can of cat food (both high quality Limetime brand) for every print or original sold from sassyandi.com.

This year the beneficiary is Gateway Pet Guardians in St Louis, MO. They go through around 1,000 pounds of dog food a month – your print purchase will help ease a little of their expense this holiday season. This is a great opportunity to give the gift of art, support a local artist, and help out some wonderful animals at the same time. Find out more about this organization here: http://www.gatewaypets.com/

Both print sizes (5×7″ and 11×14″) qualify for this promotion, as well as all sizes of originals (5×7″ up to 24×24″). Shipping is available and is a flat $5 regardless of order size. Please go to sassyandi.com to view and place orders. Please message me if you have any questions, and thanks in advance for your participation and ‘shares.’ Let’s make this a fabulous pet food drive for those deserving animals and the hardworking people who take care of them. 🙂

 

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Soiree for Strays Gala & Art Auction

Join us for the annual Soiree for Strays Gala & Art Auction! This inspiring event takes place at The Luminary on eclectic Cherokee Street in the City of St. Louis. Sip cocktails, nibble on fabulous food and bid on art created by local artists using Gateway Pet Guardians’ rescues as their subject!

 

 

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Collectors Choice is a beloved annual event for local art collectors. With the purchase of one ticket, two people may attend two parties and acquire one piece of original artwork.

All donating artists are invited to bring a guest to the Opening Party on October 23 at 6:00 pm for artists and ticket holders. This first event celebrates Collectors Choice XIV and gives ticket holders an opportunity to meet the artists and view the galleries filled with exciting artworks. The Selection Party will be held on November 7. This is the date when ticket holder names are called and artworks are chosen. For questions, contact Joanne Stremsterfer (email: jstremster@att.net, phone: 314-389-1576).

Opening Party: Friday, October 23, 2015, 6pm–9pm
Selection Party: Saturday, November 7, 2015, 5pm Selection starts at 7pm

 

October 2015

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GroveFest is an outrageously eclectic street festival in the Grove, a vibrant commercial district here in St. Louis located along Manchester between Kingshighway and Vandeventer. Last year the festival drew over 12,000 attendees, was likened to funky New Orleans street festivals, was praised for the diversity in programming and turnout. This year’s GroveFest is the 10th annual, so we are going above and beyond!

Music that will blow you away. You might be at Sarah and find yourself blown all the way to Tower Grove. That kinda music.

A whole zone designated for kids and families including a kids concert, kids entertainment, family entertainment and all things KID friendly.

Shopping, shopping and more shopping. I’m talkin’, things you cant even find in the deepest parts of the internet, shopping.

Crafts, fashion, art, and all things creative. In one area.

There’s more. Much, much more. You wont be disappointed. Stay tuned to find out more about GroveFest!

 

September 2015

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What is the Zwanze Day Spillover Celebration?
In honor of Side Project Cellar, recognized as 1 of 26 locations in the USA to celebrate Zwanze Day, Maplewood is throwing a big celebration. More on Zwanze – scroll down!

Festivities include a street party at Side Project Cellar, 7373 Marietta with special beers on tap. Enjoy a Spillover Party down at Sutton Loop Park, two blocks south of Manchester, for food & drink specials by Maplewood’s fine food purveyors, activities, music.

Along Sutton you will find Maya Café offering cool drinks, hot eats, live music, and art by Andi Kozak aka Sassiandi. Live Jazz and Blues by Race Simmons and Conner Low followed by Delta Blues with Old Man Boo. All of this fun and much more from 1 PM to 4 PM.

Just next door to Maya Café, we also welcome the Drama Club STL with their Grand Opening within The Focal Point at 2720 Sutton. FACE Painting, Puppet making, Free Classes, Free Doughnuts, and Balloons to give away. Plus class on this Saturday is for the whole family, they can all stay and play. Their festivities are from 8 AM to 3 PM.

And of course, our friends at Side Project Cellar will be tapping a selection of amazing beers over at 7373 Marietta.

 

August 2015

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I am excited to be participating in this event again in 2015 🙂 I will be painting a 20 x20 gallery wrapped canvas for auction – all monies raised goes towards programs design at keeping patients and their pets together as long as possible, and in stable situations in the future.

Eat, Sip and Bid at Gallery 400 on Saturday, August 8th from 7-11pm. The Art of PAWS features music, entertainment, complimentary hors d’oeuvres and specialty drinks. Cast your vote in the BEAM Cocktail Challenge and bid on litters of silent auction items from local Saint Louis artists, autographed memorabilia, tickets to awesome events and more!! Help keep pets in fur-ever loving homes and have a ter-ruff-ic fun time! Must be 21 years old to attend. For more information or to purchase tickets, click the photo above or call 314-333-6671.

 

July 2015

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Let Them Eat Art – 2015
Maplewood’s Whimsical Tribute to Bastille Day – Friday, July 10 from 6 PM to 11 PM. Here’s your chance to take a self-guided tour through historic downtown Maplewood.
You will enjoy live art demonstrations, entertainment and food & drink specials sold streetside by Maplewood’s award-winning restaurants.Starting at 6 PM, we welcome Farshid Ethniko on the Sutton Mainstage at 2731 Sutton and, headliner, The Gene Dobbs Bradford Blues Experience will serenade us from 9 PM to 11 PM.Dont forget –  Great food & drink specials by Maplewood’s award-winning restaurants including wine tastings at Vom Fass and chocolate tastings at Kakao Chocolate! 30 Food & Drink Venues to serve you.  A full listing will be provide prior to the event date.And featuring – Activities with Shakespeare Festival St. Louis and CAM (Contemporary Art Museum)

 

June 2015
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The St. Louis Artists’ Guild is moving to a new home! They will be located at 7447 Forsyth(still in Clayton) with approximately 5,600 square feet of gallery space in Washington University’s West Campus building. Our new facility will be located in a portion of the former Ivey-Selkirk Auction House and if you remember, it is the old Famous Barr building. MOVE! will be the first exhibit at our new location and is an all-media juried exhibition. We are interested in work that explores change and movement between spaces, real or imagined.

Opening:

Friday, June 5, 2015 – 5:00pm8:00pm
Exhibition Dates:

Tuesday, June 2, 2015Saturday, June 27, 2015

Admission:

Free and Open to the Public

Juror:

Bryan Haynes

May 2015

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Check out my upcoming opening on May 29th – details here:  https://www.facebook.com/events/461047507353157/

Revealing my latest series along with showcasing the newest and hottest salon, Grace Taylor Salon in Maplewood!

 

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Taste of Maplewood 2015! Check out the details and the photos from the event on http://maplewood-chamber.com/taste-of-maplewood-event-page/.

Here is one of the awards I designed – happy to be a part of the fun!  And check out the short interview with a local media outlet too, staring yours truly!  http://40southnews.com/richmond-heights-artist-makes-trade-for-taste-of-maplewood-booth/

 

 

 

 

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Sassyandi.com is happy to announce our sponsorship of the 2015 Show Me Burlesque and Vaudeville Festival. TICKETS ON SALE NOW!!! Tickets for the LARGEST burlesque, vaudeville and variety event in St. Louis and one of the largest festivals of its kind in the country are now on sale! Don’t miss the 6th Annual Show Me Burlesque and Vaudeville Festival, May 21-23, for 3 days and 4 shows of the best in burlesque, magic, fire performance, aerial artistry, comedy, singing, live music and more in some of the loveliest venues in the city and featuring over 100 award winning performers from around the world!More info and tickets available at

www.showmeburlesque.com

 

April 2015

Turquoise!

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I participated in a call to artists from all over the world. We were invited to participate in an International Mail-Art-Project with the subject TURQUOISE. Once completed, artists sent their postacrd size creations to Austria, where Monika Mori arranged them in order or reciept on a blog. A book is also in the works. So fun to be a part of this project! Click HERE to see all the submissions from all over the world – and check out #565 😀

 

 

February 2015

In LOVE with Art! During the month of February, use promo code LOVEART to get $1 shipping on all orders from sassyandi.com. And check out the newest members of the gallery, Lovely Feathers and Techno Beat!

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December 2014

I am hosting my first art show! There will be 12 unique artists, 4 musical acts, a canned food donation for Weekend on Wheels, and lots more!! Click the flyer below for more info and details on the artists showing!

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November 2014

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Animals have always been a source of inspiration and creativity. The Soiree for Strays Charity Gala and Art Show celebrates the loving bond between animals and humans while raising awareness about animal welfare issues and giving attendees an intimate look into the lives of those who have lived on the streets and survived against all odds. Stories of  love and tales of hope will be told through the eyes of many local artists.
This year, we celebrate our 10 year anniversary of rescuing homeless animals in the metro east. Please join us for this celebration of the lives we have saved!

for more info: http://pr1345.wix.com/soireeforstrays

 

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October 2014

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I will be one of twenty local artists to be featured at the Green Goose Indie Craft Party in the  Green Goose’s parking lot on Sunday, October 12th, 2014. “Come visit us and view Andi’s awe-inspiring original artwork!#GreenGooseSTL — at The Green Goose Resale & Consignment.”

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GroveFest is an outrageously eclectic FREE street festival in the Grove, a vibrant commercial district here in St. Louis located along Manchester between Kingshighway and Vandeventer. Last year the festival drew over 12,000 attendees, was likened to funky New Orleans street festivals, was praised for the diversity in programming and turnout, and won Best Event Entertainment Concept and Best Public Event Planning ISES awards. At this year’s GroveFest, expect a diverse set of live music, live and interactive art, fashion shows, street performers, and of course, local food, drinks and wares of the Grove’s and St. Louis’ finest establishments.

 

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September 2014

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The Soulard Art Fair will be like no other…you don’t want to miss this one!

We have street performers, magicians and sketch artists booked to give it a Montmartre Parisian feel. Taste of Soulard foods from local restaurants will be available for sampling. A wine garden will be a nice place to relax and enjoy tastings while listening to live music. It’s a family event with a clown, balloons and face painting. This is a cultural event with a Soulard flair.

Our location is Soulard Market Park. Make it a day by going to Soulard Market, have a bite and shop the Soulard Art Fair, then go to dinner at a local Soulard restaurant!

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August 2014

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Art of PAWS

August 16, 2014

Kick-off the 9th Annual Thirst for Life with a celebration of phenomenal local art, music & cuisine on August 16th from 7-11 pm at Gallery 400!

The Art of PAWS is an action-packed night presented by Bud Light and Feast Magazine; featuring music, entertainment, complimentary hors d’oeuvres and specialty drinks from Anheuser-Busch, Barefoot Wine, Barenjager Honey Liqueur, Barenjager Honey & Bourbon, Cruzan Rum, DeKuyper, Jim Beam Honey, Jagermeister, The Naked Grape, Pinnacle Gin, Sauza Tequilia and many more.

Help keep pets in fur-ever loving homes and have a ter-ruff-ic fun time!  For more information or to purchase your ticket, call 314-333-6671 or click here!

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Andi’s Art Opening at Meshuggah Cafe

August 8 – 5:30 – 8:30pm   – 6269 Delmar Blvd, St. Louis 63130

Come help me celebrate my first official art opening at Meshuggah Cafe! There will be live music by Old Man Boo, light munchies, drink specials, art originals and prints available!

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July 2014

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Let Them Eat Art – July 11, 2014

Maplewood’s whimsical tribute to Bastille Day, Let Them Eat Art is a self-guided tour through historic downtown Maplewood featuring:

Live demonstrations by more than 35 regional artists and artisans.
Live music at the Sutton Main Stage with Vote for Pedro and Joe Dirt and the Dirty Boys Band.
Great food & drink specials by Maplewood’s award-winning restaurants including wine tastings and chocolate tastings!

click here for more info https://www.facebook.com/events/287062381475115/ 

 

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June 2014

Calling all fans of Tiffany’s Diner!  I was commissioned to  paint the “tiny as a phone booth” restroom at the famous Tiffany’s Diner, as an old English phone booth.  A very fun project! Swing by and visit the historic Route 66 gem!

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May 2014

The Webster Groves/Shrewsbury/Rock Hill Area Chamber of Commerce is putting on MUNCHIES in MAY!

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Small chairs will be auctioned off to raise money for the local high school arts program. I was one of lucky artists selected to paint a chair – here is the finished product! Looking forward to the event!

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