By Jade Inglada
Frame by Frame Animation Club took its student produced prints to the Pasadena ARTWalk in hopes of raising funds for club activities last Saturday.
This was the Club’s first fundraiser since it was established in spring 2013. They were the only vendor offering digital art pieces.
Frame by Frame President Erica Mazariegos said the Club managed to beat out 16 other artists for a spot at the ARTWalk.
“It’s a really big thing for us. We’re still relatively new and we were able to get a spot over fine artists that have been doing this a lot longer than we have,” Mazariegos said. “There are a bunch of artists here that have been doing this for years, and it’s great to learn from them and what they have to say.”
More than 30 fine artists attended to display and sell their artwork.
“We feel very amateurish because everyone’s old-school. They have acrylic and oil painting and we’re here bringing in the new era with digital works,” club Vice President Elizabeth Torrentos said.
The members who donated toward the $100 cost of the booth space, received priority to feature their art at the sale.
Artists who took part in the ARTWalk created new pieces solely for the event.
Torrentos, as well as several other members, completed their works within a day.
“Once you find your flow to it, you just can’t stop. You’re eager to finish it,” Torrentos said.
Club member Kristal Lopez said she was most proud of her work called “One Lucky Dragon.”
“We made business cards for them to help get their names out there for commissions or to just get the word out,” Mazariegos said.
The club adviser and animation professor Michael E. Libonati helped the students by getting them a $100 grant for supplies after explaining the club’s situation to Art Department Chair Linda P. Kallan.
Mazariegos said they are considering opening up an online store to sell their prints when the club isn’t involved in any activities.
The club’s goal is to participate in events at ELAC, as well as others, to promote and sell their members’ work for a chance to attend events such as the CTN Animation Expo in Burbank.
Frame by Frame is planning on creating new prints to sell, along with some from the ARTWalk near the end of the month for ASU’s Halloween event.
The club meets every Monday at noon in the E-7 building in room 204.