Press / Media
Eclectic Shades Magazine features Fashion State of Mind Show
DECEMBER 20, 2022
Fashion State of Mind, held at the ArtUsCo Gallery in the Arboretum, was an incredible production put together by two vibrant Austin entrepreneurs; Courtney Crash of ATXThrift and Natassia Wilde of Wilde Art Curations. Both passionate about art, fashion, and community, they combined their talents to round up a fabulous group of small designers to give them the opportunity to showcase their work in a fun and sophisticated way.
Designers featured included Manic Expressive, Jason Burruss Designs, Arte De Maximo, Elizabeth Banker Art, Van Sol, Pato Gomez’s W.E.Y., Upcycled Creations by Morgz, Drea Davinci Designs, MerMaggie Moon Designs, and Tippy Tailor. All of this was featured over the backdrop of jaw dropping abstracts by Jorge Najera and accompanied by the sounds of YawS and Zeb~Ra. The legendary Giacomo Forbes kindly styled the models’ hair for the event and Rae Cosmetics did the makeup.
Curious to learn more about the designers and curators? Check out the digital program linked here:
Who the hell is TVHEADATX
JANUARY 5, 2018
Featured in the Austin Chronicle Online
Hot Pizza, Even Hotter Art
JANUARY 5, 2018
Earlier this month, Show Me Pizza partnered with local art curator/consultant Natassia Wilde, and Samantha Alcantara, with the intention of connecting local artists and consumers in a unique way. Think pizza delivery, with an artsy twist.
A recent campaign party celebrated the inaugural stamping of the first collectable Show Me Pizza box in a familiar historic building downtown. The original stomping grounds of Austin’s famous Torchy’s Taco serves as the perfect hub for nurturing Austin’s legendary culture of amazing food and incredible art.
Each month, Show Me Pizza will feature a new artist’s custom designed stamp on their pizza boxes. Every 111th box will have a special art gift inside for the lucky diner.
The first Artist of the Month is Austin’s edgy ‘street turned gallery’ artist, TV Head, who’s known for his unique, thought-provoking messages like, “Pull the Plug”, “Don’t forget you are replaceable”, and “Stop Moving to Austin” on the screen of an old-fashioned television ‘head’ on a suit wearing individual (hence the moniker).
TV Head’s renegade style is enjoyed by locals and tourists throughout the city, in several Austin venues, and currently on each Show Me Pizza box.
“We want to bring art to the everyday person in a unique and meaningful way. With a fun project like this, we’re removing all barriers and showing how art can be created, collected, and enjoyed by absolutely everyone”, said Wilde. After serving as the Art Director for PSA Gallery, a space known for its iconic art parties in the St. Elmo area, Wilde is on a mission to preserve the rich culture of art in Austin.
Benjamin Demarchelier, the proprietor and sole sponsor of this project, was personally gifted an enormous TV Head original symbolizing the launch of this important cultural movement. Demarchelier is particularly excited about the ‘golden ticket’ aspect saying, “When they find the art, I hope the person feels chosen, much like Charlie felt on the day he found his golden ticket to the chocolate factory.”
Samantha Alcantara, who’s contributed to several local art shows since 2020 expressed, “We can’t wait to see how Austinites respond to this fun new way of interacting with the art world. Hopefully people connect with the project, and it encourages them to support local artists when considering art for their homes.”
Join us for the next design reveal!
The next stamp design will include art by the locally known painter and illustrator, Savannalore. Her imaginative line work is distinctive and her subjects, both whimsical and curious at once. Attendees of the exciting August 14th Box Launch Pizza Party will enjoy amazing live music, performances by some of the hottest local DJs, and delicious beer generously donated by Lass Haüs Ales. Come grab a drink with us, groove to the music, and enjoy hot pizza and even hotter art!
Elevated Underground featured in Austin Monthly
JULY 31, 2021
"Austin-based photographers Natassia Wilde and Jonathan Garza have worked together to create their debut art show at Private Stock Art's new space. PSA Gallery 3. Elevated Underground is the first group exhibtion there and features 10 local and national unconventional artists. Bites and sips will be available and the first of four live music sets starts at 6 p.m.