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INKED: a tattoo inspired exhbition

September- November 2023

FAC Art Center at 5 E 2nd St, Frederick, MD 21701

Opening Reception: Friday, September 29th 6p-8p

INKED is a multimedia show which aims to serve as a homage to the art of tattooing, the history behind it and artists working in the field today. The show features tattoo memorabilia, flash and equipment from prominent artists, as well as flash, tattooed hide, and work which explores the personal and cultural practices of tattooing from artists living in the greater Frederick area.

Tattooing has an extensive history with roots in a number of cultures. The practice began at least as early as the Neolithic period and continues presently using a variety of techniques and styles explored in this show. From stick-n-pokes to tattoo machines to traditional hand-tapping, individuals and groups have used tattoos as a means of indicating affiliation, self-expression, commemorating life milestones, and general adornment.

For decades in the West, tattooing was not perceived as artistic practice and only subcultures such as sailors and circus performers sported permanent body art. As acceptance increased, greater demand has led to further diversification of designs, examples of which we hope to showcase.

This show features work and tools from famous tattoo artists including, Ed Hardy, Philadelphia Eddie, Mike “Rollo” Malone, and Apo Whang Od.

The talented local and regional artists included in this show are: Lis Zadravec, Gordon Staub,Colin Smallwood, Wendell Poindexter, Emma Cytrynbaum, Olivia Henry, Christina Rogombé, Jared Weippert, Chris Smith, Makoto Namura, Julia Zukos and Shane Acuff.
Local tattoo shops represented in this show are Timebomb Tattoos & Curiosities, Sacred Arts Tattoo, Tattoo Alchemy, and Drawin’ Attention Tattoos.

FAC Artist Studios

Limited Units Available starting at $300

1-11 N. Market St


Need a space or looking to take a tour? Inquire to artiststudios@frederickartscouncil.org

The FAC Artist Studios & Gallery at 1-11 North Market Street provides a fully integrated space for artists to create, show their work, and build community.

Located in an early 20th-century bank, it also builds on the richness of Frederick’s history in the very heart of downtown. Offering the best of elegant historic detail and modern conveniences — such as an elevator, new HVAC system, and LED lighting in the Studios — it demonstrates Frederick’s and FAC’s commitment to providing the best for local arts.

The Studios are outfitted to house nearly 30 artists in creative spaces, and also offers additional amenities such as a kitchenette and classroom. The Gallery space displays the work of the Studio artists on a rotating basis, and also will be home to rotating contemporary exhibits, always offering plenty to see and a diverse array of creativity to the Frederick community and our visitors alike.


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