New Art @ Robbie’s Grille

New Art at Robbies 1.18.14Goss Gallery 3 has new art at Robbie’s Grille in downtown Decatur! New paintings feature The Rolling Stones, David Bowie, Lou Reed, The Beatles, Bob Marley, Janis Joplin, Twiggy, The Sex Pistols &  a big-ass (5’x6′) Johnny Cash! Something for everyone – all for sale! Go to Robbie’s to check them out, and tell them we sent you. (Great food and awesome folks!)


WSOY interview with Shani Goss & John McDevitt

Shani Goss, of Goss Gallery 3, and John McDevitt of Yellow Dog Studio were recently invited to join the Byers & Co. show on 1340AM WSOY for an interview about the creation of The Vault Arts Collective and thegrowing art scene in Tuscola. Thank you to Brian & Lindsay for the great opportunity for us to spread the word!

If you missed it, you can listen to the podcast at WSOY’s website:

The Vault Grand Opening 8.31.13

The Vault Grand Opening August 31, 2013Join us when we crack The Vault on Saturday, August 31st. The doors will open at 10am until 8pm so swing by to see the fresh new digs, enjoy some amazing artwork, and meet the artists. Hang with us while we commence the occupation of this former banking institution!


Wanklyn and Goss Opening Night

Wanklyn & Goss Opening Night. Chicago 7.12.13

Wanklyn & Goss Opening Night. Chicago 7.12.13

What a great evening in Wicker Park! On Friday, July 12th, family, friends and other art aficionados took advantage of perfect weather and enjoyed some drinks and munchies while perusing the new art on display at the Robert Jeffrey Studio.

The new exhibit features the collage and illustration works of artists Chris Wanklyn and Alec Goss.

Wanklyn’s black & white collage’s are combined with a dreamy illustrative style, which extends and enhances his carefully curated subject matter and brings new meaning to his juxtaposition of elements from vintage and obscure photographs and drawings.

Goss’s works consist of  bright color palettes which utilize iconography mixed with text, history and pop culture, creating a richly textured style combined with bold commentary on society.

All work is for sale, including signed and numbered artist prints!

The exhibit will be on display through the end of July at Robert Jeffrey, 1894 W. North Ave. – Wicker Park – Chicago, IL.

UPDATE – The exhibit date has been extended to September 6, 2013.

Announcing The Vault Arts Collective!

The Vault Arts CollectiveJohn McDevitt of Yellow Dog Studios, and the driving force behind The Factory Arts Studios, has found a new location for our displaced Factory artists that is going to be bigger and better than before.

John has been working with the city of Tuscola, IL to purchase the old First National Bank building at 100 N. Main St. downtown. The new group has been christened “The Vault Arts Collective” (Logo by Shani Goss!) and we are fervently working to renovate this 12,000 sq. ft. space into an artist’s mecca.

With a planned grand opening in October, we all have a lot of work ahead! Follow the Vault on Facebook and stay tuned!

The Factory Art Studios Final Day

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We are saddened to announce that the Factory Art Studios has closed. We had a lot of great times over the last year and a half, but unfortunately some things must end. We have found new space and will have an announcement soon!

BAMF! Americana 3.2.13

BAMF! AmericanaSaturday @ 6pm – Join us at the BAMF! Americana opening at the Factory Art Studios in Sullivan, IL! Featuring art from a bunch of amazing artists, plus new works by Shani, Tronnie, and Alec Goss. Factory openings are always a party – live music, drinks, food, fun – and of course kick-ass art! Don’t miss it!

Event details here:

Scandalous Vandals Opening Night

Last Saturday night, the Factory Art Studios in Sullivan was the place to be for the opening night of “Scandalous Vandals”, a new group exhibit featuring 40+ artists with an edge.

The night kicked-off with a Runway Fashion Show: ReFashion ReVolution, curated and hosted by Darby Harden of Underground Vintage, while the crowd enjoyed delicious Italian Beef and other noshables courtesy of the Factory community, and drinks provided by Tippy’s Restaurant. Live painting and live music were also on order, with Factory Artists Zac Atkinson and Karl Jendry showing off their skills, while the rock and reggae sounds of “Floweezy” filled the night with tunes.

Presented by Beery Method, Co-hosted by Coalesce Studios and Yellow Dog Studio, and curated by Burn 353, and Shani Goss. The exhibit contains over 110 new pieces of art from local, national, and international artists. From propaganda themes and social commentary, to masters of street art – the work in this show is not to be missed!

The Scandalous Vandals exhibit will be on display through the month of November at the Factory Art Studios in Sullivan, IL.


Scandalous Vandals Opening Nov. 3rd!

Scandalous Vandals Poster

From our friends at Coalesce Studios and Yellow Dog Studio in Sullivan, IL – we can’t wait for this upcoming show! Featuring 40 artists (including us) + live music, it will be a great time!

Check out the event page on Facebook >


Coalesce Studios proudly presents a massive collection of propaganda inspired street art works by 40 scandalously devious artists.

Come join us for an evening of mayhem that explores the preposterous exploits of politics, censorship, and social attitudes through the unrestricted creative culture that is the global street art movement. Curated by Burn 353 and Shani Goss.

On Display: The works of 40 Local Street Artists

Live Music: Live Band Floweezy from 7-11. Music from local jam band Floweezy will be floating through our studio all night!

On Tap: Scandalous Drinks served at our bar by local establishment Chef Tippy’s. Come imbibe on a seasonal brew or wine! We will also be serving autumn-wild style Italian Beef!

Live Entertainment: Live Painting by several of our resident artists will be in session during the entire event!

Oh wait and more!…


Karma at Donnie’s Homespun in Springfield

Goss Art at Donnie’s Homespun

Donnie’s Homespun Pizza, a Decatur favorite, recently opened the doors on their new Springfield location at the Vinegar Hill Mall in September. With this much larger venue and a great line-up of upcoming concerts, we were honored to be asked to display some of our artwork at the new location.

On display at the new Donnie’s are “I’m No Good” and “Felix the Cash” by Shani Goss, and “Mississippi John Hurt” and “Voodoo Child” by Tronnie Goss. (All for sale!)

Proving that Karma is alive and well, we were invited to be VIP’s for Marky Ramone’s Blitzkrieg concert on October 4th. As children of the eighties, the Ramones have always been a favorite of mine and Shani too. Since Shani’s birthday was near – we figured we’d make that her birthday night out. We thought that VIP meant just getting in early and maybe getting a chance to listen to the sound-check. Boy, were we in for a surprise!

Before the band even took the stage, I was approached by Donnie’s owner Neil, he asked if I would be willing to give Marky Ramone a ride to Decatur immediately after the show. My first thought was “he must be kidding”, but he was serious! Of course, my answer was “Yes!” Somehow they had booked the band at a hotel in Decatur instead of Springfield, so they needed a responsible adult to give him a lift 😉  Continue reading

Heavy Hitters Kicks Off With a Splash

Heavy thunderstorms couldn’t wash-out the “Heavy Hitters” street art exhibit opening last Friday at the Decatur Area Arts Council. Although it rained buckets at the beginning of this three hour event, eventually the sky cleared, the temps cooled, and the crowds came out.

The main “Heavy Hitters” exhibit, curated by Springfield, IL based artist Burn353, features work by an international group of graffiti/street/comic & pop artists. Some dark, some humorous, some familiar characters, and many pieces that just made me go “Wow, how in the hell did they come up with that?”.

The third floor gallery features area artists: Zac Atkinson, Nick Beery, Alec Goss, Shani Goss, Jon Griffin, Lee Larkins, John McDevitt, & Shane Thompson – plus, on opening night, live music by Springfield based “Texas Trucker Speed Fiends”.

That wasn’t all that the night had to offer. For the Blue Connection’s “That’s How We Roll” event, Millikin University student artists took to the street to make large monotype art prints using a steamroller.

The exhibit will be up through September. It is definitely worth a trip downtown to check this show out.

Don’t forget to visit the third floor!

Visit the Decatur Area Arts Council’s website >


Heavy Hitters Opening Friday!

HEAVY HITTERS opening this Friday, Sept. 7 from 5-8 pm! Main exhibit in the Anne Lloyd Gallery at the Decatur Area Arts Council. Area artists featured on 3rd floor: Zac Atkinson, Nick Beery, Alec Goss, Shani Goss, Jon Griffin, Lee Larkins, John McDevitt, & Shane Thompson.

More info, click here >