December 16, 2015 - Magazine Feature with Arts & Culture Texas
The December January edition of Arts & Culture Texas Magazine has highlighted Andrew Kochie and his Duvel Glass submission. The designed art glass will become part of the Duvel Collection, joined by other renown international artists whose art has become a signature Duvel Art Glass. The glass submission was inspired by early Czech glass forms which used gold banding. Duvel translates to devil, and an abstract devil face was incorporated into the design. Special thanks to everyone at Duvel, and Cedars Union Dallas.
December 1, 2015 - Release of the Imgur Coloring Book
Curated by Andrew Kochie the Imgur Coloring Book contains 40 spiral bound pages of artwork from artists and illustrators from around the world benefiting digdeep.org
DigDeep.org provides fresh clean water access to some of the most marginalized communities around the world. Features of the coloring book include Zack Stafford from Extrafabulouscomics.com. The coloring book will be available through the imgur store, barnes and nobles, amazon, and lulu.com Direct link: http://www.lulu.com/content/paperback-book/imgur-coloring-book/17741547
October 24, 2015 - Award for Excellence Conception Dallas at South Fork Ranch
Conception Events awarded Andrew Kochie the Award For Excellence at South Fork Ranch by a juried vote based on excellence, quality, and presentation of Art Work.
"I am incredibly thankful for the award and it was amazing working with an incredible group of people and fellow artists to make such an awesome event. I look forward to working with Conception Events in the future."
Feburary 20, 2014 Imgur gets a surprise gift and raises $1,592.01 for Charity
When not in the studio, Andrew Kochie is a avid "Imgurian" on imgur.com - an online visual storytelling community social media site. Between several friends online, it was decided to make a painting with a twist and send what would ordinarily look like an innocent painting to the Imgur Headquarters in San Francisco, California. Hidden under the varnish only illuminated by UV Light was the internet cartoon meme "Dickbutt" within the logo. The painting included a UV Flashlight and went viral around the world within hours.
Due to popularity, a limited edition set of 60 8"x10" museum quality archival prints were made for donations over $20.00 each with 100% of the proceeds going to charity. The painting and fundraising efforts were featured on imgur.com and raised $1,592.01 for the Giraffe Conservation Foundation.
Special thanks to K. C. Green the original creator of the 'Dickbutt' Meme.
May 30, 2015 - Charity Auction benefiting the AIDS Outreach Center
Come join us for the Evening of Hope, a black tie fundraiser for the AIDS Outreach Center in Fort Worth, Texas on May 30 starting at 6:30pm at The Worthington Renaissance Fort Worth Hotel.
The annual gala event is the largest fund-raising dinner for HIV/AIDS in Fort Worth, Texas and benefits the programs and services of AIDS Outreach Center. Each year, hundreds of AOC’s most dedicated donors and supporters come together to celebrate recent achievements and honor those who have made a substantial impact locally in the fight against HIV/AIDS.
No. 131 was previously exhibited at "Statera - Hymns of Balance" at the University of Texas At Arlington Max Sullivan Gallery in Arlington, Texas last year. Andrew Kochie in collaboration with the AIDS Outreach Center chose this painting for the Evening of Hope charity auction. 100% of the proceeds will go to the AIDS Outreach Center.
The Worthington Renaissance Fort Worth Hotel is located at
200 Main Street
Fort Worth, Texas 76102 USA
For ticket information, please contact the Special Events Coordinator at
(817) 916 -5224
More Information http://www.aoc.org/news-events/evening-of-hope/
Nov 8 - Dec 15, 2014
"Statera - Hymns of Balance" Solo Exhibit of 91 works
University of Texas at Arlington School of Architecture
Max W. Sullivan Gallery, Architecture 206
601 West Nedderman Drive Arlington, Texas 76019
More information: http://www.uta.edu/architecture/events/lectures.php