Support The GSS: 2nd Annual Art Show This Saturday

This Saturday night at 8pm, the Garden State Supporters club will be hosting their 2nd Annual Art Show / Auction fundraiser to benefit the groups operations for the 2012 season.

The group’s organizer, Hope McCarthy, along with several other GSS artists and friends including Steve Kempenski, Seth Tucker Holster, Steven Paris, Nuno Rodrigues, Michelle Gassert, Kevin Gruchacz, Samantha Gunn, Emelinda Morales, Peter Lee, Kris Leeds, Zamar A. Khan and Juan Pena will be participating in this years event, offering a variety of mediums for display and purchase.

“I’m the event coordinator and club ambassador, as some call me,” explained Hope. “The purpose of this event is to help raise money for all club future projects for the 2012 season such as merch., tifo, and away trips/parties.”

Paintings, drawings, photography, skate decks, custom and limited edition merchandise; GSS will be offering a little bit of everything in the name of TIFO, including raffles for prizes throughout the night.

Though this is a GSS Benefit, everyone is invited to come down and participate in the proceedings. Join them as they display their passion for the arts in support of their passion for the Red Bulls.

Saturday, February 25 at 8:00pm – February 26 at 1:00am
2nd Annual GSS Art Show/Auction
Location: MMM Bellos (Upstairs)
376 Market St.
Newark, NJ
(Please know this is a CASH ONLY Auction.)

Want a sneak peak? Here is a sampling of some of the work you will find on display (except for Seth, who is very … special), along with a short, auto-bio from some of the artists mentioned above:


Hope McCarthy

Hope has a love for Star Wars, Comics and Tattoo style art. Ever since she was a small girl she loved to draw. She enjoys working with mixed mediums. She is always up for a challenge and trying something new.


Kevin Gruchacz

Kevin has over 15 years experience behind the camera, shooting everything from fine art to commercial photography. He hates most people so don’t ask him for any portrait work. In his spare time he enjoys the finer things in life, like drinking quality beer and spinning records.


Peter Lee

Pete Lee is a medieval enthusiast who teaches chain maille (locally thru and Artistic cord braiding as often as possible. He can be found at re-enactment events in the north east on any given weekend. He specializes in European and Asian traditional patterns, and enjoys “Fusion-Maille,” where only imagination can limit the end result of blending styles with artistic sensibility.


Steve Kempenski

Steve has a background as a tattoo artist. He always enjoyed drawing and often used color pencils to bring his art to life. The past few years he has grown an affinity for One Shot paint on canvas, and occasionally on skate decks as well. He is most inspired by Tiki culture and other low brow artists. He is the founder of Steve Rails Kustom Art.


Seth Tucker Holster

Seth Tucker Holster is a graphic artist.

Although he was raised in a fine arts family, he was able to hone his skills at computer graphics on Apple Computers since the 80′s.

He went to William Paterson University where he studied Graphic Design and Packaging and received a square cap and diploma.

After a few years in the real world at fascist corporations he now owns 2 businesses; C.A.S.H Graphics as a freelancer and a graphics shop called Jersey Shirts & Signs.

Seth is a skateboarder and loves Korean food, his Wife Christina his Daughter Riffy, and his son Tighe who is due to come into this world in April.


Michelle Gassert

Michelle Gassert is a self taught artist who gets some of her ideas from nature and Tibetan art. She works a lot in Pastels, Watercolors, Charcoal and acrylics. She got into art at a very young age and has loved ever since she started.


Emilinda Morales

Emelinda Morales is a talented artist with a self taught ability to create through the combination of several techniques, creating an illustrative articulate style that she elaborates with all types of paint media.

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