“Portaits Of Awesomeness” Art Show Opening Mon 10/20 in Hoboken


On behalf of  Northern Soul and the Northern Soul Art Project’s curator Narciso Espiritu, Jr., I invite you to the opening reception for “Portraits Of Awesomeness: The Pop-Culture Art of Craig Mahoney” on Monday, October 20th at 7pm. Nearly two dozen new, original drawings and paintings celebrating my favorites from movies, music, TV, and comedy will be on display, with most being shown publicly for the first time.

All artwork will be available for purchase. In addition, there will be drink specials, free snacks, and some of the movies and music that inspired the artwork playing throughout the night. I’m also hearing a rumor that there will be cookies. No promises, though.

If you’re the type of person who enjoys promoting other people’s work (and if you are, THANKS!), here’s the link to the facebook event page and below are some promo pics for your Instagram, twitter, and facebook feeds. Feel free to tag me on instagram (@yerolepalCraiggers) or twitter (@CraigMahoney) and hashtag it #PortraitsOfAwesomeness (Is that a long hashtag? Yes. Do I have a better idea? No. We’ll just have to live with it.).

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CALL FOR ART: “Sand and Sea” Group Show at The Rogues’ Gallery

We are now accepting submissions for our next group show at The Rogues’ Gallery at Boca Grande Mexican Cantina, entitled “Sand and Sea”. We’re looking for art depicting the beaches and oceans, it’s visitors, vacationers, and inhabitants, from vacation postcards and tiki art, to landscapes, seascapes, and explorations of the deep blue.

The opening reception will be from 8-10pm on Thursday, August 7th, feature live music, comedy, and drink specials, and will also be raising money for Clean Ocean Action NJ. The show will run until Wednesday, September 3rd.

All art must be ready to hang, and submissions e-mailed to curator Craig Mahoney at cm@craigmahoney.com by 5pm Monday, August 4th. 70% of all sales will go to the artist, with a 30% commission going to the gallery, so please price accordingly.

CALL FOR ART: “A Cartoon Cavalcade” group show at UCB East


The Hot Chicks Gallery at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre, East Village is currently accepting submissions for their next group art show, a tribute to animated comedy from Bugs Bunny to Bob’s Burgers.

“A Cartoon Cavalcade” will open on Tuesday, August 12th, and run until Monday, September 8th.

All art must be ready to hang. Artists will receive 70% of all sales. Email submissions to cm@craigmahoney.com by Friday, August 8th.

Other upcoming group shows at the Hot Chicks Gallery:
SEPT – “Seinfeld” 25th anniversary show
NOV – Harold Ramis 70th birthday tribute


“Legends Of Laughter” Art & Comedy Show at UCB East

It is my utmost pride and pleasure to announce that I’ll be curating and producing a new monthly art & comedy series at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre, East Village. On the first Tuesday of each month, in the Hot Chicks Room at the UCBeast, we’ll have the opening reception for a new art show followed by a one hour stand-up showcase hosted by myself & Austin Rodrigues. The theme for this month’s show is “Legends Of Laughter”, art depicting the all-time greats of comedy, created by some of the area’s finest artists.

For the first show, we’ve got a great collection of work from artists throughout NYC & NJ, and a killer comedy lineup featuring Mark Normand, Amber Nelson , Lukas Kaiser, and Abbi Crutchfield.

Here’s a brief sample of some of the pieces that will be on display. I’ll be posting mine tomorrow>

Groucho Squared

“Groucho Squared” by Ray Arcadio


“Hello Dummy” by Steve Dressler


“Lucy” by Stephanie Herrera



CALL FOR ART: “Legends Of Laughter” at the UCB East

The Upright Citizens Brigade is a legendary name in comedy, and I’m proud to announce that I will be curating monthly art shows at the UCBeast theater in the East Village. The first show opens Tuesday, October 8th, and the theme is “Legends Of Laughter”.

I’m looking for portraits of the true icons of comedy, people you recognize without even hearing their full name – Groucho, Woody, Lenny, Carlin, Pryor, Gilda, Belushi, Letterman, etc. You get the idea.

The work can be in any medium, but must be ready to hang. Deadline for submissions is Thursday, October 3. We will take a 30% commission on all sales, so please price accordingly.  E-mail pics of submissions to cm@craigmahoney.com

This is gonna be a great event. I can’t wait to see what you kids cook up!


Groucho Marx/The Marx Brothers
Charlie Chaplin
Laurel & Hardy
The Three Stooges
Jerry Lewis
Jackie Gleason
Lucille Ball
Lenny Bruce
Don Rickles
Mel Brooks
Woody Allen
Joan Rivers
Phyllis Diller
Bill Cosby
George Carlin
Richard Pryor
70’s Steve Martin
Rodney Dangerfield
Gilda Radner
John Belushi
Bill Murray
David Letterman
80’s Eddie Murphy
Jerry Seinfeld
Chris Rock
Louis CK
Tina Fey




Labor Day Weekend Art Sale: Batman and Superman only $100 each!

I’m running a Labor Day weekend special on a bunch of my original art and my prints. From now until Tuesday morning, you can get my Bale Batman and Reeves Superman paintings for only $100 each.

Any questions, e-mail cm@craigmahoney.com


“Dark Knight Rising” 2013, 11″ x 14″ acrylic on bristol board – $100

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“This Looks Like A Job For…” 2013, 14″ x 11″ acrylic on bristol board – $100

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New Art For Sale: Batman and Superman

Here are two new pieces I did for the “World’s Finest” Batman/Superman tribute show that I guest-curated over at Northern Soul (557 First St, Hoboken, NJ). You can head over to Northern Soul and see those two, plus about 25 other fantastic works of art from now until mid-September.

Any questions, e-mail cm@craigmahoney.com


“Dark Knight Rising” 2013, 11″ x 14″ acrylic on bristol board – $175

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“This Looks Like A Job For…” 2013, 14″ x 11″ acrylic on bristol board – $175

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