Joy Factory Gallery Announces “Stay Peculiar” The Tim Burton Fan Art Tribute Show

Joy Factory Gallery / Cinema celebrates diversity in the arts and the Arthouse Cinema movement with “STAY PECULIAR,” The Tim Burton Fan Art & Tribute exhibition plus a pre-release screening of the outrageous film festival favorite , THE LURE .


Filmmaker Tim Burton supports Joy Factory’s mission and lends his name to this inclusive group show featuring Fan Artwork and prints for sale by over 25 US/UK artists with and without disabilities. Fans can also  look forward to seeing some unique Burton movie memorabilia.  The exhibition is a jointly curated by Thumbprint, a contemporary art gallery in La Jolla with a focus on urban art and pop surrealism.


(Tim Burton by Charlotte Brooke)

 Gallery Hours on Saturday, January 28 are from 12-5PM and free to all , followed by an  Artists Reception from 5-7PM with DJ and Cash Bar .  The evening concludes with a screening at 8PM of THE LURE, a musical/horror/fairytale directed by first-time filmmaker and confessed Tim Burton fan,  Agnieszka Smocynzka.   THE LURE premiered at the Sundance Film Festival where it won an award for “Unique Vision” and has just been acquired by Janus Films. Tickets are available online at  The gallery exhibition continues through Sunday, January 29 , 12-5pm.

Joy Factory Gallery/Cinema, a nonprofit Visual Arts Center that pairs art and movies, seeks to support and  advance the careers of exceptional artists with cognitive and developmental disabilities and to provide employment in its studio/gallery/cinema for emerging adults. Founded in 2015 by industry veteran and former agent Bobbi Thompson, this is the third Pop Up Art & Movie Show as Joy Factory raises funds for a dedicated space.  Bobbi Thompson is known for nurturing the careers of  James Cameron, Tim Burton, Ang Lee, Gus van Sant and Trey Parker and for championing the films of maverick talents like Robert Altman , Stephan Elliott, and John Cameron Mitchell.

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(Corpse Bride Dreams of the Sinister Shadow by Nathan Murri)

“I am excited to bring all the moving parts of Joy Factory Gallery/Cinema to Hollywood,” says Thompson, “to bring Thumbprint Gallery to LA , and I am really excited to continue to present radical cinema and art by some of the most extraordinary creative minds today. “

Some of the artist exhibiting are: Evgola, Ryan Mercer, Matt Warren, Steve Casino, Thomas Birdsong, James Stenhouse (Imaginata), Debra Sauer, Christine Citrine, Pete Ramirez, Sofya Zueva, Imani Payne, Mary Sue Hurley, Kimsun Wong, Gladis Alejandre, Anna Tsvell, Morgan Chapman, David Krieger, Nathan Murri, Andres Alarcon, Haley Smith, Rachel Grieg, Jim Piper, and Harvey Schwarz.  ( These artists  were curated from a call to artists online , from 5 US progressive arts studios that support artists with disabilities (ECF Arts, Tierra Del Sol, F.A.C.T. Gap , (LA) Creativity Explored (SF) Latitudes Arts (KY) Neighborhood Art Center (WA) Hohzoni Arts (AZ) Visionaries and Voices (OH) as well as from Thumbprint Gallery’s  recent Melanjolly 2 show in San Diego.)


As an added bonus, there will be some movie memorabilia on loan at the exhibit from some of the creatives that have collaborated with Burton on his pictures including the 16mm print of his first short, “Vincent.”

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