Friday, November 30, 2007

Grand Opening party for Conspire Phoenix LLC

For Immediate Release

Conspire Phoenix LLC

Contact: Lisa Jacobs

Store Number: 602 237 5446
Cell Number: 623 221 6729

The new cooperative space featuring hand made fashion, art, and coffee.

The grand opening celebration for Conspire will be held on Saturday December 8, 2007 from 2-10pm. Conspire is located at 901 N 5TH ST on the NE corner of 5th St and Garfield. The festivities include fashion showings, live performances, open turntables, refreshments, giveaways, and an after party to be held across the street at The Lost Leaf from 10-2am.

Conspire is a cooperative space featuring handmade fashion, jewelry, handbags, knit goods, ceramics, art, photography, printmaking, illustration, stained and fused glass, home goods, books, zines, and more. The Coffee Conspiracy will also be opening within Conspire featuring hand crafted specialty coffee drinks. Mob Action University Library is available for public use. Conspire is the new home of Sticker Club Art Night. Classes are offered regularly in the Conspire studio lounge including knitting, felting, papermaking, jewelry design, bookbinding, etc. Regular events include First Friday Art Walk openings, Third Friday art receptions, and the Third Saturday Outdoor Arts Market. Find hours and events on the calender available on the Conspire website and myspace account.

Over 15 local residents make up the membership of this collective. Conspire members include Lisa Jacobs, Sticker Club Girl, Joey G, Mob Action, Spraygraphic Apparel, Dubnosis, The Coffee Conspiracy by John Sagasta, Lacie Bug Designs, Tara Kratzner-Bills, Kitsch Niche, Nicole Smith, Zurina Ketola Designs, Sheila Bocchine Photography, Tom Budzak, Dan Dykas, Red Spade Studio, Vicki Leigh Studios, Becca Dang, Button Man, and more.

Conspire is a group of local artists, designers, and entrepreneurs working together to bring hand made, hand crafted, quality goods to the public at an affordable price, as well as to create positive growth within the community.


Monday, October 15, 2007

Latest article in Java Magazine

Java Magazine- September 2007

If you have not already checked out this months Java Magazine, pick up an issue at your local Phoenix coffee shop or check out the new on line version at While you are skimming through the Club Cam pictures, take a moment to read my latest article on Central and Camelback, Developing a Unique Local Shopping Experience. It highlights several local businesses that I respect and adore. It can be found in September Java Magazine, or check on line at . Thank you. Feel free to let me know what you think. -Lisa

COLAB honored with New Times Best of Phoenix award

New Times Best of Phoenix 2007
Best Communal Boutique
C.O.L.A.B. [Map]
720 N. Fourth St., No. 5
Phoenix, AZ 85004
"T-shirts with bike prints that expand the eco-consciousness. Skirts dolled up with kitschy flower patterns. Hand-sewn, hippie-friendly hemp bags and wallets.
These are just some of the items you'll find at the Collectively Operated Local Artists Boutique (C.O.L.A.B.). More than a dozen artists communally run the space dedicated to serving the community with handmade fashions and accessories for men, women and children. Approximately 95 percent of the hippie-dippy goods are handmade by local designers such as Sticker Club Girl Fashions and Spraygraphic Apparel. Since there's no middle man or woman, those earrings, lingerie and hats are sold to the public at very affordable prices. The space also features monthly First Friday exhibits with an emphasis on textile design."

Conspire -the conspiracy to inspire

Fashion, Art, Coffee, Politics
The Conspiracy to Inspire

Conspire is an offshoot of COLAB, and previous to that The Downstairs Collective. Some of the founding members from COLAB and Downstairs are a part of this new project including Joey G of Mob Action, and myself Lisa Jacobs aka Sticker Club Girl, as well as several others. There a few main ingredients that make this new venture a whole new thing include the people, the space, and the concept. There all new people involved in this project with new ideas and new goals. The space is almost a thousand square feet, triple that of any spot we have ever had. Conceptually this project will be different as well. Instead of being limited to a hand made fashion group space, we will be including a wide variety of arts, crafts, and hand made goods along with a strong presence the unique, hand made, artistically designed fashion and accessories that we have previously been known for. We also will have studio space available for use by our main members. In this working studio we will be offering classes and workshops for the community to participate in. The Anarchist Library will be available for use. Sticker Club Art Night will move to the new space, free for local peeps to hang together and be creative. And...we have many more tricks up our sleeves. With this new business, located at the South East corner of 5th St and Garfield, we will Conspire to make things and make things happen! New people are welcome to become involved in this venture. Their are a variety of membership opportunities available to promote a wide variety of custom made fashion, arts, and crafts media. Please contact us for details.

New Sticker Club Girl handmade and vintage fashions now available at a variety of locations

Vintage Fashion available at:
Retro Redux

Handmade Fashion available at:
Conspire Phoenix 901 N 5th St
Bunky Boutique 918 N 6th St
Retro Redux 4303 N 7th Av
Gold Lion 501 E Camelback Rd
Mint Vintage 201 E Camelback Rd

C.O.L.A.B. designers move to Conspire Phoenix

COLAB - New Times Best of Phoenix 2007 "Best Communal Boutique"

C.O.L.A.B. resident designers and artists move to a new location. The group is evolving into a different kind of business filled with creative conspiricies, in a larger location, at 901 N 5th St., NE corner of 5th St and Garfield in downtown Phoenix
Featuring fashion, art, accessories, kitchy crafts, classes, coffee bar and events.
All handmade by local residents.
Featuring over a dozen new artists and participants.
Open October 2007 for First Friday Artwalk, regular hours starting November

Conspire Phoenix
901 N 5th St
SE corner of Garfield and 5th

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Sticker Club Girl in SMOCA Nights Fashion Show

"Sputnik": Summer SMoCA Nights
To Celebrate the Opening of the exhibition "Space Is The Place"

Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art [SMoCA]
7374 East Second Street
Downtown Scottsdale

June 21, Thursday
9:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m. midnight

$15 ($10 for members)
480-994-ARTS (2787)

The Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art [SMoCA] presents "Sputnik:" Summer SMoCA Nights on Thursday, June 21, from 9:00 p.m. to midnight. SMoCA Nights is the exclusive tri-annual nightlife event where the Museum is transformed into the ultimate art party, complete with artists, fashion, DJs, bands and performers, for an eclectic evening of cutting-edge culture. This summer event launches the premiere of SMoCA's new exhibition "Space is the Place." In true space-age fashion, the event will be complimented by a range of futuristic delights-from the cache of 50s & 60s retro Sci-Fi, where we look 'back to the future,' to interpretations that lie beyond in our own 21st Century. To accompany this time-travel notion, the evening's fashion show will feature a fusion of vintage and futurism under the artistic direction of Ethan Murray and the creative team behind Urban Hair & Retro Redux.

Among the highlights will be a cosmos of live music, art and performances including spacey ambience by the electronica twosome "Alcoholiday," galactic sounds to set the tone of the runway by Seattle's DJJD and hypnotic moves by Déja Dance. Guests will also witness on-the-spot urban art from the Alphamonster art collective, painting some of the great things that come from outer space.

Guests can mingle in SMoCA's galleries to catch four new summer exhibitions: "Space Is The Place," "Modern(ist) Love: the Dorothy Lincoln-Smith and Harvey K. Smith Collection," "Contemporary Scandinavian Art," and the not-to-miss "southwestNET: drawing outside the lines" exhibition--the innovative group show with regional artists including work by our very own Valley art-stars Angela Ellsworth, Adria Pecora, Deborah Salac, Jen Urso and Steven Yazzie. Be sure to watch artist Jen Urso in the gallery with the unpredictable "drawing" (and melting) effects of ice in her performance titled "Ice Flow."

As always, SMoCA Nights will be featuring free appetizers, a cash bar, prizes and other rotating surprises including some delightfully cosmic accouterments from Retro Redux the new Red Hot Robot store. SMoCA Nights attendees will have the chance to get their hands on a limited edition kidrobot® Robo-Dunny as well as fab vintage pieces from the Sputnik era. Plus, astronaut coiffure survival kits from SHARPS barber & shop will be available, along with some Phoenix Valley creative "mission control" from the likes of the new PROVOKE magazine. Also back by popular demand, tarot readings by OZMA to help all of us see the future more clearly!

Advance tickets are highly recommended to avoid long lines and a sold-out event: $10 members; $15 nonmembers. Call 480-994-ARTS (2787).

Lead Sponsors: Blue Cross Blue Shield and Infiniti.

In-Kind Sponsorships: Alphamonster art collective, Déja Dance, DJJD, Java, Phoenix New Times, PROVOKE, Red Hot Robot, Retro Redux, RJ Cook Photography, Robert Saenz, Sebring Photography, SHARPS Barber and Shop, STUDIO Model Management, Swell Pro Audio, Urban Hair, Velocity Audio Visual, WHERE Phoenix/Scottsdale.

SMoCA would also like to thank the many creative team members who made this event possible: STYLISTS: Sherelle Barber, Ambur Gore, Kristin Isaac, Antoinette Messina, Ethan Murray, Sierra Peterson, Jeff Warner; NAILS: Arturo Encinas; MAKE-UP: Michelle, Ginger Champagne, Jillian Clark, Sierra, Robert Saenz; DESIGNERS: Lisa Jacobs, Justin Lessner, Mirza Pena, Deborah Salac, Jes Switaj, Devani Weaver; STYLIST ASSISTANTS: Debbie Freedman, Haley Hargett, Amanda Locke, Jim Roselle, Meg Scanlan, Pablo Soto; MODEL COACH: Jillian Jacobsen; PHOTOGRAPHERS: Ryan Cook & Paul Sebring.

Phoenix New Times WINNER: SMoCA Nights-Best Place to See and Be Seen

Rep's Best WINNER: SMoCA Nights-Best Place to See Valley Fashion

Saturday, June 2, 2007

a la Mode- An evening of Coffee, Art, Fashion, Jewelry, Music and more!

a la Mode
An evening of Art and Entertainment

Saturday, June 9, 7-11pm

Modern Art and Fashion featuring:
Nicole Marie Smith...........Fine Art Prints
La Luce......................Jewelry Design
Lola & Lola..................Hand Made Fashion
Soy Machin Co................Designer Fashion
Phoenician..................Photograpy and Clothing
Sticker Club Girl...........Fashion, Jewelry and Accessories
Jes Switaj..................Fashion and Handbags
Cherry Bobbin' Wear..........Wallets and Handbags
Christine Baum................Multi-Media Alters
Ben West Designs............Reconstructed Art Figurines
Dubnosis....................Clothing and Music
Pablo Luna..................Art and Hand Painted Purses
DJ Echo....DJentrification.....DJ Pablo Luna....and friends...

Dance Performance by Athene Nashea

Coffee and Treats by...Sagasta Coffee

Located @ Sagasta Salon And Coffee Bar
2540 E Indian School Rd, Phx

Thursday, May 3, 2007

En La Mezcla-Coffee, Art, Fashion, Jewelry, Music and more- Sunday May 6, 2007 12-5pm

En La Mezcla "In the Mix", is an art experience for all who appreciate a mix of coffee, art, jewelry, fashion, and music all in one convenient location. Come out Sunday, May 6, 2007 from 12-5pm. Drink some of the best coffee in town at the Sagasta Coffee Bar. See the delightful art of Becky A., and adore the jewelry, fashion, and other lovely handmade creations of such local designers as Lola and Lola, La Luce, Chale, Pablo Luna, Soy Machin Co, Dezine A D 9, and Sticker Club Girl. All the while enjoying the performance group Grupo Liberdade, which is dedicated to freedom of expression through movement and sound, featuring brazilian rhythms, and more.

Sagasta Salon and Coffee Bar is located at:
2540 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix, AZ.
Phone 602 228 7373

Sunday, April 8, 2007

Sticker Club Girl/COLAB, April Update and Spring Sale

First Friday, April 6

C.O.L.A.B. will be open for First Friday Artwalk featuring the fashions and accessories of over a dozon local artists, aswell as a featured artist of the month, music, and the release of Hoozdo Magazine, a magazine that celebrates Phoenix and its history, plus free give aways.

C.O.L.A.B. will be open from 2pm 'til midnight

Located at Anti.Space
on the corner of 4th St and McKinley,
just South of Roosevelt in downtown Phoenix

Sticker Club Girl will be at C.O.L.A.B.
First friday 7pm til Late!
Saturday April 7, 2-6 pm
Saturday April 14, 2-6pm
Saturday April 21, 2-6pm
Saturday April 28, 2-6pm

Saturdays in April Sticker Club Girl Handmade, Vintage, and Reconstructed items all 15% off!!

Monday, February 19, 2007

Second Annual Sexy Fashion Show

Collectively Operated Local Artists Boutique presents...
Second Annual Sexy Fashion Show
Saturday February 24, 2007
Doors open @ 8pm
Fashion Show @ 10pm
Party goes until 2am
Located @ The Paper Heart Gallery, 750 NW Grand Ave.
Featuring a night of live entertainment:
Fashion Show of C.O.L.A.B. designers and other local favorites
including Sticker Club Girl, Mob Action, Anti-Label, Dubnosis,
Jess Switaj, You Me You, Hector Primero, Cherry Bombin',
and many more...
Belly Dancing by Deje Dance Collective
Guest Host Kevin Patterson
Live art featuring artist Reid Richardson
Live Music
DJ's Bradford, Andy, and Crew
Trun Show and Sale featuring local designers and artists
presenting the finest in handmade fashion, clothing, jewelry,
handbags, hats, wallets, accessories, and more.
the items displayed at the trunk show are available at C.O.L.A.B.
C.O.L.A.B. is located at 718 N 4th st., Hours W-F, 6-10pm, Sat 2-10