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Magic Hat Update: One Week In

12 June, 2015   by Matthew Greene

Rhino Beetle by Nicole Christman

We're one week into Nicole's exhibit at the ArtSpace in Magic Hat's Artifactory. We've bid adieu to FIVE pieces already — and we wish them all the best in their new homes.

If you haven't made it over to the exhibit, what are you waiting for?!

If you're unable to check out the artwork in person (i.e. you're not one of the whopping 211,261 people in the Burlington metropolitan area), it's all good! Many of the new pieces are still for sale. Just contact us directly and we'll be in touch faster than you can recite the Gettysburg Address. Backwards.

And now...two plugs! (What else are blogs for?)

First, we launched a Kickstarter campaign last Friday to produce digital prints and stickers of Nicole's art. We're only 8% of the way to our $2500 goal, so please consider making a pledge. There are big rewards for doing so!

Second, Nicole's now on Twitter. Follow her @HybridPainting and stay up to date.


Nicole's Artwork at Magic Hat's Artifactory

26 April, 2015   by Matthew Greene

You're invited! Check out our short promo for Nicole's upcoming exhibit at Magic Hat's Artifactory. If you can't make it...

Posted by Chimera Creative Works on Sunday, April 26, 2015

Nicole's Design Graces Art Hop Ale Bottles

04 April, 2015   by Matthew Greene

Photo courtesy of Magic Hat Brewing Company.

12-ounce bottles of Art Hop Ale – a peppercorn pilsner – will be sold in Magic Hat's 'Summer Scene Variety 12-Pak' from April 1 through July 31, nationwide.

From May 1 through July 31, 22-ounce bombers will be sold individually, in Vermont only. For each bomber sold, $1 will be donated to SEABA (South End Arts and Business Association).

Keep an eye out for Art Hop Ale in a store near you! Cheers!

And the finalists for Magic Hat's "Labels for Libations" contest are...

01 September, 2014   by Matthew Greene

We're not entirely sure, but we know ONE of them...

We're back, and happy to announce that Nicole has been selected as one of five finalists for Magic Hat Brewing Company's "Labels for Libations" contest! The designs of the five finalists will be displayed during Art Hop 2014, September 5th and 6th.

Voting for the winning design will take place at the Magic Hat booth behind the Maltex Building, 431 Pine Street, Burlington, on the following dates:

  • Friday the 5th, 6-10pm
  • Saturday the 6th, noon-3 and 6-10:30pm 

Those interested in seeing (and voting for) the labels – which will be displayed at the awesome size of 4' x 4' – MUST COME BY THE BOOTH and VOTE LIVE. The design with the most votes will become the label for next year's Art Hop Ale. Don't miss it!

Valentine's Day Art, Online and On-Site

04 February, 2014   by Matthew Greene




Join us this Friday the 7th at the opening reception for the Valentine's-inspired HeART Attack! exhibit at The S.P.A.C.E. Gallery in Burlington, where all the lovely works you see above will be on display and for sale. The show will run from February 7th through the 28th. Check out our latest collection, Valentine's Specials, which features five additional new works. Those displayed above, if not sold during the exhibit, will immediately be made available for purchase through our website.

♥ Show a little love, get some in return 

One of the best ways to do this is to sign up for our monthly e-mails.

You can also find us on Facebook, Google+, and LinkedIn.

New site and store to launch in January 2014

17 December, 2013   by Matthew Greene

It’s been exactly three months since our last post – far too long, to be sure – but there’s a good reason for it…

The new Chimera Creative Works web store is set to launch in early January 2014. The site will replace the existing one, and will allow users to (securely) browse and purchase Nicole’s original paintings and Matt’s chapbook, Patients. Even more exciting is that the process of ordering our freelance services has been completely streamlined! Users will be able to simply browse services, add one or more to the shopping cart, and, for extra convenience, provide a project overview right in the comments section of the order page.

It is likely that ordering services through the cart will be free (meaning no charges at all until we’ve contacted you). We think this model will provide a more straightforward buying process for our customers; of course, if customers would rather contact us directly through e-mail or phone, we’re good with that! We’re here to help, and are very much looking forward to our next projects, whatever they may be.

In other news…

Five of Nicole’s original works will be up for auction in Cozy Up For A Cause, a charity event to support Hunger Free Vermont, an organization who’s fighting (nonviolently) to end the injustice of hunger and malnutrition in Vermont. The auction will be held on Saturday, January 18, 2014, at ArtsRiot on Pine Street in Burlington. There’s no admission fee, but $5.00 is the suggested donation. Please contact us if you’d like more information.

Matt's Debut Release!

01 August, 2013   by Matthew Greene

Tomorrow is the opening reception for Nicole's solo art show, "Psycho Therapy," and we are gearing up for a fun and freaky night. Not only will guests be able to see some of Nicole's latest work, but they will also have the opportunity to purchase Patients, Matt's debut chapbook, complete with poems, stories, and original sketches by Nicole. The printing was done in a limited edition of 50, with signed, letterpressed covers, so we encourage you to look one over and see just how special each book is.

On sale for $10, Patients is Matt's vision of a haunting yet beautiful world. The writings are dark and honest, and at times even absurd, but always readable and relatable. The book is a perfect complement to the works on display.

Let us share our passions with you tomorrow night at Green Door Studio, 4 Howard Street, Burlington, VT!

Solo Show!

20 July, 2013   by Matthew Greene


Hey, everyone!

We’re kicking off the blog component of our site with an important announcement. Starting August 2nd (Burlington’s First Friday Art Walk) and running throughout the month, the gallery space at Green Door Studio will be hosting Nicole’s solo art show, “Psycho Therapy,” an exhibition of paintings and other works. There will be refreshments for all, and Matt will be selling his debut chapbook, Patients, containing poetry, fiction, and original sketches by Nicole. Later in the evening, there will be live music and readings by local poets.

This is Nicole’s first solo show and the first distribution of Matt’s creative work. We are excited to share some of our latest art and writing with you, so please feel free to stop by and support your local artists. The opening reception will take place from 5-9pm at the Green Door, located at 18 Howard Street (in the alley just before Pine Street), Burlington.

Look out for the press release in Seven Days and Vermont Art Zine.

We hope to see you!