Lepidoptera

DesignerCon 2021: Full Exclusives and Show Info.

by ncwinters on November 9, 2021

It still seems surreal to even say: that DesignerCon is back (and in four days no less!) and that I’ll be attending again. It’ll be my first convention in two years, since last DCon in 2019. Seems like a lifetime ago. The world has changed so much since my last convention prep. The old motions feel familiar: finish up painting small originals, sign and number prints, bag up sticker packs, etc. But at the same time, it also feels completely different. All we can do is move forward and do the best we can on into the future!

*My* near future at DesignerCon consists of slinging art in booth #1013 in the Anaheim Convention Center. The show runs from Friday, November 12 (VIP night) through Sunday, November 14. I will once again be joined by my comrade in arms and artist extraordinare Jim Mazza, who will be on hand to assist and help sling art, as I inevitably get distracted and fall into talking too much with conventioneers.

I’m bringing SEVERAL exclusives to the show this year, listed in full detail down below. But first, I’ve put together a list of ground rules to try and keep everything a little more organized and tidy this year.

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Please read the following rules and release schedule carefully before the show opens for no surprises in-line at the booth.
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There are absolutely no holds or preorders for any items for the show.

I will not hold anything aside for anyone nor sell anything before the opening bell on VIP night. No exceptions. Please refrain from contacting me with any similar such requests, the answer is a polite “no.”

Each exclusive has strict limits per person/household.

I understand many people “poster buddy” (PB) to make purchases on behalf of others who don’t attend the convention, and I think that’s super cool. However, I have to also balance inventory for those actually attending the convention as well, so there will be limits in place on how many of each item can be purchased. The one exception to this will be a “Last Chance” option during the final hour and a half of the last day (Sunday, November 14 3:30PM). If you’ve already purchased your limit of exclusives, and there is DesignerCon-exclusive inventory left available, you’ll be allowed to purchase ONE additional allotment per person/ item/ household but only at 3:30PM on the last day.

The strict limits per buyer/household are non-negotiable and will also be listed onsite at the booth. The full release schedule is listed just below. Specific purchase limits are listed further below for each individual specific item.
I very much appreciate your cooperation!

I will not be taking any personal commissions this year.

Every year I fail to effectively manage my time with commissions and end up in the weeds, often working to finish them up in the hotel after hours. So this year I have set up specific times where I will be live painting and drawing according to my current creative aesthetic. As I complete various paintings and drawings, they’ll be available afterwards in an auction-style event where buyers are welcome to bid on each piece. No holds or “dibs” will be available, just each piece going to the highest bidder with a reserve starting price of $100. No requests of subject matter or personal commissions will be available: it’ll just be me, doing my own thing, working on whatever topic spins off the creative dome.

No holds or presales on remaining exclusives post-convention.
All remaining works will go up in the online shop after the show.

Similar to previous years, I’ll be holding back a very limited stack of exclusives for those not in attendance at the show for the chance to purchase post-convention through the online shop. These, as well as any remaining unsold originals or convention rarities will go up in a sale later, with exact drop time and full details sent out after I’ve returned home.
Once again, no holds, “dibs” or preorders before the sale.

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DesignerCon Schedule: N.C. Winters booth #1013

Friday, November 12 (VIP night)
convention hours: 5–9PM
Doors open at 5PM to VIP ticket holders only, no general admittance.
No sales will be made before the 5PM opening bell.

Saturday, November 13
convention hours: 10AM–6PM
No sales will be made before the 10AM opening bell.
2–4PM – Live drawing / painting
4PM – Live auction of works

Sunday, November 14
convention hours: 10AM–5PM
No sales will be made before the 10AM opening bell.
1–3PM – Live drawing / painting
3PM – Live auction of works
3:30–5PMLast Chance purchases (see above rules)

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So many brand new pieces will be available at the convention! Let’s see, right off the bat, I’ve got a brand new giclée art print I’m pretty proud of: “Witness,” available in two colorways. Speaking of colorways, I’ll also have my artist variant colorways of my recent “311 at Camden, New Jersey” gig poster. Grab your bug nets, because I’ve also got some new freshly caught Lepidoptera: Lepidoptera 8: “Mycelium” and “Lepidoptera 9: “Viper,” once again both sold together as a set containing both prints. I’ve also recently been able to finally make some time for drawing and painting again, and will be bringing several small original paintings, hand-embellished prints and embellished gig posters. Can’t forget the slaps! I’ll have sticker packs and even a few leftover “Pale Rider” oversize chameleon stickers, as well as a fresh new robot sticker from Sticker Robot, in addition to a few other surprises.

It’s gonna be a wild ride, I’m excited to see so many faces I can usually only see maybe once a year, and now it’s been two, not to mention during a global pandemic. I’m not gonna lie, I’m a little anxious, but I know we’ll all do whatever we can to all be as safe as possible. I’m really looking forward to seeing everyone again and being back at DesignerCon.

See you soon, but for now: on to the works!

“Witness” – Aubergine colorway
Print size: 18″ x 18,” limited edition of 100.

(Only 75 available at DesignerCon.)
Archival giclée print on Moab Entrada natural 100% cotton rag.
Printed by Static Medium.

Each print is hand signed & numbered. 
$100 each.

Strict limit of NO MORE THAN TWO PER PERSON/HOUSEHOLD.

“Witness” – Aubergine – Hand Embellished
Print size: 18″ x 18,” limited edition of 10.

(Only 4 available at DesignerCon.)
Uniquely hand embellished with various media: acrylics, inks, interference acrylics, spot gloss varnish, etc.
No two hand embellished prints are alike.
Each print is hand signed & numbered. 
$275 each.

Strict limit of NO MORE THAN ONE PER PERSON/HOUSEHOLD.

“Witness” – Veridian colorway
Print size: 18″ x 18,” limited edition of 60.

(Only 45 available at DesignerCon.)
Archival giclée print on Moab Entrada natural 100% cotton rag.
Printed by Static Medium.

Each print is hand signed & numbered. 
$120 each.

Strict limit of NO MORE THAN TWO PER PER PERSON/HOUSEHOLD.

“Witness” – Veridian – Hand Embellished version (not shown)
Print size: 18″ x 18,” limited edition of 10.

(Only 4 available at DesignerCon.)
Uniquely hand embellished with various media: acrylics, inks, interference acrylics, spot gloss varnish, etc.
No two hand embellished prints are alike.
Each print is hand signed & numbered. 
$285 each.

Strict limit of NO MORE THAN ONE PER PERSON/HOUSEHOLD.

detail views.

Lepidoptera 8 “Mycelium”
Print size: 10″ x 8,” limited edition of 200. Sold as set with Lepidoptera 9.

(Only 150 sets available at DesignerCon.)
Archival giclée print on cold press natural cotton rag.
Printed by Dave Correia.

Each print is hand signed & numbered. 
$90 for set of both Lepidoptera 8 and 9.

Strict limit of NO MORE THAN TWO SETS PER PERSON/HOUSEHOLD.

Lepidoptera 9 “Viper”
Print size: 10″ x 8,” limited edition of 200. Sold as set with Lepidoptera 8.

(Only 150 sets available at DesignerCon.)
Archival giclée print on cold press natural cotton rag.
Printed by Dave Correia.

Each print is hand signed & numbered. 
$90 for set of both Lepidoptera 8 and 9.

Strict limit of NO MORE THAN TWO SETS PER PERSON/HOUSEHOLD.

Lepidoptera 8 – Hand Embellished version
Print size: 10″ x 8″ (dimensions variable), edition of 10
.
(Only 6 available at DesignerCon.)
Uniquely hand painted/trimmed archival giclée print on
cold press natural cotton rag.
Each print is hand signed & numbered. 
$150 each.
 
Strict limit of NO MORE THAN ONE PER PERSON/HOUSEHOLD.

Lepidoptera 9 – Hand Embellished version
Print size: 10″ x 8″ (dimensions variable), edition of 10
.
(Only 6 available at DesignerCon.)
Uniquely hand painted/trimmed archival giclée print on
cold press natural cotton rag.
Each print is hand signed & numbered. 
$150 each.
 
Strict limit of NO MORE THAN ONE PER PERSON/HOUSEHOLD.

detail views.

311- 8.21.2021 at BB&T Pavilion in Camden, NJ
Artist Variant: “Ice” version
Print size: 18″ x 24″ limited edition of 50.

(Only 40 available at DesignerCon.)
Six color screenprint on Cougar 100# natural stock.
Printed by EndHymns.

Each print is hand signed & numbered. $45 each.
Strict limit of NO MORE THAN TWO PER PERSON/HOUSEHOLD.
Hand Embellished version (edition of 2, shown below): $250 each.
Strict limit of NO MORE THAN ONE PER PERSON/HOUSEHOLD.

“Ice” version on holographic rainbow foil
Print size: 18″ x 24″ limited edition of 25.

(Only 20 available at DesignerCon.)
Seven color screenprint on holographic rainbow foil.
Each print is hand signed & numbered. $135 each.

Strict limit of NO MORE THAN ONE PER PERSON/HOUSEHOLD.

“Ice” version on metallic gold mirror foil
Print size: 18″ x 24″ limited edition of 15.

(Only 10 available at DesignerCon.)
Seven color screenprint on metallic gold mirror foil.
Each print is hand signed & numbered. $150 each.

Strict limit of NO MORE THAN ONE PER PERSON/HOUSEHOLD.

311- 8.21.2021 at BB&T Pavilion in Camden, NJ
Artist Variant: “Fire” version
Print size: 18″ x 24″ limited edition of 40.

(Only 30 available at DesignerCon.)
Six color screenprint on Cougar 100# natural stock.
Printed by EndHymns.

Each print is hand signed & numbered. $55 each.
Strict limit of NO MORE THAN TWO PER PERSON/HOUSEHOLD.
Hand Embellished version (edition of 2, not shown): $250 each.
Strict limit of NO MORE THAN ONE PER PERSON/HOUSEHOLD.

“Fire” version on holographic rainbow foil
Print size: 18″ x 24″ limited edition of 20.

(Only 15 available at DesignerCon.)
Seven color screenprint on holographic rainbow foil.
Each print is hand signed & numbered. $145 each.

Strict limit of NO MORE THAN ONE PER PERSON/HOUSEHOLD.

“Fire” version on metallic gold mirror foil
Print size: 18″ x 24″ limited edition of 10.

(Only 8 available at DesignerCon.)
Seven color screenprint on metallic gold mirror foil.
Each print is hand signed & numbered. $160 each.

Strict limit of NO MORE THAN ONE PER PERSON/HOUSEHOLD.

Uniquely hand embellished, no two alike.

Disassociate/Drift”
Pen/ink, ink wash, acrylics, metallics on paper.

5″ x 7″ (2021)
$250

“Different on the Inside, Redux”
Pen/ink, ink wash, acrylics, metallics on hand-cut gicl´ee print on 100% cotton.

6″ x 8″ (2015, 2021)
$200

“The Cost of Progress”
Pen/ink, ink wash, acrylics, metallics on paper.

6″ x 10.5″ (2021)
$500

“Nature Spirit – Study 1”
Pen/ink, ink wash, acrylics, metallics on paper.

3.5″ x 5.25″ (2021)
$200

“Technically Afloat”
Pen/ink, ink wash, acrylics on paper.

7″ x 5″ (2021)
$250

“Nature Spirit – Study 2”
Pen/ink, ink wash, acrylics, metallics on paper.

7″ x 9″ (2021)
$450

“Skull Study – Spark”
Pen/ink, ink wash, acrylics, metallics on paper.

3.5″ x 5.25″ (2021)
$200

“Multitasker”
Pen/ink, ink wash, acrylics on paper.

7″ x 10.5″ (2021)
$500

This is just a sampling of available original paintings.
More will be available as they get completed.

“Pale Rider” Oversized Sticker
Individual oversize screenprinted vinyl sticker.
Printed by Sticker Robot.

Limited edition of 275. Each sticker is hand signed & numbered on back. 
(Only 20 available at DesignerCon.)
Approximately 9″ x 7″
$25 each.

Strict limit of NO MORE THAN ONE PER PERSON/HOUSEHOLD.

*NCW*

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Nets Ready: Lepidoptera 6 & 7 are Here.

by ncwinters on May 25, 2021

These were hard ones to track down.

I hunted for weeks, carefully stalking them. After countless days, I finally managed to acquire a specimen of both “Rose” and “Vega.” The tricky part was the handling- the wings of Rose are so fragile, and the skin of Vega is like that of a dolphin- smooth and slippery and evasive to the grasp. The big trick was to not hurt them during my process of carefully posing and photographing the insects before they flew off. But the deed is done, and they’re here, ready to add to your collection.

It’s been quite a few months on this side of the screen. In addition to the new normal of pandemic life, the Winters household faced some upheaval as we were suddenly forced to find a new place to live, and with 60 days to do it. After several incredibly stressful weeks, we were able to find a new place, and I’m happy to announce our new status: official first time homeowners. In the middle of a pandemic, and during a brutal seller’s market in a massive housing shortage, but we still count ourselves incredibly fortunate and privileged to be in this position.

Thank you to everyone who participated in my recent PURGE sale. You helped make it my biggest sale ever, and the funds raised were directly responsible to help my family and me get into a new house in a short time. I cannot thank you enough for the support.

How’s everyone else doing? The call of summer beckons, and with vaccinations steadily rolling along, the promise of a return to some kind of new normal looms. I do hope everyone is thriving as best they can in this very surreal year and half we’ve been in.

How about some bugs to help ease the stress?

The double release worked so well last round, and time is in shorter supply than ever, so I’m continuing with this method- selling both prints in one sale. I’ve upped quantities this time, to try and give everyone the best shot of adding to their collection. Once again, there will be a strict limit of one set per buyer/household/spouse/roommate. There will be 15 hand embellished prints of each variant, but again with a strict limit of one per buyer. So you can buy a set and one hand embellished if you want (and are fast enough) but you’ll have to choose your favorite: no more than one hand embellished per buyer/household on this drop. Once again, I will not be hand embellishing any more after this set of fifteen, though I appreciate the offers. Each of the hand embellished prints are numbered out of 15.

Once again and as always, these were meticulously printed by Dave Correia, who has printed all of my Lepidoptera documentation to date, and I couldn’t be happier. Archival inks on cold press natural cotton rag for a clean, archival addition to your collection.

Each set of prints will be available for $90, plus shipping. All print sets will have matching numbers. Hand embellished prints will be sold individually for $150 plus shipping. Prints are shipped flat.

As always, newsletter subscribers get the exact drop time for the release which will be this coming Thursday, May 27. Sign up for the newsletter in the sidebar for the exact drop time. A genuine thank you as always for the incredible support.

On to the prints!

Lepidoptera 6 “Rose”
Print size: 10″ x 8,” edition of 200. Sold as set with Lepidoptera 7.

Archival giclée print on cold press natural cotton rag.
Printed by Dave Correia.

Each print is hand signed & numbered. 
$90 each for set of Lepidoptera 6 and 7.

STRICT LIMIT OF NO MORE THAN 1 SET PER PERSON/PURCHASE/HOUSEHOLD
To purchase this or other available artwork, please swing by the store.

Lepidoptera 7 “Vega”
Print size: 10″ x 8,” edition of 200. Sold as set with Lepidoptera 6.

Archival giclée print on cold press natural cotton rag.
Printed by Dave Correia.

Each print is hand signed & numbered. 
$90 each for set of Lepidoptera 6 and 7.

STRICT LIMIT OF NO MORE THAN 1 SET PER PERSON/PURCHASE/HOUSEHOLD
To purchase this or other available artwork, please swing by the store.

Lepidoptera 6 Hand Embellished
Print size: 10″ x 8″ (dimensions variable), edition of 15
.
Uniquely hand painted/trimmed archival giclée print on cold press natural cotton rag.
Each print is hand signed & numbered. 
$150 each.
 STRICT LIMIT OF NO MORE THAN 1 HAND EMBELLISHED PRINT PER PERSON/PURCHASE/HOUSEHOLD
To purchase this or other available artwork, please swing by the store.

Lepidoptera 7 Hand Embellished
Print size: 10″ x 8″ (dimensions variable), edition of 15
.
Uniquely hand painted/trimmed archival giclée print on cold press natural cotton rag.
Each print is hand signed & numbered. 
$150 each.
 STRICT LIMIT OF NO MORE THAN 1 HAND EMBELLISHED PRINT PER PERSON/PURCHASE/HOUSEHOLD
To purchase this or other available artwork, please swing by the store.

detail views.

*NCW*

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Lepidoptera 4 and 5.

by ncwinters on September 10, 2020

The next two bugs are here!

I’m happy to announce the next two entries in my Lepidoptera series. Increasingly becoming my favorite body of work to date, these Lepidoptera prints are forays into a mental stream of consciousness that act as therapeutic endeavors when other deadlines are pressing. I love making these images.

For this round, it’s a double release – numbers 4 and 5. These will be available as a set only, with a strict limit of one set per buyer/household/spouse. I’ve also hand embellished 10 of each, also with a strict limit of one of each. So you can buy a set and one hand embellished if you want (and are fast enough) but you’ll have to choose your favorite, as nobody gets more than one hand embellished on this drop. Please note I won’t be hand embellishing any more after this set of ten, though I appreciate the offers!

As always, these are meticulously printed by Dave Correia, who has done all the printing for these so far, and will hopefully continue to do so to keep the quality as high as possible! All prints are printed on cold press natural cotton rag. Prints are available for $70 for the set of one of each print (with matching numbers) and $100 for each hand embellished print.

As always, newsletter subscribers get the exact drop time for the release which will be this coming Saturday, September 12. Sign up for the newsletter in the sidebar to get the exact drop time. These have been selling out fast! On to the prints!

Lepidoptera 4

Lepidoptera 4
Print size: 8″ x 10″ edition of 175. Sold as set with Lepidoptera 5.

Archival giclée print on cold press natural cotton rag.
Printed by Dave Correia.

Each print is hand signed & numbered. 
$70 each for set of Lepidoptera 4 and 5.

STRICT LIMIT OF NO MORE THAN 1 SET PER PERSON/PURCHASE/HOUSEHOLD
To purchase this or other available artwork, please swing by the store.

Lepidoptera 4 Hand Embellished
Print size: 8″ x 10″ edition of 10 (out of numbered edition of 175)

Uniquely hand painted/trimmed Archival giclée print on cold press natural cotton rag.
Each print is hand signed & numbered. 
$100 each.
STRICT LIMIT OF NO MORE THAN 1 HAND EMBELLISHED PRINT PER PERSON/PURCHASE/HOUSEHOLD
To purchase this or other available artwork, please swing by the store.

detail views.

Lepidoptera 5
Print size: 8″ x 10″ edition of 175. Sold as set with Lepidoptera 4.

Archival giclée print on cold press natural cotton rag.
Printed by Dave Correia.

Each print is hand signed & numbered. 
$70 each for set of Lepidoptera 4 and 5.

STRICT LIMIT OF NO MORE THAN 1 SET PER PERSON/PURCHASE/HOUSEHOLD
To purchase this or other available artwork, please swing by the store.

Lepidoptera 5 Hand Embellished
Print size: 8″ x 10″ edition of 10 (out of numbered edition of 175)

Uniquely hand painted/trimmed Archival giclée print on cold press natural cotton rag.
Each print is hand signed & numbered. 
$100 each.
STRICT LIMIT OF NO MORE THAN 1 HAND EMBELLISHED PRINT PER PERSON/PURCHASE/HOUSEHOLD
To purchase this or other available artwork, please swing by the store.

detail views.

*NCW*

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