Winter Picnic 2014 Photos


Photos from Sunday’s Winter Picnic event in Portland, Maine!

Thanks to all those who stopped by my table and said hi or picked something up for themselves or a present. Also thanks to Anabelle Souza for helping me out all day at the table.


o’death and Death Vessel screen printed poster

o'death and Death Vessel Poster. Kris Johnsen & Anabele Souza 2014

This o’death and Death Vessel print is now up for sale in my Etsy Shop. I have about 10 of these left and 100% of sales after shipping and Etsy processing charges is still going towards o’death to help them with their recent robbery that happened while on tour. Read more about it here. ( These were for sale at their show at SPACE Gallery in Portland, ME the other night with all money going towards the band as well, I think we sold a good amount of posters, the leftovers were given to the band. So this is the only place to get them before they are gone forever!

Birds in a Row on Wooden Panels for Bangor’s The Rock and Art Shop

Dead Bird Paintings - Kris Johnsen 2014
Recently I was asked to take part in a large group art show at the Rock and Art Shop in Bangor, Maine. This is a shop that I sell prints, T’s and patches at and have visited on occasion and is a really amazing place! The idea behind the show is about 30 artists all get 3, 5-5in wood panels to make art on. I decided to keep with a theme I was already working on for the new Blood Warrior album and have these relate. Two of the birds are part of the record packaging and one is an extension of it. The panels do not say Blood Warrior of have any text. I’m really happy with how these came out and they were really fun to work on. The panels are up at the shop now along with many other great artists. Each panel is $50 and only available through the Gallery. I believe there is an Opening/Closing Party for the show on December 5th. Or atleast that is when it is up until. If you are around Bangor please stop by and see my pieces!
Dead Bird Paintings - Kris Johnsen 2014

Dead Bird Paintings - Kris Johnsen 2014
Here’s two shots from the gallery below!


New Stag and Snake Screen Printed Poster

Stag and Snake Screen Printed Poster - Kris Johnsen 2014

I just finished up printing 2 editions of this print I created a few months ago for the band Graveyard Lovers. It was initially a t-shirt design for the band but I always kind of liked it so much I decided to make it into a 12-16in 1 color poster. I also printed a small edition with band text that will be sent to the band and available through them. These are up for sale now here.Stag and Snake Screen Printed Poster - Kris Johnsen 2014 Stag and Snake Screen Printed Poster - Kris Johnsen 2014 Stag and Snake Screen Printed Poster - Kris Johnsen 2014

Ultimate 2014 Maine Holiday Gift Guide: Over 150 Maine Gifts

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I made it onto this years Maine Holiday Gift Guide curated by Alex Steed. Check it out!

First Friday 11.7.2014

Kris Johnsen

Thanks Maine Today for snapping a picture of me at this past First Friday! Had lots of fun doing a pre-holiday art sale at my old stompin grounds SPACE Gallery. Thanks to Alex Steed and Maine Calling for asking me to be part of it!

Here’s a shop of my table set up.

Eric Hou art Show at Pinecone+Chickadee all month

For the past 3 years I’ve had the privilege of throwing a bunch of art shows at the store I work at called Pinecone+Chickadee. This month features Portland, ME based artist Eric Hou. His work is amazing and is up all month at the shop! Hope you can stop by and check it out, if not please check out Eric’s many online outlets…
Portfolio Website
Koala High

Above is a nice little write up from the Portland Phoenix.