Nautical Nonsense: A Tribute to SpongeBob SquarePants

Nautical Nonsense: A Tribute to SpongeBob SquarePants

July 27, 2013 - August 11, 2013

Jul 27, 6:00PM - 10:00PM


SpongeBob SquarePants is a world-renowned and beloved character-driven animated series that chronicles the nautical and sometimes nonsensical adventures of SpongeBob, an incurably optimistic and earnest sea sponge, and his undersea friends. Since debuting on Nickelodeon in 1999, the animated series quickly gained immense popularity and has remained a household name for over a decade, captivating children and adults alike with its colorful and eclectic cast of characters. Created and executive produced by marine biologist and animator, Stephen Hillenburg, SpongeBob SquarePants is one of Nickelodeon's longest-running series, with nearly 200 episodes airing on the network. Jumpin' jellyfish, that's a lot!

Nucleus and Nickelodeon have partnered up to present a tribute to our absorbent, yellow and porous friend, SpongeBob. The collection will feature work from a wide spectrum of artists, including a few of the show's very own. Neptune himself would be excited to see this! Stay tuned for more details about opening night festivities, special releases, plus a very rare behind-the-scenes glimpse at the art technique and style of the series.

Production Art On Display!
Over two dozen works on loan from Nickelodeon including original animation cels, character designs, and acrylic paintings from season one.  Plus, we are excited to feature six 3D figures used in the stop motion special, "It's a SpongeBob Christmas."

The Art & Making of SpongeBob SquarePants
Join Us Saturday, August 3, 2:00 to 5:00PM
We welcome artists from the animated series for an extremely rare glimpse at behind-the-scenes artwork and learn about the process of production design and visual development from a few of the series' very own including Creative Director Vincent Waller.  Learn more

Join Us for Opening Night!
Hawaiian Shirt Encouraged
Open to the Public, All Ages Welcome, No RSVP

Opening Night Highlights Include:

• Live SpongeBob and Squidward Costumed Characters
• Win Prizes in our Jumpin' Jellyfish Booth
• SpongeBob Scavenger Hunt
• Free Raffle Contest (10:00PM) - You do not need to be present to win. Winning numbers will be posted on our Facebook
• Walk the Yellow Carpet Photo Op
• Meet Exhibiting Artists
• Door Prizes Include a Hawaiian Lei for the First 50 attendees
• Complimentary Refreshments & More!




SpongeBob Comics Signing (8:00PM - 10:00PM)

DON'T MISS artists from SpongeBob Comics greeting fans and signing copies of the series available for sale during opening night!

Signing Artists:

Becky Dreistadt
Dave Lewman
Dani Michaeli
Israel Sanchez

Exhibiting Artists:

Alex Kirwan
Alina Chau
Amélie Fléchais
Becky Dreistadt
Cuddly Rigor Mortis
Dan Christofferson
Daniela Volpari
Eric Comstock
Eric Diaz
Ginny Hawes
Graham Annable
Felt Mistress
Israel Sanchez
James Gilleard
Jared Andrew Schorr
Jeff Victor
Joey Chou
John Solimine
Kyle Platts
Meghan Stratman
Michael Fleming
Michelle Romo
Mike Mitchell
Nicole Gustafsson
Oliver Akuin
Perry Maple
Peter Bennett
Peter Emmerich
Ryan O'Rourke
Sean Chao
Steve Simpson
TADO

Above image by Joey Chou


Pincer Lickin' Good by Felt Mistress


Sponges by Oliver Akuin






© 2013 Viacom International Inc. All rights reserved. Nickelodeon, SpongeBob SquarePants and all related titles, logos and characters are trademarks of Viacom International Inc. SpongeBob SquarePants created by Stephen Hillenburg.




Nautical Nonsense, Joey Chou
Nautical Nonsense

$150.00
  SOLD
Picante SpongeBob (Drawing), Steve Simpson
Picante SpongeBob (Drawing)

$200.00
  SOLD
Patrick Hat, Peter Bennett
Patrick Hat

$550.00
Unavailable
Happy SpongeBob, Peter Bennett
Happy SpongeBob

$550.00
Unavailable
Mr. Krabs, Peter Bennett
Mr. Krabs

$550.00
Unavailable
Patrick Scream, Peter Bennett
Patrick Scream

$550.00
Unavailable
Plankton Scream, Peter Bennett
Plankton Scream

$550.00
Unavailable
Squidward Scowl, Peter Bennett
Squidward Scowl

$550.00
Unavailable
SpongeBob Hat, Peter Bennett
SpongeBob Hat

$550.00
Unavailable
The Jellyfish Dance , Amélie Fléchais
The Jellyfish Dance

$450.00
  SOLD
SpongeBob Cubism, Alina Chau
SpongeBob Cubism

$275.00
  SOLD
SpongeBob Surrealism, Alina Chau
SpongeBob Surrealism

$275.00
  SOLD
Picante SpongeBob, Steve Simpson
Picante SpongeBob

$150.00
  SOLD
Pincer Lickin' Good!, Felt Mistress
Pincer Lickin' Good!

$1,500.00
  SOLD
SpongeBob, Patrick & Sandy, Becky Dreistadt
SpongeBob, Patrick & Sandy

$550.00
  SOLD
Best Day Ever, Daniela Volpari
Best Day Ever

$475.00
  SOLD
Jellyfishin' with Gary, Cuddly Rigor Mortis
Jellyfishin' with Gary

$800.00
  SOLD
A Sponge Among Sponges, Graham Annable
A Sponge Among Sponges

$300.00
  SOLD
Krabby Patty Overlord, Kyle Platts
Krabby Patty Overlord

$475.00
  SOLD
The Alaskan Bullworm, Ryan O'Rourke
The Alaskan Bullworm

$300.00
Unavailable
SpongeBob 2-Step, Eric Comstock
SpongeBob 2-Step

$300.00
Unavailable
A Boy and His Snail, Michael Fleming
A Boy and His Snail

$200.00
  SOLD
Picnic at the Jellyfish Fields, Nicole Gustafsson
Picnic at the Jellyfish Fields

$275.00
Jellyfish Fields Forever, Meghan Stratman
Jellyfish Fields Forever

$400.00
E=MC²Pants, Eric Diaz
E=MC²Pants

$500.00
Unavailable
Imagination, Michelle Romo
Imagination

$325.00
  SOLD
Bikini Bottom, Jared Hammond
Bikini Bottom

$675.00
  SOLD
Sponges, Oliver Akuin
Sponges

$400.00
  SOLD
Bubble Buddy, James Gilleard
Bubble Buddy

$120.00
  SOLD
SpongeBob Mutant Pants - SpongeBob, TADO
SpongeBob Mutant Pants - SpongeBob

$75.00
  SOLD
SpongeBob Mutant Pants Patrick, TADO
SpongeBob Mutant Pants Patrick

$75.00
  SOLD
Lord Robert, Dan Christofferson
Lord Robert

$300.00
Sir Patrick, Dan Christofferson
Sir Patrick

$300.00
Deck Swab, Dan Christofferson
Deck Swab

$300.00
SpongeBob, Everyone's Watching, Perry Dixon Maple
SpongeBob, Everyone's Watching

$900.00
  SOLD
Squarionette, Alex Kirwan
Squarionette

$550.00
Unavailable
Duel with Death, Kit  Boyce
Duel with Death

$150.00
  SOLD
Boating, Jared Andrew Schorr
Boating

$350.00
Unavailable
Jelly Fishing, Jared Andrew Schorr
Jelly Fishing

$350.00
Unavailable
Krabbing, Jared Andrew Schorr
Krabbing

$350.00
Unavailable
Hiding and Seeking, Jared Andrew Schorr
Hiding and Seeking

$350.00
Unavailable
SpongeBob UPA, John Solimine
SpongeBob UPA

$85.00
Unavailable
Blue Moon Jellys, Virginia Hawes
Blue Moon Jellys

$300.00
Unavailable
Square Pants Coat of Arms, Sean Chao
Square Pants Coat of Arms

$3,500.00

Some artwork may be paid for in installments. Please for details.