Babes Ride Out

Artist Series

BRO East Coast 4 Maker | Sara Mulvey of Revelry Tintype

Artist Series, EventsAnya Violet

Babes Ride Out will be hosting our Makers Market at BRO East Coast 4 this year. The BRO Makers Market is a curated group of female makers that will be on site showcasing their talents and  providing a unique experience for attendees. Meet Sara Mulvey of Revelry Tintype.

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Sara Mulvey

Sara Mulvey

Sara Mulvey is a large format and ultra large format photographer, focusing in wet plate collodion photography. Not traditionally trained, she became interested in wet plate photography after inheriting family tintypes - they seemed to transcended time and space. She has carved her own path in wet plate ever since. The meticulous and meditative process of wet plate creates images that are in essence a transmutation of silver and light - that moment between the subject and photographer locked in time. That intimacy and connection is what Sara hopes to continue to capture through her personal works and portraiture. Her vision with Revelry Tintype is not only to share the historic process of wet plate photography with those around her but to create stunning images that will hopefully spark the magic in others that first drew her to this art form. Sara lives and works in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina.

Artist Series | Babes Ride Out East Coast 4 | Stefanie Klempau

Artist SeriesAnya Violet

The Babes Ride Out Artist series showcases the art of talented people in our community. Each piece is donated to the Moto F.A.M. X Babes Ride Out raffle. Moto F.A.M.  is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping riders facing life changing injuries after a serious motorcycle accident. Meet Stefanie Klempau @fabricstattoo! She has hand painted this gorgeous Vegan Leather size small levis jacket for BRO East Coast 4 raffle. Read on to get to know more about Stephanie and her craft!

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Where are you from originally?

I was born in Germany. My father is german and my mother is spanish

Where do you live now?

Now I live in Chile, South America where my parents grew up.

What first got you into art?

My mom was a great artist, and my sisters also painted a lot when they were little. There were a lot of drawing books at home and my mom helped me.

How would you describe your style?

My style is very perfectionist and realistic. I love color harmony, nothing to bright. Designs that blend perfectly with the environment. I think I got that from my mom too: stand out, but not too much. Always subtle.

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What inspires you? Have any artists in particular been an influence on you?

When I was a teen I was very into Dali. I loved his fantasy designs, but with realistic drawing at the same time. I copied a lot of his work with pencil. But in general, I feel very inspired by nature. Nature is always balanced, harmonic and elegant. 

What is your favorite medium?

My favorite medium is the good old simple pencil: 2B. Simple black and white drawing. I have never been a fan of colors before I started painting on leather jackets. That was my biggest challenge. Actually, I wanted to do only white illustrations on black faux leather but I'm thankful that my customers made me use colors cause now I’m not afraid anymore. Color technique is not something easy when you have never taken a course of any kind. 

I have to say I don't like Oils, cause I when I was 15 I got intoxicated by the smell. LOL

When did you first hear about Babes Ride Out?

That was when I visited Los Angeles in February 2019 to meet a photographer who was into motorcycles. She saw my jackets and said I totally had to make something for this amazing show.

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What is your connection to the motorcycle community?

Jackets. The cool, amazing jackets with fun designs, that moto cyclers use. 

If you were a motorcycle what kind would you be?

I would be a Cafe Racer, because I feel that my jackets would fit in perfectly in the concept. 

What will you be contributing to this years raffle? 

I will contribute a custom hand painted jacket. 

Tell us about what inspired you to create it?

I have been watching a lot of images and documentaries about motorcycles lately and I have so many ideas for the concept of women empowerment on a motorcycle. And in addition, your “camping” concept is even more inspiring. It's like “motorcycling under the stars”. Absolute and pure freedom. 

Check out my website. I mostly have done brides but am starting a whole new Motorcycle collection!!! https://www.fabricstattoo.com/

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BRO East Coast 4 Maker | Ana Stone of Stonework Chainstitch Embroidery

Artist Series, EventsAnya Violet

Babes Ride Out will be hosting our Makers Market at BRO East Coast 4 this year. The BRO Makers Market is a curated group of female makers that will be on site showcasing their talents and  providing a unique experience for attendees. Meet Ana Stone of Stonework Chainstitch Embroidery

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Ana Stone

Chainstitcher based in NY, NY

Ana creates custom and one off embroidery pieces

to ensure that you can wear something

that means something to you.

Each garment is carefully embroidered using an antique chainstitch machine operated by a free hand crank.

There are no computers involved, everything is by hand and how machine embroidery was done prior to computerization.

Pricing depends entirely on size, thickness, font used, and amount of color.

Ana also offers live, direct to garment chainstitching for any and all events. Selected clients include: Best Made Co, J. Crew, Nordstrom, Babes Ride Out, The Citizenry, CAT, Slow & Low, Garbstore, IMS Motorcycle Show, Gurls Talk, and many more

Mojave Desert Land Trust x Biltwell x Babes Ride Out Pin | A Commitment to Leave No Trace

DIY Tips, Locals, Artist Series, SponsorsAshmore Ellis

Our planet is precious. No matter where we go, we want to be conscious of the impact we have on the incredible natural landscapes we have the privilege of experiencing from the rider’s seat. One of our goals at Babes Ride Out 6 is to be more respectful of the ecosystems we enjoy. After all, we want future Babes to be able to ride around these desert lands for generations to come.

We have partnered with the Mojave Desert Land Trust to help reduce our footprint on the desert and everywhere we roam on two wheels or four. That is why we are excited to launch the official Mojave Desert Land Trust x Biltwell x Babes Ride Out pin. $5 from every pin sold will be donated to the Mojave Desert Land Trust to help them keep securing and protecting this beautiful place we call home. 

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Stop by the Mojave Land Trust Booth when you arrive at Babes Ride Out 6 to purchase this limited edition lapel pin and know you are truly making a difference.

How to Reduce Your Carbon Footprint and Visit the Park and Monuments Respectfully

One of the greatest joys of exploring on two wheels is capturing special moments to share with your family and friends. We want your loyal Instagram followers to see your stunning snapshots of that earth-splitting desert sunset or that adorable desert tortoise, but we also want these special landscapes and habitats to stay the way they were before we rode into town.

There are a few things to keep in mind when striking out to take pictures in fragile ecosystems. Our friends at the Mojave Desert Land Trust are experts on how artists (yes, Instagram artists count, too!) can consciously engage with the desert. Their Reading the Landscape program, guides artists through the process of creating in a way that ensures the desert will provide inspiration for generations to come.

 Going off road can create irreversible damage to the ecosystem. Here are MDLT’s tips for reducing your impact on the desert while still getting that perfect shot:

·         Stay on designated roads and trails. Avoid loose sand and soil – especially if you’re setting up a tripod! Designated areas are always a safe bet.

·         Take what you brought, including debris, chemicals, equipment, and liquids. Pack it in, pack it out!

·         Leave what you find, including rocks, vegetation, animals, bones, and historical trash.

·         Know who owns the land prior to your site visit, as well as how to access the land through legal routes and using an appropriate vehicle.

·         Identify and avoid on-site cultural resources, historic debris, and wildlife burrows. For example: A desert tortoise burrow entrance looks like the letter “D” lying on its side.

·         Respect the wildlife by giving them space. For close-up shots, make sure you have your zoom lens on hand.

·         Review the rules and regulations of the land management agency specific to your project. Obtain a commercial permit, when appropriate. If you intend to create art within Joshua Tree National Park’s boundaries, determine if your project requires a Special Use Permit. Commercial filming or photography requires a filming permit, but permits are not required for news crews or visitors photographing for personal use. All permit applications can be emailed to JOTR_Special_Use@NPS.Gov

·         Use Instagram as an educational platform for other photographers! If you see a photo on Instagram that is less-than-respectful of our desert ecosystem, politely let the user know. Our citizen Desert Defenders in Joshua Tree have used Instagram as a tool to educate visitors to great effect.

With these tips, you will be able to reduce your impact on the desert – and share its beauty with all your family, friends, and followers!

When you follow these simple rules, you are protecting all these beautiful creatures and their home :) 

Artist Series | Rachel Martin 

Artist SeriesAnya Violet

Babes Ride Out Artist Series highlights the talented people in our community. Every artist donates their time and creativity to create a custom piece for the BRO6 Raffle. We are so happy to be able to support Moto F.A.M. through the proceeds of the raffle each year. Moto FAM raises funds for riders that have been hurt in a motorcycle related accident, or the family of a fallen rider. Thank you so much to Atwyld for contributing the military jacket for the Artist Series this year! Meet Rachel!

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Name: 
Rachel Martin

Instagram Handle:
Personal: @mar1a_singer
Art page: @noturmoms_

Where are you from originally?
A little town north of Pittsburgh called Butler

Where do you live now?
A little college town further north of Pittsburgh called Slippery Rock

What first got you into art?
I’ve been into all things art since I was a little kid. My mom is a very creative person and my family is very creative and everyone has been very supportive in helping fuel my creative drive and hobbies. 

How would you describe your style?
In one word "Versatile". I tend to favor neotraditional/abstract/modernist but I’m not afraid to step out of my comfort zone and try something new. 

What inspires you? Have any artists in particular been an influence on you?
My fiancé and daughter inspire me most. They push me to put myself and my work out there and to never give up. 
There are so many amazing artists out there pushing boundaries and dominating it’s hard to focus on just one. Each one brings their own style, uniqueness, and creativity to the table. 

What is your favorite medium?
Acrylic would have to be my favorite. I’ve recently tried out alcohol markers, pen and colored pencils and I’m loving it. 

When did you first hear about Babes Ride Out?
My fiancé. He’s a huge motorcycle enthusiast and said while on IG one day said check these ladies out they are badass

What is your connection to the motorcycle community?
I’m fairly new to the motorcycle community. I grew up in a classic car household, where it was always vintage cars, vintage/classic style, racing, building, and decorating. My fiancé gave me a big push into the community, so I traded my roll cage for the wind in my face and haven’t looked back. 

Do you ride? If so, what do you ride?
I’m the operator and passenger of a 72 Sporty

If you were a motorcycle what kind would you be?
I’d be a soft tail bobber. 

Have you ever been to Joshua Tree? What was your experience there?
I have not, but it’s on my bucket list. 

What will you be contributing to this years raffle? 
I will be painting an Atwyld jacket. And I am pumped!

Tell us about what inspired you to create it?
I’m going for more of a deeper meaning with my design. Something that shows strength and confidence, the action of leadership, and the individual’s solidarity within the community. 

Tattoo Flash | Babes Ride Out 6

Artist SeriesAnya Violet

Our talented Tattoo crew is back again this year with some amazing flash for you to choose from! Vicky Coleman, Christina Platis, Vanae Rivera, Goonies Ulloa, Candice Bauman, and Tiffany Lynn will be laying down ink all weekend at BRO6! Make sure and stop by the Tattoo Trailer! Art ranges from $25|$50|$100!

Click HERE to get to know more about each of these talented artists!

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