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THANK YOU | Moto F.A.M. X BRO East Coast 4 Raffle Support

EventsAnya Violet

Huge thank you to all of the brands that have supported the Moto F.A.M. X Babes Ride Out Raffle for BRO East Coast 4! Funds raised from ticket sales on site will go to support Moto F.A.M.’s efforts to help riders who have been involved in life changing motorcycle accidents. A cause we whole-heartedly support!

Thanks to these incredible brands below and the generosity of the ladies who attended Babes Ride Out East Coast 4, we were able to raise a total of $6166 for this amazing charity.

Photo by Heidi Zumbrun

Photo by Heidi Zumbrun

Artist Series | Laura Rogoski

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 Laura Rogoski @sk8tits ! She has hand painted an Atwyld Jacket for BRO East Coast 3 raffle. Read on to get to know more about Laura!

babes ride out
babes ride out

Where are you from originally?

I was born right outside of Chicago. When I was 10 I moved to Ann Arbor Michigan for a few years. Then I spent 4 years living on Long Island. Finished High School in Traverse City, MI. I went to college and spent four years in Burlington, VT.

Where do you live now:

 I live in Salt Lake City, UT. I moved here for the mountains and the camping!

What first got you into art?

I have been creating art since as early as I can remember. I used to draw on EVERYTHING. The walls, stuffed animals, my clothes... I took a variety of art classes in High School. I was a Studio Art minor in college. There is something special about losing yourself in a project. Getting into the state where you have no idea what time it is. 

How would you describe your style?

Observational drawing with a twist of abstract. I love drawing creatures, skeletons, and tits.

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

I am constantly inspired by nature. Animals and anatomy are particular interesting to me. When I was younger I was really drawn to Salvador Dali - his classic skill mixed with creativity. I always wanted to have a technical talent for drawing while adding something unrealistic and unique.

What is your favorite medium?

Acrylic for larger paintings. I also like drawing with pencil then micro pens. 

When did you first hear about Babes ride out?

I heard about it a few years ago! I met a rad group of motorcycle chicks who went and told me about how amazing their experience was. I haven’t been yet but it’s on my list!

What is your connection to the motorcycle community?

My mom was really into Harleys when I was a girl. As I grew older I became friends with people who rode. I loved going for rides on the back of other people’s bikes. I got tired of asking for rides and decided to get my own. My first bike was a 2003 Harley Sportster 1200. I loved riding up the canyons in Utah. Then, on October 25th, 2017 I was T-boned by a car turning left. I was rushed to the hospital for multiple surgeries to mend my broken femur and dislocated and broken hip. I was wearing a helmet and was so lucky not to suffer a head or spinal injury. So many people in the motorcycle and snowboard community helped me through my recovery. I am eternally grateful! 

While I was still on crutches I started looking for a new bike. A friend went with me to check out bikes and I bought a stock 2000 Harley Sportster 1200. I have spent the last 4 months tearing her apart and putting her back together. Learning everything I can about what makes her run. I am going to be able to ride again next month and I can’t wait!

Do you ride? I so what do you ride?

A 2000 Harley Davidson sportster. Started as an 883 bored out to a 1200. She has a black frame, Z bars, and a raw steel finish on the tank and fender. I painted a fox skull with a skeleton body, tits, and a double headed snake on the tank. Her name is Foxy - she’s a real beauty.

If you were a motorcycle what kind would you be?

A badass little sportster named Foxy <3             

What will you be contributing to this year’s raffle?

An olive green Atwyld jacket with a skeleton babe riding a chopper. She has a cat skeleton head. The bike is throwing up a cloud of dust filled with flowers.

Tell us about what inspired you to create it?

I am really drawn to American traditional tattoo style. I love drawing skeletons with tits. There are way too many amazing pieces with guys riding bikes or girls standing by bikes. Definitely a shortage of artwork featuring babes ripping on bikes.  I wanted to create something that was badass and feminine. 

Artist Series | Amanda Olsen @moto_mandy

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 Amanda Olsen @moto_mandy ! She has hand painted an Biltwell helmet for BRO East Coast 3 raffle. Read on to get to know more about Amanda!

Where are you from originally?

I grew up in the small-ish town of Durango, Colorado. I moved around a bunch when I was young but I’ve always called Colorado my home base. Love them mountains!

Where do you live now?

Currently I’m soaking up the desert sun in the fabulous Las Vegas, Nevada. I’ve started to accumulate a pretty killer cactus collection.

What first got you into art?

Hmm it’s hard to pin-point one particular thing got me into art. I’ve always loved art, always been a creator of sorts, ever since I was a little tyke mashing glue and glitter together on construction paper. I won a coloring contest when I was in 1st grade (one of my proudest moments) that was one of my earliest memories of realizing, ‘Art is pretty rad.’

How would you describe your style?

I guess I sort of toggle between a couple different art styles, depending on my mood. Lately I’ve been listening to a lot of stoner rock so you can imagine what kind of work has come out of that influence. I’m a graphic designer by profession and I tend to have more of a simple/minimalist/modern style. Neat and sharp.

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

It sounds silly but a lot of my inspiration comes from Instagram. There are so many amazing artists and it’s fun to see all the rad things people are making. But the people who influence me the most would have to be my friends. Many of them are artists themselves - painters, tattoo artists, graphic designers - they’re all making cool shit and it’s inspiring to surround yourself with creative folks. Oh, and pizza.

What is your favorite medium?

Does a computer count as a medium? I prefer to create designs on-screen because I feel like I have much more control. Plus you can always Control Z. But acrylic painting is a close second. I’m always painting my bulldog haha.

When did you first hear about Babes Ride Out?

Oh man, it must have been the 1st or 2nd year of Babes Ride Out and I was visiting my home-town of Durango when a friend told me about this magical gathering where chicks ride their motorcycles into the desert, and she was going. It sounded so cool! I didn’t get to go with her that year but we’ll go together someday, Monica!

What is your connection to the motorcycle community?

Since I first got a bike I’ve been more of a lone rider. Being new to Las Vegas I’ve been trying to get more involved in the Moto community here. I’ve gone to a couple moto meet-ups and swaps to make friends haha.

Do you ride? If so, what do you ride?

I ride a 1969 Yamaha AT1. An oldie but a goodie! I have my dad’s Honda Magna that I’m fixing up, she needs some TLC but I hope to have her ready to ride for Babes Ride Out this year!

If you were a motorcycle what kind would you be?

I would have to say a BMW R51/3. So sexy. I have a deep love for vintage bikes. I consider myself an old soul so I think it’s fitting.

Have you ever been to Joshua Tree? What was your experience there?

I have never been! This year will be the first time for me and I am super pumped.

What will you be contributing to this years raffle? 

I have the opportunity to paint a badass Biltwell helmet. I’m super excited to be a part of this project with Babes Ride Out and contribute to the fun stuff that is being raffled!

Tell us about what inspired you to create it?

I love traditional tattoo art so I wanted to create something in that style, but with a darker twist. Imagine if a metal album cover had a baby with an old sailor’s chest tattoos. That and my brother’s evil cat, Sergio, are my inspiration for this piece. Sergio is such a lover but such an asshole.

Artist Series | Caroline Brothers

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 Caroline Brothers @_hennaluna ! She has hand painted an Biltwell helmet for BRO East Coast 3 raffle. Read on to get to know more about Caroline!

Photos by @chandler_kim

Photos by @chandler_kim

Where are you from originally?
Denver, Colorado.

Where do you live now?

I moved back to Denver five years ago after bouncing between mountain life in Breckenridge, Co. and island life in Maui, HI. After living in the mountains my whole life I thought I was born to be an island girl, I was wrong. Mountains are life.

What first got you into art?

My mom pulled me out of public school when I was in 2nd grade due to an excessive amount of doodling and daydreaming, and placed me in a Waldorf school. Which is basically Hogwarts for Art. I will forever live in that brain. Both of my parents were high school teachers/administrators, I am forever thankful they fostered a creative environment for me when it is so not their own.

How would you describe your style?

Id say my style varies between various henna styles from all over the world to vintage floral. Florals are more my main focus.

What inspires you? Have any artists in particular been an influence on you?
I am most inspired by strong, fearless and unapologetic women. SO MANY out there. Not so much my influence but the women who inspire me most are Rachel Patton aka @blackity_black_black, Lauren Napolitano aka @peptalks and Tati Compton. Each of these women are art power houses and are relentlessly authentic. To be create your own style of art gets blurred with the amount of “inspo” thrown at us daily through social media. These ladies are true to themselves and true to their art. The tattoo community is an old school boys club, I am inspired by the women who are changing that. It’s needed in so many industries.

What is your favorite medium?
I really love all mediums but if i had to choose watercolor and india ink are my two go to’s.

When did you first hear about Babes Ride Out?
A couple years ago. I have some lady friends who ride motos and joined you all in Joshua Tree.

What is your connection to the motorcycle community?

My lady rides a Harley, went to babes in Joshua Tree, and has a great crew of moto babes she rides with. Through her, I’ve experienced what an inclusive and inspiring community lives within the women’s motorcycle world.  It’s amazing to look at something that could be so intimidating with these big, loud machines, with strong, confident women riding them, but is actually a supportive and collaborative group of women. It’s great to see women supporting each other to learn to ride, ride more, to start business’, and just to show up together.  If more communities had more women supporting women and men supporting that community, the world would be a better place. Although I do not ride myself, I love the connection I have gained to the community and the road from riding on the back. Maybe one day I’ll have the desire to learn, but for now I’m happy as is and I know that if I do, I’ll have my girlfriend and a whole community of women cheering me on.

Do you ride? If so, what do you ride?

I ride on the back of my girlfriends Harley XL Forty Eight. The bikes name is Svetlana. Svetty likes long, fast rides that lead to nowhere.

If you were a motorcycle what kind would you be?

Svetlana lol. Refer to the previous question.
 

What will you be contributing to this years raffle?

The babes had me paint a helmet. Turns out now all I want to do is paint helmets.

Tell us about what inspired you to create it?

I wanted to create a piece of work that could suite anyone. Flowers are timeless, classic, and strong as fuck. Much like a motorcycle.

Photos by @chandler_kim