Babes Ride Out

Artist Series

BRO East Coast 4 Maker | Jenna Blazevich of Vichcrafts

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 Jenna Blazevich of Vichcraft

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JENNA BLAZEVICH

FOUNDER & DESIGNER

Vichcraft is the independent and collaborative, multi-disciplinary studio of Jenna Blazevich.

With a focus on visual storytelling, she strives to craft charmingly unique brand experiences. Her agency experience has allowed for a portfolio ranging from small to large client projects. Vichcraft has a current focus on building small, meaningful brands, and partnering with their purpose-driven leaders to build an authentic visual identity. 

Combining hand craft processes and tactile mediums with a digital design skill-set, Jenna strives to work right around the line between art and design to build a collection of activist-driven products. Her background in textiles and pattern-making continues to inform her approach as a graphic designer and feminist artist.

Artist Series | Christopher Galley

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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. The talented Christopher Galley of Devil Chicken Design painted this Lowbrow Customs Gas Tank for BRO East Coast 4 raffle. Thank you so much for contributing your talents!!!

Artist Series | Corinne Bardorf

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 Corinne Bardrof @anti_von_d ! She has hand painted an Biltwell helmet for BRO East Coast 4 raffle. Read on to get to know more about Corinne!

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Corinne Bardrof @anti_von_d

Where are you from originally?  Syracuse, NY
 
Where do you live now?  Same place.  I’ve lived a few other places over the years, but Syracuse always calls me home.
 
What first got you into art?  Being born!  I’ve been drawing ever since I can remember.  It’s all I’ve ever wanted to do, and what makes me feel like I’m fulfilling my reason for being. 

 
How would you describe your style?  I’m an illustrator so I can do whatever I’m asked to do, with the exception of like dark, evil, masculine subject matter.  If you want a tough looking Poseidon he’s gonna look a little prettier than he maybe should and his eyelashes are going to be epic.
 
What inspires you? Have any artists in particular been an influence on you?  Since I’m a tattoo artist, that is most of the art exposure I get right now.  I do really love working from vintage botanical drawings and old black and white portrait photography. 

As far as artists go: Camilla D’Errico, Kelly Doty, J. Scott Campbell, Lynn Akura, Ly Aleister’s eyelashes are EVERYTHING...so many.  And, above all others, my high school art teacher, Mrs. Murphy, is the reason I am who I am as an artist.  She recognized and encouraged my little slacker artist soul.  Countless hours (when I was supposed to be in other classes) were spent at her desk just drawing and receiving advice from her. 

 
What is your favorite medium?  If I’m not tattooing, colored pencils are my medium of choice.  I also mess with watercolors a bit but I’m not as good with them...and therefore lose patience pretty fast...because artists are essentially children ;)

 
When did you first hear about Babes Ride Out?  One of my clients from a few years ago wound up starting a Central New York branch of the Litas. She wound up going last year and I saw the pictures on Instagram.  It looked like an absolute blast and I’m so excited to be a part of it this year.
 
What is your connection to the motorcycle community?  I’ve always loooooved motorcycles.  No one in my family rode, but whenever I heard those Harley pipes brap down the road it left me feeling some kind of way.  After riding on the back of a bike to Sturgis a few times and seeing all those beautiful old, turquoise adorned older women on their cruisers, I realized the driver’s seat is where I was meant to be.
 
Do you ride? If so, what do you ride?  I do ride.  I started on a Honda Rebel 250 and then moved onto my current bike: a Harley Street Bob. I got her in 2017 and have been clocking in as many riding hours as the temperamental CNY weather will allow.

 
If you were a motorcycle what kind would you be?  An old Harley with the most obnoxious, glittery paint job you’ve ever seen.  Squeaks a bit and doesn’t go very fast, but you still love it.

What will you be contributing to this years raffle?  A helmet!


Tell us about what inspired you to create it?  Tattoos, my bread and butter and constant inspiration...the wonderful, ridiculous career that allowed me to get my bike and take part in this event.

Artist Series | Mikey Ayres @pinstripingbymikey

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. Check out this insane custom tank by Mikey Ayres @pinstripingbymikey ! He has hand painted a Lowbrow Customs Gas Tank for BRO East Coast 4 raffle. Thank you so much for your contribution Mikey!

Artist Series | Rina Khadivi

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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 B.R.O. East Coast 4 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 involved in life changing motorcycle accidents.  Meet Rina Khadivi @rawraffe she painted this custom Atwyld  as her contribution to this years raffle!

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Rina Khadivi @rawraffe

Where are you from originally?

I am from Dallas, TX. Also lived in Wisconsin and Pennsylvania growing up.

Where do you live now?

In a neighborhood on the edge of Brooklyn, NY, called Midwood. It’s near Coney Island.

What first got you into art?

For as long as I can remember, I have been drawing, painting, creating. I’d say I started to pursue it more seriously after taking an art history class at university and switching my major from Pyschology to Advertising.

How would you describe your style?

Feminine and positive.
What inspires you? Have any artists in particular been an influence on you?

My favorite artists are ESPO (Steve Powers) & Jenny Holzer. Witty typography goes a long way with me. Also simple and clean lines. Swoon.

What is your favorite medium?

Favorite medium currently is leather paint on leather!

When did you first hear about Babes Ride Out?

On instagram. Maybe a year ago?

What is your connection to the motorcycle community?

I grew up riding all types of recreational vehicles which translated into motorcycles later on. I’ve traveled to different countries and have done a few day tours on rentals, but don’t have my own ride yet!

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

Not yet!

If you were a motorcycle what kind would you be?

A sweet and classic Triumph Bonneville.

What will you be contributing to this years raffle?

A hand painted Atwyld Jacket

Tell us about what inspired you to create it?

Inspired by the badass babes of BRO. Can’t wait to see who ends up with it.