“Passion turns into career” feature article in the “Success Stories: Where are they now?” section of The Central Virginian

Posted on January 30, 2021

Thank you so much to everyone at The Central Virginian for the “Passion turns into career” feature article in the “Success Stories: Where are they now?” section of this past Thursdays newspaper. Always so proud to have grown up in Louisa, County and the Commomwealth of Virginia! Take care of each other and stay safe out there!

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*Special thanks to Joseph Haney for the interview and his writing.

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Arts & Activities – “make a FRESH start with ART” – September 2018 – San Diego, CA

Posted on August 10, 2018

Arts & Activities Feature / Multiple Lines and Making Murals
by: Don Masse • September 2018

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Thanks to Arts & Activities and Don Masse for the feature on the Zamorano mural project with many of his students. Arts & Activities Contributing Editor, Don Masse is a K-5 visual arts teacher at Zamorano Fine Arts Academy in San Diego, California. At the recent NAEA national convention, Don was named the 2018 Pacific Region Elementary Art Educator of the Year.

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Don Masse: “At Zamorano Fine Arts Academy, my curriculum focuses on living artists and one of the amazing things about doing so, is that we can interact with these artists digitally, and in some cases, in person. That has been the case with Monty Montgomery, who was kind enough to do an artist talk with 5th graders earlier in the year and who will be coming back to our school to create a mural with 1st and 5th grade students who created drawings inspired by his work!”

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Farmville the Magazine – “COMING TO LIFE – Mural transforms library” – Summer 2018 – Farmville, VA

Posted on July 5, 2018
Farmville the Magazine Feature / COMING TO LIFE – Mural transforms library
by: Emily Hollingsworth • Summer 2018
Pages 27-31

Featured Digital Article Link: COMING TO LIFE -Mural transforms library


Thanks to Farmville the Magazine and Emily Hollingsworth for the feature on the Nature series “Moment #44” mural at the Farmville, Virginia branch of the Central Virginia Regional Library. A special thanks to Rick Ewing and the entire Barbara Rose Johns Farmville-Prince Edward Community Library family for bringing this project to life! The Farmville Community Library is located at 1303 W. 3rd St. Farmville, VA 23901 (434) 392-6924.

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SD Voyager Feature – “Meet Monty Montgomery and J Feather of Kreashun in North Park” – March 2018 – San Diego, CA

Posted on March 29, 2018
SD Voyager Feature/Inspiring Stories series
“Meet Monty Montgomery and J Feather of Kreashun in North Park” – Featured Artist
by: Mary Young • March 29, 2018

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Thanks to the SD Voyager Magazine for including KREASHUN in the current feature on various local artists in San Diego, California. On the SD Voyager site, you can find it in the Inspiring Stories series at the top of the homepage as part of the North Park, South Park, Kensington & Normal Heights collection.…/meet-monty-montgomery-j-feather-kre…/ | | #kreashun #jfeatherdesigns #montymontgomery #sdvoyager #KAABOO


Culture Trip Travel/Art Blog Feature – “6 Artists from San Diego to Know” – March 2018 – San Diego, CA

Posted on March 18, 2018
Culture Trip Travel/Art Blog
“6 Artists from San Diego to Know” – Featured Artist
by: Katie Watkins • March 16, 2018

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 Monty Montgomery’s paintings and murals are characterized by their black lines, bright colors, and geometric shapes. Originally from Virginia, Montgomery set up his San Diego studio in 2008. He painted several murals in the city, and also contributed a fiberglass rabbit to San Diego’s “Rabbitville” public art campaign. His recent mural “Fractal #35” (pictured below) is in North Park on the wall of Studio Gallery Door. Surrounded by four other murals by local artists, “Fractal #35” is also right around the corner from Montgomery’s studio, where he is frequently available for visits. For those who can’t visit in person, Montgomery posts his latest work on Instagram.
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Founded in London by former academic psychiatrist Dr Kris Naudts, Culture Trip is a startup that inspires people to explore the world’s culture and creativity through innovative technology and our global network of local content creators.

We share the belief with our ever-growing global community that using technology and creativity to explore and understand differences between people, places and cultures around the world will bring us all closer together.

Our vision – to bring the world to everyone and in doing so bring us all closer together – drives everything that we do.

© 2018 Culture Trip

Reinventingrid Art Blog Feature – “Monty Montgomery Studio Visit’” – February 2018 – San Diego, CA

Posted on February 23, 2018
Reinventingrid Art Blog
“Monty Montgomery Studio Visit” – Featured Artist
by: Ingrid Westlake • February 16, 2018

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Frame what you see… Look up and beyond… Learn about yourself
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© 2018 Ingrid Westlake

All pictures by Ingrid Westlake, unless otherwise stated.

CBS 8 San Diego Morning Extra News – “Celebration held in honor of Gaslamp’s nickname ‘Rabbitville'” – January 2018 – San Diego, CA

Posted on January 23, 2018

SAN DIEGO (NEWS 8) — Prior to 1867, the area which today makes up downtown San Diego was jokingly known as “Rabbitville.” In those early days, although they couldn’t seem to get the city built, they were successful in making a great habitat for the local rabbit population – hence the nickname.

Event spokesperson Erin Liddell, artist Monty Montgomery and House Rabbit Society’s Patricia Mulhaney stopped by Morning Extra with details on an event to celebrate “Rabbitville.”

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Longwood Alumni Magazine – “Alum creates campus mural that’s a happy walk in the park” – Farmville, VA – Fall 2017

Posted on November 20, 2017
Longwood Alumni Magazine – “Alum creates campus mural that’s a happy walk in the park” – Fall 2017
Photo by Courtney Huggard Vogel
Article by Kent Booty in “Class Notes”
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Monty Montgomery ’98, an artist known for his murals, painted his latest on-campus mural in August. Moment #42, 75 feet wide and 8 feet tall, adorns one wall of the main hallways in Dorrill Dining Hall where students drop off their dishes. “Even if it’s 20 degrees outside or raining, it will give you energy and a nice, bright, happy vibe,” said Montgomery, a Louisa County native who has lived in San Diego since 2008. “I want people to have the feel of walking through a park on a beautiful Virginia day—green grass, the sun popping out of the clouds, mountains in the background and my version of High Bridge Trail in the foreground.” The mural—the fourth and largest from his nature series—incorporates his trademark clean, crisp lines and geometric abstract designs. After finishing the mural, Montgomery touched up and varnished the triptych mural he painted on a warehouse wall at the Farmville Farmers Market in 2014. Also in 2014, he painted a mural in a first-floor hallway in Bedford Hall (45 feet by 13 feet) and at the entrance of Dorrill Dining Hall (10 feet by 10 feet). In October of this year, Montgomery visited campus for the Virginia Children’s Book Festival (VCBF), where he collaborated with Peter Brown on a mural painted on site. A mural painted by Montgomery at the 2016 VCBF has been installed at a children’s hospital in Richmond. Montgomery’s work can be viewed at  -Kent Booty

Thanks so much to Kent Booty and Longwood University for the article on the 75 feet wide by 8 feet tall “Moment #42” Nature Series mural permanently installed in one of the main hallways of Dorrill Dining Hall which was completed in August 2017. It is always an honoor to return to my Alma Mater to create! I hope all of you enjoy the mural for years to come.

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Art Guide San Diego – Artists of KAABOO 2017 Part 1: KREASHUN – August 2017 – Del Mar, CA

Posted on September 10, 2017
Many Thanks going out to the Art Guide San Diego Crew for the feature article about our upcoming exhibition and “LIVE” 22′ x 6′ mural in the KAABOO Art Gallery on September 15-17, 2017. See you there! Cheers, KREASHUN
“Artists of KAABOO 2017 Part 1: KREASHUN” – Featured Artist at KAABOO DEL MAR
August 27, 2017
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KAABOO arrives in Del Mar again this year with an ever increasingly impressive group of talent and experiences. This “not-a-festival” is an elevated, civilized event for those that enjoy all the good things about a multi-day live experience without the usual bar food, portapotty and standing all day frustrations. Everything is planned to make it the best, most comfortable experience possible. Having been in the past, I can say they deliver on the promise. Get your passes here to get in on the fun (limited number of single and two-day passes are still available as of this writing).

Even though the main draw is the impressive musical lineup, the experience is not complete without the world class Public Art Installations, where awe-inspiring pieces are created both pre-show and live at KAABOO, and the Contemporary Art Fair where exceptional galleries and artists not only show work, but also create contemporary masterpieces on site.

San Diego is well represented, and in this series of articles I am profiling some of the amazing artist and galleries that are going to be there and give a sneak peak (as much as they will reveal, anyway) to what they are planning for you.

First up is KREASHUN, the collaboration between Monty Montgomery and J Feather, whose creations combine the two very different styles of these artists into unique “dream-like murals” that invite the viewer to dive into the layers.

They are setting the bar high this year in their return to KAABOO, planning to complete a 20-foot “LIVE” KREASHUN multimedia piece, as well as two 4-foot individual pieces in three days.

Here’s what the duo has to say about this year’s event:

“We are honored to be a Featured Artist this year and to be working alongside so many talented friends in the KAABOO Gallery area. We are keeping the content of the piece quiet until it begins at the event. It will be a mixed media piece with large images that feed around each other all coming to life! A little portion of the piece will be planned out and then over the event we freely go at it allowing the piece to take it’s own course of development.”

I look forward to seeing what they come up with this year, and hope you will join me in experiencing the journey.

Brian Baxter

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Farmville Herald Newspaper – “Dining hall sees new mural” – August 2017 – Farmville, VA

Posted on August 22, 2017
Published 12:47 pm Tuesday, August 22, 2017
Farmville Herald Newspaper
“Dining hall sees new mural” – Featured Artist at Comic-Con San Diego
by: Morgan White• August 22, 2017

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Monty Montgomery paints “Moment #42” in Dorrill Dining Hall at Longwood University (photo by Jessica Lapp).

Monty Montgomery, 42, who graduated from Longwood in 1998, has painted three other murals in Farmville.

“I was commissioned by the (Longwood) Art Department to come back in (2014), and I did a 50-foot mural in the main lobby of Bedford Art building,” Montgomery said.

He said he was commissioned by the Downtown Farmville Partnership to paint the mural by the town’s farmer’s market. Montgomery’s third mural was also in the Dorrill Dining Hall.

“I did a 10-foot by 10-foot kind of geometric mural at the main entrance of (the building) that faces Brock Commons,” Montgomery said.

His latest piece, titled “Moment #42,” which is part of his nature series, is a 75-foot long by 8-foot tall painting that is a geometric nature artwork.

“Basically I take photographs and then sketches from when I’m, you know, sitting in the park,” Montgomery said.

He said he takes his sketches and photographs of nature and puts them on a wall in his style that looks like “old Atari games.” Montgomery said his nature series features pixelated trees and clouds.

“There’s a lot of geometry,” Montgomery said in reference to his latest mural. “… It’s really an interesting nature world.”

Montgomery said his passion for art began during his childhood.

“My mom taught kindergarten for (more than) 40 years,” Montgomery said. “… All my work is very bold and bright and my entire life, you know, I literally, I always laugh, but I grew up with a kindergarten teacher.”

“It really originates back to my mom and my dad because my dad is a craftsman of all types of sorts and a perfectionist,” Montgomery said. “As I get older, I look back and it is so clear to me that I am 50 percent my mom and my dad.”

PACIFIC Magazine – “Hop up to see the ‘Rabbitville’ exhibition during Comic-Con weekend” – July 2017 -San Diego, CA

Posted on July 14, 2017
PACIFIC Magazine
“RABBITVILLE” – Featured Artist at Comic-Con San Diego
by: Allison Keltner• July 13, 2017

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Visit for more information about Rabbitville, the Hop-Up Gallery and other anniversary events.

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“Rabbitville” Partnership opportunities:…/Rabbitville-Sponsorship-Packet-FIN…

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Pique News Magazine – “Lines and Shapes Exhibition” – July 2017 – Whistler, British Columbia

Posted on July 13, 2017
Pique News Magazine
“Lines and Shapes” – Featured Artist
• July 13, 2017

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PHOTO SUBMITTED - Bright lines Artist Monty Montgomery at work in San Diego.

American artist Monty Montgomery joins Whistler and Sea to Sky artists in ‘Lines and Shapes’ at the Gallery at The Maury Young Arts Centre

  •  Artist Monty Montgomery at work in San Diego.

Experience Art + History at “Rabbitville – “A Hop-Up Gallery” during Comic-Con International July 20-23, 2017

Posted on July 10, 2017
Gaslamp Quarter Association presents: “Rabbitville—A Hop-Up Gallery” sure to draw crowds for San Diego Comic-Con International July 20-23
GASLAMP QUARTER (SAN DIEGO, CA.)– The Gaslamp Quarter Association is proud to announce a limited exhibition of the “Rabbitville” public art project during the 2017 San Diego Comic Con International. This four-day long “hop-up gallery” will feature many of the rabbit sculptures which celebrate the 150th Anniversary of the Gaslamp Quarter. Located at 453 Fifth Avenue, the gallery will be open to the public from Thursday, July 20th through Saturday, July 22nd from 10:00am-8:00pm and Sunday, July 23rd from 11:00am-5:00pm. Photos of Gaslamp’s history, limited edition t-shirts, and photo opportunities with the iconic rabbits will be available.

Comic Con brings nearly 150,000 people to the Gaslamp Quarter from all over the world. As the preeminent pop culture convention, all eyes will be focused on San Diego. “We want to help share our story with the throngs of fans from around the globe that will descend on our neighborhood. Many Comic-Con visitors don’t know our history,” says Michael Trimble, Executive Director of the Gaslamp Quarter Association. “‘Rabbitville’ teaches the Gaslamp Quarter’s history using contemporary art in a fun, enjoyable way.”

150 years ago, the area that is now the Gaslamp Quarter was jokingly nicknamed “Rabbitville” after its chief inhabitants. The “Rabbitville” installation honors the pioneering spirit of the legendary founder, Alonzo Horton, who transformed Rabbitville into modern San Diego. Each fiberglass sculpture and stand measures seven feet high. These original sculptures have been designed by 15 artists who have created each one in various mediums. The activation is just one of the locations the herd of rabbits will be hopping to throughout the sesquicentennial anniversary year.

“Since their unveiling in May, “Rabbitville” has attracted thousands of followers! These amazing sculptures each have their own unique personality reflecting the diversity of the Gaslamp Quarter,” said Trimble. “Our rich history and unique culture are exemplified in each one!”

Rabbits on display will be, Matt Forderer’s “Willabee;” Tasha Hobb’s “Honoring the Disdained;” Monty Montgomery’s “Diego;” Sarah Soward’s “Against All Odds We Thrive;” Rebecca Nuvoletta’s “Ordinate;” Mario Herbelin-Canelas’s “Life’s Good,” sponsored by Pacific Magazine; and Lee Sie’s “Nelly Ghirardelli,” sponsored by Ghirardelli Chocolatier. Also, visitors are certain to get a surprise sighting of the “Rogue Rabbit,” sponsored by Instant Callers! This celebrity rabbit roams around the Gaslamp Quarter posing for pictures and collecting memorabilia that will later be used in a mosaic around the rabbit’s coat.

San Diego City Councilman Chris Ward, the San Diego Padres, and Pendry San Diego have sponsored rabbits currently in production. For “Rabbitville– A Hop-Up Gallery” and “Rabbitville” exhibition updates make sure to check out

To schedule a media preview of the gallery and for photos please contact Erin Liddell at or .
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San Diego Downtown News – “Celebrating the days of ‘Rabbitville’” – July 2017 – San Diego, California

Posted on July 7, 2017

Celebrating the days of ‘Rabbitville’

San Diego Downtown News – Volume 18 -Issue #7

Posted: July 7th, 2017 | Arts & Entertainment, Features, Top Story | No Comments

By Morgan M. Hurley | Editor

Downtown’s 150th anniversary gets artists and the public involved

At the “Rabbitville Public Art Project” unveiling May 24, 2017. (l to r) Matt Forderer with “Willabee”; “Against All Odds, We Thrive!” with Sarah Soward; “Diego” with Monty Montgomery; and Erin Liddell, of the Gaslamp Quarter Association. (Courtesy GQA)

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Hospitality Design Magazine – “Hand Cut Burgers & Chophouse” – April 2017 – Scottsdale,Arizona

Posted on April 21, 2017

Hospitality Design Magazine
“Hand Cut Burgers & Chophouse” – Highlighting Scottsdale’s Restaurants
Jennifer Young • April 17, 2017
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Thanks to the fine folks at Hospitality Design magazine for this article featuring Hand Cut Burgers & Chophouse in Scottsdale, Az.  KREASHUN had such a blast creating the artwork located in various locations of the space. It’s always a get down teaming up with the Davis Ink Design Team. View progress photos of all the artwork coming to life in the “Portfolio” section on

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The Central Virginian Newspaper – April 2017 – Charlottesville | Louisa, Virginia

Posted on April 6, 2017
The Central Virginian Newspaper – Digital Feature – Thursday, April 6, 2017
Feature: “Louisa native prepares for solo art exhibit at Kardinal Hall”
Story by Deana Meredith | Photo by Dianne Montgomery
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Much love to my parents Steve and Dianne Montgomery for structuring my path and believing in me everyday! Thank you so much to Carlese Jackson, Ginna Cullen, and Becky Massie for instructing me all of those years through my artistic youth. To  Randy Edmonson and Homer Springer, my Longwood College years just wouldn’t have been the same without you! All of you brought ART into my life and I am forever thankful. Thanks to Deana Meredith and everyone at the Central Virginian for the feature article and for sharing a portion of my creative journey.The Central Virginian:


FARMVILLE the Magazine – December 2016 – Farmville, Virginia

Posted on December 20, 2016
FARMVILLE the Magazine  Volume 1, NO. 5 December 2016
“A love of reading in the Heart of Virginia”
Story and photos by Carson Reeher
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Pages 26-33

Thanks goes out to “Farmville the Magazine” for the website feature on the Virginia Children’s Book Festival in  Farmville, Virginia. Over the three day festival we created a “LIVE” mural using many of Todd Parr’s characters combined with a feel of my various series of works. The mural is featured avove and is titled, “BE WHO YOU ARE”. The coolest part of this mural is that the kids and adults at the festival created with us. A total group effort which will bring a positive message for our youth and be filled with amazing energy for everyone. The “LIVE” collaborative mural came to life in the main gallery of Bedford Hall October 13th through 15th 2016 on the Longwood University campus. The mural was displayed at Centra Southside Community Hospital for a couple months and will now be dedicated to Virginia’s children at it’s permanent home, the Children’s Hospital of Richmond. It was so awesome creating with kids from all over the map. The VCBF is always looking for helping hands, physically and financially. Their mission, as Juanita Giles, executive director, reminds us ‘is to create a culture of literacy in our region in particular and our Commonwealth at large.

Visit to see how you can help!

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Longwood Alumni Magazine – FALL 2016 – Farmville, Virginia

Posted on November 5, 2016
Longwood Alumni Magazine “On Point” Fall 2016
“Story Time”
Photos by Andrea Daily, Mike Kropf  ’14, Joel Cruz ’16
Article by Kent Booty
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Fall 2016 Issue Pages 26-33

Thanks so much to Longwood University for hosting the 3 day event and to all the folks that attended. Much appreciation to Longwood Alumni Magazine for the outstanding article featuring so many great moments with kids from all over the state of VA. The “BE WHO YOU ARE” mural is permanently installed at the Children’s Hospital of Richmond in Richmond, Virginia. The Virginia Children’s Book Festival is such a powerful festival which is growing every year! I look forward to all the creative moments ahead shared with so many wonderful individuals.

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Explore North Park Magazine // Art Issue – San Diego, California 2016

Posted on September 10, 2016
Explore North Park Magazine  Art Issue  2016
“THE EVOLUTION OF ART” – Diving head first into the blossoming transformation of North Park through the years
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Pages 20-24
Explore North Park Magazine // Art Issue
Published on Aug 3, 2016
Thanks So much to Explore North Park Magazine for the Kreashun mural feature in the “Art Edition”. We are honored to be a part of the North Park neighborhood.

The latest issue of the Explore North Park magazine showcases the ever-growing urban art scene in the community. Readers will get insight on all that North Park has to offer, as well as highlights on members of the community and the history of our great neighborhood.

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Studio Door Magazine – “50 TO WATCH” – April 2015 – San Diego, California

Posted on April 15, 2015
Studio Door Magazine  Volume 1, NO. 1 April 2015
“50 TO WATCH” – Highlighting San Diego’s visual artists
Producer:  The Studio Door
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Pages 44-45
A big thanks to my great friend Mr. Maxx Moses for the amazing opportunity to create alongside so many talented individuals on “The Alliance Project”.  Much appreciation to Patric Stillman, and the entire Studio Door family for the Kreashun mural feature in “50 TO WATCH”. It was an honor to work with so many creative people on this project in the heart of North Park. Special acknowledgments to San Diego Visual Arts Network for their introductions to ensure that this premier project secured additional gallery participation and to the generosity of Greater San Diego’s art community who embraced the project with open arms.

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Arts N Fashion – March 2015 – San Diego, California

Posted on March 5, 2015
Arts N Fashion Magazine – March 2015 – San Diego, California
“Art Feature”   December 2016
Interview by Arts N Fashion staff
Photos : provided by artist
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Thanks to the Arts N Fashion staff for the feature in the magazine. Visit the “Article Link” above to read the full interview. The collaborative mural above features the work of Dave Persue and Kreashun. We teamed up on a “Live” mural in the streets of San Diego, California.
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Posted on November 30, 2014

Many thanks going out to Chris and the ROBOTS WILL KILL crew for the Feature on their site. Chris and the fellas have been creating, promoting, and going at it strong since 2001 with no end in site! *RWK*


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The Farmville Herald – “WEEKENDER” – August 2014

Posted on August 19, 2014
The Farmville Herald
“WEEKENDER” Edition Volume 123 NO. 77
Stained Glass Opens A Window On Art
by Marge Swayne
Facebook Album – The Farmville Herald “WEEKENDER” August 15, 2014
Column 4 of the feature article. *Corrected quote* “Whatever I do is within my style,” he said. “It’s not going to be realism.”
Thank you to The Farmville Herald, Marge Swayne, & every individual in Farmville, Virginia who was involved in “The Warehouse Tryptic Mural Project”.
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— at Farmville Historic District.


Longwood Website Article – Farmville, Virginia – July 2014

Posted on July 29, 2014
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Warehouse Tryptic Mural Project pressLongwood Dining Hall Mural 2014

Thanks goes out to my Longwood University Family for the website feature on various projects around Farmville, Va in 2014. Featured above is the “Warehouse Triptych Mural Project” in the Downtown District and the “Fractal Series Mural” in Dorrill Dining Hall at Longwood University.

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GPS Location of  the “Warehouse Triptych Mural Project” in Downtown Farmville –,-78.392863&spn=0.18,0.3&cbll=37.303695,-78.392863&layer=c&panoid=6ZJuRYvsp-zGQ0akcLy6OA&cbp=,297.98,,0,2.0899963&output=classic&dg=ntvb

Farmville Herald Newspaper – Cover Story – Farmville, Virginia – July 2014

Posted on July 17, 2014
Farmville Herald Newspaper Volume 123, NO. 69 July 18, 2014
“Mural, Mural On the wall, Who’s The fairest Triptych Of Them All”
Photo by Ken Woodley
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Cover Story

Thanks to the Farmville Herald for the July 15, 2014 Cover Story on the “Warehouse Triptych Mural project” in historic downtown Farmville, Virginia.

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GPS Location of  the “Warehouse Triptych Mural Project” in Downtown Farmville –,-78.392863&spn=0.18,0.3&cbll=37.303695,-78.392863&layer=c&panoid=6ZJuRYvsp-zGQ0akcLy6OA&cbp=,297.98,,0,2.0899963&output=classic&dg=ntvb

"WALL TO WALL" Alumnus returns to campus to create stunning mural in Bedford Hall.

Posted on July 7, 2014

Many Thanks to Longwood University for the feature article in “ON POINT”, Summer 2014 Alumni Newsletter for the University. Special Thanks to Kent Booty for all of his writing and talent towards bringing this article to life and to Andrea Dailey for all the photography.

Monty Painting ERM Close

Monty Montgomery ’98 has left a permanent mark on the campus building where he spent much of his Longwood career.

One of the large-scale murals for which the pop-flavored artist is known covers a wall in a first floor hallway in Bedford Hall. Eastern Rays, a cityscape that he worked on from Feb. 11-21, is his largest solo mural—45 feet wide and 13 feet high. He was commissioned to do the work by the Department of Art, Theatre and Graphic Design, part of his campus appearance as a Rosemary Sprague Visiting Artist.

“The mural represents Longwood to me—how I feel when I’m there, my years of happiness, all of the people there,” said Montgomery, who lives in San Diego.

Montgomery’s work, which can be viewed at and, has taken him to Los Angeles, San Francisco and Las Vegas. In addition to murals and works on canvas, he also paints wood blocks and skate decks.

Montgomery’s career started as a Longwood junior when he launched a clothing line, Cilli Original Designs, out of the trunk of his car. After graduating, he worked as a designer for surf shops in Virginia Beach, later was a designer for an entertainment marketing company in Charlottesville—his clients included the Dave Matthews Band—has twice opened a gallery in Charlottesville and also lived briefly in Boston and Brooklyn before moving to San Diego in 2008.

“Longwood is a big part of me,” said Montgomery. “It’s my home; it’s where I began my career.”   -Kent Booty

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Pacific San Diego Magazine – Feature June 2014

Posted on June 7, 2014
Pacific San Diego Magazine Volume 8, Issue 6 June 2014
Story by Amy Tamar Granite
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Page 134

*Above Featured Painting: “Moment #2” Montana Gold Spray Paint on Birch Panel.

Thanks to the Pacific San Diego Magazine crew and writer, Amy Tamar Granite for the feature in the June Issue of the Magazine. “Moment #2″ was featured in the 10″ x 10” exhibit at La Bodega Gallery & Studios 2nd Annual “Perfect 10″ Group Art Show which featured over 100 talented artists.


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San Diego Reader // Art Issue – San Diego, California 2014

Posted on May 10, 2014
San Diego Reader  Art Issue  San Diego, California 2014

“10-foot rose blooms on 30th Street” – North Park murals restored

By Brett Warnke, May 10, 2014

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Thanks to the San Diego Reader for the feature. The restored mural is among others created by eight California artists, including Miguel Godoy of San Diego. The original project was completed in October 2012. All Artists will continue to try and keep the pieces crisp and full of LIFE!
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Longwood Alumni Magazine – “On Point” – July 2014 – Farmville, Virginia

Posted on May 5, 2014
“On Point” Alumni Magazine Article Summer 2014
Person of Interest – “Wall to Wall”
“Alumnus returns to campus to create stunning mural in Bedford Hall”
Article and Interview by Kent Booty
Photographs by Andrea Dailey Multimedia Specialist Longwood University
“On Point” Alumni Magazine Article –

High Five’s to Randy Edmonson and Dr. Wayne McWee who were both very important parts of this project coming to life! Thanks to Kent Booty for the fun filled interview. Many thanks to Andrea Daily for all the hard work photographing the process and much love to the Longwood University Family for the “on point” feature on the “Eastern Rays Mural”. Featured above are “WIP” photos of the mural coming to life in February 2014 in Bedford Hall at Longwood University.

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The Central Virginian – Big City Dreams | Cover Story – Louisa, Virginia – March 2014

Posted on March 13, 2014
The Central Virginian Newspaper Section B-1 Thursday March 13, 2014
Story by Pat Wilson | Photo by Andrea Dailey
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Cover Story

Photographer Andrea Dailey caught Monty Montgomery during a break as he was completing “Eastern Rays,” a 45 x 14-foot mural in the lobby of the Bedford Art Building at Longwood University in Farmville, Virginia.

Much love to my parents Steve and Dianne Montgomery for structuring my path and believing in me everyday! Thank you so much to Carlese Jackson, Ginna Cullen, and Becky Massie for instructing me all of those years through my artistic youth. To  Randy Edmonson and Homer Springer, my Longwood years just wouldn’t have been the same without you! All of you brought ART into my life and I am forever thankful. Thanks to Pat Wilson and everyone at the Central Virginian for the feature article on the “Eastern Rays” mural in Bedford Hall at Longwood University and for sharing my creative journey.

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The Rotunda – Longwood University Newspaper – February 2014 – Farmville, Virginia

Posted on February 20, 2014
The Rotunda – Longwood University Newspaper Winter 2014
Cover Story – “Bringing Big City Life to Farmville”
Photos by Andrea Dailey Multimedia Specialist Longwood University and  Caleb Briggs
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Thanks to “The Rotunda” staff and everyone at Longwood University for the cover story in the February 20, 2014 issue.  It was a super cool visit to my Alma Mater  at Longwood University and I will surely miss such a special place. Thanks so much to all the Staff and Students for making this mural so meaningful and my time at Longwood will never be forgotten.

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ART SD 13 Show Catalog – November 2013 – San Diego, California

Posted on November 7, 2013
ART SD 13 Show Catalog 5th Edition November 7-10 2013
[ COLLIDE ] – “Spotlight Artists”
Contemporary Art Fair
Founder & Director: Ann Berchtold
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Page 4
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Thank you to Ann Berchtold and the ART SD 13 team for having Kreashun as part of this awesome  contemporary art fair right here in our home town of San Diego. It’s an honor to participate in the powerful event and represent our city “LIVE”!
ART SAN DIEGO 2013 with presenting sponsor UBS Financial Services presents it’s 5th Edition. The theme of this year in [ COLLIDE] which comments on different types of creative intersections – cross-disciplinary, cross-national, from art to film, from street to urban – and how they manifest in both a visual and social setting.

Graffiti Beach Magazine – Street Art Issue – San Diego, California -* 2013

Posted on May 20, 2013
Graffiti Beach Magazine – Street Art Issue – Summer 2013 – Issue 004
Published on May 9, 2013

Graffiti Beach Magazine reveals emerging creatives around the globe. This issue is our Street Art Edition which focuses on showcasing unconventional street art methods and artists.

Digital webzine link:

Pages 145-147


Thanks to Melanie Michaud and the Graffiti Beach crew for featuring  Kreashun in the webzine. Check out the newly released digital issue of the “Graffiti Beach Magazine” Street Art Issue 2013. View some of the work on the streets around San Diego, Ca. by PERSUE – GLOW – KREASHUN on pages 136-149.
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San Diego Murals – A PIXELRGB Production – San Diego, California – 2009-2013

Posted on April 14, 2013
San Diego Murals   A PIXELRGB Production   2009 -2013
“North Park / South Park / Normal Heights / City Heights”
“Alliance Project” Original View – Kreashun featured section “ROAR”
Edited by Jenny Lockheimers and photos by Nicolas Lockheimers
Thanks to Jenny and Nicolas for the feature in San Diego Murals. It was an honor working with so many San Diego friends on this project for the kids of our community. Nothing like giving back!  Special Thanks To: Maxx Moses/POSE2, WERK, SURGE, CROW, RAIN, PURSUE, GLOW, MONSTRINHO, TVC CREW, AWR, REYES, STEEL, MSK, EYE MAX 3D, MUNK, SLICK, KUYA, BRISK, CIRE, FEVER, and all other artists who contributed to this series.

Interview with YOWZER! YOWZER! – San Diego, California – June 2012

Posted on June 29, 2012

Thanks to Tony and the crew at Yowzer! Yowzer! for the awesome “BLOG” write up in San Diego, Ca.  I’m honored to be a part of the amazing group of Artists.

L.A. Weekly – Los Angeles, California – December 2011

Posted on December 15, 2011

The L.A. Weekly  December 2011

Feature: “Pancakes and Booze Art Show”

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A two day show at “Pancakes and Booze” in Los Angeles, California.

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RIVIERA Magazine – San Diego, California – December 2011

Posted on December 15, 2011
Story by Anna Maria Stephens and Seth Combs
Photography by Robert Benson and John Dole
Digital Webzine Link:
Pages 78-88


Thanks so much to RIVIERA Magazine for the feature in the “Arts & Power” Issue. It is such an honor to be associted with so many creative individuals in a city that I love so much and call HOME. “High Octane” is featured on page 86 with a little story on my creative path.

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Paintings featured in #5 issue of "InPrint Magazine"

Posted on November 7, 2011

I currently have 5 paintings featured in “InPrint Magazine” issue #5* -Download and check it! *InPrint is a bi-monthly online PDF Magazine project which main goal is to show contemporary visual arts to a wide variety of audience. – The author’s intention is to publish the works of modern designers, fine artists and illustrators all over the world.


Mike Maxwell’s BLOG – Hard Rock Hotel – San Diego, California – 2011

Posted on August 19, 2011

Mike Maxwell’s BLOG – Eighth Ply Deck exhibit – with “We Love Creativity” August 2011

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Thanks to Mike for the mention in his blog. Check out “We Love Creativity” & the work of fellow artists for the “EIGHTH PLY” group skate deck get down at the Hard Rock Hotel and the “Emperors New Clothes” at JETT Gallery with NEKO, Adam, etc.  It was a great night with friends and exhibits all over Diego. The “8 PLY” exhibit will also take the stage at “MAGIC” Tradeshow in Las Vegas.

Watch the trailer from the NBC "We are San Diego" Party at the "W" Hotel in Little Italy!

Posted on March 11, 2011

Pop in and watch the trailer from the NBC “We are San Diego” party on Thursday, March 10, 2011 at the “W” Hotel in San Diego! I painted LIVE along side Jason Feather of Art Kills Artists doing a LIVE mural.   Roll right to the footage through the Art Kills Artists link below, my Twitter page, or hit the NBC website link below and follow this path…  “The Scene”-“We are San Diego: NBC San Diego’s Bash-San Diego’s glitter-atti turned out for our bash at the W Hotel”
– “Watch” Trailer with girl in black hat!


PROXART Magazine – Interview with Bailey Mobley

Posted on February 5, 2011

Bailey Mobley of PROXART rolled by the studio to do an interview and take some pics of what’s poppin’ with new works and upcoming exhibitions. PROXART promotes the urban vibe to folks outside of the major city of San Diego! Check it on the Proxart site.  Bailey rolled out to hang at the Cannibal Flower Group Exhibit in Los Angeles over the weekend. The full article is now LIVE on the Proxart Website.


San Diego CITYBEAT Magazine – Cover Art – San Diego, California – 2009

Posted on November 27, 2009
SAN DIEGO CITYBEAT   November 2009
Story by Citybeat staff
Digital Article Link –
Cover Art Feature

citybeat cover

Thanks to the San Diego “CITYBEAT”. It was am honor for my artwork  to hit the Cover of the Magazine on the October 7, 2011 Issue. One of my original acrylic works on canvas titled, “Going Bananas” was featured. There was a web article and photo with a little story on the path. The magazine was distributed all over the City of San Diego, California.

City Beat Magazine

The Central Virginian – Cover Story – Louisa, Virginia – June 5, 2008

Posted on June 5, 2008
The Central Virginian Newspaper Volume 96 Number 22 Thursday June 5, 2008
Feature: “Local artist returns to show his works”
Story by Jaclyn O’Laughlin | Photos contributed by Artist
Cover Story
Thank you to everyone at The Central Virginian for the feature in my “Home Town” Newspaper. Go Lions!
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C-Ville Weekly Arts Magazine voted "Best Artist"

Posted on September 13, 2005

I wanted to take a minute and say thanks so much to C-Ville weekly for an awesome “Best of C-Ville” party and to the City of Charlottesville, Va. for all of your votes that enabled me to pick up “Best Artist”. I am very honored to be selected and appreciate all of your support. Without the energy from everyone in the community I would have never been able to create and see the way I do. I will continue to do all I can to build the arts in Charlottesville, Virginia.

The Best of C-VILLE

Monty Montgomery

“The founder of Cilli Original Designs and CODG gallery, Montgomery is sharp and focused, yet full of energy and ideas, much like the brightly colored, pop-influenced paintings he produces. He also offers his own clothing line. Runners up were oil-painter Robin Braun and watercolorist Lee Alter. ”
-C-Ville Weekly Magazine


Longwood University View Book – FALL 2002 – Farmville, Virginia

Posted on September 14, 2002
Longwood University “Viewbook” Fall 2002
“Longwood Grads get jobs. Good jobs that pay well. But that’s not even half the story”
Article by Longwood staff writers
Fall 2016 Issue Pages 8-9
 Thanks to “The Longwood Viewbook” staff and everyone at Longwood University for the feature in the Fall 2002 issue.  It was an unforgettable experience through my years at Longwood and I look forward to all the moments ahead when I return to visit the campus and town that I love so much!
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