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Series 16 Curators

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Every time we host a Call for Art, we assemble a panel of creative folks to sift through the thousands of submissions and whittle it down to the pieces that end up on our labels. We couldn’t do it without them!

Meet the curators who will be helping us select the art for our next series of can labels.


Ly is an award-winning Creative Director currently leading content at Saatchi & Saatchi. Her versatile advertising experience includes digital, content creation, print, packaging, branding, design, CRM, experiential, social, and broadcast. She’s worked across the entire consumer journey from awareness to ownership focusing on luxury, youth and mass-market consumers, most notably on the Toyota brand.

Ly’s list of select clients include: American Express, Callaway, Disney, Google, Honest Tea, Kia, LA Chargers, Lexus, Mattel, Powerbar, Scion, Tesla, Torani, and Toyota.



Ola Volo (BFA, Emily Carr University) is a Canadian illustrator from Kazakhstan with a distinctive style drawn from history, multiculturalism and folklore. Her intricate works bring animals, people, architecture and nature together to articulate diverse stories rich with symbolism and elaborate forms. Ola creates winding narratives that acknowledge the subtleties of human nature while celebrating the little surprises of everyday life.

Her work is widely recognized for its inventiveness and imaginative gesture; every character is full of spirited personality and inhabits a dynamic environment. Her work also lends itself often to the public realm with many of her murals helping to shape and beautify outdoor spaces across the world. As well as creating commissions for a wide range of international clients including Starbucks, Louis Vuitton, Lululemon and Volkswagen, Ola also finds time to do her own gallery artwork.



Artist & muralist Lawren Alice is best known for creating vibrant, freehand, flourish pattern designs that are slowly taking over both private and public wall space in her home city of Philadelphia. Finding inspiration in color palettes painted on Pakistani art trucks, compositional elements found in Norwegian rosemaling, and drippy background layers present in aerosol and graffiti work, Alice’s free-flow style perfectly couples traditional decorative arts with a fresh modern twist that feels both refreshing and balanced. With painting still considered just a growing hobby for Alice, the majority of her daylight hours for the past 8 years have been proudly spent as the Curator and Co-founder of the popular Old City-based new contemporary art gallery & boutique, Arch Enemy Arts.



Lance studied music business at Columbia College but soon missed his DIY days. So he dropped out of school and spent a few years playing and booking shows while managing artists. Since joining Threadless in 2005, he and his pals have forged a workplace that encourages off-kilter personalities and rebellious kindness. He’s also built an efficient and fun-lovin’ warehouse of artists, musicians, and all around awesome people. Lance is the curator of the successful Threadless Comics-On Tees line started in 2010 and was an advisor and speaker for the 2011 National Conference of Operations & Fulfillment.

He also co-Founded Arcade Brewery with his friend and community artist/brewer Chris Tourre in May 2011. Arcade Brewery started distribution in August of 2014.



For over a decade at The Refinery Creative, Molly has worked on a multitude of award-winning projects and titles, first as part of the photo team and now, as a creative director. She leads a team of digital and print designers, creating campaigns for a diverse clientele, from the major entertainment studios to fashion brands and comic book publishers.

Prior to The Refinery, Molly worked on the theatrical team at 20th Century Fox, and dabbled in the fashion industry. When not creating campaigns from her self-decorated pink office, she likes to be at home baking, with my French bulldog, Ford.



Jay Bellicchi, AKA “REMOTE”, is an American artist, designer, sculptor and creator who developed in 1980s Boston’s hip hop and graffiti culture, where he was given the name REMOTE. He is known both for the dynamism of his geometric and boldly colorful mural work as well as for his inventive, conceptual transformation into sculptural works of the tools he uses to paint murals.

The nexus of his formal and conceptual practice is a marriage of graphic design and graffiti culture, of tension between mapped geometric order and rogue, boundary breaking.  Inspired by the constant birth, decay and rebirth of the rigorously designed yet constantly improvised urban environment, Jay’s mural work is a kind of sacred street geometry of mark-making which is formally driven by the the dynamic relationship between planned process and spontaneous creation or action, wherein each piece takes an underlying symmetry and then explodes it.


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