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So excited to announce that I'm going to be speaking at a very fun open forum "art social" event in Toronto on Tuesday...a very sudden, unexpected opportunity that I just couldn't pass up. It's sponsored by Jane Siberry, a recording artist I've admired since I was in high school, so it's kind of a big deal for me.  :)
if you're in the area and you are interested in attending (good food, interesting  people, rub elbows with other artists and get to meet me in person), by all means please follow this link for more information. www.janesiberry.com/art_social…
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Andrea Masse-Tognetti
Artist | Professional | Artisan Crafts
United States
I'm a self-representing artist from western New York. Self taught in the art of leather maskmaking, I've been working exclusively with leather sculpture for over twenty years.

In 2006, I created several designs for Cirque Du Soleil. Currently, a synthetic version of my mask "Frivole" is in mass production and available in Cirque Du Soleil gifts shops everywhere.

In 2008, I was invited to create over fifty exclusive masks for the Muscle Musical production "Magicarade", in Tokyo Japan. I appeared on several national Japanese television shows with my masks throughout the 2008-2009 holiday season.

In October of 2009, I appeared on the Martha Stewart Show and demonstrated my mask-making technique on live national television.

In 2010, I was commissioned to create several wolf masks for Halloween season window displays throughout the United States. The masks were featured in Ralph Lauren Rugby store windows everywhere.

In 2011, A quartet of my white wolves were featured in an international cosmetics advertising campaign. The wolf masks were used in a fashion photo shoot for Lise Watier Cosmetiques "Neiges" perfume, shot in Toronto. The advertisements appeared throughout Canada during the 2011 holiday season. You can see YouTube videos of the photo shoot here:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=qfl8iL…
...and here:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=mJf9vM…

In 2011, I designed four owl masks for an up and coming UK hip-hop group called The Four Owls. Currently, the masks can be seen in performances and videos all throughout Europe and the UK.
Video for the second single 'Not Like Before', taken from 'The Four Owls' debut album 'Nature's Greatest Mystery' on High Focus Records, 5th December. Video directed, filmed and edited by Harry Wheeler. Video can be seen here:
www.youtube.com/watch?feature=…

Also in 2011, my white fox mask was featured in an independent film; "White Fox Mask". A GWYCKY FILMS production...official website here: www.gwyckyfilms.com/home.html
The movie has just premiered at the American Film Festival in Poland.

In the summer of 2012, I was commissioned to produce designs for the Metropolitan Opera. My Anubis masks appeared on stage (and simulcast in movie theaters across the world) in the 2013 production of "Rigoletto".

Also in 2013, my black fox mask appeared on episode 304 of the ABC hit TV show "Once Upon A Time".
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ZephyrTheKing 4 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Do you take requests for masks?? I might be interested in buying! I have a specific request though thats the reason for my asking.

Your work is absolutely amazing. I could not stop looking through your gallery.
absolutely wonderful keep up the great work!
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:icondonatellos-minion:
All your masks are AMAZING!!! They are truly breathtaking!! I love very single one of them!! Totally looking forward to seeing  more of your awesome work!!!
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merimask Apr 12, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks so much!  :)
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:iconaphid777:
Your masks are so beautiful.. I'm in love with all of them!  Looking forward to seeing more of your work!
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merimask Apr 12, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you!
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Caro-Kitty Mar 17, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Your work is phenomenal! I love all of your masks. If the leather-work wasn't enough, the paint job just seals the deal! 
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merimask Mar 21, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks so much!  :)
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:iconcaro-kitty:
Caro-Kitty Mar 21, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
You're very welcome :)
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shadowtigerkitten Mar 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey Merimask, I remember the hell you went through with tumblr, and I found this article that I thought may make you chuckle. I'm not making light of what happened to you or anything like that, but I'm hoping that at least this might amuse you.

www.smosh.com/smosh-pit/photos…

If you don't wanna read it though, I understand because you're very busy. :3
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