DKE Toys Press Release: DKE Plush Food Show at Woot Bear in San Francisco

Hello Press and Friends,
DKE Plush Food Show at Woot Bear in San Francisco
Saturday, December 4, 2021
Opening Reception 6-9pm

DKE Toys is pleased to announce the DKE Plush Food Show opening December 4 at Woot Bear in San Francisco, CA. DKE Toys founders Dov Kelemer and Sarah Jo Marks have opened the vaults of their personal toy archive. In 2006 Dov came home with a dozen plush donuts by plush designer Sewdorky. That was the genesis of a 10 year long journey of collecting food plush, curating STUFFED, a plush food show at Munky King in Los Angeles, and Sarah Jo being profiled by the LA Weekly as a plush food collector. More recently Sarah Jo curated a group show with Luke Chueh for Giant Robot called Let’s Eat. Now we are out of room and ready to share some of these pieces with the world. The show features hand made as well as factory made pieces from both Sarah Jo and Dov’s personal collection and examples of food related items that were distributed by DKE Toys over a dozen years of toy distribution. The show contains work from over 30 different artists.

There are always more photos on our Flickr. The Woot Bear album link is:

DKE Toys presents over 30 artists from all over the world in the DKE Toys Plush Food Show at Woot Bear including…
Anna Chambers 
Crystal Bedford
Crystal Chesney-Thompson
Cutesy Poo Toys
Erick Scarecrow
Fun Fun
Hey Cavey
Kate Sutton
Lazy Smash
Made with Love
Michelle Valigura
Mr Pickles
Mr Toast/Dan Goodsell
Nemu + Nemuolive47
Planet Tokki
Sarah Flake – Flaky Friends
Slappy Moose Tree
Sweet Meats
Unholy Foods
And many more…

About Woot Bear
Woot Bear is a toy store and art gallery located in the famous neighborhood of Haight Ashbury in San Francisco. The gallery hosts art shows by artists from all around the world along with pop-ups and pop-ins. The store carries a wide variety of the most popular blind boxes, collectible vinyls, handmade sculptures, plushes, and more. 
Instagram: @wootbearbelly
Facebook: @wootbear
Twitter: @wootbearbelly
512 Haight Street
San Francisco, CA 94117
STORE HOURS:Daily 12pm-7pm

Sarah Jo with her fridge full of fun as featured in LA Weekly July 2008. 
Photo by: Jessica Miller

About DKE Toys
Dov Kelemer & Sarah Jo Marks are Co-Founders of DKE Toys which was the largest independent wholesale distributor of designer toys, limited edition art objects, collectibles, and gifts in the world exclusively representing hundreds of artists, designers, and boutique manufacturers. In 2016 the wholesale distribution business was sold to Disburst Ltd.

Currently DKE Toys does three conventions a year where they showcase artists from all over the world who create exclusive limited edition figures. Dov and Sarah Jo have been putting their heads together for over 20 years coming up with ideas for art shows, books, and exhibitions. Most recently they created their own online convention, #DKECON. Dov and Sarah Jo have curated several art shows including, STUFFED, a plush food show (2007, Munky King), The Custom Yoka Show (2009), The Vader Project (2007-2010, World Tour), Let’s Eat (2019, Giant Robot), and more including shows that have been displayed at San Diego Comic Con, Designer Con and other galleries and shops. 

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