I am incredibly proud to have “SEEK” in this show. As you can see from these previews, the art is top-notch. Continue reading
100 Keys is taken directly from the description a friend gave me of her recurring nightmare, some years ago. When she first saw it, she said I had “taken her breath away.”
100 Keys will later be completed as a short comic.
I’m very happy to be featured at the gorgeous new Rumjahn Gallery along with some of my favorite local artists (and many other awesome ones I’m encountering for the first time)! If you haven’t stopped by yet, you need to…they’ve really done an amazing job with the space. I love their setup and their variety. And if you’re an artist looking to show work, they’re really nice folks!
Here’s the link to my profile, you can see all kinds of neat artists on there.
Rumjahn Gallery and Framery is at 310 Main Street, Evansville IN 47708, and they’re open Tuesday-Saturday 10-5.
Jon and I work great together and often find inspiration in each other’s art! Jon’s beautiful watercolors with their brilliant prismatic colors and playful subject matter (like “50 Shades of Greyhound,” pictured on the far left of our HARMONY flyer) go perfectly with my own bright digital paintings.
Plus, I just love working with this man!
For those of you who have not had the pleasure, AbyssCo is pretty much the most awesome and whacky clothing/art/jewelry/book/retro/toy/ETC consignment shop that ever existed. The inside of this store is nothing short of MAGNIFICENT.
As for the outside of the store, I was deeply honored to be the first artist to have a solo show there in the front window. Yeah, me…dorky ol’ me. I still have to pinch myself occasionally.
Here’s what’s for sale!
Tentacle Raccoon block print: $35
Enchanted Forest collage/decoupage: $45
Cosmic Turtle collage/decoupage on wood: $50
Oracle original archival print/photo ink: $50
Nebula original archival print/photo ink: $65
Endless Forest archival print/photo ink: $65
Cthulhu fhtagn original archival print/photo ink: $65
Helen Vaughan collage/archival print and photo ink: $75
Kaguya Hime collage/decoupage: $85
DIVE original archival print/photo ink: $85
Yesiree Bob (and everyone else besides Bob) I’m gonna have one of my pieces in Working Together 2014! I’ve been wanting to get into this show for over ten years now, so I’m even more thrilled than usual. This year, I finally got in with one of my Chordata pieces, the snake skeletons!
It’s funny, I was so proud of these babies when I finally finished them (THEY TOOK FOREVER) and then I virtually forgot about them after Patchwork Dragon, the solo show where they debuted. Thank goodness I thought of them when the call for entries came!!
The opening reception is Saturday July 12th from 6pm to 8pm at the Evansville Museum of Arts, History and Science, feel free to come check it out! I saw some of the entries this year and there were some really cool things, I’m really interested and curious to see this year’s featured artists.
I have a piece in this year’s Spirit of Summer show, a window show put on by Blick Art. The show will be available for viewing June 22-28 at Blick Art Materials, 1364 N. Green River Road, Evansville, IN 47715.
An opening reception will be held Sunday, June 22 1-4pm. Blick Art Materials will have light refreshments, a raffle, and a paint demo. All non-sale items will be 20% off during the opening reception. Awards will be presented at 4pm. There will also be a People’s Choice voting the entire week, so if you stop in to shop or look at the show, feel free to give “Love Letter” a vote! The winner of that prize will be contacted after the votes are tallied at the end of the run.
Today let’s take a look at the playfully irreverent work of the artistic team of Amanda and Kristofer Sibrel! They’ve currently got a wonderful show at PG, showcasing pieces characteristic of each artist’s very distinct approach. Here’s the Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/248066348731601/ and below I have more images of each artist’s work! First, Amanda:
Amanda couples delicate pencil work on wood with painstakingly wrought patterns and tessellations to create a series of small gems that superficially resemble Russian or Greek icons, complete with roughly hewn wooden frames. However, this religious imagery is humorously applied to cats, with names like “Lazarus, Lord of Terror” and “Devourer of Souls” accompanying the admittedly rather adorable haloed housecats they describe. Although I must admit, as a long-time cat owner (or maybe “tolerated room-mate” is a better term) I could easily see any of these fearsome descriptions fitting a cat.
Kristofer’s gorgeous and unusual stained-glass pieces, each boasting its own light source, are a wonderful counterpoint to these quiet wooden portraits. Not pictured is “Sensory Fenestration,” a joint stained-glass effort between Amanda and Kristopher blazing with the different talents of each artist. These stained-glass works continue the theme of turning religious imagery on its head with pieces like “Lucifer’s Leotard,” a light-hearted and visually pleasing piece which nonetheless is modestly framed in an inverted cross. “Nosfowlratu” reveals more and more bird shapes as you look at it. And of course, like Amanda’s iconic pieces, stained glass is a medium many of us might typically associate with a religious setting.
I suspect that this gentle kaleidoscopic shifting of provocative elements may be the secret of “Let’s Agree to Disagree.” In an understated way, these pieces appropriate religious imagery to poke gentle fun at the ideas and images which have caused so much passion and unrest over the centuries. When you think about it, that’s pretty bold stuff! But rather than approach their bold statement like a shout or a slap in the face, this show resonates with the promise that even those with radically different beliefs and backgrounds can find a common ground, even one where they can laugh.
As usual, I’m only going to show you a few of these marvelous pieces. Suffice to say I adored the show in its entirety and I highly recommend it! It will be hanging at PG until June 17th, so go catch it!
I hope to post a nice little feature on the Big Lebowski in Little China show soon, but in the meantime I can definitely show you the evolution of Miao Yin from a digital painting to a beaded mixed-media piece with gold ink accents! (I ended up calling the final piece “Miao Miao” through some perverse desire to be a truly horrible person.)
This piece is at PG Gallery until May 17 2014 and is only $85. And trust me, I’m not making another beaded one. One was quite enough!! *PHEW!*
EDIT: This lovely piece has found a home with its biggest fan! I even got to talk to the person who got it, she’s super-sweet. There’s just nothing like seeing one of your pieces go home with someone you know loves it.
The day has finally come. If you haven’t come out yet, come join us on West Franklin Street for a day of family activities starting with the color run and including the outdoor art sale, a sidewalk chalk competition, two art shows, a free concert, and a huge kids’ setup with zorb balls, inflatable bounce-houses and art and science stations. I’ll be doing my thing along with more than 60 other artist booths on the front lawn of the park surrounding the West Branch Library, between the Wabash and 12th intersections. Here’s the Event Page for the whole schlemozzle: 2nd annual Color Me Fun 5K, Earth Day, Art Crawl and FREE concert on Franklin 4/19
Hope I see you there!
For anyone who still needs them, here are the 300dpi flier files.
Feel free to print them out and spread them around town! I have also added the event map to my post on the art crawl.
Hence the horrible 2 second sketch. My partner Cora Dean and I will be in the Artist Alley all weekend and this is probably what you will see if you come visit–us bent over our sketchpads. We’re usually kept insanely busy doing commissions all day and all night. (It might have something to do with the fact that I offer Quick n Dirty $5 Color Commissions, fulfilled by convention’s end.)
The Evillecon Anime Convention is at the Clarion Inn, 4101 Highway 41 North, Evansville, IN 47714, beginning 12pm on Friday March 28th and wrapping up late Sunday afternoon, March 30th. Below is the map of the convention area with our booth in the Artist Alley highlighted, and a closeup of just the Artist Alley.
Normal online activity should resume Monday March 31. Until then!
I’m getting pretty excited about Evillecon Anime Convention coming up this Friday March 28 thru Sunday March 30th in Evansville, Indiana. But I’m also excited to see my mascots proudly adorning the Evillecon website!
That’s right, those cute kids in horsey costumes are my work. It started out with the Evillecon Team wanting me to explore the theme of “Year of the Horse” so I shot them some ideas, which they eventually asked me to develop along a My Little Pony slant:
Apologies to Hotline Miami and Twilight Sparkle! After looking at everything, they asked me to do My Little Pony style costumes using the mascots I designed them back in 2012, these kids here:
So I got busy and this was the result! I initially did deeper colors, which were then switched to more pastel colors.
The final three were the accepted mascots, and then they were altered a bit here and there by the Evillecon Team for display on their website. Below are the official mascots in their full website glory! You may see them other places during the convention as well.
And also, a reminder that my friend Cora and I will be appearing at the Artist Alley!
PG Gallery and Cafe has a new group show up! This is only some of the cool stuff in the show, many of the shots I took did not pan out or I couldn’t see the name clearly in order to credit the art. But here is a sampling of the awesome art of Collective Mythmaking II, including my completed collage “Kaguya Hime.” For the rest, well…you’ll just have to go! Show is up until April 18th.
WILKE, among the artists included here, has a new show Wormwood opening the evening of April 19th at the Tin Man Brewery. Many of the rest of us including myself, Stephanie Osborne and Christy Jochum will be at the Earth Day Art Crawl outdoor art sale earlier that day!
I hope you’ll excuse my horrible camera photos. These are a few of the pieces from Gary’s new solo show: “Too Much/Not too Much” at PG Gallery and Cafe. The show runs until March 15 so get on down there if you’re in the Evansville area! I’m not exaggerating when I call it an “amazing” show, but see for yourself…the following are a few pics Gary graciously allowed me to share from the show.
Gary runs MiLKSOP STUDiO and is pretty much phenomenal! I don’t know if you can tell much from my photos, but he uses various collage elements in his work like music sheets, labels and graphs, and I believe he achieves his impressive linework with ballpoint pen among other things. His bold lines and bright solid colors remind me of graffiti. At the same time, he treats his subjects with a great deal of sympathy in a way I honestly find beautiful and touching. (Hopefully that won’t piss him off.)
I’ll be featuring more great local artists and shows as I go to them. I had intended to do so before because there’s no dearth of talent in my modest little city, but I haven’t had the occasion until recently. As you’ll see, I’m incredibly fortunate to work with so many amazing people.
Saturday, April 19th we’ll be having a huge, awesome art/jewelry/craft sale from 11am to 4pm. The sale will be on the front lawn of the lovely West Branch Library at 2000 W. Franklin Street, Evansville, Indiana. There’ll be food and children’s activities as well including bounce palaces, zorb balls, and an art and science station, all followed by a free concert in the park at 6pm. COME ONE COME ALL! The map of artist tables (pink), children’s events, food and the concert stage is below.