Sunday, March 22, 2015

splotch monster island art exhibit in frederick, maryland, april, 2015!

I'm very pleased to announce I will have another Splotch Monster solo art exhibit, this time at The Griffin Art Center in beautiful downtown Frederick, Maryland. The exhibit will start April 1st, however, my opening reception will take place on Saturday, April 11, from 5-8pm. The following Saturday I will be holding an artists' talk and workshop from 3-5pm, same location. Contrary to what the flyer says, the exhibit will actually take place in the large, front gallery. Hope to see folks there!

Friday, March 20, 2015

aviary exhibit at washington artworks flies until march 27, 2015

Today I took advantage of another snow day, the first I've ever experienced in March, to take on the sleet and the slop and visit the Washington ArtWorks Urban By Nature Gallery in Rockville, Maryland.  My main motivation was to catch the bird-themed Aviary art exhibit - a juried show curated by Patterson Clark, now in its final week at the gallery. I would have gone to the opening reception last Friday, but I got terribly ill Friday into Saturday. As much as I would have loved to have met fellow artists in the show and hear Patterson speak, whose own work I'm now a big fan of, dropping by the gallery today was the perfect refuge and remedy from the nasty weather and crazy driving, characteristic of the DC area. Every single piece, ranging from sculpture to paintings, to photography and lithography was a gem, and I was so happy for having a painting of my own in such good company. With the exception of a few folks passing through early this afternoon, the space was devoid of people, allowing me to look closely at each piece in the exhibit, and get lost in the work. Like a good many people, I've always been greatly fond of birds, and I felt a real sense of peace and solitude among the imagery surrounding me today. 

(above: "Owl" by Amanda Spaid)

(above: "Great Blue of Plaza Street" by Steve Loya)

(above: "Chickadee" by Martin Swift)

(above: "Fable of the Eagle and the Wren" by Evan Parker)

(above: "Woodpecker Overlook" by Kazaan Vivieros)

(above and below: "Great Blue Heron" by Charles Bergen)

(above: "Belted Kingfisher" by Hiroko Cannon)

(above and below: "Flock" by Bill Wolff)

(above: "World Map" by Steven Nesheim)

(above: "The Strutter" by Cam Miller)

(above: "Chicken With Fence" by David Daniels)

The Aviary exhibit will run for only one more week at Washington ArtWorks, then it all comes down. Being this was my first time at this space, I was thoroughly impressed with not only the work, but the gallery spaces (there are a few at Washington ArtWorks), at a place that doesn't look like much from the outside, but is beautifully set up inside. I strongly encourage folks in the MD, DC, NOVA area to drop by and take a look before it's officially over.

Monday, March 9, 2015

splotch monster minis and artist trading cards ready for smudge expo!

Just another visual sampling of some of the mini and regular-size ATCs/ACEOs to be available for sale at this week's second annual SMUDGE Comics Arts Expo at the Artisphere in Arlington, Virginia, taking place on Saturday, March 14, from noon to 6pm. The event programming looks fantastic, and in addition to lots of excellent vendors, there will be workshops and film screenings and lots more! Be there!

Sunday, March 8, 2015

lost & found exhibit at off rhode studio this saturday!

This coming Saturday, March 14, from 1-4pm is the opening reception for "Lost & Found", an art exhibit featuring work made from found materials, at Off-Rhode Studio/Art Enables in Washington, DC. I've got a couple of collage pieces, titled "Fishing for Trouble" and "Don't Stop the Rock" (pictured above) that made it into this juried exhibit. If you're in the area, plan on stopping by and also checking out the free art workshop!

Thursday, March 5, 2015

details for the 2015 alchemical vessel event in dc

My vessel has been safely dropped off to the Joan Hisaoka Healing Arts Gallery/Smith Center. Now I can breath a little more easily. I'm so happy to be a part of this exhibit - it is truly an honor. Click on the flyers for more details. 

Monday, March 2, 2015

s.t.e.a.m. caricature art exhibit by mike caplanis at george washington university science and technology campus, ashburn, va

There's a wonderful caricature art exhibit taking place at the George Washington University Science & Technology campus, featuring the work of Mike Caplanis. Called STEAM: Caricatures of Notable People in the World of Science, Technology & the Arts, the show will run until March 30, 2015. I wrote more about it HERE at the ComicsDC blog. Don't miss it!