Souls of Forgotten Objects

The Souls of Forgotten Objects
Juried exhibition, Sedona Arts Center, 15 Art Barn Road
Sedona, Arizona 86336

The exhibit will run from December 1, 2021 to December 23, 2021.

I am excited to have been accepted into a juried exhibition, The Souls of Forgotten Objects, at the Sedona Arts Center. I have weathered a drought the last couple years, and am now exhibiting throughout the state at various venues.

desert detritus clockI will be exhibiting three of my Desert Detritus Clocks – all found object assemblages crafted from debris and detritus collected in the Superstition wilderness. Cholla roots, rusted cans and metal and automotive parts, bones – all will find a way onto my constructions. With form not exactly meeting function, these pieces are all working clocks.

Don’t worry, the rusted metal parts have all been treated with a fixative, you have no fear of tetanus.

Hey, if you are looking for a unique Christmas gift, why not give someone you love the time of day? Check out the exhibit, it promises to be a show of truly creative people.

 

Going Viral

“Viral” 3-dimensional found object assemblage

Little by Little
exhibition at Art Intersection in Gilbert, AZ.

I have been accepted to show at the Little by Little exhibit of small works at Art Intersection in Gilbert, AZ.

Al works have to be less than 12 inches in any dimension. This is a difficult gallery to get into, so I am overjoyed that my piece was accepted.

The gallery is located at 207 N Gilbert Rd # 201, Gilbert, AZ, 85234.  The show runs from December 4, 2021 through January 15, 2022.  Opening reception is December 4, 5pm-8pm.

Feeling Superior

Last weekend we attended the Mining Festival and burro races in Superior, AZ.

Superior is a town that has had its ups and downs.  Many times a ghost town, Superior is rising again.

The day’s events included a parade, live music, a beer garden, food tents and more.

We arrived early to get some photos before the crowds arrived.  We visited our favorite gallery, ate some fresh handmade donuts, listened to the music and had lunch at the Silver King. Continue reading “Feeling Superior”

Pleasant Valley Sunday

The “Angel Wings”

This past Friday, my good friend Dave and I took a trek through the Sierra Ancha wilderness.  Arizona state highway 288 begins near Roosevelt, at SR 188, and ends in the town of Young just over 40 miles away. The highway is mostly unpaved, and the scenery is breathtaking.

The beginning of the drive takes you past the Diversion Dam recreation area.  The elevation starts at 3000 feet, and steadily rises to over 6200 by the time you reach Pleasant Valley. Continue reading “Pleasant Valley Sunday”

Waterlogue

Waterlogue
Superstition Watercolor

Waterlogue is an inexpensive app for the creative types. $3.99 – cheap.

The app is available for PC’s and Macs, as well as iPhones and iPads. I use it on my Windows laptop when I want to develop digital artworks, or just feel like playing around.

For the student, it can help you learn how to translate scenes into watercolors. It will turn any photograph into a watercolor version. Of course it is no substitute for actually painting, but is a useful resource for getting ideas.

Free Graphics Program

PhotoPea is an excellent free graphics program.

Whether you are a graphic designer, photographer, or use Photoshop for any reason, and want to be free of Abobe’s strangulating pay per month scheme, PhotoPea is a robust professional level graphics editing application.

If you are well-versed in Photoshop, then the learning curve is lean. One caveat, it is a web based application, so you must have a good high speed internet connection. Continue reading “Free Graphics Program”

Custom Vinyl

Custom RTA Vinyl

I know it ain’t much.  I set apart a side of the studio for my new graphic design business.  I invested in a vinyl plotter, and am able to do custom vinyl design and installs.

I offer competitive prices to local businesses.  There is no need to go online and buy from a stranger!

In addition to custom vinyl, I am able to print banners and flags. I specialize in media that supports our troops, as well as supporting “Shop Local!”

Custom Flags

University Club Opening

Angel’s Trumpet, Phoenix, AZ

Angel’s Trumpet
Oil on Canvas – SOLD

University Club opening reception
September 26, 2021

I approach every exhibition with trepidation. I wasn’t sure how the day would go. In fact, I almost did not submit to this group show with the Take Five Artists. I did not have a lot of available paintings. At the last minute I put together paintings that were slated for another show. I am glad I did.

Alfonzo, owner of Angel’s Trumpet

I selected a handful of my American Bar Series paintings. Half were of local establishments, others of bars in Key West and New Orleans. Angel’s Trumpet is a bar in Phoenix on 2nd Ave just off of Roosevelt. The name derives from the owner’s surname, Angelhorn – you get it.

A group of art patrons that had never heard of any of our group just happened to attend the opening. Before long I had an inflated ego as I was told how much they liked my painting.

Take Five Artists

We will be back at the U Club in March 2022 with a new show, new work. I don’t know what I will have – I do have two new large paintings, on still on the easel, of local bar scenes. I also have a slew of abstracts.  And I have a head full of ideas that I have yet to lay out on canvas. Time will tell.