Piecing it Together

God Doesn’t Live in Houses Built by Man
Found Object Assemblage – $200

I have two assemblage pieces in a juried group show at First Studio Gallery, 631 N 1st Ave, Phoenix, AZ.

The exhibit runs from September 25 through November 27, 2021.

ARTIST RECEPTIONS:
October 1st, October 15th, November 5th,  and November 19th , 6-9pm.

They had over 100 artists submit work, with room for only 70 pieces. I feel fortunate that they selected two of mine for this show, which I feel is going to be outstanding. Continue reading “Piecing it Together”

Two Decades of Selected Solo, Invitational & Juried Exhibitions

Gallery One-Oh-One, Mesa, AZ

Two Decades of Selected Solo, Invitational & Juried Exhibitions and other stuff:

This month I will have been on this planet for 60 years. This comes as a surprise to many friends and family.

I have been actively exhibiting  for 2 of those six decades.  Oh, I was in art shows prior to 2001.  But thereabouts, I decided to take my art from hobby to professional. That was the beginning of my American Bar Series of paintings of local dive bars. Continue reading “Two Decades of Selected Solo, Invitational & Juried Exhibitions”

There was an old woman…

There was an old woman lived in a shoe…

This found object, re-purposed assemblage is one of three I submitted to an exhibit in Phoenix.

Sometimes my pieces have messages, sometimes they are merely whimsical. Sometimes they are both.

I am not going to tell you which is which.

Brother do you have the time?

Desert Detritus Clock – Jawbone

I have time. Lots of time for the next three months.

This Monday past I had surgery on my rotator cuff and right bicep. The surgeon told me I had the biggest tear i a rotator cuff he has ever seen.  The detached bicep tendon was just an added bonus.

Today is the first I was actually able to function. Typing is a chore.  My right arm is bound in a sling, and movement is very limited.

I took the time to enter three different art exhibits throughout Arizona.  Each features various subject matter, although all are of my found object assemblage pieces.

Either I will be busy exhibiting this fall, or I will have more rejection slips to add to my collection.

Covid idiocies

Covid sucks. There is no doubt that if you are among the immunocompromised or high risk groups, you don’t want to get covid-19. Diabetic? Morbidly obese? Undergoing chemo? But if you art otherwise healthy, or have recovered from Covid-19, you have little to fear.

Mass hysteria is a far worse epidemic than Vovid-19, even the new variants which even the CDC is saying is less severe than the initial strains. Continue reading “Covid idiocies”

Summertime Blues

Absence makes the heart grow fonder. Don’t you believe it!

It is summer in the Superstitions. Temperatures have been hovering around 110° F. Monsoon is here, driving up the humidity which is a rare thing in the desert.

The studio is close to unbearable except for late at night when I have begun the process of embalming myself with alcohol. Continue reading “Summertime Blues”

Support your local artist

Take Five Artists have an ongoing exhibition this summer at University Club of Phoenix.  Enjoy breakfast or lunch and enjoy our art which is hung throughout the dining areas.

Meet the artists Sunday, September 26 from 2-4 pm for hors d’oeuvres and refreshments. Refreshments of the alcoholic nature are available at the cash bar.

If you want a free drink, buy a piece of art and I promise we will take care of you. Support your local artist!