Thursday, June 16, 2016

Closing this blog...

Hey, thanks for visiting! However, I'm no longer maintaining this blog.
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Monday, March 23, 2015

Upcoming Spring Exhibits

Here are a couple of art exhibits I'll be participating in the next two weekends. 
This Friday, Saturday and Sunday, I'll be at the Tempe Festival of Arts in downtown Tempe, Arizona. Look for my booth at the corner of 5th and Mill 
near the Starbucks, Gordon Biersch Brewery and Hooters :-) 
Lots of new paintings to see, plus I'll be doing demos all weekend. 

The following weekend is the opening reception of the GC7 Exhibit at 
Mountain Trails Galleries in Tlaquepaque Village during the
1st Friday Sedona Art Walk, April 3rd from 5-8 pm. 
The Grand Canyon 7 artists joining me are  Marcia Molnar, 
Amery Bohling, Cody DeLong, Joshua Been, 
Dave Santillanes and Clint Eastwood  George Molnar!
So happy to be showing with this amazing group of artist friends!

I hope to see you at these great exhibits!

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Catching Up...

Catching up a little here. (I've been busy!)
In brief, here are the art shows that brought 2014 to a close...

Prescott Area Artists' Studio Tour - Incredible. Thanks Anne Legge for sharing my studio again. 

Sedona Plein Air Festival - More than incredible. Three awards - Artists Choice, Collectors' Choice and Best of show! Too much fun!

Zion Plein Air - Always amazing. Purchase Award and more good times!

To everyone who helped make these shows possible, to all my awesome art friends, art lovers and collectors - Thank you all so much!
Let's do it again this year!

PS Thanks Ian Russell, Mountain Trails and Cobalt Fine Arts Galleries for doing so well at the gallery end of things this year. Much appreciated!

There all caught up! 

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Grand Canyon!

Home from the Grand Canyon Celebration of Art Plein Air 2014. It was an incredible week of good times, good friends and perfect weather! We painted hard all week and produced a show with over 400 paintings! The money raised will help pay for a permanent art and artifact museum at the south rim. Attendance and sales opening night were good and somehow I picked up the Artist's Choice Award for the show! Thanks to all the GCA members and park staff who helped make this show possible!! 
My dad and brother were there to share in the fun.

A few of my plein airs and studio piece.

Fellow artist Hai-Ou Hou bought my quick draw painting!

Bye and thanks again Grand Canyon!

Monday, September 8, 2014

Fall Event Schedule!

Dear friends,
I'll be participating in these great shows and events this fall season! 

Grand Canyon National Park Plein Air on the Rim 
Going back to the Canyon! A premier plein air event in one of America’s finest national parks (also one of my personal favorites!) Proceeds will support the goal of funding a permanent art venue on the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park. Painting above is my studio submission for the exhibit - Best for Last 24x36, oil on linen.
Plein Air on the Rim, Sept. 13-21, 2014
Exhibit and Sale at the Kolb Studio, Sept. 21 to Jan. 20, 2015
South Rim Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona.

Sedona Winefest
I’ve been invited, along with fellow artists Christine Debrosky and Betty Carr, to show a selection of new, larger works at the Sedona Winefest at the Sedona Airport mesa – incredible views and wine! Enjoy scrumptious Sedona cuisine, live music and art, of course, while enjoying the breathtaking panoramic views of the majestic red rocks.
Sat. & Sun., Sept. 27-28, 2014
Contact Sedona Winefest

Prescott Area Artists' Studio Tour 
Please visit my studio during the tour! I will again be sharing my studio with artist Anne Legge. There’ll be demos, lots of new work, food, drink and fun! The studios will be open from 10 until 4 each of the three days.
Oct. 3, 4 & 5, 2014.

My studio is located at 1520 Eagle Ridge Road, Prescott, AZ 
Receptions Friday Sept. 26, 5-7:30 PM at the Mountain Artist's Guild Gallery, 228. N. Alarcon St., Prescott AZ, and Thursday, Oct. 2, 5-7 PM at Springhill Suites Marriott, 200 E. Sheldon, Prescott, AZ.
Prescott Area Artists' Studio Tour 

Sedona Plein Air Workshop
I will be teaching a two day workshop one week prior to the Sedona Plein Air Festival. This will be an enjoyable and intense weekend workshop involving painting on-site in the Sedona landscape. Short demos will be complemented by individual attention and group learning. Visit the Sedona Arts Center for more details about the workshop and materials list.
Sat.-Sun., October 11-12, 2014
Tuition $325
Contact the Sedona Arts Center for details.

Sedona Plein Air Festival 
There is no setting more perfect than Sedona and Oak Creek Canyon in late October to find vibrant, unexpected scenic beauty. It is truly an artist's paradise! I can’t wait for this incredible show.
October 18-25, 2014
Sedona, AZ.

In The Footsteps of Thomas Moran
Plein Air Art Invitational, Zion NP
A fantastic event in a special location. Another favorite!
Proceeds from this event will benefit Zion’s award winning youth education programs.
November 3-9, 2014
Zion National Park, UT.
Zion Natural History Association 

Tempe Festival of the Arts
The fall Tempe Festival of the Arts is a really fun event. It's a good time to be in the lower Arizona deserts after the summer heat is long gone and people are happy to be outside. I’ll have a booth filled with new paintings! A portion of the proceeds raised at the Festival benefits local Tempe charities. Look for me at the corner of 5th and Mill near the Starbucks.
December 5, 6 and 7, 2014
Tempe, AZ.

This promises to be a busy, productive and amazing series of events!
I hope to see soon!


Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Professional Artists of Prescott: Journeys of a Lifetime

- Professional Artists of Prescott: Journeys of a Lifetime - 
I'll be joining some of the best artists from the Prescott area for this exhibition
The opening reception is during Prescott's Fourth Friday Art Walk this 
Friday, June 27th from 5-7 PM. Exhibit runs June 27 - August 2, 2014.
The painting above will be there! Hour of Shadows 36x48, oil on canvas.
Yavapai College, Prescott Campus - Summer Gallery Hours: Monday through Thursday 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., Saturday morning 10:00-noon, during the Farmer's Market. YC Art Gallery; 1100 E Sheldon St, Prescott, AZ 86301 For more information, please call 928.776.2031
I hope to see you there!

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

40th Annual Phippen Western Art Show & Sale!

Giant Steps 30x40

Path to the Ruins 36x36

Just a quick reminder that I'll be participating in the Phippen Western Art Show & Sale in Prescott this coming Memorial Day Weekend, Sat, Sun and Mon, May 24-26. Every year since 1974, the show has been held on Prescott's beautiful downtown plaza and this year marks the show's 40th anniversary!
I have a new booth location near the gazebo across from the Phippen Museum's info booth at the north west corner of the courthouse. I will be participating in quick draws on both Sat. and Sun. from 2-4 pm. 
The above paintings will be there as well as many other new works.
I hope to see you at the show!