Sunday, August 23, 2009

New Blog for Windrush Gallery

Some of you may remember that I recently began showing my paintings at Sedona's Windrush Gallery. John, the gallery owner, has started a blog.

Go to http://www.windrushgallery.blogspot.com/.

In the first post he wrote, "We would like this to be a place where we can come together and share common interest, showcase artist, display new work, promote upcoming events, and anything else we can think of that will be of mutual interest. So come on in and enjoy and please let us know what you think."

From the blog header, "Nestled comfortably in the Garland Building adjacent to Sedona's State Route 179 and the new "Roundabout" over Oak Creek, sits one of the oldest galleries in Sedona. In 1979, The Windrush Gallery opened its doors and is still in its original location. From it's humble beginnings as a quaint little gallery of 600 square feet, Windrush now boasts 1,800 square feet of gallery space, where one can find Traditional and Impressionistic Southwestern Art in Oils and Watercolors as well as Sculptures in Bronze, Alabaster, and Wood. The Gallery is under new ownership and in one years time the new owners, John and Jane McCullough, have transformed the Gallery into a showcase of local and regional artists."

Check it out and see some of the great art at the Windrush!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Vacation & New Work



I've been away on family and climbing trips but have recently returned to the studio. Took the family to San Diego. We all enjoyed Sea World and the San Diego Zoo. I also made a trip to southern Utah to paint (Zion NP, Johnson Canyon, etc.) and visit the Bingham Gallery. The Bingham is getting ready for their annual Maynard Dixon Country event to be held Aug. 28, 29 & 30. I am not participating in this years event, but I encourage you to go if you can. Lots of great art and good times in a beautiful location.

The top painting is of Monument Valley (8x10), the next is a study of some Grand Canyon ridges and shadows (9x12) and finally the bottom is a corner of the Superstition Mts. east of Phoenix (18x24).

Monday, August 10, 2009

Charity Fundraiser at Grayleaf Galleria


On Saturday August 15, 2009 Grayleaf Galleria and InklessMagazine.com will be hosting a special Charity Fundraiser “The Art of Giving” to benefit Camp Soaring Eagle. The event will take place at The Grayleaf Galleria in the Terra Cotta Court in Historic Downtown Prescott located at 124 South Granite Street directly across from Prescott’s Parking Structure. The event will run from 10 am to 8 pm and will entertain guests of all ages with live music, face painting, poetry performances, live painting demos by gallery artists, and a silent Art Auction.

Camp Soaring Eagle, currently under construction in Sedona, will provide recreational and therapeutic camping experiences to children with serious illnesses and life-threatening conditions. While at camp, these children will discover the joys of childhood often missed during extended medical treatment. Aspiring to become a member of Paul Newman’s internationally acclaimed “Hole in the Wall Camps”, Camp Soaring Eagle is following stringent guidelines to ensure the camp meets the highest safety standards and quality programming. Camp Soaring Eagle when complete will be the only year-round, dedicated medically-based camping facility in the state of Arizona. Camp Soaring Eagle will be able to adapt its medical facility to welcome various illness groups each week and Camp Soaring Eagle will be completely free of charge to the campers and their families.

Grayleaf Galleria will be showcasing an original painting by Camp Soaring Eagle’s official spokesperson, Jane Seymour. This painting featuring a rendition of her open heart amongst the red rocks of Sedona was created specifically for Camp Soaring Eagle. Signed Limited Edition Art Prints will be available for sale with 100% of the proceeds benefitting the camp. A Silent Art Auction will also take place at Grayleaf Galleria with art donated by the Gallery’s artists. All proceeds from the Silent Art Auction will benefit Camp Soaring Eagle.

Imagine Art of Sedona will be introducing the Prescott area to the “Tiles for Smiles Program”. Guests will have the opportunity to purchase a tile for $10 and paint the tile with inspirational images. The tiles will be permanently installed in the camper cabins at Camp Soaring Eagle and the money raised will assist in completing construction of camp. Gallery artists will be hand painting tiles and offering design and painting tips.

Camp Soaring Eagle representatives will be on-site to educate people about this world renowned project being built in northern Arizona. Stop by their table to learn more or to purchase pieces of Jane Seymour’s Open Heart Jewelry Collection & Books.
Visit www.CampSoaringEagle.org to discover more on this amazing project.
Visit www.InklessMagazine.com for additional information and to view a video interview with Camp Soaring Eagle and its builder.
Call Grayleaf Galleria for further information. 928-443-1503

My contribution to the auction will be the painting shown of the Grand Canyon titled "Rio Colorado". Unfortunately, I will not be able to attend the event, but I hope everyone reading this will get a chance to attend or at least visit the Soaring Eagle website to see what they're all about. As a parent of a child who has a serious medical condition, I encourage everyone to give what they can to organizations like Camp Soaring Eagle. Thank you.