Friday, November 22, 2013

Tempe Festival of the Arts

This is a studio shot of some of the new paintings I'll have at the 
Tempe Festival of the Arts Dec. 6, 7 & 8. 
I'll be set up at the corner of 5th and Mill, near the Starbucks.
This annual fall event attracts nearly 225,000 visitors to the Mill Avenue District in Tempe over the course of the 3-day weekend. In addition to arts and entertainment, the Tempe Festival of the Arts offers support to the Tempe community. A portion of the proceeds raised at the Festival benefits local Tempe charities whose volunteers provide on-site staffing during the event.
See you there!

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Grand Canyon, Sedona & Zion plein air events!

I'm home from what are essentially back to back plein air events at Grand Canyon National Park, Sedona, Arizona and Zion National Park. It's hard to put into words just how amazing these events were and how humbled and happy I am to have be able to participate in them. My thanks goes out to all the great people who worked so hard to put on these incredible exhibits, to the collectors and public who participate in so many ways and to my fellow artists (BAPA Presidents and otherwise) whose support and friendship lifted these events to a whole new level. Thanks also to all the great hosts who put me up and put up with me (my apologies for any paint spots or empty wine bottles I may have left behind).  

My roomie for the week and great artist Jim Wodark

This show (or what's left unsold) is still up at the 
Kolb Studio Gallery, South Rim Village.

Picked up a Merit Award chosen by artist Jill Carver.

Josh Been, Carl Ortman, Me and Dave Santillanes 
("The Dream Team" - If you have to ask, you weren't there!)

BAPA Presidents meeting -
Josh Been, Dave Santillanes, Amery Bohling, 
Larry Moore & Hai Ou Hou attending.

Artist's Choice Award and a Purchase Award!

Brad Holt, Dave Santillanes and Dennis Ferris
Yeah, we have a good time. 
(Missed you Zion JB!)