I had uploaded the images, but had not posted about this show. Back in March, I again participated in a group show at the POP Gallery in Santa Fe, NM. The show’s name was OH! A Seussian Tribute, asking artists to submit work inspired by the great Dr. Seuss. I submitted two paintings to the show, A Wonderful, Aweful Idea and Unless, my takes on the Grinch and the story of the Lorax. For these paintings, I also made custom frames for each. The Grinch painting sold on opening night, while the Lorax is still on display, as well is my Where the Wilds Things Are piece, so if you are every up in Santa Fe, please check them out.
Archive for July, 2015
After the latest Art Fight, the next day I then participated in the BMG Fan Fest. Since the Albuquerque Comic Expo is no longer, a local artist/entrepreneur Josh Jones created his own convention for local artist and vendors to display their wares. I had a booth for this event, selling drawings, paintings, prints, art toys, sculptures, and some of my old action figures and comic books.
My kids came by and picked up some nice swag from the show.
Amanda acted as my booth babe, dressing up as Princess Peach, and later wore the Frank the Bunny costume we both made for Halloween years back, and was able to make it to the finals of the cosplay contest.
I had a few new pieces on display at my booth, including my finally completed 12″ original sculpture. It was commissioned by a collector who has several pieces from my Creatures and Companions series, and wanted something in the same style, but much larger. He also wanted included a smaller rider who could fit in a pouch, similar to a kangaroo. I also had a couple Zombie Lobo Louies, a 3A Zomb, and some quick Mariachi Skull Dunnys.
Next up, I need to work on pieces for the upcoming Vinyl Thoughts 6 and NYCC Tequila custom group show, time to get back to work!
Time for an update! This past weekend I participated in my third Art Fight, a monthly local art contest/showcase which pits local artist against each other, painting live with a 3 hour window, with the subject determined by the theme of that particular show. The crowd votes by placing a ticket (which each person gets for each drink purchased) into the cup of whose work they like the best. Art Fights take place at Tractor Brewing, the Wells Park location, with the event run by James Montoya.
My first Art Fight’s theme was Hip Hop and Hops. Was a eye opening experience, with me realizing I needed to paint much faster and to have a not as complicated idea to increase my chances of finishing to my satisfaction.
The theme of second Art Fight I participated in was Lucky of the Draw, where each artist pulled a random theme out of a hat. I luckily pulled He-Man, so of course I painted Skeletor and was able to get third place.
My third Art Fight’s theme was Fight Against Brest Cancer. Half of the proceeds of each painting auctioned off at the end of the night went towards the Susan G Komen Foundation. This night, I won first place! I’m getting more comfortable painting in public and honing my style in painting faster. Can’t wait for the next Art Fight.