Surreal by Nature @ Hotel Indigo SB 12/2018-6/2019

I'm happy to be featured in the Santa Barbara Voice Magazine with an image of my work "Green Eyes with Stripes" which is in the Surreal by Nature show at the Hotel Indigo in Santa Barbara

San Diego Voyager Magazine

I am pleased that San Diego Voyager Magazine has published a short interview with me about my work and life as an artist.  You can read the full interview by clicking the link above.

Thomas Fire Artist Recovery Fund Exhibition

I'm pleased and honored to be a part of the Thomas Fire Artists' Recovery Fund Exhibition at the Porch Gallery in Ojai, CA. The Exhibition will raise funds for local artists who suffered losses due to the unprecedented devestation caused by the Thomas fire that burned through our beloved community in December 2017. If you are interested in buying work from this exhibition or want to contribute cash donations, please contact the Porch Gallery or the Carolyn Glasoe Bailey Foundation.
Exhibition dates: February 1 – March 11, 2018.
View exhibit on Artsy
Porch Gallery Ojai and The Carolyn Glasoe Bailey Foundation are pleased to announce the Thomas Fire Artists’ Recovery Exhibition to benefit the Thomas Fire Artist Recovery Fund – a grassroots initiative to raise, match, and distribute unrestricted cash grants to artists in the Ventura and Santa Barbara counties’ creative communities seriously affected by the Thomas fire.Thomas Fire Artists’ Recovery Exhibition will be held at the Porch Gallery Ojai and feature works by: Joshua Abarbanel, Akka B., Richard Amend, Susan Stinsmuehlen-Amend, Wyatt Amend, Phil Argent, Bobbi Bennett, MB Boissonnault, Jane Callister, Brian Calvin, Norman Clayton, Russell Crotty, Jeffrey Crussell, Lynn Cunningham Brown, Ann Diener, Stephen Edwards, Sally England, Scott Froschauer, Pamela Grau, Penelope Gottleib, Arthur Grace, Patrick Haemmerlein, Christina Hale, Cassandra C. Jones, Deborah Kerner, Gary Lang, Jeff Lund, Jeff Mann, Hugh Margerum, Dennis Mukai, Victoria Pearson, Monica Reede, Mick Reinman, Maria Rendon, Catherine Ruane, Sara Sackner, George Sanders, Mariana Schulze, Carol Shaw-Sutton, Ashleigh Sumner, Sandra Torres, Lorna Turner, Katie Van Horne, Richard Waxberg, Elyn Zimmerman, and Seyburn Zorthian.
In addition, secondary market works and publications by China Adams, Mona Kuhn, Robert Polidori, RETNA and David Rathman will be available for sale.
The opening reception, February 3rd, will also feature a performance by Ojai resident, Andrea Brook aka Sonic Butterfly. Brook will “string the Porch” with her self-created long-string harp, Sonic Butterfly, a two octave, chromatic, acoustic harp with 60ft strings that will span the roof of the porch, turning the gallery into an instrument and creating a full sensory experience.
About the Thomas Fire Recovery Fund:
The Thomas fire, which started on the evening of December 4th, is the largest in California history. The first phase of the Thomas Fire Artist Recovery Fund was to gather information about the impact the fire had on our creative communities. The second phase of the Thomas Fire Artist Recovery Fund will include a matched fundraising campaign led by the Carolyn Glasoe Bailey Foundation, with a public program of free and ticketed events, as well as a fundraising art exhibition hosted by the Porch Gallery Ojai featuring artworks donated to benefit the Fund. The Carolyn Glasoe Bailey Foundation and Porch Gallery Ojai plan to raise over $30,000 in order to offer unrestricted gifts of $5,000, $2,500 and $500, to these artists, depending on need.

MN State Arts Board Grant

I am pleased to announce that I have been selected to receive a 2012 Minnesota Artist Initiative Grant from the MN State Arts Board.

These funds will help me prepare for an upcoming show at the Bloomington Art Center in January of 2013.

MN Original interview

I am honored to have been asked to participate in the program MN Originals, a Twin Cities Public Television show that highlights the local art scene.

The episode that includes a short piece on me and my work will air for the first time on January 8th, 2012 at 6pm Central time.

It will also be available on the MNOriginal website after the first airing.

I will also try to embed a link to the episode from this website as soon as I can.

Thanks to the great people at tpt.  They were a pleasure to work with.