I had an opening reception scheduled at STASH for the second Friday art walk that happens in Norman, OK. I headed down there last week, got the work hung and packed up. However, when I wen to leave I ended up in an F3 tornado and had to abandon my care to run inside a random supply store. There I waited out the tornado in a small bathroom with about 15 other people. Needless to say the show did not happen and know the art walk has been rescheduled for April, 2oth from 6-9pm. Come hang out and check out some new stuff I have been working on!
For more check out the FACEBOOK EVENT.
Check out new pics from Momentum: Art Doesn’t Stand Still 2012, a juried show put on by Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition for artists under the age of 30. Dylan and I submitted a proposal to this show for a live painting that was excepted. The piece was started and finished in two evenings. These are pics of a collaboration I did with artist and designer Dylan Bradway and a few pics of viewers check out my piece “What’s Done in the Dark Will be Brought to the Light.”
Stay tuned for a time lapse video of the process.
It has bee a while since I have blogged so I wanted to take a minute and write a bit about what I have going on lately. I’m sipping on coffee listening to Gotye’s “I Feel Better.” Quite the Jam. So lately at The Society we have had an event almost every week which has cut back the time I have gotten to spend on art but this week I am delivering a commission piece to the new Frontline building on 10th and Robinson. It is a 4′x8′ mixed media piece that hopefully will set off the entrance as you walk in. They are putting it right out front so the obligation to make something that people can identify with and find beauty in has been hard to achieve. I think I’ve done it though. I also just found out that all of the work I submitted for Momentum: Art Doesn’t Stand Still 2012 got in to the juried show including a live piece artist Dylan Bradway and I will be doing during the 2 day event. Below are the images we submitted for this opportunity and at the bottom you will see a Buffalo Bill piece I started that Dylan ended up doing a bit too. An idea of what’s to come for Momentum!
Also, you won’t want to miss TOKOPHOBIA , a show that the studio space I founded, (THE SOCIETY) @theSOCIETYokc is hosting March 8th. Cinematographer Patrick Lawler will be here to capture that on his Red Epic and shoot several other artistic films with us while he’s here.
Keep your eyes peeled for my next endeavor coming in April involving great design and inspired home pieces you won’t want to live without! Thanks for taking some time to catch up with me!
This piece was started at an event called Mustache Bash, hosted by a local shop called Shop Good. I finished the initial sketch of Buffalo Bill but did not get to finish the piece completely. I had some friends over to my studio who ended up tweaking it a bit with the skeleton, the dark black outline, the Ziggy Stardust lightening bolt and the Conquistador at the bottom left. AH, the beauty of COLLABORATION!
Here are 2 new digital pieces I have been working on for The Society’s Winter Small Works Auction this Friday. Check out the Facebook invite HERE.
Patrons, Art Lovers, Christmas present shoppers, Wheelers & dealers…here’s your chance to help raise money for our Community Driven art space in a show with all original works, ranging from oil paintings to pottery, starting under $100. The funds raised will be used to continue providing a comfortable work environment for OKC artists as well as building out more space, creating storage and assisting in community efforts such as Oklahoma’s Foster Care Program and other local endeavors.
It will be an atmosphere with warm drink, specialty foods and local acoustic acts including Matt Lowery. These artists are some of OKC’s finest and rarely ever have original pieces offered at these prices. Want to buy local for a loved one’s X-mas gift? Here’s your chance! Resident artists Phillip Danner, Joe Garcia, Tommy Poole, Kaleen Ezelle, Jerrod Smith and TIm Krause will be featuring their works. In addition we will have “Friends of The Society” participating as well. These artists will include Andy Boatman, Julie Robertson, Ryan Cunningham, Bjorn Bauer, Amanda Christine, Dylan and Amanda Bradway and other wonderful OKC artists.
DEC. 9TH DURING LIVE ON THE PLAZA.
5PM-7PM BEAT THE RUSH AND COME BID ON YOUR FAVORITE PIECE DURING OUR 2 HOUR “CHILL” TEMPO BIDDING. PIECES BIDDED ON DURING THESE TWO HOURS WILL BE FROZEN ON THE LAST BID RIGHT AT 7PM SO THAT MEANS *****FIRST COME FIRST SERVE*******
7PM-11PM WE’LL START OUR MORE UP TEMPO TIME AND GET THE REMAINING WORKS OF ART FLYING OFF THE WALL.
Here’s a nice little comment from a blog I found about buying local art: So true.
“Without the support of the immediate market in this city, artists who are not independently wealthy will find it almost impossible to spread out and find success in other comparable markets like Kansas City & Dallas, or larger markets like Chicago and New York. Thinking about this in economic terms helps by envisioning a single artist like a start up company. As the smart company begins selling product, they allocate money towards advertising outside of their immediate market, thus stimulating interest. An artist does this by entering national juried shows, and being a part of group shows in galleries. When a company is doing well in one market, it may have the available funding to expand business in another region. This would correspond in the art world to an artist being represented by a gallery or dealer in another city. Without the initial capital being raised in this market, many Oklahoma City artists will never be able to take their ability to higher levels and “export” their work from Oklahoma City into different markets.”