Saturday, June 28, 2008

I'm All Ears...

Cast of Ears
Charcoal on Paper

Over the years I have been incrementally improving my game. In time, I intend to be a A-1, ironclad, all-boxes-checked, fully annotated, every-dime-accounted-for Businessman. Right now, that means tackling one of my organizational nemeses-- the mailing list.

To that end, I have created a new email account to use exclusively for mailings. I'll only be using it for show notifications, open-studio announcements, and other related items. I solemnly swear that I will not email pictures of cute kittens, links to YouTube videos of people falling down, or any other drivel.

SO... if you'd like to be added to the list, send an email to:

Use the subject 'add me,' and I'll do just that. If you'd like to receive show postcards, please include your snail mail address in the body of the message.

Thanks for stopping by, and thanks for your support.

Sunday, June 22, 2008

First is the worst. Second is the best. Third is the one-- well you know the rest.

I'm happy to say that Billy Howard selected my painting More and Then Some as the Second Place winner of the Still Life category in the Best of Gage Show. At the award ceremony, the Kang-O'Higgins Atelier was rolling strong. My studiomates won First Place in Landscape (Jason Sho Green), Third Place Figurative (Aaron Hart), First Place Sculpture (Tamara Stephas), and the People's Choice award (Tenley DuBois). As you can see, the air at the ceremony was so charged with emotion that it actually became blurry. It was something to behold.

I also recently had the pleasure of being awarded the Second Place prize in the Seattle Co-Arts scholarship competition. Officially there is only one prize, but when they feel it is necessary they petition the board for the creation of a second award. Of course First Place has its own panache, but it's pretty flattering to have an award created just for you.

Friday, June 20, 2008

The Best of Gage

Tonight is the opening for the Best of Gage show at Gage Academy of Art. There will be a ton of work from the entire Gage community. Special guest juror Billy Howard of Howard House Gallery will present prizes. There will also be artist demos as well as free food and booze.

Did I mention free food and booze?

Gage Academy of Art
1501 10th Ave. E
Seattle, WA

6:00PM to 9:00PM

Wednesday, June 11, 2008


After nearly nine months at Gage I am considering selling my life drawings by the pound... please remember to write down your PLU on the tags provided.

Cast of Hermes Praxiteles




Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Apocalypse Now! (and a little more later)

Despite the Damage He Could Recognize His Own Face
Acrylic on Panel
12"x 24"

As the days grow longer and Spring turns to Summer, people all across America are thinking about one thing-- the Apocalypse.
Flowers. Sunshine. Hellfire. Plagues. It's pretty much a matched set.
To celebrate this festive season, I'll be taking part in Ouch My Eye's June show, Apocalypse Now. I'll be including Still Life with Hellmouth, Still Life with Virgin Mary, and the painting above, which is part of the Lost in the Park Series.
Looking past the cookouts, camping trips, and rivers of fire, Fall is beginning to show her colors. In October I'll be having a solo show at the Georgetown Art center. I'll be branching out from the work that I've been doing at Gage, pushing for more ambiguous space and using composite elements. Like my 2005 October show, On Dark Ground, I'll be dealing with themes of memory, mortality, and the connections between the past and the present.
So, come down to scenic SoDo on June 13 and help ring in the new season with a bit of apocalyptic cheer.

Sunday, June 01, 2008

Letters from the Inquisition

For some time now I've been meaning to start a second blog. Feel Free to Wander is dedicated primarily to displaying my work, publicizing events, and generally keeping folks informed about my whereabouts. I've made it a general rule to only post images that are my own. There are a few exceptions, but mostly I've limited myself to linking to images that belong to other people. Likewise, I've tried to keep the rambling and meandering to a minimum. While I've been quite happy with the results, I've had a nagging desire expand a little. I'd like to post interesting photos, write some essays, share the occasional poem, and tell a few stories. Furthermore, I'd like to be able to display and discuss the work of my peers and predecessors (properly linked and credited, of course).
To this end, I have begun work on Letters from the Inquisition. I'll be looking to blogs like Hungry Hyaena, Bioephemera, and Monkeys For Helping for inspiration. I'll be continuing to post about my work here, so please do keep stopping by.