Friday, November 07, 2014

Wire+Pearl Gallery Opening

Wire+Pearl Gallery
November 7 - December 1, 2014
1911 17th Street
Bakersfield, CA 93304
Opening: Friday, November 7 from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Friday, March 29, 2013


The Bakersfield Californian did this fun video on the ukulele group Liz Sherwyn and I started about a year ago. Come play with us!

Then they had us on their radio/video show, First Look with Scott Cox.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Eighth Annual Encaustic Invitational

I will have seven pieces in the Eighth Annual Encaustic Invitational at the Conrad Wilde Gallery. Dave and I will attend the opening on Saturday, March 2.  I will post pictures from the opening in a couple weeks!

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Of Years Again Completes Itself

Of Years Again Completes Itself
8.5" x 11"

I am excited to have recently participated in A Community of Printmakers honoring my former professor James D. Butler as the 2012 Outstanding Printmaker by Mid-America Print Council.

I haven't done true printmaking since I was in college, so I was a bit nervous when asked to participate. Luckily, I have been hauling around throughout my years and travels piles of proofs, half done prints and a lot of who knows what from my years in college. So, I began my archaeology dig from flat file to flat file.  I was thrilled when I excavated a series of proof prints I did in Jim's class.  This particular series of half-done prints were part of a special project I was doing for an Advanced Printmaking class.  The base of this piece is a lithography with a cream color roll. I decided to add a mix of all the mediums I have used since graduating college. I added sumi ink, graphite, lino-cut, encaustic and oil. If I could have added a found object it would have been a complete history of my art making to date.

Jim taught at Illinois State University from 1976 until 2009. He was recognized by Illinois State University in 2000 as a Distinguished Professor and on November 1, 2012 as Outstanding Printmaker.

You can see Jim and the complete portfolio at the Normal Editions Workshop website: A Community of Printmakers

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Inhale: Land Stewardship for Cleaner Air

The Arts Council of Kern County Creating Community Artist-In-Residence Exhibition, "Inhale" was breathtaking. (I know...I couldn't help myself.)

Here are are few snapshots from my room where I introduced a simple formula each of us could apply to help us improve the air quality in our community.


Simple, right?



"Filter" - detail

"Plant" - Installation

"Plant" - Installtion detail


"Breathe" detail

Tuesday, October 04, 2011

Inhale: Land Stewardship for Cleaner Air

Inhale: Land Stewardship for Cleaner Air

Creating Community Art Residency Exhibit

Opening: October 13th
Time: 5:30 - 7:30pm
Location: Younger Galleries
1430 Truxtun Ave, Suite 105
Bakersfield, CA
Exhibit Dates: October 13 - November 12

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Tuesday, September 06, 2011