Four New Derby Portraits Underway!

In anticipation of my solo show at MICA in Lansing next month, I've begun several new carbon dust roller derby portraits! Just as with the last group, the paper here has been skated on by The Ann Arbor Derby Dimes (my league), and then the skaters are drawn with carbon dust over top. These are 22 x 30" and on Arches' hot press watercolor paper.

If you want to see them in person and live in Michigan/Ohio/Indiana/Narnia, please come out to the show which opens on May 6th and will run until July 2nd. There's a FB event HERE.

Enjoy!

Submitted - Toys Exhibition @ The Toledo Museum of Art

Monster Sprue, 2015, watercolor & pencil, 9" x 10"

In just under the wire - phew! I've submitted this watercolor to a toy-themed exhibition at The Toledo Museum of Art. I'll find out next week if it's been accepted! Wish me luck! PS: This was VERY fun to draw & paint. I've been wanting to do something like this for an eon, it seems.

Detroit's Scarab Club Silver Medal Exhibition Includes BombYa & Murder!

Remember those roller derby portraits I created last year? Yeah? No? Well, two of them (l-r: Murder, BombYa) were chosen as part of The Scarab Club's Silver Medal Exhibition in Detroit! The opening was last Friday:

The portraits,  in situ , on opening night. Michigan Basement is playing on the right.

The portraits, in situ, on opening night. Michigan Basement is playing on the right.

...and it runs until the 28th of March. There will be a talk with the show's juror, Adrian Hatfield, on March 19th. I may attend to talk art. We shall see.

Oh, and then there's the "little thing" about Murder's portrait receiving 2nd Place in the whole thing. No truly, I am SO honored to have gotten this accolade! 

A Lovely Night for Derby & Art

The derby portraits, hung up at Buhr Park for the  Ann Arbor Derby Dimes'  bout!

The derby portraits, hung up at Buhr Park for the Ann Arbor Derby Dimes' bout!

It was a great night for derby and to talk to folks about my work! I'm bummed that I didn't announce that this was happening here in the News beforehand... I don't know what I was thinking on that front.

Anyway, I'm so grateful to have met so many wonderful folks last night and am SO happy to have such a supportive league that let me have this little show.

Lastly, if you look closely at the ground (above), there were four blank pieces of drawing paper taped down! You know what that means... New art is coming!! 

Perfect Upzette's Derby Portrait is Off to U of Mich Employee Exhibition!

Upzette is done and ready for the U-M Employee Art Exhibition! I believe it'll be on display on the first floor of Taubman Center in about 2 weeks, opening reception on 9/9 and then it'll be up for 2 months. Let me know if you see it!

PS: "The honor of People's Choice, determined by votes of visitors to the exhibit, will also be awarded."

Breaking News! A Derby Portrait is Going to London!

...and it's my self-portrait that was chosen. So fitting! (I have spent a lot of time in the UK, and hello, it's a drawing competition!) To say that I'm honored, humbled, and thrilled is a gross understatement! Also, I'm under-the-weather and it's Monday, so, thanks for the pick-me-up, Derwent!  ...AHHHH!! See the entry HERE.

TONIGHT ONLY! Derby Portraits on Display!

If you are in the region, you might consider stopping by Massage Mechanics @ 11/13 Cross Street, Ypsilanti, MI to see all of the portraits I've been doing for Art Prize! They will be up from 6-9pm. 

Not to be a braggart, or anything, but they are MUCH nicer in person that via these camera phone pics :)

Art Prize Update: Venue Connection! I'm showing at The Mitten Brewing Co.!

We here at... oh hell, it's just me, who am I kidding... **I** am thrilled, humbled, excited, and blessed to announce that I have paired with a venue for Art Prize in Grand Rapids! The Mitten Brewing Co. was one of the first venues I contacted. It's a restored firehouse on the west side of GR - it's a perfect pairing! There will be an opening before Art Prize officially opens... stay tuned for more info!

THANK YOU to all of you who are supporting me and this project! See it HERE.

http://www.artprize.org/the-mitten-brewing-company

The First Friday Art Show is in 4 Days!

Just to recap:

An early preview of my Art Prize derby portraits will take place at Massage Mechanics (#12 below) on Friday, June 6th from 6-9pm! Local folks, come on out and see all of these lovely ladies (and gents - soon!) for yourself at Ypsi's June First Friday. I'd love to see/meet you :)

Derby Portraits to Appear in Ypsilanti's June First Friday!

Hooray! An early preview of my Art Prize derby portraits will take place at Massage Mechanics (#12 below) on Friday, June 6th from 6-9pm! Local folks, come on out and see all of these lovely ladies (and gents - soon!) for yourself at Ypsi's June First Friday. I'd love to see/meet you :)