Hanging Art Prize - In Pictures (and Info About Voting)

My pieces will be hanging from now until October 12th at The Mitten Brewing Company in Grand Rapids, MI. If you like this project, I would sure appreciate your vote - that can be done IN (and only in) the greater Grand Rapids area from Sept. 24th - Oct. 4th (info here about voting). My artist number for voting is 56760

It's Game Time.

Upzette is a winner! Best in the Drawing category!

Upzette is a winner! Best in the Drawing category!

As silly as it might seem, I get nervous over everything where my work is on public display. Yes, "even" an employee art exhibition. There were 200 entrants vying for awards and lookit me! I got one! I'm very honored! Perhaps this will lead to more partnerships with U of Mich to display my work - the ladies talked to me about it - so, stay tuned for that.

Next on to ArtPrize...

Terror Misu, the 10th completed derby portrait.

Terror Misu, the 10th completed derby portrait.

All eight derby portraits are ready for framing in preparation for ArtPrize in Grand Rapids! The official hanging of the show is Sept 17th - I cannot fathom how time got me here already! I'll post some pictures documenting all of this. 

Now I'm going to go try not to fantasize too much about winning ArtPrize. That, ladies and gentlemen and everyone, would (and I'm not even remotely kidding) change my life.

Bon Voyagé, Self-Portrait! London or Bust!

I'm a little nervous, you see. 

I'm a little nervous, you see. 

Letting go of a piece is always a bit emotional for me. "Will I ever see it again?" inevitably pops into my head. Welp, nothing risked, nothing gained. Off to the post office!

The People's Choice vote for this piece is ongoing HERE, if you'd like to throw a vote my way (hint - don't click the FB 'like' button, click the 'vote' button).

Me, post-derby.

Me, post-derby.

DEEP. BREATH.

Elsevier's Bone Reports Image Competition - Vote, if you Please!

Human os coxae. 2001. Carbon dust.

Human os coxae. 2001. Carbon dust.

This piece was entered and accepted (!) in Elsevier's Bone Reports Image Competition. It's won with votes from the public, so, if you like this drawing, could you vote? http://bit.ly/1mq1OeB 

I might win some fancy anatomy books! Thank you! 

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."

VOTE for my Derby Self-Portrait in the People's Choice Award!

Voting is open for the Derwent Art Prize People's Choice Award! I think you can vote at the page below... could you take a minute and vote for my roller derby self-portrait?** Thank you!!!!

http://www.derwent-artprize.com/roller-derby-portrait-scargyle

Self-portrait detail.

Self-portrait detail.

**IMPORTANT NOTE:  You have to LOGIN to vote! Clicking 'like' is not enough. The site is not clear about that. If you do not see a pop-up asking for you to login, then something isn't right. I think this is common on phones. Sorry for the confusion - I've emailed the organizers. Please consider re-voting if you think this might be you. You're the best! 


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.