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Where to buy prints:
• Direct from the Artist
• Artisans in Santa Cruz
• Lumen Gallery, Capitola
• Museum of Monterey
• Rare Device in San Francisco
Come to my booth at JINGLE SHELLS, a great holiday sale of local arts and crafts, proceeds benefit Seymour Center for ocean education. Dec 7 2014.
I am Santa Cruz Open Studios Artist #157!! Can't wait! See you there, I mean here, at my house.
New Art Store, check it out!
Hearts for the Arts: Artisans gallery, Santa Cruz. Silent auction to benefit Spectra art for schools, by the Cultural council. Bidding closes Valentines day Feb 14 2013.
Upwelling: Solo show, Sep 7 2012, Vinocruz wine bar downtown Santa Cruz. If you don't like the art, have another glass of wine and take another look.
Open Studios 2012 Santa Cruz again! I am artist 151. Tour my crib Oct 13, 14, 20, 21.
11/4/2011 Two shows for Nov:
Boneless -solo show,
the Abbey, 350 Mission St., Santa Cruz CA
Home for the Holidays - group show, Artisans, 1368 Pacific Ave., Santa Cruz CA
Oct 1. 2, 15, 16 2011 Open Studios of Santa Cruz County!
So excited to be artist 134! Come see my tiny, messy studio - free snacks and drinks. Oh, and that is a Hickory tree in the backyard, so no need for everyone to ask me what kind of tree it is, OK, ask me about art.
9/2/2011 Boneless show moves to Artisans, 1368 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz CA.
8/5/2011 Boneless show opens at Rare Device, 1845 Market St San Francisco. Ten new prints featuring invertibrates like jellies and sea cucumbers.
6/26/2011 Sea No Evil art auction in Riverside California was a blast. We met Captain Paul Watson and the first original painting i have ever made for sale went for $360 to benefit Sea Shepherd. Perhaps there will be a silkscreen print version of this image; let me know if you are interested.
4/01/2011 Where to buy prints:
• Direct from the Artist
• Artisans in Santa Cruz
• Bike Dojo in Santa Cruz
• Rare Device in San Francisco
3/12/2010 Pro bono work included in this nice book. A couple of my t-shirt designs for marine mammal nonprofits were accepted.
9/29/09 It Must be Open Studios Time Again, because the 40 mile per hour wind has started up. Last year it blew over our display panels on the first day, but we will bravely blunder forth again to provide art for starving local residents. My studio opens Oct 3, 4, 17 &18. I am artist #156. Here's my location. For more info see ccscc.org
6/25/09 SEALS! While this show in Cava Wine Bar in Capitola was planned last fall, by chance it happens to coincide with a major marine mammal stranding event here on the central coast of California. I am taking this opportunity to show all the marine mammal subjects I have made, and donate a portion of the proceeds to the Marine Mammal Center, whose staff and volunteers tirelessly work around the clock to rescue some of the affected creatures and detect the causes of their sickness so that we might all know and prevent ocean environmental degradation. Show begins June 29 and hangs though July.
5/8/09 American Illustration 28 winners announced. Three of my images were voted into the "chosen" category which means they are a vote shy of making it into the book, but will appear on the web site. The current site ai-ap.com is being re-vamped to be searchable and will re-launch next November to coincide with the release of the printed book. There were a record-breaking 8,100 entries this year and 500 were chosen for the site. Here's one of them:
WAYS OF THE WATER Opening Reception Thursday, December 4 5-8PM. Show runs through January 12. A percentage of proceeds will be donated to the Coastal Watershed Council to help protect and preserve our water ways.
Capitola Fine Arts Gallery
109 Capitola Ave
Capitola CA 95010
Mon to Fri 11-5
Sat & Sun 10:30-5
Featured in San Francisco Chronicle
10/27/08 Visual Politics: Art & The American Experience October 25 - November 23 Reception: Saturday, November 1, 3-5pm Peter Selz, Juror Lucien Kubo, Curator This national exhibition has artists of 2-D & 3D artwork that responds to important social and political issues in this election year. This is part of the national “Art of Democracy Coalition.”
10/08/08 I am not a number, I am a free man! But this weekend I am artist #152 in the Open Studios Art Tour© 2008. My work will be on display in my backyard this weekend the 11th and 12th, and next weekend the 18th and 19th too.
9/5/08 The Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network is a non-profit association of legal professionals who advocate around the world for the rights of people infected with HIV and AIDS as well as prevention efforts. Their struggle continues against government policies which, amazingly in the modern world, still derive from bigotry and ignorance of this disease. Award-winning firm Soapbox Design of Toronto was tapped to create this years annual report, and they came through with a bold, political poster-inspired theme. The illustrations I created at Soapbox's request were affected by my recent silkscreen print works, and resulted in a stark rough edged style in two colors that tries to match the power of the written content it shares the pages with. The annual is available for download here.
5/14/08 Everyone should have somewhere to live. Habitat for Humanity of Canada is doing their best to solve shelter problems for people around the world, and has forged many partnerships with corporate sponsors to achieve their noble goals. This series of ten posters I illustrated for a token fee is currently making the rounds to celebrate and showcase these partnerships. Some household names like Home Depot and Maxwell House have stepped up, along with some very high-end legal and financial firms, and not least, the Governor General of Canada.
Art print show at the Oakland
Feria Urbana this Saturday, 12/8/07 at 11AM to 4PM. Come check out
my table, and bring me a warm drink.
5/30/07 American Illustration 26 winners
announced. I entered two pieces in AI26 and one is in the "chosen" category, which means it is on their website. WARNING: you will have to click through hundreds of possibly gory images to find mine. The illo below is the one that wasn't picked.
Leave Seals be is the name of the new campaign
from The Marine Mammal Center. My
illustration for these shirts, which are available for purchase
is intended to narrate the tragedy of illegal harbor seal pup pickup
that occurs every spring along the pacific coast. Proceeds from
the sale of these shirts helps the center prevent pickups and treat
the seals that need to be rescued.
10/27/06: Group show, oct 27 - nov 12,
Michael Angelo Gallery, 1111 River St., Santa Cruz CA.
"Dia de Los Muertos" or "Day of the Dead" is
a Mexican holiday that celebrates departed loved ones on November
1 and 2 each year.
Influences: no-one lives in a vacuum - we have
all been influenced by that which came before. To see an artist who
has influenced my work, point your Google
Earth pointer to 126.96.36.199 N, 188.8.131.52 W, elev 387 ft.
(it's called the Blythe Intaglio)
Los Angeles Center for Digital Art announces:
"Top 40" LACDA Interna-tional Juried Competition Winners
Show. March 9 – April 1. Reception Thursday, March 9, 7-9pm
"The Los Angeles Center For Digital Art is happy to present the
opening recep-tion and exhibition for the winners of our "Top
40" Juried International Compe-tition for Digital Art and Photography.
The show features the best 40 artists among our entrants representing
a wide variety of styles, technological disciplines and cultures."
Los Angeles Center For Digital Art,
107 West Fifth Street, Los Angeles, CA
New work: set of coaster for Ibis Cycles. Bikes 'n' Beer, a natural combination.
Fully-featured new web sites and apps empower house and apartment shoppers by providing detailed searches and lifestyle information on neighborhoods. Through offering these apps, real estate companies and The 'Times itself can offer value to customers, because they no longer have exclusive domain over the basic data on rentals and homes for sale.
I am departing from the the usual commercial self-promotion but this is a great cause. These posters are gonna look pretty cool and that helps when you're trying to inspire kids and fill the gaps in our underfunded schools' science program. Check it out and any donation is appreciated, whatever the amount.
Holiday Greeting E-Card video. The results of my diversification into animation. This holiday e-card was created in eight days last fall using Adobe After Effects CS4.
Storyboard & Animation: Doug Ross
Client: DC Group
Agency: Partners and Hunt
Art Director: Paul Hunt
Security in a Social World: My third consecutive McAfee Security Journal. This annual electronic white paper features the latest thoughts on data security by top experts in the field. This year the themes are the Borderless Enterprise, Mobile Privacy, Cloud Computing, and Social Engineering. "Social Engineering" is jargon for the conning of new employees in order to extract passwords. It was a challenge to convey some of the abstract concepts required. The client takes the illustration work seriously, which is refreshing - and the responsibility the illustrator is made to feel in this case raises the level of the work, which is good for everyone.
First Foray into public art. I have had images digitally printed and applied to these traffic signal boxes before, but it wasn't until this summer when I painted one by hand that I considered myself a public artist. I am now looking at doing some bigger murals so interested clients, please call. This box is located on the corner of Ocean & Broadway in Santa Cruz, CA.
This integrated approach to layout really knits the text with the images but it requires much more teamwork between the designer and illustrator. Resulting benefits are both visual and financial. If this piece was built with stock images, the art costs would have doubled.
Somehow, finally I managed to use the lava lamp in a meaningful way. For this story in McAfee Security Journal, the lava lamp helps illustrate the phroase "acronym soup" which refers to the confusion over the abundance of regulations relevant to data security. Below, the operators try to merge different data sets.
Food is a great motivator. This is the third in a series of illustrations for Specialty Foods Magazine, but the best part of the assignment is that the writing revealed secrets about what employees of gourmet stores are trained to say – a subject i can relate to because I spend so much time in these establishments.
Social Networking is like the old shampoo commercial; "I told two friends, then they told two friends, and so on, and so on... Only if you're old enough to remember that commercial you probably don't use social networking sites. This was an assignment from California Real Estate magazine.
A nice concept resulted when the A.D. asked me to combine two of the roughs i
had supplied Harvard Business Review. The article "Getting
Offshoring Right," examined ways to optimize cost savings
resulting from moving business processes offshore, with special
attention to identifying which departments or processes should
be moved and which shouldn't. Our management guy is giving his
OK to the transplantation.
Marin Art Festival 2007 is this
weekend, june 16th and 17th. You are invited to visit booth 121S
where I will be showing, and hopefully selling, my recent limited-edition,
silkscreened prints (serigraphs).
Local landmark makes an appearance: the Golden Gate bridge's orange-rust
color makes a nice contrast with the sea. In this piece for the Information
Technology Association of Canada annual, I have morphed the towers
into people to reinforce the "collaboration" theme. The
annual's message was further defiined in the text using the quote, "no man is
an island" (John
Winning the battle against cancer:
showing self exam, research.
Oversight linked to framework:
the repetition of a small orange square conveys the idea that the
subject in the foreground belongs to a corporate enterprise, and the link
from eyebrow to horizon to computer suggests that his scrutiny is
over the inner workings and structure of the enterprise (it's much less esoteric
to regular readers of Internal Auditor Magazine).
The future according to Apple: we are all living in pods. Actually this cover story for MacAddict's
May 2006 issue was about the future of Apple's products. The future
architecture sets the scene and plays on the word "pod.".
Ten years ago today: April 16,
1996. a full page illo for Adweek - new technologies create opportunities
in new markets, and require new brands to sell therein. Parent companies
remain unchanged in the background (sadly, i see from my notes
that my rates have not gone up).