What’s up, down and sideways? no it’s not a riddle just the way summer goes by sometimes. In this news blast I’ll stick with what’s up.
Only in a day or so I’ll be seeing some of you at WorldCon aka MidAmericaCon2 in Kansas City. Mo. I’ll be volunteering in the Art Show and leading a docent tour of the Art Show on Wednesday evening around 6pm I believe (check your schedules) so if your looking for me I’ll be there. At this point not certain where else??
For more info on the convention click on the image below:
After that so far you’ll have to wait till November to see me again two shows are on my agenda
WindyCon in Lombard,Il.
Affair of the Arts in Spring Grove, IL.
But wait there’s more! …I’ll be back in Kansas City next April for Spectrum Fantasy Art Live 5!!. I have already signed up for a booth. Yes, it’s back in KC,MO:)
For more info on this event click on the image below:
Also some other news. “She Walks in Shadows” the all woman anthology , I did the image below for
has been nominated for a World Fantasy award. Won’t know till October if it’s won but as they say “just being nominated is an honor”.
Well the van won’t pack itself.. ah only if it could:) See ya’ll soon.
My how time flies, whether you are having fun or not. It’s been some time since I’ve posted anything I know. I’ve been busy taking care of things in the real world. Granted it can be debated what’s real and what’s not depending on your perspective.
At the moment there are two things I know for certain:
1.) I had a great time at CapriCon 36 and am happy to announce that my painting “The Rewrite” (below) won the artist challenge.
2.) I am looking forward to seeing those of you that can make it, August 17-21st at MidAmericon2 (aka the 74th WorldCon) in Kansas City, Mo. Of course you’ll be able to find my work in the Art Show as well as me volunteering . For further info click on the image below:
I will hopefully have some more news very soon about a couple of other shows I have on my radar and hints of other wonders to come.
There is a change in my schedule for Capricon36. My kids watercolor workshop will be held on Saturday, February 13th from 2:30- 4pm and will in the Elm room. Also on Friday the 12th, I will be doing demos in the art show room between the hours of 11am-3pm.
Hope everyone had a delightful holiday season. Now the new year begins and I’m preparing for the fun that will be Capricon 36. It’s not too late to preregister. Just click on the image below and it will take you to the website. Hope to see you there.
Heard from the programing department just the other day with the initial schedule. ( this may change?)Below is the list of the panels I will be on this year and of course I will also be taking part in the Artist Showdown Saturday night as well as be around for the Art Auction that follows.
Mythical Beasts in Lore, Stories, and Games – Thursday, 02-11-2016 – 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm – Birch B
A look at mythical beasts found in ancient lore, modern literature, and gaming. We will explore their classical origins, how they have been adapted over the years, and how people are inspired to create their own.
The Importance of Visual Design in Movies and TV – Friday, 02-12-2016 – 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm – Willow
The look of a movie or TV show can greatly affect how you visualize the setting. We discuss how SF&F;design has impacted people’s perceptions of the future & past.
Wonderful Watercolors – Sunday, 02-14-2016 – 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm – Birch A
Share a fun way to work with watercolor and colored pencil. It’s a great way to relax and ignite your creative juices. Go with the flow, if you’ll pardon the pun. Open to all skill levels. Parents are welcome to join in with their kids.
I’ll be leading the last one. I also maybe doing demos in the art show room on Saturday afternoon.
It’s an event for the whole family all the usual Halloween festivities plus for the first time a small group of artists and crafts people such as myself will be showing and selling our wares….such as my latest piece below for the young and young at heart.
To all that came to Dangerous Lullabies opening night last week, it was great seeing you. For all that missed it, it’s not too late the show will remain up till the end of the month.
Well it’s almost October and you know what that means? The days of crunching leaves under our feet are not far away. It’s not a secret that autumn is my favorite time of year. To start it off this Friday night come and join me for the opening night of the Dangerous Lullabies- Group Show at the Historic Dole Mansion in Crystal Lake. (click on picture for more info)
Here’s a picture of the venue I took when I dropped off my Artwork for the show. I haven’t seen inside as yet and I can’t wait.
Available for the first time prints of my ” Sad Creepy Monkey” below. You’ll only be able to buy prints at this venue opening night so you’ll want to come early.
To all that came to Gallery in the Garden and Art & Soul. It was lovely seeing you all, old and new friends alike. You are what make the whole circus worth it. Both to my surprise and delight I am happy to announce, I was awarded 3rd place at Art & Soul.
So what’s next?
My next confirmed showing isn’t till October:
An exhibit at the Historic Dole Mansion in Crystal Lake, Il.
A bit of a departure for me..showing my dark side. The show will feature, “Beauty found in the ashes of terror or the magnetic pull of work that is disturbing, on-edge or dark.”
Those are only the things I can confirm at the moment.
In the meantime it’s back to the drawing board for a while. (Not that I’m ever far from it.) As always I’ve got stuff stewing in the old brain pan. Keep checking this page to see what I’m cooking up next.
I can finally announce ( now that is official ) this summer I will be participating in 2 art fairs in Illinois. One is in a garden and the other by a river. So come and see me and we can enjoy the great outdoors and the lovely summer weather together.
In preparation I will be making offerings to the weather gods, in hope that they will bless the following events with good weather:)