Friday, August 22, 2014

Exhibitions, Books, and stuff...

So, what's happening with my art lately? Here is the latest news. Check it out campers. 


Starkville Area Arts Council Exhibition "Abstract", 4 August- 31 October, 2014


Well. Of course, currently I have the three abstract pieces in the Starkville Area Arts Council Exhibition in Starkville. Yep. The opening reception was last night at 5:30PM (21 August 2014). It was fun, quite a few folks came by for snacks, wine, art, and awesome conversation. I met some new people! Man, those snacks things were good. I especially liked those sweet little deals topped with cherries that Betty Jane Chatham made!! And, to top it off, Betty Jane bought one of my paintings! Awesomeness. If you did not make it to the reception, the show will be up thru October, so come on by! Come on by and buy something! 

Here are a few picts from the show. 
























Meridian Museum of Art 2014 Bistate Art Competition


I had a piece accepted into the Meridian BiState Competition, which opens on the 20th of August at the Meridian Museum of Art here in Mississippi. The pieces is entitled "Blue Fish." The piece is mounted on some old barn wood and has a black frame around the wood. Looks quite cool.

More about the show: August 14 - September 28, 2013    40th Annual Bi-State Art Competition Exhibit– The oldest juried art competition in the region, featuring the finest artists in Mississippi and Alabama competing for over $3,000 in prizes.  (Awards Presented by Juror on September 28, 7 p.m.)


Blue Fish


ENDANGERED VISIONS/ INTERNATIONAL SURREAL/VISIONARY/POP SURREAL/LOWBROW ART EXHIBITION 

ENDANGERED VISIONS
An International (Pop)surreal/visionary/lowbrow/fantastic/symbolist art exhibition
Manila Art 2014
October 2014

Endangered Visions is a collective Exhibition of Selected Artists from both local as well as International regions, WITH  a ROSTER of works, showcasing meritorious excellence in the fields of Surrealism (pop,etc),Visionary, Fantastic and Lowbrow Art with the aim of invigorating the Art scene with unique, fresh, and fantastically original works of Art, works particularly culled from the innermost recesses of the Mind, crafted from a highly Imaginative artistic consciousness, which in our contemporary post post post modern times is quite RARE, and is almost endangered of being unnoticed and exclaimed...Curated by Artist GROMYKO SEMPER, with introductory notes from writers Krip Yuson and Jojo soria de Veyra.

This will be a super cool international exhibition in the Philippines being put together by the amazingly talented Gromyko Semper. I will be sending my piece entitled "Going to the Circus" to this show, which includes a phenomenal cast of international artists. Very honored to be exhibiting with these folks. 

Going to the Circus
Here is the roster of artists participating in this exhibition. 

LOCAL ARTISTS:
GROMYKO SEMPER
MARCEL ANTONIO
DEXTER SY
CHRISTIAN LACSON TAMONDONG
CAMILLE DELA ROSA
WEL BARTOLOME
KITTY TANIGUCHI
JONATHAN BENITEZ
KATRINA PALLON
ISOBEL SY
PAUL HILARIO
JARED YOKTE
GAO REGAZA
JOEL VEGA
DEMETRIO DELA CRUZ
JOHn PAUL LAKAN OLIVARES
ANTON MALLARI
JAY TICAR
ERWIN PINEDA
AMY ARAGON
DENGCOY MIEL

INTERNATIONAL ARTISTS:
BRUCE RIMMEL
LIBA WS
OTTO RAPP
JANA BRIKE
DAN BARRY
HECTOR PINEDA
PATRICK MCGRATH MUNIZ
SANTIAGO CARUSO
JOE MACGOWN
CENIN VON CAITLIEN
AGOSTINO ARRIVABENE
ARON WIESENFELD
SUSANNAH MARTIN
ERICH MOFFITT
PIERRE FUDARYLI
LOUIS MARKOYA
CAROL PRUSA
CARRIE ANNE BAADE
MARTINA HOFFMANN
PECA
EL GATO CHIMNEY

The Encyclopedia of Fernal Affairs
Cataloguing the Garden of Fernal Delights
A Dreams and Divinities book to come out in late 2014

I will have three pieces of art in this huge and amazing book coming out later this fall. My pieces "Gordenobyte" and "Green Silence" will be featured in this book. I also wrote descriptions for these pieces. Additionally, several artist were asked to design an illuminated letter of sorts for chapter headings. I did the letter "K".  At least one international group exhibition will result from this book, likely next summer. I will post more about that when we have definitive dates. I do know the venue already, and lets just say, its awesome!! 

Gordenobyte
Green Silence
"K"
Here is a list of all of the artists involved in this book project. 

List of Artists:


Agostino Arrivabene
Alain Margotton
Aloria Weaver
Amanda Sage
Amy Aragon
Andrzej Masianis
Ben Blatt
Bette Burgoyne
Bienvenido Bones BaƱez  Jr.
Boris Indrikov
Breck Outland
Brigid Marlin
Bruce Rimell
Carey Thompson
Carol Prusa
Carrie Ann Baade
Charles Wish
Cody Seekins
Craig LaRotonda
Daniel Mirante
Daniela Ovtcharov
Danny Malbeouf
David Heskin
Dean Fleming
Dengcoy Miel
Dexter Sy
Dominique Desorges
Don Farrell
Elisa Keir /Crico Baker - The Ether Miners
Elisabeth Slettnes
Emma Watkinson
Ernst Fuchs
Gabriela Garza Padilla
Gaia Orion
Gareth Price
Graszca Paulska
Gromyko Semper
Hannah Faith Yata
Hector Pineda
Heiidi Taillefer
Heishiro Ishino
Hugues Gillet
Iain Whittaker
Irina S. Zaytceva
Jade Leyva-Frouge
Jeff Wood
Jericho Vamenta
Joe MacGown
John Brockington
Kathi Stutler Schmeider
Kazuhiko Nakamura
Lara Aleda
Leeroy New
Leo Plaw
Leslie Ditto
Leslie Samuels
Liam Barr
Liba Waring Stambollion
Linda Ridd Herzog
Lori Field
Lucy Hardie
Luigi la Speranza
Madeline von Foerster
Magi Calhoun
Marc Garro
Marcel Antonio
Marcelo Suaznabar
Marcus McAllister
Mark Henson
Martin Stensaas
Martina Hoffmann
Matthew Couper
Maura Holden
Micha Lobi
Michael Hutter
Michael Page
Michel Bassot
Michele Hollanes Lua
Mike Davis
Nicola Verlatto
Nobuki Omori
Olga Spiegel
Onanyati
Otto Rapp
Pascal Ferry
Patrick McGrath Muniz
Philip Rubinov Jacobson
Regine Kafeder
Reinhard Schmid
Robert Fronk
Robert Steven Connett
Robert Venosa
Roku Sasaki
Sandy Yagi
Santiago Caruso
Santiago Ribeiro
Sarah Zambiasi
Sergey Tyukanov
Steven Kenny
Stuart Griggs
Sussanah Martin
Tanya Miller
Ti Ku
Timea Tallian
Ton Haring
Tricia Cline
Vesna Krasnec
Vladimir Ovtcharov
Wessi
Wolfgang Harms
Wolfgang Johannes
Zeljko Djurovic
Zoe Williams
Zdzislaw Beksinski 


Art/Music Party Deal at my House

This past Saturday, in honor of it being Joseph's last weekend in Starkville before moving to Savannah to attend the art school there. Random jokers showed up and ate chips, drank beer, talked, played music, did weird little drawings, and even played with some of Joseph's old toys. Fun and weird. Cha. Ian Prester and a couple of other folks took some random pictures. Here are some photos from the evening...