It’s All For Show

So, where was I? Oh, trying to stay high and dry, I seem to recall. And working on several shows simultaneously, with the biggest one, “Passionate Menagerie”, opening this Friday at the JRB Art at the Elms Gallery in OKC. A LOT of new work will be available, including the “rain” series and many other artworks seen here. Just under 30 pieces, as a matter of fact. It’s been a busy month or two. Sorry I’ve been a little preoccupied. Un Grande Amor

El Grande Amor, Collared Aracari, acrylic on board 18×24, part of The Passionate Menagerie at JRB Art at the Elms Gallery

You can contact the gallery if you are interested in making a purchase, and if you are in the neighborhood of 2810 North Walker in Oklahoma City this Friday from 6 to 10pm, stop by and say hello and enjoy the opening reception!

Great Curassows in Costa Rica

Great Curassows, Costa Rica, pencil sketch 8.5×11 on exhibit in Traveling Through Artists’ Eyes

Another interesting show I’m participating in is called Traveling Through Artists’ Eyes at the Invited Artist’s Gallery in the Oklahoma City Underground, a tunnel system down under OKC that’s been refurbished and updated with new lighting, carpeting, paint and a walk-through gallery with rotating exhibits. This is a group show put together by Julia Kirt at Oklahoma Visual Artist’s Coalition and is a collection of travel related art by seven Oklahoma artists. I contributed sketchbook pages from Australia, Costa Rica and Panama. This one runs through into October. Here’s a really great review by John Brandenburg.

At the Bennington Center for the Arts in Bennington, Vermont, American Artists Abroad is opening this Saturday, August 4. Three of my pastel/graphite paintings are included in this show. And, yes, they are for sale- the Bennington will be happy to help you with all your art collecting needs!

Blues on Yellow, Red-legged Honeycreeper

Blues on Yellow, Red-legged Honeycreeper pastel and graphite on paper, 11×14, one of three pieces in American Artists Abroad at the Bennington Center for the Arts.

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