Sunday, May 20, 2018

RoCo 6x6 Opens + Sketchbook Project Tour

At right: "Spain"
Each summer Rochester Contemporary Art Center’s "6x6" exhibition and fund-raising auction brings together thousands of original artworks, made and donated by celebrities, international & local artists, designers, and local school kids. Artworks must be six inches square (my work is 5" square with a 1" border to allow for matting) and signed only on the back, to be exhibited anonymously. All artworks will be for sale to the public for $20 each to benefit RoCo. Artists’ names will be revealed to the buyer upon purchase and all artworks remain on display through July 16. I haven't done this show for a couple of years, so it's good to be back again!

  • Global Online Preview happening NOW!

  • In Gallery Preview (no purchasing): May 28 - June 1, 1-9pm

  • Opening Party & Artwork Sale: June 2, 4-10pm  *Get Tickets Here*

  •      7:30pm raffle for buyer positions #1-20

  •      8:00pm purchasing open for all other buyers

  • Global Online Purchasing Begins: June 5 at 10am

I have four pieces available from my "Songbook" series, all inspired by great songs. You can click on each link to see their listings:

It Might as Well be Spring


Take the A-Train


This is a great way to purchase one of my geometric digital prints on archival paper for only $20 and support a worthy cause at the same time!


My book's official catalog call number: 347.34-10
For the 2018 Sketchbook Project, artists could choose from several themes. "Textures, Lines & Graphics" was perfect for me! 

"Sketchbook" is broadly interpreted by participating artists. Mine includes a brief intro plus a total of 28 digital geometric drawings printed on pages made from glossy photo paper and rebound into the 5"x7" book. 

In addition to being held in the permanent collection of the library, the sketchbooks will be digitized and searchable online, and the books themselves will go on tour this summer to Toronto, Chicago, and Atlanta!

Sat., June 23rd
Brooklyn Art Library

Fri., July 27th - Sun. July 29th
Historic Distillery District

Fri., August 3rd - Sun. August 5th
Hyde Park Arts Center

Fri. Sept. 21st - Sun. Sept. 23rd
Ponce City Market

Sunday, May 6, 2018

Fine Arts Federation Show Photos + Tucasa Women's History Month Show Closes

The Fine Arts Federation Membership Show is an annual event at the Betsy Leuke Creative Arts Center Gallery in Burbank, CA. It usually features close to 60 artists. My entry was a drawing from 2001 that had never been shown before. There's always a lot of pottery in this exhibit because the center has an active pottery studio in the back. The gallery itself is beautiful. The show closed March 22nd.

This event celebrated the renaming of the center in honor of
the late Burbank arts supporter, Betsy Leuke.

Partial view of the beautiful, large gallery.

My work on the left.

Title: "Chega de Saudade" ("No More Blues"), a favorite Jobim samba.

Personal favorite: lovely hand-painted bowl.

Another view. I can't find the artist's name!

Several ceramic pieces, including a prize-winner.

Title: "Empty Vessels"

Tucasa celebrated National Women's History Month with an art exhibit featuring women artists. It opened March 2nd with "An Art & Music Night" at Sabor y Cultura in Los Angeles, CA. I had five mounted digital prints from my "Songbook" series in this show, which just closed on April 30th. Sabor y Cultura, known as a "coffeehouse with flavor and culture," is a charming venue that offers tasty light meals and evening entertainment in addition to its rotating art shows.