SUPER Stoked to be apart of this Upcoming Art Show in Downtown Oakland! More Information to come…Just SAVE THE DATE for this one folks. NOVEMBER 21, 2015. 9pm-2am.
Next month I am stoked to be participating in 2 group shows. First, I am creating my first custom vinyl toy for the “Kustom Print, Photo & Munny Showcase” at Somos Gallery in Salinas, CA. The following week, I will be showing at Autobody Fine Art’s exhibition season opener called “Sugar”. Sugars exhibition will feature new and emerging artists from the East Bay, so I am very happy to be apart of this amazing group show. Not to mention they will be serving beer and donuts opening night! Yippee! Please check out my “Shows” section for more event information.
I am excited to be apart of this amazing show currently showing in San Francisco, CA. “Visions and Reflections” at Gauntlet Gallery features work from 50 of the best Bay Area artists who created 12″x12″ pieces inspired by the exhibition’s title. “Modern Man’s Hustle” is my “reflection” on our willful embrace of a system that rewards our worst traits as human beings and continues to force feed our desire for unnecessary crap.
“Visions and Reflections” runs from April 13th-May 18th 2013. Check the Gauntlet Gallery for more information, event pics, and gallery hours.
I have been participating in the Mama’s Royal Napkin Art Contest in Oakland, CA for the past 9 years and I honestly look forward to it every spring. (I even sent my napkin art entry to Mama’s while I was living in Japan!) Mama’s Royal Cafe is a cute “grab your own cup and serve yourself coffee” corner restaurant that always has a line outside the door. They have been serving up breakfast and lunch to the neighborHOOD for over 30 years, and it’s always on the top of my list for breakfast when I can actually get up at a decent time on my days off. They hold an annual Napkin Art contest that is judged by local “professional” artists and the winners are not only displayed in the cafe for a year, but they can be awarded up to $400- for their crafty piece of art. In my opinion, this contest not only creates a positive and fun gathering place for the community, but the owner’s of Mama’s supports local artists and respects their craft. Mama’s napkin art contest puts a literal spin on the phrase, “Put your money where your mouth is.”
This is my entry for 2013. Acrylic on Napkin.
This Friday, Feb.1st in Jack London Square, I will be apart of an interactive group show during Oakland’s Art Murmur. 7 artists will display line drawings with color codes and invite the public to complete their paintings during the opening reception. Please join me and my friends for some creative fun at lOAKal and remember to wear your creative wears because its gonna get messy!
This Saturday, Decemeber 15th, come out and support my family at Lower Branch in the city. The Grand Opening Art Show will feature new works by yours truly along side an ILL line up of sick artists! Big ups to JC and Paolo for working so hard to house a space for creativity and ♥ in the Tenderoni!