Thursday, June 26, 2008

Sites, anecdotes and thank yous

I recently joined 3 art sites, thought I would share the links with any other artist interested. They are free sites and others can comment on your work:
deviantART Gallery

I'm going to start applying to local galleries here in the next couple of weeks, a task Ive been neglecting for a couple of years now. I have an interesting anecdote about applying to galleries. About 9 years ago I applied to Empty Walls Gallery in Dallas. The first time I went in I saw a guy working there and he took a look at my work and politely replied "not interested", he didn't really look at me in the face at all. About 6 months later I went back to the same gallery, with the same work and saw the same guy, this time he loved it and asked me for work. I ended up showing my work at Empty Walls for about 4 years. It shows that not only are taste in art different from person to person, but even the same person can change taste over an allotted amount of time. Just a bit of encouragement for any artist who may be frustrated with getting shows.

On a different note I sent a copy of the sketch of Noam Chomsky I did to him, and he replied back saying "thank you and he appreciated it". That made me happy.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

4 new drawings

These are 4 new drawings Ive recently completed. The first of Nikki and Miro on the couch, the second of Nikki and Zoe napping, the third of the creek beside my grandparents house, and the last one of Noam Chomsky. I have a lot of drawings and sketches I haven't uploaded to yet, I hope to get around to that soon.

Saturday, June 7, 2008

Outside the Lines 8 reception

The reception went really well at the Bath House Cultural Center. There was a large turnout, and some great work.

This show was even more special to me because my wife Nikki was chosen to show a piece of her artwork as well, a knitted wall sculpture. It was a lot of fun being in the same show together.