Friday, October 28, 2011

Movember Art Auction

Old Soul, 12x16", acrylic/charcoal/graphite

 I made this painting for the MOVEMBER ART AUCTION
 Pink Hobo Gallery in NE Minneapolis

Participating artists include: Charlie Forbes, Dan Monick, Jaime Carrera, Allen Brewer, Rob McBroom, Ruben Nusz, Aesthetic Apparatus, Aniela Sobieski, Burlesque of North America, Vincent Stall, Jennifer Davis, Max Lorbach, Greg Gossel and Michael Cina.

 "Movember" is a worldwide moustache growing charity effort held during November of each year that raises funds and awareness for men's health.

 Facebook event page here.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

"Homeroom" at Subtext Gallery, San Diego

"Homeroom: 20 Artists Reinterpret Their Childhood Artwork" 
at Subtext Gallery in San Diego, CA. Opening 11/11/11.

Here is the artwork I made for this show- from then and now:

construction paper hearts and flowers reinterpreted in paint- SOLD

dogs made from brown paper bags- ridiculous! - SOLD

me in first grade, 1981

Participating artists: Allison Sommers, Audrey Kawasaki, Catherine Brooks, Celëne Petrulak, Chris Ryniak, Dadu Shin, Harmony Gong, JAW Cooper, Jeya, Jennifer Davis, JUURI, Katherine Brannock, Kelly Vivanco, Leung Ka-Yin, Martin Hsu, Naoshi, Nimit Malavia, Sean Mahan, Soey Milk, Tran Nguyen, Yoskay Yamamoto and Zoë Williams.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

"Get In If You Want to Live"

My illustration for "The Bear" a short story by John Jodzio
acrylic/graphite/charcoal on panel

I made this painting as an illustration for John Jodzio's new book of short stories:
"Get In If You Want To Live."  Paper Darts Press will raffle off the painting at the book release party TONIGHT- 10/15/11. (Party is FREE, raffle tickets are $2 a pop!)

Party info here.
Order the book here.

About the book:

"...each story in the collection will be accompanied by a specially curated illustration from hand-selected local and international artists, including Jennifer Davis, Ruben Ireland, and Andres Guzman among others. The entire book will be designed using the eye-popping aesthetic and inventive graphics that Paper Darts Magazine is known for."

Contributing artists:

"The Twin Cities’ newest, boundary-breaking publishing house, PAPER DARTS PRESS, announces its debut project. Get In If You Want To Live is a collection of 19 fiction short-shorts by Minneapolis writer John Jodzio, author of 2010’s If You Lived Here You’d Already Be Home. Jodzio is a past recipient of the Loft-McKnight Fellowship award and his work has been featured in numerous publications, including McSweeney’s, Opium, and Minnesota Monthly.

From bears hooked on sex outside the species, to hookers hooked on a neighbor’s bomb chili recipe, Jodzio shanghais readers in the course of only a few pages and sucks them into 19 different gonzo worlds populated by intensely unapologetic characters
." (via

Monday, October 10, 2011

Delightful 3 on Decor8

Holly, from Decor8, has made a lovely post about my recent show with Amy Rice, "Delightful 3".

Amy Rice and me- photo by Holly Becker via

"From her color palettes (love her shots of black and neon pink!) to her quirky characters who display a range of emotions from melancholy to fear, timidness to hopeful, I find her work touching, engaging, meaningful and altogether mesmerizing. Amy Rice is another amazing talent, also based in MN, so to have a chance to meet them both in one evening was a total moment for me. Here they are, such a lovely duo."

My paintings, "full" and "gardener"- photo by Holly Becker via

Read the full post and see more photos on
Thank you so much, Holly! The pleasure was all mine. ;0)