Art Now: Painting

February 25, 2019

“Brass and Glass Plant Stand 2” acrylic on canvas, 36 x 36

Art Now 2019: Painting

February 15 – March 16, 2019
Ann Arbor Art Center.
117 W. Liberty St.
Ann Arbor, MI. 48104 
(734) 994-8004

Each year, on a rotating basis, the Art Center presents a media-focused exhibition as part of our Art Now series. This year’s fifth annual exhibit features innovative work in painting.  I have a painting, “Brass and Glass Plant Stand 2” included in this show. 

This exhibition highlights artists who employ traditional painting techniques, as well as those who move across disciplines and push the boundaries of what defines contemporary painting, including through the application of hybrid processes and use of mixed media.

About the Juror: Roula David

Roula David is the Executive Director of Murals in the Market, the Eastern Market, Detroit-based street art festival that has produced more than 125 outdoor murals since 2014. She is also COO of leading publisher of art prints, 1xRun in Detroit, where she is head of the company’s Special Projects initiative, which pairs artists with projects across the region at the intersection of art, government, and business, including murals for Wayne State University’s Mike Ilitch School of Business and the Detroit city government’s public art program, City Walls.

The Neighborhood

February 25, 2019

My “Michigan Farm” giclee print is featured on the set of CBS’s The Neighborhood. It’s truly surreal to see my artwork on mainstream tv, and even better when it is featured on a smart funny sitcom.

Now for the shameless plug: you too can also have a piece of my work over your fireplace. Open edition prints from Imagekind on canvas or paper here:

Tanglefoot 27: Tanglefoot Artists 27th Annual Open Studios

October 24, 2018

Tanglefoot 27: Tanglefoot Artists 27th Annual Open Studios
Friday, November 16, 5 – 9 p.m.
Sunday, November 18, Noon – 5 p.m.
314 Straight Ave SW, Door K
Grand Rapids, Mi 49504

Permanent Vacation

August 19, 2018

Permanent Vacation
Janssen Artspace
255 East Tahquitz Canyon Way
Palm Springs, CA 92262

My work will be included in a group show at Janssen Artspace during Modernism Preview Week in Palm Springs, CA from October 18-21.


Michigan Regional Exhibition

August 19, 2018

90th Michigan Regional Exhibition

Muskegon Museum of Art
296 W. Webster Avenue
Muskegon, Michigan 49440

“Brass and Glass” 2018, acrylic on canvas, 64 x 42 (above) has been accepted into the Michigan Regional at the Muskegon Museum of Art. The 90th Michigan Regional Exhibition opens Thursday, August 30, 2018. An opening reception will be held that evening starting at 5:30 pm. Awards will be announced at 7:00 pm.


Other Art Fair Chicago

August 19, 2018

The Other Art Fair Chicago
Mana Contemporary Chicago
2233 S Throop St.
Chicago, IL 60608
September 28-30, 2018

I have been selected for the Other Art Fair Chicago. As the contemporary art world trend turns toward art fairs, I will be taking my first step into this arena at the Other Art Fair Chicago.

Following successful installments in the UK, Australia, and the US, The Other Art Fair is thrilled to make it’s debut in the creative heart of Chicago at Mana Contemporary Chicago.

Presented by the world’s leading online art gallery Saatchi Art, The Other Art Fair showcases work by 130 talented independent and emerging artists, each hand picked by a Selection Committee of art world experts.

To cover my fair booth fee, travel, and other expenses I am running a fundrazr crowdsourcing campaign. Take pride in knowing you played a role in this giant career step. You will be recognized along with the other donors on my Other Art Fair announcements and have some optional perks when you give. Join the others who have donated to get me over half way there!  Follow this link to donate

New Botanicals: Paintings and Drawings

August 19, 2018

New Botanicals: Drawings and Paintings
July 2 – September 23, 2018
Creston Brewery
1504 Plainfield Ave NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49505

An exhibition of my new botanical paintings and drawings continues until September 23 at Creston Brewery in Grand Rapids, MI. A closing reception for the exhibition will be on Sunday, September 23, from 2-5PM. This exhibiton is the largest collection of  artwork since my show at the Grand Rapids Art Museum.

There are few venues in Grand Rapids which allow an artist to curate and exhibit art for an extended period of time quite like Creston Brewery. The brewery also features an amazing beer, cider, and food menu to enjoy while viewing.

The concept for showing at my Creston neighborhood brewery was born out of the tap room’s lush interior of exotic houseplants as a perfect compliment to the botanical subject matter. It also marks my return to representational work after a long period of abstraction. A digital limited edition print (above) and original triptych painting “Window Plants” were directly drawn from Creston’s interior.

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