Category Archives: most everything

…just about everything that isn’t toon-related or euro-centric.

New Upcoming Cards, Prints & Mimosa Sunday!

Sidestreet Arts knows how to party. Twice a month we bring treats and snackies to share, throw open our doors and invite folks in to gaze upon art, hobnob, and graze our delicious food offerings. Our second October Hobnob is this Sunday… Mimosa Sunday offers… well, you guessed it… Mimosas. Fun Starts at 11 am and goes until 2pm. First dozen guests get a special something!

Hey! I’ve got some new offerings available soon… Greeting cards and prints… and original art magnets, too! So keep your peepers peeled (here) for upcoming details.

 

Falling into First Friday

It is Fall… and we are falling into the First Friday of Fall at Sidestreet Arts. As per usual, we are reception-izing on Friday, October 5th from 6-9 pm at the gallery. Delicious treats, adult beverages and hobnobbing served up cheerfully.

The October/November issue of Art-o-Rama has dropped. #37 has my illustrated guide to Autumn. It’s available now ($5 an issue plus a buck fifty for shipping). Contact me via email.

New Jazz-New Show-New, New, New

New Stuff. New art. New.

So much has happened since the last post. I’ve stepped away from the webcomics that have been a big part of my life for over a decade. I have immersed myself into my new gallery home, Sidestreet Arts. I bought a big ol’ printer for the “art purposes”… and I’ve picked up the scissors and glue for an upcoming split show.

The printer, a Canon Pixma Pro-100, is a beast of a machine… and I’m learning how to use it. Color tweaking… set up… it’s a little complicated. But I’ll get there… I plan to use the monster printer (which needs a name… like “Andre” or “Mungo” ) for card and print making purposes. With this new studio addition, I’ll be able to offer an economical alternative to original art works.

The November Show at Sidestreet Arts is going to be a split show. “New Member Spotlight” will feature art from Gail Owen, Kathleen Mistry, and myself… we three being the “new members”. Since my show-mates are offering all new work, I decided to throw in a few new pieces to add to some recent Jazz collages. They are certainly “moody” pieces. So far, there are 3 new works in progress. And there will certainly be more.

 

Mimosa Sunday at Sidestreet Arts

Sip Mimosas and snack on brunchy type tasties while viewing art… Cathi Newlin and Don Hall will be in the Main Gallery August 26th from 11 am to 2 pm. Member artists and newly membered artists will be there, too… and that’s me! Come hobnob with us.

You can also thumb through my matted original mixed media pieces in the small works gallery. The “Stained Glass Series” is growing…

Stained Glass Series Original Mixed Media

Sidestreet Arts, 140 28th (at Ash) in Portland, Oregon.

For more info: SidestreetArts.com 

 

New Works: A New Direction

I’ve found myself embracing Abstraction; it’s always interested me, but I’ve never drawn or painted abstractly. The current Diebenkorn exhibition at PAM (Portland Art Museum) has grabbed my enthusiasm, and I’ve been throwing myself into abstract mixed media pieces. Some have recognizable subjects… and others do not, but they all share a bright palette and cartoony whimsicality. You can’t take that out of a cartoonist, I guess.

Upcoming Events: September 2018

The Group Show, Sidestreet Arts Gallery, September 5-30th, Reception: Friday, Sept. 7th from 6-9 pm. 140 SE 28th Ave., Portland, OR

New Collage

Picasso’s Absinthe, $195 5×7 matted framed to 8.5×11

I have been busy cutting up paper. I have 5 new framed artworks and a few more in various stages of “moving along”. This one is called Picasso’s Absinthe. It’s a 5×7 collage and mixed media piece inspired by, well, Picasso’s drinking habits… as well as his other habits… like his habit of cheating on the women he was involved with. Besides that… As a drinker of absinthe myself, I like this one very much. The green fairy visits often and my obsession with the teals and blue greens was satisfied in this piece. $195.

Be sure to stop by the Sidestreet Arts gallery on 28th in Portland, Oregon and have a look at some of my other collages hanging around.

Sidestreet Arts Gallery

Collage

Sidestreet Arts is showing some of my work. The Fabulous Sidestreeters (members) are showing a collection of my MugShots (coffee cup art) and 8 of my small collages, including some very new pieces. Be sure to drop by the gallery at 28th and Ash (Portland) and have a looksee. The Sidestreet(er) regular member artists have some really great work in their gallery… and the guest artists (like me) have some truly fabulous work, also, as well (like Gary Hirsch’s Bot Joy robots and Paulina Archambault’s portraits) .

Visit sidestreetarts.com for more info and have a look at their Instagram feed.

First Show of the New Year

Coffee Fairies, Sketchy People, & Joe…    

If you like coffee and art, you might drop by Motivasi Coffee to see Jack Kent‘s Sketchy People Series and my Coffee Fairy collage series. Motivasi Coffee is located at 4502 NE 42nd Ave. in Portland, OR. The folks there are real friendly and they make some amazing coffee. Show starts the second week of January.