Back @ Sketch Tuesday June 24th, 2008

Sketch Tuesdays at 111 Minna

Been a little while but I’m back at Minna…

Sketch Tuesdays at 111 Minna Gallery

Live sketching/art making by local artists:

Nate Van Dyke
– Annie Galvin
– Hilary Pecis
– Brett Amory
– Jessica Whiteside
– Rogelio Martinez
– Mats!?
– Haejin Chun
– Michael Mason
– Elisheva Marcus
– John Mavroudis
– Mary Anne kluth
– Micke Tong
– Derek Weisberg
– Wednesday Kirwan
– Eric Joyner
– Colleen Sanders
– George Pfau
– Clinton Lowry

Sketch Tuesdays at 111 Minna Gallery

– ~ Please note that Sketch Tuesdays at 111 Minna Gallery will not be held every third Tuesday of the month as in the past, but it WILL take place on a certain Tuesday every month. Check here on to find out when the event is happening, or on the sweet newly re-done 111 site.

During the event we will be having ‘THE FIVE MINUTE ARTIST TALK’.
‘THE FIVE MINUTE ARTIST TALK’ is where our invited artist can describe her/his creative process, influences, or just take five minutes to talk about the president(s). This month’s talk will be Kris D., co-curator of the current monthly group show titled “365” at 111 Minna; if you missed the opening reception this is a nice chance for you to see the exhibit.

Admission is FREE, but 21+ and no babies, please.

-any further questions contact yr Sketch Tuesdays host:

111 Minna Gallery is pleased to announce the fifth ‘Sketch Tuesdays’ event of 2008. Each month the gallery hosts an evening of live art making featuring both established and emerging Bay Area artists. Inspired by Southern Exposure’s Monster Drawing Rally, 111 Minna offers patrons the opportunity to see local artists at work and get acquainted with them. It is also a way for artists to meet each other and to be inspired by each other’s creative process.

Sketch Tuesdays offers the local arts community a place to congregate, to talk, to create and to be seen. There is usually room for artists to just drop in and start drawing, but the good seats are reserved for the invited artists.  Art is for sale at reasonable prices and will be displayed until the event closes.

Revisiting Sacramento

SAN FRANCISCO IN SACRAMENTO 2, curated by abstract painter Rene Fressola, Brooklyn boy extaordinaire. Went out to Sacto this weekend for a group art show at Deep Gallery. Every second Saturday plenty of people visit the downtown area to checkout lots of art in Old Town Sacramento. Here are a couple of reworks I made for the show. Figurative charcoal drawings with guoache paint on charcoal drawing paper/wood and resin. No Digital this time!

Some Peeps…

“ERWO”, this kid was walking from show to show selling handmade buttons on his boyscout sashay…I bought a few and some of you people will be receiving these cheap gifts from me 🙂

See More Pics of the Show

Benefit Benin

Finished a collaboration with THE LOVE MOVEMENT. An art panel that will raise money to help a small village in Benin Africa. Just a small gesture of how artists can really make a change in this world.

The top image is TLM’s finished product. The image below is my addition to their painting. Yes, those are .38 Special Luv Bullets…

“100 percent of the profits will go to buying suppliesfor the children of Benin. Each artist will be able to use his/her portion of money raised by the piece and decide what to send the children whether it be art supplies, soccer balls, clothing, nutrition, books etc.

This could be something really special that we as artists do for a small village, instead of donating money to a faceless charity you donate a tangible good to faces you will see in photos. Our good friend works in the Peace Corps there and the images she sends back of our contributions are priceless….”

The Love Movement

Dolly of Edinburgh meets the Llandscape of Tomorrow

Titled: Dolly of Edinburgh meets the Llandscape of Tomorrow

35″x35″ – Digital Illugraphy on Wood, Resin, 2007

I wanted to touch on the controversy of cloning and how Dolly was the premiere science experiment that has launched mankind to pass a bill for production of cloned meats. Dolly is the only other mammal, other than Jesus Christ, to be conceived without a father or through sexual means. Here she is depicted as walking on water in her afterlife.