Friday, April 30, 2010

Art by mail and another CBIG big up!

Ah, another late update...sorry about that. I was out rescuing puppies and orphans from burning buildings.....or something.

Anyway, The illustration news portal Little Chimp Society e-mailed me this morning to tell me that the Mail Me Art 2 exhibition has been announced. Mail Me Art 2 is the second collection of art done entirely on envelopes sent through the mail. I did a quick ink sketch for it:

Friday 30th July – Thursday 5th August 2010
Opening reception Friday July 30th 6-11pm

Red Gate Gallery
209a Coldharbour Lane
London SW9 8RU
United Kingdom

Meanwhile in Minnesota.....

The Children's book illustration show is still on at the Minnesota Center of Book Arts!
Here are my pieces there. I was aiming for B-Movie style posters of Children's classics. The Big Bad wolf one is one of about three or four Godzilla references I was working on at the time. What? Stuck on a single thought like a broken record forever producing the same thing over and over, y'say? Oh shut up.

Including Artists of the

Minnesota Book Arts Show
April 8th - June 20th

Tuesday, April 27, 2010


What are you doing this Friday? "What should you be doing?" more like it!
The answer: Going to the Altered Esthetics gallery in Northeast Minneapolis!

Iron and Candy

6 year anniversary celebration and fundraiser at Ae

Altered Esthetics celebrates six years of serving artists with a party at their home in the Q'arma building in Northeast Minneapolis. The party will occur in conjunction with their annual spring fundraiser... this year's theme - Iron and Candy!

I'll have two pieces on show there but they also have a whole line up of awesomeness -

- An Iron and Candy themed exhibit and silent auction
- A raffle with awesome prizes and goods from local businesses
- Live music
- Refreshments
- Steampunk themed games and activities
- Bad Caricatures courtesy of the International Cartoonist Conspiracy
- Awesome company
- And more!

Schedule of Awesomeness
(Doors at 5)
7:00pm Refreshments, DJ, flurry of games and activity
9:00pm Silent auction and raffle end
9:00pm Live auction begins
9:30pm Raffle winners announced
10:00pm Music from Apartment 12J
11:00pm Music from Bad September

How can you NOT go? Just in case you are still not convinced then here is a segment of the framed sketch I have there. You'll have to go to see what the Umpa Lumpa is fleeing from. Incentive!

Sunday, April 18, 2010

St Paul Art Crawl - THE INFORMATION!


Rossmor Building
500 Robert Street
St. Paul, MN


23rd (Friday) :6-10pm
24th (Saturday):12-8pm
25th (Sunday) :12-5pm

I am on the best floor, thats the 2nd one. Just go through the main entrance (pictured) and up the stairs and I'll be to the left. I'll work on some signage to guide you.

If you want to see everything in the building then there is an elevator to the 7th floor so you can work your way down using the stairs to avoid congestion. Building artists will advertise in the elevator to make it easy to find your favorite artists!
- Maps and Parking:

*Parking Bargain: $3/all day Block 19 Parking Ramp
-enter from Jackson and 7th
-street parking around the Rossmor is
free after 430pm
on Friday and Saturday
and all day Sunday
EASY parking makes this the

Additional Rossmor Events:

Musical group - "Tortuga" - performing in studio #508 on Friday night at 8:00
Musical group "St. Thomas African Music Ensemble" performing in studio #517 Saturday late afternoon some time - more details to come.

Patrick Clancy Photography will be offering a Free Photo Booth in Studio #508 on Saturday and Sunday. Come have a free portrait taken.

Lobby Musicians!

Niki Beker will play Friday at 6 pm and Saturday at 1 pm
Nathan Eliot Rowan will play Saturday at 4 pm
Nick Strusz will play Saturday at 12 pm
We are still working on hosting a number of solo musicians at various common areas of the building - more to come on that. Anyone interested in performing can drop us a line.

Remember $3 all day parking in the Block 19 parking ramp!

Oh, and just in case that wasn't enough for you then here is a copy of the whole crawl map.

Come by and say hello and steal some candy!*

(*I may or may not have candy)