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A Summer’s Solstice in 3D

 

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Dates for the showing:  5/24-7/12
Opening / reception:   Saturday, 6/11 4-6 PM
Location: Kam’s Wok / Wine / Dine
4500 Montrose Blvd, Houston, TX 77006

A Summer’s Solstice in 3D is a celebration of earth’s natural rhythms amidst the randomness. 3D-printed elements are incorporated into encaustic paintings in much of the exhibition, characterizing the strict precision of some of earth’s elements (sunrise, sunset, and the timings of the solstices). Encaustic – beeswax mixed with resin – which is applied in a molten state, characterizes the randomness juxtaposed against the precision.

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Best in Show at Frisco Arts in the Square

IMG_20160402_132935383I was thrilled to receive the “Best in Show” award at Arts in the Square in Frisco, Texas during my Spring 2016 North American Tour. What a wonderful surprise! This was a really well run art fair – the organizers did a stupendous job, the artists’ hospitality was exceptional, the weather was great, and the crowds were amazing.

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#Heatstroke3D

BannerShotMy debut solo exhibition runs February 6 through March 3 at Archway Gallery. The show includes over 50 new works, most including 3D printed objects to fully exemplify my tagline of combining modern digital elements into the ancient encaustic medium.

I am fortunate to have benefit of the PR team at Archway. Below are some of the media publications:

The Leader

Houston Press

Texas Lifestyle Magazine

Houston Lifestyles & Homes Magazine

ModernHouston.net

And if you weren’t able to attend the exhibition opening, below is my Artist’s Talk, explaining my inspiration and struggles with integrating 3D printed objects into encaustics:

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“Harnificent” at The Art Car Museum’s “Reincarnation” open exhibition

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I regularly distribute Visual Arts Alliance material to Houston’s Art Car Museum, so when their annual open exhibition approached I jumped at the chance to have one of my pieces included. Their exhibition REINCARNATION runs September 19 through December 19, 2015.

“Harnificent” is from my Mannequins at the leatherbar series, and of all of my pieces is the most fitting for a ‘Reincarnation’ theme. It was inspired by the movie Maleficent with a mixture of hell fire below and the heavens above — a sort of phoenix rising.

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Announcing my Spring 2015 World Tour

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I am delighted to announce my first ever World Tour!

OK, maybe it’s just a Texas tour with a vacation to Mexico at the end, but hey, I’m living a dream here. I am excited to have been accepted into the following art fairs/festivals:

  • March 7: First Saturday Arts Market / Houston Heights
    This is the hip/funky monthly arts market very near to my home and the place that I first erected my white tent.
  • March 27-29: Bayou City Arts Festival / Houston’s Memorial Park
    This is the big one. This was my stretch goal/aspiration when I transitioned from corporate america to full-time artist, so I am especially thrilled to be participating.
  • April 11: Midtown Art in the Park / Houston’s Midtown
    This is another local art fair close to my home held annually which I am looking forward to.
  • April 18-19: Buda Fine Art Express / Buda, TX
    Buda is a small town on the outskirts of Austin. This will be my very first away-trip so this will involve extra planning/logistics.
  • April 25: King William Fair / San Antonio, TX
    This is a one-day art fair held the final weekend of Fiesta. I’m expecting friends and family to meet us there for this event which should be very fun.
  • May 8-10: Allen Arts Festival / Allen, TX
    I applied for this show because it is Mother’s Day weekend and my dear mother lives a half-mile away from this venue. Allen is a growing expanse north of Dallas.
  • May 16-17: Texas Gulf Coast Arts Festival / Clute, TX
    This is the first year for this event, so I am looking forward to a lot of pent up demand for art.
  • May 20-26: Los Muertos Beach / Puerto Vallarta, MX
    Look for me sitting on the beach, under a palapa at Green Chairs, drinking a margarita and watching the waves crash. I will have some art tiles with me, so in response to all the local vendors who traverse the beach selling anything and everything, I will say “Tus cosas son hermosas, pero me gustaría que usted compre mi arte”

So I invite you to look for me under my white tent (or brown palapa)! Links to the art festivals’ webpages are on my Exhibition Schedule page.

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Of candlelights and gaslamps

I am thrilled to have been invited by the Bayou City Art Festival to participate in their Candlelight Art Market in collaboration with The Heritage Society’s 52nd Annual Candlelight Tour in downtown Houston Dec 13 and 14.

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“Esplanade”, (encaustic, 11″ x 15″), SOLD

My “Esplanade” encaustic was one of the images I submitted for jurying for the 2015 Bayou City Art Festival in Memorial Park.  This apparently caught the right peoples’ eyes and the invitation followed.

Sorry folks, but “Esplanade” sold in early September, so I won’t have it to exhibit, but I will have 6″x6″ ceramic tile prints available for $20.  I also created a variation piece “Gaslamp glow” (encaustic 11″x15″) which I will have.

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“Gaslamp glow”, (encaustic, 11″ x 15″), SOLD

IMG_0580FYI, the images of the gaslamp are from the one I have in my front yard. Here is the original photo on the right.