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Here I am

Covered in paint and quite busy.


I am mostly preparing for “Heart & Soul,”an upcoming show at Valkarie Gallery in Lakewood, Colorado.

This show will run from February 12 until March 9, with an opening reception on Saturday, February 15 from 5 to 10 plus Belmar Block 7’s First Friday Art Walk reception on March 7 from 6 to 9. Valkarie is located at 445 S. Saulbury St., Lakewood, CO  80226. Regular open hours are Wednesdays 10-3 & 4-7, Thursdays & Fridays 12-7, Saturdays 12-6 and Sundays 12-5. Open on First Fridays from 12-10.


I will be participating in Artma, an auction to raise funds for pediatric cancer research, once again this year. I have donated “Alistair the Fierce Bad Cat,” shown below. This happens on February 8 from 6 to 10 at a brand new location- the 1st Bank Center at 11450 Broomfield Lane, Broomfield, CO 80021.



And, I have been invited to participate in Westword’s Artopia 2014. This will be happening on Saturday, February 22, from 7 PM until 2 AM.


Below are a couple of newly finished paintings. Hoping to finish several more in the next two weeks. We’ll see.

“yes & his heart was pounding,” oil on wood, 9″ x 12″



“In the Belly of a Dream,” oil on canvas, 8″ x 8″



The Rat within the Grain

Photo credit: Terri Bell

The closing weekend of my show at CORE New Art Space – entwined with my four friends and fellow artists Meg Voigt Meersman, Terri Bell, Jon Koenigsberg and Lokken Liane, is approaching. Our last weekend will coincide with the popular Denver Art District on Santa Fe’s First Friday Art Walk. I am grateful to Susan Froyd for writing about the show on the Westword Blog, here.

I was skeptical when Terri Bell proposed that we mix our work together and hang it as a single exhibit. I usually feel that my work coordinates poorly with other people’s work. I always look like the turd in the punch bowl, the rat within the grain. Her instinct were right, though- the show is wonderful and I think it’s the best looking exhibit in which I’ve ever taken part. Thank you, Terri. I will not doubt your aesthetic premonitions again, and we at CORE are so fortunate to have you with us.

I am also grateful to Pat Cronin for inviting me to take part in the “Creatures” show, opening on First Friday on the other side of town at Zip 37 Gallery.


opens at Zip 37 this Friday, the good lord willing and the creek don’t rise. I’m grateful to Mauricio Rocha for giving us a shout out in this week’s Westword. Hope you can come by and take a peek if you’re in the neighborhood.


The death of a child,

however, is a tragedy. The Morgan Adams Foundation was created to help raise money and awareness for children affected with cancer.

Artma is an art auction that takes place every other year to fund the Morgan Adams Foundation, and I am pleased to be donating a painting to Artma again this year.

I’ll be donating “Abracadabra,” pictured below.

The event takes place at the Denver Studio Complex, 241 S. Cherokee St. in Denver, on February 6th from 6 to 10 PM.

Also- Denver’s reigning king of pop art Mark Penner Howell is having a studio sale for Haiti this first Friday,February 5th from 6 to 9 PM, at 900 Santa Fe Drive.

50% of all sale prices will go to Haitian relief efforts. From the Westword article:

Here’s how it will work: To buy a painting (ranging from $200 to $2,600), you first make a donation for half the amount to Save the Children, Care, Red Cross or Doctors Without Borders; all of the charities have been vetted for effectiveness and work done in Haiti. A computer will be set up so that you, the consumer, can make the donation and get a tax deduction for your generosity. Give your receipt and the remaining half of the painting price to Penner Howell, and you’ll walk away with a great piece of art and the knowledge that you’ve given to a good cause.

Good art for a good cause conceived by one really great guy.