Night View of Kilauea accepted into Hawai’i National Parks 2016 Centennial Juried Exhibition

HI Nat Park Card Front


I am pleased to announce that my piece “Night  View of Kilauea” has been accepted into the Hawai’i National Parks 2016 Centennial Juried Exhibition. This Exhibition, presented by the Maui Arts & Cultural Center in partnership with the National Parks Service is the result of an open call to artists to celebrate 100 years of National Parks in Hawai’i.

Jurors  Jay Jensen, Curator of Contemporary Art, Honolulu Museum of Art, from O’ahu and Nalani Kanakaole, artist, kumu hula, and cultural consultant, from Hawai’i Island selected from works submitted from across the country that reflect ideas about scenic beauty, cultural stories, memories and more, collectively honoring nature’s diversity and the parks we treasure.

Maui Arts & Cultural Center

Schaefer International Gallery

Exhibit Dates:  August 30-Novermber 6, 2016

Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Sunday, 10AM-5PM

If you happen to be in the area, the opening reception is Sunday, August 28 at 5pm.




Migrations #5 in the Appalachian Nature Art Exhibition of the Alleghany Arts Council

Migrations #5 WM

I am very pleased to announce that juror, Paul Rhymer, has invited my Dark Field Monotype print, Migrations # 5 to be part of the Appalachian Nature Art Exhibition of the Alleghany Arts Council. Migrations #5 will be on view at the Saville Gallery, 9 Centre Street in Cumberland, MD from June 17th until July 9th. The opening reception is from 6 until 8 pm on June 18th. Migrations # 5 has also been part of juried shows in Arizona, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania.



I’m proud to announce that three of my pieces, The Yeoman, The King’s Dwarf, and Wood Sprite have been accepted into the 5x5x5 show at Jacksonville State University in Jacksonville, AL.  The juror is Adrienne Callander (Assistant Professor of Art Entrepreneurship in New College at the University of Alabama).  The Yeoman and The King’s Dwarf are part of my Medieval Series (hand built,one of a kind raku fired paper clay) and Wood Sprite is part of the Mythological Creatures Series.

16th Annual Will’s Creek Exhibition One Cubed

Will's Creek Exhibition - One Cubed

I am proud to announce that my found-item sculpture “Laminations of a Chocaholic” has just been accepted by jurors Amanda Jiron Murphy, Director of the Hamiltonian Gallery of Washington, DC and Jessica Beck, Assistant Curator of the Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh for the Allegany Arts Council’s Will’s Creek Exhibition, “One Cubed,” which opens September 12 at the Arts Council’s Saville Gallery in Cumberland, Maryland.  The entirety of the artwork, including the frame or supports, must fit inside a 1 foot by 1 foot by 1 foot volume or a 1 foot by 1 foot area. “Laminations” will be on display for approximately one month.

The opening reception will be Saturday, Sept. 12 from 6 to 8 pm in the Allegany Arts Council’s galleries at 9 N. Centre St., Cumberland, MD. This event is free and open to the public.

Compression #4

Compression #5

Compression #4 is an abstract, perhaps conceptual piece which uses geometric shapes, mosaic composition principles and a red/yellow/orange/black palette to evoke the feeling of tension created by the interaction  of pressure and resistance.  While it is numbered, it is a monoprint, a single, unique print.  The numbering refers to the particular image and its coloring.  It is not part of an edition of identical (or almost identical) prints from that plate.  It is a collograph, that is, the printing plate is created by building up the base plate rather than by cutting into it, as in the case of an etching, woodcut or drypoint.  I find that, when exploring conceptual images, the collograph process provides greater adaptability and flexibility.

Compression #4 has just returned home after being exhibited at “The Mosaic Muse,” a juried art show at City Hall in Philadelphia, PA in February and March of this year.

Compression #4 has also been accepted into the “Arizona Aqueous” juried art show at the Tubac Center of the Arts in Tubac, Arizona, which opens January 29, 2016.

Migrations #5

Fansmith - Migrations #5

Migrations #5 brings to mind the powerful yet sinuous movement of a flock of birds.  It is a dark field monotype, a unique, one-time image made by applying ink in layers to a hard printing surface and then removing some of the ink to create subtle shading and a sense of movement and depth.  Migrations #5 was recently seen at the juried “Art de Avian” show at the Tubac Art Center in Tucson, Arizona this past April and at the annual juried show at the Abington Arts Center last December.

Great Grandad Was a T-Rex

Great Grand Dad Was A T-RexThe evolutionary line between a T-Rex and a chameleon may be direct, but it’s not directly straight!  This ink drawing is on display through tomorrow at my show at the Abington Arts Center. If you have not yet had a chance to come out and see the display, now is your last chance to see this show!

The Whimsical One-Liners are a series of original one-of-a-kind ink drawings. They are not prints,photographs, or digital images. Each One-Liner has two elements: verbal and visual. The verbal element is the classic description of a one-liner: a quip, a bon mot, a pun, or an observation, while the visual element is that the drawing is literally a one-liner – a single line that never crosses itself. It is the combination of the two elements that make them Whimsical One-Liners.

After tomorrow, all remaining works will still be available for sale.  Keep an eye out for the launch of my Etsy store soon!