Sunday, November 15, 2009

Glen Helen Show

I have been selected to show and sell at the Glen Helen Nature Arts and Crafts show, this coming weekend: Sat., 11/21, 9am-5pm, and Sun., 11/22, 11am-5pm. Here is a piece I'll probably bring, titled "North Field, Fall." Come on out and enjoy the show!

Friday, October 23, 2009

H x W x D

I recently had a piece (the one shown here, titled "Avoiding the Voice") accepted into the H x W x D exhibit at Rosewood Gallery in Kettering, OH. It is a regional, juried, sculpture competition (Ohio, Indiana, Michigan and Kentucky). It runs 11/9 - 12/11/2009, with an opening reception on Sunday, 11/8, 2 - 4 pm. It's free and open to all, so come on out and enjoy!

Here's to Fellowship!

I have been officially informed that I am to receive a Visual Artist Fellowship (grant) from the Montgomery County Arts & Cultural District for 2009/10. I can certainly put it to good use. - Yea!!!

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Peruvian Quilt Artist at WSU

In my position with Wright State University's Multicultural Center, I recently installed and held a reception for Peruvian quilt artist Flora Zarate at the Student Union Art Gallery. Her work is absolutely gorgeous and is not a common sight for this area. I hope you will make the time to go see her wonderful work. It is up through 10/23/09, with liberal (and free) gallery hours until 10 pm every night (Monday - Sunday). Here's the postcard for the exhibit. Enjoy!

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Peace Pieces

I am honored to report that I have been invited to show some of my sculpture in an upcoming international exhibit titled "The Art of Peace." It is described as "an open forum of peace art gathered from all over the world. An interesting perspective on peace will be seen through this international gathering of artists' work." (One of my sculptures, "A Hard Reign," is shown here.)

The exhibit is co-hosted by the Dayton International Peace Museum, Dayton's new non-profit gallery and studio called Missing Peace Art Space, as well as the Dayton Society of Painters and Sculptors, which will host a large part of it at their 48 High Street Gallery (about a block from the Missing Peace Art Space) (links below). The exhibit commemorates the 14th anniversary of the signing of the Dayton Peace Accords that resulted in an end to the Bosnia-Herzegovina conflict. Half of any profits or donations from the exhibit will be used to help support the Dayton International Peace Museum and half will go to help the Children of Narva, Estonia.

The exhibit runs October 22 through November 1, 2009, with an opening reception and silent auction at both DSPS and Missing Peace on Thursday, October 22, 5 - 9 pm. These events are free and open to the public. Please come out and support this interesting and important exhibit!

P.S. As a preview - please visit the Missing Peace Art Space through October 12, 2009, currently exhibiting the large, realistic, political paintings of New York master artist Max Ginsburg. This is a powerful exhibition!

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Antioch Lives On!

Crowds cheered as keys were passed yesterday (9/4/09) and now it's official - my beloved alma mater Antioch College will survive - through the hard work of the ACCC (Antioch College Continuation Corporation). It was a long, hard fight but I never really doubted the college would prevail. You just can't tell Antiochians they can't do something. The powers that be are projecting for a small first class in Fall of 2011....And now the fun begins.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

The Lucky Tree

I found out recently that I received a 1st Place in the Landscape category from the Miamisburg Art Gallery show that opened August 15. Yahoo! The piece that won was a little abstract tree that has won awards for me in the past. People must enjoy looking at it - so I'll post it here again. The show will be up through Saturday, September 5th. Thanks, Miamisburg Art Guild!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Views on View at Synesthesia and Visceral

Since May, 2009, I have been studying painting en plein air with Dayton landscape artist Jean Koeller, and others - learning and enjoying a lot. Jean and her students have been invited to have a show at Synesthesia Gallery in Centerville. It opens Friday, September 11th and runs through October 16; but the Opening Reception is Friday, September 18th, 6 - 9pm. Visceral Gallery, also in Centerville, is also having an opening the same night for their black and white show (called "Color Restrained"). Their reception is 5 - 10 pm. Check them both out if you can! I've added a link to Synesthesia Gallery in the "Links I Like" area on the left.

And, if you're so inclined, feel free to check out my "Painting 1 - New Work" page on my website. I posted one of my pieces here, tentatively titled, "Field by the Airport;" a link to the site is below (or just click the big rose image at the top left of this page) Thanks!

Monday, August 3, 2009

Out of CADC - for now....

NOTE: I've moved out of The Cannery, for now anyway. My work is changing a lot these days, so I may try it again later. But I still like to go there to visit friends and to see - and buy - new art. Check it out!

Friday, June 12, 2009

It's Show Time!

The invitational exhibit I wrote about earlier - at the Harcum Art Gallery at Wilmington (OH) College - is now up, and running through August 1. It is comprised of artists from the Dayton Society of Painters and Sculptors who won 1st place awards in the Fall, 2008 Members Show. I am honored to be in it amongst many established painters. But in this exhibit - I have all sculptures! Check it out if you get a chance; it's a beautiful gallery on a beautiful campus!

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Hello Dali!

I just delivered a new sculpture to CADC (Cannery Art and Design Center) for inclusion in their Dali-inspired exhibit, opening 2/28/09. The show is one of a few put on by Dayton galleries to pay homage to the work of Salvador Dali; some of his original works are here in town now!

My piece, shown here, is called "Daliphone." It is a nod to Dali's Surreal object titled "Lobster Telephone," made in 1936. Fun stuff!

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Cannery Art & Design Center is Happening!

I'm now officially an artist-in-residence at the Cannery Art & Design Center (CADC), at 434 E. Third Street in downtown Dayton. There you will find some of my artwork (and sometimes me) along with the work of several other local and regional artists working in many types of media. There's lots going on down there these days, including - but not only - the fun First Fridays (open 5-10 pm every first Friday of every month). Another fun upcoming event is February 13th, 5-11 pm -- CADC's Three-Year Anniversary Celebration with art, refreshments, and the Dayton Improvisers Orchestra. Come on down! And be sure to check out CADC's great, newly designed web site, which I've listed in my Links I Like zone.

Monday, January 26, 2009

Art at the Trace

I'm going to be exhibiting/selling my work at the 4th Annual Art at the Trace, Saturday, February 14, 2009, 6 - 9 pm, at the Golf Club at Yankee Trace in Centerville, Ohio. Here's a blurb on the party:
"This elegant event will feature the work of 24 fine artists set to the backdrop of live music, gourmet appetizers, desserts and a cash bar in a country club setting. Local and nationally known artists display their work for sale in a variety of media - painting, photography, sculpture, pottery, jewelry and more. Thomas Chapman, who creates hand-blown glass sculptures, is the featured artist who has donated a piece of his artwork to be raffled off. All ticket holders will be entered in the raffle drawing. Tickets are $5 in advance and $7 at the door and may be purchased at the City of Centerville Municipal Building, Pro Shop at Yankee Trace, Centerville Framing and Gifts and Wasson Music Center."

P.S. The Arts Commission produced a cool YouTube video of last year's event, if you want to get a little preview. It's in the Links I Like list on the left. Make sure you have your speakers on. Enjoy!