What's Next on The Sketchie Beast Journey?
In honor of Mental Health Awareness Month, my artwork A Tree Alone will be part of the San Bernardino Department of Behavioral Health’s Meet the Artist exhibition at the San Bernardino County Museum in Redlands, California. Come view the art and meet the artists whose artwork represents and embodies the theme of mental health awareness or overall wellness. Artists' reception will be held on Saturday, May 20th from 1-3pm. All who wish to attend, please register at CelebrateMHM.com for free admission to the museum.
A Tree Alone
My surreal splendor, Serpent's Gate at World's End, will be part of Blue Line Arts themed exhibition Lore and Legend at their gallery in Roseville, California. I won't be able to attend the reception due to distance and work obligations, but I urge locals to visit the gallery and view the works of art themed on legends and folklore throughout the ages and cultures. Outside of the artist reception, Blue Line is a by-appointment gallery so make sure to make an appointment before your visit. This is also a sales exhibition, so artworks can be purchased.
Reminder: My art will also be on show this month at La Habra Art Gallery, La Habra CA and at the Ontario Museum of History and Art, Ontario CA.
58th Annual Sierra Madre Art Fair Wrap
The 58th Annual Sierra Madre Art Fair at Memorial Park in Sierra Madre, California was my most successful outdoor festival to date. I was a little worried that it wasn't a 'my art' kind of crowd, but was very glad to be proven wrong. Yes, I hear often, as much as any other artist hears 'I love your art'. But I don't think these proclamations are made from a place of politeness. It's more of a rave...'I LOVE your art!' And that love motivates me and provides this incredible drive.
I was a little worried that my booth (done on the cheap with chicken wire and Daiso curtains) wouldn't measure up in a sea of more professionally pitched tents. But fairgoers loved my booth, too. One said it was as unique as my artwork, the perfect pairing. Why, thank you.
Those who purchased my art were from all walks of life which means my art has a broader appeal than I give it credit for. I made new friends, new connections and met new collaborative partners. It all made even the teardown worthwhile. Which is the least enjoyable part of any festival by far (as a matter of fact, it sucks). I need to get to a place where I can hire someone to do the heavy lifting. Someone very strong. And not too hard on the eyes. If you please.