Wednesday, September 22, 2010
A clever fellow in New Zealand, Matt Akehurst, has created the Rejected Art Award, for, obviously, art that has been rejected for other awards. I have added Persistence to the pile, which was rejected by the brahmins at New American Painting, along with a host of other works by me.
Matt is awarding prizes for the best rejected work, which brings up the question: will there be an award for art rejected by the Rejected Art Award?
Also brings up a more pertinent question, why the judging for art awards is so dismal.
Tuesday, September 7, 2010
Three of my paintings are featured in The Neon Show at Austin Details gallery in Austin Texas, through mid-October. Works featured are Sin, Liquor Arrow #3, and Trailer Port.
Thanks, Jann, and best of luck with the show and the gallery.
Monday, September 6, 2010
This is a painting of a view of Dana Point, when I lived there, circa 1983. At that time it was a sleepy beach town, truly the last frontier of southern California. The laundromat is still there, but most else has changed dramatically since then. Del Prado St., seen here, is now a busy one-way offshoot of Pacific Coast Highway. The beach bums & surfers are long gone, replaced by latte sippers and the upwardly mobile.