My longtime friend and fellow artist Annie Duffy died in April 2020. Her passing has been a shock, and has torn a hole in the fabric of our Fairbanks art community. Her family asks that donations be made in her name to the Fairbanks Arts Association, www.fairbanksarts.org.
SOLO EXHIBIT AUGUST 2019, URSA MAJOR, FAIRBANKS, AK
I'm thrilled to once again be exhibiting at such a fun venue! This show 'Make A List, Check It Twice,' will be all drawings and illustrated lists, including my popular visual packing lists. Opening night is Friday, August 2nd, 5-8pm. Ursa Major is known for serving the very best cocktails in town.
SOLO EXHIBIT JUNE 2019, WELL STREET ART CO., FAIRBANKS, AK
My painting exhibit, 'Songs of the River,' will travel to Fairbanks this summer. This show is comprised of large scale oil paintings depicting spirit travel in a mystical arctic landscape. Opening night is Friday, June 7th, 5-8pm. Please see the gallery on this site 2018: Songs of the River to review the work (several have sold and will not be exhibited at Well Street).
AWARDED SOLO EXHIBITION, MAY 2019, IGCA, ANCHORAGE
I'm excited to announce I've been awarded a solo exhibition at long-time art space, the International Gallery of Contemporary Art in Anchorage, AK. The show is set for May of 2019 and will be comprised of intricate pen and ink drawings, as well as a few sculptures. (Yes--sculptures!) Opening night is Friday, May 3rd, 5-7pm.
GROUP EXHIBIT, MARCH 2019 AT TRAX, FAIRBANKS, AK
19 Artists strong! This will be an incredibly diverse exhibit of work from so many artists. I'll be showing 5 new ink drawings from my 'Songs and Stories' series. Opening night is March 1st, 5-7pm.
AMRC Lecture, Nov. 2, 2018, 6pm, Gallery 1
I'm giving a lecture on the inspiration for my 20 painting series currently on view at Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center. I hope to convey my research into history and mythology, as well as describe how previous works in painting and drawing led to the 'Songs of the River' series. Please join me in the exhibit, itself, Gallery 1, right next to the atrium. Admission is free on First Fridays at Anchorage Museum.
*Well Street United opening September 7, 2018*
Well Street United is a biennial group exhibit I organize to host all of the studio artists at Well Street Art Company Gallery in Fairbanks, Alaska. 9 Artists contributed work this year for a stellar exhibit. Opening night is Friday, Sept. 7th, 5-8pm and several artists will host open studios during the evening. Exhibit on view until October 2nd.
Dates and gallery changed for my Anchorage Museum solo exhibit, "Songs of the River." Join me October 19th, opening night in the first floor main art gallery. The three galleries adjacent to mine will host All Alaska Biennial.
"Organization for the Artist" Workshop 2/10/18
I'm teaching a workshop at Fairbanks Arts Association on Saturday, February 10th, 2-4pm. This class is an in-depth and detailed discussion of how to keep and organize your most important artwork and art career information. Proper organization of this material makes all arts applications easier--and more successful!
Hosted by the Fairbanks Arts Association's Bear Gallery. Please register via Fairbanks Arts Association website. $15 FAA members, $20 non-members.
*Alaska State Contemporary Art Bank Purchase*
I'm happy to announce that the Alaska State Contemporary Art Bank has chosen to purchase "Our Journeys Together Were Endless" in this year's open call. I was informed that they chose 18 works from 499 entries. It is an honor to have another work in this esteemed collection which loans out Alaskan artists' work to public buildings and offices statewide.
"Drawings" Solo exhibit
I'm delighted to announce my solo show at Ursa Major Distilling in February, 2018. This show is comprised of surreal depictions of arctic landscapes. These drawings are part of my pressure-release process from working on very large, very serious, oil paintings. Exhibit on view Feb. 2 - Feb. 26, 2018.
Ursa Major Distilling is located at 2922 Parks Highway between Fairbanks and Ester, Alaska.
First Friday Exhibit Opening, February 2nd, 2018, 5-8pm.
"Find Your Way Home," Solo exhibit: September, 2017 at Well Street Art Company
My next solo is at my home gallery, Well Street Art Company, located in the railroad industrial district of of Phillips Field Road: 1304 Well Street.
For this show, I'm shifting gears entirely with some VERY bright colors. Oil on canvas, and some vivid ink drawings will comprise the exhibit.
First Friday Exhibit Opening Reception, September 1st, 2017, 5-8pm.
Dates set for Anchorage Museum Solo Exhibit
Just received word that my solo show at the Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center is scheduled for October 5, 2018 through January 13, 2019. A long exhibit and a good amount of time to prepare.
May 4, 2016: Exciting news!
I've been awarded a solo exhibition at the Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center. Show date TBA, (2017 or 2018) as scheduling still needs to be worked out. I'm very excited---as well as anticipating a lot of work and focus in the studio to make this the best collection of work that I can. A great honor---and a prize I've been reaching towards for years!
Inclusion in the All Alaska Biennial 2016
Two paintings accepted in the biggest statewide, juried, traveling exhibit hosted by the Anchorage Museum. "In the Endless Journey of All" (2014) and "Keepers" (2013) will tour with the exhibit to various galleries within the state.
June 25, 2014
I've added a poster for sale under "Illustration." This is a 14" x 11" visual list called Stuff for Kitties which depicts everything you should have to make your kitty happy. Proceeds from the sale of this poster will be donated in full to Pet Pride, a no-kill feline rescue shelter in Fairbanks, Alaska.
This just in, April 8, 2014
This morning I received notification that I've been accepted for the 2014 Meg Hunt artist residency at the Wrangell Mountains Center in McCarthy, Alaska. This is in the heart of the Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve, the nation's largest unit of the national park system---over 13 million acres. I'll be there for 2 weeks in August painting, drawing, and giving lectures about art and Alaska to visitors and residents.
The abandoned mining towns of McCarthy and Kennicott will be incredibly inspiring, not to mention the ice-capped mountains, the raw terminus of the Kennicott glacier, and the roaring river that emerges from it.
What an honor! I am so excited and thrilled to be there this autumn---the paintings will be EPIC!
A Positive Rejection
Although I wasn't selected to be one of this year's Chilkoot Trail Artist in Residence (www.yukonartscentre.com), I received one of the best rejection emails in memory.
Usually rejection letters let you down kindly but succinctly. This email included the information that I was shortlisted in the final round of selection. They also detailed exactly what they found lacking in my application (which was the same thing I thought I could have done better), and gave me suggestions for my application next year---with big encouragement that they'd really like to see an application from me in 2015.
A rejection, but love the communication. If only more organizations were this forthcoming!