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NEW / REVISED DRAWINGS, JULY 2017

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I have been working on new and revised drawings this summer for the body of work, COMEDIE.

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July 24th, 2017 at 3:56 pm

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A Big Thanks to the Wyoming Arts Council!

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Wyoming Arts Council

I wanted to send a note of sincere thanks to the Wyoming Arts Council for the honor of receiving a Fellowship Award for 2017 based on the jurors’ recommendations (Mindy Besaw, Curator at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, AR; Bonnie Laing-Malcolmson, formerly, the Arlene and Harold Schnitzer Curator of Northwest Art at the Portland Art Museum, OR; and Adam Gildar, Owner of Gildar Gallery in Denver, CO).  I also want to thank the Wyoming State Legislature who allocate funding for this important initiative. I believe that this is an extremely important resource for the creative community of Wyoming, and I have the utmost respect for the work WAC does for the artists of the state.  Not only do they make an impact on the lives of artists, but also on the lives of community members of all ages and diversities.

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July 16th, 2017 at 2:14 am

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Haas Gallery of Art / Bloomsburg University, PA – February, 2016

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I want to thank Scott Roper and the Haas Gallery of Art at Bloomsburg University in PA for hosting AUNIVERSAL PICTURE.  The exhibition looked fantastic, and I really appreciated the opportunity to visit and talk about my work.  I also want to thank Jason Godeke for letting me visit his Drawing classes and demonstrate the processes and techniques relevant to charcoal modelling.

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March 8th, 2016 at 4:58 pm

Gesture Control – Dayton Visual Arts Center, 1/15/16

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I want to thank Patrick Mauk, Eva Buttacavoli and all of the people that made GESTURE CONTROL possible at the Dayton Visual Arts Center (DVAC) in Ohio this season.  It was an outstanding group exhibition and I greatly appreciated reconnecting with Wesley Berg and meeting new people, including the other exhibitors Tyler Bohm and William Potter.  I used this as an opportunity to explore some large scale optical drawing in preparation for 8 to Create, coming up in Urbana, IL this spring.

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March 8th, 2016 at 4:45 pm

APEX: Shelby Shadwell / Portland Art Museum – 11/29/15

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I am very grateful to the Portland Art Museum, Bonnie Laing-Malcomson, Curator, the Northwest Arts Council and the Arlene and Harold Schnitzer Endowments for supporting a Center for Northwest Art in Oregon.  It is truly an honor to have a solo exhibition in the APEX Gallery up now until March 13, 2016.  This is the greatest achievement of my artistic career so far, and I cannot emphasize my thanks enough for this opportunity.  Please check out the show if you are in the area and let me know what you think.  Photo Credits: Dan Kvitka.

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November 30th, 2015 at 1:27 am

University of Utah / PaperWest Exhibition: 11/29/15

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I am very grateful to Professors Al Denyer, Justin Diggle and Ed Bateman as well as the students, faculty and staff of the Department of Art and Art History at the University of Utah and the Christensen Visiting Artist Endowment for inviting me to visit in conjunction with my jurying the PaperWest Exhibition this year.  I was fortunate to be able to do a live drawing demonstration and have critiques with graduate students there, and it was a sincere pleasure.   Photo Credits: Amelia Walchli.

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November 30th, 2015 at 1:02 am

Fall Studio Progress – 9/17/15

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These are just two of the new drawings in progress I have been working on for multiple upcoming exhibitions.  They represent a new body of work entitled COMEDIE, in which I am beginning to (re)explore issues of context and absurdity.

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September 17th, 2015 at 4:44 pm

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AUNIVERSAL PICTURE 18, 6/21/15

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This is the final piece in the AUNIVERSAL PICTURE series of drawings.  I am looking forward to transitioning to a new, but related, body of work moving forward.

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June 21st, 2015 at 10:45 pm

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Self Portrait 2015

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This year’s annual self portrait corresponds to a term assignment I give my advanced life drawing students in the spring – life size figure to scale in a setting.  I thought if I am going to give this assignment, I should do it myself.  This was a very difficult drawing to do from observation but well worth the effort.  Charcoal and pastel on paper / 50″ x 50″.

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April 18th, 2015 at 5:15 pm

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Pinedale Residency – February, 2015

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As a member of the Wyoming Arts Council Artist Roster Program, I was contacted by the City of Pinedale / Pinedale Arts Council to work with middle and high school students for a week in February, 2015.  I greatly enjoyed the experience and hope to do more in service to the state moving forward.  I want to thank Tim Ruland, Diane Mclean, Kandase Quinn (my former student and advisee at UW), and Jo Crandall (for her generous hospitality).

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April 18th, 2015 at 4:12 pm

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