Archive for the ‘Art Shows/Events’ Category

Huckleberry Market: Featured Artist September 2014

PARTY TOMORROW! Sorry about the late notice, but you are all invited to Huckleberry Market tomorrow night. I have been invited to be the featured artist for September. I’ll have about 35 pieces (paintings and limited edition prints) for sale and a table full of fun artsy merch like shirts, buttons, stickers, etc. Since losing my studio/gallery space in Paso Robles this is a good chance to see my work in person. Come party with me and the Huckleberry crew from 7-9pm. And when I say “party” that means I’ll be high on Thai iced tea. Please excuse my orange teeth. It’s not my fault, it’s the tea.

Enjoy!
– Jeff

Upcoming Show: Summer Flies In Pasadena CA

Very excited to be included in this awesome lineup at this awesome gallery. Seriously, it makes me feel like a rockstar.

Big thanks to Mr. Walt Hall for the invite.
Big thanks to Flower Pepper for the hosting the show.

I hope to see all you So Cal-ers there.

Enjoy!
– Jeff

Upcoming Show: The Fiasco Travelling Circus In Oakland CA

Fellow artist and Fiasco co-conspirator, Neal Breton, booked us a gig in Oakland! (I say “booked us a gig” because being in a band would be so much cooler than being a painter and bands refer to their shows as gigs.) Anyway…

Super stoked to be showing in Oakland next month. I am trying to finish 20 new originals. Of course, I will also have a lot of limited edition prints available and possibly a few other goodies.

See you there!
– Jeff

3rd Annual Group Show At Vale Fine Art In Paso Robles CA

Stoked to have been included in this awesome show at Vale Fine Art! Of course, when you’re biz partners with the curator it helps a bit to get your foot in the door. Thanks, Neal!

This show is only open for two more days before it comes down. If you’re on the Central Coast I highly encourage you to check this out in person. Seeing art off the computer screen is a much better way to experience it.

The final days are this Friday 5-9pm and Saturday 6-9pm (April 18-19). It’s totally free to see the show and the artwork available is all one of kind originals. As in, no prints or reproductions and prices range from $125-$2200.


Curator extrodinaire, Neal Breton. He only agreed to this photo if I let him wear his sunglasses. Yeah, he’s a total diva. Shhh, don’t tell him I said that or he won’t invite me to be in any more art shows.


(Fox paintings by Neal Breton.)


(Deer painting by Neal Breton.)


(Yes, that’s me eating my son’s ear on my bio.)

In my opinion, Walt Hall totally stole the show with this amazing installation.

(Some of Walt’s pieces are priced as low as $125, which is a total steal for an original painting. Seriously, get on that.)


(By Walt Hall)


(Awesome painting in the front window by Bret Brown.)


(By Bret Brown)


(Awesome “toy paintings” By Josh Talbott.)


(Here’s a funky angle for you of Josh’s installation.)


(Central Coast superstar Lena Rushing.)


(By Lena Rushing)

The back of the gallery features the amazing work of Edward Walton Wilcox. Here are a couple photos of Edward’s work.

Once again, you only have two more days to see this show before it comes down, April 18 5-9pm and April 19 6-9pm. Neal put A LOT of hard work into this and it really shows. Do him a solid by making the trek to Paso Robles to check it out.

Enjoy!
– Jeff

Fiasco Gallery Grand Opening

I think this might be my “official” announcement about Fiasco Gallery. I’ve been hitting the social media outlets pretty hard about it (find us on the IG and the FB), but I think I’ve only slightly brushed upon the topic here on the blog. Anyway…

A few months ago my bushy bearded art buddy, Neal Breton invited me to join him in sharing a studio space in Paso Robles at “Studios On The Park“. Since closing the doors of my gallery in SLO a year ago and having recently moved to Paso Robles it was a no brainer. If I didn’t say yes I would have felt like a big dum dum.

The space is a working studio, meaning we can be found there painting, drawing, resin coating prints, making buttons and all the other artsy things we do. That’s right, catch us in action, people. In addition to working in the space we are open to the public four days a week and have a lot of our artwork and merchandise for sale. You get a great mix of working studio/ art gallery happening and it’s constantly evolving since we work in there. As soon as we finish a new painting it gets hung up on the wall and is ready for a collector to snatch it up, take it home and stare at it in awe of our genius for years to come. It’s awesome.

The space is an old auto repair shop that’s been converted into about eight different art studios shared by twenty or so artists. I don’t know the exact numbers, but it’s a fun environment to work in and as an art fan you can expect to see an eclectic mix of artwork.

August was the “getting our feet wet” month, and now that our feet are fully submerged we are inviting you all to check out what we’ve been up to and what we have in the works.

This Grand Opening is not a traditional “art show” as we haven’t been hoarding all our new work for the past six months for a big red carpet, wine and cheese unveiling. We certainly do have new things to show you, but we also have some big pieces that are in progress. I’m working hard on my Puzzle Painting and Neal just started painting two giant 4′ x 7′ canvases.

We’d love to see you all and have you join us on this new adventure we’re embarking on in this town we’re not too familiar with, but are getting to know and love. Well, we don’t love the 90-100 degree days, but who does. Other than that Paso Robles is growing on us. We’re like the new kids at school this Fall, but we haven’t been too bullied yet.

The Fiasco Gallery Grand Opening will be on Saturday September 7, 2013 from 6-9pm at:
Studios On The Park
1130 Pine St.
Paso Robles CA

Be sure to like us on Facebook and RSVP on our Event Page.

Yes, this is a FREE event. Party!

See you soon!
– Jeff

Upcoming Events: 99 Cans Of Paint On The Wall And Electric Popsicle

Whoa…I’ll have some paintings in two different shows next month! That makes me feel super fancy. Both shows are in SLO and both open on Friday July 5. More into on the flyers.


The Vapor Gallery


Brick House Goods

I’ll see you then!
– Jeff

Provocations: Graffiti Exhibition, Prescott Arizona

Of course, the week I’m in Prescott there just happens to be a graffiti show in town. Here are some of my favorite pieces.

"provocations" graffiti exhibit at vigraha gallery in prescott arizona

"provocations" graffiti exhibit at vigraha gallery in prescott arizona

"provocations" graffiti exhibit at vigraha gallery in prescott arizona

"provocations" graffiti exhibit at vigraha gallery in prescott arizona

"provocations" graffiti exhibit at vigraha gallery in prescott arizona

"provocations" graffiti exhibit at vigraha gallery in prescott arizona

"provocations" graffiti exhibit at vigraha gallery in prescott arizona

"provocations" graffiti exhibit at vigraha gallery in prescott arizona

"provocations" graffiti exhibit at vigraha gallery in prescott arizona

"provocations" graffiti exhibit at vigraha gallery in prescott arizona

Read more about the show at vigrahasacredart.com.

Upcoming Event: A Cute Little Christmas Show At The Claassen Gallery

This is just a little shindig to show off some new artwork. Our hours have been sporadic, at best, for the past 8 months and we haven’t seen a lot of you for a long time. We hope you can come by, say hello and see what’s been cooking here in the gallery. Jeff will have a lot of new original paintings and even more limited edition prints available. If you are still looking to buy your sweetheart something artsy for Christmas now is your chance.

This is a one night event on Friday December 21, 2012 from 8-10pm at:
The Claassen Gallery
774 Marsh St, upstairs
Downtown San Luis Obispo CA.

Check out the Facebook Event page to RSVP and share with your friends.

See you soon!
– Jeff

Two New “Live Art” Paintings For Sale

Last week a DJ friend of mine, Josh Payne, invited me to set up an easel at an event he was putting on. I haven’t done a “live art” thing in a couple of years so I thought it would be fun. Also, I haven’t opened the gallery to the public since April, so I thought it would be good to get out and do something.

In the past I’ve done bigger pieces in the 24″ x 48″ range and spent the whole night working on them. This time around I worked on 16″ x 20″ pieces of paper. At the end of the night I had two finished pieces and one that could use a few more details. Here are the two that I finished.

library dude
“Library Dude”
16″ x 20″ – spray paint and ink on paper
$100, plus shipping
Available to purchase online at: https://www.etsy.com/listing/105143778/original-library-dude.

For “Library Dude” I spray painted the background before the event because spray painting in downtown bars is frowned down upon. All the black lines were done with acrylic ink and paint brushes.

library owl
“Library Owl”
16″ x 20″ – ink on paper
$100, plus shipping
Available online at: https://www.etsy.com/listing/105143885/original-library-owl.

On this one all the pink was done with a Krink K-71 marker. All the black lines were done with acrylic ink and paint brushes.

This event was at a bar called “The Library”, so that’s where the titles for the pieces come from.

Thanks for looking!
– Jeff

Skateboard Art Show And Auction To Benefit SLO Skate Park

I was asked by The City Of SLO to paint a skateboard deck for this years “Deck It Out” art show at Coalition.

My skateboard will be auctioned off the night of the show with all proceeds going to the SLO Skateboard Park.

If you’d like to purchase this board please go to the event on November 5, 2011 at Coalition.
974 Monterey St
San Luis Obispo CA 93401
6pm – 9pm
Bidding ends at 8:30pm

If you can’t make it to the event you might be able to get your bid in over the phone. Call Coalition to find out, 805.595.1010.

See you there!
– Jeff

New Gallery Space: 774 Marsh St – SLO – CA – 93401

I posted this video on youtube a few weeks ago and I think I forgot to post it here. If I did it’s been lost in the shuffle because I can’t seem to find it in my archive. Anyway…

If you’re familiar with my old shop here is how to get to my new location from the old one.

The hours for my new location are:
Tuesday – Saturday
12-5pm

See you soon!
– Jeff

Nature Controls All: SYDWOX, A True Master Of The Spray Can

This is going to be a long, photo heavy post to show you all the SYDWOX work featured in this show. I’ve decided to break it down into three sections. The freehand spray paint paintings, the stencil paintings and a couple of bonus paintings.

THE SPRAY PAINT PAINTINGS

SYDWOX is bringing some serious skill to the table, people. I urge you to try painting a stick figure using spray paint just to see how hard it is to keep a clean consistent line. Trust me, it will skyrocket the amount of respect you have for any artist that demonstrates this level of skill with a spray can.


“Re-Entry”
36″ x 60″ – spray paint on wood
$1200

The shading in “Re-Entry” is beyond impressive. I can hardly make a straight line with spray paint. When we were hanging this show SYDWOX confessed that he used himself as the model for this painting. We all laughed at how funny it would be to see this process. You know, a grown man setting up his camera and tripod, clicking the timer on and running to curl up into a ball on the floor totally naked. Ah, the things some do for their art. My hat’s off to you, Mr. SYDWOX!


“One”
48″ x 96″ – spray paint on wood
$1800


“Reaching For Heaven”
48″ x 96″
$1800
Check out “the making of” for this painting.

THE STENCIL PAINTINGS

SYDWOX is not your typical stencil artist. He’s bringing something new to the game that makes his stencil work stand out from the crowd of all other stencil artists I’ve seen. Taking full advantage of his spray can shading technique he’s able to add depth to his stencils where others leave the image flat. In some pieces he’ll also toss in a dash of traditional painting using acrylic and a brush.


“The Darkest Hour”
48″ x 48″ – spray paint on wood
$1200


“Eternal Presence”
18″ x 48″ – spray paint on wood
$800


“Orion’s Eye”
30″ x 30″ – spray paint on wood
$600


“Sidewalk’s Impact”
30″ x 30″
$600


“Over Creation”
18″ x 48″ – acrylic and spray paint on wood
$800


“Free Your Mind”
36″ x 36″ – spray paint on wood
$1000


“A Police State Of Mind”
30″ x 48″ – spray paint on wood
$900


“Butterfly Bullet”
30″ x 48″ – spray paint on wood
$900

BONUS PAINTINGS

These two are in their own section because they work as a pair.


“Organic”
20″ x 78″ – spray paint on wood
$800


“Mechanics”
28″ x 78″ – acrylic on wood
$1200

If you can’t figure out why these two make a pair I’ll let you in on the ironic joke. One says “organic” using mechanical, or technological, images/icons. The other painting, upon close inspection and deciphering, spells out the word “mechanics” in a tangle of twisted roots.

There are a couple of other SYDWOX pieces in the show, but you’ll have to come into the gallery to see them in person.

If you’d like to purchase any of these paintings please call the gallery 805.541.3932 and leave a message with your contact info. Or come by the gallery Tue-Sat 12-6pm.

We will stay open until 9pm this Friday for “Art After Dark”.

Hope to see you soon!
– Jeff

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