Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Bowie Tribute Show in Minneapolis

My hand-painted David Bowie "Life Mask"- made from a real-life plaster cast of his face 
from the film "The Man Who Fell to Earth.

The Man who fell to Earth: A Tribute in Art
Opens this Sat April 30 from 7pm - 12am 
at Gamut Gallery in Minneapolis, MN.

"David Bowie inspired the world. He was more than a musician, he was creative genius. Not only did he bring to us Ziggy Stardust and the Goblin King, he pioneered a music genre that has proven to be timeless, and has manifested into our global pop culture lexicon.

Upon the news of his passing, we all mourned as one. He was a hero, a saint, a trend setter and icon. There will always be a Bowie sized hole in our collective spirit. So Louisa Greenstock decided it was time the artists of the TC had a chance to pay our respects, and honor him through our work.

Louisa called me (Erin Sayer) and we got together to brainstorm ideas for a show. We watched the documentary 'Cracked Actor', which shows Bowie getting his l
ife mask cast. We searched online for one of these masks, and found one in the UK. I ordered it and made a mold and cast 30 more, and we have curated an incredible lineup of artists to create their designs on these masks.

The artists are also creating other works related to Bowie, whether it be portraits, depictions of his albums of songs or movies. Over 20 artists are coming together to celebrate one of our generation's greatest creative instigators: David Bowie.

One night only!

Venus De Mars (TC's own 'Bowie') will be playing and spinning Bowie tunes.

$5.00 donation at the door for the Angel Foundation and their efforts to helps families affected by cancer.

Participating Artists:
Louisa Greenstock (Curator)
Erin Sayer (Curator)
Tim Carroll
Amanda Downs Chaplain
Jennifer Davis
Venus De Mars
John Erste
Sherri Faye
Rudy Fig
Jeffery Gauss
Jesse Golfis
Angel Hawari
Caitlin Karolczak
CL Martin
Rob McBroom
Jessie McNally
Josef Pixley
Jodi Bee
Liseli Polivka
Raven Seyboult
Tony Rydell
Jamie Sens
Danny Sigelman
Sara Syverhus
Nate Vincent Szklarski
Jessica Turtle"

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

"What Goes Around" at Nahcotta

Night Owl, Acrylic on 12" round panel. Available here.

I'm pleased to announce my participation in this fabulous new show at Nahcotta in Portsmouth, NH.
Brand new works from 34 artists- all on 12", round panels. 
It's an incredible show!
All of the work is available online here, my painting is here.

The show runs Apr 1- May 1, 2016 with an opening reception on Fri 4/1.

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

DPI Magazine (Taiwan) Illustration Quarterly

BIG THANK YOU to Taiwan's DPI Illustration Quarterly for a nice spread and interview about my paintings. 
Cover Art by Melissa Castrillion

Most of my english speaking friends will not be able to read the interview. Probably for the best as my paintings are better seen than heard. ;0)

Copies available for purchase here.

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

8x10" each, acrylic on paper

Now in my Etsy shop: 8x10" paintings on paper!

Ships flat, 1" border, unframed.

Bird and Horse.

Sheep and Poodle.







Friday, February 19, 2016

Enormous Tiny Art Show #19

8 new, 8x8" paintings on wooden boxes!

I am pleased to announce that I am once again participating in the Enormous Tiny Art Show at Nahcotta in Portsmouth, NH.
This is the NINETEENTH iteration of the show! 19!!!

Bird, 8x8", acrylic/graphite on wooden box, $200

Chipmunk, 8x8", acrylic/graphite on wooden box, $200

 Flora, 8x8", acrylic/graphite on wooden box, $200

Flowers, 8x8", acrylic/graphite on wooden box, $200

Green Thumb, 8x8", acrylic/graphite on wooden box, $200

Moth, 8x8", acrylic/graphite on wooden box, $200

Mushroom, 8x8", acrylic/graphite on wooden box, $200

Rabbit, 8x8", acrylic/graphite on wooden box, $200

All of these paintings and more are available online now via Nahcotta's website.

40+ artists, all works are 10x10 and under- affordable!

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Album Art: Bones & Beeker

Bones & Beeker album art

Minneapolis band Bones & Beeker used my "Goat" painting for the cover of their EXCELLENT new album on Wax Poetics Records

Listen for FREE on Soundcloud (here).

Excellent usage of my painting for Bones & Beeker album promo...

Bones & Beeker Wax

Artwork for Bones & Beeker single "Each Time I Die" on Soundcloud.

Artwork for Bones & Beeker single "Oh Lord" on Soundcloud.

Thursday, January 21, 2016

"Get Lucky" at SooVAC in Minneapolis

Summer, 18x18", acrylic/graphite

I have donated my painting, "Summer" to Soo Visual Art Center for their annual gala (silent auction) fundraiser event, "Get Lucky." 

Beautiful invitations designed by Kai Benson.

The party is ALWAYS super fun- featuring drinks, amazing complimentary food (from local restaurants and caterers) and a silent auction with art from dozens of local (MN) artists.
Saturday, January 23 from 7:00pm - 11:00pm
Preview more of the art donations and get your tickets here.
If you can not attend but would like to make a proxy bid on any of the artworks please email info@soovac.org before the event.

The silent auction will feature work by Alyssa Baguss, Ashley Barlow, John Bell, Emily Bennett-Beck, Kai Benson, Mary Bergs, Ute Bertog, Amelia Biewald, Carolina Borja, Andrea Carlson, Jaron Childs, Tara Costello, Paige Dansinger, Brian David Downs, Jennifer Davis, John Diebel, Pete Driessen, Aaron Dysart, Shannon Estlund, Clea Felien, Toni Gallo, Greg Gossel, Lindsy Halleckson, Geoffrey Hamerlinck, Noah Harmon, Christopher Harrison, Tom Hazelmyer, Alison Hiltner, Betsy Hunt and Zach Moser, Kate Iverson, Joel Jannetto, Brett Kallusky, Shana Kaplow, Sarah Knobel, Keren Kroul, John Largaespada, Chris Larson, David Lefkowitz, Rob McBroom, Paula McCartney, Shelly Mosman, Kelly O'Brien, Terrence Payne, Garrett Perry, Jesse Matthew Petersen, Drew Peterson, Jesse Dale Peterson, Liseli Polivka, Melba Price, David Rathman, Amy Rice, Erika Ritzel, Areca Roe, Elaine Rutherford, Jay Schmidt, Joe Sinness, Lindsay Smith, David Sollie, Aaron Squadroni, Bruce Tapola, Lex Thompson, Amy Toscani, Tim Tozer, Sean Tubridy, Megan Vossler, Caitlin Warner, Samual Weinberg and a few surprises.

Event poster by Kai Benson.

I've had a long and lovey-dovey connection to SooVAC - and Get Lucky. 
This is my eight year participating in the silent auction. Check out my previous art donations here.

SooVAC has added TONS of photos from the party to their Facebook Page: photo album here.

Me and my friend Teri in the photo booth. =0)

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Ditch Gallery in Minneapolis, MN

Levitation, acrylic/graphite, 16x20"

I have four paintings in a new group show at Ditch gallery in Minneapolis!

Join us Thursday January 21st for the opening reception of
Friends And Strangers: A Portrait Collection 

Thursday, January 21 at 6 PM - 9 PM

Featuring work by Jennifer Davis, Michael Gaughan, Andres Guzman, Sarah Hedlund, DC Ice, Jonny Kelson, Collin Marx, Justin Schlepp, Katelyn Farstad, and Kelsey Olson

Work in Progress, acrylic/graphite, 16x20"

Space Cadet, acrylic/graphite, 12x16"

Fruit, acrylic/graphite, 12x16"

...so happy together...

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

15 New Greeting Cards!

Samples of my 15 New Greeting Cards!

Artists to Watch has licensed 15 of my paintings for a series of new greeting cards. 
They were looking to expand their line to include some new "sentiments" (pet loss/sympathy, new home congrats, etc.)- and some new boxed sets- and lucky for me some of my artwork fit the bill. 
I am so excited about this new partnership!
Check out all of my new cards here
Wholesale or individual orders are available.

My favorite is the boxed set of Kitty Thank You cards- featuring pet portraits of my friend's (Joe, Liz, Paul, Joe, and Jo) cats!
You get two of each design (8 cards with envelopes) for $10. 
Check them out here.

These two designs are for "Congratulations on Your New Home" stuffs. 
Available here and here.

...just your basic "Thinking of You" cards. 
Available here and here.

Lots more (birthday cards, sympathy cards, pet loss cards, etc) on the Artists to Watch Website.

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Tiger T-Shirts!

Selfie in a size SM.
New Neon Tiger T-shirts are now available in my Etsy shop for just $20 each!
Available in Unisex sizes S, M, and L. (Visit my shop for size guide.

The design for the shirt is based on the large tiger designs I have been creating for the set of a touring dance piece called Stripe Tease. They are made out of neon gaff tape on black paper. Here are some photos of my tigers/stripes set designs from our tour:
...at The Storefront Theater in Chicago, IL.

...in the theater balcony at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis.

...stripes at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis.

...at Danspace Projects in New York.

...at American Dance Institute in Rockville, MD.

Although the shirts were created to commemorate the tigers I made for Stripe Tease, they do not have any text on them or anything. You need one, yes?! Get one in my Etsy shop here!

Printed by Juxtaposition Arts in Minneapolis. An amazing organization- check em out!