Thursday, September 18, 2014

Bulletproof at Low Gallery in San Diego, CA

Tattoed Lady
My new show
opens this Sat, Sept 20th at
 Low Gallery in San Diego, CA!
For this show I have made 40 hand-painted paper shooting targets.


To purchase call or email Low Gallery:  
(619) 348-5517 / 
Targets are 12x24" each, hand-painted (acrylic/graphite) on real paper shooting targets. 
Sold unframed for $150 each. 









Ice Cream







Great Ape

Food Face









Love Birds

Sea Monkey





Green Bird






I'll be there for the opening reception (6-10pm) which is being held in conjunction with "North Park Art Night", a neighborhood art crawl featuring 12 art shows at various locations.

Please come see me if you are in the area (or tell your friends in San Diego!)
I'll post photos from the show after this weekend.
Thanks for looking. -jd

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Lil Bub x Yetee Gallery

Far Out, Bub!, 8x8", acrylic/graphite/gold leaf on mounted panel

I made this gold leaf-y lil Bub painting for the "Lil BUB art show!
opening at Yetee Gallery in Aurora, IL this Friday, 9/5/14 at 6pm.
A little birdie told me the guest of honor might make an appearance....Far out, man!
Full details at

Friday, August 29, 2014

Octopus Prints

Octopus prints, 9x12" each.

I made a series of 58 hand-pulled, hand-painted one of a kind Octopus prints for the 5th season of CSA: Community Supported Art. (It is just like a FOOD CSA only instead of a crop of mystery produce you get a crop of fresh, local, surprise ART.)

Photos from the foam printing process. (A great tutorial on how to make this kind of print by my buddy, Amy Rice, over here.  It's easy and FUN!)

This is the second time I have participated in this wonderful project. 
Thank you and Springboard for the Arts for inviting me back. 

The original edition of 58 prints is sold out but I have a few test prints in my Etsy shop. $30 each, free shipping. ;0)

Monday, August 25, 2014

40 New Shooting Targets

I'm working on 40 new, hand-painted paper shooting targets for "Bulletproof" -
Opening Sat, Sept 20th at Low Gallery in San Diego, CA.
Email to get on the email preview list (put "targets" in the subject line.)

I'll post more info soon!

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Temporary Tattoos

Tomorrow, Thurs Aug 14, 2014, is the third annual Internet Cat Video Film Festival at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis. Get there early (6pm) to grab some free temporary tattoos designed by Rudy Fig, Alyssa Nassner, and me!

Mine is based on this painting, "Good Lucky" :
Hope to see you there!

Thursday, May 29, 2014

2014 CSA: Community Supported Art

It's just like a regular CSA but instead of fresh food crops you get shares of fresh/surprise ART throughout the season!

I'm excited to announce that I am once again participating in the CSA: Community Supported Arts program by Springboard for the Arts. 

I contributed these fox prints (above) to the inaugural season of the CSA program back in 2010 and I am thrilled that they have commissioned me to make some exclusive new works for this, the 5th Anniversary season. This year I'll be trying something new and different for me - I'm making my own hand-pulled prints. Each one will have hand painted details so it will be truly one of a kind. 

If you buy a share you will get a SURPRISE, new, original and exclusive-to-this-project work of art by each of the following artists:
"This anniversary season of CSA contains the work of 9 artists previously featured and well-loved by shareholders. The artists are: painter Jennifer Davis (Season 1), painter Alex Kuno (Season 2), fabric artist Nou Ka Yang (Season 3), sculptor Aaron Dysart (Season 2), a collaboration between writer John Jodzio and painter Laura Andrews (Season 2), printmaker Amy Rice (Season 1), multimedia artist Kao Lee Thao (Season 2), ceramicist Ginny Sims (Season 5) and sculptor Karl Unnasch (Season 1)."

Get your fresh crops right here!

Check out a PBS NewsHour segment about the project (and spy my Fox print!) here.
To learn more about this project you can read my previous posts here and here.