Monday, May 23, 2016

Wine, Snacks and Bears, Oh My!

at Kit & Ace's North Loop (Minneapolis) location!

They're throwing a little cocktail hour viewing shindig this Thurs, May 26, 2016 from 5-7.
The event is free but PRETTY PLEASE RSVP here.
My art will be on view through Aug 2nd.

Thursday, May 19, 2016

May 2016 Newsletter

I just sent out an email newsletter about new paintings, projects and upcoming exhibitions. 
You can read it online (and subscribe, if you're so inclined) right here.

Monday, May 16, 2016

Screaming Hand 30th Anniversary Art Show

My painting to the Screaming Hand Art Show.

RECEPTION: Friday May 20th, 2016 at 
CO Exhibitions in NE Minneapolis. 
Stop by during Art A Whirl 2016!
Show runs: 
Friday May 20, 5-10pm
Saturday May 21, 12-6pm
Sunday May 22, 12-5pm

The original Screaming Hand Logo by Jim Phillips, Sr.

A Traveling Art Show Celebrating Thirty Years of the Screaming Hand
A tribute to the artist Jim Phillips and a skateboarding icon.

Artwork by Michael Gaughan

"In 1985, in a small art studio on the Eastside of Santa Cruz, CA, Jim Phillips Sr. was creating images that unbeknownst to him would affect generations of artists and skateboarders to come. Of all of the iconic imagery that Jim created; the Screaming Hand logo has stood the test of time. Thirty years after its inception, the Screaming Hand still remains an unmistakable symbol of youth and skateboard culture.

In honor of Jim Phillips Sr. and the Screaming Hand logo, we have invited over 48 of the world’s most influential artists of the past 30 years to interpret and pay homage to this iconic image. 

Artwork by Patrick Smith.

Each artist’s interpretation of “The Hand” will be on display. There will also be an audio tour accessible by smart phone, narrated and describing their first experience with Phillips’ work as well as a backstory on their piece for the show.

Featured Artists include: Jim Phillips Sr., Jimbo Phillips, Colby Phillips, Jeremy Fish, Mike Giant, Todd Bratrud, Bigfoot, Michael Sieben, John Lucero, John Munnerlyn, Steve Caballero, Steve Olson, Natas Kaupus, Eric Dressen, Thomas Campbell, Sean Cliver, Mark Gonzales, Benny Gold, Jason Jessee, Mark Widmann, Makoto Yamaki, Skinner and many more.

The tour stop at CO Exhibitions will feature exclusive contributions from a selection of artists curated by Burlesque & Cal Surf including Jake Keeler, Jennifer Davis, Michael Gaughan, Cole Chlouber, Michael Cina, Ben Peterson, Taylor Kline, Dave Moreira, Jared Tuttle, Patrick Smith, Jamie Owens, and Paul Hartman.

The traveling art show has made its way around the world from Los Angeles, London, Berlin, Paris, Barcelona, Amsterdam, Sydney, Melbourne, Taipei, Tokyo, and several cities throughout the US.

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Apartment Therapy Home Tour

Three of my Custom Shooting Target Paintings are featured in this Apartment Therapy home tour from Melbourne, Australia. 
What a gorgeous space...
The owners, Saskia and Tony, clearly share my passion for all things anthropomorphic! 

Friday, May 6, 2016

The Umbrella that Traveled the World

Umbrella, 24"x48", acrylic on paper, 2016 is in my shop.

An Art Exhibition at the Galleria of Edina 
May - August 2016

OPEN TO PUBLIC: Drinks, Food, Prizes, Meet the Artists! 
Rsvp & tickets are not required. 

Produced by Art of Edina and powered by Tradition Companies of Edina.

Two years ago Jill Emmer of Shine On Photos started a project on her Instagram (@Shineonyoucraydiamond) by mailing her beloved photography prop - a rainbow umbrella - to a fellow photographer friend. Soon after, more and more people requested the umbrella.Two years later the umbrella has visited a multitude of countries and cities such as Malaysia, Australia, London, Rome, Ireland, New York, LA, Philly, Chicago and more. It has also been written about in the Huffington Post, BuddyTruk and Midwest Living Magazine. 

This show is titled "The Umbrella That Traveled The World" and includes:
* A sampling of Jill Emmer's umbrella photos
* A wall featuring over 20 traveling umbrella photos taken by photographers from all over the world.
* 4 Large anchor pieces specifically created for this show by:
Drew Beson
Erin Sayer 
Jennifer Davis
Brandon Werth

My contribution to the show, Umbrella, 24"x48", acrylic on paper, 2016 is in my shop
(The original paintings will not be shown rather huge (4'x8') enlargements will be on display in the Galleria.)

Fonts by Chank Diesel and a sleek handmade graphic by Shane Garron

The gallery will be located in the center of the mall (on a facade built in front of the new Free People store) and will be installed at the beginning of May. It will be displayed for three months.

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 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)