Christmas day I was so thrilled to see my painting had made the pages of the New York Times! A fantastic article on S.I.C.A. and the group show I was a part of The Sum Of Their Parts which runs through Feb 24th! You need to see this show!
I was also recently chosen to represent Asbury Park in part of their LOVE ASBURY campaign and had the art on display in Asbury Park! My painting 'Swing The Heartache' will be showcased on the May postcard for the year long campaign it will also be shown during the prestigious Carousel Awards in Asbury Park, NJ!
NOW UPCOMING FEB. 11th At Last Rites Gallery in NYC I will be taking part in a great benefit Art Fusion Event!
ART FUSION FOR ICAF
NEW YORK, NY (February 2012)- Last Rites Gallery hosts a multi-part Art Fusion charity event benefitting The International Children’s Art Fund (ICAF).
Believing that creativity is a vital force for all of humanity, Last Rites Gallery supports ICAF in funding art programs for children across the world. Last Rites owner, Paul Booth, has raised thousands of dollars for ICAF since his first involvement with them in 2008, and foundedThe Art Fusion Experiment as a means of benefitting charities and connecting artists worldwide. The Art Fusion Experiment demonstrates through collaborative painting, contemporary artist’s ability to work together as a community.
In this spirit of sharing & global community, Last Rites is hosting a large-scale collaborative painting project, the results of which will remain on display for a two week period, concluding on the 25th with a benefit auction of the work. Fifteen artists around the world have received 24” x 30” canvas panels to sketch using pencil/ charcoal/ ink in order to design and lay the groundwork for a finished painting. The panels will then be sent back to Last Rites for a select group of artists to collaboratively paint & finalize.
The project is a mash up of the heaviest hitters in the realms of fine art, tattooing and illustration- some of them familiar faces at Last Rites, as well as special guests. The event will enable some of the most talented artists around globe to work together for the first time… and for a good cause! This is an interesting chance for both the participant & viewer to see how the ideas & vision of one artist is executed by another. This also enables artists an opportunity to step outside their own comfort zone & tackle new subject matter. Through this joining of talent, an entirely new artist arises, that only exists in this single Art Fusion session.
Ana Bagayan, Angie Mason, Annie Owens, Anthony Pontius, Beau Stanton, Billy Norrby, Brian Despain, Brian Murphy, Buddy Nestor, Chris Mars, David MacDowell, David Stoupakis, Dan Harding, Dan Dos Santos, Darrin White, Eric Richardson, Ewelina, Fred Harper, Gaia, Genevive Zacconi, Jason D'Aquino, Jason Levesque, Jason Limon, Jennybird Alcantara, JoKa, Lady Pink, Mark Elliott, Matt Rota, Mia Araujo, Michael Mararian, Nick Baxter, Paul Booth, Scott G Brooks, Stefano Alcantara, Timothy Boor, Tin, Vincent Castiglia, Yoko D'Holbachie and more!
HOW GREAT IS THAT! :D Be there! Stay tuned I have more to blog on but have to take a break as my medicine makes me sleepy!