2018

20th Annual Plaza Distric Festival

In celebration of the revitalized District, the Plaza District Association holds the Plaza District Festival each fall. The festival highlights a wide array of Oklahoma’s own performing artists, visual artists, live musicians and children’s activities. The festival is open to the public and draws audiences from across Oklahoma City and the surrounding areas, and offers the surrounding neighborhoods an arts festival right in the heart of their community. Artist booths line NW 16th Street in a festive display of Oklahoma creativity.

Choices 

Join us on Friday, September 28 for our annual fundraiser, CHOICES, at the 21c Museum Hotel to benefit Planned Parenthood Great Plains’ (PPGP) three health centers and sex education program in the Oklahoma City metro area. 

This year, CHOICES will feature a keynote address by journalist and author Irin Carmon, who recently co-wrote the biography Notorious R.B.G.: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Carmon is a national reporter for MSNBC as well as a Harvard grad and visiting fellow in the Program for the Study of Reproductive Justice at Yale Law School.

MY two images, Pleiades and Fog Witch will be hanging on the walls of legendary 21C hotels in support of Planned Parenthood. Come show your support for women, education, options and art.

Tickets avalible here.

OVAC 12x12

The 12×12 fuses 175 of Oklahoma’s finest artists with local restaurants and live music to create a memorable one-night-only event.

For 12×12, each artist must create a work that conforms to the dimensions of twelve-by-twelve inches. The artwork is sold in a surprising silent and blind auction, meaning bidders will not know what others have bid. Bids for each piece begin at $175. Collectors who fear losing a piece of art in the auction may “Buy It Now” to trump the auction. Attendees may also purchase $5 chances to win prize packages!

For this event I decided to try my hand at watercolors. Pulling inspiration from a dream I once had as a child. You can place a bid on this beauty at the event on September 28th 2018

“Bee Dream 2018” was used in the article in 405 Magazine to cover this event. See the online article here! 

Photofest 

“PhotoFest on Paseo is a juried photography exhibition that takes place each September and is open to all types of photography-based artwork, including traditional and digital processes and mixed media work that features photography.
Through this exhibition, the Paseo Arts Association strives to represent and spotlight the depth and diversity of contemporary Oklahoma photography. The exhibit will be featured in the Paseo Art Space during the month of September.” 

This years Juror, MJ Alexander, chose Pleiades as an entry for this contest. Come down to the Art space on the first Friday walk to see if anything else comes from this show!

House of Pleiades

“In this space you will find a collective of women space holders and male voices, who are sharing their innate gifts, healing modalities, raw humanness, 3rd eye visions and purpose for healing. Through the cosmos and earth elements, we can learn to navigate and balance ourselves into a higher  awareness. And by the exploration of our Shadow Self, we can transcend beyond cultural conditioning and patterns.” – Pulled from house of pleiades info page.

A fantastic woman asked me if I would create an image for a new website she was building for women.  Her message speaking right to my heart, I accepted right away and created with the inspiration pulled from the star constellation, Pleiades.  Currently this image is used on the home page of the website and again in the Q&A section.

Check out this magical space at,  www.houseofpleiades.com/

The PAA Members’ Show

This was a submission for Paseo Arts Association members only. There was a submission process and only a select number were accepted. My entry, The Exposed, got the chance to hang on the gallery wall during this event. I was also selected to be the member showcase of the week and got my face on Facebook and earned myself a spot on their webpage you can view here.

2017

OVAC 12x12

The 12×12 fuses 175 of Oklahoma’s finest artists with local restaurants and live music to create a memorable one-night-only event.

For 12×12, each artist must create a work that conforms to the dimensions of twelve-by-twelve inches. The artwork is sold in a surprising silent and blind auction, meaning bidders will not know what others have bid. Bids for each piece begin at $175. Collectors who fear losing a piece of art in the auction may “Buy It Now” to trump the auction. Attendees may also purchase $5 chances to win prize packages!

For this event I submitted OKCreature. I wanted to create a one of a kind edition for this special event. So I crafted a 3D element for the frame, bringing the surreal essence out of the picture and into the real world. OKCreature is now living comfortably in his new home somewhere in the Oklahoma City area.

Stubborn Magazine

One Year Issue #18

Issue 18

Celebrating the one year anniversary of this wonderfully obscure magazine, each published artist was invited back to submit an image for this print. They humbly accepted my image, 39, also titled, Coffee for this publication to add some extra flair. I was delighted to surprised my less than excited model, Mrs Olivia, with the news of her new found fame. Thank you for being my weird friend. I love you.

High Art Contest

“Welcome artists, to High Art 2017, the first and only global cannabis inspired art contest presented by The Natural Cannabis Company and Juxtapoz Magazine. This is our fourth year of asking artists from around the globe to take to their favorite creation space, take a puff to invoke the ganja muse and lay down the inspiration she evokes.Our theme this year is psychedelia and its sister, surrealism; two art movements that share much in common.” – Entry page of High Art 2017

Franz, an Imitation made it in the top 40 out of 3001 entries.

Check out an interview I did with them here!

Workshop teacher and Adjudicator for ISAS Arts Festival

ISAS 50th Anniversary page

As a workshop leader I custom build and presented two programs specifically for the wants and needs of the aspiring artist. The two workshops included, Step Up your Selfie Game; The Art of Self Portraiture and The Art of Storytelling: & Real Life Advice on Being a Creative in the Real Life World.

I also lead a critic for two schools photography programs. Recognizing the raw talent in these photos was only the first step. I analyzed each image and gave them advice on how they can push them selves even further in their art.

You can now buy my prints in a store!

You read that right. Comingdeer Studios is the most adorable little shop. She is located in Bethany, Oklahoma. I am so very excited to have some of my work hanging in their brand new space. Check out their Instagram @comingdeerstudios to see for you self how perfect it is.

2016

Raw Art Show Case: Holiday Special OKC

Now this was a big one! In December I participated in a large art show at the farmers market downtown OKC. It was hosted by a group that goes by the name, Raw Artist. Their main purpose is to show case the underground artists. Bring a voice to the little people. I am not sure if I worked harder for an event, ever. The hard work did indeed pay off. I got to meet so many new people and reconnect with lost friends. I am overwhelmed with gratitude that many of my images are now in these peoples homes.

Photofest

“PhotoFest on Paseo is a juried photography exhibition that takes place each September and is open to all types of photography-based artwork, including traditional and digital processes and mixed media work that features photography.
Through this exhibition, the Paseo Arts Association strives to represent and spotlight the depth and diversity of contemporary Oklahoma photography. The exhibit will be featured in the Paseo Art Space during the month of September.” – 2016 Call for entries page

Red made the cut for the judging process and won the merit award.

Red was also used as the face of the Paseo First Friday walk article with The City Sentinel

Stubborn Magazine

The Lost Issue Issue 1 – March 2016

 

My three part series, Fear, made the cut for the very first issue.

Stubborn Magazine

Art of the Sea Issue 2 – April 2016

 

Four of my images made it into the second issue. The theme being Art of the sea.

Astropad 

Shout out on the old Facebook.

2015

PhotoFest

“PhotoFest on Paseo is a juried photography exhibition that takes place each September and is open to all types of photography-based artwork, including traditional and digital processes and mixed media work that features photography.” –Photofest 2015 Call for entries page

Divers Helmet and Birdskull made the cut for the judging process.

Birdskull received an honorable mention and was used as the face of the whole first Friday walk news article on News OK and OK Magazine.

My two pieces also gain mention on the after thought article provided by News OK.

2014

Obscure Magazine

Volume 9, Issue 1: A Very Large Issue

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