Upcoming Exhibitions

This is a big weekend for me, I actually have 28 paintings on display in three different locations, with two openings on the same night.

Here are some of the events going on this weekend, in which I will have some paintings, including new work that I’ve not yet shared online.

2013 MIAD Alumni/Student Sale

2013 MIAD Alumni Sale - Sneak Preview

2013 MIAD Alumni Sale - Sneak PreviewFirst is the MIAD Alumni/Student Sale event that takes place at the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design (273 E. Erie, Milwaukee, WI). There is a preview party on Thursday from 6-9 pm, for which I have 5 guest passes. If you’re interested in attending let me know and I can put your name on a ticket. The event also runs thru Saturday (5-9 Fri, 12-5 Sat). There will be more than 60 artists involved in this event, and hundreds of works of art to look through. If you see something you like, you can take it right off the wall and up to the checkout table.

Click here for more information. I will be there Thursday night and part of Friday night.

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Grant Park – Seven Bridges – The End of Fall

Grant Park - Seven Bridges - South Milwaukee, Wisconsin - 2013

Seven Bridges Trail in Grant Park – 100 Hawthorne Avenue
South Milwaukee, WI

Fall Colors - Seven Bridges Trail at Grant Park - 2013I couldn’t let fall pass without going on walkabout with my camera to capture the colors at least once. When I had half a day to myself a couple of weeks ago, I decided to head out to Seven Bridges, one of the places I like to paint. Just South of College Avenue on Lake Drive, you will find the expansive Grant Park. This 379 acre park is the second largest in the Milwaukee County Park system, and within it you will find the famous Seven Bridges hiking trail.

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Painting Show in Walkers Point

Holiday Painting Exhibition in Walkers Point - Milwaukee, WI November - December

11 painters from the Wisconsin Plein Air Painters Association are having an exhibition of Plein Air paintings from November thru December at Comb Art Gallery in Walkers Point. The show will be available on Fridays from 5-9pm and Saturdays from 12-5pm or by appointment.

Comb Art Gallery in Milwaukee, WisconsinWhat a busy couple of months. In addition to wrapping up a portrait commission, landing two new website projects, revamping my website, working on a new batch of stock photos, and my paintings in the Miniatures Show at the Art Bar, I also have 5 paintings in a show at Comb Art Gallery (a new space) at 832 S 5th St, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53204, in Walkers Point. The space is directly across the street from the Walkers Point Art Center on 5th Street.

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2013 Mini Show at the Art Bar

2013 Mini Show at the Art Bar

2013 Mini Show at the Art Bar – Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Mini Show at the Art Bar - Milwaukee, WI

They really pack the walls with art for this show. For each open space, a painting has sold.

Last night the Mini show opened at the Art Bar. I got there later than I intended, around 8pm, by which time many pieces had already sold. Each year over the holidays, the owner Don puts on a miniature show that includes anything 8″ or smaller along its longest edge, and $100 or less. The bar gets hundreds of pieces for this show each year, and they typically sell a lot of artwork, especially on opening night. There’s always a lot of excitement, as buyers can simply grab the one they like and the label on the wall and take it up to the bar to buy it outright. They even wrap the work in kraft paper for you while you wait.

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Announcement: 2012 MIAD Student/Alumni Sale

A patron looks closely at a painting by Patrick Shaw, a classmate of Anthony Sell

I will have about 25 paintings on display at the 2012 MIAD Student/Alumni Sale this weekend. The event begins with a Preview Party, Thursday, October 18, from 6-9 p.m. The preview party has a $20 admission (don’t ask me why), but I can get up to 5 guests in for free. If you are planning on attending, contact me and I’ll get your name on the list as one of my guest (first come, first serve).

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New Site, New Look

It’s hard to believe that it’s been more than a year since my last blog post. I suppose FaceBook has something to do with that. Well, after my hosting company upgraded the version of PHP on my server, my old software did not work so well. I decided it was time for an upgrade.

It was also getting to be a chore updating both a portfolio website for my artwork and my design work, and a blog, and FaceBook, so I decided to combine these into a WordPress theme. I am still populating this blog with some of the more memorable of my old posts, and have to work out some bugs with the gallery plugin. I will be writing more now that the interface is more efficient, and I’ll also be adding some graphic treatments here and there, but this is predominantly what the new website will look like.

Please take note of the new Referral Program an Design proposal links above. Feel free to leave comments on anything you see here, if they’re elegant, I might just post them. Tell people about my work, and thanks for visiting.

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Fox Valley Plein Air Painting Competition

Last weekend was the Fox Valley Plein Air painting competition. This is a new event, hosted by both the Jack Richeson corporation in Kimberly, WI, and the Bergstrom-Mahler Museum in Neenah, WI. I want to say outright that I was pretty excited for the opportunity to paint in a new area of the state, and glad of the generosity of Richeson. After visiting the museum a few weeks ago for the Wisconsin Plein Air Painting exhibition, I thought this event would have potential. Unfortunately I was wrong, the trip was largely an expensive disappointment.

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