October 5-November 10, 2019
Works In Wood
New Hope Arts Center
New Hope, PA
I'm very pleased to let you know that my sculpture Too Late has been accepted into this venerable show at the New Hope Arts Center. This show is in its 20th season & hosts a national array of wood-centric artists. If you are in the area, I urge you to stop in for the reception on Saturday, October 5, or anytime during the run.
If you need further information, contact the Center or myself. Thanks!
September 8-December 29, 2019
Leave A Light On
Wharton Esherick Museum
I have the pleasure of announcing that my sculpture "Baby's First Nightlight: Sweet Dreams" has been accepted into the 26th annual juried woodworking exhibition at the Wharton Esherick Museum. This year's theme is Lighting.
There will be an opening reception & awards ceremony on September 8 that all are invited to attend, with open gallery hours through December 29. Please contact the Museum (link below) for hours and exact address.
I wish to thank this year's jurors Robert Aibel (Moderne Gallery Founder and Co-Director), Thomas Scurto-Davis (Main Line Art Center Executive Director), and Laura Heemer (Wharton Esherick Museum Curator and Program Director) for this honor. If you are in the area, please stop in & see the show & don't miss taking a tour of Mr. Esherick's former home & studio, currently maintained as a museum.
September 7-Octobler 25, 2019
Brand 47 Annual National Juried Exhibition of Works on Paper
Brand Library & Art Center
1601 W. Mountain St.
Glendale, CA 91201
I'm very excited to announce that my sculpture Rock, Paper, Scissors has been accepted into this prestigious annual show now in its 47th year. Juror Alma Ruiz reviewed more than 1000 submissions, of which only 89 were selected. The show opens on Saturday September 7 with a reception from 7-9:30 p.m.
I would love to see you there! If you need further info please contact me or visit the Brand website:
June 20-July 13, 2019
Let Me Eat Cake, Too!
Blue Roof Studios
7329 S. Broadway
Los Angeles, CA 90003
Hosted by Shoebox PR
For the second year, this "yummy" show will be making an encore appearance. After its inception last July at PØST at the Bendix Building, “Let Me Eat Cake Too” will be on view at Blue Roof Studios during their Arts Festival in June with an extended run through July 13. A portion of the proceeds will go to the National Eating Disorder Association.
I'm pleased that my pieces "The Faberge Incident" and "First Lesson In Gravity" have been selected by curator Kristine Shoemaker of Shoebox PR.
Please visit the FB event page for more details:
Or the Blue Roof Studios website:
UPDATE, JUNE 2019
Rock the Cradle is now on loan to the Audubon Center at Debs Park in the courtyard. It will remain on display for the indefinite future, most likely until this fall.
So if you missed the Shelter exhibit you can still see the birdies in action! Stop by any time during business hours and enjoy.
May 3-June 8, 2019
On the grounds of the Audubon Center, Debs Park, Los Angeles, CA
(in conjunction with the Arroyo Arts Collective)
My design for a site-specific installation titled Rock the Cradle was accepted to this show. It is my largest automaton to date measuring approx. 20"x 20"x 78". When the crank is turned, the bird heads bob up & down. For a video, please visit my Youtube or Vimeo channels, links above. I thought you might like to see the starting sketch & the resultant sculpture in situ at the park.
I WILL BE PARTICIPATING IN AN ARTIST TALK ON MAY 25 @11 AM.
Please join me and several other of the installation artists for a casual talk about the genesis of the Shelter project. Meet in the courtyard of the Audubon Center, address above. Contact me if you have any questions.
I am pleased & excited to be included in this show hosted by barba contemporary art, a beautiful gallery in downtown Palm Springs.
For gallery hours, please contact them directly for further information.
February 9-March 2, 2019
The Emperor's New Clothes
Avenue 50 Studio
131 North Avenue 50
Highland Park, CA 90042
Ph/Fax: (323) 258-1435
GroupThink Collective, Avenue 50 Studio & The Arroyo Arts Collective Blue Wall Alcove present The Emperor's New Clothes, an exploration of hidden truths about ourselves & worlds that are seen & unseen.
I am pleased to let you know I have 3 pieces in this interesting show as well as co-curating its installation. Please join me on Saturday February 9 for an opening party from 7-10 p.m. at Avenue 50.
The show runs through March 2 with a closing party that afternoon from 2-4 p.m. During the run, the gallery will be open for its regular hours, please visit their website for exact times:
Hope to see you there!
November 2, 2018-January 19, 2019
Merryll Saylan, This Is Your Life
The Center for Art in Wood
141 N. 3rd St.
Merryll Saylan, a pioneering woman in the art wood world, is having a 40-year retrospective show at the Center for Art in Wood. I am honored to have been asked to participate in a "show within a show" creating a collaborative sculpture with 12 other artists using the form of platters. Ms. Saylan is known for her artistic take on everyday tableware, so this sculpture is a homage to both that aesthetic & the supportive & nurturing environment of the women who have been inspired to follow in her footsteps.
Because I am currently exploring movement in my sculpture, I created a platter that has rotatable gears & encourages the viewer to play & touch. Below is my offering which I have titled "Spin Off".
If you are in the Philadelphia area, please stop in & see her retrospective. Information in the link below.
VIDEOS & PODCAST:
January 10, 2018
A short film was released this week which was shot during World Wood Day 2017 in Long Beach, CA. I was a participant as a woodturning demonstrator at this incredibly exciting, international event. Please enjoy this introduction to my world!
Merryll Saylan & myself hamming it up at WWD 2017 with our custom-made wooden specs.