Beasts on Broadway Exhibit, Deadline August 31st


Beasts on Broadway
A National Exhibit
Juror: Melissa R. Pickford
Art Gallery Director,
Monterey Peninsula College
October 24 - November 15, 2015
Juror "Meet & Greet" Sunday,
November 1 @ 2pm
Reception: Sunday, November 1 @ 2PM
How do our eyes see animals? How do we capture the animal spirit in art? What beauties and mysteries do animals lend to our creativity? Artists may submit work in any medium, 2D or 3D. Fine representational depictions, scientific illustrations, as well as wildly expressive and experimental work about any animal(s) ----real or imaginary---are welcome. We hope to see animals from many geographic areas of the world in art made by artists from all over the U.S. Just like in the animal world, variety is the name of the game!

The Juror will grant $1,000 in Awards
Deadline for entries
Monday, August 31,2015 (11:59pm)
Digital Entries:
An entry is one individual artwork.
Each artist may submit up to
5 digital/jpeg entries.
Enter your images online at:
Santa Cruz Art League
526 Broadway
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
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Hours: Wed-Sat 12-5pm
Sun 12-4pm
1st Friday: 12-9pm

A step-by-step progression of how I developed a painting of a construction bear.

Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts: MISSION I'M POSSIBLE TALENT SHOW


Calling all artist, dancers, poets, singers, musicians, visual and multimedia artist to participate in the first annual MCCLA Talent Show, MISSION I'M POSSIBLE

Audition Date: August 15, 2015
Location: MCCLA Theater
Time: 3:00pm-9:00pm
Artist Entrance Fee: $10
All contestants must register and fill out the following forms:
Artist Registration & Talent Release Forms, and read carefully the Rules and Regulations.

Talent Show Date: September 12, 2015
Time: 7:00pm -10:00pm
Location: MCCLA Theater
Admission: $15


TOMORROW IN SAN FRANCISCO | Creative Growth at Park Life Gallery | Friday, July 31 6-9 PM


Opening Reception:

Park Life Gallery
3049 22nd Street (@ Shotwell)
San Francisco

Friday, July 31

Groupings represents a selection of a selection of works that communicate processes adopted by the artists at Creative Growth. Each work in the show provides insight into the mind and heart of an artist as they find their creative voice and outlet through painting, sculpture, collage, drawing, video, fabric and more. The biographical, nostalgic, and make-believe elements that these artists incorporate into their work will allow the viewer intimate insights into how and why these artists create.

Creative Growth is more than a place in Oakland. Creative Growth is a feeling and a mindset. It’s a process. And through the personal, joyful and generous process, these people evolve to become artists who create the most illuminating art imaginable.

Including work by Derek Chen, Lawrence Choy, Maureen Clay, Jay Daley, Raydell Early, Rosena Finister, John Hiltunen, Donald Mitchell, Nick Pagan, Tony Pedemonte, Laura Jo Pierce, Aurie Ramirez, Gregory Stoper, Gerone Spruill, William Scott, Judith Scott, William Tyler and Alice Wong.

July 31 – September 6, 2015

Park Life Gallery
3049 22nd Street
San Francisco, CA


Demo How to Make an Academic Drawing of a Plaster Cast (The Wipe Out Method)

This is an academic plaster cast drawing  that I use as a demonstration for my students. It's not the best drawing in the world, but I think it'll show you the basic concepts of how to lay in the drawing and how to wipe it out and develop it. The way that I developed this drawing was by putting charcoal dust down on the paper  and rubbing it in with a soft rag. Then I used a combination of charcoal, vine charcoal, kneaded gum eraser, and then of course I through the drawing away because it's not very good.  I'm sharing it in the hopes that maybe it will help some of you to develop your skills.