UPCOMING EXCITING NEWS! Solo Show / October 2023: at CORE GALLERY
I am so pleased to announce that as of 2023 I am now a member of CORE Gallery in the Tashiro-Kaplan Bldg in Pioneer Square, Seattle.
In my studio, I'm conjuring up a new series for this solo show, but not ready for previews yet.
In the meantime, since my theater paint and production work with Cafe Nordo is temporarily on hold while they regroup and find a new home (more info on that below) and I have just completed the last commission I can reasonably finish to leave myself adequate time to get the work done that will comprise the October show at Core, I will need to find a way to raise funds to make it through the summer
without taking precious time from my own work for October.
To that end, I am gathering a variety of work from my studio, offering it at deep discounts, with hopes you will find something you'll love to purchase in order help me keep the lights on this summer so I can just focus on making work for this upcoming show.
Look for a new heading in the menu coming soon: SUMMER SALE 2023
I hope you and yours are faring as well as can be expected in these trying times!
June 21, 2023
PS: COMMISSIONS: I have a few commissions already in play that I have put on hold till after October, but I am always up for talking with you about planning future projects/commissions going forward into 2024, so please don't hesitate to reach out.
Just FYI, when you let me know there's something you'd like to buy, or commission, we can discuss shipping costs at that time. Depending on where you live, I will deliver in the Seattle city limits for free, or will get it mailed off to you if you live outside of Seattle.
PPS: If you're interested in seeing some of my past series of paintings, I've put together these little books of a few of my favorite collections. Here are the links (with previews of each book).
Our Ordinary Lives - https://www.blurb.com/books/4851584-our-ordinary-lives
Cirque De La Vie - https://www.blurb.com/books/3798629-cirque-de-la-vie
They can be purchased from BLURB and they will be shipped directly to you:
PLEASE CONTACT ME ASAP IF YOU HAVE A HARD TIME FINDING THINGS ON THIS SITE.
Cafe NORDO Update as of February 2023:
I'm sad to say that the excellent immersive theater (CAFE NORDO) that I've been working with the past couple of years will be closing down for a bit after 8 years at 109 Main St in Seattle's Pioneer Square district, it may be a year or so to find another "permanent" home.
AND IN THE MEANTIME, KEEP YOUR EYES PEELED FOR RANDOM POP-UP NORDO SHOWS THAT MAY BE HAPPENING THIS YEAR IN ODD & INTRIGUING SPACES AROUND OUR AREA - I WILL POST ABOUT THEM HERE AS THEY HAPPEN!
(if you don't know who CAFE NORDO is, go here: https://www.cafenordo.com/ and check 'em out!. To see my previous posts about the recent shows [2022 season] at CAFE NORDO scroll to the bottom.)
MY PREVIOUS POST ABOUT CAFE NORDO'S 2022 SEASON:
Since Feb 2021, I've had the great good fortune to be working with the fine folks at Cafe Nordo (first as a production artist on *ROOM SERVICE - interactive theatrical experience boxes delivered to your home during the COVID lockdown) - BUT, Happily, theaters and restaurants are accessible now, so Cafe Nordo is having LIVE SHOWS again (as of last fall) and it was really great to be able to get back to designing and painting/dressing sets again.
We just opened a beautifully immersive & haunting theatrical experience in our upstairs space (September - through November 20, 2022) called "SPIRIT PARLOUR". I was delighted to be part of this stellar creative team; getting to design, in addition to scenic painting and generally conjuring up some delicious atmospheric magic. It is not to be missed!
Go here for more details: https://www.cafenordo.com/spirit-parlour
"DOWN THE RABBIT HOLE" which opened in our downstairs space The Knife Room last fall was my first scenic project for Nordo. It was so successful and well attended that we have kept it going on and off from late 2021 through this summer, and is back again for a final run through November 20. 2022. I HIGHLY recommend catching that White Rabbit before it gets away for good this time! It is a very enjoyable evening of visual treats, hilarious Carrollian nonsense, wonderful actors/singers (yes, it's a bit of a musical), yummy food, spiffy cocktails and some excellent karaoke (which you do NOT have to participate in, no one will force you.)
We're ending the year, and ringing in the Holidays, in our usual fashion with another wacky and thrilling Holiday tale of inappropriate shenanigans and MURDER from the pen of local brilliant (and brilliantly funny) playwright Scot Auguston with
'HOMICIDE FOR THE HOLIDAYS". Starring the ever effervescent Bo Mellinger as the host of this dark musical whimsy (Bo was last seen adeptly, and tunefully, enchanting audiences as THE White Rabbit in our longest running show "Down The Rabbit Hole). I got to do some set painting and dressing on this show too, which is always a treat.
NOT TO BE MISSED, THIS WILL BE OUR LAST SHOW IN THIS SPACE, SO GET YOUR TIX NOW, THEY ARE GOING LIKE HOT-CROSSED BUNS!
REMINDER: During the lockdown, NORDO pivoted to creating a beautiful and intriguing line of cunning "theatrical" storytelling-experiences-in-your-home Boxes with cocktails and dessert included, and an online link with clues and live action segments to help you navigate the stories. My job was primarily fashioning all the mysterious clues and delightful ephemera for these through Cafe Nordo's "Room Service" - We are continuing to offer our boxes ongoing: https://www.cafenordo.com/ (EDIT - THESE ARE NO LONGER AVAILABLE)
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