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Friday Art: El Hippie Guapo (2 shows this weekend)

Friday, December 4th, 2009

I will be showing some art in 2 venues this weekend.  Tonight from 6 to 10pm is the opening of Mexic-Arte Museum’s Mix N Mash show which I made a super new and fun piece for. Tickets are $25 and my buddies James Huizar, Randy Muniz, and Tony Diaz will also have pieces in this show. Nothing but 12×12 inch panels here.  For a full list of the artists and all the details click here.

Here is the piece I made for the Mix N Mash show. Click here to view the process shots.

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Tomorrow the Maranda Pleasant Gallery will be holding their annual 12×12 box show with every piece priced at $100 . Some of the proceeds will go to Explore Austin. There is no cover for this exhibit and you can even go before the madness from 10am to 6pm to do some early purchasing. The party is from 6pm to 10pm. A few friends will be showing work here as well including: Jeremy Burks, Will Bryant, and Zach McDonald. Apparently 25 pieces have already sold! So go, go, GOOOO!

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Stay warm this weekend err’body.

Weekend art show recap (late)

Thursday, July 3rd, 2008

Last Saturday, June 28th, the family and I loaded up into the car and headed for East Austin where we were lucky enough to catch 2 great art shows. The first was at Okay Mountain where they were having a fund-raising event. There was a silent auction with a lot of good art up for grabs. Some art they were selling at very affordable prices, steals even. I was lucky enough to meet Michael Sieben and pick up one of many limited edition screen prints he and Nat Swope collaborated on recently. Sieben, an Austin artist, has quickly become one of my favorites. You can buy his work right here.

Heroes for ghosts.

Also we won a gift bag filled with random oddities. The strangest gift had to be the filter mask with the twin towers on the packaging. Kind of creepy. Also since moving from California about a year ago we’ve grown accustomed to sinking our beers into koozies (or “cozies”) before drinking them because Texas is hot, which makes you hot, which makes your beer hot, and koozies keep your beer cold. We actually won 3 total meaning Giselle and Chamila got one too. Chamila also won an origami set.

After hanging out a while and playing ping pong with chamila and the missus. We headed over to Pump Project. They were having a show called Size Matters. Every piece in the show measured 5×7 feet. There was some really good work here as well. The most impressive piece was by Zach McDonald. He too is an Austin artist and a super nice guy. I wish I had taken my camera because I don’t have a picture to post. However, you can see some of his work here.