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July 2013 Bakersfield Country, a Success!

Postcard painting by Alan Willis; Graphics by Christopher O’Brien. On First Friday June 7th, 2013 I curated a show called “Bakersfield Country; the Legends of the Bakersfield Sound.” We had 13 artists paint a portrait of a Bakersfield Sound musician from the 40’s and 50’s. I hung the show in a spaced out manner along […]

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May 2013 Hard Wired, solo exhibition by Jessica McEuen presented by The Foundry

Hard Wired, a solo exhibit by Jessica McEuen Mid-May I curated a one-night solo show by member Jessica McEuen at The Foundry. “When the cogs take over, perhaps nothing changes. Perhaps the same things get done and need doing. Perhaps cliques emerge and judgment is passed. Perhaps what is left carries on without notice. When […]

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May 2013 Beyond Perception exhibit at The Foundry

‘Beyond Perception” a fine art exhibit by David Cook, presented by The Foundry On May 3rd, 2013 I curated a show at The Foundry featuring a solo painting exhibition by David Cook. As described by the artist, much of his imagery comes from natural or urban places. He is drawn to geometric shapes, structure and the play […]

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A protagonist steps to the fore – Bakersfield Californian

Months ago I turned in my submission for the Eye Gallery show this summer at the Bakersfield Museum of Art. The artists for this show are hand selected by a committee of organizers between the Bakersfield Californian and BMoA. I was honored to be a selected artist this year. The assignment? Within a 96 hour […]

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Fly High…

I was asked to come up with a design for mural installations on the building my gallery, The Foundry is in at the corner of 19th and Eye Streets. I am super excited about this one! I’m posting the concept from my very first raw thought to to my final piece, posted above.       […]

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50 States in Two Days…

I have been a member of the Parent Club at the kid’s school. This year I was contacted by the President of the club to see if I would be interested in repainting the USA map on the blacktop. I guess after they resurfaced the area it covered up the old mural. I of course said […]

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May 2013 Horse of a Different Color, Yellow Brick Road

For the month of May my friend, Jesus Fidel, and I co-curated a show together at his gallery, The Empty Space in Bakersfield, CA. The show was inspired after we had a movie date to see Oz the Great and Powerful. Although I was not totally impressed with the movie, it did bring back a […]

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March 2013 Art Imitates Art II

In March at The Foundry we have a group show called Art Imitates Art. This was our second annual show. During the show we ask kids age 10 or younger to draw us a picture. We then assign them to adult artists to recreate them using the children’s exact shapes. This year I worked on […]

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April 2013 Superimpose by artists Jennifer Williams and Tim Chong

‘Superimpose” an In-camera Multiple Exposure Photography exhibit by Jennifer Williams and Tim Chong Presented by The Foundry In April 2013 I curated a wonderful exhibit at The Foundry. The show was delivered professionally wrapped and wired, which is always a wonderful thing! The artists were a pleasure to work with. The photography progress they used […]

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BMoA project

I was contacted by the Bakersfield Museum of Art to participate in an art exhibit for the summer of 2013. The show was quite challenging. I was the fifth artist in the project. Each artist is to write a page of a story 50-80 words and create a piece of art on a provided 20×20 […]

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