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Hello from Austin Texas!

Wowza… I have been absent for a LONG time… Well almost three years ago my family and I packed up all we owned and moved out to Austin Texas! I’ve dreamed of living here for over 8 years and when the opportunity arose (not in the most positive of ways) we decided to start over […]

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Into the Woods Press Release

–FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE–   I Wish, the art of Into the Woods, created by Christina Sweet and Alisyn Palla.   On April 25, 2013, The Empty Space Gallery will open an exhibition of fine art depicting the twisted staged fairytale of Into the Woods.   Into the Woods, a musical with music and lyrics by […]

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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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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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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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The day I met Alice…

Today during my show, a woman pushing an older woman in a wheelchair and a man (middle-aged) in a mad hatter hat came into the gallery… They saw the article in the paper by Stefani Dias in the Bakersfield Californian, and decided they must go. See, the woman in the chair was Alice Hargreaves. She […]

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Curiouser and Curiouser count down…

Today there was an article in the Bakersfield Californian about the artist’s reception of Curiouser and Curiouser this Saturday. Take a look! http://www.bakersfieldcalifornian.com/entertainment/community/x837004314/Artwork-gets-inside-creators-minds  

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Scott Cox show 1/29/2013

Today I was on the Scott Cox show KERN 1180 AM radio show to promote First Friday and my upcoming show Curiouser and Curiouser. This First Friday we will be opening Perceptual Focus, artwork by Leonid Koff. Window Sill Pie Company will be selling their scrumptious pies, tarts, and candy boxes just in time for […]

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January 2013 Memories and New Beginnings, one night show by Jared Ormerod

On 1/25/2013 I will be curating a one night show at The Foundry. The artist Jared Ormerod has had one solo show before. his works are interesting and original. Yesterday morning I had a taped interview with Jeff Lemucchi from KERN talk radio. Here is a link. Take a listen! 01_25_13 show promotion

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The Californian’s pick for the year’s breakout talent!

What a great surprise! Breakout12_27_12 In Thursday’s paper the following article will run! I was asked to take a profile picture for the paper but I really didn’t completely understand what it was for. I knew there was an award for a sort of best-of type article but I had no idea it was such […]

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