Category Archives: Exhibits & News

Black Jesus Reprinted In New Bible

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I am happy to report my black velvet painting – “The Real Jesus” was included in the printing of The African American Bible’s recent edition.
Now if only all the bibles showed him as black (or at least dark skinned as we know he was… ) -that would be amazing progress!

Bit by bit, baby steps are better than none…



Fresh 2014 Exhibit at South Bay Contemporary

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One of my paintings – The Geisha of Twin Peaks, has been included in the upcoming massive show, “Fresh 2014″ at South Bay Contemporary in Rolling Hills. Featuring an art exhibition of new work juried by LA Art Critic, Mat Gleason; “The goal was to make a WILD show not a safe, straight art exhibit. The opening will be epic.”

Opening: November 8th, 6 -9 pm, shows thru Dec. 28th, 2014

 November 21st, 8 – 10 pm: Curator’s Walk Through with Mat Gleason

December 6th, 2014 -“Fresh The Event!” Gala Event Kick-off event to launch South Bay Contemporary non profit arts organization. Tickets $35

Performance Art, A Silent Auction, and Live Music. Catered by Good Stuff Restaurant with Williams and Sonoma craft beer and fine wine.

South Bay Contemporary, 550 Deep Valley Drive, #261

Rolling Hills Estates, CA  –  (310) 429-0973

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Complete artist line up:

Ruben Acosta, Francisco Alvarado, Catherine Bennaton, April Bey, Tim L. Brown, Grant Bruckner, Georgette Buckley, Jim Caron, Kate Carvellas, Michele Castagnetti, Jana Charl, John Chase,Tima Christina, Annie Clavel, Chris Collins, Rick Cummings, David D’Andrade, Otha “Vakseen” Davis III, Billy Fefer, Aaron Flynn, Linda Folk, Bob Francis, Rick Frausto, Pat Gainor, Tiff Graham,Carlos Grasso, Patty Grau, Susan Halls, Cody Hand, Brent Hanson, Britt Harrison, Jeffrey Haupt, Shelley Heffler, K. Ryan Henisey, Mack Hill, John Hundt, Brenda Hurst, Davion Jackson, Kirk Kain, Sierra Pecheur, Michael Kelly, David M. Koeth, Dean Larson, Edward Lightner, Duncan Linthicum, Snow Mack, Emily Maddigan, Hayk Matsakyan, Salvatore Matteo, Patrick McCue, Jennifer A. Mireles, Kevin Moore, Johnny Naked, Barbara Nathanson, Jon Ng, Hung Viet Nguyen, Chloe Noh, Billy Pacak, Patrushka, Lou Peterson, Linda Price, Melissa Prichard, Billy Reynolds,Launa D. Romoff, Rebecca Rose, Robert Rossoff, Erika Roth, Ann Marie Rousseau, Nano Rubio, Kuniko Ruch, Linda Jo Russell, Jill Sanders, Conchi Sanford, Ry Sangalang, Kristine Schomaker, Nanci Schrieber-Smith, Ingrid Schults, Cintia Segovia, Steve Seleska, Andrea Serna, James Shefik, Stephanie Sherwood, Val Simon, Mahara T. Sinclaire, Maya Smira, Susie Stockholm, Hirotaka Suzuki, Jane Szabo, Annie Terrazzo, Robin Tripaldi, Veda Wedman, Todd Westover, Thomas Wheeler, Ju Yun, Ben Zask, Essi Zimm


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Exhibit News: Like A Tom Waits Song

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My painting of Tom Waits (as a geisha) will be on exhibit and available for sale in an upcoming show here in San Francisco. With all the artwork inspired by Tom Waits, the man and his music, this show should be excellent.

I am proud to report that “Troubadour” was selected for a Juror’s Choice Award!

The curator Andrea Schwartz had this to say:

“The painting entitled “Troubadour” by Patrushka, told the story so well of the Tom Waits song “Big in Japan”. The perfect quote from this song that related to the painting for me was “I’m big in Japan, I’m big in Japan, but heh I’m big in Japan”. In my opinion, the artist truly captured the mood of this song. “

Like A Tom Waits Song, National Juried Exhibition

Arc Gallery, 1246 Folsom Street, San Francisco

Opening Reception: Saturday, May 3rd 7-9 PM

 Exhibition: May 3 – June 21st, 2014



Arc Gallery has produced an exhibition catalog for the show (left), full of all the wonderful art.

It is available for purchase, here.

This one-of-a-kind, unique exhibition will shine a bright dingy yellow spotlight on artwork in all media and all genres. It features the work of artists who have found themselves deeply moved, enraptured, bemused or inspired by Tom Waits and will be enjoyed by art and music lovers alike.





Exhibit News: Encyclopedia Botanica


“For Frida” (see below), a mixed media collaboration with Patrushka and  Katie McCann,  will be on display in Philly in the upcoming Encyclopedia Botanica exhibition, at Arch Enemy Arts.

This looks to be a fantastic group show with lots of lovely botanica inspired artwork. If you love Frida as much as we do – she will be available for sale at the show.

Arch Enemy Arts

109 + 111 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA

05/02/14 – Opening Reception, 6-10pm.

The opening reception takes place on May’s First Friday and will be free and open to the public.

 Showing through Sunday, 5/31/14 

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The Day of the Lana

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Title: The Day of the Lana

Size: 14″ x 19″ (framed)

Medium: Gouache on paper, varnished

Since I so often post art as soon as I photograph it, it often isn’t seen with the frame. So I thought I’d post Day of the Lana complete in her vintage frame, below.

She is all ready for a Halloween exhibit (along with 4 other pieces of mine), at ACCI Gallery, in Berkeley.

Hallowed and Haunted opens on October 11th, with a reception and costume party/contest at 6 pm.  The show will be on view through Nov. 10th, 2013.

Hope to see you there!

ACCI Gallery, 1652 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, CA

Link: ACCI Gallery



Exhibit News: Mail Me Art Exhibit & Book Launch

I have one of my Day of the Dead pieces in this group exhibit, full of wonderful artists from all over the world. All the art is the size of a large envelope and is very reasonably priced, especially for original works.

The great folks over at The Little Chimp Society organize this exhibit regularly and publish a fantastic book of all the art. To view and order this wonderfully eclectic and art-filled book, go here.

There are two showings of the art.

When: July 30th 10:00 am until August 3 at 5:00pm

Where: The Framers Gallery, 36 Windmill Street, London, UK


A private showing, you must RSVP here.

When: August 9th at 6pm-11pm, (with viewings by appointment on the 10th, 11th and 12th.)

Where: Factoryroad Gallery, Hinckley



Exhibit News: Day of the Dead, in San Mateo

Five of my Day of the Dead inspired works will be in an art exhibition coming up in San Mateo, including Only Her Hairdresser Knows For Sure, (above).  I am a featured artist in this show which promises to have quite a large number of fantastic works. Might be a nice place to do some shopping and pick up something special for Father’s Day…

Dates: June 8th – 16th, 2013

Where: San Mateo County Fair, Fine Arts Galleria Expo Center

Besides the Day of the Dead exhibit there are many other kinds of art on display as well. There are cool activities planned for the last day, June 16th – including a sugar skull workshop at 3 pm and a dance performance by the Aztec ceremonila dance group – Teokalli at 2 pm.

So grab Dad and come on down for a fun art filled day!

Face Figure Identity

Three of my paintings have been included in a book by Sproketbox Entertainment, titled Face Figure Identity. There is a nice variety of styles, mediums and subjects included in this look at various figurative artists.

Shown above is the front cover and an inside page of one of my pieces – The Day of the Jennybird. The original of this painting is also available for purchase, see it here, or email me here. 

The book Face Figure Identity may be seen and ordered here.



The Knot: Art With An Agenda

I have a new piece in a huge upcoming group exhibition titled Art With An Agenda, flyer above. My artwork is titled The Knot, posted below. It is mixed media on wood with a vintage frame.

In 2008, Proposition 8, which banned same-sex marriage in the State of California, passed with a little more than 52% of the vote. Fullerton, combined with our neighbors in the northern most parts of Orange County, however, passed Prop 8 by 63%. It is important that those who aim to monopolize love and marriage understand to whom they are denying a fundamental social institution. In a small way this exhibit hopes to further acceptance and understanding through art which is inspired by the belief that all non-exploitative love is beautiful and valid.

50% of proceeds from the sale of art will be donated to OC AIDS WALK, which is taking place the weekend of the exhibit’s opening.

Two Day Opening Reception: Friday May 3rd & Saturday May 4th 2013, 6-11 pm

On View: May 3 – May 25th, 2013

Venue: The Magoski Arts Colony, which is also home to PÄS, Hibbleton, and the Violet Hour Galleries.  At: 223/225 W. Santa Fe, Fullerton, CA 92832

Media Contact: Stephan Baxter,, 714/342-3052


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Lupe and Her Sombrero •

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Title: Lupe, A Mexicali Girl

Medium: Gouache & watercolor on paper envelope

This piece was created for the wonderful Mail Me Art 3 exhibit and accompanying book.

“Mail Me Art is a project that has brought together an international community of artists and illustrators, amateur and professional alike, through art in the form of mail. The posted package itself is the work of art and, unlike a traditional letter or parcel, it is intended to be received and admired for it’s own sake. While a normal item of mail fulfils a practical purpose such as delivering a bill, a letter from a loved one, a notice from an employer, or a gift sent by a friend, with mail art the box or envelope becomes the centre of attention instead.”Via Mail Me Art




I hope all you friends and followers can make it to my upcoming solo exhibition…  

Looking forward to seeing you!

If you can’t make it to the opening reception, please drop on by another day.

Gallery Hours:

Monday – Sunday 12pm – 8pm

Gallery Location:

1728 University Ave, (between McGee and Grant) in Berkeley, California.

SR2 Gallery Link

Press Release and Info About the Art – Link

Exhibition: Pop! Goes The Art

I have a painting in this upcoming group show in Roseville, Ca. (near Sacramento).  The art is The Gaga Bird (link) and she is oil on wood.

Hope you will be able to attend this show, if you live nearby!

Pop! Goes the Art
Blue Line Arts is pleased to exhibit “Pop! Goes the Art” in the WestPark Workshop Gallery, featuring multiple artists from the region. Inspiration for “Pop! Goes the Art” will be drawn from popular culture of the twenty-first century. Artists will channel their inner Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein and utilize everything from the latest news headlines to the products that line store shelves to create Pop-Art inspired pieces.
Exhibition dates: Feb. 21 – April 13th
Art Walk on March 16th!

Featured artists: Amy Amini, Samuel Bassett, Jeffery Beckerleg, David Bogus, Brandon Borjon, Katherine Cooksey, Colleen Giorgi, Don Hall, Diane Honegger, Lang Lew, Susan Mahan, Nicholas Mancillas, Kate Marsh, Kelly McIntosh, Eric Miller, Patrushka, Carilyn Moyer, Lou Peterson, John Reilly, Manuel Fernando Rios, Drew Shade, Mario Sotelo, Samuel Swanson, Tom Swearingen, and Roy Tatman.

405 Vernon St, Roseville, CA

Nevermore Exhibition

You may see my recent artwork –  Quoth The Walken – included in this upcoming show.
Opening Reception: Saturday, December 15th, 2012,  6-10 pm
Exhibition Dates: December 15 – January 6th, 2012
“Nevermore” a group show inspired by Poe’s “The Raven”. “The Raven” is often noted for its dark and supernatural atmosphere and has been inspiring artists since it’s first publication in 1845. It tells the tale of a talking raven’s mysterious visit to a distraught lover, documenting the man’s slow fall into madness. The lover, is lamenting the loss of his love, Lenore. Sitting on a bust of Pallas, the raven seems to perpetuate his distress with its constant repetition of the word “Nevermore”.

Featured in the SF Chronicle

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My “Lady of the Log” and “Saint Laura of the Order of the Twin Peaks” were both featured in the 96 Hours entertainment section of the San Francisco Chronicle. Many thanks to the Chronicle for the ink!

LINK to the online version of the article

They are currently on exhibit in San Francisco at Public Works Gallery, in a David Lynch inspired show.

LINK – “In Heaven Everything Is Fine” Exhibition Info

A David Lynch Themed Exhibition and Halloween Party

– Two of my pieces are in this exhibition –

The Lady of the Log and Saint Laura of the Order of the Twin Peaks.

Explore the eerie, dark and surreal world of director David Lynch in Roll Up Gallery’s Halloween exhibition.

 The artworks incorporate Lynch’s weird sensibility, reflected as such in his films ‘Eraserhead,’ Mulholland Drive,’ and TV series ‘Twin Peaks’ (to name a few.) An installation replica of The Black Lodge from Twin Peaks will be also be on display for your “investigation.”COSTUME CONTEST: Best Lynch-inspired get-up to walk through the gallery receives a special prize!

 Opening Reception: Friday, October 26th, 6:00 to 9:00 pm

 (On exhibition through Nov.8th, by appointment)

 Public Works Roll-Up Gallery

161 Erie Street (Off Mission St. between Duboce & 14th St.),  San Francisco


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Nureyev Awaits •

Title: Nureyev Awaits

This piece was done in homage to the dancer Rudolf Nureyev, for an AIDS benefit in Tacoma, Washington.

Soft Opening Exhibition: Friday, 10/12/12, at the Corina Bakery in Tacoma, located on So Fawcett St, next to The Grand Cinema.

Following this show, the pieces will be displayed at the Tacoma Art Museum during the 25th Anniversary gala event of the Pierce County Aids Foundation on 12/1/12, and sold by auction with all proceeds supporting the programs and services of Pierce County Aids Foundation.

Medium: Gouache on wood

Size: 11″ x 14″


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Spread The Word: Women Paint The Town This Weekend!

This weekend a great cause, conference and huge art exhibition opens at the beautiful Steinbeck Center, via Women’s Caucus For The Arts.

“Honoring Women’s Rights Conference and Art Exhibition”

Opening Reception on Friday Sept. 7th, from 5:00 to 8:00 pm.

 There will be a welcome party, jewelry expo, music and free events. Start your Xmas shopping early and support women artists at the same time!

The art exhibition has a special Artists Reception on Saturday night as well, from 6 – 9 pm.

The exhibition will be on display through January 6th, 2013

For Speakers, Info and Tickets to the conference, click here.

For general info, click here.

Two of my “Hunted” pieces from my series focusing on the abuse of women, are in the art show – “Black & Blue” and  “Out The Door”

Make a weekend getaway to Monterey or Carmel out of it – hope to see you there!

The Land of Ozzy, Exhibit News

If you are near San Francisco this week, you still have a chance to see the “Dark Art: A Tribute To Metal” exhibit. Lots of great, intense art in this show! My piece in the show, “The Land of Ozzy” is posted below.

Modern Eden Gallery
403 Francisco Street
San Francisco, CA

Gallery Hours:
Wednesday – Sunday

Phone: (415) 956-3303

Closing Reception:

Friday, September 7th 6-9pm
‘Talisman’ & ‘Dark Art’

“The Land of Ozzy”

Medium: Gouache on wood, Size: 10″ x 10″