Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Unfortunately, I will not be at this year's Artist's Colony at Silicon in San José. I had a great time at last year's Silicon, but I got the impression that my art wasn't quite a fit for the majority of the attendees. So, I'm going to have to diversify my portfolio a bit, and include more traditional themes and images in addition to my my MetaQueen series.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

MetaQueens Return to Air Lounge, Oakland

The world of the mighty MetaQueens return to Air Lounge in Oakland for Bacchanal De Afrique on Sunday, Septermber 20, 2009. I will be there as a vendor with several prints from my MetaQueens series.

BACCHANAL de Afrique!!
September 20th, 2009
Air Lounge 492 9th st. in Oakland

Friday, September 4, 2009

APE 09 & TAOLB 2010

I just received the application for next year's The Art of Living Black, a huge art show held annually at the Richmond Art Center in Richmond, California. With the overwhelmingly positive responses to my work in Sunday's show, I think it would be a good idea to participate in the next TAOLB.

On the other hand, I'm still on the fence about the Alternative Press Expo. I haven't heard from the folks at Ka-Blam and I'm worried that I won't have books before mid-September. APE would be a great place to promote Afroid and Guila, but I need books in hand, or at least to know that they're on the way. APE happens October 17-18.

On Sunday, August 30, I was a participating artist in the first Art, Brunch, Culture event at Air Lounge in Oakland, California. This was my first ever showing of gicleé prints from my warrior women collection. The image area on the prints ranged from about 11" x 17" to 7" x 10", and each one was presented in a simple, white acid-free mat in poly sleeves. The larger prints were mounted on 18" x 24" mats, and the smaller ones 16" x 20".

I really enjoyed the conversations we had about science fiction and fantasy art, and the pieces in general. I'm including in this post a second version of the Soldier Queen concept. It's still a work in progress, though I've posted a version at Elfwood. I just want to get the face and overall anatomy to work better.