Thursday, January 28, 2010


No judge, no jury, no fees — no problem for Hygienic XXXI

The no-holds-barred art show will begin its exhibit and yearly festivities Saturday in downtown New London
...Read the rest of the article here.

Oh, and by the way. Here are a few crappy phone pics of the piece I'll be entering.


Last (detail)

Last (detail)

Higher-res pics soon!

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Quote of the day

When you think of the long and gloomy history of man, you will find more hideous crimes have been committed in the name of obedience than have ever been committed in the name of rebellion.

Saturday, January 16, 2010


Thank you to Mr. Gregg Grippo for your recent donation via Paypal. VERY much appreciated.

Hygienic Art XXXI - Salon des Independants

In just two weeks, on January 30, 2010, Hygienic Art XXXI - Salon des Independants will kick off in New London, CT.

More info, from the Hygienic Art website:

January 30, 2010 at the Hygienic Galleries in New London, Connecticut. Modeled after the Salon des Indépendants held annually in Paris since 1884, New London’s outsider art event is open to all artists. The rules are simple: one piece per artist; no judge, no jury, no fees, no censorship.

The Salon des Indépendants movement was created by French Impressionists who were not accepted into the established Salon of the late 19th Century. To protest the rigid arts establishment, these artists exhibited their works in cafés in the seamy sections of Paris. This revolutionary movement included notable characters such as Van Gogh, Matisse, Munch, Rousseau, Cézanne, Modigliani among others. The intent of the artists (and that of Hygienic Art) was to create an artistic event without jury or reward so that all forms of expression and trends in the art of the moment would have a chance to be presented to the public without restriction.

In that spirit, all artists are welcome to submit one piece of their work for the public’s consideration. Sign-in and hanging begins on Saturday, January 30 at 8am and runs until 6pm. The exhibition opens to the public at 8pm that night. The show runs through Saturday, February 13. Art pick-up is on Sunday, February 14th beginning at Noon.

The exhibition is well known for its diverse original art ranging from the sublime to the outrageous. Over its 30 year history, the annual art extravaganza has grown from an anti-establishment visual art show to an anti-establishment multi-media art event including film making, performance art as well as a young artists’ show and musical events. Call (860) 444-6855 for more info.

I will be submitting a piece this year, naturally. I will post pictures and more information soon. If you're in the CT/New England area and would like to meet up for this event, let me know!

It's time

Time to pick myself up... dust myself off... hold my head up high... and get to work. And, by work, I mean art. It's time.

Thursday, January 7, 2010


I am painting again.

Feels good to rip apart and beat the shit out of a canvas again.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Quote of the day

"Censorship is telling a man he can't eat steak because a baby can't chew it."
-- Mark Twain