Saturday, September 25, 2010
Well, I did a terrible job on the radio today. I had a great time while failing, though, and everyone treated me really well. If you can believe it, I've even been asked back for some reason. Anyway, the photo above is the thing you'll get if you win the trivia question posed on the show this week. You're welcome, world.
Friday, September 17, 2010
I found out yesterday that I'm one of the artists selected for the 2010 CSA Grant. It's going to be a huge amount of work in a short amount of time, so if anyone has any extra Pepto Bismol laying around, I could sure use it for the inevitable ulcer this next month is going to cause me. Really, though, this is a phenomenal opportunity, and I'm deeply grateful to the committee and all the kind words of encouragement from the fans, board members and friends and family. This next month will fly by.
While simultaneously working on 50 small paintings for the grant, I'll be finishing 10 new pieces for a show in Chicago at the Morpho gallery opening in early November. Lots of details need to be hammered out, but it's still a go and I'm really excited to see what happens. The photo I posted above is a piece I did for the show, and though it's not quite finished, I'm happy with how it's turned out so far. More images and details about the show will be cropping up slowly but surely.
BREAKING NEWS: I also just found out today that I've been invited to participate in Fox Tax's holiday show, "A Few of Our Favorite Things." Honestly, this made my day. I've participated in a couple of their highly publicized, well-received shows over the past couple of years, and the fact that they consider my work to be one of their "favorites" is a huge compliment to me. They also asked me to donate a piece to a charity of my choosing, which of course I'm more than honored to do. Anyway, that happened just now. It's nice. Minneapolis has proven time and again that it's one of the best cultural focal points in the country, and I'm constantly reminded of how lucky I am just to be an infinitesimally small part of it.
Anyway, as a reminder, I'm going to be on the radio as a guest on KFAI's Geek Report on September 25th. Finally, you'll get your chance to know what a lack of charisma actually sounds like. Look for it!
Okay, I need to get back to further exacerbating my Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. Have a great weekend, and thank you.