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On March 25th, I will be demonstrating my pointillism painting style to the Phoenix Artists Guild as their guest artist. I’m thrilled to have this opportunity.  They are such a talented group.  I plan to include a few artist members to dab on canvas via various rhythmic musical styles.

Should be fun.

Join me at Hulas Modern Tiki on Monday evening (2/27) where I will be exhibiting my modern pointillism art to support the Arizona Consortium for the Arts.  This Mahala Monday, the restaurant/bar will give ten percent of all proceeds to this nonprofit arts organization.  Why not grab a few friends and come to downtown Phoenix for drinks, dinner, or both!  I would love to see you and you would be supporting a great cause.

Scarecrow Doxie

I have finally completed my last painting for this weekend’s  Artists of the Superstitions Studio Tour.   Tomorrow, I am taking all my latest works of art (which I have been keeping under wraps all summer/fall, etc.) to the beautiful studio of potter, KimmBerly Ioane. I think her vivid art pots and my pointillism paintings really compliment each other and it is our hope that others will buy both to enhance their home decor.

Speaking of homes, her’s is very hip, of avante garde industrial-design, and in a primitive area next to the base of the Superstition Mountains in Apache Junction., Arizona.  I’m so happy she asked me to exhibit at her place this year (vs. Having to organize my own studio!  Ha!  We artists tend to be a bit messy!)

My modern pointillism paintings exhibited are my Happily Working Dachshund Series of six pieces.  Each work depicts a doxie doing some sort of human or object related job to make their owners happy.  My own doxie is, of course, my muse of many colors!   I have chosen to add some contrast to this series by also including some flat hard-edge areas.  Depicted here is Scarecrow Doxie.  You must come & tell me what you think about each one!

Studio Tour maps are at  for printing!   Visit us at Studio #3 and then check out other studios nearby.  I think you will enjoy the group’s diversity and talent.

The renowned  Mayo Clinic of Scottsdale has a huge Courtyard Marriott available for their patients and visiting families.

“Ocotillo” 36h x 24w x 1.5″d 1150.00

Two of my modern pointillism paintings, Ocotillo and Scrub Junipers, in an exhibit sponsored by the Arizona Art Alliance.

“Scrub Junipers” 36w x 48h x 1.5d 2175.00

Consider taking a drive out to this beautiful desert area and visit the exhibit through August 2011.


Once again, I have created an online art contest on Fine Art America!  This contest is for pointillism artists entering their best portraits of famous people.  Take a look at the 40+ images and vote for your favorite three.   I, of course, have entered 3 portraits:  “Kissing Elvis”, “Judy”, and “Billie”.  But, don’t feel like you need to vote for my work.  Each portrait is amazing!  Other participating artists are from all over the world and have a special talent.   There are both paintings and drawings in pointillism.

The winner will participate in an “Artist Interview” with me and will be published on this blog as well as several other sites.  Enjoy!

To vote go to: Click on the “Vote” tab and you’ll see each entry, one at a time, just click the “arrows” to see them all.  Enjoy!

Crafthaus has chosen me and my art to be one of this week’s featured members on their online website.

Crafthaus is an excellent choice for professional artists, designers & craftsmen/women to display their work, and connect with each other across all fields of interest.  A variety of art and craft media are represented on the site, such as jewelry, metals, ceramics, glass, wood, paper, polymers, fibers, plastics, painting, music….

The site was created in May 2008 to foster social interaction and a sense of community. crafthaus currently hosts over 1,700 artist members from all over the world, as well as a number of art/craft related institutions, such as SNAG, The American Craft Council, The Society of Contemporary Art & Craft (Boston), American Craft Magazine, Lark Books, various Metalsmithing and Furniture Societies, as well as galleries from across the US, such as Sienna Gallery, Velvet da Vinci, Gallery Loupe, Luke & Eloy, and many others.

All members in good standing are encouraged to post images, videos and blogs of their work. crafthaus features 7 different artists every week, and monthly changing online exhibitions curated by a member from member’s work.

There are a number of discussion topics and other resources available, such as Calls for Artists, Workshops etc.

Membership rate is $20/year or $35/2 years payable via paypal, cc or check.

Check it out!

Elvis Art Contest

Hey Elvis artists and painters!   Enter the new Elvis Presley Portrait Contest if you are a current artist/member of Fine Art America. Digital photo submissions will be accepted till April 24, 2010 and then the three day voting period begins!  The winner will be determined by popular vote and will be announced on April 30th.   And…the general public can vote!  That means you can solicit votes from friends and family in order to win!

The actual contest winner will be interviewed by me and will be featured on this blog as well as on the Fine Art America Famous People Portraits Group Page.  Artists will get lots of free publicity!  These contests can get lots of interest from fans, buyers, and art collectors.  So enter those Elvis paintings today.

But remember!  Artists must be current members of Fine Art America.

Mark your calendars for this upcoming event, Friday – Sunday April 16 – 18th

Sounds like fun!  Several of my pointillism paintings are in the Miami Art Works Gallery located right in the middle of the action.

The information written below are the words of Ken Boe of Miami Art Works.

Boomtown Spree 2010 Miami, AZ    April 16, 17 & 18    “Copper Creates Community”

Once again the annual “Boomtown Spree” is upon us in Miami, Arizona! What is the Boomtown Spree? It is a festival, a street fair, a mining contest, a dance party, an art walk, a poetry reading — PLUS — much more! Boomtown is a full weekend of fun, food and entertainment with family activities for every taste with crafts, music, inter-active arts, face-painting, henna temporary tattoos, hoopsters, poetry readings,  dancing and Arizona artists!

The Miami Loco Soundstage will take over the parking lot next to Miami Art Works, 509 W Sullivan Street for Boomtown April 16, 17, and 18. There will be many musical acts such as a 4 piece acoustic act, as well as poets lead by Cleopache, chalk art on the pavement, and numerous surprise acts. Last year Miami Art Works thrilled the town with its flying saucer “bed” in the bed race chased by hordes of Zombies.

The Fitzpatrick-Barcon building will be open to the public with works by Scottsdale painter George Caramanna. Seventh Fish Studios in the newly remodeled Hughes Drug building with feature the paintings of Miami artist Liz Weibler. The Coppermine Picture Cafe will feature henna and acrylic paintings by Joanna23, and experimental encaustic paintings by Ken Boe, and Miami Art Works will feature their group show of numerous local and regional artists. So if anyone missed the highly successful Miami Loco Art Walk, this is another chance to see much of the work.

Weekend activities include: State Mining Championship, Men and Women competing at hand mining skills that made this country great! Youth Mining Contest Sunday. Copper Crawl Hill Run, like no other! 5K and 13K Run up the ridge, through the hills and back down! Sunday afternoon highlights include: The Red Springs Express Bed Race, presented by Copper Cities Rotary! The Keystone Stairs Climb! The Car & Motorcycle Show & Shine!

Miami Art Works creates community with arts, music and poetry plus a full stage show with Arizona artists from Downtown Phoenix, Tempe, Mesa, Tucson, Casa Grande, Prescott, Camp Verde, Globe and Miami. On Saturday, April 17th musical acts include:

“Mary Godfrey & The Lotus Band”
“B 4 Skin”
“Pushing Buttons”
“Cr!s!s S!sters”
“Cadillac Steak House!”
“Batting Cage”
“ElectroShock Box”

Special performances include:

Joanna 23 Henna Body Art, Belly-Dance & Fashion Designer

Brandy Lintecum, Phoenix Poet, SlamMaster & Artist

Open Mic Poetry Reading hosted Jason Davis (JAD) Poet & Artist

Special Surprise Guests!

Admission is Free!

Come Early Friday for the Parade down Sullivan Street at 6:00 PM!

Miami “Boomtown Spree” is held annually each April to commemorate this copper mining “boomtown” that was started in 1909, and became the new hometown for over 10,000 miners and their families. The first Boomtown Spree was held in 1939, interrupted by WWII, and disappeared in the 1960’s. By the 1990’s the tradition returned with vitality.

Today, Miami is now the new “Boomtown” of the arts, harnessing a new “Art West” spirit of the traditional and the contemporary, with a broad vision of community, diverse cultures, bridging the old with the new.

The Town of Miami, located 70 miles East of Phoenix on US-60, the “Old West Highway” travels through some of the most scenic landscape in Arizona. Miami is host to an emerging contemporary art scene, as well as antique stores and great Mexican food.

More information can be found at these links:

Ken Boe        MiamiArt Works       509 W. Sullivan Street        Miami, AZ  85339        928-273-7679

Dunes II 2575.00

“Ready For Soho“ is a group of talented Arizona artists who are also women.  They include:  Sharon Seiben, Bernadette Franklin, Danis Garman, Denise Landis, Kathleen Maley,  Kathy McClure, Loralee Stickel Harris, Sandy Tracey, and DJ Berard.  The exhibit includes paintings, photography, mixed media, and sculpture and will be available for viewing during scheduled stage performances & forums for the month of March on the campus of Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona.

The following ASU Gammage Performing Arts Center events in March include:

Friday March 05, 2010
ASU Symphony Orchestra & Wind Bands present CSI: The Symphony

Saturday March 06, 2010
Karl Rove and Howard Dean Debate

Sunday March 07, 2010
ASU Sinfonietta and Wind Bands present Undone

Tuesday, March 09, 2010
AVENUE Q is performed;  a Broadway smash-hit, Tony Award® winner for Best Musical, Best Score and Best Book. A hilarious show full of heart and hummable tunes, AVENUE Q is about trying to make it in NYC with big dreams and a tiny bank account. Called “one of the funniest shows you’re ever likely to see” by Entertainment Weekly, AVENUE Q features a cast of people and puppets who tell the story in a smart,risqué and downright entertaining way. The New Yorker calls it “subversive and uproarious!”

Saturday, March 27, 2010
I LAND is Keo Woolford’s hilarious and poignant search for the meaning of his cultural heritage. From his high school days as a football player and discovery of a “Hula God” to his tour in a famous boy band, Woolford’s story will keep you enthralled. Combining elements of traditional Hawaiian hula, hip-hop, Hawaiian talk story and spoken word, I LAND tells a funny, unforgettable tale where worlds separated by geography and culture collide.

Ocotillo 1300.00

Please visit the exhibit as you enjoy these performances.