2014 Artist Member Exhibition at Greater Reston Arts Center

This Thursday, July 17 from 6-8 pm Greater Reston Arts Center, one of my favorite spots for dynamic contemporary visual arts, will host an opening reception for their 2014 Artist Member Exhibition. I’m pleased and excited that two of my recent collages have been selected by juror Helen Frederick for inclusion in this new exhibition. Please join me this Thursday, July 17 at Greater Reston Arts Center from 6-8 pm for the opening reception of this gorgeous exhibition. For more information about this exhibition and for a full list of featured artists you can read the press release here.

I hope to see you there! In the meantime, here’s a recent photo of summer fun with friends in my Fairfax art studio. Summer is under way, and I’m feeling blessed and lucky for all of the warmth and sunshine. I’m also feeling an abundance of gratitude for all of the art, community, family, friendship, and creativity that fill my life. Play, experimentation, collaboration, and interconnectivity are vital elements of creativity. I hope you enjoy some playful creativity today!


Fun with Friends in the Studio

“Panoplia” Opening Night at Epicure Café Saturday June 14


Epicure Café is pleased to present Panoplia, an eclectic and groundbreaking collection of paintings and mixed media work by local artists, and curated by The Bunnyman Bridge Collective (aka artists/curators Jason Davis, Jessica Kallista, and Javier Padilla).

On the heels of the successful and irreverent Tell Me Something, Epicure Café and The Bunnyman Bridge Collective continue to redefine art in suburbia, as well as art audience experiences. For their latest exhibition, Epicure Café and The Bunnyman Bridge Collective bring together an impressive array of talented and playfully jaw-dropping artists.

Combining lush, large format oil paintings that evoke a chaotic surrealist nostalgia, complex geometric elements of precise and well-wrought abstract work, fantastically detailed mixed media dreamscapes, provocative color drenched street art, and more, Panoplia delivers an intoxicating blend of exciting local art.

Saturday, June 14, from 7pm to midnight, spend an evening with The Bunnyman Bridge Collective and artists Diana Adams, Alex Beck, Abner De Jesus, Ricardo “Gogue” De Jesus, Jeff Duka (including collaborative work with Jason Davis and Brian Legan), Vanessa Glick, Karen Mullarkey, and Allison Ries.

Music for the evening will be provided by the always entertaining Charlie Bare Quartet.

Epicure Café, located at 11104 Lee Highway in Fairfax, VA, is open 7 days a week from 5 – midnight. Panoplia will be on view at Epicure Café from June 14 through August 2.




“Tell Me Something” Opening Reception at Epicure Café Saturday April 5

The opening reception for the art exhibition, Tell Me Something, is this Saturday, April 5, at Epicure Café in Fairfax, VA. The show includes more than 10 of my newest collages, as well as gorgeous new paintings by artists Jason Davis and Javier Padilla. Together the three of us have formed a new artist collective inspired by the local urban legend of the Bunnyman: The Bunnyman Bridge Collective. The opening reception will include a live unveiling of The Bunnyman Bridge Collective’s most recent exquisite corpse collaborations and free art drops throughout the evening. The incredible Kid Claws will provide a full night of their lush and ethereal, dreamy noisy pop music. See you at Epicure Café from 7pm to midnight for a must see night of art, music, surprises, and play! You want to be part of this night!


Tell Me Something: The Bunnyman Bridge Collective


#WeTweetArt V2.0 Reception/TweetUp at artdc Gallery this Saturday, March 22, at 7pm

How would you describe your experience of social media’s influence in the ever-evolving art world of the 21st century? Has social media helped you meet or discover new artists? Has it helped you establish relationships and foster communities of artists in new ways? How can artists work to engage the art community and nurture one another via social media?

In the past week and a half I have made 50 new connections with artists in my local area via twitter thanks to an incredible art exhibition at the artdc Gallery. I am grateful for each and every connection I’ve made with these dedicated DC area artists. I am so impressed by each and every artist and art lover participating in this show. Artists were invited via twitter to participate in a massive group show that includes over 40 local artists and over 70 works of art in a wide variety of mediums. #WeTweetArt V2.0 marks the second social media art show for artdc Gallery. I’m excited to share that two of my new mixed media pieces will be in the #WeTweetArt V2.0 group show. I will tweet images and details about my pieces at the March 22 reception, so keep a look out for them.

Check out the facebook event page for the reception/TweetUp Saturday, March 22 at 7pm! Go ahead, click on the Going tab. You know you want to be part of this fabulous show. I hope to see you there. Another element that I love about the #WeTweetArt exhibition is that even if you are in Tampa, or London, or St. Louis, or New York, or Chicago, or Paris, or anywhere, you can still participate in this exhibition and connect with the art and the artists via twitter by following and using the hashtag #WeTweetArt. This event builds community on a local level in the DMV and expands the potential for relationships between artists and art lovers worldwide. Anyone with a twitter account can become a dynamic participant in this art event. So join in, TweetUp, see exceptional art, meet brilliant artists on twitter or IRL. I’m hoping to make a connection with you Saturday night!

#WeTweetArt V 2.0 runs from March 9-April 6. Live music for the March 22 reception/TweetUp will be provided by the Improvisational DJ group Sassoon. The artdc Gallery is located at 5710 Baltimore Ave, Hyattsville, MD.


Live Painting at Javier Padilla’s SANTA VIDA with The Bunnyman Bridge Collective

There are so many phenomenal art events happening locally right now and in the coming weeks. I am still ecstatic after this past weekend’s incredible opening of Javier Padilla’s Santa Vida! Check out Javier Padilla Fine Art to learn more about this amazing artist! Plus, here’s an awesome write up about the opening night excitement, including an inside look at the live painting collaboration with artists Jason Davis, Javier Padilla, and me…AKA The Bunnyman Bridge Collective! The energy in the room Saturday night was absolutely infectious. I know there will be more experimentation and surprises at the opening of The Bunnyman Bridge Collective’s April 5 show, Tell Me Something! Come out and see us and join in the art filled play at Epicure Café, 11104 Lee Highway in Fairfax, VA, Saturday, April 5 from 7pm to midnight!