This is always nice to see:
Chicken Fried Steak?!?
This year hasn’t been the best year ever. It was tough for everyone. However, there were plenty of shining moments… Sometimes, I just have to sit back and consider myself lucky. I’m doing what I want to do in life – and I’m making money at it. I’m not stuck in a cubicle. I’m doing what I always thought I would be doing. It was a tough year, but it was still good.
Have a Quick Christmas…
Incase you haven’t been over to QuickDFW.com or to a Quick newsstand this last week, I thought I’d show you what you are missing out on. I recently shot several notable Dallas personalities (musicians, a celebrity chef, radio and television host) as they acted out memorable scenes from holiday movies. If this isn’t making much sense, you’ll get the idea once you view the photos…
Video of me times three…
Here are three videos of my recent shoots. One is shot by Cindy Chaffin, the next is by John Jones and the third was a combination of people up in the studio (it was a busy shoot).
Ten years and counting…
I found the first photo I ever took for The Dallas Morning News. It was on December 14, 1999, so I’ve officially hit my ten year mark with them. I’m glad they have been one of my clients for so long. I’ve learned a lot since then, and I hope to keep learning until the day I die. I think the best part about shooting for the DMN is that I’ve met so many great people.
Some days just aren’t fun. I can deal with it. I’m just not happy with all the hassle that comes with the job today.
I’m on the radio…
You don’t have to be in Dallas to hear me on the radio tonight, since KNON has a live stream on their website:
Speaking of ArtCon 5…
This video from the KERA website shows my donated artwork near the end, around 4 minutes and 40 seconds. It’s the piece with 36 little pictures of Erykah Badu, all printed at different opacities…
A night in Deep Ellum…
ArtCon 5 info…
This is cut and pasted from a press release regarding this Saturday’s show. You should attend and bid on my piece…
Art Conspiracy is in the air again, which means it’s time for doing good and having fun.
Our 5th annual Art Conspiracy starts at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 12th at 511 W. Commerce. We’ll have secure parking (with police officers and parking attendants) 2 blocks from the building, beer and non-alcoholic beverages available. Although the forecast looks good, we’ll have heaters this year too!
If you’re not quite sure about the whereabouts of the warehouse, please visit www.artconspiracy.org to see a map.
Art Conspiracy is taking part in a couple of new things this time around. First, you can buy tickets in advance through Prekindle. The advantage is that you won’t have a long wait at the door. If you’re interested, click here to purchase tickets:https://secure.prekindle.com/promo/id/20981892446683638
Another great thing? We have partnered with KERA’s Art&Seek, an online community at www.artandseek.org where creative people can come together to find, discuss, create and react to art. Art&Seek has been featuring profiles of Art Conspiracy artists and of our beneficiary , Resolana. See more here:http://www.kera.org/blogs/culture/?s=art+conspiracy
As you probably know by now, Art Conspiracy differs from other arts fundraisers because the artists do their work on site the day before the event. On the eve of Art Conspiracy, artists work in shifts to fill 150 18 x 18 plywood canvasses, basically turning the warehouse into a giant art studio. During the actual event on Saturday,December 12, all of these newly created pieces will be sold in rapid-fire live auctions. Starting bids for all pieces is $20.
Here’s a quick look at the schedule:
7:00 Doors Open
7:50 Art Auction One
8:40 The Boom Boom Box
9:10 Art Auction Two
9:50 The Crash That Took Me
10: 20 Art Auction Three
11:00 Telegraph Canyon
Thank you so much to our artists who give us their time and talent to create original auction worthy works and to our volunteers who use everything from carpentry skills, screen printing abilities and organizational talents (just to name a few things) to make Art Conspiracy tick.
A big “thank you!” to our sponsors too for providing us with money and the materials that help make Art Conspiracy happen.
We’re looking forward to Saturday night and doing more good inDallas, hopefully we’ll see you at the warehouse!