Saturday, April 5, 2008

Past & Present.

Just got back from a trip out to California for the opening of Toys @ Gallery 1988 in LA. I had a great time and the show was awesome! Saw some old friends, met some new ones and sold a painting, I'd say it was a pretty successful visit...

In other news, I just found out that I was accepted into the 145th Small Oil Paintings exhibition at the Philadelphia Sketch Club. One of the reasons I like being involved with the Sketch Club is because of how the institution functions as if it could be decades ago. While the rest of the world continues to turn everything towards digital technology, I think there's something nice about having to submit an actual painting for the judging process. It feels good to know that my work is being looked at directly by someone, without being filtered through a computer screen. And not only are submissions not done digitally, acception forms are sent in the mail and work not accepted is stored in boxes by numbers and to be picked up by the artist with certain pickup dates (and nowhere on the submssion form to you find a place for an email adress). There is nothing convenient about the process and I love that, but not as much as the amazing building that is the home to the PSC and filled with so much history.

Check it out...

The 145th Annual Exhibition of Small Oil Paintings
The Philadelphia Sketch Club
235 South Camac street Philly Pa 19107
Reception, April 6th 2pm-5pm
*exhibition runs through April 27th