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5/28/2015


May / June 2015 - I've donated a framed Life Drawing to the Paddle 8 Online and In-Person Silent Auction to Benefit the "Founder's Day Event" at the Leslie Lohman Museum of Gay & Lesbian Art, honoring Charles Leslie!  It's called "Deon, Seated - Black Shorts", it's in a nice dark frame & matte (that's a pic of it on my wall next to the image scan).  It's 23 by 16" in the frame, Colored Pencil on Toned Paper.  The bidding starts at $150. for the Drawing and you can log in to the Online Auction and Bid now, (click the image to be linked to the Paddle 8 site) or wait to go see it and possibly bid in person at the Event, Thursday, June 4th at the Museum on 26 Wooster Street (6:30-9PM, tickets for the Event range from $125. to $1000. for this Benefit, & a new glossy Hardcover book about Charles & his collection called The Art of Looking, published by Bruno Gmunder will be available).  Check it out !

May / June 2015
5/28/2015


May / June 2015 - So cool to see this article about Charles Leslie, founder of Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art in Next Magazine !  Without his foresight & generosity to struggling artists, there would be no Gay Museum in NYC. He's being honored in a fun Event there next week (in which I'll have a Drawing in a Paddle8 Auction), come/support the Museum if you can.  (Click the photo to be linked to the article in Next Magazine).

May 2015
5/6/2015


May 15, 2015 - The Invitations are here, the show is next week!  As I mentioned two posts ago, the "Interface" show, curated by Walt Cessna opens at Leslie Lohman Museum of Lesbian & Gay Art on May 15 and runs through August 2nd, 2015.  I'm excited to be showing my new painting "Nando - Fire Escape" in this edgy/fun group show.  The Museum is at 26 Wooster St., NYC - click the image to be linked to their website.  The opening on Friday the 15th from 6-8PM is open to the public & is scheduled to have some cool performance art happening - come & check it out!  (Painted-Photo Image above by Dietmar Busse.)

April 2015
4/15/2015


April 2015 - Great news - noted author Perry Brass was able to use my painting "Andy, Seated" as the cover image of his just-being-released new book, "The Manly Pursuit of Desire and Love" - Yay !!  Perry describes the book as the deepest he's ever written, with concepts he's been working on all his life.

While the actual publication date is not until June, Brass will be signing pre-publication copies, available for sale at his table at the Rainbow Book Fair (that's www.rainbowbookfair.org ), a really fun Event in it's 7th year at the Holiday Inn on West 57th Street this Sat. April 18 from noon to 6PM.  You can also click on the image above and be linked to order a pre-publication copy on Amazon.  Check it out !!

April 2015 (Event - May 15)
4/13/2015


May 15, 2015 -  Upcoming group show I am excited to be a part of -- will be called "Interface: Queer Artists Forming Communities Through Social Media", and it will be in the main space of Leslie + Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art!  It's at 26 Wooster St, opening May 15th from 6-8PM and going through August 2nd. The show is curated by the excellent photographer Walt Cessna, and it will feature "29 Queer Artists who work in a wide variety of mediums, that have developed an artistic community through social media platforms."  Walt also has the exciting Graphic-Designer-extraordinaire Frank Gargiulo -- from the Broadway-show-Advertisers "SpotCo Design"  -- designing a publication called "Vaczine" to compliment the show, which should be for sale at the opening, & throughout the show's run.  Click the Image above to be linked to info on the LeslieLohman site, and the show has a Tumblr blog forming here:  http://www.vaczine.tumblr.com -- and it's already had a shout-out from the Huffington Post that you can read at this link (cut & paste into a browser if the link doesn't work directly for you):  http://huff.to/1ahT76v
Hope to see you at the Opening on May 15th!  (Image Above by Scooter LaForge:  "Masters of the Universe", 2011)
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