Thursday, September 25, 2014

Petty Officer Third Class, Naples, Italy

 That's an oil portrait of me done by an Italian artist in Naples, Italy during a port visit by USS Saratoga in the summer of 1975. The US Navy used to allow beards back then...

Simon Monk at (e)merge

Superman - Oil and alkyds on Wood by Simon Monk
"Mind the Store"
Oil and Alkyds on Wood by Simon Monk
British painter Simon Monk will be featured at the (e)merge art fair next week in the Capitol Skyline Hotel.

We will be in rooms 205 and 206.

In addition to Monk's amazing work, we will also feature the work of DMV artists Audrey Wilson, Judith Peck, Tim Vermeulen and Elissa Farrow-Savos (who sold over a dozen sculptures at (e)merge last year!).

We will also show the work of former DMV painter (and now a California girl) Jeannette Lilith Herrera.

Opportunities for Artists

Deadline, On-Line Gallery:  February 1, 2015
BRASH, Washington, DC area poet of Artomatic fame, has written a poem titled "The Journey" that addresses recovery.  BRASH and the team at now challenge visual artists to follow suit.
Submission guidelines for the challenge and the on-line gallery are at - a site inspired by the book Addiction and Art (Santora, Dowell and Henningfield - Johns Hopkins University Press, 2010).  
This site, which in turn has inspired addiction related art exhibitions nationwide, receives significant traffic and the site's images are used (non-commercially) worldwide for the good of mankind by schools, treatment centers, community programs, and the general public.