Wednesday, March 5, 2014
saturday, march 15
r. pela contemporary art
335 west mcdowell road
I was in the middle of making deviled eggs for a party that day. It's true. What can I say?! I believe him to be a smart and handsome fella.
I will be at the gallery for the entire Art Detour weekend and will be painting live in the gallery on Saturday and Sunday.
Whether you're a budding collector or have been collecting for a while, there is quite a variety of my work at the gallery priced affordably.
Join us this weekend and contact me or the gallery with any questions.
Monday, February 24, 2014
Thursday, February 6, 2014
Lisa Albinger with her image Shortbread Serenade on the banner outside of Mesa Contemporary Arts.
Valentines Day will be hopping with five shows happening at the Mesa Arts Center. Do join us!
M8K Marks show at Mesa Contemporary Arts
Reception: Friday, Feb 14th 7-10pm
Show runs through April 27, 2014
FREE and Open to the Public • Premiering Exhibitions • Romance Inspired Artwork for Sale by Mesa Arts Center Studio Artists • Artists in Attendance • Musical Entertainment by Walt Richardson • Sweet Treats and Cash Bar
Sunday, January 19, 2014
Frank Juarez Gallery and Greymatter Gallery have collaborated on a project bringing the public an artist every day through 2014. Today they posted an interview with me from November.
Please visit them!
Friday, January 3, 2014
Monday, December 16, 2013
Friday, December 6th marked the opening of 'Jesus! A December Celebration of the Christ' at R. Pela Gallery in Phoenix, AZ. With a juried show that included Arizona art notables and members of the clergy, I was told that a nun explained the significant meanings in my piece to the other jurors and touched on the mouse... When told this I was stunned as even I don't know what the mouse means. While painting I knew I had to put something in Jesus' hand and a voice kept saying, "A mouse, put a mouse." So I did.
At the very tail end (no pun intended) of the show, a gentleman approached me and pointed to my piece asking if he could tell me about it. People often do this and I'm open to hear interpretations. I obliged and we meandered to my piece where he asked, "Do you know what the mouse means?" I chuckled. When I told him that intuition guided me to simply paint a mouse he explained that on the facade of the Mission San Xavier del Bac just south of Tucson, AZ there is a cat on the right side chasing a mouse on the left. Indian legend says that if the cat ever catches the mouse it means the end of the world.
Now I don't expect a concrete form to move and catch another, but after seeing Doctor Who and the weeping angels, perhaps anything is possible. I froze, looked at the man and again at the mouse I precariously hung from Jesus' hand. On that note the evening ended and I was once again reminded why I love doing what I do.
Visit the Mission Church
'Now You Have a Choice' is available at R. Pela Gallery. Contact Robrt for painting information and to see more of my work.
Website: R. Pela Gallery
This Friday is Collectors Night. The gallery will be open from 6-9 pm. Show runs through Dec 31. R. Pela Gallery, 335 West McDowell Road, Phoenix, AZ