Last Minute News! I'll In The 2019 Monster Drawing Rally

It’s only a few days until the Portland Art Museum’s Monster Drawing Rally, and I only heard back this morning that I’ll be a participating artist. I wasn’t sure if I would be one or not, since the spaces are limited for returning artist this year. This is their 5th Annual event and this will by my 4th year as a participating artist. It will be held this Friday, July 12th, 5:30-9:30pm.

I always love drawing in front of a crowd and raising money for children’s art programs, so this is a real treat to be a part of this event. If you like helping children’s art programs too, please come and watch me draw and then buy the art….mine….or any of over a 100 other Portland artists. I’ll be drawing in the last round of artists from 8-9pm. Will you make it? If yes, please come say hello to me. More details are below.

My Victorian Freak Show Paper Puppets at Jill McVarish Gallery

Since Jill McVarish Gallery in Astoria, Oregon invited me to the “Doll” group show in their “Secret Gallery”, I thought my Victorian inspired, freak show monster paper puppets would be perfect there. I’m not sure who knows what a paper puppet is, so in case you don’t know, they are paper dolls with heads, arms, legs and torsos that move on a paper brad hinge. You can move their parts to play with them or to make a stop motion animation. I love strange things and maybe, these are part of that. What do you think?

Each original paper puppet was created with colored pencil and has it’s own 9” x 11” homemade shadow box in which to live, move and play.

Each original paper puppet was created with colored pencil and has it’s own 9” x 11” homemade shadow box in which to live, move and play.

The “Doll” group show starts March 8, 2019 and runs through the first week in April. Who knows what wondrous things will be there besides my freak show paper puppets. If you’re interested in purchasing the original artwork, please inquire at the Jill McVarish Gallery.

Gentleman Skull Freak Show Paper Puppet.

Gentleman Skull Freak Show Paper Puppet.

Lady Bat Freak Show Paper Puppet.

Lady Bat Freak Show Paper Puppet.

Lady Medusa Freak Show Paper Puppet.

Lady Medusa Freak Show Paper Puppet.