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2020 Bang Bang

or Life in the time of Quarantine and Riots.My last post was a little over a year ago. The end of May with lots of fun things to look forward to in June 2019. I have fuzzy memories of a big down time after my solo show, but then what? I’m sure there were lots of things that happened during the 2nd half of 2019, but damn if I can remember any of them. I can’t recall much of anything from before the complete clusterfuck that has been the last 3 months. Maybe clusterfuck is the wrong word. Maybe not. The beginning of 2020 started out fine – joined a gym and was doing yoga again. We went to San Diego for a long weekend in February. We had plans for a few more trips this year already booked. Then March hit and things started to go sideways. Coronavirus hit the news. March 16th the schools were closed. Then everything was closed. Months of sheltering in place. Then George Floyd was murdered. holy fuck. Throw some rioting and looting into the protests and a lot of bad decision making from the top and here we are. The world is on…

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The 20/20 Show *is* the news

Yay, more news! My submission was accepted in the the annual juried 20/20 show now held at the Kennedy Gallery. For the 20/20 show, each artist is given 20 8″x8″ panels to create small artworks that present a collective theme. Of course my medium is photography (this time digital to keep it easy!) and my theme is Santa Cruz: Locals Only. I shot all the images over a 3 day weekend last month and I’ve already printed them. I’ve been sick the last couple weeks, so I’ve spent the time slowly painting the edges of my panels. The show is May 12th – Second Saturday of course. There is also a “Works in Progress” reception on Thursday April 12th that will have 1 piece from each artist on display. April’s show also includes the 4th Annual Spring Flowers Show and resident artist Judith Monroe works “No Place Like It”. See you there!

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