Monday, November 24, 2008

the next two weeks (plus)

Some upcoming events and shows:

Come by and see me at the upcoming Craft & Fancy Craft Fair! I'll be selling new "Heavens to Betsy" prints, the very popular "Bad Sparrow" books, and new broadsides with poetry by Mike Chasar - a fundraiser we've collaborated on for the Iowa City Animal Care and Adoption Center, featuring a very vocal basset hound.

"The Bad Sparrow" scroll will be on display at the Metropolitan Center for the Visual Arts in Rockville, Maryland for their upcoming exhibit, "Illustration: Turning the Page." The exhibit runs from December 2, 2008 until February 21, 2009.

I will also be showing work at the Webb Art Gallery in their upcoming show of posters, "Higher Power". This show will be up from December 7, 2008 until March 1, 2009, and includes a private screening of MAKE -- a documentary featuring Hawkins Bolden, Ike Morgan, Royal Robertson, and Judith Scott -- by Scottt Ogden and Malcolm Hearn. Webb Gallery is in Waxahachie, Texas, 30 miles south of Dallas.

the past two weeks

Well, I've only been back from the Pyramid Atlantic Book Arts Fair for two weeks, but it already seems so long ago. Some highlights include: Jana Harper’s presentation, “From the Dérive to the Digital,” where she makes a connection between the pacing in walking and the pacing in the act of reading an artist book; the "Democratic Organization" show that invited conference attendees to vote for their favorite democratic multiple; and a lot of great exhibitors (some of my favorites: Crooked Letter Press, Impratical Labor Local 917, and masumiEducational.
It was a very energized space, with an interesting range of book works from fine press to zines. I was one of the lucky students there representing the UIowa Center for the Book, but I'm already planning on being at the next one in two years, representing Heroes and Criminals Press. You can see more of my photos here.

Also in the past two weeks, I was invited to be featured in Fallyrag, an e-zine focusing on art, illustration, design, creative writing, photography, music, film and more. You can see my paper zine, Moral Code, in issue XI.