Aaron C. Packard and I will have one of our Thunderdomesticity collaborative artworks on display at the Sioux City Art Center. Our archival pigment was selected by curator Christopher Atkins as part of the Local Perspectives exhibition. The opening reception is Thursday, July 28th, from 6:00-8:00 pm. This show will be open until November 6th, 2022.
Several of my brodalisque paintings are currently on display in the All-American exhibition, which is a joint show with Vicente Ortiz Cortez. This show is at the Metropolitan Community College Gallery of Art and Design, 829 N. 204th St., Elkhorn, Nebraska. The exhibition is open through August 10, 2022. The reception is July 20th from 5:30-7:00 pm, with a gallery talk at 6:15 pm.
I avenge the spirit of Leonardo da Vinci on the latest episode of the Klaire & Aaron Show. We discuss and defend the side of the Mona Lisa. Considering the historical context and the concept of perspective, the Mona Lisa painting really isn't that small.
The Mona Lisa on the Klaire & Aaron Show
Remember to submit photographs of your original 8x10" artwork to the the Packard Group National Exhibition 2022! The deadline is July 15th, 2022. I'm excited to jury this exhibition because we're going to print copies of the selected artwork, and I'll wheat-paste the prints to the exterior of No. 7 Center Gallery in Vermillion, South Dakota.
I just added my Lockheart Legacy series to the "Artwork" section of my website. I've been working on these oil paintings for the last three years, and I'm happy to finally be able to share them publicly! Four of the paintings in this series were made with support from a grant from the South Dakota Arts Council.
I reveal how Aaron C. Packard's photography studio was dubbed "Art Stud Studio" on the most recent episode of the Klaire & Aaron Show.
The Origin of ArtStudStudio on the Klaire & Aaron Show
The Vermillion Plain Talk published "Lockheart Debuts Paintings At Final Friday Reception" to share about my Lockheart Legacy paintings and art reception.
I am going to debut my Lockheart Legacy painting series at the Final Friday Art Reception at No. 7 Center Gallery, Vermillion, South Dakota. I received an Artist Career Development Grant from the SD Arts Council, which I used to create and frame some of the artwork in this exhibition. These oil paintings feature my historic ancestors ranging from the Italian Renaissance through the 20th century. The reception will be Friday, May 27th, 2022 from 6:00-7:30 pm. (Masks are required for unvaccinated people.)
Join me for the opening reception of The Good, the Shiny, and the Subversive at Tugboat Gallery. The First Friday event is May 6th, 2022 from 7:00-10:00 pm at Tugboat Gallery, 116 N. 14th Street, Lincoln, Nebraska. (It's in the second floor about Gomez Art Supply.) My life-sized oil paintings of women will be on display alongside large hyper-photomontages created by Aaron C. Packard. This duo exhibition will be open through May.
If you never could get the hang of Tuesdays, please join me on May 10th, 2022 for Existential Crisis Tuesday with Klaire. This small online gathering will take place on Zoom from 7:30-8:00 pm CST. Artists, friends, and everyone who wants company is welcome. Plan to prepare yourself a snack, pour a beverage, and possibly share your current projects. To participate for this free event, please complete the registration form on my website by May 8th, and you will receive an invitation to the Zoom meeting on May 9th.