There are a few spots left for this Friday's succulent workshop with myself and Tim Armstrong out at the Eat Your Yard Jax Farm this Friday from 3:00 to 5:00. We will be doing a 6"x 6" living wall art project with succulents. The workshop is $25.00 and includes supplies, succulents to do your project and a Tour de Farm. Come join us! Call 343-9575 ASAP to reserve a spot, the farm is off Pritchard Road on the Westside <3
Dolf gave me my very first welding lesson today at CoRK, turns out bright yellow skimmers are not the best shoes to wear and fire shoots in your face the whole time. I have a new found respect for my studio mate and experienced welder, Olivia Carr. Next time I get to use a plasma torch!
This is a gallery of photo transfer prints I created, they are available at Draper Studio Store or by contacting me directly. Some of them are slightly subversive, all of them look great grouped on any wall :)
I have been invited to show with two great guys and fellow artists Thony Aiuppy and Eric Gillyard at FSCJ Kent Campus Gallery from October 30th through November 20th. Our opening reception for "Mediums" is from 6 - 9 pm on the 30th, we've been working hard on the show so please come and check it out! I will post pics of the show and student talk once I have them :)
I have been asked to participate as a guest artist in a show featuring two other local talents, Eric Gillyard and Yvonne Lozano, at Douglas Anderson School of the Arts from September 20th - October 12th. I am very flattered to be included in this show, as I admire the school's dedication to cultivating the arts in younger generations and am honored to play a part in that mission. It was a great experience and I had a lot of fun speaking to the students about my process and their inspirations for their own work.
Clay Doran and I used to print t-shirts, bags and pillows under the name Rummage Vintage and Handmade, which I still use for my vintage boutique on Etsy and at Southern Crossing Antique Mall in Riverside. We have hopes to reprint the Silica Gel Packet pillows in the next few months, I will post when they become available :)
Vault Gallery + Artspace presents
"Tomorrow Is Now": Opening + Reception
Wednesday, July 6, 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
VAULT kicks off a new era with our new exhibition "Tomorrow Is Now."
The group show, dedicated to the historic election of mayor-elect Alvin Brown and his inspiring and energizing dedication to a flourishing Downtown, "Tomorrow Is Now" features all new works from eight of Northeast Florida's up-and-coming vanguard of visual artists, and celebrates the resurgence of a vibrant and engaging creative community in Downtown.
"Tomorrow Is Now" presents the artists' enthusiasm about the more-promising-than-ever future of Jacksonville's urban core and a forward-moving vision of The arts in Northeast Florida.
We'll also be announcing the details of our newest regular event, the Vault Art Challenge at Vault Gallery + Artspace!
Join us at VAULT for an evening featuring some of Northeast Florida's most exciting emerging artists!
I have always been a big supporter of Art Unleashed Art Auctions to Benefit First Coast No More Homeless Pets. They do a lot towards improving animal welfare in Jacksonville and need all the help they can get!
Art Unleashed is Jacksonville's most fabulous juried art show and silent auction. A night of fun featuring fine art by local and regional artists, a unique silent auction, fabulous food, cocktails, and live music! ART Unleashed has been an amazing event in which over $120,000 was raised for needy pets in years past!
MOCA Jacksonville presents Imagination Squared opening September 1st during Artwalk. Artists Christina Foard and Dolf James initiated Imagination Squared: The Creative Response Experiment in order to showcase the importance of arts in education (and life) by giving a stage to the collective creative momentum happening in Jacksonville. Over that last few months they have built hundreds of gessoed boxes with the idea of trying to get one into the hands of every artist in the Jacksonville area and then creating a huge grid to hang in a public location. The result is a snapshot of Jacksonville’s imagination. MOCA Jacksonville is proud to host such an amazing response of over 900 local artists who have all contributed to this community art work.
Join us for the unveiling of this piece, meet the artists, and support your local art community!
012210 Artshow at Warehouse 8B featuring work from:
My buddy Clay Doran and I have been lucky enough to gain the use of the basement of the old Haydon Burns Library to put on shows during Artwalk and I must say, we are super stoked! The first show of the series is the annual Monster Art Show that Clay has curated in the past. Here are some pics of the piece that I did for it, as well as a link to a gallery of Pics from the Monster Show during Artwalk in the Old Library Basement