News & Events

Upcoming events, shows, and press announcements

The Sketchbook Show

CALL FOR ENTRY Ellien Laramee-Byers and I are co-curating The Sketchbook Show. Artists use sketchbooks for as many different reasons as there are artists. Maybe it’s a daily practice, maybe it’s a planning book. It could be a travelogue or … More

Illuminated: A Photographic Essay of Holiday Lights

For a slight chance of pace—and media—three of my photographs will be exhibited as part of this fun upcoming show. Each year, the cold and dark of the winter season is brightened by lights of celebration. From quiet displays commemorating … More

Will Draw (For) Food

Harvest Special! Many of my Somerville Local community have vegetable gardens that are o’er brimming this time of year. You who are ripe with tomatoes, cucumbers, squash, peppers, peas, and yes, even zucchini… would you like a small ink and … More

Installation in Red Hook’s BWAC

Exciting news! My “Sky Cranes” have been installed in the Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition gallery on the Red Hook waterfront in Brooklyn. Similar to the Instinct to Dream series, the Sky Cranes are cut silhouette shapes of elements of the … More

Art for Cancer Research at ArtBeat

Well that was fun! I got a last minute call to participate in an chalk art fund-raiser to raise money for the Pan Mass Challenge and Dana Farber Cancer Institute. A group of artists gathered in the morning before ArtBeat … More

Get ready for Somerville Open Studios!

Somerville Open Studios 2014 is approaching! Save the date now for the first weekend in May, when you can visit over 400 artists across 104 locations. Also mark your calendars for the several group shows connected to and leading up … More

Somerville Homeless Coalition Fundraiser

Meet Mark Alston-Follansbee, Executive Director of the Somerville Homeless Coalition, and hear for an informal presentation about their programs that help prevent people from becoming homeless or help people figure out where to go next if it does happen. Learn … More

Tool World visits Arisia 2014

Arisia 2014 January 7 – 20 | Westin Boston Waterfront Hotel | Boston, MA.   The Tool World series is making an appearance again! If you have a taste for surrealism, magic realism, fantasy and science fiction, you may enjoy … More

This Is A Long Distance Call – sidewalk reception Sunday, Oct. 27

  My newest installation in the City of Somerville: This Is A Long Distance Call. Join us for a sidewalk reception, Sunday, Oct. 27. Gather by 2pm on Highland Ave by Vinal Ave to join Mayor Joe Curtatone as he … More

Entering Somerville

ENTERING SOMERVILLE curated by Brian Beaucher, Steve Beaucher, and Ted Ollier August 10 – 31 | Nave Gallery Annex 53 Chester Street | Davis Square, Somerville. Opening Reception: Friday, Aug. 9 | 6pm – 9pm   I have some new … More

H is for Home at Boston Children’s Museum

An Alphabet of Inspiration: Artists Celebrate 100 Years of Collections Boston Children’s Museum, 308 Congress Street, Boston MA installation date of my piece: May 22, 2013 (on view through May of 2014) This Spring I’ll be adding a letter to “An … More

Cities and Shadows at the Hynes Convention Center

Cities and Shadows
Hynes Convention Center
Rotunda Gallery
900 Boylston Street, Boston MA

Artist Reception
Thursday, May 16: 6pm – 7:30pm

On view at other times by appointment

This solo show show features a wide selection of my cut-silhouette city paintings, my woodblock print silhouettes, and my woodblock print patterned collages.

Cambridge Art Association National Prize Show

  Join me Friday, June 8,  5:30pm – 7:30pm at the reception for the Cambridge Art Association National Prize Show. My diptych from Ucross will makes its debut in a setting outside of the Mad Oyster Studio building this summer … More

TEDxSomerville Artist

 If you’re familiar with the global TED Talk series, you might be also aware that there’s a new spin-off of independently organized local TED-affiliated events. “TED” originally stood for “Technology, Entertainment, Design,” in the early days of the talk series, … More

Nominated, Best of Boston 2012

Hey! It happened again! My name has ended up on the Boston Phoenix’s Best of Boston ballot for “Best Artist.” This is a tricky category as it seems to include performers and photographers and a very popular web comic creator. … More

Aliza’s Brain Trust: Fundraiser at TraniWreck, August 28

On Monday, July 25, Aliza Shapiro, the big brains behind Truth Serum Productions, was admitted to the hospital for a stroke caused by a cerebral hemorrhage. She currently has motor and vision impairment on the right side as well as language … More

New Britain Summer Show

Fellow Somerville artist Ted Ollier and I take our work on the road, down to New Britain, CT for the summer. Three New Britain artists round out the rest of the bill. Stop in the second floor gallery any time … More

Soapbox Gallery, Brooklyn, NY Solo Show

Selection from my Cities and Shadows series will be on display in Brooklyn, NY for a small, solo installation. The Soapbox Gallery is a converted loading-dock, visible through plate-glass to passers-by. In this space I’ll be experimenting with a new way to … More

Crest Hardware Art Show, Brooklyn, NY

I imagine DuChamp jumping up and down in his grave, squeeing in delight. The premise of the Crest Hardware Art Show is simple: art inspired by and/or involving hardware is displayed within and throughout the Crest Hardware store in Brooklyn.  Given that, … More

Multiple / Unique @ Washington Street Art Center

PLEASE JOIN US for an OPENING RECEPTION Friday, June 10 6pm to 9pm. At Mastwood Press Ira Cummings, Rachel Silber, and I work independently in a collective environment that allows for interchange of resources and ideas. This show at the … More

Artist Residency at Ucross Foundation

I got fantastic news today! I’ve been accepted as an Artist in Residence at the Ucross Foundation in Sheridan, Wyoming for this Fall. From September 12, through October 7, I’ll be living on a 20,000 acre cattle ranch in a … More

Somerville Open Studios, Apr. 30 & May 1

Somerville Open Studios is coming soon, and I hope I’ll see you here! It’s one of my favorite times of the year. Visitors come from all over New England for the largest Open Studios event in the country. There are … More

Miller Street After Dark, Apr. 29th

I’ll be participating this year in the Friday night After Dark open studios soireé at Miller Street Studios. I’ve been a member of the Peggy Badenhauser Press since last fall, and on Friday, April 29th, I’ll show the beginnings of … More

Phoenix Best of Boston?!

I’ve been nominated in the Boston Phoenix Magazine’s Best of Boston 2011 poll in the category “Best Artist.” This is a pretty catch-all category since “artist” wasn’t specifically limited to visual artist, or to any media, so really whatever happens … More

Cities and Shadows: Solo Show, Newton Free Library

March 2 through March 30 Opening Reception: Thursday, March 3rd, 7pm -8:30pm A solo show of urban woodblock prints, print collages, and cut-silhouette paintings in the spacious, light and airy gallery of the Newton Free Library. The opening reception will … More

Massachusetts Cultural Council Fellowship Finalist

I am delighted to announce that I have been selected as a Massachusetts Cultural Council 2010 Artist Fellowship finalist in Painting! In addition to the cash award, I and my work will be included in MCC publicity and shows, including … More

SAC Grant Winner

The Somerville Arts Council has announced their 2011 grant winners, and I’ve been awarded a Fellowship Grant!  It’s hard to over-state how much these grants are appreciated. Funding gets tighter each year, as artists’ needs increase. The Fellowship Grant will … More

America Remixed at the MFA

Well, this is exciting! My work is going to be on the MFA, if not quite in the collection, yet. For the Gala Opening of the new Art of the America’s wing, local artists’ work has been selected to be … More

Two Regional Group Shows, and a Solo Cafe Show

This Fall is turning out to be a busy season for my work. In addition to a private corporate show at New England Biolabs, I currently have two pieces in the Nave Gallery’s Our Town exhibit, featuring works of and … More

Two Arts Fairs this September

This fall I’ll be participating in two large arts fairs, showing and selling my paintings and prints. Please come by and say Hello, and take a look at my newest pieces. I finished a new collage series this summer and … More

Emerging Boston Artists 2010, Book Release Party

Friday, August 6th, come to Jamaica Plain for a book-release party and art exhibition. RIFRÁKT artists’ collective announces its premiere publication launch party, for 25 Emerging Boston Artists 2010. The book features 25 artists, residing throughout the metro Boston area, … More

The Center for the Arts at Natick

  The main performance hall at The Center for the Arts at Natick. January 2010