Thursday, December 26, 2013

New Mexico Art in Public Places

Two of my pieces have made it to the finalist round for the  
New Mexico Arts AIPP (Arts in Public Places) Purchase Initiative. In the next round, my work will now be shown to Regional Buying Committees made up of representatives from the owner and/or user agencies of eligible sites throughout the State of New Mexico. 
This group of individuals will be responsible for selecting the artwork to be displayed in their facilities.

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Glitter Figures

Limited Edition Figures 
what can I say, sometimes I cannot resist the glitter 


Monday, December 2, 2013

Princess Doris

Meet Doris, a custom piece inspired by 1 cool cat!
all photos by Dave Saker

Deer Trevor

 A couple of new pieces to share


Monday, September 16, 2013

CL350 Honda

Nothing to do with my art...
This is my new motorcycle!  1972 Honda CL 350 Scrambler
And, this is my partner Jay's excellent 1980 Peterbilt truck parked in front of the house.  Love the old machines!

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Artel complete

The artel phx exhibit is officially over.  
great turn out, great art!
these photos by Kristin Fukuchi

All pieces in the exhibit are available for sale except the brown rabbit which was sold.  Commissions are welcome. 
girlxty at

Thursday, September 5, 2013

The Rabbits invade

a few shots from the installation @ artel phx VIP opening night reception.  
108 degrees at 8pm!  That is excitement.

Great crowd and comments

The "rabbit porn" was a big hit

Monday, September 2, 2013

Karolina Sussland @ Sex Show

One of my favorite Phoenix based artist is showing with me @ the Sex:  A Women's Perspective exhibit opening on Friday, Karolina Sussland.  Check out her work...

Sunday, September 1, 2013

artel phx sneak peek

I will have many new pieces along with beaded vomit, cigarettes, spilled wine, and glittery food.  Curious?  

Saturday, August 31, 2013

artel phx

I am one of 20 artists 
chosen to be part of this inaugural event 
of site-specific art installations that will encompass 
The Clarendon Hotel and Spa, 
transforming guest rooms 
and exteriors into a grand art space.

Hours & Dates:  
            VIP reception= Thursday, September 5, 2013

            Regular awesome people viewings =
            Friday, September 6, 10:00-10:00pm
            Saturday, September 7, 10:00-10:00pm

My installation titled 
"Whatever Happens in Phoenix, Rabbits" 
will be located in room 202 

Other artists in exhibition include in the exhibit include:

Perry Allen, Lisa Chow/Desert Dance Theatre, CONDER/dance, Jeff Davis, Epic FX, Travis Farnsworth, Geoff Gildner, Dagne Hanson, Joseph Mark Hanson, Mark Hughes, Candy Jimenez/Dulce Dance Company, Jamie Korb, Indigenea, Step Raptis/Step's Junk Funk, Mary Shindell, Marshall Shore, Marilyn Szabo, Steve Weiss, Kristin Wolfe

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Sex Show

"Sex:  A Woman's Perpective" 
will be opening at the Frontal Lobe Community Space 
and Gallery in Bragg's Pie Factory, 
1301 Grand Avenue, Phoenix, AZ
Opening Reception:  September 6th from 6-10pm 
Closing Reception: September 20th from 6-10 pm 

Upcoming Exhibit including one of my fully beaded pieces
Meet Karla



 The exhibit can be seen other times during the month by appointment by contacting Beatrice Moore at 602.391.4016.

We hear, see, and read about various takes on women's sexuality every single day, one could even say we are "bombarded" by myriad images and hypothesis projecting what women think, feel, want, and experience regarding sexuality.  Women are constantly barraged by images and messages intended to influence their sexual identity - both from an inner sense of self and outward appearances.  

A group of women artists, most of whom have been actively working in various mediums in the Phoenix and Valley art scene for many years, have been invited to create a personal commentary on "sex" - and what thoughts, feelings, emotions, and visuals come to mind in interpreting this very loaded word.  Curated by Beatrice Moore, this exhibit is comprised of women artists she felt could interestingly, and provocatively, engage the public in a spoken, visual, and tactile dialogue about the many meanings, and various interpretations, of "sex".

Artists participating include:  Babs A'Delic,  Melinda Bergman, Sue Chenoweth, Susan Copeland, Mona Higuchi, Dena Johnson, Carolyn Lavender, Annie Lopez, Carrie Marill, Monica Aissa Martinez, Lara Plecas, Christy Puetz, Irma Sanchez, Heather Smith-Gearns, Karolina Sussland, Jen Urso, Yuko Yabuki, and Denise Yaghmourian; with a special body painting project by Gingher Leyendecker. 

The Frontal Lobe Community Space and Gallery is a relatively new space on Grand Avenue in the historic Bragg's Pie Factory building. The goal of the space is to showcase both established and lesser known artists, and create a place where fine art and community endeavors co-exist, and even at times, overlap. The space is intended to be utilized as a community space as much as a gallery, and provides a venue where non-commercial work is encouraged and embraced. Film, performance, music, exhibits, historical explorations, science, and a host of other topics and various mediums are encouraged as part of an eclectic mix and a variety of approaches.  

Media Contact: Beatrice Moore
Phone:  602.391.4016

Friday, August 16, 2013

dentures and rabbits

A few new rabbit-like animals and a bear with dentures 


Monday, July 1, 2013

Chippie Sculpture

The Klown exhibit @ 
R. Pela Contemporary Art has come to a close.
Chippie was SOLD!
Chippie, 2013 
glass beads, foam, clay, paint, mixed media

Detail images of coral teeth