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Originally posted by [livejournal.com profile] xylograph_rss at Omens & Portents this Friday!

It’s that time, folks: My solo show Omens & Portents is right around the corner, coming at you this weekend at Seattle’s Gargoyles’ Statuary. Join us this Friday July 17th from 6 – 9 PM for wine, cheese, and strange new woodcuts!


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To learn more about Gargoyles’ Statuary, follow their Facebook page. Also, if you live in the Seattle area, check out the U-District Art Walk. This event takes place on the third Friday of every month and features art from all around the Northwest.

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Originally posted by [livejournal.com profile] xylograph_rss at CthulhuCon is upon us!

The stars are right, Portlanders: CthulhuCon PDX 2015 is coming at you later this month! On April 25th and 26th at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, we’re celebrating twenty years of H.P. Lovecraft here in Portland, Oregon. CthulhuCon attendees will enjoy offerings including a panel of guest luminaries, a short film festival, live author readings, gaming demos, and much more. miniflyer_cthulhuconpdx


This year’s featured guests include Leslie S. Klinger, the New York Times-best-selling editor of The New Annotated H.P. Lovecraft; fiction writer Wilum H. Pugmire; sculptor, illustrator, and designer Paul Komoda; and noted game designer Kenneth Hite, among others. Guest artists include Dreams in the Witch House: A Lovecraftian Rock Opera executive producer Mike Dalager; game designer and Dungeons & Dragons contributor Keith Baker; and xylographic artist yours truly. If you’re feeling particularly bold, you can join the live edition of Ask Lovecraft featuring actor Leeman Kessler as the man himself. (Be sure to check out his Ask Lovecraft site, and peruse his YouTube channel, too.) Visit the CthulhuCon guests page for a complete rundown of the other participants, and check out the schedule for more events information. There will be a large number of gaming sessions which attendees can sign up for now!


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I’ll be making several appearances throughout the weekend. On Saturday, April 25th you can catch me participating in the Illustrating the Mythos panel alongside guest artists Paul Komoda, Lee Moyer, Heather Hudson, and Nick Gucker. That same day, I’ll also be competing in the Pickman’s Apprentice Live Drawing Competition. Competitors have ninety minutes to plan and create a Lovecraft-inspired illustration. (Last year’s prompt was Nyarlathotep in a water park!) The audience selects a winner, and all pieces will be auctioned off for charity. Whereas in prior years Pickman’s Apprentice was a one-round event featuring three or four competitors, this year there will be multiple two-artist battles culminating in one final showdown. I’ll be competing against Fufu Frauenwahl, so make sure to drop in and catch all of the hot woodcutting action! You can also join me for the Neopaganism & Lovecraft Panel, where we’ll be discussing the influence of Lovecraft’s fiction on modern occultism. Guaranteed fun for the whole family!


Cthulhu, hand colored and gilded

Cthulhu, hand colored and gilded



Before and after the above events, you can catch me in Artists Alley where you’ll find a dazzling array of original handcrafted artwork: Pick up some Lovecraftian goodies from Arkham Bazaar—including my officially licensed shirts—sample the sideshow oddities of Tinplate Studios, and satisfy your sweet tooth with some spooky confections from nom*ables, Portland’s only geek-themed patisserie/caterer.


I have another exciting bit of news to share, too: This coming weekend at CthulhuCon I’ll be debuting a never-before-seen woodcut, the first installment in a brand new series of work. It’s too early for me to divulge any details, so for the moment you’ll have to see the new woodcut in person. As usual, I’ll have a wide selection of other popular prints available for sale, as well as a few special items such as the one of a kind hand-colored Cthulhu at right.


That’s all for now, Portlanders! If you’re unable to make it to the festival, I have prints for sale online as always, plus a new selection of wood cards available in my Etsy store.


Next week, you can catch me in San Pedro for the H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival!Ardor wood card


 

March news

Mar. 6th, 2015 04:31 pm
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Originally posted by [livejournal.com profile] xylograph_rss at March news

Woodblocks side by sideHi, everyone!


I have exciting news to share. First, since returning from PantheaCon in San Jose last month, I’ve been busily carving a few new blocks, most of which will be a new series of work. At the moment I can’t reveal much about the contents, but here’s a small teaser for you. (Note, you’re actually looking at two blocks here, the one on the right is further along and has been inked and proofed for the first time.)


Speaking of new work, fans of the Arcanum Bestiarum illustrations will be happy to learn the Raven is now available as a bookmark! Each one is laser printed on one- or two-ply natural wood veneer and measures 6 x 2 inches. They retail for $4 each and are available in a wide variety of different woods all of which are sustainably harvested in the USA. I’m extremely happy with how the bookmarks have turned out and am planning on creating more.


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And now onto upcoming events …


Coming up on March 7th and 8th is the 25th annual Buckman Art Show & Sell at Buckman Elementary School in Portland, Oregon. This two-day event will feature the work of 140 artists and craftspersons offering original artwork, furniture, jewelry, textiles, and more. Thirty percent of the proceeds will be donated to the Buckman Arts Focus Elementary School PTA to go toward the purchase of essential supplies for Buckman’s arts-integrated classrooms, with the remaining 70% going directly to the participating artists. In lieu of an admission fee, attendees can make a suggested donation of $2 – $5 at the door. Children four and under get in free– and can make some art of their own while there! Follow the Buckman Art Show on Facebook and Twitter for additional details, and I hope to see you there!


Next up, at 5:00 PM on April 3rd is the opening night reception of Visionary Art by Print Arts Northwest. This event will kick off an exhibition exploring themes including transcendence, mysticism, spirituality, and the natural elements. Visionary Art is scheduled to run through April 22nd at Lake Oswego’s Museum 510. For more information, visit the Arts Council of Lake Oswego’s events calendar.


The Lovecraft fans among you will want to mark CthulhuCon PDX down on your calendars. Join me April 25th & 26th at Crowne Plaza in Portland, Oregon for a convention celebrating Lovecraft’s 125th birthday year, complete with art, film, music, and panels. The following month, the Los Angeles edition of the popular H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival comes to San il_570xN.681900502_d67mPedro, California for its sixth year running. Festival-goers can play games, enjoy the live radio theatre production The Shadow Over Innsmouth, watch short films, and meet guest authors, directors, and artists.


H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival San Pedro is only one of several upcoming events outside of Portland, so if you live elsewhere in the U.S. I encourage you to check out my events page. I just may be visiting your neighborhood in the near future, be it at NecronomiCon in Providence, Rhode Island, or my solo show at Gargoyles Statuary in Seattle, Washington beginning July 17th.


Stay tuned for further updates!

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Originally posted by [livejournal.com profile] xylograph_rss at Siren Nation November 2nd
Aries on Cream paper

Aries on Cream paper


SIREN NATION ART & CRAFT SALE


Sunday, November 2nd in the McMenamin’s Kennedy School Gym. 10am – 4pm.

All Ages. FREE! Featuring 40 of the best art and craft vendors from the

NW. Look for me with a full selection of Zodiac prints, magnets, and a few other original woodcut print favorites.


The first 50 people through the door will be given gift bags sponsored by

Sock It To Me, Bitch Magazine, Siren Nation and Luna Bar!!!


Featuring: Autopilot Empires, BoneWerx, House of Moss, Sunny Asylum

Designs, acbc Design, BevoBirdie Originals, Candy Amor Jewelery, Carol

Opie Ceramics, This Fine Day, A Wise Woman Jewelry, Consu Tolosa Art, Kiss

Me Kitty, Dana Murphy Designs, Di Pinsonault Art, Rx Letterpress, Chapter

Jewelry, Faieland Studio Art, Frawn Jewelry, BigWooWear, MeMe Cosmetics,

Scrumptious Suds, Soda Fountain Studios, Sparrow and Sundry, Jennifer

Campbell Design Jewelry, Rags + Bones, Addie Pearl Jewelry Design, Katt

Sarro Ceramics, Kim Forrer Designs, Sew Zany, Marvelous Mosaic, Lea K

Arts, Xylographilia, LoLo-ology, Peggy Pfenninger, Dragonfly DayDream,

Buttonlandia, Allegra B Designs, CratyStaci, Beth Collins Art!


http://sirennation.org/2014-festival-art-show/2014-festival-art-show/


See you Sunday!

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I'm going to the opening reception for this show in Medford. See you there? --maxomai

Originally posted by [livejournal.com profile] xylograph_rss at Rogue Gallery Show Opening Friday!

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Tomorrow night I’ll be at Rogue Gallery & Art Center at 40 S. Bartlett St. in Medford, Oregon. The opening night reception will be from 5 – 8PM on Friday, October 17th, so if you’re in the area please drop by and join the festivities! The show will run through November 21st.


Hope to see you there!

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(In case you're wondering what SC is up to. --maxomai)

Originally posted by [livejournal.com profile] xylograph_rss at My new zodiac series and some upcoming shows.

10462493_10152157368795009_3207793729911279895_nRecently I’ve taken a break from shows to create new work. If you follow me on Facebook, you’ve probably noticed that I’ve been working on a new print series depicting the twelve signs of the zodiac. After concentrating primarily on larger projects for most of this year, I was inspired to tackle something smaller-scale. The completed series will be offered as an open edition and will debut at the Esoteric Book Conference in September alongside other new works.


My creative process begins with research. After gathering historical references that serve the image I have in mind, I sketch out a design and then transfer it to a basswood block with red carbon paper. For this series my references included a 15th-century codex about mining and farming (as in the case of Pisces above) as well as art from the High Middle Ages. Most of the carving has been done with 1mm and 1.5mm U-gouges (pictured). 10488320_10152168371915009_5867634521574897733_nOnce the design has been carved out, each new block will be proofed. After proofing, I’ll go in and do some final touch-ups before printing the editions. Every block in this series will measure no more than four inches, and the completed prints will also be of modest size. At this stage, Capricorn, Pisces, Scorpio, and Cancer are complete, and Taurus is coming up next.


These prints will be offered individually and as part of a set. Stay tuned for further updates as the project evolves, and remember to follow me on Facebook for a more detailed look at the carving process.


P.S. My next show will take place at Gargoyles Statuary in Seattle, Washington and will include works from the upcoming Starry Wisdom Library Anthology.


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Originally posted by [livejournal.com profile] xylograph_rss (That's SC's website, FYI) at This weekend: Buckman Show & Sell

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140 artists and craftspersons will sell their original artwork, furniture, toys, jewelry, textiles, paper creations, photography, paintings, ceramics and more! In addition to these artists, Buckman students will be selling their creations!


Live music and dance performances throughout the entire two-day event, as well as food cart delectables.

Free children’s art activities will be available for your kids while you shop in our kids’ art room.


Admission to the show is a suggested donation of $2 to $5 per person. Children four and under are free.


Hours are Saturday, March 8, 11 am – 7 pm and Sunday, March 9, 11 am – 5 pm.

Buckman Elementary is located at: 320 SE 16th Ave., Portland, OR 97214


Explore the line-up of artists, entertainment, food carts, and other information online here: http://buckmanartshow.weebly.com/

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Since SC's FaceBook fan page has hit 1000 likes, she's doing a promotion:

1000 Likes Promotion


It's been a whirlwind of a year so far in many other ways, from the the release of Arcanum Bestiarum to the Ars Necronomica art show at the Providence Art Club. This weekend marks another chapter in this banner year, as she will be the art director for the fifth annual Seattle Esoteric Book Conference. See you there?

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Three Hands Press says:

Forthcoming in June...

Announcement of a new magical work by Robert Fitzgerald, illuminated by the eldritch woodcuts of our own Liv Rainey Smith.


Stay tuned, kids.
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Three Hands Press says:

Forthcoming in June...

Announcement of a new magical work by Robert Fitzgerald, illuminated by the eldritch woodcuts of our own Liv Rainey Smith.


Stay tuned, kids.

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