New show: Aoelian – of the wind

I’m in a show that opens Friday November 25, the day after Thanksgiving, from 7 – 10 PM at Arts 5th Ave. Cast aside the usual Black Friday Shopping Madness (except for art shopping) and join us! Arts 5th Ave is a cozy fun environment nestled snugly in the heart of Historic Fairmount in Mid-South Fort Worth. This will be fairly different than the show that just…

B/W&C opening

B/W&C show – update with images

The B/W&C show has come to a close and we’ve pulled the pieces from Gallery 414. It was a great success. We had close to 200 people (at best count) to the opening on October 22, and a respectable stream of visitors on the following weekends. Many thanks to Leo Wesson and Kipp Baker for agreeing to participate with me in this endeavor, and especially…

Hanging the show at Gallery 414

B/W&C Opening tonight (October 22)

The show is hung, the food (and beer) is bought! Tonight is the opening for our show at Gallery 414. You’ll see me and photographer/friends Kipp Baker and Leo Wesson. We’ll be standing around, awkwardly waiting for people to ask us about the work and the like. Mostly we are looking forward to getting a chance to visit with friends and family. Opening is from…

New – now sign up for email updates!

I launched the revamped Ralph Art Website over the weekend, and one of the features I’m most interested in seeing whether people use is the email update service. Here’s how it works – signing up puts you on a list I’ll use to send out email updates about upcoming exhibitions, new stuff on the website, and general announcements. “Oh fine,” you’re thinking, “That’s all I…

Updates to the website

Talking about technical updates to a website – boy, that’s some exciting stuff.  Okay, so here are the major improvements. New theme (re-skin) is cleaner, easier to navigate. At least I hope so Added some functionality (content delivery network) that should make pages load faster, which, on image heavy pages, is a big deal. Started hosting the gallery images on a photo sharing service, should…

Update – show this fall at Gallery 414

Okay – mark your calendars: I now have dates for the fall show I’m doing with Leo Wesson and Kipp Baker at Gallery 414. Opening will be Saturday, October 22 from 6 to 9 PM; show will be up from October 22 through November 20, and the gallery will be open during that period on Saturdays and Sundays. Gallery 414 is located at 414 Templeton, in…

Preliminary announcement: show this fall

Just a quick “reserve this date” thing. I’m on the calendar, awaiting final dates for a show this fall at Gallery 414, here in Fort Worth.  I’ll be showing there with a couple of old long-time photographer friends, Kipp Baker and Leo Wesson. Still in the planning stages, but should be mostly new paintings, with a few older, larger pieces. Plus photos by Leo and…

Mike Brutal, Oct. 1970

I posted an old photo from high school today on Facebook and old of my old buddies, Dan Brekke, asked about some of the comics I used to do for our school paper. I scoured around through a bunch of ancient paper my better half hasn’t found and tossed but alas couldn’t find the comic Dan was probably referring to:  a political cartoon having to…

Twentysomething

Quick note: I’ll be in a group show at Gallery 414 this year during Fall Fort Worth Gallery Night, which falls on September 12 this year. The show is titled “Twentysomething” – I assume because the participants will be 20 artists who haven’t previously shown in the space. Gallery 414 is located at 414 Templeton, just off University Drive and 7th Street. Thanks to artist John…

Ralph Art Website relaunched

Woo hoo! The new Ralph Art website is now officially live!  I cut over the DNS for https://ralphwordpress02-ralphart.rhcloud.com a little while ago, so now the redesigned site is the one you’ll see when you go there. If you are curious or bored, the old site, with all its warts and poor display on mobile devices, is still visible at http://old.ralphart.com. The last redesign (mostly just…