Second Solo Show “Art with Attitude” runs through February at the Faulkner.

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My solo show “Art with Attitude” is on display throughout February in the Faulkner Gallery East Room.  Seventeen major paintings are on display, including “Kokopelli”, “Minimal Sun”, “Power Play”, and “Jack’s Space”.  These recent paintings are lighter than previous work, open up the canvas, and let the art breathe.  The Faulkner is open daily and is located in the SB Public Library building. 

I will be on site Tuesday and Thursday afternoons from 3 to 5 pm.

Please come by anytime during the month of February, the gallery is open daily 9 to 5. The opening reception is First Thursday, February 6, from 5 to 8 pm.

The Abstract Eight, January 2014

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The Abstract Eight opened its first show – of many I am confident – to good reviews.  The exhibition, “Purely Abstract” was curated by Susan Tibbles and was held from January 10 to February 8, 2014, at the SB Tennis Club Gallery.  “Three Days in the Desert”, “Fred and Ginger”, and “Stiff” were my entries.  The Abstract Eight is a new group of abstract artists in Santa Barbara who plan on exhibiting together throughout the upcoming years.  Members include Karen Pendergrass, Maria Miller, Scott Miller, and Sara Lytle.

Gallery 855, January 2014

The Carpinteria Valley Arts Council’s Gallery 855 exhibition “Bon Appetit” is on display during January to the end of February of 2014; Tony Askew juried in my painting “New York City Bistro, c. 1970”.  This show is a very tasty treat.

SB Sculpture’s Guild September Show

The SB Sculpture’s Guild September Show at the Faulkner was juried by Nathan Vonk, Curator of Sculpture for Sullivan Goss and accepted three paintings, including “The Weight of Mercy” and “If Only Elpis Had Escaped Pandora’s Box”.

ArtPrize 2013

Rick will have his painting “Filled with Desire” in ArtPrize, perhaps the largest art exhibition in the country feturing hundreds of artists at dozens of venues, held in Grand Rapids, MI, from September 15th through October 3rd, 2013.  The work will be on display at Pub 43, 43 Division Ave S, in the heart of downtown.

May Gallery 113 exhibition

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FOR THE ENTIRE MONTH OF MAY I WILL HAVE MY FIRST MAJOR SHOW at Gallery 113 on State Street in downtown Santa Barbara.  The opening reception will be Thursday, May 2, from 5 to 8; there will be a PRIVATE RECEPTION on Thursday, May 16, from 5 to 8 as well.  The show includes almost all new pieces, ranging from the sensuous “Love Once Forbidden” and “Strong Beautiful Woman” to engaging thought provoking pieces such as “Tears of Time” and “Meet Me in Cyberspace”.  Though barely opened, the show has already received favorable reviews from fellow artists.  Please come by and take a look!

“Metamorphosis” Exhibit at Gallery 855

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My painting “The Divine Considers Creating an Accident” is on display in Carpinteria at Gallery 855 in the Carpinteria Valley Art Council’s “Metamorphosis” Exhibit.  The show was curated by Susan Bush, the Curator of Contemporary Art at the Sullivan Goss Gallery in Santa Barbara.  The exhibit is open through the first week in May.