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Greg Moon Art, Taos New Mexico, National Juried Exhibit~ “After Dark 6 is a show celebrating darkness and the varied reactions emblematic to this subject matter…nighttime, dark humor, dark fantasies, dark matter, etc. Greg Moon Art of Taos hosts this national show in June/ July. The show will run June 24th – July 15th with […]
Opening reception on December 1st, 2018 from 6-9 P.M. at Ariodante Contemporary crafts gallery. A show featuring predominantly new works by Cheri’ Ben-Iesau. Ariodante Contemporary Crafts Gallery has art, gifts, jewelry, and furniture to fit every taste and budget. The exhibit is always fresh and enticing- come in and see what’s new.
It took 1/8 tank of gas to find it but there it was: an open parking spot in Madrid. And just in time because my low-coffee light had been on for quite a while. Well, it wasn’t exactly in Madrid. I gave up on the stop-n-go, but mostly just stop traffic and got off the […]
In this documentary about some of the most sucessfully creative people of our time, you get to step inside the minds of the most innovative designers in a variety of disciplines and learn how design impacts every aspect of life. “Everything should be art.” Ralph Giles, Automotive designer and the developer of the Chrystler 300. […]
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Elbow grease- that is the main requirement to “work” as an artist. This week in the studio was hard work, with only a little actual creating. There are last pieces for the upcoming “Rivers” show to complete and frame, and the Rivertown Champagne Brunch on Sunday where I’m on-tap to supply art for the fundraising […]
Where would art be without collectors? William Louis-Dreyfuss, collector, poet, philanthropist, passes away 16 SEptember, 2016.
How would you like a place to get away from the distraction of life, explore your art, and maybe get to know yourself a bit better? Then consider this opportunity: the Rabbit Island Workshop. Artists from all over the world can apply, and if selected they receive funding to get them to the workshop. The […]
These days it is nigh unto impossible to do business without an IT Department, a good one. I’m lucky to have an excellent team in my corner, full of ideas, expertise and happily for me, experience dealing with the whimsies of other creatives. My new site, http://ben-iesau.dreamhosters.com was developed by the masterminds at LinkingArts, and […]
If you’re checking this out on my WordPress site, thank you, really. But the future posts for this blog moved to a swanky new address on the updated website. Sorry for any inconvenience. I hope you will take the time to check out my latest posts at http://ben-iesau.dreamhosters.com/category/blog/
Rivers- from food to floods- February 3, 2017 Julia Street art opening. My first was the Los Angeles. It ran through the ghetto where I spent too much of my childhood. The Los Angeles River would surge from damp-trickle to Class V rapids in response to even small rainstorms. I once cut my foot on […]
Everyone in my cohort has a Volkswagen story. Our Family migrated out of L.A. in a pair of turquoise Volkswagens when I was 12. My high school Frenemy, Diane Melvin Cummings, used to traumatize us with her harrowing, high-speed tailgating. And my mother hydroplaned one on Last Chance Grade- a curvy piece of Highway 101 […]
Latest #inspiration: #okra #flower. Prepping for submission to the #Ogden_Contemporary. http://ow.ly/i/k23NA
Almost ready for #Ogden. My #Mississippi_River theme. #Nine_mile_Point http://ow.ly/i/k23Ld
Art from when I was 14, heavily influenced by my Best Frenemy, Diane Melvin. God keep you, Diane (Aug61-Apr01).
Throwback Thursday – sketch of the… well, altered photo of the day. From my garden. http://ow.ly/i/iSJXn
“Nestled among century-old oaks in Laurel’s charming Historic District is the Lauren Rogers Museum of Art.” That’s how the museum description reads, but when visiting you may feel the palpable past, kep alive by this beautiful meuseum and the surrounding historic district. We went to see a Chihuly exhibit which did not wow me as […]
So what is life like after hanging out at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art? Well, you adorn a wall in the artist’s studio when you aren’t at the gallery. The artists loves you- after all, you contain a small piece of her soul, and you had a prominent spot when home. But you have […]
Throwback Thurs sketch of the day- ’80’s? http://ow.ly/i/iSJCk
From back in dusty time- photo of a sketch I did, prob early ’80s. Who has the original? http://ow.ly/i/iSmDh
Sketch of the day- not one of mine, but I loves me some this! https://twitter.com/Snagit/status/724698375757520896
Shared by my USCG sisters http://www.mariaspictureplace.com/legs—john-bildahl.html http://ow.ly/i/iP419
Just got back from Rivertown where my Spousanoma, and Peter Barnitz & Kevin Hunts, Rivertown Arts Council members, corroborated on hanging two murals: “Finding the way” 4×8 exterior grade acrylic on wood panel, by Peter Barnitz, and “Ama Anchorage”, 4×8 exterior grade acrylic on wood panel by Cheri’ Ben-Iesau. There was no plan on a […]
Done, and waiting to by hung for display.
Ama, day four: just some fine tuning to do at this point. http://ow.ly/i/hRgfB
Ama, day three: definitely taking shape! She’ll be ready for the Italian Fest and the Rivertown Arts Council event. http://ow.ly/i/hQeqq
Added a second color yesterday morning. It’s developing a graphic novel feel thanks to the color layering and lack of blending.I have to go to the hardware store and pick up some exterior acrylic in a few colors so I can finish. I love the river and have always been a river-rat, working and playing […]
The panel I’m painting for the Rivertown Arts Council display (that has to be done in <9 days) was delivered yesterday: landscape, not portrait. So, the Okra Flower sketch will be back-burnered and this, Ama Anchorage, goes on the panel. Ama Anchorage is in the stretch of river, on the far bank of the […]
Some of you will know what I mean.
Yes, everything is a canvass, even a toilet seat. This one is for the Spousanoma’s man-room bathroom toilet.
This is how they all start out- rough sketches on envelopes, meeting hand-outs, and yes, sometimes even on napkins. Found this old sketch that never made it to canvass- yet. She was in a forgotten pile of papers but needs to be painted, and I need to find the time to make that happen. But […]
Today felt good. Got lots done, chatted with great neighbors, sat in the sun, napped with the pup. That’s all but what more do you need.
Life got so much busier this last month, busier than usual, so what I hoped would be a Daily Sketch was downgraded, temporarily, to a Weekly Sketch. But this one, she may be worth a week’s usual offerings. The Okra Flower sketch is a study for what is about to be an 8×4′ mural. I’m […]
Ready for the fittings to go in: black commode and sink, crystal skull light fixture, crystal skull doorknob (that lights up when you turn it), Zombie paper holder, and more. Why? You know why- because little boys never really grow up.
It’s the home stretch on getting my MBA, but can I tell you, this is how I feel all the time now. come on graduation! But I know me- something else will replace the time slot now allotted to school, something other than sleep. Sigh.
Some of you may enjoy hearing that I contacted our local city planner, Mike Ince (planner for Rivertown – an artsy little area just east of New Orleans, Louisiana) & asked if they would be interested in letting us plant an old broken fountain into a butterfly garden. Full support! He’s putting me in touch […]
This is a hastily painted rendition of a small red-roofed building clinging to a cliff over the Pacific Ocean. This is, I believe, the battery housing for Trinidad Head Light in Trinidad, California, painted in 2009. I keep my notes, task lists, phone number, and thoughts in green government issue record books, and decorate the […]
From several years back, this is an initial sketch for a gallery exhibit themed “Murmurations”. Watching flocks of blackbirds as they swoop and dive is magical. Once, as a child, I was standing in the outskirts of the Margaret Keating Elementary playground, in Klamath, California, watching a massive flock as they swooped into a compact […]
Today, while out bike riding on the Westbank of the Mississippi, I saw a flock of white pelicans that spread halfway to the horizon. This was the biggest flock I had ever seen, robust and sparkling in the morning sunlight. But it reminded me of a not-so-beautiful time 10 years ago, or so, that I […]
is the Curse of Choice keeping you from being creative? Find some inspiration here.
This is the bathroom in The Spousanoma’s Man Cave. Were doing a Halowe’en-meets-Zombie-Apocalypse theme. Why? Because little boys never really grow up. But here is the start, installation of red penny tile, with black grout.
My lawyer told me to make clear the following before posting anything: These works are works of fiction. All imagery, visual or literary, is invented. Invented- as in fabrications, fables, fantasies. As in unless there is a credit, I made it up. As in if you think you see yourself in this imagery, read again […]