events / news

Fraser MountainMural Fest 2022
fmmffinal2022.jpg

The final painting. Forces of nature and how we interact. This festival is such a great event. So much fun and great energy. It is also a competition. We didn't win anything this year, but still an amazing experience.

fmmf2022me_edited.jpg
fmmf2022kids_edited.jpg
Up From The Ashes

The final drawing at the 7/20 Memorial event. The phoenix has risen!

720memorialfinal1.jpg
720memorialfinal2.jpg
Chihuahua Mural 

4Gs on Broadway Mexican Restaurant commissioned me to paint a mural in their courtyard.  The chihuahua is a portrait of the owner's beloved pet. So much fun to do and they have the best tacos and happy hour! The stucco was a bear to work with and it rained every evening, but Chula turned out pretty great! 

chula7 (1).jpg
chula6 (1).jpg
chulaspray.jpg
Denver Chalk Art Festival 2022

The chalk art festival is back!  One of my favorite events, it promises to be fun and colorful. 

Labor Day Weekend

September 3-5

Golden Triangle Creative District (the historic museum area)

Come out and enjoy the art and festivities!

vanGo.jpg

My Van Go is going to come to chalk life!

Fraser Mountain Mural Festival

I am excited to be a featured artist at the Fraser Mountain Mural Festival! The theme this year is Art: A Force of Nature, Embracing the natural world around us and how it shapes our environment.

August 5 - 7

Fraser, CO (Winter Park area)

Click link below for more info!

https://frasermountainmuralfest.com/

7/20 Memorial Aurora Theater Shooting

I am honored to announce that July 23rd, 2022 I will be a Chalk Artist at this memorial event. Ten years ago one of the deadliest mass shootings in Colorado occurred just a few miles from our home at the premier of the Batman movie in our local theatre. My son's friends were at the movie. One was shot in the neck, but survived. I think about how if my kid hadn't been sick, he would have been in that theatre, too. Much healing and awareness has happened in the community since then. But much more is needed in our nation.

Come out and honor and help. Come out and enjoy the family friendly activities. Come check out the Beer Garden and the live art.

Below is the link for the event.

https://www.7-20memorial.org/metamorphosis

chalk720.jpg

I will be creating a rendition of a phoenix, titled Up From The Ashes.

Mardi Gras Gala  ,  February 19 2022

Laissez les bon temps roullez!  In February I got do a live painting for Mullen High School's fundraising event, the Mardi Gras Gala. It was a super fun time, although a little nerve-racking since the painting was auctioned off live at the event. We were able to bring in several thousand $$ with this piece. Money raised at the gala goes toward tuition assistance for students.  The artwork is titled "Portal".  It symbolizes a student entering Mullen and passing through to the wider world. The colors are reminiscent of the chapel stained glass.

gala1.jpg
gala2_edited.jpg
Denver 9news Parade of Lights

December 2021, Jon Fuqua and I sang at the Parade of Lights. Always a fun event, we were part of Corner Cafe Radio Show's line up of artists.

Movie Premiere

The King, a family friendly Christmas movie premiered on several platforms in December. I played an angel. The show is kid friendly, cute, and tells the birth story of Jesus.

thekingtrailer.jpg
thekingposter_edited.jpg
Extreme Community Makeover

November 11, 2021 The charity, ECM, hosted their annual fundraiser, Art Is In The Air. For the past few years I have donated art for their auction. ECM is an organization that works to improve various Denver area neighborhoods through building relationships and improvement projects.

https://extremecommunitymakeover.org/

tigergoldeneye.jpg
Tiny Art Show

I had a few pieces at theTiny Art Show in November 2021 at Spectra Art Space. A super fun show where every piece was 6x6 or smaller! The immersive experience Novo Ita was also being exhibited and was an amazing display of multi media art!
 

bewild.jpg
CHristmas Movie!
angel3.jpg

Earlier this year I had a chance to audition for a part in a short Christmas film. I went to the audition and read for the part they asked me to do. A week later I got a call from one of the filmmakers and she said they had chosen someone else for the part. BUT the director really liked my presence so they had written a new scene with a new character with me in mind and would I like to do it?  What!!?! I am humbled and thankful for the opportunity. The makers are hoping the show will be well-received and aiming for it to be a pilot with more episodes later. They are also making a comic which includes my character, a quirky angel. The film is family friendly and faith-based. It will be release on Pureflix and some other platforms.To be released December 2021.

Check out the trailer  @   TheKingAChristmasStory.com

angel1.jpg
angel2_edited.jpg
More Movies...

This acting thing has been rolling this year. I am in two other movies filmed this year but still in production.

 

*10 Cent Miracle ,  Gary Otte                                                                  *Untitled South Park Deepfake Project

Two art Shows on Labor Day Weekend!

Saturday, September 4 was the Opening reception for For the Record Art Show at Spectra Art Space. The show was super fun and so good to see people getting to see live art! All art for this event was created on or used vinyl records, CDs, and tapes.

fortherecord.jpg
fortherecord3.jpg
rinosc1.jpg

Sunday September 5 at the RiNo Showcase at Number Thirty Eight was a rocking affair. 50 artists and six bands and such a great venue. A perfect way to spend some of the holiday weekend. 

rinosc3.jpg
rinosc4_edited.jpg
rinosc2.jpg
anti-ageism birthday card campaign

In the beginning of 2021, I got to create a card for the organization, Changing the Narrative.  They commissioned a diverse group of artists to design birthday cards that celebrate age and not cast aging in a negative light. I am privileged to be part of their campaign against ageism. CtN is partnering with Hope Tank, a social enterprise gift store in Denver. You can check out the cards and purchase at hopetank.org .

Bible illustrations for Gaza Works

In April 2021 I wrapped up a series of Bible illustrations for Gaza Works (formerly World Relief Mozambique).  Gaza Works is an organization that helps people develop sustainable agricultural practices in Mozambique and surrounding area.  They will use copies of these artworks on the mission field to present the gospel of Jesus. They wanted art that would depict representations of people in the Bible in a more culturally connective way, not your typical "westernized" version of Jesus. The original illustrations will be auctioned off to raise funds for Gaza Works.

 Scroll arrows for slideshow or click on image for full view  

let the adventure begin artwalk

This is the second year I have created a window mural at Orchard Town Center in Westminster, Colorado.  The theme for the 2021 Artwalk is " Let the Adventure Begin!" The opening of the artwalk is Saturday,  June 12 and murals will be up from June to October 2021. The title of my mural is "The Sky's The Limit!"  As part of the Artwalk, I also painted two Adirondack chairs which will be auctioned off for charity.

IMG_8796.JPG
IMG_8799.JPG
IMG_8797.JPG
Into the Rainbow | denver pride Art showcase   @  Spectra ArtSpace
645CAC1B-FF4A-4867-9201-8455F63309E3 (1)

JUNE 18 - JULY 2021

Opening Reception 6 - 10 pm

At Spectra Art Space | 1836 S Broadway, Denver CO

"Starting on June 18th in celebration of Pride month Spectra Art Space’s walls will be transformed into the rainbow. This showcase will feature a variety of artworks and a giant collaborative rainbow installation from over 85 of Denver and Beyond’s most beloved Queer artists & Allies. Featuring sculptures, paintings, toys, jewelry, and more.

The intention of this installation is to celebrate not only the month of pride but also the core values of Spectra Art Space: collaboration, community, inclusivity, and inspiration."

Each artist was assigned a color of the rainbow and created a monochromatic piece. My color was orange and my piece is Mermaid Dreaming.

Fathers'  day Worship in the barn  @ Vineyard longmont
Jon singing.jpg

Jon Fuqua and I leading worship at the Vineyard Longmont Church on June 20, 2021 for Fathers' Day. 

withguitar1.jpg