Come visit this weekend

Because of my injury, I had to cancel the shows I was planning to participate in this fall, but one event had already published my participation, and since it involves minimal setup and I will have help from a dear friend (thank you, Pat!), I have decided to go ahead with it. I will welcome visitors to my studio as part of the Tucson Open Studio Tour this coming weekend, November 10 and 11, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on both Saturday and Sunday. I encourage you to come earlier in the day if you can, since I cannot guarantee how long my energy will hold up. (Please be patient with me if I need rest breaks throughout the weekend.) At present, this will be the only event this fall at which I will be selling my work, so please do come by for some of your holiday shopping. Pity purchases are welcome—I’m not proud and I do have a stack of unplanned-for bills to pay. If you cannot come but are interested in buying, please email me or call me at 520-760-8938 to arrange to see what work I have available.

For my address and a complete list of the artists and locations participating in the Tucson Open Studio Tour, see the Tucson Pima Arts Council web site.

Thank you for your continued support. I hope to see you this weekend.

Open Studio Tour November 12 & 13

My next event will be the Open Studio Tour. Along with a multitude of other Tucson artists, I will be welcoming visitors to my studio on Saturday and Sunday, November 12 and 13, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days. I will be doing some turning each day, so please stop by and see how I do what I do. Click here to see where my studio is.

You can view a list of all the artists participating in the tour, with maps to each location, at the Tucson Pima Arts Council web site. My fellow Flux artists will also be participating, with Lee Roy Beach, Mary Vaneecke, and Sheryl Holland setting up shop at Flux Gallery, and C. J. Shane, Dragana Skrepnik, and Peter Eisner hosting visitors at their own studios.

Open Studio Tour 2011

Fall events and beyond

My next public event will be the Flux anniversary celebration on Friday, October 14, from 5 to 8 p.m. Come celebrate our 2nd birthday with us and help kick off our third year with a bang.

Following that are my fall shows:

  • the St. Philip’s Outdoor Art Show, October 22 and 23 (my first time here);
  • the Tucson Artists’ Open Studio Tour, November 12 and 13;
  • and the Tucson Museum of Art Holiday Artisans’ Market, November 18 to 20.

I will post details for the shows and events as I get them. Please note that one of my usual fall shows, the Big Brothers Big Sisters Southwest Flair A-Fair, scheduled for October 28 to 30, has been canceled this year by the organizers.

And looking further forward, come next year, from February 2 to March 13, I will be showing my work at the Tucson Jewish Community Center, in a two-person show with fellow Flux artist C. J. Shane.

Maps for the Open Studio Tour

The official Open Studios web site is experiencing some temporary growing pains and should be back on Thursday. In the meantime it’s redirecting to their Facebook page. To fill the “map gap” there’s a new interactive Google map of all studios and artists linked to the Facebook page.

Here’s a link to the map:

And here’s a link to the online version of the listings and the citywide map in Zócalo magazine:

Visit my studio

Once again, the artists of Tucson—including me—will open their studio doors to visitors for the Tucson Artists’ Open Studio Tour. This time around, instead of just cleaning up and setting out work, I’ll be working at the lathe throughout the weekend, so if you have ever wanted to see me turn, come on by. I’ll be here 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, April 16 and 17. For a complete list of the artists participating and maps to their studios, pick up the April issue of Zócalo Tucson magazine or visit the Tucson Open Studios web site.

Tucson Artists’ Open Studio Tour

The spring Tucson Artists’ Open Studio Tour is coming up again next weekend, March 13 and 14. I will be here from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., so please come by and see what I’ve been up to (and get first dibs!). I may even have some work in progress on the lathe, as I’m busy getting ready for the Spring Artisans’ Market at the Tucson Museum of Art at the end of March. I’m especially trying to finish some mesquite vessels with stone inlay.

You can find all the details about the tour, including a complete list of participating artists and maps of the studio locations, online at the tour’s website or in the current issue of Zócalo magazine. (This “Tucson Urban Scene Magazine” is worth hunting down; read it online or find it at various locations around town.) Fellow Flux artists Steven Derks, Peter Eisner, and Maurice Sevigny will also be opening their studios.

Two more events

I am busy getting ready for my next two events. First up is the Tucson Open Studio Tour, this weekend. From 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. both Saturday and Sunday, 167 artists all over Tucson will open their studios to the public. You can download a combination calendar and map guide showing the locations of all the studios at the Tucson Pima Arts Council site or pick one up at various locations around town, such as libraries and galleries. I am taking a short stack to Flux Gallery tomorrow (actually later today), when I staff the gallery. Five of the Flux artists will be opening their studios: me, Maurice Sevigny, and, at the same shared studio, Bryan Crow, Steven Derks, and Peter Eisner.

If you want more info, the Arizona Daily Star had an article about the tour in its Sunday paper. If you forgot to get the paper or already recycled it, and you’re willing to register and login, you can read it online at

The studio tour gives you a chance to see how (or at least, where) your favorite artists work. My studio will, of course, be a lot cleaner than it usually is (although I can never entirely get rid of the sawdust), but you can see my equipment and my wood and learn about my process. You can also see my work, of course, including some in progress, especially pieces I am trying to finish before the following weekend, when . . .

. . . the Tucson Museum of Art holds its annual Holiday Artisans’ Market at the museum (140 N. Main Ave.). The show is open from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m., Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. You can find me in my usual spot, Booth 105, on the east side of the museum, catercorner from Old Town Artisans. This will be my last show of 2009, so after Thanksgiving I will finally get to finish laying the new floors in my house.