Hi Artists + Friends,
I am thrilled to announce a new project giving mini-grants in the form of per-day stipends to visual artists to create new public art that promotes community health and resilience during the coronavirus crisis.
This is a project employing both a) artists struggling economically, and b) volunteer artists who want to help out in solidarity. Paid artists must be from Davis environs, working/studying, or selling work here.
The project has two components:
-- #healthisinourcommunity uses sidewalk stencils with hip, humorous health messages to promote social distancing, mask wearing, hand washing and other smart stuff.
-- #planforresilience uses temporary murals in parks and plazas to honor public holidays while reflecting on long-term resilience and planning.
Read more about both projects. Artists can participate in 1 or both projects.
Apply for a mini-grant ASAP or as a volunteer artist HERE. Applications reviewed on a rolling basis, starting April 30, and continuing through May 30. My goal here is to get work and money to artists who need it as quickly as possible -- please apply today!
Studies have shown that art makes public health programs more effective and impactful. All projects will be created while following public health guidelines including wearing masks, sanitizing hands, and physically distancing. #ArtsAreEssential
Got questions? Ask away at email@example.com and 530-302-7143.
This project is supported, in part, by a generous grant from the City of Davis Arts & Cultural Affairs program. THANK YOU City of Davis!
It's a bird, it's a plane, it's an ... indie voter guide!
A proud Davis tradition of questionable quality.
Always amusing, occasionally informative. Or was it always informative, and occasionally amusing?
I leave you to your own conclusions.
Either way, download that baby by click click clicking on the PDF icon below.
Happy to say this season was more team than work. Thanks to the many may who contributed writing, graphics, editing, and layout. And yes -- it's still got my funny little sketches in it, augmented by many other artist's work.
It's that time of year again... When I try my hand at being a political cartoonist. Except I'm just too goofy for anything except the local Davis Ballots and Burritos (aka Pancakes & Politics) indy voter guide.
Click on that link with the PDF image, yo!
This creature popped up in my dreams at the end of November. Perhaps it was the month of insomnia that brought him to the surface? After I drew the bear, he disappeared from my dreams. I suppose he just wanted to be acknowledged.
I woke up three times last night, my dreams interrupted by uncompleted items on my daily "to do" list. For that level of disturbance -- you'd think the things on the list would be more critical than "write thank you notes" "buy supplies" and "call portapotty company". Sometimes I think we (as a society) suffer from anxiety because our battles aren't quite as epic as our emotions are. My emotions are so epic -- I need bigger dragons.
Here's a pastel drawing from last winter's vault.
Sometimes I wish I had wings.
But if I did, would I be brave enough to fly? What would I have to give up to soar?