Saturday, December 25, 2010

Cheeseburger Art opening Pics

The opening night of Steel's first solo art show, 'The Good, The Bad, and The Cheesy' was a smash hit. Click on this link to see photos of the reception.
The new 1333 Minna Gallery space is amazing and what a great show to open with, it is located at 1261 Howard Street in SF, and will be open to the public for viewing, please contact or for more details.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

The Good, The Bad and The Cheesy This Thurs!

This coming Thursday, December 23rd from 8-11pm, San Francisco's easy but cheesy rock star, Steel, is having his first solo cheeseburger art show. The gallery reception takes place at the new 1333Minna Gallery space located at 1261 Howard Street @ 9th Street, San Francisco, CA, 94103. He will have new works and collaborations with artists such as:
Pose, Amandalynn, Reyes, Richard Colman, Luke Stewart, Lango, and Dylan Maddux. If you are in town, be sure to check it out, and Happy Holidays!!!


Virtuoso Event Photos

This past Saturday, December 18th, 2010 we celebrated art, music, and life at our Virtuoso Art and Music Extravaganza! Here are some of my photos from the event.

I want to give a special thanks to all that helped make this event happen, especially Cathy Stoia and her amazing cooking crew! Also all the artists and musicians made this event fantastic, best one yet!!! We look forward to many more to come, Happy Holidays!


Monday, December 20, 2010

The Good, The Bad, and The Cheesy

This coming Thursday, December 23rd  is The Cheesiest Man in town, Steel, first solo cheeseburger art show. I will be showing a collaboration piece as well as other guest artists: Pose, Reyes, Richard Colman, Luke Stewart, Lango and Dylan Maddux. It is also the first show done in the new 1333 Minna Gallery space, come check it out, sure to be a cheesy good time!

Opening reception:
December 23rd 8-11pm
1261 Howard @ 9th Street
SF, CA 94103

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Virtuoso Art and Music Event


Come celebrate the incredible lifetime talent of Prairie Prince, an extremely prolific artist, musician and mentor to myself, as he turns 60 years old this year. We plan on having live bands performing with and for Prairie during the evening, as well as a large group art show. The name is of event is ‘Virtuoso’, and the theme is art inspired by music and music that inspires art. The term ‘Virtuoso’ is defined as ‘A person with masterly skill or technique in the arts’. We hope to capture that idea in this show and give some new and old talented individuals a new platform to shine. Please join us in this celebration coming up this….

Saturday, December 18th, 2010, 7-11 pm
Stained Glass Studio
152 Helena Street
San Francisco, CA 94124

Artists/Musicians:  Prairie Prince, Pete the Painter, Nick Lukas, Moira Lukas, Kiki Smith, Amandalynn, Margaretta, Lucien Shapiro, Anna Delis, Eric Joyner, Wythe Bowart, David Bataglia, Trevor Tubelle, Holly Ellis, Charlie O’Hanlon, George Mead, Doris Jean Brown, Devon Raphael, Kai Eide, Stan Peskett, Winston Smith, Iris, Mihalis Papafrangou, Paul Knotter, Robin Grass, Jin Chon, Sharon Collins, Steel, Reyes, Ashley Despain, Joan Mangano, Monique, Rob Morgan, Anne Herbst, Michael Holman, Jean Lannen, Josh Powell, Polly Bettencourt, Sean Bringas, Nick Portiluppi, Taco, Susan Cervantas, Oliver Fader, Jaime VJ Cat, Georgia Peskett, Barbara Golden, Cyril Jordan, Hugh Brown, Bill Spooner, Diana Mangano, Walter Medeiros, Satty, Liz Hall, David Denny, Kathy Peck, Reuben Raphael, Rael Razor, Scott Mathews, Geoffrey Knoop, Jim Thomas, Keith Graves, Jennifer Burns, Fee Waybill, Roger Steen, Atom Ellis, Dave Medd, Zachary Blizzard, Brittany Gale, David Freiberg, Bobby Vega, Pollo Enfermo, Pete Mc Coy, Dave Oliver, Phil Parks, Kelso Martinis, Cannons and Clouds, CVS, Rick Anderson, Jeff Tamilier, Titan Ups, Paul Koph, Magic Christian, Martyn Jones, Mermen, Michael Ward, Dogs and Fish, Joe Mirante, Mike Nelson, Marshall Holmes, Howard Danchik, Allyson Lovejoy, Keith Dion, The Tubes, and special guests…

For any further questions, etc, please contact Amandalynn,

Thursday, December 2, 2010

'Sometimes' showing this weekend

This is my newest completed painting, titled 'Sometimes'. She is part of my Fabulous 40s series and the first one is which I infused more color into the scheme. 'Sometimes' is painted in acrylic on canvas and is 3ft x 4ft. She will be showing this coming Saturday evening, December 4th,  in San Francisco at the Chillin Productions Holiday Event.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010


These are a couple of sketches for ideas for some new paintings. I will be co-hosting and showing this coming December 18th in an art show titled, 'Virtuoso', meaning person of art and music, and these two ladies, though very different, both seem like great images of that title....

Monday, November 29, 2010

Fabulous 40s weekend progress

I started painting a wall today with my friend, Taco (and special guest, Nick P). We are redoing an older mural, I'm doing one of my new 1940's inspired pieces, Taco is painting a Felix piece for his friend, and my sister, Margaretta, plans to come through and hook up the background. I also did some more work on my 'Sometimes' piece that will be showing this upcoming Saturday night...

Monday, November 22, 2010

More Hat Ladies

Here's a few more of my hat ladies that I have been doing for Goorin Bros. Hat Company. The hat lady mural is part of the North Beach Goorin Hat Shop redo project that I worked on with Reyes and Steel last month.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Julee and Kendra dedication mural complete

This past Sunday I finished up a mural project that my sister and I were commissioned to create by Howard Fallon as a memorial to his wife and daughter. This family has lost so much, but Howard had the great idea of doing a beautiful painting to honor these very special women in his life. I am very honored to have worked on this project and have really enjoyed getting to know Howard. He and his daughter, Shane, will be hosting a mural dedication on November 27th at 4pm. The mural is located on Comeford Lane off of Church and 27th street in San Francisco, CA.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Quiet Stillness in Femininity show this Sat. Night

This is my newest piece in my Fabulous 40's series. She is 30" wide x 40" tall, acrylic on canvas, and will be on display tomorrow night, Saturday, November 13th, 2010 at Old Crow Art Gallery and Tattoo shop in Oakland, Ca. This is an art exhibition and benefit show for , I also custom painted a bamboo bicycle frame for the benefit.

'Femininity' Art Show
8pm-12am Sat, Nov. 13th, 2010
Old Crow Gallery and Tattoo Shop
362 Grand Ave, Oakland, CA 94601

Monday, November 1, 2010

Stillness sketch

This is my sketch for a new painting that is going to be titled 'Stillness'. I am working on her for a new show 'Femininity' coming up soon....

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Sexy Art Gallery feature

I am now am being featured on Sexy Art Gallery

Hat Lady 4 progress

Here are some progress pics of my newest hat lady. She is part of a collaboration mural with Steel and Reyes for the North Beach Goorin hat shop renovation project.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Hat Ladies

These are a series of sketches, paintings, and murals that I am doing in correlation with Goorin Bros. hat company. Two of them are featured this month in the 'Art of Goorin' window display and retail campaign in all 11 Goorin Hat shops. The first hat lady mural is painted in the Haight Sreet store and the second will be done in the revamped North Beach location in San Francisco.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Sculpture Restoration Project for Stanford

Just yesterday we finished up our latest sculpture restoration job for Stanford University's Cantor Arts Center, it is titled 'The Sieve of Eratosthenes' , the artist's name is Mark di Suvero. The sculpture is approximately 30ft tall and 40ft wide. With the help of some dedicated team members, Lucien Shapiro, Mike Nelson, Pete the Painter and myself, Amandalynn, we were able to primer, red paint, and clear coat this piece after is was completely sandblasted clean of all its previous finishes. Another tedious and strenuous task, but all worth it in the end, if you are ever in Palo Alto, stop by the Cantor Arts Center to see this piece unveiled as well as many other amazing sculptures they have around the campus.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

PUSH solo show Oct. 23rd

One of my favorite artist's and friend is having his solo show called Divided Attention opening Saturday, October 23rd at Known Gallery in LA, I highly recommend checking it out, even if just online, more details below....

On October 23, 2010, PUSH's street-smart installations transform into gallery worthy paintings, celebrated by Known Gallery, Los Angeles until November 23, 2010. To mark the opening, PUSH will be painting larger than life feature installations both inside and outside on the fa├žade of the gallery building.

A self-taught painter and sculptor, PUSH was inspired early on by skateboarding and the burgeoning west coast graffiti scene. He credits his friendship with fellow AWR/MSK crew member SABER as helping to define his path in life as well as shaping his art making work ethic.

In 2007, PUSH’s early work caught the eye of media sponsor, LA Weekly: “Trying to define Push’s work is unfair, and nearly impossible. It’s easier to say it’s like nothing else: informed by postmodern abstract splatter paintings, yet rigid, neon and precise. Introverted and quiet, he’s the thinking man’s graffiti artist.”

After his many years of global graffiti writing invitations and participation in numerous group exhibits, DividedAttention brings together PUSH’s latest paintings, debuting an evolved style and introducing a new, sophisticated color palette. When asked why it took so long for the Seventh Letter’s man of mystery to have his own show, he demurs. “I want to show something that is natural, balanced, and thought out. And timing is everything”

Opens to public: October 23rd, 2010
Runs: October 23rd - November 13th, 2010
Opening Reception: Saturday, Oct 23rd, 2010 at 8-11pm

Known Gallery
441 North Fairfax Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90036

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

'Sometimes' sketch

This is my newest sketch for a piece I am titling, 'Sometimes'. She will be painted in grey tones with a hint of color on a 3ft x 4ft canvas.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

 I donated this piece to the Precita Eyes 'Viva Muralismo' show that takes place tonight in SanFrancisco. Precita Eyes is a great community group helping to inspire youth and community with colorful murals around the city. I am a big advocate for this group and am honored to have been featured in their 'Street Art' book, 'Viva Muralismo'. If you are in the city tonight, be sure to come check this out.....

Precita Eyes Muralists Presents:“VIVA MURALISMO!”

SAN FRANCISCO- From off the walls, into the streets, and to your home, come
celebrate the mural arts at “Viva Muralismo!” Precita Eyes Muralists Gala Benefit and
Art Auction at SOMArts Cultural Center, 934 Brannan Street (near 8th Street), San
Francisco. Enjoy an evening of art, food, music, and participatory mural performance.
Own a piece of mural history by bidding on original art work created by featured
muralists. Dance to lively beats of the Gaucho Gypsy Band and DJ Special K and
friends. Keep muralism alive and thriving by joining the party!
Saturday, September 25, 2010
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
VIP Champagne Reception & Meet the Artists and Gala Entrance
7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
General Admission
$30.00 Advance Sales, $35.00 at the door
General Admission ticket price includes complimentary hors d’oeuvres and 1 drink ticket
Tickets available at Precita Eyes Mural Arts & Visitors Center online at or for more information: 415/285-2287
Sponsorship opportunities available.
Quick Facts:
This Year marks the 33rd anniversary of Precita Eyes Muralists Association, Inc.
To date, Precita Eyes Muralists has created more than 500 public community murals that beautify and
engage over 100,000 Bay Area children, youth, residents and visitors.
Last year Precita Eyes Muralists offered over 7,000 children, youth, and adults’ participation in public
community mural arts, mural tours and community arts programs.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Killer Krystal showing this Sat. in SF

This is my newest vixen, 'Killer Krystal', I used a reference pic shot by Dylan Maddux during a photo shoot we collaborated on with the lovely Krystal. She is painted on a 2ft x 3ft canvas with acrylic and is framed in a nice gold frame. I am donating this piece to the Hell's Belles Silent auction held at the 941 Gallery (Shooting Gallery's new gallery space). All proceeds from the auction are donated to the Bay Area's Women and Children Center. There is also a great derby race that takes place during the auction with hand made derby cars, as well as great art on display. Details below...

The event will be held at 941Geary Gallery
Located at 941 Geary St. between Van Ness & Larkin- Look for the “Downtown Smog Test” signs. The smog place is now an art gallery. You can also enter from Myrtle Alley, through the roll up doors
Please note: This is NOT the gallery where it was held last year, but it’s just a few steps away from last year’s venue at 835 Larkin St. Trust us, you will not miss it!!

Doors open at 6:00 pm, races start at 8:00. If you plan to race a car, be sure you bring it early enough to check it in. If you are late, you won’t be able to race it—it’ll be displayed as a show car.

We’ve got some really great pieces in the Silent Art Auction this year. Remember, people tend to get pretty good deals at silent auctions and all the proceeds go to the Bay Area Women’s & Children’s Center in the Tenderloin. If you’ve never participated in a silent auction, don’t worry, we’ll show you how—it’s not difficult. You do need to bring a credit card though (or cash).

This year we’ve got work from Amandalynn, Ben Collison, Talbot DeVil, Josh Ellingson, Jeremy Fish, Frank Kozik, Michael Murphy, Jeremy Natividad, Jamie O'Keefe, TJ Rappel, Nicole Steen, Jeff Stevens, Sherwin Viray, Jay Watson and other surprise art stars….

The auction artwork will be up during the entire event so come and check it out and you might be going home with something cool.