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This October 24th, come out and see my Urban Life Showcase

7:00PM @ “1015 Folsom” in San Francisco, CA (Venue & Ticket information near the end)

Live Music! Fashion Show! Cinematic Short! and Fine Artist Showcases in Illustration and of course, PHOTOGRAPHY!

Some time back, during one of my usual “lending of the ears” to the podcast TWiP, I heard Nicole S Young (Nicolesy) and FVJ discuss her upcoming show with RAWartists and it perked my interest. I got to researching what the organization is about, who’s behind it and what they have accomplished in what I come to learn spans over 60 locations from North America to Australia and more recently they have splashed down in the UK. Its a track record of awesomeness and I simply HAD to be a part of it. Or at least, submit my work to TRY and be a part of it.

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Now, as with my usual approach in such things, I didn’t hold my breath. The talent I have seen from the past events they’ve hosted are… well, intimidating is one way to put it and my personal demons sure as hell kept my hopes at bay. But I submit the work… so the first hurdle was cleared.

In a huge surprise, I received an email from the local director of the group, requesting to speak to me about a possible gallery space at their upcoming event in downtown San Francisco, CA.

“The world of art is an ocean of colorful fish, condensed into a sparkling lake.”

Now don’t get me wrong, while I harshly judge my own work, I hold no reservations in its worth to me. I’m quite confident in my labor of love, but there are so many talented masters of their craft out there. The world of art is an ocean of colorful fish, condensed into a sparkling lake. Each with varying styles, ranges, subjects and uniqueness. Its an amazing culture, completely… but above all, a formidable culture.

So, the following day shortly after I step out for a late lunch, we speak… we talked about my work, availability and inside this discussion was an offering to set up a space at Encompass 2013 on October 24th, 2013. Brilliant! I am so proud to be a part of this wonderful event.

WHAT IS RAW?

RAW:natural born artists is an international independent arts organization that hand-selects and spotlights independent creatives in visual art, film, fashion, music, hair & makeup artistry, photography, models and performing art.

RAW’s mission is to provide up-and-coming artists of all creative realms with the tools, resources and exposure needed to inspire and cultivate creativity so that they might be seen, heard and loved. RAW educates, connects and exposes emerging artists in over 60 artistic communities across the United States, Australia, Canada and the U.K. through monthly showcase events. Join us in celebrating the work of these artists.

WHAT CAN I EXPECT?

RAW events are multi-faceted artistic showcases. Each event features a film screening, musical performance, fashion show, art gallery, performance art and a featured hairstylist and makeup artist. These artists are all local, hand-picked talent who have been chosen to feature at RAW.

RAW events feature a cash bar for cocktails while you enjoy the night. Dress code is cocktail attire, so dress the occasion and get ready for an artistic circus of creativity!

 ~Description from http://www.rawartists.org/about

It’s going to be an awesome evening and I cannot wait to get involved with so many creatives from the Bay area.

The bulk of photos I’ll have on display, will be from my urban life series, “Don’t Lick the Pavement”. Focusing on the Bay area. More information will be coming soon as the logistics are planned out. Oh, and there WILL be a contest for a free piece at my showcase.

This evening will be filled to the roof in art, culture, music, fashion, excellence and eccentrics. Translation: A night, not to be missed. So do come join me in October.

“All proceeds go directly to designing and building my space. I hate to shamelessly market for support, but every little bit helps. :-)”

If you happen to be in the Bay area come October, I would be honored to see see you there. There will be many talented artists with much to offer… certainly something for Everyone. Click the banner below to purchase your tickets early and help support my upcoming feature showcase. Or if you can’t make it, but still want to support me (and be awesome), you can still buy a ticket. All proceeds go directly toward fees and the costs of designing/setting up my space. I hate to shamelessly market for support, but every little bit helps. 🙂

Event Information

Encompass 2013

Cash Bar all night long, always at the ready from glass to glass.

I’d love to have your support and hopefully the chance to see you there. It’s sure to be one hell of a fun night.

Sitting on Cloud 9 🙂