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    So, you mean you haven't already sold all your worldly belongings, bought an old VW bus, and dedicated your life to following Brad Foster around the country to every art festival, science fiction and comic book convention, renaissance festival, Irish fest, cat show, high school craft fair, church bazaar, and who knows what else that he pushes his display into in order to try to move some of this inventory?
    Really?
    No Brad-heads at all out there? Oh well.
    You can still do some virtual travel back in time to check out some of those moments you missed. Like, for instance, these:

Arts Festival Oklahoma
August 30 -
September 1 / 2014
Arts Festival Oklahoma
Oklahoma City, OK     —    www.occc.edu/afo/
Juried Arts Festival
   This is a wonderful three day festival over the Labor Day weekend at the Oklahoma City Community College. Most of the 150 or so artists will be set up under one of three gigantic tents (I know I will be!) And once you get your fill of the variety of art, and if you've any money left over from buying tons of it (as I know you will), you can get a snack from the food vendors and enjoy the free music as well. So, come say "Hi" and see what I've got new this year.

Armadillocon 36
July 25 -27, 2014
Armadillocon 36
Austin, TX     —    www.armadillocon.org
Science Fiction Convention
   We missed this great regional convention last year, so we're glad to be able to return in 2014. We'll be packing up a good selection of artworks to bring, both new and old, in both the dealer's room and the art show. Plus a pile of books from our collection to sell at unbeliebable low prices! We need to clear out some shelf space so we have someplace to put still more books. Our house-cleaning is your gain! Lots of fine writers and artists to get up close and personal with, panels, music, costume contest, and room parties every night. Come on and have a great time!

A-Kon 25 logo
June 6 -8 -
2014
A-Kon 25
Dallas, TX     —    a-kon.com
Anime convention
   Last year spent most of the time at Akon sleeping under my table, having just had retina surgry the week before. Have most of the vision in that eye back now, and no longer wearing the nifty pirate eye patch, but am definitely looking foward to coming back to the convention this year. Maybe even be able to talk to folks and get around and check out some of the events and all the cool costumes. Will bring along a few of my newer digital pieces, so will have the usual range of b&w pen and ink work, as well as some new color pieces for your consideration.

Downtown Arlington Center Stage Music Festival
May 23 - 25 / 2014
Downtown Arlington Center Stage Music Festival
Arlington, TX     —    www.downtownarlington.org/event/2014-downtown-arlington-center-stage-music-festival/
Music and Arts Festival
   This Memorial Weekend music festival has been going on in Arlington for a couple of years now, but this will be my first time to set up there. In the center of Arlington at the Levitt Pavilion, it looks like a great location for an early summer event. Check out their website for a list of the musicians that will be showing up each day (I just saw Jimmie Vaughn had been added!), then come out for the music and the art.

Lawton Arts for All Festival

May
9 - 11 / 2014
Lawton Arts for All Festival
Lawton, OK     —    www.artsforallfestival.org
Juried Arts Festival
   This might be my only art festival appearance in Oklahoma this Spring, as I had to cancel Paseo last year due to eye surgery, and then somehow let the deadline to apply for this year pass without notice. Curses! So, if you're in the OKC area, you should swing on out to Lawton for this one. Tucked away in the southwest corner of the state, they bring together a great group of artists in the lovely town park, and, although this means more to me than you, they always do up a wonderful Sunday morning breakfast for all the exhibitors. It really is a great show, and if you are in the area, come look me up. My tent will usually be located near the center of all the arty activities!

Denton Arts & Jazz Festival
April 25 - 27 / 2014
Denton Arts & Jazz Festival
Denton, TX     —    www.dentonjazzfest.com
Juried Music and Arts Festival
   Held in the Denton Civic Center Park in the heart of downtown Denton, this music and art event is free to the public. Six stages feature jazz, blues and "cross-cultural" music. This is one of my favorite events to do in the North Texas area every year, and I'll be setting up my display inside the main civic center building again, so come in and enjoy the art and the airconditioning! Around 160 artists and crafters offer a wide range of art and styles. There's a large outdoor kids section, food everywhere, and tons of music all day and into the night. Check out their website for more information on the headliner acts they'll be bringing in!

Deep Ellum Arts Festival
April
4 - 6 / 2014
Deep Ellum Arts Festival
Dallas, TX     —    www.meifestivals.com
Juried Arts Festival
   One of my favorite local shows here in Dallas, the jurying got even tighter this year, some of my friends did not get a return spot, so very happy I got back in again. I love the very wide range of artists who show up. From their site: "Six blocks of Main Street in the Deep Ellum entertainment district will be transformed into one enormous street festival featuring, 200 top-notch juried decorative and visual artists, 100 original bands, singer/songwriters and performance artists performing from five different stages, the renowned Pet Parade, and copious food and drink. Festival attendees can stroll through displays of cutting-edge decorative arts and admire, commission, and purchase the art of sculptors, muralists, jewelers, painters, and fine artists; some of whom will be creating pieces on the spot."

Art on the Greene
March
21 - 23 / 2014
Art On the Greene
Arlington, TX     —    www.artonthegreene.com
Juried Arts Festival
   Art on the Greene is a free 3 day arts festival located in Richard Greene Linear Park, between The Rangers Ballpark in Arlington and Cowboys Stadium. (The Park is also the home of the Caelum Moor Sculptures by Artist Norm Hines.) We had a fantastic line up of artists and musicians last year, and then Mom Nature came in and decided to make it the coldest March weekend in ages! However, the weather is usually much more cooperative, so we will be back in the park again this March with art, music, food and more! Located right in the middle of the DFW metro area, come on by any of the three days to check it all out!

Funky Finds Spring Fling
March 8, 9 / 2014
Funky Finds Spring Fling
Ft. Worth, TX     —    funkyfinds.com/events/springfling/2014/index.html
A Handmade Arts and Crafts Event
   This is the 6th annual Funky Finds Spring Show in Ft. Worth, and my third time to show work there, so I'm batting .500 on appearances! I always have fun at this event, and the mix of exhibitors here is, indeed, funky. Very different than most of what I call the "big-painting" art festivals. If you're in the Ft. Worth area, this will be in the Small Exhibits Building at the Will Rogers Memorial Center near downtown, and will feature over 100 different artists and crafters. And, if you need more reason to come down, last year there were a couple of other events going on at the same at the Center, including a way-cool "antiques/junk/garage-sale" type event next door to us that I had a blast rummaging around in myself. So, I guess you could say- come for the art, stay for the junk!

North Texas Irish Festival
February 28 -
March 2 / 2014
North Texas Irish Festival
Dallas, TX     —    www.ntif.org
Music and Arts Festival
   One of the largest Celtic cultural events in the nation, and the main focus here is, of course, on all things Irish. There are dozens of world-famous bands, award-winning dancers, story tellers and workshops. Grab a stein of beer and wander the hundreds of displays, and drop by my booth as well. While I'm not Irish-heavy as far as the subject matter of my artwork, they are kind enough to let me in due to my dragons and other fantasy stuff. And there have been more artists slipping into the show each year recently, so stop by and check us out!

ConDFW
February
21 - 23 / 2014
ConDFW 13 - Science Fiction Convention
Dallas, TX     —    www.condfw.org
Science Fiction and Fantasy Convention
   ConDFW hits the bakers dozen this year, and you can be a part of it!.There will be the usual gang of writers, artists, and other creative folks who will be here for you to meet in person, talk with, learn from, and hear them slag each other off on the panels. Plus, the main guests for this year are writer Kevin J. Anderson, and artist Alain Viesca. Oh, and they let me back, too! I'll be there again with a table full of the usual odd stuff in the dealer's room, (including a range of bargain books as I cull out my own library, trying to make a bit of room for more!), plus some odder art in the art show, and maybe even giving my opinion, for what it's worth, on a few of the panel discussions. Come on by and have a great time!

Grapevine Library Holiday Art Show
December
21, 22, 2013
Grapevine Library Holiday Art Show
Grapevine, TX     —    www.ci.grapevine.tx.us/index.aspx?NID=312
art & crafts fair
   The annual Holiday Art Show at the Grapevine Library has been going on for almost a decade now, and is always a fun event to set up at. It's a small but very comfortable show in a large exhibit area at the front of the library building, and how many art shows do you get to attend that are not only indoors, but have carpet under your feet, too? Come out and pick up a few gifts for friends and loved ones- or drag them along with you, and show them the pieces that you want them to get for you!

Happy Holidays Artisan Demonstration
December
14, 2013
Happy Holidays Artisan Demonstration
Arlington, TX     —    www.817artsalliance.blogspot.com/p/happy-holidays-gift-market.html
Day-long Artist Demo at Arlington Museum of Art
   Here's something a little different! Instead of just showing my finished work as I usually do at a festival, I'll be at the Arlington Musesum of Art all day on Saturday, actually working on some drawings, having samples of various phases of my art to look through, and I'll be ready and happy to talk to anyone about my own artistic process. (I will, of course, also have some finished pieces available for your last-minute gift shopping needs!) This is part of a two-month pre-Christmas line up of a dozen or so artists who will be demonstrating their work on different weekends at the Museum. Check the link above for the full line up. Plus, it's just a part of the full Happy Holidays Gift Store and Market, which includes other events around the end of the year. Now, while my demo-day is obviously going to be the highlight that you cannot miss, you might want to check some of those other events as well!

Bath House Cultural Center
November
22 - 24 / 2013
Bath House Cultural Center Winter Art Mart
Dallas, TX     —    www.bathhousecultural.com
Juried Arts Show
   I will be setting up again at the Bathhouse Cultural Center by White Rock Lake in Dallas for this annual pre-Christmas juried art show. I'm in a slightly different location this year, as they've bumped me up to the luxuriously carpeted splendor of the main gallery. (Am I spoiled yet, or what?) There will be about fifty fine artists, working in all sorts of mediums, spread throughout the entire building- not only in the galleries, but in the halls, the theatre space, and even under the building. So, be sure to check it all out when you arrive. Though, of course, you should only be making your main purchases from me. (Also check out the offerings in the large art auction, where all artists have donated pieces, and the funds raised there will go toward the year-round upkeep of the center.)

Funky Finds: A Holiday Shopping Experience
November
9, 10 / 2013
Funky Finds A Holiday Shopping Experience
Ft. Worth, TX     —    funkyfinds.com/events/experience/2013/index.html
A Handmade Arts and Crafts Event
   This will be my third year at the Funky Finds show over in Ft. Worth, and I'm really liking this end-of-the-year show. I like their slogan: "Dedicated to promoting indie artists, crafters & designers worldwide". Very different from the usual "big-painting" street festivals, I like the mix of stuff that all the exhibitors bring to this, and am pleased to be a small part of it with my own artwork. Setting up around 150 artists adn crafters in the long Small Exhibits Building on the grounds of the Will Rogers Memorial Center. Best to check out their website for more details as they add links to the artists, and fill you in more of trhe free giveaways and such that will also be offered. Come on by and you are sure to find a unique Christmas gift for someone that you will know they do not already have!

OctopodiCon
November
1 - 3 / 2013
OctopodiCon
Oklahoma City, OK     —    octopodicon.org
Steampunk / Science Fiction and Fantasy Convention
   This is the second year for the Octopodicon convention, and they are moving to bigger and better facilities already! I was afraid I wouldn't be able to make it this year, but they have also shifted the dates about a month further along than last year, and that worked out great for my schedule. Their main focus is toward the Steampunk subgenre of sf/fantasy, which means lots of amazing visual treats. I'm hoping to create some more artwork for the convention itself this year (I did the logo design over there on the left), as well as bringing art, zines and whatnot stuff for both the art show and the dealers room (or the Mercantile Lane, as they like to say), and am looking forward to having a blast this weekend. Come on out and have one with us!!

Huffhines Art Trails
October
26 - 27 / 2013
Huffhines Art Trails
Richardson, TX     —    www.huffhinesarttrails.com
Juried Arts Festival
   Come visit in the great setting of this art festival, with artist tents set up along the winding trails and under the tall trees of Huffhines Park in Richardson, just north of Dallas. This is the last large outdoor show I do each year, and it's always nice to have it held in such a pretty place. Come enjoy the art, the food, the music, and maybe even drop a few bucks my way for some artwork to take home, then I can get some Christmas gifts for my friends and family,too!

Historic Mansfield Music & Arts Festival
October
19, 20 / 2013
Historic Mansfield Music & Arts Festival
Mansfield, TX     —    www.historicmansfield.net/music_festival/index.html
Juried Arts Festival
    We did this festival for the first time last year, and had a blast, so very pleased that they are letting us come back again.(Was particularly impressed by the great food offerings, way beyond the usual festival stuff- yum!) Mansfield is only about 20 minutes from the center of the DFW metroplex, so would be a perfect weekend show to visit this fall in Texas. I'll have my usual array of artworks odd little originals, etc. The entire event is free to attend, and there will be music acts running both days at both ends of Main Street. Go to their web site and click on the FAQ button for times, maps, info on parking, shuttles, etc.

FenCon X
October
4 - 6 / 2013
FenCon X
Dallas, TX     —    www.fencon.org/
Science Fiction and Fantasy Convention
   FenCon celebrates their first decade by bringing in one of the most amazing lineups of guests yet put together. I mean, their Fan Guest of Honor is Larry Niven, for crying out loud! Then meet Cory Doctorow, Charles Vess, Heather Dale, Geoffrey A. Landis, Amber Benson, John A. Ringo, and Patrick and Teresa Nielsen Hayden! And that's not to mention all of the other writers, artists and performers you will get to meet up close and personal for all your sf, fantasy and other weird and wonderful things fannish. I'll even be there, too, but don't let that scare you away!

Munger Place Days
September
22 / 2013
Munger Place Days
Dallas, TX     —    www.mungerplace.com/tour_2013.html
Home Tour, Wine Walk, Arts & Crafts Street Fair
   The Munger Place Days started in 2007 in this historic neighborhood of lovely homes in East Dallas. It actually runs over several days, with home tours, wine tastings, and all kinds of stuff. The artists will only be arriving on Sunday, setting up all up and down the street. And, of course, that's when I'd like to recommend you drop by! Stroll the art (pick up a piece or three?), get tickets to tour the houses open for viewing, sip some wine, watch the pet parade. (Or even join in!) Check out their web site for more info on all the various events, then come on down and have a great Sunday in the neighborhood.

Start the Season Gift Market
September
21 / 2013
Start the Season Gift Market
Dallas, TX     —    www.starttheseason.com
School Crafts Fair
   This is the second year for the Start the Season Gift Market at the Winston School in Dallas. They had a great set-up and a wonderful mix of vendors at the inaugural show last year, and I'm looking forward to doing it again. I'll even have a larger space this time, so I'll be able to bring that much more art for your gift-hunting needs. Note that this is just a one-day, Saturday, show, so mark your calendars! They are located on Royal Lane, just to the west of the Tollway, and they have one of those cool painted pegasus statues in the main entrance drive, so you'll know you've gotten to the right place!

White Rock Local Market
September 14, 2013
White Rock Local Market
Dallas, TX     —    http://whiterocklocalmarket.org/
Farmers Market - PLUS!
   It's our second time aropund here for September, and we won't be back for at least a month. So, if you've not checked out the art and fresh food, all produced by local artists and farmers, this would be a good time to do it. With the alternating location schedule, this Saturday we'll be at the Green Spot location on Buckner Blvd, near the East side of White Rock Lake (and just up the road from the Bathho9use Cultural Center!) Stock up on arts, crafts, and fresh food, all in one morning!

White Rock Local Market
September 7, 2013
White Rock Local Market
Dallas, TX     —    http://whiterocklocalmarket.org/
Farmers Market - PLUS!
   Fall is closing in, and I'm still enjoying doing the half-day White Rock Lake Local Market- and maybe with some cooler weather, too! We'll be back to the big lot at the Lakeside Baptist Church location again, on Garland Road, on the south end of White Rock Lake. Be sure to drop by early, as everyone will close up and be gone by 1 pm, and I need to make some sales so that I can shop around for some fresh veg and bread for myself! Buy art from me here and you really will keep an artist from starving!

Arts Festival Oklahoma
August 31 -
September 2 / 2013
Arts Festival Oklahoma
Oklahoma City, OK     —    www.occc.edu/afo/
Juried Arts Festival
   This is a wonderful three day festival over the Labor Day weekend at the Oklahoma City Community College. Most of the 150 or so artists will be set up under one of three gigantic tents (I know I will be!) And once you get your fill of the variety of art, and if you've any money left over from buying tons of it (as I know you will), you can get a snack from the food vendors and enjoy the free music as well. So, come say "Hi" and see what I've got new this year.

White Rock Local Market
August 10, 2013
White Rock Local Market
Dallas, TX     —    http://whiterocklocalmarket.org/
Farmers Market - PLUS!
   We had a good time last month,setting up for the first time at the White Rock Lake Market, and now they're letting me come back in August! It's just the first half of Saturday, so don't think you can drop in late in the day- we'll all be gone! As well, this a different location from where I was last time. This will be held in the lot of the Green Spot at 702 North Buckner Blvd. Check out their website for more info, and a map to the spot. Come on by and pick up some art and some fresh produce and other yums. (We picked up some fine watermelon and a wonderfully crusty-chewey bread last time we were here. Buy my art, so I can buy more stuff to eat!

White Rock Local Market
July 6, 2013
White Rock Local Market
Dallas, TX     —    http://whiterocklocalmarket.org/
Farmers Market - PLUS!
   I've had some artist friends tell me how much fun it is to show work at the White Rock Lake Market, and now they have given me some space to try it out myself. Though this is a weekly event, it alternates between two locations, and they only have artists added every other weekend. So, please note that this is for Saturday July 6, and is at the 9150 Garland Road location (the lot of the big Lakeside Baptist Church). Also, keeping in mind that this is Dallas in the middle of the summer, it will only be open in the morning, from 8am to 1pm, so drop by early for the freshest of produce, and some odd bits of artwork for your walls as well.

A-Kon 23 logo
May 31 -
June 2 / 2013
A-Kon 24
Dallas, TX     —    a-kon.com
Anime convention
   An "interesting" week! Found out I had a detached retina, so into surgery immediately to take care of that. But, had to cancel appearing at the Paseo Arts Festival at the last minute because of the operation... but then, out of the blue, got a notice that I had been accepted into the artist alley of A-Kon this year, with only about a two-weeks heads up to get ready. But, I'll take it! Will probably be there with a Nick Fury style eye patch under my glasses, but just glad to be able to come back at all to this great local convention, always bursting with energy. Will try to bring along a few of my newer digital pieces, so will have the usual range of b&w pen and ink work, as well as some new color pieces for your consideration. (And, if you ask nicely- or you bug me about it- maybe I'll let you look under the eye patch at my personal recreation of Ray Milland's eyes from "X: The Man With the W-Ray Eyes"!

Dallas Comic Con

May
17 - 19 / 2013
Dallas Comic Con
Irving, TX     —    www.scifiexpo.com
Comic & Media Convention
   The Dallas Comic Con has been getting bigger and bigger over the years, and has outgrown being able to be held in a hotel. It now takes over the entire Irving Convention Center, with tons of guests from all over the country, both comic book and media stars. Tough to get space these days, but my friend Rhonda Eudaly, a local Dallas author, ( www.rhondaeudaly.com ) has been nice enough to let me share some of her space in the dealers room this year since I've done the covers for a couple of her books. (Plus she's reallly nice.) So, come on out and check out all the fun with us.

Lawton Arts for All Festival

May
10 - 12 / 2013
Lawton Arts for All Festival
Lawton, OK     —    www.artsforallfestival.org
Juried Arts Festival
   This small town in Oklahoma hosts one of the nicest art festivals I've had the pleasure to exhibit in. Tucked away in the southwest corner of the state, they bring together a great group of artists in the lovely town park, and, although this means more to me than you, they always do up a wonderful Sunday morning breakfast for all the exhibitors. It really is a great show, and if you are in the area, come look me up. My tent wil usually be lcoated near the center of all the arty activities!

Denton Arts & Jazz Festival
April 26 - 28 / 2013
Denton Arts & Jazz Festival
Denton, TX     —    www.dentonjazzfest.com
Juried Music and Arts Festival
   Held in the Denton Civic Center Park in the heart of downtown Denton, this music and art event is free to the public. Six stages feature jazz, blues and "cross-cultural" music. They've moved a few of the acts and stages around this year, but I'll still be setting up my display inside the main civic center, so come in and enjoy the art and the airconditioning! Around 160 artists and crafters offer a wide range of art and styles. There's a large outdoor kids section, food everywhere, and tons of music all day and into the night. Check out their website for more information on the headliner acts they'll be bringing in!

Bath House Cultural Center
April
19 - 21 / 2013
Bath House Cultural Center Spring Art Mart
Dallas, TX     —    www.bathhousecultural.com
Juried Arts Show
   I missed this show last Spring, so nice to be able to return to the lovely Bathhouse Cultural Center. On the shores of White Rock Lake in Dallas, jut about every nook and cranny of the place, including the unfinished basement area, will be filled with artists of all kinds showing and selling their works. Of course, my own art is the main reason you'll be coming, right? This time I will be set up in the back of the main gallery, luxuriating in it's carpeted elegance! Also check out the offerings in the large art auction, where all artists have donated pieces, and the funds raised there will go toward the year-round upkeep of the center.

Deep Ellum Arts Festival
April
5 - 7 / 2013
Deep Ellum Arts Festival
Dallas, TX     —    www.meifestivals.com
Juried Arts Festival
   One of my favorite local shows here in Dallas, the jurying got a bit tighter this year, so very happy I got back in again. I love the very wide range of artists who show up. From their site: "Deep Ellum is the Metroplex's most progressive and eclectic neighborhood. The biggest weekend of the year for the Deep Ellum Entertainment District, this free-to-attend outdoor "street party" features four outdoor stages with non-stop performances by over 65 national, regional, and local original bands during this three-day festival. With more than 100 top-notch juried decorative and visual artists, poetry slams, muralist, the renowned pet parade, 5K run and The Rock Art Show, and abundant food and drink, the Deep Ellum Arts Festival attracts a diverse audience and includes affluent art and music enthusiasts. This is an adult-oriented festival -- there is no "kid" stuff." Pick a day and come on down to see the art and watch the crowd!

Art on the Greene
March
22 - 24 / 2013
Art On the Greene
Arlington, TX     —    www.artonthegreene.com
Juried Arts Festival
   Art on the Greene is a free 3 day arts festival located in Richard Greene Linear Park, between The Rangers Ballpark in Arlington and Cowboys Stadium. (The Park is also the home of the Caelum Moor Sculptures by Artist Norm Hines.) I missed out on the inaugural show last year, but heard so many good things about this from both the people who attended, and the artists who showed there, that I was hoping I would be able to get in this year! Located right in the middle of the DFW metro area, come on by any of the three days to check out all the art and music!

Funky Finds Spring Fling
March 9, 10 / 2013
Funky Finds Spring Fling
Ft. Worth, TX     —    funkyfinds.com/events/springfling/2013/index.html
A Handmade Arts and Crafts Event
   This is the 5th annual Funky Finds Spring Show in Ft. Worth, but just my second time to show here. I had a lot of fun the first time, and the mix of exhibitors here is, indeed, funky. Very different than most of what I call the "big-painting" art festivals. If you're in the Ft. Worth area, this will be in the Small Exhibits Building at the Will Rogers Memorial Center near downtown, and will feature over 100 different artists and crafters. And, if you need more reason to come down, last year there were a couple of other events going on at the same at the Center, including a way-cool "antiques/junk/garage-sale" type event next door to us that I had a blast rummaging around in myself. So, I guess you could say- come for the art, stay for the junk!

North Texas Irish Festival
March 1 - 3 / 2013
North Texas Irish Festival
Dallas, TX     —    www.ntif.org
Music and Arts Festival
   One of the largest Celtic cultural events in the nation, and the main focus here is, of course, on all things Irish. There are dozens of world-famous bands, award-winning dancers, story tellers and workshops. Grab a stein of beer and wander the hundreds of displays, and drop by my booth as well. While I'm not Irish-heavy as far as the subject matter of my artwork, they are kind enough to let me in due to my dragons and other fantasy stuff. And there have been more artists slipping into the show each year recently, so stop by and check us out!

ConDFW
February
15 - 17 / 2013
ConDFW 12 - Science Fiction Convention
Dallas, TX     —    www.condfw.org
Science Fiction and Fantasy Convention
   They're up to an even dozen ConDFW events, and still going strong. They've moved hotels this year to the Crowne Plaza (check the con website for info), a hotel well-versed in running conventions, so should be a good move. The major guests of honor are artists Brian Stelfreeze and writer Jo Walton, plus the usual long list of other creative types. Oh, and me, too! I'll be there again with a table full of the usual odd stuff in the dealer's room, plus some odder art in the art show, and maybe even giving my opinion, for it's worth, on a few of the panel discussions. Come on by and have a great time!

Happy Holidays Gift Market-Handcrafted and Vintage Finds
December
7, 8 / 2012
Happy Holidays Gift Market
Arlington, TX     —    www.817artsalliance.blogspot.com/p/happy-holidays-gift-market.html
Handcrafted and Vintage Finds
   I'll be in Arlington this weekend, right in the middle of the whole DFW metro-monster, and thus convenient to everyone to get to. This will be my first time to set up at the Happy Holidays show, and looking forward to a good time in a comfortable indoor venue. If you need more than my own presence here as reason to come, check out their website, they update it a couple of times a week with links to new exhibitors, and looks to be another cooly eclectic mix of things. This will most likely be the last show of the year for you to pick up that item you have holding off on, or to drag your friends and/or family to so you can point to something specific and say "THAT is what I want for Christmas, now I'll just pretend to be looking at stuff in that booth over there while you do what must be done!". Or even, if you have a giving nature, picking up gifts for others!

Grapevine Library Holiday Art Show
December
1 - 2, 2012
Grapevine Library Holiday Art Show
Grapevine, TX     —    www.ci.grapevine.tx.us/index.aspx?NID=312
art & crafts fair
   The annual Holiday Art Show at the Grapevine Library hs been going on for almost a decade now, and is always a fun event to set up at. It's a small but very comfortable show in a large exhibit area at the front of the library building, and how many art shows do you get to attend that are not only indoors, but have carpet under your feet, too? This will probably be my last show of the season before all the holidays, so come out and pick up a few gifts for friends and loved ones- or drag them along with you, and show them the pieces that you want them to get for you!

Bath House Cultural Center
November
16 - 18 / 2012
Bath House Cultural Center Winter Art Mart
Dallas, TX     —    www.bathhousecultural.com
Juried Arts Show
   This show at the Bathhouse Cultural Center by White Rock Lake in Dallas has expanded this year up to 60 artists. They've opened up a new section of the building to allow for more artists, giving you a better variety of art to browse. Of course, once you've finished looking at everything, we know you'll be making those final holiday purchases from me, right? My space will be conveniently located in the front entrance lobby this year, so you can check it out both coming in, and when ready to leave. Also check out the offerings in the large art auction, where all artists have donated pieces, and the funds raised there will go toward the year-round upkeep of the center.

Funky Finds: A Holiday Shopping Experience
November
10, 11 / 2012
Funky Finds A Holiday Shopping Experience
Ft. Worth, TX     —    funkyfinds.com/events/experience/fortworth/2012/index.html
A Handmade Arts and Crafts Event
   Will be setting up again for the second time this year at the Funky Finds show over in Ft. Worth. I like their slogan: "Dedicated to promoting indie artists, crafters & designers worldwide". I did this for the first time last spring and had a blast. Very different from the usual "big-painting" street festivals, I like the mix of stuff that all the exhibitors brought to this, and was pleased to be a small part of it with my own art. If you're in the Ft. Worth area, they have moved the location slightly from the spring, still at the Will Rogers Memorial Center near downtown, but we'll now be in the Amon G. Carter Exhibits Building. Featuring over 100 different artists and crafters, check out the website for more details, then come on by to pick up a unique Christmas gift this year.

Carroll Senior High Craft Fair
November
3 - 4, 2012
Carroll Senior High School Craft Fair
Southlake, TX     —    sccraftfair.webs.com
School crafts fair
   Another of those fun year end craft fairs where I set up with a somewhat smaller display, but still try to bring all the goodies I can. I was late in getting in my application this year, but I should be in my same space in the main room, backed to the wall of windows looking out into the parking lot. Come on by, get some Christmas gifts, get an "Inner Bot" portrait for yourself or a loved one, and watch out for the high school kids pushing all the great dessert snacks~ the brownies are always what get me!

Huffhines Art Trails
October
27 - 28 / 2012
Huffhines Art Trails
Richardson, TX     —    www.huffhinesarttrails.com
Juried Arts Festival
   Come visit in the great setting of this art festival, with artist tents set up along the winding trails and under the tall trees of Huffhines Park in Richardson, just north of Dallas. This is the last large outdoor show I do each year, and it's always nice to have it held in such a pretty place. Come enjoy the art, the food, the music, and maybe even drop a few bucks my way for some artwork to take home, then I can get some Christmas gifts for my friends and family,too!

Historic Mansfield Music & Arts Festival
October
13, 14 / 2012
Historic Mansfield Music & Arts Festival
Mansfield, TX     —    www.historicmansfield.net/music_festival/index.html
Juried Arts Festival
    This will be my first time to setup my art tent at the Mansfield Music & Arts Festival. Mansfield is only about 20 minutes from the center of the DFW metroplex, so would be a perfect weekend show to visit this fall in Texas. I'll have my usual array of artworks and odd little originals, plus, who knows, maybe a surprise or two! The entire event is free to attend, and there will be music acts running both days at either end of Main Street. Go to their web site and click on the FAQ button for times, maps, info on parking, shuttles, etc. Will I see you all there?

OctopodiCon
October
5 - 7 / 2012
OctopodiCon
Oklahoma City, OK     —    octopodicon.org
Steampunk / Science Fiction and Fantasy Convention
   This is the very first year for the Octopodicon convention, and it looks to be loaded with all kinds of fun stuff to see and do. Their main focus is toward the Steampunk subgenre of sf/fantasy, which means lots of amazing visual treats. I did their logo design over there to the left, plus the convention mascot, a top-hatted steampunk octopus (you can see him at the top of their website), so I've already be having fun with them. I'll be bringing art, zines and whatnot stuff for both the art show and the dealers room (or the Mercantile Lane, as they like to say), and am looking forward to having a blast this weekend. Come on out and have one with us!!

FenCon IX
September
21 - 23 / 2012
FenCon IX
Dallas, TX     —    www.fencon.org/
Science Fiction and Fantasy Convention
   FenCon kicked it up big last year when they hosted DeepSouthCon, and they're back this year for emore fannish sci-fi fun.They were kind enough to give me the coveted (at least by me) Rebel Award in recognition of all the odd little drawings I do, so I was certainly happy. They're back this year for more fannish fun of the sci-fi, fantasy, and other realms of weirdness variety, and we'll be there, too! Oh, plus tons of other writers, artists, entertainers, musicians and whatnot to fill your time with!

Start the Season Gift Market
September
15 / 2012
Start the Season Gift Market
Dalls, TX     —    www.starttheseason.com
School Crafts Fair
   This is the very first year for the Start the Season Gift Market at the Winston School in Dallas. I've had fun at various school holiday arts & craft shows in the past, and since this one is being held in my neck of the woods, thought I'd try it out the very first year. Not sure where I'll be set up, but the show is the one day only, and will run from 9am to 5pm. They are located on Royal Lane, just to the west of the Tollway, and they have one of those cool painted pegasus statues in the main entrance drive, so you'll know you've gotten to the right place!

Arts Festival Oklahoma
September
1 - 3 / 2012
Arts Festival Oklahoma
Oklahoma City, OK     —    www.occc.edu/afo/
Juried Arts Festival
   This is a wonderful three day festival over the Labor Day weekend at the Oklahoma City Community College. Most of the 150 or so artists will be set up under one of three gigantic tents (I know I will be!) And once you get your fill of the variety of art, and if you've any money left over from buying tons of it (as I know you will), you can get a snack from the food vendors and enjoy the free music as well. So, come say "Hi" and see what I've got new this year.

Armadillocon 34
July
27 - 29 / 2012
Armadillocon 34
Austin, TX     —    www.armadillocon.org
Science Fiction Convention
   I'll be returning to Austin for 'dillcon in 2012-- make sure to note, if you've been here before, that this year it'll be coming up a month earlier, at the end of July. I know, I know- Austin in mid-summer. But they're quite civilized about the whole thing, and the hotel will be using air conditioning. I've been promised! Armadillocon is always a great place to meet and talk with loads of fine writers, and a few handfuls of pretty darn good artists as well. As usual, I'll have originals in the art show, prints and odd zines and comics in the dealers room, and be wandering around speaking on various panels as if I know what I'm talking about.

A-Kon 23 logo
June
1 - 3 / 2012
A-Kon 23
Dallas, TX     —    a-kon.com
Anime convention
   Back at the huge A-kon for 2012. Looks like they might have cut back on the size of the artist alley section this year, which is a shame, as the work of those hundreds of artists were always so cool to check out. I managed to get lucky and my friend, the writer Bev Hale, who is one of the major guests this year, is letting me share her table space. So, I will be there, you'll find my artwork along with a lot of Bev's cool Steampunk fashions and jewelry creations. I've got a couple of new color pieces since last year, so hope you'll come check it all out!

Paseo Arts Festival
May
26 - 28 / 2012
Paseo Arts Festival
Oklahoma City, OK     —    www.thepaseo.com/events
Juried Arts Festival
   This will be the first time in three years that I'll be back for this great street festival in Oklahoma City, put on by the Paseo Arts District, a wonderful mix of shops and galleries on the west side of town. They bring in artists from all around the country, and I was pleased to be accepted in again this year (there is no guarantee from year to year on this one!) Looking forward to seeing everyone there. It's always a great mix of art down the winding streets of the Paseo, so come check it out!

Lawton Arts for All Festival

May
11 - 13 / 2012
Lawton Arts for All Festival
Lawton, OK     —    www.artsforallfestival.org
Juried Arts Festival
   This small town in Oklahoma hosts one of the nicest art festivals I've had the pleasure to exhibit in. Tucked away in the southwest corner of the state, they bring together a great group of artists in the lovely town park, and, although this means more to me than you, they always do up a wonderful Sunday morning breakfast for all the exhibitors. It really is a great show, and if you are in the area, come look me up.

Denton Arts & Jazz Festival
April 27 - 29 / 2012
Denton Arts & Jazz Festival
Denton, TX     —    www.dentonjazzfest.com
Juried Music and Arts Festival
   Held in the Denton Civic Center Park in the heart of downtown Denton, this 3music and art event is free to the public. Six stages feature jazz, blues and "cross-cultural" music. They've moved a few of the acts and stages around this year, but I'll still be setting up my display inside the main civic center, so come in and enjoy the art and the airconditioning! Around 160 artists and crafters offer a wide range of art and styles. There's a large outdoor kids section, food everywhere, and tons of music all day and into the night. Check out their website for more information on the headliner acts they'll be bringing in!

Deep Ellum Arts Festival
April
6 - 8 / 2012
Deep Ellum Arts Festival
Dallas, TX     —    www.meifestivals.com
Juried Arts Festival
   One of my favorite local shows, I've been doing it since it began over 15 years ago, and am pleased they keep letting me back! I love the very wide range of artists who show up. From their site: "Deep Ellum is the Metroplex's most progressive and eclectic neighborhood. The biggest weekend of the year for the Deep Ellum Entertainment District, this free-to-attend outdoor "street party" features four outdoor stages with non-stop performances by over 65 national, regional, and local original bands during this three-day festival. With more than 100 top-notch juried decorative and visual artists, poetry slams, muralist, the renowned pet parade, 5K run and The Rock Art Show, and abundant food and drink, the Deep Ellum Arts Festival attracts a diverse audience and includes affluent art and music enthusiasts. This is an adult-oriented festival -- there is no "kid" stuff." Pick a day and come on down to see the art and watch the crowd!

Bayou City Art Festival
March
23 - 25 / 2012
Bayou City Art Festival ~ Memorial Park
Houston, TX     —    bayoucityartfestival.com/
Juried Arts Festival
   First time back to Houston in two years, and to one of my favorite art festivals to do in the city, the wonderful Bayou City Art Festival. I'm always honored whenever I get lucky enough to be selected among the 300 amazing artists here, setting up our displays around the curving paths of Memorial Park near downtown Houston. Since I wasn't here in 2011, not sure if I will get my old spot again, but you'll get to see lots of fantastic art while you stroll around the path looking for me. Just remember, they're all great, but you're looking for me. Okay? Just wanted to make that clear!

Funky Finds Spring Fling
March 10, 11 / 2012
Funky Finds Spring Fling
Ft. Worth, TX     —    funkyfinds.com/events/springfling/2012/fortworth/index.htm
A Handmade Arts and Crafts Event
   Trying out a new event this year, the Funky Finds show over in Ft. Worth. I like their slogan: "Dedicated to promoting indie artists, crafters & designers worldwide". I visited this last year and loved the whole energy of all the booths and creative people, the setup in the funky old exhibit halls, all very different from the usual "big-painting" street festivals. So, thought I'd see if the audience here would like my own drawings and doodles as well, and I was lucky enough to get juried in. If you're in the Ft. Worth area, this will be in the Small Exhibits Building at the Will Rogers Memorial Center near downtown, and will feature over 100 different artists and crafters. While they've been doing this for a number of years,it'll be my first time to show there, so I've no idea what to expect. Come on by and check it all out with me!

North Texas Irish Festival
March 2 - 4 / 2012
North Texas Irish Festival
Dallas, TX     —    www.ntif.org
Music and Arts Festival
   One of the largest Celtic cultural events in the nation, and the main focus here is, of course, on all things Irish. There are dozens of world-famous bands, award-winning dancers, story tellers and workshops. Grab a stein of beer and wander the hundreds of displays, and drop by my booth as well. While I'm not Irish-heavy as far as the subject matter of my artwork, they are kind enough to let me in due to my dragons and other fantasy stuff. And there have been more artists slipping into the show each year recently, so stop by and check us out!

ConDFW
February
17 - 19 / 2012
ConDFW - Science Fiction Convention
Dallas, TX     —    www.condfw.org
Science Fiction and Fantasy Convention
   Even after my performance as Artist GoH last year, the kind folks at ConDFW still decideds to invite me back as a participating artist guest this year. See, I'm not as bad as you've heard! So I'll be there again with a table full of odd stuff in the dealer's room, plus some odder art in the art show, and maybe even giving my opinion, for it's worth, on a few of the panel discussions. Of course, there will also be dozens of other writers and artists on hand, including writer guest-of-honor Cherie Priest, and phenomenal artist guest-of-honor William Stout. Be there!

Grapevine Library Holiday Art Show
December
10 - 11, 2011
Grapevine Library Holiday Art Show
Grapevine, TX     —    www.grapevinetexas.gov/IndividualDepartments/Library/tabid/101/Default.aspx
art & crafts fair
   This is the 8th annual Holiday Art Show at the Grapevine Library, and only my third time setting up my display there. It's a small but very comfortable show in a large exhibit area at the front of the library building, and how many art shows do you get to attend that are not only indoors, but have carpet under your feet, too? This will probably be my last show of the season before all the holidays, so come out and pick up a few gifts for friends and loved ones- or drag them along with you, and show them the pieces that you want them to get for you!

Bath House Cultural Center
November
18 - 20 / 2010
Bath House Cultural Center Winter Art Mart
Dallas, TX     —    www.bathhousecultural.com
Juried Arts Show
   This show at the Bathhouse Cultural Center by White Rock Lake in Dallas has expanded this year up to 60 artists. They've opened up a new section of the building to allow for more artists, giving you a better variety of art to browse. Of course, once you've finished looking at everything, we know you'll be making those final holiday purchases from me, right? My space will be conveniently located in the front entrance lobby this year, so you can check it out both coming in, and when ready to leave. Also check out the offerings in the large art auction, where all artists have donated pieces, and the funds raised there will go toward the year-round upkeep of the center.

Mary Immaculate Craft Fair
November
12 - 13, 2011
Mary Immaculate Craft Fair
Farmers Branch, TX     —    www.maryimmaculatechurch.org
Church crafts fair
   I missed out on setting up my work at the Mary Immaculate Craft Fair last year, and very much missed not being there. This is a small local church holiday show, but always get a gret vibe being there. All sorts of crafts from the parshioners and other crafters, plus the church volunteers have all kinds of good eats available. The focus is definitely more handmade craft oriented than my usual shows, but heck, my drawings are hand made, so that works! Come by, have some waffles for breakfast, tamales for lunch, and check us out.

Carroll Senior High Craft Fair November
5 - 6, 2011
Carroll Senior High School Craft Fair
Southlake, TX     —    www.southlakecarroll.edu
School crafts fair
   Another of those fun year end craft fairs where I set up with a somewhat smaller display, but still try to bring all the goodies I can. I should be in my same space in the main room, backed to the wall of windows looking out into the parking lot. Come on by, get some Christmas gifts, get an "Inner Bot" portrait for yourself or a loved one, and watch out for the high school kids pushing all the great dessert snacks~ I know I probably added a few pounds last year from the brownies!

Huffhines Art Trails
October
22 - 23 / 2011
Huffhines Art Trails
Richardson, TX     —    www.huffhinesarttrails.com
Juried Arts Festival
   Come visit in the great setting of this art festival, with artist tents set up along the winding trails and under the tall trees of Huffhines Park in Richardson, just north of Dallas. This is the last large outdoor show I do each year, and it's always nice to have it held in such a pretty place. Come enjoy the art, the food, the music, and maybe even drop a few bucks my way for some artwork to take home, then I can get some Christmas gifts for my friends and family,too!

Red River Revel Arts Festival
October
5 - 8 / 2011
Red River Revel Arts Festival
Shreveport, LA     —    www.redriverrevel.com
Juried Arts Festival
   I've been doing the full week-long Red River Revel Festival for several years now. However, I'll have to shorten my time there in 2011 to only the second half of the show, due to appering at the St. Louis Archon convention the first weekend. So, if you are used to dropping in on my booth at the Revel throughout the week, remember I won't be setting up until mid-week on Wednesday, and will then be there through the final Saturday. I hope to return to doing the full week again next year. But, in the meanwhile, variety is the spice of life!

Archon35
September 30 -
October 2 / 2011
ARCHON 35 - Science Fiction / Fantasy Convention
St. Louis, MO     —    www.archonstl.org
Science Fiction and Fantasy Convention
   I'll be coming to St. Louis next fall, thanks to the people behind the long running Archon sf/f convention, who have invited me as their Artist Guest of Honor for this 35th year. If that's not enough, you'll also get Spider Robinson as Writer GoH, and Rusty Hevelin will do Toastmaster duties, along with dozens of other writers and artists. I've never done a convention in St. Louis, and will try to bring along a good selection of prints and originals, do some demos of my techniques that I hope will inspire a few people to do their own art, and in general be grinning like an idiot most of the weekend, enjoying the heck out of it all. Attendance the last several years has been around 2,000, which should make for a great mix of folks and things to do. Come have fun and say "hi"!

FenCon VIII / DeepSouthCon 49
September
23 - 25 / 2011
FenCon VIII / DeepSouthCon 49
Dallas, TX     —    www.fencon.org/2011
Science Fiction and Fantasy Convention
   FenCon is back for their 8th time, and we'll be there, too. And this year they will be hosting DeepSouthCon, the first time this long-running Southern Fandom event has been to Texas, so you'll be getting two conventions for the price of one! DSC sponsors both the Phoenix and Rebel awards to honor southern fans and writers. (You can find out more info about DSC at their website at www.deepsouthcon.org , or more of their history on this Wiki page at en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DeepSouthCon ) Which all means, aside from my own glorious self, artworks and odd publications, you'll have tons of other writers, artists, entertainers, musicians and whatnot to fill your time with!

Arts Festival Oklahoma
September
3 - 5 / 2011
Arts Festival Oklahoma
Oklahoma City, OK     —    www.occc.edu/afo/
Juried Arts Festival
   This show on the grounds of the Oklahoma City Community College is held under several huge tents, and runs over the full three day holiday weekend, featuring around 150 artists of all styles and approaches, from all around the country. With the giant tents, think of it as a circus full of artists!

Armadillocon 33
August
26 - 28 / 2011
Armadillocon 33
Austin, TX     —    www.armadillocon.org
Science Fiction Convention
   I'll be back in Austin for Armadillocon again this year. Now, if that's not enough, along with the usual mix of fantastic Texas-area writers and artists, the big-name special guests will be writers Emma Bull, Will Shetterly, and Paolo Bacigalupi- author of the multiple award-winning "The Windup Girl". A great convention to get to meet the creative folks up close and personal. I'll have originals in the art show, prints and odd zines and comics in the dealers room, and be wandering around speaking on various panels as if I know what I'm talking about.

Dallas City Arts Celebration

July
8 - 10 / 2011
Taste of Dallas in Fair Park
Dallas, TX     —    www.tasteofdallas.org
Food, Music and Arts City Festival
   I set up at the Taste two years ago when it was outdoors in the West End, and the heat pretty much destroyed us! So this year when the folks running this event moved everything indoors into wonderful air-conditioned comfort over at Fair Park, I had to sign up again. Aside from the heat, it was a lot of fun, so should be great this year! Not the usual art-oriented festival I do, focus here will be on some amazing food, along with lots of music and arts to keep you amused while you digest one delicious sampling, and get ready to try the next. It'll be the middle of July in Dallas, so you have to come check this one out to get out of the heat!

A-Kon 22 logo
June
10 - 12 / 2011
A-Kon 22
Dallas, TX     —    a-kon.com
Anime convention
   After two years of just setting up in the Artist Alley section, the kind folks of Akon have invited me to be an actual featured guest this year. Hoping to have a panel or two where I can talk about and demo my own art, and maybe some other fun stuff. Plus, will be able to stay at the hotel itself, so looking forward to getting a taste of some of the after-hours fun as well. Click above to check out the website for updates through the year. This convention is massive, so if you get a chance to try it out, come on by!

SoonerCon 2011
June
3 - 5 / 2011
SoonerCon
Oklahoma City, OK     —    www.soonercon.com
Science Fiction and Fantasy Convention
   Scheduling conflict last year meant we had to pass on SoonerCon, but we'll be back in Oklahoma City again in 2011 for this great regional sf conventin. AND the convention itself is returning to some old stomping grounds, setting up at the Sheraton Hotel in downtown OKC. As usual, if I'm not enough of a draw (sigh) there will be tons of other artists and writers there, cool programming, panels, dealers room full of stuff, art show, etc. Come on by!

Dallas CityArts - ArtFest

May
27 - 29 / 2011
Dallas CityArts - ArtFest
Dallas, TX     —    www.cityartsfestival.com/about-cityarts.html
Juried Arts Festival
   This year, Dallas' summer arts celebration moves earlier in the year to Memorial Day weekend at Fair Park. The free festival will feature rooftop fireworks, free museum visits, multi-cultural entertainment, a culinary showcase, a film night under the stars, a children's area and "dancing water" shows. Plus, the juried ArtFest show, where I will be set up, will be open all weekend. Come for the art, stay for the fun, then come over and get some art again!

Lawton Arts for All Festival

May
13 - 15 / 2011
Lawton Arts for All Festival
Lawton, OK     —    www.artsforallfestival.org
Juried Arts Festival
   This small town in Oklahoma hosts one of the nicest art festivals I've had the pleasure to exhibit in. Tucked away in the southwest corner of the state, they bring together a great group of artists in the lovely town park, and, although this means more to me than you, they always do up a wonderful Sunday morning breakfast for all the exhibitors. It really is a great show, and if you are in the area, come look me up.

Denton Arts & Jazz Festival
April 29 -
May 1 / 2011
Denton Arts & Jazz Festival
Denton, TX     —    www.dentonjazzfest.com
Juried Music and Arts Festival
   Held in the Denton Civic Center Park in the heart of downtown Denton, this 2 ˝ day event is free to the public. Six stages feature jazz, blues and "cross-cultural" music. Around 160 artists and crafters offer a wide range of art and styles. I'll be set up inside the Civic Center building- it's always nice to have a roof overhead in case of bad weather! There's a large outdoor kids section, food everywhere, and tons of music all day and into the night. Check out their website for more information on the headliner acts they'll be bringing in!

Cedar Springs Art Festival
April 23 / 2011
Cedar Springs Art Festival
Dallas, TX     —    www.shopcedarsprings.com/art_fest.asp
Arts Festival
   This will be my first time to set up at this one-day festival, but it's onlyl the third time they've put it on, so I guess that's not too bad! It's located on Cedar Springs Road (of course), between Reagan and Knight. Come on by between 10am and 7pm Saturday for a neighborhood party-festival in the (as their poster says) "most eclectic street in Dallas."

Deep Ellum Arts Festival
April
1 - 3 / 2011
Deep Ellum Arts Festival
Dallas, TX     —    www.meifestivals.com
Juried Arts Festival
   One of my favorite local shows, I've been doing this for something like 15 years, and enjoy it every time. I love the very wide range of artists who show up. From their site: "Deep Ellum is the Metroplex's most progressive and eclectic neighborhood. The biggest weekend of the year for the Deep Ellum Entertainment District, this free-to-attend outdoor "street party" features four outdoor stages with non-stop performances by over 65 national, regional, and local original bands during this three-day festival. With more than 100 top-notch juried decorative and visual artists, poetry slams, muralist, the renowned pet parade, 5K run and The Rock Art Show, and abundant food and drink, the Deep Ellum Arts Festival attracts a diverse audience and includes affluent art and music enthusiasts. This is an adult-oriented festival -- there is no "kid" stuff." Pick a day and come on down to see the art and watch the crowd!

North Texas Irish Festival
March 4 - 6 / 2011
North Texas Irish Festival
Dallas, TX     —    www.ntif.org
Music and Arts Festival
   One of the largest Celtic cultural events in the nation, and the main focus here is, of course, on all things Irish. There are dozens of world-famous bands, award-winning dancers, story tellers and workshops. Grab a stein of beer and wander the hundreds of displays, and drop by my booth as well. While I'm not Irish-heavy as far as the subject matter of my artwork, they are kind enough to let me in due to my dragons and other fantasy stuff. Stop by and check it all out for the day!

ConDFW
February
18 - 20 / 2011
ConDFW - Science Fiction Convention
Dallas, TX     —    www.condfw.org
Science Fiction and Fantasy Convention
   ConDFW is celebrating ten years of science-fiction-conventioning in Dallas this year, and they've been kind enough to make a local boy like me their Artist Guest of Honor. So I'll be right there again with my table full of odd stuff in the dealer's room, plus a larger selection of somewhat odder art in the art show, and most likely some truly odd and often disturbingly off-the-subject comments on some of the panel discussions. Of course, there will also be dozens of other writers and artists on hand, including writer guests-of-honor Tim Powers and Jack McDevitt. How can you miss that?

Grapevine Library Holiday Art Show
December
4 - 5, 2010
Grapevine Library Holiday Art Show
Grapevine, TX     —    www.grapevinetexas.gov/IndividualDepartments/Library/tabid/101/Default.aspx
art & crafts fair
   This is the seventh annual Holiday Art Show at the Grapevine Library, and just the second year that I will be setting up my display there. It's a small but very comfortable show in a large exhibit area at the front of the library building, and how many art shows do you get to attend that are not only indoors, but have carpet under your feet, too? This will be my last show of the season before all the holidays, so come out and pick up a few gifts for friends and loved ones- or drag them along with you, and show them the pieces that you want them to get for you!

Bath House Cultural Center November
19 - 21 / 2010

Bath House Cultural Center Winter Art Mart
Dallas, TX     —    www.bathhousecultural.com
Juried Arts Show
   Come check out the work of about 40 fine artists and artisans, showing off and offering their paintings, sculpture, photography, pottery, ceramics, jewelry, cards and other creations, along with food, music, a silent auction and more. It all benefits the Bath House's year-round visual and performing arts programs. I'll be in a new spot this year, the first booth on yuor left as you come in the front entrance, so no more excuses that you "couldn't find" me! So spend a little money at my booth, then pick up an art bargain at the auction. Always a fun place to get some unique Christmas gifts!

Carroll Senior High Craft Fair
November
6 - 7, 2010
Carroll Senior High School Craft Fair
Southlake, TX     —    www.southlakecarroll.edu
School crafts fair
   Another of those fun year end craft fairs where I set up with a somewhat smaller display, but still try to bring all the goodies I can. I should be in my same space in the main room, backed to the wall of windows looking out into the parking lot. Come on by, get some Christmas gifts, get an "Inner Bot" portrait for yourself or a loved one, and watch out for the high school kids pushing all the great dessert snacks~ I know I probably added a few pounds last year from the brownies!

Huffhines Art Trails
October
23 - 24 / 2010
Huffhines Art Trails
Richardson, TX     —    www.huffhinesarttrails.com
Juried Arts Festival
   Come visit in the great setting of this art festival, with artist tents set up along the winding trails and under the tall trees of Huffhines Park in Richardson, just north of Dallas. This is the last large outdoor show I do each year, and it's always nice to have it held in such a pretty place. Come enjoy the art, the food, the music, and maybe even drop a few bucks my way for some artwork to take home, then I can get some Christmas gifts for my friends and family,too!

Red River Revel Arts Festival
October
2 - 9 / 2010
Red River Revel Arts Festival
Shreveport, LA     —    www.redriverrevel.com
Juried Arts Festival
   My only show in Louisiana this year, the Revel is a week long show held on a permanent festival site in downtown Shreveport, with hundreds of great artists, dozens of musical acts, and tons of food. It's a long show, a full eight days from Saturday through Saturday. And while I stay setup for that full run, dozens of artists are only there for the first half through Tuesday, then another several dozen new artists will show up for the second half, Wednesday through Saturday- so you'll have to come by twice to see it all! This is one of my favorite festivals to do each year, so come by and buy something from us before you go lose it all in the casinos just down the street!

Old Pecan Street Festival

September
25, 26 / 2010
Old Pecan Street 29th Fall Festival
Austin, TX     —    www.oldpecanstreetfestival.com
Juried Arts Festival
   It's big, and sometimes it's noiy, but this twice-a-year street party in Austin is something I try not to miss. We'll be set up somewhere along the six blocks of 6th street in downtown Austin, most likely close to one of the pizza places!

FenCon VII
September
17 - 19 / 2010
FenCon VII
Dallas, TX     —    www.fencon.org
Science Fiction and Fantasy Convention
   We'll be back to this fun fall sf festival in Dallas this year. And if you need to know more than that, then how about that the writer guest of honor will be Spider Robinson, and artist guest of honor will be John Picacio, and the toastmaster will be the one and only Joe Lansdale his ownself. Always a great convention, hit their website, get your membership set up, then come on by for the weekend.

Jazz by the Blvd
September
10 and 11 / 2010
Jazz By The Boulevard
Ft. Worth, TX     —    www.fortworthjazz.com
Juried Arts & Music Festival
   Last year the horrible weather completely shut down the festival for the weekend, but we'll be back again in 2010. The show has been shortened a bit to the core of art and music on Friday and Saturday; then we'll all get to sleep late on Sunday and rest up from the fun. I love doing this show around the park, set in the arts district just off of downtown Fort Worth. Come by to check out all the art and enjoy the live jazz!

Arts Festival Oklahoma
September
4 - 6 / 2010
Arts Festival Oklahoma
Oklahoma City, OK     —    www.occc.edu/afo/
Juried Arts Festival
   This show on the grounds of the Oklahoma City Community College is held under several huge tents, and runs over the full three day holiday weekend, featuring around 150 artists of all styles and approaches. This year they have changed the layout again on how booth locations are lined up inside the tents: looks like we're back to long rows running the full length of the tents. I should be somewhere in the middle of it all, so come out and have a look around!

Armadillocon 32
August
27 - 29 / 2010
Armadillocon 32
Austin, TX     —    www.armadillocon.org
Science Fiction and Fantasy Convention
   One of the grand old conventions of Texas, Armadillocon has a well deserved reputation as a premium writers convention. Often times the membership will be made up of a higher percentage of working science fiction writers, artists and others than anywhere else. And this year two of my local pals are the official Writer and Artist Guests of Honor: Rachel Caine and Cat Conrad. If you want to meet and talk with the folks who make it all happen, come on by this great convention!

ReConStruction, 10th NASFiC
August
5 - 8 / 2010
ReConStruction
The 10th Occasional North American Science Fiction Convention
Raleigh, NC     —    www.reconstructionsf.org
Science Fiction and Fantasy Convention
   Wow, I have to admit that I am highly flattered at being selected to be the Artist Guest of Honor for the NASFiC this year. Whenever the annual Science Fiction Worldcon is held in a country outside of North America (Australia in 2010), a NASFiC is thrown for those who can't make it to the further away convention. I'm going to have to bring my A-game together for this one, especially since it is in a part of the country that we've not been to in quite a while. Check out their website for much more information, then come on by, join in the fun, and say "Hi!"

A-Kon 21 logo
June
4 - 6 / 2010
A-Kon 21
Dallas, TX     —    a-kon.com
Anime convention
   Last year was my first experience with the mammoth Akon, and I had a great time. I was totally unprepared for the size of the convention and the great reception everyone there gave me. I've managed to get back into the artist alley for 2010, and I'll try to bring much more stuff with me this time so I'm not always running out. I hope to be able to get around to see more of the convention itself this time, but during the regular hours, you should always be able to find me at my display in artist alley.

Art in the Park

May
22 / 2010
Art in the Park
Arlington, TX     —    www.artinthepark.biz
One-Day Arts Festival
   Here's somnething a little different for me. Art in the Park is a small, one day show on Saturday, May 22, from only noon to 5:00pm, with a bunch of local funky artists setting up displays at the Arlington Highlands shopping area in Arlington. This is put together by the fine folks at the F6 Art Gallery, and they're promising about 100 artists. I'm not sure what to expect, but it could be fun. If you're in the area, drop on by to say "Hi" and see all the art!

Lawton Arts for All Festival
May
7 - 9 / 2010
Lawton Arts for All Festival
Lawton, OK     —    www.artsforallfestival.org
Juried Arts Festival
   This small town in Oklahoma hosts one of the nicest art festivals I've had the pleasure to exhibit in. Tucked away in the southwest corner of the state, they bring together a great group of artists in the lovely town park, and, although this means more to me than you, they always do up a wonderful Sunday morning breakfast for all the exhibitors. It really is a great show, and if you are in the area, come look me up.

Old Pecan Street Festival
May
1 - 2 / 2010
Old Pecan Street 32nd Spring Festival
Austin, TX     —    www.oldpecanstreetfestival.com
Juried Arts Festival
   I've been doing this street festival in Austin for years. Located down the middle of historic 6th street in downtown Austin, you can come down for the art, and then hang out in the various clubs and music venues up and down the street. We always try to set up our tent near the great Roppolo's Pizzeria outlet, so come by and say hi, check out my newest pieces, and then if you've any cash left, get a great slice of pizza nearby!

Denton Arts & Jazz Festival
April
23 - 25 / 2010
Denton Arts & Jazz Festival
Denton, TX     —    www.dentonjazzfest.com
Juried Music and Arts Festival
   Held in the Denton Civic Center Park in the heart of downtown Denton, this 2 ˝ day event is free to the public. Six stages feature jazz, blues and "cross-cultural" music. Around 160 artists and crafters offer a wide range of art and styles. I'll be set up inside the Civic Center building- it's always nice to have a roof overhead in case of bad weather! There's a large outdoor kids section, food everywhere, and tons of music all day and into the night. And this year one of the headliners is the great Stanley Clarke!

Deep Ellum Arts Festival
April
2 - 4 / 2010
Deep Ellum Arts Festival
Dallas, TX     —    www.meifestivals.com
Juried Arts Festival
   One of my favorite local shows, I've been doing this for something like 15 years, and enjoy it every time. I love the very wide range of artists who show up. From their site: "Deep Ellum is the Metroplex's most progressive and eclectic neighborhood. The biggest weekend of the year for the Deep Ellum Entertainment District, this free-to-attend outdoor "street party" features four outdoor stages with non-stop performances by over 65 national, regional, and local original bands during this three-day festival. With more than 100 top-notch juried decorative and visual artists, poetry slams, muralist, the renowned pet parade, 5K run and The Rock Art Show, and abundant food and drink, the Deep Ellum Arts Festival attracts a diverse audience and includes affluent art and music enthusiasts. This is an adult-oriented festival -- there is no "kid" stuff." Pick a day and come on down to see the art and watch the crowd!

Bayou City Art Festival
March
26 - 28 / 2010
Bayou City Art Festival ~ Memorial Park
Houston, TX     —    bayoucityartfestival.com/
Juried Arts Festival
   It's been seven years since I last showed my work at the wonderful Bayou City Art Festival, set around the curving paths of Memorial Park near downtown Houston. It's a great setting and a fabulous show that I'm pleased to be returning to this year. I'm not sure where my tent will be set up, but you'll have plenty of extraordinary artists works to view while you look for me. Just remember, they're all great, but you're looking for me. Okay, just wanted to make that clear!

North Texas Irish Festival
March 5 - 7 / 2010
North Texas Irish Festival
Dallas, TX     —    www.ntif.org
Music and Arts Festival
   One of the largest Celtic cultural events in the nation, and the main focus here is, of course, on all things Irish. There are dozens of world-famous bands, award-winning dancers, story tellers and workshops. Grab a stein of beer and wander the hundreds of displays, and drop by my booth as well. While I'm not Irish-heavy, they are kind enough to let me in due to my dragons and other fantasy stuff. Stop by and check it all out for the day!

ConDFW
February
12 - 14 / 2010
ConDFW - Science Fiction Convention
Dallas, TX     —    www.condfw.org
Science Fiction and Fantasy Convention
   Can you believe that the ConDFW folks having been putting on this great regional sf convention for nine years now? I'll be back again with my table full of odd stuff in the dealer's room, a selection of somewhat odder art in the art show, and most likely some truly odd and often disturbingly off-the-subject comments on some of the panel discussions. But don't forget, there will be dozens of other writers and artists on hand, including writer guests-of-honor Jack McDevitt and Elizabeth Moon. So if you get tired of talking to me, there will be lots of other creative folks to meet. How can you miss that?

Dallas Comic Con
January
30 & 31, 2010
Dallas Comic Con
Dallas, TX     —    www.dallascomiccon.com
Comics Convention
   This is a great comic con held early in the year here in Dallas. I'll bring some of the art I usually take to the festivals, but also have more of my odd comics and other things to make you wonder about my sanity. Or some such thing. I'll be set up in the Artist Alley area, so come get your own "Inner robot" portrait done while you wait, then check out the other great artists, and the cool selection of goodies in the dealers room!

Davis Boulevard Baptist Church
December
12, 2009
Davis Boulevard Baptist Church Craft Fair
North Richland Hills, TX     —    www.dbbaptist.org/
Church crafts fair
   This fair is only being held on one day, so if you're in this part of the DFW metroplex, swing by on Saturday for what might be your last chance to pick up a couple of nice Christmas gifts. Then you can relax until Christmas and watch everyone else running around like crazy trying to find gifts at the last minute!

Grapevine Library Holiday Art Show
December
5 - 6, 2009
Grapevine Library Holiday Art Show
Grapevine, TX     —    www.grapevinetexas.gov/IndividualDepartments/Library/tabid/101/Default.aspx
art & crafts fair
   This will be the sixth annual Holiday Art Show at the Grapevine Library, but the first year that I have set up there. I understand it was a small, short show in the past, but they've expanded it to the full weekend to give you more time to drop by and select among the cool arts and crafts for some holiday gifts. As usual, I'm sure my own work will be the very best (cough, cough), but feel free to look at the rest of the displays before spending all your holiday gift-giving cash at my display. Too much of a hard sell? You know I'm only kidding! (A bit.)

Bath House Cultural Center
November
20 - 22 / 2009
Bath House Cultural Center Winter Art Mart
Dallas, TX     —    www.bathhousecultural.com
Juried Arts Show
   Come check out the work of about 40 fine artists and artisans, showing off and offering their paintings, sculpture, photography, pottery, ceramics, jewelry, cards and other creations, along with food, music, a silent auction and more. It all benefits the Bath House's year-round visual and performing arts programs. I'll be setting up in the Main Gallery again this year. So spend a little money at my booth, then pick up an art bargain at the auction. Always a fun place to get some unique Christmas gifts!

Mary Immaculate Craft Fair November
14 - 15, 2009
Mary Immaculate Craft Fair
Farmers Branch, TX     —    www.maryimmaculatechurch.org
Church crafts fair
   I've been setting up my display in this local crafts fair for a few years now, and always have a good time. There's a nice Christmas vibe, lots of folks visiting and having a good time, and the church volunteers have all kinds of good eats available. The focus is definitely more handmade craft oriented than my usual shows, but heck, my drawings are hand made, and I have fun setting up in my corner of the gym each year. Come by, have some waffles for breakfast, tamales for lunch, and check us out.

Carroll Senior High Craft Fair November
6 - 7, 2009
Carroll Senior High School Craft Fair
Southlake, TX     —    www.southlakecarroll.edu
School crafts fair
   Another of those fun year end craft fairs where I set up with a somewhat smaller display, but still try to bring all the goodies I can. I should be in my same space in the main room. backed to the wall of windows looking out into the parking lot. Come on by, get some Christmas gifts, get an "Inner Bot" portrait for yourself or a loved one, and watch out for the high school kids pushing all the great dessert snacks~ I know I probably added a few pounds last year from the brownies!

Huffhines Art Trails October
24 - 25 / 2009
Huffhines Art Trails
Richardson, TX     —    www.huffhinesarttrails.com
Juried Arts Festival
   Come visit in the great setting of this art festival, with artist tents set up along the winding trails and under the tall trees of Huffhines Park in Richardson, just north of Dallas. This is the last large outdoor show I do each year, and it's always nice to have it held in such a pretty place. Come enjoy the art, the food, the music, and maybe even drop a few bucks my way for some artwork to take home, then I can get some Christmas gifts for my friends and family,too!

Frisco Arts Festival October
16 - 18 / 2009
Frisco Arts Festival
Frisco, TX     —    www.friscoartsfestival.org
Juried Arts Festival
   This is the first year for this festival in the town of Frisco, just north of Dallas. We'll be setting up in a very pretty setting in Newman Village. A great location, wonderful art, and the perfect time of year in Texas to enjoy an outdoor festival. Come on by!

Red River Revel Arts Festival October
3 - 10 / 2009
Red River Revel Arts Festival
Shreveport, LA     —    www.redriverrevel.com
Juried Arts Festival
   My only show in Louisiana this year, the Revel is a week long show held on a permanent festival site in downtown Shreveport, with dozens of musical acts and hundreds of artists, and tons of food. It's a long stretch, but still one of my favorite festivals to show at each year. I hope you'll come one day to see my own work, but there is plenty of other great artists showing up each year as well. Come buy something from us before you go lose it all in the casinos just down the street!

Old Pecan Street Festival
September
26, 27 / 2009
Old Pecan Street 27th Fall Festival
Austin, TX     —    www.oldpecanstreetfestival.com
Juried Arts Festival
   I've had to miss this Fall version of The Pecan Street Festival the last few years, but the scheduling gods have smiled on us for 2009 and I WILL be in Austin again this fall for this great arts and music street show. It runs for six blocks down the middle of 6th street in downtown Austin, with big crowds, lots of art and not-so-art, and lots of fun. Come on by and stock up on the latest prints!

FenCon VI September
18 -20 / 2009
FenCon VI
Dallas, TX     —    www.fencon.org
Science Fiction and Fantasy Convention
   After several years, we are able to return to this fun convention in Dallas. The main focus is "filking", a fannish term for the musical side of sci-fi fandom. But there ae plenty of writers, artists, editors, publishers, costumes, books, comics and a little of everything else to keep you happy. Come on by and check it out!

Jazz by the Blvd September
11 - 13 / 2009
Jazz By The Boulevard
Ft. Worth, TX     —    www.fortworthjazz.com
Juried Arts & Music Festival
   Come on out for the 7th annual jazz by the Blvd show . I'll be there, enjoying the art around the park, plus music from folks like Chris Botti and Blind Boys of Alabama. Freeadmission, come out for the day and enjoy the music into the night.

Arts Festival Oklahoma September
5 - 7 / 2009
Arts Festival Oklahoma
Oklahoma City, OK     —    www.occc.edu/afo/
Juried Arts Festival
   We'll be back in Oklahoma City this fall at Arts Fest OK, held under huge tents on the grounds of the Oklahoma City Community College. The show runs over the full three day holiday weekend, and features around 150 artists of all styles and approaches. I like that it leans the slightest bit more toward the 2-D hanging art than other shows. There'll be lots of art to enjoy viewing, plus music and food and, like all these festivals, great people-watching to go with the art-watching.

Lakewood Summer Arts Faire August
28 - 30 / 2009
Lakewood Summer Arts Faire
Dallas, TX     —    www.lakewoodsummerartsfaire.org
Juried Arts Festival
   This will be my second time at this small local art show, and I'm looking forward to it. Held in east Dallas at the Lakewood United Methodist Church, it's a lovely setting with several dozen artists spread throughout the building- and yes, that's right, we are all indoors in the air conditioning, a must for any show in Texas in August! I'll be there, will you?

Armadillocon 31 August
14 - 16 / 2009
Armadillocon 31
Austin, TX     —    www.armadillocon.org
Science Fiction and Fantasy Convention
   One of the grand old conventions of Texas, Armadillocon has a well deserved reputation as a premium writers convention. Often times the membership will be made up of a higher percentage of working science fiction writers, artists and others than anywhere else. If you want to meet and talk with the folks who make it all happen, come on by this great convention!

Dallas City Arts Celebration
July
10 - 12 / 2009
Taste of Dallas in the West End
Dallas, TX     —    www.tasteofdallas.org
Food, Music and Arts City Festival
   Not the usual art festival I show at, this year I'm going to be setting up with a number of fellow artists in the Dallas West End among all the food and music for a fun mid-summer weekend. Come on out and enjoy it all, and pick up a couple of prints from me so I can go sample all the food, too!

Dallas City Arts Celebration
June
12 - 14 / 2009
Dallas City Arts Celebration
Dallas, TX     —    www.dallascityarts.com
Juried Arts Festival
   This is the fifth year for this wonderful show in the downtown Dallas arts district. It can get hot (it's Dallas in the middle of the summer!), but there are plenty of shade trees, most of the museums are offering free admission during the show, and it becomes amazing as we go into each evening and all the artist tents light up. Grab some sunscreen and come on down for the art, music and food. I'll even let you stand in front of the fan in my tent while you look at my art!

SoonerCon 2009 June
5 - 7 / 2009
SoonerCon
Oklahoma City, OK     —    www.soonercon.com
Science Fiction and Fantasy Convention
   Hey, guess what? The fine folks at Soonercon have invited me to be their Artist Guest of Honor this year. Is that crazy or what? Personally, I think it's just so they can make sure that Cindy will show up! As usual, I'm so flattered anyone remembers my name, let alone is this nice to me, that I'll be creating brand new artwork for the program book and teeshirt, bringing a larger display of my artwork for the art show, and will show up on any panel or event they ask me to. I don't want them to regret their decision! Oh, there will also be a ton of other great artists and writers here and lots to do, so there are plenty of reasons beyond ol' me to come by and have a great weekend.

A-Kon May
29 - 31 / 2009
A-Kon 20
Dallas, TX     —    a-kon.com
Anime convention
   I'm trying something new here. After much urging from folks who have attended the huge A-Kon convention here in Dallas for years, I've gotten myself a small space in the artist alley section, and will see how my art and cartoons go over with the anime crowd. I've truly no idea what to expect here, but since they usually get well over 10,000 people each time, I certainly shouldn't be bored. I do expect to see some amazing costumes, if nothing else!

Paseo Arts Festival May
23 - 25 / 2009
Paseo Arts Festival
Oklahoma City, OK     —    www.thepaseo.com/events/paseofestival
Juried Arts Festival
   A great festival in Oklahoma City, put on by the Paseo Arts District, a wonderful mix of shops and galleries on the west side of town. This annual festival brings in artists from all around the country. I was pleased to be accepted in again this year (there is no guarantee from year to year on this one!), and I'm looking forward to seeing everyone there. It's always a great mix of art down the winding streets of the Paseo, so come check it out!

Lawton Arts for All Festival
May
8 - 10 / 2009
Lawton Arts for All Festival
Lawton, OK     —    www.artsforallfestival.org
Juried Arts Festival
   This small town in Oklahoma hosts one of the nicest art festivals I've had the pleasure to exhibit in. Tucked away in the southwest corner of the state, they bring together a great group of artists in the lovely town park, and, although this means more to me than you, they always do up a wonderful Sunday morning breakfast for all the exhibitors. It really is a great show, and if you are in the area, come look me up.

Old Pecan Street Festival
May
2 - 3 / 2009
Old Pecan Street 31st Spring Festival
Austin, TX     —    www.oldpecanstreetfestival.com
Juried Arts Festival
   The Pecan Street Festival is held twice a year in the Spring and Fall. I've missed the fall show the last couple of years due to schedule conflicts, but will be back in Austin again this Spring for this show running right along the center of 6th street in downtown Austin. Always big crowds, lots of art and not-so-art, and lots of fun. Come on by and stock up on the latest prints!

Denton Arts & Jazz Festival
April
24 - 26 / 2009
Denton Arts & Jazz Festival
Denton, TX     —    www.dentonjazzfest.com
Juried Music and Arts Festival
   Held in the Denton Civic Center Park in the heart of downtown Denton, this 2 ˝ day event is free to the public. Six stages feature jazz, blues and "cross-cultural" music. Around 160 artists and crafters offer a wide range of art and styles. I'll be set up inside the Civic Center building- it's always nice to have a roof overhead in case of bad weather! There's a large outdoor kids section, food everywhere, and tons of music all day and into the night. And this year one of the headliners is the great Stanley Clarke!

New Vintage Art Show April 18, 2009 New Vintage Art Show
Grapevine, TX     —    www.grapevinetexasusa.com/FestivalsAndEvents/NewVintageWineGalleryTrail
Juried Arts Show
   This is the 3rd annual art show being held in Grapevine at the Lancaster Gallery, in the Palace Arts Center, as part of the 17th Annual Blessing of the Vines and New Vintage Wine & Gallery Trail! Grapevine puts on some fine festivals, big and small, all through the year. Check out this Spring show, sip some wine, enjoy the art and other events. The art show is just up for one day, so come early, and buy often!

Deep Ellum Arts Festival April
3 - 5 / 2009
Deep Ellum Arts Festival
Dallas, TX     —    www.meifestivals.com
Juried Arts Festival
   One of my favorite local shows, I've been setting up here since the very first event in 1995. I always love the very wide range of artists who show up. From their site: "Deep Ellum is the Metroplex's most progressive and eclectic neighborhood. The biggest weekend of the year for the Deep Ellum Entertainment District, this free-to-attend outdoor "street party" features four outdoor stages with non-stop performances by over 65 national, regional, and local original bands during this three-day festival. With more than 100 top-notch juried decorative and visual artists, poetry slams, muralist, the renowned pet parade, 5K run and The Rock Art Show, and abundant food and drink, the Deep Ellum Arts Festival attracts a diverse audience and includes affluent art and music enthusiasts. This is an adult-oriented festival -- there is no "kid" stuff." Pick a day and come on down to see the art and watch the crowd!

Ft. Worth Art Afaire March
19 - 21 / 2009
Fort Worth Arts Afaire
Fort Worth, TX     —    fwartsfaire.homestead.com
Juried Arts Festival
   This is the first year for this new small art fair in Fort Worth, being held at University Christian Church, near downtown and the arts district. It will be a tight group of about 40 different artists, and with the comfortable indoor setting, you'll have a better chance to browse and talk with the artists themselves about their work. Oh, and an important note: the show dates cover Thursday evening through Saturday. We won't be open on Sunday, so mark your calendar to come on by and say "hi"!

All-Con 2009 March
13 - 15 / 2009
All-Con Convention- SF, Anime, Costuming & more!
Dallas, TX     —    www.all-con.org
Science Fiction and Fantasy Convention
   This will be my first time to show up at this local convention. I'll have a small table in the artist alley, and will be doing a short demo of some of my pen and ink technique on Saturday. From the photos and energy of their website, it looks like this could be a lot of fun. If you're in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area, come check it out, and stop by my table to say hi!

North Texas Irish Festival March 6-8 / 2009 North Texas Irish Festival
Dallas, TX     —    www.ntif.org
Music and Arts Festival
   One of the largest Celtic cultural events in the nation,and they let me in with my dragons and other fantasy stuff with a tenuous tie-in to the Irish and Celtic themes. The main focus is all things Irish, with dozens of world-famous bands, award-winning dancers, story tellers and workshops. Lots of food, but at what other fetival can you get a stein of beer and wander the hundreds of displays? There is work being done this year on Fair Park in Dallas, so the layout will be a bit different- come find me!

ConDFW February
20 - 22 / 2009
ConDFW - Science Fiction Convention
Dallas, TX     —    www.condfw.org
Science Fiction and Fantasy Convention
   I've been showing my art and 'zines at this local convention for a couple of years, and always have a great time. Along with dozens of other writers and artists, the big-name author guest this year is David Weber. So if you get tired of talking to me, there will be lots of other creative folks to meet. Come on by!

Bath House Cultural Center November
21 - 23 / 2008
Bath House Cultural Center Winter Art Mart
Dallas, TX     —    www.bathhousecultural.com
Juried Arts Show
   This show features around 40 or so artists and artisans setting up their own displays of paintings, sculpture, photography, pottery, ceramics, jewelry, cards and other creations, along with food, music, a silent auction and more. It all benefits the Bath House's year-round visual and performing arts programs. I'll be setting up my display in the Theater section this yer, near the silent auction display. So spend a little money at my booth, then pick up an art bargain at the auction. Always a fun place to get some unique Christmas gifts!

Mary Immaculate Craft Fair November
8 - 9, 2008
Mary Immaculate Craft Fair
Farmers Branch, TX     —    www.maryimmaculatechurch.org
Church crafts fair
   I've been setting up my display in this local crafts fair for a few years now, and always have a good time. There's a nice Christmas vibe, lots of folks visiting and having a good time, and the church volunteers have all kinds of good eats available. The focus is definitely more handmade craft oriented than my usual shows, but heck, my drawings are hand made, and I have fun setting up in my corner of the gym each year. Come by, have some waffles for breakfast, tamales for lunch, and check us out.

Carroll Senior High Craft Fair November
1 - 2, 2008
Carroll Senior High School Craft Fair
Southlake, TX     —    www.southlakecarroll.edu
School crafts fair
   Another of those fun year end craft fairs where I set up with a somewhat smaller display, but still try to bring all the goodies I can. I should be back at my favorite space, near the cafeteria, backed to the wall of windows looking out into the parking lot. Come on by, get some Christmas gifts, get an "Inner Bot" portrait for yourself or a loved one, and watch out for the high school kids pushing all the great desert snacks~ I know I added a few pounds last year from the brownies!

Huffhines Art Trails October
25 - 26 / 2008
Huffhines Art Trails
Richardson, TX     —    www.huffhinesarttrails.com
Juried Arts Festival
   Come visit in the great setting of this art festival, with artist tents set up along the winding trails and under the tall trees of Huffhines Park in Richardson, just north of Dallas. This is the last large outdoor show I do each year, and it's always nice to have it held in such a pretty place. Come enjoy the art, the food, the music, and maybe even drop a few bucks my way for some artwork to take home, then I can get some Christmas gifts for my friends and family,too!

Bath House Cultural Center
October 11 -
November 8 / 2008
DIA DE LOS MUERTOS ~ Day of the Dead
Dallas, TX     —    www.bathhousecultural.com/dod2008.html
Group Gallery Exhibition
   The Bath House Cultural Center has been presenting an annual Day of the Dead art exhibition since 1986. Always a fascinating mixture of styles and approaches to the theme. Last year I went all serious for my first showing. This year I submitted a drawing a little lighter and more fun, and was lucky enough to again get accepted into the show. Drop by to check out all the art (but be sure to tell the folks there how much you like my piece in particular!)

Red River Revel Arts Festival October
4 - 11 / 2008
Red River Revel Arts Festival
Shreveport, LA     —    www.redriverrevel.com
Juried Arts Festival
   One of my favorite festivals each year, I'd do this one even if we won the lottery and I wasn't worried about money any more. A week long show held on a permanent festival site in downtown Shreveport, with dozens of musical acts and hundreds of artists, and tons of food. I hope you'll come one day to see my own work, but there is plenty of other great artists showing up each year as well. Come buy something from us before you go lose it all in the casinos just down the street!

Jazz by the Blvd September
19 - 21 / 2008
Jazz By The Boulevard
Ft. Worth, TX     —    www.fortworthjazz.com
Juried Arts & Music Festival
   I always enjoy this fall festival, at least those years the weather has been kind to us, but that is true of every outdoor festival! Artist tents are set up around a lovely small park in downtown Ft. Worth, which means I get to enjoy the amazingly fine jazz music every year along with the people strolling about. Featured performers this year are Buddy Guy, Randy Brecker, David Sanborn and Lee Ritenhour, a great lineup! It's free admission, so drop on by and say "hi!"

Lakewood Summer Arts Faire September
5 - 7 / 2008
Lakewood Summer Arts Faire
Dallas, TX     —    www.lakewoodsummerartsfaire.org
Juried Arts Festival
   This will be the first time I've exhibited my work at this local arts festival, and I'm looking forward to it. First of all, any indoor show in September in Texas is a plus for me! I'm also flattered to have been juried in, since they only have room for a few dozen artists. So drop by for some great art, good food, and check out the special "Art, Wine and Jazz Gala". I'll be there, will you?

Arts Festival Oklahoma August 29 -
September 1
2008
Arts Festival Oklahoma
Oklahoma City, OK     —    www.occc.edu/afo/
Juried Arts Festival
   The layout has been changed slightly for the show this year, moving all the big tents into a side-by-side configuration, but it is still right there on the grounds of the Oklahoma City Community College, so you can't miss us! It's a long show, running over the four day holiday weekend, and featuring around 150 artists! There's a nice variety in this show each year, and I like that it leans the slightest bit more toward the 2-D hanging art than others. Lots to see, plus music and food and, like all these festivals, great people-watching to go with the art-watching.

ApolloCon June
27 - 29 / 2008
ApolloCon
Houston, TX     —    www.apollocon.org
Science Fiction and Fantasy Convention
   This is the fifth ApolloCon, and looks like they've run out of artists, since this year they are honoring little ol' me as the Artist Guest of Honor. What does that mean for you? Well, you still need to come to a fun convention full of other wonderful writers and artists, art and events. It just means I'll be a little more embarrassed than usual that people are doing nice things for me, and so will try my best to make them not regret it. Right now working on new artwork for the program book and the convention badge. So, if you're trying to get the most complete collection of my art in print, you'd better show up and get yours!

Dallas City Arts Celebration
June
13 - 15 / 2008
Dallas City Arts Celebration
Dallas, TX     —    www.dallascityarts.com/
Juried Arts Festival
   This can turn out to be a hot show. It is, after all, downtown in the arts district of Dallas in the middle of the summer. But there are plenty of shade trees around, and I got a new fan for my tent, so drop on in and cool down. I mean, it's gonna be hot all over the city, you might as well enjoy the art and music here! And it's not just the artists out on the street, but many of the museums and galleries here put on special shows during the festival, too. So put on some sunscreen and drop on by!

SoonerCon 2008 June
6 - 8 / 2008
SoonerCon
Oklahoma City, OK     —    www.soonercon.com
Science Fiction and Fantasy Convention
   This long-running and much missed Oklahoma convention was recently revised, and is growing again into a great regional show for fans of sf, fantasy, comics, media and all kinds of that weird entertainment that makes life so much fun. There will be a lot of big name writer and artist guests, but I'm personally excited 'cause one of my own favorite sf artists, Tom Kidd, is the main artist guest of honor. Oh, I'll be there too, with my usual dealers room and art show setups, but trust me, there will be a lot of other things for you to do than hang around me, wondering why I'm so slow at producing new work!

Paseo Arts Festival May
24 - 26 / 2008
Paseo Arts Festival
Oklahoma City, OK     —    www.thepaseo.com/events/paseofestival
Juried Arts Festival
   A great festival in Oklahoma City, put on by the Paseo Arts District, a wonderful mix of shops and galleries on the west side of town. This annual festival brings in artists from all around the country. I was pleased to be accepted in again this year (there is no guarantee from year to year on this one!), and I'm looking forward to seeing everyone there. It's always a great mix of art down the winding streets of the Paseo, so come check it out!

Lawton Arts for All Festival
May
9 - 11 / 2008
Lawton Arts for All Festival
Lawton, OK     —    www.artsforallfestival.org
Juried Arts Festival
   This small town in Oklahoma hosts one of the nicest art festivals I've had the pleasure to exhibit in. Tucked in the southwest corner of the state, they really get together a great group of artists in the lovely town park, and, although this means more to me than you, do up a wonderful Sunday morning breakfast for all the exhibitors. But it really is a great show, and if you are in the area, come look me up.

Old Pecan Street Festival
May
3 - 4 / 2008
Old Pecan Street 30th Spring Festival
Austin, TX     —    www.oldpecanstreetfestival.com
Juried Arts Festival
   The Pecan Street Festival is held twice a year in the Spring and Fall, and it looks like, due to a couple of shows shifting their dates this year, I'm only going to be able to show my work at the Spring festival this year. So drop on by and be sure to buy twice as much stuff, since you won't get your usual second chance in the fall!

Denton Arts & Jazz Festival
April
25 - 27 / 2008
Denton Arts & Jazz Festival
Denton, TX     —    www.dentonjazzfest.com
Juried Music and Arts Festival
   Held in the Denton Civic Center Park in the heart of downtown Denton, this 2 ˝ day event is free to the public. There are six stages with jazz, blues and cross-cultural music. Around 160 artists and crafters offer a wide range of art and styles. I'll be set up inside the Civic Center building- it's always nice to have a roof overhead in case of bad weather! There's a large outdoor kids section, food everywhere, and tons of music all day and into the night. This is one of my favorite festivals to show at. Even if we won the lottery, I would probably keep setting up at this one, it's so much fun to do.

Bath House Cultural Center April
18 - 20 / 2008
Bath House Cultural Center Spring Art Mart
Dallas, TX     —    www.bathhousecultural.com/08springsale
Juried Arts Show
   This show features around three dozen select artists setting up their own displays of paintings, sculpture, photography, pottery, ceramics, jewelry, cards and other unique creations for the weekend, along with food, music, a silent auction and more. It all benefits the Bath House's year-round visual and performing arts programs. I'll be in the main gallery room. It's a different setting for such a show, and a fun way to spend a few hours. Come on by!

Deep Ellum Arts Festival April
4 - 6 / 2008
Deep Ellum Arts Festival
Dallas, TX     —    www.meifestivals.com
Juried Arts Festival
   One of my favorite local shows, I've been setting up here since the very first event. I always love the very wide range of artists who show up. From their site: "Deep Ellum is the Metroplex's most progressive and eclectic neighborhood. The Deep Ellum Arts Festival exemplifies everything that makes this area rock. The biggest weekend of the year for the Deep Ellum Entertainment District, this free-to-attend outdoor "street party" features four outdoor stages with non-stop performances by over 65 national, regional, and local original bands during this three-day festival. With more than 100 top-notch juried decorative and visual artists, poetry slams, muralist, the renowned pet parade, 5K run and The Rock Art Show, and abundant food and drink, the Deep Ellum Arts Festival attracts a diverse audience and includes affluent art and music enthusiasts. This is an adult-oriented festival -- there is no "kid" stuff." Pick a day and come on down to see the art and watch the crowd!

North Texas Irish Festival February 29 -
March 2 / 2008
North Texas Irish Festival
Dallas, TX     —    www.ntif.org
Music and Arts Festival
   One of the largest Celtic cultural events in the nation, I set up my full art display here. The dragons and fantasy stuff are my tenuous tie-in to the Irish and Celtic themes. There are other artists, but the main focus is all things Irish, with dozens of world-famous bands, award-winning dancers, story tellers and workshops. Irish and international foods, and you can get a stein of your favorite beer and wander the hundreds of displays.

ConDFW February
22 - 24 / 2008
ConDFW - Science Fiction Convention
Dallas, TX     —    www.condfw.org
Science Fiction and Fantasy Convention
   I've been showing my art and 'zines at this local convention for a couple of years, and always have a great time. Along with a host of other writers and artists, the two big-name guests this year will be author Peter Beagle and artist Donato Giancola. So if you get tired of talking to me, there will be lots of other creative folks to meet. Come on by!

Bath House Cultural Center
February 9 -
March 1 / 2008
El Corazon
Dallas, TX     —    www.bathhousecultural.com/corazon2008
Group Gallery Exhibition
   This exhibit features interpretations of the human heart (El Corazón), a significant symbol in Mexican art, and a significant theme in western culture. I submitted a couple of pieces for the show, and was fortunate to get one chosen to be included with all the othr fine artists here. As with past shows, you'll find a wide array of paintings, sculptures, photography, and mixed-media pieces. For my own part, I've been inspired by the idea, and I'm planning to continue to expore the heart image theme on my own. So, come see where it all started!

Bath House Cultural Center
January 5 -
February 2 / 2008
'Til We Meet Again
Dallas, TX     —    www.bathhousecultural.com/meetagain
Group Gallery Exhibition
   I was fortunate enough to have two of my pieces juried into this new group show at the Bath House Cultural Center. This one was something different, as the artist was required to do a set of postcard-sized pieces, to reflect their take on the idea of "farewell" and "homecoming". My own entries tend more toward the humorous, as usual, but I am expecting a nice mix of approaches and styles from the Dallas area artists that will be represented here. You can get more information on the theme and who will be showing by clicking on the link above.

Unity Church Dallas December
7 - 9 / 2007
Unity Church Art Market
Dallas, TX     —    www.unitydallas.org
Church Holiday Arts and Crafts Fair
   This is the first year for this new church-affiliated art, and it sounds like they're working hard to make it a more arts-oriented, less beads-on-a-string kind of thing. I'll be there with my full ten-by-ten setup, and since this will be my last show of the season, be sure to drop on by and stock up for all your holiday gift-giving art needs!

Bath House Cultural Center November
16 - 18 / 2007
Bath House Cultural Center Winter Art Mart
Dallas, TX     —    www.bathhousecultural.com
Juried Arts Show
   This show features around 40 or so artists and artisans setting up their own displays of paintings, sculpture, photography, pottery, ceramics, jewelry, cards and other unique creations for the weekend, along with food, music, a silent auction and more. It all benefits the Bath House's year-round visual and performing arts programs. I'll be set up in the Main Gallery this year. Come shop for yourself, and come shop for some Christmas gifts!

Mary Immaculate Craft Fair November
10 -11, 2007
Mary Immaculate Craft Fair
Farmers Branch, TX     —    www.maryimmaculatechurch.org
Church crafts fair
   I've been setting up my display in this local crafts fair for a few years now, and always have a good time. There's a nice Christmas vibe, lots of folks visiting and having a good time, and the church volunteers have all kinds of good eats available. The focus is definitely more handmade craft oriented than my usual shows, but heck, my drawings are hand made, and I have fun setting up in my corner of the gym each year. Come by, have some waffles, and check us out.

November
3 - 4, 2007
Carroll Senior High School Craft Fair
Southlake, TX     —    www.southlakecarroll.edu
School crafts fair
   Another of those fun year end craft fairs where I set up with a somewhat smaller display, but still try to bring all the goodies I can. I'll be at space #153. backed to the wall of windows looking out into the parking lot. Come on by, get some Christmas gifts, get an "Inner Bot" portrait for yourself or a loved one, and watch out for the high school kids pushing all the great desert snacks~ I know I probably added a few pounds last year from the brownies!

Bath House Cultural Center
October 13 -
November 10 / 2007
DIA DE LOS MUERTOS ~ Day of the Dead
Dallas, TX     —    www.bathhousecultural.com/dod2007
Group Gallery Exhibition
   The Bath House Cultural Center has been presenting an annual Day of the Dead art exhibition since 1986, and I was lucky enough to get a piece accepted into the show this year. I've seen some amazing work here, a huge variety of styles and approaches to the theme, and am very proud to be a part of it for 2007. Drop by to check out all the art (but be sure to tell the folks there how much you like my piece in particular!)

Huffhines Art Trails October
27 - 28 / 2007
Huffhines Art Trails
Richardson, TX     —    www.huffhinesarttrails.com
Juried Arts Festival
   Come visit in the great setting of this art festival, with artist tents set up along the winding trails and under the tall trees of Huffhines Park in Richardson, just north of Dallas. This is the last large outdoor show I do each year, and it's always nice to have it held in such a pretty place. Come enjoy the art, the food, the music, and maybe even drop a few bucks my way for some artwork to take home, too!

Red River Revel Arts Festival September 29 -
October 6 / 2007
Red River Revel Arts Festival
Shreveport, LA     —    www.redriverrevel.com
Juried Arts Festival
   One of my favorite festivals each year, I'd do this one even if we won the lottery and I wasn't worried about money any more. A week long show held on a permanent festival site in downtown Shreveport, with dozens of musical acts and hundreds of artists, and tons of food. I hope you'll come one day to see my own work, but there is plenty of other great artists showing up each year as well. Come buy something from us before you go lose it all in the casinos just down the street!

Jazz by the Blvd September
21 - 23 / 2007
Jazz By The Boulevard
Ft. Worth, TX     —    www.fortworthjazz.com
Juried Arts & Music Festival
   I always enjoy this fall festival, at least those years the weather has been kind to us, but that is true of every outdoor festival! Artist tents are set up around a lovely small park in downtown Ft. Worth, which means I get to enjoy the amazingly fine jazz music every year along with the people strolling about. Free admission, so drop by and say "hi!"

Arts Festival Oklahoma August 31 -
September 3
2007
Arts Festival Oklahoma
Oklahoma City, OK     —    www.occc.edu/afo/
Juried Arts Festival
   The layout has been changed slightly for the show this year, moving all the big tents into a side-by-side configuration, but it is still right there on the grounds of the Oklahoma City Community College, so you can't miss us! It's a long show, running over the four day holiday weekend, and featuring around 150 artists! There's a nice variety in this show each year, and I like that it leans the slightest bit more toward the 2-D hanging art than others. Lots to see, plus music and food and, like all these festivals, great people watching to go with the art-watching.

Lazy Dragon Con August
3 - 5 / 2007
Lazy Dragon Con
Dallas, TX     —    www.lazydragon.com/con
Science Fiction and Fantasy Convention
   This is a brand new convention in the Dallas / Ft. Worth area, put on by the guys from Lazy Dragon, purveyors of fine swords, knives, and assorted bits of weirdness. Promoted as a "Relaxacon", it's a Sci-Fi/Fantasy convention with a lower profile, where you come to spend more time visiting and, well, relaxing, than trying to keep up with the usual round of three tracks of programming, panels and such. Like a big convention, only on a smaller scale. Look, just come on by and check it out for yourself. Like I said, it's their first time, so who knows what will happen? I'll be there in the dealer's room, so say hi and check out what's new from Jabberwocky.

Dallas Comic Con June 30 -
July 1 / 2007
Dallas Comic Con
Dallas, TX     —    www.dallascomiccon.com
Comics Convention
   Another fun local convention in the Dallas area, and one I'm not always able to attend. This summer they managed to find a little space for me at the last minute in the Artist Alley section, so I'll be showing up with a smaller collection of art, a few more of my comics, and mainly be there to see if anyone would be interested in getting their "Inner Robot" portrait done. It's the middle of the summer in Texas, so come inside the air conditioned comfort of the Richardson Civic Center and meet up with a bunch of crazy comics folks!

Dallas City Arts Celebration
June
8 - 10 / 2007
Dallas City Arts Celebration
Dallas, TX     —    www.dallascityarts.com/
Juried Arts Festival
   I exhibited at this festival for the first time last summer and had a great time. And yes, it can get very hot in Dallas in the summer. But since it will be hot everywhere, come on downtown, enjoy all the artists and music lining the streets of the arts district, plus if they follow up with same ideas as last year, many of the amazing museums right off the street displays will have free admission to all their shows as well. (As well, I've requested the same location I had last year, out front of the Meyerson Symphony Center among the cool and shady trees. Best spot of the whole show, so come and say hi!)

Paseo Arts Festival May
26 - 28 / 2007
Paseo Arts Festival
Oklahoma City, OK     —    www.thepaseo.com/events/paseofestival
Juried Arts Festival
   This is a great festival! Held in the Paseo Arts District, a wonderful mix of shops and galleries, this is their annual big show bringing in artists from all around the country. I've done it a couple of times, and there is always something new and unique to see among the artists there. (It's also a tough show to get into: I won an award for my work in 2005, but I didn't even get accepted in to exhibit the following year! So, I was pleased to be juried in once more this year.)

Lawton Arts for All Festival
May
11 - 13 / 2007
Lawton Arts for All Festival
Lawton, OK     —    www.lawtonafa.org/Festival
Juried Arts Festival
   This small town in Oklahoma hosts one of the nicest art festivals I've had the pleasure to exhibit in. Tucked in the southwest corner of the state, they really get together a great group of artists in the lovely town park, and, although this means more to me than you, do up a wonderful Sunday morning breakfast for all the exhibitors. But it really is a great show, and if you are in the area, come look me up. (Right now the web link above goes to information about the 2006 show, but I'm sure they will be updating that soon.)

Old Pecan Street Festival
May
5 -6 / 2007
Old Pecan Street 29th Spring Festival
Austin, TX     —    www.oldpecanstreetfestival.com
Juried Arts Festival
   I've been doing this semi-yearly festival for over 15 years now, and always look forward returning to funky 6th street in downtown Austin for the enthusiastic crowds of art lovers. The show stretches for blocks, with over 200 artists and crafters. They toss in a couple of music stages and some theatre performers for a fully-rounded arts experience. I try to do my best to help with the semi-unofficial city slogan of "Keep Austin Weird". I'll be set up close to the store-front pizza vendors! Grab yourself a slice and then wander over to my tent to see the latest pieces.

Denton Arts & Jazz Festival
April
27 - 29 / 2007
Denton Arts & Jazz Festival
Denton, TX     —    www.dentonjazzfest.com
Juried Music and Arts Festival
   Held in 20 acre Denton Civic Center Park in the heart of downtown Denton, this 2 ˝ day event is free to the public. There are six stages with jazz, blues and cross-cultural music. Around 160 artists and crafters offer a wide range of art and styles. I will usually be set up inside the Civic Center building, always nice to have a roof overhead in case of bad weather! There is a large outdoor kids section, food everywhere, and tons of music all day and into the night. One of my favorite festivals to show at. Even if we won the lottery, I would probably keep setting up at this one, it's so much fun to do.

Bath House Cultural Center April
20 - 22 / 2007
Bath House Cultural Center Spring Art Mart
Dallas, TX     —    www.bathhousecultural.com
Juried Arts Show
   This show features only 40 or so artists and artisans setting up their own displays of paintings, sculpture, photography, pottery, ceramics, jewelry, cards and other unique creations for the weekend, along with food, music, a silent auction and more. It all benefits the Bath House's year-round visual and performing arts programs. I'm usually set up in the theatre section, other artists display along the halls, or in one of the two main gallery rooms. It's a different setting for such a show, and a fun way to spend a few hours. Come on by!

Deep Ellum Arts Festival April
6 - 8 / 2007
Deep Ellum Arts Festival
Dallas, TX     —    www.meifestivals.com
Juried Arts Festival
   One of my favorite local shows, I've been setting up here since the very first event. I always love the very wide range of artists who show up. From their site: "Deep Ellum is the Metroplex's most progressive and eclectic neighborhood. The Deep Ellum Arts Festival exemplifies everything that makes this area rock. The biggest weekend of the year for the Deep Ellum Entertainment District, this free-to-attend outdoor "street party" features four outdoor stages with non-stop performances by over 65 national, regional, and local original bands during this three-day festival. With more than 100 top-notch juried decorative and visual artists, poetry slams, muralist, the renowned pet parade, 5K run and The Rock Art Show, and abundant food and drink, the Deep Ellum Arts Festival attracts a diverse audience and includes affluent art and music enthusiasts. This is an adult-oriented festival -- there is no "kid" stuff." Pick a day and come on down to see the art and watch the crowd!

Medieval Fair of Norman March 30 -
April 1 / 2007
31st Annual Medieval Fair of Norman
Norman, OK     —    medievalfair.org
Medieval / Renaissance Fair
   It's been several years since we last set up at this fair, the largest weekend event in Oklahoma with over 300,000 folks. Come check it out yourself! The admission is free, there is all sorts of entertainment including minstrels, dancing, theater and reenactments, jugglers, magicians, knights jousting on horseback and human chess games. Cindy and I will be dressed up in costume, though the performers really get into it and you can meet King Arthur, mermaids, and the fair's king and queen.(For those who've never been to a Medieval / Renaissance Fair,you don't have to dress up, just those of us working there do that. Come comfortably and enjoy a day of something different!)

North Texas Irish Festival March
2 - 4 / 2007
North Texas Irish Festival
Dallas, TX     —    www.ntif.org
Music and Arts Festival
   One of the largest Celtic cultural events in the nation, I set up my full art display here. The dragons and fantasy stuff are my tenuous tie-in to the Irish and Celtic themes. There are other artists, but the main focus is all things Irish, with dozens of world-famous bands, award-winning dancers, story tellers and workshops. Irish and international foods, and you can get a stein of your favorite beer and wander the hundreds of displays.

ConDFW February
23 - 25 / 2007
ConDFW - Science Fiction Convention
Dallas, TX     —    www.condfw.org
Science Fiction and Fantasy Convention
   I've been showing my art and 'zines at this local convention for a couple of years, and always a great time. The best quick explanation of what they're all about is off their site: "ConDFW is a literary science fiction and fantasy convention. As such, attendees can mingle with the author and artist guests, attend panel discussions and readings led by the guests, get books signed, look at and buy SF and fantasy art from artists around the country, shop in a dealer's room with books, art, games, clothing, weapons, and other items, donate used books to charity (and get some others in return), play games (both tabletop and live-action), or just hang out and talk to guests and attendees in the consuite or the hotel bar."

October
28 - 29 / 2006
Huffhines Art Trails
Richardson, TX     —    www.huffhinesarttrails.com
Juried Arts Festival
   This is the last of the outdoor art festivals I do in the year, and it is a lovely setting, with all the artist tents spread around the walking trail of Huffhines Park in Richardson, just north of Dallas. In the past some of these have had lovely weather, some have been quite cold, and it's always fun strolling through a lovely park on a cool weekend in Texas, checking out all the different art being offered by hundreds of artists. Come by and say hi!

Red River Revel Arts Festival October
7 - 14 / 2006
Red River Revel Arts Festival
Shreveport, LA     —    www.redriverrevel.com
Juried Arts Festival
   I love this festival! When I started showing here in 1997, I only did the second half of the week-long event. Then two years ago I realized there wasn't anything better, and now I'm there for the entire eight day run of this show. It's set up on a permanent festival site in downtown Shreveport, with dozens of musical acts and hundreds of artists, tons of food. It's one of the longest shows I do, but I look forward to it every year. Come see why!

September 30-
October 1
2006
Old Pecan Street 25th Fall Festival
Austin, TX     —    www.oldpecanstreetfestival.com
Juried Arts Festival
   I first set up my tent at the Old Pecan Street Festival in 1992, and this was my tenth time back. I always love this show on funky 6th street in downtown Austin, and look forward to seeing folks there each year. The semi-unofficial slogan for this city is "Keep Austin Weird", and I try to do my part to help with that.

FenCon III September
22 -24 / 2006
FenCon III
Dallas, TX     —    www.fencon.org
Science Fiction and Fantasy Convention
   This was the first time I did this local convention, and had a lot of fun. I even had a couple of cartoons in the Program Book, and got to illustrate an Alan Dean Foster story! Check it out!

Jazz by the Boulevard September
15 - 17 / 2006
Jazz by the Boulevard
Ft. Worth, TX     —    www.fortworthjazz.com
Jazz and Juried Arts Festival
   Free admission for all the great jazz acts and art displays. I love jazz, and my only regret is not being able to get away from my own display often enough to listen to some of the great acts that play all day. Headliners this year will include Branford Marsalis, Chuck Mangione and Preservation Hall Jazz Band.

Arts Festival Oklahoma September
1 - 4 / 2006
Arts Festival Oklahoma
Oklahoma City, OK     —    www.occc.edu/afo/
Juried Arts Festival
   This was my second time to show here. Held under several huge tents on the grounds of Oklahoma City Community College, it's a four day show with around 150 artists, a variety of music including the Oklahoma City Philharmonic, and crowds of some 30,000 people over the four days, for plenty of people-watching opportunities!


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