As mentioned before, I will be showing as part of the “Menagerie” group exhibition at the Amelia Center Gallery at Gulf Coast State College. The show’s opening is just around the corner- this Friday, February 3rd, 5-7pm. I’m honored to be among such a great group of artists and their unique approach to animals in art.
The exhibit will be on display at at Gulf Coast State College in Panama City, Florida from February 3 – March 3, 2017. Artists featured are: Adam Doyle, Katherine Gallagher, Amy Guidry, Laurie Hogin, Gabriel Lovejoy, Chris Musina, and Kevin Taylor.
I’m happy to announce that I was recently invited to participate in an upcoming exhibit at the Amelia Center Gallery at Gulf Coast State College in Panama City, Florida. The exhibition is titled “Menagerie” and it focuses on animals, covering a wide range of topics from environmental concerns, to societal constructs, to self-examination, to the pure celebration of nature. It will run from Feb. 3- March 3rd, 2017.
I will have work in the upcoming “Emerging to Established” group exhibition at Krause Gallery in New York, NY in January 2017. The exhibit opens January 7th, 2017 with a reception from 6-8pm and will remain up through January 31st.
As part of my current exhibition at LeMieux Galleries in New Orleans, LA, I’ll be giving an Artist Talk with photographer Lee Deigaard on September 3d. We’ll each be discussing our works- my In Our Veins series and Lee’s Near and Far series. The talk begins at 5pm (an hour before the Artwalk) and the gallery reception will follow from 6-9pm.
I was invited to create a piece for the upcoming Coaster Show at La Luz de Jesus Gallery in Los Angeles, California. The title is Origin, and it is an acrylic on cardstock, 4″ tondo. The show opens September 2nd, from 8-11pm and will remain up through October 2nd. View the painting online here: http://laluzdejesus.com/the-4th-annual-coaster-show-mark-todd/origin/.
The opening for my 2-person exhibition with photographer Lee Deigaard will be this weekend at LeMieux Galleries in New Orleans. The event takes place during White Linen Night on Saturday, August 6th, from 5:30-9:30pm. Recent paintings from my In Our Veins series will be on exhibit in the Main Gallery through September 24th.
My painting Integral is featured in the current issue of Art Galleries & Artists of the South Magazine as part of the LeMieux Galleries spread. My 2-person show with photographer Lee Deigaard is coming up soon at LeMieux in New Orleans. Opening August 6th!
I’m happy to announce that I’ve been invited to participate in the upcoming “Animus” group exhibition to take place in The Gallery at Karamel in London, England. The exhibition will feature international vegan artists, taking place July 24th- September 9th, 2016. A private viewing will be scheduled for invited guests and journalists. More details soon.
This will be the last week of my show at the ACA in Lafayette, LA. I am currently showing as part of the “Apocalypse Now” exhibit at the Acadiana Center for the Arts in the Main Gallery. There will be a closing reception this Saturday, January 9th from 6-9pm in conjunction with the January 2016 Second Saturday Artwalk. Great lineup in this exhibit- do not miss!
I had a question from someone wanting to know my thoughts on his acceptance into a particular publication (Studio Visit, to be precise, which I have discussed before here). Often when I would get my work featured in a certain show or a magazine, I would get questions as to whether that led to something bigger. Because I don’t ever rely on just one opportunity, I can’t pinpoint or put some sort of quantitative measurement to it. While it would be nice to come up with a specific formula that doing X + Y = Z, I find it is best to have a continuous cycle of productivity going.
I don’t believe there is ever one accomplishment that opens doors. On rare occasion you hear of some now-famous artist that was discovered and then had a sold-out show. These are the stories that artists hear and think “that could be me.” For the overwhelming majority of artists, including the famous ones, it was a series of events that got them to where they are today.
So in the case of the artist that contacted me, I told him that it is not so much about being in the magazine, but what you do with it.
– Once he is published in the magazine, get extra copies to send to collectors
– If you can afford it, get additional copies for potential buyers as well (anyone that seems really interested in your work)
– Give copies of the magazine to galleries as part of your portfolio presentation
– Inform your local press (newspapers, radio, etc.) that you got into the magazine
Find ways to make the most of your accomplishments and extend their shelf-life. No one opportunity will do it, but if you can make it snowball into more, you’ll increase your chances of getting bigger and/or more opportunities.