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Here I am wondering why my tent is so darned empty of customers!

    Every once in a while I do manage to get out of the studio, and bring along a few samples of my art and 'zines to art festivals and conventions around the country. Below is a list of the upcoming events I'm confirmed to appear at, with links to their sites for more information, where available. As well, if you're interested in a more historical perspective, you can click here for information on past shows, with photos and other nifty stuff.
    If you would like to receive an email notice when I will be at an event in your own neck of the woods, just go to the Contact Info and Mail List page. Note in the comment field you'd like to get an email notice of such events, and make sure to at the very least give me your name, email address , state and zip code. We'll use the state and zip code to help us know when we will be nearby, and send you an update note when we know we'll be there. You can then either come and visit in person, or will at least be warned to avoid that area should you wish!

South Street Art Festival
October
12 - 14 / 2018
South Street Art Festival
Arlington, TX     —    www.southstreetartfest.com
Juried Arts Festival
   There will be some construction in the roads in the area, but the show must go on! I'll be back for the sixth edition of the Sourth Street Art Festival in Arflington, and will you be there, too? You should be! Tons of free parking all around the site, free admission to the event, a variety of arts to ooh and ahh over, plus music, food, wine tasting: how can you go wrong for a Fall weekend out?

Arts Goggle
October 20 / 2018
ArtsGoggle
Ft. Worth, TX     —    www.nearsouthsidefw.org/events/artsgoggle-saturday-october-20-2018 -or- www.facebook.com/ArtsGoggle/
Juried Arts Festival
    I've heard a lot about this event, but never have done it before. This is the year to plunge in-- a one-day show near southside Ft. Worth that will manage to shove in some 800+ artists in several blocks of art overload, all for your free stsrolling and viewing pleasure! I'm told it is always an amazing mix of art styles, types, approaches and viewpoints, always with something new to discover, so I'm very pleased to have been able to join in this year with my own work.

Huffhines Art Trails
October
27, 28 / 2018
Huffhines Art Trails
Richardson, TX     —    www.huffhinesarttrails.com
Juried Arts Festival
    This is always our last outdoor art festival of the year, and we love setting up along the winding trails and under the tall trees of Huffhines Park in the city of Richardson, located just to the north of Dallas. Come on out and enjoy the art, the food, the music, the park - and maybe even drop a few bucks my way for some artwork to take home for yourself, familly and friends. Then I can take that money and get some Christmas gifts for my own friends and family, too. It's like you'll be giving twice as many gifts, at no extra cost!

Walnut Hill Art Festival
November 10 / 2018
Walnut Hill Art Festival
Dallas, TX     —     http://www.whumc.com/walnut-hill-art-festival.html
One-Day Arts Festival
   This will be the fourth year for this small, one-day art event, the little art festival that will get u that hill!. It's right here in my own neighborhood in Dallas, so how could I say no? They are still keeping things tight, doing just the single day, a Saturday show, with a nice mix of artists to browse works from before Christmas. Drop on by, and help me to help them build this up into a big festival over the next few years-- then we can both brag that "we were there from the start"!

Funky Finds: A Holiday Shopping Experience
November
17,18 / 2018
Funky Finds A Holiday Shopping Experience
Ft. Worth, TX     —    funkyfinds.com/holiday.html
A Handmade Arts and Crafts Event
    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 and 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 the 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!

Pancakes & Booze Art Show logo
November 17 / 2018
Pancakes & Booze Art Show
Dallas, TX     —    www.pancakesandbooze.com/dallas
One Day Art Event
   Ready for another evening of music booze, pancakes, and a mix of some of the funkiest and most interesting local Dallas artists? Then come out to the Deep Ellum Art Company for all the art weirdness. There will be close to a hundred artists showing some strange and wonderful work to view and take home. There's the bar, the music, and, of course, the FREE PANCAKES! How can you pass it by? Located at 3200 Commerce St,, the doors of The DEA Co. will open to the public that evening at 8:00 PM, and it will run to late-night 2:00 AM. Crawling the club-scene in Deep Ellum? Drop on in. This is a 21+ event, with tickets going for $7 in advance, or $10 at the door. (and free pancakes!)

Dallas Fantasy Fair
November
24, 25 / 2018
Dallas Fantasy Fair
Dallas (Irving), TX     —    www.facebook.com/DallasFantasyFair.INFO/
comicbook convention
    Back in the day, between 1982 and 1995, this multi-genre fan convention was one of the largest in the country, rivaling both the San Diego Comic-Con and the Chicago Comicon for attendance. It's where I cut my own early comicbook-guy teeth, showing my work, meeting other artists, writers, publishers and fans, and having a great time. Well, some of the old guys are passing the torch on to some new folks, and let's see if they can capture that magic again. Who will be here aside from my own amazing self, you ask? Good question! How about the one and only Jim Steranko? Not enough, you say? (What's wrong with you, it's freakin' Jim Steranko!!!!) Here's a partial list of other names at this time, and they will be adding still more in the months to come: Frank Brunner, Simon Bisley, Michael Golden, Arthur Suydam, Kennth Smith, Kerry Gammill, Renee Witterstaetter, Mike Royer, Bob Camp, Dean Andersson, Nina Romberg, Josh Alan Friedman, Dave Tosh, Sam DeLa Rosa, Steve Erwin, Keith Wilson, Doug Hazelwood... and it just goes on and on!

Grapevine Library Holiday Art Show
December
1, 2 / 2018
Grapevine Library Holiday Art Show
Grapevine, TX     —    www.ci.grapevine.tx.us/index.aspx?NID=312
art & crafts fair
    This is a small, but very "cozy" 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. When you're done, browse the library, and check out a few books to enjoy over the holidays as well. It's a win-win all around!

Uplift North Hills Preparatory School Arts and Crafts Fair
December
8 / 2018
Uplift North Hills Preparatory School Arts and Crafts Fair
Irving, TX
art & crafts fair
    What? It's already almost mid-December and you still haven't finished all your gift shopping? Well, come on out to this one-day showing of arts and crafts, and help support the students at the same time. You'll be giving without even trying! (Sorry, no website to give you at this time, I'm putting this up at the end of the summer. What you need to know: We'll be at 600 East Royal Lane in Irving, and the show will run from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Should be the first school building on your right as you pull in, with plenty of parking just across from that on your left. Come on down!)

Houston Cat Show 2019
January
5, 6 / 2019
Houston Cat Club 66th Annual Charity Cat Show
Houston, TX     —    www.houstoncatclub.org
Cat Show
    I'll be back again at the Houston Cat Show as official poster artist this year, with the second design of our new series premiering. Will bring the full line of artworks, prints and originals, including all of the many cat images I've done over the years. Also have last year's color cat image (and it's the image only. Remember, if you want to get the full collectible poster with text, you have to get it directly from the show. So, buy two!) Also hoping to hug a couple of purring fur-balls, if their owners wil let me!

North Texas Comic Book Show logo
February 2, 3 / 2019
North Texas Comic Book Show
Irving, TX     —    www.comicbooksdallas.com
comicbook convention
    This is a nice little local comicbook convention. Not too small, not too big, plenty of artists, and plenty of people selling actual comicbooks! If you are aware of my solo comic "Mechthings", or the work I did as the "Big Background Artist" on Image Comic's "Shadowhawk" series, or the other odd little comics and minis and whatnot publications I've been in over the years, then you'll know I've got the credentials to at least get my toe in the door! As with last time, I'll be bringing a selection of a lot of those odd comics and stuff, along with the usual piles of art prints and drawings to check out, andmaybe some surprise items from the vault.. And, if my being there is not enough (though it should be!), check their website for the long list of big-name Comic Book Pro's who will be attenidng as well. I'm not proud-- whatever reason you find for coming, come on down!

ConDFW
February
15 - 17 / 2019
ConDFW 18 - Science Fiction Convention
Ft. Worth, TX     —    www.condfw.org
Science Fiction and Fantasy Convention
    One of our nice local DFW area science fiction cons, this year the major guests will be Charlaine Harris and Yoon Ha Lee, along with dozens of other creative writers, artists and musicians. I will have some new artwork along with the old favorites, plus a selection of books on art, sf, fantasy, and more from my own collection, and will also be giving my two cents worth on a few of the panels. Check their website as it gets closer for more info, incluidng full lineup of all the name guests!

Funky Finds Spring Fling
March 9, 10 / 2019
Funky Finds Spring Fling
Ft. Worth, TX     —    funkyfinds.com/spring.html
A Handmade Arts and Crafts Event
   This is the 11th annual Funky Finds Spring Show in Ft. Worth, a show I always have fun at, 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, in past years 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!

St. Catty's Day Cat Show  2019
March
16, 17 / 2019
St. Catty's Day Cat Show
Mesquite, TX     —    
Cat Show
    I've had so much fun getting back to the Houston Cat Show the past couple of years, I'm looking to up my exposure to cute kitties even more. If you are in the DFW area, I'll be setting up at the "St. Catty"s Day" cat show, (love that name), being put on by the Ozark Cat Club. This is a bit lower key than the larger Houston event, and right now there is no website to link you to. But if you want to pick up on some new Foster art, plus check out the award-winning kitties, (maybe even show your own!), it will be held March 16 and 17 at the Hampton Inn & Suites Conference Center, 1700 Rodeo Drive, Mesquite Texas. Show hours will be 9 AM to 5 PM both days. I'm not sure if there is any admission fee to just come and look around, but if you want to show your kitty, there is registration and fees involved. For now, if you want more info, you might drop a line to Mike Altschul, the Show Manager, at twomikea@yahoo.com with any questions. If I get any more info or a web link later, I'll add that here.

Arts In The Square
March 30 & 31 / 2019
Arts In The Square
Frisco, TX     —    friscosquare.com/aits/
Juried Arts and Music Festival
   Okay, let's try this again! Did this two years ago, but bad weather coming in forced them to shut the festival down after only one day, to keep us all from being flooded/blown away in our tents. Then I missed it last year with a scheduling conflict for the same weekend. But Im back this year, and looking forward to a full two days of art fun! It's a lovely location, and will kick off our Spring art festival events. Come take home something lovely for the wall-- or get that robot-portrait of yourself you've always been wanting!

Arts in Bloom
April 12 - 14 / 2019
Arts in Bloom
McKinney, TX     —    www.mckinneytexas.org/index.aspx?NID=687
Juried Arts Festival
   We'll be back again for more of this newly enlarged and wonderful art festival in downtown McKinney, around their great central square. And, if you need more than being able to stroll among a group of wonderful artists (and isn't that usually enough?), there will be music, food, children's activites, a huge tented wine garden, and much more for a wonderful Spring outing. Come on by!

Denton Arts & Jazz Festival
April 26 - 28, 2019
Denton Arts & Jazz Festival
Denton, TX     —    www.dentonjazzfest.com
Juried Music and Arts Festival
   Awright! After about a decade, I'm doing the new official tee-shirt design for the festival, with a new Jazz Cat based on the great Winton Marseilles Held once more 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!

Art on the Greene
May
10 - 12 / 2019
Art On the Greene
Arlington, TX     —    www.artonthegreene.com
Juried Arts Festival
   I'll be setting up my full display once more at the 8th annual Art on the Greene event. The festival will again be located under the trees in the lovely 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.) It's a beautiful spot for a festival. This is one of my favorites to do in the area, and I hope you can come out and enjoy it as well. Located right in the middle of the DFW metro area, come on by any of the three days to check it all out!

Tucker Hill Porch Fest logo
June 1 / 2019
Tucker Hill Porch Fest
McKinney, TX     —    www.tuckerhilltx.com/thtx-news/porch-fest-2018/
music and art festival
    This will be the fourth year for this local event, and my first time to be part of the Artisans Market there. From 5 until 7 pm, guests can stroll around the park area in and around the Lawn Chair Amphitheatre and Residentsí Club (closest to the community entrance). You can enjoy performances by musicians who will be set up on many of the residentsí quaint front porches. There will also be bands on the patios of some of the new restaurants at the front of the community. At 7 pm the main stage band, The Redwine Band, performs a concert-on-the-lawn at the Lawn Chair Amphitheatre, ending at dusk. There will be food trucks, the Artisans Market, beer and wine, just a lovely evening out. In the past they even had a small fireworks show after dark, though at this early date, not sure if that will be done this year. Come check it out with me! I'm putting up this info early in the year, so the link above goes to their page for the 2018 event. I'l try to upgrade later, but this will give you a feel of what it is all about, and where to go.

ArlingCon logo
June 15 / 2019
ArlingCon
Irving, TX     —    www.arlingtonlibrary.org/arlingcon
pop-culture convention
    This is the fifth year for this one-day event put on by the Arlington Public Library, smack in the middle of the Dallas-Ft. Worth metroplex. How have I missed this all this time? Sounds like a lot of fun going on, not just comics and sf but other fun things, and I'll be there this year for the first time. How about you? You've really no excuse-- it's free to attend, it's in an air-conditioned building in the middle of the Texas summer, there wil be all kinds of stuff to see, do, buy, and participate in. Check out the website, watch some of their videos of past events, then come on over and say hi!

Arts Goggle
October 19 / 2019
ArtsGoggle
Ft. Worth, TX     —    www.nearsouthsidefw.org/events/artsgoggle-saturday-october-19-2019 -or- www.facebook.com/ArtsGoggle/
Juried Arts Festival
    I had an amazing time as this one-day show last year, fantastic mix of artists and wonderful crowds of people out to see it all. I think they now have over a thousand artists involved over a dozen or more streets, all for your free strolling and viewing pleasure! It was an amazing mix of art styles, types, approaches and viewpoints, always with something new to discover, so I'm very pleased to be able to join in myself again this year. Come check this huge event out!


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