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Monday, December 11, 2017


Gallery Talley and Fair Market

top row fourth from the left. 
this is my 2nd piece in the Gallery Talley Project. 
Fair Market. will feature Gallery Tally, a crowd-sourced, social engagement art project in which 2000+ artists from around the world have joined the effort to collect and visualize statistical data regarding ratios of male and female artists in top contemporary art galleries. Artists were invited to make one posters for each gallery, in whatever style or medium they chose. It is a response and alternative to the hegemonic, hierarchical, patriarchal, heteronormative ‘standard’ that has unjustly dominated the art world for far too long.

“We didn’t want it be a space where objects were exchanged, but rather where ideas were exchanged,” said Zoe Lukov, the fair’s director.

A New Study Shows That Most Artists Make Very Little Money, With Women Faring the Worst The myth of the starving artist is anything but a myth.

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Thursday, August 31, 2017


“Donnie?” That’s such a Pittsburgh name.

I'm pretty sure this is what I said when I first met Donnie Toomer. That turned out to be a dumb thing to say cause he was born in Georgia. He moved to Pittsburgh to live with his dads. Those dads are rather prominent members to the gay community, owning a few clubs and shops around town. But more importantly, those dads are really nice guys. Donnie grew up running a spotlight for drag shows and had a few great stories about Queen drama. Donnie worked in a law firm by day, hustled his art at night. He had a very distinct style and vision that he worked very hard to develop. I had Donnie do a show at the gay community center during that short time I ran the gallery there. I feel fortunate to own a few of his pieces. Donnie could be very sensitive and emotional, which was difficult for him in a world that does not always appreciate that sort of thing. I remember a few conversations with him getting all worked up and passionate over this and that. And a few times having to talk him down when he got a little too carried away. When he had his show at that tattoo shop I had to show up to officiate a fight between him and that gallery owner.  Turns out Donnie has/had a large extended family. Lots of half- siblings and step- siblings in Georgia and Pennsylvania as well as the local art  and gay community. Last few years Donnie worked a lot with Art- All- NIght. Apparently, he was very passionate about that yearly event.  The last time I saw Donnie was at the MWFA gallery last winter. He had a show upstairs and my show was downstairs. Pretty sure I gave him a hug the last time I saw him. I’m glad I did.
There’s not going to be a funeral service, which is why I’m posting this here.
Donations can be made to  in his honor. 

Friday, April 28, 2017


Photos from Girls Rock.

Saturday, December 03, 2016


post election wrap up

"No, I think less of you because you watched an adult mock a disabled person while addressing a crowd and still supported him. I think less of you because you saw a candidate spout clear racism day after day and still backed him. I think less of you because you heard him advocate for war crimes and still thought he should be given the reins of government. I think less of you because you watched him equate a woman's worth to where she landed on a scale of 1 to 10 and still got on board. I think less of you because you stood by silently while he labeled Mexicans as criminals and Muslims as terrorists.
"It wasn't your politics I found repulsive. No, it was your willingness to support someone who spouts racism, sexism, and cruelty almost every time he opens his mouth. You sided with a bully when it should have mattered most, and that is something I will never be able to forget.
"So in response to your post-election expression of hope, no, you and I won't be 'coming together to move forward.' Obviously, the president-elect disgusts me; but it is the fact that he doesn't disgust you that will stick with me long after the election." ~Phil Shailer, Hollywood

Thursday, November 03, 2016


Who's More Important?

Rembrandt, or the people who bought his work?

VanGogh or the rich idiots who failed to buy his work?

~ Blake Gopnik

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Monday, October 03, 2016



An Artist who has a lot of integrity about their work is one to be watched, rather than one intent in making a reputation overnight.

inˈteɡrədē/- the quality of being honest, the state of being whole and undivided.


Monday, March 07, 2016


Los Angeles

LACE presents a retrospective of all Gallery Tally posters created to date – including over 400 original, artist-designed posters that visualize gender ratios in the contemporary art world. Since 2013, Gallery Tally has collected and visualized data pertaining to the radical underrepresentation of women in all facets of the art world and beyond.
Women are underrepresented in the art world, but how bad is it, really?
Why is there still such an imbalance between the role and support of men and women in the art world? Why is the art of female-identified artists still valued so much less than that by male-identified artists?
Using the power of the community, and the passionate vision of hundreds of artists, Gallery Tally seeks to address these questions and more.



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