Archive for March, 2010


The Body Art Expo at the Cow Palace

This was a pretty silly tattoo. I loved every moment of it. 

This was my second time doing this tattoo convention at the Cow Palace. The name says it all. They heard you around like cattle. The Cow Palace was originally built for the rodeo. They hold every event you could ever imagine there: the gun show, the dog show and the train show. Can’t wait for the Slayer show.

I drew this rose on with a Sharpie. I prefer to work that way especially at a tattoo convention. The customer actually bought the rose painting off of me in the previous post. She just happened to run into  me at the right time twice in a week.

This Mermaid was a fun piece. I always enjoy doing traditional American tattoos.

The Cow Palace is  a mad house with hundreds of people drinking cheap beer, eating hot dogs and looking for tattoos. It is quite entertaining; I love people-watching.

I met a lot of new clients and did some cool tattoos. This year I was a lot less frustrated, already knowing what to expect from last year. I had a great time.

This last piece is still  in progress. We are working on an octopus sleeve with a young lady having a smoke. I had a little bit of time at the convention to put some black into the clouds. A tattoo this big with this much detail can take multiple sessions. The Misfits skull was already there. As much as I wish I could take credit for it, I just haven’t been tattooing that long.

Thank you to all my customers. I hope you love your tattoos and come in for another one.


Five out of Six

This is the artwork I created at Sketch Tuesday.  All the pieces are on water-color paper(3″x4″) I used acrylic ink and Sharpies.  I made all the artwork on the spot.  No plans, no ideas.  Just drank New Castle and had a good time.  All of  the pieces were on sale for $5.00 I sold 5 out of the 6 of them, thank you.  Sketch Tuesday at 111 Minna is a great place to buy artwork……


Sketch Tuesday 3/16

Had a fantastic time at Sketch Tuesday last night.  The atmosphere is awesome.  A cool building filled with amazing artwork, an assortment of artists and a kick ass dj.  111 Minna is an older brick building with high ceilings, that always has art on display.  The artist next to me was working on rendering old Impalas, the artist across from me was using a series of lines to create evil images with horns and eyes, and the artist diagonal from me was making some simple objects pop with an enamel paint pen.  I could not pay too much attention though because I found myself very focused on my own artwork.  The dj played  60’s music all night, including some songs that I don’t get to hear very often.  I can’t really think of a better way to spend a Tuesday night.  I would like to thank Brad, 111 Minna and everybody else that makes it possible for this event to happen.


Sketch Tuesday

I will be a featured artist at Sketch Tuesday this week…

When: Tuesday, March 16, 2010 At 06:00 PM
Where: 111 Minna Gallery
111 Minna Street (at 2nd), San Francisco, CA 94105

March 2010 edition of Sketch Tuesdays at 111 Minna Gallery

Live sketching/art making by local artists. Artwork is available for sale to the audience.

Artists TBA here on Fecalface &
– Paul Madonna
– Sasha Petrenko
– Fred Rinne
– Micke Tong
– Sacha Eckes
– John Casey
– Paz de la Calzada
– Mats!?
– Annie Galvin
– Kent Myers
– Bo Heimlich
– Michael Capozzola
– Michelle King
– Daniel Herlihy
– Mildred

& more..

Tonights DJ: DJ DEW
Tonights film projection: 787 Cliparts by Oliver Laric
Tonights co-host: Sacha Eckes, founder of Sketch Tuesdays and cartoonist for the Chronicle’s

“Life Is Good”. Also a great chance for you to see the current exhibition at 111 “Fort Big Mountain”,
new works by Christopher Russell & Seth Armstrong.
And special lazer show at the end, of course.

Where: 111 Minna Street @ 2nd St., San Francisco, CA 94105
When: Tuesday March 16th, 6:00 till 10:00.

Admission is FREE, but 21+ (we have a full bar here.. mmm)
Gallery#: 415.974.1719

-any further questions contact yr Sketch Tuesdays host:

Your 111 Minna Hosts/Curators are Brad K. Alder, Jay Howell & Angela Holmes. If you have any

questions please find them running around during the event if you are an artist or a buyer.

111 Minna Gallery is pleased to announce the third ‘Sketch Tuesdays’ of 2010 and the 42nd time

we’ve held the event! Each month the gallery hosts an evening of live art making featuring both
established and emerging Bay Area artists. Inspired by Southern Exposure’s Monster Drawing Rally,
111 Minna offers patrons the opportunity to see local artists at work and get acquainted with them.
It is also a way for artists to meet each other and to be inspired by each other’s creative process.

Sketch Tuesdays offers the local arts community a place to congregate, to talk, to create and to be

seen. There is usually room for artists to just drop in and start drawing, but the good seats are
reserved for the invited artists.

Art is for sale at reasonable prices and will be displayed until the event closes.
This is a great opportunity to become a collector and to meet some very talented people!!

Check out video coverage here
& in The Chronicle’s “Art Adventures”.

“..another example of really good value and the fun of collecting is the once a month Sketch

Tuesdays at 111 Minna; 20 artists set up and draw or paint. Then they put it on the wall for
between $5 and $30; the work is beautiful, cheap and plentiful” – Ron Turner, Last Gasp

“Once a month 111 Minna hosts Sketch Tuesdays featuring live drawing from local Bay Area

artists. They drink and create and then sell their works for ridiculously low prices. I mean you
can get some work from established artists for like $10. Granted the work isn’t one of their best,
but shit, if you ain’t got the cash to buy a $1,500 piece by one of your favorites, $10 sounds
pretty good to me. You can start collecting some of your favorites without breaking the bank…
But besides all the art buying possibilities, it’s just a good time. Drink with your friends and
watch talented artists create.” – John Trippe, Fecal Face Dot Com

“As evidenced by the endless hoopla surrounding Bob Ross’s television escapades, the artistic

process is something people want to know more about. In response to this irrepressible need,
111 Minna Gallery offers up Sketch Tuesdays. The event itself intends to foster new relationships
within the local visual art community, hopefully birthing dialogue, new ideas, and collaboration”
– Michael Harkin, SF Bay Guardian

Check out Alan Bamberger of for his great review of Sketch Tuesdays.
“The basic idea is that artists get together and hang out and make art and then they put it up for

sale. The prices are exceptionally magnanimously marvelous, tonight ranging from $6 to $30,
most under $20. And we’re talkin’ good art by good artists. So for those of you who love art, but
who aren’t doctors, lawyers, investment bankers, shipping magnates, patricians, children of privilege,
and so on and so forth, Sketch Tuesdays is very possibly the best option in town to jump start that art
collection you’ve always dreamed of having.”
Thank you Alan for your mind-numbingly radical documentation of art in SF. Please visit:

Sketch Tuesdays at 111 Minna Gallery was founded by artist and curator Sacha Eckes in 2006,

meaning this is the 42nd one held. For history of artists who have participated in Sketch Tuesdays
go here and type Sketch Tuesdays.

Please visit for more info.


Karen Roze’s Art Show Went Off….

I get a little trigger happy when I get a little wine in my system.

Karen’s art opening went well. Two paintings were sold and the sushi was gone in minutes. The show will be up until April 28th. All the paintings are for sale, inquire within.

1728 University Ave
Berkeley, California 94703


Karen Roze – Art Show – Esoteric

Opening Reception:
Saturday, March 6th 6pm-9pm

Esoteric, a collection of new work, reflects a more personal style.  The images are derived from Karen’s ongoing study of Hanmi Buddhism, energetic healing, and meditation.  Esoteric is a profound, multi-dimensional exhibit that should not be missed.

March 6th – April 28th
Gallery hours:

1728 University Ave
Berkeley, California 94703

I enjoy doing large custom tattoos and paintings. I work at True Love Tattoo in Berkeley, Ca
Please send me an email if you are interested in my art

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