Collector friends brought my painting Cove to their new home near Santiago Chile. It was shipped in a tube and mounted with new stretchers on-site. It hangs above their couch and is the most southern painting from my studio.
What a Year!
My 2015 artistic adventures began with a February exhibit of cast-paint egg assemblages at Shoreline City Hall in north Seattle. It was followed by a large event in May at Axis gallery that coincided with a 5-page artist-feature in Weave Magazine (#5). Simultaneously, exhibit artwork was printed on the cover of Seattle’s arts tabloid The Stranger. Two weeks later a second article in The Stranger covered the history of my OK Hotel bar mural that was completed in 1999. A third feature by City Arts Magazine presented an exposé of this artist in the studio.
My work was included in two themed group shows at Linda Hodges Gallery, and also as a twenty-year survey at Ida Culver House. In October a compressed version of my ongoing Beard Project video was selected for inclusion in 12 Seconds-Max at The Factory. All three shows happend in Seattle.
I also joined two galleries. Dendroica Gallery located on Capitol Hill in Seattle, and RiverSea Gallery in downtown Astoria Oregon.
In late summer I worked with a crew of artist to restore the Astoria Column, in Astoria Oregon. The restoration of the 140 foot tall historic landmark by Italian artist Attilio Pusterla was originally create in 1926. We finished the project just before winter weather began, and the official unveiling will occur in the summer of 2016.
During the early months of 2016 I will present three shows of new works in abstract drawings, composite-photography, and narrative painting. This fall I will be included in the international visionary exhibit concurrent with the Seattle Art Fair. Presently in the works are an on-line magazine-feature, an Augmented-Reality publication, and more. There are exciting creative adventures in the year ahead. Look for more information in future announcements by adding yourself to my e-mail list at Mihalyo.com
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Have a safe and happy New Year!