Monday, September 21, 2009

Open Studio with Bill Sala & Friends September 26 & 27

Coming Up this weekend - Open Studio w/ Bill Sala & Friends, @ 17628 Vineyard Ave., Castro Valley, Ca 94546
September 26th & 27th 10AM-5PM
Meet the Artists, Demonstrations and Refreshments.
Featuring - Doug Desmond, Jason Griego, Ruth Hussey, Big AL Lopez, Mark Mertens, Ron Norman, Bill Sala, Barbara Stanton and Bill Weber.

I'll be doing caricatures and showing some of my newest art.

Livermore Artwalk 2009 Banner Auction

I painted this in August. It's my first acrylic since high school.

There was a theme the artist's could follow if they chose: Peace, Love & Recycle.

I incorporated the "Peace, Love & Recycle" by recycling themes I've used over the years (tikis, pinups, and objects - Livermore's Centennial Park Totem Pole which I drew back in high school).
I used reference of Bettina May and go-go Amy of the Pretty Things Peepshow for the lovelies hanging about the tiki.
The tiki was inspired by the totem pole at Centennial Park located on the North East corner of 4th and Holmes. It is so named because the Centennial Time Capsule was buried there in 1969. Later the time capsule could not be located, even by sophisticated metal detection equipment. It turned out that it was located under the totem pole.

My banner is hanging at 2nd Street between J and K Streets near Tommie's Deli in Livermore, CA 94550. There are banners on 1st Street, 2nd Street and North Livermore Avenue. Many artists created banners. They will be auctioned off as a fundraiser for the Bothwell Arts Center on October 10:

Here's the business side of the banner.
Please come out to Livermore on October 10th and support the Arts and Artists who are in and around the area.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Hell's Belles Pinewood Derby, Shooting Gallery SF, September 26

September 26th is going to be a busy day for Big AL. I'll be in Castro Valley for an Open Studio event during the day and at Hell's Belles 4th Annual Pinewood Derby and Silent Art Auction in the evening.

Here's my show car. A big bad wolf I call "El Lobo Loco".

One side of the car has a toothy grin and the other a classic tongue wag.

I also donated my "Xmas Bettie" for the silent art auction.