Thank you to everyone who participated in the Year End Silent Auction, it really means a lot to me. I'm very happy that the paintings that sold have found good homes on someone else's walls.
Who knows, I might try and make this into an annual thing.
Thanks again, and happy holidays!
Plus, winning bids will also receive a free gift!
And a big thanks to everyone who's already sent in a bid! You guys are awesome.
I've decided to clean house and sell off some of my old paintings, so I'm setting up a silent auction for all my awesome fans! There are over 30 pieces available for purchase with prices starting as low as $25. Biding is open now, and will run until 6PM (PST) on Sunday, December 9th.
Here's how it works...
I'm running what's known as a "Blind Bid" auction, and the rules are pretty simple:
If you see a piece you like, send in your bid. At the end of the auction, if your bid is the highest for that painting, you win!
You can bid as many times as you like, on as many pieces as you like.
To place a bid send an email to mikebilz(at)yahoo.com with the subject line "Silent Auction", and include the following information:
one additional contact method (phone number, alternate email, etc.),
the name of the painting you'd like to bid on,
and the amount you'd like to bid.
Additional rules, and a full list of available pieces are available at the link below. Thank you all for participating, and good luck!
Why you ask, did I paint a naked portrait of Seth Rogen riding a clam shell a la "The Birth of Venus"? Well, partially because it was hilarious, but mostly to pay tribute to the amazing Judd Apatow. As near as I can tell, Seth Rogen has appeared in something like 75% of all of Judd Apatow's movies and television shows. With that in mind, I felt that honoring the muse was the best way to show my appreciation to the artist.
This may be one of the weirdest thing I've ever painted, which is really saying something. Though I have to admit that I really like how this painting turned out. It makes me giggle every time I look at it.
So if your in the LA area next tuesday I strongly recommend you come check out the show at Gallery 1988. This is my first time ver showing with Gallery 1988, and I'm extremely excited. I hope to see you all there!
I'm excited to tell you all that I have a print going on sale next week at StealThisArt.com!
My piece "Last Outpost" will go on sale on Wednesday, June 27th, and will only be available for 24 hours starting at 8 am PST. Each 20"x16" print will be signed and numbered, but you'll need to get your order in quick because the run is limited to only 100 pieces.
More about Steal This Art:
Steal this Art was created as way to bring artists and art-lovers on a budget, together. Every day a new print goes up for sale at a ridiculously low price. It’s so low, that you are basically stealing it. To eliminate the high cost of custom framing and to keep it budget friendly, each print is sized to fit in a standard sized frame. The prints are super limited and only for sale for 24 hours. Once they sell out, or time’s up, they will never be available to steal again.
So go check out StealThisArt.com, and be sure to drop by on Wednesday the 27th to pick up your limited edition print!
A few more pieces from my upcoming show "Personal Demons" at Rothick Art Haus. The title for the show was a sort of challenge I posed to myself to try and create a set of very personal works, while still admitting to myself that I would undoubtedly be painting a lot of monsters and demons. Because let's face it, monsters are cool.
This show will also feature paintings from a series I've been working on called "Non Sequitur". The series started when I wrote a mad-lib style description of a monster, and then asked some of my friends and family for the words I'd need to fill it in. When it was all said and done, what I ended up was a sort of surrealist portrait of each person.
Ashley's "The Chattersnippet"
Lisa's "The Conundrum"
Arthur's "The Face"
Ben's "The Grug A Zool"
Carina and Zack's "The Marsupials"
Kelly's "The Vuvuzela"
I'd love to do a book or something with these one day. I have a bunch of the mad-libs already filled out and ready to go, so maybe if I get enough of them painted I could put something together.
In any case, "Personal Demons" opens next Saturday, May 12th at Rothick Art Haus. Hope to see you all there!
Apologies as always for my less than punctual posting habits. I've broken my self imposed silence to give everyone a heads up about some upcoming awesomeness.
Saturday, May 12th marks the opening of "Personal Demons" my upcoming featured show at Rothick Art Haus as a part of next month's Anaheim Art Crawl. I'll be exhibiting a bunch of new work alongside some other amazing talents including: Jophen Stein, Michael White, Mike Mass, David Eichenburger, and JOKA.
The show's still a few weeks away, so for now check out a preview of some of the paintings I'll have on display:
"A Safe Place"
"Learn to Let Go"
"Smile, Smile, Smile"
Rothick puts on an amazing show, so if you're in going to be in the Anaheim area I strongly suggest you drop by. Plus I'll have buttons. Shiny, shiny buttons.