Category Archives: Mesa Arts Center Store

April + May + Covid-19 = Shop Changes

I’m certain that this blogs title isn’t a shocking revelation to anyone, this pandemic has changed us and the world we live in tremendously.  If you too are an artistic type you’re probably somewhat accustomed to working in isolation but … Continue reading

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Fun with Chisels and a Stanley 271 Router Plane

In my last blog I went thought the process of making a small, dovetailed box from Red Oak and Chechem — some small pieces of wood from my shop.  I’ve never had a large supply of wood on hand and … Continue reading

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Mesa Art Center Demonstration 12-7-2019

Part of being a juried artist with the Mesa Art Center Co-op is the requirement to give demonstrations during the time the store is open.  These are usually monthly and last 3-4 hours depending on the schedule.  On this particular … Continue reading

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Chickering & Sons Piano Box

Quite some time ago, a friend contacted me and asked whether or not I’d be interested in a piano that had been in their family for a long time but was now relegated to the garage.  I had visions of … Continue reading

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October was an Exciting Month!

Gallery Representation This is the most exciting thing to happen in October for sure, this is the first gallery to represent me since our move to Phoenix.  The timing was just right, I approached the owner of the gallery; Phillip … Continue reading

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Mesa Art Center Co-Op

I am really happy to say that I am now officially a member of the artists co-op of the Mesa Arts Center.  I’ve mentioned (lamented?) several times over the past few months that the jurying in process was underway but … Continue reading

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