A Very Busy Autumn



Everything is going 1001 directions at the moment, so I’ve been slack with my posts.

The great news is that big changes are on the way and I’m getting close with my ninth book project!

In the meantime, here’s a photo of a pretty tree.

More to come…


Complete Hoot Award!



I’m flattered to share that AVA Gallery and Art Center’s Adult Education Program was honored with the 2016 Owl Award for Best Adult Art Curricula.

(I serve as AVA’s Education Director.)

Thanks to the Complete Hoot and to everyone in the Upper Valley who has participated in the program. We do it for you!


Call for Entries: Whitefish Review #20




Artists, Writers, Poets and Photographers—October 1 is the deadline to submit your work for consideration for the Whitefish Review’s 20th (!!!) Issue.

We have an interview with Jimmy Kimmel lined up, a new humor category, and the 2016 $1000 Montana Prize for Fiction.

Click here for complete information about how to get involved.



AVA and Valley News Public Art Project



Still feeling so proud to have been part of this project.


AVA and the Valley News Public Art


The Valley News and AVA Gallery and Art Center invite you and your family to color, cut out, play with, share and enjoy prints made by local artists that will be published in a large spread in the newspaper.

The collaboration is part of an ongoing effort by AVA to put art directly in the hands of Upper Valley residents — on grocery bags, on pizza boxes, on buses, and now, in the Valley News. Pick up your copy on Saturday, Sept. 10, 2016.

And please share how you used the prints in your own art! Tag @vnewsuv (Instagram and Twitter) and @avagallery_org (Instagram and Twitter) with the photos of your work, with hashtags #vnewsuv and #avagalleryandartcenter. You can also tag us on Facebook, too: Valley News and AVA Gallery and Art Center.

Click here to learn more.


I’m very proud to have been part of this project!






Sunday Soup — Sunday, August 7, 3pm



Please join Randall Szott and me for another entertaining afternoon of fine food, great company, and a local micro-grant arts program.

AVA Gallery and Art Center

Sunday, August 7, 3pm

Good times!



Whitefish Review #19 — CHANGE


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I’m delighted to share that Whitefish Review #19 — CHANGE, edited by Cristina Eisenberg, is now out!

This issue features one of the final interviews that Jim Harrison gave, a selection of prominent thinkers writing about his literary legacy, as well as original art, fiction, non-fiction, photography, and poetry from an international collection 40 artists and writers!

Please click her to buy your copy.


Visit to the Hall Art Foundation


Hall Foundation


Between working hard on my 9th book and laboring dawn and dusk to get this year’s garden in the ground, I will likely slow down on posting artwork for a few weeks.

That stated, I recently had the good fortune to visit the Hall Art Foundation in Reading, VT.

The above image was taken in one of their gallery-refinished interiors of one of their traditional New England barns. It’s a very interesting site—old, rural architecture on the outside; international art-space white on the inside. Seeing the exposed beams completely whited-out was a curious experience. Of course, the art on display was really nice, too.




Sunday Soup at AVA



I’m looking forward to spending more time with Randall Szott in the coming weeks and months. He proposed starting a quarterly Sunday Soup program at AVA Gallery and Art Center, and I can’t wait to be part of the process..

Sunday Soup is a community-based food and arts granting experience.

The first gathering is scheduled for Sunday, May 1 at 3pm, at AVA.

Here’s how Sunday Soup was described in the April 28, 2016 Valley News:

Sunday Soup Valley News 4-28-16

Please click here for complete details.


The Road to Arrowhead


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I’m excited to share that my eighth book is now available on amazon.com.

Here’s the blurb:

The author flirts with darkness, inside and out, when an online order arrives haunted by yesterday’s horrors. This genre-bending book features 19 original artworks and a 3,000-word story to frame them.

Click here to learn more and see three sample images.

Click here to order your copy!!


Thank you – I hope you like it.