Busy in the Garden



It’s been a busy summer.


Much to share — but for the moment, here’s a photo of some purple cauliflower from the garden.






Whitefish Review #20 — Hot Off the Press!


Get your copy of Whitefish Review #20—Out of Time.

Featuring art, fiction, nonfiction, photography and poetry from 40+ artists and writers. And including an interview with Jimmy Kimmel and the winner of the $1000 Montana Prize for Fiction.

Great stuff!



Thanks to everyone who entered to win a free copy of my 9th book, Local Control.

The winners’ copies have been sent.


On an important side note — I’m very excited to have started a new job.

I’m likely to slow down my pace of posting for the next while, though I won’t slow down my creative output in the slightest.

Back soon.


Enter to win a free copy of Local Control on Goodreads!


Goodreads Book Giveaway

Local Control by Adam Blue

Local Control

by Adam Blue

Giveaway ends January 31, 2017.

See the giveaway details
at Goodreads.

Enter Giveaway


Hi friends. I’ve created a Goodreads Giveaway where you can win a free copy of my 9th book, Local Control.

The contest begins on 12/28/16 and will be open until 1/31/17.

Click over and enter to win your copy. Fun!

Local Control


Adam Blue Local Control 2016 Election Trump Clinton

I’m delighted to share that my ninth book is now available on amazon.com.


Troubled by the national discontent surrounding the 2016 presidential election, an artist sits outside the polls of a small New Hampshire town and draws portraits of voters as they comment on contemporary life and the state of American democracy.

Combining humor, pathos, and cultural critique, this illustrated fiction paints a picture of the social tensions in rural America during Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaigns: a tipping point in US political history.

Local Control features contributions from thirty artists, writers, musicians, dancers, actors, filmmakers, and business professionals.


Please click here to purchase your copy.

Please click here to read five sample pages from the book.



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!