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Scott Bakal
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Red Fish | 18"x24" | Acrylic and Ink

One (1): I was asked to create a piece for the Member's Show at the Society of Illustrators to be used for the Call For Entries and promotion and the original will be at the exhibit.  It is an honor for me to be asked to do this piece for the Society.  Thank you Jeff Fisher and Stephen Gardner past and current chairs for asking me to do this.

As a personal bonus, this painting above and my 'Tea Baggers' pieces were accepted into this year's Annual.  Thanks to all the judges!
"Paint It Red"
The 21st Annual Member's Exhibition
December 1st-30th, 2010
RECEPTION: December 3rd. 2010 - 6:30PM - FREE

"Red is the color of passion, love, lust and beauty as well as violence and war. From painting on cave walls to the realms of the digital world, red has always been the most communicative color. One need only walk through the [red] doors at the Society itself to see how highly it is regarded."
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Two (2): To add, the new American Illustration book will contain one of my spaceship/alien pieces from the Arrival Series.  It is pretty exciting personally to be accepted into this annual because I enjoy the quirky nature of the art showcased in the book and happy to be part of it.

The AI Party was a great time as it usually is.  I got to hang out with the gang, meet some new people and get a couple of dollops of NYC back in my blood....and a 2.5 inch thick filet mignon on one of those nights.  Whoa!
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Three (3): This is a small series I did for the PIN4 (Power in Numbers) show this year at the Nucleus Gallery.  I like doing some of these group shows because it allows me to open up and play around a bit more with media and ideas rolling around in my head.  I've been working/experimenting with some monotype techniques and decided to use them here and step into using oil based paints which is something I haven't done in about 10 years.

...and one of the other reasons why I've done this show the last couple of years is to help raise money for the American Red Cross.  Make fun art and feel good about it too!
Burned #1 (The Moment) | Mixed on Canvas | 5x7
Burned #2 (Death) | Mixed on Canvas | 5x7
Choked | Mixed on Canvas | 5x7
Broken | Mixed on Canvas | 5x7
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There's been a lot going on lately so I thought I would do a collected post of a couple of recent things that's happening.  The title for this post popped in my head because of the three sections and immediately I thought about The Breeders.  Any fans out there should know what I am talking about but if you haven't heard of them, I thought I'd drop in a tune of theirs for your amusement and enjoyment.  One of my favorite songs from them.

Thanks for reading!

 

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