Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Hey Peeps,
I know it's been awhile since I've let anybody in on what was happening in my funky little life, but I got lost in summer. Lots of camping in Hot Cakes, our 1960 Shasta canned ham style trailer, an all too relaxing trip to Baja; Los Cabos and Todos Santos (wanted to stay there forever), and goofing off with anybody who cared to shirk their responsibilities and go boogie boarding or drink beers with me for the afternoon. What I'm saying here is that I hardly did a thing as far as the art gig is concerned, but those days are over!  I'm back in the studio hardcore and here's what's happening in the coming weeks. xo, Murphy

August 25 & 26 : The West End Festival, Sand City California
This is a fantastic celebration of art, music and food in downtown Sand City on the Monterey Peninsula.  I'll have a booth where I'll be selling my paintings, prints, dolls and other art stuff... so come spend the day!  Saturday 11-5, Sunday 12-5.  
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                                             Nosy Neighbor - mixed media painting 2012

Sept. 7th San Jose Creatives Anniversary Exhibit
Artwork, music and performances from all of our featured creatives.
Opens Friday night 7pm.
Kaleid Gallery
88 S. 4th Street, San Jose CA

San Jose Creatives is a blog that interviews the extremely talented creative community of San Jose. They  feature artists, designers, musicians, makers, art supporters, anyone who lives a creative life. We ask everyone the same 13 questions to gain insight into and find out what makes these individuals unique. We post a new interview every Sunday.  I'm an upcoming featured artist and will be included in this awesome show.
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                  My newest print (in progress), limited edition of 100

September 22 : The Luna Park 5th Annual Chalk Art Festival
Saturday 10-5pm, Backesto Park in San Jose. 
The Luna Park Arts Foundation is hosting the 5th annual Luna Park Chalk Art Festival on September 22nd at Backesto Park in San Jose. Sign up to become an artist, vendor, volunteer or sponsor. Featured artists this year will include Lacey Bryant, Michael Foley, Paul J. Gonzalez, Wayne and Cheryl Renshaw, Murphy Adams, Carolina Chavez, and Katrina Marie Loera plus many, many more. Musical guests will include Cuatro Con Tres, Ukelele Jams, and some other surprise artists TBD. The festival will also have some of the best food trucks around. I'll also have a booth selling original work & prints.  This is a super fun event! Any suggestions as to what I might draw?  Below is my drawing from last year! 
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Hope to see some of you out there. Let me know if you have any questions!  Don't forget there's new stuff in my etsy store all the time http://www.etsy.com/shop/MurphyAdamsStudio and there's currently work at Kaleid Gallery in San Jose, Studio Gallery in San Francisco, & Psycho Donuts, Campbell.

Peace, Murph
PS:  I have a new email address (dang hackers!) to contact me murphyadamsstudio@gmail.com