Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Artwork from PDA Show Being Auctioned to benefit the Utah Pride Center

"Untitled" by Tory Wright (NC), 2010, cut paper collage, 11" x 8 1/2", starting bid price $25.00

"May I See You Home My Dear", 2009, by Mathew Hamon (WA). $25.00. 24" x 18", hand colored silkscreen on paper. starting bid price $25.00

"First Kiss" by Jennifer Combe (WA), 2010, book parts on canvas, 24" x 18" starting bid price $25.00

"Untitled (PDA#2)" by Paul Valadez (TX), 2009, oil on canvas. starting bid price $25.00

"Hope Springs Eternal (Gay is Good)" by Paul Evans (CA), 2010. Mixed media on paper, framed, 15" x 12". starting bid price $25.00

"Legally Tender" by Adriane Herman (ME), 2010. Offset lithography (printed stamps), 8" x 8", starting bid price $30.00

"The Law is for the Protection of the People" by Nick Davis (AL), 2009, acrylic on wood,

12" x 7", starting bid price $25.00

"Kissing Bobbies" (from the series mark making England, 2005) by Lewis Cranston (UT) digital print, 12" x 18", starting bid price $25.00

"Clean" by Kimya Dawson (WA), 2010, mixed media, 11" x 9 1/2", starting bid price $25.00

"Underground Heart" by Davina Pallone, 2010, oil on panel, 8" x 8", starting bid price $25.00

1. If you are interested in bidding on an artwork simply email me, Laura Sharp Wilson @ sharplaura@mindspring.com and your email address will be put on the auction update list, you will automatically updated on the lastest bid prices every couple of days or when prices change.

2. All bids will be accepted until Tuesday April 20.

3. 90% of all proceeds will go directly to The Utah Pride Center, http://www.utahpridecenter.org/ which offers support, services and activities for Utah's LGBT community.

4. Artwork can be picked up in Salt Lake City for local buyers, for those out of town work can be easily shipped at a reasonable cost.

5. For more information please contact Laura Sharp Wilson, sharplaura@mindspring.com or 360 349-6973.

Monday, March 8, 2010

PDA art by Anthony Ithuralde on the cover of Q Salt Lake

Sunday, March 7, 2010

The PDA Show at Alchemy Coffee

Anthony Ithuralde, Lauren Gibbes and Jason Weatherspoon

elin o'hara slavick, Paul Evans, Paul Valadez

Alena Ivanhnenko

Jennifer Singleton

Trent Call

Barbie Brady

Saturday, March 6, 2010

The PDA Show at Ken Sanders Rare Books

"Be Mine" a Valentine for Lawrence King, by Laura Sharp Wilson in collaboration with photos and pencils by Nestor Armando Gil

Re-prints of photos documenting an installation by Nestor Armando Gil entitled "LK", an homage to Lawrence King a young teen murdered by a classmate for being gay in 2008.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

installation of PDA Show at NoBrow Coffee

Chris Swainston, Josh Abelow, Russel Daniels, sculpture in front by Suzanne Simpson and Jim Frazer
Karen Heagle, Brian Taylor, Adriane Herman, Shaw Osha

Adriane Herman, Sri Whipple, Michael Lease, Amber Heaton, lennyBruce Lee, Russel Daniels

Lewis Crawford, Judith Bauman, Renee' Lawter, Timothy D. Bellavia, Steve Sewell, Barbie Brady, Lorena Endara, Matt Hamon, Tory Wright, Bill Thelen, Larry Krone, Kimya Dawson, Davina Pallone, Kris Biles, Karen Heagle, Christopher Wawrinofsky, Shaw Osha

Cara Despain

Anthony Ithuralde

from top: Laura Gillen, Page Darrow, Irene Stapleford, Carl Smith

Sunday, February 28, 2010

more opening nite images of the PDA Show at NoBrow Coffee February 19, 2010.........
PDA make-up

PDA make-up, poetry and art at NoBrow

Emma and Healey sell shirts at PDA

Lindsey Frei, PDA Kissing Booth artist

Saturday, February 27, 2010

The Cyber Sluts, Sister Dottie S. Dixon and Valerie from the Utah Pride Center

Laura Sharp Wilson and Sister Dottie

Laura's sister, Elizabeth gets a kiss!

Big Smooch from the Kissing Booth

A Sister Dottie kiss at the Kissing Booth

Sister Dottie S. Dixon in the Kissing Booth at Kayo Gallery for Gallery Stroll Feb. 19, 2010

a mystery artist did several installation of PDA kewpie dolls at various locations downtown, the above are infront of MisC and Ken Sanders Rare Books.

Monday, February 15, 2010

The PDA Show opens Friday February 19 from 6 to 9pm for Gallery Stroll in Salt Lake City, Utah. With work by over 50 artists exhibited at 4 venues:

NoBrow Coffee @ 315 E. 300 S. www.nobrowcoffee.com

Ken Sanders Rare Books @ 268 S. 200 E. www.kensandersrarebooks.com

The Utah Pride Center, Marmalade Cafe @ 361 N. 300 W.

Alchemy Coffee @ 390n E. 1700 S. www.alchemycoffee.com

there will be a Kissing Booth installation at Kayo Gallery @ 177 E. 300 S. www.kayogallery.com with "kissers" Sister Dottie S. Dixon sisterdottie.com, Band of Annuals bandofannuals.com, members of the Wasatch Roller Derby, www.wasatchrollerderby.com and other surprise guests. "Kissers" are selling kisses by donation as a fundraiser for the Utah Pride Center.

Also for Gallery Stroll there will be an evening of performance from 7 to 9pm at NoBrow Coffee, 315 E. 300 S., featuring a film and performance by Lisa DeFrance and Steve Creson, poetry reading by Andy Hoffman, Joel Long and Mike McLane, and a performance by singer songwriter Eliza Shearon. PDA paraphernalia will also be on sale.

for more information please contact Laura Sharp Wilson @ (360) 349-6973 or sharplaura@mindspring.com

Sunday, February 14, 2010

"Only Have Eyes for You", 2010 by L.A. artist Kim Tucker

"Untitled", 2010 by New York artists Lauren Gibbes and Jason Weatherspoon

"Promoting Discriminatory Agendas" 2010 by Brian Taylor
Taylor is a member of the Copper Palate Press a printmaking collective in Salt Lake City

"Clean", 2010 by Kimya Dawson. http://www.kimyadawson.com/
cut paper collage by North Carolina artist Tory Wright, www.torywright.com
"Untitled study" by New York artist Karen Heagle
Heagle has shown her paintings extensively over the past few years, to see more go to
I-20 Gallery, www.i-20.com

"It Was a Kiss", 2009. by Salt Lake City artist Walter Wilcox

images of "LK" an installation by Nestor Armando Gil. This piece is an ode to Lawrence King, an openly gay middle school student in California who was murdered by a fellow classmate. Gil is currently a professor at Bowdoin College. Large scale digital images of the "LK" installation will hang at Ken Sanders Rare Books, along with "LK" pencils, for "The PDA Show". For more information about Lawrence King: www.rememberinglawrence.org

Saturday, February 13, 2010

"Untitled (Richmond Reading Blues #1), 2010 by Michael Lease.
Lease is interested in the idea of the obituary as a "public display of affection". This image is from a series entitled "Reading Blues" where the artist has clipped obituary images of African American men from his hometown of Richmond, VA. He enlarges the photographs emphasizing the beauty of the newspaper's half-tone printing process. Lease states "I cannot undervalue the opportunity that the daily perusal of the obits affords me. In their pages, I have the uncommon - and in Richmond, the unlikely - opportunity to look into the eyes of these men and wonder in which ways we are the same. www.michaellease.com

"The Difference Between You and I.......", 2010 by Judith Baumann

Thursday, February 11, 2010

"Bad Dogs Hump", 2010 by Salt Lake City artist Denise Strzempek.