Saturday, June 30, 2007


Join an eclectic mix of 18 emerging and established artists from the DC area, as well as The Lobsterboy Revue for Art in Heat! Opening night festivities are June 30, 7pm, at the Warehouse and will run late into the hot summer night. Lobsterboy will be on hand at 8pm and 11pm with his “Tiki Party from Hell.” DJ Adam will be keeping the party going in the upstairs gallery.

The selected artists represent the best of DC’s Outsider, Lowbrow, and Pop Surrealist artists. They’re notable for creating work that’s fun, twisted, sexy, and just plain wrong. Featuring: Ed Bisese, Chris Bishop, Scott G. Brooks, Lisa Brotman, Anna U. Davis, Jared Davis(yours truly), Alan Defibaugh, Margaret Dowell, Dana Ellyn, Gregory Ferrand, Linas Garsys, Laurel Hausler, Candace Keegan, John Lancaster, Emily Greene Liddle, Albert Schweitzer, Matt Sesow, and Ben Tolman.

On Saturday, July 7th, join us again for “A Very Special Dr. Sketchy’s Anti-Art School.” Bring your sketchpad and twisted little mind for an evening of art and burlesque.

Art in Heat will unofficially kick-off this year’s second annual Capital Fringe, which opens July 19th along the 7th Street corridor. The Warehouse is a popular venue and meeting place for Fringe, and Art in Heat is the perfect appetizer.

Visit for more information and to see selected pieces from the exhibit. A complete gallery of the work will be online by June 29th.

Art in Heat
June 30 – July 30, 2007

Opening Reception
Saturday, June 30; 7pm–11pm

The Lobsterboy Revue presents “Tiki Party from Hell”
Starring Swami Yomahmi, Sugar Ann Spice, L’il Dutch, Bambi Galore, and many more.
Saturday, June 30; 2 shows, 8 pm & 11pm
Tickets: $12 available only at the door

A Very Special Dr. Sketchy’s Anti-Art School
Hosted by Elvis "the Red King" (yours truly again) and featuring Bambi Galore, and Lil Dutch.
Saturday, July 7; in two sessions, Act I: 7pm-9pm, Act II: 9:30pm-11:30pm
Tickets: $8 for each session or $10 for both – limited seating – tickets will be available online.

Warehouse Arts Complex
1021 7th St NW
Washington, DC 20001

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Hukilau is History, here comes Art In Heat!

So I am really sorry about not getting more posts in before Hukilau, but it really was a rough time. I am glad to report that Kate's foot is on the mend, our bathroom is done, I sold lots at Hukilau, and I am ready and refreshed for Art in Heat!

So I'll just jump into the slide show of the trip:This is Mark and Amy's Airstream, which graciously hauled my stuff down to hukilau...its a pretty sweet ride, pictured here at "south of the border" (see the sombrero observation deck in the background?)
This is a photo of the booth. Its more impressive in the flesh, but we didn't get any complaints. I had three category of things for sale, Paintings, Screenprints, and MR TIKIHEADs. (I guess I can let the cat out of the bag now about MR. TIKIHEAD...its a magnet set that is like Mr. Potatohead, because you can move the features around and create your own tikis. They made their debut at Hukilau, but I hope to have them for sale soon at
If you want one now, you can always contact me directly @ (they'll only set you back $10...What a bargain!)

Our booth was set up directly across from the esteemed witchdoctor Dr. CARDOO. He helped cure KT's foot (he said something about her foot being "good stock for soup", whatever that means...He's available for parties, oddly enough here)We were also set up next to a couple who go throughout Polynesia and get the "real deal" tikis...I had to have this one:I don't know what to call him, but he will find a place of honor in our house! (I still need to call them to ask about the provenance, but I believe he is from New Guinea...)

There were so many great things that happened at Hukilau, I can't really expound on them all here, so I will just sum it up by saying that we will be making the trek next year!

So now that Hukilau is behind me, its time to start working on Art in Heat! Here's just a taste of the upcoming scenery for the Lobsterboy show on opening night!I'll have progress reports this time next week, to let you know all about Art in Heat, Palace of Wonders, Joseph, and my debut at Dr. Sketchy's as "the Red King"...