In the middle of navigating a jam-packed fall event season and wrapping up work on Book III, I have some art updates to share!
Prints Now Available at the Rising Phoenix Gallery
I’m pleased to announce that for the first time, my art prints are available for purchase at a brick-and-mortar gallery location.
Until now, my prints have been exclusive to events and special orders. But earlier this week, I made a special delivery to the Rising Phoenix Gallery in Michigan City, Indiana. Canvas prints and matted prints of my most popular art pieces are now for sale at the gallery!
These prints include:
The gallery is also stocked with autographed copies of A Fallen Hero and Phantom’s Mask from my award-winning Chronicles of Avilésor: War of the Realms fantasy series. If you’ve been meaning to pick up a copy and haven’t caught me at an event, you can snag one here!
Other local/regional locations carrying autographed copies of the books:
Lubeznik Center for the Arts | Michigan City, IN
Co-Op Shoppes on State Street | La Porte, IN
HotSpot Café | La Porte, IN
Bennett’s Uptowne Shoppes | La Porte, IN
Wolf Hollow Gift Shoppe | Rockford, IL
Indy Reads Books | Indianapolis, IN
I can also ship autographed copies if you would like to order directly from me rather than purchasing from an online merchant (in which case, the book would not be autographed). The shipping fee is $5 for media mail.
Upcoming Art Exhibit: “Out of the Shadows”
I’m pleased to announce that some of my artwork will be on display for the gallery’s upcoming exhibit titled “Out of the Shadows.”
The exhibit will run from September 30th to October 22nd, 2022. I’ll be joining other featured artists from the area on Friday, September 30th for an artist’s reception at the Rising Phoenix Gallery from 5pm to 7pm. If you’re local, I’d love to see you there!
New Product Debut: Glass Cutting Boards
In other news (as if I hadn’t been busy enough already), new products just arrived in time for holiday events!
Earlier this year, I introduced my art prints as puzzles at events, and they were a big hit! Now, I’m also featuring some of my art prints and photographs on glass cutting boards.
The boards measure 11×8 with textured glass across the top of the art print. Although they are technically dishwasher-safe, handwashing is recommended. Plastic feet are included and can be attached if desired.
At this time, while I’m doing this test run to gauge product reception, the glass cutting boards are event-exclusive. You will not find them at the gallery or any stores. However, you can place a special order through me if there’s a print you love and want as a cutting board.
If you’re interested in any kind of special order, whether it’s a cutting board, puzzle, canvas, matted print, or other medium, please contact me on social media or fill out the contact form here on my website.
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I'm an award-winning fantasy author, artist, and photographer from La Porte, Indiana. My poetry, short fiction, and memoir works have been featured in various anthologies and journals since 2005, and several of my poems are available in the Indiana Poetry Archives. The first three novels in my Chronicles of Avilésor: War of the Realms series have received awards from Literary Titan.
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