Sunday, March 23, 2014

panels in frames exhibit at 505 north, frederick, maryland

Last Friday I attended the opening reception for the "Panels in Frames" exhibit at the 505 North gallery in Frederick, Maryland. It was a well attended exhibit, showcasing a variety of approaches to cartoon and comic book art and illustration.

The gallery, run by artist Kelly Phebus, was cozy yet modern, intimate yet open, serving as an art boutique, gallery and workshop space all at once. Some of Kelly's own beautiful, classically-influenced drawings and sculptures were on display at the space as well.

Thanks to Rafer Roberts, maker of Plastic Farm comics, for getting the word out to folks and hauling people's work (including mine) to the gallery for display. Also, thanks to Martin Graff, creator of The Face Zone series (see below pic) , for helping to organize this show, and to Kelly Phebus for making it all happen. It was a real pleasure meeting some of the artists (all listed on the flyer at the very bottom of the post), as well as visiting guests on opening night. The amount of talent and creativity and skill coming out of the DC/NOVA/MD area is impressive and I was glad to be a part of this show.

Panels in Frames will be on display through April 11, 2014 at 505 North Artiques Gallery and Studio. I highly recommend dropping by, having a look around and supporting some extraordinary local art!