Sunday, December 6, 2009

Thursday, December 10th...if you're going to be in West Seattle...Check this out!

lit: art on matchboxes

Opening reception 6pm - 9pm, during the West Seattle Art Walk.

Twilight Artist Collective 4306 SW Alaska St. Seattle, WA 98116 (206)933-2444

Featuring: Douglas Alvarez, Catherine Brooks, Ryan Myers, John Osgood, Jessica McCourt, Patrick Cooper Harada, Moxie, Epjey Pacheco, Bjorn Calleja, Anthony Ausgang, Don Wesley, Daniel Fleres, EGO, Eric Osborne ...and many more!
curated by Jenna Colby


Thursday, November 19, 2009

Friday, December 11th 2009

A Full Tilt Holiday Mega Group Art Showcase! Featuring affordable works by the likes of:
179, Augie Pagan, Aya Sato, Bryan Kachel, Carl Faulkner, Chad Ronilo, Chris Sheridan, Coach,
Cris Cook, Duffy, Ego, Hera, J.Edward Raftery, Jacob McCallum, Jeff Taylor, Jeremy Gregory, Joe Vollan, Joey Nix, Jon Osgood, JoseRodriguez III,Killah Kate, Kinoko, Mat Savage,
Nick Beery, NKO, No Touching Ground, Papermarbles, Parskid, Little Jen, Robert Hargrave,
Sly Cooley, Sohaila Adela, Solace, Soopa-J-Delux, Stacey Rozich, Todd Lown, Weirdo, Zelot,
Matt Beacham, Court Hoffman, Redd Walitzki and more...

Opening reception Friday Dec. 11th 6 - 10pm
Greenwood Collective 8537 Greenwood Ave. N. Seattle, WA 98103

Thursday, November 12, 2009


In addition to the ASTATINE show at Halogen gallery, in Seattle's Belltown neighborhood...there's also the URBAN PRESENCE show at BHERD studios gallery at the GREENWOOD COLLECTIVE. (If you happen to be in North Seattle).

Bherd Studios Gallery
8537 Greenwood Ave N | Suite 1
Seattle, WA 98103
p: 206.234.8348

Opening reception: Friday 11/13 6-9pm
Regular Gallery Hours: Wed - Fri from 12-6pm & by appointment

Monday, October 12, 2009

Aw it time to start listing Holiday shows already?!

Coming soon...

Halogen gallery's end of the year group show
2316 2nd Ave, Seattle, WA 98121
November 13th - December 18th
Opening reception Friday November 13th, 6:00PM - 10:00PM

An end of the year, salon-style group show featuring a mixture of new artists and some of our old favorites with an emphasis on gift-friendly pricing.

Astatine, last of the halogens on the periodic table, is a radioactive chemical element with the symbol At and atomic number 85. It is the heaviest of the discovered halogens. Astatine is currently the rarest naturally-occurring element, with less than an ounce contained in the entire Earth's crust.

For more info, go to

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Mourning Market

Seattle's darkest art and craft show...

I will have prints, and some small original works for sale at this creepy, and cool event.
For more info, go to

Come check it out. Take a little somethin' home with you, or just stop by and say Howdy.

Friday, October 2, 2009


To everyone who came out last night for the opening reception of my show, many thanks, it was great to see everyone. To all that bought something from the even bigger thanks.
If you couldn't make it out for the opening, have no fear, the show runs through the end of the month . . . and if you can't physically make it to the gallery, you can check it out online at

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Thursday, October 1st...

...less than one week until the opening of the "Light in the Darkness" show at FlatColor gallery.
Come see what I've been up to for the past couple of months...
The opening reception is Thursday, Oct. 1st from 5pm - 9pm. The show runs through the end of the month.
For more info, and to check out other cool stuff, head over to- and

Hope to see you there!

Thursday, September 17, 2009


Drum of the Draw - Friday September 25th 5-9pm

Flatcolor will be hosting Drum of the Draw again this month on Septemper 25th.
This live drawing event will feature the talents of local artists:

Joe Vollan
Amy Huddleston
Robert Hardgrave

All drawings from the event will be available for sale as they are completed!

When: Friday, September 25th, 2009 5-9pm
Where: Flatcolor Gallery, 528 First Ave. S. Seattle WA 98104, (206) 390-6537

For more info and pictures of the last event, Join the Drum of the Draw Facebook Group

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

On the Horizon...


Travis Louie and I...

This is a photo taken by Kirsten at the opening of Travis Louie's "Portrait of the Artist as a Young Monster" show at Roq La Rue. He is not just a great painter...he also has some of the best penmanship I've ever seen.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Seattle's City Hostel Art Collective...

I was lucky enough to know some people who know some people that included me in a very epic, cool art project in Seattle' s Belltown neighborhood.

Belltown’s City Hostel Seattle Hosts:
“Let There Be Art!”

Opening Night Reception:
Friday August 14, 2009
from 5-9pm

LET THERE BE ART!: 47 of Seattle’s Finest Artists

OPENING RECEPTION on 2nd Friday Art Walk- August 14, 2009

Time: 5pm – 9pm
Ages: All Ages Encouraged!
Cost: Free
Live Music and Refreshments will be provided.
Gallery/Lobby: “Group Show” will be hanging from 8/14/09 – 9/16/09

City Hostel Seattle “Let There Be Art!” Hosts 47 Local Artists during Belltown’s Art Walk on Aug.14 2009.

City Hostel Seattle a new Hostel, in Seattle’s vibrant Belltown neighborhood , is featuring 47 Seattle Artists that will paint a wall mural in each room to showcase Seattle’s talented artists . The grand opening will be on Belltown’s Second Friday Artwalk August 14, 6pm-9pm, open and free to the public.

“LET THERE BE ART!” Is a project to give a collective voice to the Seattle artists whose talent is all too often unseen and unheard. City Hostel Seattle will be a platform for local Seattle artists to been seen on a local and international scale.

This will be a fun evening summer event on August 14th, 2009. For more information, please contact: Jen Vertz, Curator at

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There is just way more information on this project than I feel like writing about here, so just follow the links to people who like writing about stuff. . .

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Summer Update...

...Just checking in to let everyone know what's what, and like that.
I'm pretty much just enjoying the Summer and painting for the October show...which, by the way, I've come up with a name for... " Light in the Darkness".
I know, it sounds pretty cliche'...but it actually refers (at least partially...) to the color palette I'll be using.
More to come.
I think I'm going to have some work in a show in August too... as a part of the festivities surrounding the Seattle Tattoo Convention.
More on all of this, and everything else going on, soon.
I'll, very likely, be posting some preview pics in the not-so-distant future.
I hope everyone is enjoying the Summer-time!
That's all for now...

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Wall To Wall (an extremely affordable art show...)

A group show featuring the works of Solace, Ego, Angel 179, Weirdo...and more!
June 12th 6-9pm
8537 Greenwood Ave. N. Suite 1
...also check out

Saturday, May 16, 2009

All of my stuff from the "Marinade 2 Perfection" group show is now up in my DeviantArt gallery. Go have a look. (keep in mind, this is not the usual Ego-style most of you are familiar is intentionally VERY tattoo style. Ink and Sloppy Watercolor on paper.)

More on my October show at Seattle's new FLATCOLOR GALLERY to come also...

Thursday, April 30, 2009

What's next?

Marinade to Perfection
A collection of contemporary Seattle Urban Artists

Featuring works by:

This show highlights 4 Seattle Urban Artists . Contributing themes include tattoo designs, toy and plush designs, traditional technique and cultural appropriation. Although the artists share a similar theme of taking urban subject matter and creating tantalizing images ; each artist has developed their unique style through very different backgrounds. From formal education, self taught know how and research, they each wield the power and understanding of their developed techniques to bring you this show. With this in mind, this exhibition just goes to show that you can't front on style!

M. Rosetta Hunter Art Gallery
Seattle Central Community College
1701 Broadway #BE2116

Artist Reception
May 6th 5-7pm
Show runs
May 5 through May 28

Gallery Hours:
9:30 am to 3:30 PM, Monday through Friday
Evenings: 5-7 PM on Tuesdays and Wednesdays

206-344-4379 /

(After this show I will be taking some much needed time off to develop some new ideas and work on my next show, which will be at the new FLATCOLOR GALLERY in Seattle's Pioneer Square, in October 2009. More on that in the weeks to come... stay tuned!)


Friday, April 24, 2009

"Burgeoning Heliotrope" Weirdo & Ego show Review

Well, it's in the world can see more images from the show in my DeviantArt gallery, or contact the gallery for purchase info...

Thursday, April 9, 2009

The Bane of Eternia...(Evo-Fest II Preview)

The Bane of Eternia 16 x 20 mixed mediums (mostly acrylic) on panel
(photo by Jen Vertz)

courtesy of all copyright holders :)

BURGEONING HELIOTROPE: The Art of Ego and Weirdo

Opening Ceremony
April 16th, 2009
7:00 – 11:00 p.m.

Ronin Gallery
1924 Echo Park Ave
Los Angeles CA 90026

the RONIN.GALLERY is proud to present our first 2 man show with Weirdo and Ego Thursday April 16th! Burgeoning Heliotrope is sure to be an amazing show with the amount of talent these two artists have! Both artists will be flying down from Seattle to transform our gallery and show us their new works! Please come meet the artists and join us for a night of art, drinks and laughs! Ego is a Seattle based artist with a flair for slightly dark, whimsical creepiness, influenced by the macabre sides of tattoo culture, street art, and underground fine art. His work has been featured in galleries across North America, and published in many various media... and worn on the skin of his tattoo clients.

Adhering to the confines of classification, one might see Weirdo’s work in the light of pop surrealism or lowbrow if you must. Using oils in an organic painterly fashion, Weirdo devises worlds beyond comprehension. He melds imagery native to his northwest inhabitance and couples it with a highly graphic sense of rhythm and flow. Add to this the ever present life force represented by his “Orgns”, his love for digital embellishments, and then you get a small glimpse of the havens Weirdo marinates in. In the infinite pursuit of greatness, Weirdo extends his talents into the realms of large-scale murals, custom vinyl toys, as well as graphic and product design.

Nationally acclaimed artists, residing in Seattle, both will be at the Opening Reception for their show "
Burgeoning Heliotrope" on April 16, 2009. For more information, please contact: Contact for the artists directly is as follows. EGO: or email WEIRDO: or email

Monday, March 2, 2009

Sic Transit Gloria Mundi...

So, here's my submission for the "This is the end" art show at the Alternative Cafe Gallery 3/6/09 - 4/13/09.
16 x 20
Acrylic on panel

The show looks sooo good, such a great line-up of artists.
I'm honored to be included.

(See poster below...)