This is the first year that my new place of employment, D & J Blueline, is going to be a venue/event in the East Austin Studio Tour! This is my third year being a part of E.A.S.T., I’d taken part in E.A.S.T. 2009 and 2010. For those of you who do not know, D & J Blueline is a print shop on 1000 E. 7th St., Austin, TX, that specializes in printing bluelines and blacklines for architects, vellums for silkscreen artists, and high quality reproduction giclee’ prints for artists. We will feature several artists selling their work; Pat Taylor, Chris Chappell, Darren Minke, Teresa Avini, Rebecca Byrd Bretz, L. Marie Rockey, Clint Wilson, Jonathan Hubbell, and myself. Henry Gonzales from the South Austin Popular Culture Center will be hanging out telling his crazy stories (dude was there when Stevie Ray Vaughan died) and working on a mural he’s been doing for us. Chris Chappell and a friend of his will be setting up easels out front and painting live.
For those of you unfamiliar with E.A.S.T., here is a link to their site: http://www.eastaustinstudiotour.com/
We are going to be site E12 and our ad in the catalog is on page 357. They used one of my prints for the picture for our site! huzzah! I’m published. Its my print with the snail, entitled “Nomadic Intent” (Crispin Glover owns an original print of it!).
E.A.S.T. has gotten huge here in Austin, when it first started it only had 35 artist studios and now it includes well over 200 artists and 150 studios and galleries.