Tag Archives: 75th Annual Wabash Valley Exhibition

Elvis has left the building!


Vegas Elvis 1977 in Swope Art Museum

Vegas Elvis 1977 has left the building.

His next show is a fundraiser for Swope Art Museum in Terre Haute, Indiana.

Vegas Elvis 1977 was honored in 2019 to appear at the Swope’s 75th Annual Wabash Valley Exhibition and now it’s his turn to give back.
I have donated this photography-based abstraction for a silent auction on May 3 during Swope Art Museum’s annual Marilyn Pendergast Spring Dinner and Fundraiser in the Country Club of Terre Haute in Allendale.
Each year, the dinner honors someone involved with the Swope for their contributions. Each year, proceeds from the silent auction help fund the upcoming annual exhibition.
Leading up to the fundraiser all donated original works of art will be on display in windows at the Swope, 25 S. Seventh Street.
In addition to the Swope, Vegas Elvis 1977 had shows in Arts Illiana Gallery and The Gallery at Clabber Girl Museum. May 3 will be his fifth and final public appearance in Terre Haute . He will then be added to a Swope patron’s private collection.
What an honor!

‘Vegas Elvis 1977’ selected for 75th Annual Wabash Valley Exhibition in Swope Art Museum


Vegas Elvis 1977 in Swope Art Museum

I am excited to announce that one of my photography-based digital abstractions, “Vegas Elvis 1977,”  will be on display with exceptional artwork by very accomplished artists selected for the 75th Annual Wabash Valley Exhibition in the Sheldon Swope Art Museum at Terre Haute, Indiana.

Tribune-Star ‘BASH Entertainment Guide Cover Page (second column from right, second image down)

The exhibition opens Sept. 6 with award announcements on the third floor and a reception on the second floor of the Swope at 25 S. Seventh St. The exhibition  runs through Oct. 20.

From nearly 470 entries submitted by 165 artists,  juror David Butler selected a variety of styles and media, choosing 57 works by 45 artists.  Butler is  former director of the Swope Art Museum (1995-2000) and current Executive Director of the Knoxville Museum of Art.

Tribune-Star ‘BASH Entertainment Guide Cover Story

“Vegas Elvis 1977” is a dye sublimation print on aluminum, floated off black acrylic. This same abstraction was one of 35 entries selected this spring for the “Anything Goes” regional juried exhibition in Arts Illiana Gallery in Terre Haute.