“I’m a Rare Module,” Abandoned Series, Upcoming Shows, New Art, Cats, and more…








Recent Press:

Colleen Blackard, A Rare Module

On a beautiful day in May, my studio was visited by the talented filmmaker Amen Obasuyi of Rare Module. We talked about my artwork, my technique, and plans for the large “Abandoned Series” I’ve now begun. It was then picked up by TheArtsandMusic.com and Major Curators, who made it a GIF!
See the videos and press from our interview.

What was I drawing in the interview?

Watch the time-lapse video
Drawing on Inspiration and see.

The Abandoned Series:

My latest Abandoned Series drawing, Fate is now complete!

See the step-by-step images of its creation.

The “Abandoned Series” focuses on the artist’s experiences of sibling rivalry, heartbreak, and loneliness, expressed on a large scale in various media through the trials of a personified abandoned barn. It is also a haunting reminder of what could happen to our homes and ourselves if we don’t reverse the effects of global warming.

Want to see new drawings in this series sooner? 
Become a Patron 
and help me to complete these more intensive drawings by making a tax-deductible donation through my new fiscal sponsor, Fractured Atlas

Upcoming Shows:


Closing Party for Paper Trail at Van Der Plas Gallery

While I will still be in Austin, you can still see our show in LES before it comes down!

Closing Party: 
Thursday, January 22, 2015
156 Orchard Street
New York, NY 10002
From the article in Arte Fuse: “The winter salon show “Paper trails” at Van Der Plas Gallery explores the use of this material by gallery and guest artists. This exhibition contains over 50 works on paper with different approaches from representational to abstraction…” Read More

Next Week:

Preview Party: Friday, January 30, 2015, 5-8 PM

Benefit Sale: Saturday January 31 –  Sunday February 1, 2015

Luhring Augustine
531 West 24th Street
New York, NY 10011

“Known within the art world as the most exciting and affordable way to add to a collection, Postcards From the Edge offers a unique opportunity for buyers to acquire original, postcard-sized artwork for less than a round of cocktails (give or take a martini). Each artist only signs the back of the work, and their name is revealed after purchased. With the playing field leveled, all participants can take home a piece by an internationally famous artist, or someone new to the art scene. Either way everyone adds a new treasure to their collection, while feeling good about supporting an important cause.”

One of my drawings will be showing, see if you can find it first!

New Drawings:

New and Available Small Series Drawings

New and Available Prismacolor Drawings on 16″x20″ Canvas

Available, Affordable, Adorable Cat Series.

Prints of the series are now available as greeting cards in the online store.

Previous Shows:

Wish on a Winter Wonder Landscape at Gallery 77

“…I dropped off “Wish” a few days early with the curator so it could be included in another holiday event. I was nervous about leaving it at an event I wouldn’t be attending, so I asked some of the participating artists to also watch over it for me.

The next day, we were installing the show at Gallery 77 when my friend the curator told me not to be alarmed, but “Wish” was gone! It appeared to have simply vanished into air in a locked room…” Read More

BFP Creative Holiday Pop-Up Show:

BFP Creative’s holiday art show features works in a variety of mediums from a wide array of artists.

“Eastern Lights” and two other drawings were shown.

Temporary Storage Gallery
119 Ingraham St.
Brooklyn NY

 See pictures from the event here.