5.11.2007. Art in the desert! Windup Gallery in Mesa, AZ presents The Rising: Inaugural Show, running from May 18 to June 16th, 2007

Featuring the work of: Alayan Magnan, Alberto Cerriteno, Andrew Hem, Andrew Pommier, Angie Mason, Arron Jasinski, Ashley Montague, Bailey Saliwanchik, Brandi Milne, Brandon Steen, Brooke Grucella, Caia Koopman, Candy (Megan McMahon), Chris Buzelli, Christopher Bettig, Colin Johnson, Craig La Rotanda, Dan May, Daniel Fleres, Dennis Larkins, Dumperfoo, Eric Joyner, Erik Abel, Ferris Plock, Gus Fink, Holly Wood, James (gaNyan) Garcia, Jarrod Eastman, Jason Asato, Jason D'Aquino, Jesse Reno, Joe Vaux, Joey Remmers, Jon Todd, Josh Hart, Josh Taylor, Joshua Clay, Jospeh Scarano, Justin P Tolentino, Lesley Reppeteaux, Lyle Motley, Mainframe, Mari Inukai, Martin Wittfooth, Matthew Price, Mr Sisson, Niagara, Parskid, Patrick Hruby, Patrick Williams, Paul Chatem, Reuben Rude, Rik Catlow, Ron English, Ryan Bubnis, Ryan Myers, Scott Altman, Shaunna Peterson, Shawn Whisemant, Soopajedelux (jenna Colby), Steven Daily, Tiffany Monk, and Zoso

OPENING RECEPTION: Friday May 18th, 6-10 (Open to the public, FREE)

WHERE: Windup Gallery 126 W Main St. Mesa, AZ 85201 480-610-0003 www.windupgallery.com

More info here.

5.11.2007. Don't miss this! Gallery1988 San Francisco is proud to announce their second show, The Onset opening May 15, 2007.

This show will feature the work of: Derek Albeck, Angry Woebots, Bob Dob, Mark Bodnar, Buff Monster, Scott Campbell, Matt Dangler, Nome Edonna, Ekundayo, ESM-Artificial, Peter Gronquist, Ahren Hertel, Aaron Jasinski, Brian Kesling, Wednesday Kirwan, Travis Lampe, Joe Ledbetter, Dan May, Jeff McMillan, Brandi Milne, Misha, Isaac Pierro, Reuben Rude, KRK Ryden, SEEN, Jason Sho Green, Nathan Stapley, Jophen Stein, Roland Tamayo, Cameron Tiede, Yosuke Ueno, Michelle Valigura, Amanda Visell, Andrew Wilson, and Yoskay Yamamoto.

The opening reception of "The Onset" will take place on Tuesday, May 15th from 7-10PM. The reception is open to all ages and free of charge. This show runs through June 16, 2007. I will be at this opening, hope to see al you bay area folks there!

It's at: Gallery1988 San Francisco 1173 Sutter Street (at Polk) San Francisco, CA 94109 (415) 409-1376

More info here.

4.07.2007. Also opening April 20th is Legends of Style in Boston. They are billing this one as "Boston's Leading Showcase of Street Inspired Art, Music and Fashion". It features local, national and international artists, plus DJs and more...

The info: Legends of Style Friday April 20th Boston Center for the Arts 539 Tremont Street

All the skinny is here.

4.04.2007. On Tuesday, April 17th, is the much anticipated sequel, I AM 8-BIT version 2.007, coming to Gallery 1988 LA. This show features over 100 artists redreaming their favorite video games of the 80's. This promises to be RAD!

See it at: Gallery Nineteen Eighty Eight 7020 Melrose Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90038 323.937.7088

4.03.2007. Friday April 13th, is Picks of the Harvest: Batch IV at Thinkspace Art Gallery in LA. This Gigantic group show features 122 from 21 states and 10 countries, and over 300 works of art. Check 'em all out here.

It's at: Thinkspace Art Gallery, 4210 Santa Monica Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90029 (323) 913-3375

More Picks of the Harvest info here.

4.03.2007. Opening Thusrday, April 12th at Swarm Gallery in Oakland is ARTHEAD. This group exhibition was inspired by the blog of the same name, hosted by Nicole Wintermyer, dedicated to providing viewers with written meaning behind the artwork. Each piece in Swarm Gallerys ARTHEAD exhibition will be accompanied by a short description written by the artist. The Artheads include Beth Bojarski, John Casey, Paul Chatem, Gregory Euclide, Matt Furie, Micah Lebrun, Minchi/Shimizu, Scott Radke, Reuben Rude, Jessica Serran, Martha Sue Harris, Micke Tong, and Derek Weisberg

Here's the vital stats: ARTHEAD | GROUP EXHIBITION March 31-April 27, 2007 Swarm Studios + Gallery 560 Second Street Oakland, CA 94607 Tel/Fax 510/839-2787 (ARTS) info@swarmstudios.net

2.22.2007. Check out the entire Elevation show at Limited Addiction. It's a huge show, but well worth a look. My stuff is on page 6 and 7 of the "current show" section.

2.06.2007. Coming in February is the grand opening of a great new gallery in Denver, CO: Limited Addiction, and their inaugural show 'Elevation'. The opening reception is on February 17th, from 7-11pm, and the show runs from 02.17.07 - 03.31.07. Come and see New, Original Works From:

APAK, Attaboy, Anthony Ausgang, Ana Bagayan, Brian Barneclo, Leia Bell, Robert Bellm, Tim Biskup, Mark Bryan, BUA, Ryan Bubnis, Guy Burwell, Paul Chatem, Sean Christopher, Josh Clay, L. Croskey, Matt Curry, Dalek, Ekundayo, EMEK, Gregory Euclide, Michael R. Everett, Ewik, Natalia Fabia, James Fish, Blaine Fontana, Justin Hampton, Thomas Han, Robert Hardgrave, Josh Hart, Naoto Hattori, Dennis Hayes / 7teen, Stella Im Hultberg, Sylvia Ji, Colin Johnson, Audrey Kawasaki, Josh Keyes, Caia Koopman, Joshua Krause, Dennis Larkins, Craig LaRotonda, Francesco LoCastro, Lola, Jack Long, Alex Lukas, Chris Mars, MARS-1, Dan May, Dan McCarthy, Tim McCormick, Lyle Motley, Mark Murphy, James Naccarato, Lynne Naylor, Caleb Neelon, Niagara, Randy Noborikawa, Kathy Olivas, Martin Ontiveros, PCP, Brandt Peters, Kevin Peterson, Shaunna Peterson, Joshua Petker, Plankton Art Co., Chris Reccardi, Jermaine Rogers, Reuben Rude(hey, that's me!), KRK Ryden, Souther Salazar, Scott Saw, Tra Selhtrow, SHAG, Ryan Jacob Smith, Jeana Sohn, Amy Sol, Joe Sorren, Jeff Soto, Bwana Spoons, Nathan Spoor, Jophen Stein, Becky Suss, Jason Thielke, Preston Thomas, Miles Thompson, Mark Todd, Joe Vaux, Mark Dean Veca, Oliver Vernon, Michele Waterman, Esther Pearl Watson, Justin B. Williams, Jeff Wood, Jasmine Worth, Chet Zar and a few stellar additions to follow.

more info at: Limited Addiction 825 Santa Fe Drive Denver, CO 80204 303.880.8895

1.31.2007. Check out my paintings in the Winter Faction show at Lineage Gallery.

1.11.2007. Coming up next weekend is Lineage Gallery's latest group show, Winter Faction, featuring works by Greg Simkins, Robert Hardgrave, Blaine Fontana, Reuben Rude(that's me!}, Joel Dugan, James Naccarato, Derek Albeck, Anne Faith Nichols, Tim McCormick, Mark Dean Veca, Oliver Vernon, Pat Rocha, Mars-1, Jophen Stein, Sam Flores, Travis Millard, Matzu-MTP, Stella Im Hultberg, Joe Sorren, Chris Mars, Jason D'Aquino, Shawn Barber, RAndy Noborikawa, Naoto Hattori, Ben Tour, Kris Kuksi, Damon Soule, Eric White, and Lyle Motley.

The opening reception is Saturday, January 20th 2007 6pm - 10pm and runs through February 18th, 2007 at: Lineage Gallery 21 N. 2nd Street Philadelphia, PA 19106 215.928.0980

If you are on the east coast, come on by and represent. I won't be there in person, but of course in spirit.

1.11.2007. For anyone who hasn't checked out my little paintings at Fabric8, give 'em a look.

1.3.2007. A good time was had by all at the Out of Vogue in LA Circus Punks show, curated by Amy Duran. See pics and more at vinylpulse.com. I had a custom Punk in the show, it is still available at mixi-bang.com. Also stay tuned for my new production punk, coming soon!

Thanks to Mars Eve for posting my profile plus a few images at www.valentiger.com. My profile is here.

Right here in San Francisco at the beautiful Varnish Fine Art gallery is Life Aquatic, a group show of paintings about water and the sea. I made two collaborations with my dad (Thomas Rude) for this show, plus a couple of new paintings. I will be at the opening on Saturday November 11, 7-11pm, come on by and say hello. The reception is 21 and over, sorry fellow parents. Varnish is located at 77 Natoma St. in SF. More info here.

Coming to Local 35 in Portland, OR is Time Bomb: a group exhibit of fully functional, one of a kind clocks created and concieved by artists from around the country. A wide range of disciplines will be represented including painting, photography, print making, silkscreen, collage and illustration. The show opens on Thursday, November 9th from 7 - 9pm. Local35 is located at 3556 SE Hawthorne Blvd in Portland. All the info is here.

Issue #3 of Wooden Toy Mag is now out! My first interview in a skateboard publication. When I was twelve, I always imagined being featured in a skate mag(of course I was hoping it was for skateboarding)and now it's come true.

Went to the Mescalito opening at White Walls Gallery. Great work as always by Mars 1, Oliver Vernon and Damon Soule. Check it out.

Anyone who missed Degenerate Art Ensemble last night at The Hemlock in SF missed something pretty rad. They are amazing! Check out their site and get on their mailing list. I insist.

Check the my latest painting posted at arthead sf ,Nicole Wintermyer's art blog. You can click on the picture to see a larger version.

Bernal Tshirts designed by yours truly will be available this weekend, Sunday, October 15th at the Bernal Heights Fiesta. It's the annual free street fair with food, bands, petting zoo for kids, local crafts, no beer on the street but all the local friendly bars are open if you please. It's a smalltown flavored fiesta in old Bernaltown. Cortland Avenue is closed for the day, but you can take the 24 bus up the hill from Mission or from Bayshore and it will detour around near the fiesta. Here is the design , available at heartfelt

Check out the review of the Gallery 1988 Cheshire Cat show on skullbrain.

More madness from Gallery 1988! Opening this Saturday night, October 7th, is "We're All Mad Here!," the new exhibit at Gallery 1988 featuring both paintings and customized vinyl toys depicting Alice in Wonderland's feline, the Cheshire Cat! The opening reception will be 7-10 PM and the show will run until October 14th. Artwork from Amanda Visell, Tokidoki, Isaac Pierro, UPSO, Bwana Spoons, Martin Ontiveros, Attaboy, Annie Owens and many, many more..plus me! Believe it or not, there are over 100 customized vinyl Cheshire Cats in this project! Not to mention a 10 foot Wonderland tree to walk through and walls made of plush FUR. Check out the paintings here and the online auction for the customized cats here.

Breaking news from down under! Straight out of Richmond, VIC, Australia, comes the very cool skate/design mag Wooden Toy, from the Melbourne design studio, FAD Experiment. The latest issue, which should be hitting shelves any minute, has the theme "Vintage" and contains a feature on yours truly, complete with images and a short interview. I was also graciously invited to participate in an art show at the opening party, which featured the legendary Jim Phillips, among others. I'm not sure how peeps from the northern hemisphere can get ahold of this publication, but check out Wooden Toy for more info(click on the show flyer, and be patient, the site takes a second to load).

Thanks to everyone who came out to the Labyrinth show on Friday night. A few pics here .

Hey, they just posted some more pieces from the Paper Pushers show at Gallery 1988. They are available for sale at low, low prices. Get 'em while they last. Check them out at Gallery 1988 just scroll to the bottom of the page.

Coming up Friday, September 15th is LABYRINTH, a very cool art exhibition spanning the Sixth Street art corridor. Each space is within walking distance from the other and will feature some great local artists. I will be at ONSIX Gallery at 60 Sixth St.from 7pm to 10pm. Come on by and say hello! All the skinny here.

Thanks to everyone who came out and supported us at the Moshi Moshi show. See pictures from the show, plus more great Portland shots here.

More paintings at low prices at Fabric8.

I am in another show coming up at Gallery 1988, 7020 Melrose in LA. It's called Paper Pushers, and features, you guessed it, works on paper. It opens July 25th, 7 - 10 and runs till August 10th.
Get more info here.

The long awaited father and son show comes to Portland, Oregon, thanks to the talented and sweet Bwana Spoons who hooked me up at Moshi Moshi. This show will feature works by myself and the awesome Thomas Rude, who is my dad. We also made some stuff together. If you are in Portland, check us out on Friday night, July 7th from 6 tpo 9 pm. The show runs through July and is at:

Moshi Moshi
811 East Burnside
Portland OR 97214
(503) 233-3993

I was lucky enough to be included in the new Mini Circus Punks series made by Strangeco.
You can see the entire series here, and my design here.
A good time was had by all at the signing at Kidrobot featuring the great Jermaine Rogers and myself. There will probably be pics from the signing up on Strangeco soon.

I have two new paintings at Fabric 8 on 22nd st. See them before they're gone.
Get more info here.

I have a painting in The Storybook Series - Winnie the Pooh show at Gallery 1988 in Los Angeles.
Many cool artists are featured, and it helps the kids. You're not against the kids are you?

This isn't exactly breaking news, but Toyroom Gallery in Sacramento had a show called "Exquisite Corpse" featuring figurative collaborations. Two of my favorite artists, Bill Zindel and Jose Arenas agreed to makes a painting for the show with me, and it turned out... well... check it out here.