REStevensArt - Newsletter #120! - 04/29/13

April showers, May flowers and whatnot!

My spring show season is well underway now (a month later than usual) and I'm headed off to the Midwest for shows in Kansas City, St Louis, Indianapolis and Chicago where I'll show several new mixed media pieces including these two here!


"payphone #1"
"car radio #1"

Atlast! After years of building my well-received typewriters, I squeezed in some time to explore other objects I’ve longed to build for years!.In fact I acquired the giant rain-shower head on the payphone piece two years prior to finally having the opportunity to incorporate it.

(right) - "payphone #1"; 30"x18"x10" deep mixed media assemblage. $2,800

After constructing the base of the phone out of ULDF (wood composite), I assembled various shower parts, a picture frame and switch covers into this shiny chrome throwback to the history of communication. The light switch where the coin return would normally be, lights up the instruction panel, which includes an old photo of switchboard operators embedded with the word “LISTEN”. Not just a piece of art, but a directive to better living!

(below) "car radio #1"; 20"x48"x8" deep mixed media assemblage. $4,200

If either of these pieces grab your attention, I can include shipping for free if ordered by the end of May! And remember, as always I am happy to split the purchase up into as many payments as you like at no extra charge!

payphone #1

car radio

I finally took on the old car radio from my 1967 Mustang! The frame is ULDF (wood composite) and plastic and the buttons are all electrical boxes, one of which houses the switch that turns on the ceiling light fixtures as well as the backlighting for the station screen which shows a map of a good portion of Route 66 embeded with the word “LISTEN”. Lastly, a bright orange colored pencil works as the indicator! Like many of my mixed media pieces, this one will command the room and the conversation therein.

car radio in den

Upcoming Shows

Click HERE to see the 2014 show schedule

Print of the Month
Each month I feature a different signed and numbered,
limited edition, canvas reproduction here for just


wine in black
"wine in black"

This is a 20"x20" unstretched canvas that retails for $250 and can be mounted and/or framed at nearly any frame shop.! Buy it now for only $99 plus $10 shipping to anywhere in the U.S.!

May 2014

Kansas City, Mo.
May 2nd, 3rd & 4th

Laumeier Art Fair
Sunset Hills, Mo.
May 9th, 10th & 11th
Indianappolis, In
May 17th & 18th

St Charles

St Charles, Mo.
May 24th & 25th

June 2014
Utah Arts Festival
Salt Lake City, Ut
June 26th - 29th


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