LEFTOVERS & PALETTE GREMLINS 2018

LEFTOVERS & PALETTE GREMLINS 2018

Over the past two years, I’ve been documenting an ongoing gallery project made up of accidental creations and warm up paintings executed with leftover paints. These exercises not only offer fans a peek into the studio, they also help me build momentum creatively.

As I did last year, I’ll be publishing these little surprises as they pop-up, but hopefully in regular installments. I realize I’m starting late this year—the first is dropping just before the end of August—but I figured now is as good a time as any and I’m finally ready to get back at it.

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INFINITE WORLDS – THE ART OF THE FANTASTIC

INFINITE WORLDS – THE ART OF THE FANTASTIC

Austin, TX – Michael Whelan will be showcasing his original painting DREAMSEEKER in an exhibition titled “Infinite Worlds – The Art of the Fantastic”.

This month long gallery show presented by the Association of Science Fiction and Fantasy Artists (ASFA) will highlight artists working on a variety of projects from sculpture to book covers to creator owned endeavors.

The inaugural exhibition held at the Julia Butridge Gallery in the Dougherty Arts Center opens November 3 and runs until December 1.

Other artists on display include: Julie Dillon, Vanessa Lemen, Iain McCaig, John Jude Palencar, Dave Palumbo, John Picacio, Omar Rayyan, Greg Ruth, and Allen Williams.

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WORLD FANTASY CONVENTION 2018

WORLD FANTASY CONVENTION 2018

Join legendary artist Michael Whelan next week at the 2018 World Fantasy Convention in Baltimore where he will be presenting OATHBRINGER, his latest cover from the Stormlight Archive by Brandon Sanderson.

Michael will also be contributing several classic paintings to a special exhibit titled “Warrior, Wanton, Witch”, a retrospective of women as depicted in fantasy. Those paintings include THUVIA, MAID OF MARS, THE SNOW QUEEN, and AMAZONS 2.

The art show will be on display all weekend but please be sure to join Michael for a special autograph session on Friday and then for the art show reception on Saturday evening.

Books and prints can be purchased at the convention as well as original art from his wildly popular LEFTOVERS & PALETTE GREMLINS gallery project.

This year, the World Fantasy Convention will be hosted at the Renaissance Baltimore located in the Inner Harbor. The art show will be in the Maryland Ballroom (DEF).

http://www.wfc2018.org

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BEYOND SCIENCE FICTION IS HERE!

BEYOND SCIENCE FICTION IS HERE!

Michael Whelan’s latest art book has arrived! After a marathon signing session, the books will start shipping on Monday.

Bob Self of Baby Tattoo Books is heading back to LA with master magician Rudy Coby. They’re stopping along the way to hand delivery copies to eager Kickstarter backers. We’ll be posting pictures on Tumblr, so be sure to follow the road trip.

If you missed out on the Kickstarter campaign, you can still preorder the books.

https://beyondsciencefiction.backerkit.com/

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DRAGONSBANE, NEW LIMITED EDITION FROM GRIM OAK PRESS

DRAGONSBANE, NEW LIMITED EDITION FROM GRIM OAK PRESS

Grim Oak Press will be offering limited and lettered editions of the classic fantasy Dragonsbane by Barbara Hambly with artwork (cover and interiors) by Michael Whelan.

Brandon Sanderson will be writing a special introduction to the book that, as readers will recall, set him on the path to becoming a fantasy author. He’ll be joining the author and artist for these triple signed editions.

Isaac Stewart, who has provided spectacular interior illustrations for Sanderson’s books over the years, will be supplying a brand new map as well.

The books are now available for pre-order. For more information, check out the news release at:

https://grimoakpress.com/

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LUCCA COMICS & GAMES

LUCCA COMICS & GAMES

In November, Michael Whelan will be attending the Lucca Comics & Games festival in Italy.

This will be a great opportunity for European fans to meet Michael and view the iconic cover art for such books as FOUNDATION, STORMBRINGER, and THE SNOW QUEEN.

Michael will be exhibiting 30 works of original art in the prestigious halls of Palazzo Ducale, including THE DEVIL’S BRIDGE which was created specifically for the festival. Please join us for this rare event in Lucca, Italy.

Lucca Comics & Games is an annual convention in Tuscany. It is the largest comics festival in Europe with attendance last year topping 270,000—that’s 100k larger than San Diego Comic-Con!

http://www.luccacomicsandgames.com/

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STAMFORD MUSEUM

STAMFORD MUSEUM

This Friday, the Stamford Museum & Nature Center in Stamford, Connecticut welcomes Michael Whelan for the opening reception of The Korshak Collection: Illustrations of Imaginative Literature.

The Korshak collection is a vision of the fantastic, one of great illustrators, as well as illustrations that had a great influence on imaginative literature. In addition to 2 vintage Whelan paintings, this exhibition includes works by Frank Frazetta, Frank Kelly Freas, The Brothers Hildebrandt, N.C. Wyeth, Howard Pyle and many others.

Michael Whelan will be leading an informal walk through of the paintings on display, and afterward will be available for autographs. Come hear Michael talk about his work and share his insight into some of this fantastic art.

The Opening Reception is free of charge and open to the public, but please RSVP by Wednesday, September 20 so the museum can plan the food and drinks for everyone. Please RSVP via email or call 203.977.6521.

The collection will be on display from September 22 through October 29, 2017.

http://www.stamfordmuseum.org/

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AN EVENING WITH MICHAEL WHELAN

AN EVENING WITH MICHAEL WHELAN

We’re pleased to announce a special event on May 18 as part of the closing festivities for Michael Whelan’s BEYOND SCIENCE FICTION art exhibition in Riverside, CA.

Join Michael for an evening in conversation with J.J. Jacobson of the Eaton Collection of Science Fiction and fantasy.

The Eaton Collection is one of the world’s largest, richest, and deepest collections of science fiction, fantasy, horror, utopian literature, and related genres.

This free-wheeling conversation and extensive Q&A session hosted at the University of California Riverside is sure to delight fans of science fiction, fantasy, illustration, and Michael’s artwork.

The event is free to attend.

http://www.riversideartmuseum.org

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MUSEUM EXHIBITION IN RIVERSIDE, CA

MUSEUM EXHIBITION IN RIVERSIDE, CA

The Riverside Art Museum (RAM) in California proudly presents Beyond Science Fiction: The Alternative Realism of Michael Whelan. This major exhibition showcases the full-range of Michael’s extraordinary career.

The show opens Saturday, February 11 with a reception at 7pm, free to the public. Michael will be available for autographs, and there will be prints on-site for purchase.

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LEFTOVERS & PALETTE GREMLINS 2017

LEFTOVERS & PALETTE GREMLINS 2017

Creative exercises can help keep an artist focused and productive. That was the thought going into 2016 with the Leftovers & Palette Gremlins project…and boy did the project prove essential in a year teeming with distraction.

Looking back it’s hard to believe I posted a new work every week—mostly on time—but there they are, all 52 still available to view. The project was so well received that I’m committing to do it again in 2017.

This year I’ll be publishing in semi-regular installments, not quite weekly because of time commitments like the exhibition at the Riverside Art Museum.

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