The LA County Fair ends May 30th which means this is the last chance to see the mural I created in front of the Flower & Garden Pavillion. Read about it in John Brantingham’s essay in the Journal of Radical Wonder: John Otter’s Mural at the LA County Fair. And if you haven’t already watched the process video on YouTube it’s right here: John Otter: Painting Large.
I completed one of my largest paintings last month which is on view during the Los Angeles County Fair (May 5 – May 30, 2022). It’s located in front of the Flower & Garden Pavillion and features flowers that were popular throughout the various decades that the LA County Fair has been around. This year the Fair is celebrating it’s 100th anniversary.
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I’m excited to announce I’ll have drawings and a painting in the upcoming exhibition Art & Stories at the Sasse Museum of Art in Pomona, CA (Progress Building, Basement Level 300 South Thomas Street, Pomona, CA 91766). The opening reception is on March 12th and is part of the 2nd Saturday Artwalk. I hope to see you there!
I’ve been on Instagram for several years now and generally post pictures of new work there, and sometimes images of work in progress or random interesting things.
In an attempt to cull and curate my Instagram feed/profile I’ve decided that I’m going to go in and delete a bunch of images that don’t need to be there. Instagram isn’t an archive, nor is it a portfolio – but I think I’d like my profile to be more like a portfolio.
I did the same thing with my Facebook account not too long ago, it was easy since I wasn’t on Facebook much anymore. It’s not that I want to delete social profiles, but lately I think I just want to reduce the noise.
I’m in the midst of posting a series of drawings that I made in Albuquerque, New Mexico last week. I’m posting them about one every other day or so. I’m not sure how long they’ll stay on Instagram – I think new stuff will get posted and hang out there for at least a week. What are your thoughts?