Sunday, December 11, 2011

2012 ((( MOON ))) CALENDAR

Today marks the last full moon of the 2011 year. December's moon is the Cold Moon and what a cold and rusty beauty was she during the 6 a.m. lunar eclipse.
Today also marks the arrival of this years 2012 moon calendars! I have them available to purchase via my Big Cartel site. The calendars are 11" x 17" carbon black photocopies on 90 lb. Rives BFK paper and they come from a limited edition of 30.
Please click  H E R E to check them out!

Friday, December 9, 2011


Misfit Toy Factory opens this Saturday at Root Division in SF. This one night event features 35+ artists making a variety of small scale works which can be cash and carried away for a mere $40.   John Casey!         Bobby "Boss Cougar" Lukas!     Joey Castor!     Kate Stirr!     Andy Witrak!     Its a hit parade from here to the moon!
I'll be contributing to the factory with my dear friend and frequent collaborator, Ethan Worden. We've dreamt up a project that, in my biased opinion is as beautiful an object as it is a gesture. Come join us for some good times under the Full Cold Moon!

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Can you dig it, baby?

BRIAN WOIDA is the greatest. In all honesty and speaking directly from the heart chakra, its that simple- he's the greatest. He's pure love and one of the most fantastic folks I've ever known AND on top of all that, he's a damn good artist.

His most recent body of work, Diggin', Can You Collect Them All?? is near and dear to my rock and roll heart and can be seen at First St. Gallery's Holiday exhibition in Old Town Eureka.

Smiley Smile by the Beach Boys
Photograph and Paper Collage
Brian Woida, 2011

                   I can dig it. I think we all can.


Holidayland is adorable, affordable and open for business!
Marion and Roses's Workshop in Old Town has blossomed into a warm and cozy holiday pop up shop featuring affordable crafts and wares made by local artisans. Nothing gives the middle finger to the 1% quite like supporting small businesses, so seriously, get down there! And then go get a frosty one from the Trappist.
The shop will maintain regular hours, T-Sun noon to 7 until Christmas eve.

This year i've contributed some posi ju ju love candles. For less than the cost of a pizza pie, you can take home one of these little gems-

Just add fire and let your love light shine.

Thursday, November 24, 2011


Emulsion Apparel and Aviary Gallery have come together to present BEARDSHOW!

Beardshow is an exhibition of mega hairy proportions opening December 1st at Aviary Gallery in Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts. Everything I know about Mass. I learned from this guy---> (click here)
I contributed a magic man of sorts made of ink and photocopy on watercolor paper.
Search and Destroy 666
* Big ups to my dear friend Stu Pittman for unknowingly titling this piece. xo

Monday, November 21, 2011

Life is like a Mondrian

I once told Sonny Smith that he was the best thing that ever happened to me. It was on accident. Accidentally on purpose.
His words are true.

From The Holy Nail
my new favorite thing ever.

P. Mondrian
Composition With Grid

Wednesday, September 14, 2011


I finally finished my collaboration with John Casey just in time for Tall Tales: Collaborative Projects by John Casey & Friends which opens at Swarm Gallery in Oakland on Saturday, October 1st.  The show is a MUST see! John dished out drawings of hands and pants to a fantastic variety of bay area artists and the resulting body of work is an exhibition of those collaborations. Muito bein! 

Shotgun Willie and the Hand Jive
Acrylic and photocopy on Rives BFK

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

-=>>> M A M A + R O U X <<<=-

Opening Friday September 9th at Missing Link Records in Arcata, California
MAMA ROUX, new work and old gris gris home made in Oakland by me.
DJ Mantease will be spinning records which is the real event to not miss. His record selection is pure top shelf and his presence is transcendentally luminous, like the star you never knew you always loved.
night tripper

So be there cool bear.
1073 H St. 6-9 p.m.
Bring cash for cool art merch and records from Missing Link!

Thursday, August 25, 2011

-= Double Time =-

How long has it been since you've listened to the Jungle Book soundtrack? It's completely brilliant!

Monday, August 1, 2011

-=>> N O R T H W A R D <<=-


Tomorrow i'm gettin' behind the wheel of my automobile to listen to 5 hours of classic rock while I drive north and north and north............
"Come in" she said, "I'll give ya- shelter from the storm".
All to deliver this card.

Friday, July 29, 2011


Very few souls can sweep my soul away like Chet Baker can. 
And because of this, I will draw him.

Monday, July 25, 2011


I taught a 3rd/4th grade art class in Walnut Creek this summer. It was exhausting to say the least but also pretty inspiring and hilarious. Children's minds access art in the most beautiful and unapologetically imaginative way. Their aesthetics and intentions aren't questioned, just put onto paper and then they're on to the next thing. They undoubtedly taught me more than I did them.

The whole shebang for parent teacher night

Our final project was Rock and Roll Redux. Everyone drew the name of a real band and one of their albums out of a hat. The students then made album sleeves out of 12" squares of tag board and fake vinyl records out of black tag. There were three rules: 
1.) The band name has to be on the album cover
2.) The album name also must be on the album cover
3.) You can listen to the music from that album but you can not look at the original cover art

Blue snake, blue cookie, blue tree and blue cheese

Those are saguaro cactuses, birds and hearts

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Baby, baby, baby, baby, oh baby.

The annual di Rosa auction is coming up in October! I'm donating an edition variable from the beard print series. There are gold glitter lyrics from the profoundly heartbreaking Bonnie Bramlett song, Groupie (Superstar) growing from his face.  Legend says the song was written about Eric Clapton but God only knows if that's true or not. God and Bonnie Bramlett.
Photocopy and glitter on Rives BFK

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Todd gris gris

Stills from Todd Rundgren's performance of Hello, It's Me on the Midnight Special

Sunday, June 19, 2011

^^^ S U P E R G R O U P ^^^

New text based work soon to be finished for Pizzaiolo!

Bob, Jeff, Tom, Roy and George

Neil, Bruce, Dewey, Richie and Stephen

just the tip of the supergroup iceberg

Saturday, June 11, 2011


This is quite possibly the most beautiful three minutes and fifty nine seconds of all time.

Sunday, May 29, 2011


The nicest thing about having my studio in my house is being near my record collection.
I've been making collages for days to the soundtrack of all the vinyl I've loved since I was a little one, including this gem that was purchased for my mom, by her mom back in 1963.
almost finished....

Friday, May 20, 2011


Chant down BABYLON! All the cool kids are doing it.

If this is in fact the last day on earth, Jah has blessed the west side of Santa Cruz with near perfect conditions. Waves for days! Opah!

"Let's do some living, after we die." -Jagger and Richards

Monday, May 9, 2011

Just a little bit shady

One of the raddest things about having a musician for a parent are lullabies. I had the most incredible collection of songs sung to me as a little one, most of which went on to build a rock steady love and devotion to singer songwriter hits from the 70's. Curiously, lots of the songs I remember hearing either from my father or the turntable as a kid were about some shady ladies.
Shady lady uno-

Shady lady dos-

Shady lady tres-

Thursday, May 5, 2011


Creative Growth's staff show opens Thursday, May 12th! I am incredibly honored to be a part of the Creative Growth family. It's a magical place filled with even more magical minds that bring me a constant flow of motivation and inspiration. Needless to say, I am stoked to be a part of the upcoming staff show where I will be contributing my most recent tattooed bro drawing. For more info on Outside In and Creative Growth, click HERE!
True Love Could Have Been A Contender
graphite on paper, 2011

Monday, April 25, 2011

What would you do if you were handed a John Casey?

No really, what would you do?
So far, here's what i'm thinking......

A little bit of this-

With a little bit of this-

And a dash of this for good measure-

Who knows what'll really happen.......wish me luck.


This was last week's Levende outcome. It was a colorful night in the strangest of ways to say the least.

Monday, April 18, 2011


Southern Exposure's annual fundraiser and art auction opens Saturday, May 7th at 7:30.
There is a long and diverse list of artists who donated work to SOEX to make this event possible, including yours truly. So, come out, come out!
For more details about artists participating or anything really concerning the event, please click HERE!

Saturday, April 9, 2011


Sad Vicious performing Under African Skies by Witrak Brothers
Royal Nonesuch Gallery, Oakland, California

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Its all part of my rock n' roll fantasy

Why I never filled this out and sent in my ten year old opinions, I'll never really know. Perhaps it was because I was waiting until the moment that the poll would be twenty years old and I could use it as fodder for a Live Art Wednesday event at Levende. So put on your good times shoes and shuffle your booty downtown so we can shuck and jive some over happy hour beers and beautiful drawings made by beautiful Oaklanders!

Sunday, March 6, 2011


Somehow, somewhere, sometime ago, Tom Waits reminded me that I know and love this song:

Thanks Tom, you old so and so.

Listen to Tom Waits and Terry Gross shuck and jive some HERE!

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Sensitive Soundtracks For Big Trucks, Vol. 1

Kanoa Zimmerman

A friend of mine just got the biggest truck i've ever seen. Its a beautiful thing. Its the kind of truck that makes you want to drive to La Paz without stopping while listening to Sweethearts of the Rodeo on heavy rotation. Trucks of this caliber require their own arsenal of sensitive slow jams hanging out in the glove box, which is exactly what I intend to curate today. So if you have a truck and want a copy of Sensitive Soundtracks for Big Trucks, Vol. 1, send me an email with your address and i'll send you one!

Saturday, February 26, 2011


Mucho mahalo to all the beautiful faces who made it out to the Monster Drawing Rally tonight. The heart of gold dream team straight crushed it with love, so much love!

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Drawin' like a monster!

This year will be my third year drawing in Southern Exposure's Monster Drawing Rally. Its a crazy good time with so many fantastic artists all drawing like little monsters side by side under the prom like twilight of SF's Verde Club. This year I am super stoked to be drawing with three of my best friends in the whole universe, Steuart Pittman, Annie Vought and Andy Witrak. Together we are a heart of gold dream team that should not be missed. Get to the Verde, bring cash for the door, the bar and the art!

I'll be working on a little something like this.......

Prince - I would die 4 U/ Baby I'm a Star from mark Daley on Vimeo.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011


Nowhere to go and all day to get there-
Lesley, Karen and Liz
 Santa Cruz, California