110 E. 6th. Street
Tucson, Az 85705
"The No Show Show"
On Line Exhibition
October 1st. through November 28th. 2020
Aagaard, Bermudez and Fitzsimmons
This exhibition will feature political
art from Gary Aagaard, Artist and Illustrator,
Arnie Bermudez, Editorial Cartoonist for BlogForArizona.net, and
David Wayne Fitzsimmons, editorial cartoonist at the Arizona Daily
And Special Guest, Barbara Brandel
New Publication: "I have 8
Trump-related paintings and commentary in a new book, Not
Normal: Art in the Age of Trump by Karen Gutfreund (available
on Amazon ). Here's a video link about the book:"
David Wayne Fitzsimmons
: "My work is the product of my
environment over the last three decades. Generally, I've had a
positive experience yet tend to be irked by the frequent political
and religious hypocrisy, general apathy (relating to war, the
environment, fact-challenged pundits, etc.) and dogma of any stripe
that leads to social and spiritual tunnel vision. These themes
are prevalent in many of my paintings although are often explored
using satire and humor as opposed to a sledge hammer (granted,
I do use that on occasion, too). That said, during those infrequent
times I step off my battered soap box, I paint pieces which will
hopefully provide edification or simply a chuckle.
Crass Capitalism : In today's climate, many would brand my work
a product of, gasp, Socialist leanings. To dispel this career-threatening
rumor, I offer original art and hand-signed/numbered, limited
edition giclees for sale within the Commerce section of my website.
Thus, I suppose the worst I could be labeled is a Sociatalist.
Quick Bio : I began my professional career shortly after becoming
a Society of Illustrators Scholarship Award winner in 1982. My
conceptual cover and interior illustrations have appeared in numerous
publications including The Village Voice, New York Times, Los
Angeles Times, Newsday, Philadelphia Weekly, Barrons, Oxford American,
Business Week, Bloomberg, SF Weekly, Seattle Weekly and Discover
Magazine. In addition to my editorial work, I've created book
illustrations for Reader's Digest Books, Houghton Mifflin, St.
Martin's Press, Harcourt Brace and Emily and the Ostriches
(Rizzoli Publ.), a children's book collaberation with Dan Bernstein."
"Arnie Bermudez is an independent cartoonist/illustrator
. He is a lifelong artist and a full-time goofball. He likes to
read comic books, listen to the Cure, draw, read more comic books,
run, snowboard, skate, draw some more, and enjoys being a smart-mouth.
He also likes to go to schools and tell kids to say no to drugs,
go to college so they can draw and become artists instead of doctors
and engineers. If you would like to contact God, err, Arnie, you
can e-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org. Or you can stalk him
on-line or in the real world which he finds quite flattering."
"I was born and raised in Yuma, Arizona and moved to Tucson
to go to college. I grew up on both sides of the border and speaking
two languages. I attended the University of Arizona and graduated
in 2004 with a Bachelor's of Fine Arts. In my college years I
worked for the school newspaper The Daily Wildcat. During my time
at the Wildcat I worked as a cartoonist writing and drawing a
daily cartoon strip called Sarape's Grill which ran for 4 years
and was a semi-finalist in the MTVU college cartoonist contest.
During my time with the Wildcat I also began freelancing with
The Tucson Citizen Newspaper providing them with illustrations
and political caricatures. Eventually, my freelancing lead to
full-time employment with the Citizen where I enjoyed working
as a staff artist and being the youngest member of the editorial
board for 2 years, until the demise of the print edition. During
these years I produced a weekly cartoon strip by the name of Coyote
Wash as well as countless graphics, illustrations and caricatures
for the oldest continuously published newspaper in Arizona, until
Currently I am a freelance illustrator
He also freelances for the TucsonSentinel.com
and his work can also be found on Pocho.com
TucsonSentinel.com - Tucson, Arizona news, information & commentary
David Wayne Fitzsimmons
Below From David's Odyssey bio:
"David Wayne Fitzsimmons, known
to many as Fitz, is the Editorial Cartoonist, and
Humor Columnist, for The Arizona Daily Star, where he has worked
since 1986, the year Geronimo began working as a paperboy. Fitz
is syndicated to over 800 news publications and he also tweets,
blogs, posts, pins, whirs and makes other assorted odd noises.When
he is not at his drawing board slinging ink or editorials, David
is entertaining his audiences, sketching quick sketch cartoons
and caricatures. Known as the Fastest draw west of the Potomac
Fitz has performed his incoherent easel talks in every conference
meeting room, theatre, school, and clubhouse west of the San Pedro.
Described as a Flaming moderate at the fringe of Americas
center, Fitz is a snappy dresser who loves reading hate
mail from readers and making his kids laugh."
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