We’ve just introduced the first in a series of new shirt designs based on the work of our artists. Each design will be approved by the artist and will come in colors selected by the artist to complement their art. Our first t-shirt features the gagged “Talking Cricket” character from the original oil painting titled […]
Dave McMacken has spent over 50 years working as a graphic designer and illustrator. He got his start designing album art for Frank Zappa in the 1970s and was responsible for creating the epic covers for Zappa’s albums “200 Motels,” and for “Over-Nite Sensation,” which depicts the lonely sexual fantasies of a two-headed roadie in the […]
Recent works by Sam Vaughan Sam Vaughan is a master of printmaking, especially lithography. Some of his favorite themes include dark history, absurdity, nudity, people staring at potatoes, and Civil War general George Custer.
Several themes that keep popping up in Sam Vaughan’s work include: dark history, absurdity, nudity, people staring at potatoes, and Civil War general George Custer. He has a particular affinity for painting Custer and describes the General as “like the annoying neighbor from over the psychic fence – always stopping by and mooching a beer.” […]
The Secret Gallery hosted a dinner and art auction on August 3, 2019 for 30 guests and raised $3800 for Clatsop Animal Assistance (CAA). CAA is a non-profit animal welfare organization that supports the Clatsop County Animal Shelter by paying for veterinary care, cat litter, grooming and other supplies and by promoting the shelter’s adoption […]
July 13, 2019 — August 10, 2019 The Secret Gallery presents a selection works by notable mid-career artists on the theme of human behavior and anthropomorphism. Included in the show will be works by Colin Chillag, Tyson Grumm, Laura Barstow, Joshua Jay Johnson, Jill McVarish, Kathleen Powers, Ben Killen Rosenberg, Renee Tay, and Sam Vaughan. […]
Jill McVarish grew up Northern California and began painting seriously at the age of four. At 15 she dropped out of high school to dedicate more time to her work. She received a BFA in 1994 from the San Francisco Art Institute. There, she was further introduced to the possibilities in painting, not only through […]
Joey Altruda is an American musician, composer, producer and bandleader from Los Angeles. California. His involvement in the L.A. music scene began in 1981 as a founding member of the post-punk experimental group Tupelo Chain Sex which featured blues violinist Don “Sugarcane” Harris. In 1989, with the help of drummer Willie McNeil, he created the […]
The Secret Gallery’s July 2019 show titled, “Human Behavior,” will include renowned Arizona painter, Colin Chillag (@colinchillag). Colin will exhibit 24 paintings of a man named Dale Irby, a school teacher who wore the same thing for his yearbook picture for 40 years.