Friday, December 3, 2010

Give-away winners

Thank you to all who replied to my post. I deeply appreciate everyone who wrote in and really am enjoying reading all the stories. We have 3 lucky winners who were the first to respond to my post. They will receive the last of my 2009 catalogs, brochures, and a few promo cards from some past shows. To everyone else who responded today: I appreciate your efforts and you were so close, so I am going to find a little something to send over anyways.

Dee Dee from Oakland, CA -

First I saw your work at John Colins about 5-6 years ago and fell in love. The atmosphere that huge piece created was almost physical, esp. in the dark red brick space of the bar. I asked the barkeep whose work it was and how much he paid for it. (He wouldn't say). One of my art fantasies is to have a giant Cogan cityscape over my couch. It reminds me of those early days after moving to sf, pubcrawling, discovering, thinking, growing up...

Jerarde from Richmond, CA -

My first profound experience as an artist was when I was 15. I interned with Muralist John Wherle to paint a mural. Being a poor kid from the ghetto it was a profound experience. John talked to me like an adult and gave me the confidence to pursue art. We remain friends 15 years later and I am a board member of the Richmond Art Center- the same art center that hooked me up with John and gave me a chance. I now work with the art center to make art accessible to people without the resources.

Michael from Austin, TX -

I will focus on an experience I had with art. It is back in 2006 when I was about to move from San Francisco to Austin, leaving after 10 years with wonderful memories and a ton of good friends. A bunch of us met up at the Jon Collins bar, strangely enough, a bar I had never visited in my 10 years living there. I was having a hard time saying good bye to everyone and the city that I loved. It was then that I saw one of your paintings hanging on the wall. To me it had a dramatic impact because it somehow captured a feeling I had for the city, and it also blew me away from a artistic and technical standpoint. It was a beautiful and captivating view/image of the city that I had never seen before and got me to hunt you down, inquire about the painting and then start to follow your career. I'm amazed by your work and know you will continue to grow and impress.

If you are ever in SF and want to see one of my paintings in person, stop by John Colins.


Anonymous said...

You, David Chong Lee, Justin Coro and a few other choice fellers with paint on their hands are a lot of what San Francisco mean to me. You paintings are like stories I have never told. I am not sure what that is even supposed to mean but shit, that's just what came out. Thanks Kim.

Oh and thanks for giving me my first 4 finger/snowball fatcaps!

Jerarde said...

I won! Awesome, Thank you! I felt like such a dork writing the statement above. If I had known it would be posted I would have proof read; I was scrambling to email from my phone as soon as I looked at the post with instructions. Don't get me wrong, in a city like Richmond, there were kids in worst positions than me. But I was in no position to pay for art classes let alone buy a lot of supplies. That is where the Art Center came in. From their gracious support I received a "scholarship" to attend classes and shortly after I interned with the muralist I mentioned in my story. The Richmond Art Center is gem in the Bay Area and I recommend anyone to check them out. As far as the muralist... he is still rocking out murals as he has been for 30+ years. Many of you have seen his murals from LA up through the Bay and all the way to Washington state. And for those of you looking him up, I spelled his name wrong! Sorry John! Here's a link to his site:

Thank you Mr Cogan. Can't wait to get my...... ?