“Beaches” Madrid Theatre, July 2013. “Justice for All”
Emerson UU Church May 2013. Day of the Dead, Folktree,
Pasadena, October 2012. Council
District 12, Chatsworth, July 2012.
Rico Adair Gallery, NoHo, Jan 2012.
Art Noir, NoHo, Dec 2011.
Rico Adair Gallery, NoHo, Dec 2011.
“Colors! Colors!” LA Dept of Cultural Affairs, Los Angeles City Hall, Jan 2012.
NoHo Woman! Show March 2011.
Pasadena: A Cultural Mosaic, Folktree, Pasadena, June 2011.
11:11 I of the Arts, Canoga Park Artwalk, July 2011. (four paintings and three cartoons of birds)
11:11 I of the Arts, Canoga Park Artwalk, August 2011. (four paintings and three cartoons of summer)
Honorable Mention, Paint America Top 100, “Death Valley 2”
Art Movement with a Conscience, West Valley News“
The Court Saved my Lifeline” op-ed, Los Angeles Times, July 2012.
“Obamacare to the Rescue”, Los Angeles Times, December 8, 2011.
Contributing Writer, Creative
Child Magazine 1999
Contributing Editor and Writer, Arts and Culture page, Valley
Angeles Times 8/00
Contributing Editor, Creative
Contributing Writer Editor, Arts
and Activities 2004
Angeles Times 9/03
Op-Ed, Daily News 3/07.
article in Daily
Contributing Writer Editor, Arts
and Activities Magazine 2010.
Writer of own blogs, Arts and Education, musthaveart.blogspot.com and highdeductibles.blogspot.com
BBC’s NewsHour July 2012. – 15 minute interview about my experience with the Affordable Care Act
PoliticsNation, MSNBC July 2012.
PoliticsNation, MSNBC June 2012.
PoliticsNation, MSNBC, December 2011.
Porter’s “What’s Happening” show KRTH radio 2/04
Local Edition, CNN, TV 3/07.
KCET PBS TV show, “A Place of Our Own” 2007.
on the Community KABC and KLOS Radio 2/09
Guest on Time Warner Local Edition, CNN Headline News TV 2/09
Time Warner’s SoCal News/CNN Headline News TV 2/09
OnPoint News show CSUN 2009 (search on Youtube – 3 parts)
ESPN radio 3/10
KIIS radio 3/10
Freelance Artist 1975 - present
album cover for the Reggie Rydell Band
logo and all t-shirt, menus, brochure, itineraries, vouchers, and mail
order catalogues for Caribbean resorts,
CVI Group, Cancun, Mexico and
t-shirt and mug for Joe Farrell’s Musician Group
computer graphics for Voice Learning Systems, US, Japan and Germany
rendering police sketch for TV movie, “Baby Snatcher”
for the Mann Theatre in Glendale, Vanalden Elementary, Melvin
Elementary, private homes
Valley Wide Student Art Show, Arts in Education Aid Council – an event
for public schools that has grown so much in the past ten years that it
evolved into an all day family arts festival at the Chatsworth Train
Depot. Over 5,000 people attended in 2010. Recruited schools, raised
the funds through advertising in the show program, direct donations,
neighborhood councils, city council members, and in kind donations.
Oversaw 100 volunteers to organize, set up, hang show, serve food,
conduct art workshops, and tear down event. Created the show program.
Did all of the marketing and publicity. Also produced the performing
arts festival where school bands, individual performers, dance groups
performed on stage all day.
Annual Valley Wide Student Art Show, Arts in Education Aid Council –
separate from the family arts festival, this show is for serious art
students in middle and high schools. Three different scholarships from
three different art schools are awarded to ribbon winners. Hire local
teen bands who played original music to play the receptions.
teachers art show. Oversaw two shows for LAUSD middle and high school
art teachers (at Valley Art Institute and the Armory in Pasadena).
McGraw-Hill/Glencoe, quarterly art shows of middle and high schools.
Responsible for recruiting, mounting, labeling and cataloguing each
show. Glencoe chose one piece from each show to purchase and frame for
their permanent student art collection.
(Valley Artists Studio Tour). Modeled after the very successful studio
tour in Ojai Valley, we created a tour for San Fernando Valley artists.
Proceeds from ticket sales went to benefit arts education programs.
operator of own greeting card company and self syndicated cartoonist.
Comic books, calendars, T-Shirts, mugs, buttons, greeting cards. Comic
strips include “Bill’s Friends,” “Pregnant and Paranoid,” “Spike and Mic”,
“Addicted Society,” “P.S. I’m a Girl,” “Father Time”, “ART”, “Road
Trip” and "Topic of Cancer"
Spikeala’s Art School 1998-2003 (owned art school run out of studio)
Angeles County Museum of Art 2006 & 2007.
Atelier, Chatsworth, CA cartooning class to children ages 10-12
Elementary, grades 1-4, 2001 – 2004.
and Executive Director of Arts in Education Aid Council, a nonprofit
organization that is restoring the arts to public schools of the San
Fernando Valley, one school at a time. Oversee staff, volunteers,
fundraising, public relations and events (annual arts festivals,
quarterly public meetings, Arts Education Town Hall in 2007. where 150
arts education leaders from throughout the L.A. area attended, Mayor
Antonio Villaraigosa delivered opening remarks). In depth board
training. Served as President of the San Fernando Valley Arts Council
for one year, promoting the arts in the San Fernando Valley by bringing
various artists, arts activists, businesses, schools, and community
members together through various networking meetings and events.
Provided support to local schools for arts programming. Produced valley
arts festivals. Also served on various other local nonprofit boards
(PTA and arts clubs and organizations).
Spike was honored to be selected to serve as a “Community Champion” by the Annenberg Foundation’s Alchemy Leadership Training Program.
“8”, Emerson UU Church, June 2013.
Vagina Monologues, Emerson UU Church, V-Day,
February 14, 2013.