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Ghosts, Monsters and Flair

| January 20, 2014

“Who You Gonna Call” signed tribute print Marking its 30 year anniversary, “Ghostbusters” busted on to the pop-culture landscape with insanely humorous vengeance. With Ivan Reitman’s skilled direction and the comic genius of Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis leading the pack of a stellar cast of actors, it was an instant classic. It […]

Hero Complex Gallery- Imagined Worlds

| January 10, 2014

Hero Complex Gallery’s next show is titled “Imagined Worlds.”  The theme encompasses works inspired by the films of Guillermo del Toro, Terry Gilliam, Stanley Kubrick, David Lynch & Ridley Scott. I’m honored to be a part of the event with 2 Stanley Kubrick themed entries, “A Clockwork Banana” and “Dr. Strangemonk.” Opening reception is Friday […]

Blue Genie 2013-ChetArt

| December 20, 2013

It’s the last weekend of holiday shopping before Christmas at this year’s Blue Genie Art Bazaar. ChetArt is represented with signed prints, card sets, coloring books and nightlights. Shop from 140+ artists in this unique venue through Dec. 24th.

RBDG Christmas Cards

| December 2, 2013

2013 (Click Image to Enlarge) For over 20 years I’ve had the honor of creating the Christmas card for Russ Berger Design Group. Russ has always been a hands off client, allowing me to have fun with whatever silliness I can come up with. Russ creates audio design for some big names and it’s always […]

ChetArt at Blue Genie Art Bazaar

| November 29, 2013

The 2013 Blue Genie Art Bazaar is a month-long holiday retail venue of artist’s work. Check out 140+ artist’s work, including items from ChetArt, now through Dec. 24th. More pictures of the venue to come.

Non-Sports Update Magazine

| November 27, 2013

A big thanks goes out to Roxanne Toser for this great spotlight on the Non-Sport Update Magazine blog. An even bigger thanks to the legendary Len Brown for pointing her in the direction of my work. I had the pleasure of meeting Len, now a fellow Austinite, at a recent showing of my work.

Blue Genie Art Bazaar

| November 25, 2013

Starting this Friday through the 24th of December, you can find a variety of ChetArt merchandise available at this year’s legendary Blue Genie Art Bazaar. If you’re in the Austin area during the holidays, be sure to put a trip to this fantastic shopping experience (140+ artists) on your list of things to do. Find […]

This is not a dog

| November 21, 2013

Born on this day in 1898, surrealist painter René Magritte gave the world a unique vision. My tribute to the artist, titled René Pugritte celebrates his many visual accomplishments including his painting of a dog collar titled “This is not a dog collar.”

Truthiness

| November 2, 2013

“Truthiness” is my tribute to the comic genius of Stephen Colbert. I can’t imagine having to deal with the insanity of politics without Mr. Colbert’s brilliant ability to provide a humorous release valve. He’s not afraid of tackling any issue. (Except…. bears.) Visit the online shop here for the signed 11 x 14 tribute print.

2014 ChetArt Calendars

| October 25, 2013

Land of Kaiju Desktop Calendar New ChetArt 2014 Desktop calendars are now available. Choose from Japanese monsters, Literary Pets and Sinister Simians, or put one each in every room! CD calendar case design. Pages are contained within a specialized calendar CD case, which flips open to easily display on a desk, table or any other […]

The Return of Big Tex Art Show

| October 4, 2013

“The Return of Big Tex” by Chet Phillips Last year Big Tex, the iconic statue and official greeter to the annual State Fair of Texas, was destroyed in a fire. The new version was recently unveiled and there will be an art show to celebrate his return. The Return of Big Tex art show opens […]

ChetLights

| October 2, 2013

Nightlights with a ChetArt theme, ChetLights is a new online store offering a variety of whimsical imagery. From cowboy monkeys, canine Lucha Libre, Googie signs and more, these nightlights will conquer the darkness with a mini masterpiece of glowing ChetArt. ~Click here to see the selection in the online shop.~           […]

Heisenberg, Bueller and Red Ryder

| September 30, 2013

A series overflowing with incredible writing and acting,”Breaking Bad” dropped its viewers into a beaker of highly volatile creativity.  Vince Gilligan presented us with a unique cast of characters and plot lines that can be shocking one moment and slyly clever the next. It’s sad to see it end. This is my small way of […]

Norman Lear and The Princess Bride

| September 19, 2013

The legendary Norman Lear poses with his framed print of my Princess Bride “As You Wish” image. Serving as executive producer for the film, he took a liking to my rendition of famous quotes, characters and icons of the cult classic. With this in mind, I happily worked with Act III Licensing  to produce a […]

September Austin Flea

| September 13, 2013

Join me along with dozens of great artists for this month’s Austin Flea. The setting is the fantastic Spider House Ballroom located at 2906 Fruth St. Featuring a performance by HoneyPunch, the event runs from 11-5.

Painter X3

| September 11, 2013

I received my complimentary version of Painter X3 yesterday, handsomely contained in a mini collector’s can on a flash drive. It prompted me to recall purchasing version 1 in 1992 (pictured on the left) that was packaged in a standard sized gallon paint can filled with a fistful of diskettes and manual. A lot has […]

Steampunk Monkey Nation and Gear

| September 4, 2013

3 new portraits have been added to the series Steampunk Monkey Nation in which characters are displayed among a gallery of all of the tools of their trade or military unit. Each of these stalwart monkeys and apes utilize specific weapons, clothing and support equipment in order to complete their challenging and dangerous tasks and […]

Toy Joy Art Show 2013

| August 20, 2013

(click to enlarge) The jury is back and ChetArt will have 5 pieces included in the 2013 Toy Joy show. Toy Joy is an Austin institution, offering up a slew of wild and crazy fun. This is my second year to exhibit for this fun venue. Show details to follow soon.

ACR Summer Show Booth

| August 19, 2013

The 2nd annual Austin Craft Riot summer show was a big success. Loads of crowds passed through the Austin Music Hall to shop, eat and enjoy the great music. The ChetArt booth was designed with a hands off approach this time around. I floated in the background, allowing elbow room and privacy for folks to […]

Austin Craft Riot Summer Show

| August 16, 2013

This weekend marks the 2nd annual summer show event hosted by Austin Craft Riot. 70 vendors anchor 2 days of art, music and food trucks at the Austin Music Hall. ChetArt will be represented with a booth full of signed prints, card sets, books and more. Learn more here.