Rock and Rod Festival

As an artist painting mid century genre and themes, I am always interested in events that celebrate this time period. One event I found was Monterey Rock and Rod Festival. Hearing that I was an artist working on a series of 1950's paintings, they gave me two tickets for the weekends events. It was a perfect time to get out in the sunshine and enjoy 50's big band music, people, cars, and nostalgia. 
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Not only did I have a great time looking at the beautiful cars, eating some yummy food and people watching, but I got a lot of amazing photo references to work from. 

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I was honored that they chose one of my paintings for this years poster and program. 

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This years event will take place May 17-18, 2013 at Monterey Fairgrounds. I am excited to attend again. I think I may even take my paint box and do some plein air painting this year. Check out the event at: I hope to see you there!