Thursday, October 11, 2018

Welcome to the Global Girls Alliance

Right now, more than 98 million adolescent girls around the world are not in school. We all have a responsibility to change that. On International Day of the Girl, the Obama Foundation launched the Global Girls Alliance—a program which seeks to empower adolescent girls around the world through education, allowing them to achieve their full potential and to transform their families, communities, and countries. Join the alliance—because the future of our world is only as bright as our girls.

Tuesday, October 09, 2018

Monday, October 08, 2018

Thank You Taylor Swift!

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I’m writing this post about the upcoming midterm elections on November 6th, in which I’ll be voting in the state of Tennessee. In the past I’ve been reluctant to publicly voice my political opinions, but due to several events in my life and in the world in the past two years, I feel very differently about that now. I always have and always will cast my vote based on which candidate will protect and fight for the human rights I believe we all deserve in this country. I believe in the fight for LGBTQ rights, and that any form of discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender is WRONG. I believe that the systemic racism we still see in this country towards people of color is terrifying, sickening and prevalent. I cannot vote for someone who will not be willing to fight for dignity for ALL Americans, no matter their skin color, gender or who they love. Running for Senate in the state of Tennessee is a woman named Marsha Blackburn. As much as I have in the past and would like to continue voting for women in office, I cannot support Marsha Blackburn. Her voting record in Congress appalls and terrifies me. She voted against equal pay for women. She voted against the Reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act, which attempts to protect women from domestic violence, stalking, and date rape. She believes businesses have a right to refuse service to gay couples. She also believes they should not have the right to marry. These are not MY Tennessee values. I will be voting for Phil Bredesen for Senate and Jim Cooper for House of Representatives. Please, please educate yourself on the candidates running in your state and vote based on who most closely represents your values. For a lot of us, we may never find a candidate or party with whom we agree 100% on every issue, but we have to vote anyway. So many intelligent, thoughtful, self-possessed people have turned 18 in the past two years and now have the right and privilege to make their vote count. But first you need to register, which is quick and easy to do. October 9th is the LAST DAY to register to vote in the state of TN. Go to and you can find all the info. Happy Voting! 🗳😃🌈
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Sunday, October 07, 2018

VIP Private View for The Other Art Fair Los Angeles

I am pleased to invite you to the VIP Private View for The Other Art Fair Los Angeles which will be held on Thursday October 25, 2018 from 6pm - 10pm at Barker Hangar
3021 Airport Avenue
Santa Monica, CA 90405

Please visit this LINK before October 25th to RSVP for the Private View Guest List:…

Please use my name Gregg Chadwick when prompted by the query “Who are you a guest of?”

Please note: VIP access allows re-entry to The Other Art Fair during the public opening hours from Friday October 26 - Sunday October 28.Parking is available at the venue.
Tickets for Saturday and Sunday can be reserved at this LINK:…
Please use the code GREGGC

I am excited to exhibit a series of new paintings and works on paper at The Other Art Fair Los Angeles
which runs from October 25 - 28, 2018. The art fair will be held
at The Barker Hangar at the Santa Monica Airport.
Hope to see you there!

Gregg Chadwick
16”x20” oil on linen 2018 

Saturday, September 22, 2018

For Leonard Cohen

by Gregg Chadwick

Gregg Chadwick
Tower of Song (Leonard Cohen)
6"x6" oil on panel 2018 

On a recent trip to Montreal, I traversed the city in search of Leonard Cohen. From the old harbor to Mount Royal, traces of the poet and singer can be found by those who know where to look. Leonard's music and poetry provide clues about his life in Montreal and also offer hope to a darkened world. I put the finishing touches on my latest painting of Leonard Cohen on September 21st - the anniversary of Leonard's birth.  - “Tower of Song (Leonard Cohen)” will be exhibited at The Other Art Fair in Chicago from September 28-30, 2018.

Friday, September 21, 2018

Sunday, August 26, 2018

The Monk's Road

Gregg Chadwick
The Monk's Road
36"x36" oil on panel 2018

I’m very pleased to let you know that my painting The Monk's Road has been chosen to be featured in the New This Week Collection on Saatchi Art's homepage.  

The Monk's Road is part of an ongoing series of artworks about seeking peace and justice in a world in need of harmony.

In the mountains of Northern Thailand, rising above the city of Chiang Mai, peaks are often caught in an early morning sea of fog. Written as ทะเลหมอก in Thai, this mist often covers the summit of Doi Inthanon, Thailand’s highest peak. On the mountain slope- two Buddhist stupas, often referred to as chedis in Thailand, sit to honor the monarchs of Thailand. Known as Phra Mahathat Naphamethanidon and -Nophamethanidon, the chedis were named to reflect the power of the sky and the grace of the land. 

My painting "The Monk's Road" is set in this mist shrouded landscape. Three Buddhist monks in saffron robes appear and then seem to merge into the air. The color of their robes is considered the color of illumination or satori – the highest wisdom.

Sunday Music Redux - George Walker: "Lyric for Strings"

Pulitzer Prize-winning composer, pianist and educator George Walker has died at the age of 96. In 1996, Walker broke new ground when he became the first African-American composer to win a Pulitzer Prize for music.

Sunday Morning Music - Morrowind - Peaceful Waters Solo Guitar Cover (by Harry Murrell)

Thanks to Cassiel for the suggestion!

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Wonderful Arts Management Opportunity in Santa Monica

New Arts Opportunity: RFP - Art Studios Programming
More at: 
2. RFP--Airport-Art-Studios-Programming
3.Santa Monica Airport-Art-Studios-Planning

Death Cab for Cutie - "Gold Rush" (Official Video)

RIP - Aretha Franklin - Respect [1967] (Original Version)

Aretha Franklin - Respect
Song written by Otis Redding
Album: I Never Loved A Man The Way I Love You [1967]


(oo) What you want
(oo) Baby, I got
(oo) What you need
(oo) Do you know I got it?
(oo) All I'm askin'
(oo) Is for a little respect when you come home (just a little bit)
Hey baby (just a little bit) when you get home
(just a little bit) mister (just a little bit)

I ain't gonna do you wrong while you're gone
Ain't gonna do you wrong (oo) 'cause I don't wanna (oo)
All I'm askin' (oo)
Is for a little respect when you come home (just a little bit)
Baby (just a little bit) when you get home (just a little bit)
Yeah (just a little bit)

I'm about to give you all of my money
And all I'm askin' in return, honey
Is to give me my propers
When you get home (just a, just a, just a, just a)
Yeah baby (just a, just a, just a, just a)
When you get home (just a little bit)
Yeah (just a little bit)

------ instrumental break ------

Ooo, your kisses (oo)
Sweeter than honey (oo)
And guess what? (oo)
So is my money (oo)
All I want you to do (oo) for me
Is give it to me when you get home (re, re, re ,re)
Yeah baby (re, re, re ,re)
Whip it to me (respect, just a little bit)
When you get home, now (just a little bit)

Find out what it means to me
Take care, TCB

Oh (sock it to me, sock it to me,
sock it to me, sock it to me)
A little respect (sock it to me, sock it to me,
sock it to me, sock it to me)
Whoa, babe (just a little bit)
A little respect (just a little bit)
I get tired (just a little bit)
Keep on tryin' (just a little bit)
You're runnin' out of foolin' (just a little bit)
And I ain't lyin' (just a little bit)
(re, re, re, re) 'spect
When you come home (re, re, re ,re)
Or you might walk in (respect, just a little bit)
And find out I'm gone (just a little bit)
I got to have (just a little bit)
A little respect (just a little bit)

Great article on the song in the Washington Post by DeNeen L.  Brown:

Friday, August 10, 2018

Canção do meu sonho errante (Song of My Wandering Dream)

Canção do meu sonho errante Menotti Del Picchia Eu tenho a alma errante e vago na terra a sonhar maravilhas... Não para um momento! Eu busco irriquieto o meu sonho inconstante e sou como as asas, as velas, as quilhas, as nuvens, o vento... Eu sou como as coisas inquietas: o veio que canta na leira; a fumaça que voa na espira que sobe das achas; o anseio dos longos coqueiros esguios; a esteira de prata que deixa uma proa no espelho dos rios. Eu tenho a alma errante... Boêmio, o meu sonho procura a carícia fugace, procura a glória mendaz e preclara. Sou como a veia fenícia ao largo, uma vela distante... Eu tenho a alma errante... E sinto uma estranha delícia em tudo que passa e não dura, em tudo que foge e não pára... 🎨 Gregg Chadwick . . . . . . . . #poesia #fotografia #arte #greggchadwick #poesia #arte #leitura #arte  #poem #poetry #poesie  #filosofia  #read #words #lectura #mots #lecture #poema #lettres #literature #artesplasticas #letras #poesía #litterature #literatura #libros #livre #libri #books  #livros #books #quotes #poeme  #lire
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Honored that @poesiaaceuaberto has matched my painting Il Poeta di Milano (The Poet of Milan) with Menotti Del Picchia's poem Canção do meu sonho errante (Song of My Wandering Dream).

Translation from the Portuguese:

Song of my wandering dream Menotti Del Picchia I have the wandering soul and vague on earth to dream wonders ... Not for a moment! I look irriquely at my fickle dream and I am like the wings, the sails, the keels, the clouds, the wind ... I am like the restless things: the shaft who sings in the harp; the smoke that flies in the spire that rises from the logs; the longing the long slender coconut palms; the silver mat leaving a bow in the mirror of the rivers. I have a wandering soul ... Bohemian, my dream seeks the caress fugace, looking for the glory mendacious and preclear. I am like the Phoenician vein in the distance, a distant candle ... I have a wandering soul ... And I feel a strange delight in everything that passes and does not last, in everything that runs away and does not stop ... 🎨 Gregg Chadwick . . . . . . . . #poetry #photo #arte #greggchadwick #poesia #arte #learning #arte #poem #poetry #poesie #filosofia #read #words #lecture #mots #lecture #poema #lettres #literature #artesplasticas #letras # poetry #litterature #literatura #libros #libre #libri #books #books #books #quotes #poems #lire poesiaaceuaberto # historiadarte #scrittore #writer #pensions #words #culture #storiadellarte #porotes #quotes #alma #soul #histoiredelart #arthistory #trip #culture #versos #artist #museu #artwork #painting #painter #poete #writer #poeta #poet #ecrivain #philosophy

Thursday, August 09, 2018

Between Worlds (Chicago)

by Gregg Chadwick

Gregg Chadwick
Between Worlds (Chicago)
24"x24" oil on linen 2018

Sneak peek at new artwork to be featured at The Other Art Fair in Chicago - 
My oil on linen painting Between Worlds (Chicago) was inspired by the industrial design of Raymond Loewy and the spirit of adventure that lies at the heart of the United States. 
Two vehicles designed by Loewy stand side by side in a rail yard with the Chicago skyline behind. Glistening in black, the streamlined Pennsylvania Railroad “Broadway Limited” shares the scene with a gold 1938 Studebaker President.

Cher Covers ABBA - GIMME! GIMME! GIMME! (A Man After Midnight) [Official HD Audio]

Some Summer Fun from Cher!

Friday, August 03, 2018

Shake, Rattle, and Roll Opens Tonight in Memphis


Gregg Chadwick
Pink Cadillac (Elvis at Graceland)
24”x30” oil on linen 2017 

Shake, Rattle and Roll, L Ross Gallery, Memphis, Tennessee
        August 3 - 25
        Opening Reception: Friday, August 3, 2018.   6 – 8 pm

L Ross Gallery continues the August celebration of all things Elvis with an exhibition of contemporary southern artists titled "Shake, Rattle and Roll."

The exhibition opens Friday August 3 and continues through August 31 with a rockin’ reception honoring the artists Friday, August 3, 6 to 9 pm, with music provided by Memphis’ DJ Leroy, tribute artists welcome!

L Ross Gallery invited several artists to interpret Elvis’ magic in their unique variety of voices and mediums. Diverse examples include Kurt Meer’s stunning oil portrait of Elvis, Matthew Hasty’s oil on canvas of the Graceland Media Room, Jeni Stallings’ dreamy encaustic work, California artist Gregg Chadwick’ Pink Cadillac and the mixed media folk art of Karen Bottle Capps and Sloane Bibb.

with Rhodes Professor Dr. Kenny Morrell
"Elvis as Hero" 
Saturday, August 4, 11:30 am

Thursday, August 02, 2018

Gregg Chadwick - Mystery Train Opens Tonight In Laguna Beach

Gregg Chadwick's painting Mystery Train (20th Century Limited) is featured in the group exhibition "Endless Possibilities" at the Las Laguna Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA 

Artist Reception:

Thursday, August 2nd, 6:30pm-9:30pm
Exhibition Runs:
August 2nd-31st, 2018 

 Las Laguna Gallery
577 South Coast Highway A-1

Laguna Beach CA 92651

More at:

PARKING: It truly is best to valet in The Cliff Village parking lot if it is open. It is $3 an hour and you are right where you need to be. If it is full, the next best bet is to turn on Legion (from PCH, it's the cross street right at the gallery) and take your first left on Glenneyre. On the left side you will see a parking deck, just a block or 2 down. It takes credit card and cash, but ONLY 1's and 5's. It is $4.50 an hour and you only need to pay until 9 pm. If you don't park in one of those, you can look for street/metered parking but it is very tough in the summer time. The earlier you arrive, the better luck you will have with parking.

Ted Lieu Helps Fund the Blue Wave


Los Angeles, CA – Today, Congressman Ted Lieu announced that the California Candidates Victory Fund has raised more than $600,000 in less than 24 hours. Lieu created the joint committee to support the eight most flippable House races in California. The funds were raised through two back-to-back events in Lieu's district.
“This is truly the most important midterm election in our lifetime. We must be successful this November in order to put an essential check on the corruption of the Trump Administration, to restore our health care system, and to increase wages” said Lieu.
“The amazing support we have received speaks to how deeply many Americans feel about what is happening in our country. I want to thank Lindsey Buckingham, Dayna Bochco, Billy Ray, Joyce Rey, and many others who supported the Victory Fund. The path to restoring sanity, accountability, and heck, even facts begins with taking back the House of Representatives.”
The next event for the CA Candidates Victory Fund is September 8 in Orange County. The Victory Fund is on track to hit a million dollars this quarter.
The California Candidates Victory Fund supports the following candidates:
Josh Harder CA-10
TJ Cox CA-21
Andrew Janz CA-22
Katie Hill CA-25
Gil Cisneros CA-39
Katie Porter CA-45
Harley Rouda CA-48
Mike Levin CA-49
Congressman Ted Lieu represents California's 33rd Congressional District in the House. Last year he was elected by his colleagues as a Vice Chair of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC). Last term, he was elected as President of the Democratic Freshman Class. Congressman Lieu is also a veteran who served on active duty. 

IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK | James Baldwin Birthday Teaser

Happy Birthday James Baldwin!

Thursday, July 26, 2018

Gregg Chadwick at the Montana Avenue Art Walk

Gregg Chadwick's artwork to be featured at the 
Montana Avenue, Santa Monica, Art Walk 2018

Saturday, July 28, 2018 10am - 9pm at Engel & Völkers 
Santa Monica, 1123 Montana Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90403

Hope to see you there!

Sunday, July 22, 2018

Neruda's Path Through Silence

Gregg Chadwick
Still I Rise
40"x30" oil on linen 2017

"From all this, my friends, there arises an insight which the poet must learn through other people. There is no insurmountable solitude. All paths lead to the same goal: to convey to others what we are. And we must pass through solitude and difficulty, isolation and silence in order to reach forth to the enchanted place where we can dance our clumsy dance and sing our sorrowful song - but in this dance or in this song there are fulfilled the most ancient rites of our conscience in the awareness of being human and of believing in a common destiny."
--Pablo Neruda

Monday, July 16, 2018

Ted Lieu on the Treason Summit


July 16, 2018 Press Release

Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) issued the following statement after President Trump met with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Finland.

"What Trump did today was utterly shameful, and a slap in the face to the professionals in the Department of Justice and our intelligence community. Today we watched a U.S. President offer total deference to a hostile foreign power while attacking U.S. institutions. By refusing to admit that Russia attacked our Democracy, or that Russia did anything wrong whatsoever, Trump is disturbingly regurgitating the Kremlin's talking points.

Having served on active duty, I feel nauseous thinking about Trump's statements. Despite how desensitized we’ve become to Trump’s remarkably un-presidential actions, today should stand out as obscene. What happens next will determine whether we allow our President to cede American ideals and authority to a foreign power. We’re now at a crossroads where we have to decide whether we’re willing to let blind partisan loyalty to Trump lead to the debasing of our country. After this appalling display, will the Republicans finally stand up for America?”

Are you nauseated by the statements of at the Putin summit? Disturbed? Angry? You can do something about it. Work like hell to flip Congress this November. Volunteer on campaigns. Donate money. Register people to vote. That's how we take our country back.

This Is Not America

Sunday, July 15, 2018

France’s triumphant team is a symbol of multiculturalism!

Thursday, July 12, 2018

We're Still Not There: A Practical Guide to Resistance

In February 2017, Full Frontal With Samantha Bee interviewed Nell Braxton Gibson, Dorie Ladner, Frank Smith Jr., Luvaughn Brown, and Joan Trumpauer Mulholland about their work in the Civil Rights movement and their advice for our time and our struggle for justice.
Joan Trumpauer Mulholland implored that,“Sometimes you have to put your cellphone down and take to the streets.”

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers - Keep A Little Soul (Official Music Video)

A new release from the vaults. RIP Tom Petty!

Gregg Chadwick and Painting Time by Jeffrey Carlson - March 2013

Note to my readers: I was thinking about this exhibit today and thought that I should repost this wonderful article by Jeffrey Carlson from March 2013. 

Gregg Chadwick and Painting Time

Jeffrey Carlson Reporting Contributing Editor, Fine Art Today
March 2013

In a new solo exhibition, California artist Gregg Chadwick ambitiously explores the boundaries of time and of representational painting. 

Gregg Chadwick, "Grand Central," oil on canvas, 36 x 48 in.


Gregg Chadwick, “Il Poeta di Milano,” oil on canvas, 24 x 18 in.

The Time Between, a show of recent paintings by Gregg Chadwick, is now on view at Sandra Lee Gallery in San Francisco.

In these paintings Chadwick works lightly and suggestively, as if in the haze of a fragmented vision. Some figures are located in recognizable time and space, like three young women who stroll an open road, one texting and another snooping. In other works the subject is far more enigmatic, the spaces indeterminate, and the figures distorted or mirrored.
The conceptual foundation for Chadwick’s recent work comes from a study of time as perceived by the ancient Greeks, who categorized it in two distinct ways. Chronos denoted sequential time, measurable in units, whereas kairos conveyed the significance of a moment and was qualitative in nature. A kairos was indeterminate in length and potentially great in importance, as in “an appointed time.”
Chadwick’s stated intention with his works on time is to “break down the illusions of linear time passing and expose the coexistence of past, present and future.”

Gregg Chadwick, “I Canti (The Cantos),” oil on linen, 80 x 60 in. 

Gregg Chadwick, “The Time Between,” oil on canvas, 24 x 18 in.

The artist’s conceptual vision neatly dovetails with the goals of the broader contemporary realist art movement. Chadwick paints scenes that are representational yet imaginative; they are, at one and the same time, rooted in tangible existence and removed from it. His figures are real and unreal. Engaged in everyday activities or detached from their surroundings, we see them as women and men of the world and as specters of superhuman existence.

Gregg Chadwick, “Three Secrets,” oil on canvas, 30 x 24 in.

Based in Santa Monica, where he paints in an old airplane hangar, Chadwick has shown at galleries and museums nationally and internationally. He earned his BFA from UCLA and his MFA from NYU. Chadwick has held notable solo exhibitions at the Manifesta Maastricht Gallery (Maastricht, Netherlands), AD Space 2000 (Tokyo, Japan), and the Lisa Coscino Gallery (Pacific Grove, California), and he has participated in group shows at the Sandra Lee Gallery, Arena 1 Gallery (Santa Monica, California), and the Arts Club of Washington (Washington, D.C.).
Chadwick writes a blog, Speed of Life, in which he examines art’s intersection with society. He also frequently posts recently completed work to his Flickr account, which can be viewed here.

The Time Between will be on view through March 30, 2013. 
An opening reception will be held the evening of March 7, from 5:30‐7:30 p.m. Sandra Lee Gallery is located at 251 Post Street, Suite 310, in San Francisco.

For more information, visit and 

This article was featured in Fine Art Today, a new weekly e‐newsletter from Fine Art
Connoisseur magazine.

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Gregg Chadwick, “Proserpina,” oil on canvas, 48 x 36 in.