Frank Artsmarter awoke from a cryptic and mysterious dream and was instructed to convince 20 artists to create velvet paintings. What ensued was a harebrained scheme of sly, cunning rapprochement to involve these unwitting souls in yet another test of patience and endurance.
VELVEASL! was a one night only exhibit at the William Campbell Contemporary Art Gallery in Fort Worth, Texas that ended in an auction benefiting the Emergency Artist Support League, EASL.
Participants included Calvin Abucejo, Greg Bahr, Carol Benson, Christopher Blay, Rachel Bounds, Ann Ekstrom, Billy Hassell, John Hartley, Jesse Sierra Hernandez, Benito Huerta, Carol Ivey, Angela Kallus, Brian Scott, Lorrie McClanahan, Elaine Taylor, Nancy Lamb, James Lassen, Ray Liberio, Devon Nowlin,Harmony Padgett and Riley Padgett.
Hosted by IRA Black of Christopher Public "bro"casting radio(CPR). There's a video, in 5 acts, is VELVEASL!: Deep in the heart of velvet. Music by Justin Sherburn of Montopolis and Okkerville River.