Monthly Archives: November 2016

Here is a sneak preview of CHROMA. The exhibit features 61 new paintings and a few dozen leftover paintings from previous exhibitions.

CHROMA: Abstract Paintings By Dustin Parker

Vertigo 232 Art Gallery – 232 N. Market Street Wichita, KS (Located on the on the second floor of Hewitt’s Antiques and Shopkeeper Mall)

Final Friday, November 25th – 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm


See Dustin Parker’s work at

15181202_1281546591867023_997898544984315946_nhotdogs-and-oreos“Hot Dogs And Oreos” Mixed Media On Wood

Messy Bed.jpg“Messy Bed” Mixed Media On Wood

blue-bird“Blue Bird” Mixed Media On Wood

I will be one of the featured presenters tonight at Wichita Art Chatter at the Wichita Art Museum. The other presenters will be Curt Clonts, Susan Mayo, Janice Thacker and Katie White. The fun begins at 6:00 pm. Details below.
Wichita Art Chatter – Wichita Art Museum – 1400 W Museum Blvd – Friday, November 18th – 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm – Featured Presenters – Dustin Parker, Curt Clonts, Susan Mayo, Janice Thacker and Katie White.
Part open mike, part thought cocktail, part happy hour on a Friday night, join the crowd as caffeinated ideas unfold. 20 slides for 20 seconds each – say what you mean, get to the point, and then sit down. WAM presents a lineup of local artists, musicians, and designers – creative types of every stripe, in streamlined offerings about what’s up and on their minds.
Presented with the WAM Contemporaries and supported, in part, by S. M. and Laura H. Brown Charitable Trust. Friday, March 11. Cash bar reception at 6:00 pm; program at 6:45 pm; mingling at 8:00 pm. Free admission for WAM members; general admission $10 at the door (includes one drink ticket). Dinner available before and after the program at the Muse Cafe. Reservations recommended at 316-268-4973
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I now have 52 paintings finished for CHROMA. Tomorrow I will take a brake from painting and recharge my batteries. I have plenty of other projects to keep me busy. On Tuesday I will start working on my 4 ft x 6 ft panel and 6 1 ft x 2 ft panels. I need to have everything done by Saturday morning so I have plenty of time to photograph and varnish all of the paintings. Back to work.


“CHROMA,” my upcoming solo exhibition at Vertigo 232 Art Gallery, is only a few weeks away but I’m still a few dozen paintings away from being “finished.” My goal is 60 new paintings and I’m nowhere near that goal. Wichita keeps throwing distractions at me and I keep getting seduced by live music, art shows and film screenings. Today I spent the entire day in the studio and I managed to get 18 new paintings started. At this point they have a couple layers of paper and one layer of paint. I’m starting to get a blister on my thumb from the chip brush I was using to apply the acrylic matte medium onto the panels. I stopped at 18 because I’m running low on acrylic matte medium and I wanted to make sure I had enough to finish the 18 paintings I had already started. I’m guessing I’ll end up using at least 2 gallons of acrylic matte medium total. I ordered another gallon this morning and it should arrive in a couple days. Hopefully I have enough to hold me over until then. Tomorrow I will add a couple more layers of paint and paper and then I’ll get messy and drip and splatter some paint. I also need to find some time to work on a few freelance graphic design projects and create a slideshow for my Wichita Art Chatter presentation at the Wichita Art Museum. November is going to be a very busy month. Next month is nothing but Netflix and Tacos.