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.


I’m happy to officially announce that I will have a solo exhibition at Vertigo 232 Art Gallery on Final Friday, November 25th. The exhibition is called CHROMA and it will feature a new series of abstract paintings. My goal is to create 60 new paintings for the exhibit.

ART SHOW – 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 – https://www.facebook.com/events/628392890674327/.


“The Bride” prints are now available for sale online at –https://squareup.com/market/tiltunion/item/the-bride.


The Bride – Limited edition screen print illustrated by Dustin Parker

Size: 18″ x 24″
Three color hand-screen printed on 100b Cover Pop-tone Sour Apple Green paper by French Paper Company

Shipping options:
Posters can be tube-shipped within the US for $10
Posters can be delivered within Wichita city limits for $5

Posters can also be picked up at Tilt Union with no shipping/handling fees. We are located in downtown Wichita and available most Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 5-8 and by appointment on weekends. Just let us know when you’d like to stop by, include your contact info and we’ll co-ordinate with you!

Today I stopped by Tilt Union to help Brad Ruder mix the perfect green ink for my prints. It took 5 or 6 tries to find the perfect green. We are using the same green on both prints. I’m excited to see the final product. I want to name the color Dustinstein Green. Brad also bought me lunch at the Monarch and gave me some cool paper from the French Paper Company to use for my collage paintings.