Art Ghoullery: Black Cats & Vampire Bats Group Halloween Art Exhibition at the Rourke Art Gallery, Moorhead, MN

Art Ghoullery

I have several drawings on exhibit currently as part of the “Art Ghoullery: Black Cats & Vampire Bats” group art show at the Rourke Gallery + Museum, 521 Main Avenue in Moorhead, Minnesota.

The Art Ghoullery: Black Cats and Vampire Bats will be on display from October 4 through November 3 at The Rourke Art Gallery + Museum. On October 25, there will be a Masquerade Reception, where the “Best in Show” and “Audience Choice” awards will be presented. The Masquerade Reception will also feature frightening food, dreadful drinks, macabre music, and spooky puzzles provided by Puzzled Escape Rooms. 

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Masquerade in the Art Ghoullery on October 25th:

Come See Chad Savage as Part of Reel Art’s 4th Annual Artists Day in Berwyn, IL, March 4th!

Chad Savage will be signing and selling artwork, prints, patches, pins and more as part of the 4th Annual Artists Day at Reel Art in Berwyn, IL, along with artists Jim Engel, Aaron Miller, Dave Dorman and Chris Peuler.

This is a FREE event from 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm.

Reel Art is located at 6727 W. Stanley Ave., Berwyn, IL 60402. Full details at!

Curse of the Spider Queen

Curse of the Spider Queen

The paint just dried on Curse of the Spider Queen, my entry in the MF Gallery’s “The Smut Peddlers: An Exhibition of Pulp” Group Show:

Housewife orgies, men shooting wild animals on safari, army men tricked by beautiful female double agents, a hero jumping out of an airplane into enemy fire, the hypnotic gaze of a woman bathing in a lake, GI’s dropping bombs on the Nazis, survivors of a plane crash in the Arctic, a medic patching up a mortally wounded soldier, Amazonian jungle sex fantasies, bordello shoot-outs, rescuing a heroine from the ravages of war, sex with space aliens…

It’s all there. From the 1950’s through the early 1970’s there were fresh specialty magazines and new novels created just for your predilection. Scores of successful publishers and copious second stringers pumped this stuff out in excess throughout the middle of the 20th Century. The best and oddest of the century’s writers from Mario Puzo to Dashiell Hammett to L. Ron Hubbard wrote the books. The artists then did impossibly beautiful work racing against the clock each day.

Smut Peddlers: An Exhibition of Pulp is an exhibition of paintings and drawings curated by Michael Lee Nirenberg in collaboration with MF Gallery. The show includes classic 1960’s pulp paintings by legends such as Norman Saunders, Robert Bonfils, Darrel Millsap and Basil Gogos, alongside the 1970’s illustrations of John Thompson of Playboy. The tradition of pulp has been absorbed by a younger generation of artists who, inspired by the classics, have also created work for this show. These artists include Yuri Makoveychuk, Lawrence Van Abbema, Drew Maillard, Chad Savage, Martina Secondo Russo, Greg Maillard, and more…

The exhibit celebrates the beauty of 1960’s pulp art. The men and women who cranked it out everyday for decades were waging a quiet art revolution that occurred in bedrooms and bathrooms throughout the country. In the age of instant pornography their work seems quaint and even somehow romantic.

Many of the artists will be at the Opening Party on Saturday July 9th, from 7 to 10pm. Admission is free and open to all ages.

MF Gallery is located at 213 Bond Street, between Baltic and Butler Streets in the Gowanus neighborhood of Brooklyn. Take the F or G to Bergen St., the A or C to Hoyt/ Schermerhorn, or the R to Union.

After opening night, the gallery will be open by appointment only. The artwork can also be viewed and purchased online at:

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The Smut Peddlers: An Exhibition of Pulp

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