Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Party Time with Everyday

I had a great time painting at an event in Hollywood thrown by Everyday. They are a super fun bunch of people that know how to have a good time and are all about the positive vibes. Here's a video they cut of the event...

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Live painting at Create Fixate

Check this out! Create Fixate is one of the coolest art shows in Los Angeles. I have been attending them for years and now I have been invited to participate. I will be hanging many pieces as well as doing some live painting. These shows are always great, so be sure not to miss this one!

Lucky 7
Celebrating 7 Years of Art & Music
Saturday, December 6, 2008


Andre Freimann : Annabel Ruffell : Anne Carmack : CHO : Kristen Eppley : DAKshots : Erin Allen
Farzad Kohan : Garret Suhrie : Gus Harper : Hagop Belian : Jeff Bughouse : Jennifer Perlmutter
Jessica Seaton : JK Wasson : Jorge Oswaldo : Josh Reiss : Jyll Ethier-Mullen : Leyla Akdogan
Linka Odom : Linley Eathorne : Mark Acetelli : Max Neutra : Michael Gullberg : Michael Pukac
Michael Severin : Neil Kohanski : Rebecca Johnson : Richard Wahlstrom : Tony Hong

Carlos Vera : Max Neutra : Michael Pukac

Ted Werth : Derek Michael : Eric Hanson

VJ Fader

Youth Speak Collective

Brooke Benson Designs : De La Luna Designs : Dug Shop : Search+ResQ
Simone Schulz Designs : Soy’-ka Designs : Sunny Rising Leather : YevArts Handmade Jewelry


LAB .01
Chad Rock L.A.B.A. : Samuel Markus LIVE : Mexican Dubweiser GalleryTen
Nalepa Bass Science : S.O.U.L.- O. West Coast Unknown Productions

LAB .02
Kenneth Graham Ovum/Plastic City : Viktor Carrillo Droidbehavior/Sage
AquaVee Missdreamedia : Aime Room 208/Live : Le Femme Digitale

Mitra Martin & Stefan Fabry Tango Mar

Read more about participating artists, musicians, and organizations:


A VERY SPECIAL THANX TO C:F Board Members, Staff, & Volunteers for their contributions.

SATURDAY, December 6, 2008 : 7pm – 2am
*Kids Creativity Zone from 4-7 pm*

Premiere Events Center : 613 Imperial St., Los Angeles, CA
$15 Admission before 10pm / $20 after : Gallery Preview $5 suggested donation



“Liberate Your Perception”

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Live painting at Sunset Junction 2008 with Metromix

Ahhh Sunset Junction. My first time attending. It's a street fair with booze and music in hollywood/silverlake, and it's HOT, so you can imagine the atmosphere. Lots of girls showing their new hip dresses, lots of men showing their hairy chests. Food and art everywhere. Metromix hired me to come paint at their booth. Here are some nuggets from the Felini-esque experience.

Here's a view of the crowd from out booth.

I LOVE the shot with the snake guy. The story with that shot is I was sitting there painting when a guy came up and was talking to Aric, the other guy in the booth with me. I had my back to them, but I could hear them talking. After the guy had been there for longer than usual (it was in the morning when things were slower) I figured I should turn around and say hi. When I turned around I saw his snake and I said "Heyyy! This whole time you had a snake!?" He was a super cool guy. Laid back. He said "Yeah man." I wish I remembered the snake's name, but it was something like Bozo or something. Anyway, I asked if I could take his picture and without hesitation he said "Sure man.", like he's used to it. I turned around and got my camera and when I turned back around I saw that guy in the background walking towards us. I was thinking "Wait for it....wait for it" until he came into the frame and click, I got it. It was only later on when I looked at the picture again that I realized that the snake guy has a tattoo on his arm that says "Born to Rock". Gotta love it.

This is the BBQ guy that was stationed directly across from us. It was early on the first day that he broke out the megaphone and started yelling "BARRRR BEEEEE QUEEEEEE! Get your BBQ! Chicken wings! AIN'T NOTHIN BUT A CHICKEN WAAAAAAAANG!". Just as Aric and I were realising that we were going to have to listen to this guy the whole two days we were there, he approaches our booth, megaphone in hand. He spun the prize wheel and won a flask, announced it to the world , and then went back to hawking his body parts. He was a nice enough guy and ended up giving Aric some free ribs at the end of the event. The Pork Chop piece below was painted in response to his effect on me.

I was given this hat at a Warner Chappel company picnic just days before. It ended up really coming in handy.Possible Tshirt in the future?....

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Live Painting at Decadence for the OC Weekly

Earlier this month I was contacted by the OC Weekly and asked if I would paint for them at their annual food tasting event called Decadence that coincides with their annual restaurant Issue. The event was held at the Westin Hotel in Costa Mesa and 3000 people attended. Needless to say, I had a great time tasting good food and wine and hanging out with beautiful people.

I knew it was going to be an interesting night when just as I was about to get started, a good looking woman walked up to me, pulled open her blouse to reveal most of her left breast, and said "Does this inspire you?". I was speechless. She covered up and walked by. At that point I met eyes with the event photographer who was standing behind me and had witnessed the whole thing. He asked "Does that happen often?", and without missing a beat, I replied "All the time."

The thing is, it does happen often. I paint at art shows, and at some of these art shows there are naked women getting painted. These painted naked women sometimes come up to me and chat, with nothing between their nipples and my beer but a still drying coat of paint, about 12 inches of space, and my wedding ring shining like a bright beacon of trust. Sure, I chat with them. I don't want to be rude. But I don't give them any more attention than I give the usual patron.

The rest of the night was filled with many conversations with interesting people. I sold a ton of paintings and made a couple contacts for business propositions you may be hearing about in future issues of The Drop.

Jeni Carle referred me for the gig. She's a cool artist and you should check her out HERE

Here's some pics of the event. They really don't do it justice, but they will have to do.

Go Go dancers waiting for the Go Go. This was only phase one of their outfits. Phase two was not so modest.
It's hard to see, but that's my setup at the end of the pool. The whole night I was concerned I was going to take one step too many backwards and fall in. There was a second artist there named Ingrid Marrero and we were joking about guessing what time of night someone was going to fall in the pool. We guessed 10:30, and when 10:30 rolled around, Ingrid came over with a big smile on her face and pointed out that someone had just fallen in. Ingrid is a cool artist and it's a shame I did not get get any pictures of her. She does some great work with color and you should check her out here:

This is a piece I did on request. I often get asked to paint various animals, it's one of the things I do and I like doing it, but I was pleasantly surprised when Ryan Cox asked me to paint him Zombies! Ryan Cox is the guy that booked me for the event. He's a super nice guy and was a pleasure to work with.

Friday, August 15, 2008

Live Painting at the X Games 2008 for Metromix

Metromix gave me a call and asked if I could come paint at their booth for the X Games. I had a great time! It was my first time at the XGames and I have to say that I am thoroughly impressed with the athletes there. The motocross guys were just plain nuts, and watching the BMX guys on the vert ramp was super fun. It was not all play of course, I was there to work. I painted five paintings a day for Metromix to raffle off as prizes. We had quite a crowd going. I painted everything from Evel Knievel to Radioheads. Enjoy the pics!

Check out the huge line people were waiting in for a chance to win some art...

This is a custom painted skate board I was able to work on one afternoon. It's going to be in a show at Monkeyhouse Toys in Silverlake. The show is called All a Board and the opening is Saturday, August 23rd.

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Max Neutra Unleashed and Wisdom show reviews

Ahhhhh yes, I can finally catch my breath. Unleashed at the Bailey Gallery drew a nice crowd during the LA downtown Artwalk. A lot of people came out to support, and I met a bunch of new friends. We sold 9 pieces during opening night! Many thanks Rob and Janene from Pussy and Pooch for a wonderful show! I will be there again on July 10th for the downtown artwalk doing some live painting just outside the store.

Here's the artist statement for the show:

This show is a celebration of the many forms of life that continue to live and evolve on this planet. With the growing reality of global warming, we are being reminded that we do not live in a stagnate environment. The world is constantly changing. It used to be a lot different from the way it is now, and it will continue to evolve. With the realization that things will change, perhaps we will learn to better appreciate what we have.

I hope these paintings serve as a reminder of the beauty and perfection of nature and compel you to take action for yourselves and the planet at large. Look up from your screens to lock eyes with an organic living creature and reflect its boundless beauty by being an organic living creature yourself. Unleash yourself. You are alive!

This is right before the giraffe ate my tie.
(Photo by: Dave Bullock / eecue

Enjoying some wine with good company.

Some lovely ladies ...

Frida the cat liked the turtle.

Later last month Wisdom opened at Solid Gallery One. It was during a heat wave, but people still managed to make it out. We managed to survive the heat and enjoy the artwork. Ended up selling 7 pieces that night! Thank you to Jarrett and Wendy from Solid for a great event, and good luck with their new location on Fairfax!

Here's the artist statement for the show:

I was born on Venice Beach, but I grew up in Santa Fe, NM. During a visit last year, I found myself inspired by a lot of the Native American artwork that I used to take for granted. Once I started researching the subject, my interest quickly picked up momentum and I decided to work on a series. Looking up old photographs of Native Americans for reference material, it did not take long for me to fall in love with the potency of the images. The rich culture and tradition. The simple beauty of feathers and bone. The suffering and loss. The wisdom written into the faces of these great chiefs. The photographs seem to rattle with pride. All of this captured within a simple portrait.

How is it possible that during my time growing up in Santa Fe, I seemed to miss the true underlying value of all that work? What has changed that is allowing me to finally recognize that value? Perhaps it is my age that has finally opened up my ability to appreciate these things. I was much younger when I lived in Santa Fe. I had not spent much time fending for myself. Now, I have spent the last ten years getting an education, moving to new cities, chasing new dreams, reaching new heights, suffering new pains, and ultimately finding my own way in the wilderness of the world. I have been learning the language of defeat, triumph, and self preservation, and now I am beginning to be able to read the vast scriptures written in the faces of these great people.

For this show I wanted to capture that language and portray the weight it seems to bare while also keeping the images out in front, unwilling to back down, the same way the original subjects sat with pride, eyes set on the lens. Heavy with history. Wisdom unflinching.

Me and my goofy smile.

Good peeps checking out the Native Americans.

"It does not require many words to speak the truth." - Chief Joseph

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Live Art Warehouse Party

Here's some more live painting action for ya. Actually, there will be a ton of talent at this show. Not to be missed!

Friday, May 23, 2008

Max Neutra solo show Wisdom

This show has been in the works for many months and will feature ink paintings of Native Americans on wood. Although the paintings seem relatively simple, their creation involved weeks of experimentation and a process that involves many steps to achieve. The results have yielded some of the "finest" artwork I have produced thus far, and I am very excited to finally present them to the public. I know that some of you have been waiting patiently for months for these to be released. Out of state buyers, please contact me directly if you are interested in seeing some preview images.

The show will be held at Solid Gallery One in Silver Lake, home of Neutra Place. Solid Gallery is a very warm and inviting space thanks to the hospitality of the owners, Jarret and Wendy. Come out, enjoy a few drinks, fine company, fine art, and get down with the Wisdom.

Max Neutra solo show UNLEASHED

Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you "UNLEASHED", my first solo show in Los Angeles! This is going to be a doozy. Were talking about 20 + large paintings of animals. All your favorites will be there. Mammals, birds, amphibians, reptiles, the works. Each piece is 24" x 36", and there is one that will be even bigger.

The opening will be June 12th, 6-10pm, during the Downtown Artwalk. If you have not yet been to the Downtown Artwalk, now is the time to check it out. All the downtown galleries open their doors every second Thursday for this event, so there will be plenty of art to see, plenty of people to watch, and plenty of booze and snacks.

The show will be held at the Bailey Gallery, which is attached to a super cool pet boutique called Pussy and Pooch.

For info on the Downtown Artwalk, go to

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Max Neutra Prints For Sale

That's right folks. Two pieces from the immensely popular series that was produced for The Loft at Liz's are now available as signed, limited edition 11" x 14" Giclee prints! They are printed on archival, acid free high quality paper with stunning detail. Every little crack and nuance is captured beautifully. Each piece is signed, numbered, and matted so it is ready to be hung in a 16" x 20" frame. There are only ten of each, so act fast to be sure you get one of these fine limited edition prints!

Please contact The Loft at Liz's for purchasing.

Monday, April 28, 2008

Fun at The Derby

We had a great time at The Derby last month. Many different kinds of artists and bands performing, and The Derby is a cool spot. Many thanks to Ivy Love from Code Carnivals for putting on the show and to Kasondra Komadina for the bitchin' photographs.

Sexy models getting a new coat of paint.

This is a painting that one of the artists, Jamie Kivisto, was working on. It's hard to see in the photo, but those are pieces of sushi, with human body parts in them. Tre cool.

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Hive Anniversary Show

I have a piece up in this show...

April 3 year Anniversary " Hive Avatar show - The Denizens of Hiveland"

Saturday, April 5th- 8PM-1AM

$8 at door, all ages

729 S. Spring St. LA, CA 90014

Featured Artist 1: Ken Garduno

Featured Artist 2: Michelle "Mia" Araujo

Tall Wall Artist: Joshua Clay

Small Wall Artist: Naomi Nowak

Installation Artist: Dan Bigelow

Out of State Artists:

Jason Limon- San Antonio, TX

Augie Pagan- Seattle, WA

Sandi Calistro- Denver, CO

Chris Lyles- NY, NY

Downtimer- SF, CA

Billy Dyson- Seattle, WA

John Lytle Wilson- OR, FLA

Mike Lewis- Ashland, NH

Thylacine Graphics- Forest City, CA

Chad le Duc- Victoria, BC

Jason Snyder

Joe Scarano

Hive Avatar Artists :

(over 100 artists present their avatars in "Hiveland" for a book, " A Field

Guide to the Denizens of Hiveland" to be published in June 2008)

Ichae Ackso / Michelle Mia Araujo / Mike Bilz / Catherine Brooks / Josh Clay

Terri Woodward / Alex Feliciano / Ted Von Heiland / Jessica Valencia /
Henry Cram / Randy Kono / Justin Odaffer / Kio Griffith / Ken Dougherty /Hembert Guardado / Chase Osborne / Ver Mar / Macsorro / Miss Mindy / CJ

Metzger / Kristian Olson / Brendan Sharkey / Nicole Filiatrault /

Geoffrey Tjakra / Ching Ching Cheng / Billy Dyson / Elbee / Veronica

Agostini / Jason Hernandez / Emilio / Jessica Valencia / Melanie Waldman /

TerriWoodward / Chet Zar / Thom Gastelum / Radhika Hersey / N.C. Winters

Chris Donham / James Malone / Dion Macellari / Yuki Miyazaki / Emi Motokawa

/ Neil Poyuzina / Steven Satler / Vincent Madrid / Shay / Douglas Alvarez

/ Courtney Oquist / Jimmy Bleyer / Mickey Me /Zombienose / Monica Martinez

/ Nicole Bruckman / Miss Withers / Michele Waterman / Saul "Boxx" Gonzalez

/ Michael Alvarez / Amy Shawley / Carmen Luceno / Delphia / Vague /

Matjames Metson / Kenji Tanaka / Nate Seubert / Paul Torres / Carol Powell

/ Jophen Stein / Heidi Calvert / Patrick Haemmerlein / Airom Bleicher /

Mary Spring / Lindsay Riley / Justin McInteer / Orion / Aglaia Mortcheva /

Haubs / Erick Rodriguez / Alexander Schaefer / Melissa Moss / LD Grant /

Ken Garduno / Zoso / Walt Hall / Max Grundy / Greg Gould / Carla Tome /

Arthur Tien / Michael Nikolas / Craig Cartwright / Nikki Nash / Adriana

Garibay / Tony Koehl / Sara Hedstrom / Paul Whitehead / Armik / Annie

Terrazzo / Preston Thomas / Snow Mack /Jon Measures / Jenna Colby / Martin

Hsu /Overton Loyd / Chris Tezber / Chrystal Chan / Darryl Blood/ Dustin

Myers / Peter Romberg / Dena Massenburg / Max Neutra / Terry Kim / NC

Winters / Andy Haynes / Elizabeth Lopez / Samitra Borhanpour / Vladimir

Sierra / Justin Barry / Melody Severns / Amanda Byrnes / Ashley Bamburg /

Shannon O'Connor / Nancy Lai / Danni Luo / Nicole Filiatrault/ Vague /

Shawn A.K.O. Whisenant / Melissa Nerell and more!!


Alyce Harlequin (

DJ Righteous James (

DJ Kronick ( Birthday Night for DJ Kronick!!



Gonzo Jonez (

graffiti61 (


Lowlylisa & The Rollie Pollies (

The Hive Gallery DVD Premiere: "Royal Jelly" to be released and sold in The Hive Store

Live Alley Painting: Alex Feliciano

Live VJ/ Live Video Feed: Mark Mulhall

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Fun at Intergalactic

We had a great time at Intergalactic at The Mountain Bar last month. Here's a pic of my most popular piece from the night (I had 4 offers on this thing, I guess feather headed elephant snakes are in). Also included is a picture of artist Aida Robles. She brought this gigantic piece of wood and got to work. She does amazing pencil portraits. Check out her website at

Many thanks to Elle 7 for putting the show together!

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Pics from Dreamtime show

Here are some pics from the Dreamtime show last weekend. The space was dimply lit with projection on several walls, strange shapes hanging from the ceiling, and group art projects on the walls. The atmosphere was very laid back and inviting. We had a good time and I met some very cool people. Emily Hay was wonderful as usual with the flute and vocals, and Carey Fosse demonstrated his impressive skills on the guitar. I also met Anna Homler. She performed before us and it was a pleasure to watch her work her auditory magic with a plethora of noise making devices and her unique vocal stylings. The whole show was a blast. Thanks Emily and Zero-Point Space!

Masquerade Show at The Derby

This looks like it's going to be a lot of fun. Live music, live painting, drinks, nude models, Paris Hilton. All at The Derby ( 4500 Los Feliz Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90027 ) Map. I will be doing some live painting there myself. Come out and say hi!

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Good Times at The Hammer Museum

The show at the Hammer Museum was super fun. Thanks Darren and and Camile! I met a lot of cool people, including Darren Pearson who makes silkscreen shirts (, and Chris T-T ( who brought a piece back to the UK with him. I also met Stephen Ewashkiw, a super nice guy who just recently moved out to LA and runs an Artist Management company called Blaim.

Below are a few nice shots of the show taken by
Celia Lesh...