I did this little ditty to help out the Art Association of Jackson Hole.  Check it out at there Whodunnit show on March 8th at the Center of the Arts Theater Lobby starting at 5:30.  And dont’t tell anyone if you know who did it! Peace out buttercup!!

New Orleans Jazzfest

April 28, 2012


Beautiful day in New Orleans. Wish you were here!

Onto Fort Worth Texas

April 17, 2012


This shot is from uncommon objects in Austin, tx. Love Austin. Onto Fort Worth, which will surprise you…super cool fun town. Eat at Blue and Freds if you ever come..peace out buttercup!


Come down this weekend its gorgeous out.

I have a piece in this show.  If your in Seattle go check it out and support arts and culture in your community.  You’ll be glad you did.

“A Strange Life” art exhibit opens Friday March 9th, at Tasty and will feature mixed media paintings
by Vern White. His artworks are markers of his journey, the people he’s met and the experiences
he’s had, are woven together to create the works of art that will be on display. Joining Vern in this
show is a peculiar bunch of artists:

Amy Weber, Bjorn (aka Raw Garbage), Deviant Décor, Don Deleva, Jarrod Eastman, Jenny
Dayton, Jody Joldersma, Joe Vollan, Justin Hillgrove, Kurtis Rykovich and Rob Schwartz.

A Strange Life is up March 9 – April 10.

Here is an artist statement, in his words:

“Our environment, associations, and history always affect the process of the art we create. Inescapable mutations

that result across a variety of mediums are a product of the whole. The totality of our lives at that moment we fling
paint over canvas in an attempt to relay a meme string to others and continue the cycle of growth/ evolution.
Across the span of years I have had a variety of occupations in between the bouts of artistic conflict I refer to
as painting. I have dug graves, built houses, poured beer, tossed drunks, tattooed, printed shirts and sold art in the
pursuit of filthy lucre with which to buy my paint, canvas, brushes and liquor.
The same can be said for the people I have met in this perilous journey between the straight and narrow.
From God fearing Christians, to junkies and killers of men. Bikers, rock stars, the ‘has been’ and never were, barflies,
fellow artists, and suicides. From friends now dead and enemies who have yet to grace me with their demise, they
have all left a mark on me like the slingers ink staining my skin beneath the comfort of a good shirt.
All these comes to pass in the works I put forth now and throw to the tender mercies of the public. These
markers of the journey through a strange life.”

To RSVP on facebook visit https://www.facebook.com/events/278131675590062/

To see all shows in our hood on 2nd Friday, visit http://artupgreenwood-phinney.blogspot.com/

Since March 2010, Tasty has been open 6 days a week to showcase fun & funky local urban art. Every
month they curate a group exhibit, themed in sync with the selected featured artist(s). To see their entire
2012 calendar, please contact Sheri. To view art from past shows, visit http://www.ShopTastyArt.com.

Tasty’s hours are 11-7 Tuesday thru Saturday plus 12-5 Sunday.

Music artwork

February 16, 2012


“sinking in” 12×12 acrylic on board
Did I tell you I’ll be at Jazzfest in New Orleans with my artwork? Oh ya!

Art Show in Bozeman

November 7, 2011


This Friday come on down!

The big city

September 2, 2011


An evening in San Francisco will make you smile.  Cool big shity. Too many peoples for me though. Sellin art  in Sausalito tomorrow. Come by if you are in the area, new work to see.


intothelimelight, originally uploaded by jRODaRT.

New work. Into the Limelight 16 x 16 acrylic on board. Six new paintings for Jackson this weekend. Miller Park stop by!

Dear Friends,
The date has arrived! This Friday the 13th we will celebrating in grand style when Sacred Machine turns one! We want to thank you all and especially the artists who have graced our walls with their beautiful work and the musicians who have filled the museum with their unique sound! In celebration, we would like to announce a two-day event, Beyond The Sacred Music & Arts Festival, featuring a group invitational of twenty-four world-renowned artists and a music event featuring some of the most cutting edge musicians in Arizona.
The full exhibition preview is posted at SacredMachine.com.
In commemoration, we have two new DMD T-Shirts, Beyond The Sacred Music & Arts Festival and Sacred Machine Thought Control, as well as two new stickers. The men’s shirts are American Apparel and the women’s are Pima Apparel, some of the softest shirts you will ever wear! Get yours today at MysticusPublishing.com or at the festival!
May 13 – July 31, 2011
Opening Reception: Friday, May 13, 2011, 7:00 p.m. – Midnight
Special Musical Guests: Jonathan Sumner, Philip Shiozaki, King Bowser
Sacred Machine
245 E. Congress Street Suite 123
Tucson, AZ 85701
The Finest World Renowned Artists come together to celebrate all things Sacred
Participating Artists:
Mark Ryden (Los Angeles) Chris Mars (Minneapolis) Daniel Martin Diaz (Tucson) Craig LaRotonda (Buffalo) Bryan Cunningham (Los Angeles) Norbert Kox (Wisconsin) P-Jay Fidler (Los Angeles) Robert Palacios (Los Angeles) Paul Barnes (Scotland, UK) Joel Nakamura (Santa Fe) Sergio Mora (Spain) Pol Turgeon (Montreal, CA) Fred Stonehouse (Milwaukee) Jennybird Alcatara (San Francisco) Jon MacNair (Michigan) Raudiel Sañudo (Mexico) Michael Page (San Francisco) Elizabeth Frank (Tucson) Scott Holloway (Massachusetts) Matthew Couper (New Zealand) Alex Garcia (Los Angeles) Jarrod Eastman (Montana) Philip Felix (Tucson) Christopher Umana (Los Angeles)
Saturday, May 14th, 2011, 7:00 p.m  – 2 a.m.
Join Gabriel Sullivan and The Taraf de Tucson, The Jons, Brian Lopez, Blind Divine, Ensphere, and Dead Western Plains 
for an epic night of music and drama
The Historic Rialto Theatre, Tucson AZ – Tickets: $8, All Ages Show
Upcoming Events at Sacred Machine:
Beyond The Sacred Music & Arts Festival, May 13 & 14
2nd Saturday: May 14, 4:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.
2nd Saturday: June 11, 4:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
2nd Saturday: July 9, 4:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Blind Divine Shows:
Beyond The Sacred Music & Arts Festival, The Historic Rialto Theatre, Tucson, AZ
May 14, 7:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m. All Ages Show, $8
Daniel Martin Diaz Exhibition Schedule:
Pop Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico, July 2011
La Halle St Pierre Museum, Paris, France, September 12, 2011 – March 4, 2012
Gallerie Toxic, Luxembourg, September 16 – November 12, 2011
La Luz de Jesus, Los Angeles, December 2- 31, 2011
A special thanks to our sponsors for their generous support, KXCI, Zócalo Magazine, Hollis Graphics, Sino Tequila, Barrio Brewery, BK Carne Asada and Sonoran Style Hot Dogs, Mysticus Publishing, and The Historic Rialto Theatre.
Sacred Machine
245 E. Congress Suite 123
Tucson, AZ 85701
Wednesday – Friday 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Saturday – 4:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Sunday – 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
By Appointment 520-977-7102