26 November 2011

Small Business Saturday and Other things or Where have I been for so Long....

Small Business Saturday! Self Exclamitory People! Buy Local , Support Local Businesses and NOT the Big Box Stores! The Money that is given to Local Businesses STAYS LOCAL !!!

As For Where this Blogger has been , That's for me to tell in time. Stay Tuned. Let's just say I've lost 127 lbs since I've been gone.

Tuesday Night , Downtown Spartanburg - Dickens of a Christmas - Les's Hope it doesn't rain.

Saturday December 3rd from 10 am - 6 pm : Hub Bubs Holiday Handmade Hoopla

What's a Hoopla you may ask? it's like a Hub Bub.....

Peace Out

27 November 2010

Change is Coming

Things may be Changing around here real soon......for the better,,,,Watch this Space.....

18 October 2010

First In a long time

Just checking in with a anyone who is still reading this blog page...I need ideas to freshen and liven this page up...any ideas?? Let me know at abstraktrt@gmail.com

15 August 2010

Watch this Space

Dear Readers,

I know it has been a VERY Long time since you last read anything new on my blog. And I Apologise for that, I had Issues...but I am better now. So, If YOU or you know of a Business that would like to Post an event ( be it: Charity, or whatever or just shameless self-promotion) Let Me Know... and I would be glad to post the details and and other pertinent Info Right here. Rules are the Business or Event MUST ( and this is a MUST ) Be in the Upstate or WNC area . Hope to start reading E mails from businesses and you soon.

                                                                                 All the Best,

                                                                                         Mr. Oddblog

14 January 2010

"Myriad: The Art of Rick Rowland."

"Myriad: The Art of Rick Rowland."

Wet Paint Syndrome will be open next Friday from 6-9PM and Saturday from 10AM-6PM for this exhibition.

Rick's work includes recent expressive paintings, portraits, and years of drawings of local buildings.

Please join us for this special retrospective of a local artist who has been creating art in this place for many years.

Rick has participated in two of three Pop-Up Galleries and is excited to share a larger selection of his work with the community.

Stop in to see it ........

Also ....3rd Annual AIR Show is going on now at Hub-Bub Through Feb 11


07 January 2010

Pop up Thursday

TONITE, Jan 7: Pop-Up With Us!

We are excited about what looks to be a great crowd of artists and buyers lined up to attend the 3rd Pop-Up Gallery Night at Wet Paint Syndrome! We have had more calls and messages about this Pop-Up than the first two combined. Make sure to invite a friend to join us too!

Artists please show up at 6pm to hang your work. The show is open to the public from 6:30-9pm. Artists pay just $15 dollars to hang two pieces and no commission is taken. It is a great place to find very good, very affordable, local art! Did you know last month 60% of the artists reported sales within a week of the Pop-Up from contacts made at the event? Be there with your checkbook to support these local artists!

Worried about the weather? Based on the forecast, we think it will be warm enough to keep the roads clear for the entire event. So plan to stop in to grab a hot new piece of art on your way to get your bread and milk!

See you at Hillcrest!

1040 Fernwood-Glendale Rd., Suite 34
Hillcrest Shopping Center
Spartanburg, SC 29307

Contact Kris Neely at wetpaintsyndrome@gmail.com with questions.

Also, NEW LINK on the Site List , We Welcome Grace Presbyterian Church- Spartanburg to the Area ....

just look to the left in the list.....you'll find it.....Check them out....

01 January 2010


Happy New Year....Sorry this is late...but here ya go.....

Date: Saturday, January 2, 2010

Time: 9:00am - 6:00pm

Location: Wet Paint Syndrome, LLC

Street: 1040 Fernwood-Glendale Rd, Suite 34

Spartanburg, SC 29307

Patrice and I were recounting tonight about the amazing opportunities that have blessed us in 2009. Among many other wonderful moments, my development as an artist has definitely hit a new high watermark. Not only did I earn my MFA from Goddard, present a large scale exhibition at Wofford, and paint at Ghost Ranch during a residency, but we came very close to breaking even on the new studio venture. Without you, our friends and family, this would never have been possible.

To celebrate the incredible support and encouragement we have received from friends and family in this past year, we would like to offer a very special one day sale at Wet Paint. From 9am-6pm on Saturday, January 2nd, 2010, I will open the studio at Hillcrest to the public.

ALL of my original paintings will be offered on a buy one, get one (of equal or lesser value) FREE (while supplies last) for one day only. This sale does not apply to posters or cards.

Many of you know this kind of markdown is very unusual in the world of fine art sales. It is not recommended or advised. It is not a smart move for many reasons. In fact, this will probably be one of the only times I can ever offer my work in this fashion.

However, as you know, my whole philosophical approach toward sharing my art is to make it affordable so it can be shared by many.

This sale is intended to be a true celebration of all of your support and a genuine thank you for your encouragement! I do not plan to advertise the sale widely because it is intended to thank those who have been so supportive of my art along the way. Please feel free to pass this on to others. Buy a piece for yourself, and give one to a friend who has supported you in 2009! Or invite a friend to chip in for the cost of the first piece so you can give them the second!

We only accept cash or check, so come prepared as you need to be.

Thank you for all your continuing support for my art. If you cannot make it Saturday, please know how much your support and encouragement means to both of us!

Happy New Year!

Kris Neely

Don't forget the Pop-Up Gallery on January 7th from 6-9!

09 December 2009

Got Fear?


December 10, 2009- January 6, 2010

Wet Paint Syndrome is presenting “Fear Not!”: New Guardian Paintings by Kristofer Neely. Kris's guardian angels have been installed in church sanctuaries, college campuses, public parks, homeless shelters, cemeteries, and refuges for people who have been abused or neglected. They will make excellent holiday gifts. The "Fear Not!" show features a series of work that Neely completed on found wood at Ghost Ranch in Abiquiu, New Mexico. Peek behind the curtain to view Kris's studio and the growing collection of his work lining the walls.

December Events:

Dec. 10 - Opening Event of “Fear Not!”: New Guardian Paintings (6- 9 PM)
with featured reading and book signing by Dr. Kirk H. Neely (7 PM)

Dec. 17 - Art Walk Open Studio (5- 9 PM)

Dr. Kirk Neely will again be signing books. We are pleased to announce that Wet Paint Syndrome will be an official trolley stop for the Art Walk! Park at Hillcrest and ride the shuttle into downtown!

Wet Paint Syndrome, LLC
Hillcrest Specialty Row (on the flip side)
1040 Fernwood-Glendale Rd. , Suite 34
Spartanburg , SC 29307

email: wetpaintsyndrome@gmail.com
web: http://www.wetpaintsyndrome.com/

Call for an appointment: 864.579.9604

02 December 2009

Yesoday : 2 Turkey Recipes and some wet paint

I apologise for not continuing Leftover Turkey Week yesterday....was under the weather...so here is Yesterday and Todays Recipes....in an event called : Yesoday


Leftover cooked turkey (white or dark meat pieces)

1 or 2 cans cream of celery soup or cream of chicken, cream of mushroom (whichever suits your taste)

1 can diced green chilies

1 reg. size pkg. plain tortilla chips, crumbled

1 (8 oz.) pkg. Cheddar cheese, grated

1 (8 oz.) pkg. Monterey Jack cheese, grated

1 sm. onion, chopped

1 jar jalapenos (optional)

Saute onions in butter in medium skillet until golden brown. Add green chilies, soup, and 1 soup can of water. Stir and simmer until heated. Crush tortilla chips, using 1/2 of package. Spread a layer in bottom of baking dish. Evenly place a layer of cooked turkey on top of chips. Spoon a layer of 1/2 of soup mixture over chips. Add jalapenos, if desired. Sprinkle with 1/3 of both grated cheeses. Repeat chips, turkey, and soup mixture; top with grated cheese. Quantity is determined by the amount of turkey available. For larger amounts, simply continue to layer ingredients.

Conventional Oven: Bake in oven at 350 degrees until thoroughly heated and cheese is bubbly.

Microwave Oven: Heat at medium high power until thoroughly heated and cheese is bubbly.

Note: This dish is great during holidays after everyone is tired of turkey and dressing. Cooked chicken also works great. This recipe reheats well and tastes even better as a leftover!

from: http://www.cooks.com/

And Now for Todays Recipe for your Leftover Turkey


1 lb ground turkey

1 cup chopped onions

1 can diced green chilies

1 can diced tomatoes

2 tabelspoons olive oil

2 cloves garlic

4 tablespoons chili powder (to your taste)

salt & pepper

hot sauce if desired

Brown ground turkey in olive oil until brown, add onions and cook until soft. Add garlic, salt, pepper and chilie powder, mix well, add chopped chilies, diced tomatoes and simmer for about an hour on low. Serve with sour cream and grated cheese. Add hot sauce if desired.

Submitted by: K**** C***** ( privacy is a thing with me )

from : http://www.cooks.com/

Also don't Miss Decembers Pop Up Gallery tomorrow night from 6:30 - 9 Pm @ Wet Paint Syndrome

If you are an Artist and would like to show your work Entry Fee is : $ 15 and limit it to 2 works...FCFS ( First Come, First Served )


                                          or contact Kris Neely at : wetpaintsyndrome@gmail.com

30 November 2009

Leftover Turkey Week - Day 1


2 eggs, slightly beaten

4 tablespoons melted butter

1 package Pepperidge Farm herb stuffing

1 1/2 cups turkey or chicken broth

2 cups cooked turkey or chicken, cut up

2 tablespoons fresh parsley, minced

2 tablespoons onion, minced

3 cloves garlic, minced

1/2 tsp. black pepper

2 tablespoons minced green pepper


1 10.5 oz. can cream of celery soup

3/4 cup milk

This is a good way to use leftover turkey or chicken.

If you have any leftover gravy, up to 1/2 cup may be added to the broth (to equal the 1 1/2 cups called for).

In the Cooks.com test kitchen, we have also added whole cranberries and fresh mushrooms as a variation.

Combine all ingredients (except those for sauce) in the order listed. For extra flavor, the onion and garlic may be sautéed in butter before being added, but this is optional.

Grease a 9x5x3-inch loaf pan. Press mixture into pan and bake at 375°F for 30-40 minutes or until top is firm.

To make the sauce, combine celery soup with milk in a saucepan; simmer for 3 minutes. Pour half over the top of the loaf. Serve remaining sauce in a gravy bowl or ladled over the top of individual slices.

Serve with cranberry sauce on the side.