OK… I’m taking a brief break from seasonal ramblings and observations for a broadblasting from the Fur Peace Ranch an our Psylodelic Gallery.

We’re really looking forward to this one!

The Psylodelic Gallery
Neo-Psychedelic Evolution: Mind Manifesting Art
Yes I want to enter this show… click here if this is you!

The Psylodelic Gallery is excited to announce the creation of our 1st Annual Juried Art Show entitled: Neo-Psychedelic Evolution: Mind Manifesting Art. We will be accepting submissions through March 1, 2015. The winner will be featured in their own exhibit from July to September 2015, for more information visit our site at:http://www.onlinejuriedshows.com/Default.aspx?OJSID=378

Call for Entries:
The Psylodelic Gallery opened in 2013 at Jorma Kaukonen’s Fur Peace Ranch as a center committed to the art and culture that has permeated the American mainstream since the 1960’s. In keeping with that spirit of artistic evolution, the Psylodelic Gallery invites you to submit your work to be considered for our 2015 National Juried Art Exhibition. The theme will be based on Modern Psychedelic art and its various forms, and personal interpretation and perspective on this art movement. “Psy-che-del-ic -adjective, of or noting a mental state characterized by a profound sense of intensified sensory perception, sometimes by a feeling of euphoria”. This theme is open to many different interpretations and mediums, and should reflect the creativity and depth within the soul.

First Place: $500.00 and exhibition from June-September 2015
Second Place: $250.00 and honorable mention
Third Place: $100.00


Robin Stickney

Robin Stickney is a weaver, spinner and fiber artist. As a child of the 60’s she had wanderlust in her heart so at 17, on her own, she moved to the Coast of Maine and made it her home. After years of growing both an herb farm and family, she was introduced to fiber through the art of weaving. She was immediately drawn in to this unfamiliar world through the tactile nature of fiber in its many forms. From the many uses of fiber…..weaving, spinning, dyeing, felting, braiding, paper making and sculpting…she explored and immersed herself fully in the possibilities of fiber as language. From weaving messages into fabric and capturing visions of the natural world around her in rustic tapestry, she found a creative voice in the use of fiber.

Like her ocean, Robin continues to ebb and flow in her explorations of fiber and form in the natural world. She has collected fiber and weavings from China to Peru and today she creates hand woven rugs, wall pieces, straps, bands, belts, hand-spun wool rugs and rag tapestries. When she is not exploring fiber, she is caretaker of numerous Coastal Estate Gardens, and is a dedicated teacher of the method of body sculpting known as Pilates.

Bob Steeler
Bob Steeler studied art and design under the direction of Ron Taylor and sculptor Robert Howard at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. After leaving school he played drums with Doug Kershaw, David Bromberg, Randy and Michael Brecker, Wayne Kramer, Johnny Thunders, Edgar Winter, Merle Saunders, Jerry Garcia, Steven Stiles, Leslie West, and Hot Tuna.
In 1981, Steeler moved to New York City and began his art career, concentrating primarily on sculpture and painting. Steeler’s eclectic style and personality are reflected in his works which have appeared in museums and galleries in New York City, San Francisco, Aspen, Colorado and Paris, France. Before moving to Hopewell, NJ, Steeler had a mural business in Colorado from 1994 through 2001.
His paintings are found in many private collections including those of Melanie Griffith and Don Johnson, Ewan MacGregor, Mario Van Peebles, Henry Kravis, Malcolm Bricklin, Jorma Kaukonen and J.P. Lipson. His paintings are best described as an eclectic Picasso style of art.

Spencer Bohren
Born into a gospel-singing family in the wind-swept prairies of Wyoming in 1950, Spencer Bohren began singing and playing music as youngster. At fourteen, inspired by the folk music he heard on the radio, Spencer picked up a guitar and within a few weeks started performing in public. He immediately delved deeply into America’s treasure of blues, country, gospel and folk music, soaking up guitar styles and historical details. In the 1960s and 1970s, Spencer played with rock, country and blues bands throughout the western US. By the mid-1970s, Spencer and his wife, Marilyn, found a spiritual home in the city of New Orleans, and started their family there.

In 1997, Spencer developed Down the Dirt Road Blues, his award-winning history of American music, which he has presented to 30,000 students of all ages, as well as concert audiences all over America and Europe. His educational offerings have grown to include visual art. His passion for artwork is a direct result of a search for the perfect album cover for his Carry the Word CD, released in the year 2000. During this search, he chanced upon an obscure exhibit of tiny cigar-box altars honoring blues and soul singers, and found them extremely appealing. This inspiration and focused creation transported him to a place he’d been subconsciously searching for since coming of age in the sixties, and he knew that I had to explore this path more thoroughly. Spencer Bohren’s three-dimensional shadowbox assemblages have been called atmospheric, ceremonial, mysterious, spiritual, and magical. In fact, they are all of these things. Utilizing common objects encountered while traveling the globe as a musician, Spencer constructs mystical miniature worlds contained in small boxes that appear to be relics from some ancient or medieval culture. They are precisely made, and their collaged surfaces create layers of meaning that suggest our unsuspected proximity to the metaphysical world.

Prospectus and Entry Form:

Submit entries online via onlinejuriedshows.com
Artists may also request Prospectus and entry forms via email fpman@earthlink.net


Applications must be completed by March 1, 2015

Forms and Fees:

Completed forms must include the online entry form; up to 3 images representative of overall work; and application fee.

Insurance and Sales:

Accepted entries will ONLY be insured during installation and return shipping; however, the artist reserves the right to purchase additional insurance during the exhibition. The Psylodelic Gallery will not be responsible for loss, damage, or theft of any artwork while en route to the Gallery. The artist chosen for exhibition may have the option to sell their artwork, and the Psylodelic Gallery will retain 20% commission. A signed Loan Agreement Form will be required for all accepted entries.

Shipping and Delivery:

Accepted entries may be shipped or hand delivered. All shipped entries must be securely packed and include installation instructions. Entries that are to be shipped must be no more than 24 x 36 inches, and no more than 10 lbs.

The artist is solely responsible for any insurance and shipping costs during transit. All entries should be addressed to:

The Psylodelic Gallery
39495 St. Clair Road
Pomeroy, OH 45769

Return shipping and insurance following the exhibition will be provided by the Psylodelic Gallery.

Please direct any questions or comments to:

Vanessa Kaukonen: Owner, CEO
ofc: 740-992-2575740-992-2575
fax: 740-992-9126

Sharon Fritz: Assistant Curator
cell: 740-447-0208740-447-0208

• Candidates must be 18 years of age or older.
• All applications must be submitted by March 1, 2015
• All pieces selected for exhibition must be present and ready for installation by May 31, 2015.
• The Psylodelic Gallery will not provide insurance for any objects, the artist is solely responsible for procuring any insurance.
• The artist whose work is chosen for the exhibition may choose to sell any objects, and the Gallery will retain a 20% commission.
• If an object is purchased during the exhibition, the artist and buyer must agree to allow that piece to remain in the Gallery for the duration of the exhibit.
• There are no medium stipulations, so long as they are within and can be related to the theme. Submissions may include, but are not limited to: Photography, Print, Graphic Design, Ceramics/Sculpture, Clothing, Video/Audio, Mixed Media, etc.

Check out OnlineJuriedArtshows.com to see what else is going on.


  1. Comment made on December 25, 2014 by Joanne

    Happy Birthday Jorma! May you always have music,laughter and love!

  2. Comment made on December 24, 2014 by Eli Mannion

    Happy belated birthday Jorma. I listen to your music when ever life gets rough, and it is such inspiring beautiful music, that I just wanted to tell you, Thank You.

  3. Comment made on December 23, 2014 by Brett

    Happy Birthday Jorma!

  4. Comment made on December 23, 2014 by DennisK

    Happy Birthday Capt. Thanks for the many years of great tunes…And many more to come! I hope you and Vanessa have a beautiful Holiday with the rest of the family…See you soon in Newton NJ.

  5. Comment made on December 23, 2014 by Curt Allred

    Hyvää syntymäpäivää!

  6. Comment made on December 23, 2014 by George

    Hi Jorma,

    Happy Birthday from NYC and also Brindisi, Italy. All the best this Holiday season to you, Vanessa and your family.

    We LOVED the recent 4-Hour HT Beacon show celebrating Jack’s 70th. Also, looking forward to new CD in Feb 2015. As others said: Buon Compleanno.

  7. Comment made on December 23, 2014 by Mitch Spector

    Happy Birthday Jorma ,
    Hope its a great one ♫,

  8. Comment made on December 23, 2014 by eaglesteve

    Happy Birthday Captain

  9. Comment made on December 23, 2014 by John B

    Happy Birthday Jorma.

  10. Comment made on December 23, 2014 by Tom in St. Louis

    Happy Birthday, Duuuuuude!

  11. Comment made on December 23, 2014 by johno


  12. Comment made on December 23, 2014 by Joey Hudoklin

    May your Birthday be true to thy own self.
    Happy Birthday Jorma!

  13. Comment made on December 23, 2014 by HOGAN

    Hope you have an AWESOME day….

  14. Comment made on December 23, 2014 by George Henn

    Happy Birthday Jorma!

  15. Comment made on December 23, 2014 by carlo pagliano

    Dear Jorma Happy Birthday from all of us in chorus. A vital sentiment of deep gratitude, love and affection on the reflection of all these years with You in our hearts and mind and ears.

  16. Comment made on December 23, 2014 by Ham n Eggs

    The newsman said it is a very special day – FESTIVUS!
    What could possibly make the day more special?
    Buon Compleano Mr. K
    May you continue to be blessed today and the year through.
    Love All Ways.

  17. Comment made on December 23, 2014 by Letitgro

    Sorry I’m off topic, but Happy Birthday Jorma!

  18. Comment made on December 22, 2014 by charles newman

    On the same day as such a beautiful happening for the gallery, it is indeed sad to hear Joe Cocker passed away today.

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