All Blog Posts Tagged 'art' (21)

Travels with Obama

Yesterday I spent 11 hours on the road from Atlanta to DC with my good friend Obama. "What!", you might say?

For those of you familiar with my work leading up to CPAC, you will recognize the graphic below:

This is part of my Obama vs Liberty series. I have printed out a…


Added by Frances Byrd on March 14, 2013 at 3:03pm — No Comments

MachinePolitick: Effigy #1984

With the exception of editing typographical errors, this article has been left as it was originally written for…


Added by Frances Byrd on February 11, 2013 at 10:26am — No Comments

Hello Big Dawg Radio Blog Audience!

*Thanks to Lisa and Andrew for adding me to their new blog. I will try to get my articles up here as well moving forward.*

I would like to take this opportunity to say hello to everyone here at Big Dawg Music Radio. I have been an artist at BDMM for a while now and really appreciate that Lisa Mei invited me to join the blog here. I have been very humbled and appreciative of Lisa's support over the last couple of…


Added by Frances Byrd on February 11, 2013 at 10:17am — No Comments

Movie Review: Runaway Slave

This powerful documentary by Rev. C.L. Bryant is crucial viewing for those who truly want to change the plight of black Americans and bring an end to the racial divide in our country. Runaway Slave throws into stark contrast the opposing views of entitlement foisted on the black community by LBJ's Great Society against the message of self-reliance and independence building among those who want to heal the wounds of our past.

Through a series of interviews and candid conversations on…


Added by Frances Byrd on January 11, 2013 at 2:03pm — 3 Comments

What is Liberatchik?

After realizing that it's nearly impossible to show conservative political art in galleries, I set about to market myself independently. It would be unfair to say no one has been willing to show my work, just very few. One of the best shows I have had was at The Apache Cafe in Atlanta, just before the 2008 election. I showed most of my early political paintings and some sculpture at that show and enjoyed discussing the…


Added by Frances Byrd on January 7, 2013 at 11:32pm — 3 Comments

Off The Hook with Lisa Mei Interview Notes 1/11/13

On Friday evening at 9:30pm EST, I have a radio interview with Lisa Mei ofBig Dawg Music Mafia for their new show, Off the Hook. In preparation for the interview, I have been thinking about how I got started on this crazy road to building a conservative art movement. I am posting below the first of a short series of articles…


Added by Frances Byrd on January 7, 2013 at 7:54pm — 1 Comment

Why is Shepard Fairey's Work Good?

I know this is going to be a hard article for many conservatives to read. It is understandable that an artist who is essentially the poster-child for progressive hypocrisy would be the last person whose work they would consider good. Nor would they expect a conservative art page to say as much. As in so many things cultural, they would be wrong. That is the point of this article. Conservatives need to hear some things they don't like, beginning with Fairey's talent and marketing acumen, if…


Added by Frances Byrd on December 20, 2012 at 5:50pm — No Comments

Who is Shepard Fairey?

This article is the first in a series exploring propaganda in general, and the work of Shepard Fairey in particular. I am going to jump right in under the assumption that most here are at least familiar with his…


Added by Frances Byrd on December 18, 2012 at 6:38pm — No Comments

Garish: Roadside Color Polaroids by Robert Jones

A man after my own heart, Robert Jones snubs his nose at the snobbery and narrow-mindedness of the art community with this beautiful and moving collection of Polaroid photographs. The "Garish" color and unsettling undercurrent of some of the photos are qualities that first attracted me to Mr. Jones' work. In his coffee table book,…


Added by Frances Byrd on September 24, 2012 at 5:54pm — No Comments

Mercury One Online Auction

Hello Big Dawg Members,

I would like to thank all of you for your support of my work here at Big Dawg and beyond. I don't often send out emails promoting myself, but I am making an exception in this case for a charitable organization. The link above is for the online auction to raise money for the Mercury One…


Added by Frances Byrd on May 26, 2012 at 1:30pm — 1 Comment

Mercury One's Restoring Love Rally 2012

I am nearing the completion of a large project that has been my primary focus for several weeks. I am posting some of the photos to show the process behind the work and begin promoting the event, which is at the end of July.

About a month ago, I was contacted by the folks at Mercury One, a charity organization founded by Glenn Beck. I have been asked to create a painting for the upcoming online auction to raise money for the Restoring Love event in Dallas this July. After much…


Added by Frances Byrd on April 1, 2012 at 5:13pm — 3 Comments

American Crow by Frances Byrd

Now that a new year has rolled over, I have decided it is time to get back in my studio and create more artwork. For too long, I have been juggling schedules and staring at the computer screen and creating very little art of my own.

I am determined to change that this year, so I have unwrapped a new Moleskine and set about planning a series about the Occupy Wall Street movement. The ideas are tenuous at the moment because a great deal of research will be needed to flesh out the…


Added by Frances Byrd on January 15, 2012 at 11:20am — 2 Comments

How I Met Rudy Giuliani

Back in April, I attended a fund raiser for the Glenn Pelham Debate Foundation in Atlanta, Georgia. I had donated a painting called Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death. It was one of my favorites, and I was sad to have it leave my home, but it went to a good organization that works on anti-gang initiatives. As thanks for the donation, I was invited to the reception dinner and silent auction that concluded the evening's events.

Former Mayor, Rudy Giuliani, was one of the keynote speakers…


Added by Frances Byrd on June 22, 2011 at 8:08pm — 3 Comments

Please Consider Supporting Conservative Art at the Freedom Jamboree

Dear Fellow Patriot,

My name is Frances Byrd. I am a wife, mother and political artist. My work is not typical of the genre, as I am a Conservative who believes in limited government and individual liberty. The main goal of my work is to translate my passion for America and the importance of constitutional principles into creative expression through fine art. I have been working very hard to build an art movement for others like me who may be afraid to voice their opinions or who…


Added by Frances Byrd on June 14, 2011 at 11:16pm — No Comments

Artists Don't Seem to Care About Freedom of Speech

Several weeks ago, I was sent an email by a friend Jimmy in California concerning the disappearance of Chinese artist Ai Weiwei. There is very little information from China on the artist's dissappearance or the reason why he is apparently being held by the Chinese government. In the weeks since Ai was spirited away, several of his peers have also been held for various reasons and lengths of time. Because Ai is an outspoken opponent of the Chinese government, there is an outcry in the Chinese…


Added by Frances Byrd on June 4, 2011 at 8:57pm — No Comments

2011 Defending the American Dream Summit Raffle Item Nears Completion

Here is the final pre-Summit photo of my Liberty painting.  I am going to work on it a little today before going to the Glen Pelham fund raiser this evening.  Around 5:30 tomorrow morning, I will be getting on the road to Jasper for the Defending the American Dream Summit where you will have a chance to…


Added by Frances Byrd on April 29, 2011 at 12:28pm — 2 Comments

Glenn Pelham Foundation for Debate Education 2011 Annual Benefit Dinner

2011 Annual Benefit Dinner . I was asked to donate a painting for this event based on the nature of my work. This is an encouraging development in my career as a political artist. The fact that people are looking for conservative art and are willing to give exposure to politically conservative work is a huge step in my efforts to build a larger art movement.

I chose to donate Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death, although the event organizers were…


Added by Frances Byrd on April 26, 2011 at 9:49pm — No Comments

2011 Defending the American Dream Summit

On Saturday, I will be in Jasper, Georgia for the Defending the American Dream Summit. I attended this event last year and found it very informative in regards to grassroots activism. This year, I have been invited by Americans for Prosperity to paint on stage during the portion of the program for speakers. The painting below has been created for that purpose and is currently in progress. On Saturday, I will complete the painting and sign it at the event.

Raffle tickets will be sold… Continue

Added by Frances Byrd on April 26, 2011 at 9:45pm — No Comments

He Had Murder in His Heart

I was recently invited to participate in a show called Villains. I found this to be the perfect opportunity to create a portrait of Che Guevara. After doing extensive reading on his life and crimes, I have long wanted to create a series of work that conveys the true nature of this icon of our youth. This is the first of many more portraits....…


Added by Frances Byrd on April 12, 2011 at 11:38am — 4 Comments

Interview with Texas GOP Vote at CPAC

Please read the full article linked below which was written by fellow Liberatchik artist Sonja Harris. The article includes a link to a video interview she arranged for me at CPAC.




Added by Frances Byrd on April 10, 2011 at 9:55am — No Comments


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