Launch Pad Gallery: Featuring the work of local emerging artists.

Facing Fear

Our Annual Fall Open-Call Show featuring Work by Over 100 Artists


The opening was SO GREAT!


BIG thanks to:
DJ Bad Wizard & DJ Episterial for holding down the decks all night long, Chris Freeman for his wonderful Video/live animation storytelling, Battery Powered Music and their Live hand-held electronica, Shermstixx for getting up in our FACES at the end of the night, and all of our AMAZING VOLUNTEERS who truly made this show possible. You know who you are. THANK YOU!!


For information about “Through the Cult of Fear” Ritual Performance by Arun & friends, click here


Dante Cohen, Fearsome Brushstroke

“I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when my fear is gone I will turn and face fear’s path, and only I will remain.”

From Dune by Frank Herbert

“In our society today it seems like doom is lurking around every corner. Be it finances, job security, our homes, relationships, health issues or the monsters that dwell under the bed. Things are upside down all over. We are right to be afraid – if we weren’t we wouldn’t be human. But we are also right to face our fears and realize that they may not be as horrible as we think.

I feel that Art is therapeutic and uplifting, & that creating our work about what we fear and viewing that of others may help us handle both our complex realities and our growing fears about the unrealized future.”

– Amy Lynn Matteson


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Participating Artists

(if you don’t see your name, send us a note!)

Rob Allen, Serena Appel, Lesley Atlansky, John Bair, Nicole Bereczki, Jason Berlin, Chuck E. Bloom, Carly Bodnar, Laura Brannan, David Brooks, Gretchen Brooks, Melissa Casburn, Larry Christensen, David James Clark, Dante Cohen,
Dayna J. Collins, Holly Compton, Danielle Conrad, Lucas Cook, Colleen Cormack, Elena Cronin, Rachel Curtis, Angel Davis, Christopher Delange, Shawn Demarest, Matt di Leo, Virginia Driscoll, Liz Ensz, Jill Falk, Leslie Foeller, Chris Freeman, Justin Frey, Nathan Gibson, Jennifer Gleach, Paula Goodbar, Carrie Goolsby, Fred Green, Chantel Greene, Aaron Gritzka, Catherine Haley Epstein, Saska Hall, Matthew Hall, Lilly Handley, Carrie Hardison, Schel Harris, Marlena Hatchel, William Hernandez, Christopher Himes, Stuart Hiner, Sarah Hooper, Sheridan Horning, Kurtis Hough, Aunia Kahn, Jason Kappus, Logan Kleier, Elsbeth Knott, Lisa Konewko Valle, Denise Krueger, Hovering Laplante, Aren Lawler, M@ Leavitt, Bt Livermore, Natalie Lomeli, Julian Lucas, Jon MacNair, Vanessa Marie, Trilby Marlin, Anna Martinez, Amy Matteson, Esther Mayer, Sara McCormick, Bethany McCraw, Melodie McDevitt, Mulysa Melco, Dele Mercier, Megan Mesloh, Lois Montgomery, Sarah Morrigan, Jonas Nash, Jesse Nett, Deb Ochoa, Nate Orton, Leslie Paiva, Chris A Palmer, Liz Parker, Roxanne Patruznick, Kelly Pergande, Tiffany Peters, Arun-Once-Was-ZyGoat, Cat Rayburn, Johanna Robinson, Vonda Roloff, Brigette Romaker, Kerosene Rose, Matthew Rotter, Kelly Rundle, Karen B. Sawyer, Wilder Schmaltz, Will Schneider-White, Erika Lee Sears, Claudia Segovia, Rebecca Silvers, Autumn Simonsen, Sara Sjol, Julia Skerry, Rachel Smith, Jerry Soga, Katie Spain, Constance St. Clair, Chris Steinken, Jerrod Stenberg, Ry Stroud, TheresAnn Sylvan, Mrrranda L. Tarrow, Aileen Portia Tolentino, Consu Tolosa, Daniel Trauten, Robin Urton, Travis Wade, Z.V. Warchevsky, Lou Watson, Brent Wear, Aimee Wilson, Jana Woodson, Isabel Xanthuli, Flavia Zuniga-West


More images will be added- Stay tuned!

Selected Pieces

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Jennifer Gleach
Jennifer Gleach
Z Warchevsky
Z Warchevsky
Liz Ensz
Liz Ensz
Anna Velouria Martinez
Anna Velouria Martinez
Jonas Nash
Jonas Nash
Esther Mayer
Esther Mayer
Jason Berlin
Jason Berlin
Jon MacNair
Jon MacNair
Brigette Romaker
Brigette Romaker
Hal Mayforth
Hal Mayforth
Jessica Burke
Jessica Burke
Logan Kleier
Logan Kleier
TheresAnn Sylvan
TheresAnn Sylvan
Chris A Palmer
Chris A Palmer
Doug Farr
Doug Farr
David James Clark
David James Clark
Aileen Tolentino
Aileen Tolentino
Lois Montgomery
Lois Montgomery
Jerrod Stenberg
Jerrod Stenberg
Johanna Robinson
Johanna Robinson
Chris Steinken
Chris Steinken
Aunia Kahn
Aunia Kahn
Lucas cook
Lucas cook
Roxanne Patruznick
Roxanne Patruznick
Carrie Goolsby
Carrie Goolsby
Trilby Marlin
Trilby Marlin
Joe Macca
Joe Macca
Paula Goodbar
Paula Goodbar
Chantel Green
Chantel Green
Dante Cohen
Dante Cohen
Facing Fear Emailable show card
Facing Fear Emailable show card