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Spring Shirts

JUST LOOK AT YOU!  When is the last time you picked up a clean organic cotton or breathable shirt?

If you have a hankering for some Jer-designed shirts- go to these fine establishments and pick some up.  But act fast, they go quick!

Just click and go-

For da LADIES:



For da DUDES-



Ignore-ance is Bliss?

I have been ignoring the blog for awhile, absorbed by the move in to the new studio, the buildout, the season, the weather, thus productivity, whatever. Does anyone even read blogs anymore?  Well I guess I never did in the first place, except I enjoy my friends David and Hannahs monthly tagteam effort.

Sick of the season, sick of the gray, but not enough to really pout.  Built a fifteen foot climbing wall five feet from desk.  Headed to mexico for the weekend, as I hear you can get vitamin D cheap across the border.

We have a daughter due in July. Yep. Life is beautiful, life is changing. Life is life.

New piece below.  What is 911 for emergencies of the mind?

Is There A 911 For the Mind?

fun stuff

Last week was a good one... except that I was battered with a sinus infection, bad back, and possibly a kidney infection?  I don't know. Other than that it was good.  We had the opening of the new space and the turnout was fantastic- roughly 300 of our closest friends and most of the artwork hanging on the walls sold.  Thanks to the many of you that helped us help our friends the Moores with their medical bills.


Also- here's a fun interview with me done at a tradeshow last august by James Edward Mills.

Flinging... paint @ the Zoo

Good times with great people, and Kansas City Zoo Director Randy Wisthoff went home with the final painting; an inuit-inspired polar bear portrait. Viva la Nikita!


Penguins and Polar Bears oh MY!


So many stories to tell... so sorry I have ignored you my wee little blog.

I'll keep it short, though, cuz I am sitting here gearing up to climb in Yosemite for the next couple days- here's a quick note about an event in Kansas City next week. Come drink some fine beverages and learn about polar bears at the KC Zoo.

To Love is to Fly
Book signing by explorer & photographer
Jonathan Chester

Performance Painting
In 30 mins KC artist Jer Collins will create a formidable artwork that will be auctioned on the evening.

Plus Penguin and Polar Bear multimedia presentations by Extreme Images Inc.

Corks for Conservation

Wednesday, November 11   5 - 7 p.m.
Kansas City Zoo

Everyone is talking about Corks for Conservation, a private wine-tasting event benefitting the Kansas City Zoo’s conservation fund! Join the Zoo, from 5 – 7 p.m. on Wednesday, November 11 to see what the buzz is about.

This month’s event features special guest speaker Jonathan Chester - a photographer, writer, environmentalist, nature guide, and mountaineer for more than 35 years. Guests will enjoy first hand accounts of his travels in the tundra among polar bears and other Arctic residents.

Tickets are available online through November 11 and a limited number of tickets may be available at the door that evening. Pre-registration by Friday, November 6, is strongly suggested as this event can sell out.

Tickets are $15 for Friends of the Zoo (FOTZ) Members and $25 for Non-FOTZ Members.

Sponsored by Q104.

Kansas City Zoo
6800 Zoo Drive
Kansas City, MO  64132