Past From the Blast Now at Kitsch Gallery in the Mission!

We have a go Everyone Past From the Blast is back on!!!  After Queens Nails having to postpone it indefinitely due to issues they have recently experienced which have shut them down for a time, I have fought hard to bring this show back and have hustled hard and fast to make it happen.  It is a beautiful show and I am not willing to let the fire be snuffed out!  A venue has been confirmed, Japanther is on their way and the shit goes down on the same night as originally planned, Thursday March 3rd!  Other bands such as Great Willow will perform as well. This Thursday March 3rd from 6-?pm at the Kitsch Gallery in the Mission! This show is a testament to the fact that hard work, passion, DIY guts, and never giving up makes the world go round!  Join me March 3rd.

Kitsch is located at 3265 17th St Suite 204 (17th and Capp next to the Uptown) San Francisco, CA

Here are the revised flyers please copy and redistribute to anyone!



Final Developments!

After some hardcore searching, we will have found a place to have Japanther perform inside my installation March 3rd!  The artwork itself, paintings, are still tentatively going to be shown at Old Crow, but by the end of the day we will know for sure! Keep in touch!

Finally it All Comes Together! Past From the Blast!

Working with Old Crow has always been an amazing pleasure and through amazing symbiosis and hardwork we will be holding Past From the Blast with Stand Tall II at Old Crow opening Friday March 4th from 8pm-1am!  What an honor! more to come but here is the updated flyer image with the correct dates.

With new pieces!

One Language to Another!  22″x30″ Mixed Media on Paper

Walking in the New 22″x30″ Mixed Media on Paper


Horrible Circumstances!

I regret to inform you that due to complications with the gallery the show has changed locations. I really wish this didn’t have to be but the unfortunate circumstances are unchangeable. The show will still go on. Thank you for understanding and I will update soon.

This is very dishearting because I was just informed of this yesterday and the show is finished and ready to go and Japanther is on the way!  But we will come through after all.

Microscopic Giant 3

Last night was a lot of fun.  Tracy Jones hosted the third installment of Microscopic Giant at Space Gallery and it was lot of fun painting alongside Aaron, Noa-, Dylan, Edgar, and D Young V.  Red Jordan Was off the hook too and Tracy’s new poems were awesome.  Looking forward to next time!

My piece was called “Groupon”

Chris Burch Chillin.

Edgar and Lauren.

Edgar given the Magnum face.

Dylan and Lauren.

My painting, I had maddddd fun painting this.  Was a good release and I got a lot of great feedback.

This is Consuela, she won a piece in the raffle and chose my painting.  Stoked that she was feeling it!

They were super cool.

Blurry Photo of Red, but for sure, Red is the Shit!

The fellas were getting down.

Tracy Jones sitting in front of D Young V’s piece.

Our fearless leader Tracy Jones.

Thanks again Tracy.

Till Next Time.

Posters and Progress

Really excited as we near March 3rd with Japanther.  I have been working really hard getting everything sorted, four paintings knocked out and about a third of the installation is done.  Might even have a party on it this weekend!!!  Pelts Party Deluxe!  I have also printed two editions of posters for the show.  I have silk screened, signed and numbered official “Past From the Blast” prints to help raise money for materials, Queens Nails, and future projects.  Queens Nails is a non commercial space so in order to help keep it up and continue to bring groundbreaking projects we need to raise some funds once in a while.  The posters are $20 and are, like I said before, signed and numbered.  They are 15″x22″ on heavy recycled card stock, and are as follows, edition of 50 silver on black, edition of 15 silver on brown.  If you are interested please contact me at or call me at 917 543 5261 and I can arrange to get them to you.  If I have to mail them there is a $5 dollar packaging and shipping fee.

15″x22″ Silver on Black, Edition of 50, $20

15″x22″ Silver on Brown, Edition of 15, $20

I would like to say a big thank you too Sunny at the Painted Bird, , Anthony at Anthony’s Cookies, , the cats at Self Edge on Valencia, SF, , the cats at Mission Comics & Art, , Chris Burch Artist Extrordenaire at Revolution Cafe, and Johana at Pretty Pretty Collective, for all the support and love.  Also thank you to Marsha Shaw at Mission Cultural Center for the great local silk screen facilities and guidance.

Here is the Press Release for the show.

John Felix Arnold Queens Nails Projects Final

And of course the Flyer, I’m sure you’ll see them around town here in SF, I’ll be in Oakland this weekend getting some new ink and promoting, but if you are outside of the Bay, or in the Bay for that matter, please copy and repost this web flyer anywhere yo like!  Thanks again!