“NAME OF ACTION”
It was a West Texas desert where Mr. Bermes came into being late in the year 1978. In his formative age, he was an inattentive student lost in daydreams and his sketch pad. As a teen he divided his time between cattle pastures, the football field, meandering unnamed oil patch roads of caliche construct, and hiking the remote back-country trails of Big Bend observing the atmospheric distances of the high desert mountains. The high school art room is where methods of screen-printing, oil painting, pastels, and sculpting were revealed to the young man. In his twenties and early thirties, screen printing, stencils, homemade stickers, calligraphy, and songwriting became the focus. Currently, oil painting and digital illustration hold his attention once the children and professional responsibilities are settled.
Shows and Exhibitions:
July/August 2023: Currently exhibiting in the 10th Annual Artspace 111 Texas Juried Exhibition.
November 2022: Awarded 1st Place, Second Consecutive Year (Painting: Oils & Acrylics) in the 2022 Camp Fire Texas juried show. Jurors: Anitra Blayton, Associate Prof. Tarrant County College, Lauren Saba Childs, Co-Founder Fort Works Art, Robert Long, Exhibitions Manager Arts Fort Worth, and Jay Wilkinson, Artist/Owner Dang Good Candy studio/gallery.
June 2022: Featured in "The Art of Living" art show and sale benefiting Traffic911.
January 2022: Featured in "Both Sides Now" exhibition, presented by Art Room/Arts Fort Worth and curated by Art Room Co-Founder/Chief Advisor Katie Murray.
October 2021: Awarded 1st Place (Painting: Oils & Acrylics) in the 2021 Camp Fire Texas juried show. Jurors: Claire Barry, Director of Conservation - Retired, Kimbell Art Museum, Pam Campbell, Accredited Fine Art Appraiser and past Co-owner of William Campbell Contemporary Art, and Jodie Utter, Senior Conservator of Works of Art on Paper, Amon Carter Museum of American Art.
August 2020: Exhibited in the 15th Annual Texas Artist Coalition Juried Exhibition at Fort Worth Community Arts Center. Juror: Benjamin Espino.
November 2019: Exhibited in the 3rd Annual Small Works Show at Art Room in Fort Worth, TX.
October/November 2019: Exhibited in the 3rd Annual First Come First Serve Exhibit at Fort Works Art.
June 2019: Exhibited in the Sixth Annual Artspace111 Regional Exhibition juried by Hilde Nelson, the Curatorial Assistant for Contemporary Art at the Dallas Museum of Art.
March 2019: Fort Worth Community Arts Center – Spring Gallery Night Juried Exhibit 2019.
February 2018: Exhibited at the ART7 – Texas Artist Coalition: Small Works Show at ART7 Gallery, Fort Worth, TX.
July 2017: Texas Artist Coalition: Impromptu Invitational at the Fort Worth Community Arts Center.
November 2016: ART7 – Texas Artist Coalition: Small Works Show at ART7 Gallery, Fort Worth, TX.