Mr. B.'s 2010 Schedule Of Shows & Activities




Website Launch


Mr. B. launched his new website.  New design and added information and features.  Now you can purchase Mr. B.'s folk art online.  Please let us know what you think of this new site.


Download a copy of Mr. B.'s
Song Of The Hillsborough Publication





Personal Note


Mr. B. here . . . I want to thank you for visiting my website.  And for those of you who have purchased my art, visited a workshop or visited one of the art shows I attend, thank you too.  Without your support I would still do what I do . . . I just would not enjoy it as much.  May God continue to bless and protect you.


 Mr. B. 





Memorial To Linda


On January 3, 2001, Mr. B lost his first wife of 42 years, Linda.  She was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease in December of 1996, and had fought bravely and gracefully against this tragic illness.


Please visit her memorial site at




2010 Activities of Mr. B. - America's Folk Artist



October 2nd & 3rd, 2010

Creative Clay - Folkfest

St. Petersburg, FL



October 9th, 2010 @ 5:30pm

Marietta Museum of Art and Whimsy

2121 North Tamiami Trail,

Sarasota, FL 34234


Grand Opening & Ribbon Cutting is at 5:30pm.

Mr. B will have 8 painting on display.  EVERYONE should attend this special opening.


Look for the Marietta Museum of Art & Whimsy grand opening on Saturday, October 9 on the North Trail in Sarasota, Florida, according to The Observer. The museum takes over the building most recently occupied by Joan McGee's Serendipity Gallery and before that the Kancha Buddhist Center.

Now painted pink and hosting a flock of plastic pink flamingos, the building is undergoing renovation to become an eccentric museum aimed at adults, according to an article in The Observer (December 9, 2009).

I can't wait to see what Marietta Lane, artist and museum founder, puts on display.

"You'll find mostly American artists here - 98% of whom are still alive, which is what makes my museum very, very unusual. Other museums only showcase the work of the dead," Lane told The Observer.


Ongoing Show

Art of Dallas

Dallas, TX


October 16th & 17th, 2010

The Kentuck Festival

Northport, AL


November 6th, 201 - January 16th, 2011

Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital

Malvern, PA



November 12th - 14th, 2010

House of Blues Folk Art Festival

Disney World

Lake Buena Vista, FL


November 20th, 2010

Carrollwood Village Community

Tampa, FL


December 4th & 5th

Land O' Lakes Woman's Club

Lutz, FL


February 19 & 20th

Fearington Village Folk Art Show

Pittsboro, NC


Contact Mr. B. for details on these and other shows and exhibits.






Folk Art Defined



Britannica Concise Encyclopedia: folk art


Art produced in a traditional fashion by peasants, seamen, country artisans, or tradespeople with no formal training, or by members of a social or ethnic group that has preserved its traditional culture. It is predominantly functional, typically produced by hand for use by the maker or by a small group or community. Paintings are usually incorporated as decorative features on clock faces, chests, chairs, and interior and exterior walls. Sculptural objects in wood, stone, and metal include toys, spoons, candlesticks, and religious items. Folk architecture may include public and residential buildings, such as eastern European wooden churches and U.S. frontier log cabins. Other examples of visual folk arts are woodcuts, scrimshaw, pottery, textiles, and traditional clothing.