PBR Local Art Show May 19th starts at 7pm 21+

“Ten To Eternity”   48x36x1.5″ painting on canvas

Kicking off the 10 years of Jack’s Celebration
with tons of local artist displaying pieces* that involve Jack’s Bar!

 Show starts at 7pm 
Sponsored by Pabst Blue Ribbon

Artists include:
Ricardo Gonzalez
Tad Malone
Andy Wallace
Vanessa Callanta
Jorge Cruz
Force 129
Jeremiah Harada
Miguel Machuca
Tyson Johnston
Michael Foley
Anabella Pinion
Anthony Trayer
Kori Thompson
Max Dehart
Mr. Wim
Rich Luna

*all sales go directly to the artists and can be picked up starting June 1st


Jacks Bar
167 E. Taylor St. at 4th, Japantown,
San Jose, Ca 95112



FAUNA ANOMALY at the Fe Gallery

Update: this original work can be purchased directly through FE Gallery’s online store: https://www.fegallery.com/new-products/consumerist-obesssis-by-michael-foley“Consumerist Obsessis”

From April 8th through June 1st I have a new work available through the Fe Gallery (https://www.fegallery.com)

FAUNA ANOMALY [2017] back by popular demand is curated by John Stuart Berger. John who is known for his creepy crawlers and other curious creatures is also Program Director of Short Center North and has included several students and staff from the Short Center North along with many other exceptionally talented artists from Northern California.
Featuring over 40 artists whose art ranges from the hauntingly beautiful to the grotesquely abnormal.

Opening Artist Reception 2nd Saturday April 8, 2017 at 6pm.

Live blacksmith demonstration by Stephen Lyman and friends, 2nd Saturday


Roberta Almerez, Christine Benjamin, Jackson Berger,John Stuart Berger, Jose Bodas, Melanie Bown, Robert Bowen, Rusty Boyer, Steve Brorstrom, Tysen Cannady, Ashley Clark, Nathan Cordero, Carrie Cottini, Matt Crouch, Val Fernandez, Michael Foley, Clave Fourie, Fidel Gonzales, Bruce Gossett, William Haddad, Char Hall, Dan Herrera, Waylon Horner, Jared Konopitski, Dimitre Lavana, Julie Madden, Daniel Meidinger, Margo Mitrovich, JoMur, Bobby Jo Perkins, Tony Reed, Randy Reitz, Barbara Schubert, Kim Scott, , Mick Sheldon, St√©phanie Skalisky, Susan Silvester, Jill Allyn Stafford, Janet Takahashi,  Angela Tannehill, Jared Tharp, Clifford Willard, Aaron Winters, Ulysses Wong, Va Moua Xiong and more

The exhibit runs through June 1st, 2017.


Fingers Deep in Western Civilization

“Fingers Deep In Western Civilization”

New painting made Thursday evening for the San Jose Psycho Donuts store. This was a quick loose piece with one goal: have fun.  This painting can be viewed and purchased directly at the Psycho Donuts San Jose. 

Psycho Donuts
288 S 2nd St 
San Jose, CA 95113
(408) 533-1023


Happy St. Patricks Day

Happy St. Patricks day to all of you. You would think being born a ginger, pale with near glow in the dark skin, freckles and a name like Foley I would be all about the day and dressed to the nines, but I’m here in clothing covered in paint from the pieces I’m working on.Funny how life works out like that.
      I hope your holiday (if you are one to celebrate) is wonderful and a safe time. Though I don’t celebrate, it doesn’t mean I’ve never been inspired by this part of my heritage, so enjoy some art inspired by the Emerald Isle.

Dearg Due is Dying“Dearg-Due is Dying”  this one sold many years ago was a minor tribute to one of the original Irish vampires. Think this was from 2011 or 2012?

“LUSH” A illustration for St Paddy’s day done in 2014.


Also, today we saw the Prime Minister of Ireland dropping important facts on a very misinformed human being and his cabinet. 


A few months of Donuts

Since the fall of 2016 I’ve been painting giant donuts (in between commissions, gallery and client work) for the Santa Clare Psycho Donuts shop.Some were quick and effortless, the final piece was a bit more of a challenge.
       That last piece is the store’s new marquee sign. Originally  finished in mid January and was going through the the last bit of varnish to dry…then the storms hit and dramatically damaged all the work.
     A leak in a roof heavily damaged 75% of the piece. This required the art to dry out, repaint and varnished, MANY hours lost that can’t be billed for this unfortunate incident, but the works needs to be finished, and and finished well. 
     Many hours later the piece is repaired and two weeks later (Today) we spent the day installing the multiple works in the shop. Then we went to rig the current lighting we have in shop to make the marquee pop out more. By the end of the night I was relieved to see the many hours of work paid off. Seeing the marquee from the parking lot it filled me with a great sense of pride.
    If you would like to see these permanent paintings (as well as a great deal of original art from many amazing rotating artists) please come on down.
Psycho Donuts
2000 El Camino Real #11,
Santa Clara, CA 95050






Hello all of you lovely people. October is finally here! To celebrate my favorite month I’m doing a morning sketch everyday for inktober and
and offering the original to any interested collector on my store. Feel free the check it out, bookmark the shop, check back daily.