Category Archives: My Paintings

Todays Special

Today’s Special – Acrylic and Oil on Canvas
John Rust/ Patty Rust 2015

I recently collaborated with my mom, Patty Rust on a painting for entry into a show at the Hal Marcus Gallery.  We were accepted, so you will be able to see our painting at the opening of “All You Can Eat” on March 26 through May 22:

March 26 - May 22
Hal Marcus Gallery March 26 – May 22

2013 Arts International Exhibit

I’m honored to have three of my paintings selected for the El Paso Arts International 2013  Exhibit. You can read more about it below:


The opening will be Saturday, October 5th, 6:00pm to 9:00pm at the Crossland Gallery located at 500 West Paisano.  The show will run through November 2nd, if you want to check it out.

The 3 pieces selected are:

You can't bulldoze your way to the Highlife, oil on canvas, 48" X 36", 2010
You can’t bulldoze your way to the Highlife, oil on canvas, 48″ X 36″, 2010
Three Chicken Buick - 24" X 24", oil on Canvas, 2013
Three Chicken Buick – 24″ X 24″, oil on Canvas, 2013
Overland & Paisano - 16" X 22", oil on canvas, 2013
Overland & Paisano – 16″ X 22″, oil on canvas, 2013



Hunting Art Prize 2013

I was honored to have been selected as a finalist for the 2013 Hunting Art Prize.  My piece “All Tapped out in El Paso” was one of 1600 pieces from around Texas entered. The 3 jurors whittled it down to 109 finalists of which one is selected for the $50,000 prize.  Hunting PLC also matches the prize amount and a total of the sales to a charity, last year the amount was well over $100,000.

This was my first time at the Gala and it was a interesting event.  One of the highlights was meeting fellow El Paso artist Alexandra McGovern, whose entry was next to mine.

The event was well attended, giving the artists lots of visibility and plenty of networking opportunities.  I had lots of interest in my piece, quite possibly due to having my own personal Vanna White:

Virginia and I had a blast and I will definitively continue to enter, who knows I might sell next time!

All Tapped out in El Paso Houston

More pics from the event here: Hunting Art Prize 2013