Please click on the "Quill and Ink" above to leave a note. I appreciate all comments! (well, almost all) - pete hubbard
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Guestbook Entries
Hi Pete!
I love the Calico Appaloosa! It really is fun. So good talking to you the other day. I'm so glad you and Waldo are back in touch! Keep up the good work!
Marie Thompson

48 MarieThompson
USA - Saturday, May 01, 2010 at 12:25
Hi Pete,

I see you have been busy, the new paintinga are great, keep up the efforts. Don
47 don s.
USA - Friday, March 12, 2010 at 09:59

Hey Pete, I'm the waitress from Ihop/fellow artist you gave your card to Sunday morning. I really enjoyed the site, your art is very striking and colorful. And I LOVE the newspaper art! The Gurella art is fantastic. Maybe I'll get a website with my own art someday?
See you next Sunday!

46 Audrey Hollingsworth
USA - Monday, September 21, 2009 at 10:54
WOW...didn't know you are an aspiring artist with his own technique! Really interesting stuff. I found yo9ur explanation of getting from here to there to be quite interesting... though i probably will have to go thru it again to attain true meaning. Thanks for sharing!

45 Linda Sue
USA - Monday, March 16, 2009 at 19:28
Hi there. I just wanted to take a moment to confess that I love Pete's work. Super creative and super fun. I particularly enjoyed the murals, "Fun, Fun, Fun," "The Yellow Plane," the proof for 2=1 on his biography, and most of all the CAD art that he has yet to put on his website. The person who made this site deserves kudos as well. Thanks for sharing. :)
44 Nazareth
USA - Thursday, December 25, 2008 at 20:15
Great to see your work. Last time I saw ya was in Vallejo at an art opening in 199_?
43 Liz Strand
USA - Tuesday, December 02, 2008 at 17:21
Great website. Getting good comments on my Red Rocket t-shirt. Might have at least another order for you.

42 Joe Friday
USA - Friday, June 06, 2008 at 23:59

Great art! Great website! I have to get someone to fix up my site, it stinks compared to yours.

41 Paul Braun, website:
USA - Wednesday, May 02, 2007 at 06:26

Hey Pete,yeah I'm back from the dead once again.
spent two crappy years of retirement,and went back to work for HP as a contractor.Oh yeah,I had a heart valve replaced.the doc's say I got at least another 100K miles left.LOVE your work!!!!

40 rich robinson
USA - Friday, April 06, 2007 at 08:18
Hello, i think i found some useful theories here, for my examwork. Thank you.
39 Kalle website:
netherlands - Wednesday, March 28, 2007 at 03:16
Hi Pete! Fun stuff as always! :)
38 Krista
USA - Thursday, February 08, 2007 at 13:46
Pete: I really like your new home page with the rotating images on each page load. Kudos to you and your webmaster!
37 Gypse Jacquaar
USA - Saturday, November 11, 2006 at 18:02
Pete - what in hell happened?? All of a sudden you're turning out these really powerful images! Before, you were interesting, weird, eccentric, experimental... let's face it, a little daft. Now, one after the other, home runs! Jack is fabulous - stops me dead in my tracks. Zap Comix, Japanese Comix, Pete Malevich, Hey You, Hey Baby, Planes, Boats and Trains - stunning every one. I wouldn't BS you, petey. I'm just curious what you're smoking these days...
36 eddo
USA - Friday, September 22, 2006 at 16:25
Pete! Your work of this year,2006 is terrific. I mean it. I love the way your colors have blossomed(or busomed?)The imagery is playful and upbeat and has the essense of wonderful abstraction. Keep on truckin' my friend.
Love jamieO aka Hepschlep

35 James B Osher, website:
USA - Wednesday, September 06, 2006 at 07:46
Great paintings here. It's good to see that you have been pushing forward and getting your concepts made.
34 TJ Walkup, website:
USA - Tuesday, July 04, 2006 at 09:20
Hey Pete, Fantastic! you really put the WOW into it this time.
33 Goodie & Jeanette
USA - Monday, June 26, 2006 at 09:53
Great site, great insight. I'm researching the golden mean for an arts appreciation class.
32 Marian Hayes
USA - Monday, February 07, 2005 at 10:44
Congrats Pete Hubbard on a great review of '04 Florence Biennale -- warts and all! Super photos and straight talk, which is as it shd be. I'd like to clear up 2 things. First, because the Fortezza is Florence's premier venue, there isn't any extra time to start installing early, and FB04 had the bad luck that the previous show ran over a full day into our set-up time! So it was rough, just as you say. The rug was soiled and used because, despite our contract, a new one wasn't installed. Sometimes it goes like that. Second, the critiques I have were not dependent on being nice to me: two artists shared the job of keeping a list, which went over a hundred. People tagged along because they enjoyed hearing and talking about the work. Thanks again for showing your lively and engaging works at the FB! Please keep me up to date on your work.
best regards, John Spike

31 John Spike
Italy - Sunday, December 19, 2004 at 07:26
Hi Pete,
I enjoyed your show at Mel's Roast in Vallejo a while back. Really nice website too! Thanks for the info on Florence.

30 Cheryl Finfrock, website:
USA - Wednesday, December 08, 2004 at 06:47
Pete; I thought your painting were very unique and interesting especially after you explained to me in the gallery the process you used. I have never seen an artist use your process and I really enjoyed talking with you.
29 shaaron Lee fox-bent
USA - Friday, October 29, 2004 at 15:57
Very fresh. I like your style and concepts!

28 Jim Lemoine
USA - Monday, September 20, 2004 at 09:10
Dag Pete,for some unknown me??? I like them. Being a sensible man, a pillar of my community I know I shouldn't like them...but I do...F*ck it. Taste is an unpredictable thing eh buddie. Keep up the good work.
Your old studio mate, jamieO

27 Jamie Osher, website:
USA - Monday, September 13, 2004 at 21:11
good story and I liked the pictures
26 Regina Gilligan
USA - Sunday, August 15, 2004 at 14:06
I like a few others whom already wrote am also invited to the 2005 show. doesnt seem worth it other then a trip to italy. I've only been showing my work since 1999 so I'm not really sure about all this. but did enjoy reading and looking at the pics thanks Sam...
25 sam white, website:
USA - Saturday, August 07, 2004 at 07:38
Hi, I was glad to find your site. I have been invited to the biennale for 2005. It seems interesting, but a bit sketchy. Your site really helped give me a better idea of what it might be like. THANKS!
24 thomas masei maihold, website:
austria - Sunday, July 04, 2004 at 03:42
Hi, I was so glad to find your site. I have been invited to the biennale for 2005. It seems interesting, but a bit sketchy. Your site really helped give me a better idea of what it might be like. THANKS!
23 Rachel Simmons
USA - Saturday, June 26, 2004 at 16:16
Hi Pete,
Knew you at SFAI. I graduated with an MFA in painting from there in 1974. We knew each other to say hello. I also cherished Sam Tchakalian. What a teacher. What a guy. What a person. It's the worlds' loss.
I am one of the 5 percent who still kept painting. But what a change from organic abstracts in oil, say 5'x7' to 8'6's in acrylic, geometric and textured to rather small 15" x20"
watercolors and representational at that!!!
I like your work and your bio very much.
I am glad I found you and your site.
All the best,
Frances Mercer MFA SFAI 1974

22 Frances Mercer, website:
USA - Wednesday, April 21, 2004 at 03:16
21 John
USA - Sunday, March 14, 2004 at 19:36
Peter - Really enjoyed your travelogue - When you first talked about this event I thought it sounded like a scam of some sort, so I was impressed that there was any show at all, and frankly, from the sample of work you showed, I think it was a pretty interesting. Your work stands out like it always does - you are a true original.
20 Michael C Smith
USA - Saturday, February 14, 2004 at 20:51
I love your work, but nothing will ever top "Larva Boy" and "Shoes on Sale for Being Pink"!
Your work is unique and you entertain many of us.

19 Cyndie
USA - Sunday, January 11, 2004 at 14:23
Hi Pete,

You are totally right about the Biennale and the organization a good review for future biennale artists.
Our expectation was, to meet other artists,
and that we have done.
promotor ArthurX

18 elizabeth, website:
Holland - Sunday, January 11, 2004 at 00:06

Hi Pete,
Just happened upon your site looking for info about the show in Italy. I was also an artist who exhibited there. I was not able to go and your site gave me a great taste of what it was like. Thanks for your honesty and multitude of pictures!

17 Loretta, website:
USA - Friday, January 09, 2004 at 12:44
I didn't spend very much time at the venue either, I came for the Florence experience, to see the art I had studied and read about. I didn't mind the low lit galleries, one could stay as long as you wanted in front of a painting...not many tourists. I too was dissapointed that they didn't get started on the exhibition sooner, didn't mind hanging my own work...I couldn't afford shipping, made canvas with a sleeve at top, rolled them in a poster bag, took them to our local customs building for a form, they marked each and I sealed the continer. No problems anywhere along the line and it didn't cost me anything. I had hoped with the money they made, (try the math) that it would be more professional...a little more selective, not so many playboy women figures,etc. Our government on a federal level doesn't support the Biennale because they do not do any jurying before hand, and they do not have a curatorial stance/agenda/mandate? BUT it is a business for those people and they certainly make money because they skimp on the little the reception, no one to check the lighting, and marketing. They may have said 40,000 people attended last year and this...but no way was there anyway near that number. One person I talked to who went last time said it was DEAD. I found your choice of art interesting, most of which I don't remember; having once been a fashion artist I too liked the guy beside mine, the two above...great sense of humour, and I like the piece with all the little cut out figures. But there were so many great pieces, like the Asian guy who's iron heads /hands looked like an ink drawing, the sculpture with the brick mazes inside, the neon jelly fish hanging from the ceiling, the woman who's work was carved wood in tiny squares,etcetcetc. THANKS for letting me talk!
16 C Taylor
Canada - Thursday, January 08, 2004 at 15:24
I will write again. Just found the site and want to re read. I think we have similiar opinions. THANK you for including my work in your photos.
15 Carol Taylor, website: "" and "waic"
Canada - Thursday, January 08, 2004 at 14:33
pete- a mixed bag expereience for you, seems like,(but good overall, eh?) but i sure enjoyed the read and look-- facincating....

ps i really felt your sore ankles from the cobble stones (reminds me of more than a few jobsite)-- nice detail..
14 Rsmith
USA - Tuesday, January 06, 2004 at 12:51

Thanks for the details of your trip. I'm so glad you went and saw and tasted and lived it. This is only the beginning!
13 Carlene
USA - Monday, January 05, 2004 at 17:58
And thanks, that's much better! That is a great photo of you "Back then", if I do say so.

12 Cid Young, website:
USA - Thursday, January 01, 2004 at 03:55
Nevermind....I was so focused on the images, I missed out on the first.
Oh, by the way, how about a photo credit for the photographer of the circa 1972 B&W Photo featured in your bio!!!!!! Ah-hem!

11 Cid Young, website:
USA - Wednesday, December 31, 2003 at 06:20
OK Pete, Where are the prices in your on-line gallery?

I loved the details of your trip, and your honesty. Let's try to gt together soon.

10 Cid Young, website:
USA - Wednesday, December 31, 2003 at 06:13

love your work - and a brilliant account of the biennale experince - jane
9 jane andrews, website:
england - Tuesday, December 30, 2003 at 23:57
Love your work Pete! Love the process and evolvement of your Art. And you never lost that punch!! Collaborative work great also! The exuberance in your Art always refreshing. Looking forward to update in Florence!!
8 Camellia Christian
USA - Thursday, November 06, 2003 at 08:27
Enjoyed the site. The best of good times in Italy.
7 Elizabeth
USA - Thursday, October 23, 2003 at 13:48
Zounds! Gadzooks! This is it. I want to buy one, tonight. I like the Sidney Opera House but who can account for taste eh? No, really, Put some Roplex on it and all will be fine. I am really buying at least one at these prices they're a steal. Mr. Hubbard, your work reminds me of the Heroic days in NYC...back in the fifties, when visual art was the rage. Keep Painting and to hell with the boring bland insipid, "Contemporary Art". I like color and shapes, not empty rooms with psychos staring at me. Know what I mean.
James Osher

6 James B. Osher
USA - Wednesday, September 17, 2003 at 20:21
Hi, Mr. Hubbard.
I love what you've done with the place - funky site.
I continually enjoy seeing your work at WetCanvas, and I will stop by every once in a while to see what's new. Thanks for sharing!

5 jenna, website:
USA - Sunday, August 10, 2003 at 08:09
great improvement.
you must have sold a painting.

4 steveo
USA - Saturday, August 09, 2003 at 13:14
Neet, Zeet, Skeet, Pete.
3 Michael Dickey
USA - Friday, August 08, 2003 at 22:40
Great Site!// Colors on home page really compliment your work. Good Luck

2 Connie Millholland, website:
USA - Friday, August 08, 2003 at 13:55

Your work is quite interesting. Love the collabrative idea...
1 eddieboy
USA - Thursday, August 07, 2003 at 20:15