To create a picture for the minds eye to swim in.
The visions have always relayed their stories to Joseph’s imagination. Do you hear the winds song, see the clouds tales, the push and pull move us to yet another act. This past, present and future conduct each and every element of Nowism’s.
To play within the physical, non physical, timelessness. An Idiomism: A characteristic mode of expression in music or art. As words and time allow groups to establish a popularized perspective. What is the current state of Art?
A naked understanding can be dressed up, as you please.
Joseph grew up in San Jose, CA., attended the San Francisco Academy of Art during 1997-2003, toured the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand & Japan with many diverse musical projects ultimately leading to a music and art show know as “The Unit Breed (1998-2009)”, relocated to Portland, OR. in 2004, spent time in St. John USVI, traveled throughout Mexico, found himself living back in San Jose, CA. where he created “Welcome Back!”: a cable access TV show (2010-2011), relocated to Encinitas, Ranchita & Oceanside, CA. where he began painting En plein air for Art in the Pines at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve (2012). Demaree relocated, floating in and out of Portland & San Jose. During this time he recorded and released new music under his birth name and showed and toured with new works. Demaree moved to Maui Hawaii, Nov 11th 2014. Joseph joined the Lahaina Arts Society where he showed and sold his artwork in the Courthouse Gallery, Jailhouse Gallery & Banyan Tree Art Fairs. He taught a kids art class in Wailuku HI. for the Lahaina Arts Association and participated in many Artistic happenings around island. Demaree left Maui Aug 2016 and toured through England, Scotland & Greece creating a series of plein air paintings. He returned briefly to Hawaii to create a plein air painting on the Big Island before returning to the Bay Area, CA (Amador City & San Jose). Joseph is now living in Portland, OR. creating original artworks, teaching art classes for Portland Parks & Rec and playing music as The Great Smoking Mirror. Joseph Demaree is about to leave Portland OR, May 9th 2018, for an endless Art & Music tour. He has begun booking in WA, OR & CA. If you would like to host an art and music event for Joseph contact the artist at email@example.com.
Joseph Demaree & The Great Smoking Mirror have two new albums out!
The Making Of Common Sense - 9 track, live in studio, album as a duo.
If It Was A Smile - 10 track studio album with a full band.
Joseph has self-published a book of his Hawaiian landscapes, Check it out!
Joseph Demaree has shown his artwork at: Society of Washington Artists Spring Art Show at the Vancouver Water Resource Center in Vancouver WA, Panacea in Portland OR, Hamsterdamn Cafe in Portland OR, The Enchantment Show at Splendorporium in Portland OR, Wake The Sloth Cafe in Portland OR, The Portland Pancakes & Booze 2017 Art Show at The Hawthorne Theater in Portland OR, The Small Works Juried Exhibition in the Art Works Downtown 1337 Gallery in San Rafael, CA., Hawai’i National Parks 2016 Centennial Juried Exhibition presented by Maui Arts & Cultural Center at the Schaefer International Gallery on Maui Hawaii, Circle-A Skateboard Shop in San Jose CA, The Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa on Maui Hawaii, The Mahalo Show for Lahaina Arts Association at Lahaina Arts Society's Courthouse Gallery on Maui HI, Maui Masters Invitational Show 2016 at the Maui Masters Gallery at the Outlets of Maui, The Lahaina Arts Society's Courthouse & Jailhouse Gallery on Maui HI, The Lahaina Arts Society's Banyan Tree Art Walk on Maui HI, The Tea Box in The Maui Mall in Kahului HI (Four original paintings have gone missing from this show), The Treehouse Gallery in Haiku HI, The Maui Swap Meet in Kahului HI, Handmade Market in Kihei HI, Juice 4 U Cafe in Cupertino CA, Nectar Cafe in Portland OR, Portland Integrated Health and Sports Medicine in Portland OR, Bula Kava House in Portland OR, Vita Cafe in Portland OR, Sisters Coffee in Portland OR, The Tin Shed in Portland OR, On The Corner Music in San Jose CA, The Uptown Nightclub in Oakland CA, The Waypost in Portland OR, Pannikin Coffee and Tea in Encinitas CA, Indigo Dragon Center for Health & Healing in Encinitas CA, Metro Newspaper in San Jose CA, South First Fridays Art Walk in San Jose CA, the Eighth Annual Leucadi ART Walk in Encinitas CA, the Spring Art Show in Carpenter Park in Cardiff CA, The 3rd Annual Art in the Pines Festival Open Air and Plein Air Gallery in Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve CA, The Hall of Champions Sports Museaum for the 2nd Annual Hammer Festival in San Diego CA, The Chocolate and Art Show in Hollywood CA, Tygers Den in Hollywood CA, Filter Cafe in San Diego CA, The Hallway at 31 Rausch St in San Francisco CA, The Peoples Yoga in Portland OR, Monochrome Gallery in Portland OR, Milepost5 in Portland OR, Salon De Paris in Portland OR, Red & Black Cafe in Portland OR, DO! Hair Salon in Portland OR, Last Thursday Alberta Street Art Walk in Portland OR, Happy Fish Sushi and Martini Bar in St John USVI, The Gingerbread House in San Jose CA, On The Corner Music is Campbell CA, The Pacific Art Collective in San Jose CA, Mendenhall Gallery at East Carolina University in Greensboro NC, The Gallery of Santa Clara in Santa Clara CA, ABCO Waterproofing Gallery in Oakland CA, Circle-A Gallery in San Jose CA, Hijinx Comics in San Jose CA, Faux Salon in Campbell CA, Radio Free Records in San Jose CA, Nothing Enterprises in San Jose CA, Cafe Matisse in San Jose CA, The Genesis Art Gallery in San Jose CA, The Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum in San Jose CA, The Willow Glen Library in San Jose CA and many one day shows throughout the United States, Canada & Japan.