Exhibition Details


30 artists create work based on their
favorite "ONE HIT WONDER" song!!!!

Alberto Murillo


sandblasted UV resin with acrylic on canvas
48 x 36 inches

Josh George

star spangled banner

mixed media on panel
49 x 36 inches

Evelyn Davis- Walker

do you love me

encaustic on panel
24 x 24 inches

Cathy Vaughn

she blinded me with science

Natural verdigris on copper, resin finish
48 x 36 inches

Frankie Slaughter

inside her room (jackie blue)

mixed media
25.5 x 31 inches
voices carry

Rose Masterpol

voices carry

acrylic on canvas
37 x 23 inches

Christopher Peter

take 5

40 x 30 inches

Krista Townsend


oil on canvas
36 x 48 inches

Dan Miller

touch of grey

oil and wax on canvas
30 x 40 inches

Visiting Artists

BJ Kocen’s injection of music themed shows will not be quelled anytime soon. This exhibit has got many artists fired up to step outside their normal parameters of working and face the music! Kocen generated a list spanning through the decades of well known and forgotten one hit wonder songs. Artists could create work of any media up to 3’x4’ ratio.

As of press time here is the list of artists and the songs they picked for inspiration.


Lots of emails have been flying back and forth as to what constitutes a One Hit Wonder and depending on who you ask; a tune could be or could not be a true one hit wonder.  Kocen, who is a music nut, threw out his stringent parameters for the Artist’s song selection early in the process. “I started to realize that the fun arguments that people have over “Best of” lists needed to be hashed out by the patrons and not me. My parameter became as long as the song was on a One Hit Wonder List, that’s good enough for me!” 

The enthusiasm has been potent from participating artists. Like the patrons who will attend this exhibit, the artists enjoyed taking walks down memory lane or putting a pause on their focus and direction of work for this super fun inspiring exercise. Leslie Herman’s Switch Blade image for Link Wray’s “Rumble” is perfect capturing the menace and storminess of the famous instrumental. New comer George A. Mallory has rendered quite a masterfully sexy and trippy painting for John Fred and His Playboys sugary hit “Judy in Disguise with Glasses.” Hometown favorite Josh George took a spin on a tune not on many One Hit Wonder lists but regardless Francis Scott Key’s “Star Spangled Banner” is definitely a #1 smash hit even though it came out before the Billboard charts were invented.

"One Hit Wonders" will be the perfect Summer exhibit for music fans and fans of these artists and yes these tunes will be spinning on the stereo as well as on the wall during the show!


George A Mallory

Judy in disguise oil on board 36x36 $4800

Diego Sanchez

stuck in the middel of you Stealer's Wheel 36x42 coldwax on panel $2500

Andre Shank

standing outside a broken phone booth with money in my hand Primitive Radio Gods 24x18 acrylic on canvas $600

Leslie Herman

rumble Link Wray 32x14 graphite $1200

Muzi Branch

winchester cathedral New Vaudeville Band 40x30 acrylic on canvas $2500

Ted Randler

without you I cannot live (because the light) Patti smith 48x36 acrylic on canvas $3500

Nico Cathcart

melt with you with barn owls in spring Modern English 48x24 oil on board $2000

Wendy Umanoff

forget me nots Patrice Rushen 20x20x36 metal $2100

Wilson Wyllie

apache Jorgen Ingmann and his guitar 12x12 oil on paper on board $350

Kendra Wadsworth

tainted love Soft Cell 30x24 mixed media $3200

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