Osprey Packs Daylight Sling Art Giveaway

October 2018

Osprey Packs offered four artists to art on a Daylite Sling pack, which were part of a social media giveaway. My Daylight Sling design featured a drawing of Gilpin Lake, in Colorado's Mount Zirkel Wilderness.

Find more information about the giveaway and my interview with Osprey here.

85 for 85

Fall 2018

85 for 85 is a collaboration of art advocates supporting the fight to preserve Bears Ears and Grand Staircase - Escalante from industrialization. Dozens of artists contributed art dedicated to these public lands that was compiled into a book; 100% of proceeds from books sold supported the Bears Ears Education Center.

Zephyr Chairlift Beautification Project

Winter Park, Colorado; Fall 2018

When Winter Park ski resort retired its Zephyr Express Chairlift, it donated the 40 chairlift benches to the towns of Winter Park and Fraser, Colorado, to be painted by local artists and transformed into public benches.

My bench is painted in a Winter Park mountain landscape and can be found in downtown Winter Park, in front of The Pub.

Montessori art classes

Steamboat Springs, Colorado; 2016 to 2019

Projects I facilitated with my art classes, for students in pre-school through 6th grade at the public, tuition-free Mountain Village Montessori Charter School in Steamboat Springs, Colorado.

First Friday Art Walk

Steamboat Springs, Colorado; December 7, 2018

Wilderdrawings: a collection of nature illustrations by Steamboat Springs artists Mack Maschmeier and Julia Ben-Asher. This free, public show features a brand-new pen and ink gallery, merchandise for sale, and hot cider, cocoa and cookies for all.

NAmazing Mini Mural with the Ashland Street Initiative

North Adams, Massachusetts; Fall 2020

This mural was created as part of a five-mural series to beautify downtown North Adams, Massachusetts. Spearheaded by the Ashland Street Initiative, the mini murals aim to represent resilience and hope in viewers. (Photos by The Berkshire Eagle; see more here.)

The Last Winds of Kansas album art

Release May 20, 2020















This album is dedicated to the memory of Jim Patterson, my chosen brother and unparalleled friend. In his honor, and for anyone who knows grief, here are some sad songs to help you feel alive.

— Michael Armstrong

Listen to the album here.

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Getaway House — Blake Brook art fellowship

September 2020


"Artist Fellows use nature as the ultimate canvas to explore their creative sides. From painters to chefs, to sculptors, and musicians, our Artist Fellowship program provides a free overnight Getaway to artists looking to harness their talents in a focused environment."

Georgia On My Mind art fundraiser

November 2020

"Right now (in Nov. 2020), our future hangs on winning the critical runoff elections in Georgia. In order for the Biden administration to make meaningful changes and implement their policies on pandemic relief, climate change, health care, racial justice, immigration reform, economic equity and so much more, they need a Senate majority.

So the Pen and Ink Brigade is having an art fundraiser sale to help!

This Instagram art sale starts Nov. 27 at 9 a.m. EST and ends Nov. 29, 9 p.m. EST. Each piece is sold for a $200+ donation. All funds will go to support the two Democratic candidates for Senate, Rev. Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff, and Stacey Abrams' Fair Fight Action."

This peach-themed original (watercolor and ink) sold for $250 in the first hour of the fundraiser.

Steamboat Creates NozCaboose Residency

May - July 2022

During this residency, I had use of the studio space in a renovated train caboose, parked right outside the Steamboat Creates Art Depot. I also contributed work to several Steamboat Creates galleries and led a community art and hiking event.

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