More Then 25 Dollar Art

Chocolate Jesus

Mixed media on wood (shrink wrapped)


Kentuchy Avenue

Mixed Media on Canvas


Christmas card from a Hooker in Minneapolis

Mixed Media on Canvas (Model: Betty Page)


‘The Black Rider’

2-Separate paintings

Acrylic on Canvas




The cast and crew will have a private screening before the first of the year and I will do private screenings over the next year. It will be entered in several film festivals over the next year, and rules and guidelines prevent us from showing it for money or selling DVD’s.

for those of you who can’t remember what the documentary is about, here is a brief synopis:


The Color of Sound – Music Inspires Art was an interactive concert featuring local visual artists and musicians.
Four talented Sioux Falls artists, Hope Happeny, Eyob Mergia, Scott Ehrisman & Jamie Scarbrough, created several paintings on canvas while listening to the region’s premier Jazz and Blues Bands — Dakota Jazz Collective & Urban Blues. The five-hour event included three 45-minute sets of unique performance art.

“We have high expectations for this film as a public educational tool,” Sioux Falls musician Jess Christen said.  “The Color of Sound – Music Inspires Art was independently produced by the artists and musicians involved. We are very proud of this aspect.”  “This event exhibited the relationship between visual art and music,” Eyob Mergia said, “and hopefully evoke cultural awareness by presenting the artistic diversity in our community.”

DIRECTOR: Chris Carlblom
Ex. PRODUCER: Scott L. Ehrisman

Dakota Jazz Collective is: Jim Speirs, Chris Janzen, Matt Hackett, John Kelly, and Bobby Gripp

Urban Blues is: Jess Christen, Fred Epstein,  Dave Fermenich and Derek Snow

Dedicated in memory of Razmik ‘RAZ’ Mkhitarian, Sioux Falls biggest Jazz Fan

FOR SALE – $100

11 x 14″ – Unframed – Acrylic on Canvas


These are detailed images from paintings in my themed show.




By Scott L. Ehrisman

Aprox. 10″ x 9″ – Acrylic on Wood – Unframed $25

I did this painting last night. I painted the background (Bolivian Flag) on separate pieces of wood. Then fastened them together and painted the central image with black paint.

I did the painting of Evo (President of Bolivia) because I find him very inspirational in people politics and grassroots movements. I also needed a break from my themed show. Read more about Evo here:


This painting will be on the silent auction at Jazz and Brews this weekend. Get your bids in.



The first anniversary of the filming of Color of Sound is October 7th. I can confidently say the film will be finished by then. Chris is putting the final touches on it as we speak and we will be adding credits very soon.

It is an amazing feat for one person to edit an entire film by themselves in under a year. Chris deserves our gratitude.

We plan to enter the aproximately 60 minute documentary in several film festivals over the next year. We will probably also do some private screenings in Sioux Falls (more news on that later).

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