WANTG in LA/VENTURA in January


So excited to be performing WE ARE NOT TROUBLED GUESTS in the SoCal area this January!

There are two performances:

Sunday January 10th – Los Angeles

I will be performing at Union Church of Los Angeles.

401 E. 3rd. St., Los Angeles, CA 90013

7pm start time.


Wednesday January 13th – Ventura

I will be performing at The Seed House

2734 Johnson Drive, Ventura, CA  93003

7pm start time.


Hope to see you there!

We Are Not Troubled Guests – Promo from scott erickson on Vimeo.




It’s been over a year ago that I performed my one man, multi-media show WE ARE NOT TROUBLED GUESTS here in Portland…. and although I have performed it around four times here, I’ve had a number of people who still have not seen it and have requested me to perform it again.


So on WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 26… this will happen.

Start time: 730pm

$5-$10 donation at the door.

All are welcome.

Imago Dei Community has been gracious enough to me to provide a space to put on this show. It will be held in their Prayer Chapel… which the entrance is on the corner of SE Ash St & NE 15th Ave.

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It’s going to be a really good time! Would love to see you there.


Promo Vid



Why The Church Needs Art @ Multnomah University

If you’re interested in hearing/seeing my talk about my experiences as an artist working with churches… well here’s a good 50 mins of content… and maybe some karaoke at the end. : )




At Sea - Scott Erickson-72

I had one of my favorite performances of WANTG down in the Bay Area with @SEA EVENTS. Thank you to my friend Justin McRoberts for putting on such a great show. The crowd was great. The Q&A afterwards was amazing. And thx Tim Preut for some great pics of the evening.


@SEA EVENTS has their next event on September 18 with graphic novelist Gene Luen Yang! You won’t want to miss that.

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This Wednesday! Design Museum Portland’s Story Hour




Excited to be a part of Design Museum Portland’s first every story telling event called “Story Hour” this Wednesday night at 630pm at the Village Ballroom. The theme of the night will be “Design Fail!”… stories of being the trenches of creating and learning from our mistakes.

I got a good story planned so you won’t want to miss it!

Here are some of the other presenters:
Fredrik Averin, Razorfish
Scott Erickson, Artist
Eric Corey Freed, International Living Future Institute
Hunter Marshall, Liquid Agency
Gabe Paez, WILD
Mark Shapiro, Laika
Kjell van Zoen, Plywerk
go to the link below to get a free ticket. every attender gets a free drink ticket as well.

see you there!

Why The Church Needs Art – Part Four

Part Four in a series of videos I made about some things I learned being the artist in residence at Ecclesia Church in Houston, TX from 2009-2012.

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Why The Church Needs Art – Parts 1 & 2

For the next four weeks, I will be releasing a series of videos highlighting some of the things I learned being the artist in residence at Ecclesia Church in Houston, TX from 2009-2012. I wanted to get these stories out… and I thought about just writing them… but because I had so much unused footage of things I did at Ecclesia, I decided to put them in video form. So.. here you go. Cheers.


Part One

*In the first two speaking segments, the sound is not great. We lost that audio in transferring data. Just wanted to let you know that I know it’s not great.


Part Two


*If you are interested in me telling these stories in a live setting… I have a full multi-media show (live painting, group singing, curated video) based on this content that is available for performing. Please email me here to find out more info.


*Also, if you’d like to not miss out on the release of the next videos, important updates, and periodic free art, sign up for my much cherished email list!

Pittsburgh trip!!!


Excited to be back in the Burgh for a week of awesomeness!

I’ll be doing a variety of things and would love to see you at one of these!



I’ll be performing for the young adults group at Cornerstone Church.


I’ll be painting at two Ash Wednesday services at Northway Church in the Oakland neighborhood.


all are invited to the gathering! thx New City Church for hosting – click here for info


excited to be involved with the Jubilee Conference and Jubilee Pro again for the fourth consecutive year.

painting, speaking, all around awesomeness – website

2/22 – PUB CLUB 

sharing some new thoughts through word, image, and brew – website



See you soon!

Failure Of A Plan

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I failed.

I’m 37 and I don’t have a plan for my life.

It seems to me like you should at this age. At least… that’s the standard perception amongst my peers.

I was talking about this with a fellow late thirties friend. She’s recently divorced and her life feels like the rubble of a city after an air raid reminiscent of WWII. She too doesn’t know where to go next… and finds herself lamenting the lack of a plan… a lack of having her shit together… a lack of feeling like there is a successful way forward.

I can whole-heartedly relate.

Our words ended and we took a few beats together in silence to sit in the solidarity of “failed” plans. “Failed” thirties. “Failed” success stories.

Then these words emerged from somewhere deep.


Let’s accept our failure. 
And then, standing in the ashes of our failed plans,
let’s ask ourselves this:
What does this now free me to do?
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Dying To Trust – talk at Collide Conference

Had the pleasure to be the only male presenter at the Collide Conference for Women a couple weeks ago. Here’s what I had to say!