copyright 1998 dave petko

Monday, April 30, 2012 is my new website/blog,which has all of my paintings,  a bunch of tattoos,  featured painting,  sculptures, posters, stickers, news and more.    I will not be using this blog anymore... please go to for up to date happenings.  or better yet just bookmark
thanks for your interest and your support.

Saturday, March 3, 2012

new website and news

So my friend Mike made me a new website which happens to be named the same as my last one  and ALL of my blog entries are on it now,  all of the previous entries from this blog and my tattooing blog.  I plan on directing traffic from this blog directly to my website and eventually getting rid of this blog all together.

   I have some news...  I decided NOT to enter State of the ART this year.  For those who don't know,  State of the ART is the annual two week long group art exhibit which takes place every April during the World Ski and Snowboard Festival in Whistler, BC.  It used to be called BraveART (2005), which saw some big names like Shepard Fairey, Sam Flores, Misk, Mars-1, Wes Humpston, The Incredible Amoeba, Bigfoot 1, Dalek, Doze Green, and Ricky Powell to name a few.  I have been honoured to be a part of all of the BraveART exhibits and State of the ART exhibits (minus one) from the very first year.  Hard to believe that it has been going for 7 years now.

  I am however participating in a couple upcoming art exhibits that my friend Arne  Gutmann is organizing for Whistler and Vancouver in the next couple of months.   I am excited about these exhibits, they promise to be unique,  think industrial and outside the box.

   Revelstoke, BC has been on my mind lately and in April I am planning a return visit, a "spring fling" if you will, to do some tattooing.  It's always a really fun, good time when I'm there.  As always, I will be at PINZ Boardshop and Body Art,  THE place to get pierced in Revelstoke.
  I am planning to be at PINZ from April 1-14th call them toll free from anywhere to set up an appointment 1-866-844-8233

 I painted live at the last CERO worldwide friends fundraiser.   It was the 10th year anniversary party and was a great night,  check out more photos here.   I was honoured to have been asked to be part the event again this year.  

That's most of the news for now,  thanks for reading.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Very special thank you

I wanted to thank everybody who helped out in this time of need,  with Vinnies vet bills,  and with kind words.   Vinnie is making a good recovery.  His drain tubes were taken out on Friday morning,   the technician said he is doing fine.
    Two paintings were sold in the art sale,  as well as a few prints.   Thank you so much.   

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Art sale for vet bills

My dog Vince was attacked on Saturday night and needed to be operated on... 
He needed 12 stitches and 3 drainage tubes,   which might come out Friday.
   I need help with paying some vet bills and I thought an art sale would be the best way to try to do this.
Below are the works of art I have reduced in price ...

original acrylic on canvas $350.00 

original spraypaint on board $150.00 (framed)

original acrylic on canvas $125.00 (framed)
If you ever wanted to own an original PETKO but couldn't afford to, now is your chance!

If you want any more information on the pieces,  sizes,  or just want to buy one to help out with Vinnies expenses please email me (Dave) at

I also have "Skullboy" assorted sticker packs (10 stickers in each pack, stickers vary from pack to pack) for sale $5.00 each.   Skullboy buttons,  either one big button (1"size) or two small buttons (1/2" size)  for sale for $2.00  email or facebook me for more info.

these are the prints I am offering ,  most are printed digitally,  a couple are serigraphs (screen prints, each one unique),  and one is a lino block print (each one unique[due to the printing process])
all prints are $20.00  email or facebook me for more info.

Dave and Vincent

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Petko in Cuba

My buddy Paul went to Cuba and indirectly I went as well,   in the way of my Tshirt design.  
check it out...
Paul amongst Cuban cigar tobacco wearing  one of my T-shirt designs
©1998 Dave Petko

Thursday, December 29, 2011

it's been too long!

I have been slacking in the blogging department,  at least this blog.   My tattooing blog has been updated much more.  
   I do have one piece of news as far as my "normal" art (action) goes,  New Years Eve I will be painting live in Whistler village from 7-11PM at Maurice Young Place. The event is a free family festival organized by the Whistler Arts Council.  Stop by and say hello if you are in the area. If you are not in the area then please send me good vibes.   Thanks and happy New Year.  
Pics of the event and my piece will come later (I promise)  

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

some news

  It has been a while since my last post,  and it isn't because I have been up on the mountains snowboarding,  as some of you lucky people have been due to Whistler Mountains early opening due to it's epic snow year so far.  I have been busy with some travels around British Columbia as well as some freelance art work, and some personal projects.
  First off I was in Revelstoke, BC for two weeks tattooing at PINZ Boardshop and Bodyart.  It was busy to say the least and I got to work on my birthday.  I didn't mind at all,  I was there to work and the lovely folks of Revelstoke put me work for sure.  You can see some of the tattoos I made while there by clicking this link.  While I was in Revelstoke I got to pick the last remaining chanterelles of the season before they became covered with snow.
  Last night I finished some design work which I am very happy about,  it is for a website about video games and the client is from Texas.   I will post a link to the site in a future post for you to check it out if you feel like it.