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The Hold-Up Artist

The Hold-Up Artist

Working Title: Give Me your Money, ‘cause I can’t sell my work otherwise This painting was inspired by a conversation I had with a performance artist one day. The general idea was that we, as artists, have a right to ‘expose’ people to our art who would not seek it out themselves. Of course, that comes […]

Exorcising Conservative Thought

How to Exorcise Conservative Thought in an Artist

This painting was inspired by several conversations I have had with other artists. The first reaction I face when describing my work and point of view is shock. Disdain or anger quickly follow. My impression is that I have no right to be conservative and that I am breaking some unspoken law by creating political […]


Sometimes, it’s disappointing when you get accepted to a show.

I’m not complaining, but I am a little dumb-founded. First, the good news – I was accepted to the Pen Women show coming up in August. The confusing part – the piece they chose. I submitted a sculpture and two paintings. They chose the sculpture; the least complex and challenging of the artwork. It just […]

Restore our Republic Now, Restore Liberty for our Future

Interview with Local Journalist, Katie Griffin of The Paper

Frances Byrd is the National Director of, and a contributing writer at Western Free Press and BlogBytes. Her articles have also been published at Big Hollywood . Mrs. Byrd’s conceptual art and writing can be viewed at MachinePolitick.


Matt Perdie Interview at Smart Girl Summit 2014 in Atlanta

Thanks to the ladies at Smart Girl, and to Matt Perdie, for the opportunity to discuss Liberatchik’s efforts to #TakeBackTheCulture   Smart Girl Politics on YouTube Smart Girl Action Frances Byrd is the National Director of, and a contributing writer at Western Free Press and BlogBytes. Her articles have also been published at Big […]


Smart Girl Summit 2014

As always, I am in over my head and late to post on current Liberatchik projects. The few weeks since the conference have been a blur of back-to-school shopping, follow-up from the Summit and rushing to meet a deadline for paintings I am donating to an organization that is raising awareness about human trafficking. On […]

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Liberty as a Human Rights Icon

…Liberty has the potential to become a universal as well as national icon; for individual Liberty is, at its core, a human right.

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Quality of Life in a small Georgia Town

Once again, I find myself writing to our Mayor. I moved to the country to get away from the high density population of the Atlanta suburbs, only to find that our elected officials here have dreams of swimming in a larger pond. Though I recognize that there are power-hungry bureaucrats and politicians everywhere, I was […]

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Alinsky, Social Justice and a Cultural Revolution

…The old saw goes: “If you repeat a lie often enough, people begin to take it as truth”. Like the raucous caw of a crow, the populist mantra silences the voice of reason…


Editorial Cartoonist Portrays Ted Cruz as a Clown

…While some members of congress and the conservative media are taking a stand, where is the conservative art community on this issue? You wouldn’t know outside of Ramirez’s and Branco’scartoons because very few are giving a cultural approach a second thought on our side. Nobody with any mass influence, anyway. ..