As a member of the Chelsea Painters John participates in their annual Art Fair held on the second weekend in June at the Chelsea Michigan Fairgrounds. He also participated in all 10 years of the Circle of Art, where local artist's work is sold in a silent auction. All proceeds from the sales were donated to Foodgatherers in Ann Arbor MI.
Recently he has been focusing on Michigan farmsteads and equipment, capturing the unintentional geometric assemblages of farm buildings, and celebrating the open spaces that farms provide in a more and more crowded world. He has designated the resulting paintings as AGRARIANA.