My art news

I have been busy with several things in my work and personal life that I did not have any time to write a blog post. I had a two person show at the #Sanramon Community Center which went really well. Thanks to Tri-Valley publications I was interviewed for a half-page article featuring my work on their newspaper – http://www.santacruzsentinel.com/article/zz/20150908/NEWS/150905311

I then took a vacation to Montreal & Quebec which was a fantastic experience! I am yet to download the pictures from my camera for this one.

On October 7, I had my woks at the Livemore Art Walk with my fellow CPSA 201 San Fancisco chapter members, sold a couple of prints and made some good contacts.

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I do have a few of announcements to make, I will be participating in the Triton Museum Holiday Bazaar on Dec 5th. I will be posting more information regarding this event a later date. I will be having my second workshop at UART in San Jose sometime in January , stay tuned regarding the details.

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Our Seattle District chapter of CPSA has come up with the Northwest Colored Pencil Tips Book! We did this several years ago and it was a fantastic hit that we had to do a second one. This book contains tips from 55 artists, chock full of information, tips, techniques covering various surfaces and methods. If you like Color pencil then this is a must have! Our editors Pam Belcher and Sheila Theodaratos have dedicated a lot of time and effort into putting this one together. I am so happy to be a part of this wonderful venture. My article is about “Stretching your Boundaries- overcoming the Artist’s block”. You can order this book online here – http://www.magcloud.com/browse/issue/989402?__r=339077&s=w

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California State Fair

My piece “Giant Reflections” has been juried into the California State Fair fine art exhibit. It’s one of the only four colored pencil pieces in the show. This visual arts exhibition is recognized as one of the Golden State’s largest and most prestigious juried art shows.The show opens July 10th @ Sacramento – http://www.castatefair.org/fineart/

This piece was also chosen in the Fav 15% for April in ‪#‎Faso‬ ‪#‎boldbrush‬competition – http://faso.com/boldbrush/fav15/163.

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Also, earlier this month I had a wonderful time at the Black Hawk, Gallery in Danville with the opening of Rhapsody Exhibit.

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Roby King Galleries Invitational Show

I am really glad to be part of the DRAWING Exhibition, an invitational show by Roby King Galleries in Bainbridge island, WA.  This show is part of their 25th anniversary and I am incredibly happy that they chose to have my work as part of their celebration. I will have two of my Origami pieces as part of this beautiful show.

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11x14 on pastelbord

11×14 on pastelbord

The show dates are  March 6-28, 2015. Opening reception is on March 6 from 6-8pm. 

 

Explore this! 11 International Juried show

The Explore this! 11 juried show is online! I am really glad to be part of this wonderful show. Congrats to all the artists and award winners.

” Each year CPSA ( Colored Pencil Society of America ) sponsors an exciting and innovative exhibition called “Explore This!” on its website every year. Artwork must be predominantly colored pencil and must include some element or technique that is unacceptable for the International Exhibition. This permits artists to experiment with various mediums and surfaces as well as three-dimensional, collage and relief artworks. ”

Click here to view the show – http://www.cpsa.org/view-explore-this-11

Juried into ET! 11 International Show

I am really glad to announce that my drawing Metamorphosis, has been juried into ET! 11 International show by CPSA. Congratulations to all the artists who got juried into the show. Here’s the list – http://cpsa.org/explore-this-11-accepted-artworks . The show goes live on Feb 1st.

Metamorphosis – 16×20 , Neocolor II and CP on Pastelbord

Reception photos and Magazine publication

I had a great opening yesterday, it was wonderful to meet all my old friends and make new ones. Also thanks to all the Cole Gallery artists who made me feel so welcome and Denise Cole who did a fabulous job of making this all work. Here’s are a few pictures –

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Also my work was featured in the November edition of American Art collector magazine as part of the representation at Cole Gallery!! 🙂 yay!

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