What an incredible experience to have been a fellow with the National Association of Latino Arts and Culture (NALAC) Advocacy Leadership Institute (ALI). Meeting with NALAC leadership and my superstar cohort of 15 fellows from across the US, virtually for two months in early 2023 was just the beginning. Arriving in person in Washington, D.C.…Read more »
I’m a 2023 NALAC Fellow
I have some exciting news to share – I have been accepted into the National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures 2023 NALAC Advocacy Leadership Institute (ALI) fellowship. I am thrilled and grateful for this opportunity to further develop my skills and pursue my passion for arts and cultural advocacy. Participating in this fellowship is an…Read more »
My Girl With a Pearl Earring
Last January, I happened upon an article in Hyperallergic, “Submit Your Wildest Version of ‘Girl With a Pearl Earring’,” subtitle: “Your artwork could be shown at the painting’s home in the Netherlands while the original travels for an exhibition.” Even though I didn’t have much time to meet the January 15th deadline, I decided to…Read more »
Painting and sipping into the New Year
Since September of this year, I have been hosting “paint and sip” events at a newly-opened local art shop, Sunnyside Arts. It started out on a whim; I thought it might be fun to try. I had never been an art teacher of any sort, but I have been a party host and producer –…Read more »
Everything is Coming Together
Dear Friends, Through the years, I have worked in different industries, a variety on different projects, and made art in different mediums – writing, music, painting, etc. It made sense then that I had a variety of blogs, web pages, and social media pages specific to each focus. Lately, the Venn diagram of my life…Read more »
Meditate, Paint, Sip!
I’m happy to announce that I’ll be hosting a new event at a great new place in my neighborhood, Sunnyside Arts! The event is called “Meditate, Paint, Sip” – a paint & sip-style event, with a meditative twist, intended to tap into artistic intuition and create inspired artwork. It is taking place Saturday, September 24th…Read more »
New Beginning at Upstream
I’m happy to start off the New Year with three of my paintings included in the group art exhibition, Small Works 2022 – New Beginning at the Upstream Gallery in Hastings on Hudson, NY – from January 6th through January 30th, 2022. The theme, New Beginning, spoke to me for a number of reasons, as…Read more »
Artists Collaborate to Save the USPS
I’ve teamed up with friend and fellow artist, Ellen Warfield to participate in this great project to help the currently endangered United States Postal Service. The USPS Art Project was created by artists Cristina Massey, and the concept is very cool and apropos during this time of social-distancing. Two artists team up – each starts…Read more »
Off the Wall – Affordable Holiday Art Fair!
I will be showing four paintings in an Art Fair-style group exhibit, called “Off the Wall” at the Plaxall Gallery in LIC. Opening reception Saturday, November 23rd, 7-10pm. This show features a plethora of great local artists in a lovely, large gallery space. For those who can’t make it to the opening, the exhibit will…Read more »
Art for Tibet
Dear friends: I’m honored to have my work included in this awesome annual group exhibit and auction benefit, Art for Tibet.