2018 Landscapes Art Competition

I’ve entered several drawings into the Landscapes Art Competition at the Light, Space, and Time Online Gallery and quite pleased with the results. “Truckee River” received a Special Recognition award, “River Of Light” got a Honorable Mention.

Yelena Shabrova ~ Truckee River ~ colored pencil on colored paper, 9" x 6"
Truckee River ~ colored pencil on colored paper, 9″ x 6″
River of Light - pastel pencil on Canson drawing paper, 5" x 7"
River of Light – pastel pencil on Canson drawing paper, 5″ x 7″

My new mixed media pieces at Four Eights 2017

I will have four new 8″ x 8″ mixed media pieces in the Four Eights Atrist Challenge II exhibit and art sale at the Center for the Arts.

This exhibit will showcase artworks created during the Four Eights an Artists Challenge II that tasked participating artists with creating original artwork around a singular theme on four square canvases, each canvas being 8″ x 8″. All artwork will be for sale and priced between $30 and $100.

My theme this year is “relations” expressed through flowers, leaves, and branches that make a bush or a tree, all different yet inseparable. See how the first canvas came to life.

An opening reception for Four Eights will be on Thursday, October 12, from 6:30 p.m. till 8:30 p.m. Stop by to meet the artists, curators and other art lovers, enjoy refreshments and live acoustic music.

Show lacation
Sherwood Center for the Arts – 22689 SW Pine Street, Sherwood, OR 97140
Map

Open
Art Exhibit & Sale – October 12 – December 12
Monday – Friday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Yelena Shabrova ~ Relations I ~ mixed media, 8" x 8"
Relations I ~ mixed media, 8″ x 8″

Yelena Shabrova ~ Relations II ~ mixed media, 8" x 8"
Relations II ~ mixed media, 8″ x 8″
Yelena Shabrova ~ Relations III ~ mixed media, 8" x 8"
Relations III ~ mixed media, 8″ x 8″

Yelena Shabrova ~ Relations VI ~ mixed media, 8" x 8"
Relations VI ~ mixed media, 8″ x 8″

Beaverton Arts Mix! 2017

Two of my drawings were juried into the Beaverton Arts Mix! show and sale. The show will open on October 5 and run through October 8 at the Beaverton City Library. Reception will take place on October 6, 7:00 – 8:30 pm. If you will be in the area stop by to enjoy more than 100 juried artworks by Oregon artists!

Show lacation
Beaverton City Library, 12375 SW 5th Street, Beaverton, OR

Open
Thu – Sun | Oct 5 – 8 Art Show & Sale
Open during regular library hours

Yelena Shabrova ~ Stories of the Forest I ~ mixed media ~ 9" x 12"
Stories of the Forest I ~ mixed media ~ 9″ x 12″
Yelena Shabrova ~ Stories of the Forest IV ~ mixed media ~ 9" x 12"
Stories of the Forest IV ~ mixed media ~ 9″ x 12″

More information about the show can be found on the city’s website

“Fortitude” and “Sun Kissed” earned the Special Merit Award at the 7th Annual “Botanicals” Art Exhibition

Yelena Shabrova ~ Fortitude ~ Prismacolor colored pencil on drawing paper, 9" x 6"
Fortitude ~ Prismacolor colored pencil on drawing paper, , 9″ x 6″
Sun Kissed - colored pencil on colored paper, 8" x 10"
Sun Kissed – colored pencil on colored paper ~ 8″ x 10″

My colored pencil drawings “Fortitude” and “Sun Kissed” have received the Special Merit Category of the 7th Annual “Botanicals” Art Exhibition held by Art Space & Time Online Art Gallery.

I am still browsing through images of artists recognized in different categories and admiring the talent and vision of so many.

The show will be featured on the Light Space & Time website for the month of August 2017 and then will remain online in the Light Space & Time archives.

“Gathering” series at the Three Rivers Gallery and Gifts

I am excited to have my drawings in the Three Rivers Gallery & Gifts through March and April. The gallery is located inside the cozy Singer Hill Cafe in Oregon City. The gallery is hung salon style and offers paintings, drawings, ceramics, jewelry, and about anything you can think of. The cafe serves excellent coffee and features beautiful vertical gardens indoors and outdoors.

The artists’ reception will be on March 19, 2017 from 1 to 3 pm. Stop by if you are in the area to meet the artists and see their wonderful art.

Address: 613 7th Street, Oregon City, Oregon 97045, inside Singer Hill Cafe
Open: every day, 9 am – 4 pm.

Four Eights an Artists Challenge 2016 update

Sadly, I missed the reception for this show because of the trip to Russia and didn’t have time to see it before leaving, so had to check it out after coming back. This was one impressive show, and not just because I love small works of art. It’s fascinating to see what different artists can do with the same set of four square canvases, how different their styles and subjects are, and how beautiful the walls covered with 8″ x 8″ squares look.

All my creatures were sold. Hopefully they all are sharing the same happy home now.

Yelena Shabrova ~ Oregon Wildlife. Opossum ~ mixed media on canvas, 8" x 8"
Oregon Wildlife. Opossum ~ mixed media on canvas, 8″ x 8″
Yelena Shabrova ~ Oregon Wildlife. Least Bittern ~ mixed media on canvas, 8" x 8"
Oregon Wildlife. Least Bittern ~ mixed media on canvas, 8″ x 8″
Yelena Shabrova ~ Oregon Wildlife. White Pelican ~ mixed media on canvas, 8" x 8"
Oregon Wildlife. White Pelican ~ mixed media on canvas, 8″ x 8″
Yelena Shabrova ~ Oregon Wildlife. Gray Fox ~ mixed media on canvas, 8" x 8"
Oregon Wildlife. Gray Fox ~ mixed media on canvas, 8″ x 8″

Sharon Orella, the show coordinator said that my artworks were very popular and sold very quickly. That’s very nice to hear; I hoped that my creatures would connect with people and be appreciated for their beauty and character.

Four Eights an Artists Challenge at the Sherwood Center for the Arts, October 21 – December 8, 2016

I am going to be a part of an interesting show at the Sherwood Center for the Arts. Artist are challenged to create and complete four 8”x 8” painting canvases which are provided by the Center.

Because I do not paint, my entries are drawings attached to tissue paper collages that are attached to the canvases. The collage part is messy but beautiful and freeing. This is where I do not have to pay attention to details and can let pastels and rubbing alcohol do their magic on pieces of torn paper.

Yelena Shabrova ~ Oregon Wildlife. Gray Fox ~ mixed media on canvas, 8" x 8"
Oregon Wildlife. Gray Fox ~ mixed media on canvas, 8″ x 8″
Yelena Shabrova ~ Oregon Wildlife. White Pelican ~ mixed media on canvas, 8" x 8"
Oregon Wildlife. White Pelican ~ mixed media on canvas, 8″ x 8″
Yelena Shabrova ~ Oregon Wildlife. Least Bittern ~ mixed media on canvas, 8" x 8"
Oregon Wildlife. Least Bittern ~ mixed media on canvas, 8″ x 8″
Yelena Shabrova ~ Oregon Wildlife. Opossum ~ mixed media on canvas, 8" x 8"
Oregon Wildlife. Opossum ~ mixed media on canvas, 8″ x 8″

The show will run from October 21 to December 8, 2016. The Opening Gala will be on October 21.

The Sherwood Center for the Arts is located at 22689 SW Pine St, Sherwood, OR 97140.

Beaverton Arts Mix! 2016

I am happy to announce that Plum Blossoms will be a part of the Beaverton Arts Mix! four day art show and sale.

Show lacation
Beaverton City Library, 12375 SW 5th Street, Beaverton, OR

Open
Thu – Sun | Oct 5 – 8 Art Show & Sale
Open during regular library hours

Yelena Shabrova ~ Plum Blossoms in Los Gatos Creek Park ~ Prismacolor colored pencil on Bristol paper, 16" x 20"
Plum Blossoms in Los Gatos Creek Park ~ Prismacolor colored pencil on Bristol paper, 16″ x 20″

More information about the show can be found on the city’s website

“Muncher” was selected for the Special Merit Category of the International Animals Art Exhibition

Yelena Shabrova ~ Muncher ~ mixed media on canvas panel, 8" x 10" (original drawing of a squirrel)
Muncher – mixed media on canvas panel, 8″ x 10″

Got notified today that “Muncher” was selected for the Special Merit Category of the International Animals Art Exhibition held by Art Space & Time Online Art Gallery.

The gallery received 900 entries from 24 different countries from around the world. The final selection features amazing creations in all kinds of different media, and I am happy to be a part of it.

The winning entries will be featured on the Light Space & Time website for the month of June 2016 and then will remain online in the Light Space & Time archives.

Silicon Valley Open Studios 2015

I will be showing on the first three weekends of May along with many wonderful artists. Two of my newest pieces were completed just in time for SVOS, and I can’t wait to share them with you. Hope you will join us!

WEEKEND ONE: MAY 2ND & 3RD
Site 339

30 Sunrise Court, Menlo Park, CA 94025

11am to 5pm

With Amanda Krauss, Krishna Mitra, Slava Shabrov, and Teresa Silvestri.

WEEKEND TWO: MAY 9TH & 10TH
Site 111

1510 Oak Avenue, Los Altos, CA 94024

11am to 5pm

With U. Q. Livd, Vaishali Sanghavi, Slava Shabrov, and Sarah Soward.

WEEKEND THREE: MAY 17TH & 18TH
Site 149

10300 Torre Avenue, Cupertino, CA 95014

Sat, May 16th – 10am to 6pm
Sun, May 17th – 12am to 6pm

With Janki Chokshi, Denise Howard, James Lee, Jessica Liu, Reynold Alex Martinez, Krishna Mitra, Slava Shabrov, Michele Smeulders, and Isabelle Stachnick.

Or see all sites in one place on my SVOS page.

Connections – FALC Art Exhibit at the Main Street Cafe and Books 2015

“Newborn” and “Fortitude” has been accepted into the Connections exhibit at the Main Street Cafe sponsored by the Fine Arts League of Cupertino:

Yelena Shabrova ~ Newborn ~ Derwent colored pencil on Bienfang watercolor paper, 11" x 14", horse portrait
Newborn ~ Derwent colored pencil on Bienfang watercolor paper, 11″ x 14″
Yelena Shabrova ~ Fortitude ~ Prismacolor colored pencil on drawing paper, 9" x 6"
Fortitude ~ Prismacolor colored pencil on drawing paper, , 9″ x 6″

The show will be open from January 31 till February 28, 2015.

There is a lot of great artworks in the show, make sure to stop by!

Main Street Cafe and Books is located at 134 Main St, Los Altos, CA 94022
Open Monay – Saturaday 7:30 am – 5:00 pm, Sunday 9:30 am -2:30 pm.

SVOS Winter Preview Exhibit at the San Jose Bridge Club 2015

I will have two of my older pieces at the San Jose Bridge Center from January 27 till April 28, 2015:

Yelena Shabrova ~ New Spring I ~ pen and ink on drawing paper, 6.75" x 4.75"
New Spring I ~ pen and ink on drawing paper, 6.75″ x 4.75″
Yelena Shabrova ~ New Spring II ~ pen and ink on drawing paper, 6.75" x 4.75"
New Spring II ~ pen and ink on drawing paper, 6.75″ x 4.75″

There will be no reception for this show.

The San Jose Bridge Center is located at 1300 White Oak, Suite 103, Campbell, CA.

Silicon Valley Open Studios “Sneak Preview” at Art Ark Gallery

About a dozen of my artworks will be a part of the Silicon Valley Open Studios preview exhibit at the Art Ark Gallery.

Summer Day in Santa Cruz Mountains - colored pencil on Arches watercolor paper, 14.5" x 10.5"
Summer Day in Santa Cruz Mountains – colored pencil on Arches watercolor paper, 14.5″ x 10.5″

Art Ark Gallery is located at 1035 South 6th Street, San Jose, CA 95112.

Gallery Hours: Saturday, January: 17th, 24th & 31st 11-4 pm.

Opening Reception: Saturday, January 10th 6-9 pm.
Closing Reception: Friday, February 6th 6-9 pm.

I will also be sitting in the gallery on January 31, 1:30 pm – 4 pm.

Stop by if you are in the area, it will be great to see you!

Other participating artists: Lisa Babbitt, Rebecca Bangs, Leanne Bouwer, Trudi Burney, Jerry Carpenter, Gabriel Coke, Angela Cunningham, John Ediger, Marianne Eichenbaum, Liz Fennell, Yvette Head, Yvonne Head, Marilynn Host, Susannah Jackson, Leslie Lambert, Jim Lee, Alyssa Levitan, Oleg Lobykin, Stephanie Maclean, Daniel McLean, Dana Nehdaran, Dariush Nehdaran, Christine Oliver, Karen Olsen, Mohana Pradhan, Christine Rasmussen, Sally Rayn, Bill Sarnoff, Edwin Simon, Anthony Stenberg, Janet Trenchard, Nancy Woods, Helen Yang.

This preview is an opportunity to see some of the art and meet the artists prior to the Open Studios held in the first three weekends of May, 2015.

9th Annual HARK! Exhibit & Sale

I will have a few pen and ink pieces in this show:

Gathering I, by Yelena-Shabrova - pen & ink on drawing paper, 4" x 6"
Gathering I – pen & ink on drawing paper, 4″ x 6″
Yelena Shabrova ~ Gathering II ~ pen & ink on drawing paper, 4" x 6"
Gathering II ~ pen & ink on drawing paper, 4″ x 6″
Yelena Shabrova ~ Gathering III ~ pen and ink on drawing paper, 6" x 4"
Gathering III ~ pen and ink on drawing paper, 6″ x 4″

If you are in the area, stop by for the opening reception on December 5th, starting at 7 pm.

HARK! 9th annual holiday exhibit & sale is open from December 5th, 2014 through January 16, 2015.

KALEID gallery is located at 88 S 4th St, San Jose, California 95112

Corinthian House Art Show 2014

Corinthian House in Campbell has a new exhibit now, and several of may artworks are a part of it:

Yelena Shabrova ~ Plum Blossoms in Los Gatos Creek Park ~ Prismacolor colored pencil on Bristol paper, 16" x 20"
Plum Blossoms in Los Gatos Creek Park ~ Prismacolor colored pencil on Bristol paper, 16″ x 20″
Yelena Shabrova ~ Fortitude ~ Prismacolor colored pencil on drawing paper, 9" x 6"
Fortitude ~ Prismacolor colored pencil on drawing paper, , 9″ x 6″
Yelena Shabrova ~ Newborn ~ Derwent colored pencil on Bienfang watercolor paper, 11" x 14", horse portrait
Newborn ~ Derwent colored pencil on Bienfang watercolor paper, 11″ x 14″

Corinthian house is located at 250 Budd Avenue, Campbell CA 95008.

The exhibit is open from 9:00am to 4:00pm, Monday through Friday till January 18, 2015.

The reception will be held on Sunday, December 7, 2014, 2 – 3:30 pm.

Silicon Valley Small Works 2014 at the Vargas Gallery

My mixed media creatures were accepted into the Silicon Valley Small Works exhibit at the Vargas Gallery on the Mission College campus:

Yelena Shabrova ~ Explorer ~ mixed media on canvas panel, 8" x 10" (raccoon)
Explorer ~ mixed media on canvas panel, 8″ x 10″
Yelena Shabrova ~ Muncher ~ mixed media on canvas panel, 8" x 10" (original drawing of a squirrel)
Muncher – mixed media on canvas panel, 8″ x 10″
Yelena Shabrova ~ Stranger ~ mixed media on canvas panel, 8" x 10" (original drawing of an owl)
Stranger ~ mixed media on canvas panel, 8″ x 10″

Mission College is located at 3000 Mission College Blvd, Santa Clara, CA 95054. The gallery is in the Gillmor Center, room 102. See the map of its location here: GC-102.

The exhibit will be on from Wednesday, November 12 till Wednesday, December 10, 2014.

The opening reception for Silicon Valley Small Works will be held on Wednesday, November 12 from 4-7 pm.

The Vargas Gallery is open Mon. 3-6 pm, Tues. 1-5 pm, Wed. 3-6 pm, Thurs. 1-5 pm, Friday 1-4 pm, Sat. 12-2 pm. Closed November 27 – 30 for Thanksgiving.

Explorer goes to print

Yelena Shabrova ~ Explorer ~ mixed media on canvas panel, 8" x 10" (raccoon)
Explorer ~ mixed media on canvas panel, 8″ x 10″

Just learned that one of my pieces in the Bay Area Wildlife art show, Explorer, was featured in The Epoch Times newspaper. Nice surprise. Thanks Teresa Silvestri for letting me know!

The Epoch Times, October 2-8, 2014 (PDF)

The original ($190.00), greeting cards, and prints are available in my online shop as a part of the “Mixed Media” collection.

Newborn (foal head in colored pencil, 11″ x 14″)

Updated: September 12, 2014

Newborn won the Best Realism Award at the Fall Festival Art Show

Updated: August 29, 2014

And it’s done! I don’t think there is anything to add to it, but if I were to do this piece all over again I would approach it completely differently. It was a nice detour from fully realistic colors and a few purely technique-related things I usually use.

Yelena Shabrova ~ Newborn ~ Derwent colored pencil on Bienfang watercolor paper, 11" x 14", horse portrait
Newborn ~ Derwent colored pencil on Bienfang watercolor paper, 11″ x 14″

The original ($980.00), greeting cards, and prints are available in my online shop as a part of the “Colored Pencil” collection.

Updated: June 2, 2014

He looks more like a living creature now and almost ready for darks to be added. The white stripe will need some gentle work first.

Yelena Shabrova ~ Newborn, drawing of a foal head in progress ~ Derwent colored pencils on Bienfang watercolor paper, 11" x 14"

Updated: April 21, 2014

Well, it’s been a while since I started this portrait, several different small projects got in the way, but finally I am back to the little foal.

In the end, he won’t be nearly as colorful as right now (or at least I hope for that), but it will be interesting to see what bright violet and yellows will be able to add to regular coat colors.

Yelena Shabrova - Newborn, drawing of a foal head in progress - Derwent colored pencils on Bienfang watercolor paper, 11" x 14"

Original post: Jan 18, 2014

I think it’s been a terrible while since I drew a horse that fits on piece of paper bigger that 4″ x 6″. Time to change that, so here’s the beginning of a very young foal’s head. Because for some reason I chose rough Bienfang watercolor paper, it may take a while to build up colors in this one. And it’s not just rough, it’s somewhat slippery too. But we will see. So far it was mostly working on the background to get a better feel of the paper that is new to me before adding much detail to the foal.

Newborn, drawing in progress - Derwent colored pencils on Bienfang watercolor paper, 11" x 14"

Fall Festival Art Show at the Quinlan Center

I will have several artworks in this show including the newest one:

Yelena Shabrova ~ Newborn ~ Derwent colored pencil on Bienfang watercolor paper, 11" x 14", horse portrait
Newborn ~ Derwent colored pencil on Bienfang watercolor paper, 11″ x 14″

Reception: Friday, September 12, 2014 – 7 PM

Show: Saturday, September 13, 2014 – 10 AM to 5 PM

Location: Cupertino Room, Quinlan Community Center, 10185 N.Stelling Rd, Cupertino, CA 95014

I will be sitting in the FALC booth (M01) outside of the Quinlan Center with my fellow artists the entire Saturday and will be glad to chat with my old and new friends.

The exhibit is sponsored by the Rotary Club of Cupertino and Fine Arts League of Cupertino.

Judge: Dr. Nancy Canter, Dean Creative Arts, De Anza College

2014 Bay Area Wildlife Exhibit at Filoli

I will have three small pieces on display at Filoli from Tuesday, September 9 through Sunday, October 26, 2014:

Yelena Shabrova ~ Explorer ~ mixed media on canvas panel, 8" x 10" (raccoon)
Explorer ~ mixed media on canvas panel, 8″ x 10″
Yelena Shabrova ~ Muncher ~ mixed media on canvas panel, 8" x 10" (original drawing of a squirrel)
Muncher – mixed media on canvas panel, 8″ x 10″
Yelena Shabrova ~ Stranger ~ mixed media on canvas panel, 8" x 10" (original drawing of an owl)
Stranger ~ mixed media on canvas panel, 8″ x 10″

The exhibit will be held in the gallery at the Visitor and Education Center of Filoli. The address is 86 Cañada Road, Woodside, California 94062

Open: Tuesday – Saturday 10:00 am–3:30 pm (last admission 2:30 pm), Sunday 11:00 am–3:30 pm (last admission 2:30 pm)

General Admission: Adults $18 / Seniors $15 (65 & older) / Children $8 (ages 5–17)

Meet the Artist’s Weekend: October 11 – 12. Hope to see you there!

“Truckee River” earned the 1st place at the Campbell Artists’ Guild 16th Annual Art Show

“Truckee River” earned the 1st place at the Campbell Artists’ Guild 16th Annual Art Show in the Drawing category.

Yelena Shabrova ~ Truckee River ~ colored pencil on colored paper, 9" x 6"
Truckee River ~ colored pencil on colored paper, 9″ x 6″

“This is a little gem. I like the composition very much, focusing as it does on a small pocket of water off the Truckee River. The colors are delicate and exquisite showing good variation and are very convincing.” ~ Jeff Bramschreiber, juror

We had a wonderful reception today, thank you everybody who made it to the Rose Shenson Gallery.

The show will stay open till August 31 on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, 12 pm – 4 pm at the Triton Museum of Art, 1505 Warburton Ave, Santa Clara, California. Stop by if you are in the area, there is a lot of wonderful art to see.

Summer Exhibit at the San Jose Bridge Club 2014

“Plum Blossoms at Los Gatos Creek Park” and “On the Way III” were accepted into the Summer Exhibit at the San Jose Bridge Center 2014 that will be held from July 29 till October 28, 2014.

Yelena Shabrova ~ Plum Blossoms in Los Gatos Creek Park ~ Prismacolor colored pencil on Bristol paper
Plum Blossoms in Los Gatos Creek Park ~ Prismacolor colored pencil on Bristol paper
Yelena Shabrova ~ On the Way I ~ Faber-Castell oil pastel on Strathmore colored paper, 8" x 10"
On the Way I ~ Faber-Castell oil pastel on Strathmore colored paper, 8″ x 10″

There will be no reception for this show.

The San Jose Bridge Center is located at 1300 White Oak, Suite 103, Campbell, CA.

Campbell Artists’ Guild 16th Annual Art Show

A few of my works will be on display at the Rose Shenson Gallery of the Triton Museum of Art:

Yelena Shabrova ~ Changing Colors ~ pastel pencil on drawing paper, 6" x 4"
Changing Colors ~ pastel pencil on drawing paper, 6″ x 4″
Yelena Shabrova ~ Sleepy Creek ~ graphite pencil on drawing paper, 6" x 4"
Sleepy Creek ~ graphite pencil on drawing paper, 6″ x 4″
Yelena Shabrova ~ The Old Oak ~ charcoal on drawing paper, 4" x 6"
The Old Oak ~ charcoal on drawing paper, 4″ x 6″
Yelena Shabrova ~ Truckee River ~ colored pencil on colored paper, 9" x 6"
Truckee River ~ colored pencil on colored paper, 9″ x 6″

The show will be open August 1-31 on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, 12 pm – 4 pm.

Reception is on Sunday, August 3, 1:30-3:30 p.m. There will be festive music, a plethora of delicious finger food and libations, and an opportunity to meet many talented artists.

The Rose Shenson Gallery is located behind the Triton Museum of Art in Santa Clara, 1505 Warburton Avenue.

MidSummer Art Festival at the Triton Museum of Art on 6/28/14

MidSummer Art Festival poster

Join me and over 80 talented artists and enjoy a day of art at the Sculpture Garden and Redwoods behind the Triton Museum.
 There will be art demos and hands-on art activities for children and their families throughout the day.

Saturday, June 28, 2014, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Free admission and parking.

Food Trucks:

Grilled Cheese Bandits – 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

ZoomCaffe – 7:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Scoops – 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Live Music:

Tim Green – 10:00 a.m. to noon

Rudy Ramos – noon to 2:00 p.m.

Goldentones – 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.



A portion of the proceeds benefit the Triton Museum of Art.

Triton Museum of Art is located at 1505 Warburton Ave, Santa Clara, CA

Gathering II

Yelena Shabrova ~ Gathering II ~ pen & ink on drawing paper, 4" x 6"
Gathering II ~ pen & ink on drawing paper, 4″ x 6″

As busy as this year’s Silicon Valley Open Studios were, I managed to snatch up some time for drawing. The result is the second piece in the “Gatherings” series that was finished yesterday a couple of hours before the last day of Open Studios in front of the Cupertino Library was over.

Thank you everybody who came to see my art, to ask questions, share your stories, and support what I enjoy to do so much. Those were three wonderful weekends!

The original drawing ($80.00) and high quality 4″ x 6″ giclee prints are available in my Pen and Ink online gallery.

Silicon Valley Open Studios 2014

It’s Open Studios time! Please join me and very talented artists with whom I will be showing through the first three weekends of this May. So wonderful to participate in this event again after a 2 year break!

WEEKEND ONE: MAY 3RD & 4TH
Site 339

With Amanda Krauss, Krishna Mitra, Slava Shabrov, and Holly Van Hart.

30 Sunrise Court
Menlo Park, CA 94025

WEEKEND TWO: MAY 10TH & 11TH
Site 130

With Rajiv Khilnani, Stephanie Maclean, Deborah Rockey, Slava Shabrov, and Arena Shawn.

750 Jordan Avenue
Los Altos, CA 94022

WEEKEND THREE: MAY 17TH & 18TH
Site 149

With Ria Bhatt, Janki Chokshi, Sagi Erez, Helen Ju, James Lee, Colleen O’Connor, Masha Schultz, Slava Shabrov, Heather Sibley, Nina Uppaluru, Sid Veloria, and Carrie Zeidman.

10300 Torre Avenue
Cupertino, CA 95014

Or see all sites in one place on my SVOS page.

SVOS Preview Art Exhibit at the Main Street Cafe and Books

Summer Day in Santa Cruz Mountains  - colored pencil on Arches watercolor paper, 14.5" x 10.5"
Summer Day in Santa Cruz Mountains – colored pencil on Arches watercolor paper, 14.5″ x 10.5″

“Summer Day in Santa Cruz Mountains” has been accepted at the SVOS Preview Art Exhibit at the Main Street Cafe that will be open from March 29 till April 26, 2014.

Please stop by, have a cup of good coffee, and enjoy art by talented local artists!

Main Street Cafe and Books is located at 134 Main St, Los Altos, CA 94022
Open Monay – Saturaday 7:30 am – 5:00 pm, Sunday 9:30 am -2:30 pm.

Running Free is a part of the SVOS Preview Art Exhibit at Saratoga Library

Running Free - pastel pencil on colored paper, 12″ x 9″Running Free - pastel pencil on colored paper, 12″ x 9″
Running Free – pastel pencil on colored paper, 12″ x 9″

“Running Free” has been accepted to the Saratoga Library Preview Art Exhibit that will run from March 4 till May 1, 2014.

Saratoga Library is located at 13650 Saratoga Avenue, Saratoga CA.
Open Mon-Tue 1:00 pm – 9:00 pm, Wed-Sat 10:00 am – 6:00 pm, Sun 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm.

On the Way series at the KALEID Gallery

The new three piece series, On the Way, and another small work, Gathering I, will be a part of the upcoming annual HARK! exhibit and sale at the KALEID Gallery.

The On the Way series is my exploration of people in transit, both literally, on foot, and metaphorically as a state of mind, the experience. I kept the details to the minimum because they would be a distraction to the notion of “here and now” that in this case was more important to me then particular surroundings or the final destination. Oil pastel is a perfect medium for this; it does not eagerly land itself for a lot of details, so staying vague is pretty easy.

On the Way I - Faber-Castell oil pastel on Strathmore colored paper, 8" x 10"
On the Way I – Faber-Castell oil pastel on Strathmore colored paper, 8″ x 10″
On the Way I - Faber-Castell oil pastel on Strathmore colored paper, 8" x 10"
On the Way I – Faber-Castell oil pastel on Strathmore colored paper, 8″ x 10″
On the Way I - Faber-Castell oil pastel on Strathmore colored paper, 8" x 10"
On the Way I – Faber-Castell oil pastel on Strathmore colored paper, 8″ x 10″

The opening reception will be held during the San Jose First Friday, on December 6th, 2013 from 7 pm till 11 pm. If you are in the area, stop by to see high quality art of amazing variety and to chat with the artists.

The exhibition will continue until January 18th, 2014.

KALEID Gallery is located at 88 S 4th St, San Jose, CA 95112.
Open Tuesday – Friday from 12:00 pm till 7:00 pm, Saturday from 12:00 pm till 5:00 pm.

The original of On the Way III ($120.00), greeting cards, and prints of all three drawings are available in my Oil Pastel online gallery.

The originals of “On the Way I” and “On the Way II” went to their new good homes!