Got Juried into Beaverton Arts Mix! 2021

These three have been juried into the 2021 BAM! Art Show & Sale. COVID struck again, and the show is going to be virtual at https://www.beavertonoregon.gov/1269/Beaverton-Arts-Mix-Art-Show-Sale. The BAM! Art Show & Sale will be live for a little over 2 weeks, October 1-17.

There was real hope to do it live before Delta, but oh well! It’s still going to be pretty good, and I look forward to see new art by artists I already know and those whom I haven’t discovered yet.

“Outburst” at the Pretty Petal Exhibit

Outburst - colored pencil on drawing paper, 6" x 9"
Outburst – colored pencil on drawing paper, 6″ x 9″

Dropped “Outburst” at the Valley Art Gallery today for the “Pretty Petals” exhibit which will be up April 23 – May 22, Mon-Sat, 11 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Valley Art Gallery is located at 2022 Main Street, Forest Grove, OR.

Stop by if you can, it’s a wonderful place!

Valley Art Galley windows in the evening light with street reflections
Valley Art Gallery

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Magnolias for Twitter Art Exhibit 2021

Drawing of blossoming star magnolias. Flowers were done in white gel ink pen, branches and young leaves were done in black felt tip pen. Colored pencil was used for add pink to flowers, various greens to leaves, and earthy colors to branches. Background is a warm, slightly green shade of gray with visible small fiber parts in it.
Magnolia Melody ~ colored pencil and ink on toned gray paper, 12 x 16 cm

Got a word yesterday that my 12 x 16 cm drawing made it to the 10th Twitter Art Exhibit that this year is helping Horry County Disabilities & Special Needs.

The show was going to be held in Myrtle Beach, SC but is now in limbo due to the COVID-19 outbreak. I do hope that there still be an option to buy the cards online like in previous years, no matter what the fate of the live show. Then we still do good and all is as well as it can be.

Every volunteer who helped with the show is very much appreciated, as are many artists who sent in their little creations.

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Updated July 13th, 2021

My card for the Twitter Art Exhibit 2021 has been sold! The live one-day show happened later than originally placed, it happened the Cheltenham Racecourse and was a big success. There are still cards available at https://www.twitterartexhibit.org/shop. 100% of proceeds from TAE21 Postcards goes to The Leukaemia and Intensive Chemotherapy Fund – LINC. (http://www.lincfund.org/

Juried into Water Media Spring Juried Show at OSA

Memories of Utah - pen and ink on Bristol paper, 9" x 12"
Memories of Utah – pen and ink on Bristol paper, 9″ x 12″
Yelena Shabrova ~ On the Racetrack III - pen and ink on drawing paper, 11.5" x 8.5"
On the Racetrack III – pen and ink on drawing paper, 11.5″ x 8.5″

My two drawing have been juried into the latest art show at the Oregon Society of Artists. I know, neither one looks like it should be in this kind of a show, but any media that could be diluted with water was eligible, and my ink was 🙂

The show can be appreciated in person and online at https://www.osagallery.org/water-media-juried, whatever is more convenient to you!

Now, looking at all the amazing art in this show online, I feel like maybe I should pick up a brush and get lost in many shades of black ink again!

The online version of the show can be found here: https://www.osagallery.org/water-media-juried

Show dates:
March 4 – 24, 2021

Gallery location: 2185 SW Park Place, Portland, Oregon 97205 (directions)
Open: Monday – Friday, 1 – 4 p.m.

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New Trees for the 6x6x6 art show at the Alberta Street Gallery

Drawing of a bare tree silhouette against sunset skies with light clouds and pastel colors
End of Day I ~ colored pencil and black ink on cradled wood panel, 6″ x 6″
Drawing of a bare tree silhouette against sunset skies with light clouds and pastel colors
End of Day II ~ colored pencil and black ink on cradled wood panel, 6″ x 6″
Drawing of a bare tree silhouette against sunset skies with light clouds and pastel colors
End of Day III ~ colored pencil and black ink on cradled wood panel, 6″ x 6″ x

Dropped my new little trees at the Alberta Street Gallery today. They will be in the 6x6x6 Community Art Show along with many other 2D and 3D artworks by talented local artists.

Come and enjoy the show if you are in or close enough to the East Portland, there will be many little treasures to see and maybe take something home with you!

Show dates:
March 1 – 25, 2021

Gallery location: 1829 NE Alberta Street, Portland, Oregon (directions)
Open: daily, 11 am – 7 pm

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Dream Beyond COVID Exhibition

Mixed media artwork, tinted pieces of tracing paper with pen an black ink drawings of flying birds, a bare tree, and a landscape placed on a paper collage made with old book pages and torn tissue paper of warm earthy and green colors

Mixed media artwork, tinted pieces of tracing paper with pen an black ink drawings of leaves, bare a tree, and mountains placed on a paper collage made with old book pages and torn tissue paper of warm earthy and green colors

“Piecing It All Together” I and II have been juried into the “Dream Beyond COVID Exhibition” organized by the Wilsonville Arts & Culture Council. The exhibition will be held online at https://www.wilsonvillearts.org/current-exhibition.

All artworks are available for sale at https://www.wilsonvillearts.org/shop.

It’s a very nice collection of local art, see if something speaks to you!

“On the Way III” in the “Portraits, Figures, and Selfies” show

A woman walking while looking into her purse, painted from the back, against an abstract background that resembles a path
On the Way III ~ oil pastel on colored paper, 8″ x 10″

“On the Way III” will be a part of the “Portraits, Figures, and Selfies” art show in the Oregon Society of Artists gallery.

The show will be held both in the gallery and online for those who don’t feel comfortable getting out during the pandemic.

Show dates:
February 4 – February 24, 2021 (February 4 – April 1 online)

Gallery location: 2185 SW Park Place, Portland, Oregon 97205 (directions)
Open: Monday – Friday 10 am – 4 pm, Saturday 1 – 4 pm

Stop by if you can, either in person or virtually!

Updated February 3rd, 2021

Online show is now up at https://www.osagallery.org/portrait-show

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Bye 2020! at the Blind Insect Multicultural Art Gallery & Shop

Yelena Shabrova ~ Gathering II ~ pen and ink on drawing paper, 4" x 6"Yelena Shabrova ~ Gathering III ~ pen and ink on drawing paper, 6" x 4"

So happy that “Gathering II” and “Gathering III” have been selected for the Bye 2020! exhibition at Blind Insect Gallery! The show will be up December 11th, 2020 – Friday, January 15th, 2021. Blind Insect is an amazing little gallery on Alberta Street, Portland, it’s always full of wonderful artsy gems, and I can’t wait to see what the show will look like.

Show dates:
December 10, 2020 – January 15, 2021

Gallery location: 2841 NE Alberta St, Portland OR 97211 (directions)
Open: Wednesday – Sunday, 11 am – 4 pm

There are so many amazing small artworks by 36 local and national artists, come enjoy them!





Last Traces of Fog – sold at #TAE20

Last Traces of Fog ~ colored pencils and ink, 12 x 16 cm

My little drawing has been sold at the Twitter Art Exhibit’s opening night in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. The wonderful curator for #TAE20, Debanjana Bhattacharjee, gave it a permanent happy home!

The 10th Twitter Art Exhibit that this year is helping Horry County Disabilities & Special Needs. Watch the opening ceremony here: https://www.twitterartexhibit.org/live.

It’s always takes a lot of work to organize a big art show, but this year is extra challenging because of the pandemic and many uncertainties that came with it. I am very grateful for everyone who volunteered their time and talent to help with #TAE20.

The 2021 call for artists just opened, and a new cycle of creating and helping has began! I can’t wait to be a part of it again.

Art for the Heart 8×8 Gallery 2020

Delicate Beginnings I, mixed media drawing by Yelena Shabrova
Delicate Beginning I ~ mixed media, 5″ x 5″
Delicate Beginnings II, mixed media drawing by Yelena Shabrova
Delicate Beginning II ~ mixed media, 5″ x 5″
Delicate Beginnings III, mixed media drawing by Yelena Shabrova
Delicate Beginning III ~ mixed media, 5″ x 5″

Dropped my contribution to the Art Gallery for Art for the Heart that benefits Center for the Arts in Corvallis. I am not sure if the show will be an actual physical one or online only like many others. I haven’t been to the place since way before the pandemic, and it was so nice to walk in and enjoy the current show and new things in their gift shop. It was almost normal. Almost.

Three 5” x 5” drawings make the “Delicate Beginnings” little series. It would be four, but the forth one became a casualty of forgetting to cover the ink drawing with final fixative before attempting to mount it on top of the tissue paper with pastels and powdered bone. It will require heavy touch-up and maybe adding some color to the foal. I am not sure about color yet, but it’s a possibility. Maybe all four would benefit from some color.

More details about the show: https://theartscenter.net/call-for-artists-8×8-art-gallery-for-art-for-the-heart/

Updated September 25th, 2020

The Art for the Heart 8×8 Gallery is going up in the Corrine Woodman Gallery tomorrow.

The show will be up from September 26th till October 8th, 2020.
The current hours of The Arts Center are Thursday – Saturday, 12 pm – 5 pm.

Masks and Social Distancing Required

Virtual Reception
The 8×8 Gallery reception will be held on October 1, 2020 at 6 pm online. It will be the first chance to purchase any artwork in this gallery.
Register for Art for the Heart by clicking here. Registration is free. Also visit The Arts Center’s Facebook page by clicking here for more info.

2020 BAM! Virtual Show & Sale

Yelena Shabrova ~ Improbable Dreams of a Tree ~ colored pencil on primed wood panel, 12" x 12"
Improbable Dreams of a Tree ~ colored pencil on primed wood panel, 12″ x 12″

“Improbable Dreams of a Tree” has been juried into the 2020 BAM! Virtual Show & Sale. COVID-19 pushed this one online too, and it’s good news considering that it could be just canceled.

There were 544 submissions this year, and the show has been made bigger than usual because there are no physical space constrains. I am so excited to see others’ creations, even though it will not be an in person experience!

The show will run for the entire month of October, 1-31, 2020.

Last Traces of Fog – my 12 x 16 cm contribution to #TAE20

Last Traces of Fog ~ colored pencils and ink, 12 x 16 cm

Got a word yesterday that my 12 x 16 cm drawing made it to the 10th Twitter Art Exhibit that this year is helping Horry County Disabilities & Special Needs.

The show was going to be held in Myrtle Beach, SC but is now in limbo due to the COVID-19 outbreak. I do hope that there still be an option to buy the cards online like in previous years, no matter what the fate of the live show. Then we still do good and all is as well as it can be.

Every volunteer who helped with the show is very much appreciated, as are many artists who sent in their little creations.

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https://twitter.com/twitrartexhibit/status/1239552836016451587?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw

2020 SWA Spring Show & Sale

Updated on March 17, 2020: Due to the COVID-19 emergency and the closing of the Water Resources Center through the end of April, the SWA 2020 Spring Show is canceled.


Image of Yelena Shabrova's colored pencil drawing on a cradled wood panel titled "Ravishing", 12" x 12"
Ravishing ~ Caran d’Ache Pablo colored pencil on American Easel cradled wood panel, 12″ x 12″
Yelena Shabrova ~ Improbable Dreams of a Tree ~ colored pencil on primed wood panel, 12" x 12"
Improbable Dreams of a Tree ~ colored pencil on primed wood panel, 12″ x 12″

“Ravishing” and “Improbable Dreams of a Tree” will be a part of the 2020 SWA Spring Show & Sale in Vancouver, WA.

Show dates:
Thursday, April 30, 11 am – 5 pm
Friday, May 1, 12 pm – 8 pm
Saturday, May 2, 12 pm – 8 pm. Reception 5 pm – 7 pm
Sunday May 3, 12 pm – 3 pm

Show location: Vancouver Water Resource Center / 4600 SE Columbia Way, Vancouver, WA (directions)

More information on the Society of Washington Artists’ website: https://www.swavancouver.com/

I will be at the reception and may come earlier to pick up my art on Sunday. If you can attend, it will be my pleasure to meet you.

New Blossoms for the 6 x 6 x 6 show at the Alberta Street Gallery

Blossoms I ~ mixed media (pen and ink on tissue paper collage) on primed MDF board, 6" x 6" ~ Yelena Shabrova
Blossoms I ~ mixed media (pen and ink on tissue paper collage) on primed MDF board, 6″ x 6″
photo of the original artwork, Blossoms 2, mixed media (pen and ink on tissue paper collage) on primed MDF board, 6" x 6", by Yelena Shabrova
Blossoms II ~ mixed media (pen and ink on tissue paper collage) on primed MDF board, 6″ x 6″

These two new artworks were delivered yesterday to the 6 x 6 x 6 art show at the Alberta Street Gallery. Artists were free to create whatever they wanted as long as their art fit within 6″ x 6″ x 6″, and my choice was to do something related to spring that was all around me already.

I’ve spent more time experimenting with background collages than actually drawing and had to stop experiments at some point while I still had time to finish the pieces. It was fun, and I now have notes to continue playing with new ideas as time permits.

The Alberta Street Gallery is located at 1829 NE Alberta Street, Portland, OR (directions)

The show is open March 1-22, 2020, Monday – Friday 11 am – 7 pm, Saturdays 9 am – 9 pm, Sundays 9 am – 5 pm.

If you can, stop by for the opening reception on March 1st.

See show details on Facebook.

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These two new artworks were delivered yesterday to the 6 x 6 x 6 art show at the Alberta Street Gallery. Artists were…

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Holiday Art Show & Sale 2019

The first weekend of December means the annual Holiday Art Show & Sale with the Three Rivers Artists Guild! I will have the same booth #32 as before, and it will be full of drawings and jewelry.

Show runs for only two days: December 7 from 9 am till 4 pm and December 8 from 10 am till 4 pm.

Address: Pioneer Community Center, 615 5th St, Oregon City

This will be my last show for the year. If you have time, stop by to see great local art and talk to those who create it!

postcard for the 2019 Holiday Art Show & Sale 2019 at the Pioneer Community Center, Oregon City

Updated on December 5th, 2019

The Holiday Art Show & Sale t the Pioneer Community Center in Oregon City will open in just two short days. Have a look at what will be there!

The Holiday Art Show & Sale at the Pioneer Community Center in Oregon City will open in just two short days. I will have…

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Holiday Boutique at Art on Broadway

Collage of drawings and jewelry photos that Yelena Shabrova will have in the Holiday Boutique show

These are some of drawings and jewelry that I will have in the annual Holiday Boutique show at Art on Broadway. The guest show accompanies the “In a Holiday Mood” show for all gallery members.

Both shows run from November 5 till December 24, 2019.

I will be there for the reception on November 8, 5 – 7 pm. Come to enjoy great giftable art, good wine, apple cider, and nibbles!

Art on Broadway is located at 12570 SW Broadway, Beaverton, OR (directions)

Updated on November 9, 2019

200 for under $200 fundraiser show at the Oregon Society of Artists

Image of Yelena Shabrova's colored pencil drawing on a cradled wood panel titled "Ravishing", 12" x 12"
Ravishing ~ Caran d’Ache Pablo colored pencil on American Easel cradled wood panel, 12″ x 12″

Dropped my new drawing, “Ravishing,” at the Oregon Society of Artists today. It will be a part of the annual “200 for Under $200″ art show. 125 participating artists from the Portland area and beyond, over 200 12″ x 12” canvases and cradled boards priced at or below $200. The opening reception is on November 1st, 6-9 pm. Come if you can!

The show is open from November 1st to December 5th, 2019, Monday – Saturday, 1 – 4 pm.

Oregon Society of Artists is located at 2185 SW Park Pl, Portland, Oregon 97205 (directions)

See more show details on Facebook

Updated on November 1st, 2019

“Fortitude” juried into the 2019 Beaverton Arts Mix!

Yelena Shabrova ~ Fortitude ~ Prismacolor colored pencil on drawing paper, 9" x 6"
Fortitude ~ Prismacolor colored pencil on drawing paper, 9″ x 6″

“Fortitude” has been accepted into the Beaverton Art Mix! show. So glad to be included into it once again!

Beaverton Arts Mix! will be held October 3-6, 2019 in the Beaverton City Library (12375 SW 5th Street, Beaverton) (map) .

BAM! artists will be honored at an artist reception on Thursday, October 3.

A free Quick Draw event on Saturday, October 5 will be open to artists (BAM! and non-BAM!) of all disciplines and media.

Hope to see you there!

Updated on September 7, 2019

The artist reception will be on Thursday, October 3, 7 pm – 8:30 pm.

I will also be volunteering that day 1:30 pm – 7 pm. Stop by whenever your schedule permits, it’s going to be a good show.

Updated on September 25, 2019

Dropped my “Fortitude” along with matted prints and greeting cards for the Beaverton Arts Mix! yesterday. It was so well organized that I was in and out in no time. Much appreciation goes to organizers and volunteers!

Updated on October 6, 2019

Photo of my display at the Beaverton Arts Mix! show
My display at the Beaverton Arts Mix! show

Picked up my remaining items from the Beaverton Art Mix! show today. I was on the fence about bringing so many of my horse drawings, not knowing how well they would be received there, but to my surprise most of them have been sold. Thank you, horse-loving people! Thank you everyone who came to see the show, to the Beaverton Arts Program people who organized the show so well, to all the volunteers who helped them! I would love to be a part of it next year.

Daydreaming at the Salem Salon “100” show

Daydreaming ~ colored pencil on drawing paper, 9" x 6"
Daydreaming ~ colored pencil on drawing paper ~ 9″ x 6″

Brought “Daydreaming” to the Bush Barn Art Center for the Salem Salon “100” art show yesterday.

The show features emerging and established artists in Salem and neighboring communities within a ​75-mile ​radius of Salem. It coincides with the Salem Art Association’s Centennial Year and the annual Salem Art Fair & Festival, so there is a lot to see for you.

I was enjoying this art show for a couple of years as a visitor and am now thrilled to be a part of it!

Salem Salon “100” runs from July 5 till August 24, 2019.
Reception is on July 5, 5:30 – 7:30 pm. I hope to see some of you there!

The Bush Barn Art Center is located at 600 Mission St. SE Salem, OR 97302 and is open Tuesday – Friday, from 10:00 am till 5:00 pm, and Saturday – Sunday from 12:00 till 5:00 pm.

Updated July 5th, 2019

“Relations I” at Around Oregon Annual 2019

Very happy to announce that my 8″ x 8″ mixed media piece on canvas has been juried into the Around Oregon Annual 2019 show. 

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

“Relations I” is a part of the “Relations” series of four drawings that were originally created for the Four Eights show benefiting the Sherwood Center for the Arts. I’ve documented the creative process for it here.

Around Oregon Annual 2019 show will be held at The Arts Center, 700 SW Madison Ave, Corvallis, OR 97333 (map) from June 20 till August 9, 2019.

The Arts Center hours are: Tues – Sat, from 12 pm till 5 pm.

I will be at the opening reception on Thursday, June 20 as soon as I can get there after finishing my shift at the Three Rivers Gallery and Gifts.

The reception is from 5:30 pm till 7:30 pm and is a part of the Corvallis Art Walk.

Please come if you can!

Updated May 2, 2019

See the full list of participating artist below:

Updated June 20th, 2019

Damascus Open Studios Tour 2019

I will be participating in the Damascus Open Studios Tour May 17, 18, and 19, from 10 am till 5 pm each day.

Local artists and their guests will show awesome and diverse art in 6 studios in and around Damascus. You can find the map of the entire tour with all details here: https://damascusopenstudios.com/studio-map/.  This is a wonderful opportunity to see how art is being created and talk to the artists.

Talented clay artist Brenda Scott will host me and a fine jewelry designer, Cheri Bosserman, at the studio #6 (25251 SE Bohna Park Rd, Damascus, OR 97089).

Stop by to see my original drawings, giclee prints, and greeting cards!

Updated May 20, 2019

A big thank you to to everyone who came to see my art and beautiful creations of my fellow artists Brenda Scott and Cheri Bosserman this past weekend. The Damascus Open Studios were great. Wonderful company, lots of good talks, and many sales. Could not ask for more!

“Improbable Dreams of a Tree” goes to the HIP 2B Square show

Yelena Shabrova ~ Improbable Dreams of a Tree ~ colored pencil on primed wood panel, 12" x 12"
Improbable Dreams of a Tree ~ colored pencil on primed wood panel, 12″ x 12″

Delivered my latest drawing to the Sequoia Gallery today. It is for the HIP 2B Square show that benefits this nice and cozy cooperative gallery and its artist studios. The show opens on April 2nd with a reception and award announcements and runs through May 3.

Sequoia Gallery is located at 136 SE 3rd Avenue, Hillsboro, OR 97123. Hours: Tuesday – Saturday from 10 am – 5 pm.

The gallery provided an option of a 12″ x 12″ Blick canvas or primed and cradled wood panel, and I chose the panel.

After the fiasco with an Ampersand panel it was interesting to try something different. To my delight, the texture of the gessoed wooden surface was strong but pretty even and was almost as easy to work with as good textured paper. I will do more with it, just maybe without cradles. Not a big fan of working edges of those things.

Updated on April 4, 2019

My new mixed media pieces at Four Eights 2017

I will have four new 8″ x 8″ mixed media pieces in the Four Eights Artist 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 location
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.