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!

A sketch a day: Frozen ~ pen and ink, graphite pencil on Canson drawing paper, 6″ x 4″

Yelena Shabrova ~ A sketch a day: Frozen ~ pen and ink, graphite pencil on Canson drawing paper, 6" x 4"
pen and ink, graphite pencil on Canson drawing paper, 6″ x 4″

It started with a reference photo of majestic icicles which I managed to lose shortly after mapping some details in pencil. Not willing to dig through my huge and badly documented collections of shots taken over 15+ years, I decided to continue on my own and see where it ends. Somehow it ended in an abstract that has little to do with icicles or anything else of that kind, but it was fun to work through it without much commitment to the end result.

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.

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!

Furry explorer

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

Raccoons are adorable as long as you do not stand between them and what they think is their food or keep a healthy distance from them in general. I imagine gardeners don’t appreciate living side by side with them, but not being one I enjoy every encounter, be it in the wilderness or in the city.

This is a Russian raccoon who looks exactly as his American relatives and can be just as feisty. I met him and his family in the Moscow Zoo more than a decade ago.

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