It's Been a While... Let's Catch Up!

I know it’s been a while but I’m back! I haven’t signed in to this blog in so long, I even forgot my password! Since were still in January I will tell you about my 2015 and how fast it went by.

Faces of the Community Book Release

The last time I left off was after the opening reception for Faces of the Community art exhibit. I got to meet so many nice people and had no idea how well-received the portrait project would be. The Community Foundation awarded the Ontario Museum of History and Art another grant in September to turn the project into a book! The book release celebration was held in November where I gave a presentation about the project and the people I interviewed, then the Museum presented framed copies of the portraits to the project participants and finally we had a book signing. What a great event and it was nice to see everyone again.

Conservation Park Murals

I created more public art murals for new Conservation Park in Ontario, which finally opened in December. I designed murals for three benches; the artwork was created digitally and reproduced on tiles (like the Ontario Town Square mural). In October, the Ontario Museum hosted a walking tour of the public art in Ontario, granting a sneak peek at the new park. It was fun meeting Dan Romero, the sculptor who also created public art for the Conservation Park.

Art Workshops

In 2015 I had the opportunity to teach two workshops and participate in an art panel at Chaffey College, called Artists and Their Day Jobs. It was a new experience giving 50+ kids a painting lesson and giving advice to future creatives. I also entered a new drawing into the 2015 Ontario Open art exhibition and got an honorable mention award.

So what’s next? I will be exhibiting in the 2016 Ontario Invitational Art Exhibit, April 7-June 5. I’m changing it up and working on new acrylic paintings. I’m super excited with how these are turning out so far. I will keep posting about my progress on these. I have a portfolio deadline next week to show the museum concept sketches of my new paintings. Stay tuned!


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