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My paints speak to me

I feel like I am finally getting into the swing of things and carving out a little bit of time to start on this year’s Dia de Los Muertos paintings.  It’s been a challenge to find time to paint, now that Tim is back home, work and also trying to go to school at night. Finding time for me and my love of painting has been a challenge. I figure like most things you love you simply HAVE to somehow carve out time to just do it. My paints are sitting out on the dining room table to remind me that I need to give them time and when I do they’ll reward me with a finished painting or two. Yes my paints speak to me. Sometimes I listen. Here are a few that I worked on this weekend. This season I plan to just show from here and make them available directly from me and my Etsy shop.

A Step to Eternity: Un Paso a la Eternidad

The Day of the Dead – A Step to Eternity: Un Paso a la Eternidad

In honor of the 100-year anniversary of the Mexican revolution, in which approximately one million people died to replace the dictator Porfirio Diaz in order to create a Constitutional republic, this year’s theme of the Day of the Dead is based on revolution and change or honoring death as the price for liberty.

October 20 — November 13, 2010

Artist-participants: Francisco Franco, Yvonne Montano, Oscar Cisneros, Dr.Htain Win, Maria Sanchez, Dave Steffes, Raul Nava, Patra Nesseth – Steffes, Maxton Dramite, Lorenza Sanchez, Beto A. Bravo, Leonardo Ibarra, Amy Nelson Smith, Leslie Mathie, and others.

  • Reception and Celebration:

    • Saturday, Nov. 6, 3-7PM

Upcoming art exhibits I am participating in….Fall 2010

Here’s a list of upcoming art exhibits that I will be participating in. A couple taking place now in Redwood City and Novato. With several coming up in the Fall. I hope to see you there.

Currently Exhibiting:

REDWOOD CITY, CA
Phantom Galleries, Group show ( 2107 Broadway @corner of Jefferson and Broadway windows) Artwork will be on display through September, 2010.

NOVATO, CA
Marin County Community Foundation, Las Expressiones … Celebrating Latin@ Artists of the Bay Area! over 40 artists participating (including me), Artist Reception is Sept 9th 4:30pm to 7:30pm …Exhibit will be up until Nov 18, 2010 @ 5 Hamilton Landing, Novato, CA.

Fall 2010

HAYWARD,CA
October 2010 – Dia de los Muertos at the Meek Mansion, group show curated by Fernando Hernandez

October 2010 – Dia de los Muertos, Sun Gallery, group show

SAN FRANCISCO, CA
October – November, 2010 Cantina SF. (near Union Square) – Dia De los Muertos Group Show, curated by Bird Levy.

PETALUMA, CA
October – November, 2010 Petaluma, Dia De Los Muertos, curated by Rachel Anne Palacios

SAN JOSE, CA
October – November, 2010 Latinas Contra Cancer (Group Exhibit)

SAN JUAN BAUTISTA, CA
October – November, 2010 Dia de Los Muertos, Galeria Tonanzin (Group Exhibit), 115 Third Street, San Juan Bautista, California 95045

**photo credit: Phantom Galleries**