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NEWSworthy...


DECEMBER

swing by Hairy & Merry Dog Hotel & Spa (2400 Kettner) in Little Italy

for some last minute holiday gifts for the dog lovers in your life...

Artwork on view and for sale till December 30th!

Pug Daze, 8x10, Pencil on Wood, $100, for Inquiries contact Kamelia: facebook.com/ArtbyKami

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WIDE AWAKE, the Dream Machine Artist Collective's first official showcase as a group, featured all new Artwork from each Artist in the collective.

For upcoming show and Artist information: dreammachinecollective.com

Photo (taken by Jacki Geary) from the Opening Reception below.

NOVEMBER

I'm pleased to announce the Opening, the Art of Life, was a great turnout... the cookies went, only a few drops of wine remained, another piece found a home (had a sale before the show Opened!), only 2 copies of books left, some sore shoulders and a very happy and full Michelle! 

Over 60 works of Art, spanning 4 years of series!

Artwork on view and available for Sale at:

Co-Merge Workplace (330 A Street, San Diego, CA 92101)

M-F 8:30am - 5pm till January 2015

for inquiries or to schedule a meet up at Co-Merge, email: mflife9@gmail.com

The Art of Life is a visual record, snapshots from my lowest, most dark moments and nightmares (some pieces never seen) to celebrating life, self love and love of another through art as based in my last two self-published books. This is the biggest arrangement/installation of my work I've ever shown!

Books available for Sale & Preview here: http://www.blurb.com/user/store/mdferrera

Thank you all so much for your continued support!

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thanks to being awarded RAW SD 2013's Visual Artist of the Year, I made a roadtrip to showcase with RAW San Francisco and sold 2 pieces and had the pleasure of meeting some incredible Artists! Thank you to Sara, glad I got to meet you before you left, for all your hardwork and making the trip easy!

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the same weekend my art was represented by the students of San Diego Mesa College at this years

2014 San Diego Contemporary Art Fair

from the photos I've seen it was an incredible turnout!

OCTOBER

Peace of Love has been chosen to be featured as a 12"x12" panel in this years

5th Annual traveling Peace Project

This exhibition was unveiled during Affair of the Arts in Culver City, CA, and will then makes stops throughout the United States. Confirmed appearances include:





September 20 & 21 -- Affair of the Arts, Culver City, CA


October 16 -- Landmark Arts Building, Chelsea, NY 


November 15 -- The Whole 9 Gallery, Culver City, CA

Additional exhibits pending throughout the United States and the United Kingdom.

SEPTEMBER

...after a breather and an incredible adventurous vacation celebrating my 1 year wedding anniversary I'm back home in SD, easin into new art and for the first time part of a collective of an incredible group of artists called the Dream Machine Artist Collective! 

http://www.dreammachinecollective.com

AUGUST

...Chula Vista's HarborFest 2014

was a great success with gorgeous weather, a great group of Artists and beautiful families full of art appreciation!

A HUGE Thank you to the South Bayfront Artists group for inviting me to a great event, look forward to the next one! 

for more information on joining or learning more about the South Bayfront Artists Group: 

www.facebook.com/SouthBayfrontArtists

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...a new and different approach that has "popped up" this month is

ArtPin,

"a community of artists, alternative gallery spaces, and art lovers who collaborate to create unique pop-up art shows" in San Diego, Los Angeles and San Francisco

After a week of joining ArtPin I was invited to participate in a Summer Art Show  at Bailiwick, located in the Gaslamp Area of San Diego and was chosen to be their first 

Featured Artist, check out the full interview:

artpin.com/articles/7

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Huge Thanks to Amy Granite and Pacific San Diego Magazine for using my Art to promote the Aug. 8th Immortalized Event!

pacificsandiegomagazine

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...it was an honor to have the first of, the music within series, be a part of ArtHatch and Distinction Gallery's 4th annual art exhibit devoted to hot rods and customs of distinction, 

IMMORTALIZED - Timeless Idols: Pinups and Pin Stripes

Artworks were auctioned off with a portion of the proceeds to Distinction's annual art scholarship donation for Palomar College students. 

www.distinctionart.com/exhibitions

JULY

It was a successful month-long showing at

Caption Boutique & Gallery (East Village, SD)

One of my favorite pieces, RED, now has a new home!

To view photos of the event go to: 

www.facebook.com/photo

JUNE

just awesomeness all around....

this month I was blessed to have my work at a couple different locations in and around San Diego...

Viz Art Ink Gallery in Carlsbad, CA (where I had my first West Coast Solo Show!)

http://www.vizartink.com/

98 Bottles in Little Italy, San Diego (featured with Bettinatime's She's All That')

http://www.98BottlesSD.com

Thumbprint Gallery's TPG2, Hillcrest, San Diego (for themed showcase, Dream States: the Art of the subconscious)

https://www.facebook.com/events/288596067974231/

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...had an absolute blast assisting with creative direction, creating the logo for and supporting my friend, entrepreneur and owner of

P.U.G. (Pop-Up Gaming) at this years E3 in Los Angeles

Thank you Harrison for believing in me and trusting PUG in my hands!

 http://www.popupgaming.com/

if you don't know, now ya know...stay tuned for more PUG!

MAY

According to the National Museum of Women in the Arts, only 5 percent of the art currently on display in U.S. museums is made by women. According to Guardian News & Media, only 4 percent of the Music Producers Guild are women

What an honor to be a part of the all female showcase 'She's All That'!

A huge thank you to Bettina Friedman (www.bettinatime.com) for your curating efforts, embracing female empowerment in the Arts and continuing the Buy Art Campaign (www.thebuyartcampaign.com) efforts started by the late Angela Sahyoun and incredible Jason Acton (www.actonstandard.com).

APRIL

APRIL IN PARIS

A community arts/cultural springtime event, hosted by South Bayfront Artists (www.facebook.com/SouthBayfrontArtists), turned out to be such a beautiful day of sun, music and an incredible group of experienced Artists warm, welcoming and full of great advice for newcomers like me!

I'm also happy to announce that my piece,

"the deep breath before the plunge..." received the First Place award in the Drawing Category...

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San Diego Art Institute's Museum of the Living Artist

reachin' out (below) was juried in and

on view for the month of May

MARCH

Juried in by the ever hard working, Leticia Gomez Franco, to represent and celebrate Women in Art for the 3rd year in a row at,

Casa Familiar Arts & Culture Division presents

FEBRUARY

Our 2nd annual pre-Valentines show,

last chance for ...ROMANCE

 was a successful night that included more Artists, a DJ, and a bigger Raffle with donations that went to keep-a-breast

we already are flooding with ideas for next years!  

JANUARY

...new year, new adventures...

In loving memory of Angela Sahyoun...


2013


DECEMBER

I was going to wait till after the new year, but i'm way to excited since receiving the first copy in the mail...

my 5th self-published book, the Art of Life, is now available for purchase!

http://blur.by/1fodUTw

NOVEMBER

I am extremely excited to say I've been awarded

2013 San Diego RAW Visual Artist of the Year!!

           

http://www.rawartists.org/rawards2013 

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...Spent. 

an interactive end of year art project that us san diego artists have created...

     

OCTOBER

...for the 2nd year in a row, absolutely loved being a part of

Fashion Week San Diego Day 3: The Art & Beauty Behind Fashion

...commissioned to create a piece inspired by Spring/Summer Fashion 2014

thanks to designer CG Cynthia Cutierrez, Models Nikki Smith and Nicole Sully for being my inspiration!

     

(within, 18 x 24, Pencil & Mixed Media on Wood)

     

(pictured above with one of the models captured in my piece)

http://patflor.com/2013/10/07/fwsd-art-and-beauty-behind-fashion/?lang=en

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Art Above San Diego turned out to be an incredible night of collaboration...

Amzing job by Eighteen O Five Gallery Owner, Lauren Siry

...and a huge thank you to my mom for being our model, to have her support and experience her first west coast art show of mine! 

          

http://eighteenofivesd.com/news/2013/9/10/art-above-san-diego.html

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...a huge thank you to Amanda Coates and Home Start Inc. for having me and my Art be a part of such a wonderful event with a great cause!

       (shots of my display and working live)

SEPTEMBER

...after a well needed rest & break,

after celebrating, seeing and hangin with friends, family & visitors,

after committing to mr. sparkly &

creating a cloud of Lubinessence, 

ideas are a flowing,

collaboration on the rise,

new color splashing out,

with foxy tunes 

to be my muse...

AUGUST

8 ~ 31 ~ 2013

I married mr. sparkly eyes, my lover, my partner, my biggest supporter, my cheerleader, the man who believes in me, my art and loves me for the artist i am, the artist i'm not, and all flaws in between...he makes creating more clear bringing peace to my every day, motivating me to be the Artist i've always wanted to be, inspiring so much of the art i've created since we've met and more to come in the near future ...

on a side note, i've had a blast creating so much of the wedding decorations and the surprise piece for my lover the day of our wedding

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My first completed LIVE ART piece,

Thank you to Angela at Arte Fresca for the aweome opportunity to challenge myself...

(snowflakes, 12 x 24, Pencil, Colored Pencil, Pastel, Watercolor on Wood)

skeleton sketch (30 min.) done at home, shadow, color and detail (4 hours) done LIVE

http://www.artefrescaevents.com/

JUNE

received 3rd Place at Front Porch Gallery's 

Third Annual Juried Exhibition for 

...the deep breathe before the plunge...

(pictured between two of my juried in pieces, with the curator and friends)

APRIL

a surreal night at the 52nd International Exhibition Gala & Reception

 where my piece, Pushing the Past Behind, was juried in by Daniel Foster and

the San Diego Art Institute's

 Museum of the Living Artist in Balboa Park!!

MARCH

honored to be included for the 2nd year in a row and even more excited to have my piece, caught in the wanderdust, awarded Runner Up by Juors at The Front's Dia de la Mujer show,

Art of Body: Body of Art  


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http://MDFerrera.see.me/


Some of my Art is available to purchase and/or rent through Boston based gallery, TurningArt...

this is a whole new way to experience up and coming Art & Artists...

http://www.turningart.com/artists/artist-michelle-ferrera