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upcoming...


DECEMBER

...pick up some last minute doggy themed holiday gifts...

December 10th, (Wed. 7-10pm) Pup Art & Photography Opening Reception, Hairy & Merry, Little Italy, SD

NOVEMBER

...all kinds of excited and nervous to take my art to San Francisco, yes literally driving NEW work, still in progress at the moment, in Bertha along with Mr. Sparkles to new territory...

November 6, (Thurs. 7pm - 12am) RAW San Francisco "Current" @ 1015 Folsom, San Franscisco

OCTOBER

October 22, (Wed. 6-10 pm) RAW San Diego "AXIS" @ Fluxx in the Gaslamp

October 23, (Thurs. 7-10pm) City Beat's "Best Of" Event (more info TBA) 


2014 holiday season is just around the corner...


If you are looking to give the gift of Art to your loved ones please call or email to place your orders today!

- Family/Pet Portraits (on paper or wood, pencil or color)

If you cannot sit for me, I can work from photos, please provide more than one photo of the subjects requested.

- Functional Art (on boxes, tables, frames)

If you are not providing the wood, please feel free to browse the Custom Art Tab for ideas!

*Price depends on size, materials, deadline requested...please call or email for further information.


NEWSworthy...


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 Collective! 

http://www.dreammachinecollective.com

I know it's last minute but hopefully if you're downtown, I will be participating in The Art Elephant's First Pop Up Event ...

September 18, (Thurs. 8pm - 12am) at Quality Social

www.facebook.com/TheArtElephantAUGUST

...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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...I've been anxious to start the next series for some time now and I'm honored to have the first of, the music within, to 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

All Artworks will be auctioned off starting at only $100, with a portion of the proceeds going to Distinction's annual art scholarship donation for Palomar College students. 

The exhibition will run from August 6th - September 6th, 2014
The Silent Auction will end September 6th at 2pm sharp, PST.

to bid online go to: 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

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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 a absolute blast assisting and supporting my friend, entrepreneur and owner of

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

Love being a part of new businesses, especially when I get to create the logo and assist with creative direction! 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...be on the lookout for the PUG!

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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).

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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

juried in my piece, reachin' out (below),

which was on view during the Opening and stayed till the end of May.

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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

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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! 


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JANUARY

...new year, new adventures...

In loving memory of Angela Sahyoun...

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Thank you to Rachel Frank, had a blast meeting new artists...

collaborations on the rise!


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

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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...

     

for more information: 

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Spent/1425846264305739

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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)

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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...

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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/

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JUNE

Always a great night showing with RAW ...

http://www.rawartists.org/mdferrera

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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)

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MAY

....a month of experimenting with drawing live and on the spot

with the Infusion Project on the Hard Rock Hotel's rooftop club Float

and at

Bird Rock Gallery's Makers Fest, La Jolla Blvd.

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APRIL

...what 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!!

http://www.sandiego-art.org/

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March

...so 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 

Art on view till March 29th, 2013

https://www.facebook.com/events/518575861527701/

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FEBRUARY

...a HUGE thank you to Monique Hammel for all her hard working and making this all happen and for all the support over the past year! I'm humbled to have had the chance to show you all what i've created since living out West... 


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 You can find some of my work represented, sold in Original or Prints by Seattle based, Consortium Gallery. Be sure to check out all the great Art & Artists!

Thank you Consortium!

http://www.consortiumgallery.com


The Alive series is being represented by Thumbprint Gallery in La Jolla, for questions, purchases for these specific works please contact...

http://ww2.thumbprintgallerysd.com/michelle-ferrera.html


The Simple Flavors series is available by Print 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