If you weren't able to catch some of my smaller works at the Tiny Gallery (Chula Vista Marina), thanks to Paula Matthei and Ruth Enyart from the South Bayfront Artists Association (sobarts.org), they will be showcasing those pieces during
Yards to Yardarms Artist Market
July 11th, 2015, from 1-5pm
at the Chula Vista Excursion Dock Parking Lot (604 Marina Pkwy, Chula Vista, CA)
I'm also honored to be asked for the third time to showcase with Sparks Gallery at
PERSONA, An exhibition of portraits by San Diego artists: a selection of faces and figures, both real and fanciful
Opening Reception, Sunday July 19th 6-9 pm/ On view July 19th - August 30th, 2015
RSVP Required - click "join" on their Facebook page (facebook.com/sparksgallery) or email email@example.com or call (619) 696-1416 to be on the list.
my first time (and only submission) to the Del Mar Fairgrounds Fine Art Show, Fragile Hope (below), made it through judging and was on view from June to July
Artists are always keeping busy, not only creating Art but building/curating shows and gathering all of us together!
Sit Set: An Art Exhibition concerning tables and chairs, curated by Scott Gengelbach
Brokers Building Gallery (402 Market St. San Diego, CA 92101)
Climbin, pencil on foldout table
obrGALLERY (3817 Ray St. North Park, SD 92104) (obrarchitecture.com)
June 13th - July 8th
NEW and NEVER before seen pieces!
also this month you can find my work at Sparks Gallery (sparksgallery.com) in the Gaslamp, downtown San Diego; some of my smaller works at the Tiny Gallery (South Bayfront Artists-facebook.com/SouthBayfrontArtists) at the Chula Vista Marina; and a few mixed media pieces at Shear Gratitude Salon in Pacific Beach (sheargratitudesalon.com).
my second Sparks Gallery showcase
“UN AMOUR DU NOIR / A LOVE FOR BLACK” / A GROUP SHOW
MAY 2 – JULY 3, 2015
I've rotated in new Art (on view and for sale) at Shear Gratitude Salon in PB so if you're looking to book your next haircut/style, be sure to contact Veronica Csiza and look up at the walls around you!
1950 Balboa Ave. Pacific Beach
It's been a life changing few weeks embarking on this baby creating train...feelin him or her (we want to be surprised!) move around has been fascinating and changing the direction of my art!
a little sneak peak into.... at first sight
This month I've also been working on my first guitar face for musician Christopher Dale (christopherdalemusic)! I love being able to collaborate and create being inspired from his song, "These hands".
I guess I haven't made the announcement official on my website, I'm adding a new role...MOMMY! I can already feel my Art evolving (again!) and with that my process as well. Having always drawn lying, crouching in crazy positions over my work, I now am challenged by all this newness...and loving it! I'm using my easels to do work, not just to display Art! And I'm finding creative alternatives for processes I have used as of late. For most of you that know me, I thrive off challenges and love when my subject matter and process evolve....I'm already buzzing with tons of ideas and possibly a solo show before my due date.....stay posted!
(me and my growing belly at easel, in the zone...)
The beginning of March has been busy, just in the first week my Art has been floating around San Diego!
Starting with a bang, one of my biggest pieces, caught in the wanderdust, was among the "One on One" Artists featured at Sparks Gallery's Grand Opening Show!
(my husband and I in front of, caught in the wanderdust, Opening Night!)
All Art will be on view/available for Sale till April 29th (sparksgallery.com)
I also got to take part in a show curated by up and fast coming curator/Artist, ArtbyKami, "Rebirth" at Mike Hess Brewing Company in North Park, in which I created a new piece inspired by my new role, mommy to be! (facebook.com/ArtKami) This Artist, Art Lover, Art Supporter, Show creator, is takin SD by storm, try and keep up!
In honor of Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day, my Art was among 101 of SD's finest Women Artists for, VENUS, an All Women Art Exhibition at La Bodega Gallery and Studios. All Artwork is on view and avilable for Sale at La Bodega till March 17th. For inquiries please contact the gallery at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks to Artist and friend Sean Selfridge (selfridgephotography) and Veronica Csiza, owner at Shear Gratitude in Pacific Beach, Saturday February 28th, I joined forces with Artist Jessica Johnson (http://
The rain did not stop the festivities and the Art will remain on view and available for sale for the next few months! Be sure to stop by as I will be rotating Art!
Be sure to make your next Salon appointment with Veronica, I have my first appointment next week!
our 3rd year of, LAST CHANCE BEFORE ROMANCE, was a great success thanks to Dragon's Den for hosting again!
Our roster of Artists was larger than ever and our Silent Auction had baskets with incredible gifts from local businesses including a basket of Art from all participating Artists! All proceeds went to Keep-A-Breast Foundation: http://
(Our "Romance" Artists, From L to R: ArtKami, Barbara Postelnek, Sean Selfridge, Cynthia Acosta, Me, Dragons Den Owner: Michael Lou, Nalely, Jorge PIna)
2014 was an incredible year, I couldn't be more proud and more excited to move forward with new ideas, challenges and artistic adventures in 2015, and as always I am forever grateful for your continued support and the opportunities bestowed upon me in the past and hopeful future!
had a great time at Hairy & Merry Dog Hotel & Spa (2400 Kettner) in Little Italy promoting doggie themed art for the month of December...
however, Pug Daze, (8x10, Pencil on Wood, $100) is still available for Sale...send me a message if you are interested!
WIDE AWAKE, the Dream Machine Artist Collective's first official showcase as a group, featured all new Artwork from each Artist in the collective. I'm honored to be a part of a collective of such incredibly talented and hardworking individuals and look forward to what we do in the future!
For upcoming show and Artist information: dreammachinecollective.com
Photo (taken by Jacki Geary) from the Opening Reception below.
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, a second 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 hung at Co-Merge, downtown, from November to January, 2015, my longest solo showing to date!
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
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!
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!
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.
...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!
...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:
...a new and different approach that has "popped up" this month is
"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:
Huge Thanks to Amy Granite and Pacific San Diego Magazine for using my Art to promote the Aug. 8th Immortalized Event!
...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.
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:
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!)
98 Bottles in Little Italy, San Diego (featured with Bettinatime's She's All That')
Thumbprint Gallery's TPG2, Hillcrest, San Diego (for themed showcase, Dream States: the Art of the subconscious)
...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!
if you don't know, now ya know...stay tuned for more PUG!
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 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...
San Diego Art Institute's Museum of the Living Artist
reachin' out (below) was juried in and
on view for the month of May
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
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!
...new year, new adventures...
In loving memory of Angela Sahyoun...
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!
I am extremely excited to say I've been awarded
2013 San Diego RAW Visual Artist of the Year!!
an interactive end of year art project that us san diego artists have created...
...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)
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!
...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)
...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...
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
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
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)
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!!
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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