Michelle D. Ferrera-Lubin Imperial Beach, CA (973) 519-3083 email@example.com
wrapping up 2018
...as i scroll through my portrait, personal and business journals, notebooks and creations from 2018,
this year, I took the plunge and was juried into
Art San Diego 2018 at the Wyland Center, Del Mar Fairgrounds
October 18th - 21st
Not only did I walk away with a few sales and friendships, connections and ideas, but also a recipient of one of the Selects Awards, juried during Impact Night, for my most recently completed work, Grit & Grace! I'm still recovering but motivated and inspired to keep pushing myself out of my comfort zone! Thank you to all that came, visited, liked and your continued support...
From October 4th - November 5th, 1805 Gallery will be hosting, To Do • A Mending Project, a collaborative residency with artists Michelle Montjoy, Anna O'Cain and Siobhán Arnold.
I am among the collaborative group of Artists giving Free workshops centered around acts of mending, called To Do. Moga, the Artist's Stretch, scheduled for, October 13th, from 1:30 - 3:30.
What a welcome to Imperial Beach for this #mommaartist ...Not even here 5 months, thanks to this community of artists and art lovers, I got to paint a 100 ft. wall
(photo from the Bike Tour of the 2nd round #RocktheWall murals)
the Lubin's have touched down in our new home! lil miss Ava and sparkles are adjusting smoothly, while I slowly find comfort in the open layout, navigating this space, filling it with some of my favorite photos but not quick to fill it up, rather taking our time, lots of deep breaths, giving my health and well being priority, filling up my journal with daily new adventures and sketches and slowly diving in this new series, as I dream up a plan for my new garage studio set-up, but for now...
a new year is a time to submit to new and different spaces and galleries, experiment with new techniques, and push beyond my comfort zone...with that, I'm excited to announce more speaking
NOVEMBER/ DECEMBER 2017
I enjoyed leading my first ever journaling workshop in October so much, that it has spawned so many ideas to dive deeper...and now I have some
from my family to yours, love and light this holiday season into the new year!
After a few weeks traveling in and around Alaska all the way down to Vancouver, I'm inspired and motivated to announce that I'll be leading my first ever workshop in October,
The Art of Journaling
Thanks to the support of Emily, Jessica
I'll be traveling outside the state for the next few weeks into September...with scattered service. Please send inquiries to the appropriate galleries for works with representation otherwise note that it might take me longer than usual to get back to you! Thank you for your patience and look forward to seeing what Alaska looks like through
sometimes friendship just spawns art and the connection creates itself
love is friendship. love is sisterhood and beyond into womanhood. love is hope and light. love is LIFE.
custom art (4) pieces, all 8x8, Pencil, Crayon, Acrylic on Wood
collaboration with miss Ava rose
when angels fall is finally complete, after 80+ hours worth of drawing, erasing, crosshatching layer after layer, more erasing, tightening and toning each shadow and flaw, developing each muscle as I squint to see the darkest darks and lightest lights, throwing my reference photo aside and working from my gut, squeezing sessions between my baby girl's naps, splashing some watercolor to get the effect
May was the kinda month I love, busy...there were a few Art Openings; a downtown pop-up event where I got to have my smaller and functional art pieces set up booth style, along with The Art of Moga and my other books, prints
after a deadline filled April with a very energetic 1
2 years in the making, The Art of Moga, is finally complete, I have my first batch of printed copies and is now available for purchase through my Blurb Bookstore: blurb.com/theartofmoga
I'll also be signing copies at the Opening Reception of Chronicles, my solo Art Exhibition of new works including 7 new pieces of Art on March 31st...for more information and to RSVP, please click on the Calendar page!
A big thanks to Brian Baxter at Art Guide San Diego for taking the time to interview me, his incredible patience and
There's lots of excitement, as the new works come together so are new connections and exhibitions with new galleries & Artists! I had been following this Artist's work for quite some time and loved her new gallery/studio space so I decided to just go for it and send her an inquiry...a meeting later with some artwork to show and my
(me, Ava, my piece: Pushing the Past Behind, and Irina Negulescu)
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!
for more information: facebook.com/events/chronicles
Inspiration doesn't just shut down when you're on vacation! For the month of November, us three amigo's embarked on a road trip along the Great Ocean road through brilliant colored untouched land, rainforest-like brush,
I also learned that my jack-of-all-trades Zia Micki, as she liked to put it, "dabbles with art". But not just any art, resin art, an art form that intimidates me for its chemicals and colors, especially since I'm used to working mostly with a pencil and wood. She saw my hesitation and hopped on it. I participated in one of her workshops and got to create my own resin piece! I had no idea what I was doing but absolutely loved experimenting and the freedom of it! With a new series in the works, it was just the inspiration I was looking for!
(creating resin art in Wollongong, Australia)
(me and Zia Micki, Michele Santillo Greig)
Live Art Demonstration at
Adelman Fine Art in Little Italy
I now join fellow Artists and sister duo Nicole and Phylicia Adelman at Adelman Fine Art in Little Italy
After submitting a few months back to Artist
I will now have artwork available for sale in the Women's Museum of California Gift Shop! I had such a great talk with CeCe and look forward to getting more involved with future events!
I was playing around with recently completed works and love the way these two (
During a summer of body exhibits PHYSIQUE at Sparks Gallery (in the Gaslamp) tops the cake, hanging 4 of my works, 3 from my flavors series and one of my recent pieces (pictured) on view for the first time since completion,
Juried into Front Porch Gallery's Sixth Annual Exhibition just makes the nights of cramped hands, very little sleep, quality time with my
So exciting to have Sparks Galley promote my work, hanging 2 of my art pieces during KAABOO MUSIC & ART FESTIVAL in September 2016!
reaching new heights, accepted to be a part of Art on 30th's Go Figure Exhibition
an incredible amount of love and thanks to Artist, Mentor
Our Ever Changing World: Through the Eyes of Artists: Artists, ART & Story
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Upon moving to California, Karrie was one of the first Artists I fortunately met and she has not only believed in my Art from the
I feel blessed to have such supportive friends who believe in me and my work. A realtor friend commissioned me to create a drawing on
(work in progress with image reference shown on the left, completed on the right)
...during the month of May, thanks to fellow Artist Daniel James (
a new year always makes me want to challenge myself and try new techniques, at heART COLLECTION (an ArtbyKami showcase), I unveiled, evil angel, inspired by one of my favorite bands, Breaking Benjamin and my first real stab at morphing...though I should admit I had a little help from
on January 8th, I was one of 6 Artists asked to participate in a Live Artist Demonstration, showing and explaining our techniques, styles, happy to share what inspired us for the show, WANDERING IN THE DREAM FIELD, held from November to January
(I'm creating my first diptych, stay posted for the
ON THE RADAR, an art showcase curated by
(a photo from
for the 10x10 - SMALL WORKS SHOW hosted by Sparks Gallery, I created, into the wind, 10x10, Pencil & Mixed Media on Wood, Available for $200 through Sparks, Contact Sonya Sparks for more information
obrARCHITECTURE hosted an Arts Auction, November 13th, and proceeds went to Young Audiences of San Diego in support of an architecture residency program. All donated Art is from the Artists
Septemeber - November
With little Ava growing (and sleeping) more, I'm so excited to get back into the swing of creating!
AVA ROSE LUBIN surprised us with her early arrival (a month early) on July 13th at
PERSONA, A Sparks Gallery exhibition of portraits by San Diego artists: a selection of faces and figures, both real and fanciful was on view from July -
It was so exciting to have a solo show at obrARCHITECTURE in North Park to debut my newest series..."Chronicles"
(with an amazing group of supporters, including musician Christopher Dale, whom I created a custom design on his guitar)
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)
also this month you can find my work 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).
“UN AMOUR DU NOIR / A LOVE FOR BLACK” / A GROUP SHOW
MAY 2 – JULY 3, 2015, my second Sparks Gallery showcase
I'll be rotating Art 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
a little sneak
This month I've also been working on my first guitar face for musician Christopher Dale (
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
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
(my husband and I in front of, caught in the
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.
our 3rd and last 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: ArtbyKami, Barbara Postelnek, Sean Selfridge, Cynthia Acosta, Me, Dragons Den Owner: Michael Lou,
2014 was an incredible year, I couldn't be more proud and more excited to move forward with new ideas, challenges
Hairy & Merry Dog Hotel & Spa (2400 Kettner) in Little Italy promoting doggie themed art for the month of December...
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! dreammachinecollective.com
Photo (taken by Jacki Geary) from the Opening Reception below.
the Art of Life, a solo exhibition of over 60 works of Art, spanning 4 years of series!
Artwork hung at Co-Merge, downtown, SD from November to
The Art of Life is a visual record, snapshots from my lowest, most dark moments and nightmares (some pieces never
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
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,
A HUGE Thank you to the South Bayfront Artists group for inviting me to be a part of
Chula Vista's HarborFest 2014
"a community of artists, alternative gallery spaces, and art lovers who collaborate to create unique pop-up art shows" in San Diego, Los Angeles
After a week of joining
Featured Artist, check out the full interview:
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!
...creative director, logo creation for
P.U.G. (Pop-Up Gaming) at this years E3 in Los Angeles
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
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)
"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), juried piece
In loving memory of Angela Sahyoun...
I was going to wait till after the new year, but
my 5th self-published book, the Art of Life, is now available for purchase!
2013 San Diego RAW Visual Artist of the Year!!
an interactive end 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
(within, 18 x 24, Pencil & Mixed Media on Wood)
(pictured above with one of the models captured in my piece)
Art Above San Diego 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!
(shots of my display and working live)
after celebrating, seeing and
after committing to
creating a cloud of
collaboration on the rise,
new color splashing out,
with foxy tunes
to be my muse...
8 ~ 31 ~ 2013
on a side note,
My first completed LIVE ART piece,
Thank you to Angela at Arte Fresca for the
(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
(pictured between two of my juried in pieces, with the curator and friends)
2nd International Exhibition Gala & Reception
Pushing the Past Behind, juried in by Daniel Foster and
the San Diego Art Institute's
Museum of the Living Artist in Balboa Park
caught in the
Art of Body: Body of Art