...healing & connecting through art...

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Imperial Beach Arts Bureau for the past few months, while I've been loving the mural work commissioned through the @imperialbeacharts , as I build more roots here as a mom and artist, I've felt a shift and have joined as an IBAB Board Member! With the help of our newest @sdcl_imperial_beach Branch Manager Cecilia, IBAB is excited to announce our first Call to Art! 

Myself, Cecilia, and three other members will be jurying this Art Exhibition scheduled for the end of the year! Deadline to submit is: September 30th, 2022. Though it says local IB artists, we are also accepting artwork from the South Bay communities including: Chula Vista, Bonita, Lincoln Acres, National City and South San Diego. For submission application or questions, feel free to DM me or email Cecelia! 

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"Letting go gives us freedom, and freedom is the only condition for happiness. If, in our heart, we still cling to anything - anger, anxiety, or possessions - we cannot be free." 

-Thich Nhat Hanh

Through Art we find beauty in flaws, self-reflection in creative expression, and deeper connections within community. Art has continuously proven to be beneficial to our individual and collective growth, health, and humanity.
My own artwork consists of figurative portraits, freehand drawn snapshots of personal experiences, on custom-built wood panels. Sometimes a song inspires a gesture or pose but mostly it’s an emotion that I can’t escape. Drawing provides a safe space to process those moments. The nudity in my work represents the vulnerability in sharing this level of intimacy. Vocalizing struggles through fine art, creates an open environment for honest, internal dialogue and healthy connections.  
Creating is how I balance life, love, motherhood, and the challenges associated with the fast-changing pace of the current world. Whether I'm working through an original art series or custom project, my hope is to inspire and share the tools that have helped me as an Artist and human.