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A Sketchie Summer Season

The 2023 summer season for art exhibitions begins in 3...2...1. Starting with an unplanned festival that literally fell into my laptop at the same time I was informed that Stanton's community art show, slated for this weekend, had been postponed. As the saying goes...when a door closes a window opens and the 58th Annual Sierra Madre Art Fair just climbed right in.

I was juried into this festival back in 2020, but then, you guessed it (and if you haven't where have you been hiding?), COVID-19 slowed my roll and all festivals and shows were cancelled. While I had not applied or planned to be in this year's festival, the opportunity opened up and I took it...with less than a week to prepare. As my mom likes to say, I'm a glutton for punishment.

My art will showcase among the happy little trees of Memorial Park in the utterly charming foothill town of Sierra Madre, California. Despite the very real pain of wrestling with a canopy, I especially love showcasing my art at festivals. When a fair-goer stops in at my booth, I know they have a real, not just polite, interest. They ask the questions and I love to answer. Talking art with the public is my best asset as an emerging artist by far.


This weekend also kicks off a showcase at La Habra Art Gallery celebrating Asian American Pacific Islander month. Two of my works, Backside Beauty along with And Your Bird Can Sing (part of my Tea Stain series of images), will showcase at this exhibition celebrating and highlighting AAPI culture and heritage.

The art exhibit will run from May 5th - June 24th with closing reception on June 24th (time TBA). La Habra Art Gallery is located at 151 W. La Habra Blvd, La Habra CA 90631. If interested in this exhibit, would like to check it out and interact with this artist personally, just fly me an email.


Also in May, the Ontario Museum of History and Art will showcase local and regional fine artists in their 12th Biennial Ontario Open exhibition. My piece, A Cat, A Crow and Banjoe will be featured in this showcase...and I love that the Museum used my dear Banjoe for their promotional poster. I am more than honored.

The exhibit will run from May 18 - July 30th with reception on July 22 from 5-7pm. Come out to support and mingle with local and regional fine artists representing various media. This gem of a museum housed in lovely mission-style architecture is located at 225 S. Euclid Ave, Ontario CA 91762. After that flurry of activity this Sketchie Beast will regroup for the upcoming solo showcase at Center Gallery in Anaheim this July. Stay tuned for more details on opening dates and artist reception.


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