Friday, August 30, 2013

A Family Affair of Art - Cristina Velazquez

The Alvarez-Velazquez Family of Artists will be exhibiting at the South First Billiard Gallery in San Jose.

Please join us for our first family exhibition:
All in One is a collaborative art exhibition between three members of a family.    In their first family show, this unit of artists—mother, son, and father utilize different media and expressions, which is evocative in their artwork.
Efren Alvarez is a painter, who uses the traditional medium of oils to expose highly satirical messages on border issues.  With his overtly prolific collection of hundreds of paintings created, Efren has captured the eyes of many local collectors and has recently exhibited at MACLA, in San Jose, and will be in a group exhibition; We Are You Project, at the Joyce Gordon Gallery in Oakland in August of this year. 
Cristina Velazquez is a mix media seeker, who employs the use of your recyclables to transform what has been discarded into pieces of fine art.  Although considered trash, the outcome will not be such.  Until we can eat our own trash, we will continue to have a garbage problem; Velazquez shares about her site-specific installation, Eat My Trash.  Recently has exhibited at the Sanchez Art Center in Pacifica, with an upcoming show at Pam Foss Fine Art Gallery in Maryland in November. 
Pedro A. Alvarez-Velazquez, at his early 15 years of age has accumulated a vast portfolio of images captured through his different lenses.  A photographer with an expansive view on high art, shares part of his collection in this art exhibition.  As a young photographer he has render different colors and textures, that where shot in passing moments on hikes, at site seeing outings, and on everyday life with camera on hand.  Pedro has an acute eye for details and expands his repertoire of images by engaging in the most minute to the grand and showy of objects.  Recent exhibition with awards of merit at the Redwood City Annual Spring Art Show, where he won first place, and second place in the Middle School Division—Fine Arts with an award of  $25.00 check from the San Mateo Credit Union.

South First Billiards 
Address: 420 S 1st St, San Jose, CA 95112

Exhibition:  August 2 – September 30,

Reception: September, 6th 2013 7pm-10pm.

Please visit all the links:

Promoted on El Observador, of San Jose, paper:

For questions about the location and artwork, please contact Cristina Velazquez (650) 387-7603

Live performances:  7:00 P.M. through 1:00 A.M.

Poets:  Aquiles Borges, Jorge Vargas, Laura San Pablo, Miguel Gonzales, & Umbelina Martinez
Singers:  Aldo Adrian, Laura San Pablo, Nikita, & Rodrigo Vargas
Rock Band:  Los de 1 Dia

Pedro Alvarez-Velazquez - SILVER PLANE

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Yvonne Newhouse at the Jennings Pavilion

Yvonne will exhibit several recent paintings along with other local artists at this juried exhibition.

 Join us at the Jennings Pavilion, 150 Watkins Avenue, Atherton, CA, 94027

Cosette Dudley in California Printmakers Show

Cosette Dudley has one of her prints in the California Printmakers Exhibit - Celebrating 100 Years of Printmaking.  The exhibit runs through September 5th, 2013, at the Firehouse Art Center, 4444 Railroad Avenue in Pleasanton.

Yvonne Newhouse Watercolors at Filoli Exhibit

            Yvonne Newhouse has 2 paintings in this exhibit                      
                      Nature’s Many Splendors:
                  Farms, Gardens and Woodlands                 
                    A Multiple-Media Exhibition
                                     August 27 through October 27
                                    86 Canada Road, Woodside, CA
                                              Tuesday - Saturday
                                               10:00 am–3:30 pm
                                               11:00 am–3:30 pm

The Gallery at Filoli is a space used by the Art Committee of the Friends of Filoli to display artwork related to Filoli Center’s mission and to foster community relationships. Enrich your visits to Filoli in 2013 by visiting the inspiring collection of art and decorative art exhibits.
I visit Filoli often and always come away with an inspiration for a new work.

Peach Magnolia

Invitation to Rest

Marian Yap Painting in San Diego at Lyceum Gallery

Marian Yap is showing with the San Diego Museum of Art Artists Guild in an exhibit at the Lyceum Gallery in San Diego.

In conjunction with the play A Weekend with Pablo Picasso, the San Diego Museum of Art Artists Guild presents the juried exhibition Contemporary Expressionism: The Creative Spirit at Lyceum Gallery, San Diego, California.  The juror for this event was Derrick Cartwright, former director of the San Diego Museum of Art and the Seattle Art Museum.  The exhibit will fun from September 5 - October 14 at the Lyceum Gallery, 79 Horton Plaza in San Diego.  The online exhibition will run from September 15 - October 31, 2013.  The Artist Reception is September 13, 5-8PM at the Lyceum Gallery.
Often focusing on the internal world of emotion and spirituality, or on identity and protest, Expressionism has many faces.  This exhibition seeks to explore the many different approaches to this fascinating form of art-making.
The term Expressionism was first applied to the Parisian painting that followed Post-Impressionism at the turn of the 19th century.  Throughout the 20th century, Expressionism was applied to various figurative and abstract movements, from the German Expressionists, to Picasso and the Cubists, to Abstract Expressionism, Bay Area Figuration, and Neo-Expressionism.   

Faultlines - Acrylic on canvas - 20" x 24"

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Cristina Velazquez Exhibit in Palo Alto - Art That Moves You

Cristina Velazquez and young artist, Pedro A. Alvarez-Velazquez (her son), will be exhibiting art at Scion of Palo Alto Art Event and Exhibition

Please join Scion of Palo Alto for an Art Event exhibiting local community artists and viewing of the Special Edition SCION FR-S!

Opening Day
Saturday, August 17th!
Drinks, Art, Appetizers, Raffles, + More!

Art Exhibition on display from August 17-September 31.

Toyota SCION of Palo Alto located at
4233 W. Middlefield Road
Palo Alto, CA 94303

RSVP with Sebrina

This is a free event for the whole family, please come on by!


Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Cristina Velazquez Artwork at MACLA Annual Auction

Cristina Velazquez shared two small pointillism art pieces with MACLA:
Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latino Americana, for their annual auction and exhibition.
Both pieces sold in record time, a month before the auction, which was held on May 18th.

Contributing to the vitality of local art venues is an important factor in Velazquez' art career.
Please visit for an updated view of her happenings.