Friday, November 1, 2019

International Association of Pastel Societies - 35th Juried Exhibition 2019 Webshow

I’m honored to have my painting “Would You Play with Me” included into the 35th International Association of Pastel Societies Juried Webshow! Thank you to the jurors and conratulations to all winners! To view the show go to:

"Would You Play With Me", soft pastel, 11x13"

Sunday, October 20, 2019

21st Annual Pastel 100 Competition

I am excited to share with you that I have won an Honorable Mention in the Still Life category of the 21st Annual Pastel 100 with my pastel “Back in Time”!! Many thanks to the judge Kathy Hildebrandt! Of the 1500 paintings submitted, only 100 were chosen! Congratulations to all winners! The exhibit will be published in the April 2020 issue of Pastel Journal Magazine. Follow the link to see all winners.

Friday, September 27, 2019

14th International Guild of Realism's Annual International Juried Exhibition

Honored to see my "Back in Time" to the opening of 14th International Guild of Realism's Annual show held at the prestigious Principle Gallery in Alexandria, Virginia. Great to be among such amazing artists! Photos of the opening reception courtesy of Ken Scaglia and Dianna Wallace Soisson.

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Pure Color 2019

Thrilled and honored!! My pastels “Precious Memories” and “Would You Play with Me” were accepted into the Pastel Society of North Carolina “Pure Color”. Of the 853 paintings submitted, 150 were chosen by Deborah LaFogg to be in the show. Also I am so pleased that “Would You Play with Me” won 3rd place!!! Such wonderful surprise! Thank you Deb LaFog thank you PSNC!! Congratulations to all accepted pastelists and to all winners!! Click the link below to see the show:

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

IGOR's 14th International Annual Exhibition

So excited and honored that “Back in Time” was chosen to participate to IGOR’s 14th International Annual Exhibition hosted by beautiful Principle Gallery in Alexandria, Virginia!! The show runs from September 17th to October 15th 2019. From over 450 paintings and drawings, 92 were chosen by 89 IGOR members. Thank you to the jury and congratulations to all accepted artists! I see many familiar names!

Friday, June 28, 2019


Just off my easel, pastel on Pastelmat, 7,5x10"

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Δelta Art Gallery

Hyperrealism Magazine

I am delighted to be included in issue #7 of Hyperrealism Magazine! I am honored to be featured among such incredible artists in a five page spread on my work. THANK YOU Hypermag Team!!
Click to buy the print version of Hyperrealism Magazine #7

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Art Habens Biennial Edition

 The new special issue of ART Habens is finally out and I am excited to announce that I am featured in it with a 28 page spread!!

Art Habens is an art publication based in UK, aiming at breaking into contemporary art scene.
I quote their comments on my work: “We have highly appreciated the way your insightful exploration of the evocative expressive power of the details that you capture in your artworks, bring the notion of realistic painting to a new level of significance, engaging the viewers into such a multilayered visual experience."

Huge thanks to curators Melissa C. Hilborn and Dario Rutigliano for the in-depth interview!

 Check it out here:

Saturday, May 18, 2019

14th Annual ARC Salon 2018-19

I am super excited to announce that my pastel “Back in Time” is finalist in the 14th Annual ARC Salon, the most prestigious competition for Contemporary Realism in the world! They received over 4300 entries from 73 countries! I am humbled and incredible honored to be shown with such amazing artists. Thank you to the selection jury and congratulations to all finalists!!
See the list of finalists here:

Friday, May 17, 2019

PSWC 33rd Annual Pastels USA International Exhibition at Haggin Museum

I am honored to share with you that my pastel “Would You Play with Me”, 11x13” is currently in the PSWC’s 33rd Annual Exhibition at the Haggin Museum in Stockton, California. This prestigious show of talented and skilled pastelists will run May 16 to July 14, 2019. Congratulations to the award winners and to all accepted artists!!

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Abend's Gallery "In Bloom" Exhibition

I am super excited to share with you that I have my pastel “Just the Two of Us”, 12x18” included in Abend Gallery’s “In Bloom” Online Floral Exhibition! To purchase contact info@abendgallery.

Thursday, April 18, 2019

PSWC 33rd Annual International Exhibition of Pastels USA

Thrilled and honored that one of my paintings has been selected for the 33rd Annual Pastels USA International Exhibition to be held at the Haggin Museum in Stockton, CA. This is PSWC’s most prestigious show and runs May 16-July 14, 2019. Thank you so much to the jurors of selection and congratulations to all accepted artists!

Grandmasters of Fine Arts Exhibition 2019

I am thrilled and honored to be part of the online exhibition of Grandmasters of Fine Art "Shared Visions" with my pastel “Back in Time”, 8x11”. Feast your eyes on these incredible artworks from artists around the world! Congratulations to all participants!

Richeson75 Small Works 2019

I am pleased and honored to announce that my Pastel “Precious Memories” won Honorable Mention in Richeson75 Small Works 2019 Exhibition/Competition in Other Media category! Thank you to the Richeson School of Art & Gallery and to juror Jeff Hargreaves! Congratulations to all winners and finalists!

Richeson75 Still Life & Floral 2019

I would like to share with you that “Would you play with me” and “Back in Time” have been selected as finalists in the 2019 Richeson75 Still Life & Floral Competition. Congratulations to all finalists and winners!

Saturday, February 16, 2019

2019 PSWC Online Membership Show

Awesome news!! My painting “Treasures from the Past”, 8x11" was juried into PSWC Online Membership Show 2019 in the General Member Category. Thank you to the jury and congratulations to winners and accepted artists.

See the show here:

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Richeson75 Figure/Portrait 2019 Exhibition Book

The Richeson75 “Figure/Portrait 2019” beautiful full-color hard-cover exhibition book has arrived!!

1st International Guild of Realism Winter Salon Online Exhibition
I am thrilled and honored to announce that my pastel painting “Treasures from the Past” has been juried into the International Guild of Realism’s Winter Salon International Online Exhibition. Thank you to the jury and congratulations to all other finalists!! There are artists from 16 countries including Canada, Norway, USA, Germany, Denmark, Sweden, Switzerland, Philippines, Greece, Australia, France, Thailand, UK, Spain, Hong Kong and India and a huge diversity of media including Acrylic, Watercolor, Oil, Soft Pastel, Colored Pencil, Graphite, Pastel, Ink, Byzantine Tempera, Scratchboard and Gouache. The exhibition will run from March 20th to May 20th, 2019 on the IGOR website. It will be also listed on two additional major art websites including the brand new state of the art website of American Art Magazine and the new fine art retailer, QC Fine Arts. Winter Salon IGOR Awards will be announced by March 10th 2019.

Poest and Artists Magazine "Adorn Me"

The latest issue of PoetsArtists “Adorn Me”, curated by Carol Hodes is available to purchase as a publication or download. Presenting over 150 exciting artworks! I am honored to be included in this stellar line-up of amazing artists with my pastel painting "Back . Congratulations to Didi Menendez and everyone on staff of Poets Artist!.

Friday, January 25, 2019

"Adorn Me" poets & Artists Publication & Online Exclusive Exhibition

So excited to be included in the upcoming issue of PoetsArtists magazine “Adorn Me”. Huge thanks to Carol Hodes and Didi Menendez,

Richeson75 Small Works 2019

I have exciting news to share! Both my pastel paintings "Treasures From The Past", 8x11" and "Precious Memories", 8x11" have been accepted in the Richeson75 Small Works 2019 exhibit in Kimberly WI. Congratulations to all finalists and thank you to the jury!

1st PASIT (Pastellisti Italiani) International Online Competition - Exhibition 2019

1st Place in Still Life Category

I am delighted to announce that my painting "Shipwreck" has received the First Place award in Still Life category in the PASIT (Pastellisti Italiani) online exhibition. Thanks to jurors Rubén Belloso Adorna and Vicente Romero Redondo! Congratulations to all winners!

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

13th International Guild of Realism Hardcover Book

Thank you to the prestigious Sugarman-Peterson Gallery for producing the beautiful hardcover book of the 13th International Guild of Realism Exhibition in Santa Fe, NM. What an incredible honor to see my "Playtime" on its pages!!

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Strokes of Genius 10: Inspiring Subjects

What an incredible honor to have my “Playtime” included in this wonderful North Light Book series. So humbling being among such creative and talented artists and see my pastel on its beautiful shiny pages! Thank you so much Rachel Rubin Wolf!!

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

13th Annual International Guild of Realism Exhibition

Photos from the opening of 13th IGOR Exhibition at the Sugarman-Peterson Gallery in Santa Fe. Thrilled and humbled to see my pastel among all these beautiful paintings!!