Jackalope Arts and Craft fair this weekend!

Join Us This Weekend

At the Jackalope Arts and Crafts fair!

Shop for unique treasures, good food and enjoy a beautiful

Southern California day in the park.

April 29th & 30th, 2017
Central Park
 : Old Pasadena

Hours: 10am – 5pm | Free Admission!

READ MORE  About our last visit! View vendor booths and see some of the amazing finds!

See You There!


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ArtQuench Introduces Artist Sky Black

ArtQuench is Proud to Present 

Artist Sky Black

We introduce you to an artist whose astounding surrealistic work bring viewers to become submerged in fantasy and wonder. It takes great courage to pursue a path that is unknown.  The daydreams of a young boy would lead to life choices and an outcome that will inspire.

My brother and I back in ‘94. (I’m the younger one)

My first oil painting – 2009

From an early age, I traveled with my Mother and Brother at first living on the Hopi Indian Reservation in Arizona, then to the East Coast where we traveled for her job. Some of my first memories were on the Hopi land and in places like Georgia and New York City. We finally settled down in Michigan where my Mom re-married and continued to raise children. I was one of seven kids and grew up in Michigan with an obsession for sports, playing outside, and following my imagination into the surround forests. As a child I remember being able to fantasize and journey deeply into my own self satisfying daydreams. Halloween has always been my favorite holiday and my first artistic influences might be traced back to the Saturday morning cartoons like Bugs Bunny, Scooby Doo, and the entire Acme team of cartoon characters. Some of my first skecthbooks featured detailed drawings of characters from shows like Dragon Ball Z and recreations of famous album covers.  However, when I was in my late childhood and teenage years, I still wanted to pursue a life in a professional sport (either baseball or basketball at that time).
It wasn’t until I was 16 years old when I was injured from sports and inherited an entire professional oil painting kit after my Great Grandma passed away. She painted until she passed. I was immediately drawn to oil paint and had gathered more influences by this time, especially in music, fictional literature, and film. Both of my parents had always been supportive of any path I chose to pursue and it didn’t take long until I realized something that continues to drive me today. As an artist and painter, I realized that I had a seemingly infinite amount of freedom to create, narrate, and visually unpack the many images and stories that had been incubating in my imagination. This inspiration coupled with my desire to learn how to oil paint quickly put the idea of becoming an artist into the spotlight.
By the time I had graduated high school, I had been painting and sketching on every piece of paper I could find and there was no doubt that I was becoming an artist. However, making the decision and commitment was a tough one. I was offered a full ride scholarship for academics to Northern Arizona University but the beginning of the school year was about to be conflicting with a fairly large project I was collaborating with another artist on. The painting we were doing together was for a competition called Art Prize in Grand Rapids MI. It was nearing the deadline and I still hadn’t decided when I came to a key realization that I would make this opportunity to pursue art work through studying under mentors, books, and applying rigorous practice. These three practices laid the foundation for my professional career as an artist and I was able to confidently decide not to attend a University. Since then I have produced over 200 oil paintings and many of which have found nice homes with collectors of all types. I continue to read/listen a tremendous amount of books, pursue new mentors, and paint everyday I can.



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Out and About in Pasadena Jackalope Art Fair

A Reminder to join us at the one and only

Jackalope Arts and Crafts fair 

Find amazing treasures, good food and enjoy a beautiful

Southern California day in the park.

April 29th & 30th, 2017
Central Park
 : Old Pasadena

Hours: 10am – 5pm | Free Admission!

READ MORE HERE About our last visit! View vendor booths and see some of the amazing finds!

See you there!


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Howard Griffin Gallery L.A. will be hosting the IAA USA World Art Day Launch & Fundraiser on Saturday, April 15, 2017

Join Us SATURDAY, APRIL 15TH, 2017 | 7-10 pm for the IAA

World Art Day Launch and Fundraiser

At the Howard Griffin Gallery
410 S Spring St, Los Angeles, CA 90013

One of Downtown Art Walk’s must-see galleries, Howard Griffin Gallery L.A. will be hosting the IAA USA World Art Day Launch & Fundraiser on Saturday, April 15, 2017, from 7-10PM.

A $35 ticket gets you access to a fun-filled night of live art and dance performances by SOKAMBA Performing Arts Company, live sets by local DJs, an exhibition of works by famed Berlin Wall artist Thierry Noir, fun photo ops, and goodies galore! In addition to the entertainment, enjoy specialty cocktails and pours by Tres Papalote Mezcal and others, plus yummy bites by local establishments.

Make sure to snag tickets here before they sell out, as capacity is limited!

Event Details

For the third consecutive year, the City of Angels will participate in World Art Day festivities. This global event led by IAA/AIAP (International Association of Art, an NGO in official partnership with UNESCO), takes place yearly on April 15th, and promotes international collaboration through art.

This year, IAA USA, the newly formed U.S. chapter of the IAA headquartered in Los Angeles, will be celebrating in one of Downtown L.A.’s most iconic locations.


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GDCA Gallery is proud to present not One but Two World Art Day Tribute Exhibitions: “Quadrivial” & “Hollie Heller – Imprints”.





PRESENTS Two World Art Day Tribute Exhibitions:“Quadrivial” & “Hollie Heller – Imprints”

Quadrivial is a group show featuring the mediums of Painting , Photography, and Sculpture.

Hollie Heller’s Solo Exhibit “Imprints” profiles her layered dyed textile mixed media works on wood and paper, as well as her delicate ‘Dimensional Chroma’ wall sculpture series.
Both exhibits are dedicated to the spirit of World Art Day, which is globally celebrated on April 15th. By definition, “Quadriavial” is a meeting point of 4 directions, symbolically, the four corners of the earth. Our aim is to unite across the globe, by honoring multi-cultural perspectives, concepts and contributions in art.
Exhibition Dates:  April 4th – April 30th, 2017

GDCA Gallery / 727 South Spring Street / Los Angeles, CA 90014



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18th Annual Bay Harbor Arts Festival

18th Annual Bay Harbor Arts Festival

This year, 2017, the Bay Harbor Arts Festival is trying something new! With many developments and transformations happening throughout Bay Harbor, we are excited to showcase the present and future of the Village.

The dates and times for the 2017 show are
Friday, July 28, from 10am- 6pm
Saturday, July 29, from 10am – 6pm

Bay Harbor Arts Festival Details

Bay Harbor HISTORY

For over 100 years, mining operations and a massive cement plant had scarred over 1,200 acres and five miles of Lake Michigan shoreline on Little Traverse Bay.  After the industry played out and the land lay desolate, various developers tried to reclaim the site.  All of them failed.  Then, in 1993, David V. Johnson dreamed of transforming this abandoned moonscape into the most luxurious residential community on earth.  The undertaking became the largest land reclamation project in North America.

On July 12, 1994 his dream became reality with Governor John Engler on hand and thousands of spectactors looking on, explosions demolished the century-old cement plant smokestacks.  What followed, in March, 1995 was another “big bang” – the explosion that would blast away the barrier between Lake Michigan and a quarry letting water rush in at one million gallons per minute.  Within 24 hours, over 2.5 billion gallons would form the new “Nautical Center of the Great Lakes” in Bay Harbor Lake.

The vision was always to create the ultimate lifestyle, a year-round resort graced by boutique shopping, a deep-water marina, premier yacht club, equestrain center and a premier golf course with more water frontage than any course in North America.  All of this would be part of a greater community which encompasses 32 neighborhoods, each with it’s own uniqueness including the tranquility of woodland living in The Preserve to the Victorian charm of Village Beach.

Bay Harbor was built to be generational – for families to come and enjoy the amazing beauty and hand it down to their kids and grandkids. The plan was to keep it low-density, with generous use of nature preserves with homes high on a bluff, or at the waters edge or on the green of a championship golf course; all meticulously carved into the natural landscape and wrapped around Little Traverse Bay.

In just 20 years, there are property owners from around the globe and thousands of visitors who grace the community to attend premier events and enjoy the world-class amenities throughout every season.  What will truly be amazing is to see what the next 20 years will bring.

Call for Art and Photography

Submit Your Original Artwork to be Published in the

ArtQuench First Masters Edition Art Book

This top quality first ever AQ art book will be filled with the very best of the worlds most original emerging and professional creatives. 

ArtQuench is also holding a contest for a chance to have your work on the cover!

Support and Share this great opportunity with all your artistic friends.

ArtQuench is known for publishing high quality magazine issues and we are very excited about our first coffee table art book!

How it works;

ArtQuench is in search of artists and photographers who’s work represent originality and give an inspirational value.

Artists may submit images, artists name as they wish it to be published and one contact, email or website to also be published.

1. SEND;  Image, Artist Name, contact info. to be published

SEND TO: artquenchsubmission@gmail.com (place your name and “Submission For Art Book” in subject line)

2. Pay the submission fee through the paypal button on the official entry page.

If your artwork is not accepted for some reason then your submission fee will be returned.

All of the above information is also listed on the official entry page.

Click link below to view the latest creatives joining ArtQuench in this exciting publication and submit your artwork NOW!

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We look forward to viewing your submissions!

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Realist Artist Roy Tabora finds inspiration through the beauty of the Hawaiian Islands

ArtQuench Introduces Artist Roy Tabora

Tabora continues the legacy of generations of artists who populate his family tree by capturing magical moments of the tranquil beauty of the Hawaiian Islands

Roy Tabora was destined to be an artist. Born into a family of painters, young Tabora was brought up in a world where art was a way of life. Under the watchful eye of a loving uncle, his hand was skillfully trained to reproduce what his heart saw. Those early days as a studio apprentice fueled his desire to elevate his art to one day stand among the works of the finest, past and present. By the age of twenty, the years of training and discipline had produced a highly accomplished realist painter. His quest for excellence continued with a formal education in fine art from the University of Hawaii. Today he is recognized as one of the world’s leading seascape painters.

Born on June 18, 1956, Tabora continues the legacy of generations of artists who populate his family tree. Growing up surrounded by art and artists, his earliest memories are of watching the creative process in action. His lessons in the disciplines of drawing and painting began almost as early as he can remember. During his youth, he was directed by his favorite uncle, Rick Gonzalez. As with all apprentices, his days were occupied by sweeping floors, cleaning paint brushes and preparing painting materials, as well as receiving expert training in the traditional techniques of the old masters.

Already an accomplished Realist at the age of twenty, he opted to continue his education, starting at Washington State University, and receiving his degree in fine arts from the University of Hawaii. He was soon discovered by Hawaii’s leading art galleries and has since risen to great renown as one of the finest seascape painters in the world. The splendor of Hawaii’s tropical shores is a constant source of Tabora’s inspiration yet in his creative process, he relies even more on his heart than he does on his eye. “I romanticize,” he says. “The scenes I portray are memories I have imagined…memories of when the footprints of men were not so prolific and deep. Nature alone is the subject of my work. Its allure is exquisitely pure; That’s what I wish to convey. I see Hawaii’s land and sea as the essence of beauty itself. It reaches to me with a richness of emotion that I simply must express.”

Tabora’s work is magical with a remarkable glow that seems to shine from an inner light. His colors are all at once subtle and intense. He achieves this through a long and painstaking process of layering and glazing. Tabora begins with a wash of turpentine and color. Then using oils, he under-paints the image. This is followed with five to ten applications of colors he calls transparent, each to bring out a greater sense of depth or tonal value. Each layer builds luminosity and light within the transparent waves. Highlights and glazes complete his paintings, resulting in works that enter our minds and become our dreams.

Tabora’s art strikes a chord deep within, sending us to a mystical place where our imagination is free to wander amid our fondest memories. Ultimately we arrive at a moment of tranquility. To capture these moments and share them with his viewers–this is the artist’s highest aim and this is the true essence of Roy Tabora’s unforgettable seascapes. His original paintings and limited editions prints are highly prized by collectors for their irresistible qualities of majesty, mood, and meticulous perfection.

Roy Tabora Art

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ArtQuench Shares a Special Article from AQM Issue Four

ArtQuench Presents an amazing photographer whose heart and passion show in every photo. Alicia shares her story of how her infertility struggles helped influence her art. Please Welcome…

Alicia in Wonderland Photography


My journey as a photographer has been a long, somewhat challenging journey. I remember the exact moment that I fell in love with photography. It was during a school field trip to the Getty Villa back in middle school. Capturing the beauty of that location and the gardens there made me feel like I could capture the magic and beauty of the world with my hands. My maternal grandfather came from a family full of professional artists, and he gave me that first camera. I remember him teaching my sister and I about art, shadows, light, painting, and photography. I remember feeling frustrated at the time that I “only” seemed to have success with drawing things on my computer (with my mouse), compared to my sister who seemed more of a natural with a paintbrush and pen. So started focusing on photography and digital art as a hobby.
In 8th grade, I remember pushing my school to start a yearbook and I got involved with doing the photos for the brand new yearbook. My dad had been a yearbook photographer and helped give a lot of tips and guidance. Once I got to high school, I was elected as “historian” for our community service club, which meant I attended most of the events and photographed everything for our annual club photo album. One area of community service and photos that touched me the most was when we would volunteer at a local womens’ shelter. I absolutely fell in love with photographing the mothers with their babies there. I was inspired by the work of Anne Geddes, and at the time (20 years ago), there were not a whole lot of other popular baby photographers around. I felt like I had found my life’s calling, yet was discouraged from pursing anything related to that as a career (by school guidance counselors), since their opinion was that there was no way for anyone (other than perhaps Geddes) to make a living as a baby photographer.

One of the reasons in particular that I loved photographing mothers and babies so much was because of my own diagnosis of infertility at the age of 12. I was told repeatedly from age 12 onward that I had too many problems with my ovaries and too bad of a hormonal imbalance and that I would never be able to have children of my own. As someone who loved to babysit and just be around babies in general, it was extremely disheartening. Having been told that so many times, it strongly shaped my viewpoint about how each new baby is so special.
When I first started out in college, I started out as pre-med, hoping to become a neonatologist. After a very intense internship in a local hospital, I realized that I was way too sensitive of a person to be able to handle working in medicine in any capacity. So I switched schools, switched focus completely, and went to fashion school. There I learned a lot about photo editing, retouching, digital art and design, etc. I ended up working in the fashion industry for many years. I got to a breaking point about 5 years ago where I realized that I was not loving what I did, and I really wanted to go back to photographing mothers and babies. So I quit my full time job and started my own business with my husband’s support.
My original intent for starting my own business was the hope of being able to work with other people’s babies since I thought we wouldn’t be able to have any of our own. I was always under the impression that I would not be able to get pregnant, but we realized after we were married that getting pregnant was not actually the problem, but keeping the pregnancy was actually more of my main problem. We struggled for a while with the journey, facing miscarriage after miscarriage. It was extremely difficult to run a business while dealing with that kind of physical and emotional trauma.

Then I found a doctor who had lots of experience with my particular infertility issues, and I was finally able to get past the danger zone with one of my pregnancies. When my first son was born, it changed my whole viewpoint on life and my photography. I stopped listening to the advice I had heard in classes and workshops, advice such as using Photoshop actions to speed up my workflow and keep every photo consistent. I started letting my photography reflect my own unique perspective, and I stopped caring if my photos fit into the norm and confined with what everyone else was doing. I decided to start taking more risks with my shooting and editing styles and let that reflect in my work. I had somehow achieved the unthinkable by becoming a mother and that influenced my art tremendously.
I have always been pretty honest and upfront about the infertility struggles we have battled over the past five years, and it has come through in some of my personal artwork. I created one self-portrait titled “All of My Babies”, with me holding my son and little glimmers of light around us to depict all of the pregnancies that I had lost at that point. With the recent birth of our second son, I feel a sense of completion that our battle with infertility is complete. I fought the odds and won, despite a long uphill battle. At this point, I create art that speaks from my viewpoint as a fighter, and someone who sees babies as the most precious gift on earth. Hopefully that comes across in my work when others view it!


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Noah at Disney California Food and Wine Festival this weekend

NOAH Fine Art

Excited to be releasing two new pieces at Off the Page at the

2017 Disney California Adventure® Food & Wine Festival March 25th & 26th!

I will be on hand signing and dedicating prints of both new images, so be sure to come by and say hello!

The story for this Orange Country native began humbly, selling art door to door as a teenager on a bicycle. At just 16, Noah was handing out business cards to create art, signs, and illustrations for local businesses.

Soon after high-school graduation, Noah received an airbrush from his family. He then embarked on a career of creating custom portraits on clothing and canvas. He would set up at local clubs and coffee shops to paint live for collectors in front of their eyes.

Corporate companies and celebrities started to notice his talent. Noah began….READ MORE

Disney California Food and Wine Festival

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