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.

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Spring Recipes from Julia Mullaney

Julia Mullaney brings us some new recipes just in time for spring!

With Spring in the air, these lighter recipes are just what you’ll need! The highlights are the Thai-style chili sauce and chipotle mayonnaise in each recipe. These spreads can amp up any dish—they’re great to keep in your back pocket for chicken sandwiches, pasta salads and more. 

Thai-style shrimp over quinoa


3 tablespoons Thai-style chili sauce

dash of garlic powder

dash of granulated sugar

splash of lime juice

12-15 jumbo shrimp

1/2 cup quinoa


Cook quinoa and shrimp according to package instructions (for shrimp, cooking instructions vary depending on the type you purchase). In a small pan, heat the first four ingredients on low heat for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Split quinoa up onto two plates. After the shrimp are cooked, peel and toss in chili sauce, then split up and serve over beds of quinoa. 

Avocado BLT with Chipotle Mayo


1 chipotle pepper in adobo, chopped

2 tablespoons mayo

1/2 cup sour cream

Splash of lime juice

dash of garlic powder

dash of salt

dash of pepper

4 slices Italian bread

1/2 avocado, sliced

6 slices fresh tomato

6 slices bacon

4 pieces fresh lettuce, rinsed


Add first seven ingredients to a small bowl and mix until well combined. Refrigerate. Then, cook bacon according to package instructions. Split bacon, lettuce and tomato between two sandwiches, then top generously with chipotle mayo and serve. 

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Tuesday Motivation

ArtQuench Tuesday Motivation

A Message from the President of AQM


We are excited to say we are very close to publishing our next issue of “Creative Masters”. For those of you participating we will be sending out notification of the March publishing date through the ArtQuench Newsletter.

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ArtQuench Magazine is publishing our first Art Book…and you could have your artwork on the cover!


Here is how it works;

Artists who wish to participate in the ArtQuench “FIRST MASTERS EDITION” Art Book

Artists will submit their images to (NOTE: Add For Art Book in subject line)

Artists will be required to pay a $49.00 entry fee (NOTE: Any entry not accepted the entry fee will be returned..Only accepted entries will pay the entry fee)

Entry fees are paid through paypal

CLICK HERE for the official submission page


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Artists who wish to enter the ArtQuench “FIRST MASTERS EDITION”

Art Book COVER Contest



Call For Art ArtQuench Art Book Submissions Open Also Enter the Cover Contest

ArtQuench Announces Our First Masters Edition Art Book!

Calling all creatives to submit to have your original work published in this hard cover coffee table style art book.

This top quality first ever AQ art book will be filled with the very best of the worlds most original 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: (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.

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Get details and Submit your artwork/photography here

Get details and Enter the cover contest here

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WMAP Radio In Search of The World’s Most Amazing People

The Voice of  WMAP Radio KC Armstrong 

Wants to hear your amazing story! 

If you are an artist, filmmaker, chef, architect, own a restaurant, maybe you help animals or you raise funds for children’s special needs. Anyone who is passionate about what they do and want a great opportunity to get the word out about your business, fundraiser and creative work then we highly recommend you get in touch with KC for an on air interview.

ArtQuench supports KC Armstrong and his positive platform. We have been impressed with the inspirational stories from the local shop to the famous actor and we will continue to listen every day. 

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KC Armstrong is best known for his work as a cast member and producer on the ‘Howard Stern Show’, both on radio and television. KC was a permanent fixture on the Stern Show for over a decade.

In addition to the radio, KC also had daily appearances on E! Network and CBS throughout his tenure with Howard Stern. He continues to headline nationally at comedy clubs, working with stars such as Colin Quinn, Dane Cook, Damon Wayans and Gilbert Gottfried. Having appeared in soap operas such as “Guiding Light” and “As the World Turns”, KC launched his acting career to the big screen in films like “Secret War” and “Grace in the Storm”.

KC has used the production skills and talent he groomed over the years to create the 3rd most watched variety show on the internet, “KCTV”. Now focusing on helping put amazing professionals in the spotlight, he has created this forum to showcase stand out people doing their thing in the business world. KC Armstrong proudly brings you ‘WMAP Radio’. 

Get in touch today with KC so we can hear your story.


Also Read the recent article about KC Armstrong at Marc Cubans internet magazine 

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Call to all Artists

 Submissions are NOW OPEN to participate in the ArtQuench Coffee Table Book! 



ArtQuench TV Presents Artist Kathy Curtis Cahill

ArtQuench TV is Pleased to Present

Artist Kathy Curtis Cahill

Kathy was the winner of the ArtQuench TV Contest. The ArtQuench TV production crew met with Kathy and has created this video showcasing Kathy’s incredibly moving images and the telling of her heartfelt back story.

We Introduce “Memories and Demons”


Kathy Curtis Cahill

After being educated as an art teacher, I moved to Los Angeles and became involved in film and television. I worked in the Art Department as a Set Decorator, over 30 years in this capacity, garnering an Emmy Nomination in 2001. I retired in 2011 and now pursue photography full time. My subject matter is varied, I pursue what interests me at the moment, but all of my work reflects my extensive background in the artifice of the entertainment industry, telling a story non verbally, with the actors still off stage. I prefer to use mannequins and dolls as stand ins.

Your Opportunity to Meet the Artist

Kathy Curtis CahillKathy will be exhibiting at Keystone Gallery in Los Angeles

“Make Believe”

January 21 – January 31

Opening Reception   Sunday January 22, 3-6pm


338 South Avenue 16

Los Angeles, Ca. 90031



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Launch LA Solo Exhibitions Opening Reception Jan 14

Launch LA Presents

Sarajo Frieden – where the light gets in

Carol Sears Jigsaw

January 14 – February 25, 2017

OPENING RECEPTION: Saturday, January 14, 6-9pm

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Launch LA is excited to announce its upcoming solo exhibitions by Los Angeles-based artists Sarajo Frieden and Carol Sears.

where the light gets in showcases Frieden’s vivid compositions of figurative abstraction in a complex balance of color and form. Organic patterns of mosaic leaves, or flower petals in soft lavender and copper lay against a linear grid in lime and umber in an unpredictable balance of complexity.


Each painting is often layered with a multiplicity of visual vocabularies mining the history of abstraction, textiles, non-Western cultures, and digital culture. Frieden describes her work as a place to practice this juxtaposition of discordant images, explore spirit and complexity, in an ongoing investigation into what it means to be human.

The cultivated chaos of Sears’ work takes a new approach in Jigsaw venturing into bolder jewel tones and interlocking abstracted forms. Each piece emanates feelings of nostalgic midcentury California in their palettes and forms, but are also referential to Sears’ Australian heritage that draws from Aboriginal art. The mixture of these two influences becomes a new vein in which her technique thrives, retaining a memory for her previous figurative work and abstracted landscapes while standing in their own right as something more.


Each piece of the Jigsaw series mirrors moments in our lives and worlds that are rife with detail, hazy from memory, and from radically different times, culminating in a piece of artwork that clicks a sublime experience into place. The soft gray backgrounds juxtaposed with louder colors are relatively new to Sears’ oeuvre, encapsulating a visual and stark contrast between these moments that exist in our memories.

About the Artists

Sarajo Frieden was born in Oakland, California and raised there and in Los Angeles, where she received a degree in Painting and Printmaking from the University of California, Los Angeles. She has exhibited throughout California in Los Angeles, Pasadena, Santa Monica, San Diego, Torrance, San Francisco, and Berkeley; Portsmouth, New Hampshire; and New York, NY. She has shown internationally in Melbourne, Kyoto, Rome, Naples, Paris, St. Chamas, London, Birmingham, Edinburgh, Berlin, Amsterdam, and South Korea where her work was shown at the Busan Art Fair. In addition to the Golden Foundation Residency, she was a recipient of the Zeta Orionis Fellowship at the Vermont Studio Center in Johnson, VT. She has worked for several decades as a designer and illustrator, where her work has appeared in many different media and publications and won numerous awards.


Carol Sears was born in Sydney, Australia, in 1942. In the early 1960s she studied at Sydney’s prestigious Julian Ashton Studio. Sears moved to San Diego in 1965 where she was employed in the newly established art department of the University of California, San Diego. There she came into contact with experimental artists such as John Baldessari, Miriam Schapiro, Harold Cohen, and Newton & Helen Harrison. Since 1972, when she moved to Los Angeles, Sears studied life drawing at UCLA and sculpture at the Claire Hanzakas studio while exhibiting and pursuing independent studio work of her own. Sears was recently named by LA Confidential Magazine as a top artist to watch after her solo exhibition at Lancaster MOAH.


For More Information, contact James Panozzo,

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Call For Art and Photography

Call to Artists Reminder!

Submissions Deadline to participate in “Creative Masters III”

10 December 2016


aq AQM Creative Masters ADD

ArtQuench Magazine will publish another“special edition”

 Of “Creative Masters” hard copy in 2017

We want to offer another way for artists to showcase their work and tell their story.
Our on-line magazine has been a success and we feel it is time to take another
step in our journey. Creative Masters will be for sale to the public through and sent to galleries to help promote the artists work.


This “special edition” will be a showcase of artists and photographers work along with up to 500 words to tell their story.

Artists may submit 3 images for display on a two page spread;

(One image will be displayed on the full left page with contact information

and 2 more images displayed on the right side along with text.)

The AQM “Creative Masters” special edition  will be  8 1/2 x 11 in size.

To participate in “Creative Masters”

Artists and photographers submit your 3 images and 500 words along with the contact information you wish to publish


Once approved you will be sent payment information.

Purchase price for 1 two page spread in AQMCreative Mastersspecial edition is $275.00 US

NOTE: ALL SUBMISSIONS For AQM “Special Edition” “Creative Masters III

MUST BE IN BY Dec. 10, 2016  (This special edition will be published in March 2017)


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ArtQuench Gallery 2 New Contests Win One Year of Representation

ArtQuench Gallery Announces

2 New Art Contests 

Enter today for a chance to win one year of representation with AQG!



ABSTRACT VISIONS Contest    Art by; S.Gates


WINTER Contest  Art by; S.Gates

One Winner will be chosen from each contest and announced on 23 December 2016.

Contests will run from Nov. 28 – Dec. 22

The winner will receive publication in ArtQuench Magazine online and become a resident artist in the ArtQuench Gallery showcasing 8 images and website information.

As a resident artist, you will be able to submit all exhibitions and shows you are involved with for

AQM Online to help promote. You will also be published as a resident artist in the regular AQM hard copy issues.

Get your entries in today!

Low entry fee of 5.95 per image

Don’t miss out on this great opportunity!



A Reminder Join ArtQuench at the Los Angeles: Detailed Exhibition at the Annenberg Community Beach House Tomorrow

Annenberg Beach House Event Tomorrow

November 15th, from 6:30pm to 8:30pm

The public is invited the opening reception!

Light refreshments provided. Live music will be presented by Eric Kufs.
Location: 415 Pacific Coast Highway, Santa Monica, CA 90402
Parking: October: $12/day or $3/hour, see for details
Santa Monica, CA. The Los Angeles: Detailed Exhibition will feature work by nine Los Angeles-area photographers.
The exhibit is on view November 15th, 2016 through February 19th, 2017 at the
 Annenberg Community Beach House Gallery
 (open 9am-4pm unless noted).
On Tuesday, November 15th, from 6:30pm to 8:30pm, the public is invited to an opening reception. Light refreshments provided.
Live music will be presented by Eric Kufs.
Curated and organized by Mark Indig, Los Angeles: Detailed is an example and an examination by these nine diverse (native and non-native) who gravitate towards very different specifics of this ever-changing city and region. Often drawn to and obsessed by details, marks and captured moments, photographers often do their deepest and most contemplative work close to home. Saturated lifeguard towers, power lines, closed storefronts, abstractions of a marked landscape, architectural landmarks, intimacies from ethnic celebrations and street life – these are all a part of what makes this a vibrant and special space to record. This exhibition seeks the connection between the details in the photographer’s mind and the details of the unique landscape that is Los Angeles.
The Annenberg Community Beach House at Santa Monica State Beach is owned by the State of California and operated by the City of Santa Monica. The Beach House is made possible by a generous gift from the Annenberg Foundation, at the direction of Wallis Annenberg, and in partnership with the City of Santa Monica and California State Parks. Additional funding was provided by the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development. As America’s only public beach club, the Beach House is a public destination, open to all.
Location: 415 Pacific Coast Highway, Santa Monica, CA 90402
Parking: October: $12/day or $3/hour, see for details
City of Santa Monica, Cultural Affairs Division:
The Cultural Affairs Division supports local cultural events, nurtures Santa Monica arts organizations, promotes artist involvement in the community, manages cultural facilities and presents and produces innovative programs citywide, enriching Santa Monica’s reputation as an international cultural destination. 
Photograph by; Maureen Haldeman

Great News!


ArtQuench Gallery is holding 2 new art contests with a very low entry fee of 5.95 per image!

“Illusions” and “My Life in Color” Oct. 15 – Nov. 15, 2016

View the latest entries and enter your artwork today!

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