The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls. ~Pablo Picasso

Look for my work at the Denver Fine Mineral Show, at the Denver Marriott West, room 211, as part of Crystalline Temples' beautiful 
display of museum quality gemstones and natural crystals.

The show with Creative Arts Group was wonderful, and I was sad to see the pieces come off the walls. I met some lovely new artists friends, though!
 
Closing Reception for our Abstracts showcase at Creative Arts Group's 
Jameson Gallery featuring Brenda Salamone, Laurie DeVault,
and Jan Wright. Meet the artists, and enjoy beautiful art and tasty refreshments.

SOLD!! "Kaleidoscope Dreams" 12" x 36" oil on canvas and "Perfect Imperfections" 24" x 36" oil on canvas. 
"Kaleidoscope Dreams" charmed an art loving couple while on display in the Exhibition of Fine Art, San Diego 
County Fair 2017, and it now graces their gorgeous downtown San Diego condo along with
"Perfect Imperfections."

SUMMER EXHIBITION | Endless SUMMER |  July 1st – July 8th, 2017

Exhibiting artists: Brayden | Brenda Salamone | Chloe Russell | Clement von Franckenstein | Frida Davidsson George Hobbs | Joey James Salahi | Linda Stelling | Lindy Kummings | Messy Masterpiece | Mikayel Yeghiazaryan | Milena Mortati | Oliana Afano | Reena Tolentino | René Sheret | Rowan Daly | 

GALA RECEPTION  |  Saturday July 1st | 7-11PM  |  RSVP: Gallery@artistscorner.us | Admission fee applies | 323 464 3900

 
AWARDS: My pastel painting, Brillanti, has received 3 awards at the Exhibition of Fine Art, San Diego County Fair 2017. Also received an award for one of my oil abstracts, Kaleidoscope Dreams.
 
New Show:  Jameson Gallery  May 1, 2017 – July 29th, 2017
Artists Reception: Saturday, July 22nd, 12-2pm
Creative Arts Group, 108 N. Baldwin Ave., Sierra Madre, CA 91024
Gallery hours are Mon-Fri 10am – 5pm
Saturday 10am – 2pm
Featuring my Geomorphic Abstractions series along with abstract works from other local artists.
 
Chuck Jones Center for Creativity, Costa Mesa, CA
Red Dot Auction 2017 – May 5th and 6th, 2017
Auction to benefit the Center’s art programs for underprivileged children. My painting, “The Sweetest Cookie” is available for bidding. This is the 3rd year I’ve donated work to the Center.
 
Donating my graphic design skills to help LA 4 Animals Foundation in their endeavors to help the homeless animals of Los Angeles County. As an animal lover, I do whatever I can to help.
 
SOLD!! “Transforming” 12″ x 36″ oil on canvas. My most recent piece in my Geomorphic Abstractions series caught the eye of a collector attending the Wistaria Festival in Sierra Madre, CA in early April, 2017.
 
I’ve illustrated a children’s book about an adorable Newfoundland puppy named Bucca. Available now for Kindle. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06Y4DJT4S  
Bucca Comes Home: A Newfoundland’s Tale Kindle Edition by Ellen Crane (Author), Brenda Salamone (Illustrator)

 EXHIBITIONS & AWARDS

         Gallery artist, Artists Corner Gallery, Hollywood, CA 2017

        2nd Place, 2 Donation Awards – Pastels, San Diego County Fair Fine Art Show, San Diego, CA 2017

         Honorable Mention – Non-representational, San Diego County Fair Fine Art Show, San Diego, CA 2017

         Abstracts Showcase, Jameson Gallery, Creative Arts Group, Sierra Madre, CA 2017

         Art in Bloom, Jameson Gallery, Creative Arts Group, Sierra Madre, CA 2017

         Continuum, Basic Urban, San Diego, CA 2016

         Ralph’s Hair Place, San Diego, CA 2016

        The Company – Williams and Co, Burbank, CA 2016

Cats & Guitars, Chartreuse Gallery, Phoenix, AZ 2016

I Know Where Lizzie Is, TV Movie Set Decoration Paintings 2016

Honorable Mention – Still Life, Pastels 100 International Competition, The Pastel Journal 2015

Women in Art, The Artist’s Table, Online 2015

Red Dot Auction, Chuck Jones Center for Creativity, Costa Mesa, CA 2015, 2016, 2017

Cats in Art, Viz Cult group show, Basic, San Diego, CA 2014

First Place, Mission Trails Fall Exhibit, Pastel Society of San Diego, San Diego, CA 2009

Honorable Mention, San Diego County Fair Fine Art Show, San Diego, CA 2009

Gallery 21 Membership Show, Pastel Society of San Diego, Balboa Park, San Diego, CA 2009

San Diego County Fair Fine Art Show, San Diego, CA 2007

Birds, Paint Night Group of San Diego, San Diego, CA 2004, 2005, 2006

Honorable Mention – Abstracts, Pastels 100 International Competition, The Pastel Journal 2004

Battle of Shaker Heights, Movie Set Decoration Paintings 2003

Looney Tunes, Back in Action, Movie Set Decoration Paintings 2003