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My painting "Lakshmi" will be in "Crazy Cat Ladies: Celebrating Kitties and Their Champions" at The Animal Museum, Los Angeles, CA, opening October 1, 2016. This will be the grand re-opening of this museum in the downtown L.A. arts district, and I'm thrilled to be part of it!

Two of my animal rights paintings will be included in ANIMUS: Vegan Artists Exhibition at Kabaret at Karamel in London, England. A private viewing will be held on Friday, July 29 and the show runs through September 9. ANIMUS is an international group show exploring human treatment of other animals, as well as the vegan identity and what it means to see with 'our' eyes. The aim is to support animals hidden from the public gaze to be seen. Animals will feature in all works, and provide the overarching theme.

One of my "Extinction Saints" paintings was juried into "Slice" at the Pence Gallery in Davis, CA. The juror was Bay Area art critic and curator Dewitt Cheng.

I will have 1 new painting in "Symphony of Wings" at Cactus Gallery, opening June 11.

I will have 4 new paintings included in "Beastly Beings", a group show of animal art at Cactus Gallery. The show opens on May 14, and runs through June 4.

Two of my paintings are included in "The Art of Politics", a group show at Studio Bongiorno in Santa Clara, running from April 1 - 29.

I will have work in four group shows for the holidays and will have new pieces in all four shows:

"Tiny" at Studio Gallery in San Francisco runs from November 12 - December 23, with an opening reception on Sunday, November 12.

"Tiny Treasures 10" at Cactus Gallery in Los Angeles runs from November 14 - December 12.

"Hark!" annual holiday exhibit at Kaleid Gallery in San Jose from December 4 - January 15, opening reception on Friday, December 4.

"Wunderkammer" at Art Thou Gallery in Berkeley runs from December 1 - January 27, with an opening reception December 12.

I have several paintings in the Compassion for Animals art show, at the Pend Oreille Arts Council Gallery, Sandpoint, Idaho.
Show runs from September 18th - October 16th.

Four of my farmed animal liberation paintings will be in "Animal Lovers, Animal Rights" at Chicago Urban Art Retreat Center from July 1st - July 31st.

My painting "One Every 15 Minutes" about the elephant poaching crisis in Africa, will be in "12" a group exhibit of Northern California Women's Caucus for Art members, at Warehouse 416 in Oakland. The opening will be Friday night, July 3rd, and the show runs through Saturday, July 25th.

I'm doing a print fundraiser for my friends at PreetiRang Sanctuary who have a year old calf, Norman, who was born with three legs and needs a prosthetic leg. For a $50 donation, you can get a print of either "Free From Suffering" or "Ahimsa". Here is the donation webpage.

"These Birdly Delights: 7th Annual Bird Themed Group Show" at Cactus Gallery runs June 13 - July 7, 2015.

The utility box I painted as part of the San Jose Art Box Project was nominated by San Jose Mercury News readers as a finalist in a contest of readers' favorite art boxes. Here's the article and poll.

Sanctuary Bistro has an interview with me about art and activism on their blog. Check it out!

Two of my farmed animal liberation paintings are in "You Art What You Eat", a national juried group show at Union Street Gallery in Chicago.
The show runs from February 25 - March 28, 2015.

I have a piece in Cactus Gallery's 10th anniversary show "Loteria!", running March 8th - April 4th, 2015.

I have a small show of paintings at Sanctuary Bistro in Berkeley, CA. The show runs from January 5th - March 8th, 2015.

I have work in two large group shows of small artwork for the holidays: : "Tiny" at Studio Gallery in San Francisco,
and "Tiny Treasures" at Cactus Gallery in Los Angeles

Two of my paintings from the Sheppard Collection of Vegan Art were included in an article in Vegan LIfe Magazine

"Pets, Beasts & Dinner: Relations Betweeen Human and Animal Creatures" - a group show curated by Suzaan Boetger at Gallery Bergen,
Bergen Community College, Paramus NJ. Runs from September 16 - October 30, 2014.

I have 3 paintings in "The Song of the Birds" - group show of bird art at Cactus Gallery in L.A.
Show opens June 14th and runs through July 31st, 2014.

My painting "Terror" is in "Disconnect", Northern California Women's Caucus for Art group show, at Transmission Gallery in Oakland.
Show opens June 6th and runs through July 19th, 2014.

Reproductions of a few of my animal liberation-themed paintings will be at Vegan Street Day in Stuttgart, Germany on June 8th.

My painting "The Eagle and the Mouse" is in "Art Biologic" a group show of art inspired by nature and science, at Limner Gallery
in Hudson, NY, opening May 15th and running through June 17th, 2014. The painting was a show award winner and is featured in Direct Art Magazine, Volume 21.

"9",Cactus Gallery's 9th anniversary group show, runs through March. I have a new painting included which I created specially for this show.

I'll have paintings in three group shows of small artworks for the holidays: "Tiny" at Studio Gallery in San Francisco (runs through December 23rd, with a reception on December 1st); "HARK!" at Kaleid Gallery, in San Jose (runs through January 18, 2014, reception is Friday, December 6th) ; and "Tiny Treasures" at Cactus Gallery in Los Angeles (runs through January 31, 2014).

I have three paintings in "Beasts on Broadway", a national juried exhibit at the Santa Cruz Art League, which runs through November 24th.
My painting "The Eagle and the Mouse" won the 2nd place jurors' award.

New solo show "We Are All Animals" opening at Kaleid Gallery in San Jose October 4th, 2013. Runs through October 26th.

My painting "What's For Dinner?" was featured in Direct Art Magazine, along with a statement I wrote about our treatment of farmed animals.

"Sleep with the Fishes" group show with Splendor Device is traveling to Tasty Gallery in Seattle for August! My piece "Octopope" is in the show.

MF Gallery in Brooklyn, 10th Anniversary Group Show, opens Saturday, June 8th, 2013.

"Vanitas" group show at Kaleid Gallery, opens Friday, June 7th, runs through end of July.

"Sleep with the Fishes" group show with Splendor Device, at Rothick Art Haus in Anaheim, CA, opens Saturday, May 11th, 2013 - runs through May.

"Odd Birds" group show at Tasty Gallery in Seattle, opens May 10th, 2013 and runs through June 10th.

"Petroleum Paradox: For Better or For Worse?" group show is traveling to Narrows Center for the Arts in Fall River, MA. April 6 - May 18, 2013.

"SustainAbility" group show at Art For All People in Malibu, CA. February 1st - March 20th, 2013.

"Vital" at The Usuals in San Jose, opens January 25th, 2013.

"HARK!" holiday group show at Kaleid Gallery, opening December 7th, 2012

"Tiny", annual group show of small artworks for the holidays, opens on November 8th, 2012at Studio Gallery in San Francisco,
and runs through December 23rd.

September, 2012: A big thank you to Catapult Art Mag for including my art in their first anniversary issue! Read more....

"Myth" group show at Modern Eden in San Francisco, July 11th - August 5th, 2012.

"Beyond Landscape" group show at Marin Community Foundation, Novato, CA, June 15th - September 28th, 2012.

"Petroleum Paradox" group show at Denise Bibro Fine Art, NYC, May 24th to June 23rd, 2012.

Click here to read a nice blog post about my art on the Eclectix blog

"Menagerie" group show to benefit the San Francisco S.P.C.A., at Modern Eden in SF, opens February 11, 2012.
Read reviews of "Menagerie" in Hi-Fructose (my painting "Bird Brain" is in the top photo) and Creep Machine.

"Flock", work inspired by birds, at Studio Gallery in SF, opening February 4, show runs Feb. 1 - 26, 2012.

"Funky Flocks and Flying Feathers" group show of bird art at Cactus Gallery in LA, opening January 14, 2012.

I was interviewed by Patricia Zemanek of Eclectix Gallery. Read the interview here... Thanks, Patricia!

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