Art Show at New Village Cafe in San Francisco

September 25, 2015
Art show at New Village Cafe 1426 Polk Street, San Francsisco. Oct. 1st 2015 5pm-9pm

Art show at New Village Cafe 1426 Polk Street, San Francsisco. Oct. 1st 2015 5pm-9pm

Am involved in an art show at New Village Cafe. One of my favorite places to be in my neighborhood. My friends have done a beautiful job keeping this cafe alive with some yummy creative eats on the menu. This will be their first official art show. Will be bringing my paintings as well as Voodoo Kittys.

For more details follow the event at our fb event page

https://www.facebook.com/events/1464504597212387/

Support local artists and our local restaurant! Free to attend, all are welcome.

 

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Saturdays at McCoppin Plaza

September 22, 2015

ValenciaMcCoppinFlyerForWebHave been participating in this event. A gathering of community organizers, artists, musicians, vendors and neighbors. We are an open market with no fees and invite the community to enjoy the plaza, support and share creative endeavors.

I made this flyer to share the news, it’s a wonderful place to gather.

Look forward to seeing you there!

The African Outlet, Just Love Block Party

September 22, 2015
Just Love Block Party hosted by The African Outlet.

Just Love Block Party hosted by The African Outlet.

The African Outlet’s new location at 4942 3rd Street in the Bayview district of San Francisco, CA is officially all set up and hosting a block party on Saturday October 3rd 2015. Come on down, support their amazing new set-up and enjoy community gathering in celebration.

I am definitely going to be there!

Positive Magic Voodoo Kittys!

December 10, 2014

Very Happy and excited to announce the arrival of my Original Positive Magic Voodoo Kittys to the world wide web!

Welcome to:

http://www.VoodooKittys.com

The Original Voodoo Kitty

I carefully hand-sew each Voodoo Kitty to be unique and one-of-a-kind. This is to celebrate the diversity we see in real life and each be a piece of original collectable fine-art.

The Voodoo Kittys are constructed from various scrap or recycled fabrics as well as buttons and beads I purchased from local shops and some donated to me by local residents in San Francisco, CA. They often feature and highlight Authentic African Fabrics and beads. That way making and selling Voodoo Kitty allows me to support traditional African cultures & artisans, bridging San Francisco and African economies. In turn spreading positive vibes to all local communities around the world.

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Please do enjoy your journey through our gallery of ready made Voodoo Kittys for you to choose from and if you want something extra special you can order a custom made Voodoo Kitty right from the custom order link. I will make a special Voodoo Kitty just for you.

While you are there check out all the cool accessories you can add to your custom made Kitty!

Voodoo Kittys do sometimes make an appearance at street-fairs, local art shows as well as non-profit events. Most recently did a coloring activity table and donated some Voodoo Kittys for raffle & spin the wheel prizes at Haight-Ashbury Street Fair Halloween Hootenanny 2014. The kids loved them and so did the parents. Spreading and seeing the joy is priceless.

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Alien Voodoo Kitty, raffle prize at Haight-Ashbury Halloween Hootenanny Oct. 2014

 

Voodoo Kittys, photos and news are on facebook at http://www.facebook.com/vkittys

You can follow Voodoo Kittys on twitter at http://www.twitter.com/voodookittys

Event updates and announcements will be made on both pages.

Thank you for your interest and support for Voodoo Kittys and my art. The Voodoo Kittys and I really appreciate you all.

 

 

 

 

Monskey Business – Hand Painted Vinyl Toy Monskeys

December 1, 2014

A good friend gave me some blank DIY Monskeys so I can paint and sell them!

Here is the first one I completed called “Space Warrior Monskey” which is now available.

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I am offering custom painted Monskeys while I still have blanks.

Recently completed my first commissioned Monskey. She wanted a “day of the dead” theme. I really enjoyed researching images and painting this one.

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Here is a new Monskey I started painting inspired by a flower which I thought would look cool on top of a Monskey’s head.MonskeyNewFlowerNov2014

So you can see what a blank Monskey looks like, I took a couple of shots for your inspiration. If you are interested in purchasing one of my hand painted Monskeys, please feel free to send me a message.

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Thank you for checking out my painted Monskeys. I hope you enjoyed them and if so stay tuned for new postings in the future as I keep painting more Monskeys. You can also stay updated with my art at www.facebook.com/DreasArt and www.twitter.com/DreaArtist

Lion

November 29, 2014
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Lion 20 x 28 inches, acrylics on canvas by Drea (Andrea Fuenzalida) Nov. 2014

The Lion as a symbol of inner strength.

Like that of individuals which link to build one of a strong and prosperous community.

Thank you for viewing, hope you enjoy my new painting!

 

 

 

New Paintings at Aspen Lodge and Universal Conciousness Festival

August 30, 2014

A recently completed series of my paintings are now available at Aspen Lodge Resort & Spa’s gift store in Colorado.

In September the originals will be available for sale in the silent auction at The Universal Consciousness Festival.

 

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 The series is inspired by the concept of the journey into universal consciousness: over-coming struggle, harmony, balance, wellness, growth, community, cultural diversity and nature. Integrating different symbols along with the iconic yin-yang but Americanized into Ying Yang to emphasize the mixed cultural aspect.

For more information and/or to book tickets to The Universal Consciousness Festival visit: http://universalconsciousnessfestival.org/

You can also stay updated and show support at: https://www.facebook.com/UniversalConsciousnessFestival

The Aspen Lodge is indeed a great retreat located in the beauty of an amazing natural habitat, The Rocky Mountains. They have recently renovated, reopened and rising up strong from last year’s major damage from Colorado’s massive floods. To see more information about Aspen Lodge and/or to book reservations visit:
http://www.aspenlodge.net/

Thank you for your interest and I hope you enjoyed my work. Cheers!

Working with San Francisco Community – Recent Endeavors

August 12, 2014

Lately and with great honor I have had wonderful opportunities as an artist and graphic designer to work with my direct community in San Francisco.

Currently and recently launched is a very crucial fundraiser to Save The African Outlet and help them establish a dynamic African Cultural Center in San Francisco. A place that is safe and accessible for all SF residents and visitors to get in touch with Native Africa, the roots of all human culture.

www.indiegogo.com/projects/save-the-african-outlet

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Working with store owners Judah Dwyer and Horgan Edet, I edited the video, constructed the graphics, advised and assisted with setting up their crowd-fundraiser campaign.

You can also see more of my work and follow their journey at www.facebook.com/SaveTheAfricanOutlet

The African Outlet is my favorite store in the whole world and even more so like a shrine. Any of your help with this cause is deeply appreciated.

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Also over the last couple of months I have been working on a collaborative community painting project with Jason Wynman of 14 Black Poppies and Rebbeca Shultz for CHP Housing Project in San Francisco.

We ask people the question where do you belong? For there they constructed their own visual about the subject matter and pasted onto a large canvas which Rebbeca and I have been painting around, making it look a bit like a map or topological view of a landscape.

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Very much looking forward to the next phase and very happy to be working along side so many creative constructive forces in my direct community: San Francisco, California.

Universal Consciousness Festival Poster

August 12, 2014

Recently, I worked with Marketing Directors Samantha Ross and Rachel Universal Consciousness Festival hosted by Aspen Lodge Resort & Spa in Colorado, to visually conceptualize their graphics and construct their logo and poster designs.

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To learn more about the event visit: http://www.universalconsciousnessfestival.org

 

 

Upcoming Events: The African Outlet Party! Raising funds to establish an African Cultural Center for the city of San Francisco!

June 27, 2014

Attention San Francisco, Bay Area friends and visitors!

The African Outlet is having a massive party June 28th, THIS SATURDAY Noon till 9pm! $20 @ door. Food, drinks and live music included. All ages are welcome!

Ella Hill Hutch Community Center: 1050 McAllister st. San Francisco, CA

They are the last traditional African store in the city of San Francisco and do a lot more for the greater local community than just any retail store. Seeking funding for relocation costs to acquire a location in San Francisco big enough to house not just an Authentic African retail shop but a full on African Cultural Center, easily accessible to all SF residents and visitors.

Come join us with The African Outlet Experience, drummers and dancers.

The next event coming up shortly after: JULY 4TH in EL CERRITO

 

World One Festival

http://worldoneradio.org/worldone-festival-2014/

This event is free to the public and a great place party with your whole family on the 4th!

I will be performing at both events playing the Nigerian Ohgene Bell.

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