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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.

 

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!

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

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

 

 

Cheetah Lady Bug

May 15, 2014

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“Cheetah Lady-Bug”

11 x 14 inches with 2.5 inch painted sides (ready to hang)

Acrylics on Canvas

by Andrea Fuenzalida (Drea)

Original available for immediate purchase at:

http://moonsquirrel.com/storeItem39.html

$1000.00 (price includes shipping within USA)

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Drea’s Art in April: Open commissions and new works available

April 2, 2014

Starting by saying, much thanks to all my blog readers and followers, I appreciate you all. As an independent artist everyone’s interest and support means a lot to me.

March deals to get discounts and free gifts on my original artworks has come to a close however some offers are still available and there are some new offers and announcements in April to look forward to.

Last year’s all hand sewn, Positive Magic, Voodoo Dolls are still on sale for $60 each (shipping included) while supplies last.

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Currently I have several 12 x 16 (or 16 x 12) inch canvas to paint on and would like to do more portraits and/or landscape paintings from photo reference. So am offering to paint any portrait (person or animal) or landscape you like for a flat rate of $300 (USA) plus shipping cost. Payments are payable by paypal at dreaArtist@gmail.com Please provide a photo reference by sending the file attached, to my email and allow at least 2 weeks for painting to be completed plus time for shipping.

Bids are now open for paintings I have in progress. Four paintings are in progress and available:

“Cheetah Lady-Bug” 11 x 14 inches, Acrylics on Canvas with 2.5 inches painted around sides (ready to hang, no extra framing needed).

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“Mushroom Forest” 16 x 12 inches Acrylics on Canvas

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“Butterfly Earth” Acrylics on used Skateboard

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“Merkabah (Archangel Metatron’s Cube)” 24 x 30 inches, Acrylics on Canvas with 2.5 inches painted around sides (ready to hang, no frame needed)

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More pictures, info and new updates of these works can be seen by browsing through my photo albums at www.facebook.com/DreasArt

Art Sales in March 2014

March 22, 2014

Right now is a great time to make an investment on my original art works.

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Works are available for immediate purchase from www.moonsquirrel.com

To go directly to my online shop go to http://moonsquirrel.com/shop.html

Also refer to my fb page at www.facebook.com/DreasArt

For any original art purchase over in the month of March 2014 $200 (For example: The ones pictured above) please inquire to my email at dreaArtist@gmail.com for a discounted rate.

Any and all purchases of original art in March will receive a bonus surprise gift!

As my new batch of Voodoo Dolls are almost done, 2013 Voodoo Dolls are now 40% off while supplies last!

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Fire Butterfly

March 11, 2014

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“Fire Butterfly”

30 x 12 inches

Acrylics on Canvas

With 2.5 inch painted edges. Ready to Hang.

by Andrea Fuenzalida (Drea)

This painting represent an intense spirit of protection, love, inner fire, awareness and strength to rise above any adversities.

Here is a close up shot:

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Original can be purchased directly at

http://moonsquirrel.99k.org/storeItem36.html

or send me a message at http://www.facebook.com/DreasArt

or to DreaArtist@gmail.com

PS: Sections of it glow in the dark.

Help us Save The African Outlet! Keep African Culture and Diversity Alive in Hayes Valley, San Francisco!

January 29, 2014

With great honor I have been working with my dear friends and community at The African Outlet getting their campaign online to save their store in 20 year landmark location. Creating Graphics, a facebook page and moveon.org petition under the direction of owners Judah Dwyer and Horgan Edet.

Clip board petition on location at The African Outlet - 524 Octavia Street, San Francisco

Clip board petition on location at The African Outlet at 524 Octavia Street, San Francisco

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The African Outlet is an independently owned shop and magical place in the Hayes Valley neighborhood of San Francisco (824 Octavia Street). You can refer to them at their links TheAfricanOutlet.org and facebook.com/TheAfricanOutlet

They bring traditional African culture, ambiance and quality African cargo directly to and engaging with our community in the heart of San Francisco since 1989. The African Outlet with their group of drummers and dancers, The African Outlet Experience participate in community cultural events in the SF Bay Area such as Carnaval Parade, Juneteenth Parade and July 4th World One Festival. It such a joy to participate with them in these events. In 2012 I wrote a blog post after participating at their event in Carnaval where you can see with your own eyes https://moonsquirrel.wordpress.com/2012/05/29/african-outlet-experience-at-carnival-2012-san-francisco-ca/

Supporting independent local artists and merchants in the Bay Area and across Africa making them essential to our economy.

Many of my hand-sewn items such as Voodoo Dolls and medicine bags are sold there and I collect from them many special charms to use in my work. Horgan and Judah are both very knowledgeable about the items and the culture/traditions/story behind everything in the store. I go there often for inspiration, to learn and share my work with the community. I learn something new every time I go. 

The African Outlet means a lot to me and so many people in my direct community and is an essential asset to the quality of life in San Francisco. If you support local art, independent business, traditional African culture or want a boost of some powerful good Ju-Ju, you are all welcome and invited to help us by liking, sharing and inviting your friends to our facebook page at facebook.com/SaveTheAfricanOutlet

Also you can sign at share our petition at petitions.moveon.org/sign/save-the-african-outlet

This will help get our message out to our official representative and show the landlords and property managers how much The African Outlet means to us in San Francisco and beyond.

Thank you so much in your interest. Here are some graphics I made for the campaign which if you like, you can use to share our message and page links. If you do this let me know if you like I can post your link on my blog and give you some huge shout-outs in exchange as thanks.

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Everyone is welcome at The African Outlet!! 524 Octavia Street, San Francisco. (Near Hayes St. at the corner of Octavia and Ivy)

If you are in the area you are invited to come by the shop, open everyday 10:30am-7pm

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Much Respect and ONE LOVE!

-From Drea (Andrea Fuenzalida)