Category Archives: Art Events

“Muncher” was selected for the Special Merit Category of the Animals Art Exhibition

Posted by Yelena Shabrova

Got notified today that “Muncher” was selected for the Special Merit Category of the Animals Art Exhibition held by Art Space & Time Online Art Gallery.

The gallery received 900 entries from 24 different countries from around the world. The final selection features amazing creations in all kinds of different media, and I am happy to be a part of it.

The winning entries will be featured on the Light Space & Time website for the month of June 2016 and then will remain online in the Light Space & Time archives.

Silicon Valley Open Studios 2015

Posted by Yelena Shabrova

I will be showing on the first three weekends of May along with many wonderful artists. Two of my newest pieces were completed just in time for SVOS, and I can’t wait to share them with you. Hope you will join us!

WEEKEND ONE: MAY 2ND & 3RD
Site 339

30 Sunrise Court, Menlo Park, CA 94025

11am to 5pm

With Amanda Krauss, Krishna Mitra, Slava Shabrov, and Teresa Silvestri.

WEEKEND TWO: MAY 9TH & 10TH
Site 111

1510 Oak Avenue, Los Altos, CA 94024

11am to 5pm

With U. Q. Livd, Vaishali Sanghavi, Slava Shabrov, and Sarah Soward.

WEEKEND THREE: MAY 17TH & 18TH
Site 149

10300 Torre Avenue, Cupertino, CA 95014

Sat, May 16th – 10am to 6pm
Sun, May 17th – 12am to 6pm

With Janki Chokshi, Denise Howard, James Lee, Jessica Liu, Reynold Alex Martinez, Krishna Mitra, Slava Shabrov, Michele Smeulders, and Isabelle Stachnick.

Or see all sites in one place on my SVOS page.

Connections – FALC Art Exhibit at the Main Street Cafe and Books 2015

Posted by Yelena Shabrova

“Newborn” and “Fortitude” has been accepted into the Connections exhibit at the Main Street Cafe sponsored by the Fine Arts League of Cupertino:

Yelena Shabrova ~ Newborn ~ Derwent colored pencil on Bienfang watercolor paper, 11" x 14", horse portrait

Newborn ~ Derwent colored pencil on Bienfang watercolor paper, 11″ x 14″

Yelena Shabrova ~ Fortitude ~ Prismacolor colored pencil on drawing paper, 9" x 6"

Fortitude ~ Prismacolor colored pencil on drawing paper, , 9″ x 6″

The show will be open from January 31 till February 28, 2015.

There is a lot of great artworks in the show, make sure to stop by!

Main Street Cafe and Books is located at 134 Main St, Los Altos, CA 94022
Open Monay – Saturaday 7:30 am – 5:00 pm, Sunday 9:30 am -2:30 pm.

SVOS Winter Preview Exhibit at the San Jose Bridge Club 2015

Posted by Yelena Shabrova

I will have two of my older pieces at the San Jose Bridge Center from January 27 till April 28, 2015:

Yelena Shabrova ~ New Spring I ~ pen and ink on drawing paper, 6.75" x 4.75"

New Spring I ~ pen and ink on drawing paper, 6.75″ x 4.75″

Yelena Shabrova ~ New Spring II ~ pen and ink on drawing paper, 6.75" x 4.75"

New Spring II ~ pen and ink on drawing paper, 6.75″ x 4.75″

There will be no reception for this show.

The San Jose Bridge Center is located at 1300 White Oak, Suite 103, Campbell, CA.

Silicon Valley Open Studios “Sneak Preview” at Art Ark Gallery

Posted by Yelena Shabrova

About a dozen of my artworks will be a part of the Silicon Valley Open Studios preview exhibit at the Art Ark Gallery.

Summer Day in Santa Cruz Mountains - colored pencil on Arches watercolor paper, 14.5" x 10.5"

Summer Day in Santa Cruz Mountains – colored pencil on Arches watercolor paper, 14.5″ x 10.5″

Art Ark Gallery is located at 1035 South 6th Street, San Jose, CA 95112.

Gallery Hours: Saturday, January: 17th, 24th & 31st 11-4 pm.

Opening Reception: Saturday, January 10th 6-9 pm.
Closing Reception: Friday, February 6th 6-9 pm.

I will also be sitting in the gallery on January 31, 1:30 pm – 4 pm.

Stop by if you are in the area, it will be great to see you!

Other participating artists: Lisa Babbitt, Rebecca Bangs, Leanne Bouwer, Trudi Burney, Jerry Carpenter, Gabriel Coke, Angela Cunningham, John Ediger, Marianne Eichenbaum, Liz Fennell, Yvette Head, Yvonne Head, Marilynn Host, Susannah Jackson, Leslie Lambert, Jim Lee, Alyssa Levitan, Oleg Lobykin, Stephanie Maclean, Daniel McLean, Dana Nehdaran, Dariush Nehdaran, Christine Oliver, Karen Olsen, Mohana Pradhan, Christine Rasmussen, Sally Rayn, Bill Sarnoff, Edwin Simon, Anthony Stenberg, Janet Trenchard, Nancy Woods, Helen Yang.

This preview is an opportunity to see some of the art and meet the artists prior to the Open Studios held in the first three weekends of May, 2015.

9th Annual HARK! Exhibit & Sale

Posted by Yelena Shabrova

I will have a few pen and ink pieces in this show:

Gathering I, by Yelena-Shabrova - pen & ink on drawing paper, 4" x 6"

Gathering I – pen & ink on drawing paper, 4″ x 6″

Yelena Shabrova ~ Gathering II ~ pen & ink on drawing paper, 4" x 6"

Gathering II ~ pen & ink on drawing paper, 4″ x 6″

Yelena Shabrova ~ Gathering III ~ pen and ink on drawing paper, 6" x 4"

Gathering III ~ pen and ink on drawing paper, 6″ x 4″

If you are in the area, stop by for the opening reception on December 5th, starting at 7 pm.

HARK! 9th annual holiday exhibit & sale is open from December 5th, 2014 through January 16, 2015.

KALEID gallery is located at 88 S 4th St, San Jose, California 95112

Corinthian House Art Show 2014

Posted by Yelena Shabrova

Corinthian House in Campbell has a new exhibit now, and several of may artworks are a part of it:

Corinthian house is located at 250 Budd Avenue, Campbell CA 95008.

The exhibit is open from 9:00am to 4:00pm, Monday through Friday till January 18, 2015.

The reception will be held on Sunday, December 7, 2014, 2 – 3:30 pm.

Silicon Valley Small Works 2014 at the Vargas Gallery

Posted by Yelena Shabrova

My mixed media creatures were accepted into the Silicon Valley Small Works exhibit at the Vargas Gallery on the Mission College campus:

Yelena Shabrova ~ Explorer ~ mixed media on canvas panel, 8" x 10" (raccoon)

Explorer ~ mixed media on canvas panel, 8″ x 10″

Yelena Shabrova ~ Muncher ~ mixed media on canvas panel, 8" x 10" (original drawing of a squirrel)

Muncher – mixed media on canvas panel, 8″ x 10″

Yelena Shabrova ~ Stranger ~ mixed media on canvas panel, 8" x 10" (original drawing of an owl)

Stranger ~ mixed media on canvas panel, 8″ x 10″

Mission College is located at 3000 Mission College Blvd, Santa Clara, CA 95054. The gallery is in the Gillmor Center, room 102. See the map of its location here: GC-102.

The exhibit will be on from Wednesday, November 12 till Wednesday, December 10, 2014.

The opening reception for Silicon Valley Small Works will be held on Wednesday, November 12 from 4-7 pm.

The Vargas Gallery is open Mon. 3-6 pm, Tues. 1-5 pm, Wed. 3-6 pm, Thurs. 1-5 pm, Friday 1-4 pm, Sat. 12-2 pm. Closed November 27 – 30 for Thanksgiving.

Explorer goes to print

Posted by Yelena Shabrova

Yelena Shabrova ~ Explorer ~ mixed media on canvas panel, 8" x 10" (raccoon)

Explorer ~ mixed media on canvas panel, 8″ x 10″

Just learned that one of my pieces in the Bay Area Wildlife art show, Explorer, was featured in The Epoch Times newspaper. Nice surprise. Thanks Teresa Silvestri for letting me know!

The Epoch Times, October 2-8, 2014 (PDF)

The original ($190.00), greeting cards, and prints are available in my online shop as a part of the “Mixed Media” collection.

Newborn (foal head in colored pencil, 11″ x 14″)

Posted by Yelena Shabrova

Updated: September 12, 2014

Newborn won the Best Realism Award at the Fall Festival Art Show

Updated: August 29, 2014

And it’s done! I don’t think there is anything to add to it, but if I were to do this piece all over again I would approach it completely differently. It was a nice detour from fully realistic colors and a few purely technique-related things I usually use.

The original ($980.00), greeting cards, and prints are available in my online shop as a part of the “Colored Pencil” collection.

Updated: June 2, 2014

He looks more like a living creature now and almost ready for darks to be added. The white stripe will need some gentle work first.

Yelena Shabrova ~ Newborn, drawing of a foal head in progress ~ Derwent colored pencils on Bienfang watercolor paper, 11" x 14"

Updated: April 21, 2014

Well, it’s been a while since I started this portrait, several different small projects got in the way, but finally I am back to the little foal.

In the end, he won’t be nearly as colorful as right now (or at least I hope for that), but it will be interesting to see what bright violet and yellows will be able to add to regular coat colors.

Yelena Shabrova - Newborn, drawing of a foal head in progress - Derwent colored pencils on Bienfang watercolor paper, 11" x 14"

Original post: Jan 18, 2014

I think it’s been a terrible while since I drew a horse that fits on piece of paper bigger that 4″ x 6″. Time to change that, so here’s the beginning of a very young foal’s head. Because for some reason I chose rough Bienfang watercolor paper, it may take a while to build up colors in this one. And it’s not just rough, it’s somewhat slippery too. But we will see. So far it was mostly working on the background to get a better feel of the paper that is new to me before adding much detail to the foal.

Newborn, drawing in progress - Derwent colored pencils on Bienfang watercolor paper, 11" x 14"