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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.

Fall Festival Art Show at the Quinlan Center

Posted by Yelena Shabrova

I will have several artworks in this show including the newest one:

Reception: Friday, September 12, 2014 – 7 PM

Show: Saturday, September 13, 2014 – 10 AM to 5 PM

Location: Cupertino Room, Quinlan Community Center, 10185 N.Stelling Rd, Cupertino, CA 95014

I will be sitting in the FALC booth (M01) outside of the Quinlan Center with my fellow artists the entire Saturday and will be glad to chat with my old and new friends.

The exhibit is sponsored by the Rotary Club of Cupertino and Fine Arts League of Cupertino.

Judge: Dr. Nancy Canter, Dean Creative Arts, De Anza College

Silicon Valley Fall Fest Art Show 2010 – reception and awards ceremony

Posted by Yelena Shabrova

Outburst - colored pencil on paper, 6
Outburst

colored pencil
6″ x 9″

The juried Fall Fest Art Show 2010 had its opening reception and award ceremony yesterday. This year the show was back to the Quinlan Community Center, Cupertino Room that looks so much nicer and more inviting than a formal Community Hall.

My Outburst won the 3rd place in the Mixed and Dried Media category. The judge, George Rivera, commented on “Outburst: “Wonderful discovery! It drew me in. This piece has quiet poetry that continues to reward you. The positive and negative spaces together make it successful.”

Belinda Lima won the Best of the Show award for her “House Of Shoji.” I love that collage, so glad it received the highest award! Could not find the image anywhere online, or I would post it here. Congratulations to all other artists who won a place or an honorable mention!
Thank you everybody who stopped by, it was a pleasure to spend the evening with you chatting and admiring wonderful artworks by fellow FALC artists.

The show will still be open tomorrow, 10 am till 6 pm, if you didn’t have a chance to see it yet or know someone who may like to see it.

Reception at the Silicon Valley Fall Fest Art Show on Sept 24
Reception at the Silicon Valley Fall Fest Art Show on Sept 24

Silicon Valley Fall Fest, 9/25/2010 till 9/26/2010

Posted by Yelena Shabrova

The Fine Arts League of Cupertino holds the 2010 juried Silicon Valley Fall Fest art show September 25-26. I will have three pieces in the show:

Juror – George Rivera, Curator at the Triton Museum of Art in Santa Clara.

Reception and auction: September 24, 2010, 7 PM to 9 PM

Dates: September 25-26, 2010
Hours: 10 AM to 6 PM

Address: Quinlan Community Center, 10185 N. Stelling Rd, Cupertino, CA 95014

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Reception and awards ceremony at the Fall Fest Art Show 2009

Posted by Yelena Shabrova

This Friday, September 18th, Fall Fest Art Show’s reception and award ceremony were held, and my Fortitude received Honorable Mention:

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

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

Something fascinating happened during the reception: Nava Attia-Benoit’s painting just happened to look like a gentleman who walked in. Not only the face, but the hat and shirt looked about the same! He was asking for the artist who did the portrait and was finally introduced to Nava who never met him before. What a surprise for both of them!

Congratulations to winners Kim Newell, Karen Mumford, Jim Burns, Nina Uppaluru, Nava Attia-Benoit, Nancy Near, Jane Kwant, Janki Chokshi, John Perez, Belinda Lima, Slava Shabrov, Grace Seidman, Yao-Pi Hsu, and others.

Many thanks to everyone who organized this show and helped to make it a success.

Fall Fest Art Show, 9/19/2009 and 9/20/2009

Posted by Yelena Shabrova

Fine Arts League of Cupertino is having their annual juried Fall Fest Art Show on September 19 and 20, 2009.

Reception: September 18, 2009, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

FALC will be conducting a Silent Auction during the reception. The proceeds will be donated to the West Valley Community Services – a non-profit community-based agency that provides many community services in Cupertino, Los Gatos, Monte Sereno, Saratoga and West San Jose. If you would like to participate, New Spring I will be a part of the auction:

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″

Three artworks will be a part of Fall Fest Art Show: Mom & Son, Truckee River, and a new piece, Fortitude:

Mom & Son - charcoal on colored paper, 20" x 16"

Mom & Son – charcoal on colored paper, 20″ x 16″

Yelena Shabrova ~ Truckee River ~ colored pencil on colored paper, 9" x 6"

Truckee River ~ colored pencil on colored paper, 9″ x 6″

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

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

Show open: September 19-20, 2009, 10 a.m. till 6 p.m.

Show location: Community Hall, 10350 Torre Ave., Cupertino, CA 95014

Earth Expressions, 2008 FALC Juried Fine Art Show, 9/12/2008 till 9/14/2008

Posted by Yelena Shabrova

I will have 3 artworks (Daydreaming, Bonding, and Running Free) at the 2008 FALC Juried Fine Art Show. The theme of the show is “Earth Expressions,” and I’m glad that my horses will be a part of it.

Reception and Auction to benefit the Sichuan Earthquake Victims will be held on September 12, 7pm to 9pm.

The show will be open September 13-14, 10am to 6pm, at the Community Hall, 10350 Torre Ave., Cupertino, CA. 10% of all sales on September 13-14 will be donated to The Shelter Box Project for the Sichuan Earthquake Victims.

Midsummer Art Celebration at Triton Museum

Posted by Yelena Shabrova

We went to this event with FALC. Setting up at 8:30 am was not as bad as I anticipated, even though both me and Slava had very little sleep before that. Raja who organized it all for us was energetic and cheerful although he was e-mailing Slava at 3 a.m. last night. He said he felt ok because he was an astronomer, but even astronomers have to sleep sometimes and Raja was at the show the whole day!

By 10 a.m., when we were almost done with the setup, quickly visited our friends at Campbell Artists’ Guild and some others, it started to get hot. Slava and I went home until our shift in the booth at 4 p.m. and escaped the worst of the heat. When we returned, there still weren’t many visitors and the place felt like an oven even in the shade. There was some wind, and we were told that even a few drops of rain fell while we were away, but none of that brought any relief. It’s a miracle anyone at all preferred a trip to Triton to staying inside or soaking in a swimming pool. A pretty good jazz band was playing, but they had no crowd to support them. Poor guys.

Other than the heat, the show was great. It was nice to see Joe Decker, Jaya King, Cathy Zander again and to see artworks by many others whom we didn’t get to meet.

The most wonderful discovery for me was Deborah Matlack. Since she doesn’t have a Web site, I turned to Google for more information about her and found a lengthy article where she says she is impatient and doesn’t do many preliminary sketches because of that. Looking at her portraits, I would never guess that. “I work all over the painting,” she says. “I can start on a figure, a face, or the background. It really depends on my mood. The beginning of a painting is quite conscious. I know what I want to achieve, but not necessarily how I want to achieve it.” Clearly, her focus is on the character of the subject first and truthful rendering of details second, but I would imagine it still takes a good deal of patience to get them right. Deborah also gave me some valuable advice on working with pastels for which I was very grateful. So now I plan to stop further experiments with Strathmore paper and switch to Canson and will try Lascaux fixative too. I can’t quite stop pastel from falling off the paper with what I am using now, and Deborah’s artworks were in the perfect shape despite the wind that occasionally made them flap against the panels.

We did have some most wonderful visitors who appreciated the art and were great to talk to. The show was also a great opportunity for artists to get to know each other better and share their experience. We posed for a final photo, took everything down, and went home totally exhausted. Happy Summer Solstice to us.