My Fall Art Shows, 2013

I thought I give you a list of upcoming shows in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Cleveland, Tel Aviv, and even Melbourne, that I’m participating in.

And for those of you in Cleveland, the September 6th event is when I will be formally launching my new fashion illustration classes for adults! If you can’t make it to the event, there will be an announcement with a link to registration here on my blog that day.

Current – October 30th: “Plain” book exhibition @ Beit Ha’ir Urban Culture Museum in Tel Aviv, Israel.

Friday, September 6th: New Works + Book Signing @ Deering Vintage in Ohio City, OH. You can View the Facebook invite here.

Saturday, September 7th: Lil Bub group show @ Spoke Art, San Francisco, CA.
Meet and greet with BUB in the afternoon / art show opening in the evening. Show on view until Saturday, September 28th.

Friday, October 11th: “Obsolete” group show @ Studio 2091 in Cuyahoga Falls, OH.

November: “Zodiac” group show @ Auguste Clown Gallery, Melbourne, Australia.

Next year: April 11th, 2014:  Solo show @ BAYarts, Bay Village Ohio.

If you’ve been wanting to commission a pet portrait in time for the holidays, you can purchase them here.

Supersonic Space Princess
Supersonic Space Princess

Cheers!

– Arabella

L.A. Group Show: Wasted

This will be the first L.A. show I’ve been in for quite some time; it’s also the first time I created a painting while intoxicated pretty much the whole process! I thought it best to keep with the theme of the show. I was inspired by the hair style of “Helen Lawson” in the movie Valley of the Dolls, but I was also drinking a lot of gin. She’s one of those ladies who lunch kind of gals, don’t you think?

“Dahling!” 16×20″ oil on canvas….

Wasted
The Great American Past Time
Curated by: Dave MacDowell

featuring works by:
Aaron Jasinski  Allison Reimold  Allison Sommers  Apricot Mantle  Arabella Proffer
Augie Pagan  Aunia Kahn  Big Toe  Bill McEvoy  Brandi Read  Brandon Steen
Buddy Nestor  Cameron Davis  Casey Weldon  Cate Rangel  Charles Wish
Chase Tafoya Chet Zar  Chris B. Murray  Chris Hoffman  Chris Marrs Piliero 
Chris Sheridan Christopher Umana  Craig LaRotonda  Crystal Barbre  Dan Barry 
Dan Harding Dan Quintana  Dark Vomit  Dave Cooper  David Chung  Edith Lebeau
Edward Robin Coronel  Erik Alos  Gabe Larson  Genevive Zacconi  Gregory Rodriguez
Jason Edmiston  Jeff Ramirez  Jessica Ward  John Park  John Cebollaro
Johnny Crap  JoKa  Joseph Reyna  Josh Geiser  Joshua Clay  Ken Keirns
Kolaboy  KRK Ryden  Larkin  Leslie Ditto  Luke Chueh  Mark Elliott  Matt Dangler
Meats Meier  Michael Alvarez  Michael Mararian  Nathan Cartwright  Nicole Bruckman
Patrick Deignan  Patrick Fatica  Peter Adamyan  Richard Frost  Rob Faucette
Robert Bowen  Scott G. Brooks  Scott Scheidly  Serge Gay Jr. Shaunna Peterson
Steven J Daily  Tim Maclean  Trey Xander  ZOSO

Opening Reception: Saturday, June 9th
7-10pm @ WWA GALLERY, Culver City, CA. A portion of the proceeds goes to the Make A Wish Foundation.

Goodbye Mr. Freud

Rest in Peace dearest Lucian Freud. Yes, he was 88 — and considering his lifestyle that’s damn good — but I’m rather broken up about this. Really, I haven’t felt this bad about a famous person dying, who I didn’t personally know, since Jim Henson and Sam Kinison.

I was lucky enough to see his retrospective at LACMA. I felt really bad for fellow CalArts alumna Laura Owens to have her show next to his. To put any other painter next to a Lucian Freud exhibit is just plain mean, because his work will piss all over them without even trying. That isn’t to say Lucian didn’t try, in fact, he was a notoriously slow painter.

In any event, here are just some of my favorite works…