Saturday, May 10, 2014

Triton Museum's MADART Gala

Triton Museum's MADART Gala
(photo courtesy Ron Dell'Aquila)

Chief Curator, Preston Metcalf, holding up art for the live auction
(photo courtesy Ron Dell'Aquila)

Triton Museum staff member and Facility Rental Manager, Amanda McDonough with museum patron, Ray, and current exhibiting artist, Mei-Ying Dell'Aquila (who currently has art on view on the museum's Imagine exhibit).
(photo courtesy Ron Dell'Aquila)

Museum Preparator, Bryan Callanta, and MADART Gala volunteers.
(photo courtesy Ron Dell'Aquila)

Executive Director Jill Meyers, Curator of Education and Curator Ester Fernandez, 
and Preparator Bryan Callanta.
(photo courtesy Ron Dell'Aquila)

I had a great time volunteering at Triton's MADART Gala!
(photo courtesy Ron Dell'Aquila)

For more information on this event,
please visit the Santa Clara Weekly:

For more great photos of this event, please visit:

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Night @tritonmuseum

My art on display at Night @tritonmuseum
at the Triton Museum of Art, Santa Clara, April 17th, 2014.

Standing next to my art.
My great thanks and appreciate to everyone who came out
and helped support this event.

Olympia and her work (gauche painting, charcoal & colored pencil drawing).
Olympia has had work featured at Current Tattoo in San Jose.

LAuruS Myth and her work (painting).
LAuruS currently has her work featured at Kaleid Gallery in San Jose.

 Michael Foley and his work (painting).
Michael currently has work displayed at Kaleid Gallery in San Jose.

Ashleigh Addict and her work (batik).

Jojo Perea and his work (acrylic painting).
Jojo currently has work displayed at Kaleid Gallery in San Jose.
He is pictured here demoing his art and techniques.

Night @tritonmuseum was the first ever event of its kind at the
Triton Museum of Art, located in Santa Clara.
The event was the created and installed by museum Preparator, Bryan Callanta.
It strove to bring together local community artists to share and discuss their work and ideas with anyone who was interested.
All ages were welcome to participate in such interactive activities as
art demos, still life drawing, poetry readings, etc.

For more great photos from this event, please visit:
 Night @tritonmuseum, photos by Ron Dell'Aquila

For more information on the Triton Museum of Art:
Triton Museum of Art 

We've received positive reviews for this first of its kind event!
Please see the article in the Santa Clara Weekly:
Triton Finds Success with New Event by Melissa McKenzie 


wood burned design on hand-made box
March 2014
(gift for Bryan Callanta) 


Shadows (self-portrait)
Derwent Graphic 3B on Stillman & Birn textured paper
March 2014

Derwent Graphic 4B on Stillman & Birn textured paper
February 2014

 Scar (self-portrait)
Pigma Micron 005 and General's charcoal on Strathmore toned tan paper
February 2014

Hands are my favorite part of the body to draw. They contain so much detail and expression. I feel that a person's hand really define who they are and can be an alternate to the traditional portrait.


Untitled (self-portrait)
Pigma Micron 005 on Stillman & Birn textured paper
January 2014

Pigma Micron 005 on Stillman & Birn textured paper
January 2014
(gift for Tammy Nguyen)

 Sister (Rizza)
mechanical pencil on Stillman & Birn textured paper
January 2014

Often I choose to draw portraits in a variety of different styles. The above portraits are three different art styles I have incorporated into a recent sketchbook (I recommend Stillman & Birn sketchbooks, I find the high-quality paper takes on a variety of different mediums very well).


Self (self-portrait)
acrylic on canvas board, 12 inches by 16 inches
December 2013


 acrylic on canvas, 5 inches by 5 inches
For sale, available at the Triton Museum of Art Gift Shop