Art Share All Stars - January 2019

My first show of 2019! Art Share L.A. is excited to present "ART SHARE ALL STARS," a group show of selected past exhibitors from 2018. Kick off the New Year celebrating these MVPs from 6 - 10pm, with music, drinks and friends. Free and open to the public, ART SHARE ALL STARS will be on display through January 27th, 2019. 

Exhibiting artists include:
Kiara Aileen
Brooke Barttelbort
Juliana Bustillo
Mario Hernandez
Hyun Jung Ji
Tidawhitney Lek
Jack Lewis
Sarah No Special Name
Dark Parr
Marisa Sayler
Leah Smithson

Ripple Effect is designed to be a multi-panel piece inspired by our oceans treasures, reefs in particular. The first panel (shown here) is glistening with life and vibrant color when lit. The later panels will be focused on coral bleaching and the future of our oceans if we aren’t aware. Thanks to my Blue Planet binge sess, I was horrified to learn that some scientists predict that by the end of the century, coral reefs as we know them could be a thing of the past.

I plan to donate a portion of the sale of this piece to a nonprofit saving coral reefs and cleaning our oceans. As an individual I often feel overwhelmed by politics and my ability to make a change. Neon is my voice and one of the ways I hope to give back and inspire change.


She Bends @ Var West Gallery, Milwaukee

A dream come true — “All that Glitters” is headed to Milwaukee this January for She Bends. When I first moved to LA, She Bends was showing at MoNA. I immediately followed all the artists on Instagram, signed up for Meryl’s class (among others), and soaked up the talent I hoped to one day be part of. It’ll be hard to contain my excitement. This is proof hard work does pay off. Don’t give up on your dreams. Checkout @shebendsneon and for more information.


(From the She Bends website:)

“She Bends is a network of femme identifying neon benders from around the world. We provide each other support and resource in our individual journeys. In addition to the She Bends exhibition, our artists are also featured in a quarterly rotating window installation in San Francisco’s Hang Art Gallery. She Bends is curated by bender and artist, Meryl Pataky who lives and works in the Bay Area, California.

Our community of artisans is comprised of industry veterans, teachers, students, curators, writers, business owners and activists.

The goal of She Bends, in addition to sharing our work, is to be able to provide financial assistance and mentorship to young artists looking to start their own shops, work on engaging projects or afford shipping to various exhibitions they take part in on a regular basis, including She Bends traveling exhibition. As well, we would like to bring knowledge of this skilled work to disadvantaged and marginalized communities in the form of workshops in order to empower individuals in their career opportunities. We accept donations towards this cause.”