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Art by Shan - October 2020 Newsletter


Hello Vehicle Art Lovers!


(NOTE: Click on the image to go to this YouTube video)


How are you? I hope this newsletter finds you and yours safe and well. I am well and have been very busy. Although all in person events have been canceled this year, I have been a painting machine and working 6-7 days a week. 

BIG News! I'm thrilled to share that I will be having my 3rd solo exhibition in 2021. I'm in the process of creating at least 6 new, never seen paintings for my March 2021 solo exhibition with Abend Gallery, in Denver, Colorado. Be on the look out for an invitation and debut images. 

I have been accepted into the international Mondial Art Academia based in France. It is a great honor to be invited into this prestigious organization. A big THANK YOU to the judges and curators. I was notified that I have been nominated as a potential candidate for Texas State Artist –State Artist 2-D. This designation is the highest designation that the Texas Legislature gives in the arts. How cool is THAT?! The Highlands Motoring Foundation in Highlands, North Carolina have invited me to participate in their CELEBRATE ART + AUTOMOBILE Concours and art exhibition. They are partnering with the Bascom’s Bunzl Gallery for the FreeWheeling – the Allure of the Automobile in Contemporary Art exhibition (5/11/21-8/21/21). I will be exhibiting 3 works, including 2 that will be made specifically for the event.  Publications: I'm super excited to share that Motortrend Korea interviewed me for an upcoming issue. I believe it will be out in the next month or two. I'll post about the article when I get a copy from the publisher. 

Current Exhibitions: *People’s GalleryTexas Statewide Exhibition, Austin City Hall, All of 2020  *The beautiful Cutter & Cutter Fine Art Gallery and National Oil & Acrylic Painter's Society are hosting the annual Best of America exhibition. My 1961 Honda 50 motorcycle painting has been juried into the show. This is my 3rd year in a row to included into this fabulous exhibition. * The historic Principle Gallery Charleston and International Guild of Realism are hosting the 15th annual international exhibition. My 1959 Cadillac Coupe deVille is part of this event, and I am humbled to have my work alongside the best contemporary realist artists in the world.


Upcoming Exhibitions: Abend Gallery - Winter Miniature Exhibition  I have created TEN new pieces for this exhibition. If you are looking for a one-of-a-kind gift for the holidays or to become a collector of mine, check out the works here. My new pieces will be on display soon. The show doesn't officially open for a few weeks, but you can purchase early.  Old Bakery and Emporium - High 5, Celebrating Five Women Artists: December 2020 (Due to the pandemic, this will be a virtual exhibition). I will be showing my work digitally with 4 incredibly talented Texas female artists. Christy Stallop, Stephanie Estrin, Brenda Armistead, and Rhea PettitEAST Austin Studio Tour 2020- Big Medium’s EAST is a free, annual, self‑guided art event spanning two weekends from November 14 – 22, 2020. EAST provides opportunities for the public to meet the artists of Austin in their creative spaces. Due to the pandemic, this year's event will be virtual. I will be recording a home studio tour this week, and posting the video on my YouTube channel at the end of the weekend (if you want to see it early). This is a great way to see where I create, learn a bit about a few of my paintings, and more. Be sure to subscribe to my YouTube channel for this video. 

Representing Galleries: I am incredibly thankful to be represented by: 33 Contemporary Gallery in Chicago, Illinois Abend Gallery in Denver, Colorado 


NEW YOU TUBE CHANNEL!

* I have a YouTube channel that is a more in depth look at my art. On my channel, I let you know what is on my easel, talk about a specific painting and the vehicle that inspired it, and a look into my creative world. Please hit the SUBSCRIBE button in the link to be notified for new videos. 

On My Easel:   I have 12 new paintings that I can not share yet as they are all going to future venues. I try to post little snippets here and there on my Facebook and Instagram pages.  Be sure to follow for I am currently working on a 30"x40" German classic beauty and will share her as soon as I can.  On A Personal Note:

I know the world is an uncertain and often scary place right now.  I want to thank you so much for your kind emails, follows, sharing, and collecting of my work. Art has kept me from succumbing to depression this year, and I am incredibly thankful that my paintings have connected you. Please note that clearer images of my newest works are on my webpage.  I'll be posting a bunch of new work in the next few weeks as virtual shows go online. My paintings are available for purchase through myself or my galleries unless otherwise stated that they are in collections. Feel free to contact me (or the gallery stated) regarding purchase and shipping options. 


All the Best to you and yours,  Shan

NOTE: I love creating personalized commissions. Send me a message regarding pricing, payment options, and shipping options.

Images shown: (1) Recording my Mercedes AMG Red Pig video - click on image to be taken to YouTube, (2) Fine line work time, (3) Painting away in my studio ( (4) Shan with her 1972 Pontiac Firebird Formula 400 M22 (available)

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