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WHAT A YEAR! 2021 Art by Shan Year in Review

Hello Realist Vehicle Art Lovers!

Good-Bye 2021. Hello to 2022!

I hope this newsletter finds you and yours well. Apologies for writing only one newsletter this year, instead of four. I've been juggling new works for my solo, exhibitions, commissions, a business trip and artist talk, and family trip to scatter the ashes of 3 passed family members. As for everyone, this year has been quite a challenge. On a high note, several wonderful things happened to me in 2021, and believe I am moving in the right direction with my art. This year has brought me new galleries and multiple new collectors. I am eternally grateful! Here are some highlights from the year of 2021 for Art by Shan.


Awards: *Best of Show - International Guild of Realism Spring Salon, 1930 Indian Scout Motorcycle * Honorable Mention - Hilton Head 27th Biennale , Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. 1961 Honda 50 Motorcycle * Art Renewal Center - Finalist, 1971 Mercedes AMG 300 SEL (aka "Red Pig") Galleries: I am so thankful for my galleries and am thrilled to share that I am working with: Abend Gallery in Denver, Colorado The Shayne Gallery, Montreal, Canada 33 Contemporary Gallery, Chicago, Illinois The Art Collective Gallery, Rogers, Arkansas Kristen Campo Fine Art, Rochester, New York Sugarlift Gallery, New York, New York Represented by Galleries Soon In: San Francisco, California & Chelsea, London

Printed Media & Blogs: Automobilia, American Art Collector, Southwest Art, Zenski Magazine, Wonderous Label Blog

Exhibition Highlights for the year: * Solo Exhibition with Abend Gallery in January * International Guild of Realism Spring Salon - BEST IN SHOW winner * Freewheeling: The Allure of the Automobile in Contemporary Art AND Women In Automotive Art artist talk in July * Hilton Head Art League 27th Biennale - HONORABLE MENTION winner in May * Art of the Heartland with Southwest Artists & Mena Gallery in October * Art Renewal Center 15th Annual Salon FINALIST * American Artists Professional League 93rd Grand National Exhibition in September Additional Exhibitions with: Abend Gallery, TAG120 ART Gallery, 33 Contemporary Gallery Travel: Mentioned above is the Freewheeling: The Allure of the Automobile in Contemporary Art Exhibition (in Highlands, North Carolina). I was honored to be included in this international exhibition through the Highlands Motoring Festival and Bascom Bunzl Gallery. I flew to the event to not only be part of that exhibition, but to be on a panel of 4 women automotive artists for an artist talk. It was a delight to meet fellow female artists Sue Steele Thomas, Bobbie Crews, and Lory Lockwood. Coming Soon and What is on my Easels?:

* Eight of my paintings (7 shown to the right) will be included in the Los Angeles Art Show with Abend Gallery from January 19-23, 2022. You can see better images of them all on my website. Pre-Sales are available with Abend Gallery. * I am looking forward to working on two very large paintings in January after I take two weeks off for the holidays and to work on cleaning my messy home studio. I also have a classic Corvette, Lincoln, 2 trucks, and a series of hood ornaments planned. Due to Covid restrictions, I was only able to attend 4 car shows in 2021. I miss seeing my car friends, amazing vehicles, and photographing references to bring to canvas. I'm hoping that 2022 will allow me and my husband to start attending events again, and maybe plan a trip to Germany (Mercedes, BMW, Audi, VW, Porsche, Nurburgring, Autobahn, etc.)

Final Note: A big THANK YOU to my wonderful collectors, galleries, followers, and cheerleaders. You make my job a joy, and I am truly humbled by your support. Clearer images of my newest works are on my webpage below. My paintings are available for purchase 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, Shan

P.S. See below for more pics from 2021

NOTE: My Limited Edition giclee prints are now carried by Abend Gallery. Each giclee is signed, dated, and numbered (limited to 25 copies), and comes with a Letter of Authenticity.

NOTE: I love creating personalized commissions. Send me a message at regarding pricing and shipping options. Images shown above from left to right: In my studio with some of my works, me with my 1954 Ferrari Monza 750 painting (available from London gallery soon), attending the Freewheeling: The Allure of the Automobile in Contemporary Art at Bascom Bunzl Gallery, new paintings for the Los Angeles Art Fair in January 2022, two of my Ford paintings off to a wonderful California collector. Shown Below are: (1) At the 2021 Ferrari Gala in Austin, (2) Signing limited edition giclees for my collectors, (3) Creating a 1963 Corvette Sting Ray commission, (4) Me with Semper Paratus (my tribute painting to First Responders)

Austin, Texas 78750

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