Wednesday, May 25, 2011

"Collision Course" An Evening Where Art Worlds Collide Oakland Style

June 2nd Thursday 2011

Lounge 3411
3411 MacArthur Blvd. Oakland Ca

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Kularts Presents: "Kwentong Kalifornia: Dispatches from Intrastate Pin@ys" April 15th & 16th 8pm

Kwentong Kalifornia: Dispatches from Intrastate Pin@ys
Featuring Francis Lansang & Nicole Maxali
April 15, 8PM
April 16, 8PM
Bayanihan Community Center
1010 Mission St @ 6th St
San Francisco, CA 94103

Tickets: $13 Advance, $16-20 @ the Door, $12 Student/Senior or call (800) 838-3006

In Kwentong Kalifornia, Bay Area performer Nicole Maxali and LA performer Francis Lansang explore loss, friendship, synchronicity, and the complex experiences of 2nd & 3rd generation Pilipino Americans through an adventurous blend of intimate storytelling, fresh humor, and live art-making.

By Francis Lansang w/ Visual Artist Paolo Salazar
A presentation of Life as Art, this one-act explores parallel paths and how life’s synchronicity combined with technology can bridge worlds to reveal greater meaning. This multi-media story offers an exciting blend of performance and painting, drawing from a life-long friendship between two artists. Explore how our relationships make up triumph and tribulation and how our experiences unfold into moments to be captured.

By Nicole Maxali
In this new installation of "I Heart Lola", Nicole realizes that life with grandma is suddenly not the same... for Nicole and for her grandma. Through the struggles and choices that her family must face, Nicole captures the impact of losing a beloved “lola” (lola is the Filipino word for Grandma) to Alzheimer's. This performance is a never-before-seen excerpt from Nicole’s Full-length show, “I Heart Lola” to premiere in Summer 2011.

"Nicole's show is funny, heartfelt, then funny again. I've never seen a solo show done like that before." – Dave Chappelle


FRANCIS LANSANG is a fearless dreamer who has relentlessly pursued his passion for performance since his first role as the “lost tourist” in grade school. He has trained at the esteemed comedy schools of Los Angeles - The Groundlings, Upright Citizens Brigade and The Second City. He has performed sketch and improv comedy on stages throughout LA, including the Icehouse in Pasadena. He has also made rounds throughout the Bay Area at The SF Theater Festival, Sketchie At Best Festival, and The Bay Area Sketch Comedy Festival, as a member of Richter Scale, directed by Bay Area talent Sammy Wegent.

In the last two years, Francis’ career in film and television has taken flight as he has booked multiple national commercials and has worked with acclaimed directors David Sakolsky, Nate Eggert, and Mark Reyes - whose works have been accepted in film festivals around the world. Francis's online presence continues to attract a strong following, from his work with sketch comedy troupe Touchblue to his more recent work on He is currently studying with Allen Levin at Lifebook Acting Acade

A transplant from Baguio City, Philippines, PAOLO SALAZAR received his college education from San Francisco State University. His artwork has been shown in galleries such as the Fine Art Museum of San Francisco - Legion of Honor and Bedford Gallery in Walnut Creek. He has also completed public murals & private commissions around the country. As an Art Curator, Paolo produced "Collision Course" (2010) an art exhibition bringing together poetry, performance, musical, and visual art at Brief Space Gallery in the San Francisco Metreon. Ultimately, Paolo is inspired by bringing people together in friendship and in creative collaboration.

NICOLE MAXALI began creating art since the age of five; but after graduating from high school, she followed her grandparent’s advice and decided to pursue her college degree in a more “stable” career: Broadcast Journalism. But in 2005, she quit her job running scripts for highly-stressed news producers and began her journey as a working actor and non-profit humanitarian. Since that first day she stepped out of the newsroom and onto the stage she has evolved creatively and spiritually through various local artistic productions at Bindlestiff Studio, Shelton Studio, StageWerx Theater, Off Market Theater, Brava Theater and Herbst Theater to name a few.

Under the tutelage of acclaimed comic/solo performer, W. Kamau Bell, Nicole Maxali wrote and performed her very first one-woman show, Identification Please, in 2008. With the help of W. Kamau Bell (SF Solo Performance Workshop Series) & Ann Randolph (SF Marsh), under the direction of Paul Stein (Comedy Central Stage in LA), and with a 2010 Theatre Bay Area CA$H grant, Nicole is currently working on her full length one woman show, "I Heart Lola." For all upcoming show info or to check out some of her online videos, log on to her website or follow her on Twitter @MaxaliShines

More info Please visit Kularts Website

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Pistahan Filipino Festival in San Francisco Aug. 14 & Aug 15, 2010

Artist Robby Lee with Daly City Hero DJ Qbert


This year's Pistahan Art Pavilion will be showcasing an eclectic array of genres from local Filipino Bay Area artists. From art influenced by eastern religion, spirituality, identity, graffiti, animation, and illustration, to beautifully composed collage work, to modern approaches on portraiture and breathtaking landscapes, there is sure to be something for everyone to admire. Come by and talk with the artists who will be in attendance throughout the weekend. Along with the seasoned artists, and in keeping with this year's theme CREATE, EDUCATE, CELEBRATE, there will be a space dedicated to the students of Kulayan, a Kularts Visual Arts Program, currently in residence at the Filipino Community Center in the Excelsior district of San Francisco.

KULAYAN, is a San Francisco based Visual Arts program of KULARTS. It provides free art and educational workshops to the community aimed at, but not limited to young Pilipino and Pilipino-Americans. The curriculum explores issues of identity, the role of art in activism and community, and learning the skills to create successful art works individually, and in a collective. Workshop sessions include a survey of Pilipino Art History and Contemporary Art, and also an in-depth exploration of Pilipino myths and legends. The program currently has residency at the Filipino Community Center in the Excelsior district. There are 7 students participating in the exhibit: Jana Templaza, Ben Yu, Bean Rabino, TJ Basa, Elaine Villasper, Michael Luat and Glenn Aquino along with Kulayan teachers: James Garcia and Christopher De Leon.

Judy RomanenkovThe Pistahan Art Pavilion is coordinated by Judy Manlapaz Romanenkov (pictured right) and assisted by James Garcia.

The exhibiting artists are:

Judy Romanenkov - does original oil paintings of landscapes, portraits, still lifes in impressionistic, realistic and modernistic styles. She is a member and current treasurer of the San Francisco Women Artists, established in 1887 it is one of the oldest art organizations around. She exhibits regularly at the SFWA gallery in its monthly juried shows as well as in other venues. Painting since early childhood, art is one of her many careers. Along with art studies and courses, she holds an MA in Economics from the Ateneo de Manila University and a BS in Accounting and Economics, taught Economics and Accounting, been treasurer of a college, a controller, a director of Finance and Administration for non-profit organizations among others.

James Garcia, graduated in 2002 with a BA in Art from SFSU. Since then he has participated in numerous exhibitions all over the United States and the Philippines. Known primarily as a "character" artist, he blends narratives from his cultural, spiritual, sociopolitical beliefs, and observations to create a fantastical world of creatures and beings - juxtaposed in alternate realities and environments. Other than creating gallery works, James has been curating art exhibitions locally in the Bay Area, Los Angeles, Maryland, and the Philippines. A big advocate in promoting Filipino visual artists, James has been producing Filipino specific exhibitions in the past couple years to explore and celebrate Filipino identity and heritage.

Christopher de Leon, was called to be an artist the first day he picked up a crayon at the young tender age of three. He has since studied at Cal Arts, Art Institute of San Francisco and the Academy Art University. He is armed with a wide variety and knowledge of traditional and non-traditional fine art mediums such as oil, gouache, acrylics and charcoal. He also is well versed in sculpture, character design, storyboarding and graphic design. His love for "street" or urban art has brought him into the urban contemporary gallery and live paint scene here in the Bay Area.

Gem Mateo likes to stay always creative - with him working at Levi's as graphic designer, to him partnering with Invisible Stripes to start the kids line called GEMS. He always finds his way to escape through creating art through paint.

Born and raised in Chicago and now living in Oakland, CA, Peabe began drawing during his early stages of development. The characters he creates, an embodiment of his emotional peaks, were heavily influenced by the "cattle to the slaughterhouse" train riders who often appear "zombie-esque" during their commute. However, occasionally a passenger would awaken to something beautiful around them - he worked on capturing this moment of enlightenment emerging from melancholy, while still bringing forth the art, texture, colors, and beauty of the city.

Manny Pacquiao by Tim GuitarteTim Guitarte, born in 1983 in Redwood City, currently resides in Vallejo, California. With a BA degree in Art Studio from the University of California, Davis, Tim is a portrait artist influenced by the underground scene. Currently painting full time, he tries to capture the subtle emotions often associated with his own personal feelings in his portraits. His work integrates the underground with the more traditional, fine art usually associated with portrait work.

JR Ignacio, also known as Dyno, has been an artist since the day he could pick up a crayon. His current works of art mashes his personal thoughts and feelings into a dinosaur form. Influenced by street art, he adopted the clean and bold outlines to mix with his raw mess, creating a style of his own that continues to evolve.

Marlon Sagana Ingram's work is a seamless fusion of Raw materials, aerosol street tactics, and thickly layered indigediapsoric ideoscapes of sky hopping proportions. Intergalactic constellations of color and light converge creating futurescopic dream-like phantasmagoria. The laws of experience and continuous variation regulate free action through the striated cityscapes of Coconica. The work expresses an identity that is malleable, based on connections, interactivity, and relations. One that is present in the permeability of ancestral legacies while free-flowing in the histories of the now. Marlon Ingram addresses how monumental histalograms (or fantastical projections) of memory effects and is created by the subjectivity of the individual self. Imagined worlds. Created realities.

Sherwin Rosario. The early days of Kirby's Dreamland video game art inspired Rosario's crisp clean, graphic bold style. An AA degree at the Art Institute of San Francisco International helped further his technical and commercial knowledge therefore landing him his current Art Director job at Preschool Prep Company. Along with working with Preschool Prep Rosario is one of a twenty plus member art crew by the name of Individual Collective that heads various collaborations and shows.

Marcius Noceda was born in Olongapo City, Philippines and moved to United States when he was 15. He first studied painting in Ventura Community College and, graduated with BFA in painting at the San Francisco Art Institute. He's a part of Filipino American art collective Kwatro-Kantos and organized shows in San Francisco, Oakland and Manila. He currently works at the Hunters point shipyard artist studio.

Aimee M. Espiritu, a queer filipina, visual and performance artist, educator and designer, has been creating art workshops, writing, performing, and directing theater for the past 8 years. Espiritu's first Bay Area production was "Pagbabalik (Return)" (2006-2007), a multidisciplinary production merging Filipino tradition and innovation to examine the meanings of home and return.

Mia Ante, 3rd generation Filipina/Chinese/Spanish American-San Francisco born native. She has been creating art for as long as she can remember alongside designing jewelry as form of healing a passion for her since the age of 7.

Paolo Salazar is an extremely dedicated artist who moved to the East Bay when he was a toddler by way of Baguio city in the Philippines. He can now be found scouring all corners of San Francisco soaking up what the city's people have to offer and spewing it into oil based perceptions of reality.

Robby Lee - holds a BFA from the Academy of Art University and does illustrations, logo and production designs and creates drawings of fantasy scenes and creatures.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Art Prom 2010 -10 Heron Artist Wherehouse Party- June 18th 2010

Commisioned Prom Backdrop Painting by yours truly Paolo Salazar
Photos by Jenn Farmer

Friday, June 18, 2010

Fundraiser for Yaqui!

I'm in a Fundraiser Art Auction, below is a from Agent Peach! Please come support us to keep the Man from deporting Lovely Yaqui!

Hello Lovely World,

I've been gone for a while, I know! Tropical adventures in Brazil and assistance with other extravaganza's has kept this little Peach quite busy!

On the side of the bridge you will see more happenings from me in the very near future, I present to you 2 very special ladies with 2 special roles to play in the east bay, Yaquelin Laporte and Leah Janet Delmer.

First, For Yaquelin, WE ARE ON A RESCUE MISSION! This is VERY SHORT NOTICE! But we are having an urgent fundraiser for Yaqui TOMORROW NIGHT, Sunday, June 20th!

You have all seen this sweet goddess if you have come to my events. She sings, she dances, she was one of the lovely ladies on the BEINGS OF VENUS flyer, and I have been honored to show her visual art as well... She is a super important member of our community, and I am not going to let her go without doing all that we can!

Yaqui may be facing forced removal from the States back to Cuba, and out of our close lives! We must help our darling by raising funds in any way we can.
Please join us in community, music, poetry, dance and gratitude for all the love Yaqui provides for us.

**::... Art Auction by bay area artists ..:::**
Bert Yip
Paolo Salazar
Denise Joy Amos
Kellie Peach Nash
Yaquelin Laporte
+ more!

::...Sweet Songs provided by...::
Sister Love Yaqui
Lila Rose
Maite Sandoval
Janina Angel
Andreas One
+ Special Guests to be announnced..!

;;... Henna By Emily Teresa ...::

::... Tarot reading by Janina Angel Bath ...::

~~ Keep Sister Yaqui in the States!
@ Precious Life Wellness Village
This Sunday, JUNE 20TH.
2116 Berkeley Way
Berkeley, CA

♥ Suggested Donation of $15, no one turned away for lack of funds ♥

-- !!! THEN !!! --

July 8th, Agent PEACH and Leah Delmer are happy to present..Photography, Jewelry, Music and Libation.

A mid-summer night's showing of Visual Pleasures and Unique Decorations @ the yummy Nectar Cafe by Table Nectar.

Celebrate the Art of Leah Janet Delmer and the beauty of organic, succulent fruits and floras; feathers, stones and metals.

Photographs and Jewelry will be for sale.

Leah is looking forward to sharing her perspective with you!

* - Succulence - *
@ Nectar Cafe
3421 Hollis St. Oakland Ca. 94608
July 8th, 2010
7pm -10pm


See you soon in Oakland! :)

- Agent PEACH -
* Kellie Peach Nash
Find us @ -
via web -
Voice - (415) 568 5000

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Sweet For Supervisor! District 10 San Francisco

Campaign Launch Party at Lynette Sweet's Campaign Headquarters at Rhode Island and Division St. San Francisco, Last May 28th 2010, Come check out my commissioned piece & Support Lynette Sweet!

Friday, May 21, 2010

Modern Hustle June 7-July 4 2010, Curated by Joanie Martinez

@ Amsterdam Cafe 937 Geary St. San Francisco
Opening Reception Monday June 7th @ 7pm till Midnight

Back to the Picture/ Soma Gallery Presents: 20/20 Fifth Anniversary Art Show

20 Artists 20 Visions
June 3- June 25th 2010
Opening Reception June 3rd 2010, 6pm-9pm

Back To The Picture Soma
1110 Howard St. San Francisco, Ca 94103
In Between 7th St. & 8th St.

Friday, April 16, 2010

"I'm Not Too Good With Words These Days" Maybe thats why I Paint .... April 15th 2010 Art Reception

Historic 1st Ever Fillmore ArtWalk! April 23rd 2010

For the First Ever Fillmore Artwalk, Took Over an Unused Storefront as a Gallery on 1521 Fillmore St.

Come Join Us! Live Music, and a plethora of choices of fantastic Art in the Fillmore Yo!