Adventures at the first annual Valley of the Latte Festival

The weekend was filled with adventure and beauty at the 1st annual Valley of the Latte Festival in my home village, Talofofo. I was one of the artists exhibiting, and while I have let go of doing most events, this one pulled me in with the natural beauty of the land.The 2-day event is held along …

Latte Stone Paintings for the Valley of the Latte Festival

The Guam Valley of the Latte Adventure Park just held its first annual festival along the Talofofo River, where there is also an ancient latte stone village site. I was one of the artists exhibiting, and these are two 8″x10″ latte stone paintings that I did for the event.

4-panel Abstract Latte Stone Painting

The Guam Valley of the Latte Adventure Park just held its first annual festival along the Talofofo River, where there is also an ancient latte stone village site. I was one of the artists exhibiting, and this is a 4-panel painting of a latte stone I did for the event. The piece is sold.

Strength in Roots Commission Painting

Earlier this month I was commissioned to paint a 2nd piece for a lovely little family. The first one was for the little girl’s birthday a couple years ago, and now that baby brother has entered the world, time for a new birthday painting! I created this one in similar likeness to his big sister’s …

First Rooster Painting of the Year, Created and SOLD!

Right after I painted the Divine Mother piece, next up was a rooster to go on wall at the new MoSa’s Joint in Hagatna, my home away from home. Here is a play by play of the painting process, as well as a photo of the guys that came in and bought it (specifically the …

The Biggest Latte Stone I’ve Ever Painted!

So I was up late one night (I think it was new year’s day? or the 2nd?) and decided to just go ahead and paint the giant canvas sitting in my room. Over the course of several hours, the biggest latte stone I’ve ever painted emerged. I have been loving using the crosshatch style of …

Free Art Lesson: Latte Stone Acrylic Painting Demo by Michelle Pier

“IlluminLatte” is an abstract latte stone painting I did recently. I recorded the process from start to finish, sharing and explaining my painting style. This piece is an acrylic painting done on stretched canvas, and all the paint is Chroma brand metallic acrylics. This is a full length video, just over 20 minutes. Below is …

Saggan Kotturan Chamoru: A Chamorro Cultural Center of Arts on Guam

If you haven’t been to Saggan Kotturan Chamoru, you need to get up to this magical place asap! Located at Ipao (or Ypao) Point, the center is just up the hill from the Hilton Hotel in Tumon before the roundabout loop to Tamuning. This point is a power center that overlooks all of Tumon, and …

Pacific Mandala Exhibit of Artwork by Mark Dell’Isola

Guam artist Mark Dell’Isola exhibited his work this weekend at the Saggan Kotturan Chamoru (Chamoru Cultural Center) at Ipao Point. Floor to ceiling mandalas are showcased across his studio space, capturing the viewer’s attention into a mesmerizing gaze. The mandalas create optical illusions, and give the viewer a sense of motion in the artwork. The …

A Night of Remembrance art exhibit at CAHA called Hasso: Artists in Memoriam

On Friday evening January 9th, the Guahan Artists featured their work in an exhibit at the CAHA Gallery. “Hasso: Artists in Memoriam”, was organized by Filamore Palomo Alcon, owner of the Guam Gallery of Art at the Chamorro Village. It was a “Night of Remembrance” indeed. Artists and ancestors who have gone before us were …

Nunu Tree of Abundance Painting

Create the life you love to live! Creativity is all about where you put your attention. Your attention is the most precious thing you own, and the highest quality gift you can give to anyone or anything in your life. Give your pure and full attention to what you love, and it will grow. Let it …

Guam CAHA Celebrates Humanities Month with Art Exhibit

In celebration of humanities month, Guam CAHA is hosting a local exhibit with various artists from Guam displaying their works of art. You can visit Guam CAHA to see the exhibit through the month of October.

Ben Quinata wins 1st place in the Creative Indeed & Guam Coffee Art Competition

Creative Indeed & Guam Coffee Company would like to congratulate Mr. Ben Quinata, who won 1st place & $500 in the Art Competition we held with the theme “Plant the Seeds of Our Heritage Among Our Children.” His piece “Rebirth” won the majority vote from the judging panel, and was quite popular among the people’s …

Creative Spotlight: Honor Your Soul’s Desire (mermaid) & I Gayu (rooster)

My latest creations include a mermaid piece titled “Honor Your Soul’s Desire” for the annual Women’s Art Show put on by Soroptimist International of Guam, and a rooster piece titled “I Gayo” for the “Guam is Good” Wine, Food & Art Festival put on by the Edward M. Calvo Foundation. Here they are (ignore my …

Hybridity: Solo Art Exhibit by Monaeka Flores

On view September 13 – September 28, 2013 Agana Shopping Center, Temporary Art Space 2nd Floor Across from Express Care Exhibit Hours: 12 – 8 PM Daily, Closed Mondays Opening Reception FRIDAY 9/13, 6 –9 PM Featuring DJ Nemesis Closing Reception FRIDAY 9/27, 6 – 9 PM Featuring Ital Art/Guam Massive Sound Other Events Art …

Token of appreciation painting for Pika’s Cafe as I close my exhibit

It is a bittersweet feeling to end my exhibit at Pika’s Cafe. The experience has been amazing, and quite lucrative for me as their featured artist. I have sold more paintings through this exhibit than any other, ever. I have made a lot of contacts, and have had a lot of fun painting, painting, and …

2 of 100 Latte Stones Project

Here is the 2nd of 100 latte stones that I will be painting as a part of my latest project 100 Latte Stones in 1 Year. Painted upside down so that any drippiness would go upward. Earthy color dabbing and blending… Ta da! Commentary from the Video Blog