Admiring Botero’s magnificent #sculptures @ Parque Botero in Medellín, Colombia
Celebrating Ariana Aparicio who is going to Harvard University and is featured in my #mujeresluz #painting series, which honors women of our time that are making the world a better place. Best of luck, Ariana! You are a true inspiration!
What a great honor to have attended “Un río, dos riveras” with Guadalupe Rivera, daughter of the great #mexicanmuralist Diego Rivera. Thank you Brava Theater and Chelitz López for such a great event!
“Mujeres Luz” featured as part of the Afrolatinex Festival on May 19 @ the Bayview Opera House, San Francisco.
Extremely grateful and honored for the amazing support of the Collectors & Le Vernissage Fine Art Galleries
“Mujeres Luz” opening reception in March 2018 celebrating the women of our time who are making history.
Getting ready to pack these three oil paintings that found new lovely homes in Lima and Arequipa, Peru.
An art collector in Walnut Creek California recently shared this photo. Honored to have this very special piece on display in his home. #talaveraballon #seascape #sfartist #thankful
Here are some pictures of my ArtSpan Open Studios event Sat Nov 11 & Sun Nov 12. Thank you so much for joining us. We had a wonderful time and enjoyed having so many of our friends and art enthusiasts visit Talavera-Ballon home studio.
Reno Mural Expo Video (Oct 2017)
My feature on Univision "El Pintor de las Patronas" has been recognized by the Society of Professional Journalists, Northern California Chapter with the 2017 Excellence in Journalism Award in the ARTS & CULTURE category (TV/video). This award honors outstanding reporting that embodies the Society of Professional Journalist’s ideals of initiative, integrity, talent and compassion. Congratulations Beatriz Ferrari (reporter) and Eduardo Mancera (editor) of KDTV Univision 14 on such amazing work! This is the third award this feature has received this year including a Northern California Emmy (June 2017) and the NAM California Ethnic Media Award for Outstanding Coverage of Arts, Culture & Entertainment (Sep 2017).
For a complete list of 2017 Excellence in Journalism winners, click here to read the Society for Professional Journalists’ press release.
The awards ceremony & dinner will take place place Nov 9, 2017 at the City Club of San Francisco @ 6pm.
Pics of a wonderful Live Painting event organized by ArtSpan's Open Studios Committee, of which I've been a member for the last four years. This event took place @ Jane Warner Plaza at the intersection of 17th St & Market St in the Castro District, San Francisco.
Extremely honored that my feature on Univision Noticias won another award: New America Media CA Ethnic Media Awards for Outstanding Coverage of Arts, Culture and Entertainment. Congratulations to Beatriz Ferrari (reporter) and Eduardo Mancera B (editor) !! Check the link below for the full list of winners and honorees from the 2017 NAM California Ethnic Media Awards. http://newamericamedia.org/…/the-2017-nam-california-ethnic…
I had a wonderful time last weekend painting live @ Poetry in Parks 2017 at Candlestick Point. I felt so inspired by the poetry, music and scenery that I was able to create two paintings. Poetry in the Parks is an amazing event hosted by Quiet Lightning in partnership with ArtSpan, SOMArts Cultural Center, the San Francisco Arts Commission, and California State Parks.
On October 13th I am painting a mural in Reno for the Reno Mural Expo with lead artist Joshua Coffy. This is the mural design. I'm extremely honored to be working again with him on such a cool project . Check out Joshua's wonderful @ https://undersong.com/