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Art Show & Live Painting @ La Mar Cebichería Peruana, SF

Honored for being part of La Mar Cebicheria Peruana Ten-Year Anniversary Celebration event last week in SF. I had an art show consisting of nine oil paintings and did a live painting demo. Great food, great music, and great crowd!

Mural @ the SF Transbay Transit Center

Extremely happy to share that I have been selected as one of the #sfartists that will create temporary #murals at the new Transbay Transit Center, an intermodal transit station in downtown #sanfrancisco . I will be posting more info soon.

 Pictured here “Desafiando la Marea” (oil on canvas) that will be recreated as a mural and will have approximately 40 feet long.

Pictured here “Desafiando la Marea” (oil on canvas) that will be recreated as a mural and will have approximately 40 feet long.

Mujeres Luz Dreamer

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! 

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"Mujeres Luz" @ Afrolatinx Festival

The painting exhibit "Mujeres Luz" & the screening of the award winning documentary "All of Me" were part of the Afrolatinx Festival celebrating Latin American musical traditions rooted in the African diaspora.

Dedicated to the women of our time who are committed to making the world a better place, Mujeres Luz features Las Patronas, DACA recipients, migrants and Afrolatina community organizers.

 

New homes for 3 of my paintings

Getting ready to pack these three oil paintings that found new lovely homes in Lima and Arequipa, Peru. 

 "Bote con Ramas Viejas" oil on wood panel 24"x16", "El Violinista" oil on canvas 23"x27", and "Arando el Campo" oil on wood panel 39"x27"

"Bote con Ramas Viejas" oil on wood panel 24"x16", "El Violinista" oil on canvas 23"x27", and "Arando el Campo" oil on wood panel 39"x27"

Collector's Photo

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

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SF Open Studios Photos

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. 

Winner of the 2017 Excellence in Journalism Award

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. 

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