The 38 ArtSpan muralists at last week’s mural unveiling and grand opening @ Salesforce Transit Center in downtown San Francisco. (Photo credits: Jeremy Joven)
This weekend, I will be one of the ArtSpa artists painting #murals to cover 10,000+ square feet of storefront windows at #sanfrancisco Salesforce Transit Cente. The project will highlight and support the #localartist community by showcasing our work in this bustling environment that will see 100,000 passengers each weekday! Stay tuned for more info! #publicart #sfart
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.
Sketching during the daytime (Santo Toribio Church & Calle Curato )
Night sketch in Cartagena de Indias, Colombia.
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.