“Life to Art" - A Portuguese American Story in Art June 9th - Aug. 3th

The Sun Gallery presents: “Life to Art” Exhibit and Music Concert

 “Life to Art: A Portuguese American Story in Art’ opens Sat. June 9th at the Sun Gallery in Hayward, Ca. This special exhibit  features artists Nathan Oliveira, Mel Ramos, Jerald Silva, João de Brito, David King, Maxine Olson and Richard Silva. The exhibit is a part of the celebrations of the week of Portugal in the Diaspora also known as Portugal Day, which celebrates Portuguese Communities Around the World.

 The June 9th Opening Reception from 3-7pm features a special music performance from 5-6 pm inside the main gallery. Portuguese folk songs and a work by Franciso de Lacerda will be featured, written and arranged for string quartet by music professor Dr. Bernard Scherr of Hardin Simmons University in Texas and the final works were written based on the paintings of Joao de Brito by Dr. Bernard Schett. Appetizers and light beverages will be served and admission is free.




Opening my Art Studio to the Public Oct. 14th &15th and 21st & 22nd


Save the dates, stop by and say hello.


Joao de Brito Exhibits @ Hotel Paradox Santa Cruz 


Joao de Brito Exhibits @ Hotel Paradox Santa Cruz.

Please join us for the openning this Friday June 2nd from 6-9 for a current works exhibit, food and music...

@ Solaire Restaurant in the Hotel Paradox

611 Ocean St. Santa Cruz, CA





Creative Retreat to Azores 2017

Creative and Cultural Retreat to Azores 2017

Join us on the archipelago of the Azores, Portugal - in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean for a Cultural Retreat

Depart SFO June 16th    – Return SFO July 1st., 2017



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Santa Cruz County Open Studios Art Tour 2016 1st & 2nd and 15th & 16th

Save the dates! please join me at my studio for during Santa Cruz County Open Studios Art Tour 2016



Painting: "Constant Companion III"

20x18' oil on canvas, 2016


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October 1st & 2nd 

October 15th & 16th

11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

804 Estates Drive Suite 200 Aptos, CA 95003

Off of McGregor Drive between State Park Drive and Park Avenue in Aptos.
Signs will be posted that point drivers to the studio.




Aptos Art Studios Art Show Saturday April 30th and Sunday May 1st 

Aptos Art Studios is hosting its first annual art show. 

 For many years most of us at Aptos Art Studios have been happy creating our works and selling through galleries and exhibitions.. Along the way we have developed good relationships with each other and we respect each other's works. As a group many of us participate in the Open Studios Art Tour yearly and exhibit together at different venues. After our last group event, we started to talk about doing an exhibit that would include more artists in our complex, and from this discussion the Aptos Art Studio exhibit idea was born.

We are pleased to invite the public to join us for our first annual art show on Saturday April 30th and Sunday May 1st from 11 AM to 5 PM each day.  

Ten artists will be opening their studios to the public, offering a diversity of works, from oil, acrylic and encaustic paintings, to sculpture, assemblages, and ceramics.

The Aptos Art Studios are located at 800 Estates Drive off of McGregor Drive between State Park Drive and Park Avenue in Aptos. We will have signs around that point drivers to the Aptos Warehouse Complex in which our studios are located. Aptos Warehouse Complex.

Click on Card for List of Artits & Map