Artisans Gallery – João de Brito 

João de Brito will be the featured artist at Artisans Gallery Santa Cruz

Next Friday April 4th. 6-8PM .

Artisans Gallery 1368 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

This exhibit will consist of new paintings and some prints, accept for one! the one used for this posting. "I have been painting like a mad man that I am". We hope to see you at the opening.


'Sabores da Diaspora" visited California interviewed Joao about his art

Portuguese cooking TV show  'Sabores da Diaspora" visited California last year as part of their world tour of finding Portuguese food outside of Portugal, they recorded a segment at LaSalette Restaurant in Sonoma and they were kind to invite me to taste the wonderful food and to be interviewed.

They also visited my old studio... in Santa Cruz.

The link below is the video of the TV show. It's in Portuguese.





Join me for 14 day - Art & Cultural Trip to the Azores Islands, June 2014  

Please send me an email through the website for more details.


Joao de Brito @ Center Street Grill - First Friday Santa Cruz Art Walk


Center Street Grill: Presents award winning artist Joao de Brito, during the month of March 2014.


Featured painting: “View of the Bay 4″  48×32 oil on canvas


 Please join us for the artist reception Friday, March 7th, 6:00-8:00 P.M.

 Special mARTinis and Specially priced First Friday Art-menu.

 Center Street Grill

 1001 Center Street

Santa Cruz, CA 95060


Joao de Brito @ Center Street Grill in Santa Cruz

Center Street Grill: Presents award wining artist Joao de Brito, during the month of January. 2014.

“De Brito’s most recent series of landscapes paintings are full of color, joy and dialogue. This artist continues to find hope in life like a child in a world that sometimes is lacking it.

Featured painting:  “Golden Hills” -"Horse Country" 48″ x 42″ oil on canvas

Please join us for the artist reception Friday, January 3rd, 6:00-8:00 P.M.

Special mARTinis and Specially price Art-menu.

Center Street Grill

 1001 Center Street

Santa Cruz, CA 95060



17 Annual Leadership Awards Gala Special Report

PALCUS celebrates Portuguese-American achievement 

in San Diego


PALCUS held its 17th Annual Leadership Awards Gala on November 2, 2013 in the beautiful city of San Diego, California. Old friends and new acquaintances came together from across the United States to celebrate the achievements of Portuguese-American individuals and organizations in the areas of art, business, individual and corporate community service and scholarship.

 Photo by Jaclyn Anne Photography

The 2013 PALCUS honorees are (Front Row L to R):

  • José "Joe" G. da Rosa, California: Founder's Award
  • Julianna Sumida, University of Hawaii: National Graduate Scholarship Award
  • Natália Luís and Cidália Luís-Akbar, Maryland: Leadership in Business/Entrepreneurship
  • João de Brito, California: Leadership in Artistic Achievement
  • Nathalie Pires, New Jersey:  Young Portuguese-American "Promessa" Award
  • John C. Pinheiro, Massachusetts: Leadership in Community Service
  • Idalmiro da Rosa, President of Cabrillo Festival, Inc., California: Special 50th Anniversary Recognition
  • José Manuel Coelho,  Executive Director of TAP Portugal, New Jersey:  Leadership in Corporate Community Service
  • Sydney Fultz, California: National Undergraduate Scholarship Award could not be present.


 Link to Palcus website with more information: