April 23, 2017

Just finished up this new commissioned piece. Every year this couple commissions a local Sacramento artist to create an art piece for each of their daughters' birthdays. Such a wonderful idea! 

 

March 8, 2017

In honor of International Women's Day, I've teamed up with Uprise Art and a handful of lovely lady artists to offer a new collection of artworks. 100% of proceeds go to Planned Parenthood! You can view the insanely beautiful collection here.

 

November 21, 2016

I'm really excited about my upcoming show, titled "Alone Together,"  which opens on January 6th at 111 Minna Gallery in San Francisco. I'll be showing a brand new series of paintings, along with the art of Justyna Kisielewicz and Emily Burns. The show will be up for two months so you'll have plenty of time to check it out. Here's a link to the event.

 

October 27, 2016

I was asked to submit a piece to this year's THE Art Auction at Verge Center for the Arts which will be held on November 19th. Proceeds benefit the center and its programs. You can get more info here.  Here's my submitted piece...

 

 

October 11, 2016

I will once again be participating in the Free Arts NYC Junior Board Art Auction which will be held on November 10th. This year I have one piece that will be auctioned off. All proceeds provide underserved children and families with education arts and mentoring programs. Here's the flyer for the event and my submitted piece...

 

October 10, 2016

Hey kiddos, I've got an exhibition coming up on November 4th at Roll Up Gallery in San Francisco. The show is title "Windows" and features an all-female lineup which includes Alexas Amann, Allison Snopek and more. Here's a link to the show page.

 

August 20, 2016

I recently collaborated with Bobart', a Parisian concept-store and Balibart to create an art print celebrating Bobart's 3rd Anniversary. The art print can be purchased at their location in Paris. Here are some images of the final piece...

August 5, 2016

The 5th annual If You Do Me, I'll Do You exhibit, opened tonight at WAL Artist Lofts in Sacramento. IFDMIDY is a portrait show including the work of over 22 local Sacramento artists. The artists randomly selected another participating artist to make a portrait of, resulting in an incredibly unique and thoughtful exhibition. Below is my piece of Shaun Burner, an incredibly talented gent.

Photo courtesy of Tubemag

Photo courtesy of Tubemag

 

 

November 18, 2015

I was invited to submit artwork for the Free Arts Junior Board Auction held at D'Agostino & Fiore Gallery in NYC. All proceeds help underserved children re-imagine their worlds through the creative arts...so rad! Here are some photos from the event :)

 

November 4 , 2015

Unfortunately my proposal for the Sacramento Arena Public Art project was not chosen. That was my first time in the public art realm and I was able to take away a wealth of knowledge and some great memories. Lots of people have been curious about my concept so here are some renderings. My concept was a tribute to Sacramento via large suspended "gold nuggets" made out of glass.

August 30, 2015

Happy to be part of a group show which opens on Friday titled "Enormous Tiny Art." This is an annual group show held at Nahcotta Gallery in New Hampshire which involves lots of artists and lots of small art pieces. I'll be showing 6 brand new pieces. Here's a link to the event!

 

August 11, 2015

I've been named as a finalist for a public art installation at Sacramento's new arena! There are 17 finalists vying for 4 separate art installations. I'll be spending the next two months creating my proposal and then the winners will be announced mid-October. You can find an article about the project here. I'll keep you updated!

 

July 9, 2015

On August 8th I'll be part of a group show titled "If you do me, I'll do you" at WAL in Sacramento. Here's the flyer...

June 6, 2015

20% OFF!!!  In honor of their 4th birthday, Uprise Art is offering a special 20% discount on all art...including mine :) The sale runs nows though June 16th.

Head to their website here and use the coupon code FFMELISSA

 

May 8, 2015

Balibart, a lovely online art gallery based out of Paris is now offering limited edition prints of my work, along with the work of many other fabulous artists. You can find them here.

 

 

March 27, 2015

Upcoming exhibition! I've been asked to join Nahcotta Gallery in Portsmouth, New Hampshire for their annual "Enormous Tiny Show" in September. I'll be creating 6 new pieces for the show.  

 

March 27, 2015

I'm a favorite at the Affordable Art Fair according to Lofty! Here's the article

Screen Shot 2015-03-27 at 10.00.21 AM.png


February 7, 2015

Upcoming exhibition! 8 of my works will be shown at Uprise Art's booth at the Affordable Art Fair in NYC. The fair runs March 25 – 29th at the Metropolitan Pavilion in the Chelsea district. 


January 23, 2015

Upcoming exhibition! I'll be showing 6 pieces at the Art of Beer Invitational, a celebration of craft beers and fine art in Sacramento, CA on January 30th. I went to this event last year and it was a ton of fun...lots of local beer, local art and local food. A portion of the proceeds go to benefit Ales For Autism. 


January 3, 2015

New year, new Instagram. I finally have a new Instagram dedicated to my art. Follow me @melissaarendtart 


September 6, 2014

So much fun was had last night at the opening for Tectonic Array. Always a rad time at 111 Minna. Here are some photos courtesy of artbusiness.com and 111 Minna...

 

 

August 7, 2014

Upriseart.com, an online contemporary art gallery based out of NYC has added a handful of my paintings to their shop. You can check them out/buy them here 

 

August 5, 2014

One more month until my newest art exhibition at 111 Minna in SF. I'm incredibly excited! Here's the flyer....come! 



May 22, 2014

Upcoming exhibition!  On September 5th, 2014 I'll be sharing the 111 Minna walls with Michael Murphy. The show is titled "Tectonic Array". I've got lots of walls to fill so I'm gonna be a busy chick...can't wait! More info here


January 29, 2014

Upcoming exhibition! I’ll be showing 6 new paintings at a group exhibition at 111 Minna in San Francisco. The show is titled “Less is more: an exhibition focused on the ornate complexities which may exist on a smaller scale”. The date is Friday, April 4, 2014. More info here


July, 2013

Named one of the "50 California Artists You Should Know" by California Contemporary Art Journal. See the full list here.


October 20, 2012

The opening for "Corporeal Clusters" was last night at 111 Minna in San Francisco and it was a great success. The group show featured 18 of my newest paintings as well as the work or Kelly Allen and Xiau-Fong Wee. Here are some photos from the show courtesy of artbusiness.com 

10191215.jpg
10191217.jpg
1019129.jpg

September 11, 2012

Just dropped off my new series of paintings at Blackbird Kitchen and Bar in Sacramento. You can see them on permanent display in the upstairs dining room.

252483_4634485546549_1246394141_n.jpg


June, 2012

I'm in Print Magazine! (Bottom right) Got #15 for their "Hand Drawn Competition".

163535_4095228825468_1028936448_n.jpg