Wednesday, August 29, 2012

'Partners in crime' September 7th

 Months ago I was asked by the curator Bekka Utermohlen if I wanted to be in a group show entitled 'Partners in Crime'  she is putting together at the Hibbleton Gallery in Fullerton, CA. It would be a collaboration piece with another artist. I was lucky enough to be able to work on a painting with the amazing San Diego artist Pamela Jaeger . This painting is months in the making and it took time working out how we would portray our piece. We worked well together and became good friends through the process and am sad it happened right before I was moving to the east coast. Check out the show if you can make it to Fullerton! Opening is Friday September 7th!

'Tea for two'  • acrylic • 20 1/4" x 18 1/2" • $800
Pamela Jaeger and Celene Petrulak

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Monday, July 9, 2012

'100 light years away'

'100 light years away' • oil on canvas • 15" x 30" • $600
This painting was created for the
group art exhibition at the 
Space Travelers Emporium
1947 30th Street San Diego, CA
on Saturday, July 14th from 6pm til 10pm 
during the South Park walkabout.
Live performance by Marian Call.

There will be 12" x 18" prints of my new piece '100 light years away' 
available for sale during the show. All proceeds from the print will go to 
The San Diego Space Society a 501c3 non-profit organization.

'The three moons of Mischka'

'J Spaceman' will also be on display at the exhibit.

If interested in any of these pieces or a print of '100 light years away'
please contact spacewalk(at)
For more information on the show please go to

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Circus Circus at the Hive Gallery June 2nd - 30th

'Life on the tightrope' • acrylic • frame 8" x 10" •$200 please contact the Hive gallery if interested

This piece was created for the Circus Circus group show at the Hive Gallery in Los Angeles coming up next weekend.

The Hive Gallery and Studios Presents:
CIRCUS, CIRCUS!! Our second Circus themed show……….bring on the clowns!!!

Opening and Performances:
June 2nd, 2012
$8 door/ $5 for those in Clown or circus makeup
Show runs: June 2nd- 30th

Featured Artist 1: Dustin Myers
Featured Artist 2: Jaime Jiminez
Featured Artist 3: Jinx
Featured Artist 4: Charlie Chiodo
Special Feature: Bizzaro Au Go-Go
Installation Artist: Stephen Holman
Tall Wall: Gilbert Oh
Small Wall: Deborah Scott
Circus, Circus Artists:
Ver Mar / Dani Manning / Paul Wilson / Ron Pete / Liz DeSilva / Ashleymarie Sey DeBondt / Jennifer King / Chance Garrick Williams / Andrea Tseng / Ave Rose / Erik Siador / Paul Arden
Lefty Joe Torres / Rafael Isaac Delgado Jr. / Cynthia Rogers / Hestin Lostwood / Paul Wilson / Keith Wong / FLAN / Bruce Telopa / Kyle Abernethy / Henry F. Cram / Celene Petrulak / Robin Holden /
Preston Craig / Dave Warshaw / Pamela Mower-Conner / Yumiko Awae / Joan Charles / Kevin Rizo / Marianne Williams / E Hill / Camille Bachand / Clark Walter / Bob Lizzaraga /
Ashleymarie Sey Lively / Chance Garrick Williams / Laura Cosner / Hembert Guardado / MaraCole / Jenna Gibson / Masha Vereshchenko / and more to be Announced!!!
Front Room Performances:
8:30 – 9:00pm       Kim Fowley & Snow Mercy All-Star Band
9:30 – 10:00pm     L.A. Girlfriend
11:00 – 11:30pm   Brenda Carsey
12:00 – 12:30am   Day for Night
Back Room Performances:
8-9 Trek Lewis
9-10:15 James K
10:15-11:30 Benny V
11:30-12:30 DJ Don Tuan
Special Freakshow Intermission by: BJ Winslow of Dapper Cadaver
Contortion Acts by: Madliene Haim
Resident Artists:
Sensei / Nathan Cartwright / Teod Tomlinson / Greg Gould / Walt Hall / Sarah Winkle / John Dang / Jinx / J.Salvador / Sphinx /
Shrine / Sonik  / Christian Hernandez / Stephan Canthal / Mike Street / JNGL / Dabbs Anderson / Jennifer Korsen / Ave Rose /
/ The Little Red Writer / Randy Kono / Sara Hedstrom / Alex Schaefer /  Patrick Haemmerlein / Alan DeForest / Bethany Pratt /
/ Radhika Hersey / Romina Gonzales / Yuki Miyazaki / Ink Pen Mutations Press / Doug Meyer / Glenn Fox / Edward Frausto /
Edyth Gonzalez / Daisuke Okamoto  / David Reyes / HumanTreeRobot / Alina Mikos / Madliene Haim / Sarah Ockuly /
Audrey Roy / Marcel DeJure / Matt Debbaute / Graphation / JunkHauler / Justin Zzyzx / Daniella Batsheva / LiBrandi Jewelry
Ruben Gonzalez
Alex Chiu
Daniella Batsheva
John Haley III
Seraphime Angelis
Medium, Astrologer, Card Reader, Poet

Monday, April 23, 2012

U-T San Diego

'The three moons of Mischka' was one of the featured pieces in an article about the Alienation show in the U-T San Diego. Thank you to Ryan Campbell!

The show will be having a closing reception Saturday, April 28th from 5-10pm.
Zepf Alt Gallery
1150 Seventh Ave, San Diego CA

Tuesday, April 10, 2012


'The three moons of Mischka'  • oil • 7" x 10" • triple framed
Contact me for price if interested • celenesart(at)
'The three moons of Mischka' is my painting that will be in the "Alienation" art exhibit
downtown San Diego this Saturday.


  A group show featuring alien art.

  Wonka Gallery and Zepf Alt. Gallery join forces to bring you an armada of local artists inspired by the extraterrestrial. A radio signal was sent out to artists all over San Diego. Over 30 of them replied to the transmission, accepting the task of creating a piece of art celebrating the alien life form.
   The show runs 2 nights only, the mother ship will arrive on
Saturday, April 14th, for the opening reception from 5-10 pm.
The countdown to departure will begin on Saturday, April 28th, from 5-10pm.

The Zepf Alt. Gallery is located in the top secret basement under the Yoga studio at
1150 Seventh Ave, Downtown San Diego.

Some of the artists that will be in the exhibit.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Cougar Country

Shonn and I traveled to Lake Cuyamaca this weekend. We had a blast and it was great to get out of the city for awhile. We felt like we were in a Twin Peaks movie. These are some photos from the day and the sketch I did while we were sitting by the lake.

That was delicious apple cider.

Never turn your back on a cougar!

The three ducks that kept coming by.

sketch I did at Lake Cuyamaca

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Ivy progress

Today I spent the day in the studio working on detailing the ivy. 
As I was riding my bike home I started to see ivy crawling everywhere. 

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Two pieces currently on my easel

 I have been obsessed with painting ivy lately. When I was back in Pennsylvania last September, I noticed the ivy overtaking a lot of man made things. I couldn't help but be inspired by what nature does if let go. It is quite beautiful.  These are two of my works in progress for a series I am working on.

Thursday, February 16, 2012


My friend Marilyn is helping me bring to fruition an idea that has been stewing in the back of my mind for a few years now. She has an amazing studio high up on a hill in San Diego that has a view of the historic El Cortez building. I had a wonderful day hanging out with her and experimenting with new materials to find a way to achieve my ideas. She creates beautifully minimal and obsessive jewelry entitled Meander. Please visit her work here. Thank you Marilyn!

Marilyn in her beautiful studio

The view of the historic building from her studio in San Diego, the El Cortez.
If you are into the history of old buildings in San Diego watch this video.


Saturday, February 11, 2012

Busy in the studio, new paintings

'Castaways'  oval opening 3" x 4" pastel
'Shelter'    5" x 7"    oval pastel
'Sirens Song'   5" x 7"   oval pastel

'Tiger Heart'   6" x 6"  oil on wood panel

'Plight of the poisoned vessel'   12" x 18"   oil on bamboo

Monday, January 30, 2012

Shonn had taken this video while we were at the opening of "Everything but the Kitsch n' Sync" group show in 2010. We just put it together and posted it. My pastels are amongst a sea of people.

To watch it on Youtube please click here.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Sneak peek of a few pieces I am working on in the studio!

This is just a portion of a small work that is almost finished

The poisoned vessel is almost completed. 

You can't take my tiger's heart. This one is coming together. Another small work.

In the studio

A room to call my own. Work can be left out not worrying whether 
the kitties will get their paws in my paints and pastels again!
Update. Picture of studio taken as of February 11th. As you can see I did some decorating.