Life-long artist Cristina Acosta makes art, explores creativity & shares her tips with you.
Enjoy her tips and thoughts about the creative life. She paints original oil or acrylic paintings for exhibit, sales and commissions.Taking her art off the easel and into life, she is a color consultant, designing interior & exterior color palettes for homes & buildings; illustrates and writes books & articles; loves to cook and create recipes, teaches, makes presentations and more.
El Museo Cultural Exhibit: June 1st to September 2009, Santa Fe, New Mexico Reshaping the Divine: Contemporary Hispanic Retablos Exploring the Divine Feminine. Gallery Exhibit: June 1st - 30, 2009, Sisters, Oregon: High Desert Gallery in Sisters, Oregon, Wild of the West Oregon Ranch Life Group Exhibit. Home Decor Article: Current issue of Latina Style magazine.Su Casa regular interior design column. El Museo Cultural Exhibit: June 1st to September 2009, Santa Fe, New Mexico Reshaping the Divine: Contemporary Hispanic Retablos Exploring the Divine Feminine. Teaching:Oct. 23 - 25 2009, Bend, Oregon: Atelier 6000, Co-teaching a printmaking/painting class with teacher, Patricia Clark. Infringing Upon Barriers - Icons and Iconography.
Overwhelmed by Color Choices? Hire Cristina for Color Consulting
Have you ever stood in a paint store and felt panicked by the color choices?
Have you ever painted a room your favorite color or added a few accent wall colors, then gotten stuck trying to figure out what to do next?
If this sounds familiar, then you need Color Consultant Cristina Acosta to guide you to choose the foundation color palette for your home or business.
On-Site or Remote (phone/email) consulting. Cristina will guide you to create a foundation color palette that works with everything in your space. You will receive: • A customized report detailing your color palette and placement notes for every room. • Large paint swatches that you may file and use to ensure that your future furnishings, decorative décor and textile purchases look great in your rooms.
Choosing paint colors in Bend, Oregon? Cristina Acosta does color consulting for residential and business projects in the Central Oregon area. 541-388-5157, Cristina@CristinaAcosta.com
Color Consulting for Residential - Commercial - Institutional
Choosing Paint Colors? Panicked at the Paint Store? Call Cristina for an On-Site or Remote appointment. Benjamin Moore, Pittsburgh & Sherwin Williams. Cristina works with Individuals or your Design Team: Designers, Architects, Developers. Cristina is a Featured Designer on the Voice of Color Pittsburgh Paint site
License Cristina's Art for Home Decor and More
Cristina's images and reputation as an expert in the home decor market position her as the ideal licensee. Her work first appeared on the national home decor scene in 1991 when she distributed her Cristina Acosta® Signature line of ceramic tile through the Kohler company Ann Sacks Tile & Stone stores. Since then, her artistry has been visible consistently on a national level. Her imagery is mainstream with a Latino vibe, positioned perfectly for the diversity of the contemporary marketplace. The published author of books and articles, Cristina has built a foundation that positions her artistry for successful release into licensed products. Seize this opportunity to license the Cristina Acosta® brand for your product line. Her offering includes: Home Decor textiles, tabletop and furnishings; Paper products and more.
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Art Exhibit: High Desert Gallery, Sisters, OR - Ongoing
Featuring Cristina's original Paint Happy series Acrylic paintings and her series of expressive oils. They are representing Cristina's art in the Central Oregon region including the cities of Sisters, Redmond and Bend, Oregon, as well as online. They have over 20 images in inventory. www.HighDesertGallery.com
Visiting Bend, Oregon? Arrange Private Art Lessons with Cristina
Join Cristina in her studio. One or more people can take Cristina's fun, casual art class based on the principles she shares in her book. Paint a painting, textiles, ceramics and more. Perfect for the beginning - advanced painter
Paint Happy! Cristina wrote this fun, colorful art book that makes learning to paint fun.
Cristina Illustrated this Pre-Hispanic Creation Story, When Woman Became the Sea.
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Cristina is an member of the Board of Visitors for the University of Oregon College of Architecture and Allied Arts Department
I am an artist, color consultant, educator, speaker and author of Paint Happy! I design color palettes for buildings and businesses, illustrate kids books and exhibit paintings. I love sports and am also the web goddess for my family's StandUpPaddleFlatwater.com and StrideSteady.com sites and blogs when I am not creating something, skiing, paddling or windsurfing.
The Business Journal of Hispanic Research Includes Acosta's Paintings
A Publication of the National Society of Hispanic MBAs, Cristina's two images of Madonnas were curated into the Volume 1, Issue 2, Dec. 2007 publication. A credible peer reviewed publishing outlet for academic and corporate research on Hispanics www.nshmba.org
Art Exhibit: Latino Visions at the Jacobs Gallery, Hult Center, Eugene, Oregon
This exhibit was April 4 - May 17. Featured 3 originals from Cristina's series of Sacred Hispanic Retablos featuring Madonnas inspired by her Hispanic ancestors. Created from her contemporary viewpoint. Precious metals, oil paint & antique ceramic mosaic adorn images of the Divine Feminine
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