Saturday, July 27, 2013


Brown Family Artworks, featuring work by Esther Brown, Gisella Williams, Jesse Brown, and Liliana Navarro, will be showing at James and the Giant Cupcake in Oakland, CA. This is our second show with them. We are excited to be showing our work there. Like last year, we are having a raffle. In order to be entered in this year's raffle, here is what you have to do:
1. Send an email to
2. In the email, tell us that you want to subscribe to the email newsletter we are starting to put out next month.
3. After you do the first two things, you are automatically entered into the raffle. There is no need to buy a ticket, you just have to email and subscribe to the email newsletter.
All the information is in the flyer posted here, but let me go over a little bit of it. We will be having a meet and greet on Saturday, August 17, from 12-2 pm. Some of us will be there to meet people and talk about our work. Of course, James and the Giant Cupcake will be serving food as they usually do at that time - and it is quite outstanding food they have there, so that is even more reason to come! Lastly, we will be doing the raffle at that time.
Something to note about the raffle, we are encouraging people to enter, no matter where they live. The work will be delivered to the location, even if they live out of town or out of state or out of the country. So, please enter the raffle! We are excited to share this event with you. An online version of the show will go up after we install the show in Oakland. So, please stay tuned if you will not be in town. You can still see everything when you are not in town!
So, come by, support the show, and sign up for the raffle! Once again, email us at - your name gets entered after you email us and sign up for the email newsletter. Thanks for reading and supporting us!!
Jesse Brown

Friday, July 19, 2013

August 13, 2013 Art Exhibition for Brown Family Artworks

So, we are doing our second show at James and the Giant Cupcake in Oakland, CA. We would like to thank them for inviting us back to show there. We are excited to be showing some new work for this year. Liliana Navarro, Gina's sister, will be exhibiting her work for the first time in the US, so this will be her debut! I will be displaying my series of photos from Panama. I am very excited about this because Panama is an exciting country with so much to share with the world. I am also excited to incorporate images from there into my artistic perspective. Please stay tuned for a preview here on my blog.
In addition to this, we will be having a Meet and Greet on Saturday, August 17, from 12-2. The address is posted on the image of the flyer. If you have any questions, please feel free to email or call me about what to expect. Also, I am excited to announce there will be a raffle! Last year we had a raffle and drew the name at the opening. We will draw the name at the Meet and Greet on August 17. Details about the raffle with be forthcoming very shortly. The prize for the raffle will be one of our framed works of art! So, if you are interested to get some new art for your home, be sure to participate!
You could say that this show is the kick-off for an exciting second half of our year for art. We have many big plans between now and Christmas, this show just being the first of many exhibitions and events for selling our work. Our format for this show will feature no less than four of our family members and their creative directions, with artist biographies and artist statements. In addition to selling our work, we like to talk about what the meaning of our work is for us and how it reflects the world around us.
I have to add this in about this show. Eurydice and Caleigh, the owners of James and the Giant Cupcake, they really have a first rate business that is fun and friendly and they have the best cupcakes I have ever tasted. If you want to try some good cupcakes and have a fun place to have a coffee and hang out, in addition to seeing some spectacular art, be sure to go by and try their cupcakes and see our new work!!
Stay tuned, because there is a lot more blogging coming up. We have a lot of work going on and we are excited to share it with everyone. Once again, thanks for reading!!

A New Work in the Trading Card Series

So, this is a new piece that I completed recently. This summer has been very busy. We are preparing many different things at Brown Family Artworks. Right now, we have a show that goes up August 13, 2013 in Oakland, CA. I will post the flyer soon. (Gina is working on it as I write this blog!) I am excited to show some new work. The gallery in Coos Bay continues to do well. We are selling a lot of exciting work there, but we are trying to constantly produce and keep up with the demands of having multiple events. It looks like this fall will have us ramping up for our first Christmas push for art work. My hope is that we will attend at least one or two holiday art festivals, along with having our work up in Coos Bay.
This image you see posted here is a new piece in my trading card series. I really love this format for many reasons. It is small and invites the viewer in to have a personal dialogue with the piece. I can go into deep detail on a small scale and show texture, line, and stroke marks of my tools. I mat and frame my work in a comparatively big format so the image is isolated and does not compete with anything in its immediate surroundings. This one, however, is not yet framed. However, I have to say, I become a little frustrated with the slowness of my production because of two reasons. I have this insane attention to detail that takes time to complete, along with multiple tasks in production that take away time from my actual painting and drawing. Having said that, they all go together. I cannot separate these tasks out like that. They all go together if one is to be successful in getting their art out there.
So, enjoy this piece and keep looking for the following posts coming soon. I have several more posts that should be going out in the next day or so. Thanks for reading and be sure to come see our show!!

Thursday, July 11, 2013

New Work in Progress

I know it has been awhile since I last posted, but it has been a busy year. This piece is once of many that I am working on at the moment. It is only half complete. I will fill it in more soon. I am preparing for a show coming up on August 13, 2013. It will be in Oakland. Keep reading for details that are coming soon about when we will hang, where, and how long it will go for. I am very excited about my new work and I hope people enjoy it as well. This particular piece is 6" x 6." It is not very big, but I like the small format because it forces a viewer to get close to the work and have a personal relationship with it instead of being overwhelmed, like on a 10' wide painting. Please leave a comment if you find it interesting.  I will try to post the finished piece soon. Thanks for reading!