Misha Flores


Benefit at Shelldance

So I had donated to this benefit for Pacificans for Highway 1 Alternatives, folks trying to fight the Hwy 1 widening project.  The benefit was held at Shelldance Nursery, an orchid nursery, and though I frequently hike the trail that starts from its parking lot, I had never been inside as it is usually closed.  (Turns out it’s open weekends only.)

Well what a little hidden gem!  It was just beautifully arranged with plants overflowing everywhere, and light coming through the ceiling and walls.  The succulents were just as gorgeous as the orchids. They had a little stage the bands were playing on, and a lovely meditation/yoga room.  What a great vibe.

Here’s a link to their page, you should check them out if you find yourself in town.  shelldance.com


Sanchez Art Center Open Studios May 10

So I had to drop off a donation piece for a benefit auction this weekend.  Made a little abstraction of the Mussels and Barnacles piece I had done for my Closer Look series…

And drop off was at the Sanchez, so I had pleasure this Mother’s Day of visiting my local art center’s open studios, and exploring what a few of my fellow local artists are up to in there!

There were playful, bold prints by Kristina Ayala.

Adorable pet portraits by Lillian Cram.

Edgy B&W and X-Ray photography, contemplations on fertility by Tanya Lin Jaffe.

Wonderful playful figurative watercolors by Robert Dvorak pictured below…


And Many Many More.

One of my favorite pieces was this lovely little realism number depicting one of my favorite things in the world, Sriracha!  This was by Wayne Jiang.





It was a pleasure to meet so many talented folks and get to talk to them about their processes and media!

All Images Copyright Misha Flores Fine Art 2020