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Mural Reflection

Freese Elemetary School Gets A New Mural



CATRACHOLANDIA – The Movie: Is an intimate, raw, and emotional documentary following an immigrant artist returning to his country of origin, Honduras, to paint murals for orphanages. This minimalistic road trip takes us to a land ruled by greedy cartels where most children are left with only three options: join, migrate, or die. click here to Watch Now Artist’s Debut Documentary A Personal Look at Child Migrant Crisis By: Jared Whitlock. Artist Santos Orellana recently made the jump into filmmaking with “Catracholandia,” a soulful documentary that follows him across his […]

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Divisiones Collection – Currently In Production


By: Santos Orellana. It is that time once again. The time when I begin  to get overwhelmed with everything around me and the only prescription is to dive into production. This time I will be tackling a 15 piece medium format set with acrylic paint on mat board. I will be hand drawing my lines on these pieces with oil based paint marker. The collection as you may have already read on the headline is entitled: Divisiones (Divisions), because everywhere I look at this current time I am being bombarded […]

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Volunteer Work 


By: Santos Orellana. A couple of weeks ago I had the pleasure of meeting Don Masse at the gallery space in La Jolla. After only a few minutes he was telling me that he is an art teacher at Zamorano Fine Arts Elementary School in San Diego, California USA and that he and his students had studied my work in his classroom. This conversation lead to us discussing the possibility of painting a mural at the school and only a couple of weeks later I find myself writing this blog […]

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Helping Criss Angel Help In Las Vegas


By: Santos Orellana. A couple of weeks ago I was given an opportunity to take part in a fundraiser put together in Las Vegas by none other than Criss Angel, a man that needs no introduction. A very good friend of mine who works with Criss Angel suggested to me that I should donate something for the Criss Angel Help fundraiser. Of course I was interested but when he told me that it was to raise awareness and funds to fight against pediatric cancer I said “take whatever you want.” […]

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Downtown Disney completes the trifecta


By: Santos Orellana. As a Southern California resident, it would not be a proper summer vacation without a trip to Disney with my children. So we packed the car and fought our way on route 5 north with all the tourists from all over the world. It was unfortunate that we happen to visit during a massive heat wave but fortunately the hotel we booked has a beautiful pool. As always I find a way to multitask and luckily my kids are very well aware that whenever we travel together […]

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Start Spreading The News


By: Santos Orellana. The apparel is back with a brand new intention. After a few years of neglect I am once again bringing attention to the apparel potential of The Art Of Santos. T shirts and other printable items are in full swing at the La Jolla Gallery as well as the online store. For a limited time all merchandise including the apparel will be priced at cost with the curiosity to see just how quickly I can spread them throughout the country and with some luck the entire globe. […]

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Behold The Next Thing


By: Santos Orellana. Some of my favorite moments as an artist are when a new product line is created. I am not merely talking about a new piece nor even a new collection. I am talking about an entire new line. It has a few months since it happened last but nonetheless, I did it again. Since the new gallery opened in the spring of 2016 my focus has been diverted to the preparation and delivery of all  the established products from the existing lines well represented for obvious commercial reasons. […]

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