• Parlor Pages
    A birdhouse sculpture is featured in the annual Parlor Pages zine. Show and launch TBA


  • Selections From a Mindful Practice
    Sunday, June 29, 3-6 pm
    Los Angeles, CA

    Amparo Jelsma will be featuring for just one day, selections of her most recent and favorite past works. These paintings are comprised of acrylic washes on raw canvas, sometimes combined with machine sewing or hand embroidery. Also included in her solo show are a few works on paper and mixed media pieces. Together these quiet, almost minimalist, abstract artworks reflect her preoccupation with light vs. dark and the infinite inner & outer cosmos.

    Show will be held at a private art studio, please send a message for more details.


  • Swerve
    Saturday, February 11, 2012 from 3-7pm
    Swerve: A group show curated by Sophia Allison of ShoeboxLA
    Held at:
    Kabab Way
    919 S. Glendale Ave.
    Glendale, CA 91205

    Swerve: Professional wrestling terminology that describes an unexpected action or event that takes the audience by surprise.

    ShoeboxLA is pleased to present its first group show, Swerve, curated by gallery co-founder Sophia Allison. Artists Amparo Jelsma, Melissa Manfull, Julio Panisello, Carl Smith, and Jaime Ursic primarily work in the two-dimensional realm (painting, drawing, printmaking); for this exhibition, however, each artist was asked to create a work of sculpture. Beyond size restrictions, no other instructions or requirements were provided. While it is not unusual for artists to work in both painting and sculpture simultaneously, it can be a challenge to move fluidly between these mediums. The resulting work may or may not be a translation of the artists’ primary practice but it will be exciting to view the results. Join us for this special event.

    ShoeboxLA gives Los Angeles artists an opportunity to do one-day, site-specific exhibitions outside the traditional gallery setting. Founders Sophia Allison and Paul W. Evans provide an intimate space that challenges artists' and viewers' expectations of size and scale. Locations change for each show but the space remains the same.

    Email: shoeboxla@gmail.com for more info or press images.


  • Foto Week DC

    My little self-published photo book "Natoma Home" will be on display with the rest of the Indie Photo Book Library at FotoWeek DC. November 6-13 in Washington, DC.

    Looks like an amazing collection of photo books. I wish I could be there to see them all in person!


  • Paper Trail

    I will have six new drawings on velour paper at this group show of works on paper.
    Paper Trail will be at Happy in Los Angeles where they will also be celebrating their two year anniversary that night.
    It's going to be fun. I will be there!
    Opening reception Friday, Nov. 5, 6-10pm
    November 5 - November 30, 2010


  • Warm Fuzzies

    Please come out to an evening of Warm Fuzzies and cold ice cream!

    My solo art show "Warm Fuzzies" will be on display at Scoops.

    Opening reception: Friday, Sept. 10, 2010 (7-10pm)
    There will be complimentary wine and uniquely-flavored handmade ice cream available for purchase

    Show runs Sept. 6 - Oct. 3, 2010

    712 N. Heliotrope Dr. (Cross street is Melrose)
    Los Angeles, CA 90029


  • Mail Me Art: Medium Without a Message

    I have two pieces of mail art in this exhibit. Check it out if you are in London. There are so many talented artists and illustrators that have submitted to this show.

    Friday 30th July – Thursday 5th August 2010
    Opening reception Friday July 30th 6-11pm

    Red Gate Gallery
    209a Coldharbour Lane
    London SW9 8RU
    United Kingdom


  • Plenty at Happy

    I will be participating in Plenty, a group show at Happy which is having their first annual small works show.

    All work is 12x12 and under and all priced at $100. Affordable art gifts for your friends, family, or yourself!

    Exhibition: December 4, 2009 - January 24, 2010

    Opening Reception: Friday December 4, 6-10pm

    4675 Hollywood Blvd
    Los Angeles, CA