Featured Artist: Daniele

Check out our featured artist for this month, Daniele Kay O’Donnell! She is 19 years old and lives in Orlando, Florida, in the United States. She started painting less than a year ago, and she mostly paints in watercolor and acrylic.

And there’s more good news! Daniele is looking for an Art Match partner, so if you would like to exchange your art and get to know Daniele a little better, email us at paintbrush4diplomacy@gmail.com. We look forward to hearing from you!

Kites with Kshama: An Exchange between Orion Elementary and ARTh by Kshama

International Art Exchange between Esmeralda Martin-Singh’s first grade class at Orion Alternative Elementary School and Kshama Thakkar, an artist in India who runs ARTh by Kshama.

Watch this video of one of their exchanges, as the students do a kite making project! Stay tuned – more to come later this semester as the class prepares for their multicultural day at the end of May.

Join us in attending mDAC17: the 5th annual Mobile Digital Art & Creativity Summit


5th annual mDAC17

A Hub for Art & Creative Technologies

Mountain View, CA, July 21, 2017– Mobile Art Academy presents mDAC17: 5th annual Mobile Digital Art & Creativity Summit on August 11 – 13, 2017.  At the Pacific Art League downtown Palo Alto, and TechCode downtown Mountain View.

“Picasso would have gone mad with this, so would Van Gogh. I don’t know an artist who wouldn’t, actually.”  British artist David Hockey speaking about ipad art.

Opening night is open to the public, featuring the top 100 curated digital art works and demos for Microsoft’s Hololens & 3D Paint. Followed by 2-day conference of workshops and masterclasses from expert mobile digital artists and photographers, including special guest speakers. Keynote by Dan Ayoub, who develops mixed reality and creative experiences for Microsoft.

Dan is a 20-year veteran of the video game industry who has recently made the move to focus on Education within Microsoft. Working alongside a host of products like Hololens, VR, 3D Paint, Story Remix, and more, Dan is focused on empowering educators to use technology to unlock the creative potential of students and to enable better learning outcomes.

A hub for digital artists & creative technologists, both beginners and advanced, to explore & learn new art app technologies, including AR, VR, and 3D painting. Discover, learn, have fun & make new friends!​


We unite with Artists United!

Nothing says #MondayMotivation like arts organizations banding together to create positive change in this world! We are so excited to announce our partnership with Artists United. You inspire us!

Artists United aims to democratize the process of creating art through collective action as we empower individual artists. The mission of Artists United is to empower individual artists to create excellent art and to unite all artists to create social change. To make our dream reality, we bring artists together by field and across disciplines. We are launching an army of artists into action to help solve some of the biggest and most pressing problems facing humankind. By launching this organization, we set a movement in motion.

​When artists unite, anything is possible.




Be sure to check out their website and join the movement at http://www.artistsunited.net/


We have a new partner! Meet the Junior Center of Art and Science

We are excited to partner with an Oakland Institution intent on reinventing itself.  Junior Center of Art and Science has a wonderful location on Lake Merritt, we hope to partner with them on programming and are pleased to help them announce the following:


If you note in your membership registration that you heard about this through us, and 50 individuals note as such, they will offer us free space rental as needed/available for 3 events over the course of a year.


Note in your registration that you heard about this through us, and they will kick us back $5 for every new Camp Registrant.


Note in your registration that you heard about this through us, and 50 individuals note as such, they will offer us free space rental for 1 exhibit event, at beautiful Lake Merritt.


These are strange times, and important times to support each other, build community and strengthen our neighborhood resources.  Connect with us, as we connect with the Junior Center of Art and Science as a community partner, and collectively build an even more creative and connected civic society here in the East Bay.

SJSU Paseo Prototyping Festival

On April 7-8, we will be supporting ZERO1 and the SJSU Paseo Prototyping Festival, so if you live in the Bay Area, come out and join us! Click on the link or see below for the event description.

ZERO1 is partnering with the Paseo Prototyping Festival to produce a series of creative interventions during the festival that explore civic innovation using the combined disciplines of art, science, and technology. As varied in format as they are in content, the interventions include: a public sculpture that serves as an augmented reality portal into the Bay Area housing crisis; a panel discussion on international community projects that apply art, science, and technology to civic challenges; DIY holograms that increase LGBTQ visibility and further equality; an arts incubator workshop on cross-sector collaboration for social impact; and site-specific projection mapping at the festival that addresses the topic of social inclusion.