Artist Spotlight: José Zelaya

    Bio: José Zelaya was born in San Miguel, El Salvador. Since he was little he had a passion for art and drawing. Living in a country with an ongoing war was part of the inspiration he had to his drawings; it was normal to see gunfights in the streets, burning buildings or helicopters…

Artist Spotlight: KEN RUZIC

Black Book is privileged to have Ken Ruzic on the bill of Hybrid artists showcasing his art at the Hybrid Art Collective this Saturday May 2nd at Bo Bridges gallery in Manhattan Beach! Ruzic, a self-taught fine artist, former marine, and world traveler began his artistic career twenty-five years ago.  Since he was a kid,…

Artist Spotlight: PAUL ORTEGA

   Southern California artist Paul Ortega started drawing at an early age. He would mimic cartoons and comic strips from the Sunday newspaper. Building on his artistic skills he continued by earning his Bachelor’s in Fine Arts from California State Fullerton with a degree in Graphic Design. “Since all my graphic design classes were so…

Meet Featured Artist Janelly Barragan

Hello everyone, not only is Janelly Barragan a featured artist she is also a former grant winner.   Follow her at: Facebook: Janelly Barragάn Pinterest: Janelly Barragάn Twitter: imma_winner_bby Instagram: imma_loser_bby   Black Book Team: Which of your artworks is your favorite? Why? Janelly: My favorite artwork would definitely have to be the painting of myself with…