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Armand Cabrera
Freelance Artist
Warrenton VA, United States

Summary

ARMAND CABRERA

Armand Cabrera makes his home in Northern Virginia. An award-winning, self-taught artist,
Armand is a full-time oil painter represented by galleries across the United States.

Armand has spent over 2 decades as a successful production artist in the computer games
and entertainment industry, creating conceptual designs and background art. His clients include LucasFilm Games, Disney, Electronic Arts, Virgin Entertainment, Zynga, Nickelodeon, Microsoft and Paramount Pictures. Armand is also recognized in the fine art field of Imaginative Realism.

Armand has had over 22 One-Man Exhibitions and his work is found in
notable corporate and private collections around the world. He has been juried into the prestigious Laguna Plein Air Competition, Plein Air Easton, California Art Club Gold Medal Exhibitions,
International Museum of Contemporary Masters "Salon International", Napa Valley Museum,
The Haggin Museum and many other national exhibitions.
Armand has been honored with top awards at many of these shows.

Armand writes weekly informative articles about his painting process, the business of art
and historical artists on his very popular blog. ArtAndInfluence.com
He teaches studio and plein air painting, when his schedule permits.

Armand is often published in regional and internationally-known art publications.
International Artist Magazine, American Art Collector, Art of the West, Art Business News,
The Piedmont Virginian, Elan Magazine, Plein Air and Southwest Art Magazines
have recognized Armand as one of the premier, contemporary painters in the country.

EXHIBITIONS & AWARDS (Partial List)

2019 One Man exhibition “Mid Atlantic Impressions” Art in the Valley Gallery Front Royal Virginia
Track Illustrations and cover for the 6th Psychedelic Ensemble Album “Mother’s Rhymes”
Juried publication, Infected by Art, Volume 7, “Bound in Fire”
2018 One Man Exhibition of Paintings, The Cooley Gallery, Leesburg, Virginia
Art of the Piedmont Benefit, Middleburg Montessori School, Middleburg, Virginia
Time, Haven Art Gallery, Group Exhibition of Imaginative Realism, Northport, NY
Juried Group Show, Ikon Images Gallery, Landscapes of the Other Realms, Canton, OH
IlluXCon, Juried Main Show Artist, GoggleWorks Center for the Arts, Reading, Pennsylvania
Art in Embassies, United States Department of State, U.S. Embassy in Geneva, Switzerland
Juried publication, Infected by Art, Volume 6, “Lurker from the Darkness”

2017 IlluXCon, Juried Main Show Artist, GoggleWorks Center for the Arts, Reading, Pennsylvania
Art of the Piedmont Benefit, Middleburg Montessori School, Middleburg, Virginia
Art in Embassies, United States Department of State, U.S. Embassy in Geneva, Switzerland
Garden Club of Virginia, Historic Garden Week, The Inn at Little Washington, Washington, VA
Boskone Fantastic Convention, Judges Choice Award, Battle Council
Juried publication, Infected by Art, Volume 5, “Caller in the Void”

2016 New York Botanical Garden Plein Air Invitational, Bronx, New York
RavenCon, Juried Artist Guest, Williamsburg, Virginia
IlluXCon, Juried Main Show Artist, GoggleWorks Center for the Arts, Reading, Pennsylvania
Abend Gallery Contemporary Imaginative Realism Juried Exhibition, Inner Visions, Denver, CO
Juried publication, Infected by Art, Volume 4, “Call of Cthulhu”

2015 One Man Exhibition, Great Falls Gallery, Great Falls, Virginia
Art in Embassies, United States Department of State, U.S. Embassy in Geneva, Switzerland
Illuxcon 2015, Main Show Juried Artist, Allentown Art Museum, Allentown, Pennsylvania
Great Falls Plein Air Competition, Great Falls, Virginia, Competition Judge
Juried publication, Infected by Art, Volume 3, “Battle Council”

2014 Three Person Exhibition, Tirage Fine Art Gallery, Pasadena, California
Art of the Piedmont Benefit, Middleburg Montessori School, Middleburg, Virginia
Instructors Exhibition at The Bascom, Highlands, North Carolina
Group Exhibition Grand Opening, Roux & Cyr International Gallery, Portland, Maine
Art in Embassies, United States Department of State, U.S. Embassy in Geneva, Switzerland
Illuxcon 2014, Commissioned Artist & Main Show Juried Artist, Allentown Art Museum, Allentown
World Fantasy Convention, Juried Artist, Arlington, Virginia
Virginia Landscape Painters – 4 Person Exhibition, Broadway Gallery, Alexandria, Virginia
Juried publication, Infected by Art, Volume 2, “Crystal Monolith”

2013 Western Vistas, Tirage Fine Art Gallery, Pasadena, California
Annual Small Works Exhibition, One Man Show, Warrenton, Virginia
Solo Exhibition, Interiors of Washington Gallery, Bethesda, Maryland
Illuxcon 2013, Main Show Juried Artist, Allentown Art Museum, Allentown, Pennsylvania
Summer Scenes, Tirage Fine Art Group Show, Pasadena, California
Holiday Small Works Exhibition, Palm Avenue Fine Art, Sarasota, Florida
Holiday Salon, Tirage Fine Art Gallery, Pasadena, California
Art in Embassies, United States Department of State, U.S. Embassy in Sanaa, Yemen

2012 One Man Exhibition: Paintings from Recent Travels, Woodberry Forest School, Orange, Virginia
Contemporary Masters, Artistic Eden III Juried Exhibition, Pasadena Museum of History
31st State Exhibition, Tirage Fine Art, Pasadena, California
Art in Embassies, United States Department of State, U.S. Embassy in Sanaa, Yemen
One Man Show: Small Works – Still Lifes & Flowers, Armand Cabrera Fine Art

2011 One Man Exhibition, Anderson Fine Art Gallery, St. Simons Island, Georgia
100th Annual Gold Medal Exhibition, California Art Club, Pasadena Museum of California Art
One Man Exhibition, Seasons of the Piedmont, Barrel Oak Winery, Delaplane, Virginia
Solo Exhibition: Recent Work, Barrel Oak Fine Art Gallery, Middleburg, Virginia
Art in Embassies, United States Department of State, U.S. Embassy in Sanaa, Yemen

2010 4th Annual “Less is More” Miniature Show Invitational, Laguna Plein Air Painters Asso., California
Three Man Exhibition of Virginia Artists, Broadway Galleries, Fairfax, Virginia
Three Artist Show, Tirage Fine Art, Pasadena, California
One Man Exhibition, Piedmont Environment Council Benefit, Middleburg, Virginia
Firnew Farms Holiday Exhibition & Benefit, River District Arts, Sperryville, Virginia
Art in Embassies, United States Department of State, U.S. Embassy in Sanaa, Yemen

2009 Invitational Paint Out: In the Footsteps of Thomas Moran, Human History Museum, Zion, Utah
Contemporary Masters, Artistic Eden, Pasadena Museum of History, Pasadena, California
One Man Exhibition: Painting the Piedmont, Berkley Gallery, Warrenton, Virginia
Zion National Park Centennial Art Exhibit: A Century of Sanctuary, St. George Art Museum, UT
Hilton Head Art League National Juried Exhibition, Hilton Head Island, South Carolina

2008 One Man Exhibition: The Chesapeake & Beyond, Mille Fleurs Fine Art, St. Michaels, MD
Salon International 2008, International Museum of Contemporary Masters of Fine Art
Plein Air Painters of the Southeast Group Exhibition, Anderson Fine Art, St. Simon’s Island, GA
Two Man Exhibition, Tirage Fine Art Gallery, Pasadena, California
Zion National Park Centennial Art Exhibit: A Century of Sanctuary, St. George Art Museum, UT
10th Annual Laguna Beach Plein Air Invitational, Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, California
23rd Annual Conservatory Art Classic, Bosque Conservatory, Clifton, Texas
Chesapeake Bay Heritage Gallery Opening, Featured Artist, Easton, Maryland

2007 9th Annual Laguna Beach Plein Air Invitational, Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, California
One Man Exhibition, Old Tavern Gallery, Inn at Little Washington, Washington, Virginia
Plein Air Competition & Arts Festival, Easton, Maryland, “Best Architectural Painting” Award
2nd Annual Havre de Grace Plein Air Competition, Havre de Grace, MD, “Best of Show” Award
2nd Annual Riverbend Plein Air Competition, Great Falls, Virginia, “Best of Show” Award
96th Annual Gold Medal Exhibition, Pasadena Museum of California Art, Pasadena, CA
Joan Irvine Smith Museum Heritage Art Invitational Exhibition, Orange County, California
Contemporary Masters, Artistic Eden, Pasadena Museum of History, Pasadena, CA
New Oil Paintings, One Man Exhibition, Thos. Moser Gallery, San Francisco, California
8th Annual Paint Annapolis Invitational, Annapolis, Maryland
Hilton Head Art League National Juried Exhibition, Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Plein Air Painters of the Southeast Group Exhibition, Richland Fine Art, Nashville, Tennessee

2006 Salon International 2006 Juried Exhibition, International Museum of Contemporary Masters,
Salon International Exhibition, San Antonio, Texas, “Merit Award for Landscape”
95th Annual Gold Medal Exhibition, Pasadena Museum of California Art, Pasadena, California
54th Stockton Art League Exhibition, The Haggin Museum, Stockton, California, “Best Traditional Oil Painting Award”
Laguna Beach Plein Air Invitational, Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, California
5th Annual Sonoma Plein Air Invitational, Sonoma, California
One Man Exhibition: An Italian Vacation, Addison Gallery, Boca Raton, Florida
18th Annual Marin/Scapes Invitational, Marin County, California

2005 National Arts for the Parks Competition, Jackson, Wyoming, Top Mini 100 Finalist
12th Annual Maritime Art Exhibit, Coos Art Museum, Coos Bay, Oregon, Award of Merit
Salon International 2005 Juried Exhibition, Greenhouse Gallery, San Antonio, Texas,
“Judges Top 50 Award”
Pasadena Fields and Gardens, Pasadena Museum of History, Pasadena, California
Northern Views: CA Painting in the Plein Air Tradition, Napa Valley Museum, Yountville, CA
Telluride 2005 Plein Air Invitational, Telluride, Colorado
Split Personalities, Tirage Fine Art, Pasadena, California
17th Annual Marin/Scapes Invitational, Marin County, California
Fourth Annual Sonoma Plein Air Invitational, Sonoma, California

2004 Solo Exhibition, J Whitney Gallery, Southington, Connecticut
Two Man Exhibition, Tirage Fine Art, Pasadena, California
11th Annual Carmel Art Festival, Carmel-by-the-Sea, California
Third Annual Sonoma Plein Air Invitational, Sonoma, California
94th Annual Gold Medal Exhibition, Pasadena Museum of California Art, Pasadena, California
16th Annual Marin/Scapes Invitational, Marin County, California
High Sierra Exhibition 2004, Red Bluff, California
Rocky Mountain Plein Air Miniature Show, Estes Park, Colorado, Award of Merit

2003 93rd Annual Gold Medal Exhibition, Pasadena Museum of California Art, Pasadena, California
Solo Exhibition, FountainSide Fine Art Gallery, Wilmington, North Carolina
Napa Valley Museum, Plein Air Biennial 2003, Yountville, California, 2nd Place Award
Solo Exhibition, D.E. Craghead Fine Art, Carmel-by-the-Sea, California
Estes Park Plein Air Invitational, Estes Park, Colorado
15th Annual Marin/Scapes Invitational, Marin County, California
La Quinta Arts Foundation, 5th Annual Desert Plein Air, Palm Desert, California
Sonoma Plein Air 2003 Invitational, Sonoma, California
Smith Rock Plein Air Invitational, Mockingbird Gallery, Bend, Oregon

2002 National Arts for the Parks, Competition Finalist, Jackson, Wyoming
Oil Painters of America National Juried Exhibition, Chicago, Illinois
92nd Annual Gold Medal Juried Exhibition, California Art Club, Pasadena Museum, California
Solo Exhibition, William Lester Gallery, Point Reyes, California
9th Annual Carmel Art Festival, Carmel-by-the-Sea, California
Laguna Beach Plein Air Invitational, Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, California
Plein Air Painters in the Sierras Invitational, Sonora, California

2001 National Arts for the Parks, Jackson, Wyoming, Competition Finalist,
Vikingsholm at Tahoe Show, Emerald Bay, California, Sierra Award
OPA West/Northwest Mountain Juried Exhibition, Springville Museum, Utah
Solo Exhibition, William Lester Gallery, Point Reyes Station, California
Hudson Valley Art Association 70th Anniversary Exhibition, New York
Marin Open Space Benefit Show, Point Reyes Station, California

2000 National Arts for the Parks, Jackson, Wyoming, Competition Finalist,
Scapes Invitational Show, John Pence Gallery, San Francisco, California
Marin Open Space Benefit Show, Point Reyes Station, California
Five Artists, Five Styles, California Art Gallery, Laguna Beach, California

1999 Explora Museum of Albuquerque Invitational, New Mexico
National Juried Exhibition, Bosque Conservatory, Texas
Solo Exhibition, Rutherford Grove, Rutherford, California
Solo Exhibition, Freemark Abbey, Saint Helena, California

1998 Solo Exhibition, Freemark Abbey, Saint Helena, California

1997 Endangered Landscapes Show, Napa Valley, California

1996 National Oil Painters of America Show, Quast Galleries, Texas
National Draft Horse Show & Competition, Grass Valley, California, 3rd Place Award

PUBLICATIONS & BOOKS
(partial list)

2018 Not So Tiny Dragons Art Book, ArtOrder LLC, TinyDragon.art, Jon Schindehette, Publisher
“Infected by Art”, Volume Six, Juried Artist, Traditional Art, “Lurker from the Dark”

2017 Southwest Art Magazine, September Issue, Tirage Fine Art Show
“Infected by Art”, Volume five, Juried Artist, Traditional Art, “caller in the Void”

2016 “Infected by Art”, Volume Four, Juried Artist, Traditional Art, “Call of Cthulhu”

2015 Spotlight on the Artist, Elan Magazine, Alice Ross, Northern Virginia
“Infected by Art”, Volume Three, Juried Artist, Traditional Art, “Battle Council”

2014 “Infected by Art”, Volume Two, Juried Artist, Traditional Art, “Crystal Monolith”

2013 Early American Life Magazine, “Colvin Run Mill” featured painting, October issue

2012 "Joe Sent Me”, “Painting A Business, Travel Picture”, feature by Chris Barnett, December
“Alla Prima Plein Air Painting”, Plein Air Magazine, Featured Artist, March Issue
Elan Magazine, Featured Artist, April 2012

2011 California Art Club Gold Medal Exhibition 100th Year Celebration Catalogue

2009 Featured Artist, American Art Collector Magazine, November Issue
“Southern California Story”, Michele Zack, Sierra Madre Historical Preservation Society
Elan Magazine, “Essence”, Featured Artist, Donna Cedar-Southworth, December Issue
“Art and Influence”, Featured Columnist, http://artandinfluence.com
Elan Magazine, Calendar Feature, Alice Ross, November Issue

2008 International Artist Magazine, “An Alla Prima Approach”, February/March Issue
A Century Of Sanctuary: The Art of Zion National Park, Book Foreward by Robert Redford
“Art Gallery, The Piedmont Virginian, Featured Article, Margaret McCann, Autumn Issue
“Outdoor Painting”, Monthly Guest Columnist, OutdoorPainting.com
The Piedmont Virginian, “Art Gallery”, “Grapes of Beauty”, Autumn Issue

2007 “Artist Update”, Art Business News, September Issue, Jennifer Dulin
“What’s News”, Art of the West Magazine, November/December Issue, Allan Duerr
“Outdoor Painting”, Monthly Guest Columnist, OutdoorPainting.com

2006 Featured Artist, American Art Collector Magazine, August Issue
“Outdoor Painting”, Monthly Guest Columnist, OutdoorPainting.com

2005 Featured Artist, Southwest Art Magazine, “Suspended Moments”, August Issue
“Outdoor Painting”, Monthly Guest Columnist, OutdoorPainting.com

2004 "Master Painters of the World, United States Showcase", International Artist Magazine
"How Did You Paint That? 100 Ways to Paint Seascapes, Rivers & Lakes", International Artist
“What’s News”, Art of the West Magazine, September/October Issue
“Outdoor Painting”, Monthly Guest Columnist, numerous articles, OutdoorPainting.com
“Gallery Watch”, Art & Antiques Magazine, May Issue
“Best of the West”, Southwest Art Magazine, April Issue, Bonnie Gangelhoff
”Art Events” Southwest Art Magazine, February Issue
“The Artists Bluebook: 32,000 North American Artists” Issue, Lonnie Pierson Dunbier

2003 "Golden State Inspiration", Southwest Art Magazine, Molly Siple, May Issue
“Art Events – Colorado”, Southwest Art Magazine, Bonnie Gangelhoff, August Issue

2002 “For the Love of the Land”, Art of the West Magazine, July Issue, Vicki Stavig
“News from the California Art Scene”, Southwest Art Magazine, September Issue
”Coast to Coast”, Southwest Art Magazine, July Issue
”Start Your Collection”, Southwest Art Magazine, July Issue
”Membership News”, California Art Club Newsletter, October Issue

2001 “Artists to Watch”, Southwest Art Magazine, November Issue

AWARDS

Boskone 54 Fantastic Convention
Judges Choice Award, Battle Council Study

Allentown Museum of Art, The Association of Fantastic Art
Purchase Award, 36” x 60” Commission

Plein Air Competition & Arts Festival, Easton, Maryland
Best Architectural Painting Award

2nd Annual Havre de Grace Plein Air Competition, Havre de Grace, Maryland
Best of Show Award

2nd Annual Riverbend Plein Air Competition, Great Falls, Virginia
Best of Show Award

National Arts for the Parks Competition, Jackson, Wyoming
Top Mini 100 Finalist

12th Annual Maritime Art Exhibit, Coos Art Museum, Coos Bay, Oregon
Award of Merit

Salon International Juried Exhibition, Greenhouse Gallery, San Antonio, Texas
Judges Top 50 Award

Rocky Mountain Plein Air Miniature Show, Estes Park, Colorado
Award of Merit

Plein Air Biennial, Napa Valley Museum, , Yountville, California,
2nd Place Award

Salon International Exhibition, Antonio, Texas,
Top Landscape Award: Merit Award for Landscape

54th Stockton Art League Exhibition, The Haggin Museum, Stockton, California
Best Traditional Oil Painting Award

National Arts for the Parks, Jackson Hole, Wyoming
Competition Finalist for 2 years

Vikingsholm at Tahoe Plein Air Show, Emerald Bay, California
Sierra Award

National Draft Horse Show & Competition, Grass Valley, California
3rd Place Award

Magicon 50th World Science Fiction Convention, Orlando, Florida
Judges Choice Award and Staff Choice Award

Tuscon 17, Tucson Arizona
Best of Show Award Science Fiction

Coppercon 11, Phoenix, Arizona
First Place Award and Second Place Award for Fantasy
Third Place Award for Science Fiction

Eclecticon 4, Sacramento, California
Judges Choice Award

Westercon 43, Portland, Oregon
Honorable Mention Award Fantasy

Westercon 41, Phoenix, Arizona
Second Place Award Science Fiction

Baycon 3, San Jose, California
Best of show Amateur Division

Lepricon 11, Phoenix, Arizona
Second Place Award Science Fiction

Lepricon 9, Phoenix, Arizona
Third Place Award for Science for Fiction

Lepricon 8, Phoenix, Arizona
Second and Third Place Awards for Science Fiction

Skills

PaintingDigital Painting

Software proficiency

Photoshop
Photoshop