"Holding the Vision"
"Holding the Vision"

Rather than sitting in despair, this painting represents the importance of staying optimistic & holding the vision that a kinder, more loving world is possible! Acrylic paint and rice paper on canvas | 36" x 48" | 2017

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"Enlightened Liberty" | 96" x 60"
"Enlightened Liberty" | 96" x 60"

The Statue of Liberty was a welcome sight to immigrants as they arrived their new homeland. Welcoming, and promising freedom and a chance at a new beginning. Our country is a country of immigrants. How can we welcome all immigrants to help make America great?

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"Liberty And Justice For All"
"Liberty And Justice For All"

America is a great nation with a storied past. The stained & soiled flag represents our current, tarnished collective unconscious. The bright 'AND' symbolizes hope for a return to one of our nation's founding principles, 'liberty & justice for all.'

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Resilient and Revived, from the Black Heart Sculpture Series

featured in The Chamber of Heart and Mystery Exhibit

at the

The Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History

October 1, 2017 - Sept 30, 2019




'AND' You and You and You.... The AND Series Interactive Exhibit

at the

Mount Madonna Retreat Center

August 1 - Sept 30, 2018





'The AND Series Interactive Exhibit - Pop-Up Show

Interactive Art Salon Event - Conversation and Connection

at the

Santa Cruz Art League

November First Friday!


November 2, 2018​​



Nov. 2, 2018


inspired conversation & meaningful connection



The 'AND' Series


Join us for an evening of art and great conversation!


The "AND" series explores the concept of the healing power of the word 'and'.  The word 'and' is expansive, inclusive, abundant, accepting, uniting, offers possibilities and opportunities, and more!  This series is the theme of the first Art Inspired Salon Series and will be the focal point for an interactive art inspired conversation and connection experience. ​


Date:   November 2, 2018

Time:   5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Place:  Santa Cruz Art League

RSVP:  SandyShawArt@gmail.com





Jan. 5 - Feb. 4, 2018

Spoken/Unspoken Juried Exhibit

at the Santa Cruz Art League

Friday, January 5 – Sunday, February 4, 2018

Reception: February 2, First Friday, 6:00-8:00pm


Feb 8. - Mar. 17, 2018

Spoken & Unspoken

at the Porter Faculty Art Gallery at UCSC

Opening reception:  Feb 8th, 5-7 pm


Studio Visits

Please contact me for a studio visit to see the artwork in person. 

You are invited to join me in the art studio to view my work in person, witness my creative process and enjoy some refreshments in the garden.