Current Exhibitions 

"Mermaid Art Show," La Bodega Gallery  2196 Logan Ave.., San Diego, CA 92113

November 11, 2017 - November 20, 2017

Show is 11/11/17 @ 5 pm - 10 pm

"Solo Featured Artist," Montgomery Motorcycle Co.  151 Calle de Los Molinos, San Clemente, CA 92672

September 2016 - Present

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Solo Exhibitions

                                             

"Born Free 9 Motorcycle Art Show," Born Free 9, Silverado, CA

June 24 & 25, 2017


"Highway Runaways Fan Art," Montgomery Motorcycle Inc., San Clemente, CA 

Sept 2016 - Present

"Token Tuesday" The Playhouse, San Diego, CA

Mar 21, 2017

"Solo Featured Artist," The Safehouse, North  San Diego, CA

Aug 7, 2016 - Sept 7, 2017

"Wine Steals Exclusive," Seaside Grotto Cardiff,  San Diego, CA
Feb 2013 - Feb 2016

"I Found Myself in Wonderland" 
House of Hair, North Park CA 

Jan 1 - Jan 31 2015
"Featured Artist of the Month" 

Leroy's Lounge, Coronado CA 

May 15 - June 14 2014
"Hidden Among Aboriginal Art" 

The Australian Grill, Carlsbad CA 

Dec 2012- Dec 2013
“Commissioned 30 ft. Mural w/ 60 portraits” 

The Grand Del Mar, Del Mar CA

Feb - June 2012
“The Love of a Mad Hatter” 

True North Tavern, North Park CA

Apr - Jun 2011
“Recycled Ideas; an interactive gumball machine” 

MiraCosta College, Oceanside CA 

May 12-18 2009
“The Painted Moon” 

The Beauty Bar, North Park CA

Dec 4 2008
“Crystal's Yellow Corner” 

Blue Gate Gallery, Oceanside CA

Mar - Apr 2008
 

Gallery Exhibitions

                                             


"Melanjolly 3: a Tim Burton Fan Art Show," Basic Bar, San Diego, CA 92101

Oct 3 2017


"Rad Robots! A pop-up Group Exhibit," Bar Basic, San Diego, CA

 June 20 2017 


"Small Works", Thumbprint Gallery, 410 Tenth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

Mar 14, 2017

"Hellion Rebellion," Thumbprint Gallery, San Diego, CA 92101

                                                                           Dec 13, 2016

"Bad Santa. The Naughty List" 

Thumbprint Gallery, San Diego CA

Dec 17 2013
“Electric Show” 

The Queen Bee Gallery, North Park CA

Mar - Apr 2012
“Beat” 

Mosaic Art Gallery, North Park CA

Dec 2011 - Jan 2012
“Fall into December” 

Green Flash Gallery, Cardiff CA 

Dec 2011- Jan 2012
“Beatles Mini-Fest Round II” 

Queen Bee Gallery, North Park CA 

Jul - Aug 2011
“Red, White and Black” 

Gallery AKA, North Park CA  

Jun - Jul 2011
“Park Boulevard” 

The Park Gallery, San Diego CA

Jun - Jul 2011

“Beatles Mini Fest” 

The Queen Bee Gallery, North Park CA 

Mar - May 2011

“Entertainers at Large” 

Tara Nichole Galleries, San Diego CA

Feb - Mar 2011

“Artists in Wonderland" 

Baron Gallery, Ocean Beach CA 

May - Dec 2010

“Fall in December” 

Bakerloo Gallery, Carlsbad CA

Dec 4 2010

“Large Scale Sculpture Instillation” 

Kruglak Gallery, Oceanside CA

Apr 29 2009

“Art Walk” 

Little Italy Gallery Showroom, San Diego CA

Nov 7 2008

“Deuces are Wild” 

Blue Gate Gallery, Oceanside CA 

Nov - Dec 2007

 

Curated Exhibitions

                                             


“Newfangled Interactive” 

Architecture Showroom, North  Park CA

Dec 19 2009

 

Live Art Exhibitions

                                             



"Saturday Night Art Showcase" The Silver Dollar, Chula Vista, CA 

FEB 25, 2017

“Open Mic Night” 

The Sleeping Tiger, Carlsbad CA

                                                  Dec 7 2016


“TkProductions Presents the Arts” 

Hard Rock Hotel, San Diego CA

July 28 2012

“Float”

Hard Rock Hotel, San Diego CA

April 28 2012

“Ivy Thursdays” 

Club Andaz at the Ivy Hotel, San Diego CA

Mar 1 2012

“Rooftop Oasis” 

Rooftop Club at The Ivy Hotel, San Diego CA

Jan 13 2012

“3 year Anniversary Party” 

Stingaree, San Diego CA

Dec 9 2011

“Night of the Arts” 

Rooftop Club at The Ivy Hotel, San Diego CA

Nov 19 2011

“Art in the Park” 

Bluefoot lounge, North Park CA 

July 7 2011

“Creative Strangers" 

Dragon's Den, San Diego CA

Aug 18 2011

“TOMS Shoe Launch Artist” 

Active Skate Shop, Mission Valley CA

Feb 28 2010

 

Group Exhibitions

                                             



"Something about Alice Art Show & Mad Tea Party," Haven Antique Boutique, San Diego, CA 

Aug 18 - Sept 8 2017

"Pancakes & Booze," 57 Degrees Wine & Craft Beer, San Diego, CA 92101

Friday, January 27, 2017


"Melan Jolly 2; A Tim Burton Fan Art Show" Bar Basic,  San Diego, CA 92101

November 22, 2106

"Megaphone,Giving a Voice to Local Artists" EVE, Encinitas, CA

                                                           October 20th, 2016

"Stranger Paintings," A Stranger Things Fan Art Show, Bar Basic, San Diego, CA 

                                                              October 4th, 2016

"Megaphone, Giving a Voice to Local Artists" EVE, Encinitas, CA 

                                                           September 15, 2016

"Dysfunctional; A Damaged Disney Group Show" Bar Basic, San Diego CA 

April 7 2015


"Nickelodeon Themed Group Art Show" 

Subterranean Movies & Music, San Diego CA

March 29 - July 31 2014

"Elevate" 

Hardrock Hotel, San Diego CA 

May 24 2014

"Subterranean Pop Art" 

Subterranean Movies & Music, San Diego CA 

Feb 21 - March 28 2014

"Sway Art" 

BLK OWL 1 year Anniversary, San Diego CA

Jan 29 2014

"Resurrecion III" 

The Merrow, San Diego CA

Oct 26- Nov 29 2013

"Love for Local art" 

Tomea Inc., San Diego CA

Feb - July 2013

"Hot Button" 

Papaya Bay Restaurant, Oceanside CA

June 29 2013

"Obsolete" 

The Kingston Club, San Diego CA

June 22 2013

"Madre" 

Chee Chee Club,  San Diego CA

May 11 2013

"Mend" 

Mosaic Wine Bar &  Gallery, San Diego CA

Dec 18 - Jan 18 2013

"Between Two Points" 

Kruglak Art Gallery, Oceanside CA

Dec 10 - 14 2012

"Resurrection La Segunda Venida" 

The Ruby Room, San Diego CA

Oct 31st 2012

"San Diego Entrepreneur Day" 

East Village, San Diego CA

Sept 22 2012

“1 year Anniversary Group Show” 

Barrio Logan,  San Diego CA

Sept 1 2012

“Madhouse 8” 

The Belly Up, Solana Beach CA

May 8th 2012

“Hostel Takeover Part II” 

Market Street Hostel, San Diego CA

April - May 2012

“It's not Easy Being Green” 

Bluefoot Lounge, North Park CA

Mar - Apr 2012

“Good Luvs Evil 

The Ruby Room,  Hillcrest CA

Jan - Feb 2012

Día de los Muertos” 

Hensley Pub, Carlsbad CA

Nov - Dec 2011

“The Elegantly Wasted” 

Royal Dive, Oceanside CA

Oct 7 2011

“Hostel Takeover” 

Market Street Hostel, San Diego CA

Sept - Oct 2011

“One of Three Featured Local Artists” 

Speakeasy, Gaslamp San Diego CA

Sept - Nov 2011

“Fusion” 

The Ivy, The Andaz Hotel, San Diego CA

Aug 25 2011

“Folio Exposition” 

The Loft at UCSD, La Jolla CA 

Aug 6 2011

“Art Rocks” 

Suture, San Diego CA

Jun 24 2011

“The Chocolate & Art Show” 

Monk Space, Hollywood CA

May 20 2011

“Tea Party Pack” 

Evolution, San Diego CA

May 28 2011

“Art Funktional Exhibition” 

Tara Nichole Galleries, San Diego CA

May 2011

“Art  Walk” 

Qualcomm Stadium,  San Diego CA

May 6 2011

“Thread Show: Curated Indie Design” 

Horton Plaza Event Space, San Diego CA

Nov 28 2010

“Reflections of the Keepers” 

Studio 2306, Oceanside CA 

Nov 17 2010

“Thread Show: Curated Indie Design” 

Horton Plaza Event Space, San Diego CA

Sep 26 2010

“619 Anniversary Event” 

Gallery A.K.A., North Park CA

Jun 19 2010

“Bloom” 

Vin De Syrah, San Diego CA

May 20 2010

“Beerfest” 

Hensley's Pub, Carlsbad CA 

May 2010

“Thread Show: Curated Indie Design” 

Horton Plaza Event Space, San Diego CA

Apr 11 2010

“Electric Art Show” 

The Voyeur Nightclub, San Diego CA

Feb 27 2010

“Mixed Emotions” 

New Village Theater, Carlsbad CA

Jan 15 2010

“Pop-Art Show”  

Split Ends Salon & Gallery, Oceanside CA 

Aug 23 2009

 

Donations/Charity Events

                                             


"Peace, Love and Pitbulls" 

Inaugural Fun Run. Dana Point Harbor CA

Nov 10 2012

“Paws for a cause”

Thruster  Lounge, San Diego CA

August 2 2012

“Boobs, Booze & Art”

The Ruby Room, San Diego CA

June 15 2012

“Purple Stride Pancreatic Cancer Auction”

Mission Bay, San Diego CA

Oct 9 2011

“Save Sammy Bones!"

Gallery AKA, North Park CA

Dec 9 2010

"Annual Poseidon Skateboard Art Auction"

Hensley’s, Carlsbad CA

Jun 11 2011

“Help Japan Fundraiser” 

Captain Kenos, Encinitas CA

Apr 29 2011

“Women's Outreach Association”

San Diego State University, San Diego CA

Apr 20 2011

Juried Exhibitions

                                             


"Art Around Adam", Thumbprint Gallery /Art Around Adam,

San Diego, CA

                                                                               FEB 6, 2017

"Art Around Adam", Thumbprint Gallery /Art Around Adam,

San Diego, CA

                                                                              NOV 7, 2016

“All-media juried awards show” 

Kruglak Gallery, Oceanside CA

May  2012

“RAWards. Indie Arts Awards Semi Finals” 

4th & B, San Diego CA

Nov 17 2011

“944 Magazine Challenge” 

Gallery AKA, North Park CA 

Oct 10 2009

“Poetry/Art Collaboration” 

Fine Art Gallery Space, La Jolla CA

Jun 7 2009

“All-media juried awards show” 

Kruglak Gallery, Oceanside CA

Apr - May 2009

“Summer of Sports” 

San Diego County Fair, Del Mar CA

June – July 2008

“All-media juried awards show” 

Kruglak Gallery, Oceanside CA 

Apr 16 2008

Honors and Awards

                                             


"$50,000.00 Grand Prize Winner"

Cheetos/Frito-Lay, Halloween Exhibit

Cheetos Museum, www.cheetosmuseum.com

September - October 2016


“3rd place in photography” 

Kruglak Gallery, Oceanside CA

May 2012

“Best Representation of five stars”

The Grand Del Mar, Del Mar CA

Jan 2012

“Raw Awards Semi Finals” 

Indie Arts Awards Show, San Diego CA

Nov 17 2011

“2nd place out of 200 artists” 

944 Magazine Challenge.

Oct 10 2010

“Poet of the Year Nomination”

The International Library of Poetry, Owings Mills MD

July 2007

“Honorable Mention in ceramics”

Kruglak Gallery, Oceanside CA

May 2007

“Won Editors Choice Award”

The International Library of Poetry, Owings Mills MD

Oct 2006

“Semi-Finalist International Poetry Contest” The International Library of Poetry, Owings Mills MD

Sept 2006

 

Published Works

                                             


In Print Magazine Issue #15

Three page color spread featuring bio and artwork

Apr 2014

"Annual Art Showcase" featuring Crystal Powell

Live on KUSI Good Morning America Segment with Brad Perry

Feb 20 2013

Two original oil paintings featured in the book “Budget Press Edition 5” 

kickstarter.com/projects/28907671/budget-press-review-5 

June 2012

“The Things We Love: Everything is Yellow”

Union Tribune Newspaper article featuring a first hand look at the concept    behind my yellow collection 

Utsandiego.com/news/2012/may/05/tp-everything-that’s-yellow/

May 2012

“Night of the Arts”

Video featuring Crystal Powell at the Andaz/Ivy Salon with DJ here productions

Nov 10 2011

“Junction”

Short Documentary film on Crystal Powell at Raw: San Diego

Sept 22 2011

“Fusion,”

Short Documentary film on Crystal Powell at Raw: San Diego

Aug 25 2011

San Diego Talent Magazine

Two page spread featuring a bio, portrait and 2 original oil paintings

sandiegotalentmag.com/emag/story/crystal-powell

April 2011

“Today’s Tomorrow”

Original poem published at The International Library of Poetry, Owings Mills MD

July 2006

“The Perfect Man” 

Original poem published at The International Library of Poetry, Owings Mills MD

July 2006

“Divorce” 

Original poem published at The International Library of Poetry, Owings  Mills MD

April 2006

“Inner Child” 

Original poem published at The International Library of Poetry, Owings Mills MD

April 2006

“Whenever” 

Original poem published at The International Library of Poetry, Owings Mills MD

April 2006

“I Had to…” 

Original poem published at The International Library of Poetry, Owings Mills MD

Feb 2006

“Questions” 

Original poem published at The International Library of Poetry, Owings Mills MD

Feb 2006

 

Internship

                                             


Computer Arts Gallery

Mentored by Hyacinthe Kuller Baron 

Produced one body of work and 2 gallery shows 

Ocean Beach CA

July 2010-Aug 2011

 

Education

                                             


Mira Costa College, Oceanside CA

Fall 2006-Present


·      Traditional Media


Art 100 Drawing/Composition 

Art 101 Design and Color

Art 102 Drawing/Composition II

Art 203 Life Drawing

Art 204 Painting

Art 207 Film Photography

Art 295 Visual Art/Professional Practice


·      Studio Arts

Art 103 Sculpture

Art 230 Intro to Installation

Art 225 Ceramics


·      Advanced Studio Arts

Art 204 Adv Painting

Art 216 Adv Sculpture

Art 225 Adv Ceramics


·      Art History
Art 258 Ancient to Gothic Art

Art 259 Renaissance to Modern Art.


·      Selected General Education


Comm 135 Gender Studies

Comm 207 Interpersonal Communication

Humn 251 American Studies

Phil 100 Informal Logic

Psyc 100 Intro to Psychology

Psyc 101 General Psychology

Psyc 115 Human Sexuality 

Psyc 121 Human Development
 

Volunteer Work  

                                             

    
Provided note-taking services for students enrolled in the Disabled Students Service Program 

Mira Costa College, Oceanside CA

Fall semester 2010


Fall semester Service Learning certified volunteer 

Taught Arts & Crafts to an underprivileged  after school program 

Camp Fire USA.  Oceanside CA

Dec 2009


Spring semester Service Learning certified volunteer
Taught Arts & Crafts to an underprivileged after school program 

Camp Fire USA.  Oceanside CA.

June 2009


Managed gallery showroom floor at the Fine Art Gallery Space in La Jolla CA

June 2009