Thanks to our 2015 Via Colori Artists for another amazing year!

Check back soon for our list of 2016 artists.


2015 Via Colori Artists




Adam Malek – Houston, Texas

Adam is a graduate from the University of Houston BFA program with a focus in painting.  He has participated in various juried exhibitions throughout Texas, a two man show at the College of the Mainland Art Gallery, and... view artist profile




Adriana De Santiago Garcia – Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Adriana De Santiago is a passionate Mexican Industrial Designer who completed her degree two years ago at the Autonomous University of Nuevo Leon in Mexico. Also, she studied for one year at the University Center of Architecture, Art and Design of ... view artist profile.




Adriana Meza – Sugar Land, Texas

10-Year Artist

Adriana is a stay at home mom. She works on her paintings at her in home studio. Mainly does oil paintings. Adriana was an art teacher at FBISD for 8 years and participated in Via Colori since its inception.




Adry del Rocio – Guadalajara, Mexico

“Celebrating 10” Featured Artist

Adry del Rocio began her career as a painter at 4 years old by receiving her first prize in an infant painting contest. Since then, she has accumulated more than 40 awards including 22 local awards and 10 national and 10 international level awards. View artist profile




Alba Amezcua Monterrey, Mexico

Alba was born in Navojoa, Sonora in 1973. In 1995 Alba began studies in art at the National School of Painting, Sculpture and Engraving "La Esmeralda", National Arts Centre, Mexico City.  Alba continued her artistic training... view artist profile




Alberto Viloria Olvera – Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico

Alberto Viloria is from Monterrey Nuevo Leon Mexico, and is an industrial designer, illustrator, set designer and publicist.  Alberto Viloria discovered the street painting in 2005 at the Bella Via festival in Monterrey, Mexico. Since then he has... view artist profile




Alejandra Pena – Crosby, Texas

Alejandra Pena has been a Visual Arts Educator in Crosby ISD for over 5 years. She graduated from Houston Baptist University with a BA in Pedagogy and All Level Art Education. View artist profile.




Alex Alvarez – Houston, Texas

Alex is a graduate from The Art Institute of Houston - North. Visit to see more artwork by Alex!  View artist profile.




Alexandra Alfeo – West Palm Beach, Florida

Alexandra Alfeo is an artist pursuing a career as a Chalk Artist and as well as an Up and coming Tattoo Artist. Alexandra has been creating art since she was 4 years old. Drawing and making art is her passion allowing her to express her feelings concepts of color. View artist profile




Alexis Godinez – Houston, Texas

Alexis was born in Mexico and has been living in the U.S.A for 10 years and loves art.  She works with oils, colored pencils, soft pastels, and many other mediums. Alexis states, “I personally would love to share my skills to help raise more help and support.”




Alexus Rendon – Channelview, Texas

Alexus Rendon is a Houston native visual artist who took an interest in art before she was old enough to even enroll in school. Considering it something that she 'just did', it wasn't until years later in life she began to view the world of art ... view artist profile.



Allison and Clark Kellogg – Houston, Texas

Allison and Clark are native Houstonians who have been volunteering as Via Colori artists since the first year CHS brought the event to Houston. Allison has worked at the Houston Museum of Natural Science in some capacity since 1994 and ... view artist profile.



Amanda BredbennerHouston, Texas

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Amanda PriestKaty, Texas

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Amy FischerRichmond, Texas

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Anna Intyrath – Cypress, Texas

Anna Intyrath is a local Houstonian - born and raised. She was introduced to Via Colori in 2009 as a few friends were participating in it. She loved it so much she decided to join in 2010. Anna notes “I skipped 2011 as I moved to Korea but... view artist profile





Anu SrivastavRichmond, Texas

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Ari Maruyama – Irving, Texas

Ari is a recent graduate of Tama Art University in Japan. Although her major was oil painting, Ari expresses, “I have experience creating art with various media, including installation, silkscreen, video art, sound art, and 3D art ..." view artist profile.



Armando Castelan – Houston, Texas

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Bertha De La Rosa – Houston, Texas

Bertha was born and raised in East End Houston, brought up in a family full of self taught artists. By the age of 3 she had already become a perfectionist, whether she drew portraits or graffiti. View artist profile.




Bo Duncan – Austin, Texas

This is Bo's eighth year as a Via Colori artist, and has traveled from all over the country to be a part of it every year! She now lives in Austin, and is the managing editor of Citygram Magazine, where she works with a team of writers, photographers and graphic artists... view artist profile




Bonnie Cheuvront – Houston, Texas

10-Year Artist

Via Colori artist since 2006.  Interests include drawing, painting, sculpture and fiber arts.  Bonnie states “Via Colori is a most enjoyable way to utilize my art for a good cause”.





Boz Droca – Houston, Texas

Boz Droca is representational artist working in the tradition of the great naturalist masters of the 19th century. By painting directly from a nature Boz  is trying to capture realistic sense of light  and space, but for him is very important to evoke poetry in his art work. View artist profile.




Brenda Harris – Houston, Texas

Brenda Harris is a children's artist/illustrator. Her portfolio can be found online at the SCBWI (Society for Children's Book Writers and Illustrators) website. View full profile




Bryan Higgins – Spring, Texas 

Bryan Higgins is not only a talented photorealist artist but also a wonderful volunteer at CHS. Although Bryan has always enjoyed art, he did not take his talent seriously until connecting with fellow high school alum Kenneth ... view artist profile.




Camilo Gonzalez – Houston, Texas

10-Year Artist

Camilo Gonzalez is a native Colombian that works in Houston as an artist, arts administrator and educator of various mediums and practices. He has a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts in in Photography and Digital Media from the University of Houston and... view artist profile




Carlos Macias – Sealy, Texas

Carlos is a deaf artist doing this since 2011.  His forte is storytelling -he likes to tell his story through his art.  As Carlos expressed “Art is my passion that I feel as a deaf to gives me the quality of being visible.” 





Carlos Enrique Robledo Moreno – Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico

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Carol Wells – Houston, Texas

A native of Ohio, Carol moved to Texas as a teen with her family. She graduated from the University of Houston (Art Education/English) and worked for over twenty years in graphic arts and publishing before devoting full-time to pet portraits in 2000.  View artist profile.




Cathy Espinosa Payne – Kingwood, Texas

Cathy Espinosa Payne is a native Houstonian working in a variety of different media with her primary focus on acrylics. She is a self-taught artist who recently began her art training at the Glassell School of Art – MFAH. Caught between the two worlds of... view artist profile




Cecelia Linayao – San Diego, California

“Celebrating 10” Featured Artist

Cecelia is a fine arts graduate of Cal State University, Long Beach. Chalk is the unique tool in her artist’s toolkit. Besides the traditional crafts of painting and graphic design, she has exploded out of the studio and into the street. View artist profile.




Cesar Polack Ugarte – Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico

Some of Cesar’s street painting highlights include traveling across the world from her home base in sunny southern California to China, Canada, Mexico and Italy. Travels also include the United States... view artist profile.




Charlene Scott – Missouri City, Texas

Charlene Scott is a professional artist who enjoys drawing and painting. Charlene states, “Art has always been something that I have had a passion for. I graduated from the University of Houston with a BFA in Painting. Creating art work that people can appreciate is my main focus”.




Chelsea Serrano-Piche – Houston, Texas

Chelsea is a Project Architect for Powers Brown Architecture based here in Houston, Texas. Although she did not start drawing until her senior year of high school, her favorite media quickly became prisma pencil and watercolor. In terms of favorite subjects... view artist profile




Chance Roberts – AustinTexas

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Chris Carlson – Lakewood, Colorado

Chris Carlson is a 3D chalk artist from Denver, Colorado. He has been creating anamorphic 3D chalk murals for the last 5 years. His work has been featured around the U.S. and Western Europe. Chris finds a lot of inspiration from video games and toys. View artist profile



Christie Wright and Michelle Kalman – Plano, Texas

Christie remarks, “I have been an artist my entire life. My medium is always changing. From crayons as a kid, to water color and airbrush in my teens, to graphic design in graduate school.”  Christie’s first time using chalk as an art tool was ... view artist profile.




Cindy Garcia – Pasadena, Texas

Cindy is an art enthusiast that loves the great and inspiring works of others. Being and artist helps spark her creativity in hopes of inspiring others. She first began contributing to wonderful works of art in 2010 while in high school and later decided to branch off.




Cindy Howard – Sugar Land, Texas

Cindy was born in the states, but began traveling the world at 7 weeks old.  Moving frequently due to her father's job in the USAF, she used art as a way to transition into new settings and occupy her time.  View artist profile.




Cindy Mae Martin – Channelview, Texas

Cindy is 33-year old native Houstonian, a custom cake designer/sugar fairy and Via Colori artist since 2006. Cindy loves that the money raised during Via Colori benefits The Center For Hearing And Speech and helps out people in need. Instagram: CindyMaeCakes




Claudia Colmenares – Houston, Texas

Born in Caracas, Venezuela, Claudia has been a part of Via Colori since 2008. What she loves most about the festival is the way people are amazed by and appreciate everyone's artwork. She loves turning her photographs into street art and... view artist profile





Corella Fairchild – Conroe, Texas

Corella is a graphic arts student at the University of Houston Clear Lake. Her intense love for street art and for the welfare of our community's children led her to the Via Colori festival in 2013. View artist profile.





Courtney Werden – Pearland, Texas

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Craig Carter – Houston, Texas

Craig Carter is a mixed media visual artist from Houston, TX that can work with all sorts of mediums from acrylics to coffee.




Craig Thomas – Cape Girardeau, Missouri

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Cynthia Kostylo – Bonsall, California

“Celebrating 10” Featured Artist

Cynthia Kostylo is a Chicago native graduating from Southern Illinois University with a degree in Art Education. She has been teaching art for over 30 years to children of all ages including her own 3 sons. View artist profile




Dana Caldera – Houston, Texas

Since graduating from Rice University, Caldera has worked as an engineer and artist. She finally made the jump to working in the art world full time in 2013 when she accepted a position to begin the art department at YES Prep Fifth Ward... view artist profile.




Danelle Renee Nixon – Pearland, Texas

Danelle loves art and has been creating since soon after she could pick up a pencil. Her studies were art and horticulture in college and she believes using her skills every day at her job is very fulfilling, “I'm very blessed and thankful for that. LOVE Via Colori!!! View artist profile




David Maldonado, Cavan Leerkamp and Isaic Gonzalez – Pasadena, Texas

David Maldonado was born in Monclova, Mexico and raised in Pasadena, Texas. He enjoys drawing, painting, singing and playing several instruments. David has participated in Via Colori since 2010 with his high school art teacher Cavan Leerkamp. View artist profile




David Rychlik, Jr. and Maria Alvarez ElamStafford, Texas

David Rychlik, a Houston native, has a passion for art that began early in his childhood. With roots based in graffiti, he’s been heavily influenced by the works of Basquiat, Pollock, and Bob Ross. He enjoys working with different mediums including... view David's profile




Deborah Simon – Katy, Texas

Art is the music on paper, it flows and bends, it expresses and shares, it is the love and peace of the world.” This quote, by a former 5th grade student of Deborah Simon, is why she became an art educator. View artist profile




Delphine Anaya – San DiegoCalifornia

“Celebrating 10” Featured Artist

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Dezmon Williams – Houston, Texas

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Diane Fifer – Friendswood, Texas

Diane Fifer is a professional artist and is the Owner/President of Art Dwellers. She graduated with a Bachelor’s degree of Commerce from the University of Calgary, Canada, and is certified as an Art Teacher. Over the past 15 years she has taught art... view artist profile




Donna Singer – Houston, Texas

"The best part of participating in this event is knowing the funds raised are going to a great cause. Having dealt with hearing issues myself in my youth, I have an appreciation for what CH&S is accomplishing.  Producing the art, as well as seeing and hearing... view artist profile




Doria Rosa Goldman – Houston, Texas

Advertising, for some, is a dirty word. For Doria Goldman, it means communication.

Design is work. As a professional communicator, she sees herself as a catalyst for bringing people together. View artist profile.




Elinor Smith – Jersey Village, Texas

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Elspeth and Scott Henderson – Houston, Texas

Scott expressed “I have been doing Via Colori for the past three years. I love participating in Via Colori because when I was born without an ear and had to have reconstructive surgery I didn't know a place like The Center for Hearing and Speech existed. View artist profile




Erica Cavazos – Channelview, Texas

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Ezequiel Guzman – Houston, Texas

Ezequiel is an aspiring children's book illustrator, with an affinity for animals and the reactions they bring to those who see his work.



Farrah Lynch Smith – Richmond, Texas

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Gabby Ramirez – Houston, Texas

Gabby has lived in Houston her entire life. She has been drawing since she can remember, it’s what she loves to do. Gabby holds a degree in animation. She adds, “I love my family, friends, animals, movies, and Chick-fil-A.”




German Arellano – Katy, Texas

German Arellano is a 27yr old Graphic Designer, Illustrator, Husband, Father and Alum of The Art Institute of Houston-North. As an artist he is always open to learning new techniques and applying them to his own art. View artist profile.




Gini Bailey – Sugarland, Texas

Originally from Southern California, Gini now calls Sugar Land home.  She is an abstract artist and designer who has won numerous awards for her painting and photography. Gini created... view artist profile




Gustavo Rangel – Houston, Texas

Gustavo Rangel is a self taught artist.  He enjoys observing as well as making art. Gustavo shares, “during my freshman year my art teacher introduced me to chalk pastel and I immediately fell in love.”  Last year he was a Via Colori volunteer, but this year he decided to participate.




Haley Nash – Magnolia, Texas

Holly shares, “My first experience was in 2014 where I created a 6"x6" piece. I first became interested when a friend invited me the previous year in 2013 where I was amazed by the turnout. I’m looking forward for this year and many to come.”




Harland P. Dodge – Bellaire, Texas

H.P. is a Houston street artist from Livingston Texas. He has done graffiti art, school murals, kids murals, chalk art, painted cars, surfboards, shoes, hats, and whatever else he could get my hands on. H.P. likes to learn new traits and experiment with... view artist profile




Helena and Jesus Carrizal  – LOCATIONTexas

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Henry Darnell – Dallas, Texas

“Celebrating 10” Featured Artist

A professional artist working in visual effects and animated films for over 25 years, Henry Darnell has created miniatures, puppets and props for film, television, theme parks and live performances. View artist profile




Holly Schineller – Tempe, Arizona

Holly Schineller, a resident of Tempe, Arizona, attended both the California College of Art and Arizona State University to complete her Bachelor’s Degree in Studio Art. Art is her means of expressing the inspiration she finds... view artist profile






Hung Pham – League City, Texas

“Celebrating 10” Featured Artist

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Iris Vanessa Gonzalez – Houston, Texas

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Ivan Sanchez – Pasadena, Texas

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Jacky Cardenas – Pasadena, Texas

10-Year Artist

Jacky has been a part of Via Colori Houston since it started! She is in her final year within the Visual Arts Studies program at The University of Texas in Austin. After graduation she plans... view artist profile





James Walker – Houston, Texas

James E. Walker is a local graphic artist, designer, and illustrator. His work has been displayed at the MFAH, Art Crawl, and The Printing Museum. In 2014, James launched his own graphic design firm, ... view artist profile.





Jamie Mayes and Elise Mayes – Houston, Texas

Elise Mayes, a young aspiring artist who works with acrylics, pen and ink as well as pencil has begun her artistic journey.  She has been drawing since the time she could hold a crayon and at 14 ... view artist profile.




Jane Nghiem, Anna Dulin, Erik Martinez, Carl Owens, Vivienne Dang and Isabelle Le – Houston, Texas

Jane Nghiem is a Graphic Designer and Illustrator. She graduated from the University of Houston with a degree in Graphic Communications and a minor in Graphic Technology in 2010... view artist profile




Jean King – Houston, Texas

Jean King has taught art in public and private schools in Houston. Before she began teaching in public school she taught as a visual artist/instructor. She has worked with three year olds through senior citizens. View artist profile




Jennifer Lang – Houston, Texas

Jennifer is a local unknown artist that has no clue about what to do with her life.  She originates from an alternate universe and became stuck here while chasing after the herd of tiny elephants she cares for.  It was a wrong turn in the wrong wormhole.  Currently, view artist profile




Jennifer Ripassa – La Mirada, California

Jennifer Ripassa, a photorealistic artist, from La Mirada, CA, has had a passion for art since she was young. In high school, she won several art competitions and earned scholarships to Cal State Fullerton where she studied Fine Art and Graphic Design. View artist profile




Jeremy Tolbert – Houston, Texas

Jeremy Tolbert is a young visual artist from Houston, Texas. In his work he often incorporates themes relating to music, pop culture, cartoons, and the like to invoke humor and thought into the viewer. View artist profile.




Jessica Huggins – Houston, Texas

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Jessica Little – LaPorte, Texas

Jessica is an Art Teacher and ceramic artist here in Houston. This is her sixth year paticipating in Via Color and exclaims “it is always my favorite part of the year. As much as I love helping my students work their creative muscles, I look forward to... view artist profile




Jessica Spiro – Houston, Texas

Jessica is a pediatric audiologist at The Center for Hearing and Speech.  She has been volunteering at Via Colori since 2011, but this is her first year as an artist.




Joel Espinoza – HoustonTexas

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Joel Yau – San Rafael, California

In 1996, Joel Yau discovered street painting at the San Rafael Italian Street Painting Festival and has returned to perform this ephemeral art year after year at this event and many others around the world. View artist profile




John Davis – Houston, Texas

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John Whaley Jr. – Houston, Texas

John Whaley's work demonstrate how life extends beyond its own subjective limits and often tells a story about the effects of global cultural interaction over the latter half of the twentieth century. View artist profile.




Joie Chandler – Houston, Texas

Joie Chandler is the founder and director of Backyard Moonshine Art Collective, a local arts-based service organization. She has been a working artist for over 15 years, specializing in portraiture and oils. While still an undergraduate student at... view artist profile




Jolene Martin – Houston, Texas

Jolene Martin was born along the shores of Lake Erie. She attended college at Edinboro University of Pennsylvania and majored in Art Education. She has lived in the greater Houston area for the better part of decade. View artist profile.




Jon Gardner  Houston, Texas

“Celebrating 10” Featured Artist

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Jonathan Victorino – Alvin, Texas

Jonathan is part of a group of artists of all ages.  Jonathan and his fellow artists worked with Andres Bautista who was one of their teachers and a cherished Via Colori artist who participated each hear.  Sadly Andres passed away this year but... view artist profile




Jorge Turrubiartes – Houston, Texas

Jorge is a 34 year old, art and music passionate.  “I mainly focus on colorful anime, cartoon and realism.”  Although he only took art classes in middle school, Jorge affirms, “… when you have love and passion for something, you uncover hidden talents.  I hope to take this on a professional level some day.”




Jose Cavazos – Houston, Texas

Jose Luis Cavazos has always focused on the sensual nature of art, aiming to depict the complications of life through a combination of color, texture, and symbolism. Always learning and growing with every endeavor.




Jose Cordova – Houston, Texas

Jose Cordova has participated in many galleries around the Houston area and is currently working on public murals. His artistic themes usually revolve around his Mexican roots, ranging from ... view artist profile.




Jose F. Vasquez – Houston, Texas

Jose F. Vasquez was born in El Salvador, at a young age he moved to the United State. Art Inspired him throughout middle and high school. In 2008 he graduated from the University of Houston with a Bachelor of Arts. Since then, he has been teaching... view artist profile




Judith Uzcategui – Houston, Texas

Judith Uzcategui is a multi-disciplinary artist and designer living in Houston. Classically trained as a painter and illustrator, Judith has also worked for the past few years as a graphic designer in various industries ... view artist profile.




Julio Rodriguez – Houston, Texas

We're so happy to have this amazing tattooist and artist back at Via Colori again for 2015! View artist profile




Karin Stensrud – Houston, Texas

Karin is currently teaching art and sponsoring the National Art Honor Society at Alvin High School.  She has been teaching art for 12 years in Alvin ISD, Pasadena ISD, Pearland ISD, and Hitchcock ISD.  Karin states, “This is my fourth year bringing... view artist profile




Kenneth Pierson – Conroe, Texas

Kenneth fell in love with art at a very young age thanks to his fourth grade art teacher.  She would send him home with art supplies after the other kids left class and continually encourage him. View artist profile.




Ketty Grossi – San Giorgio di Mantova, Italy

Ketty was born and raised in Mantua, Italy.  In 1997, she graduated from the Art Institute in Mantova majoring in Antique Decorative Arts.  There she learned about the conservation and maintenance of works of art, View artist profile.




Kevin Richert – Washington, Texas

10-Year Artist

Kevin Richert was born in Ossining, New York, studied Drawing and Painting at the School of Visual Arts in New York City receiving a BFA in 1977.   He moved to Houston Texas in 1979, he has worked professionally as an artist and... view artist profile




Keyln Mejia – Houston, Texas

Keyln is a senior at KIPP Houston HS as a 4 year artist.  She is versatile in 2D and 3D. She is currently in 3D Advanced Placement.   She is the Art Club and NAHS President. She has 5 years experience as a street painter and will represent KIPP Houston Art School at this year's Apprendista event.




Lee Carrier and Students – Houston, Texas

“Celebrating 10” Featured Artist

The Cypress Lakes High School National Art Honor Society (NAHS) chapter started on February 11, 2014. The sponsors of the organization are Cy Lakes art teachers, Jessica Green and Lee Carrier. View artist profile.




Lety Colunga – Houston, Texas

Lety expresses, “For as long as I can remember I wanted to be an artist and nothing more, however, life has a way of changing the course of what we do in life.  For years I left my dreaming of being an artist and began working, going to college, raising children,... view artist profile




Lester Mendoza – Fort LauderdaleFlorida

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Lily Alonso – Pasadena, Texas

Lily Alonso; part time student working on a graphic design bachelors. Full time children's Librarian, teaching an art class to young impressionable kids once a week and I love it. View artist profile




Lizette Galvan-Portillo – Houston, Texas

One of the winners from the 2010 and 2011 Fan Favorite, Lizette is returning to the festival this year and we're looking forward to seeing what she whips up.




Lorra Lee Murphy – Houston, Texas

10-Year Artist

Not only is Lorra Lee a 10th year Via Colori Artist veteran, she is also a US Air Force veteran. She has a Bachelor's of Art from University of Houston. She paints, draws, & sculpts. Her favorite mediums are ceramics, acrylics, and charcoal/pastels.




Luis Castillo – Spring, Texas

Luis is a 19-year old fine arts major currently attending Lone Star College, He is very excited to go to via colori for the 3rd year, “its an amazing experience where you can meet new artists as well as help raise money for the hearing and speech impaired.”




Lyndi May, Jorge Munguia and Albert Mesa – Houston, Texas

Lyndi May, Jorge Munguia and Albert Mesa are a dynamic team of graphic designers who come together each year and participate in Via Colori. They each bring their own sense of creativity, style... view artist profile




Lysa Ashley – Corona, California

“Celebrating 10” Featured Artist

10-Year Artist

Lysa Ashley is a teacher and self-taught artist from the Inland Empire in California. She started her street painting career fifteen years ago at the I Madonnari street painting festival in Santa Barbara, California. She travels throughout... view artist profile




Mandy Shefman – Houston, Texas

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Marcos Hernandez, Roque Hernandez and Juan Mejia – New Caney, Texas

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Margarita Botello– Monterrey, Nuevo LeonMexico

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Maria BrownHouston, Texas

Maris is excited to participate in the 2015 Via Colori, “Having participated with my students for the initial 5 years  it's become a tradition and many former students return to visit for this weekend event. This will be another solo year to look forward to enjoying!”




Mario Belmares  – Linares, Nuevo Leon, Mexico

Born in Linares, Nuevo Leon in 1967, Mario graduated from the School of Visual Arts, UANL in Monterrey, Mexico where he learned the different techniques of painting, engraving, screen printing, sculpture and mixed media. To this date, he has had... view artist profile




Marissa Marsh – Austin, Texas

Marissa Marsh is a native Houstonian now living in Austin Texas. She joined the Via Colori Street Painting Festival seven years ago when one of her friends, an artist participating in the festival, convinced her to sign up and take the empty square next to her. View artist profile




Martha Kaminsky – San Leon, Texas

Martha expresses, “I'm new to art.  I believe that it's just for fun and something that enhances your life.  I want to participate [and] be a part of what's happening in Houston; to contribute to the community and to advance my artistic ability.”




Mason Kymes – Houston, Texas

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Matthew May – Amsterdam, Netherlands

Matthew May(1979, London) started streetpainting professionally in 2001. Living in The Netherlands and loving Art since being a kid I looked for a creative way to make my money. What started as busking with a group of streetperformers soon became... view artist profile




Melanie and Shawn O'Neill – Houston, Texas

2011 Fan Favorites, Melanie and Shawn have been crafting colorful pieces together at Via Colori Houston since 2010. The husband-and-wife duo are both graphic designers with a pet rabbit obsession, and spend most of their "spare time"... view artist profile





Melanie Stimmell Van Latum – West Covina, California

“Celebrating 10” Featured Artist

Melanie Stimmell is one of the most sought after street painters in the world. She has painted for clients and events all over the globe and has been awarded the title of 'Maestra Madonnara' (Master Street Painter) in both Italy and Germany. View artist profile


Nancy Garza – Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico

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Naomi Haverland – DenverColorado

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Natalia Rodriguez – Houston, Texas

Natalia is a native Houstonian.  She participated in Via Colori her senior year of high school and very much enjoyed the entirety of the idea of such a festival.She is an art enthusiast that uses every free moment ... view artist profile.




Nate Baranowski – Tampa, Florida

Nate Baranowski is a Tampa-based freelance artist, who specializes in murals and street paintings.  He began working in chalk 5 years ago in college in Illinois and is now creating advertisements for companies across the country as well as participating in festivals... view artist profile




Nekeya Rashid – Missouri City, Texas

Nekeya’s inspiration comes from both her husband Rodney and her daughter Naomi.  She has formal training from Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University in various art mediums and has taught many types of art classes to K-12 students ... view artist profile.




Nicole Svoronos – Houston, Texas

10-Year Artist

Nicole Svoronos is a visual artist and a high school art teacher.  She has participated in the Via Colori festival since the first year of its inception.  Nicole relates, “it is a great cause for some well deserving children. I have enjoyed creating the artworks every year, rain or shine.”



Nida Syed – Houston, Texas

Nida Syed is an animator and illustrator that studied at the Art Institute of Houston- North. She has been interested in art ever since she can remember, but she never considered herself an artist until ... view artist profile.




Noami Foster – Aurora, Colorado

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Oscar Bueno – Baytown, Texas

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Oscar Medina – BaytownTexas

Born in Mexico, Oscar Daniel Medina Pintor came to the United States at the age of 4 and has been doing art since a very young age. The name Pintor means painter - it fits perfectly. Oscar graduated from the University of Houston in 2012, and is currently an art teacher for middle school students at Aldine ISD. 



Paul Naughton – Houston, Texas

Paul Naughton is the Associate Art Director at Houstonia Magazine, where he collaborates with editors, photographers, illustrators, and stylists to produce engaging and provocative content which tells the stories and ... view artist profile.




Phillip Sanchez – Deer Park, Texas

Philip has participated in Via Colori since its beginning. “I enjoy the festival because it promotes fantastic artwork and it benefits a great cause. It has grown every year and I know that this year will be even bigger and better. Cant wait!”





Quinton Alberto – Humble, Texas

Quinton Alberto is a Houston-based engineer with a passion for creating approachable art that can be experienced by fans from every age group.  He has volunteered as an artist for Via Colori in Houston since the event's inception and also participated... view artist profile




Rashad Allen – Texas City, Texas

Rashad divulges, “being a self motivated artist pushed me to better my skill as an artist and designer. I was a one man army of art, furniture, 3D modeling for quite some time in my own company of American Prestige Design. View artist profile.




Raúl Antonio Rincón Gallardo Domenzain and Cassandra Rincon Gallardo – Mexico City, Mexico

Raúl Rincón Gallardo is a professional visual artist; an international awarded street painter; muralist and architect. Born in Mexico City and raised in an international context focused on the art; he is a member of the pattern of fine artists of CONARTE,and has worked in recent years in Monterrey City, Nuevo León.  View artist profile.




Raziah Roushan – Beaverton, Oregon

“Celebrating 10” Featured Artist

Professional fine artist, Raziah Roushan has a history of creating works that require viewer response. Many of Roushan’s inspirations hinge between social and political commentary, under the technical finesse of a classically trained hand and eye. View artist profile




Rebekah Tee – Houston, Texas

10-Year Artist

Rebekah Tee is in her 19th year teaching art.  She is the Founding Art Teacher at KIPP Houston High School and Founder/Director of KIPP Houston Art School.  She was a Fan Favorite 3 times. View artist profile




Richard Garcia, Jr. – HoustonTexas

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Richard Trevino – Katy, Texas

Richard Trevino is an artist that puts fitness and art in one. He likes doing good thing for kids.  This is his first time participating in Via Colori and submitted his application thanks to the encouragement of a friend.  “I love trying new stuff with art.”




Rocky Perez – Houston, Texas

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Rosalia Covarrubias Miranda and Yael Lara – Houston, Texas

Rosalia and Yael are both art and architecture majors. Graduated from University of Houston in the year of 2013. Art enthusiasts and leadership promoters. We believe art is itself a manifesto of self-expression. 




Rosalinda LealHouston, Texas

Rosalinda is originally from San Antonio, TX and graduated from the University of Houston. She proudly serves Harmony Public School as an Art Teacher at Harmony School of Excellence-Endeavor. “I have participated in the Via Colori Festival for three years... view artist profile




Rosan Calip and Angel AlbarranConroe, Texas

A charming young graphic artist with an impeccable taste in music and eccentric eye for design.




Rubén Martínez Arriaga – Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico

Rubén Martínez born and raised in Monterrey, Mexico. Is an architect by trade and became a chalk artist in 2004. In 2013, Rubén obtained the highest category “Maestro Madonnaro” being the special guest at the competition in the International Street Art Festival of Wilhelmshaven, Germany. View artist profile.




Ruth Johnson – Trinity, Texas

Ruth Johnson was born and raised in Houston, Tx. Now residing in Trinity, Tx, a small peacful town of less than 3000.  Sassy, savvy and soulful, Ruth works primarily with mixed media incuding crayons, oil pastels and paints.  View artist profile.




Samuel Klepper – Houston, Texas

Samuel is a self-proclaimed tinkerer in humor and devotee to spreading positive vibes via art and various mediums. “I dont always know the message at first but I always find it while creating art and exaggerate it for that is the reason i create at all-- to spread light, love and laughter.”




Sandra Ruiz – Houston, Texas

Sandra (aka: Queen Hilene) started her passion for oil painting with abstract woman figures in 2001. This started her first collection, painting at clubs and mostly on her balcony. Since, she's ventured into acrylic and other mediums like the pastels... view artist profile




Sean GilpatrickEdinburg, Texas

“My name is Sean Gilpatrick, I am from Edinburg, TX; born and raised. This will be my second year participating in Via Colori. I have been a chalk artist for over 2 years now. In which I have placed 4th in the Chalk Art Festival in Brownsville. Currently I am... view artist profile




Shawn Artis – Houston, Texas

“Celebrating 10” Featured Artist

Shawn Artis is a local artist who has participated with Via Colori since 2011. In 2013 he was selected as one of Via Colori Houston’s featured artists! He can be seen creating live works of art at various venues throughout the city.  View artist profile.




Shelley Shanks-Lockwood – Crested Butte, Colorado

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Shuji Nishimura – Torrance, California

Shuji began as a chalk artist in Los Angeles, California in 2007 and has received some awards for his work.  At one of the largest chalk events, Pasadena Chalk Festival, Shuji received 1st place in 2011 and 2014.  His style is realistic drawing.




Simon Estrada – Pasadena, California

Simon was born and raised in Pasadena, CA. He is currently a full-time student at Art Center College of Design where he is pursing his degree in Illustration and Entertainment Arts. He also holds a degree in Fine Arts from the University of California Santa Barbara.  View artist profile.




Sonya Hill – Houston, Texas

Sonya is “Just an artist who love all types of art, I prefer portraits but will try other styles.  I’ve been doing art professionally over 20 years I moved to Houston in 1978, went to the Art Institute of Houston. I have 2 children who also love art and 3 grand kiddos and they love art too, so I’ll teach them all I know.”




Stephanie Albert – League City, Texas

Creating images in a variety of mediums is my passion, Stephanie never likes to commit to one material or style. She loves to experiment and explore.  Currently Stephanie teaches advanced drawing and painting classes at Dobie High School in... view artist profile




Stephen Ostinelli – The Woodlands, Texas

As a 3rd generation Houstonian, Stephen’s art work has centered around automitive themes and cartoon type renderings for 35 years. Self taught by his love of the automotive and racing legends. As an automotive restoration fanatic his art has recently taken on pin striping and air brush progression.




Stuart Nelson, Jr. – HoustonTexas

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Suzanne PhillipsHouston, Texas

Growing up in Dallas, Suzanne Mikel Phillips moved to Houston in 2002, where she concentrated her artistic skills. She is currently a student of Glassell School of Art, part of the Houston Museum of Fine Arts.  Suzanne has also taken private lessons and... view artist profile




Sylvia Sykula-Halpin – Lago Vista, Texas

Sylvia Sykula has been a participating artist for Via Colori since 2008. Her colorful Celtic art stems from her obsession with symmetry and repeating shapes... view artist profile




Tadeo Mendoza – Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico

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Team Russkell Houston, Texas

“Celebrating 10” Featured Artist

10-Year Artist

Team Russkell, Russ Gobel and Kelly Faltermayer, has been with Via Colori since its inception. For their tenth anniversary with the festival the dynamic dui will reprise the very first piece they created at Via Colori the first year: an Amazonian dart frog.




Tessa Fuqua – Aurora, Colorado

Equally right-brained and left-brained, Tessa has been a lawyer, teacher, and radio show host as well as living a creative life.   She believes that life is to be lived fully and embraces new opportunities to express and create.  Tessa creates visual art ranging from painting and sketches to large street art and murals.




Theresa Burgess – Houston, Texas

Theresa Burgess is a local Houston artist as well a Cypress Fairbanks Art Teacher. This is her 5th year participating in Via Colori Street Art Festival. For the last four years Theresa has selected several talented students to participate ... view artist profile.




Tien Dang – Houston, Texas

Tien Dang attends the University of Houston and is studying art, while also working at HEB as a cake decorator. Tien’s vision and hope is that through exploring art, that others will also explore art and that the Lord will use it to move in their lives to bring them closer to Jesus.




Tim Walker – Houston, Texas

Tim Walker is a local artist and this will be his third time participating in Via Colori. Tim shares, “I always look forward to events where I can contributing my creativity to; I try to do so with anything I'm a part of. I mainly do commission work or collaborative... view artist profile




Tony Collantez – Puerto VallartaMexico

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Valentina Sforzini – Curtatone, Italy

Valentina states, “I consider the Art of Street Painting as my passion, what I like about it is not only the art form itself but the interaction that the artist can create with people and places he is surrounded by.” View artist profile




Vanessa Rojas – Katy, Texas

Vanessa Rojas (of Costa Rican and Mexican descent, first generation American) was born in Houston, Texas and lived in Costa Rica for nearly seven years. At a very young age she began to show natural interest in art ... view artist profile.




Vera Bugatti – Concesio, Italy

Vera Bugatti (1979) is an Italian Artist and Street painter. She got a Liberal-Arts degree and she researched on XVI century editions so in everyday life she is a Librarian too. She took part in various exhibitions and she performed in several Street Art events... view artist profile




Vladislav Agureyev – Fredricksberg, Virgina

Vladislav is 44 years old and emigrated from Ukraine with his family 37 years ago.  He grew up in New York City, and received his Bachelors and Masters degrees in Engineering (Electrical and Computer, respectively).  He has drawn for over 30 years ... view artist profile.




Willie Zin – Long Beach, California

William Zin (Willie) has been street painting since 2009. He found this art form by accident. While he was searching on the internet for interesting things to draw, he came across several images of street paintings. His curiosity grew so he researched... view artist profile




Zachary Alva – Houston, Texas

Zachary Miles Alva, loves the city life and being a Houstonian and Texan. He went to the Art Institute of Houston and graduated from Reagan High School. He admires all aspects of art from dance to music and back to art in all mediums.


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