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The Semi-Solo Show

The Semi Solo Show hosts a selection of artists to represent each of the Able ARTS Work programs. The Artists, Cristina Mariotta, resident artist of our Achieving Results Together Program (ART) since 2006, Lawrence “PJ” Ward III, resident artist of the Cultural Education Center for the Arts (CECA) since 2015, Roberto Lugardo, resident artist of Encouraging Personal Independence (EPI) since 2020 and Satchel Hayes, resident artist of the Cultural Education Center for the Arts (CECA) since 2018.

Through this exhibition we highlight the progress of each artist has made since joining Able ARTS Work and celebrate their continued creativity while working virtually for over a year since the onset of the COVID-19 Pandemic.

The Semi-Solo Show was juried by Able ARTS Work Resident Artists.

Thank you to our jurors:

Tran Nguyen

Matthew Campano

Renee Morneau

Cristina Mariotta

Satchel Hayes

Lawrence “PJ” Ward III

Michael Hinkley

Andrea Searles

Anthony Wright

Paul Myers

Charles Holley


Artists who submitted for this exhibition were not allow to vote for their own work.

View the Physical Exhibition Below

Cristina Mariotta

Resident Artist of ART Center Since 2006

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Cristina is a local artist among the Long Beach area. Her 15 years of involvement within the company has showcased her dedication to Able ARTS Work and its art projects, local events and artist news.

Cristina’s creative work includes a wide range of drawing, painting, installation and printmaking. She is a well-rounded artist who thrives on supporting her local community and other emerging artists. She is an advocate for the environment and healthy living, which has a profound influence in her artwork.

Cristina’s creative process varies, but she enjoys both fine art and illustration. Over the last few years, Cristina has become comfortable with now creating digital art and seeks to explore more opportunities to create digitally in the future.

Cristina is influenced and motivated by those around her. She is competitive and has accomplished many projects as a resident artist. Her most recent pieces of work are on display at the gallery off of 2nd and PCH. She was a runner-up contestant for the Littleton Road Philanthropy logo competition and has been commissioned to work on an assortment of projects throughout the years.

Cristina has been practicing her watercolor painting skills and when asked about her interest in the medium Cristina responded “Watercolor painting makes me happy and lets me express myself in all the light colors”. Cristina has established many projects that involve food but for this series, she would like to include the food with the use of watercolor materials.

Cristina Mariotta Bio read by Brian Corder of ART Center