Special Projects

Each year I set a goal to take on one or two special projects that serve to make me more visible as an artist and impact a community in a positive way. Scroll down and read through the project I am currently working on, and previous ones I have completed.

If you know of a project that is in line with others I have done, or one that you think I would be interested in, please  click this to contact me


“Let There Be Light” Mannequins and Matt Garcia Foundation (2019)

Early in March 2019, the FSVAA put out a call for artists to paint mannequins; the FSVAA has partnered with the Matt Garcia Foundation in a fundraiser. The plan is to create artwork from4 mannequins and 2 body molds, display them in the  Gallery at Solano Town Center, and auction them off to raise funds for the Foundation. I have stepped forward and will invest my time and materials in this project.

The Matt Garcia Foundation helps support families and the youth in Solano County, offering scholarships, after school programs, tutoring, mentoring, and  continued commitment to change the culture of violence and crime in the community.

Exhibit Dates: June 26 – August 4, opening reception: Saturday, June 29, 3-5 pm
closing reception and auction: August 3, 3-5:30pm

Mannequin Art Projects to be auctioned Off, biding on Mannequins June 26 thru August 1


Lipstick Art Project (2018)

This is the art project by Northern California Artist Cherol Ockrassa.

Lipstick 💄 wearers, Makeup distributors and associates… Hi everyone. I have an ask. I’m working on a conceptual piece around the #metoo movement, and I am in need of partially used lipsticks. (They will be encased in epoxy)

Is your makeup drawer in need of cleaning up? I’d love your old lipsticks. Any color, actually I’d Love some unusual colors to show up along with the standards. Worn down to barely used…. I need a lot, so ask your significant others, daughters, mother’s, sisters, friends, neighbors. Join the  Lipstick Art Project Facebook Group to find out how you can participate and follow the progress.

Mural Project 2017

Lawler House Mural Sept. 23- Oct 7 primary artist creating a mural on the side of The Lawler House Gallery, 718 Main St., Suisun, Ca. The subject of the mural is an impressionistic image of the iconic Suisun lighthouse and surrounding waterfront, based on an original photograph by Lawler House Artist Dennis Ariza

Artist In Residence 2017

Featured Artist In Residence Come watch me paint, from start to finish, I will be painting in the front window of the FSVAA Gallery at Solano Town Center, Fairfield, Ca. Dates and times:

September: 9/14 2-4pm, 9/15 12-3pm, 9/21 20-4pm, 9/22 12-2pm

October: 10/13 2-4pm, 10/19 2-4pm, 10/26 11-1pm (I plan on finishing and signing the piece during this time)
If I finish the piece before that date, I will bring in a smaller painting to work on.

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