About

Artist Biography

Kristi Arzola is a community artist and part-time watercolor instructor in Lancaster CA.  She received a BFA degree from Northwest College of Art & Design, is on the board of directors of the Lakes and Valleys Art Guild and a member of the California Watercolor Association. She has participated in over 10 group shows in the United States and has won multiple awards. She has lived in Enumclaw, Bremerton, and Poulsbo, and is currently residing in Lancaster.  Her paintings are mostly watercolor on paper and her signature work consists of bold, layered colors with a unique mechanical perspective.

Artist Statement

My work explores the passion within my community.  What begins as an open discussion of inspiration, results in a determination to produce art within any given subject.  My watercolor paints are always close at hand, so I am constantly experimenting and perfecting my craft.  Sometimes the paintings are left in my studio and other times they develop into more detailed images that are shared with the world. Each project often consists of an effortless wet into wet approach that gradually shifts to a tighter realistic finish.

Awards

“Triumph Street Triple” – Merit Award Ribbon
The Lakes and Valleys Art Guild
13th Annual Juried Art Exhibition
October 7th, 2017

“Dirt Bike Camshaft” – Honorable Mention
Palmdale Playhouse
Generations Juried Art Competition
September 22, 2017

“Coastal Peace” – 1st Place
The Lakes and Valleys Art Guild
1st Miniature Art Exhibit
July 29th 2017

“Dirt Bike Camshaft” – 2nd Place
The Lakes and Valleys Art Guild
12th Annual Juried Art Exhibition
February 27th 2016

“Dirt Bike Camshaft” – City Manager’s Award
MOAH: CEDARFEST
31st Annual All-Media Arts Festival
July 17th 2016

Exhibits

The Lakes and Valleys Art Guild – Lancaster CA
13th Annual Juried Art Exhibition
October 7th – November 10th 2017

Palmdale Playhouse – Palmdale CA
Generations Juried Art Competition
September 22nd – November 5th 2017

Graphic Experience Gallery – Lancaster CA
The Heat Is On
August 12th – September 30th 2017

La Galería Gitana – San Fernando CA
The Art of Transportation
July 29th – September 22nd 2017

MOAH:Cedar – Lancaster CA
23nd Annual Juried Arts Festival
June 9th – August 6th 2017

The Lakes and Valleys Art Guild – Lancaster CA
Riding Coat Tails
June 1st – June 30th 2017

The Lakes and Valleys Art Guild – Lancaster CA
Local Colors
April 15th – June 2nd 2017

La Galería Gitana – San Fernando CA
Wonders of the Desert
May 13th – July 7th 2017

Delta Gallery – Brentwood CA
Different Perspectives
April 1st – 29th 2017

Picture Perfect Gallery – Lancaster CA
Tragically Hip Art Exhibit
February 11th – 24th 2017

Butler’s Art Exhibit – Palmdale CA
Winter’s Chill
December 4th 2016

MOAH: CEDARFEST – Lancaster CA
31st Annual All-Media Arts Festival
July 17th 2016

The Lakes and Valleys Art Guild – Lake Hughes CA
12th Annual Juried Art Exhibition
February 27th 2016

MOAH – Lancaster CA
30th Annual All-Media Arts Festival
April 2015