Charles Perera

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6100, South Pacific Coast Highway, #8,
Redondo Beach California, 90277
Primary Phone: (310) 373-2820

Member Profile

Art Media: canvas

Inspired by:

Kingsley and Indrani Perera, Reginald Pollack, Bob Silva, Ruth Starke and Robert Mackie

How I express myself in my art:

Dreams, visions and the day to life

List of art endeavors:

Artist Resume
 
 
Education:            - 1990, Graduate from the Dimbullagala School of Art, Sri Lanka.
                             - 1991, Graduate from the Trinity College of Music, Speech
                                    and                                
                                Drama, London, England
                             - 1989, Past Student of St. Josephs College, Colombo 10, Sri Lanka
                             - 1999/2000, Apprentice  to Maestro Reginald Pollack (19242001)
                             - 2007, Graduate from El Camino College, California- In Gallery Management.
 
Awards:               - 2008, City of Redondo Beach Mayor’s Commendation for the contribution to
                                         the Arts in the city.
                             - 2007, Diploma of Excellence- Online Globe Art Annual, London, England
                             - 2003 to Present, Honorary Website City of Palm Desert, CA
                             - 2005, Exceptional Performance Award- Sri Lanka Foundation, CA.
                             - 2000, Poet of the Year- Society of Poets, USA
 
Solo
Exhibitions:         - 2002, Stancky Gallery, Palm Springs, CA.
                             - 2003, Adams Bay Home Collections, Palm Desert, CA
                             - 2002-2004, Desert Art Center, Palm Springs, CA
                             - 2004, Artesspresso Gallery, Idyllwild, CA
                             - 2005, Peter Carter Private Showing- Cathedral City, CA
                             - 2005, Artesspresso Gallery, Idyllwild, CA
                             - 2006, Easy Reader News Paper Gallery, Hermosa Beach, CA
                             - 2006, C&D Welcome Café and Gallery, Redondo Beach, CA
                             - 2007, BY BRAZIL Restaurant, Torrance, CA
                             - 2007, “Breakthrough” photography show at the C&D Welcome Café,
                                          Redondo Beach, CA.
-       2007, The Potted Garden, Redondo Beach, CA
-    2007, Terra Bella Café, Redondo Beach, CA
-  2007, Peter’s Reality, Redondo Beach, CA
-      2008, Torrance City Clerks Office, Torrance, CA
-      2008, Knights of Columbus Hall 1990, Redondo Beach, CA
-  2008, Pacific Unitarian Church, Palos Verdes, CA
-  2008, Gerry High Gallery, Cathedral City, CA
-  2008, “Retrospectives”, Redondo Beach Performing Art Center,
                 Redondo Beach, CA  
-          2010, 4th Street Gallery, Long Beach, CA4th Street Deli, Long Beach, CA
 
 
Group
Exhibitions:         -  2003 & 2005 City Council, Palm Springs, CA-.
                             - 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004 & 2005, Date Festival, Indio, CA. -
                             - 2004 & 2005, Kaleidoscope, at the River in Rancho Mirage, CA
                             - 2004 Snap Shot III, Palm Desert City Hall, CA.
                             - 2004 Day of the Dead- Del Rio’s Restaurant, Palm Desert, CA
                             -  2004 Sri Lanka Foundation Show, Los Angeles, CA
                             - 2005 “We the People”, 3rd Annual Drum & Dance Festival, Riverside, CA                                                               
                             - 2005 New York Film and Art Show, Los Angeles, CA.
                             -  2005 Plein Air, Riverside, CA
                             -  2006 “Hands on Art” Sammy’s Wood fired Pizza, Torrance, CA
                             -  2006 Hermosa Beach Art Walk, Hermosa Beach, CA
                             -  2006 “Artist on the Patio” Sammy’s Wood Fired Pizza, Torrance, CA
                             - 2006 “The Power of Art” Redondo Beach, CA
                             - 2007, “Art in Motion“, Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center, CA
                             - 2007, “FOCUS SRI LANKA DAY “, Los Angeles, CA
                             - 2007, “Art in Nature, Nature in Art”, Torrance, CA
                                          (The Madrona Marsh project)
                             -   2007, Art Fair (Torrance Art Guild), Torrance, CA
                -  2007, “100 SUMMERS”, Hermosa Beach Art Walk, CA.
-   2007, Tri Arts Festival, San Pedro, CA
                             -  2007, Art & Architecture, Redondo Beach, CA
                               -   2007, “Art is Sweat”, Redondo Beach, CA
-  2007, Open Call LA - L. A. Municipal Art Gallery.
                             -  2007, PALOS VERDES ART CENTER - All Media Juried Show,
                                             Palos Verdes, CA
                             -   2007, “Creative Insanity”- Alex Haleigh Gallery- Group Showing,
                                               Gardena, CA
                             -   2007, “Arousing Visual Intrigue” - C&D Welcome Café- Group Showing,
                                               Redondo Beach, CA
                             -   2007, “Small Wonders III”- Pharmaka Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA.
                             -   2007, “Artist by the Sea” - Redondo Beach, CA.
                             -   2007, Barnsdall Art Market - Barnsdall Park, Hollywood, CA.
                             -   2008, Emerging Artist Exhibit- D&D Gallery, San Pedro, CA.
                             -   2008, El Camino Art Group- “Creative Frenzee”, Redondo Beach, CA.
                             -   2008, El Camino Art Group- “Visual Stimulus”, Redondo Beach, CA.
                             -   2008, Photo Savvy and Life’s Eyes Group- “Energetic Light”, El Camino 
                                                     College, Torrance, CA
-       2008, “Spirit of the Horse” Juried Exhibit- PVAC, Palos Verdes, CA
-       2008, “Summer Jam” Juried Exhibit- Summer Studios Arts Academy
                Lomita, CA
-       2009, “Summer Jam” Juried Exhibit- Summer Studios Arts Academy
                Lomita, CA
-       2009, “Spirit of the Horse” Juried Exhibit- Peggy Zask Gallery,
                Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
-       2009, “Through the Ages” Juried Exhibit- Redondo Beach Art Group,
                Redondo Beach, CA
-       2009, “Threesome” A photographic journey- C&D Welcome Café,
                Redondo Beach, CA
-       2009, “Art of the Surf” Juried Exhibit- Peggy Zask Gallery,
                Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
-       2009, “Pauls Photo- Easy Reader Photo Competition” Finalist,
                Torrance, CA
-       2009, “Redondo Beach Home Tour” Special selection,
                                              Redondo Beach, CA
-       2009, “Torrance Art Guild Juried Exhibit- Torrance Art Museum                     
                 Torrance, CA
-       2009, “Open Call” Barnsdall Gallery Juried Exhibit-
                Hollywood, CA
                            -   2009, “Torrance Art Guild Library Exhibit I” Juried Exhibit-
               Torrance, CA
                            -   2009, “Power of Art 2009” Juried Exhibit- Redondo Beach, CA
                            -  2009, “Mechanical Eye” Juried Photography Exhibit- Cannery Row Studios,
                                            Redondo Beach, CA
-       2009, “Torrance Art Guild Library Exhibit II” Juried Exhibit-
               Torrance, CA
-       2010, “Art for Haiti” Cannery Row Studios,
             Redondo Beach, CA
-       2010, “Love and Remembrance” Catalyst Gallery, Long Beach, CA
 
 
              
 
Museums:             -   2007, “Two shoes for walking”- The American Museum of Beat Art,                          
                                        Permanent Collection Santa Ana, CA
 
 
Private Collections: -   2008, Roger Barr – Palm Springs, CA
                                -   2007, Jessie Gayden- Los Angeles, CA
                                -   2006, Sue Wood - Redondo Beach, CA
                                -   2005, Schani and Shane - Lake View Terrace, CA
                                -   2004, Micheal Paduano-Palm Springs, CA
                                -   2003, Kathy Calif – Irvine, CA.
                                -   2002, Catherine and Tim Flynn - Desert Hot Springs, CA
                                -   2001, Dr. Anthony Don Michael- Bakersfield, CA.
                                            
Publications:           -   “Why - 2004 Collection of Poems”, USA
 
Book Signing:         -   “Why” at Borders Book Store, Rancho Mirage, CA
                                -   “Why” at Artesspresso, Idyllwild, CA
 
Donations/ Charity: -   2008, “Chalk it Up”- South Bay Hands on Art project,
                                      Alta Vista School, Redondo Beach, CA 
                                 -   2007, “Cooking for Dreams”- Benefiting the Jonathan Jacques            
                                           Children’s Cancer Center, H.T Grill, Redondo Beach, CA 
                                 -   2007, “Friends of the Redondo Beach Library”
                                 -   2007, “Kids Hand on Art “
                                 -   2007, Redondo Beach Art Group.
                                 -   2007, Taste of the Bay, Redondo Beach, CA
                                 -   2006, Redondo Beach Art Group
                                 -   2005, Guide Dogs of the Desert
                                 -  2005, TIPS program of the Desert
                                 -  2005, Madame D’ Escoffoeir of the Desert                                                                                        
                                 -   2004, St. Theresa School, Palm Springs                                                                              
                                 -   2004, Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Palm Desert  
                                 -   2003, The Samaritans for the Elderly, Palm Springs
 
Radio Show:            -   2005, Joey English, Palm Springs (Interview).
 
 
Memberships:          -    2007 to present   Torrance Arts Guild.
                                 -    2005 to present    Redondo Beach Art Group.
                                 -    2005 to present   Redondo Beach Society of Poets   
                                 -    2002 to present   Coachella Valley Art Alliance
                                 -    2004 to present    Palm Springs Desert Museum
                                 -    2003 to present   Desert Actors Network
 
 
 
Committees:             - Sub Committee Poetry on the Sidewalk,
                                      City of Redondo Beach, CA
                                  -  Sub Committee Member Public Art Commission,
                                      City of Redondo Beach, CA        
                                 -    Sub Committee Member Location Catalogue,
                                      City of Redondo Beach, CA                                     
                                 -    Sub Committee Member Guidelines and Vision,
                                      City of Redondo Beach, CA   
 
Readings:                 -   2008, “Celebrate Spring with a Pocket full of Poems”-
                                      Redondo Beach Library, CA    

Link to sample work: Man on Fire

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