Explosion of Colors | Naser D. and Patricia Shahrivar

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Explosion of Colors | Naser D. and Patricia Shahrivar

June 1 - July 31

Welcome to An Explosion of Color |

Art by the Shahrivars

Artists Naser and Patricia Shahrivar will have their art on display in the North and South Galleries at Maquoketa Art Experience during the months of June and July, 2024.

Naser concentrates on Landscapes and Abstract paintings. Patricia’s paintings include Portraits, Landscapes and Abstracts.

An Artists Reception is planned from 5 to 7 pm on Friday, June 14th. 

Admission to the Gallery is FREE and Open to the Public. Donations are Appreciated. 


ABOUT THE ARTISTS: Patricia is a native Iowan. As a child she was taught by her grandmother, Keithe Van Deusen an art teacher, the art of chalk talk and her grandmother introduced her to the paintbrush.  Patricia resumed her love of painting in 1985, after years of dedication as a wife and mother.

Since then, she has received numerous awards for her art.  In Jan. 2023 she was awarded with THE BEST PAINTING Award from New York Nil International 6th Annual Online Exhibit/ Art Competition. Patricia was selected by Lieutenant Governor Patty Judge as the recipient of the Outstanding Female Artist Award in 2009; she was featured at the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, and placed second in the Iowa Duck Stamp Competition in 1990.  Her interest in portraits, floral, and landscapes, developed after studying under nationally known artists: Dan Gerhartz, Loren Entz, James Pollard and others.  

Naser was born in Tehran, Iran.  As a child he had a passion for art and dreamed of becoming an artist.  His parents did not support this desire, thus forcing him to paint in secrecy.  As a young adolescent he used raw materials and dyes to mix his paint. As a youth Naser won first place in the local Tehran competition and later advanced to the country competition.

As a young man Naser came to the United States where he studied architecture and engineering and earned a bachelor’s degree in graphic and fine arts. He began freelance artwork and teaching part-time.

Naser has received many awards for his artwork; his most recent was in New York Nil Gallery 5th Annual International Online Exhibit/ Art Competition with his painting “Frappent” received Best Visual Artist Award. 2021 His painting titled “Conversion” received BEST PAINTING Award from New York Nil International Online Exhibit/Art Competition.  Naser’s oil painting titled “Morning Calm” was selected as a finalist in the International Artist Magazine Competition and was featured in the February/March issue of that magazine.

Naser and Patricia have had their feet in the Art Scene for over 40 years before trying their hand at writing. The last few years of their lives they have dedicated more of their time to their art and included writing.  Their first Novel “The Persian Lover” was published in 2017 and offered as an e-book on Amazon Kindle publishing receiving all 5 of 5 star ratings. They have been working diligently at the transformation into a screenplay and have high hopes of seeing their story on the big screen. As rookies in this field out of desperation they completed the screenplay and entered many screenplay competitions. 2019 “The Persian Lover” was selected as a semifinalist in the Los Angeles International Screenplay Awards. 2021 “The Persian Lover” was selected as a finalist in Creative Worlds Awards Screenplay Competition. December 2021 “The Persian Lover was selected as a finalist in the 7th Annual International Screenplay Competition. Jan 2023 “The Persian Lover” was selected to be a part of The International London Lift-Off Film Festival Awards.

Patricia Shahrivar is author to her book “My Guide to Health” / A Second Chance At Life a book detailing her events and journey with kidney failure.

Their works are collected throughout the country and abroad. To view more of their works please feel free to check out their website at www.https://e-artpro.com or visit The D’Arte Manor Art Gallery and Bed & Breakfast located at 311 S. 2nd St. Maquoketa, Iowa 52060 or call to schedule an appointment 319-651-2861 or 319-551-8343. Visit https:www.facebook.com/D’ArteManorGalleryandB&B 

Naser and Patricia continue striving for excellence in their work and experiment with different styles and techniques and are fearless of any challenges. 


June 1
July 31
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Maquoketa Art Experience
124 S Main St
Maquoketa, IA 52060
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Maquoketa Art Experience & Layers of Maquoketa
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