L O V E  P A I N T I N G Stm REVIVAL / established 1998                                                            

2020 - ongoing

Project  Onegoodnft  &  The Environment

 SAVING BISCAYNE BAY

PULLING THE WEEDs and DRAWING

Summer 2018.  Southampton, NY. Worked for my brother's established landscaping and horticulture company Christopher DeCristofaro Horticulture.  

In combination with my known gardening skills and familiarity with my hometown, I created a new series of drawings and paintings - Hostas and Hinoki.

photo credit: John DeFaro 

TIGERTAIL'S 2016 WORDSPEAK POETRY BOOK COVER (detail) by Chris Meesey

July 12 - 16, 2016.

Chaperone for Tigertail Production's 6 WordSpeak teen team members. 19th Annual Brave New Voices International Youth Poetry Competition and Slam in Washington D.C.​ and Presented by Youth Speaks

Coach: Poet Emanuelee Bean. Assistant Coach: Christell Victoria Roach

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The scheduling of future 2020-21 dates for this exhibition, art conservation discussions, and children's workshops have been postponed due to the COVID-19 global crisis.

AWARDEE. Artist Access Grant / Spring Summer 2017. Thank you to the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and Tigertail Productions. A one on one 4 day mentorship / Plein Air painting with

SCAD (Savannah School of Art & Design) professor Jordan Massengale. Savannah, GA. August 2017. 

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CURATING / Intuitive Art: Conservation, Exhibition, and Artist Recognition   

Now supporting COVID-19 resource and response for the arts and culture fields.

in CLOSE PROXIMITY  / 2018

curated by Belaxis Buil. Opening receptions: Jan. 27, 6-10PM / Feb. 24, 6-10PM / Mar. 31, 6-10PM

FATVillage Projects, 521 NW 1st Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL / fatvillageprojects.com

Participating artists: Adler Guerrier, Alessandra Mondolfi, Archival Feedback, Barron Sherer, JohnBob Carlos, John DeFaro, Karelle Levy​, Lara Lee, Mohammed Saliman Labat, Wissam Nassar / Curatorial Gestures: Belaxis Buil


COLOR US WELL CHILDREN IN NEED

2009. Uniting local artists putting together coloring books for South Florida children's hospitals.

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ONE GOOD PAINTING / Limited edition prints on paper and canvas. 


The Miami Bottle Tree / KIDSART by Artoconecto / 2009 


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MY O MY  / Outdoor sticker campaign. 


The Cocteau Poetry Room / Spoken word guest lounge installation. 

Special invite. 'Beauty and The Beast' Tigertail Productions Annual Fundraiser. 35th Anniversary. November 8, 2014.  

​Tigertail.org / Miami FL

J O H N  D E F A R O - A R T  P R O J E C T S

ART & DESIGN PROJECTS

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The Belle of Belle Meade. Inaugural Private Birthday Party. 200 guests. 

Date: September 20, 2014. 

 Venue: The Vagabond Hotel, Miami, Florida.

Participating artists: Michelle Weinberg, Sarah Michelle Rupert, Chy Tea, Oscar Fuentes aka The Biscayne Poet and his Combo Band, Singer Jenene Caramielo, and John DeFaro. Photographer: Monica McGivern, Miami, FL