December 2019 to February 2020 Barba Contemporary Art Gallery
Showing in The Main Gallery
Palm Springs, CA
November 30, 2019 The Perception Project
Join us for our annual art exhibition, “Shifting Perspectives on Trauma”! This event promotes awareness and healing through expressive artistic interpretation. Presented by The Perception Project, a 501(C)(3) non-profit organization that pairs volunteer artists with survivors of trauma (muses) to promote healing through expressive outlets. The muse provides the personal story, and the artist creates a masterpiece showcasing the muse’s strength, inner beauty, dreams, and ambitions. These works are featured through art exhibitions designed to promote awareness, then gifted to the muses as a symbol of their resilience.
Also join us on December 1, 2019 for a creative afternoon of art therapy workshops hosted by Lasting Impressions. Explore the expressive benefits of art, drama, and music therapy. Learn about the inspiration behind the exhibition’s artwork directly from the artists during our Artist Panel! Meet the team in an intimate private gallery environment.
May 2, 2018 Non-Failure Art Series 4 All Ages
Featured Artist

"The Child Creativity Lab"
Costa Mesa, CA
May 19, 2018 Art and Music Festival
To benefit and bring awareness to
Costa Mesa, CA
February 3, 2018 Barba Contemporary Art Gallery

Featuring Christiana's "For the Love of Art" series
Palm Springs, CA

February 11, 2018 Catwalk Cares Fashion Soire Art and Music Festival
Education Fights Extremism
Long Beach Marriot Hotel, CA
February 16 17 18, 2018 The Vortex Underground Art Show
Benefiting Artists 4 Trauma
Los Angeles, CA
January 20, 2018 Woman's Resistance March LA
Resistance Art Gallery Showing
Los Angeles, CA
November 11, 2017 Barba Contemporary Art ~ Gallery Grand Opening
Featuring Christiana's "Love is Love" series
Palm Springs, CA
July 15, 2017 Three Woman Show ~ SOCO Design Center LCA Wines and Back Gallery
I will be unveiling my new "Meditative Collection"
A large portion of my sales will go to "Miracles in Art" for the underprivileged children in the Middle East for art education.
On this Same evening "Hearts for Andrea" will be taking place. Andrea is a lovely young woman who got 47% of her body and face burned in a car accident that she should of walked away from but, because a faulty part the car exploded and Andrea was burned. Funds will be donated to her for prosthetics.
Costa Mesa, CA
February 17 & 18, 2017 Group Show ~ Chocolate and Art Show
Chocolate and Art Show benefits Artists for Trauma, a non-profit that aims to aid in recovery through artistic expression and human connection.
Los Angeles, CA

Co-Owner / Art Director  
Laguna Gallery of Contemporary Art
May 2013 to June 2016

On October 2nd 2013 I personally turned LGOCA into an all humanitarian art gallery along with the artists, owner and sales team. It was a simple turnover considering I have over 30 years of helping the less fortunate. Please visit my philanthropy page to see how I give back
December, 2015 Socks for the Homeless Drive
"Socks are the most need but least donated article of clothing in homeless shelters"
Laguna Gallery of Contemporary Art
November 7, 2015 Curator for an event to support The PGA of Southern California
Sip & Support Wine Tasting Fundraiser to benefit SCPGA Youth Activities
Help provide scholarships & grants for college bound students
Laguna Gallery of Contemporary Art
August 6, 2015 Curator for an event showcasing artist Heather Roth
Art Raffle & Artisan Fair Trade Trunk Show to benefit Heather's cause...
Laguna Gallery of Contemporary Art
April 18, 2015 The Yoga Wave Fundraiser
To raise money to help bring yoga to local schools
Laguna Gallery of Contemporary Art
March 20, 2014 Anti Bullying Event
Want to help make the world a happier place?
That is our goal and we need your help to make that a reality with our project, "Acts of Happiness".
Laguna Gallery of Contemporary Art
February 27, 2014 "4 the Love of Autism"
This event was designed for all of us to understand that Autism is a gift not a curse...
Laguna Gallery of Contemporary Art

December 11, 2013 Stu News Laguna Interviews Christiana
Stu & Shaena interview Christiana live on radio.
KX 93.5 FM
Orange Counties Premier Humanitarian Art Gallery
Laguna Gallery of Contemporary Art
August 31, 2012 Colorfulsouls & Lust for Life teams up with Vince Wills Music
Come Out for Live
Art ~ Music ~ Comedy
Universal City Walk ~ Jon Lovitz Club

April 2012 Ambassador for "Arts for India"
Helping to raise funds"To promote Art & Culture, and provide excellent education in Fine Arts, including Fashion, Technology and Performing Arts, in conformity with global standards".
Modinagar, India
North America Event held April 26, 2012 at The Guggenheim, New York

April 6, 2012   "A Clean Slate"
Healey Contemporary Art Gallery
Raleigh, North Carolina
April 11, 2012 "Arts for India"
'on-line' International  Art Auction
April 14, 2012 "Vision Board, Women with a Voice"
Grand Opening at Healey Contemporary Art Gallery
Raleigh, North Carolina
April 26, 2012 "Arts for India Black Tie Gala"
Guggenheim, New York City
April 27, 2012 "Private Black Tie Event, Live Auction"
Guggenheim, New York City
May 11, 2012  "Mandalay Bay Charity Event"
Las Vegas, Nevada
May 19, 2012 Through July 1, 2012 ~ Group Show
Guggenheim Museum at Chapman University
Orange, CA
July 2012  "Art for Orphans"
Bali, Indonesia

2012 February, "Kissing in the Rain", 484 N. Gallery, Laguna Beach
2012 January, "Jazz it Up", 484 North Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA
2011 June at Landmark, "Return from India", Corona Del Mar, CA
2011 November, "Back in the Game", 484 North Gallery, Laguna Beach
2011 December, "Life Source - My Life Story", 484 N. Gallery, Laguna
2010 August exhibition at hush, Laguna Beach, CA
2010 July exhibition at hush, Laguna Beach, CA
2010 September exhibition at RH, Laguna Beach, CA
2010 February, "Naked OC" launch party, hush, Laguna Beach, CA
2010 February exhibition, "One Night in Paris", Laguna Beach, CA
2009 August exhibition at hush, Laguna Beach, CA
2009 309 Pine St., Long Beach, CA
2008 7 Degrees, Laguna Beach, CA
2004 June exhibition at hush, Laguna Beach, CA
2001 Life, New York, NY
1999 Life, New York, NY
1998 One Woman Show, Spy, New York, NY
1995 One Woman Show, Christopher J. Haws Gallery, Boston, MA
1986 One Woman Show, Festival of Arts, Laguna Beach, CA


2004 Group Exhibition, Gallery 357, Laguna Beach, CA
2004 Female Exhibition, Sulken-Secant Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
2004 Group Exhibition, Bergamot Station, Santa Monica, CA
2002 Group Exhibition, Lundergarde Gallery, San Clemente, CA
2002 Group Exhibition Miller Mark Gallery, New York, NY
2001 Group Exhibition Miller Mark Gallery, New York, NY
2000 Group Exhibition for VH-1, Exit Gallery, New York, NY