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Lost Days of Summer – FOUND at Galeria Militar Todos Santos – New Art by Mark Gabriel

Lost Days of Summer – FOUND at Galeria Militar Todos Santos – New Art by Mark Gabriel

Art buffs, Summer buffs, Mark Gabriel buffs, this is your jam.
I recently had the joy of attending the new art show opening at Galleria Militar in Todos Santos, Baja Sur, Mexico.

It was a brilliant evening showcasing the new exhibit, LOST DAYS OF SUMMER by the prolific Gabriel.

I will share some photos of the work and event but first, more about the artist.

Mark Gabriel

Mark Gabriel is an award-winning multi-media artist who began his career in the underground comics and fanzine world while bashing away at his bass guitar in punk bands at night. Mark earned his Honors Baccalaureate Degree in Illustration from Sheridan College, graduating top of his class. He continued to developed his signature style working in book and magazine illustration before a career in film widened Mark’s palette. As muralist, scenic and storyboard artist, concept illustrator and set designer, Gabriel eventually found a new voice in Production Design, honing his visual story-telling skills over two decades in film and television.

At the threshold of the desert and the sea, Mark Gabriel has tapped into the primal energy of the desert bringing an essential raw power to his art. A series of works called Marine Salvage Rights – where small scavenged pieces of driftwood become sculptural paintings of Flying Whales and Ranchera Musicians, acts as a gateway to large scale renditions of his subjects on stretched canvas and wood panels.

First Blush

Painting subjects the artist describes as dreamscapes inspired by ghosts of the desert and the movements of celestial bodies, these desert and seascapes are inhabited by mythical creature mash-ups of revolutionaries and birds, ranchero cowboys, musicians and stray dogs, as well as the flying “dream whales” of which he has become known. These characters all have stories – they occupy familiar yet exotic geography – they dance, they play, they fight, they love –  and they will reveal their secrets if you lean in. Look again, and again as these creatures take form and celebrate the light.

Mark paints mostly with knife. As he scrape’s and slashes the paint – one can see how essential that energy is to his work. Acrylic is also good because it’s fast. The paint goes on thick and wild, then dabs of prevision. And if paint isn’t sufficient to the story, Gabriel employs ink, or mono-print, chalk and charcoal and oil stick. Some of the work requires collage and mixing of all of the above.

Sweet Oblivion – Detail

Mark Gabriel

Lost Days of Summer
On View
November 11, 2021 – December 31, 2021

Lost Days of Summer is a the continuation of last years Bye Gone Days x Retro Tropical Jetset series by Mark Gabriel, featuring socialites of the tropical jet-set.


This new series deconstructs the memories we have of the days gone past and brings it to present day.  These moments will live on and bring life to a whole new cast of characters; like the Starlets in Freefall, the Phoenix Divers… or the boys of summer. 

“My interest in the tropical socialite has much to do with half-forgotten memories, the patina’d mirror of our own experience, blurs together with discolored family photos, mingles with glamorous magazine spreads and the silver screen, mixes with rat pack crooners like cocktails made in silver shakers. A dissociative fugue of champagne goblets and Frank Sinatra.”

“She is all possibility. She is human achievement. She is strong. She is free. I’m not sure though, if she is the Phoenix, or the Phoenix is me.”

A few photos of the opening evening, beautiful art, live music (Mehry Iris Eslaminia!), in a lively setting with indoor viewing in the Gallery and an outdoor plaza area with festivities. The event drew a very large crowd of pleasant collectors, fans, and friends.

Now go check it all out!

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Mehry Iris Eslaminia joins VILLAGE for a night of music in Todos Santos Nov 20th

Mehry Iris Eslaminia  joins VILLAGE for a night of music in Todos Santos Nov 20th

Super stoked to share the new line up for Sat Nov 20th, VILLAGE live music at La Morena in Todos Santos, Baja Sur, Mexico.
Azeneth Garcia Zamora will be joining us for future shows but we had a last minute change up for this one.

VILLAGE – a night of live music with Jenelle Aubade + Lucas Bennett and super special guests Mehry Iris Eslaminia and Le Ónidas. Saturday 20th of November at La Morena in Todos Santos, Baja Sur, Mexico. RSVP appreciated.

Le Ónidas aka Leo Bender on sax is a smooth treat we are all looking forward to. We love it when he plays his sax with Village!

Making her broadway debut this year, singer songwriter and founder of Teatro Pescadero in Baja, Mehry Iris Eselaminia is our super special headliner for the evening, she is amazing!

Village performs original music by singer songwriter Jenelle Aubade, and is always bringing in talented local and International artists to collab, join in the fun, and showcase their music for us all. Each show is a unique experience.
Check show dates and times at

La Morena has a beautiful cuban inspired menu and a full service delicious mixology bar and is located right downtown Todos Santos near the Jill Logan Art Gallery and the Hotel California.The show will be held on the outdoor stage during dinner service, RSVP recommended. 🤍

Village live music at La Morena Nov 20th in Todos Santos

Village live music at La Morena Nov 20th in Todos Santos
Village Live Music at La Morena – RSVP

BAJATIKI celebrates one year anniversary during November

BAJATIKI celebrates one year anniversary during November

Hey! My Bajatiki brand is one year up during the month of November. Check out the vibes, that is where I offer my lampwork bead making class scheduling for Todos Santos classes, and a lot of my beads and jewelry. Thanks for your support! Besos

BajaTiki Blog

Bajatiki celebrates one year!

We brought our Art Baja and SW culture vibe and brand to you one year ago, and we have been having so much fun! Thank you for your love and support!

BAJATIKI Beads & Fashion Art Glass Beads, Jewelry, Apparel, Sundries, Decor, and more. We focus on handcrafted artisan ethical and sustainable local and imported art, fashion, and handcrafts.
#lampwork #jewelry #beach #boho #vibes

Nature inspired collections infused with Baja Mexico’s tropical and desert flair. Bohemian Beach Vibes. Handcrafted glass art beads, art glass jewelry, and our curated line of beach life and resort wear clothing in southwestern and boho flavors. Peace Love Sun & Surf

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Baja Season Shows! Village, Jenelle Aubade, TCCS Fest

Baja Season Shows! Village, Jenelle Aubade, TCCS Fest

Jenelle Aubade

I have some really great shows coming up this season in Todos Santos, and after a year hiatus, the Tropic of Cancer Concert series brought to us in Baja by The Cordovas, is back!

Baja shows this season, I will be playing music with Village + awesome-rad special guests.
All out door venues ✌️

Sat Nov 20th La Morena VILLAGE w/ Azeneth García Zamora + Le Ónidas on Sax
Sun Nov 28th TSB Baja w/VILLAGE + Le Ónidas + Chris Paulson
Sun Dec 19th TSB Baja VILLAGE w/ Ashbolt Stewart + Mark Attala
Fri Dec 31st NYE La Esquina w/Cordovas and Friends – Buy Tickets and RSVP
Jan 12th – 16th Tropic of Cancer Concert SeriesBuy Tickets
Sun Jan 23rd TSB Baja w/VILLAGE + Christopher Hawley
Sun Feb 20th TSB Baja w/VILLAGE + Mark Attala
Sat March 5th TSB Sisters in Song w/ Kerr E G’Able
Sun March 6th TSB Sisters in Song Super Sunday Session
Sun March 27th Bday Bash TSB Baja
🔥confirming dates + schedule TBA TCCS Fest, stay tuned 🎸
🔥VILLAGE is JenelleAubade + Lucas Bennett + Guests

Special thanks to venues TSB/ Todos Santos Brewing + La Morena + La Esquina Cafe

Tropic of Cancer Concert Series in Todos Santos, Baja Sur, Mexico

Annual concert series in Todos Santos, MX featuring local and nationally touring acts with proceeds going to local charities.

Wed, Jan 12, 2022, 12:00 PM –

Sun, Jan 16, 2022, 11:00 PM MST


Zoe + the Mischief + Jenelle Aubade Live at TSB Baja Sept 19th

Zoe + the Mischief + Jenelle Aubade Live at TSB Baja Sept 19th

Enjoy an evening of fresh live music and craft beers in garden at Todos Santos Brewing during this Sunday Session with Zoe Dearborn, Lucas Bennett, and Jenelle Aubade.
Alt, Punk, Folk, Rock, What? Originals and Tributes.

Lampwork Bead Making Class Enrollment Season 2021 2022 Dec to March with Paradise Lampwork Todos Santos

Lampwork Bead Making Class Enrollment Season 2021 2022 Dec to March with Paradise Lampwork Todos Santos

While you are in Todos Santos this season … book a bead making class!
Dec to March dates now open for enrollment.

Paradise Lampwork Beads

Learn to make glass beads for jewelry design this season in Todos Santos, Baja Sur, Mexico, with Daniel and Jenelle.
Contact us to register and book your studio time!

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Healthy Habits with Essential Oils

Healthy Habits with Essential Oils

Hey! I started a new segment around my Baja Essential Oils Club that you might enjoy. We will be meeting again in Todos Santos hopefully this coming winter season. – Jenelle Aubade

Baja Essential Oils

This month we begin a new recurring segment from your friends at

Follow the FB Page for the daily dose of info you will love and be able to use right away to feel GOOD, and subscribe to the blog to get a recap each month and keep apprised of fun upcoming events.

Healthy habits!
I add two drops each of Frankincense and Myrrh to my face moisturizer each morning and night. They work synergistically together and the results are extra smooth, glowing, radiant, healthy skin.

+ Morning rituals – A drop of Myrrh essential oil goes on my toothbrush before the toothpaste, a drop of Frankincense eo goes in my tall glass of water first thing with a cap full of apple cider vinegar. Healthy, refreshing, energizing, and healing.

Get your pure Essential Oils, graded for topical and internal use

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Live Music Returns to Todos Santos Baja

Live Music Returns to Todos Santos Baja

Live music is back in Todos Santos. Seating in venues is still limited so make your RSVP ahead of time.

Join me to celebrate! I am playing a Sunday Session Concert at Todos Santos Brewing on August 22nd at 6pm. Love to play my new songs for you and have some good times.

Contact to save some seats. ⁠✌⁠

Listen to my music and make plans for my other upcoming shows at Let’s enjoy some good times and catch up.

I will update the blog with other shows going on in town and events as I hear about them. If you are subscribing from afar do check out the BajaWesternOnion newsletter and the BajaWesternOnion FB group for more Todos Santos news.

Music Beer and late night fun June VILLAGE Son Semilla Jenelle Aubade

Music Beer and late night fun June VILLAGE Son Semilla Jenelle Aubade

Hey TS blog friends, have some music coming up this month to share with you.

JUNE 27th
Enjoy alternative/folk originals and fresh vibing authentic Mexican music in this Sunday Session under the Baja Starlight with friends at Todos Santos Brewing in Baja Sur, Mexico.

Music includes talents of: Jenelle Aubade, Angelina Wolf, Lucas Bennett, Azeneth García Zamora, and Daniel Isidro Tercero Robles Valtierra of Son Semilla ☀️

Reservations can be made via;
Messenger – @todossantosbrewing
Email –
WhatsApp – 6243155221
Phone – 612 145 2023

Saturday Night Live Music Stream June 19th

I am streaming live every Sat this Summer

Streaming live at

This Live Stream Session segment is a mix of acoustic and electric music from my home in Baja Sur, Mexico. Special guests will join on occasion. Late night fun.