International Women’s Day Event: Women in the Arts 

Pop-Up Art Gallery and Happy Hour – Washington, D.C.


Women in the Arts: Celebrate International Women’s Day and Female Artists Changing the World.

International Women’s Day is a global celebration of the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women.

This day is not only a call to action for gender equality, but also a celebration of women, all women! 

One of Six Featuring artist: Arielle Krasner Art: Spray Paint Realism

“What an amazing #internationalwomensday popup art event I was able to participate in. Thank you Poppir, Inc., Moh Ducis DC and Events. BKE for featuring me and some kickass D.C. women. Thanks to the thousands of people who showed up to support us and making it the largest D.C. event of the night.” – Arielle Krasner

“What a night it was … Thank you guys! Desislava Sanz, Hilke Eyler, Taylor Marie, Atousa Raissyan, Ari Kras, Vian Shamounki Borchert, Ro Lin, Harjaap Singh, Danae Mariah, Art Leontiev and to 1000 plus guests for showing up on a Wednesday, A big thanks to Kit and Ace for hosting the biggest international Women’s Day celebration in DC” Derek Nickerson, Via Poppir, Inc. and Events. BKE

Press Contact: Elana Krasner – –


Renowned Artist Commissions Portrait from Popular Artist

coiiWell-known artist William DeBilzan commissioned the Spray-Paint Lady from Washington, D.C., Arielle Krasner, to paint his portrait.

The portrait opened an exhibit of DeBilzan’s work in Coral Springs, Florida.

Coral Springs Museum of Art, Coral Springs, Florida

Arielle Krasner was commissioned by the internationally famous artist, William DeBilzan, to paint his portrait. The 36” x 47” painting opened his long anticipated exhibit and was displayed in a large wing of the Coral Springs Museum of Art.

DeBilzan, a world renowned artist, has been working for forty years exhibiting in major galleries across the world. His paintings are on display in both of his galleries, Delray Beach, FL, and Laguna, CA. In addition, DeBilzan was commissioned in 2015 to create murals, sculptures and paintings for the Marriott Hotel on 54th St, in New York City.

Arielle’s work is fresh, modern and truly powerful. I’m very proud to have this young artist, at the beginning of a successful career, paint my portrait for the opening of my museum exhibition



“Commissioning a portrait is a special and personal decision, one that I made with great care,” said DeBilzan. “Arielle’s work is fresh, modern and truly powerful. I’m very proud to have this young artist, at the beginning of a successful career, paint my portrait for the opening of my museum exhibition. I’m excited to see what the future holds for her,” he added.


Krasner, a D.C. artist who is gaining popularity in the district, focuses on portraiture, using hand cut, multi-­layered stencils and spray paint
that adds a photo realistic quality to her pieces. She has shown her work in numerous exhibitions in the D.C. area.

“I am honored to have the opportunity to not only paint the portrait of such a prolific and outstanding artist, but to also have it on display among his great works of art,” said Krasner. “Through my intricate style, I hope to convey the impact that Bill has made on my painting.”

To view Arielle’s collection or commission a painting, please visit her site: or e­mail her artist representative:

Here is a 2-minute video of the unveiling of Arielle Krasner’s spray painted portrait at the Coral Springs Art Museum.

Press Contact: Jan Krasner – –



BKE Event  at the Embassy Row Hotel Rooftop

The Embassy Row Hotel DC – Rooftop


Washington, D.C.

“Art in to Dusk”, is an event that highlights local artists, including art exhibitions and live and visual creative installations.

Relax on The Rooftop and enjoy a cocktail while watching the sun fall beneath the horizon. 

Featuring artist Arielle Krasner Art: Spray Paint Realism
Utilizing the tools of street art has given me the nickname among my friends as the “Lady with the Spray Paint” – as the paintings I produce are done with aerosol cans. Mostly portraiture, every piece is done with a mix of hand-cut, multi-leveled stencils and free hand spraying.

Press Contact: Jan Krasner – –



The Smithsonian Museum Studio Art Blog

Pancakes and Booze Art Show

May 1, 2015, Washington, DC.        

by Matt Montressor Kelly

I had a great opportunity a couple of weeks ago to see an art show featuring young, local, up and coming artists.  Called Pancakes and Booze, these shows features all different kinds of art, live music, clothing, jewelry, body painting, and of course booze and free pancakes.  This was one of the more fun nights I’ve had in a while.

Pancakes and Booze shows occur all across North America and this year they’re expanding ever further to Berlin, London, Paris, Melbourne, and Bangkok.


Each show features young, local artists, who are not only selling their works but also willing to talk to you about their art and just having a good time in general.  There were over 50 artists at this particular show with a very diverse set of mediums, styles, and inspirations from pop art to street art and everything in between.

While there was an almost overwhelming amount of art work on display, I chose to highlight six artists whose work I really enjoyed and who graciously spoke with me about their practice.

hjhjhThe first artist I spoke with was Arielle Krasner.  She described her style as a mix of pop art and street art.  She uses spray paint, stencils, and some secret methods.  I asked her a few questions about her process and influences and this is what she said: “There are a lot of influences in my art, starting with my mother and moving randomly from there – but I find most of my inspiration comes from the anonymous work of the thousands of street artists around the globe:  From Žilda and Dede to Icy & Sot to the massive group of unknown artists trying to start a movement through art. I have spent many an hour of my life randomly walking the side streets of NYC, DC, Rome and Tel Aviv – looking at some of the most unique, funny, politically charged and heart breaking pieces. Graffiti is by its nature momentary; it comes and goes as buildings do, at the whim of property owners and weather and other, newer artistic pieces meant to showcase the new cause of that time.

It is presented to us as anything from a brief thought to a fully-fledged project, spanning years and places or appearing just once, hidden in a corner.  I have been lucky enough to find in person some of these fleeting pieces which6a01157246cc69970b01b7c7829d17970b have been able to move me and influence me. I draw my inspiration from all the street art – except my work is not on a wall but on canvas.  I specialize in spray paint and mixed media portraiture. It’s the mirror of the soul or so they say; the human face tells a story and I would be most happy to paint yours.”

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I just loved how detailed and unique each of her pieces were, especially Frederick Douglas.  The fact that she’s able to bring so much life into the faces of her subjects, especially with spray paint, was impressive.

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For more information about Arielle Krasner, including viewing her portfolio, click here.

Copyright Terms: The artist, Arielle Krasner, retains all copyrights to the reproduction of her artwork.

Reproduction of the artwork without the written consent of the artist shall be prohibited.

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