Portia La Touche – Exhibits

Check out where Portia is exhibiting, or just playing around with other artists.

Taipei Economic & Cultural Office Exhibit July 2017

I was honored to have one of my Chinese calligraphy paintings, “In the Gentle Wind Bamboo Sings by Itself,” accepted in to the Exhibit of Calligraphy and Paintings at the Taipei Economic & Cultural Center in Los Angeles in July 2017.  It is a distinction to have a Chinese calligraphy created by a Westerner accepted by the Asian community, as they are very critical of the way in which this 2,000 year old artistic tradition is executed.

Here is a video of the reception.

In the Gentle Wind Bamboo Sings by Itself “In the Gentle Wind Bamboo Sings by Itself”

2017 San Diego Fair Fine Art Exhibit

My painting “Dreaming of Tunxi” has been accepted in to the Fine Art Exhibit, Asian Category, at the 2017 San Diego Fair.  The inspiration came from my trip to China in 2013 with Ning Yeh and our visit to Hong Village near Tunxi at the base of the Yellow Mountains (Huangshan).  The ancient white and black architecture was so picturesque against the backdrop of steep mountains.

Dreaming of Tunxi Dreaming of Tunxi




Chinese Brush Painting Society 2016 Annual Exhibit & Sale

Featuring original Chinese brush paintings by members of

the Chinese Brush Painting Society.

You are cordially invited to our artists’ reception on

Sunday, October 30, 2016, 4:30 – 6:30 pm

I will have several paintings on exhibit as well as matted artworks for sale.

Please join me at the reception!

Exhibit runs from October 26 through November 7, 11:00 am to 4:00 pm daily.  Admission is free.

Gallery 21 at Spanish Village in Balboa Park

1770 Village Place, San Diego 92101


2016 San Diego Fair Fine Art Exhibit

Peony flowers Peonies of Heze

Two of my paintings, “Peonies of Heze” and “Rising Above Desire,” have been juried in to the 2016 San Diego Fair Fine Art Exhibit, Asian Brush Category.

A bit about these artworks –

The city of Heze is the peony flower capital of China, and when I visited there in 2013, I was overwhelmed with the miles of amazing flowers, their buds hard and dense, then opening up to lacy, full-faced bursts of color. I tried to capture that experience.

The lotus grows in muddy water and is a symbol of man rising above the muck of life, including desire, to a more noble being.

Lotus in Pond Rising Above Desire

Embracing a Noble Tradition

I am very pleased to have two paintings juried in to my first museum exhibit!

“Embracing a Noble Tradition – Chinese Painting & Calligraphy as an American Expression.”

Please join me at the opening reception at this very prestigious exhibit at

the San Diego Chinese Historical Museum on Saturday, May 7, 2016, from 2:00 – 4:00 pm.

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Borrego Art Institute Exhibit: Crafted Works of Art

A variety of selected items finely crafted by talented artisans. Just in time for Christmas. This is the major art event of the season in the desert and draws a big crowd. Opening reception: December 5, 2015

San Diego Fair Fine Art Exhibit

June-July 2015 - Del Mar, CA Chinese Brush Painting category. Two paintings were juried in. “Magenta Magic” won 2nd prize for the category, as well as a cash prize from the Lung Hsiang Chinese Brush Painting organization.

9th Annual Lung Hsiang Chinese Art Exhibit

May – July 2015

San Diego Botanic Garden

Traditional Chinese Brush Paintings

2015 San Diego Botanic Garden ARTFest

Annual fair of local artists displaying a variety of art. I launched a new line of ceramic art tiles featuring my paintings – both Chinese Brush Painting and watercolors – applied to ceramic tiles that are functional and decorative.

“A Brush With Music” art exhibit by Portia La Touche

Portia La Touche will be the new Artist in Residence at Villa Musica featuring her exhibit of Contemporary Chinese Brush Paintings. Villa Musica is a non-profit musical academy, located in old Sorrento Valley, in San Diego. The exhibit is open to the public and will be up for Feb. and March, 2015. The opening reception is Sunday, Feb. 8, from 5:00 – 7:00 pm. and will include a musical performance by Villa Musica musicians as well as a performance piece by Portia with Chinese Dancing Brushes and Villa Musica music.

Portia Wins Prize at 2014 AACBP Exhibit

Portia’s painting “Magenta Magic” has won 2nd Prize in the Flower & Bird category at the 2014 American Artists of Chinese Brush Painting Exhibit. Jack Liang, a Chinese Brush Painter, calligrapher and seal carver, was the independent judge. The inspiration for this simple, elegant painting came from Chinese Brush Painter Diana Wong and her in-depth study of phalaenopsis or moth orchid.

Portia exhibits at Chinese Brush Painting Society

This is the annual exhibit of the Chinese Brush Painting Society of San Diego who paint in the traditional Chinese Brush Painting style. Portia has 5 paintings hanging, 3 of which are featured on the main gallery wall.

“Creating a Legacy with Contemporary Zen Art” Exhibit

Celebrate Asian Brush painting by Rosemary KimBal and Portia La Touche at the Artist’s Reception. Appetizers and wine will be served.