ABOUT

Artist

Netsanet (Net) Tesfay is an illustrator and a graphic designer who lives with her husband and two young children in Northern California. She is a native of Ethiopia and her colorful art is influenced by her heritage and rich Ethiopian culture. Although she loves working with a wide range of materials, watercolor and ink are her medium of choice. She often uses it with her playful and whimsical characters that give nod to her background while speaking to her modern sensibilities.

Kokeb Studio

Kokeb Studio houses Net’s collection of colorful, bold and whimsical creations for everyone. Net’s signature style is beautifully depicted on products for the home such as giclee prints, posters, greeting cards, coasters, tea towels as well as flashcards for kids. The word Kokeb is derived from the Amharic language of Ethiopia meaning “star” and it represents the unique sense of style that is seen in Net’s creations.

On any given day, Net can be found creating and/or designing in her home-studio.

ABYSSINIA COLORING PAGES

EXHIBITIONS

Ivory Billed Woodpecker

Bird, Nest, Nature

July 12 – October 18, 2020
Bedford Gallery, Walnut Creek  CA

Past and Present

(Awarded: Honorable Mention)

Walnut Creek Turns 100: Celebrating the City Through Art
Bedford Gallery, Walnut Creek  CA
September 21- November 16, 2014

Library Community Art Gallery

The City of Walnut Creek, in conjunction with the Walnut Creek Downtown Library, presents annual exhibitions in the Library Community Art Gallery.

2018-2019 Exhibition Season
July 24 – September 9, 2019

http://www.bedfordgallery.org/art-opportunities/library-art-gallery

Community Art Project

Big Belly Community Art Projects
Adorned Big Belly waste bins with whimsical recycled themed illustrations for the City of Walnut Creek, Ca.  Artwork can be seen for approximately 3 years.

Downtown Walnut Creek Utility Box Project
Artwork featured on utility boxes located throughout downtown Walnut Creek, Ca and will be displayed for 3 years

Resist: Frida in Pussy Hat

(Awarded: Neiman-Marcus Gift Certicate & Package)

The World Of Frida
Bedford Gallery, Walnut Creek  CA
July 8 – September 16, 2018

Traveling Art

Resist: Frida in pussyhat: illustration to become a part of the World of Frida exhibition tour through the Bedford Gallery, Walnut Creek, Ca. The show will begin traveling nationally in 2019 for approximately 3 years.

The World of Frida Tour
http://www.bedfordgallery.org/exhibitions/traveling

Carlsbad Museum & Art Center, Carlsbad, NM
Nov. 9, 2019 – Jan. 25, 2020

Museum of Arts & Sciences, Daytona Beach, FL
Feb. 22 – April 26, 2020

Grace Hudson Museum, Ukiah, CA
May 23 – Aug. 16, 2020

California Center for the Arts, Escondido, CA
Sept. 19 – Nov. 15, 2020

Huntsville Museum of Art, Huntsville, AL
Dec. 12 – Feb.  27, 2021

International Museum of Art & Science, McAllen, TX
March 27 – Aug. 29, 2021

R.W. Norton Art Gallery, Shreveport, LA
Sept. 25 – Nov. 21, 2021

PRESS

The World of Frida at MOAS

Walnut Creek, CA, Resist:
Frida in pussy hat, 2018, watercolor and ink, 22 x 18 inches

https://www.moas.org/The-World-of-Frida-at-MOAS-1-6960.html

Walnut Creek Arts and Rec

Favorite Coloring Pages!

Bedford Gallery

East Bay Times

Bedford Craft Fest happening Saturday in Walnut Creek

Among the many highlights are Martinez artist Joy Brooms’ intricately designed illustrations and pins; Walnut Creek nonprofit Creek Kids Care with artwork made by children, the proceeds from which support the well-being of local and international children and families in need; fair trade chocolates from North Berkeley’s Xocolate Bar, owned by chocolatiers Malena Lopez-Maggi and Clive Brown; small-batch, all-organic toffees, caramels, peanut butter cups and other treats from Moraga-based Hofssi Chocolates; Curio Wolf’s nature-themed stationery and small-scale pouches featuring the watercolor art of co-owner Summer Thorton; and bold, whimsical or soulful art presented in prints, greeting cards, coasters, tea towels and children’s flashcards by Kokeb Studio owner and artist Netsanet Tesfay.

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KOKEB GIVES BACK

Small ways in which Kokeb Studio gives back creatively to the community.

Creative involvment

Walnut Hieghts Elementary School, Walnut Creek  CA

Provide therapeutic art sessions to seniors

Aegis Living,  Pleasant Hill  CA

CONTACT

Let’s Get in Touch

For inquiries / projects/ collaborations / or commissions, please feel free to drop me a note

Email: net@kokebstudio.com
Instagram: @kokebstudio

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