ART CALENDAR – What’s going on in So Cal post holiday coma?

A new, regular post dedicated to awesome Art happenings in Southern California




VisionLA’15 Climate Action Arts Festival


The Art Makes Change exhibit – free and open to the public – will be open daily Dec. 1st through Dec. 10th from 11 am -6 pm, with a Gala opening on Nov. 30.

VisionLA’15 Climate Action Arts Festival opens on Monday Nov. 30th for a week of city-wide events coinciding with the UN Paris Climate Conference (COP21) through Dec. 10. The festival includes OVER 80 EVENTS across LA and Santa Monica featuring visionary artists and culture-makers in Art, Film, Performance, Music, Spoken Word, Public Art, Activism, and Workshops.

PLEASE JOIN US on opening night 11/30/15 at our signature gallery space in Bergamot Station. ( at the former site of the SM Museum of Art – 2525 Michigan Ave, Santa Monica) from 6-10 pm . Our OPENING NIGHT GALA will feature music by KCRW DJ Jeremy Sole, live perfomance art, beer, wine and food trucks.

Tickets are $20 at the door, and will support the nonprofit work of VisionLA Fest, dedicated to engaging art makers and art lovers in the vision of a sustainable future.

The gallery exhibit will feature a massive 75-artist show of environmentallly-themed multi-media work entitled “ ART MAKES CHANGE” – with over 250 works of art addressing 4 themes – EARTH, WATER, RECYCLE and AWARENESS. There is also a gift shop of small items, jewelry and accessories perfect for holiday gift giving ! The Gallery will be open daily free of charge December 1-10 from 11:00am -6pm and select nights for art discussions, panels, and art performances. Check the website for details !



Full Festival Schedule:
More info at





FUTURE TONGUE is working in collaboration with SPACELAND to bring you a group exhibition entitled “Sound & Vision,” at the Lost Room. We will feature work by:

Nick Brown
Deedee Cheriel
Bri Cirel
Harry Gamboa Jr.
Britt Harrison
Justine Jaime
Jeffrey Vincent Parise
Ernesto Yerena

The visual art will a collection of paintings, prints, photography and video projection. The themes and styles are varied but you’ll see a common concept of human interaction, whether it be with our natural landscape, with animals, with each other, or with ourselves. Many of the artists showing have a full interview on our website discussing their process and passions.

Live performances by:

Vanessa Zamora
+ Special Guest

SPACELAND has selected three bands that will blend with the visual mood of the room. We are working together to curate an event that highlights the influential nature of visual and auditory stimulation. As artists, we envision, conceptualize and create to music that evokes similar emotions to the concepts we’re working with. That convergence of inspiration is immediate and undeniably beautiful. We’re hoping to capture that feeling of inspiration. So please join us for an experiment in sound and vision.

The show will be on view December 3 – December 31. Check Spaceland’s schedule for upcoming events and hours at the Lost Room.




The Toy Train Show

Trunk Gallery

opening reception, Thursday, Dec. 3, 6:00 pm – 9:00pm.

the toy train show




Linda Sue Price
Solo Exhibition


Opening reception December 5th 6-9pm

Exhibition dates November 24th to December 19th

TAG Gallery
2525 Michigan Ave,
Santa Monica, CA 90404
(310) 829-9556

Please join us on Saturday December 5th for the opening reception of Linda Sue Price’s Solo exhibition CHANGE IS THE ONLY CONSTANT at TAG Gallery Bergamot Station.

Linda Sue Price’s recent work incorporates common words, phrases and abstract neon shapes to facilitate a dialogue, creating unexpected relationships between the two. Price first absorbs the words then instinctually reacts to them, concentrating on repetitive gestures that reflect the commonality of the words. These mixed media neon sculptures use free-form bent abstract shapes to convey their message.

TAG solo show


Generations: 40 Hues Between Black and White

Reception Sat Dec 5th 5-10pm

Show runs Dec 5-19

Orange County Center for Contemporary Art
117 N Sycamore St, Santa Ana, California 92701


About the exhibit:
This year marks the fortieth anniversary of the beginning of the exodus of over a million Vietnamese people to other countries for political, economic, and other reasons following the end of the Vietnam conflict. For some, the irrevocable changes that accompanied the conflict’s end resulted in the loss of a way of life. For others, it ushered in new beginnings. And for many, both were equally true.

This exhibition aims to present a survey of the thematic concerns of artists of Vietnamese heritage AND artists inspired by Vietnam over the past forty years. Themes such as change, displacement, identity, and memory are particularly relevant. By presenting many “hues” of artworks, we hope to express the multiplicity of generations of artists and viewpoints, and to counter black-or-white, good-or-bad judgment and politics.

Lillian Abel, Rita Alves, Shula Arbel, Hung-Lynh Cao, Jennifer Cawley, Victoria Chapman, Annie Clavel, Dinh Cuong, Myriam Dao, Erik Deerly, MyLoan Dinh, Capucine Gros, Le Quang Ha, Coco Hall, Rachel Hayes, Sirarpi Heghinian-Walzer, Thuy Kang, Nguyen Khai, Tiffany Le, Cathy Locke, Nguyen Ly, Vi Ly, Marsha Mack, Trinh Mai, Cao Ba Minh, Anne Murray, Lara Nguyen, Debbie Nguyen, Khang Nguyen, Long Nguyen, Sarah Nguyen, Quoctrung Nguyen, Quoc Chanh Nguyen, Hugo Nguyen, Anh-Thuy Nguyen, Genevieve Erin O’Brien, Tuan Phan, Ann Phong, Nguyen Phuoc, Michael Pribich, Robin Repp, Brian Row, Rick Salafia, Nanci Schrieber-Smith, Kathy Sloane, Le Thanh Thu, Micke Tong, Howard Tran, Sanh Tran, Christine Tran, Lien Truong, Pauline Truong, Noriho Uriu, Jeffrey Vallance, Tran Trong Vu, Carolyn Yarnell

Exhibition is a collaboration between the VAALA: Vietnamese American Arts and Letters Association) and Orange County Center for Contemporary Art



Kristine Schomaker | Mirror, Mirror!

Mirror, Mirror!
a solo exhibition

Kristine Schomaker

Curated by Gloria Plascencia

Gallery H Phantom Galleries LA
12619 Hawthorne Blvd,
Hawthorne, CA 90250

Opening reception on Saturday, December 05, 2015 6-9pm
On view from December 05 – December 20, 2015

Artist Talk:
Shana Nys Dambrot in conversation with Kristine Schomaker on Saturday, December 12, 1-3 pm.

My project “A Comfortable Skin” deals with society’s obsession with physical appearance. My aim is to facilitate a dialogue about the way young girls, from a very early age, are taught to believe that being pretty/beautiful/thin trumps intelligence, wit and personality. The way I use paint is intentional: the various layers function as metaphorical skin to emphasize just how much we hide behind a shield of manufactured beauty to protect our true selves from society’s scrutinizing eye.

Finding Grace- 2 portraits in the pursuit of balance


A Saturday Afternoon at The In Between – new work from Trine Churchill

I am pleased to invite you to a special Saturday artist’s reception of The In Between – my solo exhibition of new work at the College of the Canyons Art Gallery in Santa Clarita.

Saturday December 5th, 2-430pm

Light refreshments will be served.

Parking Lot 15 is nearest the gallery. You can obtain a $3 parking permit from machines in Lot 15 and 6.

The title came about as I was reflecting on what the paintings are “all about”. And although there is no definite answer to that question, it became clear to me that they do live somewhere between places – such as night and day, dream and reality, memory and present time.

I hope you will be able to come by and find your own connection with the paintings.

We have added this one Saturday viewing, on December 5 from 2-4:30, to hopefully make it an easier drive and time for more people. Feel free to reach out if you won’t be able to go, and/or would like to see some images instead.

All best,
Trine Churchill



Common Thread

These artists all use textiles, whether as found object, personal talisman, alternative invention, literal materials in abstract pattern-seeking, or as symbolic, narrative elements in a larger story.

Artists Include:
Sumit Dua
Gabby Gonzales
Shula Singer Arbel
Megan Stapleton
Jane Szabo
Phoebe Wong

Common Thread will be open from December 2 – December 19, Wednesday – Saturday, 1-6 PM

Opening reception December 5th 8-11pm

Art Share LA Website:


Jane Szabo




VANITY – Dec 5, 2015 – Jan 24, 2016

Opening Reception December 5th 4-6pm

Lancaster Museum of Art and History (MOAH)
665 W Lancaster Blvd, Lancaster, California 93534

Justin Bower: Thresholds
Roni Stretch: Not Vanity
Austin Young: To Be Determined / TBD The Musical
Leigh Salgado: Girls Just Wanna Have Fun
Tina Dorff: Human Story Told
Shana Mabari: Diametros Petals
Laura Larson: Grace and Glory

Leigh Salgado

Leigh Salgado


2015 Friends of Mychal’s ART SHOW

Our 4th Annual Art Show!

Enjoy a festive evening of art,
entertainment, drinks,
food, friends & fun!

~ All art sold via silent auction ~
Art contributed by local professional artists
& by Mychal’s students

Tickets only $50 – – before Nov. 30th
Tickets are $75 – – after Nov. 30th (and at the door)


Cie Gumucio


Dani Dodge | PEELED & RAW

“Peeled & Raw”
Solo Exhibition

Artist Dani Dodge

Show details:
LA Artcore Brewery Annex
650A S. Ave. 21, Los Angeles, CA 90031

Show runs December 2 to December 27, 2015
Reception 1 to 3 p.m. December 6, 2015

In light of the Paris terrorist attacks, Dani Dodge’s interactive installation “Peeled & Raw” is even more relevant than when she conceived it. The work explores fear and the ways — appropriate and inappropriate — that we deal with it. Her thoughts in creating the exhibition revolved around our fears and how they impact other people, just as we are seeing more stereotyping of Muslims and Syrian refugees. In the past, Dodge’s work has focused on our country’s past misdeeds, such as in World War II, when we interned Japanese-Americans in concentration camps like Manzanar in Lone Pine.

Her current installation “Peeled & Raw” was conceived after the Charlie Hebdo terrorist attack in Paris.





Lamperouge Fine Art and members of the Los Angeles Art Association are excited to present ARTensemble. The show features works from Greg Dyro, Araks Johannes, Gina M., Sharon March, Karchi Perlmann, Lori Pond and Devin Thor.

Reception December 6th 11-3pm

Lamperouge Fine Art
660-6 South Ave 21, Los Angeles, California 90031

Lori Pond

Lori Pond




Join us
Sunday December 6th
2pm – 5:30pm
at Artist & Craftsman Supply in DTLA
1917-1921 E 7th St, Los Angeles, California 90021

Every piece in The Cardboard Art Show features cardboard as an integral part of the work. It is bright, fun and creative!

This show will have libations, music, interactive installations, cardboard photobooth and features an array of local artists including…

AUGOR — @_augor_
CHELSEA BAYOUTH — @chelseabayouth
BRITTANY ADAMS — @boundlosangeles
ELI HOLSTEIN — @elithelake
ASHLEY SNIVELY — @tea.nee.ty.nee

There is free (limited) parking at the store, and great coffee and restaurants in walking distance.

There are certain things we see every day that we walk past without consideration for their potential. A plastic bag, long dead grass, even something as significant as a river, an animal or eachother.

The Cardboard Art Show challenges us to pay attention to the potential in what we typically consider common. It challenges us to have fun transforming trash in to treasure. And it asks us to have some fun looking at art!

The show will be up throughout December.



Ongoing exhibitions




When Jupiter Aligns with Mars
SugarMynt Gallery
Through December 5th

Marion Lane- New Works
Launch Gallery
Through December 5th

Neo Mythology
bG Gallery- Bergamot Station
Through December 5th

Water: A Necessary Conversation
Southern California Women’s Caucus for Art
Avenue 50 Studios
Through December 6th

Rebecca Hamm ~ Drought Survivors and Alchemy
Bunny Gunner Gallery
Through December 6th

South Bay Focus
Torrance Art Museum
Through December 11th

Wishlist 3.0
Gabba Gallery
Through December 12th

Collection of Curiosities: Alex Louisa & Roland Tamayo
Flower Pepper Gallery
Through December 15th

Emily Sudd, Vanessa Y Chow and Alexandra Rose
LAM Gallery
Through December 19th

Chris Finley- New Work
Chimento Contemporary
Through December 19th

Camilla Taylor
Bermudez Projects
Through December 19th

Timothy Nolan
CB1 Gallery
Through December 19th

Lorenzo Hurtado Segovia
CB1 Gallery
Through December 19th

Good Luck Gallery
Art Moura
Through December 20th

BLANK CANVAS, United Cerebral Palsy’s Annual 100% Benefit show
Washington Reid Gallery
Through December 21st

Ten Year Anniversary
Through December 23rd

Ox Pull Revisited – Cynthia Minet
Valley Performing Arts Center Gallery
Through December 31st

Through December 31st

Gregorio Escalante Gallery
Aaron Smith “In the Snuggery of Airs & Graces”
Through January 3rd

Karen Finley “Love Field”
Through January 3rd

LA Municipal Art Gallery
Through January 3rd

Loft at Liz’s
Through January 4th, 2016

Genevieve Gaignard: Us Only
Shulamit Nazarian
Through January 7th

In The Mix – Group exhibition
Good Eye Gallery
Through January 9th




Frank Gehry
Through March 20, 2016

New Objectivity: Modern German Art in the Weimar Republic, 1919–1933
Through January 18th, 2016

Rain Room
Through March 6th, 2016

Noah Purifoy: Junk Dada
Through January 3rd, 2016

Diana Thater: The Sympathetic Imagination
Through February 21st, 2016


Through January 3rd, 2016

If you would like to add your art event to our next art happening list, please send an email to with all of the information and a facebook/website link.

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