ART CALENDAR – This week in art…

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The 2015 Open Show | Los Angeles Art Association


Los Angeles Art Association is proud to present the 2015 Open Show- LAAA’s signature survey exhibition featuring the very best in emerging art.

Los Angeles Art Association is proud to present the 2015 Open Show- LAAA’s signature survey exhibition featuring the very best in emerging art.

The 2015 Open Show debuts at Gallery 825 on December 12, 2015 and runs through January 8, 2016.

Opening reception Saturday December 12th 6-9pm

Juried by: Juried by Leslie Jones
Curator LACMA

Featured artists: Alexis Arnold, Kristine Augustyn, Carlos Beltran-Arechiga, Clovis Blackwell, Kelly Brumfield-Woods, Andrée Carter, Deborah Decker, Dani Dodge, Yaron Dotan, Carolyn Doucette, Erik Flores, Jeff Frost, Kaori Fukuyama, Katy Ann Gilmore, Adam Greener, Karissa Hahn, K Ryan Henisey, Angela Hoener, Stanton Hunter, Mark Indig, Flora Kao, Camella DaEun KIm, Tom Lamb, Leslie Lanxinger, Nancy Goodman Lawrence, Stephen Linsteadt, Calista Lyon, Charity Malin, Sharon March, Jim McAninch, Mike M. Mollett, Alexis Murray, Margaret Noble, Julio Panisello, Christine Rasmussen, Fredericka Roeder, Ann Marie Rousseau, Kristine Schomaker, Natasa Stearns, Iben G.Vestergaard, Tracey Weiss and Valerie Wilcox.

When: Saturday, December 12, 6 to 9p (runs through January 8, 2016)
Where: Gallery 825, 825 N. La Cienega Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90069
Admission: Free



“Vignettes” ArtWalk Reception


Please join us for GDCA’s last ArtWalk Reception of the year – celebrating Our December, 2015 Group Exhibit, “Vignettes” – featuring the mediums of Painting, Mixed Medium, Digital Art, Photography and Sculpture!

Participating Artists:
Mark Brosmer, Marlene Capell, Cheryl L. Hrudka, Steve Johnson, Stuart Marcus, Barbara Nathanson, Lisa Scadron, Rene Sheret, Bill Sherwood & Robert Toll.

WHEN: Thursday, December 10th from 2pm – 10pm
WHERE: GDCA Gallery – 727 South Spring Street, Los angeles CA 90014

For more information please go to or contact us directly at: (323) 309-2875.

We look forward to seeing you there!




ViCA Benefit/Silent Auction @ Venice: Here & Now – Part 2


ViCA presents it’s first Benefit Silent Auction at NextSpace in Venice Beach, featuring 15 artists who live and work in Venice or are part of the ViCA art community.

First and foremost, 50% of each art work sold goes to the artist. ViCA will donate a portion of the remaining proceeds to the PLACE project. The PLACE project seeks to build sustainable low income housing/studio space for artists in Venice.

For Online Bidding Email your Offer: Catalog provided by downloadable link here at 6pm, Wednesday, December 9.

These artists define the significant role Venice plays in the global art world and highlight the efforts ViCA makes to sustain the creatives of our community despite gentrification and displacement of artists.

We would like to thank our sponsors and companies that have donated to the cause:
NextSpace Venice Beach – Day Passes
Santa Monica Daily News – Picture on the Cover!
TacoTeca – Dinner for 4!
Flake – Hats, Gifts and Gift Certificates!

Curator: Juri Koll

Javier De Aubeyzon
Sandy Bleifer
Mb Boissonnault
Fatemeh Burnes
Dani Dodge
Janet Gervers
Gloriane Harris
Amy Kaps
Mei Xian Qiu
Sonja Schenk
Lisa Rosel
May Sun
Edmund Teske
Jennifer Verge

Presented by Venice Institute of Contemporary Art (ViCA) & NextSpace Venice Beach, a coworking space for creatives.



Bergamot Station Arts Complex, Holiday Open House


Please join the galleries at Bergamot Station Arts Complex in celebrating the Holiday Season. There will be live music, free portrait paintings, festive food, holiday drinks and plenty of art.

The event is free and open to the public. No tickets or RSVP required.




Sloan Projects is pleased to announce GRAVITY: a group exhibition featuring work by Laura Forman, Alia Malley, Elizabeth Orleans, Jason Peters and Karley Sullivan.
On view December 12, 2015 through January 30, 2016.

An Artist Reception will be held Saturday, December 12 : 5-7pm.

GRAVITY – the force responsible for the creation of our universe and the dominant cause for the formation, shape and orbit of astronomical bodies including stars, planets and even galaxies – provides the thematic thrust for a group exhibition featuring ceramics, cyanotypes, line drawing, photographs on newsprint and scratchboard.



Holiday Art Show and Party!

Please join us for Groundspace Project’s Holiday Art Show and Party!, Saturday, December 12, 5:00 to 9:00 pm. Tons of small works by tons of artists!

Lovely, surprising, elegant, shocking artworks priced at $100 or under! Cash or Check and Carry – great gifts.
Come see the show and join us for a holiday toast!

Featuring a special performance by The Annoying Yukele Ladies!
Artists: Lillian Abel, Young An, Dawn Arrowsmith, Nuri Avesar, Nadege Monchera Baer, Sharon Bell, Arezoo Bharthania, Debra Bianculli, Maria Bjorkdahl, Wini Brewer, Christina Carroll, Kate Carvellas, Jennifer Celio, Stevie Chun, Angel Ciudades, Richard S.Chow, Xu DaRocha, Shiny Diamond, Dani Dodge, Kathryn Drury, Cheryl Dullabun, Jyoti Duwadi, Paul W. Evans, Michael Falzone, Susan Feldman, Neena Floyd, David French, Sarajo Frieden, Beatrice Gonzales, Janet Girard, Michael Giancristiano, Shirley Foutris Hallock, Lorraine Heitzman, Fred Hoerr, Cindy Herrera, Kit Hunt, Scott Hyers, Misty Joseph, Susan Joseph, Takeshi Kanemura, Karen Karlsson, Virginia Katz, Stacy Kiel, Barbara Kerwin, Genni Kerwin, Alex Kritselis, Kerry Kugelman, Elana Kun, Nicola Lamb, Jonna Lee, Patty Lemke, Mike McLain, Michael Maas, Meg Madison, Amy Maloof, Erica Kelly Martin, Ann Mitchell, Mike Mollett, Linda Morrow, Rosalyn Myles, Alan Nakagawa, John David O’Brien, James Osgood, Stephen Parise, Linda Parnell, Robin Parsons, Olga Ponomarenko, Roberto Prado, Anita Ray, Laurel Rhoads, Gay Summer Sadow Rick, Shawn K. Riley-Deitelbaum, John Roswell, Karrie Ross, Ann Marie Rousseau, Michelle Rozic, Catherine Ruane, Ruby Rue, Caryl St. Ama, Yoshie Sakai, Snezana Saraswati Petrovic, Kristine Schomaker, Julie Scott, Julia Schwartz, Franceasca Seidon , Susan Sironi, Carl Smith, William Solomon, Nancy Spiller, Stephanie Stein, Gina E. Stepaniuk, Jill Sykes, Sharon Suhovy, Theodore Svenningsen, Yoony Takeuchi, Victoria Tao, Adam Teraoka, Marjan Vayghan, Cheryl Walker, Keef Ward, Sharon Weiner, Tracey Weiss, Sara Willadsen
Groundspace Project is an alternative exhibition space located just east of the 4th St. bridge in downtown Los Angeles.

Exhibition hours are Friday and Saturday, 1 to 6 pm.
1427 E. 4th St. #4, Los Angeles, CA 90033
310 614-3351




A one day pop up exhibition featuring the work of Carl Shubs and a group show curated by Carl with work by:
Betzi Stein, Carlos Grasso, Chenhung Chen, Eve Chayes Lyman,
J. Michael Walker, Jane Szabo, Jeanie Frias, Jeff Iorillo, Jodi Bonassi, Kristine Augustyn, Kuniko Ruch, Lucie Hinden, Michael Lierly, Nanci Schrieber-Smith, Rob Grad, Scott Trimble & Yaron Dotan


Work by Chenhung Chen


Monte Vista Holiday Raffle

Season’s Greetings!!!

Monte Vista Projects would like you to participate in our annual Holiday Raffle event on December 13th from 4 – 6 pm. If you would like to participate this year, you can drop off artwork at Monte Vista Projects on:

Thursday Dec 10th and Friday Dec 11th from 6 – 9 pm
Sat Dec 12th from 10 am – 2 pm

Please have work ready to hang.

All of the proceeds go towards maintaining Monte Vista Projects, including preparing for future exhibitions by Beatrice Cortez, Corey Fogel, Jake Longstreth, and many more.

Music and food will be provided during the raffle. Please feel free to spread the word and invite other artists, friends, or family to the event. Raffle tickets will be $10 per ticket.

We are very appreciative for the ongoing support we have had over the last eight years and we hope to continue providing a space for underrepresented artists.

Thank you, thank you, thank you, and we hope to see you soon!!!!




Ongoing exhibitions



South Bay Focus
Torrance Art Museum
Through December 11th

Wishlist 3.0
Gabba Gallery
Through December 12th

The Toy Train Show
Trunk Gallery
Through December 13th

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

Common Thread
Artshare LA
Through December 19th

Change is the Only Constant | Linda Sue Price
TAG Gallery
Through December 19th

Generations: 40 Hues Between Black and White
Orange County Center for Contemporary Art
Through December 19th

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

Kristine Schomaker | Mirror, Mirror!
Gallery H Phantom Galleries LA
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

Dani Dodge | PEELED & RAW
LA Artcore Brewery Annex
Through December 27th

Artist & Craftsman Supply in DTLA
Through December 31st

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

Lancaster Museum of Art and History (MOAH)
Through January 24th



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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