The Lineup: This week’s must-see art events

Art and Cake’s weekly art calendar has changed. Facebook was getting too tedious trying to cull through so many events each day with their new feature of adding many days to an event. We have decided to post only that weeks events and add more in depth information to help you decide where to go each week. In addition, each week will be a different contributor to keep the content fresh, relevant and edgy.

Enjoy and as always thank you for your continued support!!

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This weeks Lineup contributed by Chelsea Boxwell

Wednesday January 16th


Artillery Jan/Feb Launch Party
Wednesday, January 16th, 7:30-9:30pm
Mrs. Fish, 448 South Hill Street, Los Angeles, CA 90013

Join us for fragrant cocktails, tasty bites, and some serious aquarium marine life as we celebrate Artillery’s first issue of 2019. Artillery’s January February Issue, “Behind the Scenes” drops January 4th.

Everyone gets 1 free cocktail and appetizers will be served.

Swing by, pick up the gorgeous, glossy new issue, and schmooze with us in one of downtown LA’s most beautifully-designed restaurants.

Mrs. Fish is known for its Japanese cuisine, robust whiskey program, and as a art-filled oasis in DTLA. It features a 5,500 gallon saltwater ecosystem!

Come meet our staff, writers, and contributors and mingle with art lovers from all over LA. See you on the 16th at 7:30!


RAP Lessons: Bridging Race, Arts, and Placemaking
Wednesday, January 16th, 6-9pm.
3502 Watt Way, Los Angeles, CA 90089

Join us for the opening night of “R.A.P. Lessons: Bridging Race, Arts, and Placemaking,” a six-week video exhibition throughout the Wallis Annenberg Building at USC, with performative and curricular interventions between schools and with community partners.

Artists Chris Johnson and Hank Willis Thomas will explore the links between art, pedagogy, and social change with Annenberg Associate Professor Taj Frazier.

6 to 7 p.m: Reception
7 to 9 p.m.: Panel Discussion
The opening will be live streamed on Facebook.

Wallis Annenberg Hall (ANN), Forum

For more info and to RSVP, go here:

Thursday January 17th


Amy Toensing, Longtime Ocean Grove visitors take a dip in the roiling Atlantic surf. Women of Vision, Forest Lawn. Photo courtesy National Geographic Society.

Women of Vision (National Geographic)
Opening Reception
Thursday, January 17th, 5-8pm.
Forest Lawn Museum
1712 S Glendale Ave, Glendale, CA 91205

Come join us for an opening reception for Women of Vision: National Geographic Photographers on Assignment at Forest Lawn Museum at Forest Lawn—Glendale on January 17th from 5-8PM.

Highlighting the influential photography of 11 award-winning female photojournalists, the traveling exhibition is on view in Glendale until April 7, 2019. The exhibition is a tribute to the spirit and ambition of these forward-thinking and distinguished female photographers and underscores the momentous work they have done to bring narratives from all over the world to the pages of National Geographic and into the homes of millions of people.

Admission and parking are free. Visit for more information.

Friday January 18th


Back to Back: Artist – led Tours of Nina Chanel Abney: Royal Flush
Friday, January 18th, 1-5pm.
California African American Museum
600 State Drive, Exposition Park, Los Angles, CA 90007

On the closing weekend of “Nina Chanel Abney: Royal Flush,” LA artists Lili Bernard and Chelle Barbour offer their insights in tours at both CAAM and the ICA LA. The program begins at 1 pm with Bernard at CAAM, and is followed by a 3 pm tour at the ICA LA, culminating in a light reception at 4 pm. Abney’s work refers to diverse subjects such as pop culture, world events, and art history through vibrant and provocative compositions. Artists Bernard and Barbour examine how those themes relate to American society, including Abney’s references to race, sexuality, celebrity culture, and police brutality.

Saturday January 19th


Subject/Observer Group Exhibition
Saturday, January 19th, 7-10pm.
Keystone Art Space
338 S Ave 16, Los Angeles, CA 90031

Opening Reception to take place Saturday, January 19 from 7:00-10:00pm.

Subject/Observer is a group exhibition in which a selected group of artists create a chain of portraits using each other as their subjects. Pairings are selected at random, each artist serving as the subject for another’s portrait.

Ultimately this project seeks to investigate the relationships and exchanges that take place when artists attempt understanding through the context of portraiture. Given the various nature of relationships between each artist and subject, a diverse body of work is inevitable. Unrestricted by method or medium, it is hoped that these works can bring into consideration questions of identity, both of the artist and subject, as well as the nature of information exchanged when creating a portrait.

The Subject/Observer project was initiated and curated by Los Angeles based artist Noel Madrid.

Works by:

Jordan Avila, Cecelia Caro, Rebecca Giesking, Eric Hancock
, Noel Madrid, Bruna Massadas, Christine Rasmussen, Katie Shanks, Kate Sikorski, Joy Shannon, Stephanie Sherwood

“Consciousness creates reality. Only when there is a mind to consider the world is there a world…You look at this thing and it moves. You try to portray it, and it changes. You look out of the corner of your eye, it eludes you. You stare straight, you widen your eyes, and it makes a face at you.” — Jonathan Lethem


Facets, Group Show at Muzeumm
Saturday, January 19th, 4-8pm.
4817 W Adams Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90016

Art Show featuring works of Caron G. Rand, Denise Neumark-Reimer, Jora Nelstein, Larry Wolfe, Mary Rose Deraco, Snezana Saraswati Petrovic, Pam Douglas


Figurine by Haleh Mashian
Opening Reception Saturday, January 19th, 6-9pm.
Mash Gallery
1325 Palmetto St. Los Angeles, CA 90013

Los Angeles fine artist Haleh Mashian presents Figurine, a new collection of paintings at Mash Gallery.

Figurine is curated by Helene Brown of Fresh Paint Art Advisors who specializes in art placement around the globe. Haleh Mashian presents thematic large-scale paintings and shares, “Figurine is a reflection of the world and how it affects me.”

Figurine will open at Mash Gallery, Saturday, January 19, 2019, from 6 PM to 9 PM and runs through March 2, 2019.

RSVP Here:

Paintings from the Interior
Saturday, January 19th, 6-9pm.
UCR ArtsBlock
3824 Main St, Riverside, CA 92501

Paintings from the Interior, curated by Andi Campognone, is a survey exhibition of painting in and about the inland region of southern California. With a specific geographic boundary east of Kellogg Hill in Los Angeles county to the low and high deserts of San Bernardino and Riverside counties, this exhibit focuses on both the literal landscape and the conceptual imagery of place. Artists featured in this exhibit are Dawn Arrowsmith, Quinton Bemiller, Diane Best, Jorin Bossen, Justin Bower, Gary Brewer, Kimberly Brooks, Terry Chacon, Gerald Clarke, Hollis Cooper, Cosme Cordova, Alex Couwenberg, Chick Curtis, Joshua Dildine, Steven Hampton, Salomon Huerta, Brian Johnson, Stevie Love, Aline Mare, Kevin Stewart Magee, Donna Morin, Andrea Patrie, Roland Reiss, David C. Rosales, Ruth Pastine, Thomas Pathe, Bradford J. Salamon, Jeff Soto, Sharon Suhovy, Juan Thorp, Chris Trueman, and Mark Dean Veca


Emanation: LA2
Saturday January 19th, 9pm-12am
Radiant Space
1444 N Sierra Bonita Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90046

-an abstract but perceptible thing that issues or originates from a source-
Radiant Space, an art gallery in West Hollywood, is hosting Emanation for the 2nd time! This beautiful space is currently filled with the work of Chicago based artists Peter Mars and on January 19th will be filled with fantastic music and good people.

Music @ 9pm
Clarice Cast, Micah Moch, Andrew Pelletier, Tom Benko, Amanda Duncan, Kristen Klehr, Sabina Valery

Sunday January 20th


Sheli Silverio and Miss Art World, in Conversation with Kristine Schomaker
Sunday, January 20th, 2-4pm.
During their current exhibitions: Sheli Silverio, Be a Lady and Miss Art World, Alterations.
Shoebox Projects LA

Please join Miss Art World, Sheli Silverio and Kristine Schomaker for a conversation surrounding their current exhibitions at Shoebox Projects and the need for continuing to push the boundaries of what it means to be a feminist artist today.

January 20th 2-4pm
The exhibition is on view through the 20th by appointment

Shoebox Projects
660 South Avenue 21 #3
LA Ca 90031

Miss Art World is an artist based in Los Angeles, CA. She is an emerging performance artist and has exhibited throughout the country and was honored to perform at Art Basel Miami in 2017. Miss Art World was diagnosed with an incurable eye disease at the age of ten and has struggled seeing ever since. The rejection and prejudices that arose from the academic environment led her to seek out other means of fulfillment; this came in the form of beauty pageants.

Over the years, she participated in pageants winning several titles including Miss New York World. Success in pageantry proved to be both her salvation as well as a burden.

Using her experiences to inform her art practice, Miss Art World critiques the unrealistic display of the “perfected” physical form and the pressures to attain it. She crowned herself Miss Art World and uses the title to question the dominating ideologies of beauty fused society’s disturbing and obsession with it.
Don’t miss this thought provoking and bizarre performance and exhibit. Visit for more information.


“Sheli, be a lady” is a phrase I heard a lot growing up. I never felt like I knew what that meant exactly, but I did feel like I was often doing it wrong. As a girl, dolls became an influential learning tool in deciphering what appropriate femininity entailed. They were coded with messages about motherhood, domesticity, fashion and physical beauty. In “Be A Lady” I use the paper doll as a means to explore the complex process of understanding personal identity within the confines of society’s idea of womanhood. The pieces of my paper doll are symbols of sexuality, vulnerability, confidence, intelligence, physicality and the process of resolving all the facets of one’s self.

Sheli Silverio is a fine artist and illustrator living and working in Los Angeles. She has studied studio arts and humanities at Pasadena City College, California College of the Arts in San Francisco, and California State University Northridge.

​An integral part of the LA Art World, Sheli is a member of the Los Angeles Art Association, The Shed Collective ​and is currently working for Shoebox PR, offering valuable resources to emerging artists. She recently became a board member on the arts non-profit January Arts.


Kristine Schomaker is a multidisciplinary artist and art historian living and working at the Brewery artist complex in Los Angeles, California. She earned her BA in Art History and MA in Studio Art from California State University at Northridge where she studied under Betty Ann Brown and Samantha Fields. In 2014 Kristine founded Shoebox PR aimed at helping artists gain a presence in the art world. It has grown to a company with 3 team members and now represents galleries and art events while still representing individual artists.

Kristine is also the editor of Art and Cake a contemporary L.A. Art Magazine reviewing shows, interviewing art influencers and covering art world events that will impact how the Los Angeles art scene will be remembered. She also recently opened an experimental art space, Shoebox Projects where artists create work during a month-long residency. Kristine has taught art history at Antelope Valley College and Pasadena City College, formed an artist collective in Los Angeles and has organized and curated numerous art exhibitions throughout Southern California. Kristine was previously the President, social media, advertising and marketing manager of the Brewery Artwalk Association.


Structuring Matter
Maud Simmons, Long Nguyen, Eloise Hess and Tim Johnson
Sunday January 20th from 4 to 7 pm
Matter Studio Gallery
5080 West Pico Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90019

Featuring LA Artists:
Maud Simmons
Eloise Hess
Tim Johnson
Long Nguyen


  1. Thanks for your comment. We do the best we can with getting our lineup online as soon as we can. This is the only place we publish. Thanks so much for your support!

  2. Hi!

    Is there a separate email that sends upcoming events before their date? For example, I just received this email tonight but two events are scheduled for tonight already.



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