Tuesday, October 16, 2018

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“Imagination: Art that Speaks to You” Opens Sunday April 22

By Libby Lancaster, published on May 1, 2018

The art of Maureen Tepedino will be celebrated in a new exhibit entitled “Imagination: Art that Speaks to You” at the Upper West in Santa Monica on April 22nd, from 4-7pm.

A Westside resident, Tepedino has frequented the restaurant and is excited to exhibit her work at the Upper West. In addition to being a painter, she is also an interior designer. “I love to paint… painting is my passion and whenever I have the opportunity and time permits, I paint! My Art Studio is at my home in Marina del Rey so I have many opportunities to paint when I am not working on my interior design... (more)

Tags: santa monica, art, art openings, art parties, the upper west, maureen tepedino, free events

March 18th, 2018, Blue 7 Gallery Presents a Group Show!

By Libby Lancaster, published on Mar 26, 2018

“Ordinary into Extraordinary,” a group exhibition opens at Blue 7 Gallery on Sunday March 18th from 2:00pm to 5:00pm.

Owned by Randy Ball, the longtime gallery has evolved into a nurturing collective, hosting shows about ten times a year. “Randy and I were just brain storming,” said Lucius Peterson, gallery director. “We were intrigued by how artists are inspired by seemingly everyday items - old shoes, a box.” Both Randy Ball (owner) and Lucius Peterson (director) are also artists and will be exhibiting work in the group show as well. In fact, the two collaborated in the... (more)

Tags: santa monica, art, exhibitions, art openings, art parties, blue 7 gallery

Oct 14th, LA Burning Man Decompression Art & Music Festival

By Libby Lancaster, published on Oct 30, 2017

Each year Burning Man attracts thousands of creative people to Nevada. Years ago, the Los Angeles organizers and burners, as they are called decided to create a festival in LA to help attendees to “decompress” so they can ease back into their normal life. The Los Angeles Burning Man Decompression Art & Music Festival has become a spectacular event that many Los Angeles residents look forward to participating in. Many residents can’t attend the yearly event, but are thrilled to enjoy a day and night of what BM has to offer. Now in its thirteenth year, the event features four stages: the... (more)

Tags: los angeles events, the los angeles burning man decompression art & music festival, dj todd spero, charlie the unicorn

Artist Bobbie Rich Set to Exhibit Art July 30th, 2017

By Libby Lancaster, published on Aug 11, 2017

Artist Bobbie Rich will be featured in a solo exhibition on Sunday, July 30th, 2017 at Upper West in Santa Monica. “Ever since I was a little girl I enjoyed art and acting,” said artist Bobbie Rich. “I eventually had to make a choice, as there is only so much time.” She said she always knew she was supposed to create art...and teaching art affords her a fun outlet to still be on stage, yet do her art at the same time. “I believe God gives us each unique gifts. Life is better when you embrace your gifts, but that doesn’t mean everything is easy. Although incredibly rewarding, being an artist... (more)

Tags: artists, food, wine, santa monica art events, art openings, bobbie rich, art parties

Artists Ray Ford and Louise Marler to be Featured June 24th!

By Libby Lancaster, published on Jul 6, 2017

This Saturday, June 24th, artists Ray Ford and Louise Marler are set to be featured in a new exhibition. At 89 years old Ray Ford has done it all. Although he’ll be turning 90 this August, he continues to produce his original wooden sculptures. The artist loves to create new works…each of them different in their own way. Much of his success with his art came with his wood sculptures. Some artists are not as lucky as Ford was, he raised a family on his art…and loved every minute of it. Ford said he always has new ideas, but at his age, can only stand for so long, so now he must take breaks.... (more)

Tags: santa monica events, ray ford, louise marler, wood carver, wayne ford

FP Contemporary welcomes Hunt Rettig and Stephanie Visser

By Libby Lancaster, published on May 23, 2017

FP Contemporary celebrates two artists, Hunt Rettig and Stephanie Visser this Saturday, May 13th. Hunt Rettig will be featured in a solo show entitled “I’m Twelve Push-ups Away from the Perfect Body."

"Hunt is a world traveler. One year he packed up and moved his family from Aspen to Chiang Mai, Thailand and immersed his kids in the schools there while he was out building large sculptures out of twigs and leaves in the woods with the locals.”

“When I was twelve I stepped into Jesus Soto's namesake museum in Ciudad Bolivar, Venezuela to forever be changed, said Rettig. “His work... (more)

Tags: stephanie visser, art parties, fp contemporary, hunt rettig, westside art openings, opening receptions

Beyond the Lines Gallery Presents Group Exhibition Dec 3rd!

By Libby Lancaster, published on Dec 7, 2016

On December 3rd, Beyond the Gallery presents its “December Group Art Exhibit” and its 3rd exhibition at Beyond the Lines Gallery. Gallery owner Brittany Davis had been producing pop up group art shows for the past two years, however, now she is glad to have a new home at Bergamot Station. “I love the great artist community at Bergamot Station. All the galleries bring such a wide variety of artists work together. Old masters to new emerging artists today. When she first started searching for a gallery space, Davis was open to all areas of LA. But, as she put it, “Santa Monica kept calling to... (more)

Tags: santa monica art events, stephanie visser, bergamot station, art parties, december group art exhibit, beyond the lines gallery, gallery owner brittany davis, floyd strickland

June 5, SANTA MONICA AUCTIONS Back at Bergamot Station!

By Libby Lancaster, published on May 30, 2016

SANTA MONICA AUCTIONS presents its annual auction for 2016 on Sunday, June 5th 2016. SANTA MONICA AUCTIONS has been independently owned and operated since 1984 and offers unusual and well-known artworks by both emerging and established artists.

Unlike other auction houses Santa Monica auctions accept rare, and important artworks up until the day of the auction. This is different than most auction houses since most print catalogues much earlier and stop accepting works at least a week prior to the auction. Whether you are new to art or an established collector, the SANTA MONICA AUCTIONS... (more)

Tags: andy warhol, bergamot station, santa monica auctions, robert berman, robert heinecken

Saturday, May 28th,

By Libby Lancaster, published on May 23, 2016

“Looking Glass” opens Saturday, May 28th at bG Gallery at Bergamot Station. The group show will feature talented artists whose work fits within the theme carefully curated by gallerist Om Bleicher. “'Looking Glass' is a group exhibit of surreal and fantasy works with a loose focus on self or societal reflection, said Bleicher.

Artist Ty Cummings will be part of the group show. Bleicher said he was drawn to work if Cummings since it was a mix of surrealism and contemporary art.

Cummings has been painting most of his life and revealed that communication is an important factor in... (more)

Tags: bg gallery, om bleicher, ty cummings, looking glass, marcus durkheim

Venice ARTBLOCK Celebrates Art this Sunday, May 15th!

By Libby Lancaster, published on May 12, 2016

On May 15th from 11:00am – 6:00 pm, Venice artists celebrate community with a free studio art tour called the Venice ARTBLOCK. The event and organization calls attention to the vitality and importance of the arts in Venice and the diverse art district that is undergoing rapid change. The ARTBLOCK is funded in part by The Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs and with the help of Community Partners.

Sandy Bleifer, will be showing her work as well as spreading the word about her latest project, an effort to bring PLACE, a national nonprofit, to Venice in order to explore the development... (more)

Tags: venice artblock, sparc, marietta bernstorff, daryl elaine wells, sandy bleifer, shamell bell, black lives matter, dr. aquil basheer, pamela weir-quiton.

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