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ARTISTS SPOTLIGHT

This month we selected four artists from the Professional Portrait Artists Showcase.

Mary Villon de Benveniste

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Johanna Spinks

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Nanette Fluhr

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Zimou Tan

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Art Walks
Art Event • Los Angeles
Second Thursday of Each Month
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Downtown Los Angeles
Art Walk

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Art Event • San Pedro
First Thursday of Each Month
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Downtown San Pedro
Art Walk

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Art Event • Los Angeles
May 5 - September 29, 2017
Opening Reception:
Friday, May 5th, 7-10 pm.
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Gary Paller Art Exhibition
Paintings and Monotypes
June Street Architecture (JSA)
8730 Santa Monica Blvd. Suite H
West Hollywood, CA 90069
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Art Event • Los Angeles
Saturday, May 13, 2017
10 A.M. - 9 P.M.
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Class of 2017 Annual Exhibition
Join us for an exhibition and celebration of works by the next generation of creative professionals
Open to the public (free)
Otis College of Art and Design
9045 Lincoln Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90045
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Art Galleries
Art Show • Los Angeles
March 25 – May 27, 2017
Cirrus Gallery
Los Angeles
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Sonja Gerdes
Pie of Trouble. Let’s Hang. Air for Free. Uncertainty. Absurdity. You look at it but it doesn’t exist. Anahata. Vishuda rising. Unpredictability.
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Art Show • Los Angeles
April 22 - June 2, 2017
Artspace Warehouse
Los Angeles
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Unexpected Networks
Featured artists include Gregg Conly, Robert Sgarra, Anna Flores, Ralf Bohnenkamp, and James Kelsey.
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Art Show • Los Angeles
May 2017
Opening Reception:
May 20th. 6:30 - 830pm.
Maxwell Alexander Gallery
Culver City
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"Into the Night" by Glenn Dean
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Art Show • Los Angeles
May 13 - 21, 2017
Closing Reception:
Saturday, May 20, 6-9pm
Music and Wine
Beyond The Lines Gallery
Bergamot Station
2525 Michigan Avenue, Building G #8
Santa Monica, CA, 90404 image for art show or event
In The Midst of Colour
Raymond Logan
Jan Lord
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Art Show • Los Angeles
May 27 - June 4, 2017
Opening Reception:
Saturday, May 27, 3pm-8pm
Beyond The Lines Gallery
Bergamot Station
2525 Michigan Avenue, Building G #8
Santa Monica, CA, 90404 image for art show or event
Miniature Art Show
Visit Beyond The Lines Gallery during the Miniature Art Show to view hundreds of miniature artworks, sizing 6” x 6” or smaller, on display from May 27-June 4, 2017. For this exhibition, Beyond The Lines is bringing together local artists of all ages to display a wide range of artworks. The show will feature painting, photography, mixed media and more. Come and experience a variety of different styles, themes, and mediums in this unique exhibition.
Attend the opening reception, Saturday May 27 from 3pm-8pm, for a night to delight the senses. There will be live music, live art, light appetizers, drinks and vendors selling handmade goods. From 6:30pm-7:30pm, there will be a special live painting to music installation—this performance is a must see! The event is free and open to the public.
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Museums & Art Centers
Art Show • Los Angeles
January 19 - June 11, 2017
Chinese American Museum
Los Angeles
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Roots: Asian American Movements in Los Angeles 1968-80s
Who is “Asian American”? How did we come into this shifting and expansive idea? Contrary to popular perception, it is an identity defined out of protest. Starting in the 1960s, a group of young activists shaped “Asian America” through a long decade of fighting displacement, serving their communities, agitating for revolution, and analyzing the intersections of gender, race, and class. ...
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Art Show • Los Angeles
February 19 - June 18, 2017
Fowler Museum at UCLA
Los Angeles
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Enduring Splendor: Jewelry of India’s Thar Desert
Enduring Splendor focuses on the rich and diverse silver jewelry traditions of India’s Thar Desert region, which stretches across the western states of Rajasthan and Gujarat. These traditions will be considered against the background of the five-thousand-year history of jewelry making across the vast Indian Subcontinent. …
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Art Show • Los Angeles
March 3 - July 31, 2017
Norton Simon Museum
Pasadena
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Serial Flirtations: Rotari’s Muses
The Norton Simon Museum presents an exhibition that looks at the 18th-century painter Pietro Rotari (1707–1762), whose work somewhat unintentionally fell into the category of serial art during his late period, when he lived in Russia. Rotari began his career in his hometown of Verona. ...
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Art Show • Los Angeles
May 6 - September 24, 2017
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Los Angeles
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Form in Fragments: Abstraction in German Art, 1906-1925
Form in Fragments: Abstraction in German Art, 1906–1925 explores tendencies toward abstraction in German Expressionism, a movement that foregrounded representational approaches to art making. Russian-born artist Wassily Kandinsky, a founding member of the Expressionist artist’s group ...
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Art Show • Los Angeles
May 9 - July 30, 2017
J. Paul Getty Museum
Getty Center
Los Angeles
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The Lure of Italy: Artists’ Views
From the crumbling ruins of ancient Rome to the clear light of Venice, Italy has fascinated travelers and artists for centuries. Visiting artists from across Europe made sketches to capture iconic views or preserve vivid memories, creating works saturated with atmosphere and beauty. Their Italian counterparts met the demand for tourist souvenirs by crafting their own masterpieces. ...
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Art Show • Los Angeles
May 28 – August 20, 2017
Craft and Folk Art Museum
Los Angeles
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Material as Metaphor
This exhibition of fiber sculpture presents eleven contemporary artists from the western United States who generate large-scale fiber forms through experimentation with gravity, process, and mass. Using materials such as vinyl, industrial felt, wire, cotton canvas, and nylon, the artists create abstract works that underscore the contemporary transformation of fiber arts. ...
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Art Show • Los Angeles
Ongoing
Museum of Contemporary Art
Los Angeles
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Selections from the Permanent Collection
Bringing together landmark works of post-war art, long-time visitor favorites, and recent acquisitions, this iteration of Selections from the Permanent Collection highlights the depth and breadth of artworks from MOCA’s renowned holdings of over 7,000 objects. ...
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Art Show • Los Angeles
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The Broad
Los Angeles
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Robert Rauschenberg "Untitled" 1963
The Broad Collection
The Broad Collection features a predominantly chronological selection of masterworks by major artists who came to prominence in the 1950s, including Jasper Johns, Robert Rauschenberg, and Cy Twombly. The Pop art of the 1960s—an area of great depth in the collection—is represented through works by Roy Lichtenstein, Ed Ruscha, and Andy Warhol, among others.
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Art Classes & Workshops
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Art Classes • Los Angeles
Los Angeles Academy of Figurative Art (LAAFA)
Van Nuys
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LAAFA continues to be recognized as one of the few and premier institutions imparting time-honored skills praised by contemporary figurative and entertainment artists.
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Art Classes • Los Angeles
Berman Ceramic Arts
North Hollywood
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Pottery and sculpture classes
five days a week
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Art Classes • Los Angeles
Calico Art Glass
Ventura
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Stained Glass (Tiffany-style and leaded methods), Bead-Making and Fusing Classes
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Art Classes • Los Angeles
Mission: Renaissance
Various locations
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Step by Step Individualized instruction for children, teens and adults
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Art Classes • Los Angeles
The Animaton Academy
Burbank
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The Animation Academy in Burbank California is a unique educational program based upon a professional workshop structure. We specialize in developing artistic talent as it applies to animation in areas such as Character Design, Visual Development / Production Design, Intellectual Property Development and other areas integral to the modern animation community.
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Call For Entries
Deadline: July 6, 2017
"Figures and Faces"
Las Laguna Gallery
Laguna Beach
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Exhibition Date:
August 3 - September 1, 2017

For this artist opportunity the gallery is seeking works that examine human emotions, faces and figures. Works can be representational or abstract.
All local, national and international artists, professional and amateur and multiple art mediums will be considered in this call for art.
Works in Acrylic, Airbrush, Assemblage, Charcoal, Color Pencil, Collage, Digital Art, Drawings, Encaustic, Fiber Art, Graphite, Illustration, Mixed Media, New Media, Oil, Painting, Pastel, Photography (Traditional and Digital), Printmaking and Watercolor, will be considered.
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Deadline: June 20, 2017
FLAX Call for Performing Artists
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In collaboration with Grand Park, FLAX (France Los Angeles Exchange) will present an international collaboration and dance performance by French video and performing artist Lola Gonzàlez and Los Angeles-based artists, world-renowned choreographer Oguri and composer Paul Chavez on Saturday, July 22, 2017 at Grand Park, managed by the Music Center, in Downtown Los Angeles.
Professional and nonprofessional performers—dancers, actors, and singers—are encouraged to apply. Participants must be 18 years of age or older to apply and no prior experience is required.
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Deadline: August 4th, 2017
"Uniting the States"
Community Art Therapy Services Inc.
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Best of Show: $1,000
Online Gallery Exhibit:
Jan 1st - Feb 2nd, 2018

Community Art Therapy Services Inc., a 501c3 non-profit organization, is pleased to issue a call to artists for an online exhibition on “using art to give form to a vision of unity.” This is a call for artists working in all medias to submit work exemplifying how art can provide a common vision of hope and expectation. Abstract and figurative interpretations welcome.
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