Thursday, January 24, 2008

Art LA 2008

ART LA, the New Los Angeles International Contemporary Art Fair, takes place at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, January 25th – 27th, 2008. The fair will feature 60 international and Los Angeles based galleries representing contemporary art.

The exhibiting galleries at ART LA are an even balance of established blue chip and emerging galleries, all presenting the most progressive, international artwork being produced. 30 exhibitors hail from the immediate Los Angeles area, 30 are from the rest of the United States and abroad.

The fair is designed to spotlight the Los Angeles art scene, its prominence within current international artistic trends, while bringing influential international galleries and their artists work for the interested art patron and collector alike to enjoy.

Partial list of Los Angles area galleries exhibiting: Ace Gallery, Cherry and Martin, China Art Objects Galleries, Mary Goldman Gallery, Jack Hanley Gallery, Kontainer, Ooga Booga, Patrick Painter, Regen Projects, and Marc Selwyn Fine Art.

Partial list of national and international galleries exhibiting: Bortolami, Eleven Rivington, and Reena Spaulings (New York), Ratio 3 (San Francisco), Fredric Snitzer Gallery (Miami), Taka Ishii Gallery and Tomio Koyama Gallery (Tokyo), Kurimanzutto (Mexico City), and Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin (Paris and Miami).

Fair Location
Santa Monica Civic Auditorium
1855 Main Street

Public Fair Dates and Hours
Friday, January 25, 12 - 8pm
Saturday, January 26, 12 - 8pm
Sunday, January 27, 12 - 6pm

1-day pass $15, or a 3-day pass for $25. Tickets are available for purchase at the box office during the run of the fair.

Opening Night
Thursday, January 24 6:30-10:30pm
Benefits the Hammer Museum's Hammer Projects.

This week you can also visit the Los Angles Art Show which is also located in Santa Monica. Also, go early and stop by the galleries in Santa Monica and Bergamot Station.

Useful Links:

Art LA 2008

Santa Monica Gallery Guide
Bergamot Station Gallery Guide
Los Angeles Gallery Guide
Culver City Gallery Guide

Our next article will feature a selection of artworks displayed at the two Santa Monica art fairs.

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Los Angeles Art Show

This is a terrific week to see and purchase fine art Southern California. Two major art fairs are opening in Los Angeles area, plus the local galleries and museums are displaying wonderful works of art.

The Los Angles Art Show starts the week off with an "Opening Night Gala" on Wednesday evening from 7:00 - 10:00. If you don't already have tickets visit their website for details.

The Los Angeles Art Show, one of the most prestigious expositions in America, showcasing a variety of fine art from the 17th century to the present. In addition, this year the Los Angeles Art Show will be joined by the IFPDA’s 23rd Annual Los Angeles Fine Print Fair. Over 125 distinguished international and US galleries will come together to showcase the finest examples of works in the year’s most anticipated art show.

Here's a partial list of participating galleries. From New York, Charles Cowles Gallery, J. Cacciola Gallery, Nancy Hoffman Gallery, Peter Findlay Gallery, Spanierman Modern, Marlborough Gallery, Pace Prints, and Yossi Milo Gallery.

From Chicago, Aaron Galleries, Armstrong Fine Art, Carrie Secrist Gallery, Catherine Edelman Gallery, Robert Henry Adams Fine Art, and Worthington Gallery.

From New Mexico, Bellas Artes, Charlotte Jackson Fine Art, Gebert Contemporary, Richard Levy Gallery, LewAllen Contemporary, and Robert Henry Adams Fine Art.

From Seattle, Greg Kucera Gallery, Davidson Galleries, Carolyn Staley Fine Prints and Winston Wachter Fine Art.

From California, Bobbie Greenfield Gallery, Dolby Chadwick Gallery, Frey Norris Gallery, George Billis Gallery LA, Leslie Sacks Fine Art, Paul Thiebaud Gallery, Peter Fetterman Photography, Trotter Galleries, and William A. Karges Fine Art.

General Show Hours
Thursday, January 24 noon-7pm
Friday, January 25 noon-8pm
Saturday, January 26 noon-8pm
Sunday, January 27 noon-6pm

Advance sale tickets may be purchased online for general show hours through Tickets purchased in advance online are $14. Tickets purchased at the event are $20. Tickets valid for single day entry only. For Day of Event Tickets, you can download and print the discount coupon and present it at the door for $6
off the admission price.

The Los Angeles Art Show website is:

California Gallery Guide

Our next article will provide information about Art LA, opening this Thurday in Santa Monica.

Dan Fear