Celebrate the season at Bergamot Station Arts Center, Santa Monica’s christmastree1world-renowned art complex. 30 Open Doors, a one-day-only holiday event, is an opportunity to shop for unique artworks and gifts for everyone on your list.

This annual celebration is an enlightened and stress-free shopping experience complete with art exhibitions, wreath-making workshops, artist talks, live music, food, and spirits. Bergamot Café will be offering festive holiday treats and drinks. Admission is free.

Dec12-2014-BERGAMOT-30OpenDoors Front-2014Shop local this holiday season by visiting the fine art galleries and cultural institutions of Bergamot Station Arts Center, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year.

Bergamot is alive and thriving as it prepares for the arrival of the Metro Expo rail line in 2016!2–4 pm: Provocative Art Ornament Workshop Santa Monica Museum of Art, G1 Create holiday ornaments inspired by infamous and provocative works of art.

Many of the galleries will participate in the event and will offer holiday treats, cider and more.

Schedule of Events:Snowman images

1 pm: Artist Talk and Exhibition Tour with Stephen Wilkes Peter Fetterman Gallery, A1

2 pm: Alternative Photo Process Demonstration & Workshop dnj Gallery, J1

Visitors participate in exploring the possibilities of a non-darkroom
photographic process

2–5 pm: Tea Party: Patrick Johnston Reading Sip tea and listen as Patrick performs a reading from his book about a whimsical world where tea pots and cookie jars battle for the Queen’s attention

Tag photo newslet 3153 pm: At TAG Gallery, enjoy an artist talk Lorraine Bubar, Anne Ramis, Katherine Rohrbacher in conjunction with its current exhibition.

The exhibit runs through December 27, 2014.

Landscapes: Fact and Fiction, Anne Ramis:
Creating in the spirit of artist Robert Rauschenberg’s combination techniques, artist Anne Ramis applies her own combinative artistry to her latest body of work. Working within several different types of media, incorporating drawing, painting and collage elements, Ramis’ ethereal landscapes present a dual sense of foreboding and wonder.

MoSat-Nov29-TAG-Bubar Lorraine Walking-in-Wateruntain Lore, Lorraine Bubar:
Lorraine Bubar’s current exhibition was inspired by her Artist-¬in-¬Residency spent in Denali National Park in Alaska where she immersed herself in the diversity of life thriving in that vast wilderness.

See image: Lorraine Bubar, Walking in Water pm Papercut 2 9×20 2014

Rohrbacher’s large format paintings offer a confrontational view of surface beauty. Charcoal and oil self-¬portraits offer a glimpse of the psychological impact of surgery in a series titled “Nose Job,” as Rohrbacher presents her own likeness as the face of change.

Artist Talk: Begins at 3pm

TAG Gallery is located at D3;  http://www.taggallery.net/
 

3 pm: Holiday Wreath-making Demonstration Lilla Bello, F1b (courtyard)

4 pm: Book signing with Michael Kenna Peter Fetterman Gallery, A1 For the release of Michael Kenna: France

4:30 pm: Artist Talks: Gil Kofman and Catherine Asanov dnj Gallery, J1 Kofman discusses his newest project entitled “Surfers”, followed By an artist talk with Asanov discussing her series “Cyrillia”

30DoorsBerg-Holiday-LoriLarusso-SkidmoreContempDon’t forget to stop into Skidmore Contemporary Art (D-2) for it’s holiday exhibition. “Gallery Artists” celebrates the talented gallery artists and will run through December 31st.

See image: by Lori Larusso

Artists include: Tracey Sylvester Harris, Lori Larusso, Daryl Gortner, Eric Nash, Clay Vorhes, Brighton Smith, Ralph Massey, Nina Jun, Jeff Settle, Bradley Hankey, Dave Lefner, and Cheryl Kelley.

4:30–6 pm: 20s & 30s Music by the Happy Neighbor Club Bergamot Park Festive music includes TexMex, Ragtime, Italian, Appalachian, and Hawaiian

5 pm: Holiday Wreath-making Demonstration Lilla Bello, F1b (courtyard)

holly26–7 pm: Outdoor Art21 Screening Santa Monica Museum of Art, G1 Art21’s Legacy, featuring Artist Tania Bruguera

6–8 pm: The Holiday Zinger: A Musical Cocktail Lois Lambert Gallery, E3 Featuring musician and singer Steve Stajich and special guest, actress and singer Ruth Rudnick

7Christmas-Ornaments pm: Holiday Wreath-making Demonstration Lilla Bello, F1b (courtyard)

8 pm: “When the Rain Stops Falling” City Garage, T1 Los Angeles premier of play by Andrew Bovell. Pay-what-you-can

Other Highlights: Expanded holiday shop at GRACIE, the Museum’s acclaimed gift shop

There will be additional live music performances One-day-only anniversary sales.