Yedance-camera-West-logosterday (Thursday),  Dance Camera West kicked off its 14th Annual Dance Media Festival and will run through Tuesday, May 5th. DCW’s Dance Media Film Festival celebrates dance through film and live performance.

The festival takes place at various venues all over Los Angeles. Be sure to see our Upcoming Events Page for a full listing of all six days.

Ticket Prices: Free – $15; Festival Kickoff $75; To purchase tickets, CLICK HERE!

What: Dance Camera West
Where: Venues all over Los Angeles
When: Thursday, April 30 – Tuesday, May 5, 2015


Fri-May1-BlumandPoe-MarkGrotjahnIn Culver City…

Blum & Poe announces an exhibition of new Face paintings by Mark Grotjahn. “Fifteen Paintings” marks the artist’s sixth solo presentation at Blum & Poe and follows recent exhibitions of Grotjahn’s Circus paintings at Kunstverein Freiburg, Germany and his Turkish Forest series at Palazzo Grassi, Venice, Italy.

See image: Mark Grotjahn, Untitled (Indian #5 Face 45.50), 2014, oil on cardboard mounted on linen, 50 3/8 x 40 1/4 in.

On view: May 1st – June 20th

What: Opening Reception,  Dave Muller
Where: Blum Poe, 2727 S. La Cienega Blvd., Culver City, 90232
When: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Phone: 310-836-2062


In Hollywood…

PHOTO INDEPENDENT kicks off…(just across the street of Paris Photo)

The first photographer-only art fair showcasing the works of fine art photographers, will debut two new sections: PHOTOBOOK INDEPENDENT and PHOTO CONTEMPORARY at Raleigh Studios, Hollywood, CA on May 1-3.

PHOTO INDEPENDENT is juried to showcase the best works available from the world’s most exciting photographic talent. The 2015 Selection Committee is comprised of: Graham Howe, Curator & photo historian; curator Sarah Lee; Maurice Ortega, Director of Exhibitions at Curatorial Assistance; Eve Schillo, Curatorial Assistant in the Wallis Annenberg Photography Department at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) and Debra Weiss, Curator & Creative Consultant. More than 100 exhibitors will participate in upcoming fair.

Be sure to check LA Art Party’s Upcoming Events Page to find out more about

Aphoto-independent-crowd-02-1030x574dmission to PHOTO INDEPENDENT runs from $15 – to $95 (VIP) wihch includes the opening event and benefit taking place on Friday May 1 from 5-10pm. CLICK HERE to purchase Tickets.

Where: Raleigh Studios, 5300 Melrose Avenue, Hollywood, CA 90038, entrance on Van Ness Avenue, just south of Melrose Ave.
When: Friday May 1 (5-10pm); Saturday, May 2, (11am-7pm); May 3, (11am-6pm)


In West Hollywood…A couple more.  Thomas Duncan Gallery (6109 Melrose Ave., LA 90028) debuts a new exhibit from 6-8pm.


Another takes place from 7-10 pm a tne at Leica Los Angeles Gallery (8783 Beverly Blvd. West Hollywood).


Also nearby…ACE Gallery Ace Gallery Los Angeles (5514 Wilshire Blvd., LA 90036)features the art of Natalie Arnoldi from 7-9pm.


In West LA…

JAUS presents” The atrocious eternal retFri-May1-Jaus-PatriciaValenciaurn,” a two-person exhibition of new film, video and sculpture by artists Patricia Valencia and Emmett Walsh, curated by Salomón Huerta.

See image: Patricia Valencia. Guadalupe. 2015. HD video. 16:9 ratio. silent.

Borrowing its title from the Argentine writer Adolfo Bioy Casares’ 1940 science fiction novella The Invention of Morel, the exhibition will position sculptural assemblages within an environment of projected images.

On view: May 1 – June 7 

What: Opening reception
Where: Jaus, 11851 La Grange Ave., LA 90025
When: 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Phone: 424.248.0781


In Silver Lake…

La Luz de Jesus Gallery celebrates the art of Annie Murphy-Robinson with her latest exhibition, “Roles & Poses.”

Fri-May1-Laluz-AnnieMurphyAt first glance, Annie Murphy-Robinson’s drawings look like photographs of impossibly beautiful girls in a range of settings–from the miraculous to the mundane. No works of emulsion on photo paper, these are charcoal drawings of the artist’s own daughters. Prolonged viewing reveals the impeccable technique of the medium’s greatest living artist capturing an essence that would be unavailable to anyone not immediately related to them. Annie’s work exposes a familiarity that isn’t just a perfect rendering, but reveals the complex emotions of her subjects in a way that transcends the sterility of forced poses. Her chosen medium may be charcoal, but her product is real human empathy.

On view: May 1 – May 31

What: Opening reception
Where: La Luz de Jesus Gallery, 4633 Hollywood Blvd. LA 90027
When: 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Phone: 323-666-7667


The Pancakes and Booz Show takes place from 8pm-2am at Lot 613 (613 Imperial St., LA 90021)