Our Pick of the Week….is the Beverly Hills artSHOW’s Spring edition taking place this Saturday and Sunday (May 16th and May 17th), from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. It’s a beautiful event…stop in and support local artists.
The event will feature 240 local, regional and national artists, in the fine art categories of Painting, Sculpture, Drawing, Printmaking, Mixed Media and Photography, along with the fine craft categories of Ceramics, Glass and Jewelry. The booths fan out along four leafy blocks of Beverly Gardens in the center of Beverly Hills, between the business triangle and the northern residential area.
For the upcoming show, the panel of jurors included Fabrik Magazine publisher Chris Davies, artist Martin Durazo, artist Gegam Khacherian, printmaker Poli Marichal, professor Robert Miller, art critic Shana Nys Dambrot, and jewelry expert Rone Prinz.
“The show continually strives to welcome new artists, so be prepared for a few aesthetic surprises, and the chance to chat with artists who live down the street and artists who drive and fly in from points afar, including the other side of the country,” says Brad Meyerowitz, who manages special events, including the artSHOW, for the City’s Community Services Department.
Contemporary artist, Sona Mirzaei will be participating in this year’s event. This will be her second time. “I am excited and honored to participate in the Beverly Hills Art Show again. It’s always a real joy to meet so many new faces, building relationships, meeting other artists, clients, and have the distinguished pleasure of exhibiting in Beverly Hills! Last year was a great opportunity to continue in expanding my brand, it was well received and a success at the art show. Looking forward to 2015 and all the endless possibilities that can occur. Namaste!”
See a video featuring Sona Mirzaei at the April Beverlly Hills artSHOW shot by Steve DePena (LA Art Party’s video partner). CLICK HERE to view video. For more info about Sona, vist her website at http://www.sonamirzaei.com/
Still Life and Object Painters will be highlighted this spring. The genre has always attracted strong painters to the event, including Brian Blackham, Raymond Logan, and Bradford Salamon, each a master of composition and oil painting technique. Fellow object painter David Palmer’s Pop Art objects and Eul Hurley’s complex, modern still lifes will also be back. Traditional still life artists will include Alice Hernandez-Goana and Catherine Dzialo-Haller.
See image: David Palmer, “Cupcake No. 1,” 2014, acrylic on wood, 12 x 12″
The accomplished still life and landscape artist Carol Steinberg will be demonstrating her technique on the “Rodeo Block” of the art show. Michael Harnish, another contemporary representational painter, who received the Best of Show Award in the fall of 2014, will bring a variety of work: still lifes, abstracted florals, and figurative paintings. Another feature, Animazya, will show off the increasing number of savvy, skillful artists who render those adorable creatures in various media.
As always, in addition to art, a wine garden, food trucks, a beer garden, live entertainment, and family activities will also be offered. All show artists will be on site to talk with visitors about their work. All art is for sale, and patrons come from Southern California and beyond to shop, collect and savor this art-filled weekend. Category awards and major show awards, including the Mayor’s Purchase Award, the Best of Show and Most Original Work will be announced in a Sunday afternoon ceremony, at the show’s center, in front of the Lily Pond.
The 2015 artSHOW’s sponsor and media partners include: David Frank Design luxury swings, the LA Weekly, the Los Angeles Art Association, Fabrik Magazine, LA Art Party, Yelp, Whole Foods Market, Paley Center for Media, and the Beverly Hills Conference and Visitor’s Bureau. Food and Beverage support come from Premiere Events and Beck’s Beer. The show’s charitable partner is Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, and its sister organization, Healing Art with Kids.
All artSHOW activities occur at the historic Beverly Gardens and admission to both days is free. Beverly Gardens is located along Santa Monica Blvd., from Rodeo Drive to Rexford Drive. Convenient, inexpensive parking is available directly across from the show grounds.
What: Beverly Hills artSHOW
Where: Beverly Gardens (Santa Monica Blvd., from Rodeo Drive to Rexford Drive)
When: Sat, May 16th, Sun May 17th – 10 am – 6 pm
Phone: (310) 285-6830