Lots going on this weekend plus another big art show takes place in Santa Monica…at the Barker Hanger “Art Los1.18 LAArtShow Angeles Contemporary.”

The Los Angeles Art Show offers an eclectic mix of art. Some really fabulous work.

It runs through the 27th, 2013 at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

This years featured artists include: Ed Ruscha, Betsabee Romero, Andrea Juan, Dennis Hopper, Todd Carpenter, Marion Lane and many more.

I attend the show every year. It attracts people from all over the world. Showcasing contemporary, modern, historic and traditional fine art, the LA Art Show will feature several exciting special exhibits curated by leading galleries and arts organizations. Here are some highlights.

POW LAARTSHOW ADC Betsbee Romero cities-retocA special exhibit presented by ADC Contemporary Art & Building Bridges will showcase two of the world’s art stars, acclaimed Mexican artist Betsabee Romero (see image), and celebrated Argentine artist Andrea Juan.

Romero, one of the world’s top Latin-American artists, has shown extensively in both Europe and the Americas.
Be sure to pop by Axiom Contemporary Art….this local Santa Monica gallery is located at Booth 944.  See image

The LA Art Show will present an expansive high-profile exhibition highlighting more than thirty LA-based artists who incorporate elements of words and letters in their work.Curated by Jack Rutberg, “Letters from Los Angeles: Text in Southern California Art” puts a spotlight on this unique aspect of L.A. Art.

The special exhibition will feature a literal Who’s Who in Art, including: Lita Albuquerque, John Baldessari, Bill Barminski, Wallace Berman, Chris Burden, Hans Burkhardt, Huguette Caland, Doug Edge, Mark X Farina, Jud Fine, Eve Fowler, Gajin Fujita, Scott Grieger, Mark Steven Greenfield, Raul Guerrero, George Herms, Dennis Hopper, Ed Kienholz, Lynn Hanson, Charles LaBelle, Mark Licari, Michael C. McMillen, Jim Morphesis, Bruce Nauman, Stas Orlovski, David Allan Peters, Paulin Paris, Raymond Pettibon, Lari Pittman, Ken Price, Bruce Richards, Ed Ruscha, Richard Shelton, Alexis Smith, J. Michael Walker, Gordon Wagner, Tom Wudl and others.

While the century-old California Art Club is generally associated with pristine landscape paintings of the Golden State, the revered fine arts organization includes among its membership many of the nation’s foremost figurative painters.

In this special exhibition for the 2013 L.A. Art Show, the Club is spotlighting the works of prominent contemporary-traditional artists that focus on the human form.

As a nod to its founding artists, who inspired the first art movement to be defined as uniquely Californian. FeaturedPOW Jan23 LAARTShow6 artist include Cathey Cadieux, Warren Chang, Judy Davis, Ignat Ignatov, Tony Pro, Sergio Sanchez, Nancy Seamons-Crookston, Joseph Todorovitch, and Aaron Westerberg.

Additional exhibits include a collection of works by eight contemporary-traditional fine artists presented California Art Club.

LAUNCH LA will feature three emerging LA artists, oil painter and photographer Todd Carpenter, acrylic and abstract painter Marion Lane and draftsman Antonio Pelaya.

Additional Exhibitions by The LA Art Association & Let’s Educational Fund LA Art Association (LAAA) will curate two thrilling exhibits featuring select LA-based artists for both the Contemporary and Historical sections of the show. LAAA’s Historic exhibit will be a group show showcasing five artists.

The Contemporary section will feature artist Marilyn Lowey’s installation (See image, left). Translating Transitions #4 will feature a dynamic electric light and video combination that plays with narrative and abstraction, assaulting and disrupting visual perception by totally different but equally beautiful means.

Drawing on her extensive experience as a professional lighting designer, Lowey utilizes a range of devices, including computerized fixtures and handmade light bulbs, to dynamically cast or embody light.

Lets Educational Fund will showcase works by a number of artists whose works aligns with the non-profits mission to de-stigmatize mental illness.

POW LAArtShow Jennifer MaHarry Leader G2 GalleryThe G2 Gallery is pleased to announce its participation in the LA Art Show with a solo exhibition of photography by Jennifer MaHarry (see image above right).

This will be The G2 Gallery’s third consecutive year at LAAS, which will be held at the South Hall of the Los Angeles Convention Center.

Tickets for one day show ticket are just $20 ($15 if you order onlne); A four day pass is $40 ($35 online).

What: The LA Art Show
Where: Los Angeles Convention Center, South Hall 1201 Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA 90015
When: January 23-27, 2013 11am-7pm except for Sunday January 27 11-5pm
Phone: (213) 741-1151
Website: http://www.laartshow.com/