Ok kidHolidayivys….If you are not signed up for our weekly newsletter (you can sign up on the site btw…left side)…you may not know that this is our LAST post of the year….Mama needs a serious vacation and most of our staff will be heading home for the holidays…its vacation time at LA Art Party. We will be returning the first week of 2014….but not the usual Wednesday (which is the 1st)….on Friday the 3rd! We have  many new things planned…

BergamotStationlogo copyThe Pick of the Week is Bergamot Station’s Holiday Open House this Saturday from noon till 5 pm. Now it appears that more of the art parties will be taking place from 2-5 pm….so arrive a bit later than noon. The Holiday Open House will feature art events, book signings, artist panels, art parties, and live music from 12pm-5pm. Many galleries will be open for business while offering refreshments, treats. There will be different types of music this year and more art parties.

Enjoy entertainment featuring a steel drum band, clowns, a stilt walker, a circus strong man, etc., provided by City Garage Theatre (T-1). The theatre will also host a fundraiser and “Garage Sale” featuring props, costumes and more. http://www.citygarage.org/

lowres KellyReemtsen FallinfForYouPlus, it’s a down home Christmas with both Greg Cruz and myself. We are scheduled to play at 2 pm at Skidmore Contemporary Art’s book launch for artist Kelly Reemtsen. We will also stroll a bit and perform some blues holiday songs as well as country classics. 

So be sure to stop into Skidmore Contemporary Art for and meet Kelly Reemtsen for a book signing for her new book I’m Falling. “The book was conceived by myself and my friend Chris Fogg (Fogg Associates),” explains Reemtsen. A beautifully designed book, I’m Falling is a collection of paintings, pastels, prints, and sculptures created over the past few years.

verylowres Book KellyReemtsenThe book also offers an inside peek into Reemtsen’s artistic journey through a series of candid interviews conducted over a two year period by Chris Fogg. I’m Falling celebrates the strength of the female spirit as well as the letting go or falling one must do while on the road to success. The artist will be in attendance from 2-5pm. 

On view: through Dec 21st

What: Book Launch and reception 
Where: Skidmore Contemporary Art, Bergamot Station 2525 Michigan Ave., D-2 Santa Monica, 90404
When: 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm Tuesday through Saturday
Phone: 310-828-5070
Website: http://www.skidmorecontemporaryart.com

Shoshana Wayne Gallery is pleased to present the 6th solo show of new work by Rachel Lachowicz.

WU Sat 11.2 ShoshanaWayne RachelLachowicz Untitled Evolve 2013 eyeshadowSee image: Rachel Lachowicz, Untitled (Evolve), 2013, eyeshadow

This exhibition takes the artist’s explorations of femininity and gender and expands the dialogue to encompass ideas related to the current state of human evolution and notions of progress in contemporary society, often via the lens of science.

On view: Nov 2nd – Dec 21st

What: Opening reception
Where: Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Bergamot Station (B-1) 2525 Michigan Ave., Santa Monica, 90404
Phone: 310.453.7535
Website: http://shoshanawayne.com/

LoisWU Sat 11.16 LoisLambert Lambert Gallery and the Gallery of Functional Art (E-3) will offer hot cider and cookies along with live music with Turek and Friends at the as well as a trunk show featuring jewelry artist Joe Polthakorn. 

The current exhibition entitled “Machine Muse” is quite an imaginative show…i’ve seen it.

Artists include: Dave Quick, Jim Jenkins, Chris Eckert, David Brokaw, Kyle Chew, Brian Evans, Therese Lahaie, Karl Lautman, and Mark Upson.

On view: Nov 16th – Jan 5th

What: Opening reception
Snowman imagese: Lois Lambert Gallery, Bergamot Station, E-3, 2525 Michigan Ave. Santa Monica, CA 90404
Website: http://www.loislambertgallery.com

This is your final chance to catch this incredible exhibit…

William TuSat 11.2 WilliamTurnerrner Gallery holds an opening reception for “Skin/Deep: Materiality, Sensuality and Paint.” 

The exhibition features six innovative artists who continue to push and redefine the potential of paint.

Artists include: Casper Brindle, Jordan Eagles, Jimi Gleason, Ed Moses, Andy Moses and Jennifer Wolf.

On View: Nov 2nd – Dec 14th

What: Opening reception
Where: William Turner Gallery @ Bergamot Station, 2525 Michigan Ave, E1, Santa Monica CA 90404
Phone: 310 453 0909
Website: http://www.williamturnergallery.com/

Artist and TAG Gallery member Lorraine Bubar helped to plan the holiday event. “Giving art is a wonderful holiday gift because it reflects that the gift giver chose something carefully,” says Bubar. TAG Gallery (D-3) offers an art talk with Artists Shelley Lazarus, Ernie Marjoram, and Jane Peterson from 3pm to 4pm. http://www.taggallery.net/

Plus Icon Ltd will be feature work by renowned artists Ed Ruscha, Andy Warhol, Pablo Picasso, Jean Michel Basquiat, Robert Longo, Gerhard Richter, Yoshitomo Nara, Keith Haring, Raymond Pettibon and others. (G-4) http://www.ikonltd.com

LSat 11.2 LoraSchelssingerMarkStockora Schlesinger Gallery announces the opening of Mark Stock’s “HOLLYWOOD: UNCOVERED.”

This marks the artist’s first solo-exhibition with the gallery and his return to Los Angeles.

“HOLLYWOOD: UNCOVERED” features new paintings create a world of intrigue revolving around the infamous Los Angeles landmark.

On view: Nov 2nd – Dec 31st, 2013

What: Opening reception
e: Lora Schlesinger Gallery, 2525 Michigan Ave. (T3) Santa Monica, CA 90404
Phone: 310-828-1133
Website: http://www.loraschlesinger.com/

EarthWe (D-5) will host a Holiday Art Projects event sponsored by Lakeshore Learning from 12 – 4pm. Art materials will be supplied for children. http://www.lakeshorelearning.com/ dnj Gallery (J1) offers some gift options with its Holiday miniature photograph series. http://www.dnjgallery.net/

ROSEGALLERY will be open showing the exhibition “Outside In” featuring the work of Abelardo Morell. “Art makes a great holiday gift because it is thoughtful and unique, just like the person you are shopping for,” says Kelsey Shell, an associate at ROSEGALLERY. Stop in for a visit.

SWU-11.23 ROSEGALLERY AbelardoMorellee image: Abelardo Morell, Camera Obscura: 5.04 AM Sunrise Over the Atlantic Ocean, Rockport, Massachusetts,  June 17th, 2009

On view: November 23rd – January 18th, 2014

What: Opening reception
Where: Rose Gallery (G-5), Bergamot Station 2525 Michigan Ave., SM 90404
Phone: 310.264.8440
Website: http://www.rosegallery.net

Ruth Bachofner Gallery presents “Second Nature,” an exhibition of new work introducing New York-based artist Laura Fayer (See image) to Los Angeles.

Laura Fayer’s mixed media paintings, which occupy a space between landscape and abstraction, are inspired by observations of nature as well as the built environment.

Also openWU Sat 11.30 RuthBachofner LauraFayering tonight is a group show of small works, representing a range of approaches and practices by over 50 artists. Artists include: Lillian Abel, Kim Abeles, Sarah Arnold, Douglas Bloom, Gary Edward Blum, Michael Brangoccio,  Nolina Burge, Jennifer Faist, Laura Fayer, Corina Gamma, Gina Han, Kerry Kugelman, Trang Lê, Sarah Lowing, Nancy Macko, Pat Mahony, Constance Mallinson, Kaoru Mansour, Yvette Molina, Katrin Moller, Peter Nagy, Udo Noger, David Allan Peters, Ann Thornycroft, Sharon Weiner, and many more.

On view: thru Jan 11th

What: Opening reception
Where: Ruth Bachofner Gallery, Bergamot Station, (G-2) 2525 Michigan Avenue, Santa Monica, 90404
Phone: (310) 829-3300
Website: www.ruthbachofnergallery.com

Duncan Miller Gallery exhibits Selected photographs from the archives of YourDailyPhotograph.com

AlsoSat 11.16 RobertBerman NortonWisdom this is a wonderful show….

ROBERT BERMAN GALLERY is pleased to present IT’S ABOUT FU*KING TIME, a survey of works by Los Angeles artist Norton Wisdom, curated by artist Llyn Foulkes.

The exhibition will serve as a survey of works by Wisdom from the 1960’s to his present day works. IT’S ABOUT FU*KING TIME stands as a depth, vocabulary and feeling of the Artist’s exploration of the essential fundamental and magic of space and volume on a picture plane.

On view: through Dec 21st

What: Opening reception
Where: THE ROBERT BERMAN GALLERY, Bergamot Station, (B-7) 2525 Michigan Ave., Santa Monica, 90404
Phone: 310.586.9128
Website: http://www.robertbermangallery.com

Bergamot Station is located at 2525 Michigan Ave. in Santa Monica, with parking available onsite.  http://bergamotstation.com/