lowres-12.15-SkdmoreContemporary KellyReemtsenPick of the Week is the Holiday Open House at Bergamot Station. I just wrote an article about it in last week’s Santa Monica Mirror.

The Holiday Open House will features fun art parties,  art and book sales, artist panels, live music, and receptions from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Many of the galleries are having events. Libations, refreshments and tasty bites will be served.

Skidmore Contemporary Art will be having a fabulous artist and holiday reception for a group show entitled, “Candy.”

Curated by Lia Skidmore, the exhibition features increlowres-Dec15 Daryl Gortner Intoxicating High Resdible art…by one of my personal favorites, artist Kelly Reemtsen (see image, right).  Also featured…works by Daryl Gortner (see image left), Tracey Sylvester Harris, Dave Lefner, Lori Larusso, Kelly Reemtsen, and Robert Townsend.

The reception will take place from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Skidmore Gallery (D-2) http://skidmorecontemporaryart.com/

Also taking place is an artist talk at TAG Gallery featuring Lorraine Bubar and Peter Kempson and Stephanie Visser (see image, right). Visser’s newest show “The Inception Series” opened at TAG Gallery at Bergamot Station.

For lowres-StephanieVisser nception frontthe past five years, Visser has been a member of TAG Gallery. Consistently creating, Stephanie has had a show every year since joining.

The show runs through December 22nd. The artist panel begins at 3:00 pm at TAG Gallery (D-3). http://www.taggallery.net/ http://www.stephanievisser.com

Lois Lambert Gallery (E-3) offers live music and a trunk show featuring designer Susan Landau. http://www.loislambertgallery.com/

Also at Gracie….you can take a Holiday Leather Stuff Workshop @ GRACIE  at 2 pm & 3 pm.

Learn basic leather craft techniques with artist Justin Dienes, founder of Old North Wind, and use your imagination to make a splendid gift for yourself or a loved one. Participants will craft wristbands, bracelets, key chains, and other fun, functional items. All tools and supplies will be provided.

You SAT Berg Bachofnermust RSVP…Space is limited.  Admission: $8, Free for SMMoA Members; Be sure to see their website for more info.

Ruth Bachofner offers an exhibition of new work by Seiko Tachibana with an opening reception tonight.

Seiko Tachibana creates works on paper that align abstraction and biological forms. See image left.

On view: December 1st – January 5th

Pop iSat Dec1 Berman HALE LEAD SMnto Rose Gallery (G-5) http://www.rosegallery.net/

The Robert Berman Gallery (B-7) presents “The Smoking Gun,” a solo exhibition by artist Christine Hale (see image) and “In LIght” featuring Circa Crowell!

On view: December 1st – December 22nd

Craig Krull Gallery (B-3) holds an opening reception for Tim Bradley newest exhibition entilted “California Dwellingis.”

ThisDec1 TimBradley CraigKrullGallery is Bradley’s first exhibition with Craig Krull Gallery, and will consist of a selection of 32 x 38″ archival pigment prints.

See image, Tim Bradley, Untitled (Tailfin and Hill), c. 1980 , archival pigment print, h: 30 x w: 40 in  © Courtesy of the Artist and Craig Krull Gallery

Concurrently, the gallery will present an exhibition of photographs by Mark Swope entitled, Foliage. http://www.craigkrullgallery.com/

What: Bergamot Station Holiday Open House
Where: Bergamot Station  2525 Michigan Ave., D-2 Santa Monica, 90404
When: 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Website: http://bergamotstation.com/