Start your art party hop at the Old Pasadena Art Walk from noon to 9:00pm

Flower Pepper Gallery is having an opening reception for an art show curated by Sara Barnes.  Artists include: Anna Valdez, Betsy Walton, Kim Sielbeck, Maggie Chiang, Sarah Burwash, Sarah Jacoby, Sarah K. Benning, Sarajo Frieden.

Daniel Rolnik Gallery hosts an all day reception at its new location featuring JT Steiny’s “Sat-Aug13-2016-DanielRolnik-JTSetinyOH MY.” Proceeds from art show will benefit the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence.

See image by JT Steiny.

Here is a list of other venues hosting event (check FB Event Page)
Audio Element is having a classic rock & roll photo show by Kevin C. Goff and spinning vinyl records from their shop.
Gold Bug is releasing new products and keeping later hours. They also have some works by Mark Ryden only available at their shop.
Hömage is releasing new products and keeping later hours – they’ve got cool ceramic air plant sculptures, enamel pins and more.
Home Brewed Bar is crafting a signature art walk mocktail along with their cold brew drinks.
The PMCA has a catalogue signing, art spotlight talk, and Family Day.

PARKING: Metered Street Parking; parking Lot at the intersection of Holly & Arroyo Parkway; FREE PARKING (if you don’t mind a 10 minute walk) is available North of the freeway at Marengo Ave & Villa Street.

For more info, visit the FB Event Page

What: Pasadena Art Walk
Where: Flower Pepper Gallery, Daniel Rolnik Gallery, 121. E Union St, Pasadena, CA 91103
When: 12pm – 10pm – August 13, 2016


In Torrance…

APC Fine Arts & Graphics Gallery presents a group show titled “Concept/Content,” curated by Ron Libbrecht.

Duncan Tooley’s love of physics, transformation, vivid colors, and Nature inspire his Fractal paintings.

The history of painting uses image to represent ideas. The McCaws’ and Libbrecht use the oil paint and the image as the idea to make the painting.

John McCaw – My work contains elements of life, bits and pieces that reveal the anatomy of our existence.
Danny McCaw – My works operate in the areas between figuration and abstraction, history and imagination, past and present.
Dan McCaw – Painting is an intimate conversation. The canvas is like the pages of a diary and at times the artist is willing to share this intimate conversation.

Ron Hust, Ron Libbrecht & Ron Squared (Hust/Libbrecht)
The painting process of both Hust and Libbrecht explores acrylic paint from transparency to opacity.

On view: July 30 – September 16, 2016

What: Opening reception
Where: APC Fine Arts & Graphics Gallery, 1621 Cabrillo Ave., Torrance, 90501
When: 4:00pm – 7:00pm – Saturday August 13, 2016
Phone: 310-328-0366


In the Elysian Valley….

TSat-Aug13-2016-Frogtownlogohe Frogtown Art Walk takes place today at 4pm. I love this art walk – it was out Pick of the Week, several years back. Frogtown is a hidden gem, a thriving artistic community. 

Frogtown Artwalk is a yearly free tour of the studios of the artists and artisans of Elysian Valley (Frogtown). Run by the Elysian Valley Arts Collective.

The 2016 Frogtown Artwalk is brought to you by the Elysian ValleySat-Aug13-2016-FrogtownArtwalk-Mary-AustinKlein-StadiumWayPalms Arts Collective (EVAC), and is co-sponsored by LA City Council District 13 and Councilmember Mitch O’Farrell.

See image: Stadium Way Exit Palms, oil on Drualar mounted on board, 10” x 8” by Mary-Austin Klein who will be particiating in the art walk.

“I paint landscapes throughout the Southwest, both natural and man-made, that hint of the latent history of geologic features or residual effects of past human actions. Wherever I am, I record my environment, be it Los Angeles or a plane sitting on the tarmac of an international airport. Many of my paintings are of the Mojave Desert, where the pull of the open road ringed by distant mountain ranges satisfies the nostalgia of past road trips. By wandering, exploring, and camping my way through remote places, I find the landscapes that propel me to paint.”

Be sure to check the website for a full listing of participating artists.

What: Frogtown Artwalk
Where: Along Blake Avenue in Elysian Valley 4-11 pm
When: 4:00pm – 10:00pm – August 13, 2016


In Venice…

Beyond Baroque celebrates the rt of Diane Silver.

Sat-Aug13-2016-BeyondBarouque-D.Silver“Torrent Stream,” an installation by Diane Silver, uses our binary world to explore our strained relationship with water, highlighting the extreme disparity between our apparent societal advancement and the planet that houses it. This disparity becomes more apparent in Los Angeles, where the river that flows through the city is a stream (at best) and ill-­equipped to provide water for a large metropolis.

In the late 1800s and early 1900s, William D. Mulholland reengineered the river to bring water from the Owens River Valley, and Abbott Kinney moved huge quantities of dirt to bring water into the canal system in Venice. The installation creates an aqueous landscape, at some moments crystal clear, and at others muddied, refracted, and yet completely dependent on man­made materials.

rsvp on the FB Event Page.

What: Opening reception
Where: Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90291
When: 4:00pm – 7:00pm – August 13, 2016


In Santa Monica…

bG Gallery presents the first US solo exhibit for artist Martin Krammer. Through his work as a furniture designer, Krammer has developed a deep knowledge of woodwork carving that has permitted him to create a unique combination of watercolor portraiture on wood, often exploring philosophical and social issues.
The exhibit received its name from a common Viennese tree that the artist uses in his artworks. He contemplates the medium as a symbol of time by mixing the structure of the growth rings to the portrait. Krammer considers taking portraits as not only a way to freeze time, but also as a way to freeze somebody in a pose that he or she may not have chosen for his or herself.

On view: August 13 – August 25, 2016

What: Opening reception
Where: bG Gallery at Bergamot Station 2525, Michigan Avenue, Space G8A, Santa Monica, CA 90404
When: 5:00pm – 8:00pm – August 13, 2016
Phone: 310-906-4211


TAG Gallery hosts its annual California Open Juried Exhibition from 5-8pm. TAG Gallery, Bergamot Station, 2525 Michigan Avenue D3, SM 90404;


Gallery Luisotti presents its summer group exhibition, In the Cut, curated by Michael Peña.

Sat-Aug13-2016-GalleryLuisottiThe exhibition includes photographs by Cindy Bernard, Sam Contis, Whitney Hubbs, Chelsea Mosher, and Lisa Ohlweiler. Many of these works have never been on public view or are making an appearance in Southern California for the first time. 

The exhibition addresses the genre of landscape and questions its boundaries. It asks whether living bodies, human and otherwise, can have terrains of their own that echo or inform other views of primarily geological formations.

On view: July 30 – September 24, 2016

What: Opening reception
Where: Gallery Luisotti (A-2), 2525 Michigan Ave. Santa Monica, CA 90404
When: 6:00pm – 8:00pm – August 13, 2016


In Venice…

High and Dry is the first of a series of art exhibitions at Fab-gallery in Santa Monica curated by Delia Cabral, after she has been based on the east side of LA for 5 years. Artists include: Osceola Refetoff, Sabine Gebser, and Tori White.

Sat-Aug13-2016-FabStudioHigh and Dry is a summer exhibition that explores horizons in the visual arts, showcasing the works of two photographers, Osceola Refetoff and Sabine Gebser, and one painter, Tori White. Exploring the horizon in unexpected ways, either from up high, or wide open, to dry, saturated and stunning. Osceola features his Arm chair in the sky series that shows our familiar world from an unfamiliar vantage. Sabine creates rich images with kaleidoscopic horizons, presenting her pieces in an unusual round format. Tori captures a wide open feel in her small format paintings.  All in all, these three artist bring a fresh perspective to Perspective.” – Delia Cabral, Santa Monica

On view: August 13 – September 2, 2016

What: Opening reception
Where: FAB Gallery, 2001 main street, Santa monica ca 90405 (behind dog town coffee at main and bay)
When: 6:00pm – 9:00pm – August 13, 2016

Phone: (424) 744-8156


In West LA…

haphaSat-Aug13-2016-Haphazardzard is pleased to announce “THE CHANGING ROOM” – A debut launch of the collective RETURN TO SENDER featuring paintings by Kristopher Raos and OG23.

RETURN TO SENDER is a sartorial collective based in Los Angeles and founded by Kristopher and Katherine in 2014. With their deep preoccupations in contemporary art, design, and fashion, the team looks inquisitively at “beauty” on their own terms.

On view: August 13 – September 17, 2016

What: Opening reception
Where: Haphazard, 1543 Sawtelle Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90025
When: 6:00pm – 9:00pm – August 13, 2016
Phone: 213.610.4110


In the Pico Robertson area….Join The Institute of Cultural Inquiry for the finissage to Christel Dillbohner’s residency as part of the With Everything But the Monkey Head project. Reception: 6-8pm; The Institute of Cultural Inquiry, 1512 S. Robertson Blvd., LA 90035;


ISat-Aug13-2016-Whole9-ANIMALSn downtown Culver City…

Join the Whole 9 Gallery in celebrating the animals of this world as seen through the eyes of three very different artists: Chris Galligan, John Baran, Julie Arnoff

We have more to learn from animals, than animals have to learn from us.
–Anthony Douglas Williams

The event will also feature:
Music by DJ Gimel Hooper
Live Painting by Julie Arnoff
Wine and Nibbles

Valet on Main Street, plus low cost parking at lots at Culver & Venice and Culver & Cardiff.

Proceeds help fund The Peace Project’s life-changing and peace-making work.

What: Opening reception 

Where: The Whole 9 Gallery, 3830 Main Street, Culver City, CA 90232

When: 6:00pm – 9:30pm

Phone: 310-836-4600



Head East to La Cienega Boulevard…Bruce Lurie Gallery features artists Alex Sher and Harvey Zipkin from 6-9pm. Bruce Lurie Gallery, 8040 W 3rd St., Culver City 90034;


CSat-Aug13-2016-CherryandMartin-LewThomasherry and Martin is proud to present “Photography and Language,” an exhibition featuring Lew THOMAS, Donna-Lee PHILLIPS, Peter D’AGOSTINO and Hal FISCHER. These four artists are each associated with the Photography and Language scene of 1970s San Francisco. All four artists published their work in titles produced by NFS Press, the publishing house established by Thomas and Phillips in 1976.

See image: Lew Thomas, Hollywood Castration, 1986, printed 2016, Ektacolor print, neon, Print size: 18.75 x 22.75 in, 47.625 x 57.785 cm, Overall Dimensions Variable.

The “Photography and Language” scene

While it cannot be considered a movement, “Photography and Language” certainly can be described as representing one of the most fascinating, yet overlooked, critical moments in West Coast conceptual art history. Vital and startling works produced by Thomas, Phillips, d’Agostino and Fischer are as fresh today as they were when they were made almost 40 years ago. Works by these four artists ask questions about individual subjectivity and its relation to the workings of mass media; at the same time, they interrogate the definition of the art object itself, how these objects work, and how they are constructed.

On view: August 13 – October 29, 2016

What: Opening reception
Where: Cherry and Martin, 2712 S. La Cienega Blvd., Culver City, 90034
When: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm – August 13, 2016


Head North (up La Cienega)…

Gallery 825 hosts an opening reception for a Sat-Aug13-2016-Gallery825-KadirLopezspecial solo exhibition. The evening will feature a solo show by Cuban Artist Kadir Lopez, named as one of the Top Ten Artists to watch for by the Huffington Post.

See image by Kadir Lopez

Kadir has exhibited in over 90 shows and participated in many of the world’s most prominent Art Fairs. Kadir is flying in from Havana and will be present all evening!

Admission: Free

On view: August 13 – August 26, 2016

What: Opening reception
Where: Gallery 825, 825 N. La Cienega Blvd., LA 9006
When: 6:00pm to 9:00pm – Saturday, August 13, 2016
Phone: 310.652.8272


In Hollywood…LAST Projects Gallery debuts new paintings from Rachid Bouhamidi and Josef Kristofolletti; Reception: 7-11pm; LAST Projects, 6546 Hollywood Blvd #215 90028;

Continue East…Mr Musichead Gallery hosts a VIP opening (*admission charge) for “Baron Wolman: The Woodstock Years” from 7-10pm. Admission $20; Mr Musichead Gallery, 7420 W Sunset Blvd (one block west of Guitar Center), LA 90046;


In Glendale…

Brand Library & Art Center celebrates a group show titled “NAKED UNDERNEATH.”
Artists Cathy Akers, Time Doyle, Colleen Kelly, Alison Kuo, Jane Szabo and Carrie Yury encourage new dialogue about the shared human struggle with identity through widely varing works of art. Revelations from self-examination, studies in social anthropology, astute observations about prejudice and outright rebellion against established morals; each artist emboldens the viewer to scratch below the surface to reveal a web of human complexity.

On View: August 13 – September 16, 2016

What: Opening reception
Where: Brand Library & Art Center, 1601 W Mountain St, Glendale, 91201
When: 6:00pm – 9:00pm – August 13, 2016
Website: Direct Event link – Glendale


ASHES/ASHES showcases Yale University’s MFA Photography 2016 Graduates. in a group exhibition titled “Reviver.” Reception: 7-9pm; ASHES/ASHES, 2404 Wilshire Blvd., 1A, 90057;


Social Study (a retail store) in Highland Park participates in the 2nd Saturday, NELA art walk. Sat-Aug13-2016-SocialStudy-KarenFrimkessWolff-DoriAtlantis

Artists Dori Atlantis and Karen Frimkess Wolff have collaborted to create the second piece in an installation series, Community Conversations. The installation is titled “Pastoral Memory,” will remain on view for the next two months.

Here’s some info from the artists:
“In Pastoral Memory we are looking at elements of nature transformed by urban memory and discourse. We seek a sense of partnership with the Earth.  As artists, we are concerned with the traditional issues of form, color, line and texture.  As observers of the land, sky and water, we are intrigued and surprised by evidence of their many faces and changes. We combine the languages of art and nature to reflect the transient and fragile qualities of life and landscape forms.” – Dori Atlantis and Karen Frimkess Wolff

On view: August 13 – October 13, 2016

What: Opening reception 
Where: SOCIAL STUDY, 5028 1/2 York Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90042
When: 7:00pm – 10:00pm – August 13, 2016
Phone: (213) 700-1811


Palos Verdes Art Center, in partnership with DANIELLE and Paul Smith Los Angeles, is pleased to announce CHROMIUM US 101, new paintings and sculptures by New York-based artist Ivan Wong. Reception 6-9pm; Palos Verdes Art Center, 5504 West Crestridge Road, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275;


In Lancaster…

Thinkspace x Lancaster Museum of Art and History present: ‘The New Vanguard.’ 

Sat-Aug13-2016-MOAH-NewVanguard-powowMurals and installations inside the museum from: Alex Yanes, Bumblebeelovesyou, Meggs, Yoskay Yamamoto;

In the ‘Vault Gallery’: ‘Once An Astronaut’ from Scott Listfield.

‘The New Vanguard’ in the ‘South Gallery’ – curated by Thinkspace.  Artists include: Aaron Li-Hill, Adam Caldwell, Alex Garant, C215, Carl Cashman, Casey Weldon, Chie Yoshii, Cinta Vidal, Craig, Icy and Sot, Jacub Gagnon, Jaime Molina, James Bullough, James Reka, Jana & JS, Daniel Phillips, Josie Morway, Juan Travieso, Kyle Stewart, Whatson, Mary Iverson, Matt Linares, Matthew Grabelsky, Meggs, Mike Egan, Nosego, Pam Glew, Ricky Lee Gordon, Scott Radke, Sean Norvet, plus tons more. See website for full list.

Taking place in tandem with ‘POW! WOW! Antelope Valley’ featuring: Amandalynn, Andrew Schoultz, Bumblebeelovesyou, David Flores, Julius Eastman, Kris Holladay, Mando Marie, Mark Dean Veca, Meggs, Michael Jones, and Yoskay Yamamoto.

What: Artist reception

Where: Lancaster Museum of Art & History (MOAH), 665 West Lancaster Blvd., Lancaster, CA 93534

When: 4:00pm – 6:00pm
 – August 13, 2016