christmastree1Lots going on today…Holiday events and art events too. Be away several of them are daytime events.

In Pasadena….

The 2014 “Paseo Arts & Holly Fest” will take place at The Paseo Colorado today and tomorrow.

This event takes place today and tomorrow. Hours: 10-5 on Saturday and 11-5 on Sunday.

ThSat-Dec12-PaseoColoratdo-Postcard Fronte “Paseo Arts & Holly Fest” is Pasadena’s Premier Holiday Shopping Event on the famous “Rose Parade Route” on Colorado Blvd.

Saturday, Dec. 13 & Sunday Dec. 14, Admission is Free!

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for more information and feel free to call or Festival Hotline at (909) 941-7100.

What: Paseo Arts & Holly Fest
Where: Paseo Colorado, 280 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, 91101
When: 10:00 am- 5:00 pm

In the Miracle Mile area…

Another early event takes place…

MKG // KP Projects presents Dec12-MKGalleryPNF SHOW PHOTO“Praeteritum Nunc Futurum.” This group show features glimpses of past, present and future work.

It’s a great time to stop into this all day event and pick up some original art for the holidays.

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On view: December 13th – January 10th, 2015

What: Artist reception
Where: Merry Karnowsky Gallery, 170 S. La Brea Ave. (In the Art 170 Building), LA 90036
When: 12:00 pm – 12:00 am

At Bergamot Station…

Enjoy an all day celebration at Bergamot Station Arts Center from 1-5 pm. See our Upcoming Events Page for a full hour by hour break down of activities.

30Dec12-2014-BERGAMOT-30OpenDoors Front-2014 Open Doors, a one-day-only holiday event, is an opportunity to shop for unique artworks and gifts for everyone on your list.

This annual celebration is an enlightened and stress-free shopping experience complete with art exhibitions, wreath-making workshops, artist talks, live music, food, and spirits. Bergamot Café will be offering festive holiday treats and drinks. Admission is free.

Shop local this holiday season by visiting the fine art galleries and cultural institutions of Bergamot Station Arts Center, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year.

Bergamot is alive and thriving as it prepares for the arrival of the Metro Expo rail line in 2016! 2–4 pm: Provocative Art Ornament Workshop Santa Monica Museum of Art, G1 Create holiday ornaments inspired by infamous and provocative works of art.

Many of the galleries will participate in the event and will offer holiday treats, cider and more. See the Upcoming Events Page for a FULL hour by hour schedule taking place at Bergamot Station from 2-5….but be aware there is an art talk at Peter Fetterman at 1 pm, as well as other later events in the evening at Craig Krull and bG Gallery.

30DoorsBerg-Holiday-LoriLarusso-SkidmoreContempDon’t forget to stop into Skidmore Contemporary Art (D-4) for it’s holiday exhibition. “Gallery Artists” celebrates the talented gallery artists and will run through December 31st.

See image: by Lori Larusso

Artists include: Tracey Sylvester Harris, Lori Larusso, Daryl Gortner, Eric Nash, Clay Vorhes, Brighton Smith, Ralph Massey, Nina Jun, Jeff Settle, Bradley Hankey, Dave Lefner, and Cheryl Kelley.

At TAG Gallery, enjoy an artist talk Lorraine Bubar, Anne Ramis, Katherine Rohrbacher in conjunction with its current exhibition.

Landscapes: Fact and Fiction, Anne Ramis:
Creating in the spirit of artist Robert Rauschenberg’s combination techniques, artist Anne Ramis applies her own combinative artistry to her latest body of work. Working within several different types of media, incorporating drawing, painting and collage elements, Ramis’ ethereal landscapes present a dual sense of foreboding and wonder.

MoSat-Nov29-TAG-Bubar Lorraine Walking-in-Wateruntain Lore, Lorraine Bubar:
Lorraine Bubar’s current exhibition was inspired by her Artist-¬in-¬Residency spent in Denali National Park in Alaska where she immersed herself in the diversity of life thriving in that vast wilderness.

See image: Lorraine Bubar, Walking in Water pm Papercut 2 9×20 2014

Rohrbacher’s large format paintings offer a confrontational view of surface beauty. Charcoal and oil self-¬portraits offer a glimpse of the psychological impact of surgery in a series titled “Nose Job,” as Rohrbacher presents her own likeness as the face of change.

The exhibit runs through December 27, 2014.

Artist Talk: Begins at 3pm

What: Opening reception 
Where: Skidmore Contemporary Art, Bergamot Station 2525 Michigan Ave., D-2 Santa Monica, 90404
When: 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Phone: 310-828-5070

Craig Krull Gallery presents “Danae Falliers: library.”
When Danae Falliers explored the Sat-Dec13-CraigKrull-DanMcClearyextraordinary, Rem Koolhaas-designed, Seattle Public Library, she photographed the building and its endless stacks and shelves of neatly organized books.

Due to the relatively low lighting conditions, all of the text along the book spines softly disappeared, and Falliers recognized that her library photographs had edged closer to pure abstraction. She decided to pursue the potential of this discovery by digitally enhancing and manipulating a group of new library images, blurring the book edges and re-assembling assorted rows of books of various colors and thicknesses.

On view: November 29th – January 17th, 2015

What: Opening reception
Where: Craig Krull Gallery
Bergamot Station, 2525 Michigan Ave. Building B-3, Santa Monica, 90404
When: 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

One more at Bergamot….

Sat-Dec13-bGGallery-Microtel-30x45-624x415bG Gallery presents “CUSTOM,” an exhibit of artists who create works inspired by patron requests. The exhibit will span the full spectrum of client focused work, from more traditional portraits,  to innovative customization concepts, to large scale public installation.

Artists include: Airom, Douglas Alvarez, Ted Gall, Warren G. Long, Bob and Marjorie Moskowitz, Organa Meets, Daniel Rolnik, Gay Summer Rick, Mike Saijo, Ryan Schude, Suzanne Unrein, Philip Vaughan, and Margaret Von Bisen.

On view: December 13th – December 27th

What: Closing reception
Where: bG Gallery, 2525 Michigan Avenue, # G8A, Santa Monica, CA 90404
When:  5:00 pm 7:30 pm
Phone: (310) 906 4211

Also in Santa Monica…

MAS ATTACK 7 (Mutual Appreciation Society) takSat-Dec13-SMAS-MAS7es place at Santa Monica Art Studios.

Featuring one work of art from over two hundred artists from the L.A. area, the event takes place for one night only.

This is not your average L.A. art world opening. “MAS Attack is a new model of exhibition,” said Max Presneill, an artist and curator who co-founded Artra Curatorial, which is organizing the event.

“It’s about artists getting to know other artists, curators and gallerists getting to see new faces and works, and the public understanding what an incredibly diverse and talented artist community surrounds them in the Southland.”

What: Art Party
Where: Santa Monca Art Studios, 3026 Airport Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90405
When: 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Screen shot 2014-12-11 at 1.45.32 AMIn Marina Del Rey…Let’s now forget about the Marina Del Rey’s Annual Boat Parade.

The theme for this year is Happy Birthday Marina Del Rey…Fireworks start at 5:55 and the parade runs from 6-8pm.

In Beverly Hills…

Timothy Yarger Gallery presents “Mads Christensen: In Light Of.” Mads Christensen’s dynamic light-based works explore how we as viewers respond to illumination and color through the neuroreceptors of the human visual analog system.

See image: EccentricSat-Dec12-2014-TimothyYarger-EccentricRedandEccentricOrange-20x20-2007 Red & Eccentric Orange, 20 x 20, 2007

Following in the footsteps of groundbreaking artists exploring this medium like James Turrell, Doug Wheeler, Dan Flavin, Ivan Navarro and Olafer Eliasson, Christensen is interested in the manner by which our brain translates the information gathered by the receptors in the human eye into specific colors, and consequently the emotional experience.


What: Opening reception
Where: Timothy Yarger Gallery, 354 N. Bedford Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90210
When: 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Phone: 310-278-4400

Head towards Beverly Hills…M+B (612 N. Almont Dr., LA 90069), holds a reception from 6-8pm.  In West Hollywood Leica Gallery hosts an opening for a group show from 6-8pm (looks incredible btw) YOU MUST RSVP info@leicagalleryla.com  Nearby….Regen Projects (6750 Santa Monica Blvd., LA 90038) throws an art party from 6-8pm.

In the Miracle Mile area…At Gallery 825, Los Angeles Art Association hosts an art party tonight for its 2014 Open Show, LAAA’s signature survey exhibition of the very best in emerging artists. Each piece was selected by curator Susan Cross of MASS MoCA.

Dec13-2014-LAAA-LHeureux Carriage BlueArtist J.J. L’Heureux will be showing two photographs in the exhibition, Pink Carriage & Blue Carriage. The images were shot in Uelen Village, where the Bering Sea meets the Chukchi Sea, the Kamchatka Region, the easternmost settlement in Russia and the closest Russian settlement to the United States. L’Heureux lives an interesting life…at this moment she is on expedition in the Falkland Islands.

Be sure to pop by and enjoy this group show. Artists include: Anna Agoston, David D’Andrade, Collin Avery, Jana Cruder, Alexander Hill, Flora Kao, Rachel Dang, Ana Medina, Eric Oiver, Mark Posey, Peter Sue, Jenny Wiener, and many more.

On view: December 13, 2014 – January 9, 2015

What: Opening reception
Where: Gallery 825 – 825 N. La Cienega Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90069
When: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Phone: 310.652.8272

In Culver City…Thinkspace (6009 Washington Blvd., 90232), hosts an art party from 6-9pm.

Head East on Washington Blvd….(between LaBrea and West) Simmy Swinder offers new works by Eric Davis at her project space located at 4619 W Washington Blvd, 90016 from 4 -7pm. See FB Event Page.


PØST, Los Angeles, presentFrr-Sat-Dec12-13WesternSkiesCards the 30-minute video performance work of artist Jim Ovelmen, titled Western Skies.

In his Los Angeles showing of this work, which premiered in Asia, Ovelmen combines animation, video, and cinematic delivery with live guitar performance.

Three performance times will occur over two days. There”s two chance to catch the performance tonight…

Video will be projected on a large screen, filling the width of the space, as live solo guitar music is performed.

What: Performance
Where: PØST, 1904 East 7th Place, LA 90021 USA
When: 6-6:30pm / 8-8:30pm
Phone: 213 488-1280

Also Downtown…Groundspace Project (1427 E. 4th St. #4, 90033) offers a under $100 art sale from 5-7pm.

In the Silverlake area…

Gabba Gallery hosts its 2nd reception for the newest incarnation of “Wishlist 2014.” The annual exhibition offers a rotating selection of contemporary artwork at affordable prices. Wishlist 2014 is a dynamic cash and carry exhibition, continually re-curated and ever evolving. This exhibition features more than 55 artists, with a price cap of $1000 for artworks.

The Nov15-GABBA-Wishlistartists of Wishlist 2014 include: Aaron Nagel, Able Leba, Alex Schaefer, Allison Isenberg, Amy Smith, Andrea LaHue, Annie Motel, Anyes Galleani, Brad Siskin, CANTSTOPGOODBOY, Chris James, Christine Webb, Clinton bopp, Cody Bayne, Darcy Yates, Dave MacDowell, Erik Flores, Essi Zimm, Gavin Bunner, Gianni Arone, Greg Auerbach, HERO, James Johnson, Jennifer Korsen, Joey Feldman, Judy Ostro, Jaime Becker, Jason Ostro, John Park, Julie Hunter, Karin Lindberg Freda, Keith Dugas, Kristi Bockrath, L. Croskey, Liz Peterson, LOUDLABS, Mry Ancilla Martinez, Mary Hanson, Max Neutra, Michael Christy, Michael Piacentino, Michael Pukac, Moncho 1929, Morley, Nate Otto, Nicole Bruckman, Noah Emhurt, Patrick Haemmerlain, Peter Greco, Phil Santos, Rene Gagnon, Rafael Delgado Jr., Phobik, Sarah Stieber, Scott Yeskel, Self Uno, Septerhed, Sketchy, Steven Lopez, Tatiana Tensen, The Bleep Bloop, Thrashbird, Toshee, Valerie Pobjoy, Van Saro, Vincent Mattina, and more.

On view: November 15 – December 20, 2014

What: Opening reception
Where: The Gabba Gallery, 3126 Beverly Blvd. 90057
When: 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Phone: 310-498-2697

In Highland Park….one more opening takes place at Avenue 50 Studio (131 N. Avenue 50  Los Angeles, CA 90042) from 7-10pm.