BergamotStationlogo copyBergamot Station has several art parties…

Sat 6.22-Schomburg LemonsinBauerBowlAt Schomburg Gallery, Anne Swan Moore’s one-woman show features more than twenty boldly colored and richly detailed paintings of fruits, vegetables, flowers and cacti.

On view: June 22 – July 20, 2013

What: Opening reception
Where: Schomburg Gallery, E-3A Bergamot Station 2525 Michigan Ave., SM
When: 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Phone: (310) 453-5757

TASat 6.22 TAG PKempson0613aG Gallery holds an opening reception for three new exhitions….

“Controlled Chaos” features artist Peter Kempson, “Sliced” with Patricia Doede Klowden and last but not least “The Food Series Continues” will showcase the talents of Gary Polonsky

See image: Peter Kempson, “Steven Spielberg, Director,” 2013, mixed media, 42 x 30″ Part of “Controlled Chaos,” Peter Kempson

What: Opening reception
Where: TAG Gallery, Bergamot Station, 2525 Michigan Avenue D3, SM 90404
When: 5-8 p.m.
Phone: (310) 829-9556

WU 6.22 RichardHeller Amy Bennett AftermathA couple more for you at Bergamot….

Richard Heller Gallery holds an artist reception for a group show entitled, “Faux LIfe.”

Artists include: Amy Bennett, Michelle Grabner, Paul Housley, Glexis Novoa, Anders Oinonen, Matthew Palladino, and Devin Troy Strother.

See image: Amy Bennett, Aftermath, 2013, oil on panel, 6 x 6 InchesOn view: June 22nd – July 27th

What: Opening reception
Where: Richard Heller Gallery (B-5A), Bergamot Station, 2525 Michigan Ave. SM
When: 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Phone: 310-453-9191

Copro Gallery always has a fun art party…starting a bit later, but going “late” for typical art openings.

OWU 6.22 Copro KrisCHau We are Not Hidingffering two new exhibitions, the gallery features the work of Kris Chau and Rob Sato in “Raw Kingdom,” as well as Peter Chan’s “Soliloquy.”

See image: Kris Chau, We are Not Hiding, watercolor on canson, 11″ x 11″

On view: June 22 – July 13

What: Opening Reception
Where: Copro Gallery (T-5), Bergamot Station, 2525 Michigan Ave, Santa Monica
When:  8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Phone: 310.829.2156


Close by, in Venice…

Trunk Gallery hosts an opening reception for “Not All Wandering Souls Are Lost.”

TrunkGallery-signThe solo exhibition features the work of Raffaello Grimaldi.

On view: June 22nd – August 3rd

What: Opening reception
Where: Trunk Gallery, 12818 Venice Blvd., LA 90066
When: 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Phone: 310-483-7221


Or in West Hollywood…

The Artist’s Corner Gallery and Bookstore hosts an opening reception for “Objet Trouvé: Jerry Shevicks’s Amazing Nudie Pin-Up Show.” The reception will feature Burlesque performances by Miss April Showers & Miss Nadia Lotte.

Free admission with RSVP to:

What: Opening
Where: Artist’s Corner Gallery, 6585 Santa Monica Blvd., Hollywood, CA 9003
When: 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Phone: 323 464-390


Close by, in the Beverly Hills area…WU 6.22 TheGallery art party

Daniel Maltzman Gallery, presents a group show entitled “Art Party”…ooh I like that name.

The exhibition features works by artists Erin Bobo, Dani Dodge and Kristine Schomaker.

What: Opening reception
Where: Daniel Maltzman Gallery, 268 N Beverly Drive, Beverly Hills,  
When: 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm


In West Hollywood….

Los Angeles Art Association (LAAA) hosts an artist reception for four solo exhibitions.

Tonight’s exhibits feature artists Steven Fujimoto, Ryan McCann, Tanya Nolan and Felicity Nove.

What:  Opening reception
Where: Gallery 825 – 825 N. La Cienega Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90069
When: 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Phone: 310.652.8272


In the Miracle Mile area….LAUNCH LA holds an opening reception for “Travels,” a new solo show by Tanja Rector. In this exhibition, Rector retraces a month-long journey through the southwestern United States via painting and sculpture. The resulting pieces of art are as raw, intense and unadorned as the landscapes of California, New Mexico and Texas.

On view: June 22nd – July 20th

What: Opening reception
Where: LAUNCH, 170 S. La Brea Ave., 2nd floor LA, 90036
When: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Phone: (323) 899-1363

Then….just downstairs…starting later. YOU MUST RSVP for this.

Sat 6.22 MerryKarnowsky DCherie0613a2Merry Karnowsky Gallery presents this summer’s group exhibition featuring Deedee Cheriel’s “Episodes in the Abundant Oasis,” Femke Hiemstra’s “Fiebertraum,” and Mel Kadel’s “Carry Your Weight.”

See image: Deedee Cheriel, “Eon and the Ache So Deep,” acrylic, spray paint and enamel on wood panel, 9 x 12″

There will be a guest list at the door so be sure to RSVP @

What: Opening reception
Where: Merry Karnowsky Gallery 170 S. La Brea Ave. (In the Art 170 Building), LA 90036
When: 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Phone: 323.933.4408
2022 Update: Merry Karnowsky is NOW KP Projects –


Also nearby…

ESat 6.22 EdwardCellaRNParrish0513bdward Cella Art + Architecture holds an opening reception for “streetseasky,” featuring new work by artist R. Nelson Parrish.

See image: R. Nelson Parrish, “#105 (Light Over the Pacific: 2D),” 2013, color, wood, fiberglas, and bio-resin, 10 1/4 x 10 1/4 x 1 1/2″

Rendering a kinetic impression of the Southern Californian landscape, Parrish visually distills the iconic elements of surf, sun, and highway through glass-like resin, wall mounted objects.

On view: June 22 – August 30

What: Opening reception 
Where: Edward Cella Art + Architecture, 6018 Wilshire Blvd., LA 90036
When: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Phone: (323) 525-0053


Downtown LA…

L2kontemporary presents Flux, a continuation of the visual examination of objects and images in space by Los Angeles based artist Karen Chu.

See image: Shredded No. 2 Sat 6.22 L2Contemporary KarenShu ShredderNo224″ x 60″ acrylic and oil on linen 2013

In Flux, Chu’s investigation of objects and images that catch her interest starts by creating the personal structures for her visual vocabulary. The exhibition consists of several directions that are approached as examinations of visual spatial organization. In order to best explore these ideas in multiple directions, Chu refuses to be restricted to any single medium. This leads to the creation of collages on panel, paintings on linen, as well as ceramic and mixed media sculptures.

On veiw: June 22 – June 27

What: Opening reception
Where: L2kontemporary Gallery, 990 N. Hill St., # 205 LA 90012
When: 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Phone: (323) 225-1282