JTAGClosingIf you didn’t have a chance to get away this Memorial Day weekend….there’s still tim to plan a weekend out of town. Head to Joshua Tree…JTag’s holds a closing reception and art sale today at a late afternoon event.

Take advantage of another chance to enjoy an exquisite weekend in Joshua Tree filled with art, nature, and more. Get inspired…it will do wonders for you.

JTAG exhibition features the work of artists: David Burnham, Kim Chasen, Stephen Delaney, Karen Florek, Frederick Fulmer, Marcia Geiger, David Mackenize, Deborah Martin, Naomi Parker, Drew Reese, Coco Hall, Suzanne Ross, & Tobi Toboada. New artists include: Judy Wold, Uli Boege, & Jack Slomovits.

lowres JTAG RENTALsIf you would like to spend the weekend in Joshua Tree and are interested in finding out where to stay, JTAG can offer some great suggestions as well as the Johsua Tree Highlands Houses.

Feel free to contact the gallery,  info@joshuatreeartgallery.com.

What: Closing reception, JTAG
Where: Joshua Tree Art Gallery, 61607 29 Palms Hwy, Joshua Tree, CA 92552
When: 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Phone: 760 366 3636
Website: http://www.joshuatreeartgallery.com


Or if you decide to stay in LA….sta6.2 FarmersMkt GilmoreHeritageAutoshowrt the day early and head to Hollywood to enjoy the 18th Annual Gilmore Heritage Auto Show takes place today at the Farmers Market on 3rd and Fairfax. This classic and vintage American car show features a tribute to the ultimate California cruisin’ machine, the Pontiac GTO. Over 100 classic and vintage cars will be on display on the Farmers Market Plaza and along Gilmore Lane.

(Photo Credit: Farmers Market Los Angeles)

What: Gilmore Heritage Auto Show
Where: Farmers Market, Third & Fairfax, LA 90036
When: 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Phone: (323) 933-9211
Website: www.farmersmarketla.com

BergamotStationlogo copyOf course, a favorite Art stops is Bergamot Station located at 2525 Michigan Ave.

C6.2 CraigKrull Jeff Brouwsraig Krull Gallery presents an opening reception for “Fields of Information” featuring Jeff Brouws.

On view: June 2nd – July 14th

What: Opening reception,”Fields of Information,” Jeff Brouws.
Where: Craig Krull Gallery (B-3) Bergamot Station, 2525 Michigan Ave, Santa Monica, 90404
When: 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm.
Phone: 310.828.6410
Website: http://www.craigkrullgallery.com

There are several early ones from 5:00-7:00pm like Fig (G-6) and Ruth Bachofner Gallery (G-2).

6.2 HamiltonGalleryPIxAlso in Santa Monica, Hamilton Galleries and Tony Shalhoub present The 100cameras Exhibition Fundraiser “Through the Lens of a Child”.

100 cameras empowers marginalized children to document their lives through photography and to create positive change in their own communities. The exhibit showcases the work of some these children.

100% of the money  from the children’s purchased prints is used to raise awareness and capital to meet physical needs and empower sustainable growth within their community.

Free admission, but be sure to RSVP (mention LA Art Party, since the deadline is passed) RSVP@100cameras.org

What: The 100cameras Exhibition Fundraiser
Where: Hamilton Galleries, 1431 Ocean Ave.
When: 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Phone: 310-451-9983
Website: http://www.hamiltongalleries.com/

And nearby  in Venice, Cave Gallery (1108 Abbot Kinney) has an opening from 7-10pm.

Culver City offers quite a few art openings and if you decide to enjoy part of the Pick of the Week, you’ll be really close so stick around for some early openings. In fact, Blum and Poe (2727 La Cienega Blvd.) has a really early one from 2-3:00 pm. http://www.blumandpoe.com

6.2 GeorgeLawson DavidEddingtonGeorge Lawson Gallery holds an opening reception for Los Angeles painter Nano Rubio.

In the rear gallery, British painter David Eddington (see image), who now currently lives and works in Los Angeles will also be featured.

What: Opening reception, Nano Rubio, David Eddington
Where: George Lawson Gallery, 8564 Washington Blvd. LA 90232
When: 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Phone: 310.837.6900
Website: http://www.georgelawsongallery.com/


Another reception takes place at Luis de Jesus Los Angeles for “Wayward,” a solo exhibition of new paintings by Michael Kindred Knight.

Als6.2 LuisdeJesuso celebrated tonight will be new works on paper by Chris Lipomi and new collages by Jason Sherry in Gallery Two.

On view: June 2nd – July 14th

What: Opening reception, “Wayward”
Where: Luis de Jesus Los Angeles 2685 S. La Cienega Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90034
When: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Phone: 310-838-6000
Website: http://www.luisdejesus.com/


W6.2WalterMacielalter Maciel Gallery presents the first solo exhibition of paintings by Colin Doherty, entitled “Replacing Coast.”

Los Angeles Artist, Colin Doherty’s inspired exhibition since his re-location to Kentucky reflects his observations and experience living in a new rural community deep within the Ohio valley.

What: Opening reception, “Replacing Coast”
Where: Walter Maciel Gallery, 2642 S. La Cienega Ave., LA
When:  6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
phone: 310.839.1840
Website: http://waltermacielgallery.com


6.2 PaulKopeikin PhilToledanoAt Kopeikin Gallery, “A New Kind of Beauty” featuring artist, Phil Toledano (see image) will open tonight. As well as Amy Park’s exhbition, “California Experimental Architecture.”  Enjoy an opening reception for both.

On view: June 2nd – July 7th

What: Opening reception, Phil Toledano, Amy Park
Where: Kopeikin Gallery, 2766 South La Cienega Blvd.,
When: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Phone: 310-559-0800
Website: http://www.kopeikingallery.com

A few more….running from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm…. Honor Fraser, 2622 La Cienega Blvd., http://www.honorfraser.com; François Ghebaly Gallery, 2600 La Cienega Blvd, http://ghebaly.com/;


Or in downtown LA…

If you are n6.2 Pyoear the downtown area, PYO Gallery holds an opening reception for “After The Garden Is Closed,” a solo exhibition of new works by Ivory Yeunmi Lee. Wine and Hors d’oeuvres will be served.

On View: June 1st – July 7th

What: Opening reception, Ivory Yeunmi Lee
Where: PYO GALLERY LA, 1100 South Hope St., Suite 105, LA 90015
When: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Phone: 213.405.1488
Website: http://www.pyogalleryla.com/

Another one nearby, Norbertellen Gallery presents an artist reception for their summer exhibition, KALEIDESCOPIC.

6.2 NorbertellenWelcoming artists from across the globe, the show features painting, illustration, photography, graphics, textiles and more in a variety of styles ranging from pop surrealism, abstract expressionism, figurative and deco.

On View: June 2, – July 28th

What: Opening reception, KALEIDESCOPIC
Where: Norbertellen Gallery 215 W. 6TH St. #110 LA 90014;
When: 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Phone: 818.662.5041
Website: http://www.norbertellengallery.com/

One more around the corner, the Hive Gallery will be having an opening as well. Be aware they do charge admission. Event runs from 8-12:30 am. http://www.thehivegallery.com


ART and LIVE MUSIC in Downey……6.2MikeTempoart-flyer june

Artists Mike Temple (from the BoneDaddys) and Robert Thome will be showing in Downey at Mari’s Wine Bar….yes it is a bit far from LA…but stop in, if you are near or meet friends who live nearby.

There will be live music too. Mike will be jumping in on percussion to jam with bluesman James Harman and a surprise bass player.

They will also be having a raffle…so come for the chance to win a piece of art.

What: Art opening, Mike Tempo, Robert Thome
Where: Mari’s Wine Bar 8222 Firestone Blvd. in Downey, 90241
When: 7:00 pm – 12:00 am
Website: http://www.mariswinebar.com/


6.2 MalibuHorseshow CharliePatton bootOr head to Malibu to enjoy the “Malibu Equestrian Art Show.”  Featuring the work of artists, Charlie Patton (see image), Jeremy Harper & Dayna Holiga, the event takes place at Sycamore Farms, just off Cross Creek Road below exclusive Serra Retreat. 

Ten percent of all sales proceeds will benefit Saving America’s Horses, a national cause dedicated to the humane treatment of horses. There will be a special 12 minute screening of the organization’s challenges and triumphs.
 Art curation by Jeanie Madsen Gallery.

Complimentary wine bar and appetizers, Live music. Parking will be located 100 yards past the entrance to Sycamore Farms on the right side of the street

What:  “Malibu Equestrian Art Show”
Where: Sycamore Farms, just off Cross Creek Road below exclusive Serra Retreat. 
When: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Phone: 310.383.8233
Website: www.SavingAmericasHorses.org,   www.cpattonart.com