Don’t forget the PIck of the Week is G2 Gallery’s Five year anniversary (1503 Abbot Kinney)  tonight, 6:30-9pm. We have great events happening all over LA….so take your pick….
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Mama’s gonna try to get to a lot of them…but we’ll see.

Feel like taking a break from LA….?

Head to Joshua Tree and enjoy JTAG’s newest show with an opening reception from 6-8PM

Artists include: Burnham, Fulmer, Geiger, Hall, Olivia Parkes, Rieman, Reese, Mackenize, Swenson.

WU Sat March9 JTAG-MuralPlus, enjoy new artists, Olivia Parkes, Gregg Ross, James O’keefe, Judy Wold & Cyrus Lemmon.

To find out where to stay, feel free to contact the gallery,

What: Reception
Where: Joshua Tree Art Gallery, 61607 29 Palms Hwy, Joshua Tree, CA 92552
When: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Phone: 760 366 3636


Ok, if you decide to stay in LA…BergamotStationlogo copy

Start at Bergamot Station (2525 Michigan Ave., SM) there are always openings…and many galleries will be open so take in some other exhibitions while you’re there.

Sat March9 CraigKrull DanMcClearyCraig Krull Gallery presents the work of Javier Carrillo, Dan McCleary, and Emmanuel Galvez. Enjoy an opening reception tonight.

See image: Dan McCleary, Manicure, 2013, oil on canvas, 56.5 x 51 in

On view: March 9th – April 13th

What: Opening reception
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

Sat March6 SchomburgGallery SusanG esundhelt Storm EnsuesSchomburg Gallery holds an opening reception for “What’s Up?” featuring paintings by Adria Becker, Abira Breskal, Selina Cheng, Susan Gesundheit and Eileen Hecht.

Curated by Helen Kim, The artists are members of Artist Co-op7,

See image: Susan Gesundheit, Storm Ensues, 2011, monotype, 18×18

On view: March 9th – April 6th

What: Opening reception
Where: Schomburg Gallery, E-3ABergamot Station 2525 Michigan Ave., SM
When: 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Phone: (310) 453-5757

One more for you at Bergamot…

WU SatMarch9 Berg FrankPictures StunmontageCyrus Kabiru’s C-STUNNER exhibition featuring more than 60 creations are on display at Frank Pictures in Bergamot Station will close with an artist talk at 4:30pm and closing reception from 4-8pm.

He will be interviewed about the stories behind each of his works by Ed Cross, his agent based out of London’s Ed Cross Fine Art, who specializes in contemporary art from the African continent and its Diaspora.

What: Book signing
Where: Frank Pictures Gallery, Bergamot Station (A-5) 2525 Michigan Ave., Santa Monica, 90404
When: 4:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Phone: 310 828-0211

Or in the Miracle Mile area…Sat March9 Couturier ARTUROMALLMANN

Couturier Gallery holds an opening reception for “at-mos-pher-i-um” featuring the work of Arturo Mallmann.

See image: Towards The Light  2012  acrylic and resin on wood  36″ x 36″

On view: March 9 – April 13

What: Opening reception
Where: Couturier Gallery, 166 N. La Brea Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036
When: 6:00-9:00 pm
Phone: 323-933-5557

Jack Rutberg Fine Arts presents “LETTERS FROM LOS ANGELES PART II.”

TWU SatMarch9 JackRutberghis re-envisioned exhibition features more than seventy works by forty artists.

Artists include: Lita Albuquerque, Bill Barminski, Wallace Berman, Hans Burkhardt, Mark X Farina, Jud Fine, Eve Fowler, Raul Guerrero. Lynn Hanson, George Herms. Dennis Hopper, Ed Kienholz. Barbara Kruger, Charles LaBelle, Mark Licari, Ed Moses, Paulin Paris, Raymond Pettibon, Ken Price, Bruce Richards, Ed Ruscha, Tom Wudl and more.

On view: March 9th – April 30th

What: Opening reception

Where: Jack Rutberg Fine Arts, 357 N. La Brea Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90036

When: 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Phone: 323 938-5222


Another one in Miracle Mile area, head south on La Brea.

LAUNCH presents the work of William Wray and Thomas Frontini.

Sat March9 Launch Thomasfrontini lbSee image: Thomas Frontini, Haze, Lone Blossom, oil on panel, 16″ x 20″

In “Painted Horizon,” Frontini creates rare scenes where sperm whales, narwhals and all manner of brightly plumed birds abound.

William Wray entered the realm of fine arts by way of animation, comic books and illustrative art. He has subsequently published four monograph collections of his work, the most recent being Monolith.

On view: March 9th – March 30th

What: Opening reception
Where: LAUNCH, 170 S. La Brea Ave., 2nd floor LA, 90036
When: 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Phone: (323) 899-1363

WU SatMarch6 MerryKarnowsky JKnight0213aIn the same buliding….just below LAUNCH….

Merry Karnowsky Gallery is proud to present Fhloston Paradise, an exhibition featuring Jasper Knight, Julian Meagher and Mark Whalen.

The exhibition pulls together three young Australian artists, each bringing their individual take on post-media, post-Pop, post 80’s image-making together with more traditional elements of twentieth century painting practices.

See image: Jasper Knight, “Raphael is cool but crude,” 2013, enamel, masonite and plexiglass on board, 85 x 65 cm.

What: Opening reception
Where: Merry Karnowsky Gallery 170 S. La Brea Ave. (In the Art 170 Building), LA 90036
When: 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Phone: 323.933.4408

Moving on to Fairfax….here are a couple on Wilshire and nearby….

Marc Foxx holds an opening reception for “Nummer veertien, home.” The show spans across exceptional distance and time.

CWU Sat March9 MarcFoxx GuidovanderWervereated as a Requiem in three movements with twelve acts, van der Werve performs a 1,000 mile triathlon from Warsaw to Paris, retracing the reverse path of Frédéric Chopin’s heart.

See image: Guido van der Werve, Nummer Veertien, home, 2012, 4K video, 54 minutes

On view: March 9th – April 20th

What: Opening reception
Where: Marc Foxx, 6150 Wilshire Blvd., LA 90048
When: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Phone: 323.857.5571

Also in the same building….1301PE Gallery, (6150 Wilshire Blvd.) hosts an artist reception from 6-8pm.  And one more close by, A + D Museum (6032 Wilshire Blvd.) offers a reception from 6-8pm

WU March9 507andhalf sally-baxter-wooden-phone-2012-05-375x500507 1/2 presents a group show curated by Sally Baxter. It appears to be a retail store called Tried and True….sometimes these make for really fun events, so check it out, and let me know.

Sally Baxter is an artist and curator whose current work explores our relationships with the technology we hold, using paper, wood, glue, wire and paint.

Artists include: Sally Baxter, Ching Ching Cheng, Caitlyn Galloway, Nike Schroeder, Sesper and Susan Sironi.

On view: March 9th – March 30th

What: Opening reception
Where: 507 1/2, 507 N. Fairfax Ave., LA 90036
When: 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Phone: 323.782.1366

So have you heard about the NELA Art Walk???

Yes,Sat March6 NelaArtWalk its another art walk that happens downtown….but its NOT the Downtown Art Walk that takes place every 2nd Thursday…This one occurs every 2nd Saturday night in a different part of downtown LA…in the Highland Park area. 

I have spotlighted some events that are sure to be fun. There are some great galleries participating such as The Glass Studio, Center for the Arts Eagle Rock, Cactus Gallery, This Los Angeles, Judson’s Studios and many more. 

The event takes place from 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm.

Here’s a cool one….

The Navarro Residence presents an exclusive exhibition, “GUITARS, ROLLER SKATES AND PUGNACIOUS CRITTERS” the illustrative works of L.A. artist (actor, author and father), Brady Smith.  
See imMARCH9-ThemeParkFreakShowBrady Smithage: Brady Smith ‘Theme Park Freak Show’, 2011 Mixed media on canvas

This will be Brady’s first solo exhibition at The Navarro Residence. Curator/collector, Navarro, owns several original works by Smith, and finds the quirkiness and whimsical imagery his art offers a great addition to her large personal collection, and felt others who don’t yet know about Brady Smith will feel the same, and will want to add his art to their personal or gallery collections.

The purpose of The Navarro Residence is to offer a non-traditional exhibition space, under the stars that promotes an atmosphere of experimentation via a personally curated art collection; along with an interactive opportunity for guests to experience what it is like “living with art.”


What: Opening reception
Where: The Navarro Residence, 5704 Baltimore St., Highland Park, CA 90042 (street parking only)
When: 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

In HAve50Studio heart-whiteighland Park, another event participating in the NELA art walk is Avenue 50. “Power Point,” curated by Nancy Buchanan opens featuring the work of artists, Francisco Letelier, Chusien Chang and Karl Jean-Guerly Petion.

Chilean artist Francisco Letelier has created many murals throughout Los Angeles. Letelier’s soaring, The Sun and The Moon tile murals, adorn the Westlake/Macarthur Park Metro Station in Los Angeles.

Chusien Chang’s work can be seen at the Metro Gold Line at Chinatown Station, at the Long Beach Blvd., and more. She has also been commissioned for a public art in Shanghai, China and has created two temporary, site-specific installations at the L.A. River.

Karl JSat March9 Ave50ean-Guerly Petion uses symbols from Haiti, his country of birth and has participated in “Debating Through the Arts” at the 18th Street Art Center in Santa Monica. His work was recently exhibited at Lambert Fine Arts in New York.

The photographs of Kevin Hass will be featured in the annex.

On view: March 9 through April 7

What: Opening reception
Where: Avenue 50 Studio, 131 North Avenue 50, Highland Park, CA 90042
When: 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Phone: (323) 258-1435

Enjoy some live music in Culver City…

TWU March9 Cinemabar TomGramlichom Gramlich & Mystic Miles play The Cinema Bar.

There is NOT an opening act as Bruce Ray White was scheduled but is off to Louisianna to be with his Family…

The evening is dedicated to Bruce and his Famliy…So support the cause and fill up that tip jar and help Bruce with his aifare. 

Roots & Blues…
no cover

What: Live Music
Where: The Cinema Bar 3967 Sepulveda Culver City 90230
When: 9:30 pm
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And Sat March9 UpperWest 3yrannivesaryin Santa Monica….

The party continues at Upper West. Celebrate its three year. Featuring champagne and a dj…party the night away at this incredible restaurant.

Get there a bit earlier for dinner. The food is out of this world.

Chef Nick offers a magnificent menu and continues to bring his A Game to every meal….simply delicious!!!

What: 3 Year Anniversary at Upper West
Where: Upper West, 3321 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica,
When: 10:30 pm
Phone: (310)586-1111