Fri-Sat-May20-21-ArtAffaireLA-StephenSchubertIn the Brentwood area…

Its the first annual Art Affaire LA, a fine arts & fine crafts show taking place at the Skirball Cultural Center. The event will showcase the work of over eighty artists featuring painting, jewelry, photography, wearable art, sculpture, ceramics, aood, 3D art, digital art and glass.

See image – artwork on flyer is by Stephen Schubert, “Dusk Gliding” acrylic on birch 48 x 60

Exhibitors will be located around The Courtyard, in The Foyer and in The Grand Hall.


A Full Service 5 Star Restaurant is located on the premises as well as a Satellite Cafe will be available at the Show.

Skirball Cultural Center is located between the San Fernando Valley & Beverly Hills, adjacent to The Getty Museum.

There will be $10 Door Fee which will be entirely donated to the “THE GROUP” a Scholarship Fund for The Otis College Of Art & Design.

What: Art Affaire LA
Where: Skirball Cultural Center (Guerin Pavillion), 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., LA, 90049
When: 10:00am – 6:00pm



1st Annual Jardin deLArte: Recentering Los Angeles Art and Artists art fair continues today from 11-5pm.

Fri-Sat-may20-21-JardindeLArteGrand Park blooms with an art fair featuring L.A.-based visual artists bringing their best to showcase in DTLA.  Originally started in the 1950’s near Mexico City, Jardín deLArte will combine local art, artists, lecturers, dance, food trucks and music to showcase the rich culture of Los Angeles County.

At Jardin deLArte, paintings, posters and prints will be on view and available for purchase at all price points.

Artworks by : 11:11 Art Collective // Self Help Graphics & Art // Calixto Shibaja // Boris Villacorta // Maricrus Magana // Blake Alicia Carmichael // Mario Sibaja // Joseph Lee // Eric Hamm // Macsorro // Krisztianna // Erin Stone // Miles Lewis // Carina Lomeli // Sean Ghobad and Vivian Shih // RAH // Vakseen Otha III // Wayne Perry // Miyo Stevens Gandara // Ray Vargas // Vyal // Martha Carrillo + Nena Soulfly // Jennifer Galindo // Votan // Sart // Daniel Gonzalez // Alvaro Marquez // Jennifer Gutierrez Morgan // Kalli Arte // Mitchelito Orquiola // …and more.


Free admission

What: Jardin deLArte
Where: Grand Park, 200 N Grand Ave., LA 90012
When: 11:00am – 5:00pm
Website:  Direct Event Link – CLICK HERE


The Beverly Hills artSHOW will hold its free spring event on Saturday and Sunday, May 21 and 22, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. in Beverly Gardens Park, along Santa Monica Boulevard, from Rodeo Drive to Rexford Drive. The BevMay22-BHArtshow-pixerly Hills artSHOW, now almost 44 years old, brings art enthusiasts together from all over Southern California and beyond. Artists come from Los Angeles, the Southwest, and the rest of the United States to introduce and sell their work in the garden heart of Beverly Hills.

A special show feature will highlight artists whose work illustrates the subject of Men and Women: Gender in Art. Painters, Printmakers, and other featured renderers include notable artists, many new to the show. Bruce Burr, Minas Halaj, Ron Klotchman, Dariusz Labuzek, Rene Porter, Karen Robey, Jamie Walker, and Robin Walker address the many shades of male and female in contemporary life. Typically at this event, there are a number of participants who possess masterful drawing skills, and this roster of figurative artists is indeed typical.

In addition to great art, guests can enjoy live entertainment, children and family art projects, a diverse array of food trucks, a wine and dine garden, and a beer and brat garden at this free, fun event. Convenient, inexpensive parking is located directly across from the show grounds.

All artSHOW activities occur at the historic Beverly Gardens and admission to both days is free. Beverly Gardens is located along Santa Monica Blvd., from Rodeo Drive to Rexford Drive. Convenient, inexpensive parking is available directly across from the show grounds.

What: Beverly Hills artSHOW
Where: Beverly Gardens (Santa Monica Blvd., from Rodeo Drive to Rexford Drive)
When: Saturday, May 22, Sunday, May 22, 2016 – 10 am – 6 pm
Phone: (310) 285-6830


In Venice…

Sat-May21-G2-PetAdoptionSave a life and meet your new best friend at The G2 Gallery! There will be a food truck parked outside, a photographer taking photos of you and your pet, great gift bags for new pet parents from participating local pet stores and special discounts in our G2 Gift Shop!

Participating Shelters: Angel City Pit Bulls, Animal Wellness Center, Designer Dog Rescue, and Kitten Rescue.

Participating Vendors: Healthy Spot, Fetch! Pet Care, BioBag USA, Downtown Dog Training, Centinela Feed, Bruno’s Venice, and

Photography by Eric Joseph, Freestyle Photographic Supplies

What: Opening reception
Where: The G2 Gallery, 1503 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice,90291
When: 1:00pm – 3:00pm
Phone: 310 452-2842


In the Mar Vista/West LA area…

haphazaSat-May21-2016-haphazardrd hosts a closing reception for Jennifer Celio’s exhibit, “Hitched to everything else.” This body of work consists of paintings on hexagonal shape panels of varying dimensions arranged by the artist in the gallery space.

Many months in the making, this collection consists entirely of new work under the title. Each panel has a predetermined space for its placement and its relationship to the others, and each image explores the theme of interconnectedness through the universe. The largest panels are 48 inches across, and the smallest are 6 inches across. As the hexagon is a shape that references the structure of a hive, or a community, some of these panels are presented as groups, while others are own their own.

On view: April 9 – May 9, 2016

What: Opening reception
Where: Haphazard 1543 Sawtelle Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90025
When: 2:00pm – 5:00pm
Phone: 213.610.4110


Downtown….CB1 Gallery will host a panel discussion “Beneath the Midnight Sun: Art and Science in Antarctica,” in which biologist Gretchen Hofmann of UC Santa Barbara and planetary geologist Joe Levy of University of Texas Institute for Geophysics will speak about collaborating with Lily Simonson during her three-month residency on and under the Antarctic ice. 3pm; CB1 Gallery, 1923 S Santa Fe Ave, LA, 90021;


In Beverly Hills…Garboushian Gallery (427 North Camden Drive, Beverly Hills, 90210) celebrates its inaugural solo gallery exhibition of sculptor Jon Krawczyk with “SMOKE MIRRORS & PLANES” from 6-8pm. To RSVP for the opening reception, contact 


In Culver Ctiy…Samuel Freeman Gallery (2639 South La Cienega Blvd.), presents “Frank J. Stockton’s debut solo exhibition: True Believers from 5-8 pm.


George Billis Gallery- LA celebrates three new exhibitions and artists Daniel Phill, Christopher Stott and John A. Peralta and Michael Cutlip.

In his iSat-May21-GeorgeBillis-DANIELPHILLmprovised botanical imagery, Phill creates fiery, saturated hues composed in layers of thick, viscous paint on canvas. In large, loose gestures, the artist describes essential details – long, slender tendrils become reeds, pressed and flattened globs of paint turn into petals, and delicate veins emerge from colors bleeding together.

Also on opening tonight is a solo exhibition by Christopher Stott. The exhibition features straight forward, clean representational oil paintings of vintage technology transformed from ordinary and common objects to symbols and icons.

The exhibition “INVITATIONAL 2016” also debuts and will feature the work of John A. Peralta and Michael Cutlip.

On view: May 21st – June 25th

What: Opening reception
Where: George Billis Gallery, 2716 S. La Cienega Blvd., LA, 90034
When: 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Phone: (310) 838-3685


Also in Culver City…

CSat-May21-CherryMartin-Cheng Erosion Machine2 View1 BF WEBherry and Martin presents Carl Cheng’s first solo exhibition at the 2712 gallery. For more than five decades, Carl Cheng (b,. 1942) has produced pioneering works in a range of media, exploring as critic Mark Johnstone writes, “technology and nature as levers, one applied to the other, in order to discover and reveal the beautiful wonders of each.”

Carl Cheng, ‘Erosion Machine’ 1969, Plexiglas, metal racks and fittings, plastic, water pump, LED lights, black light, pebbles. Four erosion rocks provided with each machine, 15 x 25 x 9 inches; 38.1 x 63.5 x 22.86 centimeters

In its 2732 gallery space, Cherry and Martin celebrates the first West Coast solo exhibition of the work of American photographer Kwame Brathwaite. Inspired in part by the writings of Marcus Garvey, Kwame Brathwaite, his older brother, Elombe Brath, and the African Jazz Arts Society and Studios (AJASS) popularized the phrase “Black is Beautiful” in the late 50’s and early 60’s.

On view: May 28 – July 16, 2016

What: Opening reception
Where: Cherry and Martin, 2712 / 2732 S. La Cienega Blvd.,
When: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm


Another in Culver City…China Art Objects Galleries (6086 Comey Ave., LA 90034) debuts new work by artist Rachelle Sawatsky from 6-8pm.


Head to Washington Blvd…”BOOTS ON THE GROUND,” curated by Dulce Stein and Tricia Banh opens at the Mid-City Arthouse, 5555 W Washington Blvd) frin 6-11pm.


“VS” opens at Gallery 825 6-9pm. “VS” is a special all-media group exhibition that offers emerging artists an opportunity to create original collaborative works of art with another randomly selected artist. Gallery 825, 825 N. La Cienega Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90069; 6-9pm;


Just across the street…stop into KM Fine Arts | Los Angeles (814 North La Cienega Blvd., West Hollywood, 90069), to see “THE L O N G E S T ROAD” featuring Victor Matthews from 7-9pm.


OHWOW Los Angeles (937 N. La Cienega Ave., LA 90069) and Moran Bondaroff present “Robert Mapplethorpe: Dark and Light,”
the gallery’s second exhibition of Mapplethorpe’s work, curated by Vince Aletti from 6-8pm.


Continue East to La Brea Ave…

Following its U.S. museum tour, Jack Rutberg Fine Arts presents the exhibition “Patrick Graham – Thirty Years: The Silence Becomes the Painting.”

A Sat-May21-JackRutberg-ASongforTandRSong for T. & R.,” 1988, Mixed Media on Board, 32 x 44 inches

This is a rare opportunity to view the works of one of Ireland’s most influential contemporary artists who is recognized by his country as a “living national treasure” (member of Aosdana). The exhibition includes thirty-six works including Graham’s iconic large-scale paintings and complex mixed media drawings, deeply rooted in the Irish landscape that hold personal and symbolic references combined with experiences of  both oppression and repression.  Incorporating ambiguous symbolic forms and scripted phrases, his works evoke traditional song and lyrical poetry, exploring issues such as identity, freedom, mortality and faith.

The exhibition was curated by the distinguished critic and art historian Peter Selz, former curator of the Museum of Modern Art in New York, and the founding Director of the University of California Berkeley Art Museum.

On view: May 21 – July 30

What: Opening reception
Where: Jack Rutberg Fine Arts, 357 N. La Brea Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90036
When: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Phone: 323 938-5222


In Venice…De Soto Gallery offers an opening for “Doublemix,” an exhibition by gallery artist, Denis Darzacq, and Anna Lüneman from 6-8pm.


Tig Sigfrids (1507 Wilcox Ave.), features “Gracie DeVito: Early Night Short Show” from 7-9 pm


In the Miracle Mile area…

Sat-May21-KPProjects-YellowBeyond Shadows’ represents a culmination of the diverse influences which drive Greg ‘Craola’ Simkins in his tireless pursuit of Art. From folk tales and back alley graffiti, to the early works of Ub Iwerks and Walt Disney, these influences come together in an intricate storm of kaleidoscopic colors, esoteric scenes, and artfully wrought textures. Despite their disparate styles, a reverence for graffiti aesthetics, punk rock sensibilities, and formal painting practice all unify Simkins’ new works. His surfaces are meticulously layered and treated to achieve a weathered patina of old paint and tags, sometimes layered for years. 

See image: Greg ‘Craola’ Simkins, Yellow, 2016, Acrylic on canvas, 60 x 48″

In this show Simkins has recreated ‘graffiti walls’ as a ‘break through’ point for his more painterly, fantastical characters. The pieces work both physically and metaphorically to represent reality vs creativity, the past vs. the present, and the idea of ‘breaking through’ to have true freedom as an artist. These will show downstairs at KP Projects / MKG.

Greg is also introducing a new series of work called ‘Drip Script Paintings’ which are an interesting response to the whole argument about ‘Contemporary’ Art — abstraction vs. conceptualism // traditional figurative vs. pop or surreal  — what he and his contemporaries have been trying to create through street art, pop surrealism, and the new contemporary movement within the world of critical discourse. They read on multiple levels, as text and also as a beautiful study in movement.  These will be on exhibit upstairs at LAUNCH.


What: Opening reception
Where: KP Projects / MKG, Launch,  170 S. La Brea Ave. (In the Art 170 Building), LA 90036
When: 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Phone: 323.933.4408


Sat-May21-HUSH-Concerts-Santa-Monica-4x6-Postcard-May-21stIn Santa Monica…

HUSHconcerts is back with its incredible monthly HUSHfest silent disco concerts on the west end of Santa Monica Pier. The shows start at 7pm in time for the sunset over the ocean.

Hear some of Southern California’s finest DJs playing to the world’s most spectacular backdrop. Featuring music from: DADON, Jimbo James, 2TIGHT (LOU E. BAGELS + Annie Dolly), DJ Oh Diggz, Winnebago, Bruché, Cesos, Music is 4 Lovers and Dirty Beetles kick off the season with their mix of sublime sounds and energetic beats. Buy tickets early as prices go up as we get closer to showtime. Get VIP while they last at!

Visit the FB Event Page.

Tickets Range from $10 (GA) to $45 (VIP) Click Here to purchase tickets.  

What: Performance 
Where: Santa Monica Pier, 200 Santa Monica Pier, SM, 
When: 7:00pm


Downtown…Grice Bench (915 Mateo Street, #210, LA 90021) hosts an opening for “Joyce Pensato: The Fizz” from 6-9pm.


Also Downtown…

CSat-May21-2016-CES Gallery Ira Svobodova Inner Matter 05-550x552ES Gallery is pleased to present Inner Matter, Ira Svobodová’s second solo exhibition with the gallery. Svobodová’s paintings reference the visual vernacular of architecture and design.

See image: Inner Matter 5, Acrylic on linen, 31 x 31 in / 80 x 80 cm

During the last five years, Svobodová has developed a formal language that articulates the properties of construction, tension, depth, and space. Brushy layers of moody colors meet in sharp angles to create rhythms of space, light, and time. In her most recent paintings, she continues ongoing experiments with a common architectural tool: paper models.

On view: May 21 – June 25, 2016

What: Opening reception
CES Gallery , 711 Mateo St. LA 90021
When: 7:00pm – 9:00pm
When: 213 880 5474


In the Rampart district…

The Gabba Gallery invties you to the opening of…CONNECT: Four Solo Shows
Jules Muck – Available; Jeff Kravitz; Noah Emhurt – The Doheny Challenge; Stormie Mills – A Fish Tale

CuSat-May21-Gabba-Connectrated by Jason Ostro. DJ Jonathan Williams spinning. Sponsored by Perrier.

Venice-based street artist Jules Muck unveils her latest work in Available. Her bright, whimsical paintings are at times humorous, at times irreverent, but always radiate energy and confidence.

World-renowned entertainment photographer, Jeff Kravitz, has spent decades capturing indelible images of iconic stars and pop culture moments. His first gallery show will showcase his vibrant photographs of celebrities and civilians.

Noah Emhurt’s paintings in The Doheny Challenge feature simple figurative line drawings juxtaposed with bold, raw brushstrokes. His work captivates the viewer by teetering on the line between order and chaos.

Acclaimed Australian artist Stormie Mills presents A Fish Tale, his first solo exhibition in the US. The pieces use his signature monochromatic palette and poignant characters to tell the extraordinary story of man’s friendship with a fish.

Opening night parking options: street parking or $8 at 3001 Beverly Blvd or Uber.

On view: May 21 – June 18, 2016

What: Opening reception
Where: The Gabba Gallery, 3126 Beverly Blvd. 90057
When: 7:00pm – 11:00pm – May 21, 2016
Phone: 310-498-2697


In Malibu….Artist Daniela Schweitzer is part of a group exhibition at a POP ART Gallery at the Malibu Lumber Yard. The exhibition also features the work of Malibu lartists Michelle Geft, Jon Krawczyk, Andrew Pasquella, Wes Van Dyke, Lisa Semler, Elizabeth Anthony, Carla Bates, Sylvia Chait, Will Pierce, Neil Rodionoff.  All work sold throughout the show’s run will donate 25% of sales to Arts Angels of the Shark Fund at MHS. 7-10pm; Malibu Lumber Yard (3939 Cross Creek Rd, Malibu, CA 90265 – 2 doors down from Cafe Habana). 


AWOL (4937 Alhambra Ave., LA 90032) hosts a reception for “in Between” featuring Lisa Diane Wedgeworth from 7-10pm.


Another late night one takes place in the West Adams district…“We Choose Art | A Feminist Perspective 2.0” feautures the art of Austin Young, Baha Danesh, Bibi Davidson, Bill Pacak, Cathi Milligan, Ching Ching Cheng, Daena Title, Deidre Sullivan-Beeman, Diane Williams, Emilie Carroll, Gianni Arone, Irma Barbosa, Jenifer Yeuroukis, Kimberly Morris, Kristine Schomaker, Lena Moross, Poline Shooshani, Sheli Silverio, Victoria Sebanz and more. 7-11pm: Muzeumm, 4817 W Adams Blvd., LA 90016;