In Pasadena…

DSat-Nov18-2016 Designerconesigner Con is an annual art and design convention that smashes together collectible toys and designer goods with urban, underground and pop art! DCon is over 90,000 sq. ft. and features over 350 vendors, art & custom shows, live demonstrations, and much more!

Fyi – Designer Con has teamed up with Caliburger across the street to offer all badge holder $2 DCon burgers and specials on meals.

Admission: Tickets are $10 1 Day Pass, $15 Weekend, $25 VIP

What: Designer Con
Where: Pasadena Convention Center, 300 East Green Street, Pasadena, CA 91101
When: Saturday, November 19th 9am – 6pm
Phone: 818 928-9295


In Culver City…The Whole 9 Gallery hosts its annual Affair of the Arts from 10am-5pm. The Whole 9 Gallery 3830 Main Street, Culver City, CA 90232;


In the Mar Vista area…enjoy an art talk with Doug Edge at c.nichols projects; Art talk: 11:00am; c.nichols project, 12613 Venice Blvd, LA, 90006;


In the Glendale area…ACME hosts an open house/grand opening of its NEW location featuring Daniel Cummings: Recent Paintings; Open house: 1pm to 6pm; ACME, 2939 Denby Ave., Los Angeles;


In Marina Del Rey…

Stop by Zebi Designs Art Ceramic Studio for the final day of Zebi’s annual holiday sale. Zebi is a talented artist, offering one of a kind gifts…perfect for the holidays.

Guest artist D Castro
Art – Music – Fun

What: Holiday Art Sale
Where: ZEBI Designs Art Studio, 13373 Beach Ave., Marina Del Rey, Ca 90291, 1 block south of Washington Blvd., 2 blocks east of Lincoln Blvd.
When: 1:00pm – 9:00pm – Saturday, Nov. 19, 2016


In Culver City…

Kopeikin Gallery is pleased to present a 25th Anniversary Show. This presentation is curated by Kaycee Olsen.  
Earlier in the day… a panel discussion takes place “Photography’s Place in a Contemporary Art Collection,” with special guest speakers. The panel discussion and party are free and open to the public.
SinSat-Nov-19-2016-PaulKopeikince 1991, Kopeikin Gallery has presented well over 200 exhibitions of photography, painting and works on paper. The 25th Anniversary Show will focus on photography presenting a selection of artists from past exhibitions by the early masters of the medium to contemporary artists from the gallery’s current program including:

Diane Arbus, Harry Callahan, Alejandro Cartagena, Kevin Cooley, Mitch Dobrowner, Walker Evans, Steve Fitch, John Bennett Fitts, David Fokos, Andy Freeberg, Lee Friedlander, Katy Grannan, Cig Harvey, Chris Jordan, Mark Klett, Katrin Korfmann, Michael Lange, Danny Lyon, David Maisel, Sally Mann, Robert Mapplethorpe, Edgar Martins, Didier Massard, Jeffrey Milstein, Nicholas Nixon, August Sander, Rocky Schenck, Kahn and Selesnick, Tabitha Soren, Marta Soul, Karl Struss, Hiroshi, Watanabe, Weegee, Edward Weston, Gary Winograd, Marion Post Walcott, and others.

On view: November 5 – December 23, 2016

What: Opening reception
Where: Kopeikin Gallery, 2766 South La Cienega Blvd., LA, CA 90034
When: 2:00pm Art talk; 5:00 – 8:00 PM 25th Anniversary Party
Phone: 310-559-0800


In the Valley…

A national open art exhibition sponsored by Collage Artists of America will be celebrated tonight. “Altered States of Collage” was juriedSat-Nov-19-2016-CAA-ALTEREDSTATES by renowned artist Leslie Shows.

The group exhibition features 106 collage, assemblage and mixed media collage works by 97 selected artists from throughout the U.S. The art is as captivating, varied and eclectic as each artist’s imagination and creativity.

Wine and Refreshments Served; Parking Options: Free in Lot behind complex

On view: Nov. 15 – Dec. 3, 2016

What : Opening reception
Where: San Fernando Valley Arts & Cultural Center, 18312 Oxnard St., Tarzana, CA 91356
When: 5:00 – 7:00pm- Saturday, Nov. 19, 2016
Phone: 818-697-5525


This is a big night for Bergamot Station. Don’t forget to check out a preview at SANTA MONICA AUCTIONS (B-7) AND (A-5) prior to the BIG AUCTiON tomorrow SUNDAY November 20; OPEN ALL DAY UNTIL 8:00pm;

There is also another early event taking place at dnj Gallery from 3-5pm. Enjoy an art talk and exhibition with artist Annie Seaton. dnj Gallery #J1; 


bG gallery and Glass Garrage Gallery present Ted Gall’s solo exhibit of masterful interactive bronze and stainless steel works.

Sat-Nov-19-2016-bGGallery-TedGallTed began his career in the mid-sixties as an animator before working in graphic design and finally choosing sculpture as his passion. His process involves lost wax cast into bronze, aluminum, or stainless steel, or welded Corten steel in order to create impressive and compelling pieces often with movable parts and hidden compartments. Which he has become known for.

“I intend for my sculpture to be intriguing, both visually and psychologically, to draw your imagination into the pieces themselves, allowing you to come to your own conclusions”
-Theodore Gall

The opening exhibition will be held Saturday, November 19, 2016, 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. The artist will be in attendance. The exhibition will run through Sunday, December 18, 2016.

What: Opening reception
Where: bG Gallery, G8A 2525 Michigan Ave. , Santa Monica, 90404
When: 7:30pm – 9:30pm
Phone: 310 906 4211    


FIG Gallery hosts a group show from 5-7pm. FIG Gallery, (G-6), 2525 Michigan Ave., SM 90404;


You won’t want to miss the grand opening of Amber Goldhammer Studio in the G bulding. This one runs until 9pm.
Enjoy Music, Drinks, Food and ART!!

What: Grand Opening
Where: Amber Goldhammer Studio, G3, 2525 Michigan Ave. , Santa Monica, 90404
When: 6:00pm – 9:00pm



Shoshana Wayne Gallery debuts a fall group exhibition titles “Salon 2016” from 5-7pm; Shoshana Wayne Gallery (B-1), Bergamot Station;


Gallery Luisotti  offers an opening reception from 6-8pm. Gallery Luisotti(A-2)Bergamot Station;


“Building Bridges Art Exchange” and the “Italian Cultural Institute” presents “#MYTHS.” Curated by Marisa Caichiolo, artists include Alex Folla, and Elea Trailina.

Sat-Nov-19-2016-BBAXLeft Image: “St. Alfio” By Alex Folla, Oil, enamel, woolen thread on board, 2016; Right Image: “Silhouettes 2.0_10″ By Elena Trailina, puncturing on 22” gold leaf on board, 2016

A myth is a narration that is invested of the sacredness, whose protagonists are gods, heroes and Saints. Which naturally does not imply if it is true or false.

Based on the idea of martyrdom seen through the psychological and artistic key, Alex Folla’s latest paintings are dedicated to the martyrs of the Christian tradition but reinterpreted in a contemporary way. The figures of the Christian martyrs are revisited (often using the self-portrait or the portrait of loved ones) with a mix of techniques that are affected by the seventeenth-century tradition (in the hatch of the human figure) and Byzantine ‘300 – ‘400 (in the gold leaf background).

The work of Elena Trailina was born as a reflection on the concept of the icon, which is a mystified image that is able to go beyond the relationship between realism and the represented subject. In her works, the artist borrows the images of famous art history masterpieces and depicts them as golden silhouettes.


What: Opening Reception
Where: BUILDING BRIDGES Art Exchange, Bergamot Station, F-2, 2525 Michigan Ave., SM 90404
When: 6:00pm
Phone: 323-839-5786


The William Turner Gallery hosts an opening reception for “Strata.” The group exhibition features works by Oliver Arms, James Hayward, Jimi Gleason and Andy Moses.
The artists will be in attendance. 

On view:  November 19 – January 7, 2017

What: Reception
Where: William Turner Gallery, Bergamot Station, 2525 Michigan Ave, E1, SM
When: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
310 453 0909


In Beverly Hills…

Sat-Nov-19-2016-MB-JoshMannisM+B is very pleased to announce “KNOWLEDGE OF THE FUTURE ESTATE,” an exhibition of new work by Josh Mannis. This is the artist’s first solo exhibition with the gallery. 

In addition to new ink on paper drawings, the show will also debut a new painting series by Mannis. The artist is known for his complex, all-over compositions that feature figures in twisting, baroque poses. His work is informed by a broad but interconnected range of art historical and contemporary cultural references. Here, this includes: Optical Art, Patagonia fleeces, white guy Buddhism, art class field trips, sorority hazing, psychedelic rugs, Hubert Dreyfus, artificial intelligence, yoga pants, X-box, The Orsini, William Blake, blue recycling bins, mystic revelation, Eagle Rock condos, Ronald Coleman, lite beer, Marvel Comics’ The Vision, leafy ferns, directors chairs, desert camo cargo shorts, Alan Watts and more.

On view: November 19, 2016 – January 7, 2017

What: Opening reception
Where: M+B 612 North Almont Drive, LA 90069
When: 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Phone: 310 550 0050


In West Hollywood…

Over Sat-Nov-19-2016-NewImage-JudithSupinethe years New Image Art has been known to have innovative and inspiring curation. Sometimes movements are formed here and other times well knownartists drift through getting their start here remaining on between the ups and downs of the art world.

See image: Collage by Judith Supine

“TASTEE” is a group show exhibiting established and young artists of deep talent and artistic strength.


What: Opening reception
Where: New Image Art, 7920 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood, 90046
When: 7:00pm – 10:00pm


In West LA…

JAUS celebrates the art of Nathan Redwood in a new exhibition curated by Carl Berg

JAUS isSat-Nov-19-2016-Jaus-NathanRedwood now open every Saturday from noon to 4pm. Otherwise by appointment.

It is with great enthusiasm that JAUS presents the sixth solo exhibition by Nathan Redwood in California, curated by Carl Berg.  For this presentation, Redwood amasses the largest grouping of his works to date: an expansive grid of individually framed works on paper seemingly exploits every possible idiosyncrasy of his oeuvre to conjure an impression of portraits. The reductive potential of his process capitalizes on the psychological tendency to perceive patterns of the familiar, especially the face as a locus of emotion. From one head to the next throughout the grid, each painting suggests a stylistic change or departure from the previous. The overall work suggests diversity as style itself.
See image: Nathan Redwood, Untitled. 2015. Acrylic on paper. 30 x 22 inches (76.2 x 55.8 cm)

Many of the portraits reflect the artist’s recent experimentation with “removals” – his technique of removing partially dry wet paint from the surface – to propel chance or accidents and promote the appearance of new forms. The resulting effect leaves a surface residue like a hole or opening that expands the vocabulary of his process. A grouping of paintings on canvas will also accompany the show.

On view: November 19, 2016 to January 15 , 2017

What: Reception
Where: Jaus, 11851 La Grange Ave., LA 90025
When: 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Phone: 424.248.0781


In Hollywood…Moran Bondaroff debuts “Your Face In The Mirror Isn’t Your Face, Similar To Plastic Silverware,” a group exhibition curated by Torey Thornton; Artists include:  Steven Baldi, Anna Betbeze, Keltie Ferris, Louise Fishman, Rosy Keyser, Cady Noland, Annie Pearlman, Trevor Shimizu, Odessa Straub, Marisa Takal, Rose Wylie, and Kelly Zutrau. Recption 6-8pm; Moran Bondaroff, 937 N. La Cienega Blvd., LA 90069; 


The exhibition “Human Condition” hosts an Almost Closing Party. tonight…If you missed the opening of this massive show Staged in an 40,000 sq.ft. ABANDONED HOSPITAL. Performances by Millie Brown & Christopher Reynolds; DJ set by Aaron Colbert; Exhibit closes Nov 27, 2016; Closing reception 7-10pm; Location: the old Los Angeles Metropolitan Medical Center, 2231 S. Western Ave., LA 90018;



Wilding Cran Gallery is pleased to present “When I Can No Longer Fall In Love For The First Time,” an exhibition of new work bySat-Nov-19-2016-WildingCranGallery-MartinBennett Canadian artist Martin Bennett.

See image: Static Image Painting/ Brown/ Cat/ Daisies/ The Pyramid/ Rome 2007/2006  24″ x 36″  Oil on canvas

This project-based series of paintings offers a glimpse into Bennett’s collected insights of his family history and an exploration within the human tradition of doubt.
The exhibition delves into the inherited story of his great grandmother Nellie Taylor’s last words– in lieu of Bennett’s great grandfather she had cried out for Augustus Jo`hn, the celebrated British painter of the early 1900s. Nellie’s final words imparted a deep uncertainty about her daughter’s true father. Since she had worked as a housekeeper and cook for the painter William Holman-Hunt, it was likely that she would have crossed paths with Augustus John. This exhibition features snapshots from Bennett’s travels to August John’s home in Hampstead, England. With each new trip came an opportunity to view scenes wherein his own ancestry became perplexed.

November 19, 2016 – January 7, 2017

What: Opening reception
Where: Wilding Cran Gallery, 939 S. Santa Fe Ave., LA 90021

When: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm


GDCA Gallery hosts an opening reception for a group exhibition from 6pm – 10pm. GDCA Gallery, 727 South Spring Street, Los Angeles, CA 90014 (between 7th & 8th Streets);


In Highland Park…

The New American Theatre celebrates twenty one years. Support the arts while enjoying an elegant evening of custom artisanal cocktails by the Natural Mixologist, appetizers, music and a silent auction too.
The New American Theatre (formerly Circus Theatricals) is a nonprofit theatre company founded in 1983 by artistic director Jack Stehlin. Its mission is to inspire, educate and nurture our community towards a thoughtful and humane world view through the art of story-telling.

Admission is $35 in advance or $40 at the door.

What: Benefit
Where: XIX Studios, 3650 N. Eagle Rock Avenue, LA 90065
Where: 7:00pm – 10:00pm


Subliminal Projects hosts a solo exhibit titled “New Translations” featuring artist Scott Albrecht. Reception: 8:00pm – 11:00pm; Subliminal Projects, 1331 W Sunset Blvd., LA 90026;


Also downtown…

Sat-Nov-19-2016-downtownJazzEnjoy a wonderful night of music with the great vocals of SIDNEY JACOBS and his outstanding band, ranging from straight ahead to contemporary jazz. From Ellington, Dave Brubeck, and Sinatra to Jarreau, Bill Withers and maybe even some Kendrick Lamar, as well as some originals. 

Head to Bar Fedora tonight and see what all the excitement is about!
See the website for all the information and to make reservations.

Bar Fedora is an intimate venue and a delicious plant-based-food restaurant, AU LAC

$25 for Reserved seating; $20 for General Seating; $10 for Students with I.D. (Limit of 10 student priced tickets per set – please email before you purchase!) If you wish to stay for both sets (for most shows), there is an extra charge of $5 per person.

* PLEASE NOTE:  If you arrive later than 30 minutes into the performance your seat is not

For more info, call Karen (818) 415-4911 or Jackie (323)456-2299

What: Live Jazz
Where: Bar Fedora, 710 W. 1st Street, behind the Disney Center downtown L.A
When: *FIRST SET:  7:30-9:00 // *SECOND SET 9:30-11:00