Remember the Pick of the Week takes place today during the day…the Beverly Hills artSHOW.

Downtown LA…World Wide Art LA takes place at the LA Convention Center from 10-7pm. See website for admission and additional info.

In Venice…It’s day two of G2’s Green Earth Film Festival. Todays events run from 11am-9:30 pm. The G2 Gallery is located at 1503 Abbot KInney. For more info about tonight’s event, click here.

In SaBergamotStationlogo copynta Monica, Bergamot Station’s got it going on AGAIN this weekend…There are several taking place early….

Skidmore Contemporary Art hosts an opening reception for “Destination LA: A Road Trip.” The exhibition featuring new linocuts by Dave Lefner.

Dave Lefner, best known for his detailed linocuts of iconic Los Angeles neon and facades, takes his carving tools on the road to capture the American “motor inn” culture of the West.

Skidmore-dave-lefner-stardustSee image: Stardust Motel, 2014, Reduction linocut in 7 colors,
Edition of 8, 24″ x 35″

Depicting classic motel images from sunny California, Nevada, Utah and beyond, Lefner ultimately brings it home again…as all roads lead back to LA. For the first time in a gallery, he will be unveiling his on-going “LA Alphabet” series, a sort of scavenger hunt, featuring individual letters from iconic to obscure neon signs all over this City of Angels.

On view: October 18 – November 15, 2014

What: Opening reception 
Where: Skidmore Contemporary Art, Bergamot Station 2525 Michigan Ave., D-2 Santa Monica, 90404
When: 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Phone: 310-828-5070

Sat-Oct18-Sulkin-4260-PASTPRESENT-flyer“PAST PRESENT, The Art of the Silver Gelatin Print” opens at Sulkin Secant Gallery.

This will be an exceptional show focusing on the works of 14 premier Black and White photographers. Pacific Art Ventures and Sulkin Secant Gallery will be hosting an opening reception for the 4260 Black & White Photography Guild on Saturday, October 18th.

Enjoy an afternoon reception on behalf of Jeff Sulkin, Katina Desmond, Scott Davis Jones, Kevin Brewerton and Diana Lyte.

Wine and refreshments will be served

On view: October 18 – Nov 22

What: Opening reception
Where: Sulkin/Secant Gallery, (T-6) Bergamot Station Arts Center, 2525 Michigan Ave., Santa Monica, CA 90404
When: 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Phone: 310.453.1538

Another early opening takes place at Ruth Bachofner (G-2) from 4-6pm.

Sat-Oci-18-CraigKrull-HlaryBraceCraig Krull Gallery hosts an artist reception for two new exhibitions…”Hilary Brace: Drawings” and “Ann Lofquist: Urban and Pastoral.”

See image: Hilary Brace, Untitled (June 2013), 2013, powdered charcoal on polyester film, 7.5 x 10″

There will be a gallery talk with Hilary Brace and Ann Lofquist on Saturday, November 8, at 10 am.

On view: On view: October 18 – November 22

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

There are more art happenings at the B Building, starting at 5:00pm…at Rosamund Felsen (B-4) and Richard Heller (B-5A)

Schomburg Gallery presents “Three Woman Show: Shaw, Walsh & Boughton.”

Sara Wylie Walsh was inspired by the UCLA BotaSat-Oct18-Schomburg-SaraWylieWalsh-UCLA-Botanical-Garden-Palm-Along-the-Path-nical Gardens and the Canadian Rockies for her recent work.

See image: Sara Wylie Walsh, UCLA Botanical Garden Palm Along the Path

Lee Webster Shaw’s paintings are documentations of the fleeting essence of summer.

Mary Mueller Boughton takes as her subject matter the elusive rose and its inherent fragility and danger.

On view: October 18 – November 12

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

bG Gallery (Bergamot Station) throws a 2nd art party and reception for “Beasts and Trees,” “Cities and Seas,” a two person exhibition featuring bodies of work from artists Suzanne Unrein and Gay Summer Rick. Both artists juxtapose the natural world with human existence.

Sat-Oct4-bGGallery-GaySummerRickSee image: Gay Summer Rick at her studio

For her current series, Gay Summer Rick traveled LA city streets, beaches and highways, stopping often to absorb the quiet vibration of life on the ‘urban coast.’ With palette knives and oil paint, her signature overlay of colors, a melding of impressionism, expressionism and abstract color-field painting, speak as much about an emotion evoked by a place as they do about the place itself.

A Second Reception will take place on October 18.

On view: September 28 – October 21

What: Opening reception
Where: 2525 Michigan Avenue, # G8A, Santa Monica, CA 90404
When:  5:00 pm 8:00 pm
Phone: (310) 906 4211

Yes….there’s still more at Bergamot Station…

The next Verge photography show will be at the Duncan Miller Gallery.

Please join us for fantastic new photography from Paul Gronner Jamie Johnson, Tami Bahat, Rico Mandel, Susan Swihart, Sarah Hadley and Benjo Arwas.

Wine will be served

What: Opening reception
Where: Duncan Miller Gallery, Bergamot Station, 2525 Michigan Ave, (A7), Santa Monica, 90404
When: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Phone: (310) 453-1111

One more taking place on the later side…

Copro Gallery presents Chet Zar’s “ALL HALLOWS’ EVE” solo art exhibition and Halloween Costume Party!

See image: by Chet Zar

CSat-Oct18-COPRO-ChetZarhet has created an amazing body of work with paintings that are all a tribute to Halloween along with a ONE NIGHT EVENT where Copro Gallery will be transformed into a ULTIMATE HALLOWEEN COSTUME PARTY! Movie Props, Pumpkins, Pickled Punks, Bales of Hay and Evil Scarecrows celebrate the Spirit of the Season!

In gallery 2 a group exhibition curated by Cris Velasco. A collection of Oddities with paintings, sculptures and drawings all slanted towards the Dark Side and ‘ALL HALLOWS’ EVE!

Artists include: Wayne Barlowe, Clive Barker, Allen Williams, Richard Kirk, Stephanie Inagaki, Dan Quintana, Matt Levin, Christopher Ulrich, Simon Lee, Chet Zar, Santiago Caruso, Menton3, Chris Mars, Laurie Lee Brom, Matt Buck, Matt Dangler, Jason Hite, Brian Smith, Dave Richardson, Billy Norrby, Jim Pavelec, Clifton Harvey, Justin Slattum, Scott Radke & more.

On view: October 18 – November 8

What: Opening reception
Where: Copro Gallery (T-5), Bergamot Station, 2525 Michigan Ave, SM
When:  8:00 pm – 11:30 pm
Phone: 310.829.2156

Also in Santa Monica…

Santa Monica Art Studios celebrates its 10th anniversary both tonight (6-9pm) and tomorrow during the day from 1-5pm.

In ARENA 1 Gallery, the LA Wood Sat-Oct18-Arena1-WOODShow opens as well. Artist China Adams’ curatorial project brings together a group of artists whose work in sculpture, installation, painting, photography, and collage collectively present a vision of wood as a uniquely democratic medium.

Artists include: Tom Allen • Annie Buckley • Jason David • Michael Lewis Dodge • Renée Fox • Jeanne Friscia • Oona Gardner • Sherin Guirguis • Doug Harvey • Seonna Hong • Constance Mallinson • David McDonald • Michael Oliveri • Jared Pankin • William Ransom • Ross Rudel • Shawn Smith • Coleen Sterritt • Mary Warner*Joan Weinzettle • Joan Wulf • Almond Zigmund and China Adams.

On view: October 18 – November 22

What: Opening receptionWhere: Santa Monica Art Studios, 3026 Airport Ave., Santa Monica. 90405.
When:  6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Phone: 310.397.7449

Santa Monica is poppin’ with art events tonight…one more at STUDIO FIVE08 (508 A Santa Monica Blvd., Santa Monica, 90401) from 6-10pm. http://STUDIOFIVE08.COM

In Venice…

CUSat-Oct18-AustinIrvingRIO Studio & Collection Presents: Austin Irving – Artist In Residency.

See image: TITLE: LUDLOW, VT
MEDIUM: FujiFlex Crystal Archive LightJet Print
YEAR: 2009

On display will be work from several ongoing series including SHOW CAVES, NIGHT WORK, WINDOWS, and NOT AN EXIT.

Sponsored by Sapporo

On view: October 18 – November 23

What: Opening Reception
Where: CURIO Studio, 324 Sunset Ave, Venice, CA 90291
When: 7pm to 11pm

In the Miracle Mile area…

The Loft at Liz’s presents well known artist Laddie John Dill and Alain Rogier.

The “LIght Trap” series of aluminum wSat-Oct18-LoftatLiz-LaddieJohnDillall pieces was fabricated using 6061 Aircraft Aluminum, most commonly used in building airplane fuselages. This material is extremely strong and contains excellent welding properties.

Alain Rogier’s work simultaneously confronts, demands and aesthetically pleases. It is filled with bold colors, confident marks, and hard edged lines mixed with sinewy organic ones that compel us to fully engage the work.

Artist Talk takes place at 6pm-7pm

What: Opening reception
When: The Loft at Liz’s, 453 S. La Brea Ave., LA 90036
When: 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm; Artist Talk (6pm-7pm)
Phone: 323-939-4403 x6

Close by…Marc Selwyn Fine Art, (9953 South Santa Monica Blvd.), celebrates a new exhibition from 6-8pm. 

In Hollywood…DIANE ROSENSTEIN (831 North Highland Ave. LA, 90038), holds a reception from 6-8pm.

In Silverlake…

The Gabba Gallery hosts its 2nd event in conjunction with its new exhibition, “WALK YOUR ROBOT.” Nue Magazine presents a fashion and art show. 

IOct11-GabbaGallery-WalkyourRobotf you missed the opening last week, it’s an exhibition of an imagined future filled with friendly butler type robots who serve as your closest confidant, cocktail maker and protector.

Jason Ostro curates this bright, fun filled, futuristic exhibit bringing it into the almost 2000 sq. ft. gallery, featuring musician, artist, actor Vance DeGeneres along with Joey Feldman, Dave Pressler, L Croskey, MD MN, Jennifer Korsen, Chris James and Darcy Yates.

The artists included in “WALK YOUR ROBOT” have often populated their work with these friendly robots and this exhibition is the first occasion where they have all been brought together.

Sponsors include: Perrier, Huberts Lemonade, Fair Vodka, 7/11, and Nue Magazine.

Nue Magazine Fashion and Art Show: October 18, 2014

On view: October 11 – October 30, 2014

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

Downtown LA…

Coagula Curatorial presents “BombaySat-Oct18-Coagula Sapphire Artisan Series.”

The Los Angeles Artisan Series will highlight the works of 20-30 Los Angeles metro area artists during the 10 market juried exhibition.

The opening night reception features beverages and food sponsored by Bombay Sapphire Gin in partnership with RUSH…(rumor has it…there’s gonna be a nice spread)

Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series takes place in partnership with Russell and Danny Simmons’ RUSH Philanthropic Arts Foundation Los Angeles regional event.


What: Opening reception
Where: Coagula Curatorial, 977 Chung King Rd., LA, 90012
When: 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Phone: 213-620-1569

In Culver City…There are a couple here from 6-8pm, at Western Project (2762 S. La Cienega Blvd. Culver City, CA 90232)
Bruce Lurie Gallery (2736 South La Cienega Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232) runs a bit later to 9:00 pm.

In the Valley…

THE VILLAIN SHOW takes place. It’s an all Hallows Eve inspired show featuring the most gruesome, the most despicable, the crooks and the scoundrels. The villains we love to hate.

Sat-Oct18-11-11-VillainSHowSurf, Anthem and Dirty Rock and Roll by DJ Ripoff and INstagram booth and an extensive retail section with art prints, books, apparel and accessories.Artwork by over 30 SFV and LA artists creating based on their favorite Villains.

Featuring: 2blok, 4614, Addy Gonzalez Renteria, Alan Sanchez, Andrea Monroe, Bill Rude, Brandon Francis, Brenda Chi, Burton Gray, Candace Mckay, Colton Tran, Cris Alex, Daniel Saks, Diana Levin, Drew Mancilla, Feeve Hilary Lile, Ilyse Kullman, Jenna Gibson, Jessica Baca, Jinx, Jordan Monsell, Mark Ravelo, Melanie Crosgrove, Mr. Benja, Preston Craig, Playkill, Ralski, Ricardo Cisneros, Rick Steik, Roane Florez, Sean Ghobad, Simon Kangiser, Stephen Imhoff Jr., Stephen Morrissey, Thea Saks, The Gossip and The Choir Tory Lin, Tyler Chapman, Valerie Pobjoy, Vivian Shih.

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$5 suggested donation entry supports SFV art non profit 11:11 A Creative Collective. Beer and Wine Bar.

What: Opening reception
Where: 11:11 ACC Gallery, 18640 Ventura Blvd, Tarzana
When: 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm