In Santa Monica…

Today, The Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk takes place on the Santa Monica Pier. Whole LIfe Balance is a flagship sponsor for the event.

Shalowres-Whole LIfe Balance frontne Griffin, Owner of WLB is a big part of his local community and gives back in so many ways. WLB sponsors nonprofit events such as Get Lucky for Lupus LA event, and the Arthritis Foundation event and will be a flagship sponsor, for the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk of Santa Monica this Saturday, October 24.

Griffin has struggled with addiction and has come out victorious and now helps others…See this week’s Argonaut Newspaper for my article about Griffin’s facinating story.

The Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk of Santa Monica will be held today, Saturday, October 24, on the Santa Monica Pier (200 Santa Monica Pier) at 9:00am. Enjoy live music, shopping, refreshments/food and more. Learn more about how to prevent and treat this debilitating disease. To find out more about the event

To find out more about Whole Life Balance, visit the website at

What: Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk of Santa Monica
Where: Santa Monica Pier (200 Santa Monica Pier)
When: 9:00 am
Website: CLICK HERE!


In West Hollywoood

Leica Gallery celebrates the work of photographer James Law. 

Sat-Oct24-LeicaA versatile shooter with accolades in sports photography, advertising, and fashion, he has a love for adventure shooting that is evident in list of personalities and locales he’s shot. His feature in Popular Photography and American Photo magazine gave an in depth look at his approach to shooting that details his range of work from the studio to the streets. In 2014, his work was seen in New York Times T-Magazine, Harper’s Bazaar, UFC magazine, Details Magazine, as well as a national advertising campaign for Xyience Energy Drink and contribution to Stampd Los Angeles.

In addition to his client work, Law’s immersion in the Future Relic film series with Daniel Arsham gives an unprecedented look into the behind the scenes moments that tie the stories to the personalities involved and the celebrity portraits to highlight the story line and offers an additional fold to the developing tale that is Future Relic Films.

For more info about the photographer, visit his website at

Limited seating RSVP HERE

What: Art Talk
Where: Leica Gallery Los Angeles, 8783 Beverly Blvd. West Hollywood
When: 10:00am – 12:00 pm
Phone: 424.777.0341



Take advantage of the alll day event, Grand Ave Arts: All-Access taking place on Grand Avenue between Major players in the LA Downtown art community have come together to coordinate a one day behind the scenes look at the flourishing arts culture of downtown LA.

The event will feature free access to The Broad museum, Los Angeles Master Chorale, MOCA, The Music Center, Grand Park, Center Theatre Group, Colburn School, LA Opera, Los Angeles Central Library, Los Angeles Philharmonic, and REDCAT.

Be sure to pop by the massive Día de los Muertos art installation, featuring more than seventy altars throughout Grand Park the Music Center Plaza.

What: Grand Ave Arts: All-Access
Where: Grand Ave
When: 10:00am – 5:00pm – Saturday, October 24, 2015
Phone: (213) 972-8500


WestEdge-LOGODon’t forget….its the third day of the WestEdge Design Fair. The four day show brings the best designers, makers and architects from around the world to Los Angeles.

Also debuting this year is MADE:MODERN, the highly anticipated new show section showcasing more than 40 independent designers and makers from the West Coast, New York and beyond.

MADEWestEdgeSHow-2014:MODERN designers will feature handcrafted, limited production and one-of-a¬kind, customizable designs in the categories of furniture, lighting, sculpture and accessories. These innovative makers will be accepting custom orders on-site from attendees looking to meet each designer and learn more about their craft.

WestEdge Design Fair will continue through tomorrow…October 25, 2015.

Tickets are $25 (admission includes re-entrance).

What: WestEdge Design Fair
Where: Barker Hangar, 3021 Airport Avenue, Santa Monica, CA
When: Saturday 11am-6pm


Shulamit Nazariam (17 North Venice) hosts an early art talk with Kulapat Yantrasast from 2-4pm. 


In Silverlake…La Luz de Jesus Gallery (4633 Hollywood Blvd. LA 90027), hosts an art talk and ice cream art party from 2-7 pm.


One more early one happens in West Hollywood at 101/EXHIBIT (8920 Melrose Ave., West Hollywood, 90069) from 3-7pm.


In the Miracle Mile area…the Loft at Liz’s hosts an art talk from 3-5 pm.


In Hollywood….From 4-6pm, DIANE ROSENSTEIN  (831 North Highland Ave., LA 90038) featues an event.


ThG2-Gallery-LOGOe G2 Gallery is excited to present its 3rd annual G2 Green Earth Film Festival, which will showcase 23 eco-conscious films from all over the world on October 16, 17, 23 and 24. The festival, which was founded to bring together environmentally minded filmmakers from all levels of experience, will screen both feature-length documentaries and shorts over two weekends. For the first time, the festival will be awarding prizes; $500 for the Best Short, $1000 for the Best Feature, and $1000 to the winner of the Gottlieb Award for Environmental Excellence for top overall film.

The five-member handpicked jury selected the award winners:
Jason Fitzpatrick – photographer, filmmaker, participant in 2014 G2 Green Earth Film Festival
Michael Kerns – internationally exhibited photographer, conservationist
Michael Miner – award-winning screenwriter, filmmaker, photographer; writer of Robocop (1987)
Deia Schlosberg – director, producer at Pale Blue Dot Media
Annie White – award-winning documentary filmmaker, founder of PlayBow Studios

Each evening will include screenings, a free open bar, food and celebratory parties or panels, and will benefit a thematically linked nonprofit partner. There will also be special events, performances, discussions and more.  The event will feature 25 International Environmentally-Focused Movies
Panels and Parties with Free Food, Beer and Music…plus $2,500 to be Awarded to Best Films

Today’s event runs from 4-10 p.m. with the Main film: Medicine of the Wolf screening at 7 p.m.
-Includes complimentary valet, appetizers, popcorn and closing reception and awards ceremony 8:30-10 p.m. featuring the Jonathan Rowden Duo
-Benefits Western National Parks Association

Complete list of films that have been accepted and will screen at the festival:

CG2-FilmFEST-MedicineoftheWolfo2ld Waters, Dutch Weed Burger, Extinction Soup, For Our Grandchildren, The Frog Photographer, Inhabit, Into the Microscope, Livestock Guardian Dogs, Medicine of the Wolf, Momenta, Out of the Wild, Planetary, Pride, Rope Hope, Stewards of the Wild Sea, Sticky, Tuk’e’m Mountain Ghost, Zero Emission is Not Just a Fairy Tale.

Complete list of sponsors of the festival:  Samy’s Camera, Chipotle, Lemonade, Firemen’s Brew, Nature’s Bakery, Divine Dips Ice Crème

For the date and time of each film’s screening, CLICK HERE or email for more information. If you’d like to attend, please RSVP to with the date(s) you plan to attend in the subject line. Free admission.

The G2 Gallery is an award-winning nature and wildlife photography gallery that facilitates change by bringing attention to environmental issues through the persuasive power of photographic art. G2 shares this passion with both celebrated and emerging environmental photographers, who use the camera as a tool to inspire conservation.

There is a $5.00 suggested donation that will benefit an environmental organization.

What: Opening reception
Where: The G2 Gallery, 1503 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice,90291
When: 4:00 pm – 10:00 pm  Saturday, October 24, 2015
Phone: 310 452-2842


BergamotStationlogo copyOf course if you are looking to art party hop….thats what specializes in. Head to Bergamot Station (2525 Michigan Ave., SM) for several art parties and our Pick of the week…Park and art party hop!


Santa Monica Auctions and the Robert Berman Gallery present the first live preview of its upcoming auction on November 15.

See image: Sat-Oct24-SMAuctions-David-Wojnarowicz-Cartoon-Horse
David Wojnarowicz
Cartoon Horse, 1984-85
Oil on canvas
Signed on verso on stretcher bar; Identification label on verso
Image: 50 x 72 inches
Estimated Gallery Price: $30,000/$40,000

The auction will feature artworks by Carlos Almaraz, John Baldessari, Chris Burden, Jim Dine, Sam Francis, Keith Haring, Jeff Koons, John Lennon, Wangechi Mutu, Terry O’Shea, Shirin Neshat, Raymond Pettibon, Robert Rauschenberg, John Register, James Rosenquist, Frank Stella, and Andy Warhol, David Wojnarowicz and many more.

What: Opening reception
Where: THE ROBERT BERMAN GALLERY, Bergamot Station, (B-7) 2525 Michigan Ave., Santa Monica, 90404
When: 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm – Saturday, October 24, 2015
Phone: 310.586.9128


Craig Krull Gallery (B3) hosts an opening featuring the art of Ned Evans from 5-7pm.


Also from 5-7pm, Lora Schlesinger Gallery (B5b) features new works by Ron Rizk and Susan Metzger.


The art of Alia Malley will be featured in a solo exhibition at Sloan Projects (B-5) from 5-8pm.


Sat-Oct24-LauraKorman-Mann Katherine Tzu LanLaura Korman Gallery is pleased to exhibit artist Katherine Tzu-Lan Mann in the gallery’s forthcoming exhibition, CAULDRON. The exhibition is on view from September 23 through December 15, 2015 with a public reception on Saturday, October 24, 5-8 p.m.

See image: Mann Katherine Tzu Lan Cauldron 3 Acrylic, Sumi Ink on Paper, 60 x 58 in,Framed, 2015

Washington, D.C.-based artist Katherine Tzu-Lan Mann’s current work intertwines an abstract medley of vivacious color and intricate bold line. Using acrylic, sumi ink, and silk-screening, Mann’s explosive compositions surge and splatter across delicate white yupo paper forming abstract panoramas. “My paintings show how patterned, highly-wrought, decorative elements coalesce from the chaos and contingency of an organic environment – and how they dissolve into that environment again,” says Mann.

On view: September 23 – December 15

What: Opening reception
Where: Laura Korman Gallery, Bergamot Station, D-2 Santa Monica, 90404
When: 5:00pm – 8:00pm – Saturday, October 24, 2015


Ruth Bachofner Gallery (G-2) features an opening from 5-7pm.


Andrew Weiss Gallery is pleased to announce Los Angeles in Barcelona: Rare Print Works by LA’s Most Influential Group of Artists.Sat-Oct24-AndrewWeiss-BILLY-ALBENGSTON-BAB1-1988-1989-Etching-30x22

See image: BILLY AL BENGSTON, BAB 1, 1988-1989, Etching, 30×22 inches, 9/75

Polígrafa Obra Gràfica, the renowned print shop, were innovators with their short-term residency program. In 1988 and 1989 Poligrafa invited eight prominent California-based artists–Billy Al Bengston, Peter Alexander, Larry Bell, Laddie John Dill, Criag Kauffman, Ed Moses, Eric Orr and Ed Ruscha–to each spend two weeks in Barcelona and create prints based on their experiences and impressions of the city. Most of this trailblazing group of California Light and Space and Pop artists, who worked in mediums ranging from sculpture to painting and installations, received an early introduction to printmaking at this time.

On veiw: October 24 – December 5

What: Opening reception
Where: Andrew Weiss Gallery, Bergamot Station (D-4) 2525 Michigan Ave., Santa Monica, CA 90404
When: 6:00pm – 8:00pm – Saturday, October 24, 2015
Phone: 310-246-9333


Richard Heller Gallery (B-5A) hosts an artist reception from 6-9pm.


Building Bridges Art Exchange hosts the opening reception of Bombay Sapphire® Artisan Series at BUILDING BRIDGES ART EXCHLANGE, Bergamot Station. Presenting the work of the Los Angeles-based semi-finalists chosen from a national search to find the next big name in visual arts. Created in partnership with Russell and Danny Simmons’ Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation, the Artisan Series offers underrepresented artists a national platform to showcase their work.

Sat-Oct24-BuildingBridges-SonaMirzaei-WarriorBeauty-1See image: Sona Mirzaei, Warrior Beauty series #1 – Figurative abstract – 52×32 – In Search of Splendor collection – 2015 – acrylic, charcoal, spray paint, denim, mixed media on canvas.

Artist Sona Mirzaei had one of her works chosen to be part of the exhibition. She explains  her inspiration for the artwork, “Warrior Beauty represents my fascination with people, traveling, art history, and culture that has been coupled with other interests, mediums, themes, etc. over the years. This series is a continuation of my figurative works and has led to this unique creation. The Warrior Beauty series is a combination of the beauty that you see in indigenous peoples from other cultures, tribes, countries in a figurative, abstract, mixed media adaptation on canvas. It defines the human spirit and there is symbolism of peace, hope, sadness, strength, serenity, dynamic energy and tremendous depth is this haunting beautiful series.”

Artists include: Ricardo Garcia, Jesse Cilio, Tara Josu, Salvatore Matteo, Andrew Augusto, Biscotti Smith, MB Boissonault, Zhenya Gershman, Andreas Hijar, Jorge Hernandez, Sona Mirzael, Carl Shubs, Koshin Finley, Aaron Stansberry, Lilli Muller, Mark Posey, Wanda Knight, Jeff Iorillo, David Cruz, and John Ortiz.

RSVP: or

What: Opening Reception
Where: BUILDING BRIDGES Art Exchange, Bergamot Station, F-2, 2525 Michigan Ave., SM 90404
When: 6:30pm – 9:00pm – Saturday, October 24, 2015
Phone: 323-839-5786


AlsOct24-HamiltonGallerieso in Santa Monica….

Hamilton Galleries hosts an artist reception to celebrate the opening of “Birds and Bees.” The two person exhibition features the art of Warren Long and James Harter.

Stop in to say hi to the artists.

On View: October 24 – November 30

What: Opening reception
Where: Hamilton Galleries, 1431 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90401
When: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Phone: (310) 451-9983


Another one in Santa Monica…celebrate the art documentation of skateboarding and beach culture of Oliver Bell from 6-9pm. (2009 Main St.)


In Culver City…

Sat-Oct24-SamuelFreemanBurfordHead to Samuel Freeman for a conversation between Kristian Burford and Jan Tumlir, as they discuss the artist’s overlying practice and his first solo exhibition with Samuel Freeman.

Burford’s exhibition (which is currently on view) features three discrete scenes staged concurrently in one venue. They are accompanied by a suite of small bronzes which serve as precursors to the larger works. Each resulting scene is a single self-contained sculpture, exhibited together to create an immersive and deeply affecting psychological environment for the viewer.

This talk will mark the conclusion of the exhibition Scenes.

What: Opening reception
Where: Samuel Freeman, 2639 South La Cienega Blvd., LA 90034
When: 4:00pm – 6:00pm – Saturday, October 24, 2015
Phone: 310.449.1479


Across the street…

Sat-Oct24-MimGallery-HKZamaniMIM Gallery is pleased to present “No Abode,” a one-person exhibition by Los Angeles-based artist HK Zamani. This is the artist’s first solo show at MIM Gallery.

Zamani’s work contains references to traditions of East and West. His domes are geodesic domes, a combining of an ancient tradition with modernism. The domes’ diaphanous, mesh sheathing does not offer functionality to the form, but does offer the opportunity for viewers to lose themselves in the folds of its drapery, focusing not on representation but abstraction. These paintings paved the way for Zamani’s more recent abstractions, and the exploration of paint and ghostly matter.
October 24th – November 21

What: Opening reception
Where: mim Gallery, 2636 S La Cienega Blvd., 90034
When: 6:00pm – 9:00pm – Saturday, October 24, 2015


Sonce Alexander Gallery (2634 South La Cienega Blvd., LA 90034), hosts a reception from 6-8pm.


Kopeikin Gallery (2766 South La Cienega Blvd., LA 90034) debuts a new exhibitions from 6-8pm.


One more in Culver City…

FabSat-Oct24-FabianCastanierien Castanier Gallery is excited to announce our upcoming exhibition entitled, “My Sonic Youth” featuring the art of Stuart Semple.

Following a traumatic near death experience as a teenager studying fine art in the English countryside, Semple has gone on to exhibit in over 15 solo exhibitions internationally in China, Italy, London and NYC. He is best known for his paintings, which present an emotive and sociological perspective on mass culture.

In “My Sonic Youth,” Semple uses painting, sculpture, and installation to explore social concepts in addition to dissecting the psychological evolution of youth culture over the course of several decades. The artist illustrates how spaces, communication, and music have changed drastically, forcing a generation of young people into a new kind of isolation. Heavily inspired by the music of his own youth, Semple uses references from music and art history to construct a fluid visual narrative, which tells the tale of a radical social and emotional shift among youth culture.

What: Opening Reception
Where: Fabien Castanier Gallery, 2919 La Cienega Blvd. Culver City, CA 90232
When: 6:00pm – 9:00pm – Saturday, October 24, 2015
Phone: 310.876.3529


In Beverly Hills…Sat-Oct24-TimothyYarger-PanchoLuna-BlueBooks-detail-2015

Timothy Yarger Fine Art hosts an opening reception for “Literary Illusion,” a solo featuring the art of Argentinian sculptor, Pancho Luna.

See image: Blue Books, detail, 2015

RSVP by email:

On view: October 24th – December 9th

What: Opening reception
Where: Timothy Yarger Gallery, 354 N. Bedford Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90210
When: 7:00pm – 10:00pm – Saturday, October 24, 2015
Phone: 310-278-4400


In the mid Wilshire area…Richard Telles Fine Art  (7380 Beverly Blvd., LA 90036) hosts an opening from 5-7pm.


Another close by…Icon Projects (5450 Wilshire Blvd., LA 90036) offers an opening from 5-8pm.


Continue East….to Gallery CLU (4011 W. 6th street #102, LA 90020) for an opening from 5-9pm.



Charlie James Gallery is delighted to present two new exhibitions, “Mediations,” featuring the art of William Powhida and “One After Another, In Succession,” a group show organized by LA-based artist Johanna Breiding.

Sat-Oct24-CharlieJames-KenGonzalez-Day-Untitled-HeadofaWomanSee image: Ken Gonzalez, Day, Untitled (Malvina Hoffman Collection, Ubangi Woman [337168], The Field Museum, Chicago and Unknown, Head of a Woman, The J. Paul Getty Museum, Villa Collection, Malibu, California), 2011, Lightjet print, 14 x 28 in.
The latter show (group exhibition), explores the notion of tracing as a means to relocate and archive one’s own memory, as unwritten history. Through bodily and linguistic acts of repetition, the act of tracing simulates not only a linear structure that is methodically repeated over time, but it also signifies the retelling of a narrative.

The exhibit features work by Carmen Argote, Johanna Breiding, Harry Dodge, Charles Gaines, Ken Gonzales-Day, Tyler Matthew Oyer, Dylan Mira, Julie Tolentino, Alice Wang and Kim Zumpfe.

What: Opening reception
Where: Charlie James Gallery, 969 Chung King Road, Los Angeles CA 90012
When: 6:00pm – 9:00pm – Saturday, October 24, 2015
Phone: 213.687.0844


Also downtown…Night Gallery (2276 East 16th St., LA 90021) throws an art party from 7-10pm.


In West LA…

The Hammer Museum throws an art Party on Saturday, October 24. The Hammer Bash is a special celebration for its fall exhibitions UH-OH: Frances Stark 1991-2015 and The Idea of North: The Paintings of Lawren Harris. 

Hammer-Museum-Lawren-Harris-Mt-Lefroy-1930-Oilon-canvasSee image: (below) Lawren Harris, Mt. Lefroy, 1930. Oil on canvas. 52.5 x 60.4 in. (133.5 x 153.5 cm), McMichael Canadian Art Collection. Purchase 1975. ©Family of Lawren S. Harris. Image courtesy of McMichael Canadian Art Collection.

Dance to the sounds of Rhonda International DJs GODDOLLARS & Paradise, hop in the gif photo booth, and experience the new exhibitions after hours.

Cash bars will be open featuring beer, wine, and specialty cocktails will be available all night. Grab a bite from The Lobos Truck, Green Truck, and Recess Truck, all of which will donate 10% of proceeds to the Hammer.

Support your local museums!  Become a Hammer member now!

Be sure to RSVP HERE.

What: Hammer Bash
Where: The Hammer Museum, 10899 Wilshire Blvd. (NE corner of Westwood and Wilshire)
When: 8:00pm – 10:00pm – Saturday, October 24, 2015


Sat-Oct24-MadhouseBopHalloween is almost here….

In the Boyle Heights area…

Get into the Halloween vibe with Jesika von Rabbit who will perform at Howie Pyro’s Madhouse Bop, tonight at HM157. The event will also feature Chief labotologist DJ Howie Pyro, plus enjoy live performances by Geneva Jacuzzi, Haunted George, L.A.Drones, Nora Keyes and special guest DJ Roger Mars.

HM157 feels very fortunate to still be standing after the horrific May 1St Fire. Rumor has it that it was the Devil who spared the house* Halloween being their all time favorite holiday. The venue is putting on a monstrous pre-Halloween costume dance party where you will lose your mind! The winner of the costume contest will receive free entrance to all HM157 events for a full year!

$13 Entrance @ Door
$11 in Advance @ CLICK HERE to Purchase.

What: Halloween Performance/Party
Where: HM157, 3110 N Broadway, LA,  90031
When: 8:00pm to 3:00am – Saturday, October 24, 2015