SMAuctionsToday, at Bergamot Station, 2525 Michigan Ave in Santa Monica…

Don’t miss your chance to start collecting art, or just come to learn. This is something you can’t be taught in a classroom. So come, enjoy some refreshments, sit back and watch…this is a great learning opportunity. The Popular Art Auction starts at 1:00 pm.

 See my article in this week’s Santa Monica Mirror as well as the SM Daily Press and on Santa Monica Patch.

Presented by the Santa Monica Auctions this event always attracts an eclectic group of art lovers and collectors.

Unlike the normal Fine Art motif of auctions past, this will be a liquidation sale of Illustration, Comercial Art, Original French Lithograph posters, Fine Art prints and posters, Pinup and Sports Art offered in both single and bulk lots.

Original works and prints by Olivia DeBerardinis, Richard Duardo, Jim Evans, Ronnie Cutrone will be offered as well as posters by Keith Haring, David Hockney, Sam Francis, Jasper Johns and more.

Check out tlowres_Vargashis Alberto Vargas (see image) which was recently obtained and is currently up for auction.

If you have never been to an auction, it’s an interesting snapshot into the business side of the art world.

The Popular Art Auction starts at 1:00 p.m. at Bergamot Station Arts Center, [Building I – Writers Boot Camp], located at 2525 Michigan Ave. Santa Monica, CA 90404. For more info, contact SANTA MONICA AUCTIONS at or (310) 315-1937;



Also toSouthday, from 9:00 am till 4:00 pm, South hosts a special benefit for the American Cancer Society. For just $40.00, you can enjoy an open call bar and BUFFET…..yum!

This event will be Dave Cussen’s 5th year doing this in honor of his brother who passed away from cancer.

South puts on wonderful events. I have been to one of these before, and its a great deal with incredible food. So come support a great cause and eat like royalty.

There will also be a silent auction, raffle prizes and Hip Hop Bingo too.

South is located at 3001 Wilshire in Santa Monica. 310 828-9988;


Or downtown, CB1 Gallery presents artists, Lisa Adams in the West Gallery and Osvaldo Trujillo in the East Gallery. This will be the first exhibition for LIsa Adams with the gallery. Osvaldo Trujillo has previously shown, but it’s his first solo show. T

The gallery is currently closed until the opening. he opening reception will be held from 5:00 pm till 7:00 pm. CB1 Gallery, 207 W. 5TH St., LA, CA 90013;



Stop in for some holiday shopping….support the arts….Last chance today till 6:00 pm.

Beautiful Moonlight Glass, hand blown by John Mooney. Pop in John’s studio at 705 Hampton Dr. in Venice.



Have a wonderful week…..see ya Friday for the Weekend Update…lots more events will be added.