VACNow let’s not forget the Venice Art Crawl takes place tonight…Stop by some of my favorites….check their website

3.15 VeniceBeachBikeTours nVenice Beach Bike Tours, led by Venetian Bryan Moss Freeman. Bicyclists will be led on an entertaining and insightful journey through the art crawl, stopping at all the participating events and sharing the history, landmarks and legends of Venice with you along the way.

The meet-up time is 5:40 pm at 1501 Ocean Front Walk, end of windward.Check out the Venice Beach Bike Tour FB Page.

Tonight at Venice Breeze Suites, come enjoy the first of a yearlong photography series, entitled “Luminous.” This new series will feature prominent and up-and-coming photographers from Los Angeles. Photographer Sunny Bak curates the first show.

T3.15 latenighthis month, “Late Night” photographer Marc Karzen (see image to right), will be showing some of his iconic photographs from the early days working with David Letterman and his creative team.

Karzen will be joined by a much younger photographer Zach Marks, an aspiring photographer who has overcome chemotherapy and legal blindness to take beautiful images that capture the innocence of youth while also reflecting an eye that’s wise beyond his years.

A3.15VAC VeniceSuites CatherineShores nlso, a special exhibit “Nuestra Venezuela: Un Momento Otra Vez,” featuring Discovery Channel photographer Ross Alexander Wilson (see image to left), and curator and local artist Catherine Shores with images from her late father, Andrew B. Nemes, will also be featured.

The collection follows two photographers, more than 50 years apart, as they shot the rugged vast terrains and habitats of Venezuela.

Other featured photographers in the “Luminous” series this month at the Venice Breeze Suites include David Zentz, Sunny Bak and Andrew Bond.

There will also be live music on the roof. As always snacks and wine for all to enjoy!!!

What: Group show featuring  Ross Alexander, Sunny Bak, Andrew Bond, Marc Karzen, Zach Marks and David Zentz.
Where: Venice Breeze, 2 Breeze Ave.
When: 6:00 pm -10:00 pm

A p3.15 VAC 1320Main 4 nainting exhibition by artist Ross Caliendo will be on view at 1320 Main St. with musical performances from Teams, Krusht Alleyes Manifest, and DJ PIston Pete. Drinks will be served.

Where: 1320 Main St.
When: 6:00 pm -10:00 pm

3.15 VAC TheresaHoliday nStop by Santino’s to enjoy paintings by Theresa Holliday. This is a good inexpensive place to grab something to eat….

What: VAC, Theresa Holliday
Where: Santino’s Venice, 1611 Pacific Ave.
When: 6:00 pm -10:00 pm


T3.14 Jerzy gallery-opening-0312-hi-res-fhen on Market Street, stop into the Gallery. This is a lovely space and the featured artist is Michael J. Jacyna.

What: VAC, Michael J. Jacyna 
Where: The Gallery, 74 Market Street, Venice, CA 90291
When: 6:00 pm -10:00 pm

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Artists Bill Dambrova, Jana Davis, Juan Sanchez Diaz, Leah C. Dixon, poet James Berkowitz, and Fabian Bolanos bring a celebration of love, life, and art to Venice Art Crawl Atelier Bill Dambrova ~ Bill Dambrova Studio, 21 26th Avenue #2

What: Salon in the 21ST Century
Where: Bill Dambrova Studio, 21 26th Avenue #2
When: 6:00 pm -10:00 pm

M3.15 VAC Momentum nomentum is back for the Crawl this month in that cool location, Jim Morrison’s old house on the boardwalk….523 Ocean Front Walk. Tonight’s party will go the latest of all the events. It features artist Tim Linden and Andrew Thomas Huang. Live music too. 

What: VAC Momentum
Where: 523 Ocean Front Walk
When:  8:00 pm -12:00 am


3.15Winetasting camHughesAlso if you would like to enjoy some wine tasting…in Culver City, Cameron Hughes Wines is having an event. Featuring artist James Caprell, this is an RSVP only event. 

This will be an amazing evening of wine (in perfect stemware), captivating artwork, and delicious food pairings in a gorgeous setting amongst beautiful, handcrafted modern American furniture at Room & Board.

Be3.15 CaprellMosaic aware that RSVPs are no longer being taken, however I can still get you in, if you email me ASAP. The LA ART Party list will be forwarded by tomorrow, so you may attend this FREE event!

What: Wine Tasting and Art Show featuring artist, James Caprell
Where: Room & Board, 8707 Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232
When: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm


3.18 INCOGNITO 2012 IMAGEThis year, for the first time, Santa Monica Museum of Art will host PRECOGNITO, a preview and gala on tonight in the Museum’s Main Gallery.

The Gala will include dinner honoring philanthropist and collector Eileen Harris Norton, artist Paul McCarthy, and founder of the Bergamot Station Art Center, Wayne Blank. Tickets are pretty expensive…so check the website

Enjoy a special preview of more than 650 artworks will be available by 500-plus leading, mid-career and emerging contemporary artists. As always, every 8″ x 10″ original will cost the same low price.

ForLowresINCOGNITO Ben Dey and his John Baldessari a mere $350.00 plus tax, one can walk away with a work of art by renowned artists such as John Baldessari, Mark Bradford, Marco Brambilla, Judy Chicago, Kim McCarty, Yoko Ono, Raymond Pettibon, Ed Ruscha, Betye Saar, Mickalene Thomas, William Wegman, and many more.

See image to left, Ben Dey with his new puchase.

Trusting one’s instincts has led many to victory as each work is signed on the back and the artists’ identities are revealed only after purchase.

What: PRECOGNITO, Annual Auction/Benefit  starts at $750.00 pp…ouch!
Where: SMMoA (B-4) Bergamot Station 2525 Michigan Ave. Santa Monica, 90404
When: 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Phone: 310.586.6488

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Geoffrey J. and James Elliot will be playing at Nikki’s Venice (72 Market St.) from 8:00 pm till 10:00 pm. FREE.

For more information on Geoffrey J., see his website Enjoy free downloads of his two CDs, Fly on the Wall (which will only be available till the official 2012 release in January) and Pennington Place (2010 LP).

What: Geoffrey J. and James Elliot
Where: Nikki’s Venice (72 Market St.)
When: 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm