N6.22 TheresNoPlaceLikeHomeEW LA ART PARTY Contest…..Come on kids, gotta keep up with us! Whew….there are lots of Art Parties to attend. Before we get started, you have the chance to win two tickets to a very special benefit and performance of a brand new musical on June 22nd presented by People Assisting The Homeless (PATH).

You know the deal, find the code phrase someone on the Main page of LA Art Party. Then email us back at laartparty@gmail.com. You will then be automatically entered into the raffle to win Two VIP Tickets….($500 Value). Remember to give us your phone #, so we can call you….just in case you don’t respond to our email.

Now lets get back to the many cool events taking place this weekend….Santa Monica Auctions holds its farewell event in its current location this Saturday and Sunday. Remember there is a preview on Friday night. The auction happens Saturday eve and Sunday day….Saturday NIGHT, starting at 6:00 pm, and Sunday at 1:00 pm.  See Saturday’s and Sunday’s event page.

Topanga-Canyon-Gallery LogoTopanga Canyon Gallery Studio Tour celebrates its 11th year, the Pick of the Week takes place this weekend…..all weekend, Saturday June 9, Sunday June 10. See this week’s SM Mirror article from my column, “Talk of the Town.”

It’s a great deal….two full days, a slient auction on Saturday night…all for $20.00 (or order now….to receive the early admission price of $15.00 ….even better) Come join the fun….I’m going…can’t wait!

You have a chance to win Two Tickets….FIND THE CODE PHRASE ….somewhere on this week’s post and email us at laartparty@gmail.com. You will then be entered into our raffle….to win.

You have until Friday, June 8th till 11:00 AM to email us. PLEASE Be Sure to include your PHONE Number, so we can call you to notify you that you are a winner. Good luck!

Discover the backroad beauty of Topanga Canyon on this self- guided two day tour of over 20 local artist studios, hosting over 50 participating artists.The Studio Tour hours are 10am to 5pm on Saturday and 11am to 5pm on Sunday. Start at Topanga Canyon Gallery where you pick up detailed maps and additional artist information. Go at your own pace, but be sure to get an early start….as there will be some fabulous work to see. Topanga Canyon Gallery will host a reception and silent auction on Saturday from 5-8pm.

Artist Robin Becker, a Topanga Canyon resident once again participates in this year’s tour. She discusses her process and subject matter, “I use layers of color and imagery from my photographic journeys, sometimes using images of rooms, portals, passageways, landscapes, gardens and vignettes of architectural details.” http://www.robinbeckerartist.com/

Catterall, a ceramicist, talks about working with clay, “Some is wheel-thrown, some is hand-built. I do alternative Raku, such as Ferric Chloride and horsehair. Some of my work is sculptural such as my Tromp L’Oeil series (that was also featured at the John Natsoulas Gallery Tromp L’Oeil Ceramic Show is Davis, CA) and some of my work is functional stoneware.” www.facebook.com/RebeccaCatterallCeramicsTopangaClay

Tour artists include: Roya Adjory, Farideh Azad*, Robin Becker*, Christo Brock*, John Brunnick*, Isabelle Bryer, Linda Bolhuis*, Rebecca Catterall*, Penny Chavez, James Chressanthis, Zoe Chressanthis, Lynn E. Coleman, Rhonda Conry, Patrice Curedale, Nicole Dembowich, Elizabeth Dupuy, Paula Fagan*, Fereshteh Fatemi*, Robyn Feeley*, Ian Ferguson, Hadiya Finley*, Tina Gage, Kathy Goldberg*, Lisa Goldfarb*, Debbi Green*, Joel Harris*, Susan Haskell*, Kathy Holguin, William Holland, Fae Horowitz*, Kirsty Iredale, Bill Jehle, Deborah Jones, Jaiya + Ian Ferguson, Ellen Lane, Celia Mercer, Susan Nissman*, Lark Pilinsky, Alia Penner, Jessica Rhys, Megan Rice, Terry Robertson, Elena Roche, Karrie Ross*, Mekenzie Schneider, Paul Schoepflin, Karen Silton, David Sonnenschein, Carole Spence*, Natalia Wabnig, and Felice Willat* — * denotes Gallery member;

Though many of the artists do live in Topanga, many members do not. Membership is open to all LA artists.

Llowres lisa-goldfarb-pergolaisa Goldfarb, (see image, Left) who currently lives in Santa Monica, became a member of the Topanga Canyon Gallery, after going to last year’s Studio Tour. She is excited to be involved in the tour this year. Goldfarb exclaims, “I had such a blast, I had to be apart of it!” http://lisagoldfarb.com/

Rebecca Catterall (see image, below right) has lived in Topanga for the past thirty years and has been a member since the 90’s.

Advance tickets on sale now. Ticket price for both days, is $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Admission is free for children under 16. The Studio Tour hours are 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday and 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Sunday.

What: 11th Annual Studio Tour
Where: Start at Topanga Canyon Gallery 120 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd. (#109 Pine Tree Circle), Topanga, CA 90290
When: Saturday June 9 10am – 5pm Sunday June 10 11am-5pm Reception and Silent Auction at the Gallery Saturday June 9 5pm-8pm
Phone: 310 455-7909
Website: www.topangacanyongallery.com