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International Digital Photo Juried Show - last chance to apply! [Jul. 13th, 2007|05:49 pm]


Hands Off!, an international digital photography exhibition showing a phenomenon in art: the ability for the artist to create finished piece without ever touching the artwork. Over $1000 in cash and prizes will be awarded! Juror is image-maker Robert Fichter. Entrants submit three files of original work. Entries must be shot with a digital camera (can be manipulated digitally). The competition is open themed.

Entry Deadline: July 13
Show: September 7 - 28
Online registration only. Questions? E-mail veep@621gallery.com
Entry Fee: $30 US for 3 images/jpgs

For more information and the prospectus, please visit www.621gallery.com/handsoff
To apply directly, visit www.acteva.com/go/621gallery
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call for art-works on paper [May. 4th, 2007|12:16 pm]

for more info and prospectus on brand library and art center's thirty-sixth annual exhibition national juried slide/CD competition...

go here!

june 27th deadline
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UPCOMiNG ART SHOW....YOU'RE iNViTED!!! [May. 3rd, 2007|02:58 pm]



The 2nd of a 3 part art exhibit dedicated to the talent of women artists. This show features the unique collage art of award winning artists Baby Smith, Launa Romoff and J. Natasha Kostan.

Reception: Saturday, May 12th, 6pm-9pm, 2007

l-r: artwork by Baby Smith, Launa D. Romoff and J. Natasha Kostan

Baby Smith has been interested in mixed media for nearly 20 years, incorporating recycled and found objects into her work. Her assemblages are arranged with images both familiar and evocative, commenting on society's propensity for mass consumption, as well as revealing the human connection behind each discarded object.

"My intent is to present familiar images and objects that evoke memories or emotions of our own life experiences."

Launa D. Romoff has been working with collage/mixed media since 1997. Twice a survivor of cancer, it was her art that helped her through the pain and fatigue associated with her recovery. Ms. Romoff finds her material everywhere, by seeking out and incorporating into her pieces, that which is thrown away. She believes she has learned to see the beauty of the discarded and turn it into art.

"How I use the material at hand is often more important than the material itself"." -Kurt Schwitters

J. Natasha Kostan has been working in Multi-Media for the past 30 years. Her work expresses her experiences of living in and traveling through multiple cultures. Most of her subjects are based on abstract impressions and memories of different architectural
sites she has visited throughout the world.

"I try to enable the viewer to enter these timeless places that were once inhabited, and now exist only in my mind."

The Source on Lake, 1565 North Lake Ave., Pasadena, CA 91104
reception: Saturday, May 12th, 2007
time: 6pm-9pm
show dates: May 12th-June 2nd, 2007
hours: Mon.-Fri. 9 am-6 pm, Sat. 9 am-3 pm, closed sundays and holidays
phone: 626.794.1740
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upcoming group show opening [Apr. 18th, 2007|05:29 pm]

50 artists transform objects discarded as waste and save them from becoming landfill...

A show exemplifying a state of mind - a way of looking at an "obsolete" object from a new angle and recognizing that the reinterpreted form can transcend the no longer valid function. Come celebrate Earth Day!

Saturday, April 21st, 7pm-10pm, 2007
Featuring the artwork of Baby Smith

baby smith, 'shift no. 6,' 2007

baby smith original art and 'lost & found' books will be on sale
location: Cactus Gallery, 4534 Eagle Rock Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90041 (phone: 323.256.6117)
date: Saturday, April 21st, 2007
time: 7pm-10pm
website: eclecticcactus.com
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Anonymous L.A. artist [Apr. 3rd, 2007|12:47 pm]

there's a pretty interesting thread happening over at anonymous female artist. seems a female artist living here is fed up with the glitz-glam, youth-centric vibe infesting the L.A. art scene. she plans to hire a young, fluffy little thing (male or female, i'm not sure?) to take her place at an upcoming group show opening somewhere in the city. methinks it might be in the culver city loop, as the artist herself claimed it was in a renowned hot spot swarming with collectors. we'll see if this 'actor artist' gets all the attention, while the old, geezer wizard artist (i'm guessing in her mid to late 30's) whips up a new batch of masterpieces behind the curtain..

anonymous L.A. artist wrote:

'..The gallery which is hosting my alter ego is receiving increasing attention and is located among other hot galleries. The area is a destination for collectors. Galleries in this area routinely receive reviews, even for group shows.

The goal isn't to advance my career. It might even be a negative. I am just tired of collectors and art writers oohing and aahing over young artists' work which isn't particularly good, just because it's done by a young artist, generally a local grad. Older artists in LA tend to be invisible unless they are already blue chip. The goal is to provide a reality check. Good work is good work, regardless of the age of the artist producing it...'
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Project Windows @ Bert Green Fine Art [Mar. 28th, 2007|09:51 pm]

I'm doing a light installation at Bert Green, downtown at the corner of 5th and Main. My window's on Main Street. The title is


The opening reception will be Thursday, April 12, from the afternoon until around 9pm during the Downtown Artwalk. The installation will be up and visible until September 30.

To see the official announcement, follow this link, and look under "Project Windows."
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call for art at the i-5 [Mar. 26th, 2007|03:26 pm]

April 27, 28 - OPEN CALL - is a fundraiser sponsored by the Brewery Art Association. It is an In Person juried show. Unlike other juried shows juror Mat Gleason founder of Coagula Art Journal will accept or reject your art IN PERSON for our May 2007 Open Call Exhibit.


I-5 Gallery @

The Brewery Arts Colony

2100 N. Main St. St. A-10

Los Angeles, CA 90031

Artists MUST arrive to Open Call on Friday April 27 or Saturday April 28 between 12 - 4 pm. There is a $25 registration fee, but you don't pay if you don't pass! ALL fees are applied toward gallery programming with the support of the Brewery Arts Association. If you are accepted for the exhibition and your artwork is sold you will be refunded the $25 Registration fee. To participate, please arrive with $25 registration fee, COMPLETED registration form and ARTWORK that is READY FOR DISPLAY and LABELED with your name and the title on the back.

(Note: we do NOT provide hanging hardware such as hooks or wires) Artists will be asked to bring in 2 artworks priced less than or equal to $500.00 to be considered for exhibition. All Artwork MUST be FOR SALE. The size limit is 24 x 24 inches square including frame (wall-works only). All decisions are at the discretion of the Juror and I-5 does not guarantee that BOTH artworks will be displayed if accepted. Artists must show up IN PERSON, we will not consider art work sent with a representative. No artist's statement is required.

Don't bypass this opportunity…

Exhibit NOW!

Visit coagula.com/blog for more details.

You can copy and paste the registration form onto your computer, pick one up at i-5 gallery, or contact us via this profile.
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monster of monochrome [Mar. 25th, 2007|03:30 pm]


artwork by james hayward

it's not unusual i feel a bit in the dark when it comes to art happenings in L.A., much less the world. there's so much to do and see here, it becomes hard for me to focus at times. but, somehow, i feel a little bit better knowing many people aren't aware of california based painter, james hayward. what a treasure it was, stumbling upon an article featuring him in the january issue of art ltd. (my new favorite art bible, which covers all things art on the west coast)

he's been under the radar for some 30 odd years and is just now hitting his stride. better late than never, i say..
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found art exhibit [Mar. 23rd, 2007|12:34 pm]

just so y'all know....self promotion is HiGHLY encouraged in this community. let the world know about all YOUR upcoming art related events...don't be bashful!!

mark your calendars..
i'll also be exhibiting in this show, as well as have a few of my books on hand.
♥ -b
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welcome! [Mar. 22nd, 2007|07:39 pm]

....let the games begin!

♥ baby smith
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