“GEM” at Gallery 825: See me there!

See me and one of my newest pieces, Spiral Series: Beyond the Veil: The Elements at “GEM” Gallery 825 along with 200 other artists from the gallery.

Click here to view the work that will be there!

“Los Angeles Art Association (LAAA), a nationally recognized non-profit art organization, will continue its 85th anniversary year celebration with its gemfundraiser on Saturday evening, April 24, at Gallery 825 located on La Cienega Boulevard . With over 200 affordably priced artworks, the event allows everyone to be an art gemcollector . The fundraiser supports LAAA’s mission to provide resources, services and exhibition venues for emerging LA area artists of all media. Samuel Hoi notes, “LAAA plays an important role in Los Angeles ‘ artistic ecological system. The accomplishments and diverse artistic voices underpin the success of LAAA as a forum for artistic dialogue, shared exhibition opportunities, and mutual support.”

As LAAAExecutive Director Peter Mays states,” Our gembenefit is the best place to discover emerging talents at the onset of their career paths and while they are still affordable to a broad base of collectors…it’s also the best party of the spring art season.”

What: gem fundraiser – A Multimedia Art Exhibition and Reception, benefiting the Los Angeles Art Association.
Click here to view the online preview!

Saturday, April 24, 2010; 7-10pm,

VIP Preview 6-7pm.

VIP preview – 6 to 7pm – $100 ($120 at door).
Includes champagne, food by La Grande Orange and free valet parking.
The first 100 VIP ticket purchases will receive a signed and numbered print by celebrated artist Siri Kaur.

General Admission – 7 to 10pm $25.
Includes wine, Blue Angel Vodka bars and free valet parking.

Space is limited – call 310.652.8272 to RSVP today or click here to order tickets online.

Where: Gallery 825, 825 N. La Cienega Boulevard , Los Angeles , CA 90069 Between Santa Monica and Melrose on the west side of the street

Participating Artists include:
Lillian Abel, Irene Abraham, Mark Acetelli, Ruben Acosta, Lisa Adams, Robin Adsit, Nick Agid, Max Aichinger, Brandy Eve Allen, Sophia Allison, John Andolsek, Dean Andrews, Susan Arena, Terry Arena, Dori Atlantis, Deborah Baca, Christopher Barbour, Megann Zwierlein Bemiller, Quinton Bemiller, Stan Benson, Susan Bolles, Holly Boruck, Richard Bruland, Suzanne Budd, Catherine Burce, Ellen Cantor, Harry Chandler, Ching Ching Cheng, YaYa Chou, Richard S. Chow, Curran Clark, Alex Couwenberg, Jason David, Justin Davis, Emily De Araújo, Raul De La Torre, Norman Deesing, Margi Denton, Jennifer Dozier, Birgit Faustmann, Peggy Ferris, Domenico Foschi, Steven Fujimoto, Alisa Gabrielle, Martin Gantman, John Gauld, Gina Genis, Libby Gerber, Michael Giancristiano, Alexandra Grant, Tm Gratkowski, Matthew Miles Grayson, Shizuko Greenblatt, Jennifer Gunlock, Lia Halloran, Rebecca Hamm, Diane Holland, Tommy Hollenstein, Brad Howe, Eva Hyam, Larissa James, Jow, Krista Kahl, Flora Kao, Yoichi Kawamura, Jillian Kogan, Barbara Kolo, Shelley Kommers, Jonas Kulikauskas, Elana Kundell, Linda Kunik, Laura Larson, R. Dean Larson, Catherine Roberts Leach, Jackie Brethen Leishman, Diana Levitt, Jason Lockyer, Peter Lograsso, Rebecca Lowry, Kandy Lozano, Midge Lynn, Meg Madison, Cynthia Madrigal, Krista Marlene, Christopher Martin, R. Matt, Joanne Chase Mattillo, Ryan McCann, Katrina McElroy, Adele Mills, Dan Monteavaro, Larry Mullins, Gustavo Munoz, Marissa Murrow, Johnny Naked, Hung Viet Nguyen, Miriam Noske, Jayme Odgers, R. Nelson Parrish, Christopher Pate, Julia Pinkham, Bob Poe, Olga Ponomarenko, Peggy Pownall, Bret Price, Stephanie Pryor, Eileen Rapke, Glynnis Reed, Karrie Ross, Joy Rotblatt, Anne Marie Rousseau, Mara Safransky, Gwen Samuels, Debra Scacco, Heather Scholl, Steve Seleska, Cory Sewelson, Sharron Shayne, Karen Silkie, Susan Sironi, Irene Spiegel, Dennis Stevens, Amanda Symes, Lacey Terrell, Sophia Tise, Elizabeth Tobias, Luke Van Hook, David Eli Vaughn, Michael Verbenec, Larry Villarin, William Wareham, Art Weeks, Michelle Weinstein, Christine Weir, Bob White, Valerie Wilcox, Joyce Wisdom, Karen Frimkess Wolff, Elyse Wyman, Marlene Yamada, Meeson Pae Yang, Mara Zaslove and Indra Zigars.

Take your own art gem home on the night of reception. All proceeds benefit LAAA and Los Angeles ’s emerging artist community.2010 Benefit Co-Chairs: William Turner and Alexandra Gleysteen

2010 Benefit Committee:
Christine Anderson, Claressinka Anderson, Rob Brander, Andi Campognone-Couwenberg , York Chang, J. Dallas Dishman, Grace and Raj Dhawan, Elizabeth East, Tanna Frederick, Adam Gross, Samuel Hoi, Henry Jaglom, Lisa Jeanetta, Jonathan Kaye, Bettina Korek, Mayor Abbe Land, Lonnie Lardner, Janet Levy, Hillary Metz, Bob Poe, Melissa Pugash, Catherine Seward, Thaddeus Hunter Smith, Louis Stern, Jocelyn Tetel, Brent Turner, Adam Wolk and Jae Yang.
About: Los Angeles Art Association (LAAA) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide opportunities, resources, services and exhibition venues for emerging Los Angeles artists of all media. LAAA began as a civic art institution in the 1920s, connecting elite art interests to Hollywood collectors, emerging after World War II as the center of Los Angeles modernism and finally becoming the city’s nexus for emerging artists of all media. LAAA serves as a dynamic force for contemporary ideas, outreach, and community. Gallery 825 and Los Angeles Art Association are located in the heart of La Cienega Boulevard ’s Restaurant Row at 825 North La Cienega Bl., Los Angeles , CA 90069 . Gallery hours are 10am – 5pm, Tuesday – Saturday or by appointment. Please call 310.652.8272 or visit www.laaa.org.