Thursday, July 31, 2008

I Love this Landscape Show!/Sold Blue Horizontal one

I'm so happy to be a part of this Landscape show! I hope you will all stop in to check it out.
xokelly Note: Blue Bamboo is now available at Cactus Gallery!

Fourth Annual Landscape Show

A u g u s t 1 4 - S e p t e m b e r 6, 2 0 0 8

Reception for Artists: Saturday, August 16th 4 - 8pm

Artists: Greg Aprahamian, Matt Aston, Jamie Ennen, Dick Heimbold, Star Higgins, Warren Keating, Valerie Mitchell, Mark Oberlin, Tony Peters, Kelly Thompson and William Wray

Road To Kennedy Meadows Maui Golf Putting At Wailea
Warren Keating Road To Kennedy Meadows Warren Keating Maui Golf Putting At Wailea
oil on canvas, 29 x 36 oil on canvas 36 x 48

This year's show will feature new plein air works by Jamie Ennen, Dick Heimbold, Star Higgins, Tony Peters and William Wray, oil on canvas by Matt Aston, Warren Keating and Mark Oberlin, acrylic paintings by Kelly Thompson, jewelry by Valerie Mitchell and sculpture by Greg Aprahamian.

Greg Aprahamian, Tony Peters and Valerie Mitchell will be showing for the first time at M.J. Higgins fine art.

Greg Aprahamian Trees Tony Peters Palms on Wilshire Valerie Mitchell Landscape Pendant

Greg Aprahamian is a graduate of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and has since exhibited his art work in numerous one man and group exhibitions in New York, Chicago, the Des Moines Art Center and the San Diego Art Institute Museum of the Living Artist. Aprahamian has been working with wood as a sculptural medium for nearly 20 years. His current series of sculpture "Trees" are carved from their original substance, wood with leaves made from exquisite and surprising materials; glazed porcelain, mica and metals.

Tony Peters was awarded a scholarship to the Art Center College of Design. While a student he worked as an assistant at the Mendenhall Gallery in Pasadena. Since graduating in 2000, he has enjoyed a prolific career with over twenty gallery shows, private commissions and feature articles in Southwest Art magazine. Peters lives in San Diego and enjoys traveling around the US and Europe, photographing and painting along the way. He claims that his first love remains; "the winding metropolis of Los Angeles, where I am moved by the quiet beauty of a screaming city."

Valerie Mitchell received a MFA from The Rhode Island School of Design. Mitchell is known internationally, is regularly featured in books and articles and is included in many private and museum collections. Mitchell's "Landscape Pendant" series made from vitreous enamel on fine silver and the highly collectable "Fourth Street Bridge" series will be shown. The former is a series of brooches in various materials, 2 x 2 x .25 each displayed in hand poured 6" x 2" cement base with .5" glass top. Inspired by the tri leaf 'window' motif in the 1930's bridge structure, the series pays homage to the Los Angeles River, its history and current views of graffiti, railroad tracks and other bridges.

SPIRITED WOMAN ART WALK TOUR - Thur. Aug. 14, "Gallery Row Downtown Art Walk," 6-8pm (no-host drinks/dinner at Pete's Cafe post walk) By Nancy Mills

As you know the LA art scene is exploding. The hippest and best way to experience it is on the Second Thursday of the Month at the Gallery Row Art Walk. Nancy Mills, your spirited leader will lead the tour with a very talented well-known artist (surprise!) We'll mainly walk on Spring Street, where most of the galleries are, then head up to M.J. Higgins, a totally cool gallery on Main St. right behind the ultra-hip Pete's Cafe where we'll have a glass of wine. Then, for those who want to stay, we'll schmooze/eat (no host style) at Pete's. Locale: Meet in front of The Hive Gallery at 729 S. Spring St. LA 90014.

TICKETS: $35 purchase online: $10 buddy discount, bring a friend! Contact: Nancy Mills 888-428-1234

Monday, July 14, 2008


My friend Colleen shared this email with me from her friend! Thanks for sharing with me Colleen it's great to hear some good feedback regarding my art and this show!

The following is from my friend Kelley (her husband is Oscar who is the Latin show at Pharmaka right now)-she was responding to my email:

Got your message, sorry it took so long to call you back--busy weekend!

Thanks for checking out the show and for the compliment. He is pleased with this new body of work.
We probably missed you Thursday as we didn't get down there til around 7 and you had your other class.
We did see your friend's paintings at the LAAG show. Nice work-clean composition. a bargain too! I liked her work above everyone's in the room she was showing with.

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Saturday, July 12, 2008

Cactus Gallery/NELA ART WALK/SOLD!

THIS IS THE LATEST GROUP SHOW AT CACTUS GALLERY! It's sure to be a feast for the eyes! Hope to see you later tonight!


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Wednesday, July 09, 2008

LAAGAFBLA08/Phantom Galleries


For my section of this show I'll be doing a "One Woman Group Show" . This idea came about for two reasons. The first being I usually shy away from solo shows and always would rather collaborate or be in group shows. I guess the idea of standing around looking at my own art all night seems super boring to me. The other reason is that I seem to have a few different styles that I love to do. They all kind of look like a group show when shown together. That being said I'm billing this as my first solo/retrospective show. I think it is the perfect venue for me to do my first solo show. I hope to see you all there!!!
note:this painting is sold,continued series available during show!


Phantom Galleries LA is proud to present:


LA Art Girls Art Fair Biennale

Los Angeles 2008

Organized by The LA Art Girls

LAAGAFBLA08 takes place July 10 – August 23, 2008.
Opening reception July 10th, 6pm -10pm for the July Downtown LA Art
Walk. Open August 14, 2008, 6pm-10pm for the August Downtown LA Art

Location: The PE Lofts
601 Los Angeles Street, Downtown LA, CA 90013
610 South Main Street, Downtown LA, CA 90013

Pedestrian Viewing 24/7 at the Main Street Location.
Both spaces are open Friday, Saturday and Sunday 12-6pm or by

LAAGAFBLA08 is the LA Art Girl's world premiere international art
show for contemporary works, and will be Los Angeles' cultural and
social highlight for the summer. The exhibition recognizes the
individual within this unique artist collective. Work by 27 artists,
from our cutting edge generation of emerging stars, will be contained
in two spectacular downtown spaces. The exhibition includes the
highest-quality paintings, sculptures, drawings, installations,
photographs, and video.

This prestigious exhibition combines a selection of top artworks with
an exciting program of special performances, parties and crossover
events. Exhibition sites are located on 6th Street on the corners of
Main and Los Angeles, in the city's beautiful downtown Historic Bank
District. The exhibition is within easy walking distance of The
Standard Hotel, and driving distance of the beach.

The show will be a vital source for art lovers, allowing them to
discover new developments in contemporary art. A tour de force,
LAAGAFBLA08 is the favorite summer meeting place for the
international art world.

LAAGAFBLA08 Artists - Stephanie Allespach, Tricia Avant, Allison
Behrstock, Carolyn Castano, Krista Chael, Sydney Croskery, Karen
Dunbar, Catherine Daly, Amber Fox, Phyllis Green, Leila Hamidi, Micol
Hebron, Parichard Holm, Ellie Kervorkian, Leigh McCarthy, Amitis
Motevalli, Claudia Parducci, Nancy Popp, Sarah Riley, Ambika
Samarthya, Kim Schoenstadt, Felis Stella, Ten Terrell, Kelly
Thompson, Elizabeth Tremante, Shana Torok, Marjan Vayghan

Media Contact: Stephanie Allespach

More about the Downtown LA Art Walk
The Downtown Art Walk is a self-guided tour that showcases the many
art exhibition venues in Downtown Los Angeles — commercial art
galleries, museums, and non-profit arts venues.
Free Shuttle Service provided 6 - 10 pm

More about Phantom Galleries LA
Phantom Galleries LA is a Los Angeles County based organization that
transforms properties in transition into 24/7 public art galleries.
Each installation is a unique relationship between the participating
Artist, Curator, and Property Owner. Exhibits are curated by local
Arts Organizations, Galleries, Independent Curators, and Artists.

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