Artist You Might Want to Google Search: Zhang Yu

Artist You Might Want to Google Search: Zhang Yu

For a man born in one of the oldest city (Tianjin) of China, Beijing-based artist Zhang Yu, trained in Chinese ink and wash works, seeks to extend beyond tradition through his work by experimenting with ink and wash works in unconventional ways of creating.
The Love of Photography…Passed on Through Generations

The Love of Photography…Passed on Through Generations

Saturday, December 7th from 6-9pm, Santa Monica Art Studios will host a holiday show. On view, two photographers share a love of photography, which was passed on to them by their families. “Photography is in my blood,” laughs landscape photographer, Scott Tansey. Both his parents and grandparents and his sister...
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December 3rd - Celebrate the “December Group Art Exhibit” at Beyond the Lines Gallery

December 3rd – Celebrate the “December Group Art Exhibit” at Beyond the Lines Gallery

“December Group Art Exhibit” opens this Saturday, December 3rd at Beyond the Lines Gallery at Bergamot Station in Santa Monica. The gallery, which recently opened in October features all forms of media. Owner Brittany Davis has been carefully curating vibrant exhibitions. “Almost every show has a theme so I first look for pieces that match...
December 3rd - New Artists & Exhibitions at Hive Gallery!

December 3rd – New Artists & Exhibitions at Hive Gallery!

On December 3rd Hive Art Gallery & Studios welcomes new artists and exhibitions. The artist reception will celebrate a talented group of artists. Ty Cummings is a pop/street artist creating mixed media works. He incorporates unusual tools such as glitter spray, safety pins, puzzle pieces, charcoal and more. He is also a sculptor utilizing unusual...
Sunday, November 20th, 2016 - SANTA MONICA AUCTIONS Offers Early Black Friday Deals on Art!

Sunday, November 20th, 2016 – SANTA MONICA AUCTIONS Offers Early Black Friday Deals on Art!

This Sunday, November 20th, SANTA MONICA AUCTIONS presents its annual auction. The exclusive event is quite popular offering art of all mediums at bargain prices by mid-career and established artists. Established collectors regularly attend the event, but new collectors are encouraged to join in the fun. Patrick Nagel (1945-1984) Untitled, c. 1980 Mixed media on...
“Visceral” Opens this Sunday October 23rd at Upper West Restaurant!

“Visceral” Opens this Sunday October 23rd at Upper West Restaurant!

On Sunday, October 23rd, artist Charlie Patton will be featured in a solo exhibition entitled “Visceral” at Upper West restaurant. The Santa Monica restaurant has been hosting rotating art exhibitions with artist reception since it first opened. What is love by Charlie Patton, 50” x 78” Mixed Medium Patton has been working in various art forms for over...
It's a New Age...Artists Deliver Art from the Studio Directly into the hands of the Consumer!

It’s a New Age…Artists Deliver Art from the Studio Directly into the hands of the Consumer!

Traditionally, art galleries are the artist’s link to the general population. Artists are often dependent on galleries and independent curators to help expose their art to the public. Contemporary artist Jill Joy has chosen to open her own galley and therefore skip the middle person and deliver her art directly to the consumer. See image:...
"Musicians" Celebrates the Photography of Peter Figen at huZ Galleries, Aug 6th!

“Musicians” Celebrates the Photography of Peter Figen at huZ Galleries, Aug 6th!

“Musicians” opens at huZ Galleries on Saturday, August 6th, 2016. The exhibition is primarily focused on the photography of Peter Figen with two additional images from photographer Anthony Bernard. Huss Hardan, gallery director and co-owner of huZ Galleries is a fan of Figen’s work and introduced the son of Anthony Bernard to him to facilitate...
Artist Eva Montealegre Featured at Upper West Restaurant, Sunday, June 26, 2016!

Artist Eva Montealegre Featured at Upper West Restaurant, Sunday, June 26, 2016!

“Upper West is a great place to show your art,” said Eva Montealegre, the featured artist scheduled to open in a new exhibition entitled “The Cosmic Experience” on Sunday, June 26th at the Santa Monica restaurant. The opening reception (free and open to the public) runs from 4-7pm. “The food is fresh and unique even...
Sunday, June 5th, SANTA MONICA AUCTIONS Hosts Annual Event!

Sunday, June 5th, SANTA MONICA AUCTIONS Hosts Annual Event!

 SANTA MONICA AUCTIONS presents its annual auction for 2016 on Sunday, June 5th 2016. SANTA MONICA AUCTIONS has been independently owned and operated since 1984 and offers unusual and well-known artworks by both emerging and established artists. Banksy – Grannies , 2006, Silkscreen, From the numbered edition of 500, Signed, numbered and annotated “4 Grace”with peace...
Ty Cummings Set to Be Featured in "Looking Glass" at bG Gallery, May 28th!

Ty Cummings Set to Be Featured in “Looking Glass” at bG Gallery, May 28th!

“Looking Glass” opens Saturday, May 28th at bG Gallery at Bergamot Station. The group show will feature talented artists whose work fits within the theme carefully curated by gallerist Om Bleicher. “’Looking Glass’ is a group exhibit of surreal and fantasy works with a loose focus on self or societal reflection, said Bleicher. Artist Ty...
“A Place Called Venice” Opens at the Venice ARTBLOCK, May 15th 2016

“A Place Called Venice” Opens at the Venice ARTBLOCK, May 15th 2016

Venice Beach ishome to a plethora of artists and creative people. Noted artists such as Ray Bradbury, Judy Baca, Philomene Long, Manazar Gamboa and Eva Cockcroft have all been a part of the legendary art community by the sea. Numerous art groups have also arisen from the local community. One such group attracting notoriety is Venice...
HARK Celebrates Cinco de Mayo & its Tenth Anniversary at Upper West Restaurant

HARK Celebrates Cinco de Mayo & its Tenth Anniversary at Upper West Restaurant

Celebrae inco de Mayo along with HARK’s tenth anniversary at Upper West Restaurant in Santa Monica. Healing Arts Reaching Kids (HARK) is an affiliate support group of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. Upper West has generously offered to host the May 5th event for the 2nd year and donate 30 percent of sales during the event...
Sunday March 6th, Edgemar Center for the Arts Welcomes New Artists!

Sunday March 6th, Edgemar Center for the Arts Welcomes New Artists!

On Sunday March 6th, the art of Jennifer Verge and Stephanie Visser will be featured in two solo exhibitions at the Edgemar Center for the Arts in Santa Monica. Verge’s exhibition “Believe in the Magic” will showcase her mixed media works on wood. Visser’s exhibition entitled “Rhapsody in Blu” will feature her abstract paintings. Jennifer...
Upper West Restaurant Features the Paintings of Brooke Harker, Sunday February 21st!

Upper West Restaurant Features the Paintings of Brooke Harker, Sunday February 21st!

Upper West Restaurant has been supporting artists since it first opened. The widly popular restaurant is known for its American fusion cuisine but unlike most restaurants the art on the walls has become a very important part of the ambiance of the charming establishment. Image: Sister Chinatown by Brooke Harker, ink oil n acrylic on...
The Art of Scott Horton Featured in “Grayscale Wonderland II” at bG Gallery!

The Art of Scott Horton Featured in “Grayscale Wonderland II” at bG Gallery!

This Saturday, February 6th, artist Scott Horton will be featured in a group exhibition enttled “Grayscale Wonderland II,” at Bergamot Station. Horton has been creating art most of his life, but it was his college professor who would make the biggest impression and alter the direction of his art. “In college I was studying psychology,...
BUILDING BRIDGES ART EXCHANGE Celebrates the Art of Franco Marrocco and J.J. L'Heureux!

BUILDING BRIDGES ART EXCHANGE Celebrates the Art of Franco Marrocco and J.J. L’Heureux!

Two Exhibitions open on Saturday, December 12 at BUILDING BRIDGES ART EXCHANGE at Bergamot Station Arts Complex in Santa Monica.  Enjoy a solo exhibition entitled “Franco Marrocco-The Red Studio & Other Works,” curated by Marisa Caichiolo and Giovanni Iovane in the main gallery. “J.J. L’Heureux: Etichette” is set to be featured in the project room curated by Marisa...
Santa Monica's Montana Ave Hosts its Annual Small Business Saturday Event, Nov 28!

Santa Monica’s Montana Ave Hosts its Annual Small Business Saturday Event, Nov 28!

Montana Avenue is getting ready for “Small Business Saturday,” a nationally recognized event asking shoppers to keep it local. This Saturday come out and enjoy a casual day of shopping 11-6pm. Restaurants start even earlier and run later. “Small Business Saturday is all about community, said Walker. “Everyone gets involved even the corporate stores are...
“Mirrors of the Mind 4: The Psychotherapist as an Artist” Set to Open Saturday, November 21st!

“Mirrors of the Mind 4: The Psychotherapist as an Artist” Set to Open Saturday, November 21st!

“Mirrors of the Mind 4: The Psychotherapist as an Artist” is a very different type of art show. This group exhibition features artists who are also psychotherapists, and is presented by the Community Outreach Committee of the Los Angeles County Psychological Association. Artists Stuart Perlman, Karissa Burnett, Alisa Dennis, David Feingold, Gary Felton, Christine Forest,...
Sunday, November 15th, SANTA MONICA AUCTIONS Heats it Up!

Sunday, November 15th, SANTA MONICA AUCTIONS Heats it Up!

SANTA MONICA AUCTIONS is back for its annual art auction and event on Sunday, November 15th. This annual fine art auction, which has been independently owned since 1984, has earned the trust of many consigners and has an incredible array of work available to auction. Many collectors return to each auction poised and ready to...
Shane Griffin, Owner of Whole Life Balance Supports Non Profits!

Shane Griffin, Owner of Whole Life Balance Supports Non Profits!

Whole Life Balance is making waves in Santa Monica, CA. The popular health center recently opened in June 2015. It has had an online presence for over two years and is now catering to an educated group of health conscious individuals. Whole Life Balance offers a wide range of services such as advanced nutritional consulting,...
The Venice Art Crawl is Back Thursday, September 17th 2015!

The Venice Art Crawl is Back Thursday, September 17th 2015!

The Venice Art Crawl celebrates Art every three months. On Thursday, September 17, it hosts a special VAC event…celebrating the Afterburn from Burning Man. VAC will close Rose Avenue between 3rd and 4th street for an evening of art, performances, art cars, installations.  Full Circle, and niteSpa located at 305 Rose Avenue will be a...