June 2011 Newsletter

Item Date: 
Wed, 06/01/2011 (All day)
End Date: 
Thu, 06/30/2011 (All day)
June 2011 Newsletter


Sat, June 11, 7-10 pm -  Opening Reception for Democracy & Art
Ave. 50 Studio, Highland Park


Tues, June 14, 6-9 pm - MeetUp before !WOMEN, ART, REVOLUTION
Hammer Museum Cafe,  Westwood 


Sat., June 18, 2 to 4 pm -   Public Conversation for Democracy & Art  
Ave. 50 Studio, Highland Park


Sun., June 19,  1 to 3 PM -  Marnie Weber Studio Visit
Altadena Studio of the artist  




Sunday, June 19, 2011 -- 1 to 3 PM


Altadena Studio of the Artist


Limited to 20 Attendees - first come, first served!


The studio visit is free for SCWCA members and $20 for others. Email Avinger Nelson to reserve a space and receive directions.


This is a special opportunity for SCWCA Members and their guests. Weber is internationally known for inventing fractured narratives that conjure up twisted fairytales and haunting, dream like worlds populated by fantastical characters.  


MARNIE WEBER received her BA from UCLA in 1981 She has exhibited widely internationally and had numerous solo public shows. Her work is held in prestigious public collections such as MOCA and FRAC in Paris. She also has had a significant musical career, originally part of the LA band Party Boys. She subsequently formed The Spirit Girls, characters that have been featured in numerous films and performances. Weber was included in the SCWCA sponsored Multiple Vantage Points exhibition at Barnsdall in 2007. She is represented by Patrick Painter in Los Angeles. 


Democracy & Art Opens on Sat. June 11, 7 to 10 pm 
The opening reception takes place during the monthly NELA art walk.
Cover image: Trespasses by Catherine Ruan

Organized by the Southern California Women's Caucus for Art and presented by Avenue 50 Studio, twenty-three contemporary artists explore the question: Does democracy need art.


Thirty works were selected by curator, activist and art historian Carol A. Wells, who also serves as the founder and executive director of the Center for Study of Political Graphics to address the shifting meanings of freedom and equality, censorship and civil liberties.   


Public Conversation with Carol Wells, Sheila Pinkel and Felicia Montes 
Saturday, June 18, 2 to 4 pm  


Closing Reception: Sunday, July 3rd from 2 to 4 pm


131 N. Avenue 50, Los Angeles, California 90042   
Exit Avenue 52 off the Pasadena Freeway - just north of Figueroa Avenue.  
Works by artists Amy Spain, Barbara Margolies and Michael Graham.
Art Takes London.  By 6/7.
2011 California Open Exhibition at TAG Gallery. Email for Prospectus. By 6/15.
Diversity. San Diego WCA call. Email for Prospectus.  By 6/20.
Deep.  By 6/25.
Energy at OCCCA wtih Howard Fox as Juror. By 6/26.
CCI Investing In Artists Grant. By 7/1.
Tarfest Open Call with Nancy Meyer as Juror for KCCLA fall show. By 7/1. 
"The Rediscovery of Wonder" Call for Artists and Musicians    
The Sketchbook Project. Sign Up By 10/31. 


Join the informal meet up and grab a pre-film bite together in  the cafe /courtyard. 
SPECIAL SHOWING: Director Lynn Hershman Leeson will be present at the Hammer Museum for a free screening on Tuesday, 6/14 at 7 pm of !WOMEN, ART, REVOLUTION, her long awaited film on how the feminist art movement transformed our culture. A Q&A will follow.  


SCWCA ECOARTS MEETS TUES. 6/7 @ 11 am - 2 pm in the home of Marie Cenkner in the mid-Wilshire area. RSVP  to learn more about this members' only group and receive directions 


COMMUNITY ARTWALKS: Downtown Art Walk is the Second Thursday, San Pedro Art Walks is the First Thursday and the NELA Art Walk is the Second Saturday.  The Pine Knot Village Art Walk in Big Bear is scheduled for 7/2-4.   


MEMBER NEWS UPDATE: IONE CITRIN has a solo art exhibition that will be hosted for the  
next year by American Airlines Admiral's Club, LaGuardia Airport Concourse D in New York. Member CAROLYN APPLEGATE has work showing at Viridian Art Gallery, New York City and Out There, Gallery 825, Los Angeles. HADIYA FINLEY will participate in open studios at Topanga Canyon Gallery on 7/11-12.


ARTISTS' REGISTRY Update: Please contact Ann Isolde and enjoy the updated pages below:











                   Florence Baumgartner: "Flamenco 1"    




Annemarie Rawlinson: "Ladybird"                      

WOMEN AROUND TOWN  by Karen Schifman  June 2011


Tobey C. Moss Gallery features works on paper by Beth Van Hoesen in the mediums of aquatint, etching, and watercolor. Thru 6/30/11.


Linda Arreola, Poli Marichal, Marianne Sadowski and CiCi Segura Gonzalez are in "4" at Tropico de Nopal Gallery. Includes catalog with essays by Karen  Davalos and Dianna M. Santillano Romo. Opens 6/4 with Artist Conversation on 6/16. Thru 7/16/11. 

Platt and Borstein Galleries at AJU hosts Getting It Together featuring work by  Freyda Miller, Daveed Shwartz, and Nancy Kay Turner. Thru 8/14/11.

Lora Schlesinger gallery presents "Ann Chamberlin: South American Paintings," a series of colorful and enchanting works of oil on brass, and canvas, as well as gouache on paper.

"Kindred Vision" is a wonderful and varied exhibition of work by Lorser Feitelson and Helen Lundeberg currently  at Louis Stern Fine Arts. Image below.







A conversation between an artist and her materials is seen in "Dialogues" at FIG Gallery. Hillary Taub works with charcoal and acrylic to create figural abstractions. Opens: Sat. 6/4. Thru 6/25/11.

The human form is prominent in the ceramics and works on paper by Kim Tucker in "Loudmouth Ghosts and Reckless Sweethearts" at L2 Contemporary in downtown L.A.

"Hold Still" is an exhibition of photographs by Lauri Gaffin at Harris & Ruble Gallery. "Her photographs communicate her whimsical sense of humor and her irresistible attraction to beauty." 


Joanna Bielski: "Gravity Defied" is the current exhibition at Lois Lambert Gallery in Bergamot Station. With a bold palette, Bielski explores the relationship between the human body and the constraints of gravity resulting in some wonderful contorted images.

Koplin Del Rio debut the small assemblages of Mexican artist Marianela de la Hoz. "A Tale in Detail" explores he dark side of human nature.





Works by the "Mama of Dada" are now on view at the Oceanside Museum of Art. "The Virgin's Dream: Beatrice Wood Drawings and Ceramics" features work from the
1930s to the 1990s of drawings in watercolor, colored pencil and graphite, book illustrations, sketchbooks, figurative sculptures, vessels, plates, and a unique mobile that hung in the artist's home in Ojai, California. If you miss this exhibit then head to the Santa Monica Museum of Art in the fall (9/10/11-1/7/12).  


The Craft and Folk Art Museum is exhibiting Ann Weber's Love and Other Audacities (image left) that features cardboard sculptures and Jennifer Angus' magical installation, All Creatures Great and Small. Opens 5/21.Thru 9/11/11.

Washington D.C. based artist Linn Mayers' created a large-scale, site-specific wall drawing on the lobby wall of the Hammer Museum. Her intricate line drawings focus on the concept of time as she layers vibrant colors to suggest light and movement. Thru 11/6/11.

"Rodarte: States of Matter" is an installation at the MOCA Pacific Design Center that features the recent fashions and costumes designed by the talented sisters, Kate and Laura Mulleavy. Thru 6/5/11.


Human Nature: Contemporary Art from the Collection at LACMA includes work by Betye Saar, Mona Hatoum, Alison Saar, Linda Benglis, Ana Mendieta, Elizabeth Peyton , Carlee Fernandez, Hannah Wilke, Alexandra Grant among others. Thru 7/4/11.