May 2011 Newsletter

Item Date: 
Sun, 05/01/2011 (All day)
End Date: 
Tue, 05/31/2011 (All day)
May 2011 Newsletter

 A special thank you to the many members who submitted work for consideration for this SCWCA sponsored exhibition. Juror Carol A. Wells selected 30 highly diverse works. Do join us for the opening on June 11th. 


131 N. Avenue 50, Los Angeles, California 90042    


June 11 to July 3, 2011
Opening Reception: Saturday, June 11 from 7 to 10 pm
Public Conversation: Saturday, June 18, 2 to 4 pm 
Closing Reception: Sunday, July 3rd from 2 to 4 pm


ACCEPTED ARTISTS: Mariona Barkus, Ulla Barr, Yvonne Beatty, Christine Behnen, Tristan Blodgett, Christina Carroll, Audrey Chan, Bayesteh Ghaffary, Michael Graham, Leslie Gray, Karen Gutfreund, Sinan Leong Revell, Larry Lytle, Barbara Margolies, Silva Matossian, Felicia Montes, O O, Sheila Pinkel, Chris Ramos, Jeffrey Robison, Catherine Ruanne, Amy Spain and France White.   


Participating artists must deliver work on June 5th or 7th from 10 am to 4 pm to the gallery. 


The Art of Photography.  By 5/17.       
"Out There." LAAA Call.  By 5/20. 
Reversing the Gaze  WCA Call.  By 5/20.   
LACDA Juried Show. By 5/23  
CCI Investing In Artists Grant. By 7/1.
"The Rediscovery of Wonder" Call for Artists and Musicians   




Ada Pullini Brown (image right) has work in "Postcards, Memories & Quiet Spaces" at Schomberg Gallery  
at Bergamot Station. Thru 5/25.
Merrilyn Duzy and Carol Steinberg have work in "Spring Forward have work in "Spring Forward - Celebrating Women Artists of Southern California" at The Women's City Club of Pasadena through July.
Julie Kornblum participated in THE EMPATHY PROJECT on April 19-25, 201. She and Sandra Mueller also created "CoolGlobes" for the gala of the Children's Nature Institute.   


Members Meg Madison, Ann Isolde, Sandra Mueller, Rosalie Friis-Ross and Bruria Finkel (not shown) were at the Hammer for a presentation on the Getty Research Institute's upcoming Pacific Standard Time initiative.   


Cheryl Walker is co-performing with Rachel Rosenthal'TOHUBOHU! Ensemble in May.  


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


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 and the May Pasadena Art Night will be on 5/20 with events around town including the Armory Center for the Arts.   


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 with artists Kathe Kollwitz and Judy Baca. The film will also run from 6/17-6/23 at Laemmle's Music Hall.
Check out Margaret Danielak's new page that shares her work leading feminist art tours and the updated page (image right) of  Carolyn Applegate. For all AR questions, contact  Ann Isolde. 




WOMEN AROUND TOWN  by Karen Schifman  May 2011


SPOTLIGHT:  "Human Nature: Contemporary Art from the Collection"  
on the 2nd floor of BCAM at LACMA. Thru 7/4/11.


"I was quite delighted by this wonderful exhibit which features some of the key postmodern artists and includes work by Betye Saar, Mona Hatoum, Alison Saar, Linda Benglis, Ana Mendieta, Elizabeth Peyton (image left) , Carlee Fernandez, Hannah Wilke, Alexandra Grant among others. In my opinion, this is a 'must see.'"   


Reflection is Jennifer Faist's new painting series at Ruth Bachofner Gallery. Thru 6/4/11.

Make 'Em All Mexican is the newest series by SCWCA member Linda Vallejo curated by Dr. Karen Mary
Davalos at Avenue 50 Studio. Vallejo appropriates cultural and historical icons and literally colors them brown. This daring social critique is a reminder that "racial coding is only skin-deep."  Opens 5/14. Thru 6/5/11.

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 showing together in "4" at Tropico de Nopal Gallery.  These artists explore "the borderlands of space and place" to quote Karen  Davalos in her catalog essay. Art historian Dianna M. Santillano Romo also wrote an essay. Opens 6/4 with Artist Conversation, 6/16. Thru 7/16/. 

Platt and Borstein Galleries at AJU hosts Getting It Together, which includes work by Freyda Miller (image right), Daveed Shwartz, and Nancy Kay Turner. Miller will be exhibiting photographic, assemblage and installation works. Opens 5/22. Thru 8/14/11.


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.


Paintings by "Vija Celmins: Television and Disaster 1964-1966" continues at LACMA. Thru 6/5/11. 



WCA President-Elect Priscilla Otani (far left) and WCA President Jan Nessar (second right) were in LA last week to plan for the 2012 WCA / CAA Conferences in Los Angeles in February and meet with SoCAL members of the national board:  Sandra Mueller, Avinger Nelson, Deb Thomas, Niku Kashef and Ulla Barr (shown l to r).  Dates are February 22-26 in Los Angeles.