Select Artworks on Display at the Dakota Jackson Showroom - Pacific Design Center, Los Angeles | Fall, 2021

I am very happy to have four paintings on display/available (EMERGE, IN THE CLOUDS, SIGN, FALCON 1) at Dakota Jackson's new west coast showroom in the Pacific Design Center in West Hollywood, CA. For more information please contact Jeff Miller, Showroom Manager, at 310.387.1893.

From dakotajackson.com:

"In a career spanning over five decades, Dakota Jackson has been one of the leading figures in American furniture design . . .

He began building in his loft apartment in Chelsea, during the height of the 70's art scene. Recognized for his work by antique dealers, he began restoring the finest works of furniture including those of Pierre Chareau. His work caught the eye of Yoko Ono who commissioned Jackson to create a mystery puzzle box desk to gift John Lennon on his 34th birthday . . .

Noteworthy among his designs is the Library Chair™, first developed for architect James Ingo Freed’s San Francisco Public Library and currently in use in libraries across the country, including Harvard, NYU, Stanford and Cesar Pelli’s Minneapolis Public Library . . .

Jackson’s signature body of work also includes several design collaborations with Steinway & Sons."

Learn more about Dakota's expansive, fascinating creative background and his latest collection here.







Newsletter Update | October 2021

The global covid 19 pandemic has been intense for most of us this last year and a half, impacting our lives both personally and professionally. It can be helpful in times like these to remember the bright spots . . . check out my current Fall Update here.





Virtual Salon to Buy Art | Tuesday, April 27, 2021 | 7-8pm EST

Many thanks to co-curator and artist, Laurey Bennett-Levy;  co-curator and art educator/advisor Linda Plattus; hosts Felicia Madison & Nancy Tepper of MTNesters; and Madeline Penn, art consultant, for the opportunity to introduce my work along with 19 other talented artists.  A great use of virtual space to keep connected to art and artists creating it during covid!






Virtual Studio Visit with ArtSet | Friday, April 23, 2021

Many thanks to art consultant Maggie Devers at ArtSet for featuring my virtual studio visit!






Work on View at Village Well independent bookstore in Culver City, CA, Spring 2021

Very happy to see MOMENT, 60"x48", on display at Village Well Books & Coffee in the heart of Culver City, CA . . . many thanks to owner Jennifer Caspar. Stop by the area's fantastic new independent bookstore for good vibes, excellent books, food, coffee, tea and art! Also on view are wonderful artworks by friend and fellow artist, Adrienne Wade, and a beautiful custom mosaic mural by DTLA mosaic arts nonprofit, Piece by Piece.








View Available Works on Your Own Walls with Augmented Reality

It's a lot of fun to try out available works on your own walls virtually with the Hoverlay AR app, which automatically scales to size and perspective as you move around your room. This technology continues to evolve so you may see additional options in the coming months. Check it out HERE.







My First NFT on Open Sea | 3/14/21

"Slide", my first NFT, is now listed on OpenSea.io. I created the artwork for this piece with mixed media on Arches oil paper, which was then scanned and effected digitally. My son Jack created the original soundtrack. Enjoy!




realART Spring Show | Opening Reception 3/7/21


I had work on view at realART Gallery during the juried Spring Show, which featured 35 new artists from across the country.

Whizin Market Square
28873 Agoura Road
Agoura, CA 91301

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Visionary Projects Online Exhibition


EXHALE and BLUE SKIES were juried into New York based Visionary Projects "The Era of Change" online exhibit.



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realART Winter Show | 11/4 - 12/24/2020


EXHALE, SKYDIVE and ORCHID were juried into realART Gallery's Winter Show, "an eclectic mix of over 50 artists from all over the country, including painters, sculptors
 photographers, and functional artists."

Whizin Market Square
28873 Agoura Road
Agoura, CA 91301

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Brentwood, CA Lobby Project Completion | 11/1/2020


Thank you to NOW Art and their top-notch fine art painting team for repainting my artwork SPLASH onto an 11.5 foot by 26 foot by 2 inch canvas for this beautiful Brentwood, CA lobby renovation. Click to zoom each image, and scroll down the page for process videos.

I painted two custom pieces for the front entrance of the building as well, REFLECTION 2 and REVEAL, each 77"x53". View the video below to see how all three artworks are placed in the space. For a closer look at these paintings, check out the video in the Highlights section of my Instagram.






(music by Jack Letchinger, featuring JB Letchinger on keyboard)



Brentwood, CA Lobby Project | 9/29/20 Progress


More progress . . . Completion date projected for end of October, 2020. Thank you to NOW Art and their fantastic fine art painting team for recreating my painting SPLASH onto an 11.5 foot by 26 foot canvas for this Brentwood, CA lobby renovation.


(Wall sculputure: Maren Kloppmann, bronze sculpture: Jorge Marin)




(music by Jack Letchinger, featuring JB Letchinger on keyboard)


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Brentwood, CA Lobby Project | 9/25/20 Progress


It's been great working with NOW Art, a Los Angeles based public art agency this summer.  I was asked to create a painting that would be recreated by their fine art painting team onto a 11.5 foot by 26 foot stretched canvas for a large wall in a Brentwood, CA lobby. This huge commercial building has been undergoing an extensive renovation this year. . . stay tuned for more details as things continue to progress!

(Wall sculputure: Maren Kloppmann, bronze sculpture: Jorge Marin)

Brentwood, CA Lobby Project with NOW Art




"Los Angeles Art Association 95th Annual Auction" | Live Auction Online on 8/18/20


PHOENIX was included in this year's Live Auction to benefit the Los Angeles Art Association, via John Moran Auctioneers.

(Wall sculputure: Maren Kloppmann, bronze sculpture: Jorge Marin)





"Elevating Spaces" | July 9, 2020


Very happy to have DUAL included in this stunning virtual design collaboration, hosted by Luxe Interiors + Design Los Angeles/Southern California Homes Editor, Lisa Bingham Dewart. Special thank you to MaryLinda Moss, Art Consultant and owner of SourceArt, for the placement.


(Wall sculputure: Maren Kloppmann, bronze sculpture: Jorge Marin)

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Newest Collaboration with Skid Row based Mosaic Arts Nonprofit, Piece by Piece


My latest collaboration with DTLA arts nonprofit Piece by Piece is finished and available for purchase . . . pictured here with talented PBP mosaic artist Jose and panel 2 of this 36"x144"x1.5" diptych, FRESH. Click here for more details on this cool piece and feel free to contact me with any questions.







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"Field of Vision" | July 11-24, 2020


INTERSECTION was accepted into this juried exhibition, presented by Los Angeles Art Association. Field of Vision is an all-media exploration of landscape; an online exhibition and sale featuring artwork by LAAA artists.






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"Indistinct Chatter" | July 1-10, 2020


NOVEMBER was accepted into this juried, online exhibition, presented by Los Angeles Art Association. "Indistinct Chatter" is an all-media exploration of abstraction in contemporary art, featuring artwork by LAAA artists.






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The Other Art Fair Los Angeles, Presented by Saatchi Art | Sept. 5-8, 2019


What a great time! Thanks to all who helped make it such a success, to those who came to the fair and to those who purchased art. All of you make it possible for artists to do what they do.


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May 2019: Abstract Painting Workshop at Piece by Piece in downtown Los Angeles

I facilitated my first abstract painting workshop . . . with the fantastic artists of Skid Row based mosaic arts nonprofit, Piece by Piece. Since the "CONNECTION" show, we continue to collaborate artistically. It was a lot of fun -- flip through the slideshow for a peek at the afternoon . . .






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May 2019: "SUMMER" Licensed to Musician Dylan Halberg

I was happy to be contacted by Dylan and license the image of SUMMER to him as cover art for his new album "Drift Wood Alley". Thank you to Dylan and graphic designer, John Simon.


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Los Angeles Magazine - The Other Art Fair Best Things to Do in L.A. in March

Overflowing with creative talent” 
Time Out

 

Laura Letchinger in Fair Favorite's List

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The Other Art Fair Los Angeles, Presented by Saatchi Art | March 28-31, 2019

Los Angeles Magazine included The Other Art Fair in its “12 Best Things to do in L.A. in March” (as well as a linked image of STATE, one of the paintings I exhibited - thank you!) If you were able to attend, thank you for coming! It took place at Magic Box @ The REEF in downtown Los Angeles. Skid Row based mosaic arts non-profit Piece by Piece was highlighted by the fair, including the display of our FLY DUO collaboration.

"Presented by the world's leading online art gallery Saatchi Artthe Fair showcases work by 140 talented independent and emerging artists with artworks starting from $150, each hand picked by a Selection Committee of art world experts. Art lovers can visit the fair with the confidence that they are buying from the very best and most promising emerging artists in a unique and immersive experience."

"The Other Art Fair's got hipster credentials, but it's serious about nurturing talent too.Telegraph Luxury



ON THE LIST!

I was honored to be on Rebecca Wilson’s “Fair Favorites” list for The Other Art Fair Los Angeles. Rebecca is the Chief Curator and VP, Art Advisory at Saatchi Art, and TOAF Global Selection Committee member. Click on snippet for full article.




"Bouquet" Group Show | March 23-May 6, 2019

ORCHID | 24"x24"x1.5", was included in "Bouquet", a group exhibition at Gestalt Project Space at bG Gallery in Santa Monica.


"Gestalt Projects is a project dedicated to crossing art world divides by tying together diverse groups of artists into cohesive installations."

bG Gallery

3009 Ocean Park Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90405



 

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CASA of Los Angeles Wine+Art Event    November 2018

This wonderful annual event moved to November this year . . . Please take a moment to learn more about CASA of Los Angeles and the important work they do





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Panoramic photography by Jim Newberry; drag to rotate. www.panoramiceye.com



"CONNECTION" | October 4 - 7, 2018

Thank you to all who attended!

Piece by Piece provides low-income and formerly homeless people free mosaic art workshops using recycled materials to develop marketable skills, self-confidence, earned income and an improved quality of life. They are located in Skid Row in Los Angeles.


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"Fresh Squeezed" | May 10 - Aug 8, 2018

Some of my work was in a group exhibition at REN Gallery alongside paintings by Justin Lyons, Nicholas Tredway, and Louis XXX.

743 Santee St. Unit B Los Angeles, CA 




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CASA of Los Angeles Wine+Art Event January 2018

There was a huge turnout this year for a fantastic annual art event that benefits abused and neglected foster children in Los Angeles. Please take a moment to learn more about CASA of Los Angeles and the important work they do. The passion and dedication of the volunteer Court Appointed Special Advocates and CASA staff make a real difference in the lives of innocent children who would otherwise fall through the cracks of an insanely overloaded system. From CASA: "Wine+Art raised over $171,000 to support CASA of Los Angeles and our advocacy work for children in LA County’s child welfare system who have experienced abuse and neglect. This means we can serve more children in the dependency system with intensive one-on-one advocacy so they have the opportunity to thrive in a safe and permanent home."

AWAKE sold in the evening's silent auction, and an original artwork by Mark Bradford sold in the live auction. Mark also supports local foster youth through Art + Practice, a nonprofit he co-founded in Leimert Park Village, Los Angeles with philanthropist and collector Eileen Harris Norton, and community activist Allan DiCastro. 




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DTLA Pop-Up Gallery | October 2017

Thank you to everyone who came to my pop-up show on 10/12/17 in downtown Los Angeles. It was really great to talk with other artists and art lovers, meet people from Instagram in person, and be showing work alongside photographer and friend, Jim Newberry.



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Artistic Soirees in DTLA | Sept 2017

A truly unique evening of world class music by violinist Roger Wilkie, cellist Cecilia Tsan and pianist Bryan Pezzone in downtown Los Angeles on 9/30/17. Having paintings hanging in this uplifting energy was an honor. Thank you Juan Colomer for Artistic Soirees and Ren Gallery for the opportunity.