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April 3 & 5, 2012

Santa Monica Main Library & Palms-Rancho Park Library Metro is offering two informational workshops for artists interested in upcoming art opportunities throughout our fast-growing transit system, including Phase 2 of the Expo Line from Culver City to Santa Monica.

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January 14, 15 and 16, 2012

King Weekend Celebrations at CAAM! Saturday film screening, "Target Sundays at CAAM" program and "Cake for King" events on Monday

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Wednesday, January 18, 2012

1 Weekend - 3 Art Shows! OPENING NIGHT PREMIERE PARTY Wednesday, January 18, 2012 Be the first to preview art from 100 top galleries and enjoy culinary delights and specialty beverages courtesy of L.A.'s finest restaurants and support the Bringing Art to Kids and Kids to Art cause overlay. Ticket proceeds benefit the Art of Elysium and the Education Department of the J. Paul Getty Museum.

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Thursday, January 12, 2012

Gloria Delson Contemporary Arts Gallery The Downtown LA Art Walk is a monthly showcase and celebration of the best galleries, artists, photography, restaurants, bars and shops and businesses located in Downtown Los Angeles.

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Saturday January 7, 2012 2:00 p.m.

A Biographer Speaks Mexican born Miguel Covarrubias documented the cultural explosion known as The Harlem Renaissance with paintings and caricatures that appeared in Vanity Fair magazine.

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November19th 7 - 11pm

The Loft at Lizís This group exhibition features a number of renowned Los Angeles based artists. RED will redefine our understanding of this powerful color and will juxtapose between the abstract and figural

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November12 thru November 26, 2011

2011 Inglewood Open Studios Celebrates Its Fifth Year With Tour and Group Show! Annual Weekend tour of over 30 art studios in the thriving art community within the City of Inglewood.

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October 7 thru December 17, 2011

L.A. Rebellion: Creating a New Black Cinema CACLA member Ben Caldwell's and other African American filmmakers invite you to UCLA Film & Television Archives.

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October 21-23 , 2011

Department of Cultural Affairs City of Los Angeles: The Santa Monica/Westside Focus Weekend

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October 22 , 2011 10 am

CAAM Programming - Places of Validation Bus TOUR #1

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600 State Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90037
(213) 744-7432

October 9 , 2011 3-5pm

Matthew Thomas At LA ARTCORE
Opening Receptiom : The Union Center for the Arts

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120 Judge John Aiso Street.,
Los Angeles, CA 90012

October 2 , 2011

Hammer Museum: Opening October 2 with FREE Admission. This comprehensive exhibition examines the vital legacy of the city’s African American visual artists, who—through their work and their connections with other artists from a variety of ethnic backgrounds—made up an important part of the creative community.

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September 30, 2011 7:30 am-10 am

California African American Museum (CAAM): Places of Validation "Recepfast" Art and Progression.

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September 24-25, 2011 10 am-6 pm


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September 17, 2011 5-7 pm

L.A. Object & David Hammons Body Prints: Book signing with featured contributers.
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5801 Washington Boulevard
Culver City, California 90232

September 7-December 3, 2011

USC Fisher Museum of Art: Posing Beauty in African American Culture

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USC Fisher Museum of Art
823 Exposition Blvd.
Los Angeles, California 90089

August 7-31, 2011

The Unusual Suspects: An African American Group Exhibition

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Freemont Gallery
812 Freemont Ave.
South Pasadena, CA 91030
(212) 744-7432

August 6, 2011 2 pm

California African American Museum: American Dreams and Racial Realities

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600 State Drive
Exposition Park
Los Angeles, CA 90037
(212) 744-7432

July 20, 23, 27, 2011

California Lawyers For The Arts:
Featured Sacramento Workshop - Wednesday, July 20th.
Featured Los Angeles Area Workshop - Saturday, July 23rd.
Featured San Francisco Workshop - Wednesday, July 27th.

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Click here for more information, or call (415) 775-7200, x107 in Northern California, or (310) 998-5590 in Southern California.

September 16-29, 2011

TarFest: Call for Artists - TARFEST juried exhibition -  LAUNCH is proud to present TarFest's 2011 all-media exhibition presented in collaboration with Los Angeles Art Association held at the Korean Cultural Center (KCC).

**Deadline for entry July 1, 2011

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5858 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 205
Los Angeles, CA 90036

July 7, 2011 5:30-8:30 pm

California African American Museum: "Conversing with the Validators" A group dialogue and remembrance about the people and places that validated and made it possible for the work of African American artists to be seen between 1940-1980.

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600 State Drive
Exposition Park
Los Angeles, CA 90037
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June 25, 2011 9:30 am

CALIFORNIA LAWYERS FOR THE ARTS: Workshop in Los Angeles on Design Patent Law for Visual Artists and Fashion Designers.

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Ken Edwards Center
1527 4th Street,
Santa Monica, CA 90401

May 14, 2011 2 pm

Two Centuries of Black American Art: A 35th Anniversary Roundtable David Driskell, Keynote Speaker.

LACMA | Bing Theater
Free, No reservations

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May 1, 2011 3-9 pm

Party With LAMAG: CELEBRATING THE GALLERY'S FUTURE and its recent reprieve by the City Council, more than one hundred artists have donated works to the Municipal Art Gallery's Benefit Auction and Party.  Benefit Tickets: $25 includes cocktails, food, and live music.  Patron Tickets: $100 includes a limited edition print.

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April 7/21/28 2011

Films @ CAAM: Documentaries depicting people and historical events that created new paradigm shifts; in America's civil rights, in the modern art movement in New York and finally in Africa.

  • Freedom Riders
  • My Neighbor, My Killer
  • Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child

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600 State Drive
Exposition Park
Los Angeles, VA 90037

April 11, 2011

StoryCorps Griot Initiative Mobile Unit: StoryCorps, a national nonprofit organization dedicated to recording, preserving, and sharing the stories of Americans from all backgrounds and beliefs, returns to Los Angeles as part of its Griot Initiative to record and preserve stories of African Americans.  StoryCorps will partner with 89.3 KPCC during this visit, and record interviews at the California African American Museum (CAAM) starting Thursday, March 24th.

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April 7/9/16, 2011

Raoul de la Sota Exhibition at Avenue 50 Studio

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April 9, 2011

The 45 Show: Painted, melted sculpted and photographed.  Just some of the adjectives used by curator/artist Michael Massenburg to describe the many ways a collective of Southern California artists will use 45’s (vinyl records) as a medium in an upcoming art exhibition.

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Twenty Miles East Art Gallery
558-A West Second Street
Pomona CA 91767

February 26, 2011 10 am - 1 pm

ARTS TUNE-UP for Individual Artists and Small Budget Arts Organizations: Individual artists and small budget organizations can benefit from free expert advice and information on various aspects of arts management at an “Arts Tune-Up” at SPARC (Social and Public Art Resource Center) in Venice.

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SPARC (Social and Public Art Resource Center)
685 Venice Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 9029

January 28, 2011 7-9 pm

CONSCIOUSNESS ANCESTRAL! ABSTRACT! AUDACIOUS!: A stunning exhibit celebrating the art and history of the African-American LGBT community in Los Angeles. Admission: Free

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The Village at Ed Gould Plaza
The Advocate & Gochis Galleries
1125 N. McCadden Place
Los Angeles, CA 90038

January 18-23, 2011

16th Los Angeles Annual Art Show 2011: Painting, sculpture, works on paper, photography, and video, over 100 prominent galleries from around the globe.

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Los Angeles Convention Center
West Hall A, 1201 South Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, CA 90015

January 23, 2011 12-5 pm

World of Cartoon Art Exhibit: Organizations and individual artists can participate in this region-wide celebration of Los Angeles County's arts and culture.

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821 South Raymond, # 27
Alhambra, CA 91803

January 2011

Los Angeles Arts Month: Organizations and individual artists can participate in this region-wide celebration of Los Angeles County's arts and culture.

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January 8 - March 6, 2011 6:00 - 9:00 pm

DAVE LOVEJOY "Archaos": His first show at Lois Lambert Gallery. Assemblage boxes and various repurposed mixed media objects emerge from the unseen beckoning the viewer to look below the surface.  Recycled picture frames, old projectors, old cameras, misc. medical objects, and arcane hardware are part of the lost and neglected items that are recombined into three-dimensional objects.  Lovejoy's objects are tiny worlds that connect the viewer with forgotten technologies and discarded objects.

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Lois Lambert Gallery - Gallery of Functional Art
2525 Michigan Avenue, E3
Santa Monica, CA 90404