From the LA Metro website: “Metro’s award winning public art program, Metro Art will be hosting a series of free workshops to inform artists about a wide variety of upcoming opportunities and how to apply for them. The informational workshops are for artists only and will be held in February and March at locations throughout LA County; each workshop will cover the same information. Reservations are required as space is limited at some locations; please click on the links below to reserve your seat.”
Sounds like a great chance for artists to learn more about the types of things they can do in Los Angeles with their talents! Follow the link for upcoming workshop dates and to RSVP.
I hope that everyone has a great year ahead of them full of new growth and opportunities. Remember to continue supporting the arts and your local artists in 2014! I will be back with more updates and links in the coming days. Cheers :)
Are you passionate about art and looking to gain experience in museum communications? Our M+C dep’t is seeking a great intern to help out with SFMOMA’s marketing, PR, and social medial! Apply by 10/15→
Los Angeles Art Resource was created in May 2011 by Aili Schmeltz and Danielle McCullough, two visual artists based in Los Angeles, who aim to create a forum for the exchange and sharing of arts resources. We aim to empower artists at critical points in their creative endeavors while providing a vehicle for the Los Angeles artistic community to help one another succeed.
If nautical nonsense be something you wish, then it would be a big mistake to miss our tribute to SpongeBob SquarePants! Nucleus has teamed up with Nickelodeon to present a collection of tribute artwork from a wide variety of select artists as well as production work from the show itself - but this exhibition is not finished yet! We are still fishing for some fin-tastic submissions created by SpongeBob’s own fans! Artists and fans who submit their SpongeBob tribute to us by August 24th will have a chance to have their work exhibited at Universal Studios Hollywood at the SpongeBob Fan Shellabration on September 7th & 8th!
Fellow 626 artists and fans of SpongeBob! Get in on this!
So, the last time we had posted something on here, we were in the beginning stages of re-molding the space that we had rented out. Well, that process was finished up about 2 months ago and since then, we’ve become fully operational. Tomorrow will mark the 12th or 13th (not sure exactly which) show that Bridgetown has hosted since our opening. We’re extremely excited to finally be underway and hope you all are too.
Stay tuned, we have some rad stuff coming up.
Did you know there is a local 626 D.I.Y(T). infoshop that just opened up recently in the La Puente/Valinda area??? I checked it out recently and though its still in its infancy it has a lot of potential. Check out there facebook for now until they get the site finished and the blog updated: Bridgetown DIY
Abysmal Records is a small D.I.Y. record label specializing in depressive and experimental music/noise and other types of outsider art and sounds. While sometimes having a rough exterior the aesthetics and quality of Abysmal releases will always be minimal and pay the utmost attention to detail, quality and preserving the artists’ original ardency and emotional sentiments.
Abysmal Records site/blog and micro-blog (tumblr) up and running.
I would just like to inform everyone in the 626 that reads this blog and is into weird/experimental music that my new label Abysmal Records has just started. It is in fact based in the SGV, specifically Baldwin Park/West Covina/City of Industry/La Puente, area code 626!!!
"Come and join in OCMA’s Student Night 2013- a raucous event created by youth for youth- with special programming in conjunction with current exhibition ‘Richard Jackson: Ain’t Painting a Pain’.
An exciting event full of creative activities, food, music, discussion, and extended gallery hours until 9pm.
Free Admission on Student Night for students with valid ID card, $12 General Admission
Event Highlights Include:
6:00-8:00pm Soho Taco Truck on-site for dinner
6:30pm Intern at OCMA- Intern Information Session
7:00pm Paint Machine Contest Judging Informal conversation with Richard Jackson
8:00pm Intern Led Tours
Intern Information Session
Interested in working behind the scenes at an art museum? Become an OCMA Education Intern! Learn more about this exciting opportunity at a special Intern Information Session on Thursday, April 25 @ 6:30pm in conjunction with Student Night.”
*Come on down and join this sure to be awesome event. You’ll have chances to get creative, talk with the artist, and I will be leading one of the tours as well. Make sure so say hi if you happen to be making the trek from the 626!
Metro is seeking four artists for El Monte Station.
The two-level El Monte Station opened in 2012, and is located at the corner of Santa Anita Avenue and Ramona Boulevard in the City of El Monte, 12 miles east of downtown Los Angeles. The station provides transit service on numerous lines for…
The Force is strong with Nucleus as we present one of our biggest tribute exhibitions yet in honor of one of the largest franchises in entertainment history. Star Wars first took the world by storm in 1977 with its modern special effects and spellbinding costumes and set designs. More than 3 decades later, the saga remains close to the hearts of Star Wars lovers, while captivating an entirely new generation of fans.
Nucleus has invited a diverse group of talent to celebrate their favorite Star Wars moments and characters. Join us as our gallery is transformed into a galaxy far, far away with a collection of over 100 original works inspired by the saga.
3/21 @ Storey House - 7 PM 215 Storey St., Santa Cruz, CA w/ Hermit Convention …
Kevin Greenspon a 626 native from the City of Industry/La Puente, Jon Barba/Nicole Kidman an ex-pat 626r from West Covina (now resides in Oakland) and Matthew Gray/Shivering Window not technically a 626r (Long Beach) but a definite SGV ally, are all going on a small West Coast tour. If you happen to be from any of the towns on the tour list and you like either ambient, drone, pop-goth, weirdoes or grumblebum D.I.Y. musics you should check it out. I promise that it would be well worth your while.
Hey everyone, thanks for sticking with the blog, even though it seems like I’ve been posting less and less these days :( There’s good reason why though, well, for me at least. I’ve been working hard trying to find a place for myself to work within the arts, being both a part time art instructor to preschool/kindergartners, and also being an intern for OCMA. I’m gonna limit my gushing, but it really is amazing to be working in the field I love and have passion for, even if it is tough and I’m just starting out.
On the bad side, I have very little time for other things, with commuting to OCMA and interacting with 4 year olds all the time, I get very drained and mainly use my tumblr time to look at silly gifs. But that doesn’t mean I don’t want to continue to update 626 Arts…. on the contrary, I want to make this blog even better! However, I realize that’s gonna take a bit of help, so you can kinda call this an open call… I’m currently looking for one or maybe two other fellow 626-ers who would like to help contribute to this blog. There’s no pay or benefits, but I will send you virtual high-fives and hugs… if that counts for anything?
See how generous I am? Y’all didn’t even have to do anything for that ;)
Anyway, so there it is, if you’re interested in being a a contributor to 626Arts, here are the requirements:
-Must be from or living in the 626 (That’s San Gabriel Valley)
-Must love art, music, literature, poetry, anything that falls under the large umbrella term “arts”.
-Be able to make at least one update on an event per week and/or local artist (yeah, so I haven’t done so much lately, but that’s the low bar I’m setting for everyone)
Just send me a message through the ask box, we can discuss more from there.