LA Art Show moves to the LA Convention Center Downtown opening Gala Jan. 21 & Show is Jan.22-25, 09)

LOS ANGELES ART SHOW ANNOUNCES A BIG MOVE TO
THE LOS ANGELES CONVENTION CENTER IN JANUARY 2009

RENOWNED ART SHOW EXPANDS SIGNIFICANTLY TO ACCOMMODATE TOP INTERNATIONAL GALLERIES, ART DISCUSSIONS, FILM SERIES AND EVENING EVENTS

LOS ANGELES ART SHOW OPENING NIGHT GALA CELEBRATES ART IN THE CITY

PROCEEDS BENEFIT THE LOS ANGELES COUNTY MUSEUM OF ART, INNER-CITY ARTS & THE ENVIRONMENTAL MEDIA ASSOCIATION

Wednesday, January 21, 2009 at the
Los Angeles Convention Center from 7:00 – 10:30 p.m.
VIP Preview Reception from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.

CALENDAR EDITORS, PLEASE NOTE:

What:    The Los Angeles Art Show hosts the Preview Gala Opening to support the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Inner City Arts & the Environmental Media Association.
(Los Angeles, CA-September, 2008)  The Los Angeles Art Show opening night gala benefit is a must-attend event in the Los Angeles social circuit.  Thousands of museum patrons, art collectors and supporters of arts education attend each year.  The evening features live music and exquisite spread of food and spirits. The Preview Opening Gala offers exclusive access to the broad offerings of the show, along with the added benefit of personal insight and expertise, from the gallerists, museum curators and art collectors. The evening attracts generous arts supporters who often purchase items from Los Angeles Art Show exhibitors to add to their personal collections or donate to public collections.
The 2009 benefit raises funds and awareness for three exceptional non-profits, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) Art Museum Council, and its Prints & Drawings Council, Inner City Arts and the Environmental Media Association. 

When:        Wednesday, January 21, 2009
            VIP Patron Reception: 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. 
Preview Opening Gala: 7:00 – 10:30 p.m.
   
Los Angles Art Show January 22-25, 2008
Thursday    11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Friday        11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Saturday     11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Sunday     11:00 a.m. – 500 p.m.

Where:    Los Angeles Convention Center
        West Hall A, 1201 South Figueroa St., Los Angeles, CA 90015
   
Who:        175 Fine Art Dealers
   
Tickets:    Individual Gala Ticket: $225
Includes 1 ticket to the Preview Opening Gala; unlimited daily entrance     to the Los Angeles Art Show.

Patron and Sponsor Opportunities: $500 – $50,000
Includes access to the VIP Patron Preview Reception

Los Angeles Art Show General Admission: $20

Opening Night tickets are available in advance for $225 for general attendance or $250 at the door.  Corporate and sponsor packages are also available. For additional information on the Opening Night Benefit or to purchase tickets, please contact Danielle Doll at danielle@lpaevents.com <mailto:danielle@lpaevents.com>, or 310-201-5033.  

The Los Angeles Art Show takes place on January 21-25, 2009 at the Los Angeles Convention Center, 1201 South Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA 90015.  Secure onsite parking is available for a $12 fee.  For additional information please visit www.laartshow.com <http://www.laartshow.com> or call KR Martindale Show Management at 310-822-9145. For media inquiries please contact Agnes Gomes-Koizumi at agnes@agkmediagroup.com <mailto:agnes@agkmediagroup.com> or call 323-937-5488. Photos and supplemental artwork are also available.  Photos and supplemental artwork are also available.

The Fine Art Dealers Association (FADA) and KR Martindale Show Management are pleased to announce the move of the Los Angeles Art Show (LA Art Show) to the Los Angeles Convention Center beginning with the January 21-25, 2009 show.  Now in its 14th year, the move will nearly double the size of the LA Art Show and increase the number of international galleries to over 150 exhibitors. With 2008 exhibition figures exceeding 30,000 visitors and achieving record-setting multi-million dollar art sales, the 2009 fair promises to be the most innovative and eclectic show to date.

The LA Art Show will showcase all forms and medium of artistic expression. The repertoire includes:  paintings, drawings, editions, and sculptures as well as installations, photography and performances. The breath of artistic content has been carefully cultivated to highlight the evolution and revolution of art.  Hot emerging artist’s works will be on display alongside museum-quality masterpieces priced in the millions. With more than 15,000 significant paintings, sculptures, photographs, drawings and prints on display and available for purchase, the LA Art Show brings together the North American art community at this apex event.

The Los Angeles Art Show will feature a compelling series of Art Discussions highlighting prominent artists, museum & arts professionals in topical discussions as well as film screenings and a series of Artist Films ‘Films on Art’: showcasing an outstanding program of films by and about artists.   

The LA Art Show is committed to developing emerging artists as well as supporting a new generation of young collectors and art enthusiasts and will feature programming to highlight and celebrate up and coming artists as well as a evening mixer exclusively for young collectors and art enthusiasts.  

The LA Art Show will showcase Supersonic 2009, a collection of art displays and installations.  Organized by students, Supersonic 2009 features artwork by M.F.A. candidates from eight of Southern California’s graduate fine art programs. Art works of all media will be presented by students from the following institutions: Art Center College of Design, Claremont Graduate University, Otis College of Art and Design, UC Irvine, UC Riverside, UC San Diego, UC Santa Barbara, and University of Southern California.

An evening mixer for young collectors will take place on Friday January 23, 2009 from 8pm-10pm.  Sponsored by Angeleno Magazine the Art of Fashion event merges high fashion with the world of art.  This evening honors organizations that foster young patrons of the arts.   Participating organizations include GenArt, MOCA Contemporaries, LACMA Muse and Gallery 825.

The IFPDA’s 24th Annual Los Angeles Fine Print Fair will accompany the Los Angeles Art Show at this new location. Founded in 1987, the IFPDA has grown to include 160 elected members in thirteen countries. The IFPDA is a non-profit organization dedicated to ensuring the highest ethical standards and quality among fine print dealers, and to promoting greater appreciation of fine prints among the public.

The Los Angeles Art Show will open with an Opening Night Gala to benefit and raise funds and awareness for three exceptional non-profits, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) Art Museum Council, and its Prints & Drawings Council, Inner City Arts and the Environmental Media Association. )  
The Los Angeles Art Show opening night gala benefit is a must-attend event in the Los Angeles social circuit.  Thousands of museum patrons, art collectors and supporters of arts education attend each year.  

The evening features live music and exquisite spread of food and spirits. The Preview Opening Gala offers exclusive access to the broad offerings of the show, along with the added benefit of personal insight and expertise, from the gallerists, museum curators and art collectors. The evening attracts generous arts supporters who often purchase items from Los Angeles Art Show exhibitors to add to their personal collections or donate to public collections.

The LA Art Show will also be featured as an anchor event for Los Angeles Art Month in January 2009.  Sponsored by the City of Los Angeles as well as the Department of Cultural Affairs and scheduled to coincide with the prestigious LA Art Show, Los Angeles Art Month brings together the local art community, as well as international acclaim to Los Angeles as the new center of art for the Pacific Rim.  
Show Hours:
Los Angeles Art Show
LOS ANGELES CONVENTION CENTER
West Hall A, 1201 South Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, CA 90015

Opening Night Gala
V.I.P. Preview- Wednesday January 21, 6 pm
Opening Night Gala- Wednesday January 21, 7-10:30pm

General Show Hours
Thursday January 22, 11am-8pm
Friday January 23, 11am- 8pm
Saturday January 24, 11am-8pm
Sunday January 25, 11am- 5pm
The Los Angeles Art Show takes place on January 21-25, 2009 at the Los Angeles Convention Center, 1201 South Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA 90015.  Secure onsite parking is available for a $12 fee.  For additional information please visit www.laartshow.com <http://www.laartshow.com> or call KR Martindale Show Management at 310-822-9145. Opening Night Preview tickets are available for $225 for general attendance.  Corporate and sponsor packages are also available. For additional information on the Opening Night Benefit or to purchase tickets, please contact Danielle Doll at danielle@lpaevents.com <mailto:danielle@lpaevents.com>, or 310-201-5033.   

For media inquiries please contact Agnes Gomes-Koizumi at agnes@agkmediagroup.com <mailto:agnes@agkmediagroup.com> or call 323-937-5488.

LA Art Show Lecture And Panel Discussion Programming

Free with show admission.  Advance registration required.  Please go to LAArtshow.com to register and for further details.  

Thursday, January 22
1pm:   Art + Living Panel Discussion, Sponsored by Art + Living

4pm:   Collecting: A Passion of a Lifetime – Why, What, How: Panel Discussion
 Sponsored by the International Fine Print Dealers Association

Friday, January 23
1pm:   The Latin American Art Scene in the 21st Century: MOLAA Dialogue

4pm:   Art As An Alternative Asset: Issues & Solutions: Panel Discussion
 Sponsored by Art & Antiques Magazine

6pm:   Critiquing the Critic: Is Criticism Still Relevant? Panel Discussion
 Sponsored by THE Magazine

Saturday, January 24
10am:   Photography The Medium of Our Time: Everything You Have
 Always Wanted To Know About Collecting Fine Art Photography
 Peter Fetterman of Peter Fetterman Gallery

1pm:  East Meets West: The Rise of Contemporary Asian Art: Panel Discussion
 Sponsored by art ltd. magazine.

4pm:  Art in the New Political Landscape: Art Scene Visual Radio
 presents AVR Hosts Mat Gleason and Marlena Donohue
 Sponsored by ArtScene.

6pm:  The Cosmopolitan Chicken Project:  Art only has to be confrontation  
 with the other:  Koen Vanmechelen in Dialogue, Venice Projects

Sunday, January 25
10am:   Jori Finkel:  Art Collectors Boot Camp, Limited enrolment. Fee to register.

11am:    Screening of 2007’s the “Cool School”, directed by Morgan Neville

1pm:   Art + Living ‘Art to Life Awards’, Sponsored by Art + Living Magazine

1pm:   Inner-City Arts Children’s Activity Room

4pm:   Screening of Sandow Birk’s “Dante’s Inferno” with opening
 remarks by the Artist/Filmaker, Koplin Del Rio Gallery

First Annual Films on Art Series

The Los Angeles Art Show, in collaboration with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Film Archive and the USC School of Cinema Arts, will proudly present its First Annual “Films on Art” series of Academy Award® winning documentaries.

The 2-day program is divided into two themes, Art Masters and the Southern California Connection.  
The Art Masters grouping will feature three films about celebrated artists Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni, Marc Chagall and Christo Vladimirov Javacheff.  

The Southern California Connection will feature films about acclaimed local artists, artists exhibiting in So Cal and films about artists that have been inspired or influenced by the So Cal art scene. The Southern California Connection is comprised of five films; The Face of Lincoln, Jim Dine: Self Portrait on the Walls, Red Grooms: Sunflower in a Hothouse, Blood Ties: The Life and Work of Sally Mann and Four Stones for Kanemitsu.

The Film on Art Series will take place Saturday and Sunday, January 17 & 18, 7:30pm (Doors open at 7:00pm) at the USC Eileen Norris Cinema Theater, USC Campus, 850 West 34th Street, Los Angeles CA 90007.  

Admission is free. Visitors to the Films on Art series will receive a $5.00 discount on admission to the LA Art Show with film series brochure. For more information, please visit www.laartshow.com/film.

Supersonic 2009 At The Los Angeles Art Show Special Exhibition

This exhibition will feature the artwork from seven of Southern California’s MFA programs, exclusively at the LA Art Show. Art works of all media will be presented by students from the following institutions: Art Center College of Design, Claremont Graduate University, Otis College of Art and Design, UC Irvine, UC Riverside, UC San Diego, UC Santa Barbara, and University of Southern California.
Art of Fashion @ the LA Art Show
Sponsored by Angeleno Magazine and Don Julio, the Art of Fashion event intends to showcase how the world of art merges together with the world of fashion and in tandem, will also celebrate the various organizations that have and continue to foster young patrons on the LA arts and culture scene.

Taking place Friday January 23, 2009 from 8pm-10pm this event will feature live performances and music by critically acclaimed LA-based DJ Lengua.  For more information, please visit www.laartshow.com/fashion.

2009 LA Art Show Exhibitor List

For more information on galleries participating in the 2009 LA Art Show, please visit www.laartshow.com/galleries.

2009 Los Angeles Art Show Exhibitors

Abby M. Taylor Fine Art
ADLER & Co.
Amstel Gallery
Anderson Galleries
Andrea Schwartz Gallery
Arader Galleries
Arcadia Fine Arts
Art Company. Misoolsidae
Artworks Gallery
Bentley Gallery
Bert Green Fine Art
Billy Shire Fine Arts
Blue Rain Gallery
Carson Van Straaten Gallery
Charlotte Jackson Fine Art
Chiaroscuro
China Square
Chung Jark Gallery
Couturier Gallery
Cumberland Gallery
David Cook Galleries
David Dike Fine Art L.P.
David Lusk Gallery
Dean Project
Del Mano Gallery
Denenberg Fine Arts
Eckert Fine Art
Edgar Varela Fine Arts
Eli Klein Fine Art
Elins Eagles-Smith Gallery
Eric Firestone Gallery
Feingarten Galleries
Flowers
Fondation Torres Aguero Rozanes
Frey Norris Gallery
Galerie Deborah Zafman
Galerie Huebner & Huebner
Galerie Mark Hachem
Galerie Michael
Gallery Henoch
Gallery Jones
Gallery Miz
Gebert Gallery
George Billis Gallery
George Stern Fine Arts
Ghettogloss
Giart Galleria d’Art
Ginocchio Gallery
Goya Contemporary/ Goya – Girl Press, Inc.
Greenfield Sacks Gallery
Hamilton – Selway Fine Art
Holsten Galleries
J. Cacciola Gallery
Jack Rutberg Fine Arts
Jacob Karpio Galeria
Jane Kahan Gallery
Jonathan Novak Contemporary Art
Julie Baker Fine Art
Junc Gallery
Kathryn Markel Fine Arts
Kelley Gallery
Koplin Del Rio Gallery
L A Contemporary
Leanne Hull Fine Art
Levis Fine Art
LewAllen Galleries
Louis Stern Fine Arts
M S Rau Antiques
Manny Silverman Gallery
Mark Wolfe Contemporary Art
McColl Fine Art
Mccormick Gallery
Mixografia
Modernbook Gallery
Nancy Hoffman Gallery
Nedra Matteucci Galleries
Newzones
Pan American Art Projects
Peter Fetterman Gallery
Pharmaka Art
Pyo Beijing
Ran Gallery
Rebecca Hossack Gallery
Red Truck Gallery
Rehs Galleries Inc.
Robert Berman Gallery
Robert L. Parsons Fine Art
Robischon Gallery
Sabina Lee Gallery
Schiller & Bodo European Paintings
Scott Richards Contemporary Art
Seminal Projects
Spanierman Modern
Spencer Jon Helfen Fine Arts
Stewart Gallery
Sue Greenwood Fine Art
Sullivan Goss An American Gallery
Sun Gallery & Gallery Sun Contemporary
Sundaram Tagore Gallery
Susan Teller Gallery
2009 IFPDA LA Fine Print Fair Exhibitors

Annex Galleries
Arion Press
Armstrong Fine Art
C. & J. Goodfriend Prints And Drawing
Carolyn Staley Fine Prints
Conrad R. Graeber Fine Art
Egenolf Gallery Japanese Prints
Joel R. Berguist Fine Arts
M. Lee Stone Fine Prints, Inc.
Roger Genser
The Verne Collection
Tobey C. Moss Gallery
Warnock Fine Arts
Worthington Gallery

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