Have you ever been to North Hollywood’s art supply haven, Carter Sexton?
You don’t have to be an artist to go, you just have to be art curious. Not only do they have art supplies and art classes, they have a different public art show every month.
“We try to choose themes that can be interpreted broadly, it is so amazing the way every artist can put their spin on a theme,” says Carter Sexton’s Chris Hauser. “Such as, a recent show was themed "Mood!" and it brought in artwork of people, weather, abstract art, photography, etc.”
Carter Sexton "Decades" art show Niki Lambro "1970's Diana Ross
This month’s Carter Sexton show the theme is "Decades," a call for artwork that epitomizes a decade, any decade the artist chooses. They have received artwork depicting subject matter from pre WW1 to current!
The show opening will be Saturday, August 19, from 5-8 pm. They always have food and wine, interesting folks to chat with, and the store is open for shopping as well. It is always a very enjoyable time for all, very kid/family friendly.
“Decades” participating artists are Joanna Brooks Jacobs, Walter Roland Moore, Bob Lizarraga, Joe Utsler, Terry Romero Paul, Danielle Lopez, Christopher Flores, David Estrada, Carol Tensen, Joanna Lewis, Mariette Tachdjian, Adriana Guidi, Louise Taubman, Egan Rice, Joe Marino and Frankie Burnett.
Cater Sexton "Decades" art show Steven Lawrence
Are you a visual artist interested in showing your work?
“As you know, we have a different art show every month, open to the public, any medium is welcome, yes, even photography and sculpture. We usually limit it to 3 pieces per artist, but have made exceptions. Our entry fee is $15 per accepted piece, and if the artwork sells, the commission we take is only 20%, most galleries charge at least $40 to enter a show, no refund if not accepted, and 40-60% commission. Our shows are open to all ages, and we have a lower entry fee for kids, 0-17 years old, which is $5.”
They are taking a short hiatus in September to make sure they can take great care of students returning to school. The next show after that will be their Halloween show, tentatively called "Skulduggery" so stay tuned for more information.
Anyone could submit at any time to firstname.lastname@example.org, just put "Halloween Show" in the header. They ask, for all shows, since they’re a family business, that no artwork be beyond a "PG-13" rating.
After that, there will be a show in November, and their theme is leaning towards something to do with Thankfulness. Their December show will probably be December 2 to coincide with the "Light up Valley Village" Holiday Festival.
“No firm theme, I'm leaning towards a "Garage Sale" theme, where it would be art that the artist has had a long time and marks it down to get rid of it,” says Chris. “And the lucky purchaser gets a great deal, and hopefully will buy some to gift.”
The best way to stay abreast of Carter Sexton’s events, including demos, new classs, sales, art shows, or call for entries is to join their mailing list.
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