May is a time for art lovers and the art curious.
It’s that time of year, NoHo, when we head over to the Beverly Hills artSHOW. On May 16 and 17 the four block-area of the historic Beverly Gardens Park is filled with art from 240 local, regional national artists who showcase their work in painting, sculpture, watercolor, photography, mixed media, ceramics, jewelry, drawings and printmaking. You have the opportunity to see a diverse selection of artwork and meet the artists. There is also a wine & dining garden offering an extensive selection of red and white wines, a Beer & Brat Garden garden, food trucks and family art projects. The Beverly Hills artSHOW announces the Artist List for the May show, following the meeting of the art show jury during the week of March 4th.
For the upcoming show, the panel of jurors included Fabrik Magazine publisher Chris Davies, artist Martin Durazo, artist Gegam Khacherian, printmaker Poli Marichal, professor Robert Miller, art critic Shana Nys Dambrot, and jewelry expert Rone Prinz.
“The show continually strives to welcome new artists, so be prepared for a few aesthetic surprises, and the chance to chat with artists who live down the street and artists who drive and fly in from points afar, including the other side of the country”, says Brad Meyerowitz, who manages special events, including the artSHOW, for the City’s Community Services Department.
Artist David Palmer
Still Life and Object Painters will be highlighted this spring. The genre has always attracted strong painters to the event, including Brian Blackham, Raymond Logan, and Bradford Salamon, each a master of composition and oil painting technique. Fellow object painter David Palmer’s Pop Art objects and Eul Hurley’s complex, modern still lifes will also be back. Traditional still life artists will include Alice Hernandez-Goana and Catherine Dzialo-Haller. The accomplished still life and landscape artist Carol Steinberg will be demonstrating her technique on the “Rodeo Block” of the art show. Michael Harnish, another contemporary representational painter, who received the Best of Show Award in the fall of 2014, will bring a variety of work: still lifes, abstracted florals, and figurative paintings.
Another feature, Animazya, will show off the increasing number of savvy, skillful artists who render those adorable creatures in various media.
Artist Shawn Harris
As always, in addition to art, a wine garden, food trucks, a beer garden, live entertainment, and family activities will also be offered. All show artists will be on site to talk with visitors about their work. All art is for sale, and patrons come from Southern California and beyond to shop, collect and savor this art-filled weekend.
Category awards and major show awards, including the Mayor’s Purchase Award, the Best of Show and Most Original Work will be announced in a Sunday afternoon ceremony, at the show’s center, in front of the Lily Pond.
The 2015 artSHOW’s sponsor and media partners include: David Frank Design luxury swings, the LA Weekly, the Los Angeles Art Association, Fabrik Magazine, LA Art Party, Yelp, Whole Foods Market, Paley Center for Media, and the Beverly Hills Conference and Visitor’s Bureau. Food and Beverage support come from Premiere Events and Beck’s Beer. The show’s charitable partner is Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, and its sister organization, Healing Art with Kids.
All artSHOW activities occur at the historic Beverly Gardens and admission to both days is free. Beverly Gardens is located along Santa Monica Blvd., from Rodeo Drive to Rexford Drive. Convenient, inexpensive parking is available directly across from the show grounds.
For general information about the May 2015 Beverly Hills artSHOW, visit www.beverlyhills.org/artshow or call (310) 285-6830.
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