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Art Olympia 2015 in Tokyo
Art Olympia 2015 is a new international open art competition. The main goals are to discover talented artists and to support them so that their global art careers may flourish. Art Olympia will give away a total of $500,000 in cash awards and prizes to 240 select artists from all over the world. Primary round judging will be held online with the panel of Paris base jurors and NY base jurors, to select 80 works from each location, which will proceed to the final judging. At the final round judging 240 artworks will be evaluated in Tokyo to decide the winners.

Application Dates:
Dec 12, 2014 - Mar 25, 2015

Application Fee:
General: $60 for 1 image, $100 for 2 images, $140 for 3 images (max 3)
Students: $40 for 1 image, $70 for 2 images, $100 for 3 images (max 3)

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Silvana Gallery is pleased to invite you to the exhibition of

International Salon of
Impressionism and Figurative Art

Featuring ...
A group exhibition of vibrant, awe-inspiring works of original paintings and sculptures by local American and International Artists ...
Do not miss your exceptional chance to view and own original paintings and sculptures that will delightfully transform your lifestyle.

Opening Night Reception
November 22, 2014
From 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Join us for a lovely wine reception!
RSVP: 818-662-7070

Exhibition Runs
November 22 – January 28, 2015

Silvana Gallery
1731 W. Glenoaks Blvd. #200
Glendale, CA 91201
tel: (818) 662-7070

Year-Round Art Events
in Los Angeles Area

Art Shows - Events - Artwalk
Los Angeles

Downtown Los Angeles Art Walk

2nd Thursday Each Month
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Pomona Art Walk

2nd and Last Saturday of Each Month
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Downtown San Pedro Art Walk

1st Thursday of the Month

Current and Upcoming Art Shows and Events
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Galleries / Museums listed in alphabetical order
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Museums & Art Centers

Art Shows - Events - Museums
Los Angeles

Chinese American Museum
Los Angeles


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The Birth and Rise of Chinese American Communities in Los Angeles, a permanent, cutting edge exhibition celebrating the growth and development of Chinese American enclaves from Downtown Los Angeles to the San Gabriel Valley.
More Info: www.camla.org
Art Shows - Events - Museums
Los Angeles

Craft and Folk Art Museum (CAFAM)
Los Angeles

Focus Iran: Contemporary Photography and Video
January 25 - May 3, 2015

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"Focus Iran: Contemporary Photography and Video" is a juried international group exhibition organized by the Craft & Folk Art Museum (CAFAM) in partnership with Farhang Foundation to feature living artists whose works explore Iranian culture. The selected photographs and video works give diverse artistic perspectives into contemporary, intimate life relating to Iran and the Iranian diaspora ...
More Info: www.cafam.org
Art Shows - Events - Museums
Los Angeles

Fowler Museum at UCLA
Los Angeles

World Share: Installations by Pascale Marthine Tayou
November 2, 2014 – March 1, 2015

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The Fowler Museum at UCLA presents World Share: Installations by Pascale Marthine Tayou, a large-scale immersive environment that combines his sculpture, drawings, and poetry with Fowler artworks and recorded sound. Assembled from a stunning diversity of materials and found objects, Tayou’s art is characterized by an aesthetic of accumulation. He pierces Styrofoam with thousands of pins and razorblades, stacks hundreds of birdhouses against a wall, and adorns crystal glass figures with beads, plastic flowers, and feathers...
More Info: www.fowler.ucla.edu
Art Shows - Events - Museums
Los Angeles

J. Paul Getty Museum - Getty Center
Los Angeles

Give and Ye Shall Receive: Gift Giving in the Middle Ages
December 16, 2014 - March 15, 2015

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In the Middle Ages, gift exchange helped people define their relationships to family and friends, to acquaintances and strangers, to God and to church. This exhibition, drawn from the Museum's permanent collection, examines models for giving found in scripture and in the lives of the saints, explores how gift giving functioned in medieval society, and highlights the special role of the medieval book as a gift ...
More Info: www.getty.edu
Art Shows - Events - Museums
Los Angeles

Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)
Los Angeles

Variations: Conversations in and Around Abstract Painting
August 24, 2014 – March 22, 2015

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In an attention-compromised age when images are instant and prevalent, abstract painting serves as a contradiction, acting as a conduit for the mark of the original, individual artist... Variations: Conversations in and Around Abstract Painting presents 29 artists whose work reflects the language and style of abstraction...
More Info: www.lacma.org
Art Shows - Events - Museums
Los Angeles

Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA)
Los Angeles

Andy Warhol: Shadows
September 20, 2014 - February 2, 2015

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In 1978-79 Andy Warhol produced "Shadows", a monumental, 102-part series of silkscreened canvases. The work's internal compositions are culled from photographs of shadows taken in The Factory, the artist's New York City studio. In "Shadows", Warhol extended his long-standing interest in seriality and repetition while forgoing the cultural icons and commodity forms that most often populate his art...
More Info: www.moca.org
Art Shows - Events - Museums
Los Angeles

Norton Simon Museum

Manet's "The Railway" on Loan from the National Gallery of Art, Washington
December 5, 2014 - March 2, 2015

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Édouard Manet’s close friend Charles Baudelaire, poet and art critic, consistently dwelled in his writing on the duality in life, and perhaps no painting by Manet reflects more this dichotomy of life in 1870s Paris than his enigmatic work The Railway of 1873, the next in the exciting series of exchanges between the Norton Simon Museum and the National Gallery of Art ...
More Info: www.nortonsimon.org
Art Shows - Events - Museums
Los Angeles

Skirball Cultural Center
Los Angeles

Visions and Values: Jewish Life from Antiquity to America

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Featuring changing displays of works from the Skirball’s permanent collection of Judaica—the third largest in the world—this historically illuminating exhibition chronicles the struggles and achievements of the Jewish people over a span of 4,000 years.
More Info: www.skirball.org

Art Galleries

Art Shows - Events - Galleries
Los Angeles

Artspace Warehouse
Los Angeles

Evolving Identities
January 29 - March 3, 2015
Opening Reception: Thursday, January 29, 7-9 pm

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Featured artists include Pirmin Breu, Colleen Sandland, Robert Lebsack, Jonas Fisch, and Sheinina Raj.
This exhibition explores how identity and art intersect in people's surroundings and their lives. Art reveals and enhance the underlying identity — the unique meaning, value, and character — of the physical and social form of an artist as well as people's surroundings ...
More Info: www.artspacewarehouse.com
Art Shows - Events - Galleries
Los Angeles

CB1 Gallery
Los Angeles

LAURA KRIFKA: Reap the Whirlwind
ANDRÉ GOERITZ: schadenfreude

January 24 - February 28, 2015

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For her second CB1 exhibition, Laura Krifka’s "Reap the Whirlwind" explores the subject of transgression and punishment through painting, drawing, sculpture and video ...
More Info: www.cb1gallery.com
Art Shows - Events - Galleries
Los Angeles

Cirrus Gallery
Los Angeles

January 6 - February 14, 2015

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Jane Hugentober "Attachments and Traces of Intentional Hugs" 2014
Gerard Brane
Charles Christopher Hill
Jane Hugentober
Ted Kerzie
Gloria Kisch
Jay McCafferty
Ed Moses
More Info: www.cirrusgallery.com
Art Shows - Events - Galleries
Los Angeles

Erin Hanson Gallery

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Art Shows - Events - Galleries
Los Angeles

Segil Fine Art

"Fresh Paint"
New Work by Gallery Artists

January - February 13, 2015

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More Info: www.segilfineart.com
Art Shows - Events - Galleries
Los Angeles

Silvana Gallery

International Salon of
Impressionism and Figurative Art

November 22 – January 28, 2015
Opening Reception: November 22, 2014
6 pm to 10 pm

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A Group Exhibition of Evocative, Breathtaking Works of Original Paintings and sculptures by local American and International Artists...
More Info: www.silvanagallery.com
Art Shows - Events - Galleries
Los Angeles

Stephanie's Gallery
La Canada

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Important 19th & 20th Century American & European Painters

Art Shows - Events - Galleries
Los Angeles

TAG Gallery
Santa Monica

Vicky Hoffman
Joan Wynn
Joan Horsfall Young

January 27 - February 21, 2015
Reception: Sat., January 31, 5-8 pm

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More Info: www.taggallery.net
Art Shows - Events - Galleries
Los Angeles

Tirage Fine Art Gallery

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Brent Jensen "Honfleur Side Street"

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Art Classes and Workshops

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Painting and sculpture classes around the year in front of the Mediterranean at the border of the glorious French Riviera
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Clay, Wood & Stone Carving Workshops
in Mortola, Italy

- for beginners and advanced -
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FABULOUS SEAVIEW with artists residencies.
More Info: www.nicoledurand.com
Contact: Nicole Durand
Villa d'ARTE
29 via Moretti, Mortola Sup, Italy
Tel: 3360 817 7897
Email: nicole@nicoledurand.net
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Spring 2015 in Tuscany:

5-Day Source Painting™ and Relaxation Retreat
April 12-17
Private 17th Century Tuscan Villa

7-Day Source Painting™ & Flow Yoga Retreat
April 26 - May 2
Private 17th Century Tuscan Villa

More Info: PaintYourGutsOut.NET
Contact: 505-695-1375
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Silvana Gallery Workshops
Plein Air with Masters
Plein Air Workshop with Kathryn Stats

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Very talented Kathryn Stats will be giving our first workshop here in California, at Malibu Creek State Park. The workshop will take place in April of 2015. She is also having a demonstration at Silvana Gallery in April of 2015.
More Info: 818-662-7070
Email: info@silvanagallery.com

Los Angeles Academy of Figurative Art

16926 Saticoy Street, Van Nuys, CA 91406
• BFA and Atelier Programs for both Fine Art and Entertainment Art
• Workshops and Classes (On Campus & Online)
• Named one of the "Top 10 Best Art Schools" by American Artist magazine
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Sawdust Studio Art Classes
Create your own unique art piece to wear or to share, in just one session.
Classes are taught by professional art instructors in beautiful Laguna Beach.
For More Info: (949) 494-3030
questions@sawdustartfestival.org www.sawdustartfestival.org
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"Copper Pot with Berries"
© Dee Kirkham
Learn the creative process from beginning to finishing your still lifes with Dee Kirkham, an multi-award winning artist. Dee will take you step by step composing your still life to defining your "concept".

More Info: www.deekirkham.com
Contact: Dee Kirkham
Email: deekirkham@msn.com
Art Holidays
in the South of Spain!
Paint Andalucia
with Anna Martin

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Visit website for current workshop schedule.
Contact: Walk Andalucia
Phone: +44 (0)208 385 2024
Mobile: +44 (0)7940 209 292
Flying Colors Art Workshops
Worldwide Travel Painting Workshops since 1986!
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Specializes in organizing and hosting art workshops around the world, including the USA, Europe, Latin America and Asia.
More Info: flyingcolorsart.com
Contact: Johanna Morrell
(858) 518-0949
Email: FlyingColorsArt@mac.com
Pacific Northwest Art School
- On Beautiful Whidbey Island in Washington State -
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Photography Workshops
Painting Workshops
Fiber Arts Workshops
Workshops are offered year-round with nationally renowned visiting faculty of over 100 professional artists
More Info: www.pacificnorthwestartschool.com
Contact: 1-866-678-3396
Local: 360-678-3396
Email: info@pacificnorthwestartschool.org
Portrait Workshops with
Paul W. McCormack

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More Info: www.mccormackstudios.com
Contact: (845) 242-9000
Email: info@mccormackstudios.com
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Painting Workshops
with Cynthia Britain

More Info: www.cynthiabritain.com
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Plein Air Painting Workshops with
Mitch Baird

More Info: www.mitchbaird.com
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January 17th, 2013 (Thursdays)
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