About a year ago, I submitted some work (paintings and photos) to become a member of Gallery 825, the Los Angeles Art Association’s gallery. I was accepted, so this basically means you are now able to submit to their group shows, which are curated by an assortment of different reputable people who run museums, galleries and other high profile art world ventures. Each show has a different theme, so it is not always a perfect fit, but it does give you a new opportunity to re-interpret your work or to make something new for a potential show.
Well, I have submitted for a few shows and the one I was accepted for was their annual auction that benefits the gallery and the programs they run.
“The LAAA’s 2014 Annual Benefit Auction serves as an important survey exhibition and auction opportunity featuring a pool of emerging talent, as well as pieces by established artists, such as John Baldessari, Ed Moses, Ann Hamilton, Shepard Fairey, Lita Albuquerque and Ed Ruscha.”
A cool opportunity to show alongside these well known names.
My piece “Skateboard 1” was part of the silent auction and sold with 2 bids!