The Second Saturday of every month, Northeast Los Angeles art galleries stay open late for NELAart Second Saturday Gallery Night. The event is a celebration of the thriving NELA contemporary arts community and of NELA’s history as L.A.’s original arts community. Visit nelaart.com to download a gallery map.
Where to see art Saturday, December 11
NELAart’s Second Saturday Galleries (2 New Ones!)
Stores and Coffee Houses showing local artists
And other once-in-a-lifetime opportunities
(7 to 10 p.m. unless otherwise indicated)
Avenue 50 Studio
121 North Avenue 50
“Words of Paz.” Visual Reflections on the Poetry of Octavio Paz. Curated by Raoul De la Sota. Works by Abel Alejandre, Guillermo Bejerano, Raoul De la Sota, John Deheras, Rebeca Guerrero, Pola Lopez, Jose Lopes, Jose Lozano, Poli Marichal, Isabel Martinez, Andres Montoya, Marianne Sadowski, CiCi Segura Gonzalez, Kathy Mas-Gallegos, Sergio Vasquez, J. Michael Walker.
In the Annex: “8” x 8”” A $100 Silent Art Auction with works by Judith Amdur. Linda Arreola. Joe Bravo. Rudy Calderon. Martin Charlot. Raoul De la Sota. Kikki Eder. Margaret Garcia. Yolanda Gonzalez. Dolores Guerrero, Frank Gutierrez. Peter Hess, Michelle Juarez Taylor. Susan Lasch Krevitt. Ron Llanos. Robert Louden. Jose Lozano. Daniel Martinez. Isabel Martinez. Paul Martinez. Kathy Mas-Gallegos. Andres Montoya. Julie Nagesh. Yana Nervana. Toti O'Brien. Ramon Ramirez. Stuart Rapeport. Sonia Romero. Daniel Ruiz. Richard Scully. Antonio Sorcini. Howard Swerdloff. Kacy Treadway. Melly Trochez.
3706 North Figueroa
The Spoke(n) Art bicycle ride to several local galleries leaves at 7. Return about 10 for an after party. Ilir Zeneli showing paintings. Ilir’s band Peg Leg Love and His Name is Red will play.
5434 Eagle Rock Boulevard
Annual miniatures show, "Tiny Treasures," featuring small, original and affordable works of art in a cash-and-carry style exhibit. All art will be priced at or below $100 with some works priced as low as $25. In addition, you can always find wonderfully priced jewelry and art objects that are completely handcrafted by Argentine artisans and created specifically for Cactus Gallery.
Cafe de Leche
5000 York Boulevard
A coffee shop with monthly exhibits by local artists. Featuring a singular art installation by Julia Michalski in collaboration with SO DA (Julianna So and Brenda So). It's architecture meeting historic brick wall.
Curve Line Space
1577 Colorado Boulevard
Kate Savage: "Out of the Woods"
5558 North Figueroa
“Soft.” Artists' Stuffed Animal Show, curated by Edith Abeyta. Available for cash and carry. Kim Abeles, Michele Hubacek, Edith Abeyta, Amy Inouye, Rheim Alkadhi, Merry-Beth Noble, Marshall Astor, Charlene Roth, Sandra Carter Rachel Siegel, Amy Caterina, Yong Sin, Jacqueline Draeger, Camilla Stacey, Beth Elliott, Deborah Thomas, Carol Es, Porous Walker, Bean Gilsdorf, Julie Zemel, Heather Hoggan. Chicken Boy Shop will be open.
The Glass Studio
5052 York Boulevard
Art glass and tiles, classes and supplies. Debut featured artists are Leigh Adams, Chad Sterandeo, Shirlee Yantz and The Glass Studio owner, Cathi Milligan.
José Vera Fine Art & Antiques
2012 Colorado Boulevard
“Observations: Past and Present.” Featuring the art of Charles Borman, Ron Kriss and David McNutt. Borman’s works, the majority carved from one piece each of American Lime, are influenced by works of Native People of the Northwest Coast. They also depict animals of the Southwest. Kriss’ illustrations have graced record album and CD covers for most major recording companies. He is a well-known film poster artist and has also created 40 murals for a western financial institution. Kriss is currently working on a series of fine art paintings of Koi and Geishas. McNutt has designed award-winning university publications, and his work has appeared in numerous art and design textbooks. He is also the author/illustrator of a children's book entitled There Was An Old Man Who Lived In A One. His media include drawing, painting, printmaking, jewelry-making, sculpture and photography. 6-9 p.m.
Kristi Engle Gallery
5002 York Boulevard
TBA: A Group Video Exhibition in 7 Parts. Part 2 features works by Stephanie Allespach, Nichole Antebi, Davis & Davis, Ecstatic Energy Consultants Inc. in collaboration with Elana Mann, Michele Jaquis, Susan Joseph, Annetta Kapon, Hillary Musnkin (with Jen Hofer), Danial Nord. (For complete viewing, the gallery also will be open daily, noon-6 p.m., through December 18.)
Leanna Lin’s Wonderland
5024 Eagle Rock Boulevard
The Artist Sisters: CJ Metzger & Miss Mindy’s “Heart on Our Sleeve,” splendid works in paint, pencil & ink. Small paintings, drawings and watercolors, hand embellished limited edition prints, hand painted nesting dolls, signed sets and more. New works just added.
Local Jewelry Designer Trunk Show. Meli Jewelry by Ashley Gall, ODD Jewelry by Oskar de la Cruz (Luxe de Ville), Thursday Brown by Sharon Sancer and new Leanna Lin Jewelry. Holiday Drinks + Sweets from Maile's Fine Pastries, Don Chow Tacos Chinese Mexican fusion truck. Live music by Love In The Circus at 7 p.m. 6-10 p.m.
4501 Eagle Rock Boulevard
“Crowns + Veils.” Javiera Estrada presents a unique mixed media exploration of traditional photography, digital texturing, sanding, wood and resin, a photographic journey of the struggle between the ego and true nature. 7-11 p.m.
4959 York Boulevard
“be-longing” Paintings by Tamarind Rossetti. "Have you ever stood on a cliff above the ocean, or floated in a boat in the middle of a lake and felt that you were undeniably part of the vital breath of the water? This is what painting does for me. I begin a piece by choosing intense colors and mixing them to abstract attraction. Then images appear and I bring them into focus, often animals. My recent work is an exploration of vibrant turquoises, blues, ochres, and birds flying and floating through these." .
New Stone Age Mosaics
4532 1/2 Eagle Rock Boulevard
The mosaic studio of Mary Clark-Camargo (who just did four pieces for the TV show “Parks and Recreation).
An Orange Door
3188 Verdugo Road
Jordan Halsey / Rafael Serrano
Outpost for Contemporary Art
1268 North Avenue 50
T-shirt Revival Night is a silk-screening event that features a new artist every month. Bring a favorite old T-Shirt that needs a little sprucing up or any other item you'd like to have the artist print on. Each print is only $6, or buy two for $10. This month: Stephanie Sabo, whose interest in the profusion of winter apparel as a standard for holiday gift-giving has led her to create unique experimentation with the textural limitations of the T-shirt. Sabo has taken patterns from garments such as sweaters and scarves, and will collage them into compositional explorations to enliven simple cotton jersey knit. A variety of colors and screens will be available, allowing the viewer to advise the artist and participate in determining the image, placement and overall style of their new creation.
Public Fiction (the museum of)
749 North Avenue 50
A shape-shifting museum in the model of cabinets of curiosity. The shows combine made and found things to create slightly unusual environments, to frame art, artifact and facsimile in one fictional place. Currently: “Public Records,” featuring Alee Peoples, Anders Johnson, Ashley Zangle, assume astro vivid focus, BEVERLY FRE$H, Bobbi Woods, Breanne Trammell, Brendan Threadgill, Brie Ruais, Clement Valla, Davida Nemeroff, Erin Perry, Grant Worth, Greg Kalliche, Julia Dault, Joshua Callaghan, Kat Hodges, Mark Rice, Maureen Keaveny, Michael Bizon, Michael Magnan, Paul Pescador, Riah Buchanan, Sto, Talon True Gustafson, Walker Mettling.
3501 Eagle Rock Boulevard
“L AZY ID E N TIT Y,” new videos curated by Hazel Hill McCarthy III. Screening at 10 p.m. sharp. Performance and after party with Mikki and the Mauses. $5.
5917 North Figueroa
“Collection,” a sampling of photographic art by Nicole Fournier. Fournier is an accomplished production artist, photo editor and photographer with 13 years experience in the publishing industry--specializing in books, magazines and newspapers. Her process begins with photography. She then prints the image onto canvas. After stretching the canvas, she embellishes the surface using an encaustic wax process. Special musical guests Princess Pangolin, a four-piece female acoustic band, will perform one set only at 8 p.m.
She Rides the Lion
133 North Avenue 50
The print-making studio of Sonia Romero.
5906 North Figueroa
"THIS Holiday." Cash & Carry Extravaganza. Affordable handmade goods.
Ben Woodward, Blake E. Marquis, Caroline Hwang, Christopher Bettig, Damien Correll, Garrett Morin, Jim Houser, Kevin Byrd, Kimberly Scola, Mary's Granddaughter, Todd St. John and a couple surprises. noon-6 p.m.
5006½ York Boulevard
A vintage clothing store with works by young local artists on the walls.
Verbre Studio and Gallery
4540 Eagle Rock Boulevard
The art studio of D. Paul Verbre.
2601 Pasadena Avenue
“Dark Glasses,” an installation by Bobbi Woods.
York Studios—The Loft
5029 York Boulevard
Get ready for some great Music, Art, Dancing and a Live Art Auction! 7 p.m.-2 a.m. Bands start at 9.
2 Tracks Art Studio
135 North Avenue 50
The LA-Artist Documentary Project is dedicated to people working creatively in and around Los Angeles. In addition to producing a series of informative online films, a team of dedicated volunteers has been strategically placing ArtCards all over the greater Los Angeles area—in coffee shops, art galleries, community centers, schools, etc.—to facilitate a citywide community art project linking LA’s heterogeneous range of artistic practices. ArtCards are published in an online archive (www.la-artist.com/artcard). The most recent ArtCard submissions will be on exhibit at 2 Tracks Studio. 6-9 p.m.
1215 Cypress Avenue
“Vision Pulse.” Artist Scot Schneir is having his first solo exhibit. Inspired by daily
experiences and personal interpretations, his collection of paintings reveals
a soul searching journey through abstract and contemporary images. 7 p.m.-midnight.