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Post One: Aquarium Event Photographers Night

Join us for a special night of photography at the Aquarium of the Pacific.
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© Andrew Reitsma

Now is your chance to take the photos you have always wanted. Back by popular demand, on this night, the Aquarium will be available to photographers for the sole purpose of getting their dream photos without having to worry about the general public either getting in their shots or being bothered by their equipment.

Take your time, set up your shots, and enjoy. In order to create the best environment for our photographers, we will be limiting ticket sales. We highly encourage you to purchase your tickets online ahead of time to guarantee a spot or you may be turned away at the door.

Normally, lights begin to dim as 9:00 p.m. approaches, but on this night, the lights will remain on in all the exhibits in order to provide the best opportunities for photography.*

Cost: $23.95 per person, $18.95 for Aquarium members. No other discounts or special offers will be accepted for this evening.

We are partnering with local camera shop Tuttle Cameras and offering free lens rentals during the event. Nikon and Canon lenses will be available for check out with a valid driver’s license. Lighting will also be set up at a couple different stations throughout the Aquarium to allow photographers that don’t have that equipment the opportunity to try it out by mounting it to their camera’s hot shoe.

Photography Workshop

5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Included in your ticket price is a photography workshop before shooting doors open. Our guest speaker will have a custom workshop designed to be useful to you on this special Photographer’s Night. It will not be camera/brand specific. We will post details about the speaker and workshop closer to the event. Seating is limited. If you would like to attend the workshop, please RSVP in advance by calling our Guest Support Center with your confirmation number if you already purchased your ticket for the event, or simply add the reservation when you call to purchase.

Share your photos!

We love to see what you come up with, so please share your photos in our Aquarium of the Pacific Flickr Group after the event. You need to have a Flickr account first (they’re free). Then join the group and share your shots. Tag them with aopnite0110.

Photo contest

In addition to offering this unique night, anyone who wishes to participate is automatically qualified to enter a special photo contest. This is a great opportunity to share your best shots of the night with the Aquarium of the Pacific. Simply upload your favorites to our Aquarium of the Pacific Flickr Group and tag them with pnc01312010 to enter. Aquarium staff will judge entries. Entry deadline is midnight February 14, 2010. Grand prize will be a behind the scenes tour for four with particular focus on great photo ops.


Post Two: Coagula Online Art Journal Available Here

The new issue of Coagula Art Journal is available FREE online at

Read it online now:

On Page 4 of this issue, Coagula editor Mat Gleason explains why the hiring of Jeffrey Deitch is a game-changer. Gleason details why the old guard of art world scolds such as Christopher Knight (LA Times art critic) and Tyler Green (nitpicking art world blogger) are on the wrong side of history when they insist on maintaining the outdated divide between for-profit art ventures and non-profit institutions.

Coagula Issue 101 features an in-depth look at the L.A. Performance art scene and its striving to find the lost connections to its own punk roots. Artist Dawn Kasper is on the cover and she is part of Carol Cheh’s essay on where LA Performance is going.

There is plenty more in the magazine to peruse FREE at COAGULA.NET: Vicki Barkley has a new column: Art and Wine, and she is talking about Champagne and painting in this debut of her column. Gordy Grundy’s GENUFLECT column, Alan Bamberger’s TURNING PRO column, Gerald Locklin’s LITERArTURE, Jim Caron’s COMICS and reviews of Robert Ryman and Wendy Welch.



Los Angeles Art Association’s Biannual Artist Screening is:
Saturday, January 30,Tuesday, February 2,
or Wednesday, February 3, 2010
10:30am to 5pm(No appointment necessary).

825 N. La Cienega Boulevard,
Los Angeles, CA 90069
RSVP: (310) 652-8272
Web site:

We invite you to join us for a Pre-screening Orientation on Saturday, January 23, 2010 11a to 12 noon.
Los Angeles Art Association (LAAA) is committed to serving local artists of all media. Gallery 825 on La Cienega Boulevard is the exhibition arm of the organization. At this venue, LAAA hosts a wide variety of group shows, solo shows, lectures, workshops and artist talks. All LAAA exhibition opportunities are juried by regional and national (non-LAAA) art professionals – giving emerging artists access to the highest level decision makers in the art world

Other LAAA programs include:
· Mentoring opportunities pairing young artists with established artists.
· Ongoing career preparedness and workplace readiness workshops for artists.
· Panel discussions with celebrated artists and art historians.
· Film & Video 825 – Ongoing screenings of local and nationally recognized video artists’ work.
· LAAA Artist Sponsorships for economically disadvantaged artists.
· Peer Review Groups – Ongoing artist driven peer- critique groups.
· Public Art Classes – Ongoing studio art classes for beginners and maturing artists.
· Ongoing international cultural exchange opportunities for LAAA artists.

All Artists must live in Southern California


Applicants must bring:

1. Two original pieces of artwork created within the last 3 years.

Rules & Guidelines for submitting artwork are as follows:

· Framed work and work on paper/canvas must be no larger that 5′ x 5′ in either direction.

· No rolled canvases will be accepted.

· Unframed pieces must be professionally presented in a portfolio, mounted or otherwise protected.

· Sculpture must be no larger than 4′ x 4′ x 4′.

· Film and video pieces must be submitted on VHS or DVD.

· Installation work must be submitted in the form of documentation (i.e. slides, photo, VHS or DVD), along with a sample/ article from the installation. LAAA will consider all media.

2. Three (3) slides or printouts of additional artwork, properly labeled and submitted in a full page plastic slide sheet. (8″x10″ color printouts on photo paper may be submitted in lieu of slides. Video artists may submit 3 additional videos.)

3. An Artist Statement (150 words or less.)


Please make checks payable to LAAA. All work is reviewed by the exhibition committee and guest jurors.

Work will be picked up Friday,2/5 and Saturday, 2/6 , 10:30a to 5pm.

Notification of acceptance or non-acceptance will be made in letter form and will be distributed on the day of the pick up (Fri. 2/5/10 and Sat. 2/6/10).

Membership dues for 2010 are $250.More information on membership benefits and services is available on the LAAA website: For information call 310.652.8272 or e-mail

Post Four: Call for Artists, Beverly Hills, Affaire In The Gardens Show

Gray Malin, Bubble in the Botanical Garden, 2009
Photograph with Canon EOS 50D Digital Camera in raw format

Beverly Hills
Affaire In The Gardens Art Show
Show dates:  May 15 – 16, 2010
Deadline to apply:  February 18, 2010

Contact:  Karen Fitch McLean
Phone: (310) 285-6836 for an application

Office and mailing address:
City of Beverly Hills
Greystone Gatehouse & Park
501 Doheny Road
Beverly Hills, CA  90210



And yes, Affluence

How can a fine artist go wrong?

The City of Beverly Hills is seeking artists for the Spring 2010 Affaire In The Gardens Art Show, in the following categories:

Painting, Sculpture, Photography, Drawing and Printmaking, Ceramics and Glass, Digital Art, and Mixed Media

The show has taken place for thirty-six years along four blocks of historic Beverly Gardens Parkway, between Rodeo and Rexford Drives, in the center of Beverly Hills.  Artists from around the nation exhibit alongside local talent.  Approximately 40,000 visitors attend throughout the weekend, and Southern California art dealers regularly drop by to seek out new art and artists.

The City is especially seeking artists who take on the subject of air, whether it is the sky, atmosphere, air pollution, etc.

As always, the show also features casual dining, a wine garden, contemporary music and art demonstrations, but the emphasis is on the finest art available in an outdoor fair setting.

Post Five: Los Angeles Art Show

JANUARY 20 – 24, 2010

West Hall A, 1201 South Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, California 90015

Phone: (310) 822-9145
Website Gala:
Website General Show:

Thursday, January 21, 2010, 11am – 8pm
Friday, January 22, 2010, 11am – 8pm
Saturday, January 23, 2010, 11am – 8pm
Sunday, January 24, 2010, 11am – 5pm
General admission: $20

The 15th Annual Los Angeles Art Show and 25th Los Angeles Print Fair return to LA’s vibrant, revitalized downtown district and the Los Angeles Convention Center. Sponsored by the Fine Art Dealers Association in conjunction with the International Fine Print Dealers Association, the show features superlative installations from over 100 international and domestic galleries. Join serious collectors and passionate art enthusiasts to explore a dazzling selection of over 15,000 works from all genres and periods at this acclaimed event.

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