LOS ANGELES MUNICIPAL ART GALLERY
2015 LOS ANGELES JURIED EXHIBITION
JUL 26 – SEPTEMBER 20, 2015
OPENING RECEPTION JULY 26, 2 TO 5 PM
AWARDS ANNOUNCED JULY 26 AT 3 PM
Presented by the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs, Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery at the historic Barnsdall Park. Taking place from July 26th through September 20th, this pioneering biennial exhibition provides emerging artists from across Southern California with a competitive opportunity to exhibit their work.
This year LAMAG received over 380 entries with over 850 works of art to be considered for the exhibition. Jurors Peter Frank, Fatemeh Burnes and Tomas Benitez selected over 120 works of over 80 talented Southern California-based artists across mediums including video art, sculpture, photography, printmaking, painting and digital arts as well as four installations, including a room-filling library by Chrystal McConnell that acts as an interactive self-portrait installation.
In honor of the exhibition’s summer debut, artists and the general public are invited to an opening reception on July 26 from 2-5 p.m. where awards will be announced for “Best of Show,” Second Place, Third Place as well as honorable mentions.
Selected artists include Lillian Abel, Susan Amorde, A.S. Ashley, Anne Blecksmith, Ray Bravo, Elizabeth Chandler, Mark Crase, Andrew K. Currey, Laura Darlington, Kristin du Charme, Shannon Durbin, Paul Emberger, Michael Floeck , Kathi Flood, David Fobes, Sarajo Frieden, Curtis Green, Carole Goldman, Matthew Miles Grayson, Julie Green, Michael Haasis, Emily Halpern, Mark Hayward, Chris Hopkins, Walter Impert, Aazam Irilian, Louis Jacinto, Robert Klewitz, Russell Knight, Sheku Kowai, Joslyn Lawrence, Brian Kuhlmann, Dave Lefner, Edward Lightner, Bruce Litz, Patricia Liverman, Erika Lizée, Ralph Loynachan, Dion Macellari, Louisa Miller, Jason Manley, Chris Mathis, Chrystal McConnell, Mike McLain, Zoran Milosavljevic, Stephen Morrison, Djibril N’Doye, Jim Newberry, Brooke Nasser, Jon Ng, Michael Ochinero, Monica Orozco, Thibault Pelletier, Susan Price, Antonio Pelayo, Melissa Reischman, Lynda A.N. Reyes, Todd B. Richmond, Regine Rode, Karrie Ross, Carol Roullard, Kerri Sabine-Wolf, Nairi Safaryan, Larisa Safaryan, Ilya Schar, Dorothy Shepherd, Mahara Sinclaire, Olga Seem, Lidia Shaddow, Aren Skalman, Baby Smith, Cheryl Smith, Kymm Swank, Stephanie Sydney, Lisa Talbot, Roger Thomas, Tiensirin Tienngern, Sue Tuemmler, Richard Turner, Emmalyn Tringali, Frank Ventrola, Art Venti, Dana L. Walker, Cecily Willis, Wendy Widell Wolff, Tomi Yang and Peggy S. Zask.
Awards Announced July 26 at 3 pm
• Best of Show $1,000
• Second Place $500
• Third Place $300
• Honorable Mentions (4) $50 each
Captions, from top Chris Hopkins, “Warhead,” 2015, diecast models, cast skull, metal and paint; Chrystal McConnell, “Play Hard or Go Home,” 2015, installation; Andrew K. Currey, “<3,” 2015, pencil and cold leafon paper