Upcoming Exhibitions

City of Los Angeles (COLA) Individual Artist Fellowship Exhibition
May 3–June 24, 2018
Opening Reception
April 29, 2018, 2–5 pm


Awarded annually by DCA, the COLA Fellowships support the creation of new works by a selection of the City’s most exemplary mid-career artists. The COLA exhibition honors these creative visionaries and nurtures the symbiotic relationship between LA, its artists, its history, and its identity as an international arts capital.


Individual artist fellows include:
Dave Hullfish Bailey
Guillermo Bert
Terry Braunstein
Sandra  de la Loza
Michelle Dizon
Tim Durfee
June Edmonds
Sabela Grimes
Peter J Harris
Michelle O’Marah
Julie Shafer
Doris Sung
Kristina Wong



Juried Exhibition 2018
July 26–September 16, 2018
Opening Reception
July 22, 2018, 2–5 pm


The juried exhibition has its roots in the original All-City Outdoor Arts Festivals, which were held at Barnsdall Park starting in 1953 and founded by Kenneth Ross, the visionary director of the Municipal Art Department. The All-City Outdoor Arts Festival included a rich, interdisciplinary mix of community-focused activity, craft demonstrations, music and dance performances, as well as a curated exhibition of artwork selected by a three-person jury. In 1978, gallery director Josine Ianco-Starrels re-imagined the juried show as a standalone exhibition, transforming it into an opportunity, “to select and present works by emerging professionals who had not yet attained visibility.”

The 2018 edition of the juried exhibition will build on the legacy of this pioneering exhibition, which has provided a platform for emerging artists in Southern California for over six decades. Artists will be selected from an open call for entries by a jury comprising Jonathan Griffin, art critic; Jamillah James, Curator, Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles and Steven Nelson, Professor of African and African American Art History, UCLA