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COLA 2020

May 21 – July 5, 2020



Due to COVID-19, the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA) and the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery (LAMAG) had to re-imagine the City of Los Angeles (COLA) 2020 Visual Art Exhibition since the physical exhibition did not take place due to the closure of the gallery. DCA worked with the COLA Fellows and catalog designer, Garland Kirkpatrick, to develop and launch the COLA 2020 Online Exhibitions and Performances Program that premieredd and showcased the 2020 Fellows work instead on culturela.org and lamag.org the summer of 2020.


To view the 2020 COLA Online Program Platform, click here.


To view or download the 2020 COLA catalog, click here.


The Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery was pleased to present COLA 2020, an exhibition featuring new work by Tanya Aguiñiga, Amir H. Fallah, YoungEun Kim, Elana Mann, Hillary Mushkin, Alison O’Daniel, Vincent Ramos, Shizu Saldamando, Holly Tempo, Jeffrey Vallance and Lisa Diane Wedgeworth. These eleven artists were the recipients of the 2020 City of Los Angeles (COLA) Individual Artist Fellowship for visual arts. The Fellows were selected by a panel comprised of curators, educators, museum directors and past COLA Fellows. The fellowship provided each artist with $10,000 to produce a new body of work, which premiered at the COLA 2020 exhibition.


“COLA Fellows are the types of unique civic entrepreneurs that we need in this city,” said DCA General Manager Danielle Brazell. “DCA is proud to honor these creative visionaries and nurture their symbiotic relationship with LA and other artists and the city’s history and identity as an international arts capital.”


The exhibition was accompanied by public programming as well as a catalog produced by the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs Marketing, Development, Design, and Digital Research Division and designed by Garland Kirkpatrick, a former COLA awardee.
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Amir H. Fallah, No Gods No Masters, 2020. courtesy of the artist.
YoungEun Kim, Brilliant A (video still), 2020. courtesy of the artist.
Holly Tempo, The Battle of Marathon, Crenshaw and Slauson, 2020. courtesy of the artist.
Shizu Saldamando, Michael Alvarez, 2020. courtesy of the artist.
Jeffrey Vallance, Conceptual Plein Air Installation Proposal Sketch, 2020. courtesy of the artist.