California Landscapes in Art - Major Summit of the Best of Los Angeles and America’s Modern Artists

A highly anticipated Fine Art Group Show of some of America’s major modern artists will participate in “California Landscapes” curated by award winning Fine Art icon and media personality Molly Barnes.

Molly Barnes

Over 15 acclaimed artists including Gil Garcetti- former Los Angeles District Attorney and father of LA’s Mayor Eric Garcetti; Lucas Reiner- son and brother to Carl and Rob Reiner; Gayle Roski- renowned art philanthropist after whom the USC School of Art and Design is named, Chris Morgan, whose painting “Redwoods” is featured on the official invitation cover and he is the son of actor Harry Morgan; Ed Ruscha, one of the world’s most influential and critically acclaimed artists often associated with the origins of the Pop Art movement will be in attendance. Visitors to the Getty Museum know Ruscha for a nearly 30-foot tall painting in the lobby of the Harold M. Williams Auditorium. Also attending and showing are many others whose art is included in private collections and museums all over the world including Nick Aged, Peter Alexander, Marina Day, Linda Jacobson, Marco Polo, Marina Moevs, and Jerry McMillan. These spectacular and highly collectible artists have captured landscapes and elements of nature in oil, watercolor and photography.

Invite Cover (“Redlands”) by Chris Morgan

The show in the West LA College Fine Arts Gallery at 9000 Overland Avenue Culver City, CA 90230 runs from September 6th through October 15, 2016 and is free to the public. A VIP reception will be held in the gallery on Thursday, September 8 from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Many VIPs and celebrities are expected including Mayor Garcetti, artist and former District attorney Gil Garcetti, members of the Carl Reiner family, Renee Taylor, actor Joe Bologna, famed attorney Tom Mesereau, actor collector Lou Ferrigno, actress singer Rebecca Holden, actor collector Ken Davitian (Borat and The Artist), famed LA art critic Peter Frank, members of MOCA and the LA County Museum of Art, Culver City, Beverly Hills, Century City officials and many others. Complimentary parking is available that evening in the adjacent parking structure. On other days, parking is $2.00. Exact change is needed for the parking pass machine.

Gil Garcetti

About Molly Barnes: This important exhibit is curated by art dealer, curator, author, radio/TV personality and Art Critic Molly Barnes. She is currently an Artist in Residence at West Los Angeles College. A well-known New York and Los Angeles gallery owner and art critic, ‘Molly Barnes’ continues to discover and support emerging artists. She opened her first gallery in Los Angeles in 1967. She is generally credited with discovering the photo-realism art movement. She is the author of the best selling book “How to Get Hung - A Guide for Emerging Artists”. She is an Art Critic and has had her own segments on national, New York and Los Angeles radio including her “Art News on NPR KPCC, KFWB News Radio daily Art news. She is a member of the International Association of Art Critics(AICA), is a Founding Member of the Museum of Contemporary Art(MOCA), was chosen as Woman of the Year by ARTCORE 1999, and Woman of the Year Marlborough School in 2010. Barnes has been credited with discovering famous artists including John Baldessari, Mark Kostabi, Gronk, and Robert Cottingham just to name a few. She currently is lecturer at Otis Art Institute for emerging artists. She has just landed and on air position at KJAZZ radio doing 3 minute Art reports every week. She is currently on the Century City Art Commission, as a commissioner specializing in achievers who have changed careers after age 60. Gil Garcetti and Ann Buck were her panelists. She has curated several Century City sculpture shows on Avenue of the Stars with other members. She has curated famous Art collections including the multi-million dollar Art collection of Billy Wilder and Herb Alpert’s painting collections to name a few. She is resident Art Lecturer at the Roger Smith Hotel in New York since 1990 and is covered for this in the Huffington Post. Barnes lives in Beverly Hills and New York City.

(Photos courtesy of California Landscapes in Art)

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