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12/1: La Luz de Jesus 31st Anniversary Drawing Show

31st Anniversary Drawing Show
Exhibition: December 1-31
Reception: Fri. Dec. 1, 8-11 PM

La Luz de Jesus Gallery
4633 Hollywood Blvd,
Los Angeles, CA 90027

Artist list: Nathan Anderson, Ana Bagayan, Paul Barnes, Vicki Berndt, Andrew Brandou, Mark Bodnar, Jessica Dalva, Jason D’Aquino, Dave Dexter, Daniel Martin Diaz, Jorge Dos Diablos, Bruce Eichelberger, Frau Sakra, Damian Fulton, Mark Gleason, Derek Harrison, Scott Holloway, Karen Hydendahl, Stephanie Inagaki, Yumiko Kayukawa, Mariam Keurjikian, Zoe Lacchei, Craig LaRotonda, Tracy Lewis, Justine Lin, Lizz Lopez, Danni Shinya Luo, Patrick McGrath Muñiz, Junko Mizuno, Chris B. Murray, Michael Murphy, Mayuko Nakamura, Annie Owens, Rob Reger / Emily the Strange, Van Saro, Deirdre Sullivan-Beeman, Christopher Ulrich, Mel Weiner, Jasmine Worth, Daphne Yap.

2017 is La Luz de Jesus’ 31st year of continuous, monthly exhibitions. Think about that: La Luz de Jesus Gallery is 31 years old!

Some of the artists in this show weren’t even born yet when Billy Shire decided to clear out the storage apartment at the corner of Melrose and Martel, upstairs from his flagship Soap Plant shop with marked purpose. His vision: to showcase the incredible, ethnic folk art he brought back from Mexico, Guatemala, and museum quality pieces from Asia and elsewhere alongside that of his talented friends–people who were finding a hard time being taken seriously by the art establishment of the era in spite of their technical prowess. His experiment has spawned a legacy. The renewed interest in illustration art resultant from his gallery’s success influenced the zeitgeist, and launched industries. The lowbrow movement of California Art (which in turn informed the Pop Surrealists that followed) influenced fashion, television, film and culture. The rest, as they say, is history.

The 31st Anniversary Drawing Show is an invitational event that traces the history of Post-Pop in its birthplace.

We chose from the best illustrators featured in the 31-year history of La Luz de Jesus to create a new, original drawing for this show, allowing us to trace a line all the way from Robert Williams to Annie Owens.

Since this is a drawing show, the work will be graphite, charcoal, colored pencil, ink or ballpoint pen, watercolor and/or gouache on paper. Whatever the preferred technique, the dominant medium of expression will classify the work as a drawing. All works are 16×20″ or smaller before framing.

Preview the entire show at this link



3/6: Laluzapalooza 2015, 29th Annual Group Show!

March 6 – 29, 2015
Opening Reception: Friday, March 6th, 8-11 PM

La Luz de Jesus Gallery
4633 Hollywood Blvd,
Los Angeles, CA 90027


La Luz De Jesus Gallery proudly presents their annual juried group exhibition, LALUZAPALOOZA. This gigantic, no-theme show features works from some of the freshest and most relevant artists working today. Last year they sorted through 16,000 submissions from commercial illustrators, graphic designers, tattooists, scenics, students, street taggers, animators and working gallery artists.

Past shows have featured as many as 330 pieces and as few as 100, making this the most exclusive selection of tastefully, jam-packed, salon-style exhibited works in Post-Pop. There will be some familiar names from our ever-growing roster of feature artists, but an overwhelming percentage of the work this year will come from a brand new batch of previously undiscovered, emerging talent. Will you be a patron of the next great generation?

Artist List (more to come!)

Donna Abbate
Peter Adamyan
Nathan Anderson
Briana Bainbridge
Dan Barry
Alexandra Bastien
Davidd Batalon
Vicki Berndt
Michelle Bickford
Sue Blanchard
Jason Brammer
Katherine Brannock
Jennifer Celio
Adrian Cherry
Carol Connett
Robert Steven Connett
Edward Robin Coronel
Matthew Couper
brian dombrowsky
Mike Egan
Bruce Eichelberger
Haunted Euth
Joshua Flint
Frank Forte
Michael Foulkrod
Francisco Franco
Don Fritz
Richard J Frost
Wendy Lee Gadzuk
Jeff Gillette
Bruce Gossett
Conrad Haberland
Walt Hall
Howard Hallis
Derek Harrison
Annette Hassell
Scott Holloway
Jack Howe
Stephanie Inagaki
Nozomi Kanai
Simon Kangiser
Jeffrey R. Kibbe
Craig LaRotonda
Gabe Larson
Josh Lawyer
Mavis Leahy
Dave Lebow
Chris Leib
MJ Lindo
Alexis Lopez
Danni Shinya Luo
Dion Macellari
Jon MacNair
Drew Mancilla
D.W. Marino
Aya Masuda
Caitlin McCormack
Patrick McGrath Muniz
Genie Melisande
Jason Miracle
Moore Graham
Pamela Mower-Conner
Azygous (Diana C. Munoz)
Michael Murphy
Dave Naz
Jaya Nicely
Ron Norman
Daisuke Okamoto
Cristina Paulos
Andrea Palves
Valerie Pobjoy
Matthew J. Price
Eric “Q” Quezada
Rob Reger
Jeffrey Richter
Aaron Rivera
Lena Rushing
Ken Ruzic
Jeanny Jean Sandoval
Van Saro
Josh Stebbins
Sean Stepanoff
Deirdre Sullivan-Beeman
Annie Terrazzo
Paul Torres
Rocío Torres
Pol Turgeon
Inge Vandormael
Dave Warshaw
Nicole Waszak
Lauren Wilde
March Willey
Christine Wu
Kate Zambrano


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