PLAN ForYourArt: April 25-May 1

PLAN For Your Art is a quick and great way to see what’s up in Los Angeles, in terms of art shows. There is lots of information for Artists on this site. Here’s the weekly email you can sign up for.

PLAN For Your Art this weekend.

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Paris Photo Los Angeles
THURSDAY, APRIL 25 Check for more listings.
1.54.jpg Artist Talk: Jane and Louise Wilson
LACMA (Miracle Mile) 7:30pm
This free event features a discussion with London-based artists Jane and Louise Wilson, whose video Unfolding the Aryan Papers is presented as part of LACMA’s current Stanley Kubrick exhibition. The Wilsons’ video installations often explore decaying sites of twentieth-century institutions and concepts related to states of consciousness. The sisters will discuss their recent project The Toxic Camera with curator Rita Gonzalez. This film features interviews with colleagues of Vladimir Shevchenko, who filmed the Chernobyl nuclear power station days after its meltdown. Jane and Louise Wilson also take part in a conversation at the Hammer Museum on Tuesday, April 30 at 7:30pm. Read an article from The Guardian about the Wilson sisters here.
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LA><ART (Culver City) 7pm
This performance features choreography and a digital animation collaboration by artists Flora Wiegmann and Miljohn Ruperto. Six performers reenact Robert Musil’s 1936 essay “Flypaper,” which describes the struggle and death of a housefly stuck upon a ribbon of flypaper. In this adaptation, Wiegmann choreographs six dancers to move as fly appendages, reenacting the plight of the insect in Musil’s work. Pauses in the dance score open to a lenticular LCD screen displaying an insect animation mirroring the choreography. Performances through April 27.
3.53.jpg L.A. Modernism Opening Night Party
Barker Hangar (Santa Monica) 6-10pm
This event is the opening celebration for L.A. Modernism, a three-day art show and sale featuring over 50 exhibitors of 20th century furniture, decorative and fine arts from across the U.S. and Europe. The preview party features food, cocktails, music, and the opportunity to purchase works early. Tickets begin at $175 and are available online. Proceeds from this event benefit P.S. ARTS, an organization that works to improve children’s lives through arts education. L.A. Modernism is open daily from Friday, April 26 through Sunday, April 28, 2013.
4.53.jpg Gary Baseman’s House Party
Skirball Cultural Center (Brentwood) 7:30-11pm
The opening event for Gary Baseman: The Door is Always Open, the first-ever museum survey of Baseman’s work. A monograph on the artist has been published by Rizzoli. In addition to Baseman’s contemporary pop-art creations, The Door is Always Open debuts a number of works based on Baseman’s parents’ experiences as Holocaust survivors. The opening night event includes a DJ set by artist and designer Shepard Fairey and a performance by L.A. band Nightmare and the Cat while Baseman executes a live painting. Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 the day of the show and available online. Exhibition on view through August 18, 2013.
FRIDAY, APRIL 26 Check for more listings.
11.29.jpg Paris Photo Los Angeles
Paramount Pictures Studios (Hollywood) 12-7pm
Created in 1996, Paris Photo launches its first American edition in Los Angeles with this three-day extravaganza. The show is dedicated to historical and contemporary photography and features works from more than 70 local, national and international exhibitors. The public program of events includes screenings and lectures featuring artists, art world professionals, collectors, and more. Tickets begin at $28 and are available online; daily through April 28, 2013. Paris Photoorganizers turned to a local expert — a man who, in Hollywood-trade parlance, would be called a “multi-hyphenate” — for the ultimate insider’s view of the city. Read an interview with Jim Heimann on LA Currents here.
6.52.jpg Nan Goldin: Scopophilia
Matthew Marks Gallery (West Hollywood) 6-8pm
Opening reception for Scopophilia, American photographer Nan Goldin’s first exhibition in Los Angeles in fifteen years. Scopophilia is a new 25-minute-long slide installation commissioned by the Louvre Museum. The show also includes related photographic works, many of which are being shown for the first time. Consisting of over 400 photographs culled from Goldin’s career, Scopophilia pairs Goldin’s autobiographical images with new photographs of paintings and sculpture from the Louvre’s collection. Scopophilia on view through June 22, 2013. Goldin is a featured artist at Paris Photo Los Angeles. Watch In My Life, a 30 minute documentary on Goldin, here.
SATURDAY, APRIL 27 Check for more listings.
12.12.jpg The Director’s Series: Michael Govan and Artist Stephen Prina in Conversation Followed by a Film Screening
LACMA (Miracle Mile) 12-3pm
This event features a discussion between LACMA CEO and Wallis Annenberg Director Michael Govan and artist Stephen Prina. The conversation focuses on Prina’s work and current exhibition Stephen Prina: As He Remembered It, on view at LACMA through August 4, 2013. Following the conversation, LACMA screens Prina’s The Way He Always Wanted It II. This film is part of a body of work that includes photographs, watercolors, a video installation, and an unrealized sound installation from 1979. Read an L.A. Times review of As He Remembered It here. Tickets are required for this free event and are available online.
8.52.jpg Slow Art Day
Fowler Museum (Westwood) 12:30pm
The Fowler celebrates Slow Art Day, a global initiative that encourages more people to discover the joy of looking at and loving art. Slow Art Day participants are encouraged to attend local museums and galleries to look at five works of art for ten minutes each and then meet together over lunch to talk about their experience. At the Fowler, Slow Art Day participants meet in the museum lobby for a list of objects to view and then later head to Ackerman Union for a lunchtime discussion. Read an ARTnews article on Slow Art Day here. This event is free.
13.7.jpg A Mess and A Pleasure: Practicing in Public
ForYourArt at 6020 Wilshire Blvd. (Miracle Mile) 5-8pm
Opening reception for an exhibition by Otis MFA Public Practice graduates including Raul Paulino Baltazar, Alexandra Cantle, Teresa Flores, Silvia Juliana Mantilla Ortiz, Tamarind Rossetti, Susan Slade, Rory Sloan and Xiaotong Zhuang. The works in Practicing in Public explore the relationship between spaces of communities and spaces of art in a wide range of media and topics. Events presented in conjunction with this exhibition include a myth-making workshop, a dream group, a workshop on envisioning new uses for alleys, a conversation and art critique by and with Chinese international students, and a Highway 99 pit stop video screening. On view through May 11, 2013. Read Sue Bell Yank’s essay written on the occasion here.
9.49.jpg Iemoto Ikebana Live Performance
The Aratani Japan America Theater (Downtown) 2pm
This event is a theatrical presentation of Ikebana Flower Arranging by Akane Teshigahara, the Iemoto, or head master, of the Sogetsu School of Ikebana. This presentation of the Japanese art of flower arrangement is Teshigahara’s first live Ikebana performance in the United States. For the performance, Teshigahara creates a stage-sized flower arrangement. This event is presented as part of Sogetsu Los Angeles, the 9th annual North American Sogetsu Seminar. This five-day Ikebana event includes workshops, lectures, and receptions for Japanese flower arranging enthusiasts from around the world. Tickets for this performance are $60.
14.6.jpg Brewery Artwalk
The Brewery (Downtown) 11am-6pm
This day-long artwalk takes place in downtown’s Brewery Arts Complex, the largest arts complex in the world. Guests can explore the open studios of more than 100 participating resident artists. Attendees are able to purchase works directly from the artists in their studios. Food and refreshments are available at Barbaras Restaurant inside the Complex. Admission and parking are free for this event. Continues on on April 28, 2013.
SUNDAY, APRIL 28 Check for more listings.
10.43.jpg Duchesses
Night Gallery (Downtown) 8pm
This performance event by European artists Marie-Caroline Hominal and Francois Chaignaud, incorporates the hula hoop as a choreographic device to explore themes of ecstasy, meditation, and hypnosis. In Duchesses, the two choreographers stand naked on individual platforms, illuminated from below by neon tubes. For 35 minutes, the two artists hula hoop on top of these platforms.This performance is an initiative of Flash Art International and Night Gallery.
Check out the X-TRA Art Sale, an online sale benefitting X-TRA Contemporary Art Quarterly with works by seventeen artists including Zoe Crosher, Liz Glynn, Amanda Ross-Ho, and Sterling Ruby. Through May 1, 2013.Image credits: Nicholas Nixon (b. 1947), Catherine and Tom Moran, East Braintree, Massachusetts, 1987.Gelatin silver print, 7 11 16 × 9 5 8 in. (19.5 × 24.4 cm). Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; purchase with funds from the Photography Committee 2003.249; © Jane and Louise Wilson, courtesy of 303 Gallery, NY; Danish Modern NOHO; Gary Baseman, The Celebration of Toby, 2005 (detail), acrylic on wood panel, 24” x 18”, private collection, Los Angeles; Educate, Agitate, Organize (detail), Andrea Bowers, 2010, courtesy of the artist.; John Burtle, other members of KCHUNG, and Dawn Kasper outside ForYourArt at 6020 Wilshire Blvd.; Stephen Prina, Intallation at LACMA, courtesy of the artist and LACMA; New York and Galerie Gisela Capitain; Cologne; Dutchesses, Marie-Caroline Hominal and Francois Chaignaud, courtesy of the artists and Night Gallery.


Sesame Street: Elmo and Jon Hamm : Sculpture

The Artist, the sculpture.


Phil and Becca at Copro NasonGallery


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If you like Girls and Bears, this will be a fun show…

Becca  Phil

Bergamot Station


Ted Talk with Karen Atkinson

I recently broke my hand and had some time to take a look around and change.  This video, a Ted Talk with Karen Atkinson, was an eye opener.

There will be more posts about Ms. Atkinson and her work for artists.  Here are a couple of links, in the mean time.

If you need some advice about your art career, consider a meeting with Atkinson.  Her fountain of knowledge is easily consumable and very reasonably priced.

Get Your Sh*t Together

Have a great weekend.



Consider a Blog

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If you are an artist there are tons of tools to work with on the internet.  I have found my blog is the easiest to use, covers the most ground and holds the most followers.

Your Blog allows you to have a presence, website really, to keep your followers current via the easy phone, computer, tablet apps, share settings and ability to time each posts publishing.

On you can have a free or paid space.


Check out Los Angeles Art Resource. Here is a “Calls for Entry” list they put out…. This is a great resource for Artists.

  • 4/19: Jobs (

  • The Szpilman Award (Deadline: September 30)
  • Pasadena Artwalk Call to Artists (Deadline: June 28)
  • Manifest Annual Call for Small Works – Magnitude 7
  • Renaissance Photography Prize
  • Field Notes: Landscape and Architecture Photography
  • Bare Hill Publishing- The State of Art Books
  • The Summer Show Project
  • Photo & Print Open Salon
  • (e)merge Art Fair

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Welcome to Random Act Projects

Love Letter Project Random Act

This is a porthole to build community by sharing information with artists to grow and consider.

I will be posting the following things:

1. Information for artists that I have come across and found useful in some way.
2. Information having to do with Community through Art or Art through Community.

Please leave a comment or contact me directly if you would like to share information about either of these topics.