Last week my daughter who is away at school had an interview for a summer internship with a gallery in Santa Monica. Her sister and I decided to drive up with her and then play a little and have lunch when she was done. While she was in her interview, we walked around Bergamot Station where the gallery is located. Bergamot Station is the hub of the art scene in Los Angeles and is the largest art gallery complex in Southern California. Besides numerous contemporary art galleries it is also the home to the Santa Monica Art Museum. The site dates back to 1875 when it was a stop for the Red Line trolley that ran from Los Angeles to the Santa Monica Pier.
|Lee Webster Shaw, "Yellow Glider", watercolor / gouache, 18 x 24 inches, $1,400|
|Nancy Milner, "Bermuda", 18 x 14 inches, oil on canvas, $850|
|Inger Hodgson, "Leila", 20 x 16 inches, oil on panel, $2,500 framed|
|Stephanie Visser, "West Hollywood Bougainvilla", mixed media, 14 x 14 inches, $785|
|Betty Sheinbaum, "In the Park", acrylic on canvas 20 x 16 inches, $550|
|Grace Swanson, "Songbird", part of the Charm of Finches series, acrylic on canvas, 16 x 20 inches, $325|
On Saturday, April 30, the museum is hosting an annual art exhibit and fundraiser, called Incognito. There will be hundreds of original works of art for only $300 (8 x 10 inches) and the identity of the artists will be revealed after purchasing; buyers are encouraged to purchase what they love without knowing who the artist is. For more information, click here.
We had a lovely afternoon walking around Santa Monica and people watching. It was a good day. And the interview went well ... She got the internship!
WhenSaturday, Apr 30, 2011
WhereSanta Monica Museum of Art, G-1 (map)
DescriptionINCOGNITO Saturday, April 30, 2011, 7 – 10 pm Doors open at 7 pm sharp Santa Monica Museum of Art's highly anticipated annual art exhibition and benefit, INCOGNITO, will return for its seventh year on Saturday, April 30. INCOGNITO features original works by 500 contemporary artists. From sophisticated art patrons to first-time collectors – all guests are encouraged to trust their instincts to guide their selections. Each 8" x 10" work is signed on the back and artist identities are revealed only after purchase. Hundreds of artworks are available for only $300 each.