On Friday, January 25, The LA Art Show celebrates its patrons and collectors while raising fund for a very worthy non-profit, LETS.Org. Join fellow art enthusiasts at the exclusive, glamorous evening event that’s become a staple for LA Art Show patrons: The Annual Collector’s After Party at the Minotti showroom in West Hollywood, now in its third year. To attend, please RSVP by January 23 to Nikki@laartshow.com. Tickets are $50.
The ticketed event’s silent auction, benefiting LETS.Org will feature works by LA artists including two of CARTWHEEL‘s featured artists, Scott Michael Ackerman and Lydia Emily (who showed strongly at SCOPE Miami Beach as a winner of Red Bull Curates: The Canvas Cooler), as well as Charles Arnoldi, Guy Dill, Laddie John Dill, Salomón Huerta, Lisa Bartleson, Bruce Helander (who is also moderating several panels during The LA Art Show), CARTWHEEL fave Cryptik, Alexis Berman, Christina Craemer, Roni Feldman and more.
CA Home & Design Magazine is also sponsoring the event which will raise funds for the non-profit LETS.org.
Founded in 2010, LETS.org is a positive force for early education and prevention that erases the stigma of mental illness and works to save children and young adults and addresses the crises that arise like bullying, teen suicide, eating disorders, depression, cutting and self-harm, substance abuse, and the fear of talking to adults about things that really matter. By facing these issues in a positive and constructive format, LETS.org helps youth find solutions among their peers and with adults so that they don’t have to bear these difficult burdens alone and in darkness.
Please join us!
Minotti Los Angeles will host a charity art auction for LETS.Org, with a suggested donation of $50 per person. RSVP by January 23 to Nikki@laartshow.com.
The evening runs 7pm to 10pm with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, and free valet parking. The silent auction closes at 9m.
Artwork details: This signed, acrylic and pencil painting on a wooden cabinet door is 22 inches high by 14 inches wide, with the cabinet hinges intact. Painting honest, relatable and colorful work on found objects, Ackerman’s “outsider” art receives acclaim both nationally and internationally. The Woodstock, New York-based self-taught artist was introduced to a wider California audience in 2012 during with an exclusive CARTWHEEL Presents event in the spring of 2012. He has exhibited at Fountain Miami (2011 and 2012), Fountain New York and six shows in New York City. This work is valued at $575.00.
Bottom: Carve, By Lydia Emily
Artwork details: This handpainted on screen print, UV protected, unframed print, signed by the artist, measures 20 inches high by 36 3/4 inches wide. Carve was among the works exhibited at The Karma Underground charity art show Sept. 21, 2012 in downtown L.A., which raised over $10k for the people of Tibet. Lydia Emily founded and operates the charity, which has this amazing truism: “Art can do more than just hang: it can help.” The original work is an oil painting with a background collage made of Sunday New York Times clippings. This print is an edition of 50, of which ten are remaining. Lydia Emily was a winner of Red Bull Curates: The Canvas Cooler and showed strongly at SCOPE Miami Beach in December 2012.