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photo l.a. 2006
15th ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL LOS ANGELES PHOTOGRAPHIC ART EXPOSITION
January 19 – 22, 2006
Opening Reception To Benefit Photographic Arts Council of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art:
Thursday, January 19, 6-9pm

Santa Monica Civic Auditorium
Main St. at Pico Blvd., Santa Monica, CA
CONTACT: Jessie Wender
Tel: 323.937.4659, fax: 323.937.5523
E-mail, <info@artfairsinc.com>
Web site, <http://www.photola.com>
Press Contact: Jeannine Schechter
310.482.3461
E-mail, <jeannine@freshpr.net>

 
Opening Reception Hosted By Actress Diane Keaton To Benefit Photographic Arts Council of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art

(Los Angeles, CA) – photo l.a. 2006, the largest Photographic Art Exposition in the United States, will be held January 19 - 22 at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, located at 1855 Main Street. Created by Stephen Cohen, producer of the highly acclaimed art fairs photo new york, photo san francisco and artLA, the show will feature the finest photographic art on display and for sale, from the earliest 19th Century photographic experiments to the most contemporary photography and photo-based art. A preview reception, hosted by actress Diane Keaton on Thursday, January 19 from 6 to 9 p.m., will benefit the Photographic Arts Council of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. A lecture and seminar series will take place at photo l.a. 2006 from January 20–22 with special guest speakers including renowned artists Jeff Brouws, David Hilliard, Martin Parr, Paul Messier, Lucien Clergue and Eikoh Hosoe.  A collecting panel entitled “Collecting Photographs in the New Art Market” moderated by Philippe Garner, International Head of Christie’s Photographs, will also be held on Sunday, January 22.   

Exhibition hours are Friday, January 20 and Saturday, January 21, 12p.m. to 7p.m. and Sunday, January 22, 12p.m. to 6p.m.  Tickets are $20 for a one-day pass (includes catalog).  Lectures are $10 per person, per speaking engagement and onsite collecting seminars are $80 (includes fair admission).  Student discounts for lectures and the fair are available with valid I.D.  Tickets to the opening benefit reception are $50 and can be purchased at the door or in advance by calling 323.932.5846 or via email at <eschillo@lacma.org>. All exhibition and lecture tickets are available for purchase at the door or in advance.  Seminar tickets should be purchased in advance.  For additional information on photo l.a. 2006, the opening benefit reception and advance ticket sales, please visit <http://www.artfairsinc.com>

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artLA 2006
LA’S ONLY CONTEMPORARY ART FAIR
January 26 – 29, 2006
Opening Reception to Benefit MOCA Contemporaries:  Thursday, January 27, 6-9pm

SANTA MONICA CIVIC AUDITORIUM
1855 Main St. (at Pico Blvd.), Santa Monica, CA 90405
CONTACT: Tim Fleming
Tel: 323.937.4659, fax: 323.937.5523
E-mail, <info@artfairsinc.com>
Web site, <http://www.artla.net>
Press Contact: Jeannine Schechter
310.482.3461
E-mail, <jeannine@freshpr.net>

(Los Angeles, CA) – After a successful debut last year, artLA, the only major contemporary art fair to be held in Los Angeles in more than a decade, returns for a second year. This much anticipated event will be held January 26 – 29 at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, located at 1855 Main Street.  Created by art fair producer Stephen Cohen, artLA will feature exceptional works by both established artists and cutting-edge newcomers. Works of mixed media, video and digital art will be exhibited, promising to offer the best of contemporary art in the avant-garde tradition from around the globe.  A lecture and seminar series will also take place from January 27-29 with guest speakers prominent in the contemporary art world including Shepard Fairey, the Clayton Brothers and others.  In addition, Los Angeles non-profit organization LACE (Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions) will guest curate a booth. The show will open with a reception on Thursday January 26 from 6 to 9 p.m. benefiting MOCA Contemporaries in Los Angeles.  

Exhibition hours are Friday, January 27 and Saturday, January 28 from 12:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., and Sunday, January 29, from 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.  Tickets are $15.00 for a one-day pass (includes catalog).  Lectures are $10 per person, per speaking engagement and onsite collecting seminars are $80 (includes fair admission).  Tickets to the opening benefit reception are $50 and can be purchased at the door or in advance by calling (213) 633-5381.  All exhibition and lecture tickets are available for purchase at the door or in advance.  Seminar tickets should be purchased in advance.  For additional information on artLA 2006, the benefit reception, and advance ticket sales, please visit <http://www.artfairsinc.com>.




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