|A far different tone is associated with the seventh annual L.A. Art Show, the Fine Art Dealers Associations polished gathering of about 45 exhibitors. The John Wooden Center on the campus of UCLA has been a superb venue for the Art Show, whose participants bring in a tasteful array of Impressionists, Pre-Raphaelite, Modernist, Latin American, not to mention a splash of Contemporary art. By eschewing the sprawl of the larger art fairs this event has fostered a sense of engagement and civility that, given our druthers, will never go away. Oh, the dates this year are September 14th (12-7pm), 15th (12-6pm), and 16th (12-5pm). Admission is $15 and includes the catalogue. If you want to drop $100 to $500 on the Opening Gala on the 13th, call the Performing Arts Center for tickets, (213) 202-6280. Funds from this go to their educational outreach program. Otherwise call (800) 656-9278 or go to the Web site at http://www.laartshow.com for further information.
Paul DeLongpré (1855-1911), "Violets,"
watercolor, 1905. Photo courtesy
of Spanierman Gallery, NYC.
Alexis M. Podchernikoff (1886-1933),
"Wild Everlasting," o/c, 24 x 36".
Photo courtesy DeRu's Fine Arts.