- Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019
The Art Directors Guild (ADG, IATSE Local 800) Gallery 800 presents a special 12th anniversary exhibition of Art Unites 12, a dynamic mix of diverse artists’ work from contributing IATSE Locals, opening on Saturday, January 12 from 5:00– 8:00 pm, with a hosted reception and live music featuring the “Do Drop In” jazz trio. Located in the heart of the famed NoHo Arts District, Gallery 800 showcases guild members’ personal art in a series of shows throughout the year. Art Unites 12 will commence the 2019 Gallery 800 exhibition series, which is open to the public. This exhibit will run through March 3, 2019.
“Gallery 800 is honored to present our 12th annual Art Unites show --Art Unites 12. This exhibit celebrates and promotes connection and unity between the diverse IATSE Locals. With over 65 artists and 150 pieces of artwork, this is one of our biggest shows to-date,” said Abra Brayman, ADG Gallery 800 Curator.
In keeping with the spirit of “Art Unites,” Gallery 800 will feature artists who are members of the Art Directors Guild (IATSE Local 800) in addition to invited members of the Motion Picture Set Painters & Sign Writers (IATSE Local 729); Script Supervisors/Continuity, Coordinators, Accountants, and Allied Production Specialists Guild (IATSE Local 871); Make-Up Artists & Hair-Stylists Guild (IATSE Local 706); Affiliated Property Craftspersons (IATSE Local 44) and SAG-AFTRA. These talented artists are leading art department professionals, who, through a combination of observation, passion and imagination, bring the writer's words and the director's vision to life in television and film. When not working as integral creative members of the entertainment community, they contribute to the fine art scene with their personal artwork.
Artists participating in ADG Gallery 800 Arts Unites 12 Exhibition include Stephen Babcock, Anastasia Bankova, Will Batts, Pierre Bernard, Spencer Brennan, Katalin Bujnova, Susan Bolles, Dan Caplan, Matthew Carey, Joe Celli, Cari Chadwick, Matthew Chauby, Scott Clark, Marsha Craft, Risley Cline, Francisco Del Mar, Dan Dempster, Alanna Dempewolff-Barrett, Michael Denering, Stella W. Deng, Bridget Duffy-Thorn, Barbara Dunphy, Karen Torell Falkner, Bernard Fallon, James Faulkner, Brooke Feamster, Frank Forte, Carole Goldman, Pete Graziano, Susan Hannon, Cynthia Hill, Jay Johnson, Stan Johnson / Joy Roy, Marie Joxe, Casey Kasemeier, Elena Kokorina, Paul Kocalis, Catherine Koon, Anastasia Kulikova, Janet Kusnick, Kenneth Larson, Kimberly Lyons, William T. Lakoff, Melanie Mahoney, Daniel Maltese, Geoffrey Mandel, Larry Manning, Stephen Miller, John Moffitt, Mike Montiforte, Erik Olson, Dorin Parisi, Stasys Pinkus, Rhea Rebbe, Roberto Rios, Roland Rosenkranz, Crystal Schrader, Patrick Shields, Colin Sieburgh, Jeff Skrimstad, Gordon Stotz, , Rob Tokarz, Kim Tolman, Philip Toolin, Lee Wanderer, Nic Weethee and Mamie Young.
Gallery 800, located in the heart of the Noho Arts District, showcases Guild members’ personal artwork in a series of shows throughout the year. These talented artists are leading art department professionals, who, through a combination of observation, passion and imagination, bring the writer's words and the director's vision to life in television and film. When not working as integral creative members of the entertainment community, they contribute to the fine art scene with their personal artwork. Since Gallery 800 opened its doors in March 2009, more than 700 ADG members have shown their artwork in the ongoing exhibitions.
Gallery 800 Future Exhibits Include (subject to change):
- Let Shape Color Form: A Tribute to Stan Johnson (March 30 – June 1, 2019)
- Fantastic Voyage: A Sci-Fi / Fantasy Themed Group Show (June 29 – Sept. 7, 2019)
- Art Unites 13 (Oct. 5 – Dec. 14, 2019)
The exhibit organizers are Abra Brayman, Curator; Michael Denering, Fine Arts Committee Chair, and Jackie Thompson, Gallery 800 Staff Coordinator. Gallery 800, located at 5108 Lankershim Blvd. at the Historic Lankershim Arts Center in the heart of North Hollywood, is open Thursday - Friday: 12 - 8pm; Saturday 2 – 8 pm; Sunday 2 - 6pm.