Nancy Meyer, Curatorial Assistant, LACMA, has selected 35 works by 21 Los Angeles-based artists from over 200 submissions. This diverse collection of original artwork includes: drawing, painting, photography, video, mixed media, etching and collage. The artists represented here are as diverse in their practices as they are in their professional experience from recent MFA graduates to those with established fine art careers.
This 9th Annual TarFest Juried Group Exhibition marks the fifth collaboration with LACMA's curatorial staff, the fifth producing partnership with the Los Angeles Art Association and the fifth exhibition to take place at the renowned Korean Cultural Center.
TarFest is a premiere arts and culture event in Los Angeles produced by LAUNCH LA. Dozens of the nation's most distinctive emerging artists, performers, and cultural innovators come together to showcase their talents and ideas at historic and notable venues along the historic Miracle Mile.
TarFest is sponsored by Warner Brother Records, Olympia Medical Center, Beverly Center, Jakprints, BRE, Farmers Market, LA Weekly, HOH Creative Group, The Beverly Connection, The Grove, Kramer Law Group, Mary Karnwosky Gallery, LA Weekly, ArcLight Cinemas, IKEA, Voice Your Temper, LA Art Machine, Icelandic Glacial, Lagunitas Brewing Company, Jarritos, 99 Cents Only Stores, Secret Service Publicity, Krupa Consulting, Hoop It Up! Worldwide, and Keep A Breast Foundation. Organization partners include: SRG Design, The Korean Cultural Center, Los Angeles Art Association, Miracle Mile Chamber of Commerce, LA Canvas Magazine, Park La Brea Apartments, Walter N. Marks Company, Union Bank, Red Bull, 5900 Wilshire Blvd., 5670 Wilshire Blvd., Dr Bernard Franklin, Dr. Jonathan Engel, UV Vodka and Whole Foods Market at 3rd & Fairfax.
LAUNCH LA is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit social enterprise created to produce, manage and direct events, programs and exhibitions for the purpose of developing artist - audience relationships throughout important Los Angeles communities. Passionate about promoting all contemporary art-forms and their hybrids, LAUNCH recognizes the need for exemplary productions that create important cultural happenings. With the assistance of commercial partners, cultural institutions and like-minded individuals and organizations, LAUNCH strives to engage a broad cross section of Angelenos in cultural events that foster mutual understanding and creative expression.