2012 C.O.L.A. Individual Artist Fellowships Exhibition

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© Courtesy of the Artist and Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery at Barnsdall Park (LAMAG)
2012 C.O.L.A. Individual Artist Fellowships Exhibition
Curated by: Scott Canty

4800 Hollywood Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90027
September 30th, 2012 - October 28th, 2012
Opening: September 30th, 2012 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Thu-Sun 12-5


Los Angeles—The The City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA), the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery (LAMAG) and the Gallery Associates (LAMAGA), are pleased to announce the City of Los Angeles (C.O.L.A.) Individual Artist Fellowships Visual Arts Exhibition on view at LAMAG from September 30 to October 28, 2012. Awarded each year by DCA, the C.O.L.A. Fellowships honor a spectrum of the City’s most exemplary mid-career artists of international stature.

The 2012 C.O.L.A. award recipients in the visual arts are:  Lynne BermanMartin Durazo, Heather FloodDiane GamboaMark Steven GreenfieldSteve HurdMaryrose Mendoza, and Rika Ohara. The 2012 C.O.L.A. award recipients in the performing arts are: Paul Outlaw and Raphael Xavier. The 2012 C.O.L.A. literary artist is Joseph Mattson. (Please see Schedule of Public Programs below. Admission is free. For further information on the show click here or visit

Since 1995, DCA has awarded more than two hundred fellowships to outstanding artists for the conception, creation, production, and presentation of new work. In 2011, the artists’ applications were peer-reviewed through a selection process that takes into account the heterogeneous artistic practices reflected in the multi-cultural, interdisciplinary, and sophisticated artistic atmosphere of Southern California. Though stylistically different, the exhibition showcases the excellence, relevance, core ideas, and influence of the seven visual artists.

To learn more about the artists read “In the Artist’s Words.”

LAMAG will also present Conversations with the Artists, a program designed to give audiences the opportunity to engage directly with featured artists and curators in an informal setting:

October 13, 2012, 2:00 p.m.
Conversations with the Artists 
Heather Flood, Steve Hurd, Maryrose Mendoza, and Rika Ohara

October 19, 2012, 7:00 p.m.
Conversations with the Artists 
Lynne Berman, Martin Durazo, Diane Gamboa, and Mark Steven Greenfield

Saturday, October 13, 2012, 1:00–4:00 PM
C.O.L.A. Family Art Workshop: HIP HOP with Special Guest Artist to be announced

Led by LAMAG art educator Marta Feinstein, the Family Art Workshops explore artmaking inspired by the exhibitions on view at the Gallery. Admission is free. For information contact Marta Feinstein at,323 644 6269,or visit

The 2012 C.O.L.A. Individual Artist Fellowships Exhibition is organized by Scott Canty, Curator and Director of Exhibitions at DCA’s Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery (LAMAG) at Barnsdall Park.

DCA is creating a C.O.L.A. program website for global outreach designed by a previous C.O.L.A. fellow, artist, and graphic designer, Susan Silton.

DCA’s Grants Administration Division was formed in 1981 to award grants to LA’s creative community as a response to the overwhelming need to support Los Angeles organizations and artists as key catalysts in the synergy of our society. DCA’s granting process is community driven. Local art experts, educators, and community agents serve as peer panelists for the review of applications. The makeup of these panels changes annually to ensure a fair and broad-minded selection of proposals.