35th Anniversary of Venice Art Walk & Auctions

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35th Anniversary of Venice Art Walk & Auctions

2202 Dell (corner of Venice)
Venice, CA 90291
May 18th, 2014 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM

santa monica/venice
Free and open to the public



Background:       Venice Art Walk & Auctions was founded by artists and volunteers in 1979 to raise funds for Venice Family Clinic. This event is the Clinic’s largest community fundraiser, raising over $700,000 in critical funds for 24,000 low-income, uninsured and homeless people throughout the Westside of Los Angeles.  

The event has also helped catalyze Venice’s legendary arts scene. This milestone anniversary serves as a retrospective and commemorates the artists that have supported the Clinic and this event over the past three decades and are now some of the most iconic contemporary artists in the world.  The event also showcases work of some of the hottest emerging artists like: Michelle Andrade, Natalie Arnoldi, Clara Balzary, Douglas C. Bloom, Allison Cortson, Liz Craft, Sam Durant, Sam Falls,Rebecca Farr, Marc Fichou, Brendan Fowler, Erin D Garcia, Tierney Gearon, Alejandro Gehry, James Georgopoulos, Rives Granade, Cameron Gray, Kio Griffith, Danny Heller, Larry Hirshowitz, Cooper Jacoby, Mark Jenkins, Matt Lifson, Summer Mann, Miltos Manetas, Pentti Monkkonen, Lauren Marsolier, Andy Moses, Max Neutra, Jason Olive, Robert Olsen, Ana Prvacki, David Allen Peters, Joshua Petker, Sidney Pink, Rohitash Rao, Bryan Ricci, Roxene Rockwell, Bert Rodriguez, Liza Ryan, Analia Saban, Debra Scacco, Sharktoof, Greg “Craola” Simkins, Skount, Lisa Soto, Ben Tours, Nathanael Turner, Alison Van Pelt and Jessica Williams.

The proud tradition of artists and volunteers providing health care to their neighbors in need and the celebration of Venice’s vibrant artistic culture continues today. 

This event is free and open to the public and features a highly anticipated 350 piece art auction, live entertainment, and an impressive lineup of gourmet food trucks. Participants can purchase tickets to highly regarded Architecture Tours that the Clinic holds throughout the year and/or view exclusive art studios that will be featured on the day of Venice Art Walk & Auctions.


Silent Art Auction/Community Celebration:  Google becomes an art gallery!  Join us on May 18th for the Venice Art Walk & Auctions, featuring our 350 piece silent art auction, artist studio tours and community celebration.  Enjoy meet and greets at artists’ studios, live art exhibitions, music, food and drinks. 

Don’t miss your chance to bid on work from LA’s hottest established and emerging artists.  Including:  Peter Alexander, Chuck Arnoldi, Don Bachardy, Tony Berlant, Billy Al Bengston, Gregg Chadwick, Greg Colson, Allison Cortson, Liz Craft, Laddie John Dill, Guy Dill, Sam Durant, Carlos Estrada-Vega, Fred Eversley, Erin Falls, Sam Falls, Marc Fichou, Brendan Fowler, Joe Goode, Nick Gottlund, Alexandra Grant, Cameron Gray, Lynn Harris, Charles Christopher Hill, Cooper Jacoby, JOW, Lauren Marsolier, Kim McCarthy, Robin Mitchell, Andy Moses, Martin Mull, Judy Nimtz, Max Neutra, Renee Petroupolis, Raymond Pettibon, Pam Posey, Astrid Preston, Ana Prvacki,  Ed Ruscha, Liza Ryan, Debra Scacco, Judy Stabile and Gary Steinborn.

Can’t make it to Venice? Peruse selected art pieces on starting May 1, 2014.

Join us on the closed-off Hampton Drive, behind Google, for the Community Celebration featuring family fun day activities, gourmet food trucks, music, a live mural by Isabelle Alford Lago, a limited edition print selection by Intellectual Property/Church of Type and collectable Venice Art Walk merchandise,

Angel Events:    Our Venice Art Walk Angels are our premier donor group that enjoys VIP access to an exclusive array of unique, once-in-a-lifetime events. Access LA’s most coveted and private art collections, experience intimate concerts in highly acclaimed venues, meet LA’s most acclaimed artists and architects, and enjoy Angel benefits for all of our 2014 calendared events! 


New to 2014:  The Young Collectors program enables 20-30 somethings to take advantage of exclusive Angel events previously reserved for Venice Art Walk Angels. Check out our specially discounted rate for $350 and enjoy premier benefits for you and a guest throughout Venice Art Walk Season.


Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum Angel events include: 

Architecture with Altitude:  March 22, 2014

Explore the imaginative “Wing House,” a personal residence constructed from a Boeing 747 aircraft with architect David Hertz. Enjoy great in-flight entertainment and delicious hors d’oeuvres and drinks- the best airplane food you’ll ever have!

Art Talk: All in the Family: June

It’s a family affair!  Join in a lively conversation as the parents and children of Los Angeles’ contemporary art & architecture scene discuss what it’s like to grow up in a creative household. 

Artist in Residence:  April 24, 2014

Tour a private art collection and mingle with Los Angeles’ most renowned artists at this exclusive Venice Art Walk reception.  Legendary artists from past Venice Art Walk & Auctions will be on hand to sign their vintage posters and you’ll get a sneak peak at this year’s signature poster and t-shirt!


Music in the HomeApril 3, 2014

You’ll never listen to music the same way again! UCLA Professor of Musicology Robert Fink shares his presentation on the art of "musicology"-the process of making connections between what goes inside a piece of music and how it relates to the outside world.  This dynamic talk traces the interception of these two paths into pop and rock music from the 1960’s until today.  



Tours: Venice Family Clinic holds three highly regarded Architecture Tours throughout the year that explore architecturally significant homes across Los Angeles. Join award-winning architects for self-guided and/or docent-led bus tours of the city’s most remarkable homes.   


Explore the eclectic and ever-changing beachside community of Venice on our self-guided architecture tour. Architects will be on hand to share the inspiration behind their designs.  (tickets $125). May 10th.   


“Life on the Edge” will take us to the cliff and seaside homes of Malibu for a tour of some of LA’s most exclusive properties. (tickets include lunch $175). June.



Program: ART-Venture Passes give pass holders one Studio Tour Ticket and exclusive benefits to restaurants and retailers, special VIP promotions, and auction discounts on the day of Venice Art Walk & Auctions.


Studio Tours:  Venice Family Clinic’s Studio Tours run on the same day of Venice Art Walk and encompass 50 local art studios, galleries and special exhibits that are all within a 2-mile radius of the Google headquarters. Featuring studios/exhibitions:  Zaina Alwan, CAVE Gallery, Corinne Chaix, Laddie John Dill, Jean Edelstein, Elizabeth Orleans, EIS Studio, Alejandro Gehry, Maria Greenshields-Ziman, Natasha Maidoff, Pamela Weir-Quiton, and Art Venti.

Consider upgrading your Studio Tour ticket by purchasing an ART-Venture Pass that bundles your Studio Tour Ticket along with exclusive restaurant promotions, retail offers, and auction discounts!


Signature Artists: This year’s commemorative poster and t-shirt showcase the work of legendary artist Don Bachardy and emerging artist Cameron Gray. 

 The signature poster showcases portraits created by Don Bachardy of the supporting Venice Art Walk artists over the last 35 including:  Peter Alexander, Charles Arnoldi, Don Barchardy, Larry Bell, Billy Al Bengston, Guy Dill, Laddie John Dill, Robert Graham, David Hockney, Ed Moses, Gwynn Murrill, Ken Price, Ed Ruscha, and Tom Wudl.

The word “Venice” is repeated in this year’ year’s collectable t-shirt, designed by Cameron Gray.  Each letter features a different portion of artwork from the posters created for the event over the last three decades.  Inside the letters you’ll discover work from Venice Art Walk supporting artists like:  Lita Albuquerque, Peter Alexander, Charles Arnoldi, John Baldessari, Larry Bell, Billy Al Bengston, Tony Berlant, Jonathan Borofsky, Karen Carson, Mark Di Suvero, Laddie John Dill, Sam Francis, Gajin Fujita, Joe Goode, Kenny Harris, David Hockney, Ed Moses, Astrid Preston, Ed Ruscha, Betye Saar, Kenny Scharf, David Trulli, Tom Wudl and John Van Hamersveld. 


About Don Bachardy:

Don Bachardy was born in Los Angeles in 1934. He studied at the Chouinard Art Institute in Los Angeles and the Slade School of Art in London. His first one-man exhibition was held in October 1961 at the Redfern Gallery in London. He has since had many one-man exhibitions in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, Houston and New York. More recently, he had an exhibition at the Huntington Library in San Marino, CA 2004-2005.

His works reside in the permanent collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the M.H. de Young Museum of Art in San Francisco, the University of Texas, Henry E. Huntington Library and Art Gallery, San Marino, California, the University of California, Los Angeles, the Fogg Art Museum of Harvard University, Princeton University, the California State Capitol Building (official portrait of Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr), the Smithsonian Institute, and the National Portrait Gallery in London, England. He is represented by the Craig Krull Gallery in Santa Monica. 


About Cameron Gray: 

Born in Geneva in 1980, Cameron Gray lives and works in London, Basel, and Los Angeles.  Gray graduated magna cum laude from Bruce High Quality Foundation University. His recent exhibition at Mike Weiss Gallery was an Critics Pick for New York. Gray's work is included in the Ludwig-Forum für Internationale Kunst in Aachen, Germany; the Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts in Kaohsiung, Taiwan; and 17 other prominent collections.  Cameron Gray is currently represented by the Mike Weiss Gallery in New York.


Venice Art Walk logo:  Legendary graphic designer, John Van Hamersveld, who created theiconic “Endless Summer” poster created the Venice Art Walk & Auctions logo.


About Venice Family Clinic:     The Venice Family Clinic<> provides quality health care to people in need. With nine clinical sites in Venice, Santa Monica, Mar Vista, Inglewood and Culver City, Venice Family Clinic is the medical home for thousands of low-income and uninsured families across Los Angeles. With the support of donors and volunteers the nonprofit Venice Family Clinic provides quality medical, dental, mental health, vision and specialty care to more 24,000 men, women and children with nowhere else to turn each year.


When:                 Sunday, May 18, 2014

                                12:00PM-4PM: Artist Studio Tours and Exhibits

                                12:00PM – 6:00PM: Silent Art Auction / Community Celebration / Family Fun Day


Tickets:                Tickets for Architecture Tours, Angel events, the ART-Venture Program and Studio Tours can be purchased via the link below:


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