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EXHIBIT: “Transformations” by Peggy Sivert Zask

More often seen in the art scene as a curator and gallerist promoting other artists, Peggy Sivert Zask is also a dynamic artist herself featured in this long-overdue solo show in the South Bay curated by fine art photographer, independent art curator, and photojournalist Gloria Plascencia. Focusing on the last five years of Zask’s art career, the exhibition includes ceramics, mixed-media sculpture, acrylic and oil paintings, and celebrates Zask as an artist, art teacher, and gallery owner. Regardless of the medium used by Zask, the artist is passionate and consistent with her concern for social justice and the environment. In recent years, she added ceramics as a medium. “My goal is to apply my fine art background to clay as opposed to viewing it as craft.” The exhibition is on view at Gallery H of Phantom Galleries L.A. in Hawthorne, California starting Saturday, 8/29 through Saturday 9/26. Zask also is slated to present an in-gallery talk on Sunday, 9/20 @ 4-7 pm.

RSVP on FB => Opening Reception on SAT 8/29 @ 6-9pm

During the opening reception at 7pm, the artist will perform a “Transformational Ritual” with original electronic fusion music, which signifies an important transition in her artwork.

With powerful pieces focusing on horse imagery, harbor-area ecology, and vivid depictions of the female as a signal for change, the San Pedro-based artist uses her background as a Peace Corps volunteer and art teacher to create vivid art rooted in a desire for a better world. Zask calls her most recent body of work “‘living art,’ because it has been with me for the past 15 years and continually reworked.” She notes that the heavy canvas texture represents years of layering; ceramic sculpture broken, rebuilt or deconstructed.

Born in Los Angeles, Zask has run art galleries for over 15 years, and currently serves as director and curator for both the Zask Gallery and the nonprofit art organization, South Bay Contemporary in San Pedro, an artist-run space dedicated to explorations in contemporary art. “I like to take the viewer on an adventure, an exploration of the visual,” Zask says. With the “Transformations” exhibition, it will be her own art that leads viewers on a riveting adventure.

Zask has previously shown her own art extensively, from the Ismael Gallery in New York’s Soho to the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery in Hollywood to recent exhibitions in Torrance and Santa Ana.

Gallery H of Phantom Galleries L.A.
12619 Hawthorne Blvd.
Hawthorne, CA 90250
Open during special events, on weekends 1-6pm and by appointment (310) 869-4992

Gallery H is a project of the stART up program by Phantom Galleries LA which is a nonprofit organization that transforms vacant storefronts into temporary public art galleries. Each gallery has its own identity and is created by a unique relationship between the participating curator, property owner, and the community where the gallery resides. Galleries are organized by local arts organizations, independent curators, local galleries, and local artists.

To learn more, visit the Phantom Galleries L.A. website or send an email to Gloria Plascencia.

EXHIBIT: CA 101 Group Art Show in Historic Power Plant

HONORED! My @SouthBayMuse photography was selected, along with works by 126 other California artists, for the 2015 CA 101 art exhibition, a juried group show produced by the nonprofit Friends of Redondo Beach Arts (FRBA). RSVP on Facebook and join me!

On view in the historic AES Power Plant in Redondo Beach, this annual exhibition features paintings, mixed media works and installations, assemblages, sculptures, and photographs by 127 artists whose works were selected from nearly 1,200 submissions statewide. Built in 1948, the Redondo Steam Station is rarely open to the public, and offers a unique backdrop for the art with its soaring ceiling, large expanse of windows facing the Pacific Ocean, and vintage mint green turbine machinery contrasted by the brick red floors. After opening on Friday, July 31, the exhibition is on view August 1-2 and August 7-9, 2015.

2015 marks the fourth CA 101 art exhibition with Nina Zak Laddon as Juror/Curator and Sandra Dyer Liljenwall as Exhibition Director. Each year, California artists are invited to share and exchange their creative impressions of life on the West Coast. The exhibition produces a vibrant, contemporary and creative interaction of works by a diverse group of artists, which also is intended by FRBA to promote Redondo Beach as a center of arts and culture in Southern California.

FRI 7/31 @ 7-10pm
AES Power Plant (Redondo Steam Station)
1100 N. Harbor Dr.
Redondo Beach, CA 90277
RSVP on Facebook
SAT 8/1 @ 1-8pm
SUN 8/2 @ 1-6pm
FRI 8/7 @ 5-10pm
SAT 8/8 @ 1-8pm
SUN 8/9 @ 1-6pm
Special awards will be presented this year to artists for First Place, $750; Second Place, $500; Public Favorite, $100; Best Emerging Artist, $100; and Public Arts Commission Choice, $100. To learn more, visit the Friends of Redondo Beach Arts website or send an email. Keep posted on this year’s show and future ones by liking CA 101 on Facebook.

Debbie Abshear • Paul Anderson • James G. Bardos • Melissa Richardson Banks • April Bey • Paul Blieden • Tracy Breshears • Kay Brown • Ellen Cantor • Jennifer Celio • John Chase • Joanne Chase-Mattillo • Chenhung Chen • Vivian Wenhuey Chen • Ching Ching Cheng • Kristina Christian Kelly • Sandra E. Chu • Michael Cinnamond • Annie Clavel • Roger Coar • Debbie Collette/Patti Linnett • Dillan Conniff • Adrian Culverson • Ty Cummings • Valerie Daval • Bibi Davidson • Deidre Davidson • Otha “Vakseen” Davis III • Kate Dedlow • John Dingler • Yaron Dotan • Carl Dreizler • Lorien Eck • Gina M. Fernandez • Gerald R. Fleury • Debra Flores • Isabel Fowler • Astrid Francis • Bob Francis • Kristin Frost • Steven Fujimoto • Georgette Gantner • Rob Grad • Patty Grau • Shirley Asano Guldimann • Cie Gumucio • Shelley Heffler • Judith Herman • Jerry Hicks • Jazzmyn Hollis • Jeff Iorillo • Velda Ishizaki • Beatriz Jaramillo • Jacqueline Bell Johnson • Lauren Kasmer • Isabella Kelly-Ramirez • Sadie Khani • Andrea Kitts-Senn • Julie Kornblum • Jerry Kotler • Anita Kroeger • Lorraine Kushynski • Christina M. Lee • Kathy Leeds • Carolyn Liesy • Feng Ling • Stephen Linsley • Terry Liu • Robert E. Mackie • Dorothy Magallon • Aline Mare • George Marlowe • Vincent Mattina • Jacqueline May • Dan J. McCaw • Danny McCaw • John McCaw • Gavin McGroggan • Louisa McHugh • Cameron McIntyre • Lena Moross • Vickie Myers • Jerry Neill • Hung Viet Nguyen • Rikki Niehaus • Margaret Noble • Lucas Novak • Caley O’Dwyer • Edie Pfeifer • Ian E. Pines • John Post • Melissa Prichard • Dawn Quinones • Richard Rahders • Diane E. Reeves • Denis Richardson • Zachary Roach • Roxene Rockwell • Karrie Ross • Kellie Rountree-Farajpour • Linda Jo Russell • Mike Saijo • Ry Sangalang • Kristine Schomaker • Steve Seleska • Lidia Shaddow • Loraine Shue-Weber • Jean Shultz • Jesse Small • Rosine Sorbom • Michael Stearns • Diane Strack • Ariel Swartley • Jill Sykes • Jane Szabo • Roger R. Thomas • Scott A. Trimble • Earl Veits • Cheryl Walker • Elizabeth Washburn • Sue Wood • Mike Yamada • Debra Young • Suzanne Young • Ben Zask • Peggy Zask

EXHIBIT: South Bay Snapshots

Phantom Galleries Los Angeles presents

Snapshots of the South Bay 2015
Sunday, April 19-Saturday, May 9

Local photographers display images depicting daily life in the South Bay, including Melissa Richardson BanksJon BerryArlene P. Carley, and Richard Podgurski. Phantom Galleries Los Angeles revitalizes and energizes communities and pedestrian thoroughfares by transforming unoccupied properties throughout Los Angeles County into vibrant cultural hubs through the 24/7 public presentation of art. Curated by Martha De Perez and hosted by Liza Simone of Phantom Galleries Los Angeles, this exhibition is a featured event of Month of Photography Los Angeles (MOPLA) presented by the Lucie Foundation.

Phantom Galleries Los Angeles
12609 Hawthorne Blvd.
Hawthorne, CA 90250
Open for special events and by appt (213) 537-4483