Last Saturday I sped from the art fair in Sierra Madre over to the Co-La-La-Lage reception – a juried show of the Collage Artists of America at The Loft At Liz’s in West LA. (Well, it started with driving at the speed limit but of course it was stop and slow through downtown and we slowed to a crawl on the I10 – there was a wreck just before my exit. Ah, yes, I love LA.) The upstairs gallery was crowded. I think most of the 30 artists in the show attended the reception and brought others too. There was an awards ceremony (no, I didn’t win anything), but having two of three paintings accepted into the show was an honor.
One of the disappointments of the show is that the paintings did not have labels on the wall next to them. I would liked to have added the cards that have the poems that each painting has alongside the card, but it just wasn’t an option.
I was interested in some of the mixed media pieces as I have a collector/friend who is looking for a mixed media piece for a certain place in his home, so I took a few shots of these when I got a chance and the crowd cleared.
This one was one of the prize winners. The artist said that it contained everything that was apparently important to him. Sadly the way that CAA sends emails I can’t open the content of all of them, so I’m not able to tell you the names of any of the other pieces shown (other than mine), or the artists’ names. Ah, technology.