‘Picks of the Harvest 2012’ first look

Matt Doust "Untitled Exposure #1" - oil on canvas

‘Picks of the Harvest 2012’ will showcase numerous artists we’ve had our eye on over the past year exhibited alongside new works from several of our regular Thinkspace family members. Showcasing work from over 60 artists from all walks of life from around the world, ‘Picks of the Harvest 2012’ aims to shine a light on some of the most exciting young contemporary artists in our movement.

Dave MacDowell 'Superman's Dead' - acrylic on canvas

The full digital preview for this stellar group show will be ready next Tuesday or Wednesday. If you see something here or via the sneak peek on our Flickr you would like to inquire about, please shoot a mail to contact@thinkspacegallery.com and we’ll get right back to you.

Caitlin Hackett 'The Bea Eater' - Ink, watercolor, gouache, and colored pencil, on cold press watercolor paper
Jeremy Enecio 'Ornery' - Charcoal, pastel and acrylic on Rives

Take a look at the full lineup and links to all the artist’s sites here:

Nicholas Bohac 'Origami Prismatic Daydream' - Acrylic, spraypaint, ink, silkscreen & collage on PVC panel

Take a look at the full ‘sneak peek’ here:

Sean Mahan 'Girl and Bicycle' - Acrylic and graphite on wood panel

‘Picks of the Harvest 2012’

Reception with the artists: Sat, March 3rd 5-8PM

Facebook event:

Thinkspace / 6009 Washington Blvd in Culver City, CA / www.thinkspacegallery.com

Oceanic Awareness Collaboration’s ‘Art On The Move’ auction this Sat in SF

Brian M. Viveros 'Octopussy' - oil on panel - 18x24 inches

The Oceanic Awareness Collaboration presents:
‘Art On The Move’ art auction

Sat, Feb. 18th – kicks off at 6PM / $10 donation at the door
Live music, drinks and giveaways through the evening

WHITE WALLS GALLERY, 835 Larkin Street, San Francisco, CA 94109

DJ action courtesy of Mr. NumberOnederful

A number of Thinkspace family members are taking part in this great cause including the likes of Adam Caldwell, Brett Amory, Brian M. Viveros, Craig “Skibs” Barker, Dabs Myla, Jacub Gagnon, Pedro Matos, Seth Armstrong, Stephanie Buer and Timothy Karpinski. Several artists we’ll be showcasing in our big ‘Picks of the Harvest 2012’ show coming up this March are also included along with our esteemed intern N.S. David and my partner and Cannibal Flower co-founder L. Croskey who will have his collage work featured and will also be DJing the nights festivities. If you’re in the Bay Area this weekend, you do not want to miss this one!

Jacub Gagnon 'Draining' - acrylic on canvas - 18x14 inches

“A collaborative group show with an effort to raise awareness & funding for the purpose & progression of Oceanic Awareness Collaboration. Proceeds will be designated as scholarships, research funding & creative sustainability projects. This art show will directly benefit The OAC Fund, which provides underprivileged kids with scholarships to attend the CIMI Marine Biology Camp on Catalina Island, CA. Proceeds will also fund OAC’s creative endeavors built around art, music & fashion to make a difference in the youth culture & to provoke positive change both locally & globally. Oceanic Awareness Collaboration, Inc. is a 501(c)3 tax deductible charity organization.”

Free show poster to the 1st 200 people through the doors

Featuring works from:
Adam Caldwell
Adam Dennis
Adam Wallacavage
Akira Beard
Alex Couwenberg
Allison Torneros
Andreanna Lakovidis
Ariel Deandrea
Arkiv Vilmansa
Aunia Kahn
Ben Horton
Blaine Fontana
Brett Amory
Brian Foster
Brian M. Viveros
Brian Donnelly
Caitlin Hacket
Carlos Chavez
Casey Gray
Cate Rangel
Charlie Immer
Chor Boogie
Christina Mrozik
Christopher Umana
Cody Hudson
Craig “Skibs” Barker
Dabs Myla
Dan May
Dan Quintana
David Cooley
David Flores ATC
David P. Flores
Dennis McNett
Dean McDowell
Eric Bouvet
Erik Otto
Eric Whitman
Evan Rossell
Ferris Plock
Frankie Caraccioli
Graham Nystrom
Isaac Fortoul
Jacub Gagnon
James Austin Murray
Janelle Cuba
Jason Limon
Jen Lobo
Jeff lawter
Jimmy Rodriguez
Jim Warf
Joseph Todorovitch
Katie Wenzel
KC Ortiz
Kelly Berg
Lou Pimentel
Luke Chueh
Marco Zamora
Mark Warren Jacques
Martin Wittfooth
Meredith Dittmar
Mike Glory
Mike Stilkey
Mr. Jago
N.S. David
Pedro Matos
P. Williams
Renee Lawter
Rob Hendrickson
Roland Tamayo
Sapira Cheuk
Seth Armstrong
Tim Shelton
Tim Karpinski
Travis Lampe
Will Barras
William Zdan

Stephanie Buer 'Dennis Was Here' - oil on canvas - 36x24 inches

View a PDF Catalog of the works featured in this charity fundraiser here:

The bidding will take place on February 18th, 2012 from 6PM to 10:30PM (PST)

On February 17th, 2012 an updated and numbered Art Catalog will be posted along with 2 phone numbers. These phones will be used to complete all off-site bidding. Bids will begin at 6PM (PST), calls before this time will not be answered. When calling please have the piece number(s), your starting bid(s), the highest bid(s) you are willing to make, and credit card information ready. Bid increments are pre-decided and will be discussed on a piece-by-piece basis. If you happen to win artwork you will be notified, by phone, between 11:00pm and 12:00am (PST). All credit card information will be shredded before the nights end. Happy Bidding!

For questions, comments, or concerns please email info@oacollabo.com


‘Picks of the Harvest 2012’ coming to life…

Matt Doust at work on his new oil painting

Coming up on March 3rd we’ll be opening ‘Picks of the Harvest 2012‘. This is our 1st group show in a good while consisting almost solely of artists that are new to our gallery. There is some amazing talent on board for this one and we can’t wait for all to see their work in person this coming March.

Tony Philippou at work in his Bronx studio
Jolene Lai at work in her LA studio

Take a look at the full ‘sneak peek’ here:

We’ll continue to post more pics from the participating artist’s studios as we get closer to the opening on March 3rd so please be sure to check back at the above link often.

Megan Wolfe at work in her Bay Area studio
Hugh Leeman at work in his Bay Area studio

Take a look at the full lineup and links to all the artist’s sites here:

Inside Christina Mrozik's studio in Grand Rapids, MI
Sean Mahan at work on his piece

Reception with the artists: Sat, March 3rd 5-8PM

Facebook event:

Mike Egan at work on his new piece inside his studio in Pittsburgh

Thinkspace / 6009 Washington Blvd in Culver City, CA / www.thinkspacegallery.com

Recommended openings for this evening in LA

The work of Chris Stain on view tonight at C.A.V.E. Gallery

Sat, Feb. 11th 6-9PM
Carmichael Gallery
5795 Washington Blvd. in Culver City
‘Futuro Anteriore’ featuring new works from Aarah Danays, Elyse Graham, Gerit Grimm, Lewis Mauk and Allie Pohl
(On view through March 10th)

Sat, Feb. 11th 6-10PM
C.A.V.E. Gallery
1108 Abbot Kinney in Venice
New works from Chris Stain, Veng and Taka Sudo + new works from Mimi Yoon in the back
(On view through March 4th)

Sat, Feb. 11th 6-9PM
Katherine Cone Gallery
2673 S. La Cienega Blvd in Los Angeles
Sean Cheetham
‘Champagne Wishes and Caviar Dreams’
(On view through March 10th)

Sat, Feb. 11th 7-10PM
Corey Helford Gallery
8522 Washington Blvd in Culver City
‘Animal Kingdom’ featuring new works from Josh Agle (aka Shag)

Sat, Feb. 11th 7PM-2AM ($15 admission before 9PM / $20 after)
613 Imperial Street at the Premiere Events Center in Los Angeles
Create:Fixate’s 10th Anniversary Show “I Art You” featuring live painting, live music, DJ’s, and much more alongside a group show featuring painting, sculpture, multimedia works and installations from the likes of Erik Abel, Brian Robertson, L. Croskey, John Park, Gus Harper, Art Weeks, Luis Sanchez, Saul Escobar, and many more
(One night only special event)

Sat, Feb. 11th 7-11PM
Merry Karnowsky Gallery presents @ Launch LA
5900 Wilshire Blvd. in Los Angeles
Video Release Party @ LAUNCH LA featuring the Artwork of Merry Karnowsky Gallery artist Mark Whalen (aka Kill Pixie)
 with animation by Thomas McMahan for the Autolux release ‘The Science of Imagery’ – in the East Annex of the Variety Building, across the street from LACMA – GUEST DJ’s all evening and Video Screenings on the hour at

8pm, 9pm, and 10pm

- also on exhibition: Limited Edition Giclees by Mark Whalen

Sat, Feb. 11th 8-11PM
Known Gallery
441 North Fairfax Avenue in Los Angeles
‘Excavated Revelations’ featuring new works from RETNA and ZES
(On view through Feb. 25th)

Sat, Feb. 11th 7-10PM
LeBasse Projects
6023 Washington Blvd in Culver City
‘Soliloquy’ featuring new works from Barron Storey
(On view through March 3rd)

An interview with Ana Bagayan

Ana Bagayan was born in the Armenian capital of Yerevan. She studied painting at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California. Her work explores images of adolescence as metaphors for larger themes of ethos and wonder and has been featured in such publications as Rollingstone, Spin, GQ and various others. She currently lives and works in Burbank, California.

An interview with Ana Bagayan

Can you share a lil’ bit about your new body of work for ‘There Is Time To Kill Today‘?
Although theres no unifying theme to this show, the inspiration for the work comes from the metaphysical- ghosts, spirits, intergalactic space creatures, anything that hints at the idea that we are just a small part of the unimaginably vast universe. Some of the works are based on hypnosis sessions of people who believed they had been abducted by aliens. I’ve created human/alien hybrid creatures based on the experiences these people described. All of the works, I feel incorporate the inherent beauty of interpreting both the known and unknown.

What fuels you to keep creating?
I think the fact that the human hand can create intricate images by smearing some colors together is reason enough to keep doing it.

Please describe your dream project if time and money were not issues.
Two things. One would be to do a really large piece. The other would be some sort of traveling art project where I roam the earth with my art supplies and see what happens.

Favorite item in your studio?
My dead things collection.

Is there anyone in particular, artist or otherwise, that you’d like to give a shout out to here?
Liz Brizzi, my show mate.

Any shows or special projects coming up after your exhibit with us here at Thinkspace you would like to mention?
I will be taking a short break to work on commissions and some non-art related interests I have but I’ll be doing some group shows. Some have yet to be confirmed but I will announce them on my website. I will also working on a playing card game!

Check out the works featured in ‘There Is Time To Kill Today’ here:

Please be sure to swing through before Ana’s show ends on February 25th.

Thinkspace / 6009 Washington Blvd. in Culver City, CA / www.thinkspacegallery.com