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Los Angeles Art Show Returns to the Los Angeles Convention Center and Debuts Guest Country Program January 20-24

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  • December 29, 2009

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Los Angeles Art Show

(December, 2009—Los Angeles, CA)  The 15th Annual Los Angeles Art Show returns to the Los Angeles Convention Center January 20-24, 2010.  Presented by the Fine Art Dealers Association (FADA) and KR Martindale Show Management this encyclopedic art event will feature more than 100 international exhibitors, an engaging lecture series and special events program, a sculpture garden, and special exhibit spaces.  The 2010 Los Angeles Art Show debuts a Guest Country Program and welcomes Uruguay.  

By invitation-only and launching in 2010, the Los Angeles Art Show welcomes Uruguay, as its first Guest Country.  The Guest Country Program is comprised of specially curated exhibitions, lecture programming and special project space and has a goal to showcase nations with strong visual arts traditions that demonstrate a keen understanding of the international climate. Under the direction of the Dirección Nacional de Cultura and the Ministero de Educaión y Cultura, a special exhibition of Uruguay’s top International  artists, 34° 53’ 0” S - 56° 10’ 0” W  will be on view at the show.  The exhibition will be accompanied by a lecture.

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Additional Special Exhibitions include: Signs: Contemporary Middle Eastern Art, Snapshot, The Sister Cities of Los Angeles International Art Exhibition,  Vox Humana and An Intimate View of Los Angeles.

The Los Angeles Art Show has been a driving force for the City’s Arts Month.  According to the resolution passed in August of 2009, “The Los Angeles Art Show, bringing thousands of works from 100 domestic & international galleries and a number of world class museums to Los Angeles. The City will use the confluence of over 50,000 visitors to anchor a month-long celebration of arts in the City. WHEREAS, Los Angeles Arts Month is an opportunity for the Los Angeles art community to synergize the Los Angeles Art Show with the City's artists and art institutions to create a cultural Mecca ...”

The Los Angeles Art Show will open in conjunction with the International Fine Print Dealers Association’s (IFPDA) 25th Annual Los Angeles Fine Print Fair offering collectors and art lovers a comprehensive look at Prints in all techniques.  Juxtaposing many periods and movements, visitors will have an opportunity to view and purchase fine prints from across a broad spectrum of Old Master, German Expressionist, antique and modern Japanese, 18th and 19th-century European, 19th-century American, American Regionalist, Latin-American, and Modern works to Contemporary masterworks and new editions.

The 2010 Show will feature expanded satellite programs and special events, including a compelling symposia series of art discussions highlighting prominent artists, museum, and arts professionals in topical discussions.  The programming will be complemented with after-show mixers for the art enthusiast and the trendsetters of the Hollywood art scene. The Los Angeles Art Show VIP Program will also return for art industry professionals and avid collectors.   For additional information about the VIP Program, or to qualify for participation, please visit the website at www.laartshow.com.

The Los Angeles Art Show continues to be the largest art fair on the West Coast and a must-see for both the art connoisseur and the arts-curious. With 2009 posting a record-breaking attendance of 35 000 visitors and exceptional sales, the 2010 show promises to be more encompassing.  Works sold at the 2009 show include pieces by: Charles Partridge Adams, Jasper Johns, Robert Motherwell, Rembrandt, Ed Ruscha, Julian Schnabel & Emerson Woelffer. With more than 10,000 significant paintings, sculptures, photographs, drawings and prints on exhibit and available for purchase, the Los Angeles Art Show brings together the West Coast art community in an internationally attended five-day celebration of the arts.

Presented by the Fine Art Dealers Association (www.fada.com), the Los Angeles Art Show takes place on January 20-24, 2010 at the Los Angeles Convention Center, 1201 South Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA 90015.   Los Angeles Art Show programming is included with show admission. For additional information about the Los Angeles Art Show, to register for a lecture or purchase online tickets, please visit www.laartshow.com.   General admission to the Los Angeles Art Show is $20.  General Show Dates:  Thursday-Sunday, January 21-24, 2010.  Opening Night Preview and Gala:  Wednesday, January 20, 2010.  For additional information about the Opening Night Preview or to purchase tickets, please call the Los Angeles County Museum of Art 323-857-6501.

Media inquiries please contact Agnes Gomes-Koizumi at agnes@agkmedia.com or call 323-937-5488. 

About the Fine Art Dealers Association:

The Fine Art Dealers Association was founded in 1990 as a non-profit membership organization of respected and established dealers from across the United States. Its members are dedicated to promoting and maintaining the highest degree of professionalism, scholarship and integrity in all business conducted with colleagues, institutions and the art buying public. Membership in FADA is highly selective and by invitation only. Each member has expert knowledge of the artist or periods in which he or she specializes and maintains a corresponding inventory. In addition to demonstrating a commitment to enriching the cultural lives of their communities, members share their expertise through significant exhibitions, informative catalogs, and by offering quality works of art whose authenticity is unconditionally guaranteed.  For additional information on the Fine Art Dealers Association, please visit http://www.fada.com.

 


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