LA Art Show Marks 20th Anniversary At January 2015 Event
International Gallery Component at Capacity
(Los Angeles, CA – July 9, 2014) The LA Art Show, the largest and most successful platform for contemporary and traditional art in the West, will celebrate its 20th anniversary at the upcoming January 14-18 2015 edition. Taking place at the world-class Los Angeles Convention Center, the show will build upon the success of the 2014 event, which closed with attendance topping 50,000 and participating galleries reporting sales into the millions. The 2015 LA Art Show will showcase an ever-growing component of international galleries. A strong focus of the show, international gallery space for Korea, China, The United Arab Emirates and Japan has reached capacity.
“One of our greatest strengths is that we cater our show to collectors, who grow and change their collecting interest. At the LA Art Show, there is an opportunity to discover and explore many genres. We continue to buck the trend of more niche oriented art fairs. I think this is why we have continued to thrive so strongly for the last two decades. Our format resonates with Angelenos which is why we have been so successful in a market that has eluded so many others,” states Show Producer Kim Martindale.
Sparking global art trends, The LA Art Show has become a stomping ground for established artists, and launching pad for emerging talent showcasing what’s now and next in art. The LA Art Show was the first art fair to feature an exhibition of graffiti and street art, launching an international trend that catapulted the genre into the fine art world. The show has also showcased curated exhibitions by art world luminaries including: Nick Cave, Suzanne Lacy, Shepard Fairey, Lee Yong Baek, Choi Jeung Hwa, Cindy Jackson and others. The 2015 event will feature groundbreaking special exhibits to be announced shortly.
Embraced by critics from leading arts publications and news outlets including the Los Angeles Times, Juxtapoz, Hi-Fructose, KCET, KPCC, Art Daily, NBC Los Angeles, The Huffington Post, Fine Art Connoisseur, The Art Newspaper and others, the LA Art Show has been praised for its distinctive ‘fair-within-a-fair’ model. As one gallerist states, “the diversity of the art attracts a diversity of collectors which benefits us all.” The show features two sections in the 180,000 square foot exhibit hall: A Modern & Contemporary Section and Historic & Traditional Contemporary Section. Each section is carefully honed to meet the needs of serious collectors and allows galleries the opportunity to connect with like-minded collectors. Within the show, galleries can maximize exposure and showcase their works outside of their booths through select communal spaces such as the VIP lounge as well as additional lounge spaces on the show floor.
The 2014 LA Art Show Opening Night Preview included Princess Anita of the Netherlands, Barbara Streisand and James Brolin. The evening’s host committee included: Mayor Eric Garcetti, Councilmember Tom Labonge, Councilmember Curren D. Price, Jr., Councilmember Mitch O'Farrell, French Ambassador François Delattre, Bordeaux Mayor Alain Juppé, French Consul General to Los Angeles Axel Cruau, Molly Barnes, Suzanne Deal Booth, Vicangelo Bulluck, Jonathan & Annie Burrows, Tony & Cindy Canzoneri, Harry Chandler, George Chakiris, Jill Tavelman Collins, Lily Collins, Dr. James Cuno, Julie Delpy, Gabrielle, Duchess of Schoeneberg, Olga Garay-English, Sukey & Gil Garcetti, Jay Geller, Tom Gilmore, Barbara & Glenn Golenberg, Michael Govan, Janice & Charles Holland, Elliott & Adrienne Horwitch, Jennifer Howell, Beatriz Hyp, Annie Kelly, Nancy Kwan, Helen Lewis, Kai Loebach, Natasha & Cheech Marin, Thomas Morgan, Mona Lee Nesseth, Tim Street-Porter, Esthella Provas, Mima & Dale Ransom, Wayne Ratkovich, Tim Robbins, Eugene Sadovoy, Dr. Bruce & Susan Samuels, Boyd S. Smith, Michael & Terri Smooke, Lauren & Steve Spilman, Elinor & Rubin Turner, Valaree & Robert Wahler, Billie Milam Weisman, Zheng Wen, Ruth & Hutton Wilkinson, Sue Wong, Ernest Wooden, Jr., and Adele Yoshioka. During the course of the show, other noted attendees included: Jerry Bruckheimer, Leonardo DiCaprio, Henry Winkler, Lauren Graham, Patricia Arquette & Jeff Probst, among others.
Produced by the Palm Beach Show Group, the LA Art Show has been designed to meet the needs of galleries and art patrons. In addition to having substantial support from top collectors and celebrity clientele, galleries are provided access to a strong collector community via CollectosrNet.com, an international marketplace for fine art, antiques and jewelry. Created for dealers, collectors and interior designers, the site is unique in that it is the only online resource where members can virtually interact with and purchase from an exclusive, handpicked community of Palm Beach Show Group dealers.
The LA Art Show takes place from January 14 – 18, 2015 concurrently with the Los Angeles Jewelry, Antique & Design Show at the Los Angeles Convention Center, South Hall 1201 Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA 90015. For additional information about the Los Angeles Art Show, please visit www.laartshow.com.
Galleries interested in exhibiting at the LA Art Show are invited to download and submit an application online at http://www.laartshow.com/Exhibitor-applications.asp. Space is limited. For additional exhibitor information, please call:
LA Office:  822-9145
Palm Beach Office:  822-5440
About The LA Art Show:
For 20 years The LA Art Show has delivered the broadest spectrum of art from across the globe to Los Angeles' diverse and engaged collector base. The Los Angeles Art Show, created by KR Martindale Show Management and FADA, is the longest running venue for contemporary, modern, historic and traditional art in the country.
The 2014 event launched the Los Angeles Jewelry, Antique & Design Show, a sister-event that debuted Treasures of the Maya Spirit, a critically acclaimed exhibition of never-before-seen works of art from the Maya Civilization.
The Palm Beach Show Group (PBSG) acquired the LA Art Show in 2012. Under the new ownership, the LA Art Show will be produced and operated by LA Art Show, Inc., under the umbrella of The Palm Beach Show Group, in partnership with Kim Martindale, General Manager.