Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Everything But the Kitsch 'N Sync group show Acceptance List

In less than two weeks (on Friday, March 5th) we'll be unveiling our annual Everything But the Kitsch 'N Sync group show. We sorted through tens of thousands of submissions and finalized the list of accepted works today. There are a handful of additional artists that will be included whom we are waiting to announce just before the show opens, but the vast majority are listed below. I know a lot of artists have been waiting to hear if they've made the cut, so if you are not included on the list below, the odds are fairly secure that you have not been accepted this year, but that doesn't mean that we didn't like your work. In many cases, pieces were too large to fit cohesively with the majority of approved selections. In some cases, the deadline prevented us from including some folks that otherwise would have been represented.

There were a lot of very strong contenders, but there's only so much wall space, so without further ado, I announce the 2010 Kitsch 'N Sync "Accepted" list:

Adam Strange
Adrian Dominic
Alan Kocharian
Alyson Souza
Amy Jeeye Lee
Andy Steele
Antonio Roybal
Apricot Mantle
Aya Masuda
Barry Fitzgerald
Benjamin A. Vierling
Bob Dob
Bonni Reid
Brad Parker
Brandon Morino
Brandon Steen
Brendan McCarthy
Brian Poor
Bree Hranek
Bruce Eichelberger
Bruce Gossett
Bryan Cunningham
Bryce Yoshito Takara
Caroline Hwang
Carl Lozada
Carlos Ramos
Cecilia Granata
Celene Petrulak
Chris Athans
Chris Madans
Chris Roberts-Antieau
Christopher Umana
Conrad Haberland
Cristina Paulos

Da Kim
Dale Sizer
Damara Kaminecki
Damian Fulton
Dan Barry
Dani Manning
Danni Shinya Luo
Daniel Lim
Dara Harvey
Dave Dziemian
David K. Rose
David Russell Talbott
Davidd Batalon
Dennis Larkins
Dion Macellari
Domenick J. Calligaro
Eben Dodd
Edward Kunze
Eric Eyeball Richardson
Eunbyul Kwak
Everett Davidson
Frijol Boy
George Peaslee
George Thomas
Glen C. Davies
Heather Watts
Henry Stinson
Howard Hallis
Hsin-Han Su
Hyejoo Son
Jack Howe
Janet Kim
Jared Tharp
Jasmine Worth
Jason Houchen
JAW Cooper

Jayme Im
J.D. Fiedler
Jennifer Jelenski
Jennybird Alcantara
Jessica Dalva
Jessica Ward
John Stuart Berger
Jon MacNair
Julia Romanenko
Junichi Tsuneoka
Katerina Perdue
Kathy Braceland
Kim Scott
Krystopher Sapp
Kyle Henry
Lance Richlin
Laura Borchert
Lea Barozzi
Leslie Ditto
Liane Shih
Liz Brizzi
Liz Mamorsky
Lyle Motley
Mark Gleason
Martin Kanshige
Mary Fleener
Mary Syring
Matjames Metson
Max Grundy
Megan Majewski
Michael Brown
Michael Pukac
Michael Stansell
Michelle An

Mickey Edtinger
Mike Maas
Mike Sosnowski
Mikel Parton
Miles Thompson
Miran Kim
Myron Conan Dyal
Nathan Ota
Nicholas Harper
Nicole Bruckman
Norbert H. Kox
Olga T. Mosqueda
Patricia Anders
Patrick “Star27” Deignan
Patrick Fatica
Paul Barrow
Peter Adamyan
Pol Turgeon
Rachel Bensimon
Rachel Fujii
Raya Golden
Richard Frost
Robin Fuqua
Rodrigo Cifuentes
Ron Adkins
Ron Tolentino Velasco
Ruel Pascual
Rusty Sherrill
Sae Soh
Scott Holloway
Sean Stepanoff
Shark Toof
Sheri DeBow
Stephanie Henderson
Stephen Holman
Steve Bartlett
Sunny Gu
Tamara Guion
Tammi Otis
Taylor Christensen
Tennessee Loveless
Thea Saks
Thomas Lynch III
Trevor Brown
Walter Hall
Winifred Johnson Brewer
Zachary Schoenbaum

The focus has always been to grant exposure to emerging talent while showcasing them alongside established names, and that esthetic remains more true than ever before this year. In fact, we have the highest concentration we've ever had of artists making their art gallery debut in this exhibition. Add to that a wide percentage of professionals making their Los Angeles and North American debuts, and that makes this an exhibition you really can't afford to miss. There are quite a few pieces that I would love to purchase outright, but I made a decision when I took this job to allow our patrons first right of purchase to insure that our artists' work makes it into the hands of collectors, helping to widen their buyer-base. I've always thought it a slap in the face of loyal supporters when the gallery buys the best pieces before the show opens.

But if you snooze, you will lose, because I am definitely going to be buying a few of these pieces in the second week of exhibition. So on your marks, get set...

A preview will be posted on Monday, February 1st, so be sure to check back soon.
If you spot someone on the above list for whom you want to queue for an advance purchase option, please shoot me an email at info@laluzdejesus.com or call me at (323) 297-0600.

Get in on the ground floor of some great careers building before our very eyes!

1 comment:

  1. This will be really amazing. I look forward to viewing the preview since I don't live nearby.