Sunday, September 29, 2013

The Coaster Closing Party Is Tonight!

It's been an incredible month, and it all comes down to one last night–and that's tonight! We've got over 700 coasters which have been elevated from mere bar accessories to fine art. Sales have been brisk throughout, but there are still some incredible pieces available. Starting at only $20 each, there are pieces as yet not purchased from internationally, museum-exhibited artists. Call or email, as what's listed as available may be sold by the time you get here!
(323) 666-7667

See you tonight! The show is open to the public all day, but the party starts at 7 and runs til 10 PM.

Here's a brief sampling of what could be yours:

Cathie Bleck

Stephanie Inagaki


Tasha Kusama

Dennis Larkins

Hui Tan

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

The Coaster Show Preview is LIVE!

September 6-29th!

We’ve all done it.
We’ve sat at the bar, drinking a beer and doodled on a coaster.
But most of us aren’t the extremely skilled painters, illustrators, animators, tattooists, sculptors or collage artists that are featured in this exhibition–that takes a love of craft brewing and elevates it to high art.

La Luz de Jesus Gallery partnered with the folks behind L.A. Beer Week to produce a custom canvas for some of our favorite gallery folks to do what they do best, and transform 4″ tondo coasters into museum-worthy exhibition pieces. And so BEER IS ART was born!

We opened this show up to international artists by personally dropping off coasters at Comicon and touching base with our friends at Dorothy Circus Gallery in Rome. There will be over 800 works of art on display this month. As you can guess, it took a long time to size and upload the images to produce the preview site (and it's going to take about three days to hang it all), so I'm going to keep this brief:

Check out the preview here and call me, or you will be kicking yourself until next year. Come down on Friday for a craft beer extravaganza and a peek at the vehicle that just set the classic car land speed record as Jeff Brock sets up a mini installation during Max Grundy's Ozone Schmozone show.

Here's a list of participants:

Susanne Apgar
Adamyan, Peter
Adcock, Amber
Addams, Jessicka
Almera, Marco
Anne, Caitlin
Apgar, Susanne
Araki, Mari
Bainbridge, Briana
Bakofsky, Lee
Bales, Christopher
Barr, Amy Burns
Barry, Dan
Bass, Chris
Bastian, Jeremy A.
Bastien, Alexandra
Batalon, Davidd
Beard, Dan
Shaun Berke
Bee, Syd
Bentley, J
Berke, Shaun
Bickford, Michelle
Blanchard, Sue
Blanco, Rick "Dienzo"
Bleck, Cathie
Boettcher, David
Bradford, Amber
Brewer, Winifred Johnson
Brown, Calef
Brown, Michael
Burckhardt, Marc
Bruckman, Nicole
Burrell, Erin
Cad, Simone
Calagione, Sam
Jessica Dalva
Campos, Alex
Carlino, Jeaneen
Carroll, Liz
Cermaria, Elena
Chang, Tanny
Chen, Eszter
Cheng, Frederick
Cherry, Adrian
Copper, Torii
Coronel, Edward Robin
Crane, Will
Daily, Steven
Dalva, Jessica
Darkonn, Ixie
Ditto, Leslie
Doherty, Andy
Dominguez, Sean
Egan, Mike
Bruce Eichelberger
Eichelberger, Brice
Eichelberger, Bruce
English, Ron
Eron, Keith Van
Escamilla, Sara
Fan, Evan
Fritz, Don
Gardiner, Lauren
Gillette, Jeff
Gleason, Mark
Goedde, Steve Diet
Gordon, Kim
Guerra, Amber Bradford
Guerra, Eva (age 10)
Guerrero, Max
Guion, Tamara
Haig, Sid
Hallis, Howard
Hammond, Brett
Steve Diet Goedde
Haro, Hanzel
Harrison, Ashford
Harrison, Derek
Hassold, Laurie
Hay, Chris
Hebert, Clare
Hebert, Mink
Herman, Brett
Hernandez, Andy
Hickerson, Buddy
Ho, Chi Kei "SAM"
Houlihan, Kelly
Hung, Leslie
Hush, Jeremy
Iannetti, Alessia
Inagaki, Stephanie
James, David
Jasinski, Aaron
Jelenski, Jennifer
Joaquim, George
Zoe Lacchei
Jonaitis, Susan
Jones, Mika Mae
Jun, Amy
Jung, Kowoon
Kallenbach, Brent
Kaminecki, Damara
Kayukawa, Yumiko
Keller, Shannon
Kent, Brooke
Kheel, Billy
Kim, Jaesun JK
Klu, Rick
Kono, Randy
Kortez, Michael
Kuo, Michael
Kurakina, Anastasia
Kusama, Tasha
Lacchei, Zoe
Landerman, Daniel
Nathan Ota
Larkins, Dennis
LaRotonda, Craig
Lau, Jon
Lebow, Dave
Lee, Jane
Lee, Soyoun
Levin, Matthew J.
Lin, Tory
Lindo, MJ
Lynch III, Thomas
Macellari, Dion
Maloof, Nicole
Manning, Colin
Marino, D.W.
Martinez, Horacio
Marutyan, Georgia
McGrath, Elizabeth
McMillan, Jeff
Melisande, Genie
Monroe, Brendan
Montes, Noe
Moon, Jiyoung Paige
Moore, Graham
Moore, Rick
Moulds, Alexis
Mount, Emma
Mr. Klevra
Murphy, Julie
Myers, Dustin
Nam, Joanne
Natale, David
Neutron, Cig
Norvet, Sean
O'Connell, Patrick R.
Oh, Yejin
Okamoto, Daisuke
Orozco, German
Osgood, John
Dan Quintana & Miso
Ota, Nathan
Otto, Nate
Palacio, Sasha
Parker, Jamie Lee
Parra, Kelly
Pascual, Ruel
Patti, Justin
Paulos, Cristina
Paz, Diego
Pedroni, Paulo
Penney, Lisa
Perrozi, Chistina
Peterpaul, Maya
Peterson, Ted
Pigors, Eric
Potocki, Gail
Powell, Stephen
Pamela Tu
Price, Matthew
Purcell, Anthony
Quake 86
Quintana, Dan
Quintana & Miso
Raffio, Natascia
Rich, Martha
Ritchie, Matt "136"
Rook, Luke
Rose, Ave
Salvador, J
Sandberg, Erik Mark
Sandelius, Corey
Sapp, Krys
Schoonover, Chad
Scott, Kim
Shearon, Sam
Sim, Junhee
Simon, Cassandra
Jasmine Worth
Sosnowski, Mike
Stebbins, Josh
Steen, Brandon
Stepanoff, Sean
Stickyrice, Lil-Tseng
Strieck, Rick
Stump, Anna
Sun, Deth P
Sy, Dexter
Tan, Hui
Tarascio, Marco
Templesmith, Ben
Todd, Mark
Tomeoki, Marie
Trelosky, Telopa
Treyfid, Treiops
Tu, Pamela
Kim Zsebe
Umana, Christopher
Velasquez, Christopher
Vitan, Maria
Walizki, Redd
Wang, Susan
Warshaw, Dave
Weldon, Casey
Willey, Marc C.
Worth, Jasmine
Wu, Christine
Zdan, William
Zhou, Misty
Zsebe, Kim