gem benefit by Los Angeles Art Association


Los Angeles Art Association will host its annual gem benefit on April 11, 2009 at Gallery 825.

The event, widely embraced by the art community and leading collectors as a showcase of emerging art trends, will feature the art of over 100 emerging, mid-career and established artists including Meeson Pae Yang, Dan Monteavaro, Julia Strickler and Steven Fujimoto.

With over 200 original artworks beginning at $100 – everyone can be an art collector at gem! The event also showcases a special silent auction with works by celebrated luminaries, including artists Richard Artschwager, Lisa Adams, Alex Couwenberg, Roland Reiss, Cole Sternberg, actor and artist Jason Lee and more.

Hundreds of LA’s most influential movers and shakers are expected to attend the exclusive VIP preview featuring food by Café 14, champagne, and spirits provided by Patron. Getty Museum Director Michael Brand and wife Tina Brand are serving as the Benefit Co-Chairs and the Benefit Committee comprises many renowned cultural figures including Harry Chandler, Howard N. Fox and Cheech Marin.

Gena Genis, of The Photographers Exchange, has an accepted a piece of work for the auction. It’s an accordion book, written in her own alphabet (Geniset) and illustrated with the story of the Origin Of Music-an Aztec legend. She states that she made the price dirt cheap for the auction. nice.

By Doug Stockdale

Updated Note:  The artists accepted into GEM are not being auctioned. It is a first come-first-served opportunity for the art. People show up and take what they want right off the wall, so get there early! The silent auction is for the big name artists who are donating pieces.

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