Saturday, October 8, 2016

Inglewood Open Studios Celebrates its Tenth Year! Saturday, November 12th and Sunday November 13,2016 12pm - 5pm

For Immediate Release:  

 Inglewood Open Studios
Tour Celebrates Its Tenth Year!
Saturday, November 12 & Sunday, November 13, 2016. 12pm-5pm

LOS ANGELES, CA – Inglewood has become the fastest growing artist community in Los Angeles. It is also the fastest growing city, undergoing daily changes for and around the NFL stadium, Hollywood Park Casino, along new Metro lines and downtown Inglewood. The tenth annual Inglewood Open Studios tour will showcase the impressive depth and talent of this community on the weekend of November 12-13, from 12:00 to 5:00pm both days. As always, Inglewood Open Studios remains an artist run event, co-organized by local non profit Inglewood Cultural Arts (ICA).

On both Saturday November 12 and Sunday, November 13, Inglewood artists will open their studios to the public, inviting visitors to personally tour their private working spaces and enjoy art created in all media--drawing, painting, sculpture, mixed-media, photography, print making, installation, video and performance.

To mark our 10th year anniversary, co-founder Renée Fox will curate a group show of 2016 Inglewood Open Studios artist participants at Residency gallery, a new gallery in Inglewood, managed by Rick Garzon. With its second exhibition about to open, Residency has already had reviews in Contemporary Art Review la (also known as CARLA) and Artillery. The group show will serve as stop #1 on the tour route, and, as a preview of art that can be seen on the tour. Group show dates: Saturday, November 12 through Wednesday, November 16 with a closing reception on November 16 from 6-9PM.

An official map with Inglewood Open Studios location details will be available online, at Residency gallery and at all artist studio locations on the tour. For additional information on Inglewood Open Studios, including the printable tour map, please visit Free shuttle transportation will also be provided by the City of Inglewood.

Participating Artists -
Inglewood Open Studios participants include both established and emerging artists. The 2016 Inglewood Open Studios artists are listed in alphabetical order:

Adrienne Adar
Susan Amorde
Brian Biedul
Martin Bruinsma
Kelly Brumfield-Woods
Darel Carey
Matthew Carey
Anne Cheek La Rose
Joyce Dallal
Bibi Davidson
Beth Dubber
Martin Durazo
Renee Fox
Sue Francis
Calida Garcia Rawles
Michael Giancristiano
Nancy Jo Haselbacher
Shelly Heffler
Astrelle Johnquest
Michael Massenburg
Christopher L. Mercier
David Newcombe
Lindsey Nobel
Kenneth Ober
Toni Reinis
Joan Robey
Alexandra Rose
Dawn Rosenquist
Karen Sikie
Stan Smith
ZinShu Spock, 
Ernie Steiner
Holly Tempo
Sidney Tuggerson, Jr.
Ginger Van Hook
Luke Van Hook
MonaLisa Whitaker
Exceptional Children's Foundation (29 artists)

Inglewood, CA -

Photo by Ginger Van Hook©2012
Inglewood, CA -
Photo by Ginger Van Hook©
Inglewood is nestled in the center of Los Angeles County. Bordered by the LAX International Airport, it is in close proximity to Otis College of Art and Design and is surrounded by the cities of Culver City, El Segundo, Marina Del Rey, Westchester, and Torrance.

Inglewood Cultural Arts -
Inglewood Cultural Arts, Inc. (ICA), functions as fiscal receiver and co-organizer for the Inglewood Open Studios. ICA is an independent, multidisciplinary nonprofit arts organization serving residents of Inglewood and surrounding communities. ICA's mission is to enhance the quality of life in the community by providing diverse cultural arts programs.

Van Hook Foundation-
Van Hook Foundation (VHF) is the media sponsor for the Inglewood Open Studios and may be contacted for additional information.
VHF is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded in Inglewood and located at the Beacon Arts Building Gallery 1D.
The Van Hook Foundation’s mission is to promote the merging of fine art and science through the curating, jurying, installation and mounting of artistic, educational and scientific exhibitions for the public and to Promote Visibility of the Local Arts Communities in Los Angeles and surrounding areas.,,

For additional information, please contact press liaison Ginger Van Hook at

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Zero Down. Inglewood Artists Exhibition at 1019 West Manchester. Ginger Van Hook, from Beacon Arts Building, Exhibiting Photography title: "Seeing Double"

Zero Down Art

A Multi-Media Art Exhibition Featuring an Exciting Evening of Open Studios,
A Group Show and Performance Art

Saturday, June 4, 2016,
On the premises of

 Address 1019WEST Art Studios
1019 West Manchester Boulevard
Inglewood, CA 90301

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"ZERO DOWN" is a festive one-night art event taking place on Saturday, June 4, 2016, in the studios and on the premises of the 1019WEST Artists Studio complex on the Inglewood-Westchester border, two blocks west of the 405 at 1019 W. Manchester Blvd., Inglewood. This year the multi-disciplinary artists from 1019WEST team up with artists from the Beacon Arts Building and guest performance artists to bring alive the entire site for an exciting evening of performance art, music, group exhibition, installations, and open studios staged at the massive retrofit building. 1019WEST appeared on the LA art scene five years ago to exceptional acclaim within the arts community, and is situated in an area that is now known as one of the burgeoning art scenes in LA.

More than 20 artists' studios at 1019WEST will be open to the public from 5:00-9:00 p.m., while performance artists will be juxtaposed throughout the site during the evening. A group show and installations of 1019WEST and Beacon Arts Building artists will be exhibited in the hallways and around the site.

Food and drinks will be available throughout the evening, and visitors will find ample street parking. Walk-in entrance only on West Manchester and Hindry Avenue.

"It's always interesting visiting with the artists here at 1019 West Manchester because everybody is unique and there's no single style or point of view. You can tell who is here working on art from the cars in the parking lot, which is never empty. This artist's campus is right on the glide path for LAX which lends it an air of never ending industry. Plus, there is an LA sort of logic to having art studios in an old automobile dealership," said Scott Grieger, Artist.

Participating artists from 1019WEST are: Mira Alibek, Susan Amorde, Michele Asselin, Nina Chin, Clerio Demoraes, Jeanne Dunn, Claire Jackel, Steve Jakobsen, Rachel Kaster, Henry Kitchen, Stuart Marcus, Jesus Max, David Newcombe, Melanie Newcombe, David Peters, Tony de los Reyes, David Spanbock, Ernie Steiner, Lacey Stoffer, Liza Vosbigian, Pontus Wilfors, Ashley Wilson.

Participating artists from Beacon Arts Building are: Brian Biedul, Darel Carey, Matthew Carey, Dosshaus, Bibi Davidson, Sue Francis, Nancy Jo Haselbacher, Shelley Heffler, Deborah Lambert, Tahnee Lonsdale, Michael Massenburg, Jen Meyer, Alexis Murray, Calida Garcia Rawles, Dawn Rosenquist, Katie Sinnott, Ginger Van Hook.

Performance art by: Kayla Tange, L.A. Mudpeople, Vittoria Colonna, and Elizabeth Tobias.

The event is sponsored by 1019WEST/Beacon Arts Building management, Shoebox PR and Kristine Schomaker, and 1019WEST/Beacon Arts Building artists, including: Susan Amorde, Jeanne Dunn, and Deborah Lambert.

1019WEST is a dynamic complex of creative workspaces where 30 multidisciplinary artists maintain studios. Located in Inglewood, just west of the 405 freeway, the building is situated in the middle of the larger creative community of the Beacon Arts Building, Otis College of Art and Design, and Loyola Marymount University. The now retrofit building and grounds were originally the location of the first VW dealership in Southern California. More information can be found on the website at: