Agglomeration @ Keystone Gallery

Wow! I’m so proud of this show that my wonderful studio mate Kim Marra and I put on last month, and the immensely positive reception of the work just goes to show that we’re on to something! Click the button to see more photos and read all about our show.

Kim Marra & Christine Rasmussen at Keystone Art Space.
Christine Rasmussen & Kim Marra at Keystone Art Space

Open Studios - June 9 - Studio C14

I moved into a new studio in April, sharing with the talented Kim Marra. Our work compliments each other and it's been such a joy to have her energy and inspiration in the studio. We invite you to join us on SATURDAY JUNE 9, 6-10PM as we open our door wide. EVENT DETAILS

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We'll be one of 45+ studios open at Keystone Art Space. 

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C. Rasmussen in her Los Angeles studio, 2018.

C. Rasmussen in her Los Angeles studio, 2018.

Kim Marra in her Los Angeles studio, 2018

Kim Marra in her Los Angeles studio, 2018

Wine + Art: Benefit for CASA LA @ Werkartz

This Saturday come join me for a night of wine tasting and bidding on art to raise funds for Court Appointed Advocates of Los Angeles.

C. Rasmussen |  On High  | 2016 | Oil on canvas | 8x8 inches |  Start bidding today

C. Rasmussen | On High | 2016 | Oil on canvas | 8x8 inches | Start bidding today

CASA’s vision is a Los Angeles in which every foster child has an advocate and the opportunity to thrive.
— CASA LA (http://casala.org)

I've joined  dozens of artists in donating artwork to the auction. You can start bidding now here or here - my painting, On High, is Item 93 - or join us for the live auction on Saturday, 6-9PM. The auction begins at 7:30PM. Tickets required ($50) available here.

A list of participating artists: 

Pickles Galore: event photos

Wow! "Pickles Galore" pop-up show on Sunday was an unexpected success, which I'm very proud of.

Pickles Galore - a group pop-up show on Feb 12, 2017 at Lamperouge Fine Art.

Curated by: Linda Vallejo.

Featuring artwork by: Annie Clavel, Peter Dalton, Deborah Decker, Dawn Marie Forsythe, Jeanie Frias, Leonard Greco, Christine Rasmussen, Marlene Struss & Paul Torres.

Pop-up shows are a lot of work to put on, with no guarantee that they will turn out well. This show came together well due to the trifecta of a gorgeous venue, a smart curator and the participating artists bringing their A-game (it was also nice to have a sunny day!).

See more event photos on Facebook

C. Rasmussen chatting with guests at the pop-up show. |  Photo credit: Francisco Alvarado. 

C. Rasmussen chatting with guests at the pop-up show. | Photo credit: Francisco Alvarado. 

Artwork from left to right: Dawn Marie Forsyth (plus sculptures), Marlene Struss & Deborah Decker. |  Photo credit: C. Rasmussen. 

Artwork from left to right: Dawn Marie Forsyth (plus sculptures), Marlene Struss & Deborah Decker. | Photo credit: C. Rasmussen. 

Yes, there were pickles! |  Photo credit: C. Rasmussen. 

Yes, there were pickles! | Photo credit: C. Rasmussen. 

Pickles Galore: Pop-Up Show on Sunday 2/12

What?

What does "Pickles Galore" mean anyway? Answer: absolutely nothing. Here's how my fellow exhibiting artists and I came up with the name - we all wrote two random words on pieces of paper, put them in a hat, and picked out various combinations. I guess we were in a silly mood that day, because the best combination was "Pickles Galore."

Who?

This show features 9 artists who I have been meeting with once a month for the past year in a Peer Critique Group. What's a "peer critique group"? Good question. This is a group of artists who gets together and gives constructive criticism about each other's art. This particular group is made up of LAAA/Gallery 825 members.

Curator

The show is curated by the fantastic Linda Vallejo, who is picking the work tomorrow, so we'll all be surprised on Sunday! 

Come join us!

Click here to RSVP at the Facebook event. This show is free and open to the public.

2-Person Show at Washington Reid Gallery

I'm dropping off 6 of my larger paintings from my She Was Just a Dream series in the morning at Washington Reid Gallery

The Artist Reception is on Saturday October 22, all event details here. I'm excited to be showing in Culver City, an art haven in the middle of Los Angeles, and at this wonderful venue. Also, I love the combination of my work with Dale's - we both love vibrant color and make work dealing with memory and loss, but in completely different ways. Should be exciting - join me! 

Invitation to "Solidarity" a pop-up group show

I'm happy to invite you to see a couple of my new paintings, alongside 14 other talented artists, in Solidarity: a pop-up group show.


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"This group of artists is a reflection of the great diversity that makes up this city...the exhibition encompasses the energy of Los Angeles, demonstrating a shared harmony and unity - a working dialog of acceptance - that comes from all its communities."

FACEBOOK EVENT: https://www.facebook.com/events/610606342450717/

Lamperouge Gallery is located in the Brewery Art Complex. 
Directions & Map: http://www.lamperouge.org/about/

 

 

June @ The Hive

Do you believe in second chances? If you missed the show last month, you have another chance to come see my paintings (& meet me!) at The Hive Gallery & Studios this month. I'll be present for the event nights:

  • June 4, 8-11PM, Opening Reception
  • June 9, 6-11PM, DTLA Art Walk

Trust me, original paintings are ALWAYS better in real life, so if you're in the area, stop by!

Regular gallery hours are Wed-Sat, 1-6PM. 729 S. Spring St, Los Angeles, CA 90014. 

TONIGHT: Live Painting @ DTLA Art Walk

Photo by Adi Marie from March DTLA Art Walk. 

Photo by Adi Marie from March DTLA Art Walk. 

It's that time again - 2nd Thursday of the month is DTLA Art Walk. I'll be live painting in front of the Hive Gallery from 7-11PM. 

I also have 21 paintings on display inside the gallery (in the fur-lined room all the way at the back). 

Hive Gallery & Studios
729 S. Spring St.
Los Angeles, CA 90014

In Review: 2016 LA Art Show

This quote was stenciled on one of the walls in the exhibit - a good reminder. 

Having the opportunity to go to the 21st annual LA Art Show (Jan. 28-31) this year really blew me away.

Selections from Flower Pepper Gallery, featuring paintings by Leila Ataya (top left) and Valerie Pobjoy (bottom left and right).

For those of you unfamiliar to so-called “art fairs,” these are events usually hosted at convention centers where galleries set up booths to showcase their stable of artists. It’s a great opportunity for collectors to find new work, showcased artists to get more exposure, and emerging artists (like yours truly) to find inspiration.

I spent most of my time in the “Littletopia” section. This part of the exhibit, curated by Red Truck Gallery, featured work by contemporary artists, most of whom dabble in pop surrealism. What is pop surrealism? (I had to look it up too, so just including the link because they explain it better than I could). 

You enter Littletopia through a cardboard archway reminiscent of a castle and worthy of Burning Man, created by Jeff Gillette. His "Dismayland" paintings line the walls as you enter (Jeff did indeed collaborate with Banksy on Dismaland, but after many years of already subverting Disney, as this article attests). Other highlights included the selection of paintings on display at Flower Pepper Gallery, and could be better than a maze made of cake and icing by Scott Hove?

Also of note in other parts of the show: the hyper realistic bust of Frida Kahlo by Kazuhiro Tsuji; Justin Bower's huge, fragmented portraits; and Desire Cherish Obtain’s lollipop sculpture. Click here for more info and better photos in this article.

Sculpture by Kazuhiro Tsuji (left), painting by Justin Bower (top right) and live painting by street artist Robert Vargas (bottom right).

Paintings by Eric Forsythe (left, top and bottom), Liz Brizzi (top right) and Jolene Lai (bottom right).