A cold rainy day could not keep me away from the annual LA Art Show. This year’s event was held once again at the beautiful LA Convention Center.

The hubby and I parked at the Lankershim Boulevard, North Hollywood depot and for $7.00 each, we rode the Metrolink Redline to the 7th Street Metro Station where we boarded the Blueline to the Pico exit. From there we scurried through blustery weather to the convention center entrance, passing a $30 parking lot along the way. So thankful for public transportation.

Metrolink Redline Depot

This year, the LA Art Show was divided into two distinct sections:

The Los Angeles Fine Art Show featured a blend of unique Historic and Contemporary Art by dealers from around the globe. We feasted our eyes on our works by Claude Monet, Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Toulouse Lautrec, Vincent Van Gogh, William-Adolphe Bouguereau and even Winston Churchill.

Claude MonetSir Lawrence Alma-Tadema1Pierre-Auguste RenoirToulouse LautrecVincent Van GoghWilliam-Adolphe BouguereauWinston Churchill

As I’m currently researching for an upcoming blog on the painters of the Art Deco era, it was pure luck to stumble upon an original work by Polish artist, Tamara de Lempicka at the M.S. Rau Anitques booth.Tamara de LempickaTamara de Lempicka Close Up To learn more about this remarkable 20th century artist, be sure to subscribe at the top right of this blog.

I can always count on my partner in crime, hubby Barry Wehrli to spot and document beautiful artwork by artists we had not yet learned about such as British artist, John Atkinson Grimshaw. John Atkinson GrimshawJohn Atkinson Grimshaw

On the more contemporary portion of this exhibit, I was delighted to find original works by Wallasse Ting. It was sad to learn by Jeffrey Lee of Longmen Art Projects, that Ting had passed away, but relieved to learn they are entrusted with the estate and preserving the artists’ legacy. For the school, I purchased a comprehensive book on Ting’s work and look forward to sharing it with my students. Wallasse TingWallasse Ting Book

The highlight of the show came when master painter Regina Lyubovnaya took the time to speak with me at her booth. She remembered meeting with me at least year’s show. In 2015, she had a full on painting demonstration at her booth, complete with still life set up, easel, paints and brushes. This year featured new portrait works in addition to her beautiful still life paintings. When I learned she also taught, I invited her to consider hosting a workshop and/or demonstration at Pastimes for a Lifetime. She loved the idea. I will be following up with her to coordinate. Be sure to check Pastimes’ Facebook page for the Event announcement should this come to fruition. Very exciting!Regina Lyubovnaya & Linda WehrliRegina Lyubovnaya

Before the event closed, Barry and I made a whirlwind tour of the LA Art Show Modern+Contemporary section. The Arcadia Contemporary and Maxwell Alexander Gallery booths did not disappoint. Artwork from their artists including Casey Baugh, Malcolm T. Liepke, David Grossmann and Jeremy Mann can best be viewed on their respective websites. Click the links and prepare to be awed.

For now, my artistic appetite has been somewhat satiated, until next year’s LA Art Show.

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