Art Happenings

Board and Room in a Mushroom: Cactus Gallery -June 9th-July 7th, 2018

Board and Room in a Mushroom
Featured artist Olga Ponomarenko
Opening reception: Saturday, June 9, 2018 * 6p-9p




For this exhibit, artist Olga Ponomarenko’s second featured spot, we will be treated to small meditative paintings of animals. This playful show explores how urbanization damages wilderness and forces wild animals to adapt to a citified existence.

Her paintings speak of the the ephemeral joys of daily life and are set within the ordinary doldrums of human existence. All of Olga’s paintings will be housed within a handmade and hand painted decorative mushroom frame.

Olga will be joined by a wonderful group of artists that will also explore how animals discover magic within the mundane of human existence.

Participating artists: Douglas Alvarez, Joe Alvarez, Ulla Anobile, Terri Berman, Skye Becker-Yamakawa, Nancy Cintron, Nancy Cintron, Bob Doucette, Corrie Gregory, Annette Hassell, Lori Herbst, e. ipolani, Ilaamen, Inga Lena, Anita Inverarity, Lydia Moon Hee Kim, Lisa Kurt, Mavis Leahy, Kahla Lewis, Malathip, Nichol Norman, Janet Olenik, Raul Pizarro, Tania Pomales, Myriam Powell, Kathleen Powers, Johnny Quintanilla, Bobby Rojas, Mable Song, Deirdre Sullivan-Beeman, Joe Vollan, Michelle Waters, Holly Wood and Gabriela Zapata.

Cactus Gallery

3001 North Coolidge Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90039



Spirit Animal -La Bodega Gallery: June 9, 2018

La Bodega Gallery presents

Saturday June 9th, 2018
6:00pm – 10:00pm
Free / All Ages

La Bodega Gallery
2196 Logan Ave
San Diego, CA

Indigenous cultures throughout the world have long honored the sacred space that animals share in our lives. We can all benefit by knowing our own personal Spirit Animals, and the messages and lessons they have for us. For some, a spirit animal is an other worldly guide who appears to offer love, healing, and support during difficult times. To others, a spirit animal is the same as a totem animal – it’s who you really are. Much of the process of identifying your spirit animal is paying attention to both your past and your present. It is a process of developing your inner knowledge and spiritual understanding. You can often discover your spirit animal in dreams, meditations.

Participating Artists :
Amanda Lynn
Amy Rodriguez
Anita Inverarity
Annette Hassell
Aunia Kahn
Brady Willmott
Bri Valdivia
Brian Hebets
Bruno Pontiroli
Carl Ingram
Carla Secco
Carolina Seth
Cassandra Schramm
Christina Ridgeway
Coco Miller
Cori Bartz
Dan Harding
Daniel Jaimes
David Van Gough
Dion Terry
Ellis D Luu
Esmeralda Robles
Espana Garcia
Evgeniya Golik
Ingrid Tusell
Jack Stricker
Jessica Van Hulle
Joe Vollan
Joshua Coffy
Joshua Roman
Julia Gabrielov
Karl Cossio
Katherine Brannock
Kelly Hutchison
Kyra Wilson
Lauren Saxton
Lea Barozzi
Linnea Strid
Martina D’Anastasio
Matan Chaffee
Matt Stallings
Matthew Steidley
Melany Meza-Dierks
Mihaela Popa
Moira Lumpkin
Monika Ptok-Byard
Morgan Sears
Olivier Castillon
Optimus Volts
Paul Naylor
Paul Neberra
Phoenix Chan
Ricardo Islas
Ron Lemen
Rose Ellen Swenson
Samantha Shumaker
Shay Davis
Soni Lopez-Chavez
Stacy Jean
Terry Ribera
Thomas Ascott
Tim Fagaly
Vanessa Lemen
Victor Roman
Yarns & Noble


Super Reverie – WOW X WOW: May 4-May 25th, 2018

WOW x WOW is incredibly proud to present Super Reverie. This exhibition continues our tradition of un-themed art shows and features new and unexhibited work by over 40 talented international artists, all of whom share a passion for intriguing narratives, inventive symbolism and beguiling mystery. Along with these unifying characteristics, the participating artists are also brought together through their ability to not only listen to, but also develop the whisperings from their imaginations; a talent which is often aided by quiet downtime and attentive daydreaming. This daydreaming can be thought of as engagement in an enhanced and reflective reverie: a ‘Super Reverie’.

Participating artists:

Peter Adamyan | Bayo | James Boswell | Marjolein Caljouw | Mandy Cao | The Chung!! | Steven Daily | Gabi de la Merced | Alex Eckman-Lawn | Brendon Flynn | Marcelo Gallegos | Gianluca ‘Tenia’ Gambino | Lauren Genovese | Thomas A. Gieseke | Brad Gray | Davor Gromilovic | Amy Guidry | Shreya Gupta | Daria Hlazatova | Alexandra Levasseur | Alice Lin | Matt Linares | James Lipnickas | Monica Loya | Sean Mahan | Wenkai Mao | Chris B. Murray | Andreas Nagel | Christian Orrillo | Bruno Pontiroli | Corinne Reid | Nathan Reidt | Bang Sangho | David Seidman | Pruch Sintunava | Joey Stupor | Ania Tomicka | Peter van Straten | Tof Vanmarque | Joe Vaux | Kelly Vivanco | Joe Vollan | Xsullo | Zeke’s Lunchbox

Periodic Table of Elements -Arch Enemy Arts: May 4th – 26th, 2018 ​

Arch Enemy challenged 19 artists to each create a moment or tell a story using only one of nature’s most basic building blocks. Exploring what’s as valuable as gold, bromine used as a tool of greed and deception, or phosphorus’ ability to bring light into the dark, each artist created a single piece using their own signature style and medium to bring science and creativity together in 19 moments, perfectly designed for this world. The show includes new works by 64 Colors, Alan Brown, Alex Eckman-Lawn, Allison Sommers, Chris Leib, David Seidman, Dewi Plass, Jason Limon, Jason Mowry, Jessica Dalva, Joe Vollan, John Walker, Johnie Thornton, Michael Reedy, Nick Sheehy, Paul Romano, Rachael Bridge, Sean Xenos, and Sergio Garcia.

Arch Enemy Arts
109 Arch St, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19106


LOTERIA! IV -Cactus Gallery: April 14 -May 5, 2018

Loteria is a traditional Mexican game of chance, similar to bingo, but uses images on a deck of cards instead of plain numbers. There are 54 images; each has a name and an assigned number. The cards are very colorful and the imagery on them is broadly recognized in all of Mexico, other Latin American countries, as well as European nations.

This is Cactus Gallery’s fourth annual “LOTERIA” themed exhibit. The exhibit will feature the original 54 images from the most commonly recognized standard deck by Pasatiempos Gallo, S.A.

RECEPTION: Saturday, April 14 * 6p-9p Join us for this charming show and play LOTERIA!

Cactus Gallery

3001 North Coolidge Avenue, Los Angeles CA 90039


Hearts + Crafts, A Valentine Market -Firehouse Art Co “Lottie Rose House” February 10, 2018

On February 10th, the Lottie Rose Gallery opens its doors to display one of a kind Valentine Cards, craft gifts, and a build your own bouquet station! There will be live music, dancing, poetry readings, food, booze, and an overall good time!

Come pick up something special for your loved ones and enjoy a night of pre-valentine festivities!

$3 at the door

6117 San Pablo Ave
Oakland, California 94608

Glitter -Cactus Gallery: January 13 – February 3, 2018

Co-curated by Stephanie Allespach, Kelly Thompson and Cactus Gallery

Participating artists: Stephanie Allespach, Douglas Alvarez, Terri Berman, Denise Bledsoe, Andrea Bogdan, Kelly Brumfield-Woods, Nancy Buchanan, MaryKay Campbell, Carolyn Castano, Krista Chael, Nancy Cintron, Sydney Croskery, Baha H. Danesh, Earl Dittebrandt, Jill Emery, Eden Folwell, Evād, Ann Hars, Lori Herbst, Amber Leilani, Ted Meyer, Cathi Milligan, Martina Moreno (Love is Possible), Opal Unicorn, Angela Maria Ortiz S., Claudia Parducci, Jen Raven, Kelly Thompson, Holly Topping, Elizabeth Tremante, Marjan Vayghan, Kelly Vetter, Joe Vollan and Sue Zola.

Cactus Gallery 

3001 North Coolidge Avenue, Suite B @ Blake Avenue

Los Angeles CA 90039