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


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

Pinocchio’s Follies -Cactus Gallery: August 12 – September 2, 2017

Pinocchio’s Follies will be exploring the important lessons learned during Pinocchio’s misadventures. We will also get to meet the carnival of colorful characters that guided him to discover the true meaning of being human.
Participating artists: 
Donna Abbate, Joe Alvarez, Ulla Anobile, Denise Bledsoe, Andrea Bogdan, Lacey Bryant, Catherine Bursill Moore, Olivier Castillon, Nancy Cintron, Valency Genis, Annette Hassell, Patricia Krebs, Mavis Leahy, Malathip, Justine Mares, Jen Musatto, Janet Olenik, Jen Raven, Bobby Rojas, Salvage Art Sweetheart (Marsha Perloff), Carolina Seth, and Joe Vollan.

Something Wild in My Garden – Cactus Gallery: June 10 – July 15, 2017

Something Wild in My Garden
Featured artist: Olga Ponomarenko
Scheduled to run: June 10 – July 15, 2017
RECEPTION: Saturday, June 10 * 6p-9p
3001 North Coolidge Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90039
Something in My Garden will be exploring the plight of urban wildlife. Many of our furry and feathered friends have been evicted from their habitat by an exploding human population who in their search for progress are destroying their natural environment. In turn wildlife are forced into ‘residential areas’, placing their own and their neighbors’ pets in jeopardy, in order to find food for survival.
Participating artists:
 Jaclyn Alderete, Douglas Alvarez, Ulla Anobile, Julie B, Lea Barozzi, Skye Becker-Yamakawa, Terri Berman, Denise Bledsoe, Andrea Bogdan, Debra Broz, Lacey Bryant, Ivonne Carley, Joe Carrion, Gigi Chen, Jon Ching, Nancy Cintron, Joshua Coffy, Henry T. Cram, Ashley Fisher, Rosie Garcia, Valency Genis, Corrie Gregory, Patrick Haemmerlein, Annette Hassell, Anita Inverarity, Brooke Kent, Lydia Moon Hee Kim, Patricia Krebs, Mavis Leahy, Malathip, Nichol Norman, Janet Olenik, Sarah Polzin, Olga Ponomarenko, Myriam Powell, Johnny Quintanilla, Jen Raven, Meghan Ritchey, Bobby Rojas, Joshua Roman, Lena Sayadian, Corina St. Martin, Kelly Thompson, Yuki Toy, Juliette Vaissiere, Kelly Vetter, Joe Vollan, Michelle Waters, Emily Wenner, and Holly Wood.
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