Around the holidays people are often in the spirit of giving back. Clara Berta says, “I enjoy giving back to community with my artwork because I feel good when I am helping others.”
“Never get tired of doing little things for others. Sometimes, those little things occupy the biggest part of their hearts.” —Unknown
With its Blank Canvas V exhibition, United Cerebral Palsy of Los Angeles, Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties (UCPLA)’s Washington Reid Gallery continues its celebration of its own artists-in-residence, its staff, friends, and family, in addition to a select group of artists from Los Angeles and beyond giving back to their community. Since the first Blank Canvas Art Show in 2012, the gallery has invited local artists to participate using a variety of formats and mediums.
The Blank Canvas fifth anniversary celebration at the UPCLA Washington Reid Gallery is delighted to showcase Clara Berta, a leading abstract artist based in downtown Los Angeles. Clara Berta says, “Art is a precious gift – sharing it with communities, charities and foundations definitely holds a great purpose, one that I will continue as long as I am painting.”
Washington Reid Gallery
6110 Washington Blvd.
Culver City 90232
December 10, 2016 – January 10, 2017.
Gallery hours: M-F, 10am-4pm
Saturday, December 10, 2016, 6 – 9pm
-Enjoy art and music
-Catering by Bread & Butter (http://www.breadbuttercatering.com/)
WHAT: Blank Canvas V Benefit Art Show
100% of proceeds from this Annual Benefit Art Show go to support the programs at the UCPLA (United Cerebral Palsy of LA).
UCPLA offers over 40 programs and services across five counties in Southern California for adults with disabilities.
Robert L. Looker and Casie N. Kesterson
Robert Looker, from The Looker Foundation, is an expert in and collector of contemporary art, having served as a Contemporary Art Specialist for the international art auction houses Christie’s and Sotheby’s for eighteen years.
-Colin H. Clark (filmmaker)
COASTER ARTISTS (Curated by Christine Rasmussen)
Christine Rasmussen, Clara Berta, Eric Hamm, Nancy Armitage, Nancy Spiller, Peter Dalton, Rebecca Bangs, Stephanie Sherwood, and Tim Dilbeck
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About Clara Berta
Clara Berta is a passionate, award-winning, abstract artist of Hungarian heritage. Her dynamic, highly textural, abstract works have been exhibited in the United States and collected worldwide. Having earned over 10 awards between 2003-2016, she has also been recently honored with a 3rd Place award in an important exhibit “Made in California” at Brea Municipal Gallery.
About Washington Reid Gallery
The UCPLA Washington Reid Gallery and adjoining Washington Place Adult Day Program supports a vigorous community of working artists with a variety of developmental challenges, such as Autism, cerebral palsy, and Down syndrome, whose perspective is vital within the contemporary art world. Director of Client Services, Stephani Anderson-Stott, is the visionary and driving force behind the Washington Reid Gallery. She started the gallery space in 2011 as a venue for UCPLA artists to connect with the artistic community in the burgeoning Culver City Art District. Stephani brought on Veronica DeJesus as the Gallery Manager to continue her vision for the Gallery. The Washington Reid Gallery has helped to launch the careers of over 40 UCPLA artists-in-residence and has become a vibrant fine art gallery on W. Washington Boulevard.
The Washington Reid Gallery is located inside the United Cerebral Palsy LA (UCPLA) facility.