March 6 – 29, 2015 Opening Reception: Friday, March 6th, 8-11 PM
Luz De Jesus Gallery proudly presents our annual juried group
exhibition, LALUZAPALOOZA. This gigantic, no-theme show features works
from some of the freshest and most relevant artists working today. Last
year we sorted through 16,000 submissions from commercial illustrators,
graphic designers, tattooists, scenics, students, street taggers,
animators and working gallery artists. How many will we see this year?
Past shows have featured as many as 330 pieces and as few as 100, making
this the most exclusive selection of tastefully, jam-packed,
salon-style exhibited works in Post-Pop. There will be some familiar
names from our ever-growing roster of feature artists, but an
overwhelming percentage of the work this year will come from a brand new
batch of previously undiscovered, emerging talent. Will you be among
We have recently revised our submission policy. Read the following carefully before submitting.
La Luz de Jesus Gallery reviews submissions from October 1st to December 31st only, in consideration for our annual group show.
restrictions apply: only pieces under 24″ on largest side will be
considered. Artists not located locally will be responsible for the cost
of returning their own work. No glass will be accepted on any piece
that requires shipping. All art must have its own hanging or standing
mechanism. Paintings must be wired or cleated.
you wish to submit work for consideration, you must follow these
guidelines and those below. Submissions that do not follow the
guidelines will not be considered.
showcase mainly figurative, narrative paintings and unusual sculpture.
Our focus is not abstract expressionism and we are not accepting
submissions of video or digital art, photography, edition printing or
please be aware that because of the large volume of unsolicited
submissions we receive, we cannot, and will not, personally respond or
offer you a review of your materials.
Artists may submit 3-8 low resolution (72 ppi, 760 pixels on the largest side), unzipped jpegs. File names must be saved in this format: LastName_Title-of-Artwork.jpg
Indicate within the body of the email the following info for each work:
Your Name “The Title” Medium (Oil on canvas, etc) Dimension Width” x Height” (x Depth” -if applicable) Framed dimension Width” x Height” (x Depth” -if applicable) $ Retail price range
Include this info within the body of the email, NOT AS AN ATTACHMENT. Also include your complete contact information (your name, mailing address, phone number, email and website address).
These submissions may be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org
with “Group Show Submission” in the subject line. It is not necessary
to send a follow up email. We will get in touch with you only if we are
Email submissions that do not follow this format will not be reviewed.”
our annual group show was called “Everything but the Kitschen Sync,”
but it began life in October 1986 as the “Día de los Muertos” show which
was entirely focused on the folk art, sculptures and imagery of
Mexico’s “Day of the Dead” celebration. By 1995, gallery owner and
curator Billy Shire felt the show had run its course and presented other
themed group exhibitions such as the 1996 “21st Century Tiki Show.” In
1998 Shire decided to present a non-themed show dedicated to
illustrative and narrative artwork. As many local artists work in
commercial graphic art fields such as illustration, cartooning,
animation, etc., the show was named “Uncommercial Art by Commercial
Artists.” In 2004, Shire changed the show title to the more encompassing
and less-cumbersome “Everything But the Kitschen Synch.” Several
spelling and name variations later, here we are…
looks at this show for new and interesting artists” states Shire – “and
indeed, not only does La Luz de Jesus pick artists from the group show
for smaller group and solo shows down the line–numerous curators and
owners of other galleries also keep their eyes on the yearly show for
potential artists to add to their rosters.”
is the one show annually that most patrons look forward to seeing, as
it’s a chance to discover new artists in the venue that has launched so
many careers,” notes gallery director Matt Kennedy. “Every year we
manage to discover a new conglomeration of fresh talent, and among them a
class of breakout successes. That’s really a credit to the accessible
talent pool. The quality and availability of instruction (both in
schools and through independent study) coupled with the the culture that
this city attracts, fosters a welcoming environment for people with the
ability to create –often in reaction to their individual situations.”
La Luz de Jesus Gallery as we continue to support the latest and most
original efforts from the world’s alternative art scene.
Contact the gallery director for availability and purchase info: (323) 666-7667