July 22, 2005 - Fellows of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles - 30th year anniversary
July 22, 2005

30th year anniversary

FELLOWS OF CONTEMPORARY ART

John Baldessari, ‘The Overlap Series: Palm Trees and
Building (with Vikings)’, AP10/10, 2001

For its 30th year, the Fellows of Contemporary Art is celebrating with a festive birthday party, featuring a silent auction,
SATURDAY, AUGUST 6, 2005
from 6-10 p.m.

at the Luckman Gallery in the Luckman Fine Arts Complex, Cal State Los Angeles

for information about tickets or participation, visit our new web site: www.focala.org

The silent auction will include significant works by these distinguished artists:
LITA ALBUQUERQUE ELEANOR ANTIN EDGAR ARCENEAU JOHN BALDESSARI TONY BERLANT MARK BRADFORD JESSICA BRONSON JEDEDIAH CAESAR SAM DURANT JOHN EDEN JUD FINE CHARLES GARABEDIAN RICHARD HAWKINS GEORGE HERMS ELLSWORTH KELLY JOYCE LIGHTBODY NATHAN MABRY YUNHEE MIN CHUCK MOFFIT ED MOSES KAZ OSHIRO JORGE PARDO PETER PLAGENS ED RUSCHA RICHARD SERRA MINDY SHAPERO LINDA STARK DON SUGGS SHIRLEY TSE PAE WHITE TOM WUDL

For more details and a description of artworks to be offered at auction, visit www.focala.org

50% of each artwork sale is given to the contributing artist, 50% goes to support FOCA Curators Awards and FOCAFellowships.

Party entertainment: Performances by Oguri, LA Eyeworks & Morganne
Music from DJ Eddie Ruscha

Also as part of celebrating their 30th year,

FELLOWS OF CONTEMPORARY ART, Los Angeles

announces the inauguration of the FOCAFellowships.
Biennial $10,000 unrestricted awards to three mid-career California artists.

The Fellows of Contemporary Art congratulates
the 2006 FOCAFellowships recipients
Vincent Fecteau

Evan Holloway

Monica Majoli

In September 2006, an exhibition of these artists works will be held at the Pasadena Armory Center for the Arts.

For more information, please visit www.focala.org

History of Fellows of Contemporary Art:

For the past three decades, the Fellows of Contemporary Art has underwritten exhibitions and collaborated with museums, galleries, and exhibition spaces to showcase and document innovative work in a variety of media. Through their Curators Awards, they have sponsored more than thirty-five exhibitions at over forty venues nation-wide, enabling arts professionals to present a wide range of shows, including the recent landmark exhibition Thing: New Sculpture from Los Angeles at the Hammer Museum at UCLA (2005); Topographies, San Francisco Art Institute and Pasadena Museum of California Art (2004); Whiteness, A Wayward Construction, Laguna Art Museum (2003); Eleanor Antin, Los Angeles County Museum of Art (1999); and James Turrell: Occluded Front, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (1986). For each exhibition, FOCA has worked with curators and artists to produce a fully illustrated, scholarly catalogue.

Originally founded as a support group for the Pasadena Museum of Modern Art, FOCA evolved into an independent philanthropic organization when the Pasadena Museum became the Norton Simon Museum of Art in 1975. Since then, the group has been dedicated to supporting the development of new art and to encouraging the public recognition of contemporary California artists.

Media contact: Mary Leigh Cherry, Administrative Director
Tel.213-243-4154 E-mail: focala@earthlink.net

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