"We are all in the gutter...
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: phyllis@phyllissteinart.com "We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars." - is a juried exhibition to be held June 10 - July 3, 2009 at Phyllis Stein Art in downtown Los Angeles, CA. Price Latimer Agah, Annie Wharton and Phyllis Stein will jury the competition. Established and emerging artists are invited to submit up to three artworks related to the exhibition title, which is inspired by the optimism and transition, as well as the contradictions and vicissitude, of our current socio-political times. The artwork submitted should address and/or express the artist's interpretation of this topic. Submissions are $30US and can be accepted online here: http://www.phyllissteinart.com/gallery/psasubmissions/subpage.php ABOUT THE JURORS: PRICE LATIMER AGAH is a private art dealer, consultant and independent curator specializing in emerging, contemporary and post-war art for private residences, collections and public/corporate spaces. A fifth-generation Texan, she received a B.A. in graphic design from the Rhode Island School of Design, and has also completed courses at Parsons School of Design in Paris and Brown University, as well as pursued studies abroad in New Zealand and San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. While attending RISD, she worked in New York for Peter Halley and his magazine, Index. After relocating to Los Angeles in 2000, Price worked as Associate Director of ACE Gallery, for the innovative Italian furniture company, Kartell, and ran her own P.R. company specializing in creative public relations for the fashion, art and design industries. She currently serves on the Board of Trustees for the Santa Monica Museum of Art and the Board of Directors of the MOCA Contemporaries. ANNIE WHARTON is an artist and gallery owner who lives and works in Los Angeles. Her work has been featured in publications that include the New York Times, Art in America, Art Papers, Art.Es (Spain) Ha'aretz (Israel), Giornale dell'Arte (Italy), Glamour, and German Elle. In addition to a wide array of international art fairs, gallery and alternative spaces throughout the US, Israel, Japan and Europe, she's shown her work in group shows at museums such as the Museum of Contemporary Art in Washington, DC, the Ringling Museum of Sarasota, and in Miami at the Lowe Museum the Bass Museum, and the Museum of Contemporary Art and in solo museum exhibits at the Kirishima Open Air Museum in Kirishima, Japan and The Wolfsonian-FIU Museum. Her work is in important public and private collections throughout the world. In 2008 she opened The Company, an exhibition space with adjunct video screening room in Chinatown, with curator Anat Ebgi. She writes primarily about painting and video works for THE Magazine and The OC Weekly, and curates exhibitions and video screenings in LA and Miami. About Phyllis Stein Art: Phyllis Stein Art is a fine art gallery focusing on emerging artists. The gallery functions as a venue for radical performance work as well as the more sedate facets of art. In addition to the gallery, Phyllis also offers cleared art for film production rental at Phyllis Stein Art. Registration is required prior to submission; this allows us to track your work and ensures we have your contact information. Once registered you will be directed to the submission page where you can select which event you would like to apply for and upload your work. A submission fee of $30 will be charged via Paypal to complete the process. We are a not for profit gallery, these fees pay for the prizes for competitions and the staff to process the submissions. Thank you for your interest.