Monthly Archives: October 2011

“Spread the Word” • An Art Auction Benefiting 826LA!

According to the stocking-stuffed aisles of Target and snow-laden Sears commercials, the holidays are just around the corner – and Mark Moore Gallery is eager to facilitate some of the heart-warming charity that is traditional of the season. For the first time, the gallery will host a silent auction of donated artworks to raise funds for a local non-profit. A one-night exhibition held on December 17th, 2011 in the gallery, “Spread the Word” will showcase works by emerging artists starting below $100 – with special emphasis on local talent – to raise funds for 826LA!

Founded by celebrated novelist, Dave Eggers, 826LA is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting students ages 6 to 18 years old with their creative and expository writing skills, and to helping teachers inspire their students to write. By providing after-school tutoring, evening and weekend workshops, in-school tutoring, help for English-language learners, and assistance with student publications, 826LA is a pioneering non-profit focused on youth literacy, creativity and fostering unique voices in the arts.

In the weeks to come, the gallery will release more information on how to purchase tickets, donate work and/or “spread the word” about the inaugural art auction – which will also feature live entertainment and other goodies for attendees. Give more than a Starbucks gift card this season: support local artists, support literacy, and support charity.

Want to get involved early? Feel free to email us at, subject: 826!

Stay tuned for more information…

Anticipation ‘Rising’ for Jeremy Fish & Kenichi Yokono

With CoolHunting hailing Tokyo native Kenichi Yokono as “uncompromising in his attention to detail and dedication to the emotional integrity of [his work],” it seems we’re not the only ones counting down the days until his forthcoming two-person exhibition Rise of the Underground. Also featuring the “King of North Beach,” Jeremy Fish, the show opens here at Mark Moore Gallery on Saturday, October 29 from 6-8 PM. Incorporating explorations of traditional woodcutting technique, American skateboard culture, storytelling, and anime, the show features just enough mirth and malice to kick off your Halloween weekend right.

Check out CoolHunting’s article in its entirety here, and Angelinos – make sure to clear your schedule for the 29th!

“Brilliant!” Fundraiser Features MMG Artists

“Celebrating artists’ extraordinary contributions to our lives,” the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art (KS) will host its ninth annual event to raise funds for the institution’s ambitious program. In an effort to highlight the “brilliance” of the invited auction artists, the museum selected the color yellow as the emblem of the event, as well as the thematic commonality between featured works. The  Beyond Bounds • Brilliant! live and silent auctions will take place October 22, beginning at 7pm. MMG artists invited to participate include Kim Dorland, Cordy Ryman and Allison Schulnik – all of whom donated new works for the event.

To review all of the 150 artists that have donated work, visit the event page, where you can also buy tickets and learn about how to bid!