EVENTS: Booksignings and Print Sales for MUSE-ings!

Join me at these holiday events where I’ll be hawking prints and a limited number of MUSE-ings: Snapshots of the Arts District, Downtown Los Angeles books (national distribution begins on January 15, 2014!).

Shop the Block 300x100SAT 12/7 @ 3 PM to 6 PM
The Pie Hole
714 Traction Ave., Los Angeles 90013

TODAY is #ShoptheBlock and I’ll be at The Pie Hole where you can BUY MY BOOK, get it signed, and GET A FREE PRINT (while supplies last – 8″ borderless print comes without a frame or a mat).

SAT 12/7 @ 7 PM to 12 midnight
Plaza de la Raza
3540 N. Mission Rd., Los Angeles 90031

ROMERO STUDIO HOLIDAY ART SHOW: Look for me on Saturday at this 32nd annual event hosted by Sharon & Frank Romero and featuring artists Margaret GarciaDavid Flury, Carlos AlmarazPatssi ValdezYolanda Gonzalez, Rosie Getz, and photographer Oscar Castillo. Visa, Mastercard, checks and cash accepted.

MUSE-ings pp 10-11_1SUN 12/8 @ 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Duncan Miller Gallery in Bergamot Station
2525 Michigan Ave., Unit A7, Santa Monica 90404

BOOK FAIR for PHOTOGRAPHERS and ARTISTS: Join me for an afternoon of mingling with photo collectors, art lovers, friends, and others where I’ll be showing my photographs and selling copies of my book, along with Sara Jane Boyers, Richard Chow, Steve Daly, Elena Dorfman, Judy Francesconi, Kevin Gray, Maureen Haldeman, Lorna Hart, Liz Huston, Mark Indig, Renee Jacobs, Tom Johnson, Robbie Kaye, Sandra Klein, Clay Lipsky, Claire Mallett, Rico Mandel, Lisa McCord, Linda Morrow, Lori Pond, Kristianne Koch Riddle, Yasmina Rossi, Douglas Stockdale, and Michael Wood. There will be wine, soft drinks, and food from the Border Grill Truck, too! The event is sponsored by Santa Fe Photographic Workshops and

SAT 12/14 @ 6:30 PM to 11:30 PM
Art Share LA
801 E. 4th Pl., Los Angeles 90013
(entrance on Hewitt St.)

ARTS DISTRICT WINTERFEST OPENING NIGHT: This holiday event promises lots of fun, along with great art by A.S. Ashley and other local artists from Downtown Los Angeles just in time for the gift-giving season. Check out Art Share’s Craft Bazaar with handcrafted items from local makers, too. I’ll be there signing books and selling prints, too!

BENEFIT VIP Performance by Natasha & Cheech Marin

Join Natasha and Cheech Marin on Saturday, October 5, 2013 for a special evening of art and music under the stars. The couple is bringing their exclusive Marin Salon Series outside of their home to support Plaza de la Raza, which has provided performing and visual arts programs and services to youth and families in East Los Angeles since 1970.

4:00 PM to 6:00 PM • Margo Albert Theatre
$100 VIP Admission – advance purchase required

(space limited to 200 attendees)


Each VIP Admission admits one during 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM plus one Chicanitas art book  ($40 value) signed by Cheech Marin plus an exclusive Marin Salon Series performance by classical pianist Natasha Marin with cellist Maksim Velichkin followed by an art talk by Cheech Marin.

VIP INQUIRIES ONLY:  Call Melissa Richardson Banks at (213) 537-4483 or email

6:00 PM to 12 MIDNIGHT
$10 General Admission – for sale in advance and at the door


Each General Admission admits one only after 6:00 PM. Food, drinks, art and other items for sale are not included. This is a 21+ event only. Proper ID is required.

Mariachi Mario Lopez
Thee Commons
Plaza de la Raza Salsa Band
Danza Teocalt
Plaza de la Raza Youth Mariachi Ensemble

Groove Radio featuring Emiliano Miranda

BENEFIT ART SALE featuring works by artists such as Chaz Bojorquez, Retna, David Flury, Margaret Garcia, Patssi Valdez, Richard Duardo, Joe Bravo, Summer Bernal, Hector Silva, Cryptic, Wisk, Galo, Johny Quintanilla, Poala Lopez, Yolanda Gonzalez, Fernando Mercado, Jasper Santos, Ernie Angiano, Frank Romero, Leo Limon, Antonio Pelayo, Jose Alfaro, Alex, Fernando Barragan, Heriberto Luna, Raul Gamboa, Violeta Moreno, James Foster, Skylar Aud, Victor Cabrera, Baine, and Andre Miripolsky, Nick Diaz, Rafael I. Delgado Jr, Luis Fileto, Ruben Angel Zavala, SAPO King Ramos, Hugo Romo, Hector Silva, David Flores, iBelieve, Mario Lopez, Wenceslao Quiroz, Gabriel Flores

Fernando Barragan

SPONSORS (as of 9/15/13)
KGB Gallery
Jarritos LA
Brooklyn & Boyle
Tito’s Handmade Vodka