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The Red Siren Art Collective’s “Broken Beauty” plus “Horrorwood”

In its debut exhibition, the Red Siren Art Collective unites the distinct variety of its members and peers for their inaugural exhibition “Broken Beauty” which opens November 16th at WWA Gallery. Simultaneously, WWA gallery presents the chilling return of “Horrorwood,” a group exhibit inspired by classic horror films.

With the mission to bring together figurative artists from around the world and in different stages in their careers, the Red Siren Art Collective seeks to encourage members through collaboration, shared knowledge and creativity. “Broken Beauty” will be a diverse showcase of original paintings, drawings, and sculpture by the collective’s talented members. Exhibiting in the front gallery alongside the collective are respected guest artists.

BROKEN BEAUTY features: Alice Savage, Archer Dougherty, Christopher Umana, Christos Tsintaris, Erica Calardo, Fang Ling Lee, Jessica Ward, JoKa, Laurie McClave, Nita Collins, Ryan Myers, Scott Holloway, Tammy Mae Moon, Terra Biddlespacher

With Guest Artists: Ania Tomicka, Inge Vandormael, Italia Ruotolo, Jackie Gallagher, Julie Zarate, Kim Gordon, Lori Field, Mimi Yoon

In the back gallery, WWA Galley resurrects Horrorwood to showcase the spine-tingling work of 29 artists asked to pay homage to the Horror Film genre. From Psycho to Scream, from Frankenstein to Friday the 13th, this wicked group show will highlight references to the macabre, supernatural, and the obscure.

HORRORWOOD features the talents of; Aaron Jasinski, Allison Sommers, Apricot Mantle, Bennett Slater, Casey Weldon, Chase Tafoya, Chris B. Murray, Dan Goodsell, Dan Harding, Danielle Buerli, Dee Chavez, Desiree Fessler, Dylan Sisson, Isaac Bidwell, JC Riviera, Jeremy Cross, Jessica LL Dalva, JoKa, Jon Bergeron, Jon MacNair, Justin Bloomer, Kelly Hutchison, Ken Garduno, Krista Turner, Larkin, Macsorro, Peter Adamyan, Teod Tomlinson, Zachary Schoenbaum

“Cosmos” Julian Callos Solo Exhibit plus “Time Will Tell” Group Show

The mesmerizing narratives of Los Angeles based artist Julian Callos return to WWA Gallery ( on Saturday October 12th with his second solo exhibition “Cosmos.” Concurrently opening in the Project Room is the group exhibition “Time Will Tell” curated by the artist.

“Cosmos” explores the birth and subsequent evolution of identity by using the creation of Earth and our solar system as metaphors. This new series of paintings highlight the tension between light and dark along with the tiny details that compose life’s bigger picture as well as our “personal universe”. Semi-autobiographical, the depictions of notable people, events, and experiences are married with the luminous imagery of stars, planets and galaxies that the viewer is invited to discover.

Opening concurrently in the Project Room is “Time Will Tell,” an exhibit curated by Callos that features the distinct and exciting work of peers and colleagues; Laura Bifano, Danielle Buerli, Evan Cummisky, Jessica LL Dalva, Jeremy Enecio, Ken Garduno, Tom Haubrick, Jon MacNair, Nimit Malavia, Sinae Park, Pat Perry, Michael Ramstead, Jeremy Sorese, Jesse Tise, Jeni Yang and Casey Weldon. The exhibit does not center on theme but aids to further highlight these enormously creative individuals whose work often inspires and is admired by Callos.

Open to the public, the gallery reception for both exhibits is from 7 – 10PM Saturday, October 12th. The exhibition will run until November 9th, 2013.

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Nicole Gustafsson echants with picturesques scenes of nature.

Nicole Gustafsson’s childhood adventures in Norfolk, Nebraska helped shape much of her paintings of idyllic nature scenes rendered in careful, loving detail. In her new collection of illustrations for “Ghosts and All” currently exhibiting at WWA Gallery ( in Culver City, CA, Gustafsson offers viewers a peek into her world where discovery and enchantment lies.

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Savor the works by 11 notable fresh painters in “eyeCandy”

Artwork by Gabe Larson

Artwork by Aaron Jasinksi

“eyeCandy” is a tastefully curated exhibit that invites the viewer to savor the works by 11 bright, young artists who employ traditional strategies and contemporary observations to develop unique character-driven work.

On display are original paintings by Robert Bowen, Charlie Immer, Aaron Jasinski, Jason John, Ken Keirns, Gabe Larson, Edith Lebeau, Audrey Pongracz, Arabella Proffer, Brandi Read and Gustavo Rimada.

Whether classically trained or self-taught, each of these notable painters exploit the medium for a variety of results that engage and resonate with viewers. As with a candy store, everyone is sure to find their favorites within this delicious selection of talent.

Open to the public, the gallery reception is from 7 -10PM on Saturday, March 30th. The exhibit will run until April 27th, 2013.

Artwork by Audrey Pongracz

Artwork by Jason John

Artwork by Charlie Immer

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“I Believe in Unicorns, Too!” gallops back into town Sat. February 16th!

It’s time to believe…again!

WWA Gallery’s much loved anti-doom and gloom exhibit “I Believe in Unicorns” gallops back into town on rainbow hooves Saturday, February 16th with “I Believe in Unicorns, Too!”

Bursting with all the fantastical happiness that over 40 fine artists, illustrators, animators and sculptors can dream up, “I Believe in Unicorns, Too!” is the over-the-top celebration of enchantment and wonder you need and crave in a world filled with cynicism and despair.

Special guest author/ illustrator CW Moss will be in the gallery on opening night to sign his new book “Why Unicorn Drinks.” Learn the dark intricacies of Moss’ oddball unicorn and then share a special moment with Moss in our Magical Unicorn Photo Wonderland.

Open to the public, the gallery reception is from 7 -10PM on Saturday, February 16th. The exhibit will run through March 23rd, 2013.

Artists play with identity in “We Are Who We Pretend to Be” Nov. 10 at WWA

Allison Reimold | Courtesan for WWA

painting by Jophen Stein for WWA

Vincent Cacciotti | Oval Office for WWA

Titled after Kurt Vonnegut’s cautionary quote, “We Are Who We Pretend to Be” opens Saturday, November 10th at WWA Gallery and features ten diverse painters and mixed media artists manipulating and questioning notions of identity and reality. Continue »

Jeff Owens aka “JTO” Pop Culture Patterns and Paintings

Jeff T Owens – “JTO” – is a gallery artist and a professional illustrator based in Gainesville, FL. JTO’s endless fascination with 60s and 70s television and popular culture has led to work that references pop iconography with a touch of humor using his distinctive brand of graphic detailing and heavy lines. Opening Saturday, October 6th, at WWA Gallery, JTO will be one of 8 talents featured in “The Noise in the Basement”.

Some of the more unique pieces in his digital portfolio are striking pattern designs. Viewed from afar, they appear as a beautiful kaleidoscope of shapes and colors, but up close they reveal illustrations of such icons as Batgirl, Margot Tenenbaum, Wonder Woman, and more!

For “Noise in the Basement” JTO will be exhibiting a cross-section of his homage to 70s comics, movies, and album cover art for a project titled “My Metal Hand.” Painting primarily with ink and a limited color palette for the last 3 years, this new body of work is a return to full color.

The opening reception for “The Noise in the Basement” takes place on Saturday, October 6th, at WWA Gallery and is open to the public. Other exhibiting artists alongside JTO include JoKa, James “Jimbot” Demski, Dan Goodsell, David Lozeau, Juan Muniz, JC Rivera, and Saratoga Sake. No strangers to the gallery world, each of the artists in “The Noise in the Basement” have exhibited in numerous nationwide solo and group shows. They have boldly staked their own territory in the street, vinyl toy, graphic or comic scenes with their uniquely raw creative visions.

The exhibition will be on view through November 3, 2012.

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