2019 la open | deadline EXTENDED UNTIL DECEMBER 1ST!

After the success of our inaugural 2018 LA Open, TAG Gallery is proud to announce the 2nd LA Open Exhibition for 2019. This juried exhibition will serve as a gateway for a diverse range of artists in the greater Los Angeles area to display their artworks on Museum Row, home to four major Los Angeles museums.

This exhibition aims to inaugurate TAG’s calendar year by exhibiting works of local artists. Students as well as seasoned artists, and those who may be new to gallery exhibitions, are encouraged to apply. The focus of this exhibition is to illustrate that artists are strong and impactful when they come together to facilitate dialogue amongst varied styles of works. To this end, the viewer and artist alike are encouraged to make unapparent connections between selected pieces and artists, revealing lay lines and webs of meaning that are sacred and unique to each viewer.  

juror: james panozzo


The juror for the LA Open is James Panozzo. Panozzo co-founded TarFest, a free music and art festival held annually at the LaBrea Tar Pits, in 2003.  He continues to develop and manage programs that provide opportunities to emerging artists at venues in the Miracle Mile District as well as producing exemplary audience experiences in the arts throughout Los Angeles.He served as the Director of Lawrence Asher Gallery from 2004 – 2010, exhibiting emerging and mid-career painters, sculptors and installation artists. 

James created the non-profit social enterprise LAUNCH LA in 2010 to oversee the production of TarFest annually.   LAUNCH LA also presents unique programming and exhibition opportunities throughout the year at their gallery on La Brea Avenue as well as other pop-up locations in important Los Angeles neighborhoods.


December 18 - December 22, 2018
January 2 - January 18, 2019

Reception and Awards Ceremony: 
Saturday, January 5, 2019, 5 - 8 p.m.

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