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18th Street Arts Center

18th Street Arts Center is a nonprofit residential arts center in Santa Monica that supports artists and organizations dedicated to issues of community and diversity in contemporary society.
In its curatorial decision-making process, 18th Street seeks artists who demonstrate social consciousness and spiritual awareness in a well-developed art making practice. We emphasize artists who are emerging to mid-career in their development, manifest the spectrum of approaches to contemporary ideas and reflect the diverse population of Los Angeles. 18th Street Arts Center aspires to be an artist-friendly gathering place, providing a physical center in a city characterized by its de-centralization.

Santa Monica

United States
Address:
1639 18th Street
90404
Phone: 310-453-3711
Fax: 310-453-4347
Website: www.18thstreet.org


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Artists Represented

Raymond Pettibon, Retna, Shirley Tse, Susan Silton, Joyce Campbell, Mark Greenfield, Christine Nguyen, Orlan, Lothar Schmitz, Alex Donis, Los Animistas, Carlee Fernandez, Hunter Reynolds, Lisa Adams, Edgar Arceneneaux, Lita Albuquerque, Barry Frydlender, Joan Jonas, Dominika Skutnik, Stepanka Simlova, Darko Fritz, Grant Stevens, Ichiro Irie, Linda Pollack, Christine Morla, Yoon Lee, Diego Teo, Barbara Drucker, Bernadette Fox, Marina Day, Cathie Opie, Binh Danh, Amitis Motevalli, Yasuko, Perry Vasquez, Ronald Lopez, Clayton Campbell


Current Exhibitions

On Saturday, January 23, 18th Street Arts Center kicks-off its 2010 season with Love in a Cemetery. Robert Sain, LACMAlab founding director, and LA based visual artist Andrea Bowers collaborate with the students of Otis MFA Public Practice and guest artist Olga Koumoundouros to transform 18th Street's gallery into a unique visual arts laboratory

This expansive collaboration between artist, curator, graduate students, and community organizations will consist of a participatory ‘laboratory’ that sponsors community dialogues, public presentations and interventions, exhibits of artworks and project data to explore the social and political dimensions of art institutions.



Forthcoming Exhibitions

18th Street is pleased to announce the awarding of eight theme based residencies for it’s 2010 artist residency program. Eight projects from artists and curators which addresses a common theme, the status of our creative economy, have been selected from a large pool of applicants. The awards include a three month residency in our exhibition galleries, a grant between $2500 and $5000, and a public presentation of their work.

Each year 18th Street develops a theme for its programs as a way of deepening artistic engagement with the important discussions of our time. The economy was selected as a theme prior to the worldwide banking contraction, and therefore becomes even more relevant as artists proactively develop new strategies to address a host of issues.

A creative economy is characterized by the key economic factors of talent, innovation and creativity. As the notion of a creative class is widely discussed, promoted and debated, it is apparent through recent research that these factors are not distributed evenly across the economy, but instead seem concentrated in specific locations. Where people gather is critical in s... [ Read all ]


Previous Exhibitions

Diane Meyer, Without A Car In The World Debuts October 17, 2009 at 6 PM

Saturday, October 17 to Friday, December 11, 2009

Santa Monica, CA –18th Street presents its final exhibition of 2009 entitled Without A Car In The World (100 Car-less Angelinos Tell Stories of Living in Los Angeles). This exhibition features 100 photographs by artist Diane Meyer with accompanying narratives from persons who live without a car in Los Angeles. The event begins Saturday, October 17, at the 18th Street Arts Center with an opening reception from 6:00 PM-9:00 PM.

The exhibition addresses how car culture has shaped psychological, spatial and geographic perceptions of Los Angeles. The subjects of Ms. Meyer’s photographs have given up their cars for a variety of reasons ranging from ideological, financial or health-related issues. By bringing together these various voices through the images and text, the exhibition will ultimately acknowledge transportation alternatives. It will also provide a voice to a group of individuals often perceived to be disenfranchised in some way for not having an automobile.



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Submission Policy

Our main gallery generally hosts group shows proposed by Curators and on occasion we may have solo shows. In our lobby gallery we present solo shows of emerging artists. Please send 12-20 jpg images of your work with an annotated list, resume, exhibition history, and artist statement to Ronald Lopez, Program Coordinator, 18th Street Arts Center, 1639 18th Street, Santa Monica, CA 90404


Press Releases

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Press Links

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Location And Getting There

18th Street Arts Center
1639 18th Street
Santa Monica, CA 90404
We are west of downtown Los Angeles off the 10 freeway, exit Cloverfield/Olympic, right on Cloverfield, left on Olympic and right on 18th Street.
From LAX 105 South to 405 North to 10 West, exit Cloverfield/Olympic, right on Cloverfield, left on Olympic and right on 18th Street.


Contact-Directors/Staff

Jan Williamson, Executive Director
Clayton Campbell, Artistic Director
Ronald Lopez, Program Coordinator
Ramla Roussel, Business Manager


Opening Times

Monday - Friday 10:00 - 6:00