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SPAA Members Only
Juried Art Exhibit

You must be a current SPAA member to participate in this exhibit. To renew or become a member, go to the Home page and scroll to the Join SPAA or Renew area.

SPAA is extremely excited to announce our 2020 member only juried show. The show will take place over the summer and will be hosted and juried by Richard Stephens. Richard has a studio/gallery at The Lofts of Mesa and has offered to host this show. Please follow the guidelines listed below so that your submission is not returned to you or rejected.

Depending on our current COVID situtation, this could very well be a virtual exhibit online, however, an "in person" show is still possible. We will keep everyone updated on the logistics. In the meantime please submit your work...GOOD LUCK SPAA MEMBERS!!

Guidelines for Submission of Art Work:

  • Email subject should read: summerartshow
  • Three photos or digital images of 3 different pieces maximum
  • JPG/JPEG format only please
  • Submissions must be sent by July 31st
  • Must be a current member OR join SPAA to become a member to submit.
  • When you send your JPG/JPEG images, please be sure to include the following information:
  • Artist Name
  • Title of Work
  • Price (must be available for sale)
  • Phone number for pick up
  • Artist statement on style of work (optional but recommended)
  • Picture of the Artist (optional)

Submit your entries to Bill Boisselle-Schalaba at: billspaa1@gmail.com

About Richard Stephens:

Richard was born in Stockton, CA, and is a fifth generation Californian. After college Richard spent the next 10 years in the art department at El Camino College. Richard was fortunate to study privately with Sergia Bongart, Sonni Apinchapong, and Joe Mandez. These three teachers established in him the lesson that, with a solid foundation and the use of correct colors, you can become a great artist. With devotion and hard and constant work everyday, you have potential. Using their teaching and his imagination, he has shaped himself into a top notch artist. Richard presently runs his own gallery, Cannery Row Studios, where he features local artists along with his own work. Richard is currently building The Zasks Gallery in Palos Verdes and is widely considered one of the movers and shakers of the South Bay art scene.

Richard also works with children at local schools providing hands-on teaching on the painting of murals. He has completed 20 local murals for schools in the South Bay. Student and school mural projects can be seen at Mira Costa High School, Park Western Elementary, Rain Forest School, 7th Street School, and Bandini School.

Richard believes the future of art lies with the children of the world and dedicates a substantial amount of time to the goal of improving that future by volunteering his work and talent in a wide range of activities.

Credits:

  • Cannery Row Studios — 15 years of having 6 plus shows a year promoting local artists
  • Logistics for Redondo Beach Art Group — Power Of Art 2009 & 2010
  • Directed the Art Pavilion at the Taste for San Pedro 2008, 2009, and 2010
  • Gallery Director for San Pedro Art Association from 2002 to 2010
  • One man show at Cannery Row Studios from 2005 to 2010
  • One man gallery-on-wheels for the Anza Artist Groups, 2009 and 2010
  • Professional artist for 30 years

Richard Stephen's work can be seen at The Loft
401 S. Mesa Street, San Pedro, CA 90731
Open by appointment and 1st Thursday | phone: 310 291-5316

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