Venice Under the Influence - an Exhibit to Benefit A Window Between Worlds

Curated by Amanda Quinn Olivar

Sunday March 9, 2014, 2-5pm

James' Beach, 60 N Venice Blvd. Venice, CA 90291

Mar 04, 2014, 12:01 ET from A Window Between Worlds

VENICE, Calif., March 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- This exhibit brings together artists who have been involved in, or influenced by, the Venice beach art scene from the 1950s through today. James Evans and Daniel Samakov of James' Beach are thrilled to host this fundraising event to benefit A Window Between Worlds (AWBW), a Venice-based nonprofit arts organization.        

  Artists' Reception: Sunday, March 9, 2-5pm                                            

Peter Alexander                                    

Joe Fay                                                       

Gwynn Murrill

Don Bachardy                                          

Shepard Fairey                                       

Claudia Parducci

Larry Bell                                                   

Jim Ganzer                                                

Astrid Preston

Bill Al Bengston                                      

Alejandro Gehry                                    

Ken Price

Kelly Berg                                                 

Joe Goode                                                

Mel Ramos

Tony Berlant                                            

Robert Graham                                       

Zandra Rhodes

Mattia Biagi                                              

Kristina Hagman                                     

Ed Ruscha

J. Cheryl Bookout                                  

George Herms                                         

Daniel Samakow

James-Paul Brown                                

Charles Christopher Hill                     

Peter Shelton

Kelly Brumfield-Woods                      

Eric Ernest Johnson                               

Annie Terrazzo

Greg Colson                                             

E.F Kitchen                                               

Ann Thornycroft

Woods Davy                                             

Marie Lalanne                                         

Sharon Weiner

Laddie John Dill                                      

Dan McCleary                                          

Suzan Woodruff

Gregory Wiley Edwards                      

Andy Moses

Ned Evans                                                 

Ed Moses

Historic Photographs by Joan Agajanian Quinn

Special Musical Performance by Jake Faulkner and Patrick Ferris of The Americans 

A Window Between Worlds is a national nonprofit using art to heal the emotional wounds of child abuse and domestic, sexual and interpersonal violence. Through creative expression individuals recover a sense of renewal and power. Their images of hope, survival and strength educate the public and become "a window between worlds" for survivors taking steps to change their lives. Since 1991, AWBW has provided creative expression as a healing tool for over 112,000 battered women and their children in crisis shelters, transitional homes, and outreach centers throughout the United States.  As AWBW steps into a new tomorrow of creativity and healing, the organization is called upon to meet the highest demand for its services since their inception. By offering comprehensive training and ongoing support to domestic violence programs wishing to use art as a healing tool, AWBW builds the capacity of shelters to offer art as a meaningful resource to survivors of trauma.  A ten-year-old child recently shared with us during an art workshop, "My artwork makes me think, feel and smile through my pain. Art is art. It's never wrong. That's what I love about it."

*Guests will have the opportunity to meet many of the artists and support AWBW's national programs by adding works by prestigious artists to their collections.  

*If you have questions regarding the art prior to the March 9, 2014 Artists' Reception at James' Beach, please email Cheryl Bookout at

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