The Art Directors Guild GALLERY 800 Announces “THE OLD WEST & THE NEW WEST” Art Exhibit


Opens Saturday, May 31, 2014 with a Hosted Reception

Last Updated: May 22, 2014 9:37 pm GMT
(North Hollywood, California--May 22, 2014) The Art Directors Guild (IATSE Local 800) Gallery 800, announces its fourth art exhibition of 2014, "The Old West & The New West," opening Saturday, May 31, 2014 with a hosted reception from 5-8:00 p.m. where the public will have the opportunity to meet the artists and preview their art.

Gallery 800 showcases artists from all crafts within Local 800 in a series of eight shows throughout the year. “The Old West & The New West” reception will feature more than 40 original pieces including a collection of works by:
  • William Anderson
  • Michael Bayouth
  • Dave Blass
  • Aprile Boettcher
  • Mike Denering
  • Bridget Duffy
  • Mona Shafer Edwards
  • Thomas Frohling
  • Pete Graziano
  • Leonard Harman
  • Denny Howard
  • Patrick Janicke
  • Barbara Koon
  • Kenneth Larsen
  • Nancy Lemay
  • Gabrielle McKenna-Elliot
  • Rika Nakanishi
  • Stan Olexiewicz
  • Denis Olsen
  • Lauren Polizzi
  • August Santistevan
  • Roberto Rios
  • Rich Rohrer
  • Joel Schiller
  • Jeff Skrimstand
  • Thomas Taylor

The Gallery 800 opening will have a hosted bar, refreshments, complimentary valet parking as well as live music by the “Do Drop In Trio.” Gallery 800 is located at 5108 Lankershim Blvd., North Hollywood, in the heart of the Historic NoHo Arts District. “The Old West & The New West” exhibit will run through July 12, 2014.

During the day, these artists are leading design professionals, who through a combination of observation, passion and imagination, bring the writer's words and the director's vision to life in television and film. When not working every day as integral creative members of the entertainment community, they contribute to the fine art scene with their personal artwork. Since Gallery 800 opened its doors in March 2009, over 420 ADG members have shown their artwork in the ongoing exhibitions.

Representing Gallery 800 are Curator Denis Olsen and Coordinator Debbie Patton. Gallery 800’s mission is to promote the works of talented entertainment industry professionals, in an intimate venue, on a personal level.

Gallery 800 hours: Thursday through Saturday 2-8:00 p.m. and Sunday 2-6:00 p.m.

For more information, please visit the Gallery 800 website at
Twitter: @ADG800

Future 2014 Exhibits Include (subject to change):

July 26 – August 23
Tuesday’s Drawings: Figure Drawing From Life

September 13 – October 18
Three Artists You Should Know: John Moffitt, Stan Olexowicz, Robert Houghtaling

November 1 – December 20
Art Unites 8: An Eclectic Mix of Art and Artists’ Work

About the Art Directors Guild:
The Art Directors Guild (IATSE Local 800) represents over 2,000 members who work throughout the United States, Canada and the rest of the world in film, television and theater as Production Designers, Art Directors, Assistant Art Directors; Scenic, Title and Graphic Artists; Illustrators and Matte Artists; and Set Designers and Model Makers. Established in 1937, the ADG's ongoing activities include a Film Society; an annual Awards Banquet, a creative/technology community (5D: The Future of Immersive Design); a bimonthly craft magazine (Perspective); and extensive technology-training programs, figure drawing and other creative workshops and year-round Gallery 800 art exhibitions. The Guild's Online Directory/Website Resource is at



Re: News: The Art Directors Guild GALLERY 800 Announces “THE OLD WEST & THE NEW WEST” Art Exhibit
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