L.A. Photo Curator: Global Photography Awards - 'Where Photography & Philanthropy Meet'

April is the Month of Photography LA (MOPLA) and sure is busy around this time of year!
Solo Exhibit - Distant Memories
The Gallery Presents in Hawthorne,  
curated by Dulce Stein
A featured event of MOPLA 

opening reception on April 30, 6-9pm.
Exhibit runs thru June 11.
12609 Hawthorne Blvd, Hawthorne.
Parking in the back or streets. 

Photo Independent Art Fair
Raleigh Studios in Hollywood

 VIP Opening on April 29, 7-10pm
Fair run thru May 1
@ the LACP booth (LA Center of Photography)


Greetings to my favorite art fans!
I am thrilled to announce that my work will be featured as a solo show installation at the Museum of Art & History in Lancaster, CA, opening May 7.  In advance of the exhibition opening, an insightful review of the work by Shana Nys Dambrot appeared in the Huffington Post, and the exhibit was also featured in ArtsMeme.

In April, my work was featured in a solo show in the gorgeous Yuma Fine Art Gallery. It is a lot of fun sharing the work in different regions - and experimenting with new ideas in each venue to make each exhibition special. I hope you will come see for yourself!

*  EXHIBITING:  Photo Independent Art Fair - April 29 - May 1
*  SOLO MUSEUM EXHIBITION: Artist as Subject, Museum of Art & History - Opening May 7
*  PUBLISHED: Dressing the Part, The Huffington Post

*  PUBLISHED: Do Clothes Make the Woman? Check with Jane Szabo @ MOAH,  Arts Meme
*  OPENING:  Close to Home, Art Share LA, Opening Reception May 25

An international exposition of contemporary photography.

My work will be on display in the Los Angeles Center of Photography booth.

VIP / Opening Gala:   Friday, April 29. 7-10pm
General Admission:
Saturday, April 30, 11am - 7pm
Sunday, May 1, 11am - 6pm

Tickets are required for admission. Use this link and discount code for reduced ticket pricing:
Scroll to the bottom and under promo code please enter   Photo100
Raleigh Studios Hollywood
5300 Melrose Avenue
Hollywood, CA 90038
Parking is available on the Raleigh Studios lot entrance on Van Ness Avenue, just south of Melrose Avenue. Price: $10.

665 W. Lancaster Blvd.
Lancaster, CA 93534!moah/mainPage

Sense of Self & Reconstructing Self - Solo Show Installations
Curated by Andi Campognone
Opening Reception: Saturday, May 7, 4-6pm
Exhibition Runs May 7 - July 24, 2016

Special Event / Mother's Day Tea Party:
Includes locally sourced farm to table lunch, tea, champagne, flower arranging workshop, private preview of Rebecca Campbell, Andrew Frieder, Kent Anderson Butler, Eric Minh Swenson and Jane Szabo exhibits, raffle prizes and more. To reserve your space and purchase tickets please call (661)723-6250 or visit:  http://    $45 per person

Reconstructing Self, Dressing the Part, by Shana Nys Dambrot

I am thrilled to share this amazing review about my work in the Huffington Post by Shana Nys Dambrot, and am truly impressed by her insightful understanding about the content and intention of my work! 

Jane Szabo‘s conceptualist photographic project, Reconstructing Self, is a work of self-portraiture, executed along a cumulative, expanding allegorical framework in which her handmade sculptural objects — famously, stylish and cheeky couture povera dresses made from unconventional domestic and industrial materials — perform as stand-ins for aspects of herself across territories of mind, body, emotion, politics, imagination, and humor. The artist herself remains their subjects, even though she does not appear in the images. In her prior project Sense of Self, where she does appear (notably, she has never been photographed wearing any of her constructed garments), it is not about any common understanding of her likeness, but rather because a given idea (such as a serial story in which the artist is understood to be the constructor and destroyer of an allegorical and literal grid framework through which she moves, central but elusive) might require an actor as well as an act of mis-en-scene. 

Szabo takes great pleasure in the materialist aspect of what she does, from the discovery of unlikely inspiration to the practical matter of designing fashions that will look good on camera. But ultimately, Szabo works in photographic terms because it gives her control over the audience’s encounter with the work, and generates the throughline of a visual gestalt. In person, the tactility of her materials becomes not an augmentation of the story, but in fact a distraction from it. “But for some reason,” muses Szabo, “people are not willing to let go of the idea that the work is the garments and the photos their documentation. But in fact they are props, a bit like sets for still life paintings. No one expects to see actual trays of fruit and dead waterfowl in a museum!” She’s right of course; if these were paintings, no one would ask where the dresses were.

Read the entire article here:

Do Clothes Make the Woman? Check with Jane Szabo @ MOAH

by Debra Levine
“Artist as Subject,” an upcoming exhibition at the Museum of Art and History (MOAH) in Lancaster, California, expands upon the traditional self-portrait by exposing the artist’s inner state, body, history or habits of daily life. Featured in MOAH’s show is photography by Los Angeles artist Jane Szabo, who explores the outward ways in which women construct their identities in society.

Read the entire article here:

Curated by Shana Nys Dembrot, Tara Thomas and David Hollen.
What is the difference between a house and a home? This exhibition explores the qualities that infuse architecture with meaning beyond its sheltering function;  defining domestic and civic space, and imparting identity to its vast and intimate aspects.

801 E. 4th Place
Los Angeles, CA 90013
Opening Reception: Saturday, May 28, 7-10pm
Exhibition runs from May 25 - June 11, 2016
Instagram and Twitter: JaneSzaboPhoto


This weekend is the Photo Independent Art Fair in Los Angeles, CA

This years' show is going to be the best yet! So much amazing art and programming. Check it all out here: Photo Independent Art Fair. I have some passes, so if you'd like one, let me know!

I am showing with some incredible women this year in the Fabrik Projects booth #504. Please visit, I'll be there all weekend!

Friday, April 29th - Opening Party 7pm - 10pm
Saturday, April 30th - 11am - 7pm
Sunday, May 1st - 11am - 6pm
Raleigh Studios Hollywood
5300 Melrose Avenue
Hollywood, CA 90038

THE LATEST NEWS from Soi Dog (your artist fees from 'The Nude as Art' curated by John Matkowsky went to help this charity)

On behalf of everyone at Soi Dog, I would like to wish you a Happy New Year and thank you for all the help you have given to dogs and cats in need. Only because of you, can these sick and injured animals get the care they need and deserve and a second chance at a happy life.
I’d like to take a moment and share with you the inspiring stories of Aquila and Finch, just 2 of the many dogs you have saved, as well as an update on the progress of the new life-saving dog hospital and a sweet cat looking for a loving home.
Aquila arrived at our shelter fighting for her life. Just a few weeks old, she was suffering from an extreme case of mange. Tiny and weak, she struggled to eat. All her fur had fallen out, apart from a few sparse tufts on her back. She was scared and confused – and all alone in the world.
Thanks to you, Aquila was able to receive the treatment she so desperately needed and has now blossomed into a friendly, affectionate and playful pup. It is such a stark contrast to the frightened and miserable puppy who first came to the Soi Dog shelter and who had appeared to have given up on life.

A happy ending for Finch…
At just 3 years of age, Finch was hit by a speeding car, sustaining such serious injuries to both his eyes that he lost his sight.
Finch was in agony when he arrived at our shelter. So severe was the damage to his eyes that both had to be removed. Tests also revealed that he was suffering from blood parasites and heartworm, requiring urgent treatment.
Finch recovered well from his surgery and, despite all he went through, is a friendly, affectionate dog, who loves nothing more than to have a few cuddles and give kisses in return.
Finch’s lucky day came recently, when he left the Soi Dog shelter for his new home in Canada, where he has settled in well. Finch will never have to struggle to survive again and now knows love like he has never known before.
Thanks to compassionate animal lovers like you, work continues on Thailand’s first ever dedicated hospital for street dogs.
With the extensive tiling work now being 85% complete, we have just taken delivery of some specialist equipment funded by people like you. The air-conditioning units and ultra-violet equipment to prevent the spread of disease is now being installed and the ceiling boards are being fitted. The hospital has passed its first electrical test and there now remains just the ceiling lights and power sockets to add. Construction has also just started on a waste treatment plant.

Without you, these dogs and cats would have no one to turn to. I cannot thank you enough for all your kindness and compassion towards animals in need. Thank you for all your support and I know together in 2016, we will save thousands more lives.

John Dalley
Soi Dog Foundation

THE LATEST NEWS from photographer/ Mara Zaslove
I wanted to share some shows that I will be in.
My image "Ancient Lines" was a finalist in the Fine Art Category of the 
Julia Margaret Cameron Competition.
This image has also been selected into the 2016 Topanga Canyon Gallery 
2016 Juried Open.  The reception and awards ceremony is 
Sunday, January 17, 2pm-5pm.
Three of my images, "Riding the Rails, Riding High and Blowing Bubbles" 
have been accepted into the show Wilshire Vermont The Art of Life 
Connected in the Koreatown neighborhood.  
It will be featured for one year starting February 14th, 2016.
Happy New Year to all,
Mara Zaslove

THE LATEST NEWS from artist/ L.A. Photo Curator Jane Szabo:

2015 was an amazing year - full of exciting exhibitions, great press, and more importantly - new friendships with fellow artists, collectors, mentors, and fans.
I want to thank each and every one of you for your interest in my work, and your support and encouragement as I continue on my artistic adventure.

In 2015, I attended portfolio reviews in Denver, San Diego and New Orleans. These important opportunities to present my work to museum and gallery directors, and other industry professionals, led to some amazing opportunities and press. It is exciting (and a bit terrifying) to realize that my exhibition calendar for 2016 is already quite full! Stay tuned for updates.

(See below for articles about Jane Szabo)


Los Angeles artist and photographer Jane Szabo has been creating constructions of self using materials she has found in her home, as a way to consider the complex layers of one’s persona. Though the work is sculptural in nature, it is the photograph that is the ultimate goal, not the construction. Her collection of selves continues to grow and expand, each revealing something unique and unexpected. Jane ends the year with a bang, having work in over twenty exhibitions in 2015 and more to follow.
Read the entire article here:

JANE SZABO  by Jennifer Schwartz

Focal Point surveys the landscape of emerging photographers and selects three talented, driven, and noteworthy artists to highlight each quarter.  Each FOCAL POINT photographer receives mentoring from Crusade for Art to think about their work, their target audience, and how to best engage them.  In this interview series, every FOCAL POINT photographer gets asked the same three questions, and their answers become a jumping off point for the mentorship.
Read the entire interiew here:

Favorite Photographs

With much thanks to Aline Smithson, and the entire staff at Lenscratch for an amazing year of photography, I share this one last hurrah featuring favorite photographs from 2015. I'm so glad to be a part of the journey with so many amazingly creative people!
See the on-line exhibit here:


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