2013 Wrap Report
THANK YOU 2013 Sponsors!
Your support was
critical to the success of the 34th Anniversary Venice Art Walk & Auctions which raised over
$650,000 to fund Venice Family Clinic's health care services to people in need!
CANLOVE David Bohnett Foundation (T-shirts)
Gary Steinborn (Blue Dog sculptures)
Tern Bicycles Mobile Mural Lab
Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation (Back Cover)
Whole Foods Venice
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2013 Event Photos Photos by John Salangsang
Venice Art Walk and Auction Draws Artists Larry Bell and Kelly Berg 7:10 PM PDT 5/20/2013 by Christopher Wyrick
The annual walk, plus a silent auction held at Google's Main Street offices in Venice, raised over $650,000.
Mia Tyler. John Salangsang for Venice Family Clinic.
Last week, a painting by Los Angeles painter Mark Grotjahn sold for an astounding $6.5 million at Leonardo DiCaprio’s charity auction at Christie’s in New York. The auction, which had artists (and hence their galleries) from around the world donating their works, was staged to raise funds for conservation of endangered species through the DiCaprio Foundation. Auctions for charity have been some of the biggest art events of the spring—CAA’s Angel Art auction recently raised $1.1 million for Project Angel Food’s work bringing meals to homebound people fighting AIDS, cancer and other diseases—and on Sunday, an art-hungry crowd flocked to Venice, Calif., to bid on works and help improve the life of that homeless person just passed on Abbot Kinney Blvd. The silent auction portion of the event raised over $300,000.
The 2013 Venice Art Walk and Auction was the 34th installment of this annual fund-raiser. The event, which featured exclusive art studio and architecture tours with meet-the-artist opportunities, is always popular due to the work of the beneficiary Venice Family Clinic, but adding to the excitement was the event’s location at Google’s Main Street offices. This year’s event celebrated artists Larry Bell and John Van Hamersveld. Both artists have a deep connection to the Venice art community. Bell is a contemporary American artist and sculptor whose 40 years of work can be found in the collections of many of the world’s top art aficionados, public spaces, major museums and cultural institutions, including MoMA, MOCA, the Whitney and the Guggenheim. Bell seemed fairly nonplussed about the goings-on, but spoke very passionately about the work of the clinic and said simply of his years of support of this event, “It’s the least I can do.”
Van Hamersveld is a renowned graphic designer, illustrator and artist perhaps best known for creating the brilliant and instantly iconic image for The Endless Summer, the seminal 1966 surf movie by Bruce Brown. Van Hamersveld created the signature imagery and logo for the 2013 Venice Art Walk and Auction. Scanning the garden atrium as the crowd starting streaming in, Hamersveld reflected on his years of involvement with this art community: “If you were there then, then you’re here. You know all these people. You get to have this interaction with these artists who are always clever, sort of neurotic, reclusive -- you get to see their kind of secrets, what they do.” Steven Tyler’s daughter Mia Tyler was at the event Sunday. She donated a photograph entitled The Red Queen to the silent auction. Other major contemporary artists donating to the silent auction included Chuck Arnoldi, Billy Al Bengston, DJ Hall, Marc Fichou and Ed Ruscha. Arnoldi strolled over from his studio across the street to support the event and “to see what the Google thing is.” Looking back, he said, “This thing has gotten so huge -- it has so much momentum. It’s kind of overwhelming.” Artist Kelly Berg was live painting at the event. When asked who she would most like to see walk in and buy her work, Berg replied: “Madonna. I am inspired by music. You know, actually David Bowie would be my top choice.” One of the biggest celebrities at the Art Walk and Auction this year hasn’t even been born yet. Downtown screen-print operation Intellectual Property Prints was selling prints of Daniel Edwards’ Special K (Fetal Portrait of Baby Kimye). The print depicts a sculpture imagining the future child of Kanye and Kim; it will be unveiled on the same day the child is born. Other vendors and an avenue of food trucks were available to the auction-goers behind the Google building. The Venice Family Clinic provides care to more than 24,000 low-income, uninsured and homeless individuals in the community. It is the largest free medical clinic in the country, and there are seven locations on L.A.’s Westside in the Venice Beach/Santa Monica/Culver City areas. According to the clinic’s CEO and executive director Liz Forer, the annual art event “does two things. It brings the artists and the community together to support Venice Family Clinic, and it also exposes all of L.A. to Venice and the artists of Venice. It generates $650,000 for the clinic and is a major boost to the businesses of Venice that day.” Forer recalled the year that Tobey Maguire volunteered. “No one recognized him because he was wearing a hat and he was just picking up and moving tables at the end. Someone said, ‘Hey -- that’s Spiderman,’ but he just kept helping clean up like any other volunteer.”
L.A. at Home DESIGN, ARCHITECTURE, GARDENS, SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA LIVING WEEKEND RADAR
Mosaic tile house open for Venice Art Walk
By Lisa Boone 9:02 AM PDT, May 16, 2013 Every surface is a canvas for artists Cheri Pann and Gonzalo Duran, who have covered the walls, floors and landscape of their Venice home with mosaic tiles, broken plates, figurines -- even teacups. See it for yourself Sunday when the artists open their home -- the subject of an L.A. Times piece in 2003 -- for the annual Venice Art Walk & Auctions.
Other artists on the tour include Corrine Chaix, whose live-work studio is located on a Venice canal; the Winward Street live-work space of Jacob Kassay, who will host a pop-up show of works by Cooper Jacoby, Todd von Ammon and Steven Baldi. Tickets to the event are $50, with all proceeds benefiting the Venice Family Clinic. Some tours will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; others will run from noon to 4 p.m. A silent art auction will be held at the Frank Gehry-designed Google Los Angeles, sometimes called the Binoculars Building, 340 Main St., Venice. email@example.com For an easy way to follow the L.A. scene, bookmark L.A. at Home and join us on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest. Copyright ÂŠ 2013, Los Angeles Times
May 8, 2013
Daniel Rolnik: ‘The world’s most adorable art critic’ by Jonathan Maseng, Contributing Writer Daniel Rolnik bills himself as “The World’s Most Adorable Art Critic,” and if you speak to him for even a minute, it’s easy to see why. Animated, passionate, whimsical and delightfully upbeat, Rolnik, 24, has made it his mission to introduce people to new and exciting artists, and more recently, to Judaism as well. Daniel Rolnik. Photo by Rainer Hosch
Rolnik’s journey toward becoming an art critic was a decidedly unusual one. He was studying audio engineering in college when he decided that he’d like to interview some of his favorite artists for his blog. “I would just e-mail people and say, ‘Hey, you’re awesome. Here are my questions.’ ” Surprisingly, the bold approach worked, and Rolnik soon found himself interacting with artists such as Gary Baseman, whom he’d looked up to as a kid and who is currently the subject of a major exhibition at the Skirball Cultural Center. The college kid with no background in art started making a name for himself; soon he was writing stories for magazines like LA Weekly and Artfetch Recently, Rolnik and his friend Ryan McIntosh, a non-Jewish printmaker who frequently attends artists’ Shabbat dinners at Rolnik’s mother’s home, discussed how they might spread the joy of Jewish art to the wider community. The idea of doing a series of screenprints for the May 19 Venice Art Walk came up, and McIntosh volunteered to make the prints. “I call him the wizard,” Rolnik said, “because he makes these things seem so easy, and it’s so hard.” Screenprinting is a technique that involves using woven mesh stencils to fill particular areas of a blank surface with ink. When working with multiple colors, this requires multiple stencils to achieve the desired effect. It’s a process that’s done by hand, something that was important to Rolnik, who is dismissive of the many digital prints sold today. “We assembled a list of dream artists,” and most of them agreed to take part, he said.
Besides McIntosh and Baseman, some of the artists whose screenprints will be available include Jason Shawn Alexander, Bob Dob, Christine Wu, Daniel Edwards, Gregory Siff, Eric Joyner and Michael Sieben. “Screenprints are what I collect and what a lot of my friends collect because we can afford them,” Rolnik said. “And they’re cool. They’re made by hand.” On top of purchasing pieces of artwork for themselves, buyers also will be giving to charity. Rolnik and McIntosh are donating some of their profits to the Venice Family Clinic. Rolnik, who was born and raised in Los Angeles, frequently travels around the globe looking for new and exciting art. “I don’t just do fine art, or street art, or lowbrow — I cover everything,” Rolnik said. That diversity of tastes is evident in the screenprints that will be for sale. Some are incredibly abstract, others bold and in-your-face, including one that depicts a cartoonish devil with the word “Blood” written beneath it. Others, like Sieben’s piece, are colorful and playful. Rolnik is proudly Jewish, even saying that he considers himself a Jewish-American before an American. He decided a little more than a year ago that he wanted to combine his love for art with his Jewish pride. He’d grown bored with family Shabbat dinners and wanted to try something new, so he asked his mother if he could host an artists’ Shabbat at her home, as his own apartment was too small. What started out as a small dinner among friends has grown into something of an underground event where dozens of people show up. “Some are really spiritual, some are Orthodox, some are not Orthodox ... but at their core, they’re all Jewish,” Rolnik, who grew up in a liberal Jewish home, said of the artists’ Shabbat attendees. “We even have non-Jewish people sometimes, and they get such a kick out of it.” Without the Shabbat dinners, it’s likely Rolnik’s screenprint project never would have come about. Baseman and Mark Hanauer, two artists who frequently attend Rolnik’s dinners, are “always talking about how it reminds them of Toulouse-Lautrec and how those Paris salons would have been,” Rolnik said. “I’m actually a really shy person.” He credits the dinners with opening him up to a whole new set of friends, including those whose works appear in the screenprint series. Rolnik will be selling his prints at the entrance to the art walk from noon to 5 p.m. at 360 Hampton Drive, directly behind Google’s Venice office, and they will retail for $50 to $300, depending on the artist. The idea of doing something that would be affordable to even young collectors really appealed to Rolnik. He hopes the pieces will be big sellers, but there’s something more at stake: getting more young people involved in both the art world and in Judaism. One might expect no less from a critic whose favorite Shabbat T-shirt, made by artist Will Deutsch, reads simply, “I’m the Jew Mel Gibson warned you about.”
We hear . . . • •
Last Updated: 11:24 PM, May 25, 2013 Posted: 11:09 PM, May 25, 2013
That East Hampton’s Guild Hall will present recent Chuck Close paintings, prints and tapestries as its showcase exhibition of the summer season, beginning Aug. 10 . . . That Mia Tyler donated her photo “The Red Queen” to the Venice Family Clinic’s Art Walk & Auctions . . . That Jessica Alba will be a StyleList guest editor . . . That Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi will emcee WE tv’s 10th anniversary “Bridezilla” event Thursday, at which betrotheds will compete in a $10,000 cake-eating contest.
NEWS Venice Family Clinic Timeout.com April 18, 2013 VPM: 387,348
THE SEEN by KARI MOZENA
Westside Glory AFFAIR NO. 1
Family Matters ➺ WHO? Holly Robinson Peete, Natalie Cole, Sue Wong, Paula Abdul, Regina King, Michael Ealy, Brooke Burke, Arsenio Hall
➺ W H AT ? A Malibu party for DesignCare that beneﬁted the HollyRod Foundation, which funds Parkinson’s and autism services
➺ WO W ! An awwwworthy rescue pup that was auctioned for $10,000
THE “OM” BOYS NATALIE COLE WINS THE TROOPER AWARD. MA’S FUNERAL WAS THE DAY BEFORE
HOLLY ROBINSON PEETE PERFECTS THE “WOO WOO SONG” WITH SON ROBINSON, JEFFREY OSBORNE, AND HUSBAND RODNEY
The couple hit a John Varvatos party beforehand. Added: dressier duds. Subtracted: two kids.
→ A David Lynch beneﬁt revealed some surprising fans of Transcendental Meditation. These famous faces were front and centered:
DAVID LYNCH Zen Master
BROOKE BURKE CHARVET AND DAVID CHARVET
AFFAIR NO. 2
Diﬀerent Spokes ➺ WHO? Elijah Wood, Jack Black, Kyle Gass, Charles Conlon, Camryn Manheim, Haim
die with an artist chained to your heart. Set it free!” Black advised.
TENACIOUS D’S KYLE GASS AND JACK BLACK POSED AS WORKS OF ART IN THE GALLERY
LOS ANGELES SEPTEMBER 2012
THE SUE WONG FINALE WAS THE EPITOME OF MODEL BEHAVIOR
ARSENIO HALL AND PAULA ABDUL
● The pair dated back in the day. They arrived together and were extremely cozy.
➺ W H AT ? L&M Arts’ Ghost Town reception, whose proceeds went to the Venice Family Clinic ➺ WO W ! First-class grub: Oyster Gourmet Christophe Happillon shuckin’ shells, with canapés from Gjelina
CLINT EASTWOOD Million Dollar Buddha
JERRY SEINFELD Mantra Shmantra
CAMRYN MANHEIM, KIM GORDON, AND ROBERT SCHWAN
GARRY SHANDLING Wood was cute as a button bopping to reggae as he and a partner (in an identical shirt) DJ’d.
THE VALET LINE WAS SHORT, AND THE BIKE RACK WAS FULL. NO ONE GOT INTO THE WRONG PRIUS ELIJAH WOOD AND HIS SISTER, HANNAH
Giving the Silent Treatment
RUSSELL BRAND Prefers Nirvana to Katy Perry
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DESIGNCARE: TIFFANY ROSE/WIREIMAGE (PEETE ET AL, CHARVETS, COLE); VIVIEN KILLILEA/WIREIMAGE (WONG FINALE, HALL & ABDUL); L&M ARTS: PIERRE AUROUX; PARTYSCOPE: SHUTTERSTOCK
One catwalker lost her earring. When a gent tried to hand it back, she simply tossed him its mate.
Fact Sheet Our Mission To provide quality primary health care to people in need.
The People We Serve
The People We Serve Venice Family Clinic is the first choice in health care for 24,000 low-income, uninsured and homeless families and individuals each year. Our patients reside on the Westside of Los Angeles County and cannot afford to pay for health care. Without the Clinic they would have nowhere else to turn. We serve everyone from prenatal women, infants and teens to parents and seniors.
Patients 23,802 uninsured, low-income and homeless Patient Visits 106,269 annually, including 79,154 primary care, 7,160 specialty care, 7,509 mental health, 4,464 dental and 7,982 health education.
Who We Are Launched in 1970 by volunteer physicians Philip Rossman, MD, founder, and Mayer B. Davidson, MD, co-founder, the Clinic first operated in space borrowed from a small, store-front dental office after normal business hours. There was—and remains—a tremendous unmet need for affordable health care on the Westside of Los Angeles for those who live in poverty. Today, with its seven clinical locations, Venice Family Clinic continues to be the safety net on the Westside of Los Angeles for families and individuals who might otherwise go without critically needed health care services. Services We Provide • Comprehensive primary health care: • Medical – treatment and prevention • Dental care • Vision care • Mental health • Chronic disease management • Prenatal care
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Early childhood development Reproductive health Laboratory services Pharmacy operations Acupuncture, chiropractic and osteopathy
Race/Ethnicity 61% Hispanic origin 23% Caucasian 11% African-American 3% Asian 2% Other
Who We Are 217 full- and part-time staff 2,255 volunteers, including over 500 physicians 18-member Board of Directors 99-member Foundation, Philanthropy, Emeritus & Advisory Boards
• Specialty care provided by volunteer physicians in areas such as cardiology, dermatology, ear/nose/throat, endocrinology, gastroenterology, neurology, orthopedics, podiatry and rheumatology • Supportive services: • Case management • Support groups and parenting classes • Health education and wellness
53% have no health insurance 73% live below poverty 29% are children 15% are homeless 50% speak Spanish as their primary language
• Early Head Start program • Domestic violence prevention, screening and intervention
Collaborations in Caring VFC’s most significant formal affiliation is with the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). VFC provides training in community primary and specialty care to more than 350 residents and medical students each year. Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Kaiser Permanente of Southern California and Saint John’s Health Center are also key partners, providing residents, vital in-kind services and operating funds. Volunteers’ donated services are valued at $1.9 million per year. Donations of medications and other pharmaceuticals, plus radiology, lab, surgical and emergency services by hospitals, pharmaceutical companies, laboratories and other organizations are valued at over $12 million per year. Recognition • American Hospital Association’s Foster G. McGaw Prize • The Pew Charitable Trust’s Primary Care Achievement Award • American Psychiatric Association’s Advancing Minority Mental Health Award • California HealthCare Foundation LEAP (Leveraging Excellence, Advancing Practice) Award • Designated 330e and 330i Community Health Center • Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC)
$22.3 million annual operating budget $13.9 million in in-kind donations
Locations Children First Early Head Start, Inglewood Culver City Youth Health Center Frederick R. Weisman Family Center, Venice Irma Colen Administration Building, Venice Irma Colen Health Center, Mar Vista Milken Family Foundation Medical Building, Venice OPCC Annenberg Access Center, Santa Monica Robert Levine Family Health Center, Venice Santa Monica High School Simms/Mann Health and Wellness Center, Santa Monica
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Statistics are from fiscal year 2012 (7/1/11–6/30/12). Venice Family Clinic is a tax-exempt, public benefit organization as defined in Section 501 (c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, and licensed by the State of California. Our Federal Tax ID # is 95-2769432. 6/5/13
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