COLA 2018


CONTACT INFO: Will Caperton y Montoya
Director of Marketing and Development
City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs  213.202.5538

City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs
Presents the 2017/18
City of Los Angeles (C.O.L.A.) Individual Artist Fellowships
Honoring the City’s Creative Spirit

Los Angeles – The City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA) is pleased to announce the 2017/18 City of Los Angeles (C.O.L.A.) Individual Artist Fellowship recipients. These Fellows will produce a new body of work with grants of $10,000 each and their new works will be premiered by the City of Los Angeles in the Spring of 2018.

The 2017/18 C.O.L.A. Fellows in the design/visual arts, literary arts*, and performing arts** are:

David Hullfish Bailey
Guillermo Bert
Terry Braunstein
Sandra de la Loza
Michelle Dizon
Tim Durfee
June Edmonds
d. Sabela Grimes**
Peter J. Harris*
Michele O’Marah
Julie Shafer
Doris Sung
Kristina Wong**

These Fellows were chosen in three review-rounds by nine interdisciplinary peer panelists who were curators, educators, non-profit gallerists, museum directors, and/or past COLA Fellows  

“C.O.L.A. Fellows are the types of unique civic entrepreneurs that we need in this city,” said DCA General Manager Danielle Brazell. “DCA is proud to honor these creative visionaries and nurture their symbiotic relationships with LA and other artists and the city’s history and identity as an international arts capital.”

“C.O.L.A. Fellows represent the spectrum of LA’s exemplary mid-career artists,” said DCA Grants Administration Division Director Joe Smoke. “The C.O.L.A. grants allow these accomplished, influential, and not yet ultra-famous artists to create new work that the City of Los Angeles will premiere for the general public in one or more group presentations accompanied by a promotional catalog as well as educational artist talks.”

The C.O.L.A. visual arts exhibition will take place at DCA’s Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery located at 4800 Hollywood Boulevard in Barnsdall Park; and the C.O.L.A. performance and literary showcase will occur at Grand Performances at California Plaza in downtown LA. The C.O.L.A. 2018 catalog will be designed and published by Susan Silton, a former C.O.L.A. awardee.

About the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA)

As a leading, progressive arts and cultural agency, DCA empowers Los Angeles’s vibrant communities by supporting and providing access to quality visual, literary, musical, performing, and educational arts programming; managing vital cultural centers; preserving historic sites; creating public art; and funding services provided by arts organizations and individual artists.

Formed in 1925, DCA promotes arts and culture as a way to ignite a powerful dialogue, engage LA’s residents and visitors, and ensure LA’s varied cultures are recognized, acknowledged, and experienced. DCA’s mission is to strengthen the quality of life in Los Angeles by stimulating and supporting arts and cultural activities, ensuring public access to the arts for residents and visitors alike.

DCA advances the social and economic impact of arts and culture through grant-making, public art, community arts, and strategic marketing and development. DCA creates and supports arts programming, maximizing relationships with other city agencies, artists, and arts and cultural nonprofit organizations to provide excellent service in neighborhoods throughout Los Angeles.

For more information, please visit or follow us on Facebook

at; Instagram @culture_la; and Twitter @culture_la.


The reception is from 2PM–5PM on Sunday, April 29th at the Municipal Art Gallery in Barnsdall Park.
Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery



Installations of small collages, sculptural assemblages, found images and juxtapositions inspired by her explorations into the visual language of scent.

Opening Reception:
Sat., Feb. 24, 6:00 to 8:00 pm
Exhibition is from February 24 to March 17.  Please call gallery for appointment.
The Institute for Art and Olfaction
(213) 616-1744
(Chung King Road is a pedestrian-only road that runs parallel to Hill Street.)

PUMP 2017

PUMP 2017: Multi-Sensory Arts Festival Comes to Long Beach This October

Dear Friends and Family,

If you find yourself in Long Beach this Saturday evening, check out the First Biennial of PUMP, a multi-venue, multi-sensory art exhibition taking place all over the city. Attached below is the press release with answers to some of your questions (the rest are at, and a glimpse at my installation, Heart Man, which will be at the Packard Building.

The Packard
Packard Motors Building (1926)
205 E Anaheim Street (Anaheim and Locust)
Long Beach, CA 90813.

Opening Reception, Saturday, October 7, 5pm – 10pm
Closing Reception, Saturday, October 21 5pm – 10pm

Hope to see you there!

With my best,


Heart Man--Terry Braustein


Download the Press Release



Angel’s Gate

On June 3rd, 2017, between 5 and 10PM

Angel’s Gate will host a new version of Long Beach’s Soundwalk, titled “Sound Pedro,”  It will be an evening of Indoor/Outdoor site-specific sound installations and ear-oriented multi-sensory presentations.  I am excited to be a part of this exhibition (in a collaboration with Marco Schindelmann.
Time:  5-10PM, at 3601 South Gaffey Street in San Pedro, CA 90731.

Invitation is below. Admission is free.


The Long Beach Museum of Art (LBMA), CA

November 20, 2015 – February 14, 2016
Who Is She? – Terry Braunstein


The Long Beach Museum of Art (LBMA), CA

Named after Long Beach artist Terry Braunstein’s eponymous 2013 installation, Who Is She? — Terry Braunstein presents for the first time her original collage work, exhibited to date mostly in photographical reproductions. The exhibition highlights the artist’s process of culling and clipping, selecting and fusing what is separate and incongruous, the show lays bare the roots of Braunstein’s art, which include early 20th century European modernism and mid-century American assemblage. It also conveys a new appreciation for her exquisitely skillful and delicate technique in an age of easy digital manipulation. Additionally, the exhibition features original copies of Braunstein’s celebrated artists books, new assemblage sculptures, as well as models and photographic prints created in conjunction with the dance set Who Is She?

Curated by Claudia Bohn-Spector and Sam Mellon, the exhibition will feature nearly 100 pieces and it is her first major museum career-spanning retrospective. It will also feature a small catalogue with essays by Bohn-Spector and by writer/poet Tosh Berman, and published by the Long Beach Museum of Art and Thistle & Weed Press. In her near forty-year career, Braunstein has engaged a breathtaking array of artistic media and settings—photography, painting, mosaic, printmaking, stone, steel, brass, public art, performance, site-specific sculpture, and even video—revealing layers of hidden meaning beneath the seemingly mundane and obvious.

Engaging and provocative, with deep roots in the art of Surrealism, Braunstein examines life’s passages and other human experiences by creating a compelling visual syntax that is dreamlike, paradoxical, and highly poetic.