NEWS

I displayed two portrait paintings of some up-starts in the rock music at the Gabba Gallery, Remix: The Art of Music show.

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A restaurant seems like an appropriate place to hang my Comfort Food paintings. Not sure how long they’ll remain hanging in Mission Restaurant – North Park, in San Diego but check them out if you’re in the neighborhood.

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COOL NEWS! Check out my author’s interview on Kidlio Magazine’s March edition, www.kidliomag.com. Find out more info about Darby Gator’s Magical Space Dream and what inspired the story.

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I wasn’t wasting time during this pandemic. I managed to write, design, and self-publish a children’s book titled Darby Gator’s Magical Space Dream. Terri Berman created the illustrations. It’s a story of a little gator with a big dream of discovering an unoccupied planet. Along the way, he learns to be thoughtful of others. Buy a copy today on Amazon.com or Lulu.com. AND I would be totally stoked if you can also leave a review.

Jan 23 2021

I completed another commissioned painting titled DTLA. Normally I don’t paint skyscrapers but I’m happy with the results. Now it’s hanging in San Fransisco.

Jan 26

FRAMED! The commissioned seascape painting is now safely hanging on a forever wall. Love it when a collector sends me photos.

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A few cloud paintings managed to get published in this year’s Latino Heritage Month Cultural Guide by the City of Los Angeles. Grab a copy!

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Glad to see art is still selling during this pandemic. My version of La Botella Loteria Card sold during an online show at the Cactus Gallery. Can’t go wrong with classic Coca Cola.

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bG Gallery invited me to participate in the Spectrum Gestalt group show for the LA Art show in the Los Angeles Convention Center. How do you like my portrait of Picasso?

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Personally delivered Smiles to this prolific art collector, Benjo. I think the painting makes him smile.

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My portrait of Frida Kahlo, titled The Surrealist, received a few bid during Avenue 50 Studio’s 8″x8″ silent action.

 

12-14-2019 Bidders opening night Ave 50 8x8 silent auction

Escaped to Japan for a little inspiration.

April 12 2019

I have a few paintings published in this year’s (2019) Latino Heritage Month Cultural Guide by the City of Los Angeles.

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Bidders fought over my 8″x8″ silent action pieced at Avenue 50 Studios in Highland Park, CA. Thank you Kathy Gallegos, owner and founder of Avenue 50 Studios.

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My First Ceramic Sculpture…

and it’s already going to be displayed in a Food art show curated by Daniel Rolnik at bG Gallery in Bergamont Station, Santa Monica.

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Took another little trip to Italy for some art inspiration.

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My third interactive art installation called Pop Quiz was a hit at the Cactus Gallery in Frogtown during the Sticks & Stones show. Thank you Prof. Linda Alvarez for playing the roles Ms. Lenguafuego.

Pop Quiz Installation

Took a little trip to Paris for some art inspiration.

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I’m so thrilled to be selected in this curated show by the one and only Mat Gleason called Groundswell at Groundspace Project. 

Exhibition Dates: July 30 – August 13, 2016

The Groundswell artists are: Douglas Alvarez, Donna Bates, Andrea Bogdan, Holly Boruck, Rude Calderon, Kate Carvellas, Larry Caveney, Diane Cockerill, Lynn Coleman, Jeanne Dunn, Kathi Flood, Dwora Fried, Damian Garcia, Peter Hess, Daphne Hill, Veda B Kaya, Kerry Kugelman, Faina Kumpan, Heather Lowe, Gregory Martin, Kerri Sabine Wolf, Cory Sewelson, Stephanie Sherwood, Shubs/Roeder, Nancy Spiller, Anna Stump, Terry Tripp, Todd Westover and Mara Zaslove.

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I was invited to display a photo during the Hive Gallery’s first ever photography group show in downtown Los Angeles, curated by Nathan Cartwright. Say hello to HELLO.

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Baha Danesh representing We Choose Art asked me a few question about why I Chose Art. Read All About It!

http://wechooseart.com/douglas-alvarez/

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My Solo show on July 11th, 2015 
Pretty Pollution, bG Gallery at Bergamot Station, Santa Monica CA

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Keith Dugas representing KrossD came to the art studio to discuss art, life, and relationships. Please read the interview.

http://krossd-art.blogspot.com

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photo by Keith Dugas

Photojournalist, filmmaker and chronicler of the contemporary art scene, Eric Minh Swenson, popped in and took this wonderful picture of life in the art studio.

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photo by Eric Minh Swenson

I’m Displaying a painting at Torrance Art Museum

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Marybeth Connaughton from Nepotism Magazine asked some tough questions.  Please Read!

www.nepotismmagazine.com/douglas-alvarez-and-the-art-of-illusion/

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Some of my paintings were printed in The City of Los Angeles, 2013 Latino Heritage Month Cultural Guide.


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ART REVIEW! The Food Is Out There dot com claims I have good Taste.


http://thefoodisoutthere.com/2012/11/20/douglas-alvarez-has-good-taste/

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ART REVIEW! Read about my Comfort Food show in LA I’m Yours

http://www.laimyours.com/32306/douglas-alvarezs-comfort-food/

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I’m happy to announce 2 of my painting was printed in the City of Los Angeles 2012 Latino Heritage Month Calendar Guild presented by Mayor Antonio Villalgrosa

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Daniel Rolnik of Argot & Ochre came to the studio. Check out it.


http://danielrolnik.com/2011/12/13/interview-with-douglas-alvarez/

photo by Daniel Rolnik

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Stephanie Chefas representing Platinum Cheese took some wonderful images of my solo show, Too Cool For School at the Cactus Gallery. Click the link and relive the show.

http://platinumcheese.com/2011/11/28/douglas-alvarez-too-cool-for-school-cactus-gallery/ 

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Too Cool For School Solo Show at the Cactus Gallery!

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Proud to donate a piece for the endeavor of the Sea Shepard.

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I curated this show.

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I have worked featured in the NO Zine in the UK.

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Fun in San Fransisco with Art friends; Kelly Thompson, Walt Hall, Terri Berman and Clam Lynch.

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SOLO SHOW!

Douglas Alvarez: “The Basic Nature of Things” 
California State University Channel Islands
Reception for the Artist: Thursday, September 9, 6-8PM
, September 9-30, 2010
I have exciting new work and hope to see you there!

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Pretty in Pink — Acrylic on canvas — 9″x12″
Selected in the City of Los Angeles 2010 Latino Heritage Month Calendar and Cultural Guide. Look for it on page 21.

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HANGING WITH FRIENDS!

“Dream Nature” 
@ Two Roads Gallery
4348 Tujunga Ave. Studio City, CA 91604
We would like to invite you to attend the opening reception of 
DREAM NATURE on Sunday, February 7th, 2010 (2pm-6pm).
Participating artists include: Airom Bleicher, Terri Berman, Carol Powell & Douglas Alvarez.

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Take a look at my warrior rat published in North Long Beach Anthology, by Book by Authors on page 12.

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It’s a Dry Heat group show 
@ the loft gallery
, 661 W. Lancaster blvd.
Lancaster California
Sat. 10/10/09 .

Curated by Amanda Johnson

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Thursday, September 11, 2008 
Bailey Gallery
564 S Main Street 
Los Angeles, 90013

My crew of artists are taking over the Bailey Gallery to show why Animals rule and people drool. This is all happening during the downtown artwalk.

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My painting was selected for 2009 Latino Heritage Month Calendar and Cultural Guide for the City of Los Angeles. Grab a copy and check it out!

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Saturday, July 11, 2009 
Cactus Gallery, 
4534 Eagle Rock Blvd. 
Eagle Rock CA. 90041
Kelly Thompson and I are featuring new work at the Cactus Gallery. We also curated a wonderful group show. Don’t miss this event!

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April, 2009 
Coachella Music Festival
LOOK for my recycled bin in Coachella this April. I also have 10 recycled mini bins for Global/Inheritance on display at Coachella!

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Saturday, January 24, 2009 
Monkeyhouse Toys & Gallery 
1618 1/2 Silver Lake Bl.
Los Angeles CA. 90026 
8:00 to 10:00pm
Don’t miss my curated show for the Monkeyhouse Toys and Gallery. The theme is all about why LA simply rules! Check out the list.

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Saturday, January 3, 2009 
Chango Coffee House & Gallery 
1559 Echo Park Ave.
Los Angeles CA. 90026
Check out a show that features me and the always awesome Walt Hall.We’re kicking off the new year right.

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