Exalted One

Show is live on laaa.org until Friday, 8/28/20.

I have been quietly collecting selfies in every odd state I find myself in – happy, sad, awkward, fat, cute, sexy, bored, frustrated, gritty, amused, injured, forced enthusiasm, chill, masked, barely awake, tense, sleepy, relaxed, thoughtful, melancholy, angry and ridiculous. I have several hundred in my collection so far.

The next exhibition at @laaagallery825 is “Exalted One,” an all -media exploration of contemporary portraiture as viewed by local emerging artists. This first compilation of twenty images titled “Absolute Andi” will be included in this show.

EXALTED ONE is an online exhibition and sale featuring artwork by LAAA artists running August 12 – 28, 2020. Laaa.org

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Upcoming changes in the global art market

The top story on ArtBusinessNews.com this morning is that Huntington T. Block Insurance, specializing in Fine Art, projects that the way art is bought, sold, and protected will change in the coming year.

The trade wars, hurricanes and wildfires and the demand for historic artworks by an increasing number of billionaires worldwide are affecting valuation and cost of insurance.  A report by the founder of Art Economics in 2019 valued the 2018 global art market at 67.4 billion with a sharp upward trajectory.

Joe Dunn, CEO of Huntington T. Block, says that, like other areas of business, the art world will need to prepare for and adapt to challenges presented by societal, economic, and environmental concerns.

Andi Schoenbaum, Visual Artist.

Source: https://artbusinessnews.com/2020/01/three-key-trends-guiding-the-art-market-in-the-new-year/

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Truly Exquisite: Summer 2020

Online exhibition starting July 11

Vita Art Center is inviting artists to participate in a collaborative, chance-based surrealist art game known as the exquisite corpse. The “Truly Exquisite, 2020″ exhibition follows the spirit of collaboration and inventiveness of the surrealist movement by bringing together our art community for an assembled art experience. Each exhibited final piece will be a completed figure made of 4 panels, each one by a different artists.

About Exquisite Corpse Game: The chance-based drawing game known as the Exquisite Corpse involved each participant creating a portion of a human figure without seeing what others had created, which resulted in fantastic distortions, juxtapositions and surreal composite figures.  The technique was invented by artists and poets associated with the Surrealism Movement that was founded by Andre Breton in Europe after WWI and continued into the 1950s.

Collaborative pieces priced to sell at $120.00 (4 panels – different artists).

Look for my submissions:

These pieces were hand-drawn with pencil and ink on paper, scanned, electronically modified and printed. 8”x10” panels


Simple Pleasures: Summer 2020

Simple Pleasures:
What Brings You Joy?

As our community sheltered in place, we called on our local artists to recreate what brings them joy!  Living in a beachside town, caring for colorful spring gardens, caring for beloved pets, and eating well… there is much to be thankful for. This exhibit is fully accessible online, and in-person viewings by appointment are available.  You can also walk by our front window on Linden Avenue to see the pieces in person, rotated on a regular basis.

“Claire Hanging by a Thread and Looking for a Perch” Pencil on Paper 10″x20.5″(framed) Andi Schoenbaum 2020 $1,085.00



“Gleaming Apollo” June 2-11, 2020

My drawing “Badass Women of Hollywood” is included in the “Gleaming Apollo” online group show by the LA Art Association from June 2-11, 2020. Laaa.org There’s still time to take a peek! All work is available for purchase.

#onlineart #onlineartgallery #laaa #laartist #drawing #inkdrawing #hollywood #womenempowerment #badasswomen @instylemagazine #instyle #artstudio @ Ventura, California

Petite Works, May 14-22

My pencil drawing, “Claire Looking for a Perch,” is in the Los Angeles Art Association/Gallery 825 Online Exhibition “Petite Works” May 14 – May 22, 2020.


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