Tarfest 2020 Presents: Transition
An OPEN CALL GROUP EXHIBITION Juried By Holly Jerger
August 22nd - September 5, 2020
170 S. La Brea Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90036
As significant transitions are evolving on multiple fronts, we are examining and redefining our relationships with one another as well as the physical space we occupy. Recognizing this historic time, the artists of Tarfest 2020’s “Transition” open call juried exhibition respond to core concepts of change with their work. This exhibition brings together artists from across So California whose practices engage with change through process, concept, culture, chance, and more.
Launch Gallery presents “Transition” in conjunction with Tarfest- our free multidisciplinary arts festival now in its 18th year. For 2020 and in response to Covid-19, Tarfest moves from Tar Pits Park to multiple venues over multiple days- allowing for safe gatherings with appropriate social distancing
LAUNCH LA, with the support from Television City, the City of Los Angeles, Department of Cultural Affairs, Councilmember David Ryu, CD 4, and the local arts and business community, is proud to present the 18th annual TARFEST arts festival.
This year’s community celebration includes virtual and live programming beginning Saturday, August 22nd, 2020, from 4pm to 5pm with the Facebook Live Opening of TRANSITION – an Open Call Exhibition featuring 46 artworks by 44 Southern California artists juried by Holly Jerger, Exhibition Curator, Craft Contemporary Museum.
This exhibition brings together artists from across Southern California whose practices engage with core concepts of change through process, thought culture, chance and more during these who engage with change through process, concept, culture, chance, and more during these unprecedented times.
The exhibition takes place at the ART170 building located at 170 S. La Brea Avenue in Los Angeles, 90036. Viewing TRANSITION is available by appointment and is free to the public through Saturday September 5th.
TARFEST is produced by the non-profit arts organization LAUNCH LA.
LAUNCH LA believes exposure to the arts enhances quality of life and strengthens community through the shared appreciation of creative expression in all its forms and hybrids. LAUNCH LA is passionate about providing artists with quality opportunities to present themselves and their creations that reflect our times to a curious and enthusiastic audience at important happenings throughout Los Angeles.
HOLLY JERGER is the exhibitions curator at Craft Contemporary (formerly Craft & Folk Art Museum) in Los Angeles, CA. Since 2015, she has organized or co-organized numerous exhibitions at Craft Contemporary, including Chapters: Book Arts in Southern California, Gronk’s Theater of Paint, Betye Saar: Keepin’ it Clean, and Melting Point: Movements in Contemporary Clay. Prior to her appointment as exhibitions curator, Jerger served as senior curator of public engagement (2005-2014), developing 90 programs annually. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Ball State University, Indiana, and a Master of Fine Arts from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, where she also taught. She has served on the boards of the Museum Educators of Southern California (MESC) and the Los Angeles Printmaking Society.