BLAB! Eleventh Annual Group Exhibition @ Copro Gallery


Creating a perfect blend of emerging and well-established artists from a fine selection of talent from around the world, Copro Gallery once again hosts the delectable BLAB! group show. In its eleventh year, the annual BLAB! is still going strong. Sharing a selection of original art to please an array of tastes, Monte Beauchamp, awarding-winning art director, artist and creator of the notable BLAB World, once again takes the reins in curating the annual show.

As Copro Gallery prepares this year’s cornucopia of delights, you can whet your appetite on the samples below.

BLAB! Eleventh Annual Group Exhibition


Exhibition Dates:
September 10 – October 1, 2016

Curated by Monte Beauchamp

Copro Gallery

Bergamot Station Arts Complex | 2525 Michigan Ave | Unit T5 | Santa Monica | CA 90404

Featuring over 50 participating artists:

Nicoletta Ceccoli, Martin Wittfooth, Joe Sorren, Richard J Oliver, Jessica Joslin, Tom Bagshaw, Ryan Heshka, Jana Brike, Cathie Bleck, Tim O’Brien, Hannah Yata, Jean Pierre Arboleda, Marc Buirckhardt, Cristina Samsa, Fred Stonehouse, Bill Carman, Chris Buzelli, Charlie Immer, Jared Joslin, Aaron Marshall, Matthew Schommer, Amy Crehore, Jeff Gillette, Robert Steven Connett, DXTR, Ana Bagayan, Greg Clarke, Donald Owen Colley, Andrew Hem, Hanna Jaeun, Camille Rose Garcia, Travis Louie, Andy Kehoe, Christian Clayton, Glenn Barr, Lola, Peter Ferguson, Joanne Nam, Esther Pearl Watson, Owen Smith and Craig LaRotonda. More to be announced.

About the Gallery:

Copro Gallery was founded in 1992 to support emerging artists. Copro’s Principle and Owner, Greg Escalante, continued to expand within the art world and co-founded Juxtapoz magazine in 1994. The gallery continues to this day to uphold its ethos of assisting and curating museum exhibitions, as well as participating in International Art Fairs and curating ‘outside exhibits’ to further promote their artists. Alongside this, Copro Gallery continues to exhibit well-established and high end artists, helping to place paintings in private collections and museums around the world. As described on their website, “Copro strives to assist collectors new and experienced in building the most exciting collections possible”.

About the Curator:

Monte Beauchamp’s books have been featured in Vanity Fair, The New York Times, The Onion, The Believer, Flaunt, Bizarre, Graphis, Print, and ForeWard magazine. Having already created BLAB WORLD 1 and 2, the selection of paintings being show in Copro Gallery’s eleventh annual BLAB! group show are all a part of Beauchamp’s upcoming BLAB WORLD 3.


Against the Wind – Andrew Hem


Bears Ride Bees – Bill Carmen


Nectar – Cathie Bleck

Hanna_Jauen_Beautiful_BizarreFallen – Hanna Jaeun

Hannah_Yata_Beautiful_Bizarre_030Resplendent – Hannah Yata


Way Back Home – Jana Brike

jared_joslin_beautiful_bizarre_001Floral Still Life with a Snake Eating a Frog – Jared Joslin

Jeff_Gillette_Beautiful_BizarreDisneyworld Landfill Kids – Jeff Gillette

Marc_Buirckhardt_Beautiful_Bizarre_002Vanita – Marc Buirckhardt

martin_wittfooth_Beautiful_Bizarre_002Rainsong – Martin Wittfooth


The Bird Song of Hope – Richard J Oliver


Crystal Twins – Ryan Heshka

Tom_Bagshaw_Beautiful_Bizarre_030Wake – Tom Bagshaw

About Author

Based in the UK, Natalia Joruk enjoys a life surrounded by art, nature, and curious trinkets. As Deputy Editor, she's worked closely with the Editor-in-Chief for over a decade, supporting with the design and growth of Beautiful Bizarre and the maintenance of the annual Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize. Natalia also oversees sponsor partnerships for the Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize, and distribution of the magazine, so drop her an email if you know someone who would like to sponsor or stock! She also writes for both the Beautiful Bizarre Magazine website and print publication. One of her favourite perks is getting to know artists, gallery owners and their teams personally, so feel free to email her if there is anything she can help you with – or just to connect.


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