12609-12619 Hawthorne Blvd.
Hawthorne, CA 90250

Open for special events and by appt. (213) 446-3467

In Hawthorne, two galleries – next door to each other – comprise the current South Bay presence of Phantom Galleries L.A., a nonprofit that revitalizes and energizes communities and pedestrian thoroughfares by transforming unoccupied properties throughout Los Angeles County into vibrant cultural hubs through the 24/7 public presentation of art.

In the 1,000-sq-ft gallery at 12609 Hawthorne Blvd. known as Katalyst for the Arts Gallery, curator Martha de Perez organizes a regular series of exhibitions. Past shows at this location have featured a wide range of artists, including Reem Gfelner, Velvet Marshall, Eduardo Talledos, and Sia Aryai. For details, contact Martha via email or at (818) 439-2474.

In the 2,500-sq-ft gallery at 12619 Hawthorne Blvd. known as Gallery H, curator Gloria Placencia organizes exhibitions through her project with the nonprofit Phantom Galleries L.A. stART up program. For details, contact Gloria via email or at (310) 869-4992.

PHANTOM GALLERIES L.A. – Katalyst Foundation for the Arts Gallery
12609 Hawthorne Blvd., Hawthorne, CA 90250

TOYOTA DREAM CAR YOUTH ART EXHIBITArtworks by local youth who were among the U.S. finalists of the Toyota Dream Car Art Contest are now on view at Phantom Galleries L.A. in Hawthorne. The Toyota Dream Car Art Contest is starting its 5th year of participation in the United States (it started worldwide in 2004). The free contest is designed to inspire creativity in youth and encourage an interest in design and the automotive industry. Now through Monday, February 1, 2016, U.S. youth, ages 4-15, can submit their hand-drawn artworks featuring unique concepts of their “Dream Car.” Applicants are sorted into three age categories (4-7 years; 8-11 years; 12-15 years). Judging is based on three criteria: execution of concept; uniqueness; and artistry. For details, official rules, and entry forms, visit www.TFSintheCommunity.com/DreamCar.

Teacher EventsSaturdays, October 10, 17 & 24 @ 2-4 PM
School teachers are invited to visit the gallery on Saturdays (October 10, 17 and 24) at 2-4pm to pick up their FREE classroom art kits to help their students enter this year’s free national contest (while supplies last).

Sunday, April 19 thru Sunday, June 7, 2015

Opening: Sunday, April 19 @ 4-8pm
Artist Reception: Saturday, May 9 @ 4-8pm
Closing: Saturday, May 9 @ 5-7pm

Local photographers display images depicting daily life in the South Bay, including Melissa Richardson BanksJon BerryArlene P. Carley, and Richard Podgurski. Curated by Martha De Perez and hosted by Liza Simone of Phantom Galleries L.A., this exhibition is a featured event of Month of Photography Los Angeles (MOPLA) presented by the Lucie Foundation.

12619 Hawthorne Blvd., Hawthorne, CA 90250

Saturday, May 9 thru Saturday, May 30, 2015

Opening: Saturday, May 9, 2015 @ 4-8pm
Artist Talk: Saturday, May 23, 2015 @ 4-7pm

Ben Zask is a Palos Verdes artist who converts found objects into original pieces of art.Curated by Gloria Placencia, the exhibit is Zask’s first solo show and includes over 30 three-dimensional unique works created by the artist during a five-year period. Zask begins with an object to which he is emotionally attracted and that cannot stand on its own. He handles and works with the item, finding other objects that match up physically and visually. He contrasts elements: rough with smooth; organic with geometric; and as the piece builds, the story builds.


New Work curated by Dulce Stein

Saturday, April 4 thru Sunday, April 26, 2015

Featuring Coagula Curatorial guest artist Matjames Metson, artists included Francisco Alvarado, Regina Argentin, Nurit Avesar, Ken Boland, Jodi Bonassi, Jason Bud, Kate Carvellas, Lisa Derrick, Leah C. Dixon, Michael Flechtner, Pat Gainor, Curtis Gutierrez, Terry Holzman, Kate Hungerford, Jennifer Korsen, Aline Mare, Rebecca Navarrete,Olga Ponomarenko Linda Sue Price, Cybele Rowe, Catherine Ruane, Ry Sangalang, Ashira Siegel, Melinda Smith, and Albert Vitela.