Not even sure i have time to keep up with a blog and there is not point if nobody is going to follow it but let’s see how it goes. The main reason for this blog is to see if it’s worth going through all this trouble to start a tumbler for The Pomona Arts Colony Association. If i get a good following here i will create one for PACA.
So what’s going on with Loft Beats? Not much at the moment and by that I mean not too much. As some of you know running a gallery is just about a full time job. Ontop of running Loft Beats i also have a full time job, a part time night job and am President of PACA (The Pomona Arts Colony Association).
This week (tonight) I will be judging art for Congressman Joe Bacca’s Youth Art Show that will be held this Friday at The PW Gallery in Ontario. On the 31st I will reopen Loft Beats for the Last Saturday Art Walk. I’m going to try and be open for the last saturday artwalks so be sure to check the calendar on the Loft Beats website! I’ll post up when i’m open.Next month we will be hosting a solo show by Oscar Cristerna. A deaf artists out of Baldwin Park Area. I believe this is his first solo show and we are looking forward to showcasing his work.
So along with artshows at Loft Beats we are now providing artwork for a few other venues and galleries. The newest addition is The Drink Lounge and Eats which is located in at The Fox Theater in downtown Pomona. Along with hanging art there we have hosted a few Art Walk After Parties. As long as the venue isn’t booked we will be hosting future artwalk after parties. In a few weeks I will be putting together details for next months afterparty. This after party will also serve as a reception for the artists who will be displaying artwork at the Lounge.
i’m just gonna keep on rambling about loft beats stuff here;
Some of the future themed shows got cancelled because it gets a little tiresome trying to get all the artwork together and artists have a hard time with meeting deadlines. So May and June i will do some open shows and just accept all artwork to make it easier on myself. Along with the open shows I might have to start charging artists to hang their art. For some time i have only been charging 10% commission and no fees. And for some shows i wouldn’t charge anything thinking that the artists would do what’s right and if they sold anything they would give me a small cut to show appriciation. well a lot of artists have been taking advantage of that and along with the the expenses of running loft beats it’s time for Loft Beats to start charging artists and raise the commission. Starting in May i will probably start charging $10-20 per show (not per piece, just per show) and maybe do 15 or 20% commission. I know this will turn a lot of artists away but i have membership cards that will give some artists a discount on showing their art, also i will never charge an artist who is under 18. Youth are always welcome to show art at Loft Beats for free. You grown ups gotta start putting in on these shows hahaa.
Thats all for now. i’m sure only like 2 people will even read this hhaa