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Thursday, June 20, 2019

Altadena Artist Celebrated in Group Art Show

The Davyd Whaley Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to supporting Los Angeles area artists, celebrated their third year anniversary with a special art exhibit showcasing the work of their 2016-2019 grant recipients. Titled, Three Years, The Davyd Whaley Foundation, the opening reception was held on June 8, 2019 at the Castelli Art Space.

Altadena resident Margaret Griffith, recipient of a Mid-Career Artist Grant, was among the seven artists. Margaret’s work takes on a variety of forms, as installation, sculpture and drawing. A self-proclaimed urban scavenger, she searches for interesting patterns and architectural clues that inform her surroundings and help her find deeper connections with the sites she inhabits or experiences. Among some of her pieces shown were “Alba”, Water jet cut copper, 45″ h x 37″ w x 18″ d, 2018 and “15th, 17th, and Pennsylvania” detail, handcut synthetic paper and acrylic, detail. To see more of her work, visit:

Curated by Nick Brown, the show also featured work by fellow artists and grant recipients: Susanna Battin, Andrea Bersaglieri, Ryan S. Jeffery, Lorenzo Hurtado Segovia, Phung Huynh, and Laura Krifka.

The Davyd Whaley Foundation was established in 2016 by television director Norman Buckley in honor of his late husband, Los Angeles painter Davyd Whaley (1967-2014). The Foundation offers a variety of grants to assist these artists in the fulfillment of their vision, and since its inception has award over $42K in grants. The grants are awarded once a calendar year. The 2020 applications open this October and will close mid-January, 2020. Artists from Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino and Ventura counties are eligible to apply.

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