Sunday, February 27, 2011

WELCOME TO ARTIST 101 @ Skotia Gallery by Tanmaya Bingham

Hi all Artists!
Welcome to the Skotia Blog…
For those of you who don’t know me I am Tanmaya Bingham founder of and Art Consultant for Skotia Gallery.


  • What it means to be represented by a gallery…
  • Approaching galleries…
  • Maintaining a good relationship with your gallery…
  • The pros and cons of formal and informal agreements…
  • And much more…

  • Artist health…
  • Studio Space…
  • Your product…
  • And much more…

  • Packaging…
  • Branding…
  • Marketing…
  • Networking…
  • Organizing…
  • Archiving…
  • And much more…

I look forward to sharing with you soon…
Kind regards,
Tanmaya Bingham

Thursday, January 20, 2011

LA Art Show Day 1!

We're here at the LA Art Show, which will continue until Sunday. The grand opeing was last night, and all the beautiful people of Los Angeles were here to see and be seen. This being our first art fair, we are very happy with the attention our artists have been getting. Although the well-known Graydon Parrish, Jeffrey Ripple and Daniel Sprick bring people in, our emerging and international artists are getting well-deserved recognition as well: Valerio D'Ospina, Simon McWilliams and Raghava KK are getting positive responses from critics, buyers and fellow artists and the wonderful Fred Wessel is wowing admirers with his goldleaf/egg tempera "Scorpio". Stay tuned and we'll be posting some pictures soon!

Friday, January 14, 2011

Photo LA 2011

We made it! We're set up... We are getting tons of traffic, and this morning Brad Pitt came into our booth!!! He supposedly sends undercover agents back to buy for him... Keep all fingers crossed! Gary Breckheimer, Kelsy Waggaman, and Fuke P-San are getting more attention than anyone else and Skotia Gallery is SO proud to represent them!

Friday, January 7, 2011

Skotia Gallery Exhibiting at Photo LA this Month!

Since photo l.a. was created in 1992, more than 300 galleries, private dealers and publishers have exhibited and more than150 lectures and collecting seminars have been presented. Many significant artists have been introduced to the public during the fair. photo l.a. has played a significant role in the cultural life of Los Angeles and has been the catalyst for numerous exhibitions, monographs, and acquisitions by major institutional and private collections, both locally and internationally. It has been essential in transforming the art/photography landscape of Los Angeles by increasing public awareness and acceptance and the inclusion of photo-based art in almost all contemporary galleries and museum exhibitions.

photo l.a. celebrates the 20th Anniversary as the longest running art fair west of New York and the largest photo-based art fair in the country, drawing over 10,000 attendees. It brings together photography dealers from around the globe, displaying the finest contemporary photography, video and multi-media installations along with masterworks from the 19th century.

photo l.a. XX and the launch of artLA projects is a prelude to a much larger artLA 2011 that will align with the start of the Getty's Pacific Standard Time Initiative and the Los Angeles Contemporary Art Forum, a new art fair in the fall of 2011 created by the team that produces the Armory Show.

General Information:
20th Anniversary Opening Reception
Thursday, January 13th, 6-9pm

Opening Night Tickets:
Charity ID# T1880

$80 Opening Night
$20 1-Day Pass
$30 4-Day pass
$80 Collecting Seminar

1855 Main Street
Santa Monica, CA  90401

Friday      January 14           11am-7pm
Saturday  January 15           11am-7pm
Sunday    January 16           11am-7pm
Monday   January 17           11am-6pm

Congratulations to our photographers who have been invited to exhibit: Kelsy Waggaman, Fuke P-San, Maleonn, Virginie Clark and Christophe Pougnaud, and Polixeni Papapetrou! Kelsy, Fuke and Maleonn will all be exhibiting brand new work - see if here first!

 Fuke P-San, Colored Rice Field 1, colored inkjet print on Japanese Washi paper, 23x33

 Kelsy Waggaman, When Was The Last Time, archival pigment print, 19x28

Maleonn, King of the Ridiculous #1, archival pigment print

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Skotia Gallery at the LA Art Show this Month!

From January 19th to the 23rd, Skotia Gallery will be participating in our first art fair: Los Angeles Art Show! The LA Art Show, presented by FADA (Fine Art Dealers Association) will take place at the Los Angeles Convention Center, West Hall A, 1201 South Figueroa Street. Tickets can be purchased through their website. 4-day show passes are $40 at the door, $35 when purchased in advance online. Single day passes are $20 at the door and $15 when purchased in advance online. Skotia Gallery will be giving away 20 day passes, on a first-come-first-serve basis. Please contact us at to inquire about passes. On Wednesday, January 19th from 6-7pm, there will be an Opening Night Patron Reception; tickets for this event are $500. Tickets to the Opening Night Premier Party from 7-10pm are $125.

Six of Skotia's artists were accepted by the committee into the fair, so please join us in congratulating Daniel Sprick, Jeffrey Ripple, Raghava KK, Rodrigo Cifuentes, Simon McWilliams and Valerio D'Ospina! We will be unveiling brand new work by all six artists, created just for the show, so be sure not to miss it if you plan to be in the LA area the week of January 19th! (check out some of the new pieces below)

 Simon McWilliams, M-Machine 2, 68x63.5, oil on canvas SOLD
 Daniel Sprick, Hollyhock and Gourds, 20x16, oil on board
 Jeffrey Ripple, Life in September, 19x16, oil on paper
 Rodrigo Cifuentes, Rockin Robin, 6x8, oil and graphite on panel

If you have any questions about attending the fair or regarding the purchase of any of these works, please contact us at 866.820.0113 or