Lili Bernard

Last Weekend of L.A. Woman Exhibit at Forest Lawn Museum and Thank For Your Support in 2013!

Lili Bernard in LA Woman Forest Lawn Museum

Last Weekend of the 4 Month-Long Art Exhibition

L.A. Woman: Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow

This Sat & Sun, Jan 4 and Jan 5, 2014, 10am-5pm

1712 S. Glendale Avenue
Glendale, CA 91205
(323) 340-4782

Admission and Parking are Free  

LA Woman: Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow, curated by Joan Aden, is a one-of-a-kind exhibit of 24 women artists who have made a significant and lasting impact on the art, history and culture of Los Angeles.

Artists: Judith F. Baca, Lili Bernard, Dorr Bothwell, Judy Chicago, Alice Estes Davis, Ofelia Esparza, Margaret Garcia, Claire Falkenstein, Ynez Johnston, Suzanne Lacy, Artis Lane, Helen Lundeberg, Marisa Mandler, Margaret Lazzari, Ann Page, Sonia Romero, Gayle Garner Roski, Betye Saar, Henrietta Shore, Joyce Wahl Treiman, June Wayne, Ruth Weisberg, Patty Wickman, and Beatrice Wood.

PRESS ON THE SHOW (click on any of the below to read)

Splash Magazines LA Dec 2013

Huffington Post Sep 2013

Examiner Dec 2013       

El Vaquero Sep 2013

Catalog Essay by Ruth Weisberg  Aug 2013

Thank You All for the Support You've Shown in 2013. Here's a Look Back at the Year's Highlights.
2013 started with a fun roadtrip, the 14 of us (my family, my sister Alicia's family, my brother José and my nephew Rubén) all in one van, back down to L.A. from San Francisco where we spent the New Year's together with old friends.
January 2nd, 2013 found us on Venice Beach, celebrating my niece Melina's 13th birthday, before Meli, my nephew Jordi and my sister Alicia and her husband Don headed back home to the icy Midwest..
Back to work. January 6, 2013 was the closing reception-artist discussions ( Toni Scott is pictured at the mic) for BAILA con Duende which I curated for the Watts Towers Arts Center. The show featured the works of 75 Black Artists in Los Angeles and ran for 4 months, garnering excellent reviews, including extensive TV coverage on Fox News Good Day LA and a 5000 word essay in Tikkun Magazine, as well as a review in Artvoices Magazine in the Dec-Jan 2013 issue.
On January 14, 2013 at the Hammer Museum UCLA, we had a BAILA (Black Artists in Los Angeles) roundtable with the Hammer Museum curators which I organized. Ninety (90) people were in attendance to partake in a critical and educational discussion.
As usual, I took my children to a bunch of art show opening receptions in 2013. This snapshot of me and half my chidlren was taken on February 2, 2013, at the opening reception of one of my favorite exhibitions: Llyn Foulkes at the Hammer Museum UCLA.
February 9, 2013 was the opening reception of The Love Show at Avenue 50 Studio in L:os Angeles, in which my painting, Dragon Rendezvous, Courtship of My Great Grandparents Mis Lou and Chung Fatt, was exhibited. You can see some of the painting in this picture behind artist Mark Steven Greenfield (right).  Artist Zeal Harris, who also had work in the show, is between us.
The H&M TV commercial, in which my sons Uriel and Elias appear as principals opposite David Beckham, began airing on February 9, 2013, and is still running.
Producer & Director Stephanie and Steve James of Shakti Productions in Guadalupe, spent the week of February 10, 2013 filming me as the subject of an episode in their TV series Women of the West Indian Diaspora. The espisode aired twice in December 2013, in the Caribbean. It will also be screened as an official selection in the Pan African Film Festival in February 2014 in Los Angeles.  My friends, artists Zeal Harris, Derrick Maddox and Glen Wilson also appear in the film, as well as my family.
On February 17, 2013 at the Pan African Film Festival in Los Angeles, I met Angela Davis, during the screening of the new documentary Free Angela Davis and All Political Prisoners. This was one of the most exciting highlights for me in 2013.
Thirty-one people were in attendance, on March 18, 2013, at the St. Paul's Church in Los Angeles, for the Karen Atkinson GYST (Getting Your Sh*t Together) Workshop which I arranged for BAILA, Black Artists in Los Angeles. As well as the founder and director of GYST, Karen is also an artist and full-time professor at California Institute of the Arts (CalArts).
On March 22, 26 and 27, 2013, my son Elias filmed the Kellogs Frosted Flakes Show Your Stripes TV Commercial in which he is a main character. The commercial began airing in August, 2013 and is still running.
Easter Sunday came early in 2013, March 31st. We managed to get our six children to church on time!
On April 6, 2013, our wonderful cousin Shashana surprised us with a visit, accompanied by her wonderful fiancee Jaye Howard who's a Defensive Tackle in the NFL for the Kansas City Chiefs. The boys were elated.  We all fell in love with Jaye.
On April 18, 2013, the 5000 word essay in Tikkun Magazine, entitled A Visual Critique of Racism: African American Art from Southern California, written by UCLA Professor Paul Von Blum, on the BAILA con Duende show I curated for the Watts Towers, was published by Duke University Press. It is an academic essay and includes an in a depth critical commentary on my Antebellum Appropriation paintings.
I had some work on exhibit in the group show, Salon Style Saturday, curated by Mat Gleason at his Coagula Curatorial art gallery in Chinatown, Los Angeles. Here's Mat (red hair) with some of the artists in the show, during the reception on April 20, 2013.
My article, BAILA, Henry Taylor! was published in the Huffington Post on April 22, 2013. Here I am interviewing Henry for the article at his Blum & Poe solo exhibit in Culver City, CA.
April 25, 2013, almost through my first year in graduate art school! Pictured here with some of my cohorts and professors, including my independent study professors Ulysses Jenkins and Willie Heron, and my department head and advisor Suzanne Lacy.
With ArtVoices Magazine editor and founder, Terrence Sanders, on April 27, 2013 at Untitled Projects, during the opening reception of ArtVoices Magazine 5th Annual Group Art Axhibition in which my Caroline painting (in the background) was exhibited. ArtVoices Magazine's Dec-Jan 2013 issue had featured a review on BAILA con Duende which I curated for the Watts Towers.
May 1st, 2013 was my final crit for my first year in graduate school at Otis. The feedback from the professors was so painful to bear that immediately after my presentation, I quietly hung my installation upside down in silent protest (see yellow table in the background).
May, 3, 2013. Rafa, as a sophomore at Loyola High School had a great season in track, winning many races and championships, including 1st place in the Mission League Finals 4x100. Rafa was the leading runner. To watch the race, click here.
Joshua made his First Communion on May 5, 2013. My mother-in-law O-Linda and my baby niece Kennadie flew in for the occasion.
May 3, 2013.  My independent study professor Willie Herron gave me great tips on creating depth and perspective through angular lines in my 4th Antebellum Appropriation painting which I bagan sketching that month.
On May 21, 2013, my article Influential Magazine, Coagula Art Journal, Celebrates 21 Years, was published in the Huffington Post. Here I am interviewing Coagula founder and editor, Mat Gleason, for the article.
June 8, 2013 - Isaiah's short animation film, Lost Girl, was shown on the silver screen, in front of  hundreds of people at CalArts for the Sony Pictures CAP Youth Animation Program Year End Screening.Progra