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Venice Paintings by
Pat Hartman

Artists Roster

Arielle Haze

Arielle Haze views
beach art

Scott Shellstrom
Venice art

In the Old Days:
Windward Avenue

Night Scenes

Canals, Bridges

Gondolas

the Lagoon

Miniature Railroad

Market Street

Mecca Buffet

Scenic Railway

1921 Amusements

Cabrillo Ship Cafe'

Venice Pier

Bath House or Plunge

Beach

Auditorium

Aquarium

Ehrlich buildings
Homage to Old Venice

Chris Burden

Dale Hartman snapshots

Unpainting the Town:
lost murals

Jack Chipman

Jeff Verges

Art at the Rose Cafe'

Lance Diskan

Avid Brickman

New Venice Sign

Robbie Conal

Venice-based Art

Ferus Gallery

Mario Barrios

Gary Steinborn

Earl Newman

St. Charles Mural

Spoons of Venice

Rena Small

 

Helen K. Garber

After many years on Sunset, photographer Helen K. Garber moved her studio to Ocean Front Walk.

I walk the 1 mile from my home to the studio via the beach with my dog Dudley, and seeing everyone set up in the morning and then break down every night is how I got the idea to make the book.
...................................................Helen K. Garber

The images on this page are from Venice Beach, California Carnivale, the official commemorative book of the Venice Centennial. The artist has digitally captured, color enhanced and manipulated the images to give the viewer the full surreal experience of spending a day at Venice Beach. The book can be ordered here.

This book represents a time capsule of Venice Beach at the turn of the 21st century, exactly one hundred years after it was initially conceived and developed by Abbot Kinney.
...................................................Helen K. Garber

Venice Beach is like an old-fashioned carnival, except instead of the carnival packing up to tour the countryside, it stays in one place....As the beach rarely takes a day off, the artists, vendors, storeowners, and restaurant workers do the same routine 7 days a week, 365 days a year. The only time you will find the security doors rolled down during the day is during a torrential winter rain storm. Theirs is a difficult, labor intensive, low-paying and rugged life. Only the eccentric need apply. The tourist, out for fun, probably doesn't realize how much work it takes to create this free and easy atmosphere.
.................................................Helen K. Garber

I can't imagine living or working anywhere else.
...........................................................Helen K. Garber

Among other things, Ms. Garber has also done a series of black and white photos called L.A. Noir which are simply wonderful. See them and much more at her website.

 

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