More than 200 pieces of postcard-sized original art by some notable names in the art, design and entertainment industries will be available for purchase at the Fourth Annual Itty Bitty Art Sale at Bergamot Station in Santa Monica Sunday, Feb. 12.
Presented by PS1 Pluralistic School, an independent school in Santa Monica, the event will begin with a viewing of the artworks at 10 a.m. at the Lois Lambert Gallery, 2525 Michigan Ave. E3, Santa Monica. The sale is scheduled to begin at 11 a.m.
The creator of each piece of anonymous “itty bitty” art may be anyone with a passion or idea – a well-known artist or architect, a talented amateur, a Hollywood celebrity, professional designer or a student.
All postcards will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis, with a limit of five per person. Each work is on sale for $40.
All of the artwork is unsigned on the front, so the identity of the artist remains a secret until the art is purchased, an event spokesperson notes.
Participating artists this year include Shelley Adler, M.B. Boissonnault, Clare Graham, Cameron Gray, Jos/ Lozano, Tom Lunquist, Robert Melendez, Robert Passantino, Klaus Rinke, and Christian Vincent, as well as entertainment celebrities such as Phyllis Diller, Peri Gilpin, Jack McBrayer, Conan O’Brien, Octavia Spencer, Nia Vardalos and Dan Povenmire, and many of the actors and artists from Disney’s “Phineas & Ferb.”
“The Itty Bitty Art Sale allows anyone to add an original piece of art to their collection at an affordable price,” event co-founder Jeff “Swampy” Marsh said. “For some, this will be the first piece of original art they will buy.”