Thursday, August 16, 2018

Wonderful Arts Management Opportunity in Santa Monica

New Arts Opportunity: RFP - Art Studios Programming
More at: 
2. RFP--Airport-Art-Studios-Programming
3.Santa Monica Airport-Art-Studios-Planning

Death Cab for Cutie - "Gold Rush" (Official Video)

RIP - Aretha Franklin - Respect [1967] (Original Version)

Aretha Franklin - Respect
Song written by Otis Redding
Album: I Never Loved A Man The Way I Love You [1967]


(oo) What you want
(oo) Baby, I got
(oo) What you need
(oo) Do you know I got it?
(oo) All I'm askin'
(oo) Is for a little respect when you come home (just a little bit)
Hey baby (just a little bit) when you get home
(just a little bit) mister (just a little bit)

I ain't gonna do you wrong while you're gone
Ain't gonna do you wrong (oo) 'cause I don't wanna (oo)
All I'm askin' (oo)
Is for a little respect when you come home (just a little bit)
Baby (just a little bit) when you get home (just a little bit)
Yeah (just a little bit)

I'm about to give you all of my money
And all I'm askin' in return, honey
Is to give me my propers
When you get home (just a, just a, just a, just a)
Yeah baby (just a, just a, just a, just a)
When you get home (just a little bit)
Yeah (just a little bit)

------ instrumental break ------

Ooo, your kisses (oo)
Sweeter than honey (oo)
And guess what? (oo)
So is my money (oo)
All I want you to do (oo) for me
Is give it to me when you get home (re, re, re ,re)
Yeah baby (re, re, re ,re)
Whip it to me (respect, just a little bit)
When you get home, now (just a little bit)

Find out what it means to me
Take care, TCB

Oh (sock it to me, sock it to me,
sock it to me, sock it to me)
A little respect (sock it to me, sock it to me,
sock it to me, sock it to me)
Whoa, babe (just a little bit)
A little respect (just a little bit)
I get tired (just a little bit)
Keep on tryin' (just a little bit)
You're runnin' out of foolin' (just a little bit)
And I ain't lyin' (just a little bit)
(re, re, re, re) 'spect
When you come home (re, re, re ,re)
Or you might walk in (respect, just a little bit)
And find out I'm gone (just a little bit)
I got to have (just a little bit)
A little respect (just a little bit)

Great article on the song in the Washington Post by DeNeen L.  Brown:

Friday, August 10, 2018

Canção do meu sonho errante (Song of My Wandering Dream)

Canção do meu sonho errante Menotti Del Picchia Eu tenho a alma errante e vago na terra a sonhar maravilhas... Não para um momento! Eu busco irriquieto o meu sonho inconstante e sou como as asas, as velas, as quilhas, as nuvens, o vento... Eu sou como as coisas inquietas: o veio que canta na leira; a fumaça que voa na espira que sobe das achas; o anseio dos longos coqueiros esguios; a esteira de prata que deixa uma proa no espelho dos rios. Eu tenho a alma errante... Boêmio, o meu sonho procura a carícia fugace, procura a glória mendaz e preclara. Sou como a veia fenícia ao largo, uma vela distante... Eu tenho a alma errante... E sinto uma estranha delícia em tudo que passa e não dura, em tudo que foge e não pára... 🎨 Gregg Chadwick . . . . . . . . #poesia #fotografia #arte #greggchadwick #poesia #arte #leitura #arte  #poem #poetry #poesie  #filosofia  #read #words #lectura #mots #lecture #poema #lettres #literature #artesplasticas #letras #poesía #litterature #literatura #libros #livre #libri #books  #livros #books #quotes #poeme  #lire
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Honored that @poesiaaceuaberto has matched my painting Il Poeta di Milano (The Poet of Milan) with Menotti Del Picchia's poem Canção do meu sonho errante (Song of My Wandering Dream).

Translation from the Portuguese:

Song of my wandering dream Menotti Del Picchia I have the wandering soul and vague on earth to dream wonders ... Not for a moment! I look irriquely at my fickle dream and I am like the wings, the sails, the keels, the clouds, the wind ... I am like the restless things: the shaft who sings in the harp; the smoke that flies in the spire that rises from the logs; the longing the long slender coconut palms; the silver mat leaving a bow in the mirror of the rivers. I have a wandering soul ... Bohemian, my dream seeks the caress fugace, looking for the glory mendacious and preclear. I am like the Phoenician vein in the distance, a distant candle ... I have a wandering soul ... And I feel a strange delight in everything that passes and does not last, in everything that runs away and does not stop ... 🎨 Gregg Chadwick . . . . . . . . #poetry #photo #arte #greggchadwick #poesia #arte #learning #arte #poem #poetry #poesie #filosofia #read #words #lecture #mots #lecture #poema #lettres #literature #artesplasticas #letras # poetry #litterature #literatura #libros #libre #libri #books #books #books #quotes #poems #lire poesiaaceuaberto # historiadarte #scrittore #writer #pensions #words #culture #storiadellarte #porotes #quotes #alma #soul #histoiredelart #arthistory #trip #culture #versos #artist #museu #artwork #painting #painter #poete #writer #poeta #poet #ecrivain #philosophy

Thursday, August 09, 2018

Between Worlds (Chicago)

by Gregg Chadwick

Gregg Chadwick
Between Worlds (Chicago)
24"x24" oil on linen 2018

Sneak peek at new artwork to be featured at The Other Art Fair in Chicago - 
My oil on linen painting Between Worlds (Chicago) was inspired by the industrial design of Raymond Loewy and the spirit of adventure that lies at the heart of the United States. 
Two vehicles designed by Loewy stand side by side in a rail yard with the Chicago skyline behind. Glistening in black, the streamlined Pennsylvania Railroad “Broadway Limited” shares the scene with a gold 1938 Studebaker President.

Cher Covers ABBA - GIMME! GIMME! GIMME! (A Man After Midnight) [Official HD Audio]

Some Summer Fun from Cher!

Friday, August 03, 2018

Shake, Rattle, and Roll Opens Tonight in Memphis


Gregg Chadwick
Pink Cadillac (Elvis at Graceland)
24”x30” oil on linen 2017 

Shake, Rattle and Roll, L Ross Gallery, Memphis, Tennessee
        August 3 - 25
        Opening Reception: Friday, August 3, 2018.   6 – 8 pm

L Ross Gallery continues the August celebration of all things Elvis with an exhibition of contemporary southern artists titled "Shake, Rattle and Roll."

The exhibition opens Friday August 3 and continues through August 31 with a rockin’ reception honoring the artists Friday, August 3, 6 to 9 pm, with music provided by Memphis’ DJ Leroy, tribute artists welcome!

L Ross Gallery invited several artists to interpret Elvis’ magic in their unique variety of voices and mediums. Diverse examples include Kurt Meer’s stunning oil portrait of Elvis, Matthew Hasty’s oil on canvas of the Graceland Media Room, Jeni Stallings’ dreamy encaustic work, California artist Gregg Chadwick’ Pink Cadillac and the mixed media folk art of Karen Bottle Capps and Sloane Bibb.

with Rhodes Professor Dr. Kenny Morrell
"Elvis as Hero" 
Saturday, August 4, 11:30 am

Thursday, August 02, 2018

Gregg Chadwick - Mystery Train Opens Tonight In Laguna Beach

Gregg Chadwick's painting Mystery Train (20th Century Limited) is featured in the group exhibition "Endless Possibilities" at the Las Laguna Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA 

Artist Reception:

Thursday, August 2nd, 6:30pm-9:30pm
Exhibition Runs:
August 2nd-31st, 2018 

 Las Laguna Gallery
577 South Coast Highway A-1

Laguna Beach CA 92651

More at:

PARKING: It truly is best to valet in The Cliff Village parking lot if it is open. It is $3 an hour and you are right where you need to be. If it is full, the next best bet is to turn on Legion (from PCH, it's the cross street right at the gallery) and take your first left on Glenneyre. On the left side you will see a parking deck, just a block or 2 down. It takes credit card and cash, but ONLY 1's and 5's. It is $4.50 an hour and you only need to pay until 9 pm. If you don't park in one of those, you can look for street/metered parking but it is very tough in the summer time. The earlier you arrive, the better luck you will have with parking.

Ted Lieu Helps Fund the Blue Wave


Los Angeles, CA – Today, Congressman Ted Lieu announced that the California Candidates Victory Fund has raised more than $600,000 in less than 24 hours. Lieu created the joint committee to support the eight most flippable House races in California. The funds were raised through two back-to-back events in Lieu's district.
“This is truly the most important midterm election in our lifetime. We must be successful this November in order to put an essential check on the corruption of the Trump Administration, to restore our health care system, and to increase wages” said Lieu.
“The amazing support we have received speaks to how deeply many Americans feel about what is happening in our country. I want to thank Lindsey Buckingham, Dayna Bochco, Billy Ray, Joyce Rey, and many others who supported the Victory Fund. The path to restoring sanity, accountability, and heck, even facts begins with taking back the House of Representatives.”
The next event for the CA Candidates Victory Fund is September 8 in Orange County. The Victory Fund is on track to hit a million dollars this quarter.
The California Candidates Victory Fund supports the following candidates:
Josh Harder CA-10
TJ Cox CA-21
Andrew Janz CA-22
Katie Hill CA-25
Gil Cisneros CA-39
Katie Porter CA-45
Harley Rouda CA-48
Mike Levin CA-49
Congressman Ted Lieu represents California's 33rd Congressional District in the House. Last year he was elected by his colleagues as a Vice Chair of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC). Last term, he was elected as President of the Democratic Freshman Class. Congressman Lieu is also a veteran who served on active duty. 

IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK | James Baldwin Birthday Teaser

Happy Birthday James Baldwin!

Thursday, July 26, 2018

Gregg Chadwick at the Montana Avenue Art Walk

Gregg Chadwick's artwork to be featured at the 
Montana Avenue, Santa Monica, Art Walk 2018

Saturday, July 28, 2018 10am - 9pm at Engel & Völkers 
Santa Monica, 1123 Montana Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90403

Hope to see you there!

Sunday, July 22, 2018

Neruda's Path Through Silence

Gregg Chadwick
Still I Rise
40"x30" oil on linen 2017

"From all this, my friends, there arises an insight which the poet must learn through other people. There is no insurmountable solitude. All paths lead to the same goal: to convey to others what we are. And we must pass through solitude and difficulty, isolation and silence in order to reach forth to the enchanted place where we can dance our clumsy dance and sing our sorrowful song - but in this dance or in this song there are fulfilled the most ancient rites of our conscience in the awareness of being human and of believing in a common destiny."
--Pablo Neruda

Monday, July 16, 2018

Ted Lieu on the Treason Summit


July 16, 2018 Press Release

Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) issued the following statement after President Trump met with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Finland.

"What Trump did today was utterly shameful, and a slap in the face to the professionals in the Department of Justice and our intelligence community. Today we watched a U.S. President offer total deference to a hostile foreign power while attacking U.S. institutions. By refusing to admit that Russia attacked our Democracy, or that Russia did anything wrong whatsoever, Trump is disturbingly regurgitating the Kremlin's talking points.

Having served on active duty, I feel nauseous thinking about Trump's statements. Despite how desensitized we’ve become to Trump’s remarkably un-presidential actions, today should stand out as obscene. What happens next will determine whether we allow our President to cede American ideals and authority to a foreign power. We’re now at a crossroads where we have to decide whether we’re willing to let blind partisan loyalty to Trump lead to the debasing of our country. After this appalling display, will the Republicans finally stand up for America?”

Are you nauseated by the statements of at the Putin summit? Disturbed? Angry? You can do something about it. Work like hell to flip Congress this November. Volunteer on campaigns. Donate money. Register people to vote. That's how we take our country back.

This Is Not America

Sunday, July 15, 2018

France’s triumphant team is a symbol of multiculturalism!

Thursday, July 12, 2018

We're Still Not There: A Practical Guide to Resistance

In February 2017, Full Frontal With Samantha Bee interviewed Nell Braxton Gibson, Dorie Ladner, Frank Smith Jr., Luvaughn Brown, and Joan Trumpauer Mulholland about their work in the Civil Rights movement and their advice for our time and our struggle for justice.
Joan Trumpauer Mulholland implored that,“Sometimes you have to put your cellphone down and take to the streets.”

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers - Keep A Little Soul (Official Music Video)

A new release from the vaults. RIP Tom Petty!

Gregg Chadwick and Painting Time by Jeffrey Carlson - March 2013

Note to my readers: I was thinking about this exhibit today and thought that I should repost this wonderful article by Jeffrey Carlson from March 2013. 

Gregg Chadwick and Painting Time

Jeffrey Carlson Reporting Contributing Editor, Fine Art Today
March 2013

In a new solo exhibition, California artist Gregg Chadwick ambitiously explores the boundaries of time and of representational painting. 

Gregg Chadwick, "Grand Central," oil on canvas, 36 x 48 in.


Gregg Chadwick, “Il Poeta di Milano,” oil on canvas, 24 x 18 in.

The Time Between, a show of recent paintings by Gregg Chadwick, is now on view at Sandra Lee Gallery in San Francisco.

In these paintings Chadwick works lightly and suggestively, as if in the haze of a fragmented vision. Some figures are located in recognizable time and space, like three young women who stroll an open road, one texting and another snooping. In other works the subject is far more enigmatic, the spaces indeterminate, and the figures distorted or mirrored.
The conceptual foundation for Chadwick’s recent work comes from a study of time as perceived by the ancient Greeks, who categorized it in two distinct ways. Chronos denoted sequential time, measurable in units, whereas kairos conveyed the significance of a moment and was qualitative in nature. A kairos was indeterminate in length and potentially great in importance, as in “an appointed time.”
Chadwick’s stated intention with his works on time is to “break down the illusions of linear time passing and expose the coexistence of past, present and future.”

Gregg Chadwick, “I Canti (The Cantos),” oil on linen, 80 x 60 in. 

Gregg Chadwick, “The Time Between,” oil on canvas, 24 x 18 in.

The artist’s conceptual vision neatly dovetails with the goals of the broader contemporary realist art movement. Chadwick paints scenes that are representational yet imaginative; they are, at one and the same time, rooted in tangible existence and removed from it. His figures are real and unreal. Engaged in everyday activities or detached from their surroundings, we see them as women and men of the world and as specters of superhuman existence.

Gregg Chadwick, “Three Secrets,” oil on canvas, 30 x 24 in.

Based in Santa Monica, where he paints in an old airplane hangar, Chadwick has shown at galleries and museums nationally and internationally. He earned his BFA from UCLA and his MFA from NYU. Chadwick has held notable solo exhibitions at the Manifesta Maastricht Gallery (Maastricht, Netherlands), AD Space 2000 (Tokyo, Japan), and the Lisa Coscino Gallery (Pacific Grove, California), and he has participated in group shows at the Sandra Lee Gallery, Arena 1 Gallery (Santa Monica, California), and the Arts Club of Washington (Washington, D.C.).
Chadwick writes a blog, Speed of Life, in which he examines art’s intersection with society. He also frequently posts recently completed work to his Flickr account, which can be viewed here.

The Time Between will be on view through March 30, 2013. 
An opening reception will be held the evening of March 7, from 5:30‐7:30 p.m. Sandra Lee Gallery is located at 251 Post Street, Suite 310, in San Francisco.

For more information, visit and 

This article was featured in Fine Art Today, a new weekly e‐newsletter from Fine Art
Connoisseur magazine.

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Locations : California, Milano, Monica, San Francisco, Santa Monica, Tokyo, Washington, D.c. People : Gregg Chadwick, Painting Time

Gregg Chadwick, “Proserpina,” oil on canvas, 48 x 36 in.

Balm for the Soul: Childish Gambino - Summertime Magic (Audio)

Childish Gambino, aka Donald Glover, gives us new songs today: “Summertime Magic” and “Feels Like Summer.” Balm for the soul.

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

The Thai Kids are Safe, Now it is Time to Rescue the Children in America

by Gregg Chadwick

My family was pleased this morning to read that the 12 Wild Boars and their soccer coach were rescued from a cave in Thailand. The effort was extraordinary. It took strategy, teamwork, focus, dedication and bravery. Here in the United States we have our own children's crisis. Most of the immigrant children separated at the border from their parents by the Trump administration  have not been returned. At a hearing late last week, the government attorney tasked with the case asked the judge for more time because she had to babysit her dog. Shockingly, the judge agreed. Furthermore, a court ordered deadline to return the youngest children will pass with most of the families still hundreds of miles apart. Today, July 10, 2018, is the deadline for the Trump government to reunite 102 separated children under the age of five with their parents. Yesterday in court, the Trump administration said just over 50 children would be reunited by the deadline. Today the figure stands at 38 young children out of 102 returned. We will not stand for this!

UPDATE: In a status conference held on July 10, 2018, the federal court said the Trump administration must adhere to reunification deadlines for children forcibly separated from their parents or face possible punishment.  U.S. District Judge Dana Sabraw said:

  • The families were improperly separated, and he would not extend deadlines for reunification: “These are firm deadlines. They’re not aspirational goals.”
  • DNA tests can only be performed when there is a genuine reason to doubt parentage or parentage cannot be established by any other means; samples must be destroyed after matches are made and cannot be added to a government database.
  • The government must take a “streamlined approach” for vetting and reunifying families.
After today's status conference, Lee Gelernt, deputy director of the ACLU’s Immigrants’ Rights Project, said:
“The court could not have been clearer that business as usual is not acceptable. The Trump administration must get these children and parents reunited.”
The ACLU will be back in court this Friday.

Why can't the Trump Administration reunite these babies and toddlers with their families?

1. They've already deported the parents of 19 of these little ones
2. They can't find the parents of another 19
3. They can't connect another 16 to their parents

We must stand together as a nation and declare that #FamiliesBelongTogether!

How You Can Help Reunite Immigrant Families Today

1. Go to to help. They’re also on Facebook & on twitter.

2. Donate to and learn more:

From the Immigrant Families Together Website:

Immigrant Families Together is a network of Americans committed to rapid response unification of families separated by the 'zero tolerance' policy.  We have mobilized to help parents currently detained through the following immediate actions:

  • Raising of bond funds through coordinated crowdfunding and individual giving in order to post bond for parents separated from their children at the US/Mexico Border.

  • Paying bonds and providing pro bono legal representation to fulfill all legal responsibilities while awaiting trial so that they may be with their children.

  • Arranging safe transportation from state of detention to the city where children are currently in foster care. 
  • When needed, finding longterm housing in the destination city while they await trial.
  • Connecting parents in cities with resources in order to sustain them during the process of being unified with their children.  
  • Working with local organizations and government to expedite the process of achieving full custody of their children while they await trial.
We are creating a toolkit to allow other concerned citizens to replicate our model in order to help bring parents back to their children across the country as quickly as possible.  

“This is moral vandalism. Now is the time we need to see more action, more engagement, more love.”  Senator Corey Booker, July 10, 2018 at the U.S. Capitol

Senator with speaks on the way forward

Monday, July 09, 2018

Rainbow Connection in Putin's Moscow

by Gregg Chadwick

Soccer (Futbol) is fun and all but Putin's Russia isn't. Currently in Russia, the act of displaying the LGBT flag in public can get you arrested. So these 6 activists from Latin America turned to creativity during the World Cup in Russia: wearing uniforms from their countries' football teams, they turned themselves into the flag and walked around Moscow with pride. 🏳️‍🌈

Wednesday, July 04, 2018

Some Empowerment on the 4th of July