Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Tonight - Siddhali Shree's "Stopping Traffic" at the North Hollywood Cinefest

by Gregg Chadwick

I had the honor to watch Siddhali Shree's powerful documentary film "Stopping Traffic" at the Women Illuminated Film Festival on March 12, 2018 in New York. Tonight - Wednesday, March 28TH at the North Hollywood Cinefest, Shree's important call to action will be screened and she will be on a directors panel.  Shree explains that now "with the instant reach of social media and the explosion in cyber porn, a child sex slave can be purchased online and delivered to a customer more quickly than a pizza."
Shree's " Stopping Traffic: The Movement to End Sex Trafficking" does not hold back. It is at times raw in its dialogue and heart-wrenching as we hear stories from survivors.  Shree is the first North American Jain female-monk, a US Army Iraq veteran, international speaker, author, documentarian, and an activist for social justice. In her film she has gathered activists, front-line rescue and aid organizations, and justice workers who are lending their names and clout to launch a movement to end this modern-day form of slavery in the U.S. and abroad. If you are in L.A., please go see this powerful film tonight and hear Siddhali Shree tell her inspiring story. 


Siddhali Shree - Stopping Traffic
Steven Sprung - Star Trek: Beyond, Santa Clarita Diet
Payman Benz - The Last Man on Earth, Key and Peele

Laemmle NoHo 7 Theaters
5240 Lankershim Blvd

North Hollywood, CA 91601

Stopping Traffic
Documentary / USA / 90 min.
Produced & Directed:  Sadhvi Siddhali Shree

 Director/Producer Sadhvi Siddhali Shree in a contemplative pose
at the Women Illuminated Film Festival
New York City, March 2018
photo by Gregg Chadwick

Sunday, March 25, 2018

A Tour Through My Studio from Artsy Los Angeles

Enjoy a tour through my studio courtesy the amazing Artsy Los Angeles. Thanks to everyone who came out yesterday for the Santa Monica Airport Artwalk! Great chatting with Ruskin theater director John Ruskin and so many more. And for all of you who attended Saatchi Art's The Other Art Fair and visited my studio yesterday, major props to you! If you missed both events and would like to spend some time with my art, please email me at and let's set up a visit.

Even my brushes get love in my studio at the 12th Annual Santa Monica Airport Artwalk 

More Than A Moment - Join The Movement

by Gregg Chadwick

Powerful tribute to the students and faculty who were senselessly gunned down in Parkland, Florida displayed at yesterday’s #MarchForOurLives. Grand Park, Los Angeles at the LA March - photo by Gregg Chadwick #NeverAgain#GunControlNow

Irfan Khan in the L.A.Times explains,"As thousands packed in to Grand Park in downtown Los Angeles, 17 marchers held 17 hand-drawn portraits, one for each of the victims killed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., last month. The drawings, which featured pops of orange and gold against mostly black-and-white images, were created by Grace Pekrul, 16, a student at Oak Park Independent School in Ventura County. The first names of each of the victims were written in neat cursive across the bottom of each image."

Saturday, March 24, 2018

March For Our Lives Today: Fight For Gun Control Tomorrow

Friday, March 23, 2018

March for Our Lives

by Gregg Chadwick

Gregg Chadwick
Don't Shoot
Monotype and Ink on Paper

“Don’t Shoot” was created in solidarity with Saturday’s #marchforourlives and in response to the horrific, senseless gun violence in America. The youth have stood up against the NRA and I applaud them. I will be at the March on Saturday and then make it back for the Santa Monica Airport Artwalk. May we join in the spirit of nonviolence and togetherness. #art #artandsocialjustice

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Heavy Mex

Gregg Chadwick
Heavy Mex (Sergio Arau)
12"x12" oil on panel 2018
private collection Los Angeles 
(Exhibited and Sold at The Other Art Fair, Los Angeles 2018)

With his music, words and images, Sergio Arau has inspired me to create a series of paintings that feature him as the main character in my painted movies. Rock Star, actor, director, screenwriter, and artist Sergio Arau has often performed while wearing gear honoring Mexico's most famous wrestling star El Santo (The Man In the Silver Mask). Known as lucha libre, Mexican wrestlers such as El Santo are defenders of the poor and vulnerable. By taking on the persona of the Luchador (wrestler), Josh Kun writes in Audiotopia: Music, Race, and America, Sergio Arau and his bands have mixed "the traditional with the contemporary, the rural with the urban, the American with the Mexican, the charro with the rockero."

My painting Heavy Mex (Sergio Arau) carries Sergio Arau into a Los Angeles rock club where he wildly strums his fender guitar. Crossing his chest along his guitar strap is a sash in the colors of the Mexican flag commemorating Sergio's serious/not so serious campaign for the Mexican Presidency. 

Sergio Arau Discussing His Candidacy for President of Mexico

He is the son of film director Alfonso Arau and the husband of the brilliant actress, writer, and director Yareli Arizmendi. 

Sergio Arau rose to prominence as a founding member of the band Botellita de Jerez formed in 1983.

Sergio is best known as a film director for the films A Day Without a Mexican and Naco es Chido. Sergio is a close friend and we often speak deeply about art, love, time, and politics. I remember Sergio telling me the story of meeting the revolutionary Ché late one night in his father's Mexico City kitchen. Perhaps the Academy Award winning screenwriter, who purchased Heavy Mex at The Other Art Fair in Los Angeles in 2018, will write a film starting with that moment.

Gracias Sergio!

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Mystery Train at The Other Art Fair

by Gregg Chadwick

Absolutely loved showing my art at the inaugural Los Angeles edition of The Other Art Fair. The attendance was amazing. My sales were strong. Fielding follow up transactions this week. To top it all off, the TOAF staff and volunteers were amazing and the camaraderie between the exhibiting artists was exceptional. Kudos to Nicole Garton, Sophie Lucas, Ryan Stanier, Emma Warren, Briana Salatino, Gina Hewitt, et al. Next stop Chicago, Los Angeles again, and more.

Saatchi Art's The Other Art Fair (TOAF) is artist centric and artist empowering.  Once accepted into TOAF you become part of a global community of artists who have taken part in numerous fairs across the globe from Los Angeles, to Brooklyn, to London, to Sydney. Chicago is the next new destination. In this community, artist relationships provide important knowledge and a supportive community.

As an exhibiting artist at TOAF - you make all the decisions - what work to bring, how to hang it, what price points to emphasize.
The fair is professionally run and effortlessly hip. The vibe is fun and again artist centric.
The combined forces of Saatchi Art and TOAF have an amazing PR engine. Visitors came to downtown Los Angeles (DTLA) in droves for the fair. It was packed and people bought art.

Gregg Chadwick's booth from above at The Other Art Fair, 
Los Angeles 2018
photo by Mei Xian Qiu 

Radio, Radio 
I took part in an art centered radio show today with Gwenda Joyce in which we talked about The Other Art Fair and also the stARTup Art Fair where I spoke on a panel  in January. Ryan Stanier, founder & general manager of The Other Art Fair, and Ray Beldner (stARTup Art Fair founder) along with artists Dana deKalb, Gwen Samuels, and myself filled out the program. As Ray Beldner reminded us, "Art is about story." At The Other Art Fair and stARTup Art Fair, visitors are able to interact with the artists directly, share stories, and create new ones.

Direct link at: The Art Ambassador . Recording will be available to listen to starting on Friday, March 21, 2018. 

Monday, March 19, 2018

An Amazing "The Other Art Fair" in Downtown L.A.

Thanks to all who visited my booth at The Other Art Fair, all my artist colleagues at TOAF,  and deep appreciation to all of you who have purchased a new Chadwick! Thanks @saatchiart for this amazing first run in Los Angeles. #art#instaartists And deep thanks as well to @clarkhulingsorg for your support and guidance #ArtIsLife #TheFutureIsWoke

Thursday, March 08, 2018

To women thinking about working in games: We need your voice.

Did you know that 47% of gamers are women and yet women only make up 22% of the game industry workforce? Runaway wants to help improve those numbers by increasing awareness of women in the industry and highlighting the incredible work they do.

Wednesday, March 07, 2018

Women Illuminated Film Festival Premieres Parallel to the United Nation’s 62nd Annual Commision on the Status of Women (CSW)

by Gregg Chadwick

Excited to report that my wife MarySue's film/transmedia project will be screened on March 12 in New York City. I will be there for the screening and the events before I Jetblue it back to Los Angeles for my show at the Other Art Fair. Hope to see you in New York or L.A.  As hard as it is to read the news every day, there are folks doing amazing work across the globe to help create a more equitable and diverse global environment. Deep thanks to all who are deep in the work. You inspire me daily. 


The Women Illuminated Film Festival showcases documentary, short, and feature-length films (such as The Mask You Live In and Miss Representation) by women filmmakers, grappling with the most pressing issues of our time.
This one-day event features discussions by the creatives and experts behind the films, an award ceremony honoring leaders in the global movement to achieve gender equality, and a wine and dessert reception for fans and filmmakers alike.
Where: The Anthology Film Archives, 32 2nd Ave, New York 10003
When: Monday, March 12 beginning at 11:30 a.m. EST


This panel of gender equality leaders in film, media, and advocacy will discuss best practices for broadening the existing media economy and leveraging media to highlight women and girls’ voices.
Featured speakers include Rachael Denhollander, the #MeToo survivor who broke the Larry Nassar Case with the Indianapolis Star Newspaper; Lenora Lapidus, Director of the Women’s Rights Project at the National Headquarters of the ACLU; Tonya Pinkins, Tony Award Winner on the #TimesUp Data Collection Committee; and more.
Where: 4 W 43rd Street, New York 10036, “Social Hall”
When: Tuesday, March 13 from 2:30 – 4:00 p.m. EST
Tickets: First come, first served

Sheva Carr, Co-Vice President of Pathways To Peace and CEO of HeartAmbassadors

Rachael Denhollander, #MeToo survivor who broke the Larry Nassar Case with the Indianapolis Star Newspaper

Cristina Escobar, Director of Communications for The Representation Project

Lenora Lapidus, Director of the Women's Rights Project at the National Headquarters of the ACLU

MarySue Heilemann, Associate Professor, Media Producer and Women’s Health Researcher, UCLA School of Nursing

Devaa Mitchell Haley, Co-Founder of Shift Network and Founder of Inspiring Women with Soul

Tonya Pinkins, Tony Award Winner on the #TimesUp Data Collection Committee
Jennifer Warren, Oscar-Winning actress, director, producer, and founder of The Alliance of Women Directors

Amie Williams, Executive Director and Co-Founder of Global Girl Media

WHAT: The "Women/Girls and Media: Power, Storytelling, and #MeToo" panel will explore how which stories get told, by whom, is central to achieving gender equality. 

This panel of gender equality leaders in film, media, and advocacy will discuss the status of gender representation in entertainment and show how this domain can be used for advancing the UN's Sustainable Development Goal 5: Gender Equality. The topic is particularly relevant as the UN Commision on the Status of Women’s review theme this year is “participation in and access of women to the media, and information and communications technologies and their impact on and use as an instrument for the advancement and empowerment of women.”

Members of the press can expect a lively discussion of best practices for broadening the existing media economy and leveraging media to highlight women and girls’ voices.

WHERE: 4 W 43rd Street, New York, NY 10036
Room: Social Hall

WHEN: Tuesday March 13 from 2:30 - 4:00 p.m. EST
Immediately following the panel, press is invited to join speakers at a reception sponsored by The Shift Network, offering transformative programs, media, and events to help people awaken their potential. Learn more at 

Press interested in attending the panel, interviewing speakers, or attending the reception, must contact Shira at or 628-253-5204 to RSVP.

Friday, March 02, 2018

Looking Forward to Seeing You at The Other Art Fair

by Gregg Chadwick

 "...the distinction made between past, present 
and future is nothing more than a persistent stubborn illusion"

            "the most beautiful experience we can have is the mysterious...
             whoever does not know it and can no longer marvel, 
is as good as dead, and his eyes are dimmed."

-Albert Einstein

My studio is full of new paintings that will make their premier at Saatchi Art's The Other Art Fair. Time, movement, memory, and technology all weave their way into my artworks. 

Art critic Alex Bigman wrote this about my paintings - 
“Gregg Chadwick begins with a Greek conceptual dyad pertaining to that slippery core of existence: Time. The ancients defined chronos as sequential and chronological time, kairos – the time in between. Chadwick paints in oil in various sessions, superimposing images upon one another and in effect capturing the ghostly effect of kairos. The palette is muted; the atmosphere vaporous, beautiful and melancholy. With any luck, Chadwick hopes, the works will disturb viewers' sense of time's linearity, offering the conundrum of a simultaneous past, present and future instead.”

Gregg Chadwick
The Time Between (Kairos) 
48”x36” oil on linen 2018

I am also excited to report that Kathy Leonardo has listed The Other Art Fair, and my participation in the fair, in her latest hot Art Events for March:
March 15 - 18, 2018:
Saatchi Art presents the Other Art Fair. Making its debut at The Majestic Downtown, the Fair showcases work by 100 emerging artists, each hand-picked by a Selection Committee of art world experts.

Gregg Chadwick

City of Mirrors (61 vette) 
24"x30" oil on linen 2018

Artist Gregg Chadwick will be exhibiting a selection of artworks from his traveling exhibition Mystery Train, which examines the mythos of America as seen through the physical and cultural history of the railroad in the United States. The artist will also be featuring a new series of works that engage the viewer in the story of Los Angeles, reaching right up to the Women's Marches of 2017 and 2018. A new series of works on paper as well as small sized paintings will also be on view.

Enjoy a private View, Thursday March 15th: 6pm-10pm - limited tickets available Show times are 

Friday March 16th: 3pm-10pm; Saturday March 17th: 2pm-10pm; Sunday March 18th: 11am-6pm; Admission range from $8 - $30 per person CLICK HERE to purchase tickets. The Majestic Downtown, 650 South Spring St., Los Angeles, CA 90014;

Thursday, March 15: 6 to 10 p.m.   
 (Private VIP Viewing)

Please enter your details at the link below to secure your complimentary Private Viewing ticket to The Other Art Fair.    
 Please click link to RSVP for FREE tickets using GreggChadwick as your private code -    
This Private Viewing invitation provides access to the fair between Thursday March 15 - Sunday March 18. 

You must RSVP before March 15, 2018 to register for the Private View. 

The Other Art Fair 
at the Majestic Downtown
650 South Spring Street 
Los Angeles, 90014 

Gregg Chadwick
Skate Light
16"x20" oil on linen 2018