Saturday, April 30, 2022

H.E.R. Celebrates Prince in Minneapolis

Jon Bream writes in the Minneapolis Star Tribune that "Minneapolis matters to H.E.R. The Oscar- and Grammy-winning R&B star signaled that with her purple outfit on Friday night at the Armory in Minneapolis. She expressed it in words, acknowledging that she dressed in tribute to Minneapolis' most famous musician, and spoke of how Prince was a major influence. She also nodded to him musically, playing the climactic guitar section of "Purple Rain" at the end of a brand-new song."

Gregg Chadwick
36”x36” oil on linen 2021


Friday, April 22, 2022

Happy Earth Day!


Happy #EarthDay! Today, as we collectively celebrate our beautiful planet, we are reminded of the urgent need to #ActOnClimate NOW. We must recommit ourselves to promoting and enacting solutions that will safeguard our planet for generations to come.

From the World Wildlife Foundation :

"Polar bears rely heavily on sea ice for traveling, hunting, resting, mating and, in some areas, maternal dens. But because of ongoing and potential loss of their sea ice habitat resulting from climate change–the primary threat to polar bears Arctic-wide–polar bears were listed as a threatened species in the US under the Endangered Species Act in May 2008. As their sea ice habitat recedes earlier in the spring and forms later in the fall, polar bears are increasingly spending longer periods on land, where they are often attracted to areas where humans live."
1. Gregg Chadwick
"Ice Rider"
7"x5" oil on panel 2022

2. Gregg Chadwick
"The Greatest Of Wanderers"
54"x54" oil on linen 2021
Honored that Saatchi Art has featured my painting "The Greatest Of Wanderers"
in their new Earth Day Collection - "One World, One Earth"curated by Aurora Garrison.

Thursday, April 21, 2022

Venice Family Clinic Art Walk: Benefit Auction 2022


Gregg Chadwick,
12”x9” oil on panel 2021
On exhibit and up for bidding in Venice Family Clinic Art Walk: Benefit Auction 2022

Excited to let you know that my oil on panel painting Tax the Rich (AOC) is up for auction at this year’s Venice Family Clinic Art Walk & Auction You can see my artwork and more than 200 other artworks in person at the Venice Art Walk Gallery in Santa Monica Place and bid on the works at until May 1, 2022.

Invest in art AND health at the 43rd annual Venice Family Clinic Art Walk & Auction!

From April 15 - May 1, art lovers and supporters can bid on more than 200 artworks by established, mid-career, and emerging artists such as Chuck Arnoldi, Gary Baseman, Andrea Bowers, Bumblebee Loves You, Richard BrulandGregg Chadwick, Trine Churchill, Rosson Crow, Alexandra Dillon, Sam Durant, FriendsWithYou, Todd Gray, Lauren Greenfield, Channing Hansen, Deborah Lynn Irmas, KAWS, Lynne McDaniel, Ed Moses, Ed Ruscha, Analia Saban, Marc Trujillo, Zoe Walsh, Brenna Youngblood, and many more. View all of our 2022 participating artists.

Since its inception, Venice Art Walk has engaged generous artists and collectors to raise more than $23 million to provide vital health care to people in need throughout Los Angeles County. We are proud of our legacy in the art community which helps make it possible for Venice Family Clinic to provide essential health care to 45,000 people from the Santa Monica Mountains through the South Bay—an area where more than 430,000 people still need services.

Join us in bringing health care and justice to Angelenos in need by acquiring art work here!

To receive a preview catalog on April 11, subscribe to our Venice Art Walk mailing list.

To view the art in-person, visit us at our first-ever Venice Art Walk Gallery at Santa Monica Place (395 Santa Monica Pl., Santa Monica, CA 90401). Venice Art Walk Gallery will be open to the public April 15 - May 1, every day, from 12pm–6pm PDT.

Bidding will be open exclusively on Artsy and will close at 6:00pm PDT (9:00pm EDT) on Sunday, May 1, 2022.

All works will ship from Los Angeles, California. Shipping costs are the responsibility of the buyer. Sales tax may apply. Please contact for any inquiries.

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Friday, April 15, 2022

Happy Jackie Robinson Day!


Jackie Robinson Day 

by Gregg Chadwick

Jackie Robinson 

"A life is not important except in the impact it has on other lives."
-Jackie Robinson
"If we want to celebrate Robinson, let us also celebrate the truth he fought to reveal: that racism needs to be challenged collectively, by all of us, and we are all worthy of nothing less than first class citizenship, by any means necessary."- Dave Zirin 
Today marks the 75th anniversary of Jackie Robinson's first game for the Brooklyn Dodgers. Jackie Robinson was the first African-American baseball player to compete in the major leagues when he joined the Dodgers in 1947. Robinson broke baseball's color line and ended a sixty year era of segregation in professional baseball. Robinson's career with the Dodgers lasted only ten years. But in that time, he won six pennants and a World Series title. Robinson retired in 1957 and was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1962.
Anthony Castrovince on reports that in Los Angeles today that "Jackie’s widow, Rachel, who will turn 100 this year, will be in attendance at Dodger Stadium, where the Dodgers are set to take on the Reds at 10:10 p.m. ET.
Prior to the game, Dodgers manager Dave Roberts will bring his entire team to the Robinson statue that resides at the main, center-field entrance to pay tribute to the baseball icon. Players Alliance representatives and former All-Stars Curtis Granderson and Edwin Jackson are also expected to attend."

 Today in honor of Robinson, every player in Major League Baseball  will wear Jackie Robinson’s No. 42. 

Rachel Robinson at the stadium. (From Spike Lee's documentary on Baseball and Jackie Robinson)

Rachel Robinson, Jackie's wife, had vivid memories of April 15, 1947:
"It was an exciting, exhilarating time — but it also was a stressful time," Rachel Robinson said.
Rachel and Jackie met while they both were students at UCLA. Rachel Robinson earned a degree in nursing from the UCSF School of Nursing in 1945 before marrying Jackie in 1946. A few years after Jackie Robinson's retirement from baseball, Rachel returned to school and earned a masters degree from New York University. In 1965 Rachel became an Assistant Professor of Nursing at Yale University.
Jackie Robinson during his collegiate years at UCLA played football,
ran track, was the leading scorer on the basketball team, and played baseball.

More on Jackie Robinson and Rachel Robinson at:

Thursday, April 07, 2022

Pink Floyd - Hey Hey Rise Up (feat. Andriy Khlyvnyuk of Boombox)

Here is the official video for 'Hey Hey Rise Up', Pink Floyd’s new Ukraine fundraiser
feat Andriy Khlyvnyuk of Boombox.

Stream / download from midnight at

Wednesday, April 06, 2022

Critical Race Theory: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

Please take a walk with John Oliver as he dissects the ridiculous right wing false panic over CRT.

And Please Read this article by Jim Newton in


Critics bent on squelching conversations about race have assailed the idea, usually without bothering to study it


"At this odd juncture of American life, when many state and local governments are moving to stifle conversation around race in classrooms and beyond, UCLA’s law school is charting the opposite course, pioneering the use of Critical Race Theory to examine American race relations.

Critical race studies came to occupy a central place at the School of Law beginning in the 1990s. Since its inception, the program has touched hundreds of students, shaped countless conversations and debates and become what one professor, Devon Carbado, who joined UCLA’s law faculty as critical race studies was becoming established, calls “a transformative force.”

Jennifer Mnookin, dean of UCLA Law, agrees. Programs that teach critical thinking on race are “facile targets” in today’s politics, she said, and though it is tempting to laugh off some of the criticism, it must be taken seriously “because really substantial efforts are underway to impact the way people teach and talk about race.”

California stands as an outlier against that trend. Indeed, though California’s governance struggles are complex and sometimes disheartening, UCLA’s focus on how to study and combat bigotry has placed the university and California more broadly at the vanguard of scholarship seeking to reckon with America’s plague of racial intolerance."

Article continues here