CollectLA regrets to announce the cancellation of our February 2013 show.
Unfortunately, we were unable to solicit the amount of applicants necessary for a successful show and therefore have decided not to move forward with the art fair. We are planning to reboot & rethink the show for 2014 and are excited about the possibilites.
We would like to thank all of our applicants, friends, & supporters for wanting to be a part of CollectLA and for believing in what we are trying to create. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience and disappointment that this has caused. Know that we too are very disappointed but resolve to move onward and upward.
We still believe in our idea wholeheartedly and hope to give it another try at another time. If and when we do, you all will be the first to hear about it.
Thanks again for your support and for your interest in CollectLA and again we would like to express our sincerest apologies.
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Erin & Toban
Who We Are: Toban Nichols & Erin Kellgren
TOBAN NICHOLS is a deconstructivist artist living in Los Angeles. His work has been seen internationally in SCOPE New York, SCOPE Basel, the Digital Fringe Festival in Melbourne Australia, Les Territoires in Montreal, as well as The Seattle Art Museum.
After earning a Bachelors degree in painting, he moved west to study New Media at the San Francisco Art Institute in California where he recieved an MFA in Digital Media and Videography. He has been granted a residency with the Experimental Television Center in New York, and awarded the Juror’s Pick at the ArtHouse Film Festival in 2009 for his video entitled “BATTLESTATIONS!!”
In 2012, his work will be seen at the University of Virginia in Charlotte & a new public installation in Los Angeles, California.
Most recently he has designed & created a line of pillows under the Toban Nichols Studio label, created a photo App for iDevices worldwide, & photographed the new line of pillows by Room Service retail. His photo of Comedienne Deven Green is regularly featured in Star Magazine for her column. He’s the co-creator of the CollectLA art fair and has also worked extensively as a Graphic Designer, Video Editor, Instructor, and Commercial Photographer for over 15 years.
More about Toban can be found here- http://tobannichols.com/tobannichols.com/bio_cv.html
ERIN KELLGREN received her BFA in painting from the San Francisco Art Institute. Since graduating in 2001 she has been a professional artist, designer, curator, and entrepreneur. Her paintings and drawings have been shown at galleries in Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York, and Napa. Her other accomplishments include managing a San Francisco Gallery for five years, creating a small clothing line that was sold in over 100 boutiques nationwide including Fred Segal and Nordstrom, producing and curating some great shows in Los Angeles, and helping to create CollectLA.
Erin currently resides in Los Angeles with her handsome (and talented) husband and their two beautiful (and willful) daughters.
more about Erin’s art can be found here- http://www.erinkellgren.com