Friday, April 8, 2016



April 9 - May 7, 2016
Opening Reception: Saturday, April 9, 2016 * 6p-9p

For this exhibition, 'Over the Moon and Under the Stars,' featured artist Ulla Anobile and 12 female artists explore what these concepts mean to them personally, or in their own background and cultures. The interpretations can be literal, symbolic, spiritual, humorous, questioning, wondering, awe-filled ... and most importantly, inspired and personal, bringing into visual form how the Moon and the Stars resonate in one's art and one's psyche.

Thirteen artists were chosen because it ties into the 13 moons that many alternative spiritual traditions suggest/recommend; 13 months, each 28 days long rather than what we have now.

Featured artist: Ulla Anobile
Participating Artists: Donna Abbate, Denise Bledsoe, Andrea Bogdan, Adriana Carranza, Ashley Fisher, Rasa Jadzeviciene, Patricia Krebs, Mavis Leahy, Ann Lim, Anna Magruder, Janet Olenik and Gabriela Zapata

See the complete show and purchase directly at our online shop: https://cactusgalleryla.com/collections/over-the-moon-and-under-the-stars

The gallery is open to installment plans to help you grow your collection. Contact Sandra Mastroianni at semastroianni70@yahoo.com for information on installment plans, cash and check sales, additional images, and any questions regarding purchases.

Thursday, February 11, 2016


LOTERIA II! Group Show
March 12 - April 2
Opening Reception: Saturday, March 12, 2016 * 6p-9p

Cactus Gallery is pleased to present our first exhibit of 2016 -- LOTERIA II!

La Loteria is a game of chance played like Bingo, only with pictures instead of numbers. The Loteria deck uses 54 images, including characters, instruments, flora, animalia, and objects which have become iconic and synonymous with Mexican culture.

Our LOTERIA II! exhibit will feature 54 paintings and mixed media works by 52 artists who used their assigned card as a springboard for their modern interpretation and the results are delightful. For context, displayed alongside the interpretations, will be the most commonly recognized standard deck by Pasatiempos Gallo, S.A.

Please join us for this charming show and play La Loteria with us during the reception for a chance to win a signed original from one of the participating artists and other prizes!
The complete exhibit will be online on Friday, March 11 at 12p at www.cactusgalleryla.com 
Here are the 54 LOTERIA cards and the artists depicting them; such an awesome group! The art is going to be wonderful!
1 El gallo ("the rooster") Douglas Alvarez
2 El diablito ("the Devil") Kathie Olivas
3 La dama ("the lady") Tammy Mae Moon
4 El catrín ("the dandy") Walt Hall
5 El paraguas ("the umbrella") Rasa Jadzeviciene
6 La sirena ("the mermaid")Ulla Anobile
7 La escalera ("the ladder") Consu Tolosa
8 La botella ("the bottle") Vera Paras
9 El barril ("the barrel") Lalo Alcaraz
10 El árbol ("the tree") Gabriela Malinalxochitl Zapata
11 El melón ("the melon") Nichol Norman
12 El valiente ("the brave man") Patricia Krebs
13 El gorrito ("the bonnet") Janet Olenik
14 La muerte ("Death") Roger Art Trivinos
15 La pera ("the pear") Christina Forster- Ramos
16 La bandera ("the flag") Jamie Chavez
17 El bandolón ("the mandolin") Lea Barozzi
18 El violoncello ("the cello") Edgar Humberto Alvarez
19 La garza ("the heron") Jorge Bernal
20 El pájaro ("the bird") Jaxie Jax
21 La mano ("the hand") Jerry Montoya
22 La bota ("the boot") Terri Berman
23 La luna ("the moon") Ruth Barrera
24 El cotorro ("the parrot") Denise Bledsoe
25 El borracho ("the drunkard") Lalo Alcaraz
26 El negrito ("the Negro") Brooke Kent
27 El corazón ("the heart") Brenda Paola Gómez
28 La sandía ("the watermelon") Joe Alvarez
29 El tambor ("the drum") Bobby Rojas
30 El camarón ("the shrimp") Holly Wood
31 Las jaras ("the arrows") Lena Sayadian
32 El músico ("the musician") Simona Candini
33 La araña ("the spider") Cenya Eichengreen
34 El soldado ("the soldier") Ronald J. Llanos
35 La estrella ("the star") Ann Lim
36 El cazo ("the billycan") Angela Maria Ortiz S
37 El mundo ("the world") Gregory P. Rodriguez
38 El apache ("the Apache") Alea Ahwahnee Bone
39 El nopal ("the prickly pear cactus") Joe Alvarez
40 El alacrán ("the scorpion") Sarah Rose
41 La rosa ("the rose") Catherine Bursill Moore
42 La calavera ("the skull") Jaclyn Alderete
43 La campana ("the bell") Rosie Garcia Artist
44 El cantarito ("the water pitcher") Eden Folwell
45 El venado ("the deer") Johnny Quintanilla
46 El Sol ("the sun") Candace McKay
47 La corona ("the crown") Valency Elise Genis
48 La chalupa ("the canoe") Julie Zarate
49 El pino ("the pine tree") Lacey Bryant
50 El pescado ("the fish") Mavis Leahy
51 La palma ("the palm tree") Bill Wheeler
52 La maceta ("the flowerpot") Miriam Diaz Martinez
53 El arpa ("the harp") Andrea Bogdan
54 La rana ("the frog") Joshua Coffy
Also:
Loteria inspired bottle cap magnets and pendants by Beth Penalty
Loteria themed aprons and hand towels by Los Lover Dovers
Email Sandra at semastroianni70@yahoo.com or 323.801.8669 for pre-sale information.

Sunday, December 20, 2015

TWO exhibits for November and December!




"Liminal Space"
Solo show by artist Lacey Bryant
A new series of paintings focused on memory and place.

November 14 - December 31, 2015
Opening reception: Saturday, November 14, 2015 * 6p-9p

See the show online and purchase your favorite piece:
Lacey Bryant has been a Cactus Gallery favorite for over 6 years. Please join us for the reception, as Lacey will be coming down from Northern California that day!
As always, we are open to installment plans to help you grow your collection. Contact Sandra at semastroianni70@yahoo.com for more info.

Artist Statement:

In my most recent series I've been working to create haunting and beautiful environments layered together from fragments of real and imagined places. Abandoned buildings, vacant lots and the rolling hills of California are pulled from my meandering excursions in the Bay area and form the atmosphere of the series. Within these settings are common objects, trash and treasure. These are haphazardly littered along the ground or carefully arranged like holy relics placed in contradiction with the settings.
Marbles are suspended in air like small worlds to create a sense of movement and stillness at once, as if the motion of the scene is paused as you observe a moment outside of time. This bending of the rules of perspective and scale causes a dissonance within the picture plane that is intended to imbue the objects with special importance as well as to embrace the inherently false nature of art.
Figures are occasionally present in these scenes, although they take on a more anonymous and ghostly role than in my earlier works. Frequently shadowy, distant or turned away from the viewer, or with wild manes of hair obscuring their faces, these figures appear blind to the scenes that they are wandering through reenacting forgotten memories, trapped in repetition.







"Tiny Treasures X"
Group show 

Runs November 14 - December 31, 2015

See the show online and purchase your favorite piece:  http://cactusgalleryla.com/collections/tiny-treasures-x-small-works-group-show

This popular cash-and-carry style exhibit includes handmade ornaments, small sculptures, handcrafted jewelry, embroidery, watercolor, drawings, oil, acrylic and mixed media paintings, paper mache, assemblage, wearable pins, hand painted notebooks, handcrafted stockings and more.
All works priced $10 to $100.
Participating artists:  
Donna Abbate, Douglas Alvarez, Joe Alvarez & Erin Campbell, Ulla Anobile, Julie B., Lea Barozzi, Elisa Belloni, Christine Benjamin, Terri Berman, Denise Bledsoe, Andrea Bogdan, Lacey Bryant, Joe Carrion, Chloe Ching, Jeff Claassen, Bibi Davidson, Ashley Fisher, Eden Folwell, Rosie Garcia, Brenda Paola Gomez, Walt Hall, KHowell, Rasa Jadzeviciene, Brooke Kent, Randy Kono, Patricia Krebs, Mavis Leahy, Jian Lee, Ann Lim, Candace McKay, Jazmin Molina, Andrea Monroe, Nichol Norman, Daisuke Okamoto, Roger O’Leary-Archer, Janet Olenik, Oxley and Mortimer Jewelry, Vera Paras, Sarah Polzin, Johnny Quintanilla, Jen Raven, Bobby Rojas, Salvage Art Sweetheart, Lena Sayadian, Kelly Thompson, YiShu Wang, Nicole Waszak, Michelle Waters, Bill Wheeler, Holly Wood, Gabriela Zapata and more.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

"All Dolled Up" Dollmakers IV Exhibit - Group Show Featured artist: Denise Bledsoe



"All Dolled Up" Dollmakers IV Exhibit - Group Show
Featured artist: Denise Bledsoe

Scheduled to run: October 10 - November 7, 2015
RECEPTION: Saturday, October 10 *6p-9p

Contact Sandra Mastroianni at semastroianni70@yahoo.com for information on installment plans, cash and check sales, and any questions regarding purchases.

We are excited to announce that you can now purchase your favorite art piece online sat our new shop at: www.cactusgalleryla.com

Dollmakers IV will showcase numerous doll makers from different parts of the U.S., Canada and Australia, alongside works from several of our Cactus Gallery family members. This exhibit features painstakingly handcrafted art dolls; some cute, some hauntingly beautiful, and others slightly twisted; all true mixed media wonders!

Media includes needle felt, hand carved nesting dolls, fabric, hand stitched and embroidered felt, paper clay, polymer clay, hand-dyed textiles and vintage veils, lace, and other vintage materials, assemblage using bones and found objects and more. We are excited to welcome beautifully painted nesting doll sets to the mix this year!

Our featured artist, Denise Bledsoe (California, USA), has been involved in art since childhood. Her first love was and always has been, sculpting and mixed media. She uses both ceramic and oil based clays. The 3D and textural qualities achievable through sculpture satisfies her creatively. She is a gallery favorite and her dolls are adopted quickly!

Participating Artists:

Murphy Adams
Kat Anderson
Ulla Anobile (via Finland)
Julie B
Elisa Belloni (Italy)
Christine Benjamin
Keely Benkey-Reichman
Denise Bledsoe (Featured Artist)
Stephanie Brockway
Lacey Bryant
Joshua Coffy
Henry T. Cram
Bibi Davidson
Sheri DeBow
Kylie Dexter (Australia)
Eden Folwell
Jacqui Gallant (Canada)
Rasa Jadzeviciene (via Lithuania)
Patricia Krebs (via Argentina)
Mavis Leahy
Ann Lim
Jazmin Molina
Catherine Bursill Moore
Jen Musatto
Daisuke Okamoto (via Japan)
Johnny Quintanilla
Rosie Rojas
Salvage Art Sweetheart
Stephanie Unson
Simone Young (Canada)
Gabriela Zapata (via Mexico)

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Available works from group show "Ship Shape and Other Stories" Cactus Gallery

"Ship Shape and Other Stories"
Featured artist: Walt Hall
September 12 - October 3, 2015
RECEPTION: Saturday, September 12, 2015 * 6p-9p

Our featured artist will be joined by a wonderful group of artists to explore a nautical theme. This show features an eclectic collection of media: oil and acrylic on canvas and wood, mixed media on canvas and wood, hand embroidery, paper mache, pencil, pen, and ink on paper, chalk pastel and colored pencil on paper, wood and mylar, polymer clay and paper clay art dolls and sculptures, mixed media sculpture and more. 


Please contact Sandra Mastroianni at semastroianni70@yahoo.com for pre-sale info. We ship internationally. We accept all forms of payment and the gallery is open to installment plans to help you grow your collection. 



Storm-tossed
Jaclyn Alderete
Oil on board, 9" x 12"
SOLD
Hope
Rasa Jadzeviciene
Mixed media on canvas, 12” x 12”
$200 - AVAILABLE

The Big Rain
Johnny Quintanilla
Mixed media on paper, 9” x 12”
$320 - AVAILABLE



As She Fades Into the Sea
Catherine Bursill Moore
Acrylic on cradled wood panel, 12" x 12"
SOLD


The Sea Witch
Tammy Mae Moon
Soft pastel on pastelmat, 8.5” x 11”, framed to 11x14”
SOLD



Submerged
Rosie Garcia
Mixed media on canvas, 11"x14"
$150 - AVAILABLE


Adrift
Candace McKay
Acrylic, colored pencil, and mixed media on MDF, 12” x 12"
SOLD


The Water Diviner
Laura Cosner
Colored pencil and marker on Mylar, 12” x 12”, framed to 15” x 15”
$350 - AVAILABLE



Gifts from the Sea
Mavis Leahy
Hand embroidered on linen, repurposed frame, 8” x 10"
SOLD

St. Christopher (Kilikopela)
Jerry Montoya
Acrylic on masonite, 11” x 14”
$500 - AVAILABLE


Against All Odds and Sea Enemies
Andrea Bogdan
Mixed media on wood, 12” x 12”
$265 - AVAILABLE


Life Boat
Ulla Anobile
Paper mache, acrylics, felt, embroidery floss, silk yarn, 12 1/4" x 10 3/4" 
SOLD


Cap'n Russ and the Bilgewater
Denise Bledsoe
Mixed media, 8” H x 8” W
SOLD


Octopus
Lena Sayadian
Acrylic on canvas, 6” x 6”
SOLD


Whale
Lena Sayadian
Acrylic on canvas, 6” x 6”
$100 - AVAILABLE


Home is Where the Heart Is
Patricia Krebs
Mixed media 
$500 - AVAILABLE


Transmutation
Christopher Umana
Acrylic on Bristol, 8” x 10”, framed to 12” x 15"
$175 - AVAILABLE


Anemome (B/W)
Daisuke Okamoto
Ink on paper, 6” x 6” and 9” x 9”
$200 - AVAILABLE


Atún
Douglas Alvarez
Mixed media on wood, 8”x 10”
$125 - AVAILABLE


Sorry Bro
Neal Breton
Gouache and acrylic on wood, 12” x 12”
$200 - AVAILABLE


That’s Deep
Vera Paras
Paper, ink, watercolor pencil on paper, 8”x10”, framed to 13” x 16”
$150 - AVAILABLE



A Bonnie Sailor Dancing a Merrie Jig
Stephen Holman
Acrylic on canvas, 12” x 12”
$400 - AVAILABLE


Adventure
Terri Berman
Mixed media on wood
$200 - AVAILABLE


Chant/Chariot
Patrick Haemmerlein
Mixed media on wood, 7 3/4’ x 14”
$125 - AVAILABLE

Anchors Away
Kelly Thompson
Acrylic, resin on wood, 12" x 12"
$75 - AVAILABLE

Little Sailor Girl
Kelly Thompson
Acrylic, resin on wood
SOLD

Lady Anchor

Kelly Thompson
Acrylic on wood block
$75 - AVAILABLE


Come Here, Sailor
Jeff Claassen
Mixed media on wood, 12" x 12"
SOLD






Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Available works for "Ship Shape and Other Stories" at Cactus Gallery

 "Ship Shape and Other Stories"
Featured artist: Walt Hall and Group Show
RECEPTION: Saturday, September 12, 2015 * 6p-9p
September 12 - October 3, 2015



Please contact Sandra Mastroianni at semastroianni70@yahoo.com for pre-sale info. We ship internationally. We accept all forms of payment and the gallery is open to installment plans to help you grow your collection. 


Happy Birthday Mr. Whale 
Walt Hall
Acrylic on paper, 
10" x 22"
SOLD

Land Ho!
Walt Hall
Mixed media on wood, 32" x 19"
$400

Migration Part 1
Walt Hall
Mixed media on wood, 26" x 24"
$500

Migration Part 2
Walt Hall
Mixed media on wood, 26" x 24"
$500

Over Pieces of Agaki
Walt Hall

Acrylic on canvas, 18" x 24"
$400

Ship Shape 
Walt Hall
Mixed media on wood (comes with switchable whale - image beneath), 32" x 20"
$1000

Ship Shape 
Walt Hall
Mixed media on wood (comes with switchable whale - image above), 32" x 20"
$1000

Spic and Span
Walt Hall
Mixed media on wood, 19" x 20"
RESERVED

Underneath the Coral Sea
Walt Hall

Acrylic on canvas, 18" x 24"
$400


By the Linden Trees Comes Autumn

Walt Hall
Mixed media on wood, 15" x 20"
$400


Death in Paradise

Walt Hall
Mixed media on canvas, 20" x 24"
$400


Night Bird Jive
Walt Hall
Mixed media on wood, 28" x 28"
$300


Talk Talk
Walt Hall
Mixed media on wood, 3.5" x 10"
$100

Sing a Song of Sunbeams

Walt Hall
Mixed media on wood, 14" x 22"
$600

I Love You to the Moon and Back He Said

Walt Hall
Mixed media on wood, 40" x 48"
$800

Mr. Panda
Walt Hall

Mixed media on wood, 26" x 24"
$600


  On the Plains of Dusty Summersets....
Walt Hall

Mixed media on wood, 34" x 40"
$800

The Interloper, (More About Rainbows)
Walt Hall
Mixed media on wood, 14" x19"
RESERVED

Up High Above the Summer Canyons
Walt Hall
mixed media on canvas, 20" x 24"
$400

We're Visiting the Tree of Love
Walt Hall

Mixed media on wood, 5.5" x 32" per panel, 11" x 32" total
$400

Welcome Birds
Walt Hall
Mixed media on wood, 15" x 24"

$300
The Conference Call
Walt Hall
Mixed media on wood, 10" x 10"
$150

Outdoor Day
Walt Hall
Mixed media on wood, 12" x 18"
SOLD

As in the Years Gone By
Walt Hall
Mixed media on wood, 11" x 11"
$150

Bingo!
Walt Hall
Mixed media on wood, 9" x 9"
$150


Black Cat
Walt Hall
Mixed media on wood, 10" x 15"
$150

But I Still Dream About the Stars
Walt Hall
Mixed media on wood, 8" x 11"
$125

Don't Give Up
Walt Hall
Mixed media on wood, 9" x 9"
$150

Fly
Walt Hall
mixed media on wood, 9" x 9"
$150

Four Birds
Walt Hall
Mixed media on wood, 12" x 12"
$100

Gentleman Robot in Red
Walt Hall
Mixed media on wood, 3" x 14"
$100

Hold On
Walt Hall
Mixed media on wood, 4" x 5.5"
$100
In Summer
Walt Hall 
Mixed media on wood, 7" x 11"
$150

Well, it's a Very Pretty Deer Part Three
Walt Hall
Mixed media on wood, 11" x 17"
$300

It's Magic!
Walt Hall
Mixed media on wood, 9" x 9"
$150

Key West BreakdownWalt Hall
Mixed media on paper, 12" x 15"
$150

On the Rue de Lilac
Walt Hall
Mixed media on wood, 3/5" x 17"

SOLD
Ice Cream for Sundays
Walt Hall
Mixed media on wood, 7.5" x 7.5" per panel, 15" x 7.5" total

$300

Night Night
Walt Hall
mixed media on wood, 9" x 9"
$150



Oh Mr. Moonlight
Walt Hall
Mixed media on wood, 7" x 20"
RESERVED

The Lemondrop Brigade
Walt Hall
Mixed media on wood, 8" x 17"
$250

Training Robot
Walt Hall
Mixed media on wood, 6" x 10"
$150


 This Last Autumn
Walt Hall
Mixed media on wood, 6" x 13"
RESERVED

Black Tree in Grey
Walt Hall
Mixed media on wood, 3" x 14"
SOLD


Two Kind of Sad Robots
Walt Hall
Mixed media on wood, 3.5" x 12"
$100
The Prince and His Retinue
Walt Hall
Mixed media on wood, 9" x 12"
RESERVED
Untitled (Pretty Deer and Riders)
Walt Hall
Mixed media on wood, 9" x 15'
$150
Well, I Guess We Still Have Each Other
Walt Hall
Mixed media on wood, 8" x 11"
SOLD
You are a Light
Walt Hall
Mixed media on wood, 6" x 7"
$125
Until Every Star is Far from Sight
Walt Hall
Mixed media on wood, 5.5" x 17"
$200
You Never Call
Walt Hall
Mixed media on wood, 7" x 9"
$150

Don't Cry Faded
Walt Hall
Mixed media on wood, 5.5" x 9"
$100
Kind of Blue
Walt Hall
Mixed media on wood, 12" x13"
SOLD
Lost at Sea Birds
Walt Hall
mixed media on wood, 3" x11"
$125
Ornithology in Blue
Walt Hall
Mixed media on wood, 3" x 17"
RESERVED
Green Bird Walking
Walt Hall
Mixed media on wood, 3" x 17"
$100
Walkies in YellowWalt Hall
Mixed media on wood, 7" x 9"
$100