Thursday, October 3, 2013

Ethos Art Blog is Moving to Tumblr

Ethos is expanding, moving locations, and designing a new website and online store.  With this, we have opted to move our blog too.

Please visit us at for updates and stories starting today.

Monday, August 12, 2013

Tibetan artist Yuan Miao visits the Agape family awaiting her upcoming art exhibition

Sunday, August 4th,  Miao "returned home" and visited her dear friends, Rev. Dr. Michael Beckwith and his wife Dr. Rickie Byars, co-founders of Agape International Spiritual Center. When they first met, they had immediate affinity for each other, each recognizing the other as a member of Guan Yin's Divine "team."  Upon feeling the transformative power of Miao's mantric voice, Reverend Michael invited her to host a third Phoenix Rising mantric concert at Agape for the benefit of the local community. They knew they would eventually meet again and with divine timing and collaborate to assist in our collective elevation of consciousness.

All are invited to Yuan Miao's first U.S. art show at Ethos Gallery August 22, 2013 at 7 p.m..  Share in the powerful vibrational energy! May we all continue to grow in love, compassion and wisdom. Ya la suo!

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Ethos hosts VIP event to launch limited edition print with RISK for the SSMF

Sunset Strip Music Festival Partners With RISK, Ethos Gallery For Limited Edition Prints
Prints Celebrate The Sunset Strip’s Music And Art Influence

The Sunset Strip is known for its long history of influencing music and the arts. This year, in celebration of this history, the Sunset Strip Music Festival (SSMF) has partnered with Ethos Gallery and graffiti artist RISK to release special limited edition SSMF poster prints.
“Sunset Strip is California to me. I have so many good memories there. From sneaking into shows when I was in high school, to business meetings as a young adult, to having been celebrated as an accomplished artist for painting a guitar for my heroes, The Doors, last year. Being the first of many great artists to create an annual limited edition poster for the Sunset Strip Music Festival is truly an honor! The Strip continues to be a chronological calendar of highlights in my life,” stated RISK.
"Ethos Gallery is proud to spearhead the first SSMF limited edition print with world renowned graffiti artist Risk. Believing in the power of art to commemorate the important moments in our lives was our inspiration for this project. We hope this small piece of the festival will serve as a reminder to all who attended of the magic they experienced in 2013," noted Lisa Falcone, co-founder of Ethos Gallery with Eddie Donaldson. 
The 18”x24” prints are numbered and signed by RISK. They will be available online beginning August 1 at for $100 per print. Only 200 prints are available. 
“It is exciting to work with RISK and Ethos Gallery and celebrate the Sunset Strip Music Festival through art. From photography and concert posters to street art, art and music have coexisted on the boulevard for decades. The special prints are a great way to celebrate these two art forms and the music festival,” noted SSMF co-producer and The Roxy owner Nic Adler. 
Ethos Gallery is also participating in the August 3 SSMF street festival by curating a live art exhibit. Street artist Gregory Siff will be among the artists participating in painting one of the 10-foot-tall Gibson GuitarTown art guitars, which will be auctioned for charity.

The all-day street festival will feature performances by Linkin Park, Wale, Awolnation, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Logic, Slick Rick & Doug E. Fresh, Asher Roth, Finch, Street Drum Corps and more. Proceeds from the festival will benefit Music For Relief, the nonprofit organization Linkin Park founded to support disaster relief, provide aid to survivors of natural disasters and support the prevention of such disasters via environmental programs. For information about the festival and tickets, visit

In a career spanning 27 years, RISK has impacted the evolution of graffiti as an art form in Los Angeles and worldwide. RISK gained major notoriety for his unique style and pushed the limits of graffiti further than any writer in L.A. had before: He was one of the first writers in Southern California to paint freight trains, and he pioneered writing on “heavens,” or freeway overpasses. At the peak of his career he took graffiti from the streets and into the gallery with the launch of the Third Rail series of art shows, and later parlayed the name into the first authentic line of graffiti-inspired clothing. For more information, visit

Ethos Gallery, located in the heart of the Los Angeles art scene, specializes in fine art, street art, and live art installations. Ethos believes in the power of artistic expression, and therefore supports art that is positive, uplifting and environmentally conscious. For more information, visit

Buckshot Prints is dedicated to selling limited edition screen and giclee fine art prints. We sell high-quality prints at modest prices. We believe prints are a great resource to fine art collectors as well as the first time art buyer. Prints are a great way to support your favorite aritsts. With prints you can easily invest in something that is limited, exclusive and will appreciate with out spending large sums of money as you would on an original piece. We work with the artists to help them transfer their authentic creative works of art into a fine quality print. Each of which are signed and numbered.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

We got RISK prints

Risky stopped by today with these gorgeous color prints. 

They are available at Ethos for a limited time during our MELROSE ART RIDE art exhibition.  

Melrose Art Ride Event Photos

We would like to thank the community for supporting the Art Ride.  The turn out was great and we were happy to see so many faces on bikes roll up to our door.

One of the big hits of the day was the live performance by IRONTOM ... Like them on Facebook and check out their new CD... these guys are the real deal and we would like to thank them for coming out to Art Ride.

Our indoor art show had a good turn out as well thank you to all artists who painted helmets and bikes for our event.

We will be doing another ride this fall with new art and more riders so stay tuned for more info!

Saturday, July 6, 2013


UK artist Andy Knights graces the Fame Yard with another gorgeous mural.  As we ready ourselves for the MELROSE ART RIDE, we are curating all new art in our outdoor space for the big event.  Andy will also be exhibiting at our indoor art show at Ethos with his version of a bike helmet which will certainly surprise you.  

Friday, July 5, 2013

Ethos Gallery and LAYoga Magazine present Art Contest for New Green Community in LA

Enter our ART CONTEST to become a Brand Ambassador for Valhalla CA and help build a better world.

Valhalla California is taking on the challenge to build a green, eco-conscious self-sustainable community right here in our home city of Los Angeles.  There are already some of these off the grid self reliant communities in places like lush, green Oregon where it seems a natural fit.  Valhalla says we can free ourselves from the power company and food industry right here in the middle of our concrete jungle.  All it takes is a little awareness and the support of some creative leaders.  

First order of business?  Valhalla needs a new look.  Ethos is hosting a city wide art contest to find the artist with the best new logo for Valhalla California.  Think green, think LA, think freedom and think future!  The winner will be awarded the title of "Creative Brand Ambassador" for Valhalla California and his/her logo will be used on all marketing materials and merchandising for the company.  You will also be featured in LAYoga Magazine's online art section!

The Valhalla agenda is to build a community of homes in LA that are in complete harmony with nature.  They are affordable, and made from 100% recyclable materials. They produce food, renew energy, and recycle water. The home's temperature is maintained by thermal mass. There are zero carbon footprint qualities and zero emissions.  Valhalla makes it possible for everyone to enjoy sustainable, self-sufficient housing and paves the way for an emerging mindful, eco-conscious global community.

Why ART?  Because Ethos Gallery believes in the power of art to spread a message.  We know everyone wants to be free of unnecessary bills and we want to make sure they know how to get there.  Through artist support, city wide murals, and community events we plan to get the knowledge to the masses the only way we know how....  from the artist to the world.

All artist submissions should be emailed to Ethos Gallery at

Come meet Valhalla and get more info at MELROSE ART RIDE July 14, 2013 from 3pm-7pm at Ethos Gallery.  7763 Melrose Avenue, LA 90046 or email

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Linkin Park Singer Mike Shinoda Paints Giant Gibson Guitar at Ethos Studio for SSMF

As the much anticipated Sunset Strip Music Festival approaches, Ethos is gearing up to curate the art for the annual event.  This year, artist and musician Mike Shinoda will be headling the show with his band Linkin Park, as well as representing his charity "Music For Relief" to benefit tornado victims in Oklahoma.  

Shinoda is painting a 10 foot Gibson Guitar which will make its debut at Hornburg Jaguar on July 17th along with the other Gibsons also painted by various artists and musicians.  The pieces will then travel to the SSMF and be on display on Sunset Blvd. during the festival.  They will finally make their way to Bonhams & Butterfield to be auctioned for the Music for Relief Charity.

The singer, who says he's been painting longer than he's been involved in music, attended art school in Pasadena.  He told us that even though his music career panned out, he continued on to finish his education and received a Bachelors Degree in Arts.

Although the guitar is still a work in progress, it already shows potential as a great showpiece for appreciating fans.  The Ethos Artist Studio continues to be popular location for great artists in all genres.  Ethos Gallery has taken on the entire festival and will offer a 50 foot mural, another Gibson to be painted live on site, the custom painted entrance way to the festival, and various street art installations around the event.  We will update our blog as the artists are confirmed.

The Sunset Strip Music Festival is August 3, 2013.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Ethos Appointed Arts & Culture Ambassador for Proposed Sustainable Community in LA

Valhalla California is a new organization taking on the challenge of building a green, sustainable, off-the-grid community in the heart of Los Angeles.  "Off the Grid" homes are not connected to the DWP or Gas Co. Instead, they are completely in harmony with the environment and have the ability to sustain themselves.  Each home recycles water, self heats, and uses solar energy...not to mention the communities ability to sustain a "food forest" and grow their own vegetables.

Sustainable communities have been proven successful in places like Oregon, where nature seems to lend itself to such an existence.  According to Valhalla, this conscious way of life is possible in the center of metropolitan areas, and they aim to prove it.                                                                                                                                                 

Ethos has signed on to create an awareness campaign through street art.  Creating murals and installations around the city is the first order of business to reach a large audience and gain grassroots support for this incredible undertaking.

I sat down with Valhalla's Courtney Carter to get the low down on what this new venture is all about.

Ethos:  How did you become associated with the Valhalla movement?

Carter:  I had been feeling fed up with our way of life. It seems as if we are focused on climbing the corporate ladder, and in doing so, few are happy. We become trapped. Most time is spent generating profit for a business, causing care for personal well-being to fall to the wayside. Five days of the week are spent in relative isolation. Fear of a lack of security binds us to this cycle.  I knew this wasn't the future. I felt compelled to take a road trip to New Mexico for Thanksgiving and ended up in Taos. That was where I first saw the Earthship community: a conscious community had already developed, and so few knew about it!   Ideas began to flow from that point forward.

photos of sample green housing

Ethos:  What is Valhalla's main objective for LA?

Carter:  We want the Los Angeles area to see how feasible and affordable it is to make an environmentally harmonious change. Our entire process will be documented and posted online for free. We plan to empower individuals to come together to create a strong community and healthy future. We all share the same city and planet. It is time to treat it with respect to ensure quality of life for future generations. Los Angeles can act as a model of progressive eco-conscious change and influence a positive transformation for the entire nation.

Ethos:  How much will it cost the average person to build a green Valhalla home?

Carter:  The cost of building materials for a (1) 15 foot Eco-Dome with (4) 8 foot bedrooms typically varies between $13-$15,000. This can be built by 3-5 people in a little over a month. 
The cost of materials for a food forest of 85 square meters is about $600, (including irrigation but excluding plants). Once a food forest is established, it requires minimal management. 
The Eco-Dome is sturdier than conventional housing and capable of withstanding natural disasters. It is designed to produce all utilities upon completion. The result is a self-sustainable structure with minimal bills.  
Costs vary by land quality, as each parcel is different.  There are other forms of regenerative housing that have not yet passed building code in LA County because they utilize alternative materials. An additional aspect of our mission is the eventual opportunity for these models to be approved.

Ethos:  What does it mean to be "off the grid" in Los Angeles?

Carter:  You are self-reliant by living off the grid in Los Angeles. Your home feeds you, produces solar or wind energy, recycles rainwater, and regulates room temperature through thermal mass. You have internet and are connected to the community at large. You have taken the initiative to free yourself of many modern-day stressors to focus your energy on what you find is most important.

Ethos:  How can supporters contribute to the Valhalla dream?

Carter: There are various costs associated with forming an influential awareness campaign to create a conscious change. We depend on donations, sponsorship and support from those who share the same vision. This is a team effort!  We also welcome collaboration and creative contribution from all interested in the movement. Everyone can offer their own unique skill-set to aid in its evolution.

 For more info visit

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Sneak Preview Phobik Solo Show June 27, 2013

As we await the much anticipated solo exhibition by Los Angeles artist PHOBIK at the Jarritos Pop Up Gallery on Melrose Avenue, we sat down with him to get a preview of what we can expect to see at the "Gods & Angels" show this Thursday night.

1. Why did you choose Gods and Angels for your first solo show? 

Mythology, History, Astrology and the religious beliefs of people have always interested me. Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel was one of the first art pieces I can remember catching my eye as a kid. Da Vinci's many religious iconic paintings along with William-Adolphe Bouguereau have always influenced me. Back in elementary school I didn't know art would continue to fascinate me, so now that I've had my practice and became comfortable with what I do, I wanted to do my own representation of Gods and Angels which is something that has always been represented in my art.

2. Why do you think your style of art has been so well-received by the public? 

I paint what I like but I also listen to people and see what they like and I paint it. Not for their gratification at first but for my own. Pushing my creativity and skills to the next level is my goal. If I get it right, the joy that it brings to people is definitely a bonus. I'm glad people like it. Blessed to have followers and fans.

3. Which artist would you most like to collaborate with? 

Common Cents. (street art) 

Alex Ross. (Illustration) 

Salvador Dali. (Everything) 

4. How do you choose the various items you choose to paint on (saws, coasters, etc.) 

It all depends on where I am, I pick stuff off the streets, usually the signs left by construction workers or people that leave big metallic signs or wooden panels etc.  I also choose by what artists I get influenced by. Recently I was influenced by i4got's rat traps and rs70 brushes and 40 oz bottles. Ultimately its an experiment to paint on anything and everything. 

5. What can we expect to see from you in the near future as your art progresses? 

Bigger Walls...Animation...Comic Books. The Rise of "The Soap Co.", a collective I'm a part of  with Felix, MdMn and Look At.

The show, curated by Ethos Gallery will be held at the Jarritos Pop Up Gallery this Thursday, June 27th at 7 p.m.  7020 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles.