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.

Thursday, June 13, 2013







Plastic Jesus is at it again with his bold and artistic messages to the world.  His latest work that went up in the Fame Yard yesterday comments on the irony of sending heavy military forces to create peace.  On instagram @plasticjesus he has even made a list of the countries in which he states "it didn't work".

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

The Art of Chinese artist Yuan Miao comes to Los Angeles

Ethos Gallery Presents


The Sacred Art of Yuan Miao

Please join us to celebrate the art of
Yuan Miao, showcasing new, original
Shakti Paintings created with natural
elements from the oceans and deserts
of Mexico, and an exquisite selection
of limited edition prints.
Also on display will be a selection of
fine art Yantras created with strands of
Yuan Miao’s own hair.
Experience the Transmission
of Universal Truth through Yantras
A precious “hair-stitched Yantra” transcends
religion, country and culture, transmitting dakini
teachings through every strand of hair, and
expressing the devotion of each hand that has
touched it. This unbroken chain connects those
who view the image to a wellspring of maternal
energy direct from the universal source. It
exudes intrinsic benefits of both blessing and healing power.

Aug. 23 – Sept. 12, 2013
Ethos Gallery
7763 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles, CA
More information: 949-400-8124

Artist Reception
Thursday, August 22
7 – 10 p.m. (Free)

Two-Day Workshop:
Saturday, Aug. 24
11:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
“The Radiant Blue Pearl: Healing Yourself from Within”
Sunday, Aug. 25
11:00 AM – 5:30 PM
“Guidance from Guan Yin: An Empowerment”
$250.00 per person for both days

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Ethos presents Fundraiser and Art Show for Fire Victims June 22, 2013 at Jarritos Pop Up Gallery

Ethos Gallery presents an art show and fundraiser for fire victim Kelly Reyes and her family Armando Reyes and Armando Reyes Jr. on June 22, 2013 at Jarritos Pop Up Gallery at 7020 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles.

Hosted by:  Ethos Gallery, Street Art Sanctuary, Jennifer Korsen

Featuring art by:

Cryptik, Risk, Slick, Sebastian Walker, Gregory Siff, Phobik, Plastic God, Plastic Jesus, Jennifer Korsen, Adam Roth, Random Act, Animal In Man, Anna Drumm, Annie Preece, Benjamin Alejandro, Booleep, BleepBloop, Ben Snyder, Ciphe, Common Cents, Desire Obtain Cherish, Dillon, Dirt Cobain, Dub Williams, Earl Lee, Hannah Streety, Holis Hart, Icy and Sot, Jamie Becker, Jose Castillo, Leba, Look At, Lydia Emily, Madman, Mona, Never Lego, Nick Bates, Noah Emhurt, Nuskr, Pasty Whyte, RS70, Samir Evol, Septerhed, Shadow Monster Bear, Teacher, Thefl, There She Is, Tommy Face, Vyal One, You killed me first, ZLA

Our dear friend and street art connoisseur Kelly Reyes and her family suffered a fire that completely destroyed their home.  They lost all their possessions.  Her young son, Armando, lost all of his toys and they have been staying at a Red Cross shelter until they can afford a new home.  Their pets have been taken to a shelter.  They are in desperate need of help in order to replace the basic necessities they need to get on with their lives.

Armando Reyes

Ethos Gallery will host an art show to raise funds for the family along with the art community.  We are overwhelmed by the support of everyone who is donating art, time, and money to get this family back on their feet.  Kelly Reyes is an outstanding member of the street art community and dedicates most of her time to support artists.  She has been photographing street art in the neighborhood free of charge for local blogs to help promote the art that she loves so much.  Her camera was destroyed, along with her precious art collection.

Please help us spread the word to bring the community together and raise enough money to get the Reyes family a place to live.   Help us give back to a girl who has given us so much.
The art will be priced to sell so don’t miss this rare opportunity to buy for a great cause.

For more information contact or

Wednesday, June 5, 2013


Phobik continues to be an Ethos best seller with his unique style of art and beautiful attention to detail.  He sold so much at our opening reception, we asked him to reload the gallery to get us through to the end of the exhibition.  His audience, we've noticed, is a broad range of art lovers.  Girls gravitated toward these birds, sleeping animals, and beautiful Asian pieces....

And the guys bought his spray cans and super heros...

Phobiks upcoming solo show entitled "Gods and Angels" will be based on Mythology.  You can be sure he will have something for everyone.  Don't miss his first solo show.

Gods & Angels
June 27, 2013
Jarritos Pop Up Gallery 7020 Melrose Avenue, LA

Sebastian Walker New Mural in Fame Yard

French artist Sebastian Walker has been working on this latest gem in the outdoor Fame Yard.  Walker, who recently participated in a gallery show at Ethos, nonchalantly took our piece book home to create a pen drawing for us.  We were so blown away by what he did, he earned himself a wall.

Art like this should really be big.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

6th Grade Street Artist posts art around school

A sixth grade student who was inspired by her parent's street art collection has been making statements at her school with her own brand of street art.  This piece entitled "Plastic Lock Down" was inspired by her school's lock down drills intended to help prepare students for an intruder on campus.  Nowadays, schools at every level are becoming conscious of the need to educate and protect students in the event of a dangerous encounter.

The student, who wishes to remain anonymous, feels that the lock down drills are only creating intense fear and panic among the kids only to find out it is merely a practice drill.  "Plastic lock down" is a message meant to express her feelings about being subjected to a fear that is in her opinion, not real. 

Although I support the drills and feel they are unfortunate but necessary these days, I also support her opinion and applaud her for expressing herself.  Stay Up!

Friday, May 31, 2013

TONIGHT - Dirt Cobain new art at "Little Things" Closing Reception 7 p.m.

Don't miss your last chance to purchase art from the "Little Things" art show tonight at Ethos from 7 -10 pm.
Featured artist Dirt Cobain has new art available.  These amazing elephants are only $25.00.  Everything priced to sell.  Open Bar, Music.

VIP guest list only. 

You must RSVP to

Plastic Jesus Wall Stolen from Fame Yard

It seems someone went through a lot of trouble to get his hands on a Plastic Jesus last night during the art show that was happening just down the block.  The wall, which had been up only a few weeks, was bolted securely into an iron fence in the Fame Yard just outside of Ethos Gallery on Melrose.

The Plastic Jesus art show was happening just a few blocks away at the Jarritos Pop Up Gallery while this seemingly well organized heist was taking place.

Taking street art has become a controversial subject.  Art that has been left intentionally for people to enjoy around the neighborhood will eventually disappear.  There are several people on the hunt for such gems, the idea behind it being if they don't take it...someone will.  

But I must say it crosses the line when it becomes a premeditated and organized plan to remove art with power tools knowing the artist, the fans, and the gallery are all preoccupied for the night.

I suppose if you want a Plastic Jesus THAT bad, you've earned it.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013


These mini originals by Slick are already sold out along with almost everything else he created for the "Little Things" art show at Ethos.  LA art lovers love Slick and give him the utmost respect for his artistic style as well as his deep roots in graffiti.  One of the original "Kings of LA", Slick was there from the start...thus the very appropriate and well deserved title "OG".  His current company "DISSIZIT" is a successful clothing and lifestyle brand created by Slick and continues to embody Los Angeles graffiti culture.  Most recently known for his LA Mickey Mouse hands, he continues to be one of the most sought after artists for his unique and recognizable work.

This piece is all we have left for our May 31st closing reception and it will certainly SELL.  Entitled "Messy Elliot" this original gem is only $300....what Ethos would definitely deem, an "OG Steal".

Septerhed at Ethos "Little Things" Closing Reception Show May 31, 2013

This beautiful 6" x 6" mini art piece entitled "Snuggling Buddies" will be available at Ethos Gallery's reception this Friday night at 7 p.m.  The "Little Things" show which features miniature art to highlight the idea of remembering the little things in life, has been a huge success for Ethos; the main reason being these petite gems are extremely affordable.

The artist, Septerhed, was kind enough to get up outside in the Fame Yard with this not so little mural that has stolen the hearts of spectators.  We are proud to work with such a talented artist...he brings a unique blend of color, light and positive energy to our corner of the block.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013


Snyder paints a mural in the Sportie LA Fame Yard to support a message about children's health.  Hint Water products which contain NO SUGAR have recently started a street art initiative for their popular slogan "Drink Water Not Sugar".  The company wishes to generate awareness about the high sugar content in both sodas and juices marketed to kids.  They are taking a stand against childhood obesity and diabetes which has reached epidemic proportions in the U.S.

The mural, which depicts a child pulling the curtain back on the various popular, colorful, sugar-filled drink containers, reveals that behind the packaging veil there exists nothing but piles of sugar.  Snyder allowed this young visitor to help out, which opened up a conversation with the boy and his mother about the dangers of a high sugar diet for kids.

The Fame Yard has dedicated this wall to Hint Water for a period of time to support their message.  Hint water continues to support street artists and the community with their health conscious products. 

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Sacred Geometry hits the streets

Design team Love Magnificent brought in this stencil as they get ready for the first ever Sacred Geometry street art initiative to hit the city.  The stencil, the geometric pattern for "LOVE" is the first in a series of 100 hologram shapes available at their upcoming art show at Ethos Gallery June 8, 2013.  

The LOVE stencil was designed by Love Magnificent but originated in Bali.  The shape was "channeled" by Astrea Sri Ana, the artist of origin for this groundbreaking art exhibition.

Using chalk paint so the team neither vandalizes nor harms the environment, the street team plans to hit locations all around LA to spread their message of LOVE and UNITY.  The show, cleverly titled "Blueprints for the New Human" will educate Los Angeles about the holograms and the power they have to shift consciousness to a positive direction.


We found this LOVE hologram cuddled up to a "cocaine" stencil on Melrose behind the Jarritos Pop Up Gallery.  We guess its as good a spot as any.