Seda Saar


Artist + Designer


Gallery 825 - Los Angeles Art Assoc.

Opening Reception-  Sept 14th

Exhibitions & Events

The Other ArtFair  2019

Barker Hanger Santa Monica


SEPTEMBER 5-8, 2019


Santa Monica, CA

VIP Opening Thursday Sept 5th 

Collectors Please Contact me for VIP Invitational Tickets 

Image: Verso Parallels

© Seda Saar 2019 All rights reserved

California Open-  TAG  Gallery

reception:  Saturday, August 10th, 5-8 PM. 

TAG Gallery

5458 Wilshire Blvd

Los Angeles, CA 90036


TAG Gallery is proud to present the 14th annual 2019 California Open. A reception will be held on Saturday, August 10th, from 5-8 PM. The show is a national juried exhibition celebrating contemporary art. TAG, an artist operated collective, features emerging and mid-career Southern California Artists. The exhibition features 108 pieces selected from over 1,400 fine art submissions.

Ruth Weisberg—artist, Professor of Fine Arts and former Dean at the USC Roski School—is currently the Director of the USC Initiative for Israeli Arts and Humanities and served as juror for the California Open. Weisberg received the Foundation for Jewish Culture’s 50th Anniversary Cultural Achievement Award in September 2011. She has been the recipient of the Art Leadership Award; the National Council of Art Administrators and the Women’s Caucus for Art’s Lifetime Achievement Award, 2009; Doctor of Humane Letters, honoris causa, Hebrew Union College, 2001; College Art Association Distinguished Teaching of Art Award 1999; and Visiting Artist at the American Academy in Rome 2011, 1995, 1994, and 1992. Her degrees are from the Accademia di Belle Arti di Perugia, Italy and the University of Michigan. 

Weisberg has shown in over 90 solo and 200 group exhibitions. Recent presentations include major showings at the Norton Simon Museum, Pasadena; a retrospective at the Skirball Museum, Los Angeles; and a solo show at the Huntington in San Marino. She was featured in five Pacific Standard Time exhibitions including a solo exhibit at Jack Rutberg Fine Arts entitled Ruth Weisberg: Reflections Through Time, well as included in the ‘I,You’,We’ exhibition at the Whitney Museum in 2013.

Pulse of LA - SOLA Gallery

 Los Angeles July 2019


Sponsored by the Southern California Women?s Caucus for Art (SCWCA)

Works selected by Holly Tempo

This exhibit represents women artists who are truly in touch with the rhythms and diversity of the city of Los Angeles. Their artwork makes visible the very fluid and complex identity of Southern California.

On display July 6 through July 27, 2019.

Reception for the artists Saturday, July 13th, 2-5 pm Felting demonstration: Linda Roletti

Saturday, July 20 time 2-4 pm

Closing reception Saturday, July 27th, 2-5pm

Juror walk through date and time 4pm

South Bay Contemporary SoLA

3718 W Slauson Ave Los Angeles, CA 90043

Southern California Women?s Caucus for Art creating COMMUNITY through ART, EDUCATION and SOCIAL ACTIVISM.

For more information, please visit our website:


or contact us at [email protected]

The Southern California Women?s Caucus for Art is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, since 1976.

Artshare LA


05/11/2019 - 06/20/2019

05/11/2019 - 06/02/2019

Art Share L.A. is pleased to present Buzzsaw, featuring artist Mark Walsh. Amidst the continuous construction and development in Downtown Los Angeles, Buzzsaw features work of utilitarian and common materials we typically take for granted, but are foundational to daily life (quite literally). This show highlights work of metal, wood, rope, found objects, and other alternative materials. Image artwork by Robert Rauschenberg. On display from May 11, 2019 – June 6, 2019.

801 E. 4th Place
Los Angeles, CA 90013
(213) 687-4278
Weds - Sun, 1-6pm
Closed Mon. & Tues.  

Beverly Hills Artshow

Space 200

Image: Detail © Seda Saar Artist  

The Spring artSHOW will take place on May 18 & 19, 2019.   

Mark those calendars now!

The free show features art by over 245 artists from around the nation who showcase their work in painting, sculpture, watercolor, photography, mixed media, ceramics, jewelry, drawing and printmaking.


The Beverly Hills artSHOW takes places across four linear blocks of historic Beverly Gardens in the heart of Beverly Hills. The artSHOW runs along Santa Monica Boulevard from Rodeo Drive to Rexford Drive. Click here or on the graphic map below to open a Google map of the location.


The Beverly Hills artSHOW is and always has been free to the public! We invite the community to come and experience the event. Food and drink, reasonably priced, are available throughout the show.


Free parking is available just south of the art show site.  Convenient Parking Map.

Food & Drink

The Beverly Hills artSHOW features a street of food trucks plus a beer garden and a wine garden, each with their own menus.

Information at the artSHOW

The Beverly Hills artSHOW Information Booth is located near the Beverly Hills sign. Stop by to say hello, pick up programs and maps and gather information about other Beverly Hills community events and programming.

Guest Galleries

The Beverly Hills artSHOW partners with the Los Angeles Art Association and other guest galleries to bring special installations to each show. Stay tuned for updated information about these specially featured galleries and artists.


Weather in Southern California is generally sunny and temperate, but please check the forecast before you depart for the show. The Beverly Hills artSHOW is open rain or shine. We recommend you use sunscreen and drink plenty of water. Of course, water is available for sale throughout the Beverly Hills artSHOW.

Media Attendees

Are you a member of the media who would like high resolution images, interview arrangements or other information about the Beverly Hills artSHOW? Contact Dana Beesen via email.

Your Dog!

Your special family member is quite welcome to attend the artSHOW!  A couple of regulations do apply.  All dogs must be on a leash and the owner should bring a pooper scooper bag, just in case, and of course, dogs should never do their business within an artist's space.  Dogs may peruse the entire four-block event with their owners, except for the wine garden and the beer garden, due to health department rules.  There are many other places to sit, eat, and relax however, and we hope you and your canine companion enjoy the show.

Press Releases

October 2018 Art Show Award - press release 11/30/18

October 2018 Art Show - press release 09/20/18

Mayors Purchase Award Announced - press release 05/30/18

May 2018 Art Show Awards - press release 05/23/18

Video Tours

Critic Mat Gleason weighs in at the May 2018 show:Beverly Hills This Week reports on the May show:

This video compiled for us courtesy of PBS SoCal...

Click on Picture to Go To Video

Past Show Video Tours

We invite you to get a flavor for the event by checking out these videos highlighting Los Angeles Art Association artist installations at prior shows...

Amy Jean Boebel at the Beverly Hills artSHOW

Steve Fujimoto at the Beverly Hills artSHOW

...and these videos by independent filmmaker Eric Minh Swenson that highlight artists at various Beverly Hills artSHOWs:

Beverly Hills artSHOW Spring 2012 Video

Beverly Hills artSHOW Spring 2011 Video

Beverly Hills artSHOW Fall 2011 Video

The Artists

The Beverly Hills artSHOW features 245 artists from all over the country working in many media. All artists at the Beverly Hills artSHOW are selling their work and each artist is available to talk to artSHOW guests throughout the weekend.  If you are an artist interested in applying to the show May 2019 show, please click here: Application Information

Held each May and October for over forty-five years,
the Beverly Hills artSHOW is one of the most popular art events on the west coast.

For additional information call 310.285.6830.

Immigration Celebration
Group Exhibit

Laurent Proneur Gallery


Part 1 – Opening February 23, 2019,  7-10 PM - 

Abstraction : The Power to Move

We invite you to join us for 


the first in a series of exhibits that speak to the positive cultural impact that immigrant artists make to 

the city of Los Angeles.

Laurent Proneur Gallery


Part 1 – Opening February 23, 2019, 7-10 PM - 

Abstraction : The Power to Move

Immigration Celebration   is a multi-part series of exhibits that will focus on what immigrants ADD to our culture. this series addresses how immigrant artists are contributing to not only the art world, but the amazing diversity and culture of Los Angeles.  

Featuring 8 artists from 8 countries whose work and life experiences have led them to create abstract works of beauty and power, emotion and intensity, showing how art can have the power to move you, emotionally, to a different state of mind.

Exhibiting Artists include Bert Esenherz ( Germany), Campbell Laird (Tasmania), Clara Berta (Hungary), Laurent Proneur (France) , Matteo (Canada). Miguel Osuna ( Mexico) Olympio (Togo, West Africa), Seda Saar (Iran)

 Save the date for Part 2- Opening April 6th, 2019 -  

Stories of Past, Present, and Future

A Robert Corbin / Crooked Jesus Production, Curated by Dale Youngman.

Music by Manna.

RSVP’s requested via email or on our Facebook event page here :

Free parking lot behind the gallery for the first 70 cars!

Luminosity 2.0

Loft at Liz's

Nov  10th Opening Reception

Luminosity – measurement of brightness, state of enlightenment.

Historically the artist was, perhaps, the first to deeply analyze the properties, abilities and the emotions connected to light. From Titian to Turrell, vivid color and luminescence have long been a mark of significant works. Luminosity 2.0 is a revisitation of The Loft at Liz’s 2013 exhibition “Luminosity” - with featured artists exploring the properties of light and space as well as both the visible and invisible color spectrum.

Join us in celebration as we transition into our 13th year of programming as The Loft at Liz’s presents 

Luminosity 2.0.

Opening Reception Sat November 10, 2018 – 7pm to 10pm
Exhibit featured through Mon January 14, 2019


Art should be an experience, an experiment, an environment.
Join us as nine luminary artists transform The Loft at Liz's in an exploration of light, space and color.

Click here to view full exhibition details.

Featuring works by:
Jeff Frost
Darren Sarkin
Kelly Brumfield Woods
Laddie John Dill
Jerico Woggon
Barbara Kolo
Eric Zammitt
Seda Saar

Over the Rainbow  (Sold)

© Seda Saar 2018


Group Exhibit 

curated by  Katy Bryan

 Soho House London

THe Other Art Fair Los Angeles

Barker Hangar, Santa Monica  

Oct 25- 28 

The Other ArtFair  Oct 25-28 

The Other Art Fair 

Los Angeles

Presented by the world's leading online art gallery Saatchi Art, the Fair showcases work by 100 talented emerging artists, each hand picked by a Selection Committee of art world experts. Art lovers can visit the fair with the confidence that they are buying from the very best and most promising emerging artists in a unique and immersive experience.

“Overflowing with creative talent”  Time Out

"The Other Art Fair's got hipster credentials, but it's serious about nurturing talent too."  Telegraph Luxury

Opening Hours and Ticket Prices

Private View Sponsored by MINI USA:
Thursday October 25, 6pm-10pm

Click here to buy tickets.

* Tickets bought on the door for Friday-Sunday entry cost $20 ($15 students and seniors)
* Children under 16 years do not need to buy an entrance ticket and must be accompanied by an adult.

Award Ceremony Event

London, Uk

AI Campaign

Design and Graphics.

Pyramid II © Seda Saar 2018

LAAA Benefit Auction July 2018 

Paddle 8

Gallery 825  Los Angeles


Detail: Verso Parallels 

© Seda Saar 2018

Pulse of L.A. 2018 

SoLA Gallery 

South Bay Contemporary

3718 West Slauson Avenue,  Los Angeles

Opening Reception :

Saturday, July 14, 4-7 p.m. 

The exhibition runs from July 7-21


Gallery 825 Los Angeles

Juried by Thomas Canavan - Director Creative Arts and Special Projects Manager, Fairplex, Pomona

Apocrypha opens June 30 and runs through July 20, 2018

Untitled ( Impossible Triangle)  24 x 24 Mixed Media on Canvas


Over The Rainbow

Selected out of 2038 artists, 

one of 100 artworks for an exhibition at 

Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition

Brooklyn NY

Curator: Marcela Guerrero 

Assistant Curator: Witney Museum New York

Out There! 

"Over The Rainbow" Seda Saar

Gallery 825

825 N. La Cienega Ave

Los Angeles

June 8  through June 15, 2018.

juried by Jessica Silverman (Jessica Silverman Gallery, San Francisco) 


Group Exhibition at the Studio 4

Santa Monica Art Studios

Reception May 12  6- 9 PM

Thru Dec 9th 2017

Santa Monica Art Studios 

Studio #4

3026 Airport Ave.,

Santa Monica, CA

© Seda Saar 2018

Detail:  The Game  

Exhibition at the Hangar Gallery

Santa Monica Art Studios

Reception Dec 2nd  6- 9 PM

Thru Dec 9th 2017

Santa Monica Art Studios

3026 Airport Ave.,

Santa Monica, CA

© Seda Saar 2017

Art Speaks! Lend Your Voice

Curated by Jillith Moniz

Arena One Gallery

Santa Monica

Feb 2018

Detail: Untitled (Impossible TrIangle)

24 x 24 Mixed Media on Canvas

© Seda Saar 2018


A dialogue between 9 artists

Please Join us 

Opening Reception:

Saturday December 2     6 - 9 PM

Exhibition thru December 9 

Santa Monica Art Studios

3026 Airport Avenue

Santa Monica, CA


The Neutra Institute Museum.

Reception: Saturday October 14   4 to 7pm
Closing: October 28  2 - 5pm, 

Artist Talk 3 -4pm

Southern California Women's Caucus for Art
Exhibition : October 14 - 28 

Neutra Institute Museum  

2379 Glendale Boulevard
Los Angeles, California 

Polygon Pyramid  (SOLD)

Acrylic Wall  Sculpture

©Seda Saar 2017

Signed in Verso

LAAA Benefit Auction

Gallery 825

Los Angeles

Installation Image: Polydron: Art & Reality Are One  at Gallery 825, Los Angeles © Studio SBS

Every year we are pleased to donate artwork to support a local artist non profit organization.

LAAA's Annual Benefit Auction, a fundraising event benefiting LAAA

7-9 pm  Saturday, July 29, 2017

Live auction begins promptly at 7:15pm

Silent auction closes at 8:30pm

VIP Preview | 6-7pm $150 ($180 at the door)

Food by NOBU, open bar, desserts and an original signed print by J.T. Burke

General Admission | 7-9pm $25

Open bar and desserts.

Gallery 825 - 825 N. La Cienega Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90069

Reserve your spot by phone 310.652.8272,

Click here to watch a video on Los Angeles Art Association's Annual Benefit Auction

Every year Studio Seda Saar  is pleased to donate artwork to support a local artist non profit organization. The Los Angeles Art Association (LAAA) celebrates 92 years of service for emerging artists with this benefit auction. All proceeds will benefit LAAA, a charitable organization with the mission to provide opportunities, resources, services and exhibition venues for Los Angeles-based emerging artists.

This work will close on Paddle8 on:
Friday, July 28th
3:00pm ET  
Here is an opportunity to own a unique signed piece 
Set the bid price...


Gallery 825  Los Angeles  

Friday, June 30, 2017

6:00 PM 9:00 PM

Opening Reception: Friday, June 30th, 6-9 pm. 

Exhibit runs through July 21st.


"Wide Open 8"  

Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition,   New York 

Juror: Cara Manes 

Assistant Curator 

Department of Painting and Sculpture  Museum of Modern Art, 

New York.

July 2017


Present but not Involved 

 Fathom Gallery  

 Saturday April- July 2017

110 East 9th Street, Suite CL002
Los Angeles, California
Call (213) 221-4545

An Exhibition of Street Photography featuring the winners of Fabrik’s 2017 On The Street Photo Competition, along with images from FATHOM Photographers and selections from their vintage archives. With works from over 60 photographers, and images dating from 1860 through 2017, this exhibition is a unique survey of international street photography.

Present But Not Involved
Artist Reception: April 29th 6 to 9 PM
On View at FATHOM: April 29 through May 27th

Photo Independent 


The REEF , Los Angeles

Juried Photography Competition

Seda Saar : Space Bridge

April 2017

Spacebridge   Spacelines Series  18x 24 Archival Cprint © Seda Saar 2017


BG Gallery  

Los Angeles Convention Center

Impossible Highrise 

24 x 24 

Archival C print  ed 1/3

© Seda Saar 

All Rights Reserved


Feb 17, 2016

An OPen Gate Theater Production

Artistic Director: Will Salmon

ELectric Lodge

Venice, CA

Carbon Inc.    

18 x 24  inches

Archival C print

© Seda Saar 2017   

All Right Reserved

Installation Image: Beverly Hills Artshow 2016

Polyhedra © Seda Saar 2017

All Rights Reserved



42 x 48 ( 2 panels)  Acrylic Mirror and backing

ARTSLANT  2016 showcase  AWARDS

4th and 5th Prize Showcase winners:   



Earthly Delights 

An Exhibition of the 

Southern California Women's Caucus for Art

Opening Reception: Saturday, May 14, 2016, 7 to 9 pm 

Closing Reception: Sunday, June 5, 2016, 11am to 1 pm 

Venue: Avenue 50 Studio

Address: 131 N Avenue 50, LA 90042

Hours: Tues -  Sun 10 to 4 pm. Closed Monday and Friday.     

"Earthly Delights" explores the joys of artistic expression while delving into the environmental concerns of our day. The 47 contemporary works on view at Avenue 50 Studio include painting, photography, sculpture and mixed media. The exhibition launches a celebration of 40 years of activism by the Southern California Women's Caucus for Art. More at

Participating Artists: Donna Abbate, Linda Arreola, Mariona Barkus, Amy Bauer, Lucy Blake-Elahi, Cheryl Bookout, Janine Brown, Marie Cenkner, Krystee Clark, Joyce Cutler-Shaw, Cecelia Davidson, Mary Dessert, Diane Destiny, Marilyn Eisenberg, Danielle Eubank, Marla Fields, Dwora Fried, Susan Gesundheit, Coco Hall, Libby Hartigan, Shelley Heffler, Brenda Hurst, Aazam Irilian, Ann Isolde, Rashaun Kartak, Niku Kashef, Susan King, Eva Kolosvary-Stupler, Sinan Revell, Bea Mego, Susan Melly, Sandra Mueller, Karen Neubert, Andrea Reider, Melissa Reischman, Linda Jo Russell, Seda Saar, Cathy Salser, Karen Schifman, Victoria Sebanz, Ann Storc, Patricia Terrell-O'Neal, Kathleen Thoma, Frances Vandal, Louise Wannier, France White and Nancy Worthington.


 EarthGarden (Detail)
Mixed Media on Archival Print Unique
© Seda Saar 2017


Solo Exhibition

Gallery 825 Los Angeles

P O L Y H E D R O N 


A R T +  R E A L I T Y  A R E  O N E 


April 9th - MAY 5th  2016

Opening Reception:

Saturday  April 9th 5- 9 pm

Press Release

Gallery 825

Los Angeles Art Association

825 N. La Cienega Blvd 

Los Angeles, Ca 90069 

(310) 652 8272

P O L Y H E D R O N :  A R T + R E A L I T Y   A R E  O N E

Light defines how we perceive ourselves and objects in space.
Geometry and spatial relationships are a part of our built environment and daily life.

"As you stand and stare, fixing your hair, posing for a photo- You unwittingly become part of this work. Lying dormant waiting for you to fall into its gaze, the mirror captures the environment and translates it into art itself. As you see your reflection within the geometric Polyhedrons, your role as a spectator changes into the subject, relating your own human scale to the solid shapes formed in the projected space." 

I consider my works constructions that parallel the physics of light and its’ Chroma through geometric form and the tensions of our own movement through space. Influenced by architecture, futurist & expressionist dynamics; as well as the sleek lines of modernist design, I investigate purist forms, hue and value creating immersive environments. 
Inspired by the PRISM series, POLYHEDRON transforms the paintings from static, self-contained objects, to open and playful mazes for immersive visual experience embedding human scale and all perceptive senses.

© SEDA SAAR 2016

R I Z P A H    

a mixed media Opera Created by


Roxanne  Steinberg – Rizpah (dance)

Joseph Garate – tenor

Roksana  Zeinapur- soprano

Will Salmon- voice, flute, organ

Alex Cline – percussion

Jie Ma – pipa

Jeff Schwartz – string bass

Kio Griffith – video

JT  Mora - lighting , stage manager

Rika Ohara – visuals.

Seda Saar – set design

Will Salmon – composition, direction

2 Samuel 21:10           

 “ And Rizpah took sackcloth, and spread upon the rock, from the beginning of harvest until water dropped upon them out of heaven, and suffered neither the birds of the air to rest on them by day, nor the beasts of the field by night.”

Open  Gate Theatre’ Presents Opera Rizpah

Thursday and Friday, April 7th and 8th at 8:00 p.m.

at The Electric Lodge 

1416 Electric Ave, Venice, CA 90291

Admission $20 ($15 for students and seniors

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SPACELINES : Architecture of Four Ecologies

Neutra Institute Museum & Gallery

2379 Glendale Blvd, Silverlake, CA 

March 17- April 5th  2016

Opening Reception:

Saturday  March 19th 6- 9 pm

Closing and Artist Talk :

Sunday April 3rd 2- 4 PM


Curator: Roy Rodgers OLDENKAMP

Smaller Footprints

Museum of Art and History

(Moah) Lancaster, CA

WEAD Artists Group Exhibit

Jan - March 2016

Curator Panel Discussion:

Friday March 5th 2- 5 PM


Image : SOS (Co2ncequences)

© Seda Saar 2016 All rights Reserved

Artistic Director: WILL SALMON

Friday January 15th , 2016
7:00 -10: 00 PM
All Saints Episcopal Church
132 N Euclid Ave, 
Pasadena, CA 91101 
(626) 796-1172
Set Design : Seda Saar

Waterworks II : Glendale Community College 

Pacific Divine


Following on the acclaim and success of their Water Works show, the Porch Gallery Ojai and The Venice Institute of Contemporary Art (ViCA) present Water Works II, an international juried exhibition including works from as far away as China. The exhibition runs Sept 8th through Oct 1st, 2015. Water Works II is broadly focused on the myriad issues related to water - from its beauty, its scarcity, its importance to human life, the politics of it, to its environmental issues and beyond.


Reception : Sept 12, 2015   3- 5 pm

Glendale College Art Gallery , Glendale, CA

Above: Pacific Divine by Seda Saar
24 x 24 Archival Cprint on Metallic Paper ed 1/3

Copyright ©  Seda Saar 2015  All Rights Reserved 

Solo Exhibition


LA Artcore ( Little Tokyo)

June 2015

Out There 

Los Angeles Art Association Gallery 825


24 x 36 archival digital Print 

Copyright© Seda Saar 2015

Exhibition Curation 

Eric Lloyd Wright, Architect 

Organic Architecture : A Life Work  


May 2014 

MLY Gallery

Book Signing Event

Exhibition Curation

Perceptual Nature

Los Angeles Art Association Juror

April 2014

SOLO  Exhibition


MLY Galllery Malibu

Jan 2013

Jan - Feb 2014