The Art Directors Guild (ADG, IATSE Local 800) concludes its 2015 Gallery 800 exhibition series with Art Unites 9: An Eclectic Mix of Art and Artists’ Works, opening on November 7th, 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., with a hosted reception. Located in the heart of the famed NoHo Arts District, Gallery 800 showcases guild members’ personal art in a series of six shows throughout the year. Art Unites 9 will run through December 12, 2015 and is open to the public.

In keeping with the spirit of “Art Unites,” Gallery 800 is including the personal work of members from Motion Picture Set Painters & Sign-Writers (IATSE Local 729), and Set Decorators Society of America, SDSA, in this exhibit. In addition, Gallery 800 invites special guest artist John Leverence, TV Academy’s Senior Vice President, Awards, to exhibit his personal artwork.

The Art Unites 9 reception will feature more than 100 original art pieces, live music featuring the “Do Drop In” jazz trio and refreshments. Artists participating in the exhibition include:

Denny Dugally – Art Director on Star Trek Beyond (2016). Production Designer on Brothers & Sisters, Numb3rs, GCB and Arrested Development
Shawn Esposito – Production Designer for The Talk (2010-2013), The Voice (2011-2012), The Wanda Sykes Show (2009-2010)
Aprile Lanza Boettcher - Composite Artist on Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (2013), Sabotage (2014), Mystery Men (1999)
Barbara Mesney – Set Designer for Ant-Man (2015), The Gambler (2014), Gone Girl (2014) and Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)
Michelle Armitage – Painter for Chef (2014), The Host (2013) and Smokin Aces (2006)
Catherine Koon – Scenic Artist for Young and the Restless and Jimmy Kimmel Live!

These artists are leading Art Department professionals, who, through a combination of observation, passion and imagination, bring the writer's words and the director's vision to life in television and film. When not working as integral creative members of the entertainment community, they contribute to the fine art scene with their personal artwork. Since Gallery 800 opened its doors in March 2009, more than 420 ADG members have shown their artwork in the ongoing exhibitions.

Representing Gallery 800 are Denis Olsen, Curator, and Debbie Patton, Manager, Awards & Events. Gallery 800’s mission is to promote the works of talented entertainment industry professionals, in an intimate venue, on a personal level. Gallery 800 is located at 5108 Lankershim Blvd. at the Historic Lankershim Arts Center in the heart of NoHo.

Gallery 800 Hours:
The Gallery is open to the public. Admission is free.
Thursday - Saturday 2-8 p.m.
Sunday 2-6 p.m.

The Art Directors Guild (IATSE Local 800) represents 2,300 members who work throughout the United States, Canada and the rest of the world in film, television and theater as Production Designers; Art Directors; Assistant Art Directors; Scenic, Title and Graphic Artists; Illustrators and Matte Artists; Set Designers and Model Makers. Established in 1937, the ADG's ongoing activities include a Film Society, an annual Awards Banquet, a creative/technology community (5D: The Future of Immersive Design), a bimonthly craft magazine (Perspective) as well as extensive technology-training programs, figure drawing and other creative workshops and year-round Gallery 800 art exhibitions. The Guild's Online Directory/Website Resource is at