South Bay Contemporary SoLA is a non-profit, artist run, alternative art organization supporting advanced explorations in contemporary art. SBC SoLA seeks curators and artists who are tapping into today’s current to bring forth exhibitions and experiences that give new perspective to our global culture. SBC SoLA is a place for imagination to flourish as creative fusions, hybrids and fictions illuminate the future.

At the LOFT

401 South Mesa Street, third level
San Pedro, Californina 90731
(Call when you arrive for entry)
Phone: (310) 429-0973


The LOFT Exhibitions

For exhibitions sponsored by South Bay Contemporary, please go to EXHIBITIONS


The Colors Within:  August 4 – 27, 2016

Da Aie Park, Michael Freitas Wood, Lore Eckleberry, Ann Phong, Won Sil Kim, Beanie Kaman

Preview:  August 4, 6-9 pm (First thursday Art Walk)

Please join us for Artist Reception:  Saturday Aug. 6, 4-7pm.
Gallery hours: Thursday, Friday, Saturday, 1-5pm

Beanie Kaman,“Hydrangeas”  2016 31”x12”, acrylic, collage on canvas

Beanie Kaman, “Hydrangeas”, 2016, Acrylic, Collage on canvas

Ann Phong, "In the Ocean" Acrylic on Canvas, 24"x24"

Ann Phong, “In the Ocean” Acrylic on Canvas, 24″x24″

Da Aie Park, untitled, 2016, acrylic on panel, 12,, 12"x12".

Da Aie Park, untitled, 2016, acrylic on panel, 12,, 12″x12″.













Michael Freitas Wood, "Origin", 2016. 20x16 ", plaster on fiberglass

Michael Freitas Wood, “Origin”, 2016. 20×16 “, plaster on fiberglass

Lore Eckelberry, "Venice Black", 2016,

Lore Eckelberry, “Venice Black”, 2016,

Won Sil Kim, "Lovely California", 2016, Light and photos

Won Sil Kim, “Lovely California”, 2016, Light and photos














Current Exhibiton:  If I were a Carpenter

JULY 7 – 30, 2016

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Curated by Steven Fujimoto

Preview: San Pedro First Thursday Art Walk:  July 7, 6-9 pm

Artist’s Reception:  July 9, 4-7 pm

Participating Artists:

Luke Van Hook, Ginger Van Hook, Mark X Farina,, Flora Kao, Marjan Vayghan, Michael Giancristiano, Hung Viet Nguyen, Valerie Wilcox, Ellen Riingen, Andrea Kitts Senn, Michael Chomick, Mary Bonic, Chris Mercier, June Diamond, Paul Guillemette


Hung Viet Nguyen, Artist

Hung Viet Nguyen, Artist

Ancient Pine


Michael Giancristiano

Michael Giancristiano, Artist


Moon Sculptures, Michael Giancristiano


Michael Chomick, Artist

Michael Chomick, Artist


Transfiguration of Tea

Transfiguration of Tea, Michael Chomick

Christopher Mercier, Artist

Christopher Mercier, Artist (painting by Jorge Dubin)


Marjan Khoshbakhti Vayghan

Marjan Khoshbakhti Vayghan, Artist


Past Exhibitions at the LOFT

November 2015

Sam Arno:  Retrospective

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Sam Arno, Colorscape, 2009, 30×40, oil and acrylic on panel

November 5 – December 18, 2015

SAM ARNO:  Retrospective, 1995 – 2015  
Sam Arno is a former art/creative director for various Los Angeles ad agencies. As a graphic designer, he received numerous awards for packaging, outdoor billboards and magazine advertising. Among his clients were, Caldwell Banker& Company, Wells Fargo Bank, Paine Webber, Boy Scouts of America and Lear Siegler – Anchorlok Division. Sam was a founding member of Angels Gate Cultural Center and was an exhibiting curator at the Sixth Street Gallery. He showed his work in LACMA’s Art Rental and Sales Gallery and has shown his work at LAX, the Bridge Gallery, Barnsdall Art Park and in galleries in Long Beach, Palm Springs, Idyllwild and Los Angeles. He prefers abstract art, but has also created landscape and cosmos paintings.