January 2, 2004 Los Angeles
ERIC LAWTON RECEIVES "JUDGES CHOICE" AWARD FOR PERSONAL.ADS 2003 EXHIBITION AT LOUIS STERN
ADVERTISING PHOTOGRAPHERS OF AMERICA/LA and
LOUIS STERN FINE ARTS present PERSONAL.ADS
2003. The exhibition includes photographs by Eric Lawton, one of
which was selected for the Judges' Choice award.
Exhibit reception is Wednesday January 7, 2004
from 6-9pm at:
Louis Stern Fine Arts
9002 Melrose Ave,
West Hollywood, CA.
Tel 310 276 0147
Showcasing an outstanding range of
commissioned and fine art images, this
juried show bridges the gap between the commercial and fine art
worlds, connecting art and commerce in a unique
and significant way.
From hundreds of submissions by professional
commercial and fine art photographers from
North America, Europe and Latin America, fifty images were selected
for this exhibition, of which six were
selected for Judges Choice awards.
The exhibition will be on view at Louis Stern
Fine Arts from January 2 through 7,
2004, and thereafter will be part of a traveling exhibit during
2004. The selected entries will also be posted on the Personal.Ads
2003 web gallery, and the photographers will receive recognition
in WRAPAROUND magazine (distributed to over 20,000 members of
the photography, advertising and design communities). The
Judges Choice awards were conducted by Stephen Garrett (retired), of
The Getty Museum and the Armand Hammer Museum and Debra Weiss,
Photography Consultant. The show is curated by Louis Stern,
Louis Stern Fine Arts and Michel Karman, A&I Xibit.
For information regarding PERSONAL.ADS,
Advertising Photographers of
Tel (323)933-1631; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
RELEASE OF NEW BOOK WITH PHOTOGRAPHS BY ERIC
The following is the publisher's description of
our new book:
Announcing the Release of
NISHMAT TZEDEK, A Righteous Soul
A Book and Compact Disc Set
A Choral Symphony by Meir Finkelstein
Photographs by Eric Lawton
Inspirational Writings by Contemporary Jewish Thinkers
Executive Produced by Chayim Frenkel
Nishmat Tzedek, A Righteous Soul, is a
book and compact disc set dedicated to the victims of terrorism in
Israel and around the world. Nishmat Tzedek takes listeners on a
poignant musical journey and its companion book is a feast for the
eyes as well as the soul. Through the universal language of music,
in images and in words, this multidimensional work expresses our
desire to offer comfort and hope to the grieving families, and to
let them know they are neither forgotten nor alone.
Comprised of a moving, new choral symphony by
world renowned composer Meir Finkelstein and
a book featuring breathtaking images of Israel by award-winning
photographer Eric Lawton, with inspirational writings by
distinguished thinkers and philosophers including Nobel Prize
winner Elie Wiesel and artist Judy Chicago, Nishmat Tzedek
is a gift of the heart to the families who have lost loved ones to
terrorism in Israel since September 2000. A set is being
donated free of charge to each of the victims' families.
While the families of terror victims receive
financial assistance from the Israeli government, emotional support
is harder to come by. The Jerusalem-based Terror Victims Association
provides victim’s families with services including counseling,
youth programs such as "Big Brother-Big Sister" matching
and summer camp, social gatherings and outings, child care and food
preparation for hospitalized victims, organizing public memorials,
and lobbying on behalf of victims and their families.
We invite you to support this meaningful
project, obtain copies of Nishmat Tzedek for your own
family, friends, and loved ones, and participate in the healing
process for the more than 800 families who have lost loved ones to
terrorism in the past three years. We
hope that you will join us in offering the healing power of music,
poetry and art to help relieve their suffering, and to offer them hope
on their road to recovery.
To order and learn more about Nishmat Tzedek, please visit our website at www.arighteoussoul.org.
you may view the photographs, sample audio excerpts, read an
introduction, and place orders. Nishmat Tzedek is available
for a donation of $50 per compact disc and book set, plus shipping
and handling ($35 of each donation is tax deductible). Donations will defray the costs of production and distribution
to the families in Israel, and provide funds to support the
important work of the Terror Victims Association.
Visit www.arighteoussoul.org or call toll-free 1.877.570.4458
(hotlink directly to website: http://www.arighteoussoul.org/default.html)
ERIC LAWTON QUOTED IN
75th ANNUAL ACADEMY AWARDS SHOW
Actress Susan Sarandon quoted Eric Lawton in
introducing the "In Memoriam" section of the 75th Annual
Oscars presentation on March 23, 2003 (seen on television by an
estimated one billion people worldwide):
"We create because we desire
to share ourselves, to express our passion, to connect with others,
and sometimes to encourage dialogue which can facilitate change. We
remember the artists who passed away this year through their
work. As photographer Eric Lawton reflects: 'What is a life?
What do we leave behind that can't be worn down by wind, or time, or
fire? It is the trace we leave on memory'."
The quotation was from Eric's essay, "Becoming the Circle", in his book The Soul Aflame (you may read the entire essay in this website in the "Writings" section).
ERIC LAWTON'S PHOTOGRAPHY IN PERSONAL.ADS
EXHIBITION AT PACIFIC DESIGN CENTER
Advertising Photographers of America/LA and the
Pacific Design Center invite you to a special WESTWEEK Reception and
Celebration of the exhibitions PERSONAL.ADS and TEN YEARS
OF AWARD WINNING PHOTOGRAPHY. The exhibition includes
photography by Eric Lawton. The Opening Reception is March 27, 2003,
from 4-7pm at the Pacific Design Center, Suite B-219, 8687 Melrose
Ave, West Hollywood, CA
(Blue Building). The show will run for
several months. For Info: (323) 933 1631
About the Exhibition:
A juried exhibition and traveling show of
outstanding photographic talent presented by Advertising
Photographers of America/LA.
As the first juried show in a major art gallery
to feature both commissioned and personal work side by side, this
exhibition has special significance. It bridges the commercial and
fine art worlds at the highest level of photography. Calls for
entries were sent out nationally and appeared in major professional
Jurors for the show include Peter Goulds, of LA
Louver Gallery, (noted for representing David Hockney); Robert
Barrett, former museum director and present Marketing Director for
the Los Angeles Convention and Visitors Bureau (responsible for
bringing the Van Gogh exhibition to Los Angeles); Wesley Jessup,
Director of the Pasadena Museum of California Art; and Steve Levit,
Creative Director for the Levit Creative Group.
For information contact:
Advertising Photographers of America/LA
PERSONAL.ADS. WEB GALLERY is at http://www.aandi.com/apa.html Courtesy of A&I
ERIC LAWTON EXHIBITS AT PHOTO L.A. 2003
INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHIC PRINT EXPOSITION
Eric Lawton's photographs were exhibited at Photo L.A. 2003, the 12th Annual International
Photographic Print Exposition, represented by On the Path Gallery.
The show ran from January 16-19, 2003 at the Santa Monica Civic
Auditorium in Santa Monica, California.
Photo L.A. is the largest and longest running
photographic art exhibition in the West and had seventy
galleries and private dealers from over thirty cities as well as
galleries from Denmark, France, the Czech Republic, Russia and
Japan. The finest photographic art, from the earliest 19th
Century photographic experiments to the most contemporary
photography and photo-based art, was exhibited for sale. This was
an unparalleled opportunity for collectors, curators and
photographers to view thousands of images from all over the world.
Visit http://www.stephencohengallery.com/archives/plaA2003.html for details on Photo L.A.
On the Path Gallery will be presenting the work of photographers Alan Kozlowski, Eric
Lawton, Caroline Halley des Fontaines and Matthieu Ricard. Prints by
Alan Kozlowski, Eric Lawton and Caroline Halley des Fontaines will
be available for purchase, along with Alan Kozlowski’s newly
released book, On the Path: Tibet, and Eric Lawton's recent
book, The Soul Aflame.
On the Path Gallery is a fine art gallery located at 1418 2nd St. in Santa Monica,
specializes in representing photographic artists whose work is
inspired by the world’s ancient cultures and places expressed
through contemporary sensibilities and media.
For further information regarding On the Path
Gallery, please contact:
On the Path Gallery
1418 2nd Street
Santa Monica, CA 90401
LAWTON'S PHOTOGRAPHY IN PERSONAL.ADS. SHOW AT LOUIS STERN
FINE ARTS GALLERY IN WEST HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA
From December 18, 2002 through January 8, 2003 the
group show PERSONAL.ADS. was
on view at the Louis Stern Fine
Arts gallery in West Hollywood, California. The exhibition included
photography by Eric Lawton.
For information regarding PERSONAL.ADS, contact:
Advertising Photographers of America/LA
Tel (323)933-1631; Email: email@example.com
OF TRIBUTE FROM CITY OF LOS ANGELES
Eric Lawton received a Certificate of Tribute from the City of Los Angeles for his body of
work, presented by Mayor Richard Riordan at the opening of his
solo exhibition, Photographs from Earth, which was on view for six months in 2001 at Los Angeles City Hall.
photographs are currently included in worldwide advertising campaigns for Citigroup, including its
Please see the information above regarding the release in May 2003 of NISHMAT
TZEDEK, A Righteous Soul, a book and compact disc set with
photographs by Eric Lawton.
more information, please contact:
528 Palisades Drive, Suite 502
Pacific Palisades, CA 90272