L.A Artist Resources

L.A Artist Resources

LA Artist Resources

I am often asked if I know a good framer, a graphic designer or an art installer.

I asked some friends to give me their recommendations so I can share them here.

If you have suggestions or would like to be listed, send an email to shoeboxpr@gmail.com

Art Appraisal:

  • Garine Babian, MA, Esq,  Stapleton & Babian: Art Authentication & Appraisal – Business Coordinator  323.632.0089  garine@stapletonandbabian.com
  • Aline Mayer & Associates Art Appraisal Services “Specializing in Fine Art Appraisals. Expertise in 20th and 21st century art, sculpture, and photography.” 323-424-7614 alinelilliemayer@gmail.com alinemayerandassociates.com

Art Installer:

  • Steve Seleska steveseleska@yahoo.com 323-610-1526
  • LA Art Guy, Highly recommend. They work with the Los Angeles Art Association. laartguy.com
  • Tom Fitzpatrick: Fine Art Hanging and Installation. He’s terrific and the real deal. I think he works on an hourly fee and is excellent. cell  (323) 791-9187 or (323) 257-5477
  • Jedidiah: Recommendation from a friend “Although I have not engaged his services, I have met this gentleman, who reminds me of Willie Nelson. Felicity Nove (LAAA artist) speaks highly of him as someone who can figure out installation applications, and various solutions to artists’ construction problems”  (818) 749-8233
  • Doug Penty of Advanced Art Services. Art Installation and Transport  323-229-2438 Advancedartservices@gmail.com

Art Supplies:

Art Therapy:

  • Celina Jacques – Artist, Marriage & Family Therapist, and Art Therapist celinajacques.com Contact page on website.
  • Ilana Simons, PhD, is a psychologist who focuses on work with artists. She is based in Mar Vista and takes a wide range of insurance. Her website has further info: https://www.ilanasimons.com

Art Tours:

  • LA Art Tours – Intimate Art Experiences. Unique Creative Adventures. laarttours.com
  • Cartwheel Art Tours- Cartwheel Art Tours offer to our guests, a unique perspective and immersive urban experience in art, food/beverage and history with an opportunity to learn about the developments occurring in one of Los Angeles’s most unique, dynamic, art-centric and rapidly changing neighborhoods–the Downtown Los Angeles Arts District. cartwheelart.com

Art Transport:

Business of Art resources:


Cleaning Services:

  • House Cleaning by Jennifer will make your home sparkling clean. Top-to-bottom and thorough work, experienced, reliable. I don’t cut corners-I clean them!  Through out LA Area Call or text (562)522-4454
  • Anne Marie Cleaning Service – Fully Insured/Experienced/Dependable Residential& Commercial Weekly/Bi-Weekly/Seasonal *free estimates*  Moving? Let me help you! (929) 979-7629 annemarie310@live.com Huntington Beach, CA


  • Pamela Barr- I am a Yale-trained art historian with more than thirty years of editorial experience with all aspects of art publishing: illustrated books, museum/gallery exhibition catalogues and wall labels, Ph.D. theses, grants, press releases, and websites. I was senior editor at the Metropolitan Museum of Art for twenty-six years while running an independent editorial firm. I have had the privilege of working with some of the most prestigious curators, dealers, and artists of our time, including Richard Avedon, Anthony Caro, Chuck Close, Christo and Jean-Claude, William Eggleston, Robert Frank, Andrew Goldsworthy, Jasper Johns, Alex Katz, Ellsworth Kelly, Jeff Koons, Sol Lewitt, Roxy Paine, Robert Polidori, Imran Qureshi, Robert Rauschenberg, Sean Scully, Katrin Sigurdardottir, Doug and Mike Starn, Frank Stella, Thomas Struth, and Kara Walker. gopi.girl108@gmail.com

Event Calendars:

Filmmaker (artist/event):

  • Eric Minh Swenson – Documentary films of fine artists, curators, collectors and enthusiasts. thuvanarts.com



  • Todd Squires- recommendation from a friend “An artist who also does beautiful (Madonna is one of his many clients) framing. He uses beautiful materials and museum paper, in the expensive side but worth it!” Todd’s shop is called Fourth Corner Conservation Framing, 1746A Berkeley Street, Santa Monica CA 90404 (310) 998-9266
  • Eve Kessler, Altadena “I have over 30 years of experience specializing in beautiful natural and stained wood frames. I especially enjoy helping emerging artists prepare to show their work” (323)823-1839
  • Striving Artists Framing and art photography. “The company is family run, their motto is “We frame anything that can’t walk away.” I have seen them create amazing frames for three dimensional as well as two dimensional artworks. They also have a professional photo set up where they can professionally light and shoot artworks (for portfolio) and have a very large format digital printer which prints giclees on watercolor papers, wood, and other materials.” In Chatsworth – http://www.strivingartists.com/
  • Belle Arte Framing – wholesale framing in Lincoln Heights bellearte.net
  • Victor Escobedo “Awesome framer in Culver City. The best I know. He does some big clients but is the best kept secret. Super quick turnaround, good price, good work” Victor Escobedo (310) 280-8872.
  • Viva Sullivan “I specialize in design and exhibition consultation, restoration and full custom and conservation framing. I maintain my own studio, therefore, my overheads are low, allowing major savings to be passed on to clients. A wide ranging knowledge of contemporary, antique and period pieces is utilized in all of my work” vivasullivan.com
  • Framing House Design Yelp Chinatown (213) 621-0295
  • V&R Fine Art Service – Luis Rizzo vrartservice@gmail.com  Archival framing. Recommended by Craig Krull Gallery
  • Tim Heritage, T. Heritage Gallery tim@theritage.com (310) 315-9562

Grant writing:

  • A to Z Grantwriting with Linda Vallejo “Learn how to gain needed funds and support through informative and invigorating seminars and the consulting services of a seasoned professional” atozgrantwriting.com

Graphic Design:

  • Karen Knecht from Konnect Design…AMAZING branding, graphic design, website design, business card design, etc. If you want something very special and extremely well done, she’s the one! Karen’s on the expensive side but worth it if you can swing it. Impeccable taste. kk@konnectdesign.com (310) 600-1670
  • Pitch Please – writing, visual research, and graphic design for commercial, film, and TV treatments!pitchplease.com hello@pitchplease.com.
  • Angie O’Neal – “I hired Angie to create a simple logo / branded name identity and she exceeded my expectations both in ability to communicate and get my ideas and the speed of getting things to me for approval. I highly recommend her for any graphic design needs.”  angieoneal.com a@angieoneal.com
  • Anna Mkhikian – Anna is a graphic designer who loves working with clients to create elegant visuals that communicate complex systems or ideas. She specializes in creating brand identities for small businesses/artists, providing a wide range of services including logo design, web design, business card design, and infographics / data visualizations. http://www.annaartemism.com / annamkhikian@gmail.com

Health and Fitness:

  • McKerrin Kelly – Physical trainer, health and nutrition advisor bodymckanics.com

Legal Services:

  • Garine Babian, MA, Esq (Art related) gbabian@yahoo.com  818-317-4694


  • Sabrina Ortolano Birth Doula and Cyndi Ortolano. Brewery Artists Lofts, DTLA (323)899-7396
  • Betzi Stein Massage Therapy, Since 1987 -Prevent Illness. Promote Health. Get Massage. – tel: (310) 202-0474  (310) 402-8818 cell  betzi@betzistein.com  www.betzisteinmassage.com


  • Joey has a passion for organizing, arranging, sorting, and filing. She also has a passion for getting rid of waste. Weird? brasstacksorganization.com
  • Little Miss Organize “My name is Sandra and I started Little Miss Organize to use my skill set to help people as a professional life coach and organizer . If you find yourself buried in business papers and feel like you never have any time for yourself? You may need a life coach. With my skillset and training with NAPO and several nutrition accreditations, I can help you get back on track!” littlemissorganize.com
  • Kailea Switzer – Professional Organizer. kaileaswitzer@gmail.com (875) 285-0219 youngwildandtidy.com
  • Archivio – organize, inventory and artwork preservation. 10 years providing the highest quality entertainment industry archival services in three core areas: Organization, Legacy, Archiving. andrea@artearchivio.com – (213} 255-1338

Personal Assistant:

  • Lauren Johnson- Assisting, organizing, personal shopping and more – hourly, daily rates and works weekends- 615-738-8002 johnson.lauren91@gmail.com

Photography (Artwork):

  • Alan Shaffer- recommendation from a friend. “Photographs all my work for me and he is awesome! Alan shoots Ed Moses, Andy Moses, Larry Bell, list goes on and on!” Alan Shaffer Photography
    (310) 993-6031

Photography (Event):

  • Baha Danesh. Highly recommended. Beautiful photos. Additional services through wechooseart.com baha@bahaart.com

Printing (Fine Art):


A&I: Custom Prints | Photo Books | Cards | Model Head Shots | Calendar




povevolving | fine art printing studio









Printing (Postcards/Business Cards):




Website Design:

  • Stacie Milmeister “I can build from scratch, dreamweaver, or cms, wordpress or shopify”
  • Nicholas Marlin
    Website builder. “He’s very fast, affordable, and very good” Nic@NicMarlin.com
  • GYST
    “Getting Your Sh*t Together has a website designer as an associate that we refer artists to. We also have an article on websites for artists in our resources section on our website under the Internet Article”
  • Anne Nicolai creates fully-functioning websites on WordPress and WIX using your images and content starting at $500. Ask to see sample sites! Anne Nicolai, http://editorsma.com, tel. 612-424-3594
  • Ching Ching Cheng
    “I can build artists website using wix.com, and the basic price is $200 for up to 4 pages (tabs) including resizing images if needed. I also design custom artists book/catalog using InDesign. Basic $200 for up to 40 pages.”
  • Robert Mening – My team at WebsiteSetup.org recently created a free, step-by-step guide titled “Online Portfolios: How to Setup & What to Include” specifically for artists and creative types to reference. It’s meant to help those who have no real website or portfolio building experience create something great for themselves to share their work. https://websitesetup.org/


  • Writing services from Genie Davis – bios, blogs, website content, SEO, PR writing, magazine articles, memoirs, fiction, non-fiction. Multi-published journalist/novelist, marketing/communications pro. If you want it written, I’ll write it. geniewrites2@gmail.com