Nina Zak Laddon

Nina's work can be viewed at Kathy's Gallery,

4433 West Sepulveda Blvd., Torrance CA 90505

(310)792-4838

 

 

"...Perhaps her most imaginative pieces are dreamscapes inspired while listening to Parisian lounge music recorded at the Hotel Costas in Paris. Titled What Makes you Journey into the Night? and For your Pleasure I Created a Dream, the paintings reflect the 'anticipation of travel, the wish to be carried far away, to see exotic plants and landscapes, to be free to imagine" says Laddon... "

 

--Meredith Grenier,

Daily Breeze, February 18, 2003

 

 

"...Nina Zak Laddon wisely takes a different tack, interpreting the garden in her own style. She intersperses black and white photos of the artist with his long gray beard in a collage of flowers, some apparently appropriated images, and her own daubs of transparent watercolor. The lights and darks are well worked out in the intricate crazy quilt pattern."

 

--Judy Herman,

Palos Verdes Peninsula News,

September 18, 2004

 

 

"...Of particular interest is Laddon's tribute to her Israeli homeland, titled Beloved Country. Laddon, who has dual citizenship, uses the omnipresent olive tree as a symbol of peace and hope...Her work is a collage-like dreamscape featuring peace doves, olive branches and Athena, the goddess who gave the Greeks the olive tree. Old styles of calligraphy in Arabic, Hebrew and Latin add symbolism, beauty and a literary subtext to the work."

 

--Meredith Grenier,

Daily Breeze, November 5, 2004

REVIEWS

2018

CA 101 2018

CA, USA,The World

Nina Zak Laddon, Curator, Juror

Redondo Beach, CA 90277

 

2017

European Cultural Academy Course "Venice Biennale"

Venice Italy August 2017

 

CA 101 2017

It Takes A Village

Nina Zak Laddon, Curator, Juror

Riviera Village, Redondo Beach, CA 90277

 

DOCUMENTED – The Photographic Effect

TEDx Redondo Beach, Curator

 

2016

Inspired by Music

Studio 1613

Malaga Cove Library Gallery

 

CA 101 2016

Front & Center

Nina Zak Laddon, Curator, Juror

South Bay Galleria, Redondo Beach, CA 90278

 

2015

CA 101 2015

Nina Zak Laddon, Curator, Juror

The Industrial Cathedral

AES Power Plant, Redondo Beach, CA

 

2014

South Bay Focus 2014

Juried Art Exhibition

Torrance Art Museum, Torrance CA

 

CA 101 2014

Nina Zak Laddon, Curator, Juror

Pier Plaza Redondo Beach Pier, Redondo Beach, CA

 

2013

Open Visions

Peggy Zask Gallery

Rolling Hills Estates, CA 90274

 

CA 101 2013

Nina Zak Laddon, Curator

AES Power Plant, Redondo Beach, CA

 

2012

IMAGINE - Redondo Beach Art Group

608 North Gallery and Cannery Row Gallery

Redondo Beach, CA

 

2012 Small Treasures Juried Exhibition

Palos Verdes Art Center

Rancho Palos Verdes, CA

 

TRANSITIONS

TEDx Redondo Beach, Curator

 

CA 101: Interpreting Life Along the Pacific Coast

Nina Zak Laddon - curator

110 artists from 40 cities

Redondo Beach, CA

 

Water, Myths and Other Stories

Studio 1613

Redondo Beach Woman's Club, Redondo Beach, CA

 

Artisan's Delight Juried Boutique

Nina Zak Laddon - curator

Redondo Beach Woman's Club, Redondo Beach, CA

 

UNCHARTED

Launching TEDxRedondo Beach

Nina Zak Laddon, Curator

 

2011

Palos Verdes Artists Holiday Exhibition

Palos Verdes Art Center, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA

 

South Bay Focus 2011

Torrance Art Museum,Torrance, CA

 

Flagstop

South Bay Lexus, Torrance, CA

 

Conversations

Studio 1613

Redondo Beach Women's Club, Redondo Beach, CA

 

Redondo Beach Art Group Juried Show

Manhattan Beach Creative Arts Center, Manhattan Beach, CA

 

Concert for the Arts

Art Exhibition by the Artists of Studio 1613

Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center, Redondo Beach, CA

 

2010

2010 Power of Art

Redondo Beach Art Group

Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center, Redondo Beach, CA

 

2010 Small Treasures Juried Exhibition

Palos Verdes Art Center, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA

 

SEXTET - six women exhibition

Malaga Cove Library Gallery, Palos Verdes Estates, CA

 

IN MOTION - The Human Body in Movement

Stefani Conniff and Nina Zak Laddon, Curators

Beach Cities Health District, Redondo Beach, CA

 

2009

Selected Redondo Beach Woman of the Year

 

Grow Well - Explore Art

Winter & Mystery Exhibition

Beach Cities Health District, Redondo Beach, CA

 

Power of Art 2009

Redondo Beach Art Group

Nina Zak Laddon, Curator

 

Living Art Juried Exhibition

Redondo Beach, CA

 

Small Treasures Juried Exhibition

Palos Verdes Art Center, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA

 

Through the Ages -- Exploring the Cycle of Life

Nina Zak Laddon, Curator

Bay Cities Health District, Redondo Beach, CA

 

South Bay Watercolor Society Juried Exhibit

Torrance Art Museum

 

Art is the Flower

Print Exhibition/The Society of Women Printers

Torrance, CA

 

2008

Chair, Redondo Beach Public Art Task Force

 

Participant, Leadership Redondo Class of 2008

 

Exhibition

Kathy's Gallery, Torrance CA

 

Power of Art 2008, Chair

Redondo Beach Art Group

AES Power Plant, Redondo Beach CA

 

Monoprint Exhibition and Sale

Redondo Beach, CA

 

2007

Power of Art

Alta Vista Community Center and Courts, Chair

Installation Gallery, Curator

 

Nina Zak Laddon Solo show

Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center Gallery

 

South Bay Watercolor Society Juried Exhibit

Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, CA

 

2007 Small Treasures Juried Exhibition

"Palos Verdes Fire Trail" - First Place Award

Palos Verdes Art Center, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA

 

Art in Nature, Nature In Art

Redondo Beach Art Group

Madrona Marsh Nature Preserve

Torrance, CA

 

2006

Power of Art in the Community, Chair

AES Power Plant, Redondo Beach, CA

 

The Written Word

Redondo Beach Art Group

Malaga Cove Library Gallery, Palos Verdes Estates, CA

 

PVAC Small Treasures Juried Exhibition

Palos Verdes Art Center, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA

 

South Bay Watercolor Society Juried Exhibit

Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, CA

 

2005

Nature Illuminated

Malaga Cove Library Gallery, Palos Verdes Estates, CA

 

Holiday Art Juried Exhibition

Norris Gallery

Palos Verdes Art Center, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA

 

South Bay Watercolor Society Juried Exhibit

San Pedro, CA

 

Art as Books as Art

"Beloved Country" -- Third Place Winner

Rancho Palos Verdes, CA

 

Inspired by Nature

Redondo Beach Art Group.

Madrona Marsh Nature Center, Torrance, CA

 

Luz de Oro

Two-women show with Karen Baughman

Distinctive Edge Gallery, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA

 

2004

Terzet

Three women show

Malaga Cove Library Art Gallery, Palos Verdes Estates, CA

 

South Bay Watercolor Society Juried Exhibit

San Pedro, CA

 

Jubilation: Art in our Library

Peninsula Center Library, Rolling Hills Estates, CA

 

Flat Out

Redondo Beach Art Group

Malaga Cove Library Art Gallery, Palos Verdes Estates, CA

 

Ocean View

Redondo Beach Art Group

Distinctive Edge Gallery, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA

 

Art @ the Edge

Redondo Beach Art Group

El Camino College Library, Torrance, CA

 

III Anniversary Exhibition

Creative Arts Center, Manhattan Beach, CA

 

2003

Art Speaks

Redondo Beach Art Group

Noble Gallery, Redondo Union High School, Redondo Beach, CA

 

Scapes

Inaugural exhibition of the Redondo Beach Art Group

Loft Gallery, San Pedro, CA

 

South Bay Watercolor Society Juried Exhibit

Cabrillo Bath House, San Pedro, CA

 

Triple Vision 2003/ TV3

Three person show

Malaga Cove Library Gallery, Palos Verdes Estates, CA

 

2002

Off the Hill V, Hermosa Art Group

Malaga Cove Library Gallery, Palos Verdes Estates, CA

 

Points of View/Nature's Song

Two person show

Malaga Cove Library Gallery, Palos Verdes Estates, CA

 

South Bay Watercolor Society Juried Exhibit

San Pedro Art Association Gallery, San Pedro, CA

 

Mermaids

Harmony Works Gallery, Torrance, CA

 

2001

South Bay Landscapes

Open Studio, Redondo Beach, CA

 

2000

Shores and Gardens

Open Studio, Redondo Beach, CA

 

 

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