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Art, Music & Culture (A.M.C.) is intended to serve as a forum for art exhibitions, music shows and art & community events.

RESUME & EXHIBITS

EFREN LUNA

OBJECTIVES

  • To continue to create artworks that benefit and engage the most number of members of society such as murals, participation in cultural events, participation in festival, themed works, community celebrations and art exhibitions.
  • To promote the arts, with aims to reach artists and communities locally and worldwide. Through shows and events and cultural festivities.
  • To extend information for art, music and cultural events to artists and communities.
  • To engage artists and communities in the current art scene.

SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS

  • Knowledge and skilled in traditional art mediums and experimental mediums such as Oils, Acrylic, Graphite, Charcoal, Watercolor, Pastels, color pencils, Mixed media with unconventional material such as house paint, tar, found objects.
  • Proficiency PC, Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, MS-Word and audio/visual editing/posting software.
  • Excellent communication and project management skills.
  • Extensive knowledge of all current social media
  • Promoting and for print, video and web.
  • Gallery management and curator
  • Event organizer and producer.

 

PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION

Bachelor of Fine Arts, Drawing and Painting
California State University of Long Beach Long Beach, CA, January 2007

  • 2006 Fall Semester President’s Honor List
  • 2005 Fall Semester President’s Honor List
  • 2004 Fall Semester Dean’s Honor List

Associate in Arts, Studio Art
Long Beach City College Long Beach, CA, December 2003

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Art, Music & Culture (AMC) Greater Los Angeles–Long Beach, CA
Director, Founder, Event Organizer, Art Curator, Gallery Manager and Promoter: (December 2008 - Present)
Responsibilities:

  • To create art themed exhibitions with aims to engage the audience and participating artists.
  • Promote exhibitions through press production, sending event invites, producing graphic design and flyers for print and online marketing through emails, and current social media.
  • Promote exhibitions through press releases and usage of current social media.
  • Coordinating art and music shows/exhibition/events.
  • Execute artists contracts

 

Phantom Galleries – Long Beach, CA
Art Curator, Gallery Manager and Promoter: (February 2010 – April 2010)
Responsibilities:

  • Developed and curate monthly art exhibitions
  • Promote exhibitions through press production, sending event invites, producing graphic design and flyers for print and online marketing through emails, and current social media.
  • Overseen art direction for all projects and managed outsource assignments for design, photography, video and stock image purchases.
  • Manage gallery.
  • Execute artists contracts
  • Overlook compliance with standards for public arts.

 

‘The Long Beach Experiment’ The Cellar Night Club– Long Beach, CA
Art Curator, Promoter and Co-Producer: (March 2010 - December 2010)
Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for finding artists to participate and exhibit in our weekly events.  
  • Producing and designing our online promos and flyers.
  • Maintaining relationships with art organizations, visual artists and the art community.
  • Scout and find local and abroad artists to exhibit and participate in the weekly events.
  • Maintained ongoing communication with prospective exhibiting artist.
  • Execute artists contracts
  • Scout prospective music acts.

 

CURATORIAL EXHIBITIONS

 

May, 2011: “Art Music and Culture Show” A group exhibition of selected artworks with live music and live painting. Takeuchi Gallery at The Blackstone Building 901 S. Broadway Los Angeles, CA

 

April, 2011: “Shining Sons Comin From the Eastside + JAG and Ocho Art” A two man exhibition of selected drawings and paintings by artists JAG and Ocho plus album release party for Shining Sons. AMC Gallery at PGLB 344 E. 3RD ST Long Beach, CA

 

April, 2011: “Paintography” A group exhibition of selected artworks by WECAN (Wilmington Enrichment Community Artist Network) featured artists. AMC Gallery at PGLB 344 E. 3RD ST Long Beach, CA

 

April, 2011: “First Friday’s April Fools Art Show” A group exhibition of selected artworks. Salon Medusa 4232 Atlantic Ave Long Beach, CA

 

March, 2011: “A True Art Movement” A solo exhibition of selected paintings by artist Bart Cooper. AMC Gallery at PGLB 344 E. 3RD ST Long Beach, CA

 

February, 2011: “Live Art from the 2nd Annual LB Funkfest” A gallery setting exhibition featuring artworks that were painted live during LB Funkfest 2010. AMC Gallery at PGLB 344 E. 3RD ST Long Beach, CA

 

January, 2011: “Glued Together” Selected artworks of images and objects collaged on canvases a two artist exhibition, RVW and Efren Luna. AMC Gallery at PGLB 344 E. 3RD ST Long Beach, CA

 

December, 2010: “Twisting the Mind into Metal” A solo exhibition of selected metal sculptures by artists Ed-e M Rodriguez.  AMC Gallery at PGLB 344 E. 3RD ST Long Beach, CA

 

November, 2010: “Nature vs Manmade” A solo exhibition of selected wood sculptures by Rebecca Homapour. AMC Gallery at PGLB 344 E. 3RD ST Long Beach, CA

November 10th, 2010: “The Long Beach Experiment” A group exhibition with live music and entertainment. The Cellar, 201 E. Broadway Long Beach, CA

 

October 31st, 2010: “Halloween Night” A group exhibition with musical performances. Puka Bar 710 W. Willow Long Beach, CA

 

October 29th, 2010: “Haunted Hotel at the Alexandria” A group exhibition with musical performances and entertainment. Alexandria Hotel 501 South Spring St Los Angeles, CA

 

October 27th, 2010: “The Long Beach Experiment” A group exhibition with live music and entertainment. The Cellar, 201 E. Broadway Long Beach, CA

 

October 16th, 2010: “The Long Beach Experiment” A group exhibition with live music and entertainment. The Cellar, 201 E. Broadway Long Beach, CA

 

October-November 2010: “Fun & Spooky Halloween” Group exhibition of variety of artist and live performance. Vees Café, 5418 W. Adams Blvd Los Angeles, CA

 

October 13th, 2010: “The Long Beach Experiment” A group exhibition with live music and entertainment. The Cellar, 201 E. Broadway Long Beach, CA

 

October, 2010: “Lucha Libre Arte Celebrating la Cultura” A group exhibition to celebrate Mexican wrestling through fine art. AMC Gallery at PGLB, 344 E. 3RD ST Long Beach, CA

 

September 29th, 2010: “The Long Beach Experiment” A group exhibition with live music and entertainment. The Cellar, 201 E. Broadway Long Beach, CA

 

September 22nd, 2010: “The Long Beach Experiment” A group exhibition with live music and entertainment. The Cellar, 201 E. Broadway Long Beach, CA

 

September, 2010: “Con Sabor y Estilo” A Latin Culture inspired group exhibition with live musical performances and open during 2nd annual LB Latin Festival/Parade. AMC Gallery at PGLB, 344 E. 3RD ST Long Beach, CA

 

September 8th, 2010: “The Long Beach Experiment” A group exhibition with live music and entertainment. The Cellar, 201 E. Broadway Long Beach, CA

 

August 25th, 2010: “The Long Beach Experiment” A group exhibition with live music and entertainment. The Cellar, 201 E. Broadway Long Beach, CA

 

August 11th, 2010: “The Long Beach Experiment” A group exhibition with live music and entertainment. The Cellar, 201 E. Broadway Long Beach, CA

 

August 7th, 2010: “Long Beach Funkfest” Coordinated 20 live painters, 5 projection/installation artists and managed a Phantom Gallery with Funk art work and memorabilia. Downtown Long Beach, CA

 

July 28th, 2010: “The Long Beach Experiment” A group exhibition with live music and entertainment. The Cellar, 201 E. Broadway Long Beach, CA

 

July 17th, 2010: “Lucha Mania USA” A group exhibition during a live Mexican wrestling event featuring wrestling superstars. Pico Rivera Sports Arena, 11003 Rooks Road Pico Rivera, CA

 

July 14th, 2010: “The Long Beach Experiment” A group exhibition with live music and entertainment. The Cellar, 201 E. Broadway Long Beach, CA

 

July 10th, 2010: “It’s a way of Life” A solo exhibition of selected art works by Long Beach artists Steven Amado “CHATISMO”. AMC Gallery at PGLB 344 E. 3RD ST Long Beach, CA

 

June 30th, 2010: “The Long Beach Experiment” A group exhibition with live music and entertainment. The Cellar, 201 E. Broadway Long Beach, CA

 

June 23rd, 2010: “The Long Beach Experiment” A group exhibition with live music and entertainment. The Cellar, 201 E. Broadway Long Beach, CA

 

June 9th, 2010: “The Long Beach Experiment” A group exhibition with live music and entertainment. The Cellar, 201 E. Broadway Long Beach, CA

 

May 26th, 2010: “The Long Beach Experiment” A group exhibition with live music and entertainment. The Cellar, 201 E. Broadway Long Beach, CA

 

May - June, 2010: “Green Inspired” Group Exhibition for Green LB Festival based on green themed artworks. Phantom Galleries LA, 344 E. 3rd ST Long Beach, CA

 

May, 2010: “Green Understanding” Group Exhibition for Show Green LB Festival. A group exhibition based on green themed art works.  Phantom Galleries LA, 170 Promenade Long Beach, CA

 

May 12th, 2010: “The Long Beach Experiment” A group exhibition with live music and entertainment. The Cellar, 201 E. Broadway Long Beach, CA

 

May 5th, 2010: “The Long Beach Experiment” 5 De Mayo Art & Music Show Group exhibition with live music and entertainment. The Cellar, 201 E. Broadway Long Beach, CA

 

April 2010: “The Long Beach ExperimentGroup exhibition with live music and entertainment. The Cellar, 201 E. Broadway Long Beach, CA

 

March 2010: “The Long Beach Experiment” Group exhibition with live music and entertainment. The Cellar, 201 E. Broadway Long Beach, CA

 

February 2010: “Points of Views / Perceptual Vision Installation project to engage selected artworks in the dialogue of the perception of art. Phantom Galleries LA, 342-340 E. 3rd ST. Long Beach, CA

 

February 2010: “Manifest Love & Peace” Group exhibition of variety of artist and large scale installation. Vees Café, 5418 W. Adams Blvd Los Angeles, CA

 

September 2009: “The Live Festival” Group exhibition which included artists in variety of media including large scale installation, video art, live performances, DJ’s and live artists. The Cat Club, 8911 W. Sunset Blvd West Hollywood, CA

 

July 2009: “Urban Gravitation” Group exhibition which included artists in variety of media including large scale installation, live performances and live artists. The Green Turtle Bar & Restaurant, 1464 Whittier Blvd Wittier, CA

 

December 2008: “Set in Motion” Group exhibition of over 40 visual artists plus large scale installations artists with live music and DJ’s. Basswerks Gallery 5411 W. Adams Blvd, Los Angeles, CA

 

SHARED EXHIBITIONS

 

February, 2011 “A True Art Movement” Group exhibition with live music. Takeuchi Gallery, at The Blackstone Building Los Angeles, CA


November, 2010 “Dia De Los Muertos Festival” Group exhibition and cultural celebration with live music. El Gallo Plaza East Los Angeles, CA

 

May,2010 “Your Revolution : Under Costruction” Group exhibition to celebrate international workers day. Corazon Del Pueblo Los Angeles, CA

 

May, 2010 “Lucha Urbana” Group exhibiting of Lucha Libre artshow. Gallery Azul San Pedro, CA.

 

May, 2010 ” Blu Ice L.A The Remedy NFIA art Showcase” The Burgandy House, Hollywood CA

 

February 20th, 2010: “Tiki Art Show”. A group exhibition of tiki themed art. I gave my drawing away as a price in a free raffle for attendees. Puka Bar 710 W. Willow Long Beach CA

 

January, 2010: “Relevante”. A group exhibition. Creama 440 Pine Ave Long Beach, CA 90802

 

November 20th, 2009: Al Borde’s Acoustic Sessions & Art show “Creationes Virtuasas”. A group exhibition with live music and DJ. El Gallo Plaza 4545 E. Cesar Chavez East Los Angeles, CA

 

May 15th, 2009: Al Borde’s Acoustic Sessions & Art show “Vision Dinamica”. A group exhibition with live music and DJ. El Gallo Plaza 4545 E. Cesar Chavez East Los Angeles, CA

 

COMMUNITY & CHARITY EVENTS

 

·         January 29th, 2011: “Rokin’ Art Show” Art exhibition from “Chuymosca” Jesus Martinez’s art students from Animo Watts Charter High School. AMC Gallery Long Beach, CA

 

·         December 19th, 2010: “Toys 4 Tijuana Children” Organized silent art auction and donated art. Generated funds to donate for orphan children in Tijuana Mexico. AMC Gallery Long Beach, CA

 

·         2010 “Press Telegram Mural Project” Painted two murals as part of a community project on the old Press Telegram building. Long Beach, CA

 

·         July, 2010 “Not So Silent Auction” Donated artworks for a charity event to benefit the Gulf Oil Spill Clean-UP. Funds donated to National Wild Life Foundation. Pasadena CA

 

·         February, 2010 “Fundraiser for Haiti Victims” Donated artworks for silent auction to donate funds to earthquake victims. El Centro, CA

 

·         February, 2010 “Carnaval De Corazon: My [H]art Goes out to Haiti” Donated artworks for silent auction and funds were donated to Haiti Earthquake Fund. Long Beach CA

 

·         2005 “JAY SOUNDERS MEMORIAL” donated artwork for silent auction for Renaissance High School for the Arts, Long Beach CA