• 18 May 2021 2:08 PM | Anonymous

    The City of Monrovia’s Art in Public Places program supports the creation of public art through a variety of programs and projects. The Art on a Box utility box enhancement program extends the reach of public art into the community by sponsoring artists to turn City-owned utility cabinets into canvases for lively art.

    In 2020, MAFA artists created their community-enhancing designs on the following utility boxes:


    Myrtle Ave and Pomona Ave: Carlos Chavez, Wine and Grapes


    Myrtle Ave and Duarte Rd: Christine Geltz, Santa Fe Chief


    Foothill Blvd and Canyon Blvd: Eric Watkins, Native Americans


    Foothill Blvd and Fifth Ave: Judy Watkins, Roaring 20’s

    This year the City asked artists to use a Route 66 theme for their design idea submissions. Congratulations to the following MAFA artists: They were chosen to get their kicks painting about Route 66 on boxes at these locations!

    • Huntington Drive and California Ave: Carlos Chavez
    • Foothill Blvd and Violet Avenue: Christine Geltz
    • Huntington Drive and Fifth Ave: Christine Geltz
    • Foothill Blvd and Madison Ave: Eric Watkins
    • Duarte Rd and Peck Road: Eric Watkins

    For more information visit the Monrovia Art in Public Places program, or contact Kerri Zessau at kzessau@ci.monrovia.ca.us.

  • 06 May 2021 11:22 PM | Anonymous





    Art gallery location: 425 S. Myrtle Ave., Monrovia CA

    Display wall: We have about 24ft to work with. You don’t have to fill the whole wall with the art but you can.

    Art format: The art can be original or prints but not digital. You can display paintings, drawings, and photographs.

    No commission/gallery fee: The owner does not require a percentage of your art sales.

    MAFA membership required: To display your art here, you must be a current Artist Member of Monrovia Association of Fine Arts. To join, go to monroviafinearts.org and click the JOIN button at the top of the home page.

    Site coordinator: Eric Watkins will coordinate the art coming into the coffee shop.

    To be considered, send art samples to owner by email. The owner needs to see samples of your art via photographs emailed to him at arellanoab@yahoo.com . He will notify you directly of his decision.

    If your work is accepted:

    1. Install your work: Eric is currently showing his work for the first month and installed it on nails in the wall, with the owner’s approval. The owner will eventually install ceiling-level railings with cable to hang the art. Until then, artists will be responsible for bringing their own hanging supplies and Eric will assist them.
    2. Supply a framed bio to hang up with your art: You need to supply an art bio that allows customers to get to know you and your art. The bio should include your contact info for art sales because the owner doesn’t want to handle the sales transactions.
    3. Supply business cards: We have a business card holder for your use.
    4. Leave your work up for one month and remove it after that. Eric will assist you as needed and will fill in with his art for those months that no other artist has signed up for.

    Contact Information

    Eric Watkins
    Art Coordinator for Grey & Cash
    eric.redrose085209@yahoo.com
    626-394-7427

    Alfonso
    Owner of Grey & Cash
    arellanoab@yahoo.com
    323-636-3618

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