New exhibition in Santa Monica!

by Angel Burns on March 9, 2011

My art will be on display & for sale:



March 19, 2011
Mark your calendars for the upcoming Spring Fling Weekend Festival on Saturday March 19 from 10 AM to 6 PM and Sunday March 20 from 12 noon to 5 PM! 10 Blocks of live music, trunk shows and specials, and tons of fun events celebrating the unique experience of Montana Ave! A special Buy Local kids art competition on Saturday as well as a chance to win a $500 shopping spree on Montana Ave by playing Montana BINGO! And another chance to win one of 3 great gift baskets on Sunday March 20th by entering the Montana Ave Sunday Scavenger Hunt! More details to follow!

My pieces will be on view in a group show with my APA-LA colleagues (Saturday ONLY, 12-6pm) , at :

ENGEL & VÖLKERS • Prestigious Westside Properties, Inc., Licensee of EV Real Estate, Inc.

1123 Montana Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90403

Phone  +1-310-460-2525

It’s also my birthday! Come on by and make my day :)

Angel Burns in CA public art show



by Angel Burns on March 5, 2011

“The aim of life is to live, and to live means to be aware: joyously, drunkenly, serenely, divinely aware. ”

-Henry Miller

©2010 Angel Burns


Out of the Box

by Angel Burns on February 17, 2011

“When you are inspired,

your thoughts break their chains.”


“Out of Sight is Not Out of Mind”

by Angel Burns on January 5, 2011

I’ve taken to carrying a larger bag. It’s more briefcase than a purse, but a way to schlep two now-important items: a notebook and my ipad. Why? Because I want to talk to you.

Thoughts are gonna come while driving or humming and I’ve gotta be ready (don’t worry–I’ll pull over to do it!) Voice recorder at the ready as well. Many minutes later is that much stale. Wherever you are, I’m thinking of you…

Someday there may be many more strangers than friends I’ve met. Or will meet. Yes, an artist lives to express. But for those who know me, I have a lot of guilt about how hard it is to spend time together. Only so much time in the day, as they say. So many projects, a big extended family, great organizations/events/charities, travel– little sleep. Life is juicy. Seems everybody’s busy. Still you are VERY important to me.

Doesn’t matter whether you are a client, a colleague, or a friend-of-a-friend, a vendor, a parent or a new acquaintance. Inspiration lies in you and I want you to know your value, even when our paths cross from afar. As with my photographic subjects, I’d love for you to see yourselves the way I do!

So this is to start a conversation that I hope never ends. That’s what friends do– share, complain, encourage and laugh! Until the next live hug, it’s the bag lady, signing out– but holding you in my heart.

p.s. This means your comments are appreciated too!


Fiery Passion

November 18, 2010

“The only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but BURN, BURN, BURN like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars [...]

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Changing the World…one person at a time!

October 22, 2010

Inspirational film “Opening Our Eyes” by Gail Mooney & Erin Kelly: One person can make a positive change in the world. Contemporary artist recommends

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Beauty as we find it…

October 22, 2010

Attended fellow APA colleague, Melvin Sokolsky’s presentation last night. Melvin is a legendary photographer, famous since his Harper’s Bazaar work way back when. He has a new book coming out soon, and I was looking forward to hearing him expound for a long time. He did not disappoint! Beyond the slideshows of magical floating bubbles [...]

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“One Light”

September 12, 2010

“We don’t have to do/be it all ourselves.” The emphasis is on “all.” Just do/be one. One small specific “thing.” And share that. This is the secret of creating art, communicating effectively– of making a difference. Went to a presentation tonight by now-renowned photographer Jeff Sheng. The subject was Don’t-Ask-Don’t-Tell (i.e. the military policy on [...]

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Success Defined :)

September 7, 2010

“To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty; to find the best in others; to leave the world a little better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch [...]

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August 23, 2010

“Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook share via Reddit Share with Stumblers Tweet about it Subscribe to the comments on this post

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