Alison, like many of us, can't afford art that's already made it to the big leagues and asks:
Do you know of any art school showcases/competitions where students sell their work in LA? For those of us on a budget, it can be a great way to find some terrific art while supporting the truly up-and-coming.
There are 3 main art schools in LA proper: CalArts, ArtCenter and Otis. Plus all the art schools in the UC system at UCLA, UCI and UCR. And who knows how many up and comers are self taught? So this should mean plenty of affordable art, it's just a matter of finding it.
I'm a graduate of CalArts so I've got a head start there. You can find last year's MFA class and their individual sites here. We're particularly fond of Amy Oliver and Nicholas Grider (both are Photography MFA's).
Anyone else know about some other links to affordable art from LA art schools?