(Los Angeles, CA) - Sunday, Oct. 19 was the closing day for the fall 2014 Beverly Hills Art Show (BHAS). Four blocks of fine art and hundreds of artists were showcased throughout the Beverly Hills Park and included in that number was the skilled and talented Joe Sims. Sims, a first-time participant in the art show, walked away with the first place ribbon in the Mixed-Media 3-Demensional category. He creates his work from society waste, objects that are old and rusty, rejected and worn out. The recycled material is then infused with new life and displayed in a fresh configuration.
The BHAS categories include: Ceramic, Drawing, Print & Graphics, Glass, Jewelry, Mixed Media 2-Dimensional, Mixed Media 3-Dimensional,New Media, Painting, Photography, Sculpture and Watercolor. The two-day event presented displayed a smorgasbord for art lovers.
“I’m beyond excited to be acknowledged and rewarded for my work, but when you love what you do it doesn’t seem like work at all, says Sims.”
Sims, a native of Los Angeles studied at leading California art institutions: Otis Art Institute, California State University at Los Angeles, and Chouinard Institute. His work has been prominently exhibited from coast-to-coast expanding from Los Angeles City Hall to the Studio Museum in Harlem, New York. Always passionate and involved with the art community, Sims served as chairman of Brockman Gallery’s Street Graphics Committee during the 70’s. Today you can find Sims working with the Los Angeles Assemblage Group and California Art Coalition. His work as a Set Designer has been showcased in several stage productions and fashion shows.
About Joe Sims
Joseph Sims is a native of Los Angeles who has studied at leading California art institutions: Otis Art Institute, California State University at Los Angeles, and Chouinard Institute. As a creative artist, his work has been exhibited throughout California and the East Coast, from Los Angeles City Hall to the Studio Museum in Harlem, New York. Standing at the forefront of art in Los Angeles during the 1970s, Joseph was Chairman of Brockman Gallery’s Street Graphics Committee.
Joseph creates work from society waste, objects that are old and rusty, torn discarded, rejected and worn-out are rebirth and infused with new life and purpose. This country was built with recycled lives and Joe feels it is his duty to build his work with recycled materials. Joseph’s work reflects thoughts that explore human nature. He uses human silhouettes as a foundation for much of his work. He reflects on a state of mind or state of being by exploring and profiling thoughts and life experiences.