Live Events

Leah Pantéa TAO ONE Q&A


Join artist Leah Pantéa live on Thursday Feb 1 at 3pm Pacific Time!

Watch the premiere episode of The Artist Odyssey’s new series ONE, and then join us for Leah’s interactive live stream to discuss her work, ask questions, and get to know the artist who brought us the JANUS series.

RSVP here to submit questions in advance, and join us on February 1st to chat, or for the adventurous, connect via webcam and ask questions in person!

San Diego Film Awards!


One of our artist documentaries, Tribal Baroque: Beingness, was nominated for Best Documentary Short Film at the San Diego Film Awards. This is an incredible honor, and filmmakers Barbarella and David Fokos will be in attendance. If you are in San Diego and planning to attend the big awards event on April 2, come on over and say hello!

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World Premiere Event for “J. Grant Brittain: 30 Years of Skate Photography”


Join us for a special film premiere event at the historic La Paloma Theatre for the release of “J. Grant Brittain: 30 Years of Skate Photography,” a 20-minute short film featuring iconic skate photographer J. Grant Brittain. The artist shares insights into his career of documenting a generation of skaters, from hanging out at Del Mar Skate Ranch in the 1980s, to the recreation of the famed photo of the Bones Brigade on the Chin Ramp (Tony Hawk, Steve Caballero, Lance Mountain, Mike McGill). This documentary also features legendary pro-skater Chris Miller — Brittain’s long-time subject, collaborator, and friend — and marks the first time the two have ever been interviewed together on film.




“I tried to change skateboard photography from just being that, ‘capture the action,’ and giving it kind of a different look and looking at other elements in the scene…It was more showing the culture or the feeling of skateboarding, you know, the freedom we get out of skateboarding.” —Grant Brittain. 

Doors open at 6:30pm, a slideshow of Grant’s work will play prior to screening at 7:30. Following the screening will be a Q&A with Grant Brittain, Chris Miller, and filmmakers Barbarella and David Fokos. $5 at the door, be sure to RSVP at

Fashion Show by Carla Manuel + Music from Los Beautiful Beast @ TAO Encinitas


On Saturday, Nov 5th, The Artist Odyssey hosted the Kites fashion show by Carla Manuel, followed by special performance from Los Beautiful Beast.



Panca Premiere @ San Diego Art Institute


Join us for an evening with PANCA, this Wednesday, 6pm-8pm, at San Diego Art Institute!

Meet Paola Villasenor, the street artist and muralist known as PANCA. Mingle with the artist and fellow art lovers, see some of her work in person, then enjoy the premiere screening of PANCA, a short film created by Baja-based filmmaker Saulo Cisneros. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with the artist, filmmaker, and producers Barbarella and David Fokos. Admission is $5 or free for SDAI Members.

For more information, please visit the event page at the San Diego Art Institute here:


Heather Neill Documentary Premiere with Martha’s Vineyard Film Society at the Capawock Theatre


In conjunction with the Martha’s Vineyard Film Society, we screened the premiere of Heather Neill: Visions of Home, featuring painter Heather Neill, at the Capawock Theatre.


Portrait: A Slideshow


Photographers Grant Brittain, Todd Glaser, Tim Mantoani, Steve Sherman, and Miki Vuckovich showed some of their favorite portraits and shared the stories behind the shots.


Viet Film Festival Award for Honoring Life: The Work of Trinh Mai


Our first documentary film, Honoring Life: The Work of Trinh Mai, was selected to screen in the Viet Film Fest on April 15.  The audience recognized it as Best Short Film!


Tribal Baroque Screening at Bread & Salt


On Saturday, Bread & Salt in Barrio Logan hosted the premiere of Tribal Baroque: Beingness, a 30-minute film featuring the operatic voice, dance, and violin performances of Thoth and Lila’Angelique.  The artists performed live – one channeling a Pink Angel, the other an Egyptian God – before the premiere screening of the film and a Q&A with the artists and filmmakers Barbarella and David Fokos.


Beware The Slides Of March – Grant Brittain Slideshow


For a packed house at our studio in Encinitas, Grant Brittain shared the stories behind 200 of his photographs from several decades covering skate.