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Meet Lucius Peterson of Blue 7 Gallery in Santa Monica

Today we’d like to introduce you to Lucius Peterson.

Lucius, let’s start with your story. We’d love to hear how you got started and how the journey has been so far.
I started taking photos while I was in college in Cleveland, Ohio. My job transferred me to Los Angeles in the 70’s\ where I began taking photos of little league teams. Portrait photography became another interest and I was encouraged by clients and friends to display my work in a gallery setting. Randy Ball, owner of Blue 7 Gallery, asked me to curate shows for his store, which I have done for over five years. We have created an artists’ co-operative that calls Blue 7 Gallery its home base and which I manage. Many of our artists have known each other and have exhibited their art together for many years. Our main motivation is to communicate the artist’s vision to the public. Each one of our shows has a stated theme which allows a wide interpretation. Art is a universal language.

We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc. – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
It has been a fairly smooth journey for me since I mainly do this work for the enjoyment, however trying to sale art can be very trying at times especially during this economic climatic.

So, as you know, we’re impressed with Blue 7 Gallery – tell our readers more, for example what you’re most proud of as a company and what sets you apart from others. We are an art gallery and a picture frame store. We specialize in unique, custom picture framing, and art shows with a wide range of styles, mediums, and messages. We make a special effort to display art for sale that is within the price range of collectors whether they drive a Bentley or ride the Blue 7 Bus.

So, what’s next? Any big plans?
I plan on continuing the path that I am currently following enjoying working with art.

Contact Info:

  • Address: 3129 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90405
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  • Phone: 310-449-1444
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Lucius Peterson

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