artist News

  • Lava Thomas has been selected as a finalist of the National Portrait Gallery’s 2019 Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition will and will be included in “The Outwin 2019: American Portraiture Today” opening Oct. 26th, 2019. 

  • Lava Thomas' Mugshot Portraits: Women of the Montgomery Bus Boycott (Cora McHaney) was recently acquired by San Francisco Museum of Modern Art for their permanent collection. Two portriats from this series are included in the group exhibition Plumb Line: Charles White and the Contemporary at the California African American Museum, L.A., through August 25, 2019. 

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