ART WALK NEWS – DECEMBER 2019

The art season in Laguna Beach flourishes year round with First Thursdays Art Walk. This educational monthly art event, held on the first Thursday of every month from 6 – 9pm, celebrates the diverse cultural art scene of Laguna Beach and is free to the public. Member galleries and sponsors invite you to visit during art walk and enjoy their exhibitions, entertainment and special events. 

TROLLEY SERVICE 

Free trolley service for art walk starts at 6:30 pm and ends at 9:30 pm. Trolleys begin at the Laguna Art Museum (north) and Bluebird Canyon Road (south). The trolley route runs as far north as Jasmine Street, up Laguna Canyon Road as far as Canyon Acres, and south to Diamond Street. Map

PARKING

Metered parking is available along Coast Hwy. and a few blocks inland on either side of the street and is free after 7:00 pm. If you prefer, you may park in the residential area located 2-3 blocks inland from Coast Hwy.

SPECIAL EVENTS

2019 Professional Gallery/Student Mentor Program

The Professional Mentoring Program is a collaboration between First Thursdays Art Walk and Laguna College of Art + Design, teaming member galleries with graduating senior students.

Graduating seniors are assigned to galleries throughout the city to learn more about the business side of  art.  The program culminates with the December Art Walk where the gallery shows the student art in their gallery.  All proceeds from the sale go directly to the student and the First Thursdays Art Walk/LCAD Scholarship fund.  

Join us this Thursday, December 5, 2019 from 6pm-9pm at the galleries listed below. Students will be on site  and all works will be available for purchase.  50% of the proceeds go to the student and the other 50% goes to the LCAD Scholarship Fund. Get the map of all participating galleries here.

PARTICIPATING GALLERIES

NORTH GALLERIES: Cast of Crowns Art Collective – Students: Nicole Bakale, Matteo Diventra, La Bottega Gallery – Student: Rachel Chang
Studio 7 Gallery – Student: Brooke Hunter, saltfineart – Students: Zachary Wells, Marcus Meyer

CENTRAL GALLERIES:
Avran Fine Art – Students: Landon Johnson, Emily Bertucci, Dawson Cole Fine Art – Student: Chapman Hamborg
Elena Bulatova Fine Art – Student: Kendyl Berry, Hugo Rivera Gallery – Student: Gabriella Kohr, Lindsay Rapp Gallery – Student: Amit Aharoni, LGOCA – Student: Rowan Foley, Whitney Gallery – Students: Sonya Taylor, Cheyenne Earp

SOUTH GALLERIES: Artist Eye Gallery – Student: Ryanne Phillips, Cove Gallery – Student: Michael Lemen, Redfern Gallery – Student: Olivia Stude


SOUTH GALLERIES


Cove Gallery

Special Holiday Exhibit 
December  1 – 24
 
Michael Lemen – Laguna College of Art & Design
 
Michael’s introspective self portraits render the human form in custom built photo shoot sets. Meet Michael and discover the psychological influences of his creative process. 
 
 

foaSOUTH

Mike Tauber
Running until January 10th, foaSouth, a Festival of Arts sponsored gallery is featuring Mike Tauber, a well recognized artist who specializes in ceramic tile compositions that range from coastlines to vintage cars. His glazing applications are uniquely his own, with color transitions and compositional perspectives that show how skilled he is.
The show will continue until January 10, 2020
 
foaSOUTH
1006 S. Coast Highway
Laguna Beach, CA 92651

+1 949 494 1145
www.LagunaFestivalofArts.org  – Open 9am – 9pm daily

Harley DeWitt Nichols (1859-1939) – Hotel Laguna, dated February 1937, Watercolor on Paper – 14 x 10 inches

Redfern Gallery

Holiday Treasures
Special paintings old and new as treasured gifts this holiday season.  Including a rare historic original 1937 watercolor of the Hotel Laguna courtyard by Harley Nichols (1859-1939) and many more works by the early California artists, Donna Schuster, F. Grayson Sayre, Alson Clark, Sam Hyde Harris and Elsie Payne along with small gems by renowned artist Gregory Hull.

Olivia Stude – Pearlescent – Oil – 24 x 20 inches

Olivia Stude Portraits LCAD student – Every December The Redfern Gallery partners with the Laguna College Art and Design’s, mentoring program to exhibit a select senior artist. This year we are proud to present engaging portraits by Olivia Stude.

The Redfern Gallery
1540 S. Coast Highway Suite 103
Laguna Beach, CA 92651

+1 949 497 3356
mail@redferngallery.com
www.redferngallery.com


CENTRAL/DOWNTOWN GALLERIES


Avran Fine Art

Fine Arts Majors exhibit work in select Laguna Beach galleries for the 18th Annual Professional Mentoring Program, a collaboration between LCAD and Laguna Beach First Thursdays Art Walk

The 18th Annual Professional Gallery/Student Mentoring Program, a collaboration between Laguna Beach First Thursdays Art Walk (FTAW) and Laguna College of Art + Design (LCAD) pairs LCAD senior students in the Fine Arts Professional Studies class with FTAW’s member galleries and is designed to demonstrate the intricacies involved in the business of operating a gallery.

Students are on-site and all works of art are for purchase, with proceeds from art sales going to the student artists and the LCAD Scholarship Fund.

Thursday, December 5, 2019, 6:00pm to 9:00pm

Avran Fine Art
540 S. Coast Highway, Suite 104 + 106
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
+1 949 494 0900
info@avranart.com
www.avranart.com


 

Las Laguna Gallery

stunning
December 5 to December 28, 2019
Guest Artist: Nina Ulett

Please join us Thursday December 5, 2019 from 5:30pm to 9:30pm for the artist reception which will include art, live music and more. Exhibition runs the entire month of September.

For this exhibition, Las Laguna Gallery asked artists to art they considered “stunning”. The word stunning is best described as “strikingly impressive, especially in beauty and excellence. We received hundreds of submissions that fit the bill and the selection process was grueling, but we found what we could best describe as amazing, captivating, phenomenal, and extraordinary.

Artists include: Mahfuza Begum, Beth Blake, Betty Cox, Jessica Crouch, Susan Eyer-Anderson, Helena Faitelson, Terry Farrell, Cheryle Gannaway, Stephanie Henry, Kim Johnson, Candace Kahn, Julianna Lazio, Kippi Leonard, Broni Likomanov, Linzi Lynn, Jim Matthew, Matt McMullen Berthis Myers, Kamelyta Noor, Isabel Oliver, Victoria Pendragon, Christel Petermann, Bonnie Rubinstein, Alayne Sahar, Tom Suhler, Tanya Tewell, Nina Ulett, and Shai Yossef.

Quickly becoming one of the premier contemporary and fine art galleries in Laguna Beach, California; Las Laguna Gallery is dedicated to the exploration and engagement of contemporary and fine art visual culture – regionally, nationally and internationally; through unique collaborations between artists, students and the community.

Las Laguna Gallery is located on Pacific Coast Highway in Laguna Village. Laguna Village is an artist alcove situated on the cliff overlooking the Pacific Ocean. This location is a must stop location with artist galleries, and jewelry shops. Our location features a restaurant, bar, and there is live music in the fire-side theatre Tuesday thru Saturday.

Las Laguna Gallery
577 S. Coast Highway, Unit A-1
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
+1 949 667 1803
laslagunagallery@gmail.com
www.laslagunagallery.com


LCAD Gallery

2019 ANNUAL JURIED STUDENT EXHIBITION

DECEMBER 5–JANUARY 24, 2019
RECEPTION: THURSDAY, DECEMBER 5TH, 6-9PM AWARD CEREMONY: THURSDAY, DECEMBER 5TH, 5PM

Laguna College of Art + Design’ s (LCAD) 2019 Annual Juried Student Exhibition features original works of art from some of LCAD’s many talented graduate, undergraduate, and post-baccalaureate students. This annual exhibition comprises a wide range of mediums, expressions and techniques that are representative of LCAD’s MFA programs in Drawing, Game Design, and Painting; its BFA programs in Animation, Drawing & Painting, Game Art, Graphic Design + Digital Media, and Illustration; and its Post-Baccalaureate Drawing & Painting certificate program.

LCAD GALLERY HOURS

11AM–4PM Wednesday through Sunday

CLOSED Monday and Tuesday

For more information, please contact LCAD Gallery Manager, Bryan Heggie, via email at bheggie@lcad.edu or by telephone at 949-376-6000 ext. 289

LCAD Gallery
374 Ocean Avenue
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
+1 949 376 6000
https://www.lcad.edu/about/lcad-campus/lcad-gallery 
 

Lindsay Rapp Gallery

Come enjoy complimentary refreshments at a meet and greet with the artist, Lindsay Rapp! Her latest artwork will be on display and there will be an exclusive in-gallery raffle giveaway and print sale! We are also hosting Hospitality Night on Friday, December 6th from 5-10pm. We would love to have you join us at both events to celebrate this wonderful holiday season!

Lindsay Rapp Gallery
266 Forest Avenue
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
www.lindsayrappgallery.com
art@lindsayrappgallery.com


Miche McClendon

Come visit Miche McClendon Gallery and Studio this Thursday for Art Walk. New raw crystal pieces in ancient style settings will be shown. Enjoy refreshments and peek in the studio.

Miche McClendon
241 A Forest Avenue
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
757.390.8099
michemcclendon.com


Signature Gallery

Please join us in celebrating this holiday season! December 5, First Thursday ArtWalk 6:30-9pm.

Artists will be present including Joelle Blouin, Manuel Avendano, and Jenny Simon.

Holiday libations and live music. A portion of our art sales this weekend will be donated to support the local Friendship Shelter to help end homelessness in the community.

The Signature Gallery
220 Forest Avenue
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
949-376-4244
www.thesignaturegallery.com


 

Whitney Gallery

New paintings by artist Marc Whitney. Historic down town Laguna Beach.

LCAD Student Mentoring Program: Sonja Taylor and Cheyenne Earp

Whitney Gallery
305 Forest Avenue
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
+ 1 949 497 4322
www.marcwhitney.com

Follow us on Instagram @Marc_Whitney


NORTH GALLERIES


Laguna Art Museum

Now on view, Thomas Hunt: California Modernist features about fifty paintings by the masterful, innovative colorist; Laurie Brown: Photographs documents mankind’s relationship to the landscape in its less comfortable forms; Etchings by Mildred Bryant Brooks is selected from the museum’s collection; and Yorgo Alexopoulos: 360° Azimuth is the ever-changing, immersive spectacle specially commissioned for LAM’s Art & Nature.

Laguna Art Museum
307 Cliff Drive
Laguna Beach, California 92651

+1 949 494 8971
http://www.lagunaartmuseum.org


Quorum Gallery

MEET OUR FEATURED ARTISTS

Join us at Quorum Art Gallery on December 5th from 6 pm – 9 pm for Art Walk and meet our featured artists of the month, Doreen Abegg and Karl Kiefer.

Come mingle with our artists, enjoy appetizers and wine and see NEW works.

Follow us on instagram @quorumgallery and facebook @quorumartgallery

Quorum Art Gallery
374 N. Coast Hwy.
Laguna Beach, CA
+1 949.494.4422
quorumgallery.com
Quorum Gallery on Facebook

Quorum Gallery on Instagram


Sandstone Gallery

Dec 4 -30

Dreamscapes, non-objective oil paintings on canvas by Ann Kim will be featured in the Front Gallery. Art Under Pressure, original one-of-a-kind monotypes by Anne Moore will be featured in the Skylight Gallery. Exhibiting artists are Jaber Alsaria, Aimee Bonham, RoseMarie Davio, Ann Kim, Sunny Kim, Dominique McKenzie, Anne Moore, Jong Ro, and Lynn Welker. Meet the artists during the Art Walk on Thursday, Dec 5, 6-9 pm. Complimentary refreshments offered.

Sandstone Gallery
384-A N. Coast Highway
Laguna Beach, CA 92651

+1 949 497 6775
www.sandstonegallery.com


SPONSORS


City of Laguna Beach | LagunaBeachCity.gov


The Hive | TheHiveLaguna.com


Laguna Art Museum | LagunaArtMuseum.org


  

Laguna Beach Beer | lagunabeer.com


 

Laguna Beach Company lagunabeachcompany.com


 

Oliver’s Osteria | oliversosteria.com


Laguna Beach Vibe | LagunaBeachVibe.com


Local Arts Magazine | LocalArts.com

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