Art Auction 2017: California Cool
On February 2, preview the artworks available in the museum’s annual art auction. With works donated by over 100 important California artists, proceeds ensure that Laguna Art Museum continues its dedication to collecting and preserving California art, providing critically acclaimed exhibitions and enhancing art education for all.
Stanton Macdonald-Wright: The Haiga Portfolio
Following World War II, this distinguished figure of the American avant-garde became fascinated by Japanese art. In 1966-67 he spent a period in Kyoto and worked with a master of traditional Japanese woodblock techniques, Clifton Karhu, to create a portfolio of twenty haiga, or illustrations to haiku poems.
– Bradley Hankey, The Beginning (detail), oil on wood panel, 2016, 36 x 36 inches, courtesy of the artist and Skidmore Contemporary Art.
– Stanton Macdonald-Wright with Clifton Karhu (printmaker), O Flying Butterfly, I Feel Myself a Creature of Dust, color woodcut, 1966-67. Gift of the Stanton and Jean MacDonald Wright Estate. Copyright: the Estate.
JoAnne Artman Gallery, Presents:
“Breaking Ground II: Redefining the Urban Experience” Featuring Graffiti Artist John “CRASH” Matos
CRASH Artist Reception: Thursday, February 2nd, 2017 from 6-8pm
Please RSVP: by January 27th, 2017
A part of the rich cultural and artistic fabric of NYC, the dynamic, explosive work of graffiti legend John “Crash” Matos is coming to the West Coast! Crash’s work is a visual collage that combines elements of comic strips and well-known pop culture imagery with his iconic visual style.
Working in the ever-evolving field of graffiti and street art, Matos is pioneering not only his technique and style but also his pivotal role in the way we perceive graffiti today. Crash curated the groundbreaking show Graffiti Art Success for America at Fashion Moda, New York, in 1980, bringing attention to graffiti on an international stage and re-directing the dialogue around it as a legitimate art form.
JoAnne Artman Gallery is pleased to present Crash’s works on canvas following the inaugural showing at the gallery’s New York City location. In this selected body of work Crash is working within his distinctive narrative format. Each piece in the exhibition represents a different action sequence of events in various iterations relating to scale. The action here is condensed from the longer narrative format that Crash employs in his larger murals, with characters like Popeye and Dick Tracey collaged into the visual plane of action, abstracted into bursts and streaks of color, and executed in Crash’s vivid and dynamic style.
Speaking to the urban experience and rooted in visual and cultural history, Crash’s work will inspire, provoke, engage and mesmerize!
KMFA would like to introduce their newest artists to Laguna Beach: Chris Hayman, David Ruddell, Tim Rice, Raul de la Torre, and Aondrea Maynard.
Brand new work by these artists is currently on view at the gallery. In February KMFA presents a group exhibition including several of their roster artists, paving the way for Geoff Mitchell’s solo exhibition, The California Fairy Tale, which opens in March.
KMFA represents over 40 contemporary artists and exhibits approximately 20 of those artists in their gallery in Laguna Beach. The gallery is located on North Gallery Row, a few doors down from Urth Cafe and across the street from Laguna Art Museum.
Cosmic Dream, acrylic paintings on linen by Sunny Kim will be featured in the Front Gallery along with Observations, mixed media paintings on canvas by Dominique McKenzie in the Skylight Gallery. Exhibiting artists are Susan Gale, Ann Kim, Sunny Kim, Dominique McKenzie, Anne Moore, Hyatt Moore, Marie-Pierre Philippe, Jong Ro, and Lynn Welker. Meet the artists during the Art Walk on Thursday, Feb 2, 6-9 pm. Complimentary refreshments offered. SGL, located at 384-A N Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA, is opened daily except Tues, from 12-5 and by appointment.
LANDSCAPES – A Group Exhibition
February 2 to February 25, 2017
Artist Reception: Thursday February 2 from 6:30pm to 9:30pm
This exhibition explores outdoor scenery, geographical environments’ including landscapes subjects, seascapes, and skyscapes.
Las Laguna Gallery received works from local, national and international artists, professional and amateur.
The works for this show include Acrylic, Collage, Digital Art, Fiber Art, Mixed Media, New Media, Oil, Pastel, and Photography.
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.
Artists include: Melody Allen, Elisa Arancibia, Helen Bradshaw, Diane Bronstein, JoAnn Camp, David Francis, Amelia Furman, Michael Gerry, Bruce Herman, Anne McLeod, Daniel Miller, John Miller, Leslie Shirah, Justin Teisl, and Eric Vozzola
“Keep Your Eye On The Prize” 11″ x 14″
Artist Eye Gallery will showcase a series of paintings by fine art painter Giorgio Dimichina depicting the colors, romance and mystery of Italy’s Carnevale di Venezia, (Carnival of Venice) from February 1 through February 28, 2017.
This beautiful series, inspired by his travels, highlights Giorgio’s masterful artistic abilities. You are invited to meet the artist and see his amazing collection of paintings during First Thursdays Art Walk, from 6-9 p.m. on Thursday, February 2, 2017.
January 10-March 17
The Festival of Arts South Gallery (foaSouth), located in the Active Culture Yogurt Building, is proud to present, Young Guns, an exhibit featuring a group of 7 younger artists whose work is both skilled and excitingly creative. These artists are representative of the future in this region. Artists included in this exhibit are: Elizabeth McGhee, Katlin Evans, Marian Nelson, Trevor Christiansen, Stefan Cummings, Hugo Rivera, and Christopher Allwine.
Curated by Pat Sparkuhl
Festival of Arts Permanent Art Collection
“Top Most Peak”, Edgar Payne -Circa 1920, Oil on Canvas – 48 x 58 inches
Art Walk Events February 2, 2017
6 pm to 9 pm
Featuring Edgar Payne (1883-1947)
Edgar Payne was one of the most important painters during his lifetime and remains so today. His work is found in many major Western, American and European art collections. He is revered as a painter, a teacher and a leader.
Edgar Payne is a giant among the Early California Impressionist painters. Payne founded the Laguna Beach Art Association in 1918 and was its first President. Edgar Payne also served as President of the California Art Club and was active in several organizations.
Payne loved the mountains, especially the High Sierra where he camped for months at a time. In honor of the artist, a lake was named “Payne Lake”. The gallery is currently featuring a monumental painting, “Top Most Peak” which was exhibited at the Art Institute of Chicago in 1920. Also, included in the exhibition is a Brittany boat painting from his travels to Europe and an important painting of Navajo Indians from Arizona. Please join us February Art Walk to learn more about the life of Edgar Payne and his contribution to American art.
“Top Most Peak”, Edgar Payne -Circa 1920, Oil on Canvas – 48 x 58 inches