ART WALK NEWS – MAY 2018

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. 

WELCOME NEW GALLERY MEMBERS

AG Vision Gallery – 572 S. Coast Hwy., Laguna Beach

The Chakra Gallery – 533 S. Coast Hwy., Laguna Beach

T Leo Art – 550 S. Coast Hwy. # 3, Laguna Beach

Zane Gallery of Aesthetic Muscle – 439 N. Coast Hwy., Laguna Beach

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 Viejo Street, up Laguna Canyon Road as far as Canyon Acres, and south to Bluebird Canyon Road. 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.

 


NORTH GALLERIES


Laguna Art Museum

Tony DeLap: A Retrospective

On view through May 28. Tony DeLap has been at the nexus of significant art movements throughout his career. A leading practitioner of Southern California minimalism and “finish/fetish,” he also played a part in the development of op art, hard-edge painting, the California Light and Space movement, and site-specific installation. LAM’s retrospective exhibition includes approximately eighty paintings, sculptures, and drawings by Orange County’s foremost living artist.

Laguna Art Museum
307 Cliff Drive
Laguna Beach, California 92651

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

 

Laguna Presbyterian

Join us for First Thursdays Art Walk – May through September. Our Art Walk exhibit will feature Historic photos and homage to Anna A. Hills, our Matriarch and the Founding Artist of “The Art Association” at the Laguna Museum of Art. 

Laguna Presbyterian Church
415 Forest Avenue
Laguna Beach, CA
949.494.7555
www.lagunapreschurch.org


Lu Martin Galleries

 
Introducing our newest artist, CHUCK JOSEPH
 
May 5, 2018 – First Thursdays Art Walk –  6-9pm
 
 

Quorum Gallery

MEET OUR FEATURED ARTIST
 
J
oin us at Quorum Art Gallery on May 3rd from 6 pm – 9 pm for Art Walk and meet our featured artist of the month, Emilee Reed.

Emilee Reed – Watercolors & More

“I paint whatever I see that is striking…something that takes my breath away,” explains Emilee.  While Emilee admires watercolor pieces done in soft, light washes, she goes for “the gusto” and drama of bold, colorful artwork.  Due to the vivid colors, many who view her work at first think the medium may be acrylic….and now she dabbles with acrylics as well.

Emilee accepts custom orders, and also specializes in personal paintings for her clients.  These pieces are called “Favorite Things”.  The piece is composed of the recipient’s….favorite things.

Retired after over 30 years with the Walt Disney Co., Emilee lives and paints in Anaheim, California.  She is a published artist, a Board Member, and a Juried Exhibitor at Laguna Art-A-Fair in Laguna Beach, a Juror, an Art Demonstrator and conducts Watercolor workshops and lessons in her Anaheim studio.

Emilee is a member of Watercolor West, Spark OC, and Orange County Fine Arts Association.  Emilee’s artwork is available at the Quorum Gallery and the Watercolor Gallery, both located in Laguna Beach, CA.

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


 

Sandstone Gallery Laguna

May 1-June 4

Skyline • Blending the Familiar with the Unexpected mixed media abstract landscapes on canvas by Lynn Welker will be featured in the Front Gallery along with Stream of Consciousness, abstract expressionist paintings on canvas by Jong Ro in the Skylight Gallery. Exhibiting artists are Scottie Flamm, 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, May 3, 6-9 pm. Complimentary refreshments offered. SGL, located at 384-A N Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA, is opened daily from 12-5 and by appointment.  

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

+1 949 497 6775
www.sandstonegallery.com
Sandstone Gallery on Facebook


Virga Gallery

Virga Gallery is moving! The gallery will be combined with Virga Studio in Santa Susana. It is a beautiful setting of oaks and boulders, overlooking Simi Valley — secluded, yet only a mile from the 118 Freeway.
 
Thank you, Laguna Beach, for the recognition and friendship. We hope to remain part of this community, and to share with you our new location. Call to visit!
 
Virga Gallery
305 N. Coast Hwy.

Laguna Beach, CA 92651
+1 949 338 0554
www.virgagallery.com
Virga Gallery on Facebook

 

Zane Gallery

Zane Gallery celebrates Frank Zane, 3x Mr. Olympia, and his contributions to the world of bodybuilding with golden-era collectible photos, one-of-a-kind art, and his highly acclaimed fitness books, DVD’s and training equipment.  We also feature the original art work of Christine Zane, along with her radiant floral alcohol inks. Her paintings are mandelas to higher fitness consciciousness. Visit Zane Gallery and be inspired to create the body of your dreams!


CENTRAL/DOWNTOWN GALLERIES


AG Vision

AG VISION begins a 3 day Cinco de Mayo celebration at May’s Art Walk! 

CINCO de ARTWORK!!

Gallery Specials, Pinatas, Music, Refreshments and FUN!

AG Vision
572 S. Coast Hwy.
Laguna Beach, CA  92651
www.agvisionstore.com
AG Vision on Facebook


Avran Fine Art

Please join us on April 28th for our Opening Reception with oil painter, Nina K.
Meet The Artist and learn more about her work and artistic techniques!
 
Highly-acclaimed Southern California based Abstract Expressionist painter, Nina K, is currently enjoying a growing popularity with collectors that started locally in the Southwest region of the country and has expanded abroad.
 
Nina K’s work has been described as “explosive”. A burst of passion sweeps over the expanse of canvas with a sense of color magnetism. Her developed technique of thick layers of oil color is applied until her vision is achieved. 
“Color, combined with my love of design and texture, is what has always inspired me to paint,” she says. “My inspiration is derived from a kaleidoscope of colors found in nature, vivid blue skies, turquoise oceans, and majestic orange sunsets enlighten my expression.”
 
Exhibition on view until May 12, 2018.

April 28, 2018 | 6:00-9:00 PM | SOLO EXHIBITION & OPENING RECEPTION WITH NINA K.

Show title: Changing Trends

Join us on Saturday, April 28th: Meet the artist and learn more about her figurative/abstract oil paintings! Light refreshments provided. This event is free and open to the public.

Avran Fine Art
540 South Coast Highway, Suite 104+106
Laguna Beach CA, 92651
Phone: (949) 494-0900
Email: Info@AvranArt.com or Margo@AvranArt.com
Website: www.AvranArt.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/avranart/
Twitter & Instagram: @AvranFineArt


Las Laguna Gallery

Impressionism vs. Realism – A Group Exhibition
May 3rd – May 31st, 2018
Artist Reception: Thursday, May 3rd, 6:30pm to 9:30pm

Impressionist painters such as Renoir and Monet sought to evoke subjective and sensory impressions with their work, rather than simply re-creating an objective reality.

Realists, on the other hand, seek to represent their subject in a lifelike manner, such as it is subjectively seen to the eye.

Our exhibition this month compares and contrasts the styles of impressionism and realism. The pieces we have chosen will showcase the unique aspects and beauty of both movements.

Artists for this show include: Rush Allen, Badreyah Almuqhawi, Matej Anzin, Sarah Bentley, Lillian Blouin, Judith Campanaro, Anne Christian, Betina Finnk, Leslie Franklin, Linda Garcia-Dahle, Austin Gundy, Alex Keto, Carl Knutson, Louise Laffaille, Sherry Marger, Gary Mathis, Joan Meade, Harold Naideau, Naomi Oken, Angela Pittenger, Jonathan Ralston, Shaun Roberts, Tara Rule, Julia Running, Maalik Scott, Robert Selby, Jennifer Shada, Arena Shawn, Barbra Simpson, Sherry Spencer, Tanya Sue Todd, and Evelyn Zhang.

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


LCAD Gallery

2018 BFA FINE ARTS EXHIBITION
May 03–31, 2018
Reception: Thursday, May 3rd, 6–9 pm

Laguna College of Art and Design’s (LCAD) undergraduate Fine Arts department presents the 2018 BFA Fine Arts Exhibition, a group exhibition highlighting representational paintings, drawings, and sculptures produced by seniors of LCAD’s BFA program in Drawing + Painting. The exhibition offers a selection of work developed as part of LCAD’s Senior Thesis project, the mission of which is to guide seniors in creating a cohesive body of work that reflects a balance of individual conceptual growth and academic knowledge of the figure, still life, landscape, and interior.

Exhibiting Senior Students: Charles Antolin, Sureya Davis, Wendy Gracia, Jacqueline Inzunza, Michael Munroe, Jose Juan Rivera, Bailey Sack, Yalda Sepahpour, Cristina Soto Matadama, Angelica Spears, Natalie Terenzini, and Alex Wagg

Curated by Chair of Fine Arts, Hope Railey and Fine Arts adjunct faculty, Kenny Harris


ADMISSION IS ALWAYS FREE

LCAD GALLERY HOURS
11-4 Wednesday through Sunday
CLOSED Monday and Tuesday

Contact: Bryan Heggie, LCAD Gallery Director via email at bheggie@lcad.edu or by
telephone at 949-376-6000

LCAD Gallery
374 Ocean Avenue
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
+1 949 376 6000

LGOCA

The newest work by local artist Chris Justice has arrived in LGOCA. “Loveblood” 60″x48″ is one of two new vibrant pieces to grace our walls!  See you at artwalk!

LGOCA – Laguna Gallery of Contemporary Art
611 S. Coast Highway
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
+1 949 677 8273
www.LGOCA.com
@lgoca
LGOCA on Facebook


Miche McClendon

This First Thursday come see the new collection, Black Knight, at Miche McClendon’s studio/ gallery.  Ancient style handmade jewelry pieces with gothic elements and mysterious gems. Enjoy snacks and see how the work is created in the studio.

Miche McClendon
241-A Forest Avenue (back side of Forest, across from Laguna Beach Library)
Laguna Beach, CA  92651
+757.390.8099
www.michemcclendon.com
MicheMcClendon on Facebook


Ning Zhou Gallery

Ning Zhou Gallery will present Ning Zhou’s latest release, “Water Charm – Staccato”, during Art Walk on May 3rd.
 
The images of water reflections by art photography master, Ning Zhou, are like mirrors into our souls. It is almost as though the artist manipulates nature to provide perfect abstractions or, to put it more literally, visual poetry.
In his compelling new release, “Water Charm – Staccato”, ripples of amber and black in the deep blue water break down into barely connected lines and fractal designs to create a larger abstraction which seems to reach out to the viewer saying “Here I am. Make of me what you will.”
 
Ning Zhou Gallery
357 South Coast Highway
+714-726-1763
www.ningzhougallery.com
Ning Zhou Gallery on Facebook
 

The Signature Gallery

Jenny Simon Art Extravaganza at The Signature Gallery celebrating 10 Year Milestone

The Signature Gallery in Laguna Beach will celebrate 10 years of featuring Internationally recognized oil painter Jenny Simon on Thursday, May 3rd, 6 – 9 pm. Under the title of “Love, Texture & The Sea” The Signature Gallery will unveil her newest collection of original oil paintings at the gallery’s location on 220 Forest Avenue. Meet the artist and enjoy a special live performance by talented Jazz saxophonist and singer Rick Parma. 

“I am absolutely thankful and thrilled about my upcoming show and celebrating such a milestone with The Signature Gallery.” Jenny Simon

Jenny Simon is a self taught oil painter from Germany with over 25 years of experience. Simon has developed her own unique painting technique. She uses palette knives and her hands to apply and form multiple layers of oil paint onto canvas that give these artworks a rich quality and texture. Simon’s works have been shown in numerous galleries and museums nationally and are held in worldwide private and corporate collections. Jenny Simon’s works have been featured in TV Shows such as The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills and Flip That House and numerous magazines. 

The Signature Gallery opened its doors in Laguna Beach on January 1st, 2008 and has since been a landmark for visitors from all over the world who travel to this beautiful coastal city in Southern California.   


Janet Bludau, 30×24, Oil on Canvas

T Leo Art

T. Leo ART—a small gallery with a Big Heart. Experience the Original Art from David Heath, Janet Bludau & T. Leo, along with guest Artist, Carolyn Lopez and silver jewelry Artist, Miche. 

We’re a gallery/studio featuring a mixture of Paintings, Photography and Original Wood Works. A portion of the proceeds from elephant related art goes to Save The Elephants — joining in with their efforts towards Raising Awareness, Preservation and Conservation. Join us for our Grand Opening Celebration, Thursday, May 3rd, 2018

T. Leo ART
550 S. Coast Hwy., #3
Laguna Beach, CA
tleoart.com
terri@tleoart.com
+ 1 949 610 2966

Open:
1-6, Tuesday – Saturday
12-5 on Sunday–or by appt.


 

Whitney Gallery

New paintings by artist Marc Whitney   

First Thursday, May 3, 2018

Unmade Beds to Seascapes, a new selection of paintings by Artist Marc Whitney 

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


SOUTH GALLERIES


The Chakra Spa Gallery

Chakra balance, massage, spiritual readings, private yoga.  New art each month. Paintings, sculptures, hors d’oeuvres.

The Chakra Gallery
1390 S. Coast Hwy.
Laguna Beach, CA  92651

+1 949 397 1722
lagunabeachchakraspa.com
Chakra Spa Gallery on Facebook

 


 

Cove Gallery

Nancy Roux is the Cove Gallery’s featured “Artist of the Month” for May 2018

Just as a painter creates artwork with brush and canvas, Nancy creates artwork with a camera. Her technique and style represent a radical departure from conventional photography. It’s a journey of discovery she embraces with passion. Her unique works are on show at the gallery on custom-designed, crafted displays and they are absolutely stunning!

Come meet Nancy at the May Laguna First Thursday Art Walk. Reception will be on Thursday, May 3, 2018 from 6 – 9 pm in the Cove Gallery

UNITY: Imagine  

Exhibition will run from 4/16 – 5/31/18

With the “Exhibition Grand Opening Event”, Saturday, April 21st from 5-8pm 

Enjoy complimentary Hors d’ Oeuvres, Wine and mingle with the Artists! Event is Free and Open to the public

The Exhibition will consist of our Cove Gallery artists, working in a variety of mediums, coming together to create one unified work of ART. The artists will express their perspective on Unity through their own definition. The individual pieces will be offered for sale in a Silent Auction format that will end on the last day of the Exhibition, Thursday, May 31, 2018.

Cove Gallery
1550 S. Coast Highway, Suite 103
Laguna Beach, CA 92651

+1 949 494 1878
info@covegallerylaguna.com
www.covegallerylaguna.com


foaSouth

foaSouth, a Festival of Arts sponsored gallery is presenting, Mixing it Up.

This exhibit reflects the interest the Festival has in collecting a variety of artwork styles from those artists who have participated significantly in this region and collectors who have donated artwork to the permanent art collection. This exhibit will be available for viewing, April 25th-July 25th.

Curated by Pat Sparkuhl 

foaSOUTH
1006 S. Coast Highway
Laguna Beach, CA 92651

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


 

Nuance Home + Lifestyle

Nuance Home + Lifestyle
1200 N. Coast Hwy.
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
+1 949 494 8833
www.nuance-home.com


The Redfern Gallery

100 Years Laguna Beach Art Association

William Wendt was one of the most prominent artists of the early art colony. In 1912 he moved permanently to Laguna and was instrumental in the early years of the Laguna Beach Art Association. Wendt was a founding member of the Laguna Beach Art Association in 1918 and one of the leaders of the organization.  The featured painting “Landscape with Path” is dated 1933. This inviting painting was also exhibited in 1977 at the Laguna Art Museum. Included alongside the early artists are important artists of today including; John Cosby, Kevin Macpherson and Gregory Hull.

Image: William Wendt (1865-1946), Landscape with Path, Dated 1933, oil on canvas, 25 x 30 inches

The Redfern Gallery
1540 South Coast Highway
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
(949) 497-3356
mail@redferngallery.com
www.redferngallery.com


  

Sheila Olsen Gallery

Sheila Olsen Gallery is proud to present guest artist Gar Benedick an emerging fine art abstract painter and photographer.  Beginning ART WALK May 3, 2018, Gar will open his show in our upstairs terrace garden and will show in the gallery for the entire month of May. 

Sheila Olsen Fine Art
784 S. Coast Hwy.
Laguna Beach, CA  92651
+949-423-9990
sheilaolsen.com
Sheila Olsen Fine Art on Facebook


The Vintage Poster

The Vintage poster displays a large collection of authentic vintage posters each month.  See us in person or online at TheVintagePoster.com

The Vintage Poster
1492 S. Coast Highway, Suite 4
Laguna Beach, CA 92651

+1 949 376 7422
www.thevintageposter.com
The Vintage Poster on Facebook


SPONSORS


Felisha
6pm – 9pm

May Entertainment Schedule

Royal Hawaiian | RoyalHawaiianLB.com 


Billabong Laguna | billabong.us.com


City of Laguna Beach | LagunaBeachCity.gov


Laguna Beach Art Patron Magazine | ArtPatronMagazine.com


 

Laguna Art Museum | LagunaArtMuseum.org

 


Laguna Beach Vibe | LagunaBeachVibe.com


Local Arts Magazine | LocalArts.com

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