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Art Walk Preview Thursday, Jan. 5 of "Still Life of Wood," AR4T, : 210 North Coast Hwy,

Unveiling New Collection at Steven Lucas

Gallery Steven Lucas Fine Arts hosts an exhibit by Canadian painter and sculptor Andre DesJardins in January.
The showing at 1945 Laguna Canyon Road will also include charcoal and acrylic paintings.
Please call 949-376-7611 for an invitation to this event.
Photo: Artist Andre DesJardins

Sandstone Gallery Opens Contemporary Work
Sandstone Gallery, 384A N. Coast Highway, will be exhibiting abstract paintings by Sunny Kim entitled “Cosmic Dream,” and sculpture and paintings by Howard Hitchcock entitled “Persons of Interest.”
The exhibits will be open Jan. 4 through 30, with an opening reception on Jan. 5 from 6 to 9 p.m.
Also on display will be contemporary artists Marge Chapman, KL Heagen, Mada Leach, Anne Moore, Marjorie Sanders and Lynn Welker. Sandstone Gallery is open daily from noon to 5 p.m. and Tuesday by appointment.

Calling all Photographers

The Gallery Q at the Laguna Beach Senior Center (The Susi Q) is putting out a call for photographers who live, work or are taking classes or courses in Laguna Beach, to submit work for its first all photo show.

There is a minimum of one work per artist and a $15 entry fee and all photographs must be ready to hang. Works must be brought to arts coordinator Judy Baker at the Susi Q on Jan. 4 or 5 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

There will be a reception open to the public for the artists on Jan. 17 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Susi Q.  Applications and guidelines may be found and downloaded at www.lagunabeachseniors.com. Work will be juried by Pat Sparkuhl, well-known Laguna Beach artist.

Face Play at the Susi Q

Laguna Outreach for Community Arts presents Face Play with Jan Sattler, where participants ages 50 and up can create clay creations.

Class participants will create a terra cotta planter, boxes and a portrait planter. For three sessions on Wednesdays, Jan. 11, 18 and 25, the cost is $30. To enroll call Patty Quilter at 949-464-9535

Multiple Art Competitions Unfurl

Laguna Beach is seeking entries for several public art contests, including the  Art That’s Small in City Hall exhibit, and banner and bench competitions.

Artwork, with application and an entry fee of $15 attached must be submitted by March 17. Artwork must be no larger than 12’’ along any edge, including the frame and 3’’ in depth and may include oil, acrylic, watercolor, photography, drawing, mixed media and relief.

Artists are also invited to design a bus stop bench for placement on the ocean side of Cliff Drive and Jasmine Street within Heisler Park. Applications are due by 5 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 13.

The selected finalists will meet with a committee of three arts commissioners, enter into a design contract to develop a proposal for the design and be awarded $300.

Prospective designs for the banner competition must be delivered to the cultural arts department by March 19 at 5 p.m. Completed banners will be displayed on lampposts throughout the city in summer months.


As judging is done anonymously by the Arts Commission, artists are asked not to sign the submitted design.


For further information on entry requirements or to receive an application, contact Cultural Arts Manager Siân Poeschl, at [email protected]


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