Art Seen

Discovering Inner Artists at Festival Workshops


Exhibitor Emilee Reed provides instruction at an Art-a-Fair workshop.

Art-A-Fair now offers art workshops daily with an expanded art curriculum.


Aspiring and established artists may choose from watercolor, classic beading, oil and palette knife, traditional oil, acrylic, Chinese brush painting, watercolor on yupo and collage classes taught by juried Art-A-Fair artists.


Students will be taught techniques by exhibitors through one-on-one instruction in classes limited to six students, ages 16 years and older. A two-hour session at 10:30 a.m. or 1 p.m. is $30 or take both sessions for $45. Enjoy a boxed lunch from Tivoli Too for $7.50 or bring your own brown bag.


To reserve a spot in advance or get more information of specific classes offered, call 949-494-4514 or visit Art-A-Fair at 777 Laguna Canyon Road.  Classes fill up quickly each week.


Gallery Turns Up the Heat


Throughout August, Studio Arts Gallery presents “Fireborne” highlighting the latest work of two Laguna Beach artists, Mary Murray and Ron Dier, with an opening reception Aug. 4 from 6 to 9 p.m. at 1200 S. Coast Highway in conjunction with First Thursday’s Art Walk.


Murray offers a unique set of fire fused glass tableware, “Water Worlds”, which includes a table setting celebrating the lotus ponds at Mission San Juan Capistrano and a window treatment featuring coastal kelp forests.


Dier, internationally known in his field as a ‘master’, displays “Fire’s Fantasy”, which includes hot tones and precious metal finishes.


For more info, visit www.StudioArtsLaguna.com or call 949-376-1619.


Ron Dier’s “Aloft,” fire-fused glass sculpture, part of Studio Arts’ exhibit this month.


Gallery Invites the Public to Revel in its Artists


Quorum Gallery artist Mary Jo Querry putting finishing touches on a painting. Photo by G. Kyle.

Quorum Gallery, the oldest co-op art gallery in Laguna Beach established 1963, invites the public to see paintings created by 12 of its member artists.


The gallery reserves space for guest artists, several of whom were later accepted as permanent members. 


Oil painter Ethel Alvy is the longest-tenured gallery member.


Watercolorist Katy Byerts captures landscape, seascapes and flowers. 


Peggy Chang is an impressionist oil painter.


Sharyn Evert’s oils hang in Dana Point’s Ocean Institute and San Clemente’s OltreMare restaurant.


Tim Genet, an Art-A-Fair exhibitor, was the featured in June’s Orange Coast Magazine.


Local Charleine Guy is a 23-year Sawdust exhibitor.


Patrick Howrigan paints the southern California landscape in oils. 


Mike Kinney specializes in landscape painting in acrylic.


Veronica Kortz is a community college art instructor.


Mary Jo Querry’s smaller works are on display at Laguna’s Wendt Gallery.


Gail Stahl, daughter of artist Ben Stahl, is self-taught and started painting later in life.


Newest member Marie Tippets is an award-winning pastel artist.


Quorum Gallery is located in the historic North Coast Highway Art District at 374 North Coast Highway.  Gallery hours are daily 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. during First Thursday Art Walk.






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