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One-Woman Show Arrives at Avran Gallery New works on canvas and paper by Bay area figurative abstract painter Ursual O’Farrell will be featured at a reception at Avran Art+Design, Saturday, Nov. 23, from 6 – 9 p.m. Guests will enjoy live music and refreshments at the event,...

Art Seen 11/15/13

Maria Bertran at Pacific Edge   Pacific Edge Gallery presents 40 new oils painted on location in Provence and the French Alps by Laguna Beach artist Maria Bertran. The public is invited to the opening reception for the artist from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 16, at...

Art Seen 11/8/13

  Dawson Cole Gallery Marks 25 Years Dawson Cole Fine Art hosts two receptions this weekend for a retrospective exhibit of Richard Macdonald’s work from the past 25 years, featuring original  sculptures, drawings and paintings. An artist reception will take place Saturday,...

Art Seen 11/1/13

  Yart Sale Benefits CAP and LOCA A Yart Sale (art-themed yard sale) will take place on Saturday Nov. 2, 8-11 a.m. at the Laguna Canyon Artists complex, 3251 Laguna Canyon Road. Proceeds from sales benefit Community Art Project (CAP) and Laguna Outreach for Community Arts...

Art Seen 10/25/13

Museum Takes the Initiative Laguna Art Museum’s first annual Art and Nature initiative, Nov. 7-10, is complemented by three nature-themed exhibitions, two of which open with a reception on Saturday, Oct. 26 from 6-9 p.m. Work by Los Angeles-based artists Adam Silverman and...

Art Seen 10/18/13

Amalfi Coast Artist Describes His Work Pacific Edge Gallery will host a special one night reception for artist Bryan Mark Taylor on Friday, Oct. 18 from 5 to 7 p.m., 540 S. Coast Highway. Taylor will discuss his current exhibition painted on location on Italy’s Amalfi Coast. The...

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Wyland Galleries Commemorates 35 years Laguna Beach’s Wyland takes the wraps off his latest’s works of art and news of his latest travel and environmental outreach projects at Wyland Galleries, on Saturday, Oct. 12, from 6 – 10 p.m. The show at 509 S. Coast Highway marks...

Art Seen 10/4/13

Artists Open Their Studios to the Public The fifth annual Laguna Beach Artist Open Studios celebration is scheduled on Saturday, Oct. 5 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Participants may take advantage of free parking and a free shuttle service from the ACT V parking lot, located at 1900...

Art Seen 9/27/13

Festival of Arts Opens Twin Exhibits The Festival of Arts opens Art Picks, a multi-media show featuring works by 20 artists from the just-concluded summer show, on display at Wells Fargo. A public reception is planned for Saturday, Sept. 28, from 11 a.m to 1 p.m. The exhibit...

Art Seen 9/20/13

Peter Blake Earns Honors From His Peers Laguna Beach gallerist Peter Blake will receive The Helena Modjeska Cultural Legacy Award on Tuesday, Sept. 24, at the 14th annual Orange County Arts Awards in the Samueli Theater in Costa Mesa. In addition, this week Blake’s gallery, 435...

Art Seen 9/13/13

Vintage Viewing  The medium is part of the message in photographer Jana Cruder’s “All That Glitters Is Gold” video exhibition, which opened last week at JoAnne Artman Gallery, 326 N. Coast Highway. The installation by Cruder supersizes and reproduces a 1954 Viewmaster to show two...

Art Seen 9/6/13

Artists Capture Early California   During industrialization and immigration in the 1920s and 1930s, urban and rural California landscapes began changing. A group of both young and established artists such as Emil Kosa, Jr., Milford Zornes, Rex Brandt, Roger Kuntz, Marshall...

Art Seen 8/30/13

Artists Who Remake the Grand Tradition When a brush cannot be found, use a brick. Saltfineart presents an exhibit of artists who are revolutionizing the grand tradition of painting through forward leaps in style, content and technique. An opening reception is set for Thursday,...

Art Seen 8/23/13

Buy Art-To-Go, Win Hotel Prizes The Artists Fund at Festival of Arts will hold two prize drawings Saturday, Aug. 31 from among those who purchase from the Art-To-Go collection, available daily on the Festival grounds. Prizes include stays at The Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel or The...

Art Seen 8/16/13

Ex-Coach Shares Gridiron Tales Uncharacteristically, Laguna Beach’s Festival of Arts will host former USC and Los Angeles Rams football coach John Robinson for an afternoon of art, wine, music and great stories on Sunday, Aug. 18, from 4 – 6 p.m. Robinson was invited to the...