BC Space Gallery’s opened its newest exhibition, “The Photographer’s Exchange: A Quarter Century of Sharing the Light,” this week.
The Photographer’s Exchange was founded in 1990 and is made up of three fine art photographers: Larry Vogel, Larry Weise and Larry Pribble. This group eventually led to a membership of fellow photographers that met monthly to share information on photographic techniques, discuss exhibitions and critique each other’s work.
This exhibition, 235 Forest Ave., represents the culmination of 25 years of collective work.
For more info: visit www.bcspace.com.
Art-A-Fair Hosts Wine Tasting, Art Auction
The donated work of 42 artists will be sold at an Art-A-Fair live auction at 7 p.m. Sunday, July 12, a benefit for students of the Laguna College of Art + Design.
Bidders must register by 6:45 p.m. at the art show grounds, 777 Laguna Canyon Road. A 6 p.m. wine tasting precedes the auction. The auction catalog is available at: art-a-fair.com/live-auction.
Art-A-Fair is open daily through Aug. 30. Tickets are $7.50. Info: 949 494-4514.
Psychedelic Art Embarks on a New Trip
The first solo exhibition of artworks by the legendary psychedelic artist Bill Ogden will be on display at LCAD Gallery, 374 Ocean Ave. through Aug. 31.
The retrospective, which includes his vivid original paintings, illustrations and drawings since the 1970s, coincides with the publication of “Ogden: The Visionary Art of Bill Ogden,” by local author Craig Lockwood.
Ogden’s beginnings, from drawing Surfer Magazine cartoons, psychedelic ads for Jantzen swimwear, posters for San Francisco acid-rock bands such as Traffic, and hippie publications such as the L.A. Free Press, never fell into cliché´ ”acid art,” says a statement from the presenter. Instead, Ogden’s line, color and tone offered cool respite from the 1960s rip currents of social change through his vivid artistic imagination.
Ogden was one of the original 192 participating renegade exhibitors at Laguna’s first Sawdust Festival. Lockwood, the son of Laguna Beach artists with 100-year family roots in town, was an early fan of Ogden’s work.
Emerging Artists Featured in Bank Gallery
Community Art Project celebrates four artists whose work will be featured in the Wells Fargo Building from July 2-Sept. 25.
A reception for emerging artists Averi Endow, Robin Hextrum, Taylor Montague and Laura Weinberger will be held July 11 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Festival Artists Honored at Art-To-Go
Seven Festival of Arts exhibitors will be in the spotlight during a happy hour sale on the Festival grounds Sunday, July 12, from 5-7:30 p.m. Visitors are invited to meet the artists who have contributed to the Art-To-Go collection, which benefits artists in need.
The awards were assigned by Susan McFadden, editor of California Homes Magazine.
The best in theme category, “Happiness is…” went to Vinita Voogd for her entry “Collected Stories,” featuring a printmaking collage and hand tied memento souvenirs.
Additional winners included photographer Tom Lamb and mixed-media sculptor Shelley Rapp Evans. Honorable mentions went to glass artists Michael Hermann and Gina Lunn, painter Kathy Jones, jeweler Luciano Bortone, and photographer Pilar Cristi-Peters.
The collection may be viewed at www.TheArtistsFund-FoA.org.