Art Seen

September McGee

Tide Pools, a Classroom for Watercolor Painting

Laguna Outreach for Community Arts is offering Watercolors on the Beach, a beginner-level watercolor class taught by artist September McGee, to be held at Treasure Island Beach from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Sunday, May 22.

Participants will view tide pool creatures, and learn about ocean preservation before trying their hand with the paintbrush. No prior experience is needed, and each student will take home finished art, along with a tote bag, watercolor kit, gel pen, and pencil. A towel and snack is also furnished, courtesy of Montage Resort.

Advance registration is required. The cost is $35 for adults and $20 for kids aged 6 and up. To register, e-mail [email protected], or call (949)363-4700. For more information, visit

Tickets on Sale for College Art Auction

John Barber's art-deco inspired glass will be up for grabs at Collector's Choice.

Laguna College of Art & Design will host its 22nd annual Collector’s Choice fine art event and auction at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 4, on the campus at 2222 Laguna Canyon Road. The festive summer evening includes a fine art raffle, silent and live auctions, dinner by Sundried Tomato and commemorative wine provided by Laguna Culinary Arts.

Collector’s Choice features a large variety of fine artwork generously contributed by local and regional professional artists. Original paintings and drawings in a variety of media, as well as sculptures and hand blown glass are just a few examples of the artwork available from notable artists, many of whom will be in attendance the night of the event. Jim Nye, the “benefit auction guy,” will be the auction emcee.

Festival of Arts exhibitor Mark Jacobucci contributed this work to this year’s auction.

Collector’s Choice tickets are now available for $150 each and include an opportunity to win artwork in the raffle. The public is encouraged to visit the college gallery from May 31 to June 4 to preview the collection of artwork that will be available for auction. For ticket and event information, call 949-376-6000, ext. 241 or send an e-mail to [email protected].

Each year, over 400 friends of the college attend this vital fundraiser, which provides financial assistance to promising students. All proceeds will benefit student scholarships and provide funds to enhance facilities.



Festival of Arts exhibitor Mark Jacobucci contributed this work to this year’s auction.


Museum Offers Art Tour of Seattle

Laguna Art Museum is hosting a four-day trip to Seattle, Wash., Sept. 15-18, and museum members are welcome to join the Contemporary Collectors’ Council on an exploration of the city’s contemporary art and culture.

The trip is limited to 20 travelers, and the cost to reserve a place is $150.

Destinations will include the Olympic Sculpture Park, Pike Place Market, Seattle Center, and the Rem Koolhaas-designed Seattle Public Library, as well as private collections and exhibitions at the Seattle Art Museum, the Henry Art Gallery, and galleries in Pioneer Square.

Additionally, participants will experience an immersion into studio glass and visit Dale Chihuly studios and installations.

To become a member go to,, and for more information on the Seattle trip click on “see all events” and follow the links.




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