“California Impressions,” a new show of over 30 oils painted on location throughout California by Jacobus Baas will open this Saturday, May 14, at Pacific Edge Gallery in Laguna Beach.
The show will kick off with a public reception for the artist from 5 to 8 p.m. and continue through June 3.
Work by Baas, a founding member of the Laguna Plein Air Painters Association, is shown at the Irvine Museum.
Exhibit Supports Struggling Artists
An exhibit by the Artist Fund at the Festival of Arts is displayed at Laguna Beach City Hall, 505 Forest Ave., through May 24.
The Artists Fund, founded by Anne England in 2000, provides financial aid to Festival artists who face economic hardship. The program also offers scholarship programs. For more info: 949 612-1949.
Artists Critique Their Peers
LOCA Art Club will present a panel discussion of works brought in by artist-attendees at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 19.
Observers are welcome at the art critique, which takes place at Provenance Realty Group, 504 S. Coast Highway. There is a $20 fee; advance registration is requested at 949 363-4700.
Exhibit Captures Laguna’s Siblings
An exhibition of work by artist Gianne de Genevraye features 23 canvases painted in public gardens in three of Laguna Beach’s sister cities.
The exhibit entitled “Sister Cities, Sister Gardens,” shows at Seven Degrees, 891 Laguna Canyon Road, through May 30.
The artist depicted gardens in Menton, France; San José del Cabo, Mexico; and St. Ives, England.
City Sponsors Contest for Beauty Shots
The city of Laguna Beach invites photographers to enter its “My Laguna” themed photo contest by 5:30 p.m. June 1.
Judges are looking for original perspectives on life in Laguna Beach. Participants must live, work or exhibit in Laguna Beach and all images must be taken within city limits.
Winning entries will receive $100, recognition at a City Council meeting and be featured on the city’s website, lagunabeachcity.net, where entry details can be found.
Gallery Q Calls for Submissions
Artists of all ages and from throughout the county are invited to submit paintings, mixed media, photographs or other art forms that reflect a theme of “Eyes to the Ocean” next week for an exhibit.
Drop off artwork at Gallery Q at the Susi Q, 380 Third St., on Wednesday, May 18 from 5-7 p.m. or Friday, May 20 from 1-3 p.m. Entry fees: $25 for one piece; $5 per additional piece, limit three.
Guidelines and an application forms are available at the Susi Q or www.thesusiq.org.
Sandstone Opens Two New Shows
Sandstone Gallery opened two new show in May, “Enter the Circle,” mixed media fire paintings on paper by Lawrence Terry and “Visions,” abstract paintings on paper and canvas by Mada Leach.
Seven other artists’ works are also being featured in the gallery, 384 N. Coast Highway, open daily from noon to 5 p.m.