No End to Stoke: Exhibit Showcases Surf Art

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Art Brewer’s image captures Nate Flet.
Art Brewer’s image captures Nate Flet.

The work of surf artists, painters and sculptors inspired by surfing and its culture enjoys a brief ride at the Forest & Ocean Gallery during the Labor Day weekend.

The pop-up exhibit “Legends of Surf Art” from Saturday, Sep. 5 to Monday, Sept. 7 will feature work by Bill Ogden, Wyland, Art Brewer, Randy Morgan, Drew Brophy, Chuy Mardigal, Pat Tobin, Janessa Bookout, Isabel Brown, Sli Dawg and Dave Reynolds.

Curated by gallery owner Ludo Leideritz and “Watermen’s Wall” sculptor Randy Morgan, the exhibit at 480 Ocean Ave. spotlights these artists’ contribution to the genre.

The exhibit will include a reception Saturday 6 to 9 p.m., a collection of vintage and contemporary surfboards and several woodies. A portion of proceeds are to be donated to the Surfrider Foundation, Ecco Warrior and Pacific Marine Mammal Center.


 Add a Stop to Artwalk


A sample from the church gallery that opens to the public next week.
A sample from the church gallery that opens to the public next week.

Stop by the parlor at Laguna Presbyterian Church during the Thursday, Sept. 3 Art Walk to visit a gallery showing a legacy of appreciation and support of the arts and artists of Laguna Beach.

Past and present artist’s works will be showcased at 415 Forest Ave. for viewing and sale. More information from Rick Lang at [email protected]



Art-a-Fair Opens its Doors to Close Out Summer

The art show Art-A-Fair offers free admission and live music during its closing weekend Saturday, Aug. 29, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. and Sunday, Aug. 30, 10 a.m.- 6 p.m.


Within Art-a-Fair’s doors are works by 125 artists.
Within Art-a-Fair’s doors are works by 125 artists.

The 49-year juried fine art show at 777 Laguna Canyon Road is run as an artist cooperative and features 125 artists working in all mediums.







Rawsalt Spotlights Emerging Artists

A sample of student work in the Ryman exhibit.
A sample of student work in the Ryman exhibit.

Want to be the first to discover the next up and coming young artist? A good place to start might be RAWsalt, the satellite gallery of Salt Fine Art.

Beginning with next Thursday’s art walk on Sept. 3 from 6 to 8 p.m., the gallery will feature artwork from Ryman Arts, young talent, including both student and alumni pieces. Ryman gives motivated high school students throughout Southern California the opportunity to acquire the skills needed for a career in the arts, as well as college and career guidance – all at no cost to students or their families.

The show at 1492 South Coast Highway #3 will remain up throughout the month.



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