Peak Behind the Pageant Stage

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Allyson Doherty will demonstrate makeup’s role in the Pageant of the Masters.Photo courtesy of Festival of Arts
Allyson Doherty will demonstrate makeup’s role in the Pageant of the Masters.Photo courtesy of Festival of Arts

Pageant of the Masters makeup director Allyson Doherty will show how costumes are specially constructed and painted for artistic stage effects during a LOCA Arts Education workshop Sunday, Sept. 25.

The 11 a.m.-1p.m. demonstration takes place on the Sawdust Festival grounds.

Pageant veteran Paul Goldie will serve as the live model.

Buffet-style lunch is included. Admission is free to new and renewing members. Guest entry is $20 in advance, or $25 at the door. Register by calling 949 363-4700.




Step Into Italy Without Leaving Home

Pacific Edge exhibits "Textures of Orvieto.”
Pacific Edge exhibits “Textures of Orvieto.”

Pacific Edge Gallery exhibits “Old World Impressions,” paintings from Italy by Bryan Mark Taylor, and hosts an artist reception Saturday, Sept. 24, from 5 to 8 p.m.

The exhibits features 30 new oils painted on location and inspired by his travels in Rome and Umbria. The show will continue through Nov. 4.

Festival Opens for 2017 Hopefuls

The Festival of Arts is accepting applications for next summer’s exhibition. Applicants should submit three digital images per media and a completed application by 4 p.m. Monday, Oct. 31, which is available online at

Applicants must demonstrate a year of residency prior to Oct. 31.

A seminar on the application process will take place at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24, at Saddleback Church Visual Arts Studio in Lake Forest, and at 10 a.m.Saturday, Oct. 8, at Wells Fargo Community Room, Laguna Beach.


Marketing 101 for Artists

A free arts marketing workshop for arts organizations is set for Oct. 7.

“Not All Marketing Dollars Are Created Equal…And That’s Okay,” will be led by Diane Wyenn, visual arts marketing consultant and former marketing director for the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

More info: contact Sian Poeschl at [email protected]




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