The show previews the Art-To-Go collection, organized by the Artists Fund at Festival of Arts, which provides disaster-relief and professional-growth grants to artists.
More than 45 original works evoking red or heat are displayed. Visitors who cast votes for their favorite piece will qualify for entry in a drawing for a gift certificate to the Festival of Arts gift shop.
View the collection at ArtistsFund-FoA.org or call 949 612-1949.
LCAD Honors Supporter Terry Smith
Laguna College of Art and Design’s spring fundraiser and art auction raised more than $60,000 from the sales of works donated by the estate of trustee Terry Smith as well as alumni, faculty and professional artists.
Artists Victor Hugo Zayas, Scott Yeskel, Bradford Salamon, Tom Lamb, Jeff Sewell, and Elizabeth McGhee donated to the auction.
“Terry and his partner, Wayne Peterson, were devoted supporters of our students and took great pride in filling their home with original art purchased at past Collector’s Choice galas,” said Jonathan Burke, president of LCAD. “I was fortunate enough to work closely with Terry on a number of projects over the years and each time I was struck by the quality of his intellect, by his selfless dedication, and by his passion for helping students.”
Plein Air Miniatures Set for Auction
Laguna Plein Air Painters Association will hold their fourth annual dinner party and miniature auction fundraiser Thursday, June 14, at Seven Degrees, 891 Laguna Canyon Road.
LPAPA’s mission honors 100 years of plein air painting history and tradition in Laguna.
The event will include a live auction of miniature original paintings by plein air artists and dinner.
For tickets, visit LPAPA.org, or call 949 376-3635.
Photo Contest Winners Show their Work
The Laguna Bluebelt Coalition invites the public to a reception for the winners of their yearly photo contest Friday, June 8, at Forest and Ocean Gallery, 480 Ocean Ave.
The 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. reception includes music, appetizers and an awards presentation at 6 p.m.
All Donations and 15 percent of art sales benefit the Laguna Bluebelt Coalition.
Cove Gallery Celebrates Exhibition and Artists
The Cove Gallery features new artists and a new exhibition, “The Art of Nature,” with an opening reception free to the public June 7 from 6 – 9 p.m. during the First Thursday Art Walk.
In honor of the 25th anniversary of the Laguna Coast Wilderness Park, the gallery at 1550 S. Coast Highway will host an evening of art inspired by nature.
Jadranka Adriana Vukovic, originally from Croatia and a recent addition to the Cove Gallery, will be present along with Australia-born abstract artist Peter McDonald, the gallery’s artist of the month.