The next installment of First Thursday Art Walk will take place from
6 to 9 p.m. on Oct. 2.
California Art Gallery
305 N. Coast Highway, Suite A
Primary focus on Early California Watercolor artists. Also
featuring early historic California impressionists and two
contemporary oil painters; Liliana Simanton and Mark Geller.
206 N. Coast Highway
Group show featuring original paintings of the Mediterranean,
tropical and still life-style paintings.
330 North Coast Highway
Featuring their Fall Group Exhibition.
Laguna Art Museum
307 Cliff Drive
"Greetings from Laguna Beach: Our Town in the Early 1900s --
featuring paintings, photographs and memorabilia that exemplify life
in Laguna from circa 1900 to 1930; "Hassell Smith: 55 Years of
Painting" featuring the first comprehensive survey of this
internationally acclaimed Bay Area artist" "Some Fuzzy Logic: The
Joan Simon Menkes Gift" featuring an exhibition of recent gift of 50
works from that collection, focusing on artists who mostly came to
prominence in the 1980s. Information: (949) 494-8971, ext. 0 or
Laguna North Gallery
376 N. Coast Highway
Featured artists: Bob Hall, Elaine Ruettiger, en plein air
watercolors by Hedy Codner and Watercolorist Brian Norkaitis, and oil
painter Maggie Jamison.
Lu Martin Galleries
372 N. Coast Highway
Featuring new still-life paintings by Lu Martin.
354 N. Coast Highway
Featuring "Treshold-Edge of Time," works by James Leonard, Suha
Sin, Natasha Shoro and Walter Donnenfeld.
Peter Blake Gallery
326 N. Coast Highway
The Peter Blake Gallery on North Laguna's historic Gallery Row has
been a definitive source for modern and contemporary art since 1992.
Quorum Art Gallery
374 N. Coast Highway
The Quorum Gallery celebrating 40 years in Laguna Beach, exhibits
the works of twelve members and one guest artist. New member, Patrick
Howrigan paints the California scene in oil and watercolor.
384A N. Coast Highway
Oriental collage by featured artist Mia Moore and oriental
abstraction by guest artist Shana Zhang.
Schaar Galleries Ltd.
484 N. Coast Highway
Studio 7 Gallery
384B N. Coast Highway
Featuring Plein Air painting by Laguna artists in residence:
Anderson, Eagle, Weiderman and Wodark. Also showing Cambria, Cram and
350 N. Coast Highway
Marc Whitney's current original works reflect both East Coast and
West Coast influences, a matured but almost indefinable contemporary
realism -- a style uniquely his own.
Vincent Farrell/ Deborah Carman Gallery
305 N. Coast Highway
Vincent Farrell is a long-standing Laguna-California
Impressionist, labeling himself a "Colorist," has on been in the
Laguna art scene for more than 50 years. He was one of the first
artists to open his own gallery, which continues to exhibit his work.
Debbie Carman draws, paints and sculpts whimsical cats and dogs and
unique colorful fine decorative sculpture.
Indian Territory, Inc.
305-D North Coast Highway
"Treasures from Zuni." Featuring an extensive collection of
intricately carved stone Fetishes and fine Turquoise jewelry from
Zuni Pubelo, New Mexico.
SOUTH LAGUNA GALLERIES
1273 S. Coast Highway
Featuring original works of Dy'An's which includes seascapes,
desertscape and her framed Japanese Koi. Also displaying works by
national and international artists.
1540 S. Coast Highway
The Bluebird Gallery has been specializing in California
impressionist paintings for more than 22 years.
1294 S. Coast Highway
John Hall presents acrylic abstractions of Desert and Sea. Skip
Rowe features flowering cactus of the California Landscape.
DeRu's Fine Arts
1590 S. Coast Highway
Featuring "Early California Impressionists: Painting the Light and
Color of the California Landscape." Live music and entertainment for
The Esther Wells Collection
1390 S. Coast Highway
Featuring "Beautiful Moments" selected new figurative, interior
and still life by well known artist Shirley Murray.
Fil Mottola Gallery
1492 S. Coast Highway No. 8
Featuring American and European academician artists from the 19th
and 20th Century. Featured artist is Fil Mottola.
1966 S. Coast Highway
670 S. Coast Highway
August: Featuring the art of Christophe Vaucher who will be in the
gallery along with Muralist Tom Fagen.
750 S. Coast Highway
The gallery features artwork by German born resident artist
Joachim Haupt. He is known for the modern abstract mixed-media
technique that he developed called "lacquer foil art" that
incorporates lacquer, gold and silver leaf, acrylic paint, abalone
shells, eggshells and mother of pearl to bring the painting to life.
The gallery also features selective sculptures of internationally
known artists, as well as collectible art. Guest artists, Ronarong
metal sculptures including life-size "Predator." Hella Haas, and
Aristong Mars sculptures, Siti woodcarvings and teak root chairs.
Joseph Wise Fine Art Gallery
1550 S. Coast Highway
Original one-of-a-kind sculpture by internationally acclaimed
artist Joseph Muzundo. Mixed media vignettes of Cirque du Soleil
artist "Vital" of Zaire. Featuring sculptures by Dominic Benhura and
Nudes by Sergio of Chili. The gallery offers one of the world's
finest collection of serpentine stone sculptures, including museum
quality sculptures by master artists, Dominic Benhura and Nicholas
Mukomberanwa. Collection includes large Contemporary works suitable
for indoors and outdoors. Also exhibiting acclaimed French Limoges
painter, Jacques-Jean Boiredon of the Loire Valley. Boiredon's works
are exclusive to France and their gallery. The gallery also has
original oil Figurative Nudes by Sergio of Chili.
J. Kamin Fine Art
1590 S. Coast Highway
J. Kamin Fine Art specializes in Post World War II Russian
Impressionist paintings from the 1940s to the 1980s. Also featuring
still life and landscape paintings by contemporary American
Impressionist, Jacqueline Kamin, genre paintings by Chinese Master
Shuqiao Zhou and introducing sculptor, Nairi Bagdagulyn.
L. Marconi Gallery
1999 S. Coast Highway
Open by appointment only.
Li-Ying & Co.
537 S. Coast Highway
Kaspin is back! Largest new collection of his original oil
paintings. Also featured this month is Robin Altman's new collection
of prints and oils by Nancy Pace and Elaine Hughes.
Pacific Edge Gallery
540 S. Coast Highway,
Suite 112 www.pacificedgegallery.com
Featuring new works by Laguna Beach painters, Maria Bertran, Tom
Swimm, John Cosby and Sandra Jones Campbell.
1540 S. Coast Highway,
Suite 103 Featuring the Ninth Annual Small Paintings Show. A charming
collection of small, affordable treasures by the early California
Solomon Fine Art
1277 S. Coast Highway
502 S. Coast Highway
The gallery features original pieces and limited editions of work
by Sam Park, Cao Yong and Steve Barton. A collection of work by
artist Stephen Shortridge is on exhibit.
The Vintage Poster
1432 S. Coast Highway
This gallery has an eclectic selection of antique European and
American advertising posters. Posters range in age from the last
1800s to contemporary art-deco style works from Mike Kungl and
Vladimir Sokolov Gallery
1540 S. Coast Highway
Sokolov Gallery has been doing business in Laguna Beach since
1980. It features unique mixed-media abstract paintings by Vladimir
Sokolov, abstract expressionist paintings by emerging artist
Alexander Sokolov and acrylic sculptures by Vasa.
1492 S. Coast Highway, No. 7
Introducing artist Bob Maurer's watercolors of landscapes in the
craftsman tradition, known as the Whiskey painters of America, framed
in handmade crosscut oak frames.
1550 S. Coast Highway, Suites 101 and 102
Featuring Moo-Suk Lee, "One Man Show."
CENTRAL DOWNTOWN GALLERIES
Auster Studio/Gallery 133
2405 Laguna Canyon Road
Banking on Art at Wells Fargo Bank
260 Ocean Ave.
"Banking On Art" is proud to present a one-artist exhibition of
photography by Jim Nordstrom. Nordstrom is a long time local artist.
He creates photography in color and black and white. His subjects
range from scenic landscapes to natural abstracts. The gallery is
directed by Fitz Maurice. The Sawdust Festival and Festival of Arts
are on continuous exhibit through this program. For information, call
Coffin/Fulton Fine Art
301 Forest Ave.
Featuring plein air landscapes and figurative work of A. Jane
Fulton and Lesanne Pelle Coffin.
Diane DeBilzan Gallery
224 Forest Ave.
The gallery features new paintings and sculpture by abstract
expressionist William DeBilzan, bronze sculptures by Louis Longi and
hand-carved spirit poles by John Geldersma.
210-A Forest Ave.
Chines artist Jiang, a catalyst in the renaissance of post
"cultural Revolution," art in China will be celebrated with the 25th
Anniversary exhibit at the gallery with an artist reception from 7 to
9 p.m. Sept. 6. It will feature rare, early artist proofs dedicated
by Jiang, as well as paintings and sculpture. The show will be on
exhibit now through Sept. 22. To R.S.V.P. call 376-6410.
305 Forest Ave.
Features art by internationally acclaimed artists including Peter
Max, Howard Behrens, Charles Fazzino, Gary Benfield, Calman Shemi,
David Schluss and Janet Treby also including authenticated works by
Picasso, Miro, Chagall, Dali, Matisse and Renoir.
Forest Avenue Fine Art
220 Forest Ave.
Featuring world famous modern realist Thomas Pradzynski from Paris
with new original paintings and serigraphs.
332, Suite 7 Forest Ave.
New contemporary gallery featuring mixed media paintings and
sculptures by Patrick Clifford.
of Art & Design
2222 Laguna Canyon Road
417 S. Coast Highway
Miranda Galleries is showcasing the new releases from abstract
master Michelle Samerjan.
570 S. Coast Highway
Featuring "A retrospective -- Sunsets by Mike Kelly with no two
ever identical. A constant source of inspiration throughout Kelly's
30 years of chasing the sun. Artist will be in attendance for Art
Richard MacDonald Gallery and Sculpture Garden
326 Glenneyre St.
Richard MacDonald continues his exploration of the human theater
with his latest series. "Cirque." Also representing Jim Lamb:
"Visions of California: North and South," Jian Wang, Robert Heindel,
Mark English and Marc Whitney.
460 S. Coast Highway
Featuring contemporary and progressive works of art. Representing
more than 30 artists in mixed media wall sculpture, paintings,
indoor/outdoor sculpture, functional art furniture and ceramics.
891 Laguna Canyon Road
Featuring an exhibition of works by Aaron Kraten.
Marshall Art Gallery
357 S. Coast Highway
Marshall Galleries features California and International artists.
Robert White, Alexandru Darida, Debra Sievers, Arian, Ginger Cook.
Originals, Limited Editions, Sculptures.
Win Henstock Gallery
550 S. Coast Highway
Showing California impressionist paintings by Roger Armstrong,
Saim Caglayan, Calvin Liang, Win Henstock and Morgan Samuel Price.
European watercolors by John Yardley and oils by Bruce Yardley.
World Treasures Gallery
176 S. Coast Highway
Featuring art sculpture and unique furniture from Africa and Latin
America including Mata Ortiz Pottery and Shona Sculpture. Also
showing works by Candy LeSueur and Sharon Kennedy.