The next installment of First Thursday Art...

The next installment of First Thursday Art Walk will take place from

6 to 9 p.m. on Oct. 2.

NORTH COAST

HIGHWAY GALLERIES

California Art Gallery

(949) 494-7270

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.

Gallery McCollum

(949) 497-4027

206 N. Coast Highway

Group show featuring original paintings of the Mediterranean,

tropical and still life-style paintings.

Greenwood/

Chebithes Gallery

(949) 494-0669

330 North Coast Highway

Featuring their Fall Group Exhibition.

Laguna Art Museum

(949) 494-8971

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

www.lagunaartmuseum.org.

Laguna North Gallery

(949) 494-4324

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

(949) 494-8074

372 N. Coast Highway

Featuring new still-life paintings by Lu Martin.

Marion Meyer

Contemporary Art

(949) 497-5442

354 N. Coast Highway

Featuring "Treshold-Edge of Time," works by James Leonard, Suha

Sin, Natasha Shoro and Walter Donnenfeld.

Peter Blake Gallery

(949) 376-9994

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.

www.artscenecal.com/ pblake.html

Quorum Art Gallery

(949) 494-4422

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.

Sandstone Gallery

(949) 497-6775

384A N. Coast Highway

Oriental collage by featured artist Mia Moore and oriental

abstraction by guest artist Shana Zhang.

Schaar Galleries Ltd.

(949) 497-7289

484 N. Coast Highway

www.schaargalleries.com

Studio 7 Gallery

(949) 497-1080

384B N. Coast Highway

Featuring Plein Air painting by Laguna artists in residence:

Anderson, Eagle, Weiderman and Wodark. Also showing Cambria, Cram and

Uchizono.

Whitney Gallery

(949) 497-4322

350 N. Coast Highway

www.marcwhitney.com

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

(949) 464-9709

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.

Len Wood's

Indian Territory, Inc.

(949) 497-5747

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

Bahram-B Gallery

(949) 581-9542

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.

Bluebird Gallery

(949) 497-5377

1540 S. Coast Highway

The Bluebird Gallery has been specializing in California

impressionist paintings for more than 22 years.

Cove Gallery

(949) 494-1878

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

(949) 376-3785

1590 S. Coast Highway

Featuring "Early California Impressionists: Painting the Light and

Color of the California Landscape." Live music and entertainment for

Art Walk.

The Esther Wells Collection

(949) 494-2497

1390 S. Coast Highway

Featuring "Beautiful Moments" selected new figurative, interior

and still life by well known artist Shirley Murray.

www.estherwells collection.com

Fil Mottola Gallery

(949) 497-1050

1492 S. Coast Highway No. 8

Featuring American and European academician artists from the 19th

and 20th Century. Featured artist is Fil Mottola.

Gallery Grace

(949) 376-9951

1966 S. Coast Highway

www.gallery-grace.com

Kaleidoscope Gallery

670 S. Coast Highway

(949) 715-2630

August: Featuring the art of Christophe Vaucher who will be in the

gallery along with Muralist Tom Fagen.

Haupt Gallery

(949) 494-2486

750 S. Coast Highway

www.hauptart.com

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

(949) 376-7902

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

(949) 494-5076

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

(949) 497-8825

1999 S. Coast Highway

Open by appointment only.

Li-Ying & Co.

(949) 376-0525

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

(949) 494-0491

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.

Redfern Gallery

(949) 497-3356

1540 S. Coast Highway,

Suite 103 Featuring the Ninth Annual Small Paintings Show. A charming

collection of small, affordable treasures by the early California

Impressionists 1890-1940.

Solomon Fine Art

(949) 494-7120

1277 S. Coast Highway

Village Gallery

(800) 546-5233

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

(949) 376-7422

1432 S. Coast Highway

www.thevintageposter.com

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

Razzia.

Vladimir Sokolov Gallery

(949) 494-3633

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.

Watercolor Gallery

(949) 494-8838

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.

Wendt Gallery

(949) 497-4292

1550 S. Coast Highway, Suites 101 and 102

www.wendtgallery.com

Featuring Moo-Suk Lee, "One Man Show."

CENTRAL DOWNTOWN GALLERIES

Auster Studio/Gallery 133

(949) 494-9525

2405 Laguna Canyon Road

www.kenauster.com

Banking on Art at Wells Fargo Bank

(949) 497-2234

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

497-2234.

Coffin/Fulton Fine Art

(949) 497-2214

301 Forest Ave.

Featuring plein air landscapes and figurative work of A. Jane

Fulton and Lesanne Pelle Coffin.

Diane DeBilzan Gallery

(949) 494-5757

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.

Fingerhut Gallery

(949) 376-6410

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.

Wentworth Gallery

(949) 376-3878

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

(949) 376-4244

220 Forest Ave.

www.forestavenue fineart.com.

Featuring world famous modern realist Thomas Pradzynski from Paris

with new original paintings and serigraphs.

Harlow's

(949) 376-6075

332, Suite 7 Forest Ave.

New contemporary gallery featuring mixed media paintings and

sculptures by Patrick Clifford.

Laguna College

of Art & Design

(949) 376-6000

2222 Laguna Canyon Road

www.lagunacollege.edu

Miranda Galleries

(949) 497-4491

417 S. Coast Highway

Miranda Galleries is showcasing the new releases from abstract

master Michelle Samerjan.

Pure Color

(949) 497-1129

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

Walk. Refreshments.

Richard MacDonald Gallery and Sculpture Garden

(949) 497-4988

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.

Sherwood Gallery

(949) 497-2668

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.

[seven-degrees]

(949) 376-1555

891 Laguna Canyon Road

www.seven-degrees.com

Featuring an exhibition of works by Aaron Kraten.

Marshall Art Gallery

(949) 497-6715

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

(949) 376-5789

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

(949) 376-8176

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.

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