Past Events

6" Squared Art Show

Event Dates: 12/6/2014 - 1/12/2015
Reception: 12/6/2014  6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Location: Randy Higbee Gallery
Phone Number: 714-546-2156
102 Kalmus
Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Three of my paintings will be in this juried art show. This is going to be a spectacular show with some of the best artists in the country participating including; Greg LaRock, Debra Huse, Becky Joy, Jim Wodark, Frank Gardner, Michael Godfrey and so many others. This is one you won't want to miss!

Holiday Treasures

Event Dates: 12/4/2014 - 12/31/2014
Reception: 12/4/2014  5:00-8:00
Location: Debra Huse Gallery
Phone Number: (949) 723-6171
229 Marine Ave.
Balboa Island, CA 92662

The Debra Huse Gallery invites you unwrap Holiday Treasures! This "Small Gems" Salon features 6 x 8 and 8 x 8 paintings, as well as 3 x 3s for the Christmas tree. The Salon includes 100 works from award-winning artists across the country. These treasures are the perfect size for a wonderful gift - or a special holiday treat for yourself!

Great Things Come in Small Packages

Event Dates: 11/19/2014 - 1/3/2015
Location: Hillside Fine Art
Phone Number: (909) 268-4526
445 W Foothill Blvd, Suite 101
Claremont, CA 91711

Crystal Cove Art Show at Crystal Cove Shopping Center

Event Dates: 10/24/2014 - 10/26/2014
Reception: 10/24/2014  5:00 - 7:30
Location: Crystal Cove Shopping Center
Phone Number: 949-376-6200 Ext. 20

Friday, October 24, 5:00 - 7:30 p.m.
Private artist reception catered by the newly opened Babette's.
Location: Babette's / Starbucks Courtyard
Join us for light fare, wine & signature cocktails, live music, art preview and sale. Suggested Contribution $25 per person. RSVP requested, space is limited. RSVP - 949.376.6200 Ext. 201.

Saturday & Sunday, October 25 & 26, 12:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Free artist demonstrations & art show.
Bring the family to view live artist demonstrations and art displays while enjoying music throughout the center. Paintings available for purchase. Kim VanDerHoek painting demo. on Saturday, October 25th from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Sales will benefit Crystal Cove Alliance. Crystal Cove Alliance (CCA), the official nonprofit partner of Crystal Cove State Park, is dedicated to preserving the cultural, natural and historic resources of Crystal Cove.


Urban Beauty

Event Dates: 10/4/2014 - 10/17/2014
Reception: 10/4/2014  6:00-9:00
Location: Randy Higbee Gallery
Phone Number: 714-546-2156
102 Kalmus
Costa Mesa, CA 92626

The Randy Higbee Gallery invites you to be part of our upcoming exhibition and Sale titled “Urban Beauty.” The show will run from October 4th through October 17 with a Gala Artists Reception on Saturday night, October 4th from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm. The show will focus on the unusual beauty and sometimes darker side of our cities. This is not a show for beach cottages and flowered alley ways. We will have that show coming up! There will be multiple awards totaling over $3000 in cash and awards.

Just Plein Fun

Event Dates: 7/28/2014 - 8/2/2014
Location: Huse Gallery
Phone Number: 949-723-6171
229 Marine Ave.
Balboa Island, CA 92662


Plein Air Easton

Event Dates: 7/12/2014 - 7/20/2014
Reception: 7/18/2014  7:00-9:00 p.m.
Location: Academy Art Museum
Phone Number: 410-822-7297
106 South Street
Easton, MD

What is Plein Air Easton?

Artists worldwide are painting en plein air, venturing from their studios to paint along roadsides, atop mountains, by the sea, in gardens and in cities to capture landscapes, still lifes, figures and architecture in their natural elements.

Discover the talent and techniques behind this art phenomenon and become a part of our flourishing arts scene. Come witness the dynamic competition and festival that is Plein Air - Easton! Explore one of the most picturesque small towns on the East Coast while interacting with some of the nation's top plein air painters.


Friday, July 18, 2013 7pm-9pm
Awards Announced at 7:45 pm
Tickets Required

Over a five-day period, artists will have painted picturesque scenes throughout Talbot County. They will select their two best works to be judged in the Plein Air-Easton! Competition.

This event offers the only opportunity to see the entire competition show!

Be one of the first to experience and purchase paintings during this private ticketed only event. Enjoy the company of friends, a glass of wine, hors d’œuvres and conversation with the participating competition artists. The exhibit will evolve all evening as paintings are sold and new paintings take their places. Competition paintings will be on sale starting at 7pm when the doors to the Academy Art Museum open to ticket holders.

Winning paintings will be on display and be able to purchase all weekend.

For information please contact the Plein Air-Easton! Information Hotline at 410-822-7297.

15th Annual Laguna Beach Plein Air Painting Invitational

Event Dates: 10/13/2013 - 10/20/2013
Reception: 10/19/2013  6:00 - 10:00
Location: Aliso Creek Inn & Golf Course
31106 Coast Hwy
Laguna Beach, CA 92651

Each year Laguna Beach, a famous seaside community and historic artist colony, turns into an outdoor studio with the always-exciting Laguna Beach Plein Air Painting Invitational. This event showcases the nation’s top plein air landscape painters who compete for prestigious prizes and participate in the week-long festivities including public paint outs, environmental awareness activities, and educational events.  Culminating with the highly anticipated Collectors’ Party and Public Sale.

This year the Invitational will be held at the Aliso Creek Inn in the majestic Aliso Canyon – The “Yosemite” of Laguna Beach and the location of the area’s original homestead built by the Thurston family, the ancestors of current Laguna Mayor Kelly Boyd.  This event celebrates the artistic legacy of Laguna Beach.

Collectors’ Party/Soiree – “Coastal Chic at Aliso Creek” at Aliso Creek Inn
6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Attendees at this event will have the first chance to view and to purchase, in advance of the general public, the artworks created throughout the week by the participating plein air artists. Tickets $100 each, email, call Rosemary Swimm at 949-584-9162 or through the Ticketing Section of the Website.

Public Art Show and Sale at Aliso Creek Inn
10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
The week-long event culminates with an exciting
Public Sale free to the public, and welcomes over 500 enthusiastic guests who have the opportunity to meet the participating artists and purchase additional paintings.

Crystal Cove Art Show

Event Dates: 10/1/2013 - 12/31/2013
Reception: 10/1/2013  4:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Location: The Crystal Cove Store and Gallery
Phone Number: 949.376.6200
#5 Crystal Cove
Newport Coast, CA 92657

All year I've been creating original oil paintings on location at Crystal cove State Beach. This area is a beautiful stretch of protected beach that always inspires me to paint. Right now three of my paintings are hanging in the store.

The Endless Summer at Enderle Center - Live Music & Artist Demos

Event Dates: 8/15/2013 - 8/15/2013
Reception: 8/15/2013  5:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Location: Chemers Gallery
Phone Number: (714) 731-5432
17300 17th Street, Suite G
Tustin, CA

It's summer and you know what that means! The Enderle Center will be jamming to live music from local bands every month and our wonderful artists will be joining us from far and wide to demonstrate their talents for you! As always, this event is free and open to all music and art lovers. Get in the swing of things! The first concert and demo is June 20th so mark your calendars now.

Slate of Demonstrating Artists at Chemers Gallery
August 15, 5-8 p.m.
Dana Cooper - oil | Suzanne Currie - mixed media | Dori Dewberry - pastel
Julie Hill - watercolor | Ian Montelongo - acrylic
Soraya Montelongo - beaded jewelry | Kim Vanderhoek - oil | Jim Wodark - oil
We'll be joined by different artists every month, 
so keep checking back for the most up to date information!