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.

Sonoma Plein Air

Event Dates: 9/15/2014 - 9/20/2014
Reception: 9/20/2014  10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Location: Sonoma

Tuesday, September 16
"The Quick DRAW"
Please join the artists on Tuesday in the Sonoma Plaza at 5:30 p.m.
Take a look at the 2011 Quick Draw here.
Easels will be set up all around the colorful Sonoma Farmers Market for paintings to be created and sold on the spot!

Artists will have an hour and a half to take in all the vivid colours, sights and smells of the Farmers Market while creating a painting for you to take home with you that night!
5:30 p.m. Market opens and the artists begin!!
7:30-9:30 art available for purchase.
Check out at the Charles Creek tasting room on the Plaza....

Friday, September 19
The Gala Dinner and Auction with the Artists

This year's Gala will be held at the Lasseter Train Barn
We will once again be offering our Special Patron Opportunity
And be sure to join the Live Auction at the Gala....

Individual tickets for the Gala are $225 each.
For more information or for Gala Advanced Reservations, email us.
Sponsorship opportunities are available.

Sonoma Plein Air Foundation
19201 Sonoma Highway
Number 321
Sonoma, CA 95476

Saturday, September 20
Historic Sonoma Plaza
Napa Street East and First Street East
Public invited

Meet the Sonoma Plein Air artists
Fine art they created during the week on location
in Sonoma Valley will be on display and for sale

To be announced

10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Hands-on-Art classes for children
Thank you Sonoma Community Center staff and volunteers.


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.

Viewpoints: OC All Media 2014

Event Dates: 4/26/2014 - 5/10/2014
Reception: 4/26/2014  5:30-8:00
Location: Chemers Gallery
Phone Number: 714-731-5432
17300 17th St, Ste. G
Tustin, CA 92780

This will be Chemers 7th annual juried exhibit of professional and amateur artists that will feature familiar images of local landscape, architecture and community within the Orange County, California area.

Pop Up Gallery at The OCMix

Event Dates: 4/22/2014 - 5/31/2014
Reception: 4/22/2014  6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Location: The OCMix (across from Portola Coffee)
3313 Hyland Avenue
Costa Mesa, CA 92626

This group art show will feature Impressionist-style paintings created by Jim Wodark, Greg LaRock, Wendy Wirth, Gavin Brooks, Michael Obermeyer, April Raber, Liv Saether, Jeff Sewell, Michael Situ and Kim VanDerHoek.

Sea Stories

Event Dates: 3/14/2014 - 3/16/2014
Reception: 3/14/2014  4:30 - 7:00 p.m.
Location: Crystal Cove Historic District
8471 N. Coast Highway
Laguna Beach, CA

This group art show will feature plein air paintings of Crystal Cove created by artists in the gallery.

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.