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.

6" Squared Art Show

Event Dates: 12/7/2013 - 12/25/2013
Reception: 12/7/2013  5:00 - 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: 12/5/2013 - 12/31/2013
Reception: 12/5/2013  
Location: Debra Huse Gallery
Phone Number: (949) 723-6171
229 Marine Ave.
Balboa Island, CA 92662

A juried art sow featuring small works (8" x 8" or 6" x 8") in a variety of media and subjects.

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.

Sonoma Plein Air

Event Dates: 9/16/2013 - 9/22/2013
Reception: 9/21/2013  10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Location: Sonoma

Tuesday, September 17
"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 20
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 21
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.


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!

9th Annual Best of Plein Air

Event Dates: 7/13/2013 - 7/27/2013
Reception: 7/13/2013  6:00-9:00 p.m.
Location: Randy Higbee Gallery
Phone Number: 714-546-2156
102 Kalmus
Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Art show and sale featuring paintings created en plein air (outdoors, directly from life). Two of my paintings will be in the show this year.

Less is More

Event Dates: 4/27/2013 - 5/10/2013
Reception: 4/27/2013  4:00-8:00
Location: Randy Higbee Gallery
102 Kalmus
Costa Mesa, CA

This group art show will feature work by many of the best plein air landscape painters in California. All of the artwork in the show will be on the smaller scale (approx. 9"x12" and under) which means that many paintings will be reasonably priced.

A Brush With Color - A Solo Exhibit by Kim VanDerHoek

Event Dates: 9/14/2012 - 10/14/2012
Reception: 9/15/2012  6:00-9:00 p.m.
Location: Copperwood Artware
Phone Number: 714-633-8374
148 A North Glassel St.
Orange, CA 92866

Art show featuring 16 new works by Kim VanDerHoek.