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
Website: http://www.pleinaireaston.com/

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
Website: http://www.chemersgallery.com/

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
Website: http://www.crystalcovebeachcottages.com/store/thestoreatCC.php

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
Website: http://www.dailybrushwork.com/

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
Website: http://debrahusegallery.com/debrahusegallery/Debra_Huse_Gallery.html

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
Website: http://lagunapleinair.com/

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 info@lpapa.org, 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
Website: http://www.crystalcovebeachcottages.com/julyartshowpreview/

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
Website: http://www.chemersgallery.com/

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!