Museum Announces New Acquisitions

Richard SheltonMessenger of the Gods, 1996Oil and encaustic on four wood panels36 x 24 inches, each panelLaguna Art Museum CollectionGift of Gene H. LePere2001.009.002

. . Laguna Art Museum is pleased to announce two recently accessioned gifts to its permanent collection which include Richard Shelton’s Messenger of the Gods, 1996, an oil and encaustic on four wood panels, and Helen Lundeberg’s Moonscape, 1966, an acrylic on canvas. Both works are gifts to the museum from Gene H. LePere. LePere, who lives in Los Angeles, is the daughter of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, founder of the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, D.C. . Richard … [Read more...]

Pacific Standard Time Call for Volunteers

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. . Call for Volunteers Pacific Standard Time: Art in LA 1945-1980 . Pacific Standard Time is an unprecedented collaboration of more than sixty cultural institutions across Southern California, coming together to tell the story of the birth of the L.A. art scene. Initiated through grants from the Getty Foundation, Pacific Standard Time will take place for six months beginning October 2011. Laguna Art Museum's Pacific Standard Time exhibition is Best Kept Secret: UCI and the Development of … [Read more...]

LCAD Student Memberships


. . . MUSEUM CLUB Next event: Thursday, November 3, 2011, 6:00 p.m. at Laguna Art Museum Join us for a private tour of Laguna Art Museum's new exhibition Best Kept Secret: UCI and the Development of Contemporary Art in Southern California, 1964-1971 with curator Grace Kook-Anderson. Following the tour, we will do the Laguna Beach First Thursdays Art Walk and visit nearby galleries as a group. . LCAD Museum Club: Join other students like you who have a passion for art, an interest in … [Read more...]

Paint Out at Crystal Cove


Paint Out at Crystal Cove Thursday, October 18, 2012 Sponsored by the Crystal Cove Alliance Art Council 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Crystal Cove State Park Open to the public for viewing, $15.00 parking fee . At the north end of Laguna Beach lies the magnificent Crystal Cove State Park, which boasts 3.2 miles of beach and 2,400 acres of pristine coastal habitat. The participating plein air artists will be at the Park's famous Historic District on Thursday, October 18 to paint the beautiful … [Read more...]

Contemporary Collectors Council Announces 2011-2012 Season

. . The Contemporary Collectors Council (CCC) has planned its upcoming season with a range of exciting and ambitious visits. In addition to highlighting artist studios and private collections, the CCC will focus this season on Pacific Standard Time, an initiative organized by the Getty, partnering with institutions all over Southern California focusing on the emergence of art in Southern California from 1945 to 1980. The CCC will also have the opportunity to view the newest contemporary art … [Read more...]

Tour of Laguna Canyon & Artist Paint Out


Tour of Laguna Canyon & Artist Paint Out Tuesday, October 16, 2012 9:00-10:30 a.m. Nix Nature Center, Laguna Canyon Free tour, please call 949.497.8324 for reservations $3.00 parking fee . This tour, featuring a hike exploring the Laguna Canyon wilderness, provided additional opportunities to watch the participating artists in a paint out, and to raise awareness about Laguna Canyon Foundation, which is dedicated to preserving, protecting, enhancing, and promoting the South Coast … [Read more...]

Collector’s Soirée


Collectors' Soirée Saturday, October 20, 2012 6:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m. Laguna Art Museum Museum members $125.00 | Non-members $150.00 Dressy casual attire | Complimentary valet parking . Nearly 400 guests attend the Collectors’ Soirée annually at Laguna Art Museum. Join us for this exciting party where you will have the exclusive opportunity to view and purchase, in advance of the general public, the artworks created throughout the week by forty of the nation’s top plein air … [Read more...]

Public Art Show & Sale

Public Art Show & Sale Sunday, October 21, 2012 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Laguna Art Museum Free to the public . Hundreds of plein air enthusiasts attend the Public Art Show & Sale at Laguna Art Museum each year. The participating artists will replace paintings sold at the October 20 Collectors' Soirée with paintings created throughout the week, and the museum will be open free to the public who will have the opportunity to meet the participating artists and purchase the … [Read more...]

LCAD Next Generation Paint Out


LCAD Next Generation Paint Out Wednesday, October 17, 2012 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Heisler Park, Laguna Beach Open to the public for viewing . The LCAD Next Generation Paint Out is designed to cultivate the next generation of plein air painters. This event also aims to deepen Laguna Beach’s reputation as an arts destination by giving the community and guests the opportunity to view the work of young artists from Laguna College of Art + Design. . Participating students had just three hours … [Read more...]

Outdoor Artist Demonstrations

Outdoor Artist Demonstrations Friday, October 19, 2012 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Heisler Park Amphitheater, Laguna Beach Free to the public . Participating Plein Air Painting Invitational artists will be on hand to give free demonstrations of their artistic practice using various techniques and mediums. Watch these artists in action as they create a masterpiece in front of your eyes. Learn their process and ask questions along the way. Participating artists include Thomas Kitts (oil paint), … [Read more...]