Hung Viet Nguyen

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. . Hung Viet Nguyen Mindscape #36 Oil on canvas, 2013 22 x 28 inches Courtesy of the artist Value: $1,500 BUY IT NOW: $750 Call Sarah Strozza at 949.494.8971 x219. About the artist Hung Viet Nguyen was born in Vietnam in 1957. He studied Biology at Science University in Saigon before transitioning to work as an illustrator, graphic artist, and designer after settling in the U.S. in 1982. He developed his artistic skills independently, studying many traditional Eastern and Western … [Read more...]

Jesse Bartels


. Jesse Bartels Cottons Point Ceramic, 2012 21 x 45 x 2 inches Courtesy of the artist Value: $1,700 Starting bid: $850 >> Click here for artist’s website A native of Laguna Beach, Jesse Bartels earned his BA in ceramics at San Francisco State University, after which he traveled extensively throughout Southeast Asia and Japan to learn local ceramic production techniques.  Before establishing his own studio he worked for over twenty years with his father, the ceramicist Marlo … [Read more...]

Marlo Bartels

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. Marlo Bartels Arch Beach Ceramic, 2014 14 1/2 x 38 1/2 inches Courtesy of the artist Value: $1,600 Starting bid: $800 . >> Click here for artist’s website Marlo Bartels is a native Californian and longtime Laguna Beach resident. He holds a BA in Art from California State University Long Beach and an MA from California State University Fullerton. He has been producing and installing permanent indoor and outdoor ceramic sculptures, murals, and furniture since 1977, and is a … [Read more...]

Cathy Bartels

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. Cathy Bartels Soundscape Reconstructed Mixed media, 2015 24 x 24 inches Courtesy of the artist Value: $500 Starting bid: $250 . >> Click here for artist’s website Born in Los Angeles, Cathy Bartels moved to New York City to study art and design at the Fashion Institute of Technology. She continues to incorporate techniques that she learned there in her current work. Through the exploration of various artistic styles and materials, she hopes that her art encourages viewers to … [Read more...]

Alex Weinstein

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  Alex Weinstein Swell Model Polyester resin, concrete, and oil, 2016 16 x 7 1/4 x 7 1/4 inches Courtesy of the artist and Leslie Sacks Gallery Sold >> Click here for artist's website Los Angeles artist Alex Weinstein’s artwork explores the idea of the sublime, taking cues from artists of the past such as Caspar David Friedrich, Claude Monet, J. M. W. Turner, and Mark Rothko. An avid surfer, his paintings and sculptures are often based on views of the ocean surface, … [Read more...]

Fumiko Amano


. Fumiko Amano Kyoto Garden Series Watercolor, ink, crayon, and graphite on paper, 2015 22 x 30 inches Courtesy of the artist Value: $750 Starting bid: $375 >> Click here for artist's website Fumiko Amano was born and raised in Tokyo, Japan, and currently lives in Los Angeles. She earned her BA in Art and Design from the University of Wisconsin, and later attended California Design College in Los Angeles, completing a Certificate Program in Fashion Design/CAD. For the past … [Read more...]

Ovation December 2011 Programming Highlights

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. . Ovation is a multiplatform network that is distributed via cable, satellite and telco. Ovation focuses on entertaining, inspiring and engaging the artist in all of us by offering original and acquired programming focused on art, culture and personal creativity. Each night a different theme is featured and weekends are devoted to original and event programming. The network showcases the world’s greatest artists in theater, dance, opera, literature, film, visual and fine art, music, … [Read more...]

Richard Aber

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. Richard Aber Grid Warp-1-07 Acrylic on canvas, 2007 59 x 43 x 2 inches Courtesy of the artist Value: $5,000.00 BUY IT NOW: $2,500.00 . About the artist Richard Aber was born in Los Angeles and received his early training from his parents, who were both artists. He earned his Master of Arts degree from California State University Fullerton, and has since been in numerous one person and group shows throughout the United States and Europe. About the work Grid Warp-1-07 Acrylic … [Read more...]

Kim Abeles

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  Kim Abeles Shared Skies (13 Global Skies) VII – G Archival ultrachrome print, 2014 22 x 17 inches Courtesy of the artist Sold >> Click here for artist's website Los Angeles-based Kim Abeles creates installations and community projects that address women’s issues, civil rights, and the environment. She has taken part in projects with a unique range of collaborators, including the California Bureau of Automotive Repair, the California Science Center, the Department of … [Read more...]

Laguna Art Museum Announces ex·pose, a New Contemporary Art Program


. . Laguna Art Museum is excited to announce ex•pose, new contemporary art program curated by Grace Kook-Anderson. Ms. Kook-Anderson is the curator of exhibitions at Laguna Art Museum and specializes in contemporary art. ex•pose will feature rotating contemporary art exhibitions, focusing on one emerging artist or mid-career artist at a time. Instead of a dedicated space at the museum, each exhibition will be dependent on each artist’s project. The program aims to work with a diverse range … [Read more...]