Daniel Aksten

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. Daniel Aksten Vessel (Red Screen, Stripe Variation) Composite finishes on aluminum panel, 2013 24 x 24 inches Courtesy of the artist Value: $4,000 BUY IT: $2,000 (call 949.494.8971 x219) About the artist Los Angeles artist Daniel Aksten was born in New Hampshire and studied English and philosophy at Chico State University. Following his college years, during which he discovered Kafka and James Joyce, he intended to pursue writing but discovered he could use visual art to explore his … [Read more...]

Ovation January 2012 Programming Highlights

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. . Ovation is the only multi-platform network devoted to arts culture. Ovation gives its viewers access to the artists who define our cultural landscape through its one-of-a- kind mix of hand-picked documentaries, series, movies, and specials. Ovation is available in HD and on demand and extends its linear channel experience via its popular website, www.ovationtv.com. . Ovation is a great supporter of Laguna Art Museum! Check out what they have going on this month. . Ovation January … [Read more...]

Mark Chamberlain

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Mark Chamberlain Saving Green Photograph, 2015 26 x 38 inches Courtesy of BC Space Value: $2,400 Starting bid: $1,200 >> Click here for artist's website Mark Chamberlain is a photographic, environmental, and installation artist as well as a gallery owner and curator. He was born and raised in Dubuque, Iowa. As a student at the University of Iowa, he received a BA in Political Science in 1965 and an MBA in 1967. He became interested in photography while serving in the military … [Read more...]

Don Bachardy

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. Don Bachardy A portrait of the successful bidder or person of his/her choice, to be painted at the artist's studio in Santa Monica. Acrylic on paper 29 x 23 inches Courtesy of the artist and Craig Krull Gallery Value: $10,000 Live Auction . >> Click here for artist's website Don Bachardy is an accomplished portrait artist and widely-published author. He was born in Los Angeles in 1934. He studied at Chouinard Art Institute in Los Angeles and the Slade School of Art in … [Read more...]

Karen Feuer-Schwager

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. Karen Feuer-Schwager Folded Wings Polymer skins, 2014 35 x 13 x 4 inches Courtesy of the artist Value: $1,500 Starting bid: $750 >> Click here for artist's website Karen Feuer-Schwager received her BFA from the Tyler School of Fine Arts at Temple University in Philadelphia, continuing her studies at Le Centre de Gravure in Geneva, Switzerland, and the Don Stacy Studio in New York.  A multi-faceted artist, she expresses feelings, experiences, and dreams in a … [Read more...]

Laguna Art Museum Announces Executive Director

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. . Dear Laguna Art Museum Supporter, . The Board of Trustees of Laguna Art Museum is pleased to announce that Malcolm Warner, deputy director at the Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth, Texas, has been appointed executive director of Laguna Art Museum. Mr. Warner will assume his position January 3, 2012. . I am so pleased to have an executive director who is an internationally recognized scholar, arts leader, and an individual who is beloved by the local community he currently … [Read more...]

Best Kept Secret In the News

. . . "Indicative of the experimental zeitgeist of the time, UCI can take its rightful place in the historical vanguard of Southern California art." ~ Sharon Mizota, The Los Angeles Times . "Despite the narrative threads that must be laid down as a foundation, as well as the rise of conceptualism and the mantra that 'painting is dead' during this period, Best Kept Secret is a surprisingly visual and abundant show." ~ Richard Chang, The Orange County Register . Read news stories and … [Read more...]

Aaron Kraten

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. Aaron Kraten Cherry Blossom Mixed media, 2013 24 x 14 inches Courtesy of the artist Value: $425 Starting bid: $225 Minimum bid increment: $25 About the artist A self-taught artist, Aaron Kraten grew up in Huntington Beach, California. During his formative years he began drawing in hundred-page sketchbooks, a practice he continues to this day. He is a mixed media artist, using found objects and non-traditional paint media. He prefers to use his hands to work directly with the … [Read more...]

Caleb Siemon and Carmen Salazar

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. Caleb Siemon and Carmen Salazar Copper Blue Happy Bowl and Vase (set) Hand-blown glass, 2016 9 x 5 inches (vase), 5 x 8 inches (bowl) Courtesy of the artists Value: $1,300 Starting bid: $650 >> Click here for artists' website Caleb Siemon and Carmen Salazar have been designing and producing hand blown glass vessels and lighting fixtures in Southern California since 1999. The studio’s aesthetic reflects the evolved craftsmanship of the Muranese tradition coupled with the … [Read more...]

Scott Yeskel

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  Scott Yeskel Motel Pool #2 Oil on Canvas, 2015 48 x 48 inches Courtesy of the artist & Sue Greenwood Fine Art Sold >> Click here for artist's website Scott Yeskel studied painting at the Academy of Art in San Francisco and received his BFA in 2002. Since his relocation to Southern California, he has been portraying his love-hate affair with the area. His muses can be traffic snarls, boxy apartments, and occasionally car crashes. Inspired by mid-century masters, yet … [Read more...]