Tom Swimm

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. Tom Swimm A Book, A Smoke, and a Glass of Wine Oil on canvas, 2011 24 x 30 inches Courtesy of the artist Value: $3,600.00 BUY IT NOW: $1,800.00 . About the artist Born and raised on the East coast, Tom began painting at an early age, and eventually trained as a commercial artist and art director.  After a successful career in advertising, He relocated to Laguna Beach, California, where he was moved by the light and landscape to renew his passion for painting.  He developed his … [Read more...]

Chris Richter

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  Chris Richter Reveal 340 Oil on canvas over panel, 2015 30 x 30 inches Courtesy of the artist and SCAPE Gallery Sold >> Click here for artist's website Chris Richter began working full time as a painter after a successful career in advertising, graphic design, and illustration. His commercial art background has greatly influenced his compelling, carefully crafted works, which explore the humanity found in nature. He lives and works in Laguna Beach. Selected … [Read more...]

Art Auction 2018 | Tickets

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CALIFORNIA COOL ART AUCTION 2018 February 10, 2018 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Laguna Art Museum Proceeds from the Art Auction and Host Committee ensure that Laguna Art Museum continues its dedication to collecting and preserving California art, providing world-class exhibitions, and enhancing art education for local children. Advance tickets are no longer available for this event. Tickets at the door (if available) will be $150 for members (Friend level and above) and $175 for general … [Read more...]

Jeff Sewell


  Jeff Sewell Laguna Spray Oil on canvas, 2016 12 x 16 inches Courtesy of the artist Sold >> Click here for artist's website Jeff Sewell was born and raised in Southern California, and is known mainly for his paintings of California scenery, although he also takes trips throughout the year to paint in Colorado, Utah, and Arizona. He paints predominantly en plein air (outdoors), but also enjoys developing works in his studio. His influences include master Impressionists … [Read more...]

Jennifer Griffiths


. Jennifer Griffiths The Areo on Montana Mixed media/photograph, 2014/1978 37 x 37 inches Courtesy of the artist Value: $4,500 BUY IT NOW: $1,000 Call Sarah Strozza at 949.494.8971 x219. About the artist Jennifer Griffiths was born in Los Angeles. She attended Cal State Northridge and UCLA, where she received a BFA degree in Art/Photography in 1973. Griffiths has worked as assistant to Hollywood photographer Charles Bush and supported herself as a freelance commercial photographer. … [Read more...]

Ned Evans


  Ned Evans Blop Resin and foam, 2016 9 x 12 x 3 inches Courtesy of the artist and Craig Krull Gallery Sold >> Click here for artist's website A master of color and texture, Ned Evans is inspired by the natural world, for which he has an unending passion. He has called Venice Beach home for almost forty years and is an avid surfer, finding parallels between his experiences in the waves and his work as an artist in the studio. His paintings have been exhibited … [Read more...]

Tony DeLap

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  Tony DeLap Untitled SB95 Graphite and collage, 1995 12 x 16 inches Courtesy of the artist Sold >> Click here for artist's website A revered figure throughout the California art world, painter, sculptor, and draftsman Tony DeLap is known especially for his use of playfully illusionistic techniques combined with perfect craftsmanship. He is a skilled magician as well as an artist, and brings some of the spirit of the magic trick to his art. Never happy to be called a … [Read more...]

Joe Biel

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. Joe Biel Wagon Graphite on paper, 2014 10 x 7 inches Courtesy of the artist Value: $500 Starting bid: $250 >> Click here for artist's website Joe Biel was born in Boulder, Colorado, and received an MFA in Painting from the University of Michigan. He is currently on the faculty at California State University Fullerton. He has shown with Roberts and Tilton Gallery and LA Louver Gallery in Los Angeles, and is represented by the Galerie Kuckei+Kuckei in Berlin. He has been … [Read more...]

Art Auction 2017 | VIP and Host Committee Reception

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  VIP and Host Committee Reception Tuesday, January 31 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Special VIP reception for Host Committee members and their guests . Laguna Art Museum cordially invites members of the Host Committee and their guests to an exclusive preview of Art Auction 2017: California Cool. This reception will feature enticing bites, wine, and the opportunity to preview the artwork, as well as a walkthrough with the museum curators and executive director. . Host Committee members … [Read more...]

Art Auction 2017 | Post-Auction Sale

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  Post-Auction Sale Sunday, February 5, 2017 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Free admission . Any works unsold during Art Auction 2017: California Cool will be available in a post-auction sale on Sunday, February 5, from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Works will be available at the minimum bid price, which is 50% of the stated value. Support the museum’s education and exhibition programs by adding works of art by prestigious California artists to your collection. Unsold works will also be … [Read more...]