ex•pose: dana harel

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. February 23-June 1, 2014 Dana Harel’s first museum exhibition in the U.S. presented a new series of work, Between Dreams and Nightmares. The series was drawn from the artist’s relationships to the men in her family and ties to military life: “As an Israeli female soldier, a daughter of a soldier, a wife of a soldier, and a mother of a young sensitive male, I have witnessed men in their most intimate and tender moments, sometimes in the most unexpected of places. I draw on this … [Read more...]

Travels with Millard Sheets, 1950–1986

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. February 1-June 8, 2014 On loan from the Diane and E. Gene Crain Collection was a selection of paintings by California artist Millard Sheets (1907–1989) curated by Laguna Art Museum's Curator of Historical Art Janet Blake. Over twenty paintings dating from 1950 to 1986 highlighted the artist’s travels around the world. Sheets had wanderlust while still a student at Chouinard School of Art in 1928. After winning several prizes for his paintings, he embarked for Europe, where he spent six … [Read more...]

Richard Bunkall, The Ulysses, 1994

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. Richard Bunkall The Ulysses Oil on canvas, 1994 26 x 39 inches Gift of Bruce and Donna Polichar 2012.002.001 … [Read more...]

Richard Bunkall

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Richard Bunkall b. 1953-1999 . In a shortened career of twenty-five years, with a focused dedication to artistic integrity, Richard Bunkall created a significant body of work that was both original and emotionally compelling. His early work expressed simpler themes; themes that he later developed into spiritual and iconic masterpieces. He was able to tell the story of humanity and its vulnerability through his art. He embraced and glorified the creations of man and ensconced them in monuments … [Read more...]

Jeremy Fish, Everything is Going to be OK?, 2009

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. Jeremy Fish Everything Is Going to Be OK? Acrylic on wood, 2009 30 x 60 inches Museum purchase with funds from the Mark and Hilarie Moore Family Trust 2011.009 … [Read more...]

Jeremy Fish

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Jeremy Fish b. 1974 . Jeremy Fish was born in 1974 in Albany, New York and remained in upstate New York area until 1994, when he moved to San Francisco, California to attend art school. Two years later, he earned his BFA from the Art Institute of San Francisco, paving the way to become a prominent illustrator and artist in the San Francisco area today. . Everything Is Going to Be OK? Acrylic on wood, 2009 30 x 60 inches Museum purchase with funds from the Mark and Hilarie … [Read more...]

Richard Shelton, Messenger of the Gods, 1996

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. Richard Shelton Messenger of the Gods Oil and encaustic on four wood panels, 1996 36 x 24 inches each panel Gift of Gene H. LePere 2011.010.002 … [Read more...]

Richard Shelton

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Richard Shelton b. .   Messenger of the Gods Oil and encaustic on four wood panels, 1996 36 x 24 inches each panel Gift of Gene H. LePere 2011.010.002 … [Read more...]

Education Department Receives Special Recognition and Grants

Jim Denevan's illuminated sand sculpture from Art & Nature 2013. Photo by Eric Stoner.

Laguna Art Museum's Education Department Receives Special Recognition from AAMD, and Grants from the NEA and Festival of Arts Foundation Laguna Art Museum’s Education Department recently received special recognition from The Association of Art Museum Directors. In addition the museum received grants from the National Endowment of the Arts and the Festival of Arts Foundation for its educational programming. . The Association of Art Museum Directors (which represents 240 art museums across the … [Read more...]

Alex Couwenberg, Echo Park, 2006

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. Alex Couwenberg Echo Park Acrylic on canvas, 2006 72 x 66 inches Gift of the artist 2009.003 … [Read more...]