LAM Announces Featured Artists for California Cool Art Auction 2018

  For Immediate Release: January 19, 2018 LAM ANNOUNCES FEATURED ARTISTS FOR CALIFORNIA COOL ART AUCTION 2018 LAGUNA BEACH, CA (January 19, 2018) — On February 10, 2018, Laguna Art Museum will present its annual California Cool Art Auction. 2018 marks the 36th edition of the highly-anticipated auction event during the museum’s centennial year. With works by over 100 important California artists, Art Auction 2018 will include great art, delicious cuisine, and creative … [Read more...]

Laguna Art Museum, one of the oldest in the state, celebrates 100 years


  "Laguna Art Museum, one of the oldest in the state, celebrates 100 years." The Daily Pilot features Laguna Art Museum's history and upcoming centennial year events.  Read the feature online here. … [Read more...]

Art Auction 2018 | Scott Yeskel

Yeskel, Scott

  Scott Yeskel Rancho Home Oil on wood, 2017 40 x 30 inches Courtesy of the artist and Sue Greenwood Fine Art Value: $5,500 Starting bid: $2,750 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...]

Art Auction 2018 | William Wray

Wray, William_Enterprise

  William Wray Enterprise Oil on wood panel, 2017 24 x 24 inches Courtesy of the artist and Sue Greenwood Fine Art Value: $4,500 Starting bid: $2,250 William Wray studied painting at the Art Students League in New York and has lived for most of his life in California. Making his living as a cartoonist who specialized in painted subjects, he spent years mastering an eclectic array of artistic styles. In the end he found his own voice with a contemporized version of … [Read more...]

Art Auction 2018 | Suzan Woodruff

Woodruff, Suzan_Blue Wave Particle

  Suzan Woodruff Blue Particle Wave Acrylic on panel, 2015 48 x 60 inches Courtesy of the artist Value: $15,000 Buy it Now: $7,500 Staff Pick Suzan Woodruff was raised in the Sonoran desert by her gold-prospector grandparents and drawn to the aesthetic potential of natural phenomena at an early age. Painting with the aid of her moving “Gravity Easel,” she creates imagery that is simultaneously cosmic and aqueous. Her process is chaotic and often improvised, and … [Read more...]

Art Auction 2018 | Tyrus Wong

Wong, Tyrus_Horse Looking Away

  Tyrus Wong Horse Looking Away, Horse Looking Down, Horse Looking Up, Horse Prancing (set of 4) Lithographs, from the edition of 35, 1948 Sheet sizes: 9 x 11 1/2 and 10 x 13 1/4 inches Courtesy of Tobey C. Moss Gallery Value: $1,000 Starting bid: $500 Staff Pick Born Wong Gen Yeo, Tyrus Wong (1910–2016) entered the United States at the height of the Chinese Exclusion Act and spent a month detained on Angel Island as a mere ten-year old, separated from his … [Read more...]

Art Auction 2018 | Frederick Wight

Wight, Frederick

  Frederick Wight Mountains of Santa Monica Oil on canvas, 1982 48 x 66 1/4 inches Courtesy of Jerrold and Sandy Canter Value: $2,000 Starting bid: $1,000 Painter and novelist Frederick Wight (1902–86) was a major figure in the emergence of Los Angeles as a significant artistic center in the mid-twentieth century. During his twenty-year stint as director of the art gallery at UCLA (which is now named for him) and chair of the university art department, he launched … [Read more...]

Art Auction 2018 | Kirsten Whalen

Whalen, Kirsten_Groovin

  Kirsten Whalen Groovin’ Watercolor on paper, 2015 9 x 12 inches Courtesy of the artist Value: $1,200 Starting bid: $600 Kirsten Whalen is a native Californian, born and raised in Sacramento. She holds degrees in Design from the University of California, Davis, and Fine Art Drawing and Painting from Laguna College of Art and Design. After several years working as a graphic designer in publishing, she refocused her creative efforts on fine art, working in … [Read more...]

Art Auction 2018 | Alex Weinstein

Weinstein, Alex_Swell model

  Alex Weinstein Swell Model (The Night) Polyester resin, concrete, and oil paint, 2017 17 1/2 x 7 1/2 x 7 1/2 inches Courtesy of the artist and Leslie Sacks Gallery Value: $5,000 Starting bid: $2,500 Los Angeles artist Alex Weinstein is fascinated by the Sublime and seeks to explore this powerful idea in his paintings and sculptures, taking cues from artists of the past such as Caspar David Friedrich, Claude Monet, J. M. W. Turner, and Mark Rothko. He is an avid … [Read more...]

Art Auction 2018 | Matt Wedel

Wedel, Matt_Fruit Tree

  Matt Wedel Fruit Tree Gouache on paper, 2016 48 x 18 inches Courtesy of the artist and L.A. Louver, Venice, CA Value: $3,500 Starting bid: $1,750 Colorado-born Matt Wedel is known principally for his imaginative, intricate, and colorful ceramics. He is inspired by flora and fauna, myth and history. A graduate of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and California State University, Long Beach, he has exhibited nationally and internationally since his early … [Read more...]