Palette to Palate 2014 Most Successful to Date

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Palette to Palate 2014 Most Successful to Date Laguna Art Museum’s 2014 Palette to Palate fundraiser, which took place at the museum June 13, 2014, grossed approximately $205,000—the museum’s most successful Palette to Palate to date. This is $15,000 more than in 2013 and $55,000 more than in 2012. The museum expects to net $137,000 for its education and exhibition programs. Proceeds from the event will ensure the continuation of quality exhibition and education programming at the museum. … [Read more...]

In Memoriam: Jerry Rothman


In Memoriam: Jerry Rothman Laguna Art Museum is saddened by the death of long-time Laguna Beach resident and ceramic sculptor Jerry Rothman, a large number of whose works are in the collection. He died Thursday, June 5 of a heart attack at a hospital near his sculpture park and home in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. During the last few years of his life Rothman was unable to work due to the effects of Lewy Body disease. He was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1933 to Rose and Hyman … [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 … [Read more...]

Drive the Arts, Buy the Plate!


Drive the arts, buy the plate! Laguna Art Museum has partnered with the California Arts Council to spread the word about the California arts license plate. Did you know that renowned California artist Wayne Thiebaud (whose work is on display at the museum through June 1) designed the Arts Plate in 1993? Proceeds from sales and renewals of California’s arts license plate support arts education programs across California. . The arts and arts education cultivate imagination, creativity, and … [Read more...]

Donor Spotlight: Room & Board


Donor Spotlight: Room & Board Laguna Art Museum's lobby has a fresh, modern new look thanks to its design partners at Room & Board South Coast Plaza Village. . The assortment at Room & Board is more than 90% American-made, and the company collaborates with more than 50 American companies to create their furniture and accessories. Since opening their doors in 1980, Room & Board has focused on the customer, offering the best of modern design and American craftsmanship, and … [Read more...]

Art Auction 2014 a Success


Art Auction 2014 a Success Laguna Art Museum’s 2014 Art Auction fundraiser grossed approximately $200,000 on February 8, 2014 for the museum’s education and exhibition programs. Based on preliminary numbers, the museum expects to net $135,000. . Additionally, 400 people attended, including 45 of the 116 featured artists. Artists in attendance included Elizabeth Turk, Adam Silverman, Victor Hugo Zayas, Tim Clark, Jimi Gleason, Jeff Peters, and James Verbicky, among others. . Fourteen of … [Read more...]

Donor Spotlight: Nicholas Yrizarry Wealth Management Group


Donor Spotlight: Nicholas Yrizarry Wealth Management Group . Nicholas Yrizarry Wealth Management Group is partnering with Laguna Art Museum as the 2014 Advisory Circle sponsor. NYWMG is a Laguna Beach-based firm specializing in retirement and investment planning as well as financial management and estate conservation. Their supportive staff is a team of highly professional individuals who can address the full spectrum of their client's needs. In addition to Nick’s expertise as a wealth … [Read more...]

First Art & Nature a Success


. Laguna Art Museum presented the first annual Art & Nature, a multidisciplinary exploration of art’s many and various engagements with the natural world, November 7-10, 2013. . . The centerpiece of the event was Land Artist Jim Denevan’s monumental sand drawings on Main Beach in Laguna. Beginning at 4:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 9, Denevan worked with sticks and rakes to create a large geometric pattern of circles on the northern point of Main Beach. In the mid-afternoon, … [Read more...]

Wayne Thiebaud Gifts Painting and Prints to Museum’s Collection


Legendary Artist Wayne Thiebaud Gifts Painting and Prints to Laguna Art Museum's Collection On October 12, artist Wayne Thiebaud donated a painting and a group of six prints to Laguna Art Museum on the occasion of the presentation to him of the museum’s California Art Award. The award recognizes the extraordinary part he has played in raising the reputation and appreciation of California art, nationally and internationally. It was presented to Thiebaud by President and CEO of the J. Paul … [Read more...]

Michele Monda Named 2013 Volunteer of the Year

Michele Monda and Malcolm Warner

Michele Monda Named 2013 Volunteer of the Year Laguna Art Museum hosted its annual Open House and Volunteer Recognition Reception on Tuesday, September 10. During the presentation, Laguna Art Museum's Executive Director Malcolm Warner announced volunteer Store Manager Michele Monda as Laguna Art Museum’s 2013 Volunteer of the Year. . In 2012, Monda, a Laguna Beach resident and longtime supporter of Laguna Art Museum, came on board to help revamp the museum store. Monda’s goal for the … [Read more...]