Art Auction 2016 Most Successful To Date

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Laguna Art Museum’s Art Auction fundraiser reached total sales of over $400,000. Benefitting the museum’s exhibitions and education programs, net proceeds exceeded last year by 25%, making this the most successful Art Auction to date! The highlight of the evening was the much anticipated 20-item live auction led by charismatic auctioneer Aaron Bastian of Bonhams. For this year’s live auction, the museum partnered with Paddle8, an online auction house, and absentee bids placed from around … [Read more...]

Art Auction 2016 | Last Chance Sale

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  Last Chance Sale From February 8 through 14, unsold works from Art Auction 2016: California Cool are 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 these prestigious California artists to your collection. For more information or to schedule an appointment to see the works in person, please contact Kate Ambrose at 949.494.8971 x203   Laurie Brown Periphery #7, … [Read more...]

Free Admission Day- December 27

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Free Admission Day at Laguna Art Museum Sunday, December 27 from 11:00 a.m-5:00 p.m. Sponsored by Burba & Hayes As a special holiday gift to the Orange County community, this free day has been generously sponsored by entrepreneurs and businessmen Jim Burba and Bob Hayes of the global hotel investment event company Burba Hotel Network. This is a great opportunity to see Laguna Art Museum’s fall exhibitions David Ligare: California Classicist and The Canyon Project: Artivism! before they … [Read more...]

Art & Nature 2015 was a great success!

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Art & Nature 2015 was a great success! Laguna Art Museum presented its third annual Art & Nature festival, an exploration of art’s many and various engagements with the natural world, November 5-8, 2015. Over a thousand people visited exhibitions and attended programs in the museum during the four days of the festival, while an estimated 1,500 to 2,000 viewed Electric Light Blanket, Laddie John Dill’s spectacular laser performance piece on Main Beach on Saturday night. The … [Read more...]

Museum trip to France, October 2015

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  Laguna Art Museum group travels to France, October 2015 On October 5, a group of Laguna Art Museum patrons, accompanied by executive director Malcolm Warner, arrived in Paris to embark on a 9-day trip that would begin at the capital city and end on the French Riviera. With an exciting itinerary of visits focused primarily on art, locations to be visited included Paris, Marseille, Arles, Aix-en-Provence, St. Paul de Vence, Vence, St. Jean Cap Ferrat and Menton (sister city of Laguna … [Read more...]

Palette to Palate 2015 Most Successful to Date

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Palette to Palate 2015 Most Successful to Date Laguna Art Museum’s Palette to Palate fundraiser, which took place at the museum June 12, 2015, grossed approximately $236,000—the museum’s most successful Palette to Palate to date. This is $30,000 more than in 2014 and $85,000 more than in 2013. The museum expects to net $170,000 for its education and exhibition programs. The event’s Fund-A-Need, which raised funds to expand its K-12 school tours program and provide students hands-on art … [Read more...]

In Memoriam: Cheryl Ekstrom

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In Memoriam: Cheryl Ekstrom Laguna Art Museum is saddened by the death of long-time Laguna Beach resident and prolific artist Cheryl Ekstrom. A former manufacturer and businesswoman turned sculptor, her work is included in numerous public, corporate, and private collections, both in the US and abroad. . Ekstrom's full-scale stainless steel sculpture of an Eames lounge chair and ottoman were included in Laguna Art Museum's 2013 exhibition, Faux Real.  OC Weekly's Dave Barton said of those … [Read more...]

Museum Announces Summer Exhibitions

Museum Announces Summer Exhibitions June 28-September 27, 2015 This summer Laguna Art Museum presents two important exhibitions by artists with deep connections to California. Marcia Hafif: From the Inventory Laguna Art Museum presents an in-depth look at the recent work of internationally-known artist Marcia Hafif. Coming on the heels of Hafif’s inclusion in the Hammer Museum’s Made in L.A. biennial group exhibition, Marcia Hafif: From the Inventory will bring greater awareness of her … [Read more...]

Art Auction 2015 Most Successful to Date

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Art Auction 2015 Most Successful to Date Laguna Art Museum's 2015 Art Auction fundraiser raised nearly $300,000 on February 7, 2015 for the museum’s education and exhibition programs, making it the most successful in the event’s 33-year history. The highlight of the evening was the scintillating 20-item live auction led by Sotheby’s dynamic auctioneer Andrea Fiuczynski. In fact things got so energized during the live auction that Ms. Fiuczynski had to remove her stylish silver jacket and … [Read more...]

Genny Boccardo-Dubey to Lead Museum’s Individual Giving Program

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Genny Boccardo-Dubey to Lead Museum's Individual Giving Program . Laguna Art Museum announced today that Genny Boccardo-Dubey will join Laguna Art Museum as Deputy Director for Advancement beginning January 5, 2015. . Boccardo-Dubey, currently the associate director for individual giving at the Orange County Museum of Art (OCMA), will soon be working for the museum that she grew up visiting. "The Laguna Art Museum has always been special to me, having been part of my life since my childhood … [Read more...]