Gisela Colon

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Gisela Colon b. 1966 . Gisela Colon creates uncannily glowing, shifting effects of light and color in her sculptures by means of a proprietary fabrication process of blow-molding and layering acrylics. It is hard to believe, but there is no light source inside. Colon is part of a younger generation of artists who continue to develop the ideas and techniques of the Light and Space movement that began in California in the 1960s. Colon grew up in Puerto Rico; her mother was a German painter and … [Read more...]

Gisela Colon, Morph Pod, 2016

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. Gisela Colon Morph Pod Blow-molded acrylic, 2016 41.5 x 41.5 x 12 inches Gift of the Pamela Banks Family Collection 2017.002 … [Read more...]

Peter Frank on Tony DeLap

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Peter Frank on Tony DeLap Thursday, March 29 6:00 p.m. Included with museum admission Lecture by the curator of Tony DeLap: A Retrospective. Peter Frank is Associate Editor for Fabrik magazine. He is former critic for Angeleno magazine and L. A. Weekly, served as Editor for THEmagazine Los Angeles and Visions Art Quarterly, and contributes to publications around the world. Frank received a B.A. and M.A. in art history from Columbia University and was art critic for The Village … [Read more...]

A Brief History of Laguna Beach

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A Brief History of Laguna Beach Thursday, March 22 6:00 p.m. Included with museum admission Gene Felder, former president of the Laguna Beach Historical Society, gives a talk on the goings-on about town in the heyday of the Laguna Beach Art Association (LBAA). Laguna Art Museum traces its origins to the Laguna Beach Art Association, formed in 1918 and incorporated in 1920 with the artist Edgar Payne as president. At first the members met and showed their works in a converted … [Read more...]

Art Auction 2018 | Last Chance Sale

    Last Chance Sale Unsold works from California Cool Art Auction 2018 are now available at the minimum bid price, which is 50 percent of the stated value. Works can be viewed and purchased in person at the museum during open hours through Friday, February 16 (the museum is closed Wednesday, February 14). For questions and more information, please email Sarah Strozza or call 949.494.8971 x219. Proceeds from California Cool Art Auction 2018 support the museum’s … [Read more...]

Members’ Preview Day

Members' Preview Day Saturday, February 24 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.   Museum members are invited to join us on Saturday, February 24, for an exclusive opening of the exhibition Tony DeLap: A Retrospective. Members are also invited to the opening reception on Saturday from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Members should have received tickets in the mail. . >> Not a member? Become one today and join us for this exciting event! Also, beat the crowd by joining us for the … [Read more...]

Members’ Opening Reception

Members' Opening Reception Saturday, February 24 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.   Museum members are invited to join us on Saturday, February 24, for a reception celebrating the opening of the exhibition Tony DeLap: A Retrospective. Meet and mingle with museum members, curators, and artists while enjoying the opportunity to view the exhibition before it opens to the public. Cash bar. Members will receive tickets in the mail. . >> Not a member? Become one today and join … [Read more...]

Film Night: The Bad and the Beautiful

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Film Night: The Bad and the Beautiful Thursday, March 15 7:00 p.m. Included with museum admission Curator Janet Blake introduces the 1952 melodrama starring Lana Turner and Kirk Douglas.   Unscrupulous movie producer Jonathan Shields (Kirk Douglas) is a child of Hollywood who ruthlessly toils his way to the top of the studio system, discarding movie star Georgia (Lana Turner), director Fred Amiel (Barry Sullivan) and writer James Lee Bartlow (Dick Powell) along the … [Read more...]

Art Auction 2018 | Scott Yeskel

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  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

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  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...]