Saturday, March 31, 2007

Museums & Educational Institutions in Southern California

Paused, oil on board by Dana Cooper

Art Institute of California - Orange County
Design, media, fashion and culinary arts school, part of The Art Institute educational system.

Bowers Museum
Enriching lives through the world's finest arts and culture.

Cal State Fullerton Department of Visual Arts
Offering programs in fine art, animation, illustration and design.

Chapman University Department of Art
Providing a comprehensive education that develops the technical, perceptual, theoretical, historical & critical experience needed for a career in visual arts, graphic design and art history.

Cal State University Long Beach Department of Art

Creating a comprehensive art-school experience within the context of a state university as the largest publicly funded university art department in the US.

Irvine Museum of Art

Showcasing and preserving California art from the Impressionist Period.

Laguna Art Museum
Museum of American art with an emphasis on California art.

Laguna College of Art and Design
Gives students a thorough preparation for excellence among their chosen fields of animation, illustration, fine arts and game art.

Orange County Museum of Art
Showcasing modern and contemporary art.

Orange County High School of the Arts
Providing a creative, challenging and nurturing environment that offers students preparation for a future in the arts.

Friday, March 30, 2007

Art Organizations

Scenes of Tustin 2011, presented by Chemers Gallery and the Tustin Art League

California Art Club (CAC)
One of the oldest, largest and most active art organization in the US, CAC is an educational non-profit organization built on the foundation of promoting and supporting contemporary-traditional fine art and is committed to keeping traditional art alive.

Laguna Plein Air Painters Association (LPAPA)

LPAPA builds upon and promotes the renowned landscape painting heritage of Laguna Beach and enhances the visibility and livelihoods of its artists through the presigious Plein Air Invitational and other programs.

Metal Arts Society of Southern California (MASSC)
Serving the needs and interests of artists and designers who are engaged in making craft works by providing an exchange of information on such issues as producing, teaching, exhibiting and marketing.

Southern California Plein Air Painters Association (SoCalPAPA)
First known as "The Friday Group," SCPAPA is made up of beginning art school students, leisure and professional painters who share a dedication to representing the southern California landscape within their paintings.

Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI)
One of the largest existing organizations for writers and illustrators in the fields of children's literature, magazines, film, television and multimedia.

Tustin Area Council for Fine Art (TACFA)
Provides funding and administers programs which expand the arts in the Tustin community, such as The Art Masters Program and Broadway in the Park.

Tustin Art League (TAL)
A TACFA program, TAL is an organization of visual artists whose purpose is to provide a venue for information, exposure and growth of each member.

United Socity of Pastel Artists (USPA)

Seeking to promote the art of soft pastel painting through open communication with members and presentations by respected artists.

Thursday, March 29, 2007

Additional Links

Typewriter, from "I, Freddy" illustrated by Joe Cepeda

Artaissance: Art That Fits
Offering reproduction artwork at an affordable price, Artaissance partners with retailers and framers like Chemers Gallery to ensure your art fits you.

Chapman University College of Educational Studies
The CES at Chapman University provides world class tutoring to K-6 grade students regardless of financial resources and creates custom libraries of books for students to take home. They also provide after school programs in the community and a pathway to bring 1st generation students to the university level.

Enderle Center
Located in Tustin, California, Enderle Center is home to several fine dining establishments and many unique specialty shops, including Chemers Gallery!

Illustration Friday
A weekly online outlet for illustrators and artists to stretch their creative muscles.

Just One More Book!!
Podcasts about favorite children's books and why they are favorites - be sure to listen to Karen's podcast HERE!

OC Art Blog
Want to keep up with the OC art scene? Check out the OC Art Blog, complete with listings, reviews and interviews.

Orange County Ronald McDonald House
The Orange County Ronald McDonald House provides a home away from home to the families of seriously ill children while they're receiving treatments in Orange County hospitals. The house has helped over 10,000 families since 1989 and now provides calming Ronald McDonald Family Rooms within the hectic hospital environment.

The Wooden Floor
Founded in 1983 as the Saint Joseph Ballet, The Wooden Floor is committed to providing after school dance programs and academic tutoring to underpriviledged youth. Since 2005, 100% of participants have graduated from high school on time and have gone on to pursue higher education.


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