Monday, February 21, 2011

Chemers Gallery and Laguna College of Art and Design

Laguna College of Art and Design
Student & Faculty Juried Art Exhibit
Chemers Gallery

Artists' Reception
Saturday, February 26, 2011
5 - 8 pm
Show continues through March 12

Join us as we partner with the Laguna College of Art and Design for the first time ever! Chemers Gallery will be hosting a juried show of LCAD student and faculty work from the disciplines of drawing, painting, illustration and sculpture. All works are available for purchase. We're expecting about 70 pieces, from still life to landscape to figurative work.

Located in Laguna Beach, LCAD has been providing tutelage and opening doors in the arts for nearly 50 years. Instructors are well-versed in classical skills and cutting edge modern techniques and build a solid foundation for students of fine art, illustration, graphic design, animation and game art. Small class sizes ensure an education environment geared for success. Creating great art matters as much as the students do at LCAD, and faculty members take great pride in preparing them for a future in the career of their choice.

Sorry, previews won't be on our website until February 26th-you'll have to be as surprised as we are by the work! After the 26th, just go to our website, click "art search" and select "LCAD" under "category." Or, just click HERE.

Come to the artists' reception on Saturday, February 26th, 5 to 8 pm and support these talented students and faculty!

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Monday, February 7, 2011

Love Is In The Air!

We've been getting all gooey-eyed seeing romance everywhere,
and we just have one question for you:

Won't you be our Valentine?

Mary Zarbano really gets our hearts going with her vibrant expression of love. This large oil on canvas draws you in with its bold, black curves and bright red center oozing energy.

"First Anniversary"
We're mad for Joyce Lieberman's newest acrylic paintings, especially the sweetly-titled "First Anniversary"! Joyce always delivers work full of joy and emotion. They make us want to dance! Her colors pop and her quirky compositions are endearing. She paints large and small, on both paper and canvas. Joyce is passionate about her work, and makes us want to live in her world of blissful florals and mirthful still life.

"Bride and Groom"
We're simply enchanted with Kristina Swarner's delightful mixed media prints, especially her Chagall-esque bride and groom! This dreamy scene is just so charming and special, perfect for a newly married couple or that landmark anniversary. Kristina participated in our Children's Book Illustration Show in 2009 and we've been nuts over her work ever since. We have lots of little treasures from her, and their small scale makes them even more intimate and tender.

"Love Couple"
We adore these Valentine grandmas by children's book illustrator David Diaz! Painted on handmade paper with a lovely pallet of pinks and reds, David originally created these sweeties for the book "Who's That Baby?" We've got a soft spot for the pair, and the way they're holding hands...AWWW!

"Indirectly Involved"
Dan Allison's romantic-looking photogravure comes with hidden messages. We think you'll be surprised once you figure out his coded text under these beautiful rosebuds! The complicated process of creating a photogravure is definitely a labor of love, and we're taken with the complexity of this image.

"Tropical Heart"
We're sweet on Linda Warwick Smith's whimsical fused glass panels! She uses a mixture of opaque and translucent glass with a little bit of dichroic glass thrown in to add sparkle. Her fanciful heart panel fits perfectly into a stand, so all you have to worry about is finding just the right spot to display it!

Don't forget about our heart-themed jewelry! We have silver open heart necklaces from Michelene Berkey, lampworked glass heart pendants from Joshua Warwick Smith and Swarovski crystal and enamel hearts from Anne Koplik. We also have glass heart paperweights from Canadian artist Robert Held.

And if your sweetie isn't into hearts we have so much more that says "I love you," or "I like you," or "I feel obligated to get you something..."

FYI, Michelene Berkey and Linda Smith will be at our Eye Candy Jewelry Trunk Show & More this Saturday! Join us for sweet treats, both edible and non!

Saturday, February 12, 2011
1 - 5 pm

Don't forget to bring the girls and your favorite guy!

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