OC ARTISTS REPUBLIC was designed with a single mission – to bring awareness to the Orange County contemporary arts community. The site centers around galleries located in Orange County who have been enriching their neighborhoods with progressive ideas through new art & inspiration. These galleries are cornerstones in their communities, connecting people in a positive way with art openings, music, educational programming, live art exhibitions, art walks, student shows and more. Each gallery is a participant to the site by providing news and by lending their support to a set amount of featured artists who are living and working in Orange County, but we give great thanks to a team of key contributors:
PUBLISHER / EDITOR Torrey Cook started AR4T to support the idea that art creates community. She currently lives in San Juan Capistrano, CA with her family and has a weakness for dance recitals and adopting German Shepherds from Coastal GS rescue.
EDITOR AT LARGE, ARTIST x ARTIST TALKS WITH CHANTAL Chantal deFelice graduated from Laguna College of Art & Design and has shown throughout Orange County and Los Angeles, as well as in San Francisco and Pittsburgh, PA. She works in a variety of media, including photography, painting, three-dimensional woodwork, and ink drawing. Her subject matter is inspired by nostalgic urban landscapes, analog technology and the tiny unseen universes found in natural artifacts. You can find her as the resident artist of Thump Gallery in San Clemente or online at : http://chantaldefelice.com/
CONTRIBUTING WRITER : Dana Nichols writes about art and design in Orange County, CA. Raised in the foothills of Los Angeles surrounded by old oaks and Ansel Adams photography, she studied print journalism at USC before launching her writing career in Mammoth Lakes. She is currently a contributor on lifestyle, art and travel topics to Laguna Beach Magazine, Newport Beach Magazine, Houzz.com, Bespoke Magazine, and Montage Magazine. Her writing has also appeared in Hungry City Guides Los Angeles, Foam Magazine, and Sun Valley Magazine.
SUBMISSIONS OC ARTISTS REPUBLIC does not accept art submissions. All featured artists are recommended by one of the listed galleries. We ARE looking for art writers in the Orange County area. If you are interested, please email editor(at)ocartistsrepublic.com.