Nov. 2 // Michael Ziobrowski Hosts: BOX SOCIAL II


Another one-night only art, film & music culture show, being held in Historic Downtown Santa Ana’s East End.

As was done last month, over 20 artists will take over 4,500 sq. ft. of concrete, rot iron and wood… and transform the space into a giant room of color and creativity.

The event is all artist driven and will allow everyone to break the mold and take total control of this large blank indoor canvas.

Guests will experience a variety of murals, installations, fine artwork, photography, film and music from some of the areas leading creative minds. The goal is to shine the spotlight on Santa Ana and cultivate the imagination of the community.


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Nov. 1-29 // PAS Gallery Presents: Morte D’PAS // A Poetic Performance


November 1, 2013 During Fullerton Artk Walk, PAS Gallery presents : Morte D’PAS, A Poetic Performance. Read More

November 1-29 // Hibbleton Presents: The Art of Hope


Hibbleton Gallery, in collaboration with Fullerton College’s Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society and Hope University, cordially invite you to their next exhibit…

The Art of Hope: an art exhibit and silent auction benefitting Hope University, a leader in fine arts programs for adults with intellectual disabilities.

The opening reception is Friday, November 1, from 6-10pm during the Downtown Fullerton Art Walk. This event is FREE and open to the public. Read More

Nov. 9 // Rothick Art Haus Presents: Urban Selective


Featuring the artwork of:
Kyle William Harper
John Michael Gill
Miguel Paredes
Nik Soupe

Sat Nov 9th 6-10pm during the Fall Art Crawl Experience (A.C.E.) view the art and take advantage of the food trucks, beer garden, multiple music stages and art vendors along the street.

For more info about the gallery and show, visit Rothick Art Haus’s website.

Nov. 2 – Nov. 30 // F+ Gallery Presents: Matthew Hodges I AM THE BEAST I WORSHIP

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Matthew Hodges solo show, “I Am The Beast I Worship” opens Saturday, November 2, 2013 at F+ Gallery in Santa Ana.

Matthew Hodges : ”I am the beast I worship is a mixed media stencil exhibit show casing women’s bodies from around the world with their choice of animal face to cover up their identity. The materials used in this project are all vintage, starting with 110 year old pages from a 1902 sears catalog, 1970s playboys, and 1960s mammals and cats books. Each collaged canvas has three images embedded in the backgrounds: Bank of America Check, Surgeon General Warning for Smoking, and a Playboy subscription card. Can you find them? I feel that this series is the hardest I have ever worked on a project and I hope you enjoy it and are able to see the time and effort that was put into it.”  Read More

Nov. 1 – Nov. 10 // Artists Republic 4 Tomorrow Presents: Periphery


November 1  - 10, Artists Republic 4 Tomorrow presents : Periphery, a print exchange, curated by Camilla Taylor at AR4T Gallery in Laguna Beach.

25 artists, chosen by Camilla for their artistry in printmaking, each make an edition of 51 prints. The prints are similar in theme, size and all priced at $50. The first 25 in the edition are offered to the public for purchase, the last 25 in the edition are exchanged between the participating artists as a portfolio, and the final print remains with the gallery.

The affordable price of each print makes it a great exhibit for new collectors. The unique quality of the work makes it a great exhibit for seasoned collectors. Best of all, the Periphery Print Exchange builds connections between artists. Read More

Newton’s Third | Curated by Jennie Cotterill

Alex Gardner - acrylic on wood

“Every action has an Equal and Opposite Reaction”

Newton’s Third opens Saturday October 12th at F+ Gallery in Santa Ana. Works inspired by duality, connectivity, and universal balance, show curator Jennie Cotterill talks about her concepts for the show:

“Newton’s Third Law echoes through my head every day.  I’m obsessed with its socio-karmic implications.  Nothing exists in a vacuum and everything we do has a consequence or side effect.  (As Hans Dose pointed out the other day—a hangover is a perfect example.)  It’s easy to see it as good connecting to bad, but I’d like to emphasize the flip side to the exchange: bad things can have unexpected positive effects.  Even more than that: the impeccable balance that is achieved by the back and forth. Read More

Nov 7 – Dec 31 // Salt Fine Art Presents – Nature Human Nature

Luis Paredes

The photography of Luis Paredes 

& the paintings of Amber Rose


November 7 – December 31, 2013  

Opening reception, Thursday November 7, 2013 from 6 – 9 pm 

Second reception, December 5, 2013 from 6 – 9 pm

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Sept 21 – Oct 22 // As.Issued 2 year anniversary show “Present Tense”


As Issued Art + Design Bookstore and Gallery celebrates their two-year anniversary with an group exhibition featuring 26 artists from across North America. They have ventured outside the boundaries of local contemporary art and have brought together a broad cross-section of regional and international artists from New York City, Mexico, Portland, San Diego, Canada, Los Angeles and San Francisco. The exhibition will address trends within the context of contemporary art, as well as stimulate a larger discussion on how these trends have increasingly guided decisions in the art world.

Co-Curated with Kevin Peterson, ‘Present Tense’ brings new observations to the discussion of contemporary art, where it currently resides and what it will mature into. The 26 participating artists represent a full range of mediums—from traditional painting to sculpture and represent a diversity of careers, from the internationally renowned to the barely known.

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A few weeks ago there a something really special happened in Orange County. Organized by the owners of As Issued in Costa Mesa and the artists who curated the epic event Warehouse1425 in San Diego, over twenty five street artists took over a unused 4500 square foot space and transformed it floor to ceiling into a haven of murals, wheat pasted walls, and urban inspired art available for purchase. Something you might see happen in Los Angeles or New York but never before in Orange County. It was guerrilla style with the huge warehouse space being donated by the developers and only available to the artists for one week to come in and paint and one night to be open to the the public. And in typical street-art fashion, it was all buffed out a couple of days later. So for those who missed it, better luck next time. We’ll be sure to give you a heads up when the next one is announced.

Photos courtesy of Corky Nepomuceno of

October 3 – 27, 2013 // Artists Republic 4 Tomorrow Presents : Don Pendleton



Artist Reception: Thursday, October 3, 6-9pm

With generous support from Stance – The Uncommon Thread


Artists Republic 4 Tomorrow, contemporary art gallery in Laguna Beach, is proud to announce a solo exhibition with legendary skateboard graphic artist Don Pendleton. The artist reception held on First Thursdays Art Walk in October will mark the first solo artist exhibition at the new gallery space located in the HIP District at 1175 S. Coast Hwy. The show titled “A Heart As Heavy As Night” will consist of over fifteen new paintings as well as a special limited edition 18”x24” 4 color screen print, “Uncloudy Day.” Don Pendleton will be present at the opening, sketching live at varied times between 6 and 9pm.

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Oct. 4 – 31 // Hibbleton Gallery Presents : Photoetry – Photography and Poetry from South Central


You are invited to the next art exhibit at Hibbleton Gallery entitled “PHOTOETRY: Photography and Poetry from South Central” featuring the work of Hiram Sims, Sam Bendall, Adam Tillman-Young, Ameer Espy, Kim Soria, and Charisse Sims. This event will also include a live poetry reading and book signing. The opening reception is Friday, October 4th from 6-10 pm during the Downtown Fullerton Art Walk. As always, this event is FREE and open to the public.

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Oct 12, 2013 // F+ Gallery “Newton’s Third”


NEWTON’S THIRD: A Karmic Interpretation.

Works inspired by duality, connectivity and universal balance

October 12-26


Opening reception:

Saturday, October 12

7-10 pm

F+ Gallery

661 Poinsettia St. 

Santa Ana, CA 92701


Every Action has an Equal and opposite RE-action.

30 artists explore the karmic implications of Newton’s Third Law.   Curated by sculptor Jennie Cotterill.   Featuring work from the legendary C.R. Stecyk III, and rising art stars McLean Fahnestock, Trace Mendoza and Camilla Taylor to name a few, Newton’s Third promises a wide variety of media, from a veritable Southern California Brain Trust.

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Sept 7 – Sept 29 // Grand Opening of New AR4T Location: Balance


Artists Republic 4 Tomorrow gallery is pleased to announce a duo show of new works from represented artists Ben Brough and Katherine Clarke Langlands (KCL). This will be the first time for these two artists will show together, bringing a collection of mixed media works from the viewpoints of yin and yang – two seemingly separate entities that come together in fluid unison. “BALANCE” is the quiescence of life, bringing peace to a chaotic world.

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AR4T Moves to HIP District, Laguna Beach

Artists Republic 4 Tomorrow is excited to announce that after three great years across from Main Beach in Laguna, we are moving the gallery to a new and bigger location in Laguna Beach’s HIP District at 1175 S. Coast Hwy.


Artists Republic 4 Tomorrow Co-owner Mark Weiner says, “Moving to the new space seems like a natural progression for AR4T. In our continuing effort to bring contemporary, emerging art to Laguna the new gallery being larger will give us the opportunity to expand our monthly art shows and to offer works by our regular roster of artists on a more permanent basis. Even though we are only moving a short distance away, our new location in the HIP district of Laguna will help to expose the contemporary art that we feature to a new clientele, as well as staying close to our loyal collectors and many friends in the area who continue to support us. This section of Laguna is a vibrant scene with many galleries, restaurants, surf/skate shops, and boutiques. We are excited for the remainder of the year in our new space, with our currently planned shows and excited to embark on this next chapter for AR4T.”


AR4T Founder Torrey Cook : “Over the past three years we have created some great memories with our neighbors Karen Tobin – Gallery McCollum, Miki – 242 Fusion Sushi, and Richard V. Tawtel – Jewelry Designs, and I will be sad to leave what has become a welcome home for us, but we are looking forward to integrating into the HIP District. Along with offering original art, prints and books at attainable prices, we will continue to be a part of First Thursdays Art Walk and offer story telling yoga for kids through Mindful Octopus, and we are really grateful to be next to an amazing vintage shop – Twig. We are very excited for this next chapter, and we can’t wait to jump in and get going!”


The new Artists Republic 4 Tomorrow gallery at 1175 S. Coast Hwy. will open Saturday September 7th with an artist reception for AR4T represented artists Ben Brough and Katherine Langlands in their first show together : “BALANCE”



For interview questions / photos, please contact Torrey Cook : // 949.988.0603


Aug 5 – Oct 31 // Salt Fine Art Presents: The New Painters


Opening Thursday, September 5th with a reception from 6 – 9 pm.

Exhibition continues through October 31, 2013


When a brush cannot be found use a brick. saltfineart presents an exhibit of artists who are revolutionizing the grand tradition of painting through forward leaps in style, content and technique.

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Aug 3 – Aug 31 // Curbside Gallery Presents: Two Men/One Show


Two Men/One Show is a new exhibit at Curbside Gallery that features Cody Lusby and Christopher Konecki.  Cody Lusby is an artist who originates from Portland Oregon, and graduated from near and dear Laguna College of Art and Design.  Though classically trained, his “Goodbye Butterfly” collection is far from traditional.  Painted figures expel collaged and painted butterflies out of their mouths, expressing the anxiety and excitement that is incredibly relatable.  Lusby’s execution of the figures demonstrates his skill in classical painting, but he pushes the boundaries by distorting or blurring the figures with expressive and chaotic brushstrokes.  The butterflies that burst from the mouths are in an abundance of shape, size, and color.  After spending time with each painting, there will still be more to discover due to their intricate nature.

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Aug 3 – Aug 31 // F+ Gallery Presents: CUT/PASTE


CUT/PASTE is the newest exhibit at F+ Gallery and it showcases the artwork of Justin Angelos, Emily Hoy, No Curves and Michael “June22” Ziobrowski. Each artist pushes the boundaries of collage art in their own way, yet there is a cohesive feeling of pop culture and brilliant design throughout the exhibit.  From Justin Angelos who uses a variety of found objects in his work, to No Curves who exclusively uses adhesive tape, there is no shortage of innovation in this collection.  Each piece seems carefully designed yet still maintains an element of spontaneity and imagination.  Artists Emily Hoy and Michael Ziobrowski, though different in content, share a similar affinity for pop culture as well as depth in their collages.  Hoy’s use of sharp angles contrasted with soft organic images of lips or legs create a spacious feel to even her smaller collages.  Michael “June22” Ziobrowski uses black and white images of pop icons and bright, layered mixed media to create a retro kind of vibe. Although the name is CUT/PASTE, there is no piece of art that lacks dimension or skill, and this exploration of unique media is not one that you want to miss.

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TONIGHT!! First Thursdays Art Walk Laguna Beach, August 1st


Tonight is the Laguna Beach First Thursdays Art Walk and from 6 – 9pm galleries will have their doors open to visitors from all over the world. If you are attending the Art Walk, remember that parking meters are free after seven pm and you can hop on one of the free trolleys that will take you up and down PCH. Summer is in full swing so be prepared for some crowds, but also be prepared for fun!

Four Galleries not to miss:

Artists Republic 4 Tomorrow
210 N. Coast Hwy
“Wolfbat Meditations” – The Return of Dennis McNett




Salt Fine Art
1492 S. Coast Hwy
Summer Collectiva





CES Contemporary
“Future Tense” – Massive Group Exhibition
480 Ocean Ave. A





JoAnne Artman Gallery
James Verbicky. ”The Great & Powerful”
326 N. Coast Hwy

Art in the Bowl x Vans US Open of Surfing


Art in the Bowl x Vans US Open of Surfing
written by – Torrey Cook, Gallery Owner, A.R.4.T

The Vans US Open of Surfing takes off this week in Huntington Beach. This just might be the biggest event in all of surfing – bringing thousands of people to Surf City USA. This year, after Nike pulled the plug on their sponsorship of the event, Vans stepped in and picked up the torch. Once again, the biggest names in surfing are coming out to play, there are huge bands including The Faint & Modest Mouse, tons of product giveaways, cute girls in bikinis and general mayhem and fun. But this year there are a couple of really cool things that I am especially excited about.

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