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    TEN OC : 2016

    This past Thursday during Art Walk we hosted the second annual TEN Orange County show and were reminded of what a great artists community we have so close by!  We featured some incredible work from Ben Brough, Brian Bent, Craig “Skibs” Barker, Chantal de Felice, Danny Schutt, David Blake, Laurie Hassold, Michelle Bickford, Sophie St. Onge and Tyler […]

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    WOMEN OF THE NEW CONTEMPORARY – EXTENDED!

    WOMEN OF THE NEW CONTEMPORARY EXTENDED THROUGH APRIL 7, 2016 BRANDSTATER GALLERY LA SIERRA UNIVERSITY, RIVERSIDE CA Curated by – Artists Republic owner Torrey Cook with special help from Brandstater Gallery Director Tim Musso Special Installations from – Martha Rich Deanna Templeton and local CA artists, Jennie Cotterill (Huntington Beach), Chantal de Felice (San Clemente), Yevgeniya Mikhailik (Irvine),  Camilla Taylor (Los […]

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    INTRODUCING : SUPER FUTURE KID

    Artists Republic Gallery is proud to be welcoming London artist Super Future Kid for her first solo show in the United States this May. We are very excited for you all to get to know her a little better and meet her in person at her opening on May 7th, 2006. “Being born in East […]

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    WOMEN OF THE NEW CONTEMPORARY – STUDENT RESPONSE

    This past February, Artists Republic owner Torrey Cook had the pleasure of working with Tim Musso, gallery Director of the Brandstater Gallery at La Sierra University to bring over 30 artists to Riverside. The show – “Women of The New Contemporary” consisted of art works from a wide variety of mediums and styles as well […]

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    Torrey Cook // AR4T talks about OC Artists Republic.

    For as long as I can remember, from childhood to adulthood, art has been the one place to escape the burdens of modern life – a sanctuary from the constant uphill push of communication, competition, forward motion –  a relief from an omnipresent pressure of expectations external and within. Through art, walls come down and […]

REPUBLIC [ri-puhb-lik] : a state in which the supreme power rests in the body of citizens.

When talking about Orange County California, some might conjure the image of sparkling strip malls, plastic body parts, or a landscape of tract mansions filled with serene seascape beach scenes. As lovely as this picture by Bravo is… the OC is not all Housewives. Just south of the LA art scene lives an insanely talented group of artists, designers, musicians… AND a dedicated group of gallerists, collectors, and friends who support them. OC Artists Republic was created with one goal – to bring awareness to the badass arts community in Orange County. We are continually working to update the site, so please check back on the regular and thanks for being a part. – Torrey Cook, Artists Republic

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PÄS Gallery // The Art of Tony Bawk & Scott Lee

THE NATURE OF THINGS PÄS Gallery kicked off 2013 in style with a great show from Tony Bawk and Scott Lee. The billing invited guests to step into worlds of the crude and the refined through the eyes of Tony and Scott – designers/illustrators. expression ventilators. fullerton pride. skate punks. nice guys. adventure seekers. radical thinkers. […]

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OC Artists Republic Featured in Laguna Beach Magazine: “OC ARTISTS REPUBLIC FOSTERS AWARENESS FOR GROUNDBREAKING INDEPENDENT GALLERIES”

This past month, Laguna Beach Magazine gave OCAR a little love with a write up in the print magazine and online. Thanks to all the media, museums, galleries, artists, and art lovers who live every day to bring great art and community to Orange County!!  And thank you Laguna Beach Magazine!! Read on…

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Happy Holidays!!

From our family to yours, wishing you the happiest of holiday seasons filled with love and joy!

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OCAR WELCOMES : AS ISSUED – ART + DESIGN BOOKSTORE

As Issued : 2930 Bristol St. #A104, Costa Mesa CA Hours: Monday – Saturday : 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. // Sunday : 12 to 7 p.m. Contact: 949.300.7118 www.AsIssued.com   Originally opened in 2010 at OC Mart Mix, AS ISSUED recently moved across the 405 to it’s current spot at The Lab Anti-Mall. Since the […]