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    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 [...]

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

    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 [...]

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

    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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    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 underground arts community in Orange County and the small independent galleries providing the fuel. We are continually working to update the site, so please check back on the regular and thanks for being a part. –OCAR

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Nov 10 // The ARTery Gallery, As Issued & Swoon Gallery present: Get the Lead Out IV

In conjunction with As Issued, and The ARTery Gallery, Los Angeles based Swoon Gallery presents : “Get The Lead Out” – a group show of emerging artists at The ARTery gallery within The Lab, Costa Mesa on Sat. Nov 10th from 6-10 pm – One Night Only. Gallery owner & curator Ally Takeuchi has gathered [...]

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Nov 10 – Dec 9 // CES Contemoprary : New works by Mike Parillo

Reckless Optimism New works by Mike Parillo November 10, 2012 – December, 2012 Opening: November 10, 2012 | 6 – 9pm Mike Parillo | Reckless Optimism Mike Parillo, a respected commercial artist for the snowboard industry for the past two decades, has spent the last ten years crafting a new language. This language is composed [...]

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F+ Gallery Hosts : Splendor Device, Finishing Girl Flunkies

The ladies of Splendor Device are back! Their Sophomore show titled “Finishing Girl Flunkies” is opening on Santa Ana Art Walk, November 3rd. Plaid Skirts, cigarettes, creeping priests… everything school girl is fair game.  

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Preview: Visions of a labyrinth invite a challenge at Salt Fine Art this November

Preview: A fluffy puffy show at Salt Fine Art in Laguna Beach, In-significant features works by Ronald Morán and Priscilla Monge, Oct. 20-Nov. 29, 2012. Opening reception on Laguna Beach Artwalk, Nov. 1, 2012. On Laguna Beach First Thursday Artwalk Nov. 1 Salt Fine Art will open In-Significant, a dual artist exhibition that tugs at the [...]