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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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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.

Sept 7 // As Issued Presents: SPACE-SNA

For one night only Saturday, September 7th, during the Santa Ana Art Walk, 20 Southern California artists will take over a 4,500 sqft. space in historic downtown Santa Ana. No rules will restrict the artists’ creativity. No agenda will bind them. This is an artist driven project that breaks away from the confines of the [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]