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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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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 […]

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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 […]

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Chantal de Felice // Artist Interview

We caught up with artist Chantal de Felice recently – her show with Jason Phillips “Wavicles” is up at Curbside Gallery through the end of the month. Chantal and Jason will be at Curbside on Friday July 26th for a closing party : RSVP HERE Wavicles is just one component of an ongoing project you have […]

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July 13 – August 31 // Kustom Kulture // Huntington Beach Art Center

Presented by the Huntington Beach Art Center, Kustom Kulture II is celebrating its 20th Anniversary.  The first Kustom Kulture show took place in 1993 at the Laguna Art Museum, and it is now re-emerging with the same love for surf and skate culture.  Curated by the surf historian C.R. Stecyk, collector Greg Escalante, and designer […]