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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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MAY 4 // CURBSIDE GALLERY PRESENTS : JACK STRICKER

Curbside Gallery is back after a brief hiatus and are super happy to be bringing you some imported art talent. Okay, maybe San Diego isn’t quite that far, but you probably haven’t made the drive to catch one of Jack Stricker’s shows. Now, you’ll save a ton of money in gas that you can spend [...]

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May 4 // CES Contemporary Presents : White Space

Ira Svobodová | White Space May 4th, 2013 – May 30th, 2013 Opening: Saturday, May 4th, 2013, 6 – 9pm Exhibiting solo in the United States for the first time, CES Contemporary is extraordinarily excited to introduce a new body of work from twenty-seven year old Czech painter Ira Svobodová. Entitled White Space, the show is a collection of Svobodová’s [...]

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May 4 // F+ GALLERY PRESENTS : ABSTRACTO

A feast for your eyes. Jophen Stein’s “Abstracto” opens May 4th 7-10pm at F+ Gallery. Abstracto features new paintings and sculptures by JOPHEN STEIN. Jophen Stein is a graduate of The Laguna College of Art and Design. After establishing the Snootson Family Showcase in 2004 his distinctive style has gained national recognition over the past couple [...]

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Ben Brough Presents : Children of the Wave

Ben Brough – the infamous 33 – has been an icon in surfing art for the past decade. And if you weren’t in the know about Ben, let us help you get acquainted. Cliff Notes version : Ben traveled the world surfing as a youngster, his punk rock no holds barred style became a beacon [...]