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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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July 5 – July 31 // Hibbleton Gallery Presents “Create Now: An Artistic Tribute to Alan Watts

A group art show inspired by the philosophies of British-born Zen practitioner and author, Alan Wilson Watts. A collective of 30 artists interpret and illustrate his words into paintings, photographs, sculpture, paper installation, and audio-video installation. Artworks are on display in the Hibbleton Gallery, as well as parts of the Magoski Colony. For more information […]

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July 6 – July 31 // F+ Gallery Presents Artemis Nolasco “Band of Gypsies”

F+ Gallery is pleased to announce a solo show featuring the artwork of Artemis Nolasco. Saturday July 6th 2013 from 7-10pm in association with the Santiago Artwalk in Santa Ana. There will be 10 other galleries also open and featuring a variety of art styles. Come on out for art, music, food, drinks and plenty […]

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July 1 – Aug 31 // Joanne Artman Gallery Presents James Verbicky “The Great and Powerful”

While thinking about James’ show for July and August, The Wizard of Oz came to mind. Perhaps it was because I just saw a clip for the film starring James Franco or because when I think of James Verbicky I wonder who is behind the curtain. To quote Dorothy, “We are not in Kansas anymore. […]

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LOVE. SEX. UNITY. RESPECT.

ART WITH AN AGENDA. Friday, May 3rd, Art with an Agenda returns to the Magoski Arts Colony in Fullerton, CA.  Their 2012 exhibition in response to the death of Kelly Thomas drew thousands, received wide media attention and gave platform for Fullerton residents and the Orange County Arts Community alike to have their voices be […]