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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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Cold War // Works by Danny Schutt and Cody Comrie at F+ Gallery

Sometimes I think art is at its most powerful when it can describe the essence of a complicated subject with raw and simple delivery. The pieces by Danny Schutt and Cody Comrie in the “Cold War” show at F+ Gallery in Santa Ana provide graphic flashes of this harrowing span of global human history with […]

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Interview with Danny Schutt : Cold War

F+ Gallery Owner, Micah Kersh:  Danny and Cody collectively decided on the title of their upcoming exhibit at F+ Gallery; COLDWAR. Their works in the display allude both directly and indirectly to the great American rivalry with Russia in the 1980’s. Comrie and Schutt approach the subject in their own way. Danny uses a direct line back […]

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OCAR WELCOMES : JOANNE ARTMAN GALLERY

OC Artists Republic is proud to welcome Joanne Artman Gallery in Laguna Beach to the roster of great independent galleries in Orange County. JoAnne Artman opened her space in 2008, presenting vibrant and eclectic exhibitions. Her roster of artists are rooted in her obvious passion for the artist’s individual voice and mastery of technique. All artists […]

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OPENING PHOTOS // SPLENDOR DEVICE “THIS WILDE ABYSS”

The opening night of This Wilde Abyss took place last Saturday March 2nd, 2013. Laguna Beach’s Artists Republic 4 Tomorrow gallery is hosting the ladies of Splendor Device all female artist collective for the month of March.