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“Paintings from the Collection” at foaSOUTH

The Festival of Arts is pleased to announce a new exhibit at foaSOUTH entitled “Paintings from the Collection” now through January 9, 2016. Comprised of pieces from the Festival of Arts Permanent Art Collection, the display features both traditional and contemporary works in a variety of medium such as painting, watercolor, and mixed media. [...]

2016-11-22T19:45:19+00:00Oct 11, 2015|foaSOUTH, News|

Patron Picks Exhibit at Wells Fargo

September 11 – November 9, 2015 The Festival of Arts is pleased to announce it’s newest exhibit, Patron Picks at the historic Wells Fargo Building in downtown Laguna Beach now through November 9. Visitors of this summer’s Festival of Arts fine art show had the opportunity to vote for their favorite exhibitors and the [...]

2016-11-22T19:45:35+00:00Sep 16, 2015|News, Wells Fargo Third Floor Gallery|

Paintings Come to Life

Wall Street Journal July 2015 By Christina Binkley A bizarre but beloved tradition in art is back. Every night through July and August, human volunteers enact famous paintings and sculptures in an annual performance in Laguna Beach, Calif., known as the Pageant of the Masters. The amateur actors, their bodies painted and costumed, step into theatrical [...]

2016-11-22T19:46:50+00:00Jul 27, 2015|In The News|

Festival Features Photographer Rob Gage

This summer, the Festival of Arts presents two new exhibits featuring long-time Festival artist and Laguna Beach resident Rob Gage. Gage’s photography career stretches over four decades and has brought him to nearly 80 countries and all 50 U.S. states. The free exhibits at foaSOUTH and Wells Fargo Laguna Beach serve as a look back [...]

2016-11-22T19:40:44+00:00Jun 23, 2015|foaSOUTH, Wells Fargo Third Floor Gallery|

Robert Hansen Donates Artwork to the Permanent Art Collection

Recently, the Festival of Arts Board of Directors accepted a generous donation from photographer Robert Hansen to its Permanent Art Collection. “My gift of Portfolio 1 - Yucatan Passages to the Festival of Arts Permanent Collection is a humble recognition my gratitude,” Hansen said. He continued, “This is a unique organization that for over 80 [...]

2016-11-22T19:41:44+00:00Jun 01, 2015|News|

“Fresh Faces” Exhibit at Wells Fargo

April 10 – June 12, 2015 Summer time is just around the corner and the Festival of Arts is excited to announce its newest exhibit, Fresh Faces 2015. Presenting the works of newly juried Festival artists, the exhibit will showcase a wide range of mediums including photography, jewelry, mixed media, sculpture, watercolor, glass and [...]

2016-11-22T19:41:59+00:00Apr 07, 2015|Wells Fargo Third Floor Gallery|

3/31/15 – Pageant Video Shoot

Part One: Getting ready for a video shoot. Part of the Pageant Director’s job is planning for the video shoots that we produce backstage. This year we were inspired to create a video sequence by a victorian era painting of a young bride on her wedding day. The painting is called “Changing Homes” and will [...]

2016-11-22T19:42:08+00:00Mar 31, 2015|Directors Blog, Pageant of the Masters|

Mariko Ishii Printmaking Exhibit at foaSOUTH

April 10 – July 13, 2015 Explore the art of Mariko Ishii at the Festival of Arts satellite gallery foaSOUTH on display April 9 thru July 13, 2015. The exhibit showcases Mariko’s printmaking series, titled “Dialogues with Nature.” Her artwork “Still Cold Air” was purchased for the Festival’s Permanent Art Collection in 2012. [...]

2016-11-22T19:42:16+00:00Mar 23, 2015|foaSOUTH, News|

“Now & Then” Exhibit at Wells Fargo

January 6 – April 9, 2015 The Festival of Arts is pleased to announce it’s newest exhibit, Now & Then at the historic Wells Fargo Building in downtown Laguna Beach now through April 9. Now & Then features the work of photographers Ron Azevedo and Mike Heintz and painter Susan Jarecky. The public is welcome [...]

2016-11-22T19:42:49+00:00Jan 20, 2015|Wells Fargo Third Floor Gallery|

“Nature’s Majesty” Exhibit at Wells Fargo

November 3, 2014 – January 5, 2015 The Festival of Arts is pleased to announce a new exhibit at the Wells Fargo Bank in Laguna Beach entitled “Nature’s Majesty.” The exhibit is part of Art & Nature, a community-wide festival and conference presented by the Laguna Art Museum. The artwork of over 20 Festival [...]

2016-11-22T19:36:34+00:00Oct 28, 2014|Wells Fargo Third Floor Gallery|

“Nature in Watercolors” Exhibit at foaSOUTH

October 11, 2014 – January 5, 2015 Explore the art of “Nature in Watercolors” at the Festival of Arts satellite gallery foaSOUTH on display October 11, 2014 – January 5, 2015. The exhibit showcases the work of long-time Festival artist Jacquie Moffett, whose artwork is included in the Festival of Arts Permanent [...]

2016-11-22T19:36:44+00:00Oct 06, 2014|foaSOUTH|

The Surreal Fine-Art Spectacle in Laguna Beach

New York Times Magazine September 2014 By Sam Anderson Paparazzi, if they had existed in 1880s France, would have followed Amélie Gautreau in a permanent cloud. Crowds gathered when she appeared in the streets of Paris. Newspapers reported her outfit changes. Royalty asked to meet her. Traditional beauty is rarely so exciting, but hers was [...]

2016-11-22T19:36:52+00:00Sep 30, 2014|In The News|

BAUER Architects honored with an Award of Merit for Festival of Arts Façade design

Laguna Beach, CA  — On September 19th at the Newport Beach Civic Center, the American Institute of Architects/Orange County Chapter (AIAOC) recognized BAUER Architects with a prestigious Award of Merit for its outstanding contribution of design for the Festival of Arts façade replacement. “There is no greater honor than peer recognition – in this case [...]

2016-11-22T19:37:00+00:00Sep 30, 2014|News|

Festival of Arts Aquires New Artwork for Permanent Art Collection

LAGUNA BEACH, CA - Recently, the Festival of Arts added an extraordinary photograph by Baldemar Fierro to the Festival’s Permanent Art Collection. The piece is titled Favela Morro do Cantagalo which Fierro captured earlier this year in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. “It is with great pleasure that the Festival purchased from the 2014 summer fine [...]

2016-11-22T19:37:07+00:00Sep 14, 2014|News|

“Marks on the Land” Exhibit at foaSOUTH

July 11 - October 10, 2014 Lamb’s introduction to the art movement known as Abstract Expressionism came while he was a graduate student at the Rhode Island School of Design in the late 1970s. During that time, Lamb assisted artist Aaron Siskind, who was well known for his own abstract photographic work. While [...]

2016-11-22T19:32:01+00:00Jul 18, 2014|foaSOUTH|

05/16/14 – From the Archives

A 1978  Pageant of the Masters recreation of the Egyptian Temple of Ramses at Abu Simbel. Don and Doug Williamson designed and built the set. What a magnificent job they did! This monumental sculpture is also a part of 2014 Pageant line-up. Apropos of this year’s theme 'the Art Detective', Technical Director/Designer Richard Hill and [...]

2016-11-22T19:34:37+00:00May 16, 2014|Directors Blog|