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 [...]
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. [...]
January 6 – April 9, 2015 Explore the digital artwork of Murray Kruger at the Festival of Arts satellite gallery foaSOUTH on display now thru April 9, 2015. The public is invited to a meet the artist at a special reception on February 5 from 6 – 9pm during First Thursdays Art [...]
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 [...]
New Festival of Arts & Pageant of the Masters Entrance Unveils Summer 2015
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Showcasing the Work of Newly Juried Festival Artists
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 [...]
This is a rough sketch I made for a set design for our opening credits video for "THE ART DETECTIVE." It's how I communicate my ideas to Richard Hill (Technical Director). Richard (Butch) Hill had a faux brick wall constructed in our studios and then over several weeks I “dressed” the set using furniture, books [...]
This is a busy time of year at the Festival of Arts. Everyone is preparing and getting things ready for the summer. For the Exhibits Department our work begins the instant the previous summer ends by accepting applications from artists hoping to join the troves of successful artists who already show their works.
Recently read Mildred Pierce by James M. Cain. Wonderful story! Also a great movie with Joan Crawford. His work is mentioned in this year’s Pageant “The ART Detective.” He must have spent some time in Laguna Beach as the main character in Mildred Pierce operates a restaurant here. Also mentioned in the novel is Victor [...]
April 4- May 12, 2014 The Festival of Arts is pleased to announce it’s newest exhibit, Sculptures by Miriam Shelton at the historic Wells Fargo Building in downtown Laguna Beach now through May 12. Shelton, a Laguna Beach resident, was a Festival of Arts exhibitor between 1974 and 2006. Now in her late 80’s, she [...]
On Display Through July 11
Exhibit Extended Through March 31, 2014
Explore the art of “Vinita Voogd – Printmaker” at the Festival of Arts satellite gallery foaSOUTH on display now through April 11. The exhibit showcases her current work juxtaposed with her prints from the Festival of Arts Permanent Art collection.
The Festival board hires BAUER Architects of Newport Beach based on their stellar reputation and portfolio for design of the new facade and Festival grounds.