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California Art News, including Artists, Fine Art, Exhibits, Galleries and Related Cal Arts News

MILL VALLEY, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- ArteQuesta, a California-based fine art investment company, today announced the acceptance of Bitcoin as a method of payment for the purchase of artworks. Without excluding the typical form of monetary exchange, ArteQuesta is the first and only organization in the art investment world to accept Bitcoin.

LAGUNA BEACH, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Laguna College of Art and Design (LCAD) today announced that Mark and Janet Hilbert of The Hilbert Collection donated 'Evening Rendezvous' (Watercolor on Paper, 10x14 inches, 1960) by acclaimed California watercolorist Rex Brandt. The iconic watercolor will be part of the college's permanent collection, which also includes The Rex and Joan Irving Brandt Archives.

MILL VALLEY, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Fine art investment company ArteQuesta today announced that urban artist Evan Skrederstu has been commissioned for a Star Wars themed piece in a crescendo to his acclaimed 'Mask Series' of painted bugs. The commissioned image of the iconic Darth Vader mask is to be painted on a largest breed of beetle, Titanus Gigantus, measuring 5.75 inches.

LONG BEACH, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Art-In-Relation (AIR), a new non-profit Long Beach based Arts Organization will be holding its first fundraising event on Feb. 22, 2015 beginning at 2 p.m. at the Ernest Borgnine Theatre in Long Beach. The event is called 'Fresh A.I.R. - a Broadway Benefit.'

MILL VALLEY, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Leading fine art investment company ArteQuesta today announced that urban artist, Evan Skrederstu, has produced an exclusive collection of 12 art prints entitled 'Titanus' for ArteQuesta clients. The prints feature a unique subject matter that Skrederstu has become famous for: painted bugs.

SAN JOSE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The 'Brain Works' sculpture in San Jose, is the latest public art installation for artist Marta Thoma Hall, who is also president of Velodyne Acoustics, Inc. For Hall, the process of designing a new line of headphones or subwoofers is no different than creating, say, a piece of sculpture.

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Tattoos adorn the bodies of over 45 million Americans and the phenomenon of ink-on-flesh is now global. One area often overlooked when discussing tattoo art is the contribution of the Chicano community. 'The elevation of the tattoo to the status of art can be directly traced to Chicano culture,' notes Eric Schwartz, director of the documentary motion picture, 'Tattoo Nation.'

LAGUNA BEACH, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- California-based artist/photographer Anne Kerry Swank's limited edition Angel watercolor photographs series now hangs in the Vatican, Rome, after a twenty-year journey of the artist that began with a morning prayer to God and Divine Inspiration. The first limited edition watercolor that was received by His Holiness, Pope Francis, and selected for display is 'Serenity,' in green tones, number 1/30.

LAGUNA BEACH, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- LCAD (Laguna College of Art and Design) was chosen as one of the top design schools by LG Electronic USA to participate and final in 'The Art of the Pixel' new-media art competition. LCAD Design and Digital Media program won $25,000 for the most popular votes. Senior student Dohee Yang was chosen as a finalist.

MILL VALLEY, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- ArteQuesta today announced a new art investment program in its support for veterans and military families. The fine arts investment company believes that every opportunity for the enjoyment of art, including the opportunity for art investment, should be given to those who serve the United States.

MILL VALLEY, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- ArteQuesta, a fine arts investment company is pleased to announce the launch of its new website at artequesta.com. ArteQuesta's web portal is designed to assist collectors, patrons, art professionals, and individuals in making thoughtful decisions for establishing or maintaining an art-investment portfolio.

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- San Francisco artist John Waguespack today announced the launch of a Kickstarter campaign for his latest inspiration, Salvador's Garden upcycled home goods line. The product line includes pillows and blankets - all made from an amazing textile of 100 percent post consumer recycled plastic bottles. The beautiful snow-white fabrics reminded John of a portrait of Dali he painted, which ultimately presented the perfect medium on which to share this new series.
Angaea Gale V. Cuna

SUN VALLEY, Calif. and WASHINGTON, D.C. /California Newswire/ -- U.S. Rep. Tony Cárdenas (D-San Fernando Valley) is proud to announce the winner of...

LAGUNA BEACH, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Laguna College of Art and Design (LCAD), a premier four-year art and design college, today announced that Bob Hurley, founder of Hurley, will speak at the college's 2014 Commencement ceremony at 4 p.m. on Monday, May 19 at the main campus in Laguna Beach.

LAGUNA BEACH, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Laguna College of Art and Design (LCAD) announces its Collector's Choice 25th Anniversary Celebration from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 21, 2014 at the main campus, 2222 Laguna Canyon Road in Laguna Beach, CA, 92651. The 25th Annual Collector's Choice honors Terry Smith and Wayne Peterson, as honorary chairs.

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Ian Ross Gallery in San Francisco is pleased to bring you its first two-person show for 2014. As a gallery committed to showing the work of local talents, we are very excited to be showing prolific San Francisco artist John Waguespack and introduce rising star Katja Tapia, both new to the Ian Ross Gallery.

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Calumet Gallery today announced the upcoming opening of a new fine art photography exhibit, 'Night Echoes' (January 3 - February 3, 2014, 9 a.m.- 6 p.m. M-S), a thematic exhibition from photographer Kathy Curtis Cahill. Calumet will host an 'Open to the Public' wine and cheese Artists Reception on January 9, from 6 - 8:30 p.m., with an artist talk at 7 p.m.

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Artist John Waguespack is the San Francisco winner of the 4th Annual Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series for 'Uplifting,' a portrait of Kate Moss, one of the most influential models of our time. John was a Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series representative for San Francisco in 2012, this is his second year representing San Francisco at Art Basel, Miami 2013.

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- A nude pregnant sculpture of Kim Kardashian with her belly fully accessible for gallery-goers to rub for 'good luck' is set for L.A. exhibit. The statue joins the celebrity baby sculptures created recently by artist Daniel Edwards; celebrating the beauty of celebrity pregnancy. The work, part of the artist's 'Celebrity Baby Boomer' series that began with the 2006 controversial sculpture 'Monument to Pro-Life,' which depicted a nude Britney Spears giving birth on a bearskin rug, will be revealed at LAB ART Gallery in Los Angeles.

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Leaked 3D ultrasounds of Socialite Kim Kardashian and Duchess of Cambridge Catherine 'Kate' Middleton have been fabricated into works of art by pop-culture artist Daniel Edwards; concluding his 'Celebrity Baby Boomer' series that began with the 2006 controversial sculpture 'Monument to Pro-Life,' which depicted a nude Britney Spears giving birth on a bearskin rug, at select venues in the Los Angeles area this summer, announces Cory Allen Contemporary Art.
Downtown Burbank Partnership

BURBANK, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- This week, the Downtown Burbank Partnership is pleased to announce the dates for five key events in 2013. A...

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- CACA (Cory Allen Contemporary Art) announces that L.A. street artist 'ALEC Monopoly' will bring the game of MONOPOLY to life at LAB ART Gallery in Los Angeles, where the artist plans to sell one of his popular pieces for MONOPOLY money and create a designer game piece with Actor Adrien Brody's '64 Pontiac Catalina.

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Calumet Gallery announces 'Edge of Thought,' a thematic exhibition from fine art photographer James Maxwell. A native of Tennessee now residing in Pismo Beach, Maxwell is an artist who works at several levels: sculptor; innovative architect; and as a photographer who is equally at home with digital printing as well as alternative photographic processes using a traditional wet darkroom.

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Creating a fine art exhibit for Mojave National Preserve Artists in Residence program requires reflection, introspection, and then interpretation because artists have to develop a thematic from 1.6 million acres of visual communities and millenniums of history. Make it a Father and Son assignment that projects one voice, and the possibilities grow exponentially.

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Atlanta-born John Waguespack will unveil three new art works - 'Spring Forward,' 'Red Sea at Dawn' and 'Black Alaskan Waters' - which beautifully illustrate his broad range of artistic styles at Spotlight on Art for Trinity School Feb. 4-9.

IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Maple Conservatory of Dance is now accepting male and female applicants ages 7-17 for the 2013 Charles A. Maple, Sr. Scholarship. Auditions are scheduled on Saturday, March 2, 2013 at 1824 Kaiser Avenue in Irvine,
California Gov. Brown

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /Caliornia Newswire/ -- Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: First, Alice Y. Hom, 45, of Los Angeles, has been appointed to the California Council for the Humanities. Hom is the director of the Queer Justice Fund at Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy, where she was philanthropic advocacy manager from 2007 to 2010.
San Diego Children's Choir

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The San Diego Children's Choir (SDCC) today announced that it has been honored with a prestigious 2012 Top-Rated Award by GreatNonprofits, the leading provider of user reviews about nonprofit organizations. "We are excited to be named a Top-Rated 2012 Nonprofit," says Donna Icenhower, executive director.
San Diego Children's Choir

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- San Diego Children’s Choir is holding auditions in December and January. The Choir offers children a chance to achieve artistic excellence, attain personal goals and perform service to the community. Short 5-10 minute auditions will be held on Dec. 12 and 13 as well as Jan. 9 and 12 for children in grades 3-12. No audition is required for grades 1-2. The Choir has five convenient sites in Del Mar, Mira Mesa, Hillcrest, Lake Murray and Rancho Bernardo.
Orange County Great Park

IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Orange County Great Park is proud to welcome Artist-in-Residence Jennifer Backhaus, an award-winning choreographer, who will invent and direct one-of-a-kind dance works at the Great Park. Visitors will see and experience dance performances developed by one of Orange County’s premier choreographers.
Orange County Great Park

IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Orange County Great Park and Arts Orange County are pleased to present a new Arts Happening featuring the premier of a new one-woman play: The Dig. Written by and starring Los Angeles-based actress Stacie Chaiken, The Dig recounts the dramatic tale of a world-renowned American archeologist who uncovers the identity of a remarkable find in the Middle East that has the potential for explosive consequences.
Orange County Great Park

IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- History and art collide to provide a unique interpretive experience at the Orange County Great Park's Palm Court Arts Complex with a pair of exhibitions that contrast first-person story-telling and historical perspective with emotional interpretations of a time gone by.
Canna Leaf Rainbow (c) 2012 Julie Jaycox

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The non-profit Canessa Gallery has announced the second annual "Nature in the City" exhibit, opening on September 3, 2012, with a mix of photography, painting, sculptures and other media from more than a dozen successful San Francisco Bay Area artists.
Orange County Great Park

IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Great Park presents The Spoken World, the finale in a series of Palm Court Arts Happenings presented in collaboration with Arts Orange County. The Spoken World, the finale in a series of Palm Court Arts Happenings presented in collaboration with Arts Orange County.

ALAMEDA, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Pacific Pinball Museum (PPM) proudly announces the opening of the 'Pinball Oddity' exhibit, featuring a collection of pinball rarities and giant mural reproductions of pinball art. The exhibit represents the first in a series of scalable exhibits the museum offers for lease to institutions nationwide.

IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Enjoy an all-day celebration of artisan food, sustainable gardening and creative art at the Great Park's first ever Artisan Food and Arts Festival on Saturday, April 28 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m at The Orange County Great Park. Local chefs and artisans will be on hand to demonstrate delicious fresh dishes from local foods, bread baking, jam, cheese and soda making, and refrigerator pickling.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today appointed Juan Felipe Herrera to the position of California Poet Laureate. Mr. Herrera, 63, is the author of twenty-eight books and currently serves as the Tomas Rivera Endowed Chair in the Department of Creative Writing at the University of California, Riverside.

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- On Tuesday, Mayor Edwin M. Lee, San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) and partners Market Street Railway (MSR) and Historypin announced the launch of 'Treasures from the Muni Archive,' a new exhibit of photographs from Muni's extensive archive celebrating the last 100 years.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The steering committee for the Arts in the California Governor’s Race is proud to announce that the campaign has...

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- A committee of arts advocates, leaders of non-profit arts organizations, creative business owners, and concerned individuals this week announced...