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California Art News, including Artists, Fine Art, Exhibits, Galleries and Related Cal Arts News
San Diego Children's Choir

San Diego Children's Choir Honored as a 2012 Top-Rated Nonprofit

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 Children's Choir is looking for children who 'love to sing'

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

OC Great Park Names Award-Winning Choreographer Jennifer Backhaus 'Artist-in-Residence'

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

OC Great Park and Arts OC present 'The Dig' a new One-woman Play performed by Stacie Chaiken

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

In O.C., Contemporary Artists Conceptualize the Year 1942 Exhibition Offers Artistic Complement to Farmers to Flyers Historical Perspective

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

Canessa Gallery announces the second annual 'Nature in the City' arts exhibit

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

Orange County Great Park's 'The Spoken World' – Arts Happening to Feature USA Rockefeller Fellow Marc Bamuthi Joseph

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.

Pinball Oddity: an Exhibition of Rare Pinball Machines and Oversized Pinball Art comes to Rhythmix Cultural Works K Gallery

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.

Great Park Artisan Food and Arts Festival comes to The Orange County Great Park April 28, 2012

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.

Calif. Governor Brown Appoints California Poet Laureate: Juan Felipe Herrera

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 Launches Innovative Muni History Exhibit to Celebrate 100 Years

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.

Arts in the California 2010 Governor's Race

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

Campaign Launches to Inform 2010 Calif. Governor's Race about Creative Industries

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

Four Visions: A traveling exhibit of infrared photography by four brilliantly talented women

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Gallery at the Creative Center for Photography Proudly Presents "FOUR VISIONS" - A traveling exhibit of infrared photography...

Third Annual Freestyle Employee Exhibition of Fine-Art Photography

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Gallery at the Creative Center for Photography proudly presents Freestyle Exposed III... Unconventionally Traditional! Dedicated to the 150...

Hollywood execs clamor over new novel, The Unbearable Sadness of Zilch

LOS ANGELES /California Newswire/ -- Our eyes of flesh see only noir! Even before its official release, a new novel was making the rounds...

Second Annual Freestyle Employee Exhibition of Fine-art Photography

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Gallery at the Creative Center for Photography Proudly Presents..."FREESTYLE EXPOSED... THE TRADITION CONTINUES!" For over six decades, Freestyle...

Art Book Combines Chaos, God and Sex with Digital Imaging – ‘Fractopia’ by Christopher L. Simmons

TORRANCE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Christopher Simmons' "Fractopia" (ISBN: 978-0-9710555-0-6, hardcover - limited edition, Neotrope Press), collects the best of Simmons' abstract images created...

Neotrope Press Announces Publication of ‘Fractopia’ – a Fractal Art Book by Christopher Simmons

REDONDO BEACH, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Neotrope(R) Press announced today the publication of the limited edition of "Fractopia" (ISBN: 978-0-9710555-0-6, hardcover), by digital artist...

L.A. Artist, Xvala: Pitt-Jolie Inspire Domestic Bliss in Fractured Housing Market

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Just a few minutes drive from Brad Pitt's hometown, a new home currently under construction is using the...

Apronology is a Special Publication that Focuses on Artfully-made Aprons

LAGUNA HILLS, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Since the launch of Belle Armoire magazine in 2001, art and crafting publisher Stampington & Company has been...

Eye Haiku: Visual Poetry Highlights FookMovie Videos

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- With images inside of images and a nod to such masters of visual communication as surrealist Salvador Dali, the music...

Composer Sam Sorensen Announces: Beowulf – The First, The Original Scary Story, Audio CD

PALOS VERDES, Calif. -- Halloween is just around the corner, and parents are looking for ways to make the season festive, without all the...

Guy Hepner Los Angeles and Artist Neal Spector Announce Opening Date for ‘Labels’

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Guy Hepner Los Angeles and Los Angeles based artist Neal Spector announce October 23, 2008 as the formal opening of...

Distinguished Animators from Kazakhstan Visit Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Four leading animators from the Zhebe Studio in Kazakhstan will be in Los Angeles July 14 - 21 as part...

Publishers Newswire Announced Today its Latest List of Books ‘Worth a Look’

REDONDO BEACH, Calif. -- Publishers Newswire, an online resource for small publishers and first-time book authors, has announced its latest quarterly "Books to Bookmark"...

Museum of Robots in Second Life Announces Competition Winners at Event on July 19, 2008

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. -- Museum of Robots in Second Life will announce the winners of its first annual "Build-a-Robot" Competition at an event on...

Music and Social Networking Get Redefined in New Interactive Site from BETA Records

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Giving musicians and music lovers more power and flexibility than ever before, BETA Records ( has launched a newly expanded...

Museum of Robots in Second Life Announces Build-A-Robot Competition

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. -- Museum of Robots ( in Second Life announces the "Build-a-Robot" Competition, and invites all Second Life residents to participate. According...

San Diego Author Jim Musgrave Featured on New On-Line Publisher Offering DRM-free Digital Audio Short Stories

SAN DIEGO, Calif. -- Local author Jim Musgrave is featured on Sniplits' beta test site. Anyone with a digital music player, smart phone or...

Life-Changing Coaching Launches New Book and Revamped Web Portal

Coach Paul EdwardCLAREMONT, Calif. -- Life-Changing Coaching, a professional life coaching firm established in 2001, announced today a new and improved web site to enhance usability and to complement a book series launch - the first of which is titled, "Moving Forward: Turning Good Intentions into Great Results by Discovering Yourself, Your Place, and Your Path" (ISBN: 978-143-434-2836, hardcover).

New e-Book Brings Professional Photo-Illustration Effects to Digital Photographers

Peter iNova eBookLOS ANGELES, Calif. -- A new interactive publication brings great flexibility to every photographer using Adobe Photoshop 7 through CS3 running on Windows or Mac. The just-released eBook includes literally hundreds of new, productive and exotic treatments, effects, transformations and conversions of almost any digital image. The work is "Lights...Digital Camera...ACTIONS!" (ISBN: 1-882383-39-7) by Peter iNova, and is the first digital photography eBook available on a USB Flash drive.

13th Annual Los Angeles Times Festival of Books Set for April 26-27 at UCLA

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Readers, writers and book-lovers of all ages will come together Saturday, April 26th and Sunday, April 27th to participate in the highly anticipated 13th annual Los Angeles Times Festival of Books on the UCLA campus.

Photographic Fine Art Lamps Feature New Environmentally Responsible LED Lighting

Green Energy Fine Art LampsCARPINTERIA, Calif. -- Holland Scott Gallery today announces the debut of the Environmentally Responsible Green Energy Fine Art Lamps. These lamps combine energy-efficiency technology with fine-art design. Elegant photographic floral images and art-deco linoleum patterns from the 1930's are the result of energy efficient LED lamp technology and the Giclee fine-art printmaking process.

Manhattan LAMN Jam Launches March 18 in N.Y.C. – Music Artists Perform, Industry Listens, $20K in Prizes

Los Angeles Music NetworkHOLLYWOOD, Calif. and MANHATTAN, N.Y. -- The Los Angeles Music Network's "LAMN Jam" heads for the Big Apple. Launched three years ago in Los Angeles (where performances continue), LAMN Jams go beyond traditional showcases by featuring artists performing original songs, followed by instant professional critiques from a panel of industry experts. This year, artists will perform for $20,000 in prizes.

Los Angeles Artist XVALA Challenges the Art World with Altered Britney Spears Tabloid Image

artist XVALALOS ANGELES, Calif. and NORMAN, Okla. -- Last year, images of Britney Spears' shaved head were splayed all over the media. And, in celebration of Spears, Mainsite Contemporary Art in Norman is exhibiting an appropriated image for public viewing through March 28. Los Angeles artist, known as XVALA, set out to define Spears' spiritual, emotional and economical value.

Author Dee Dee Phelps to Receive Best Pop Campaign Award at Book Publicists Awards Dinner

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Former TV anchor, author, and celebrity presenter Kelly Lange will give the Best Pop Campaign Award to Dee Dee Phelps for her 2007 promotion of "Vinyl Highway, Singing as Dick and Dee Dee" (ISBN: 978-1-934321-75-1). The award will be presented at the 13th annual Book Publicists of Southern California Awards Dinner on Thursday, October 18th, 8 p.m. at the Sportsmen's Lodge in Studio City.

Exclusive Exhibit at the Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust – Sculpture Honors Holocaust Victims

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Gallery of Historical Figures announces "The Holocaust," a realistic sculpture by artist G. S. Stuart pays homage to the millions of victims slain in the death camps of World War II. After extensive research, Stuart set a working prisoner in Auschwitz and then carefully modeled the tableau in quarter life size.

Libreria Martinez Hosts Signing for Limited Edition of Controversial Novel, America Libre

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Libreria Martinez, the landmark Latino bookstore in Santa Ana, California will host a book signing for a limited-run edition of the controversial new novel, "America Libre" (ISBN: 0-595-42606-9) on Tuesday, October 9th at 7:00 p.m. After five months as a self-published edition, "America Libre," by Raul Ramos y Sanchez, was acquired by Grand Central Publishing.

L.A. Playwright Creates an Enormous Wave with His New Book, ‘Touch the Ocean’

Touch the OceanLOS ANGELES, Calif. -- James Nemec, LMT, CST-D, raised on the Atlantic ocean, begins to question the power of touch and collective emotions in the CraniOcean Media release of, "TOUCH THE OCEAN: THE POWER OF OUR COLLECTIVE EMOTIONS" (ISBN: 978-09792805-0-4).

New Magazine ‘Wetpixel Quarterly’ Focuses on Spectacular Underwater Imagery and the Marine Environment

Wetpixel QuarterlySAN FRANCISCO, Calif. -- Wetpixel LLC announces the arrival of a new quarterly print magazine devoted to high-quality underwater photography. Wetpixel Quarterly brings fans of the underwater realm spectacular imagery in a landscape-oriented, high-resolution format. As well as celebrating the beauty of the deep, Wetpixel Quarterly provides a forum for a necessary dialog on marine conservation.

XShot Revolution Brings a New Focus to MySpace, Facebook, and YouTube Users

XShot monopodSANTA BARBARA, Calif. -- Originally designed to help people take photos of themselves without the inevitable arm extension, XShot, LLC, announces a product that is gaining popularity in still photography, and the video industry as well. What is the XShot? The XShot is a hand-held, monopod-like product that allows the user to capture their picture when no one is around to take it for them.

New Author Aimee Schmidt Writes Children’s Book Touting the Value of Being Unique

Abner Finklestein bookRANCHO SANTA MARGARITA, Calif. -- First time author Aimee Schmidt releases a new children's book today focused on teaching kids about the value of being a unique person. The book, "Abner Finklestein" (ISBN-13: 978-1-933732-16-9), focuses on a troubled child that finds himself getting made fun of on a consistent basis by his peers. To cope with being put down, the main character creates an imaginary friend, and in the process finds that being unique is not so bad after all.

Los Angeles Times Celebrates Biggest Festival of Books in 12 Year History

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- The Los Angeles Times announced today that in its 12th straight year the Festival of Books drew between 130,000 and 140,000 people and featured the largest number of writers, panel discussions, exhibitors, and activities in its history. Held on the beautiful UCLA campus on Saturday, April 28th and Sunday, April 29th, the event drew higher than expected attendance and drove record book sales for sponsors.

John Waguespack Unveils Latest Exhibit ‘REINCARNATION’ at District in San Francisco

John WaguespackSAN FRANCISCO, Calif. -- John Waguespack, a unique San Francisco Surreal Artist, launches his latest exhibit "REINCARNATION" at District in San Francisco on Thursday April 12th. This exhibit ties history, pop culture, and surrealism into a colorful display of American iconography. "REINCARNATION" shows the affect of a former president's "reincarnation" on the economy.