Click the artist’s names to see more of their work!
|Ashka Dymel architectural metals with semi-precious stones||Yed Omidelicate silver and gemstones|
Artist reception April 27, 2019 5:30 – 8:00pm
show continues through May 11
Better & bigger every year! 64 Orange County artists & more than 90 works of art will grace our walls and display stands. This will be our 7th year partnering with Tustin Area Council for Fine Arts (TACFA), to bring you this unique annual juried exhibition.
The only show of its kind in Orange County, “The heART of Orange County” exhibit features 2-D wall art, as well as, contemporary craft including wood, ceramics, glass, fiber and jewelry. A wide range of styles, subjects and media will be represented. Whether you lean to abstract or traditional works, you will likely find works of interest. Everything is available for purchase. Help our arts community thrive!
This year’s juror is Barbara Thompson, MFA. She has been a respected artist, judge and coordinator in the fine art world for more than 25 years. Barbara has served as a juror for the San Diego County Fair Fine Art Photography Competition, as the Visual Arts Coordinator for the Orange County Fair for 16 years and as the Fine Art Coordinator for the California State Fair in 2017. Barbara was the Director as well as Exhibition Coordinator during her 12-year association with the Orange County Center for Contemporary Art where she oversaw both curated and juried exhibits. She now installs and curates exhibitions for the Orange County Agricultural and Nikkei Heritage Museum at the Fullerton Arboretum.
It all happens April 27th, 5:30 – 8:00pm at Chemers Gallery… artist reception, awards ceremony and, of course, TACFA’s Broadway in the Park REVEAL!
Be among the first to know which rousing Broadway production will be performed this summer in Tustin’s own Peppertree Park. Past productions include Peter Pan, Beauty and the Beast and Little Mermaid. Now in its 19th year, TACFA’s annual Broadway in the Park event brings together community and professional performers from Chance Theater to enjoy an evening of visual magic under the stars.
Join us and more than 20 artists on Saturday, May 11th 1-5 pm to stroll the artist demonstrations as you soak-in the last day of the juried show. Pick up the work you purchased during the show or buy that one you’ve been eyeing for 2 long weeks before someone else snaps it up!
To see the list of participating artists click this link to our Facebook events page for more up-to-date information.
We are loving what has been delivered…Can’t wait to see who and what have been chosen for awards!
It will be here before you know it! Get ready, get set and mark your calendar for our most fanciful event of the year!
5th Annual Holiday Artisan Faire
Saturday December 7th & Sunday December 8th
Splurge to your heart’s content! With new artisans & food vendors, there’s always more to love.
Watch this space for developing details, new artisans, sneak peeks and artist spotlights as we get ready for this once-a-year extravaganza.
Want a sneak preview of the party? See some of our pictures here!
Watch this space for developing details, new artisans, sneak peeks and artist spotlights!
Meet the 21 talented artisans joining our 2 day Holiday Artisan Faire.
Mark your calendars now so you don’t miss our 5th annual event on December 1st and 2nd!
It will be here before you know it!
Sparkle up your hair and your holidays with HAIR TINSEL! Megan and Nancy Jones are joining us all weekend to make your hairdo glitter. Choose from a rainbow of colors to compliment your sparkling personality! Get your sparkle on all weekend long, but if you want to see Megan herself, she’ll be here Saturday, 3-5p and Sunday, 1-4p after her school sports and volunteer duties!
THIS WEEKEND is the big event! Indulge with 21 wonderfully talented artists at our 5th annual Holiday Artisan Faire! The fun starts Saturday, 11a-5p and continues through Sunday, 11a-4p. See you there!
Decadent chocolate makes every occasion filled with richness! Visit Luisa of Luisa Chocolatiere at our faire and stock up on your favorite confections. Truffles, dipped almond, dark, milk, white; sugar-free and kosher too, Christmas & Hanukkah collections are always top of the list for gift giving treats. Luisa has it all. Made from the finest ingredients, Luisa’s chocolate is what sweet dreams are made of.
Embrace your “boho” side with Betty Nadler! Crystals, leather and gemstones are key ingredients in her imaginative jewelry designs. Pendants, earrings and bracelets make a statement when worn alone or mixed together. Be sure to visit Betty to stock up on all your stocking stuffers! Time after time Betty’s designs are top sellers at our faire, both for their modest pricing & wearability.
Sterling silver and gold with a smattering of gemstones make Michelene Berkey’s jewelry a hit in any season! Her nature-inspired designs incorporate motifs of bees, dragonflies, leaves and more. Michelene’s signature “twiggy” style can be found in her collection of earrings, pendants, rings and bangles. Hailing from Colorado, Michelene is joining our Faire for the 5th year in a row!
Wonderfully soft nuno felted scarves, vests and garments for your delight! Beth Marx is in the house! Her limited collection of convertible, reversible, one-of-a-kind attire is completely art inspired. Beth lets her creativity flow by incorporating eco-dye, sumi ink and shibori techniques in her statement designs that will bring out your wild side!
Complete your holiday table with artisan farmstead goat cheese! Mike of Drake Family Farms is joining our Faire for the first time with “udderly” delicious chevre and raw goat milk cheese. Choose from flavors like Apricot & Honey or Herbs de Provence for a tasty treat. All cheeses are produced by hand in small batches with the finest goat’s milk from the happiest goats.
Skincare that is pure yum! Kimberly of Bare Naked Botanicals is back for a second year with her lotions and potions that provide a veritable buffet of goodness for your skin! Creams, cleansers and serums with tempting names like Coconut Cream and Cherry Frangipane Tart provide ultimate moisture and nourishment for your cheeks, elbows, hands etc. Choose faves for yourself and to give away. One for you, one for me!
Give the gift of positivity with jewelry from Karen Boelts! Joining us from Colorado for a second time, Karen’s designs are made from sterling silver and colorful gemstones. Many are inscribed with uplifting messages that make your heart soar. Plus, Karen donates a portion of sales to organizations that support equal rights for all.
Taste the delectable flavors of Raw Baby Desserts! Arlena is joining our Faire for the first time with her mouthwatering vegan raw chocolate. Choose from distinctive flavors like Raspberry Almond and Peanut Butter Crisp. Best of all, every Raw Baby product is dairy, soy and gluten free so you can have all the enjoyment with none of the guilt. Try one or try them all!
Sterling silver and gemstones mesmerize in Monique Selwitz’s organic, free form jewelry designs. Whether abstracted metal or cast directly from nature, you’ll flip for Monique’s unique aesthetic. Cuff bracelets, pendants, earrings and rings are all bursting with character and charm.
Enjoy the warm glow of turned wood from Tom Borusky! Beautiful rounded keepsake boxes are made from domestic and exotic hardwoods and are accented with resin, minerals and metal. With turned wood pens, ice cream scoops, corkscrews and more, there’s plenty to choose from to satisfy everyone’s cravings!
Harris Family Apiaries and Lisa Mertins
Cary of Harris Family Apiaries has been buzzing in a frenzy of production harvesting the best of his beehives to bring you the finest flavors of local honey! Mouthwatering selections from sage blossoms, fruit trees and wildflowers impart their essence for distinctive sweetness in every bite. Buy a jar for your pantry and give a jar to your friends to make the deliciousness last year-long!
With soft glazes and pressed pattern on porcelain, Lisa Mertins’ ceramic cups, birdhouses and sculptures are delightfully charming. Clay pairs with copper wire, twigs, cement and rebar for a quirky yet sophisticated aesthetic. As a woman of many talents, Lisa also turns her capable hands to illustration and fine art. Discover her all new and wonderfully captivating watercolor illustrations at our December show!
Meet Joanna Craft and her entrancing mixed metal and enamel jewelry! Raw gemstones are sprinkled like stardust among her creations of silver, copper and brass. Joanna’s contemporary aesthetic combines with a slight Asian flair to ensure her designs are as unique and stylish as everyone on your list!
Bill Bahret’s wooden bowls are elegantly artistic at every turn. With a touch of Bill’s lathe…maple burl, olive, myrtle and walnut become sleek and smooth vessels that are full of character. Deck your halls with his uniquely tactile vessels – you may even catch a glimmer of copper inlay here and there! Need a last minute gift? Don’t miss his range of turned wood pens!
Put some oomph in your ensembles with Mary Hammond‘s colorful and versatile fiber scarves and shawls! Fanciful florals, geometric garlands and fun surprises abound in her amazing creations. With fabric, yarn, ribbon and thread, Mary’s got all the trimmings to complete any outfit. A hint from our elves… use Mary’s fiber as a way to dress up your tables!
Journey to distant lands with Janet Seward’s diverse jewelry! This intrepid world traveler collects trade beads, medallions, amulets, ancient coins and charms on her exotic forays and crafts stunning, one-of-a-kind creations fit for all the globetrotters on your list.
Spice up your festivities with Spice Merchants! Paul is back with his mouthwatering array of gourmet salts, exotic spices, balsamic vinegar, olive oil and tea blends to turn your holiday into holi-YAY! Pep up your plates or give as hostess gifts.
Vintage buttons, buckles, Bakelite and resin combine in Merry Wennerberg’s creative hands to form marvelous masterpieces! Earrings, brooches and necklaces dazzle with the splendor of yesteryear. Complete your holiday look with Merry’s one-of-a-kind winsome baubles. Can’t choose just one? The more the “merrier!”
Bright color meets high gloss shine in Suzanne Currie’s playful jewelry, keychains and home goods! You’ll adore her hip collection of lightweight earrings and pendants that take inspiration from her oh-so-contemporary mixed media wall art. Perfect for gift-giving, Suzanne will be bringing a “sleigh-full” of goodies to put a twinkle in your eye.
“Fa-la-la-la-la” in love with the talent of Deanna Deeds! Her intricately woven scarves, shawls, table runners and coasters are made from cotton, wool, linen, silk and more. Ancient techniques of hand-manipulation and complex loom-controlled structure showcase Deanna’s keen eye for color and deft skills to ensure unique designs at every turn.
Click HERE to let us know you’re joining us December 1st and 2nd!
Summer is in full swing at Chemers Gallery! While the sun’s been hotting up, we’ve been ramping up the talent joining us for not just one but TWO artful weekend events. Don’t forget to splash these seasonal happenings onto your social calendar…
Mini Artisan Trunk Show – 2 Days!
Friday August 17th 4-8p
Saturday August 18th 11a-3p
with Friday night music 5-8p
Blues by Hound Dog Dave & the MelTones
For a sweet taste of the good things to come in December, don’t miss our mini artisan trunk show! It’s hard to resist the temptation of jewelry, fiber, ceramics, leather and chocolate, so go ahead and indulge – we won’t tell! Enjoy Friday night Blues beats with Hound Dog Dave & the MelTones as you ooh and ahh to your heart’s content over all the deliciously creative goodies from our skilled craftswomen and men. If you don’t get your fill on Friday, we’re doing it all again on Saturday – minus the band!
Joanna Craft mixed metal mania Deanna Deeds masterfully woven fiber
Luisa Chocolatiere delectably decadent chocolate treats Elizabeth Nadler boho & crystal creations
Janet Seward treasures from the global traveler
Lilia Venier witty ceramics (Friday only) Winter Wolf Leather tailored leather wallerts, toes & more
Have you seen Karen and Jennifer sporting their sparkly tinsel hair strands?
Our friend Megan will be here to fancify your ‘do, too!
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Friday July 13th 5-8p
with Oldies music by Then Again Band
15, count ’em, 15 local artists confirmed to date! Join your favorite talents and watch their creative process at work as you move and groove to the Oldies tunes of Then Again Band. Oil, papercut, acrylic, watercolor, pastel, ceramic, weaving and jewelry making – observe and engage with our super-friendly, multi-talented artists!
Lorraine Bubar papercut Steve Bjorkman watercolor Deanna Deeds weaving
Dori Dewberry pastel Amanda Fish oil Deborah Harold oil Steve Kell oil
Greg LaRock oil Larissa Marantz acrylic Lisa Mertins ceramic
Ian Montelongo acrylic Janine Salzman oil
Janet Seward jewelry Gerald Schwartz oil Jaime Weber ceramic
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It’s a summer of style and artistry at Chemers Gallery!
The heART of Orange County All Media 2018
Juried Art Exhibition
Artist reception April 21, 2018 5:30 – 8:00pm
show continues through May 5
It’s our most eclectic community exhibition yet! Together with Tustin Area Council for Fine Arts (TACFA), we welcome over 60 local artists to our annual juried exhibition. Our 11th yearly collaboration brings a new focus to the mix – the best artwork from Orange County artists in all styles, all subjects and all media will be represented and available for purchase. Help our arts community thrive!
Our 2018 jurors are Jonathan Burke, President of Laguna College of Art and Design (LCAD) and Hope Railey, LCAD’s Fine Arts Chair. Together, they have selected the cream of the crop, from oil, acrylic, watercolor and pastel to ceramic, wood, glass and silver and more.
Join us April 21st, 5:30 – 8:00pm for the artist reception, awards ceremony and
TACFA’s Broadway in the Park REVEAL!
This event kick starts our 40th year in business!
Be among the first to know which fun-filled, fanciful Broadway production will be performed this summer in Tustin’s own Peppertree Park. Past productions include Peter Pan, Beauty and the Beast and Annie. Now in its 18th year, TACFA’s annual Broadway in the Park event brings together community and professional performers from Chance Theater to enjoy an evening of visual magic under the stars.
Congratulations to the participating artists:
Kirsten Anderson . Gary Armstrong . Mary Aslin . Echo Baker
Steve Bjorkman . Gary Blackwell . Christine Bolger . Tom Borusky
Stan Bowen . Patt Buchanan . Kare Bullock . Dorothy Cavanagh
Dave Chapple . Irina Charny . Dana Cooper . William Crawley
Toni Danchik . Dori Dewberry . Bryce Elischer . Michael Evans
Amanda Fish . Terri Gallo . Nancy Goldman . Lore Hold . Christine Hooker
Debbie Horton . April Hoskins . Terry Houseworth . Elaine Hughes
Steve Kell . Linda Keyes . Prerana Kulkarni . Greg LaRock
Sherry Lohman . Larissa Marantz . Geri Medway . Karen Mohr
Ian Montelongo . Brad Neal . Erich Neubert . Marilee Nielsen
Paige Oden . Pamela Panattoni . Colleen Premer . Patricia Prescott Sueme
Robin Reichelt . Pete Roberts . Kathleen Robinson . Linda Rogers . Sharyn Sakimoto
Janine Salzman . John Sawyer . Janet Seward . Teresa Shippy
Kathleen Strukoff . Karl Tani . Marie Tippets . Kim VanDerHoek . Jaime Weber
Susan Weinstein . Sabrina Weld . Lynn Welker . Wendy Wirth . Jim Wodark
Ned Schultz . Mary Zarbano
But wait, there’s more!!
Save these dates for more heARTful happenings at Chemers Gallery:
Saturday, April 28 10am – 5pm
Winners of TACFA’s Student Art Invitational
Saturday, May 5 1pm – 5pm
Artist Demonstrations with featured artists from The heART of Orange County
Hear-ye, hear-ye, all you Orange County creatives! It’s time to submit your masterpieces to our upcoming juried exhibition, The heART of Orange County All Media, presented collaboratively with Tustin Area Council for Fine Arts (TACFA). Your deadline is MARCH 4TH and that will be here before you know it! Click here to enter!
You know us, we like to mix it up! The twist on the show this year is that the subject matter is up to you! Our only requirement is that you are an Orange County artist. That means you can submit artwork in any STYLE, any SUBJECT and any MEDIUM to showcase the best of what our wonderful county has to offer!
The arts run deep in southern California, and we’ll be featuring the cream of the crop. Submit your best work – almost anything goes: abstract, acrylic, botanical, ceramic, contemporary craft, drawing, fiber/textile, figurative, floral, glass, jewelry, landscape, mixed media, metal, oil, pastel, photography, printmaking, still life, watercolor, wood and more.
We’re pleased to announce that our jurors extraordinaire will be Jonathan Burke, President of Laguna College of Art and Design, and Hope Railey, Chair of Fine Arts at Laguna College of Art and Design. We can’t wait to see what this dynamic duo will select for inclusion in the exhibition.
So… you know that the focus of the annual exhibition has changed. You know who our amazing jurors will be. You know when the submission deadline is. (Psst… it’s MARCH 4th!) But, did you also know that there will be CASH AWARDS announced at the opening reception on April 21st? It’s true! At least $1,800 will be awarded – could yours be one of the names announced?
We need YOUR help in spreading the word. Click this link to OnlineJuriedShows.com for full show details and to submit your work. Be sure to share the call to artists with all your artistic friends and any arts organizations you belong to. And lastly, HAVE FUN! The more creative you are, the better your chances are of being selected for exhibiting and for winning one of those cash awards.
Set your alarm clocks and calendar reminders… our biggest show of the year is happening the first weekend in December!
‘Tis the season! Our promise to you is 2 days to shop and splurge to your heart’s content! With new artisans & food vendors, there’s always more to love.
Join Chemers Gallery and 19 different artists, artisans and gourmands for our 4th Annual Holiday Artisan Faire! Watch this space for developing details, new artisans, sneak peeks and artist spotlights as we get ready for this once-a-year extravaganza.
To preview our participating artisans, click their names below. However, they will all be bringing new and exciting creations to delight and enchant you on December 2nd and 3rd!
Bare Naked Botanicals*
…and more to be announced!
Shop for everyone on your list (naughty and nice!), try your luck in our weekend raffle and partake of our holiday cheer!
Coming up next month…Meet the Artists!
Artist spotlights to introduce you or reacquaint you with our talented artists and artisans joining us December 2nd & 3rd.
Look for daily updates on Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn, or read our continuing blog with “what’s new” right here!
Can’t wait to tell us you’re coming?
Click HERE to RSVP for Saturday, December 2nd, 11a – 5p and Sunday, December 3rd, 1 – 5p
*New this year!
**Pssst…click the artist’s names above to see examples of their work! However, they’ll all be bringing a sack full of new goodies for the big event!
Have you heard?? Chemers Gallery and Laguna College of Art and Design (LCAD) are teaming up for the month of October to present a survey of original children’s book illustrations!!
O p e n i n g R e c e p t i o n i n L a g u n a B e a c h
Thursday, October 5, 2017 6 – 9pm
Show continues through October 26
There’s a twist to this exhibition – it’s NOT going to be held at Chemers Gallery! (So don’t show up for the reception in Tustin – we won’t be here!) Instead, all of the artwork will be displayed at the LCAD Gallery in Laguna Beach. Join us for the opening reception as we celebrate the wondrous world of children’s book illustration as imagined by over 30 illustrators. Please note, however, that artists will NOT be in attendance unless they are planning to surprise us! Additionally, there will be no books available for purchase. Instead, it’s all about the ART! Over 140 framed and unframed original illustrations, as a matter of fact! All works are available to purchase.
Head to Laguna Beach Thursday, October 5th and meet us at the LCAD Gallery so you can re-visit your favorites and discover new treasures to take home. Take advantage of Laguna Beach’s First Thursdays Art Walk and explore the community.
374 Ocean Avenue, Laguna Beach 92651
LCAD Gallery Hours
Wed – Sun: 11am – 4pm
CLOSED Mon & Tue
Works on Display from the Following Artists
|Mary Newell DePalma||Suzanne Duranceau|
|Jane Dyer||Tim Egan|
|Matt Faulkner||Robin Preiss Glasser|
|Mary GrandPre||Brett Helquist|
|Ronald Himler||Laura Huliska-Beith|
|Molly Idle||Stacy Innerst|
|Jim LaMarche||Deborah Nourse Lattimore|
|E.B. Lewis||Rafael Lopez|
|Lauren Mills||Kelly Murphy|
|Dennis Nolan||Patrick O’Brien|
|Winslow Pels||Barry Root|
|Kimberly Bulcken Root||Daniel San Souci|
|Robert Sauber||S.D. Schindler|
|Chris Sheban||Gennady Spirin|
|Kristina Swarner||Melissa Sweet|
|Matt Tavares||Johanna Westerman|
Since it’s founding in 1961 as the Laguna Beach School of Art, LCAD now offers 12 undergraduate majors and 4 graduate degrees, including BFA Illustration. The college strives to embrace new technologies and prepare its students for careers in their chosen field through studio work and academic study. Through its gallery, LCAD serves its studio art majors and the surrounding creative community through the presentation of a broad array of exhibitions throughout the year. Plus, admission is always free!
See you October 5th on Ocean Avenue in Laguna Beach!