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Putting the ART in the heART of Orange County!

The heART of Orange County All Media 2017
Artist Reception & Awards Ceremony
PLUS Broadway in the Park Reveal! 
April 22, 2017     5:30 – 8pm
Show continues through May 6th
Jurors: Nick Capaci and Jonde Northcutt
Artists and Educators

Congratulations to the selected artists displaying their work for The heART of Orange County All Media 2017 show at Chemers Gallery! Our 10th annual juried exhibition in partnership with Tustin Area Council for Fine Arts (TACFA) was juried by Nick Capaci and Jonde Northcutt, talented artists and educators. Works showcase the rich variety of arts in our very own artful environs. This unique show depicts visions of dance, music, culinary and visual arts through a variety of media including oil, pastel, photography and watercolor.

On April 22nd meet the artists, gaze at the wonder of their creations, enjoy libations and appetizers and support the local arts scene through your purchases. And, don’t forget TACFA’s big Broadway in the Park reveal! Be the first to know what this year’s summer production is…no hints here…come on April 22nd for this much anticipated announcement!

But wait, there’s more…

Get into the heARTful groove on Saturday, April 29th with a special dance performance by the Tustin Dance Center! Plus, join us Saturday, May 6th for artist demonstrations and the 1st place winners from TACFA’s Student Art Invitational as you take one last look at your favorite artworks from the show. Maybe you’ll even take one home with you! More details coming soon!

Presenting the participants of The heART of Orange County All Media 2017:
Gary Blackwell     Dana Cooper     Toni Danchik     Suzanne DeCuir     Dori Dewberry
Amanda Fish     Dennie Hahn     Deborah Harold     Lore Hold     Elaine Hughes     Wendy Johnson
Steve Kell     Prerana Kulkarni     Marsha Lindsey     Carolyn Lopez     Paige Oden     Max Ollendorff
Rita Pacheco     Kathleen Robison     Sharyn Sakimoto     Janine Salzman     Karl Tani     Kim VanDerHoek

Call to Artists: The heART of Orange County All Media 2016

Chemers Gallery and TACFA
Call to Artists
The heART of Orange County All Media 2016
April 23 – May 7, 2016
Juried Exhibition
Juror: Julie Lee, Bowers Museum

Deadline for entry is March 5, 2016
Click HERE to enter!

Calling All Artists
It’s that time of year again…that’s right, our next juried exhibition is right around the corner! It’s not a plein air landscape show any longer! You may remember past shows that depicted the beautiful landscape of Orange County, but we’re switching it up this year! Instead of landscapes, we’re making it all about the art!


The Yellow Scarf, oil on board by Dana Cooper

Please join Chemers Gallery and the Tustin Area Council for Fine Art (TACFA) for our 9th annual all-media juried exhibition. This is no longer a landscape/plein air show. We are seeking submissions that depict the vast variety of arts to be found in our wonderful Orange County. This could be an arts venue or people in the arts. Your entries might be (but certainly not limited to) musicians at work, actors in a play, a performing arts building, a dancer practicing in a studio, on-lookers in a museum, an artist’s studio (perhaps your own!). Amateur artists are welcome to enter. All artwork will be judged equally regardless of professional status.

Night at Vibratto's, acrylic on paper by Joyce Lieberman

Night at Vibratto’s, acrylic on paper by Joyce Lieberman

All media will be considered for acceptance. We want your oils, acrylics, watercolors, pastels, mixed media, photographs, etchings, monoprints, beadwork, glass, encaustic, sewing…everything! The more creative and innovative the better – you just might win one of the cash prizes!

Entries will all be pre-juried online at OnlineJuriedShows.com. For a full prospectus and links to enter, click HERE.

We are honored to announce that Julie Lee, Vice President of Collections and Exhibition Development at Bowers Museum in Santa Ana, will be this year’s juror.

Laguna Playhouse

Laguna Playhouse


Your Inspiration Starts Here!
Spend a weekend driving around Orange County’s numerous arts venues and let your imagination run wild! Head down to Corona del Mar for an afternoon wandering the gorgeous grounds of the Sherman Library & Gardens before making your way to Laguna Beach to view a performance at the Laguna Playhouse. Don’t forget to try Chance Theater in Anaheim or South Coast Rep in Costa Mesa if you’re inspired by taking in theatrics.

Segerstrom Center

Segerstrom Center

If it’s architecture that floats your boat, marvel at the geometric facade and sinuous interior of Segerstrom Center. This is also the perfect opportunity to listen to the Pacific Chorale or Pacific Symphony Orchestra and let the music stir your mind and soul. Stroll over to Noguchi Garden and view the public sculpture under its dramatic nighttime lighting.


Tangata Restaurant

We couldn’t leave the culinary arts out of the mix! Combine a trip to Bowers Museum in Santa Ana with a nosh in their award-winning restaurant, Tangata. Their beautiful presentation of edibles are sure to get your creative juices flowing. If you time it just right, you may just get to experience an amazing performance in the picturesque courtyard of Bowers. Or, simply sit close to the fountains for a calming, artful meditation.


Downtown Santa Ana

Stay around the arts district of Santa Ana during their “First Saturdays” art walk. Gallery-goers, arts enthusiasts and street performers will delight your eyes with the dozens of people-watching opportunities!

There is so much to choose from, and the sky is the limit! So put your thinking caps on…the deadline for entry is March 5th, 2016 and it will be here before you know it. For more information and entry form, please click this link. Good luck!