The show is ON!

It’s actually happening! In-person & online The heArt of Orange County All Media 2020 Juried Exhibition is almost here….

Opening on August 15th, 11a-4p
Show continues through August 29th

Face masks and social distancing required!

Artist Reception & Awards Ceremony: Friday, August 14th 4-5p on Facebook Live!

Show Hours:
Mon-Fri 11a-4p
Sat 11a-3p
Contact for appointments outside of these hours

For more information and to tell us you’re coming visit our Facebook event: The heArt of Orange County All Media 2020 Juried Exhibition

The heART of Orange County All Media 2020, Juried Exhibition

We are so thankful for the support shown by Orange County artists & collectors in these unprecedented times. Despite everything that is happening in the world, we’ve had just as many artists submit to The heArt of Orange County All Media 2020 Juried Exhibition this year as last year. We are excited to welcome over 60 Orange County artists & more than 90 works of art.

Our juried exhibition is uniquely formatted; consisting of all styles, subjects & media. The works include 2-D wall art, contemporary craft & wearables. This diverse showing of Orange County artists draws attention to the wide range of creative talent in our community.

This year’s juror is Fine Art artist, Naomi Shachar. Born in Israel, Naomi was an interior designer and high-end ceramicist before moving to Mission Viejo where she spent many years honing her artistic skills. She is an artist member of the California Art Club and a Signature Artist of both Oil Painters of America and Women Artists of the West. Her skills and her sharp eye for detail and composition make her a qualified juror for The heArt of Orange County All Media 2020.

The juried artists are . . .
Kirsten Anderson, Echo Baker, Chris Baldassarre, Steve Bjorkman, Tom Borusky, Dawn Buckingham, Kara Bullock, Laura Campos, Nick Capaci, Dave Chapple, Sara Ciavarella, Dana Cooper, Melanie Cooper, William Crawley, Suzanne Currie, Toni Danchik, Kevin Davidson, Dori Dewberry, Michael Evans, Amanda Fish, Princess Geisinger, Robert Graupensperger, Deborah Harold, Bill Haskell, Christine Head, Carol Heiman-Greene, April Hoskins, Mark Hosmer, Mariana Ivanova, Sharon Jackman, Claire Jacobson, Maaria Kader, Steve Kell, Ellen Kirwan, Kat Krueger, Prerana Kulkarni, Greg LaRock, Julie Leah, Jason Li, Andrew Maltsev, Ryan McGarrity, Claire Miller, James Minidis, Shelby Montelongo, Ian Montelongo, Arpad Petrass, Patricia Prescott Sueme, Shirley Price-McGrew,  Jason Roberts, Pete Roberts, Laura Roberts, Janine Salzman, John Sawyer, Monique Selwitz, Teresa Shippy, Kathleen Strukoff, Denise Tabari, Marie Tippets, Charles Uehara, Taffy Van Calcar, Kim VanDerHoek, and Lynn Welker.

Click this link to our Facebook events page for more up-to-date information.

This will be our 8th year partnering with Tustin Area Council for Fine Arts (TACFA), to bring you this iconic annual juried exhibition. Now in its 25th year, TACFA’s mission is to develop, showcase & support the arts in the greater Tustin Area. 

 

New Art July 2020

Click the artist’s names or images below to see more of their work.

New ART

Nick Capaci

Contemporary Mixed Media

Jonde Northcutt

Abstract Mixed Media

Greg LaRock

Plein Air & Studio Oil Painting

Pete Roberts

Local Watercolor

Janine Salzman

Figurative Oil Painting

Marie Tippets

Traditional Pastel Still-life

Patricia Prescott Sueme

Pastel Landscape & Seascape

Kim Vanderhoek

Urban & Landscape Oil Painting

New CRAFT

Lilia Venier

Playful Ceramics

 

New JEWELRY

Joanna Craft

Contemporary Mixed Metal & Gemstone Jewelry

Arts in Focus: Art Exhibition

 July 8th-August 8th
Mon-Fri 11am-4pm          Sat 11am-3pm

Chemers Gallery presents a unique opportunity for you to view, in-person, the works of nine well-known local artists. Please join us as we celebrate an art invitational Arts in Focus! 

Masks are required for entry. Social distancing and sanitizing for both your health and ours!

With many exhibitions & festivals cancelled across the country, Chemers Gallery and these local artists are doing their part to keep the arts alive! Support the arts at this in-person & online exhibition.  

Can’t wait to see yours? Just click this ARTS IN FOCUS link to view the entire show or select an individual artists name below:
Nick Capaci     Joanna Craft

Greg LaRock     Jonde Northcutt
Janine Salzman    Patricia Prescott Sueme
Marie Tippets     Kim VanDerHoek     Lilia Venier

All works will be available for purchase.

PLUS…Meet us on Facebook for our live event!
1pm on Sat, July 11th

For one-on-one meetings with the artists or private viewing please call 714-741-5432.

 

 

Arts In Focus

Don’t let a pandemic keep you from buying art!

From July 8th to August 8th Chemers Gallery will be hosting an exhibition featuring our favorite artists: Patricia Prescott Sueme, Nick Capaci, Jonde Northcutt, Greg Larock, Marie Tippets, Kim Vanderheok, and Janine Salzman with ceramicist Lilia Venier and jewelry designer Joanna Craft.

With the interest of keeping our artists, clients, and staff safe, we will be formatting this show differently than we’ve had in the past. While all the hanging art will be featured on the walls, as is our custom, we will be limiting the amount of people in the gallery for the Opening Reception and the duration of the show.

Phoning ahead will be a requirement.

Masks will be mandatory for ALL. 

On [insert date] we will have our Opening Reception. To limit the number of people in the gallery at any given time, we will be assigning time slots based on appointments.  Each will only have a time limit for browsing the art. We have decided to format our reception in this way to let as many people see the art as they can and to control the amount of traffic in the gallery.  

Time slots will be limited.

All art featured at Chemers Gallery during this time will be available for browsing & purchase online. We will be creating a separate browsing engine for this show for easy navigation. 

Hidden Stories Behind the Frame

A keepsake passed from generation to generation tells the story of a family. When we behold such a sentimental object it becomes a powerful force of beauty for it has the power to connect us in ways we may not expect. If we’re lucky when we hold it ….time itself… seems to evaporate for a moment or two as we glimpse both the past and the present and the interconnectedness of us all.

According to Georgina Davila, “We live through the memories of things.”  She is the third civil   engineer in her family to cherish the family’s heirloom measuring tape that has traveled around the globe through family milestones. Built in the 1920’s the measuring tape is imprinted, Rosario, Santa Fe, Argentina. (See photo). Her Uncle Hugo received it upon graduation from engineering school in Argentina. Family legend has it that when Georgina’s father, Emillo prepared to immigrate to the United States, Hugo bestowed it upon him saying, “You will need it in the new world to do engineering and construction.” In turn, Georgina received it when she graduated with a degree in Civil Engineering from California State University of Fullerton in 1993.

So how has this the “tape” measured in the United States for Georgina’s family? Technically it is in the metric system and when Georgina Davilla’s father, Emillo began life in America in 1968 he soon found the American measuring system to be quick different. Her father learned English over time and installed drywall first as a craftsman then later as a business owner. All the while, he played music at night. That’s how it measures…it tells a family’s story. Georgina shared, “My Dad played music with famous people…Quincy Jones….Santana… and the Downey Symphony in the 1960s and 1970s.” Oh the stories….like the measuring tape itself, it measures….a good life.

When Georgina took the measuring tape and its 100-year old carrying case to Chemers Gallery she wanted it preserved for generations, a reminder of the ties connecting a long line of engineers.  She said, “Karen made it beautiful…and when I see it now. I see my Dad.”  Karen noted, “When we frame family heirlooms for our clients, memories and emotions surface as we unwrap their treasures.”

What do you have hiding in your closets and drawers that deserve to be seen

Arts in Focus

Mark your calendars & stay tuned for more information!

New Art April & May 2020

Click the artist’s names or images below to see more of their work.

New ART

Naomi ShacharTraditional oil paintings

New CRAFT

Elaine Hyde 

Handturned Glass

Houston Llew

Spiritiles

Lilia Venier

Porcelain & Ceramics

New JEWELRY

 Michelene Berkey

Sterling Silver with gemstones

Joanna Craft

Mixed Metals & semi-precious gemstones

Calling All Artists: The HeART of Orange County All Media Juried Art Exhibition

EXTRA! EXTRA! The heArt of Orange County All Media 2020 Juried Art Exhibition has a new submission deadline. Entries accepted through May 3rd!

All you Orange County creatives! It’s time to submit your masterpieces to our upcoming juried exhibition, The heART of Orange County All Media 2020, presented collaboratively with Tustin Area Council for Fine Arts (TACFA). Your deadline is now MAY 3rd and that will be here before you know it! Click here to enter!

You know us, we like to mix it up! Diversity makes an interesting exhibit, so the subject matter is up to you! Our only requirement is that you live or work in Orange County. That means you can submit artwork in any STYLE, any SUBJECT and any MEDIUM to showcase your talents!

Submit your best work – nearly 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 juror will be the award-winning fine artist, Naomi Shachar.

So… you know the focus on your creativity. You know who our amazing juror will be. You know when the submission deadline is (hint hint… it’s MAY 3RD!). But, did you also know that there will be at least $1600 in CASH AWARDS announced at the opening reception on June 27th? It’s true! Prizes will be awarded in three categories: Traditional, Contemporary, and Contemporary Craft. Could yours be one of the names announced?

We need YOUR help in spreading the word. 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.

Once More, your submission deadline in May 3rd!
Click this link to OnlineJuriedShows.com for full show details and to submit your work.