contemporary art

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. 

 

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. 

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.

Meet the Artisans of our 6th Annual Holiday Artisan Faire

Watch this space for development details, new artisans, sneak peaks, and artist spotlights!

Meet the 24 talented artisans joining our 2-day Holiday Artisan Faire.
Mark your calendars now so you don’t miss our 6th annual event on December 7th & 8th!
It will be here before you know it!

Enjoy the warm glow and velvety touch of turned wood from Tom Borusky! Meticulously rounded keepsake boxes are made from domestic and exotic hardwoods then accented with resin, minerals and metal. If that’s not enough, Tom also crafts pens, ice cream scoops, corkscrews and more.

Sterling silver and gemstones mesmerize in Monique Berman Selwitz’s organic free-form jewelry designs. One-of-a-kind cuffs, pendants, earrings and rings materialize from abstract nature. Monique’s alluring signature gemstones give body to her forms.

Sparkle up your hair & holidays with HAIR TINSEL! Megan Jones will take your hair to another level with an array of glistening colors! Placed with the utmost care, you’ll shimmer the whole holiday season and beyond. We know she will be here for sure all day on the 8th… still waiting to hear about potential afternoon on the 7th.

Santa’s workshop always has new surprises in store for you. For the first time . . . Joey USA! Cozy up with your electronics by adding this handy dandy helpful accessory! To see more, you’ll just have to stop by!

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Travel across the globe with Janet Seward’s eclectic jewelry! This intrepid world traveler collects trade beads, medallions, amulets, ancient coins and charms on her exotic forays. She crafts stunning one-of-a-kind assemblages fit for the globetrotters (or wanna be) on your list.

Colorful, playful, and charismatic… that is Kirsten Denbow & her metal-crafted jewelry. Clever creations include blooming florals, abstracts, Dia de los Muertos and object-based designs. Find merriment in copper, enamel, silver, and gemstones. 

What’s that buzzing? It must be the bees at Harris Family Apiaries working up a frenzy to bring you the best local honey. Exquisite flavors from sage blossoms, fruit trees and wildflowers impart their essence for distinctive sweetness in every bite. Boost your immune system with a jar of bee pollen. Oh, won’t you be a honey and buy a jar for yourself and your friends?

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Put some oomph in your ensemble with Mary Hammond‘s colorful and versatile fiber-licious 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. Hint Hint… use her textiles as a runner to dress up your table or buffet!

Carve some room in your heart for the skillfully made bandsaw wood boxes by Lisa Dallendorfer. These sleek layers come from a multitude of woods including walnut, oak, rosewood, douglas fir, cherry, sapelle, maple, and adler. All turned into handsome, curvy organic forms, keepsakes never felt so cherished. 

Decadent chocolate makes every occasion filled with richness! Luisa of Luisa Chocolatiere has all of your favorite confections. Truffles, dipped almond, dark, milk, white; sugar-free, vegan & kosher too, Christmas & Hanukkah collections are always top of the list for gift giving treats.

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Marvel at Elizabeth “Betty” Nadler‘s romantic bohemian jewelry. Travel through time with her mystical use of crystals to spark your inner spirit. Betty is a consistent best seller at our Faire with affordable and oh-so wearable baubles.

Mixes of vintage buttons, buckles, Bakelite and resin combine in Merry Daniel Wennerberg’s creative hands to form eye-catching adornments! Her vivid colors are bold and add a splash of seasonal sensation. For the more demure, Merry’s understated metallic designs complete a look. Can’t choose just one? The more the “merrier!”

No Faire would be complete without a little lovin’ for your skin! Our new vendor Raya & creator of Petals for Jean, blends luscious skin, hair, and body care from hand-picked and fair-trade seasonal ingredients. Using only the best organic ingredients with nourishing vitamins and oils, Raya packs loving kindness into every product and wraps it in recycled/sustainable packaging, all at affordable prices!

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Nature provides with gold, silver, and gemstones! The beauty of it all is captured by Michelene Berkey with motifs of bees, dragonflies, leaves, and twigs all branched in organic harmony. She’s going out on a limb to join us from Colorado!

You’ll be shattered if you miss out on Krista Bermeo’s glowing smooth glass-work. Jewelry has never been so vibrant with light. Each piece is hand-torched to beaming perfection. Spread some holiday cheer with kaleidoscopic lamp-work glass. 

You gotta love Stache Coffee Company a whole “latte”! Artisan roasted, sustainably sourced, and veteran-owned Stache beans come direct from their Oceanside roastery to your table. Satisfy your thirst with this rich, aromatic caffeinated (or decaf) pick-me-up. Now that’s faire-trade!

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Snug as a bug in Beth Marx delightfully soft nuno felted scarves, ponchos, and other one-of-a-kind garments. Convertible & reversible means no limits to your wild style.

All the way from Colorado, Jennie Milner brings unmatched creativity to her quirky mixed media sculpture and funky jewelry. Rows of tiny wooden houses for your soul and distinctive adornments come together for an overall ahhhh!

All natural, award winning and family owned are words that only begin to describe Nuvo Olive Oil. Their exquisite olive oils and balsamic vinegars complement all of your gustatory pleasures. “Olive” them and you will too.

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Lisa Mertins ceramics are delightfully charming with organic and whimsical designs. Cups, masks, bowls, and birdhouses are some of her curious creations. Rebar is the foundation for her more series sculptural work.

Colors galore in glossy brilliance mark Suzanne Currie’s jewelry, key-chains, and home goods. Playful with a splash of flash, her contemporary mixed media style makes for gleaming gifts.

You can’t call our bluff because no holiday table is complete without artisan farmstead goat cheese. Straight from the happiest goats, Drake Family Farms Goat Dairy California is back with their “udderly” delicious chevre & raw goat milk cheese. Handmade in small batches, they guarantee their product is top quality and packed with love.

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Metal Magic by Joanna Craft! That’s how she works her traditional metalsmithing with a slight Asian flare. Her organic mix of enthralling mixed metal, enamel and raw gemstone jewelry beckon to be worn.

Cozy up this holiday with the woven warmth of Deanna Deeds textiles. Her fiber fantastic creations are heavenly to touch, and even better to wear! If you’re lucky she’ll bring her loom so you can watch her in action!

Oh baby… Raw Baby that is! Chef Arlena Connor will delight your taste buds with organic, vegan, and gluten-free confections. She has vastly increased her selection to include Chocolate Chai Pie, Vanilla Cranberry with an Orange Zest Cake, sumptuous cookies & more. Oh my tummy is rumbling already! Slices and full cakes available to purchase and order.

New Art September & October 2019!

Click on the artist’s name to see more!

Just Added

Joanna Craft, copper & enamel

Maria Counts, ceramic

Janet Seward, sterling silver & gemstones

Seeka, mezuzah

Beth Marx, fiber

New ART

Kara Bullock, acrylic

 

 

 

 

 

Shelia Evans, oil & pastel

 

 

 

 

 

Lorraine Bubar, paper

 

 

 

 

 

New CRAFT

Ayala Bar, mixed media

Kirsten Denbow, copper & enamel

Saphirim Rahav, Roman glass

 

 

 

    

Leona Hawks, recycled glass

Mary Hammond, textile

New Art June 2019

Click the artist’s names to see more of their work!

New ART

Kara Bullock

Acrylic on canvas 

Dori Dewberry

Pastel

Karen Liba

Acrylic on canvas

New CRAFT

 Maria Counts

Ceramic teapots, vases, and hearts

 Bill Haskell

Wood vases and bowls

Jane Nishii

Ceramic sculptures and vases

New JEWELRY

Eva Stone

Silver and gold necklaces and rings