heART of Orange County

The heART of OC Artist Demos, August 7th 11am – 4pm

Art in Action!

Join us and 20+ artists from The heART of Orange County All Media 2021 Juried exhibition as they share their magic creating with paint, pencils, pastels, beading and more!

Spend your Saturday afternoon by strolling the sidewalks and watching art come to life! Snacks will be provided when you need to recharge! No masks required outside, but we request you wear them inside the gallery.

The heARTistry happens on August 7th from 11am – 4pm at Chemers Gallery. Connect with your favorite artists and see the unique techniques that result in the works you love. What a wonderful way to celebrate the finale of our juried exhibition!

20 artists confirmed so far!

Cindy Beatteay, Steve Bjorkman – watercolor, Kara Bullock – acrylic, Sarah Ciavarella – oil, Kevin Davidson – watercolor, Dori Dewberry – pastel, Linda Karagozian – oil, Steve Kell – oil, Prerana Kulkarni – watercolor, Julie Leah – hot wax, Jason Li – watercolor, Lisa Mistiuk – oil, Ian Montelongo – acrylic, Sandra Morrison – watercolor, Pete Roberts – watercolor, Marilee Nielsen – watercolor, Karen Neal – oil, Patricia Prescott Sueme – pastel, Ziba Safavian – watercolor, Hedda Schnur – beadwork, Ashley Tallichet, Kim VanDerHoek – oil

Thank you from the bottom of our heART!

Thank you to our artists and supporters for making this exhibition so full of heART! We are so proud to have such a wonderful community and the opportunity to have this in person show to celebrate, masks and all! Stay tuned for photos from the opening exhibition.

Over 90 pieces of art are now on display at Chemers Gallery from over 60 artists! This year’s juror Stephen Anderson, had so many talented artists to choose from when selecting this year’s winners in three categories Contemporary Craft, Contemporary, and Traditional. See below the list of Winners, Runner-ups, Honorable Mentions, Best of Show and the “Enderle Choice” award.

Special thank you to Sharyn Cable from the Enderle Center and TACFA for sponsoring this outstanding local tradition.

Congratulations to all!

To see all works on-line click this link.

Best of Show:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kara Bullock- Silvery Sometimes, oil

Enderle Center Awards

Enderle Center Choice Award:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Marie Tippets- Carnevale, pastel

2nd Place:

 

 

 

 

 

Jason Li- Sunset Lake, watercolor

Honorable Mention:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Amanda Napoli-  Iris Geometry, 3-d print & laser engraving

Contemporary Craft

First Place:

 

 

 

 

 

 

James Minidis- Hummingbird Meets Flower, mixed media music box

Second Place:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Monique Selwitz- Persian Garden Cuff, sterling silver, gold & gemstones

Third Place:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Teresa Shippy- Circus Bike, fiber arts

Honorable Mention:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nohline L’Ecuyer- Untitled, Hand Blown Glass 

Honorable Mention:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Julie Leah- Infinite Possibilities, hand painted silk scarf

Honorable Mention:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ashley Tallichet- Colored Clay Teapot

Honorable Mention:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Elena Rodriguez Vieiro- Margarita,ceramic sculpture

Traditional

First Place:

 

 

 

 

 

John Sawyer – Peaceful Shadows, oil

Second Place:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ziba Safavian- Persian Garden, watercolor & gouache

Third Place:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Carol Heiman-Greene Pussy Willows, Mourning Dove, oil

Honorable Mention:

 

 

 

Sarah Ciavarella- Retired on Route 66, oil

Honorable Mention:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Patricia Prescott Sueme- Peter’s Canyon Bloom, Pastel

Honorable Mention:

 

 

 

 


Dori Dewberry – Lazy Day, Back Bay – Pastel

Honorable Mention:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kevin Davidson- Social Distancing on the Orange Plaza, watercolor

Contemporary

First Place:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ryan Schroeder – Plan, watercolor

Second Place:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kim VanDerHoek- Going Places, oil

Third Place:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Amy Hay- Walk The Land, printmaking

Honorable Mention:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Steve Bjorkman- Practice Practice Practice, watercolor

Honorable Mention:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cynthia Grilli – Lippy, oil

Honorable Mention:

 

 

 

 

Lynk Collective: Eisabeth Beck, Alexandra Chiara, Andre Comtois, Bill Jaros, Marelyn Larios, Nguyen Ly, Bill Myers – Bug Pressed, printmaking

Honorable Mention:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lynn Welker- Finding Turquoise, mixed media

It’s hard to imagine a better show next year…but we are planning!

The heART of Orange County All Media 2021, Juried Exhibition

Save The Date!

We are so excited to announce the artists featured in the 9th annual heART of Orange County All Media Juried Exhibition. With over 60 Orange County Artists & more than 80 works of art we will be celebrating the diverse creativity of our community.

SOLD OUT! The excitement begins Saturday, July 24 5:30pm- 8pm by reservation only at the artist reception and awards ceremony. The show continues though August 7th.

Our juried exhibition is unique and varied consisting of all subjects and styles in a wide range of mediums. Expect the unexpected in 2D works in oil, watercolor, pastel, acrylic, fiber, photography and more. Sculpture and wearables are also featured in this one if a kind show.  Wood, ceramics, glass, textiles and mixed media are represented.

This years Juror is Stephen Anderson, a fine artist as well as the exhibition & event coordinator at the OC Fair and Event Center. As always are proud to be partnering with Tustin Area Counsel for Fine Arts to bring you this event. Now in its 26th year, TACFA’s mission is to develop, showcase & support the arts in the greater Tustin Area.

Mark your calendars and stay tuned for updates!

The juried artists are…
Kimberly Altman, Cindy Beatteay, Gar Benedick, Steve Bjorkman, Tom BoruskyGobind Boyes, Kara Bullock, Nick Capaci, David Chapple, Jean Choi, Sarah Ciavarella, Kevin Davidson, Christian Davis, Mika Denny, Dori Dewberry, Michael Evans, Amanda Fish, Nancy Goldman, Cynthia Grilli, Amy Hay, Christine Head, Carol Heiman-Greene, Mark Hosmer, Sharon Jackman, Maaria Kader, Linda Karagozian, Steve Kell, Prerana Kulkarni, Nohline L’Ecuyer, Julie Leah, Jason Li, Patricia Liu, Lynk Collective, James Minidis, Lisa Mistiuk, Ian Montelongo, Sandra Morrison, Verinda Mudan, Amanda Napoli, Karen Neal, Brad Neal, Marilee Nielsen, Jonde Northcutt, Max Ollendorff, Arpad Petrass, Ryanna Phillips, Colleen Premer, Patricia Prescott Sueme, Ted Rigoni, Pete Roberts, Elena Rodríguez Vieiro, Linda Rogers, Janine Salzman, John Sawyer, Hedda Schnur, Ryan Schroeder, Monique Selwitz, Janet Seward, Naomi Shachar, Theresa Shippy, Denise Tabari, Ashley Tallichet, Marie Tippets, Kim VanDerHoek, Rob Wahrhaftig, Lynn Welker, Kathleen Williams

And what’s more…

Artist Demos, August 7th 11am – 4pm

Art in action! Join us and a number of artists from The heART of Orange County All Media 2021 Juried exhibition as they share their magic creating with paint, pencils, pastels, beading and more!

The heARTistry happens on August 7th from 11am – 4pm at Chemers Gallery.

Connect with your favorite artists and see the unique techniques that result in the works you love. What a wonderful way to celebrate the finale of our juried exhibition!

Stay tuned for the list of the participating artists!

 

The heART of Orange County All Media Show 2021, Juried Exhibition

Calling all Orange County artists!

What a year it has been! We are so continuously grateful for the love and support shown by Orange County artists & collectors in these uncertain and difficult times. Despite the obstacles the show must go on! We are excited to announce that The heART of Orange County 2021, Juried Exhibition is seeking submissions! Send us your best in all styles, mediums, and subjects. This means acrylic, ceramic, drawing, fiber/textile, glass, jewelry, mixed media, metal, oil, pastel, photography, printmaking watercolor, wood, and more!

This diverse showing of Orange County artists draws attention to the wide range of creative talent in our community, and it will all take place on July 24, 2021

The deadline for submissions is June 6, 2021
Click here to Enter 

This year’s juror is Stephen Anderson, Artist and Exhibition & Education Coordinator at OC Fair. Anderson has had over 25 years of experience in the arts working in Graphic design & Fine art creation, including mixed media, painting, collage, pyrography, video and installation.

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

This will be our 9th year partnering with Tustin Area Council for Fine Arts (TACFA), to bring you this iconic annual juried exhibition. Now in its 26th year, TACFA’s mission is to develop, showcase & support the arts in the greater Tustin Area.

Thank you to everyone!

With our whole heART, we thank you! We were honored to host our first virtual Artist Awards Ceremony for The heArt of Orange County All Media 2020 Juried Exhibition. We are thankful for the community support  dedication of all of the talented local artists in our show.

Over 90 pieces of art are now on display at Chemers Gallery from over 60 artists! With careful deliberation, juror Naomi Shachar selected her prize-winners in three categories” Contemporary Craft, Contemporary, and Traditional. See below the list of Winners, Runner-ups, Honorable Mentions, Best of Show and the “Enderle Choice” award. Special thank you to Sharyn Cable from the Enderle Center and TACFA for sponsoring this outstanding local tradition.

Congratulations to all!

To see all works on-line click this link.

Best of Show:

Kim VanDerHoek, “Land of Milk & Honey”  (oil)

Enderle Center Awards

Enderle Center Choice Award:

Teresa Shippy, “Diego’s Letters” (fiber)

Honorable Mention:

Marie Tippets, “Celebrating Cherry Blossoms” (pastel)

Contemporary Craft

First Place:

Michael Evans, “Walnut Natural Edge Bowl” (wood)

Second Place:

Monique Selwitz, “Labradorite & Sterling Necklace”

Third Place:

James Minidis, “Still Flying” (music box)

Honorable Mention:

Christine Head, “Full Tilt” (fused glass)

Honorable Mention:

Andrew Matsev, “Mahogany & Resin Plate” (wood)

Traditional

First Place:

Denise Tabari, “Beneath the Canopy” (oil)

Second Place:

Jason Li, “Whitewater” (watercolor)

Third Place:

Maaria Kader, “Let Me Out” (scratchboard)

Honorable Mention:

Amanda Fish, “Mandarins with Asian Vase” (oil)

Honorable Mention:

John Sawyer, “The Peaceful Morning” (oil)

Honorable Mention:

Dave Chapple, “Spring Vista” (oil)

Honorable Mention:

Sarah Ciavarella, “Ticket to Ride” (oil)

Contemporary

First Place:

Arpad Petrass, “Gentle Giant”  (photography)

Second Place:

Kara Bullock, “And so it Goes” (oil)

Third Place:

Taffy Van Calcar, “Nature’s Salad” (oil)

Honorable Mention:

Nick Capaci, “Reflective Whispers” (mixed media on panel)

Honorable Mention:

Ellen Kirwan, “Reaching High” (oil & cold wax)

Honorable Mention:

Ryan McGarrity, “Side Street Streams” (photography)

It’s hard to imagine a better show next year…but we are planning!

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. 

 

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.

Thank You to All!

“The heART of Orange County All Media 2019” Juried Exhibit drew a crowd

 

With our whole heART, we thank you! From the zillions of guests attending, our 64 talented artists, TACFA’s outstanding volunteers, the support of Enderle Center, to our thoughtful judge, Barbara Thompson….we couldn’t ask for more!

The 99 piece exhibit is an interesting mix of style, subject, & medium representing many of the best artists in Orange County. With careful deliberation, Barbara selected her prize-winners in three categories: Contemporary Craft, Contemporary, and Traditional. Sharyn Cable of Enderle Center, one of our generous sponsors, also contributed “Enderle Choice” awards. Congratulations to all!

BTW, TACFA’s Broadway in the Park production will be “West Side Story”. We are hoping Rita Moreno will reprise her role!

If you couldn’t join us on Saturday here they are, the prize-winning artworks from The heART of Orange County All Media 2019″.

To see all works on-line click this link.

Even more heARTistry happening here!

Artist Demonstrations
Saturday, May 11th    1pm – 5pm
Featuring these heARTful artists confirmed to date…

Loretta Alvarado · Roger Bennett ·  Steve Bjorkman ·  Suzanne Currie ·  Lisa Dallendorfer · Dori Dewberry · Jean-Louis Domerego  Joanna Craft · Steve Kell · Prerana Kulkarni ·  Julie Leah ·  Jason Li · Ian Montelongo  · Marilee Nielsen · Patricia Prescott · Pete Roberts · Janine Salzman · Janet Seward · Teri Starkweather ·  Kim VanDerHoek · Sabrina Weld
More TBA

Enderle Center Awards

Honorable Mention:


“Gipsy Lady”    Janine Salzman, oil

Honorable Mention:

“Inspired by Frieda”    Julie Leah, fiber

Enderle Center Choice Award:

“Indian Bride”    Maaria Kader, scratchboard

Contemporary Craft

Honorable Mention:

“Malachite Inlay Lidded Box”    Tom Borusky, wood

Honorable Mention:

“Untitled”    Nick Capaci, fused glass

Honorable Mention:

“Sycamore Bowl w/ Brass”    Michael Evans, wood

Third Place:

“Spring Pendant”    Monique Selwitz, jewelry

Second Place:

“Flights of Fancy: Release”    Randy Au, ceramic

First Place:

“The Dance”    Christine Head, fused glass

Traditional

Honorable Mention:

“Mirror Lake, Yosemite National Park, CA”    Roger Bennett,  photography

Honorable Mention:

“Green Pears on Linen”    Amanda Fish, oil 

Honorable Mention:

“Indian Bride”    Maaria Kader, scratchboard

Honorable Mention:

“Sunlight and Shadows”    John Sawyer, oil

Honorable Mention:

“The Gift Box”    Marie Tippets, pastel

Third Place:

“Floating Leaves”    Jason Li, watercolor

Second Place:

“Run of the Mill”    Greg LaRock, oil

First Place:

“Sycamore Twilight”    Jim Wodark, oil

Contemporary

Honorable Mention:

“Connectivity 1”    Katlin Evans, mixed media

Honorable Mention:

“L.A. Basin”    Steve Kell, oil

Honorable Mention:

“Golden Hills”    Konnie Kim, oil

Honorable Mention:

“Augmentation” Karen Liba, acrylic

Honorable Mention:

“Outdoor Fashion”    Pamela Panattoni, oil

Third Place:

“At MoMA with Andy”    Nancy Egan, oil 

Second Place:

“Alice”    Kara Bullock, oil

First Place:

“L.A. River Bridges”    Kim VanDerHoek, oil

Best of Show:

“Afternoon Walk”    Patricia Prescott Sueme, pastel

It’s hard to imagine a better show next year…but we are thinking!

The heART of Orange County All Media 2019, Juried Exhibit

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!