This Week In The OC

What's going on this week? Well, it's is definitely an eventful week starting today until the end of the week. Check out these events!!! These events include an OC and Beyond events in The Torrance Art Museum, and LA Art Show in the LA Convention Center. Also, OC Art Blog will have an special interview with artist, Lauren Gallegos! See you at her solo show this Sunday, and stay tuned for the interview. I will be having a lot of fun this weekend checking out these shows. Now, I don't mind sharing the fun with you too. So see you there! -JC


Thursday, January 20th:

Third Thursday // Artist Talk - Orange County Museum of Art

2010 California Biennial Artist: Brian Dick

7 pm Curatorial Tours
8 pm Artist talk

Free with museum admission (Adult: $12; Students with ID & Senior 65+: $10)

Join members of OCMA's curatorial and education departments for an insider's look at our galleries and stay late for special talks and video screenings hosted by 2010 California Biennial artists.

Address: Orange County Museum of Art (OCMA)

850 San Clemente Drive, Newport Beach, CA 92660


Biennial artist Brian Dick; photography by


Thursday, January 20th:

LA Art Show – The 16th Annual Los Angeles Art Show

General Show Dates:

Thursday, January 20, 2011, 11am – 8pm
Friday, January 21, 2011, 11am – 8pm
Saturday, January 22, 2011, 11am – 8pm
Sunday, January 23, 2011, 11am – 5pm


The Los Angeles Art Show, the centerpiece of the citywide Los Angeles Arts Month, returns to LA's renowned Convention Center and its revitalized downtown area for 2011.

From Rembrandt to Ruscha and Beyond: Painting, sculpture, works on paper, photography, and video, over 100 prominent galleries from around the globe.  Located in the heart of LA and immediately adjacent to an exciting and diverse arts community, luxury hotels, and world-class restaurants, the Los Angeles Art Show plays host to an international art-buying public, reconfirms the ambitions and commitment of LA's homegrown collectors, and further defines the city of Los Angeles as a global art-hub.



Los Angeles Convention Center
West Hall A, 1201 South Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, CA 90015



Friday, January 21st:

Center on the Center – the annual non-juried exhibition

Huntington Beach Art Center

Address: 538 Main Street, Huntington Beach  CA 92648

Opening Reception: Friday, January 21st. @6-9PM

Show runs: January 21st – February 19th


Centered on the Center is a group exhibition featuring approximately 250 regional artists in a salon style exhibition, scheduled from January 21 through February 19, 2011.  The opening reception will take place on Friday, January 21 from 6 to 9 p.m.  This annual, open call, non-juried exhibition features approximately 400 works in a variety of media, including, painting, drawing, photography, mixed media, sculpture, and installation. The exhibition and opening are free and open to the public.

Center on the center


Saturday, January 22:

What's New, Pussycat?

The Torrance Art Museum

Opening Reception: Saturday, January 22, 6pm- 9pm

On view: January 22 – March 5, 2011

Address: 3320 Civic Center Drive North,
Torrance, CA 90503


What's New, Pussycat? brings together a selection of established California based artists who gained prominence and/or were developing important bodies of work during the 1960's, presenting current works where possible, to highlight their continued practice – alongside ongoing investigations by some emerging artists working today who deal with related concerns.


Click here for more info.


Saturday, January 22:

Art of Haiti

//A week long festival exhibiting groundbreaking  artwork of Haiti//

Orange County Center for Contemporary Art (OCCCA)

Address: 117 North Sycamore Street, Santa Ana

Opening Night Gala: Saturday, January 22nd. @7pm – 11pm


Featuring Haitian art as well as local artists  

by world renowned Chef TiGeorge



$25 at the door



with your name and how many in your party

For more info visit


Art of haiti at occca


Sunday, January 23rd:

Digging for Aesthetics: Lauren Gallegos' Art Show

Titan Student Union at Cal State Fullerton

Address: 800 State College Blvd., Fullerton, CA

Opening Reception: Saturday, January 23rd. @12:30pm – 4:30pm

Lauren gallego grad show

Got Facebook? Join Lauren Gallegos' Facebook invite to the opening reception!

Want to get to know Lauren Gallegos?

Her website has a great collection of her past artwork.

Check out her blog for most recent update of her artistic practice.


A special interview with Lauren Gallegos! Stay tuned.

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