Holiday Art Markets
With gas prices down and the stock market reaching all-time highs as we approach the end of 2014, no doubt you’re looking for a place to put your excess cash to work. If so, you might want to consider throwing your weight around in the local art market this holiday season. Here are a few options in and around Orange County:
Cal State Long Beach’s 47th Annual Holiday Art Sale runs through this Wednesday, December 10, and features everything from ceramics to printmaking. Something tells us this might be a good time to add to that collection of etchings you’re always talking about!
December 9 (10 a.m. to 5 p.m.), December 10 (10 a.m. to 7 p.m.)
CSULB School of Art Gallery Complex, between FA 2 and FA 3 on the southeast section of campus.
The holiday fundraiser at Barnsdall on December 13 will feature a wide range of work by students and faculty. Tickets are $8 pre-sale or $10 at door, which gets you a hand-made tamale and some booze, and helps support educational programming at Aline Barnsdall’s dream of an artistic utopia overlooking Hollywood Boulevard.
December 13, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Barnsdall Art Center, Junior Arts Center
4814 Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles, 323-644-6295
If you’re in the market for art pottery, you couldn’t do much better than OCC emeritus professor Don Jennings and Steve Davis’ sale on December 13 and 14 in Huntington Beach. Look for interesting bowls, pitchers, jars, vases and abstract ware. (Steve Davis is the stepson of Sueo Serisawa, a Japanese-American artist and contemporary of Isamo Noguchi whose first major exhibition opened at LACMA 73 years ago this month, on December 7, 1941.)
December 13 and 14, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
21091 Strathmoor Lane, Huntington Beach, 714-378-8942
The current exhibit at Brett Rubbico is a holiday lollapalooza: Where else are you going to find pieces by the likes of Bradford Salamon, Leigh Salgado, Michael Maas or Chris Trueman for under $900? The John Paul Jones sculptures are selling like hot cakes!
Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and by appointment
361 Old Newport Boulevard, Newport Beach, 949-515-5102