In The Arts

February 05, 2010

Auction 100 is Saturday at museum

Laguna Art Museum’s Auction 100 features 100 works of art from 100 premier California artists in a live and silent auction from 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday.

Art may be previewed from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. through today at the museum or at

Any works unsold will be available for sale in a post-auction Sunday.

Auction 100 is a fundraiser benefiting the education and exhibition programs at Laguna Art Museum.

“The new economy is forcing artists to adjust their pricing accordingly,” said museum Director Bolton Colburn. “With fewer sales, artists have more inventory and are more likely to give work to the Museum that they would not in rosier times. Down economies offer some of the best conditions for buying art. All in all, you will see higher quality work at better prices in this Auction 100 than in prior years.”


The event also features food, music and cocktails. Chuck Dreyer will present the work during the live auction, assisted by Jacqueline Bunge, the museum’s curator of education.

Tickets are $125 for members and $150 for non-members, and can be bought online or by calling Dawn Minegar at (949) 494.8971, ext. 203.

Tour and paint marine mammals

The Pacific Marine Mammal Center is the setting of a tour and one-hour painting workshop Saturday.

The workshop includes a docent tour of the center and a close-up view of live seals being nursed back to health. Following the tour, participants will create an acrylic painting as taught by tide pool expert Donita Lloyd. Finished art can be taken home.

The cost, including supplies, is $20 for adults or $15 for kids ages 6 to 18 accompanied by an adult. Free on-site parking is available. Contact Laguna Outreach for Community Arts at (949) 363-4700 or

Marino signs biking book Wednesday

Martha Marino of Laguna Beach will sign copies of her new book, “Canals on Wheels: Cycling Adventures along the Canals of France,” at 6 p.m. Wednesday at Latitude 33 Bookshop, 311 Ocean Ave.

“Canals on Wheels” is about Marino’s solo summer cycling trips along nine canals in France. The books describe her adventures, the towns and places she visited, her camping experiences and the interesting people she met.

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