In The Arts

January 13, 2011
  • Artist Elizabeth McGhee carefully hangs the last of her oil and wood panel paintings in her space as she prepares for the opening of Festival of Arts.
Artist Elizabeth McGhee carefully hangs the last of her… (DON LEACH, Coastline…)

Festival of Arts applications due

The Festival of Arts is accepting artists' applications through 4 p.m. Jan. 21 for its summer 2011 show.

The highly competitive regional juried fine art show, which features original artwork by southern Orange County artists, will run from July 3 through August 31 in Laguna Beach.

Artists who would like to apply for the 2011 fine art show should submit a CD with three digital images per media and a completed application form to the Festival of Arts. Artists from Aliso Viejo, Balboa, Balboa Island, Capistrano Beach, Coto de Caza, Corona del Mar, Costa Mesa, Dana Point, Foothill Ranch, Irvine, Laguna Beach, Ladera Ranch, Laguna Hills, Laguna Niguel, Laguna Woods, Lake Forest (El Toro), Mission Viejo, Monarch Beach, Newport Beach, Newport Coast, Rancho Santa Margarita, San Clemente and San Juan Capistrano are eligible, and must be able to show that they have resided in one of the aforementioned cities for at least one year prior to the deadline.


Jurying fees are $50 per medium submitted. The jurors will score the submitted artwork based on quality, intention and content; excellence of craftsmanship; facility with media; excellence in the use of design elements; and professional presentation. The 2011 Festival of Arts jurors are Bruce Burr, Roger Folk, Ed Fosmire, Kate Hoffman, Jean Stern, Tom Swimm, and Robert Hansen.

For more information or to download an application, visit or call (949) 464-4234.

Roosa lecture on performance art

The public is invited to a two-part lecture series given by Wayne Roosa at 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. Sunday in Tankersley Hall of Laguna Presbyterian Church.

In his multi-media presentation, Roosa will examine the provocative world of contemporary performance and video art in parallel with the equally provocative ancient tradition of Old Testament prophetic acts. He claims the connecting thread is our "Sacred Discontent," that discrepancy between human aspiration and human shortcoming, which we call "the human condition."

Roosa is Professor of Art History and Department Chair at Bethel University in St. Paul, Minnesota, and Chair of the New York Center for Art and Media Studies in New York City.

For more information, call (949) 494-7555 or visit

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