December 22, 2011
Sometimes starting over is the only logical path for those in the unpredictable world of art. German native Marion Meyer was planning to become a stewardess for Lufthansa when she took a detour to the Nellie Gail Ranch. Meyer became an au pair for a family, and the mother of the kids she was watching was a hobby artist. As she tells it, that was how she discovered the world of art in Laguna Beach. Meyer started out in 1988 as an intern at a gallery on Forest Avenue, where she worked her way up to manager and stayed for nearly 10 years.
May 17, 2012
LAM names deputy head Ed Fosmire will step into his new role as deputy director of the Laguna Art Museum on May 29, officials announced. Fosmire will leave his job as executive director of the Oceanside Museum of Art (OMA), a title he held for two years, to fill LAM's No. 2 slot, where he will mainly be in charge of development. It will also entail raising money for the museum through corporate and individual gifts, grants and memberships. Before going to Oceanside he held number jobs at museums in Los Angeles and Orange counties: director of development at Cal State Long Beach; director of development and marketing at the Long Beach Museum of Art; and grants director for Long Beach's Art Council.
May 9, 2003
Suzie Harrison With several art galleries closing over the last few months and business being down, the 12 artists that make up the co-op at Quorum Art Gallery felt especially thankful celebrating their 40th anniversary May 1. Quorum was the first cooperative gallery in the city. "This is our third location in Laguna Beach," Schauer said. "We've been at this location for many years." Wally Schauer has been with the gallery since 1970. About half of the artists have been there for a long period of time, though with the economy as it is, there have been more changes the last couple of years.
April 11, 2008
Free college admission seminar approaches College Focus, an organization of college counselors, will hold a seminar on producing a perfect college application from 7 to 8 p.m. April 17 at Laguna Beach High School. Topics will include how to work with teachers and counselors; a step-by-step method to get kids into top colleges; community service, which summer program and extracurricular activities colleges like to see; and what college admissions officers look for in winning applications.
April 19, 2002
Suzie Harrison In a house surrounded by lush foliage and jasmine lives a pioneer and an art icon in Laguna Beach. She says she loves life, the community and other artists here. Anne England has been a Laguna Beach resident since 1962 and an artist since age 3. Her intelligence and creative mind has made a significant difference for Laguna's art community. It was England's idea for the inception of a studio art tour, and she is the co-founder of the Sawdust festival's annual Art Walk.
January 1, 2010
Two Laguna Beach High School seniors, Sadie Drucker and Ali Bloom, were recently awarded the opportunity to collaborate with renowned artists James “Dalek” Marshall and Jason Maloney on an art project for Hurley 225 on Forest Ave. Drucker said the pair became involved with the project through the high school, when an art teacher recommended them for the job. “I was called out of art class and sent to the principal’s office,”...
November 14, 2003
Suzie Harrison Since the early 1900s people have found their way to Laguna Beach seeking the life of an artist. It started with Norman St. Claire, who came to town in 1903 to paint the surf and hillsides. Now, most artists are forced to adopt the not-so-romantic view that their income will have to be supplemented somehow, often through a second job, an inheritance or the income of a spouse. Fortunately, there are plenty of examples of people in town able to support themselves solely through their creative abilities.
August 12, 2005
SUZIE HARRISON First Thursday's Art Walk was a perfect primer for the arts and entertainment happenings I consumed over the weekend. Dodging throngs of tourists as I navigated my way to the galleries proved to be an exercise in agility. I quickly felt reprieve once safely inside the sanctity of the art world, surrounded by familiar faces and allured by the artists' creations. Diane DeBilzan Gallery was one such safe haven, featuring new works by William DeBilzan, Gavin Heath, Andrew Myers, Rob Riemer and Claudia Meyer.