Chelsey (oil, 20 x 16) by Jeremy Lipking
(From the Great American Figurative Show at Waterhouse Gallery)
If you are looking for a mix of great art shows coupled with alluring destinations, consider this upcoming trio of offerings.
The annual Laguna Beach Plein Air Painting Invitational in Southern California unfolds on October 17. Top artists, mainly based in the West, converge in this picturesque, seaside town to display their wares at the Laguna Art Museum. Works by 45 landscape painters, including Jill Carver, Camille Przewodek, and Randy Sexton, are on view.
In South Carolina, the Charleston Fine Art Dealers’ Association hosts its annual extravaganza with lectures, art walks, plein-air events, and auctions from November 3-6. Besides the various visual feasts popping up around town, visitors can enjoy an array of fabulous restaurants and shops in this charming city known for its Southern hospitality.
Finally, the annual Great American Figurative Show at Waterhouse Gallery in Santa Barbara, CA, has fast gained the reputation as a museum-quality exhibition. About 100 works by artists from across the country are on display November 21 to December 21. Collectors have the chance to see paintings by such prominent figurative artists as Richard Schmid, Dan Gerhartz, and Jeremy Lipking. Like Laguna Beach, Santa Barbara boasts a laid-back, coastal ambiance that beckons. –Bonnie Gangelhoff