In the studio of Caryn Baumgartner

I recently had the opportunity to visit artist Caryn Baumgartner in her lovely home and studio in the Cal Heights area of Long Beach (near Bixby Knolls). Her garage studio opens up to her serene back yard, which has all manner of interesting plants and trees and a fountain thatContinue Reading

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A gallery show celebrating the visual arts talent of Long Beach Mark your calendars for March 28th because we’re having an art party. It’s official—all the entries have been tallied, and the votes are in. All in all, we had over 90 entries for The Union, our first group show.Continue Reading

art lessons podcast with dave conrey

It’s a new year, and a new opportunity to chat with Adam Luedicke of ThePosterList again. This one was so good we decided to do it twice. If you have 90 seconds to spare, please rate and review the show in Apple Podcasts Adam Luedicke of ThePosterList : Web |Continue Reading

Okay, so help me out here. Back in the late 1970s and early 1980s, as an artist I was able to find shows and representation all rather easily. All I needed to do was look in various art publications, find galleries looking for artists/art, send slides in to them, getContinue Reading

I grew up in a house that loved art. My parents took me to art museums from a young age, and I remember enjoying the silence of a gallery, and gazing at work that seemed impossibly old and incredibly beautiful. We had our favorites, The Norton Simon in Pasadena isContinue Reading

It’s been a few weeks now since our first official Art Clout Social Hour, held at Trademark Brewing on Anaheim Blvd., and if I can speak for my partners; it was a big success. When we planned the event, I kept my expectations limited, thinking we might have a fewContinue Reading

It Is Where We Are

“It Is Where We Are” by Andrea Bersaglieri is a collection of small botanical paintings that invites close examination and contemplation, revealing more than just masterful technique.  Meticulously rendered in oil and watercolor, these paintings at first blush bring to mind scientific illustrations, but upon closer look it becomes evidentContinue Reading

In November, First Fridays in Bixby Knolls was dedicated to El Dia de Los Muertos, The Day of the Dead. Stretching along Atlantic, from San Antonio to Bixby Road, there was plenty to see! There were several artists in the Alley at Burlinghall Drive. Michael Bermudez, @michaelbermudezart, had an installationContinue Reading

Long Beach Open Studio Tour logo with a map of Long Beach behind it.

I made the effort to experience all four weekends of the Long Beach Open Studio Tour (LBOST) this year, an endeavor that was richly rewarded. This is the first year that the LBOST happened over four weekends, each weekend focusing on a certain area/neighborhood of Long Beach, and from mostContinue Reading

I’m the first to admit that I’ve been woefully disengaged from our local art scene, and that was one of the reasons why I’d decided to join forces with Dave Clark and Dave Conrey to form Art Clout. I needed to be better informed about what was out there, andContinue Reading

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On Friday, October 12th, the Arts Council of Long Beach will present their annual State of the Art event, where they discuss how the arts are moving or changing in our city. Full disclosure: I have never attended one of these events, and I am unfortunately unable to attend thisContinue Reading