David Hocking

Greenly Art Space‘s 10th Anniversary fundraiser show is titled “Second Lives” and it called for works made from discarded/re-used materials. Due to the pandemic they were unable to have an in-person opening, but they had a wonderful virtual opening and the exhibit is currently viewable in-person by appointment only, observingContinue Reading

Greenly Art Space

Greenly Art Space is a non-profit art gallery in Signal Hill about to celebrate its 10 year anniversary in August—a remarkable milestone. It is “dedicated to enriching lives and cultivating community through creating contemplative art shows, bringing art to community schools, and providing a space for art making, mentoring, andContinue Reading

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

Mark Rebennack

I met Mark at the last Art Clout Social Hour in January. I’d seen his work before and really admired it, and then I found out that he’s a special ed art teacher [at Hope School in Anaheim Union High School District] who’s looking to open a studio/gallery facility forContinue 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

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

A group of Long Beach (and former Long Beach) artists are in this show at The Loft Art Studios Gallery in San Pedro, running through October 26th. I’d missed the opening, but was determined to catch it before it came down and I’m so glad that I did. The artistsContinue Reading