Marni Brewster
Since 2009
Works in Laguna Beach United States of America

Laguna Art Museum is an American art museum with a focus on the art of California. Its goal is to be the premier museum of California art. The Museum has been at the focal point of west coast art since the turn of the 20th century and, for the last thirty years, has been instrumental in developing scholarship on the area as well.
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Auction 100

Sat Feb 06, 2010 00:00 - Mon Dec 07, 2009

The slowdown in the economy has created some unique opportunities in terms of acquiring great art. Artists in Auction 100 have made work available that they have not been able to for years due to a past shortage of inventory. Many artists have given prime work for Auction 100 that is rare to find at a museum auction. This is a great opportunity for discerning collectors who are looking for quality work to add to their collections.


OsCene 2010

Sun Feb 21, 2010 00:00 - Mon Dec 07, 2009

OsCene 2010 celebrates the latest in contemporary art and culture in the OC. Highlighting local Orange County and Long Beach artists, OsCene 2010 features painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, multi-media installations, video, architecture, performance, and design--some of the most provocative art that Orange County has to offer!


OsCene 2010

Fri Dec 18, 2009 00:00 - Mon Oct 26, 2009

Laguna Art Museum is still accepting film and video submissions for OsCene 2010! This exhibition, which runs from February 20 - May 16, 2010, will focus on artists working in Orange County and Long Beach.

Please submit the following:
1. Resume
2. Filmmaker statement
3. Two DVDs for film submission
4. Electronic information site or disc with information (consisting of running time, synopsis, cast & crew, images, date of completion, contact information)

Send all materials to:
Laguna Art Museum
Attn: Keiko Beatie
307 Cliff Drive
Laguna Beach, CA 92651

All submissions are due December 18, 2009 at 5:00 p.m.

For questions, email Keiko Beatie at


WoW Forum

Thu Oct 01, 2009 00:00 - Mon Sep 21, 2009

This forum will include artists Antoinette LaFarge, Robert Nideffer, Eddo Stern, and Jeff Chamberlain, the cinematics project lead at Blizzard Entertainment. The forum will be moderated by the associate director at UCI's Beall Center for Art and Technology, David Familian.


Collecting California: Selected Works from the Permanent Collection

Sun Nov 08, 2009 00:00 - Tue Sep 15, 2009

Although one may imagine that the Laguna Art Museum collection began with the development of the Laguna Beach Art Association in 1918, the story is much more complex than that.

The collection officially began in 1940, fueled in part by the recognition that many of the artists that came to Laguna Beach at the turn of the twentieth century had passed away. One by one many wonderful works of art were donated either by these artists or their widows and heirs. By the 1970s, the Laguna Beach Art Association had become the Laguna Beach Museum of Art and started to generate significant one person and thematic exhibitions on important California artists and movements. As a result, collectors began to donate major pieces of their collections to the Museum.

A 1977 exhibition with a publication on William Wendt provided one of the first in-depth looks at a significant West Coast impressionist painter. This exhibition helped to validate the importance of the work to many local dealers and area collectors. Subsequently, local dealers and collectors began to explore the work of prominent twentieth century impressionist painters in Southern California, which led to the establishment of significant collections. In the 1980s and 90s, exhibitions and scholarship on California art at the Museum became more sophisticated and began to generate interest from collectors and dealers in the area.

That kernel of interest resulted in the development of some magnificent collections, and some of them have formed the most significant parts of Laguna Art Museum's Collection. As the Museum's mission became more focused on California art, collectors with a similar scope began to take interest.

Collecting California will focus on individual collectors and some of the important gifts they have made. Works of art given by Nancy Dustin Wall Moure (the art historian who has pioneered the history of California art and wrote the book California Art: 450 Years of Painting and Other Media), Carl S. Dentzel (founder of the Southwest Museum), Mickey and Ruth Gribin (collectors, trustees, and patrons of contemporary Southern California art since the 1960s), Stuart and Judy Spence (trustees, theorists, benefactors of cutting edge Los Angeles art), are among some of the collectors on which Collecting California will focus.