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Holiday Palette Pick-Up Event

We are proud of our local artist community and greatly appreciate their contribution to our public art collection. The artists painted Holiday Palettes have been displayed on lampposts throughout the City during the winter season since 1965. Due to the nature of the palette materials, they are considered temporary art and have an average life span of 7 to 10 years. The Arts Commission reviews the palette collection annually to examine the state of individual palettes.

At the recommendation of the Arts Commission, City Council has approved the deaccession and removal of 40 Holiday Palettes from its collection. In accordance with the City of Laguna Beach’s deaccession policy, we are offering the removed palettes back to their original artists or immediate family members.

The following artists should contact Arts Program Coordinator Michael McGregor, mmcgregor@lagunabeachcity.net, at their earliest availability:

Doreen Abegg (1995), Linda Ames (2001), Eunice Choi (2007), Louisa Cooper (1985), Joan Corman (1999), Al Esquerra (2009), Kaitlin Evans (2008), Janet Fryer (2002), Marilyn Graham (1987), Cynthia Holman (1982), Michael Joseph (1984), Erik Konicki (2004), Erika Lemmon (1998, 1999, 2000), Jane London (1990), John A Lucero (1998), Lucille Martin (1988), September McGee (‘98), Cheryl Michelson (2005), Monalisa (2000), Diane Ocean (2003, 2004), Stephen Olesiuk (’86), Rosemary Pankretz (1986), Suzanne Redfearn (2001, 2001, 2004), Carolyn Reynolds (1988), Jennie Riker (1995), Aaron Scheid (1987), Cherri Segall (2009), Jim Stanaland (2005), Allayn Stevens (1986), Jon Stokesbary (1988), Keith Swecker (2002, 2002), Barbara Westbrook (1987), Irwin Zeller (1991), Caroline Zimmerman (1988)

The City will hold a one-time collection event for artists to recover their work. Event details are as follows:

Date-                     Saturday, May 18, 2019
Time-                    9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Location-             Act V, Lot 16 parking, 1900 Laguna Canyon Road

For additional information, email mmcgregor@lagunabeachcity.net

The Arts Commission thanks all of the participating artists and encourages future applications to continue our City’s artistic traditions and heritage. This program is funded by the lodging establishments and City of Laguna Beach.