California Art Galleries

Be a Hip Chick at a Shag show.

In conjunction with the December 2005 publication of SHAG, LTD. Fine Art Limited Editions, A Catalogue RaisonnĂ©, Copro/Nason Gallery is proud to present the unprecedented exhibition of all 144 fine art limited edition prints by the phenomenally popular California-based artist Josh Agle, better known as Shag. Fresh off a series of successful serigraphs of Disneyland and the re-imagining of the Pink Panther for Sony, this comprehensive retrospective of Shag’s limited edition prints includes his earliest professional efforts and his newest 2005 releases, Behind the Screen and Well Hung. Finding incongruous delight - and a bit of truth - in such recognizable human habits as courtship, seduction, sin and modes of entertainment, Shag’s paintings are rendered in eye-popping, mood-enhancing colors resulting in bright, irreverent takes on the swingin’ lifestyles of jetsetters, lounge crawlers, (literal) party animals and scene-stealing supervillains that has prompted heavy demand and rising prices. Determined that his art should be available to the broadest audience possible, Agle turned to high quality prints beginning in 1999, issuing them in limited editions to retain a sense of uniqueness at a fraction of the cost of one of his originals. These prints are collected together for the first time in SHAG, LTD. Fine Art Limited Editions, A Catalogue RaisonnĂ©. Packed with over 175 full-color reproductions – from Agle’s “pre-Shag” artistic endeavors to his very latest efforts – the book surveys the evolution of color, content and composition in his work that has turned fans into fanatics. Annotated with information from the artist’s own secret archives, this complete chronicle of Shag’s mass-produced art contains insight and enjoyment for collectors, as well as those hitherto-unacquainted with his long sold-out limited edition prints. Do not miss this rare opportunity to experience the vibrant perspective of one of America’s foremost painting talents. The SHAG, LTD exhibition opens Saturday, December 3, 2005 with a reception at 8 p.m. sponsored by Juxtapoz magazine, the leading light of today’s “lowbrow” art movement, and runs through January 21, 2006. The catalogue raisonnĂ© is due to be released December 10 with a signing beginning at 2 p.m.


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Ballery on Glassell

We specialize in bringing collectors the finest in the Art of California and the West. Located in a 100-year-old building at 115 North Glassell, in the historic section of Orange, California. Since 1998, Gallery on Glassell has displayed original art in a warm and inviting environment that is accented with fine Navajo weavings, folk art and antiques.

Jim Hathcock, owner and founder of Gallery on Glassell, has lived in the West his entire life. He constantly seeks out artists whose talent and respect for their subject matter is beyond approach. Searching for unique and quality art work has yielded one of the best collections of contemporary representational art in the region.

Hathcock's passion for art is revealed in his acknowledgement of the influence of art on his life. "The paintings you hang on the walls of your living or work space are important. They become the windows to your virtual world. No matter how hectic the day has been, when I look at the paintings in the gallery or in my home, I am transported to the sites that the artists have painted."

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Visit the Ansel Adams Gallery in Yosemite Park

Yosemite National Park, California
The family owned Ansel Adams Gallery has been an integral part of Yosemite National Park, California, since 1902. The Gallery has a unique and eclectic mix of Ansel Adams and contemporary photography, books, handcrafts, gifts, and jewelry. This is also where Ansel began our workshop program in 1940, and serves as the workshop base today.

The Ansel Adams Gallery
Village Mall
Yosemite, CA 95389
(209) 372-4413
9:00am - 5:00pm PST

The Ansel Adams Gallery is an authorized concessioner of the National Park Service.

Mono Inn Restaurant, Mono Lake, California

To view a collection of original Ansel Adams' prints, and have an outstanding dinner overlooking Mono Lake, visit the beautiful Mono Inn at Mono Lake in Lee Vining, California. The Mono Inn is the site and base for most of our digital and traditional workshops in the Eastern Sierra.

Highway 395
Lee Vining, CA 93541
Phone: (760) 647-6581
Opens at 5 PM (Wednesday - Monday, Closed Tuesdays)
Open from May 19, 2006 - October 29, 2006

Carmel, California
The Park Hyatt Carmel, Highlands Inn in Carmel, California is the site of our digital photography workshops in Carmel. We also rotate exhibitons of outstanding photographs in the magnificent Fireplace Lounge overlooking Point Lobos and Yankee Point.

120 Highlands Drive
Carmel, CA 93923
Phone: (831) 620-1234
Fax: (831) 626-1574

From its origin in 1902 in a tent in the California wilderness, Best's Studio, dba The Ansel Adams Gallery, has evolved into a center that celebrates the arts and the natural grandeur of our environment. The Ansel Adams Gallery strives to cultivate an aesthetic appreciation and concern for our world by offering visitors a unique variety of books, handcrafts, fine arts, and an extraordinary collection of Ansel Adams orginal photographs.