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Join us every this Saturday, August 4, 2012, for the Downtown Santa Ana Art WalkArts, crafts and live entertainment centrally located at: Artists Village – Second Street Promenade (2nd & Broadway) & the Santiago Arts Colony (Santa Ana Blvd. & Poinsettia).  There is always something new to see !

Downtown Inc. encourages artists of all medias to participate in this event. For more information or to list your event, contact:, (714) 547 – 6100 ext. 205.  WWW.DOWNTOWN-SANTAANA.COM


AVANTGARDEN is proud to welcome new artists for the month of August: ANTHONY CERVANTES, JOSEPH HAWA, CLAUDIA NORRIS, and MATT OLSON. “Three G Project” will be playing during the opening reception, 7 – 10pm.


Chuntana Art Society @ Santiago Art WalkSummer Arts Showcase dedicated to Tom Kipp – “He was the one that gave us an opportunity as budding artists and we want to thank by having this show to celebrate art and his life.” — Curated by Siin Te **As of August 2012, Chuntana Arts Society will no longer be featured @ RED in the Santora Arts Building. For more information, contact

<:article data-permalink-link=”″ data-post-type=”text”> The DOWNTOWN SUMMER ART & MUSIC FESTIVAL will be held on Saturday, August 4th, in conjunction with the First Saturdays Art Walk in Downtown Santa Ana!The event features an ecclectic mix of Santa Ana sounds and arts & crafts vendors from throughout Orange County. 

Performances by :

Presented by DOWNTOWN INC.This is an outdoor event, open to the public !
For more information, visit:WWW.DOWNTOWN-SANTAANA.COM


ISM: 10 Project
A Community Project
July 7 – August 12, 2012 

Grand Central Art Center is pleased to present ISM: 10 Year Celebration, an exhibition accompanied by a retrospective book to celebrate ISM: A Community Project for 10 years of creativity and accomplishments. Three unique projects developed by ISM to promote public participation in art will be on display. 
Grand Central’s Main Gallery will be dedicated to __________ism, an exploration featuring artists individual interpretations of ISM, ranging from absolutism to universalism. 100 artists from around the world have been invited to illustrate their favorite ism through the medium of their choice.

<:article data-permalink-link=”″ data-post-type=”text”><:header>The Spirit Of Democracy Call for Submissions: 
The Spirit of Democracy Art CompetitionDeadline: EXTENDED July 30, 2012 
No Entry Fee Deadline Extended 

Submissions must be emailed to by no later than 5 p.m. on Monday, July 30, 2012.August 5 – 18th, 2012Opening Reception: August 5th, 2012. 6pm to 10pm.
PitStop Grill Food Truck will be serving on the opening.

The Orange County Registrar of Voters invites all Orange County residents to enter the 2012 Spirit of Democracy Art Competition. The competition is open to all Orange County residents, with winning entries exhibited at the Orange County Center for Contemporary Art in Santa Ana.A jury panel of distinguished members from the arts community will select First, Second, and Third Place winners, in addition to Honorable Mention prizes, in each of the following categories for entries that best depict the theme of the competition:

  • Category I: Grades 1 – 6
  • Category II: Grades 7 – 12*
  • Category III: 18 years* and olderA Grand Prize winner will be awarded to the overall winning entry.* Artist who is 18 years old and a high-school student may choose to be considered in either Category II or Category III, but not in both categories.

Theme of the Art Contest:The Spirit of Democracy is an initiative led by the Orange County Registrar of Voters, in partnership with the Orange County Center for Contemporary Art (OCCCA), to showcase the talent of local Orange County artists and stimulate ideas and discussion on democracy. The Spirit of Democracy invites submissions from artists that evince the democratic process, civic engagement, and what democracy and voting mean.All artwork should strive to capture the Spirit of Democracy and be related to the importance of voting and volunteerism. Images or depictions not relevant to the theme will be disqualified from the contest. ExtendedCall for Submissions GuidelinesEntry Form Application 

History of Manzanar shown at Gallery 207 Revisiting Manzanar is a part of the ongoing photography and video installation called, Engaging In Their Legacy. A collaborative art project capturing the present environment of an American Concentration Camp located in the Owens Valley during WWII.  Created by artists, Jaydee Dizon, Sonora Ortiz and Alex Green who documented the 43rd Annual Pilgrimage in Manzanar on April 2012.  Show your support and join us in the Artist Reception on Saturday August 4th from 6-10 PM at Gallery 207/ Raven Studios, 207 N. Broadway St. Suite E, Santa Ana 92701! Also Featuring a local Orange County Artist: *Mark Hosmer, who has been specializing in night scenes since 1989, using a hard-edged realism to render his subjects, which include houses, commercial buildings, street scenes, and an occasional interior or landscape. And Artist Members of Gallery 207 artworks on display: Ben Walker, a self taught Artist/Painter.  Love, Sex, Death: A Story About a Nobody series.Shelly Stokes, Photographer. Captures the 2011 Pasadena Windstorms.Ingrid Reeve, Painter.  Abstract Landscape series…”memory of a landscape.”Krystof Andres, Photographer &  Cinematographer’s documentation of the earthquake in Haiti 2010 Gallery 207 is dedicated in promoting traditional and contemporary artists from Southern and Northern California and plans to build relationships all over the US and internationally in the near future.  Gallery 207  / Raven Studios207 N. Broadway Street, Suite E, Santa Ana, CA 92701. 

Closing Reception: Saturday, August 25th, 12-5 PMGallery hours: M,T, Th, F 11-4, Wednesday 11-3, Saturday 12-5 Saturdays 6-10 PM, Saturdays 12-5 PMVisit us on the web at for more information! Jaydee Dizon, 310.962.4520.

Guillermo Valentín was born in Michoacán, México. He studied art at “Bellas Artes”, Academy of Art in Baja Ca. México, and continued his art education at Centro Cultural “El Nigromante”, in San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato. His professor and mentor, German sculptor Lothar Kestenbaum, constantly encouraged Valentín on the experimentation and exploration of different art techniques.

For the past thirty five years Valentín’s work has been widely exhibited in México and the United States. Art collectors from México, United States, Canada, Italy, Ireland, Germany and Cuba have acquired his work through his numerous collective and individual exhibitions.


2007 Industry Award. Sculptural Pursuit Magazine.
1993 Silver Award. Art of California Magazine.
1987 First Place. Sculpture. IV Bienal 1987. Mexicali, Baja Ca. México.
1978 Second and Third Place. Sculpture. Midwinter Fair. Imperial Valley, CA.
1975 Scholarship awarded to study sculpture at INBA, San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato.
1973 Second Place. Sculpture. National Contest. México City, México.
1973 First and Second Place. Sculpture. State Contest. Mexicali Baja Ca. México.
1972 First Place. Sculpture. State Contest. Mexicali, Baja Ca. México.


2012 « Forma, Ritmo y Movimiento». Alicia Armstrong Gallery. Palm Desert, CA.
2010 “Pasion por la Forma”. Canapo Art Gallery. Carmel-By-The-Sea, CA.
1990 “Esculturas y Relieves”. Galería de la Ciudad. Ensenada, Baja Ca. México.
1989 “Esculturas de Guillermo Valentín”. Galería de la Ciudad. Mexicali, Baja Ca. México.
1988 “Esculturas de Guillermo Valentín”. Galería de la Ciudad. Mexicali, Baja Ca. México.
1984 Galería 2. Centro Cultural “El Nigromante”. San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato.
1978 Universidad Autónoma de Baja Ca. Mexicali Baja Ca. México.
“Esculturas de Guillermo Valentín”. Centro Cultural Bellas Artes. San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato.

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