JoAnne Artman Gallery is proud to announce a significant milestone in the history of the space, celebrating our ten-year anniversary in Laguna Beach!
JoAnne Artman Gallery opened its space in 2008 in Laguna Beach, California as one of the only contemporary art galleries in the neighborhood under the guidance and clear vision of Founder and Executive Director, JoAnne Artman. No stranger to the art world, JoAnne Artman has been showing the work of culturally diverse artists throughout her career as a gallery owner.
An avid collector herself, JoAnne has always had a passion for the arts. Even before her career as a gallerist, she had participated in showcasing and sharing art that she loved with others, as she would often put on private art shows at her home. JoAnne expresses that she has always had a fascination with art. As a child she loved painting and drawing cartoons, later discovering photography as an adult, which she continues to explore. The desire and passion JoAnne has for art remains a constant in her life as she views her relationship with art as an investment in her soul.
With a strong appetite to encourage art as a way of life, JoAnne opened her first gallery in 2004 in the emerging Santa Ana Arts District. However, in 2008 when the North Coast Highway gallery space became available, she decided to take a leap of faith and establish new roots in Laguna Beach as the JoAnne Artman Gallery. The Laguna location had forever been her favorite space in Orange County; she was finally able to turn her dream into reality. In September of 2015, JoAnne Artman Gallery expanded into its second location in the heart of Chelsea, New York. The space, originally built in 1893 as a commercial manufacturing building, delivers a refreshing industrial meets contemporary atmosphere.
JoAnne Artman exclusively represents artists that she loves, collects and has a passion for. Her roster includes approximately fifteen artists that embody all ages and ethnicities. Over the past 10 years, the gallery has grown into a thriving asset to Laguna’s long-standing arts community, having organized countless exhibitions and participated in numerous art fairs, contributing to a group of like-minded colleagues, artists and art lovers.
JoAnne and JoAnne Artman Gallery would like to thank their award-winning artists, loyal clients, as well as everyone who has visited the gallery, for their continued support. We are looking forward to many more years of exhibiting captivating art!