La Valencia - La Jolla, California, 92037, United States

Current Art on Display

Monarch | Arredon Contemporary Presents: Asa Kvissberg

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Connecting/Disconnecting : The Impact of Social Media

Currently on display in the lobby, now through January 2017

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With her latest body of work Åsa Kvissberg wants to provoke questions that inspire and invite thought rather than make definite statements. With the push and pull of social media starting to run our lives, are we becoming more connected to each other or are we in fact becoming disconnected?

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Is never leaving our phones out of sight and having them always available bringing us closer to our friends? Is trying to be perfect for our selfies and displaying our perfect lives on Facebook and Instagram making our lives fuller? Or is it just making it seem like we are living fuller lives?

For more information or to schedule a special curated tour please contact the gallery at or 858-454-1231.

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Monarch | Arredon Contemporary
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The Art Institute of CA -Abandoned America and Yesteryear

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Currently on Display in our Seville Wing:

The images in this collection focused on the 1920’s story the "Great Gatsby" written by the American author, F Scott Fitzgerald. The photographs capture the roaring twenties jazz flapper days. Models are portrayed in hairstyle and attire of the of the day and were fortunate to have one of our student Serafina Ernst, a stylist creates the amazing hair and makeup for our models.

Great Gatsby Photo Exhibit Participating students:

Thank you to Frank Sinkula, Rebecca Waun, Tatiana Tamayo, Victor Morales, Emmanuel Acua, Ashely Saunders, Keith Dixon, Serafina Ernts, Isabel Cuddyer, Pamela Calore-Teacher

Featured Artist in La Sala Lounge: Montgomery Rausch

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Catherine Montgomery Rausch was born in South Carolina. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Art and Art Education from Mercer University. She studied further, taking graduate courses in painting and drawing from The University of Georgia, The University of South Carolina and The University of California at San Diego. She received her Masters in Art Education from Georgia Southern University. Having lived on both the east and west coast, and traveled abroad, Catherine Montgomery Rausch works often feature beach and cityscapes, as well as landscapes on large canvases.

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The Art of Wing Howard (Permanent Collection)

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The late Willing Howard (nickname:“Wing”), born Feb 12, 1921, was the creator of the dramatic murals that have adorned the walls of the Whaling Bar and Café La Rue since the late 1940s and have become a part of La Jolla history. Howard was commissioned by La V to create the murals while a resident of the hotel in the late 40's, and was then later commissioned again in 1977 to paint replacement paintings of the same scenes since the 1947 pieces began deteriorating due to age, moisture and smoke. 

Howard’s finest murals, the whimsical scenes of Deauville, the Bois de Boulogne and the Paris Boulevards, set the tone in the newly renovated Café La Rue. The artworks depict lively French village and country scenes and were inspired from Wing’s early travels to Europe with his family. The art of Wing Howard will always remain an important part of La Valencia and its history.

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