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

Current Art on Display

Monarch | Arredon Contemporary Presents: Peter Max

Currently on display in the lobby, now through September 2016

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One of the most famous of all living artist's, Peter Max is also a pop culture icon. His bold colors, uplifting images and an uncommon artistic diversity have touched almost every phase of American culture and has inspired many generations.

His work has been featured in various popular publications, events, and various museums and galleries worldwide. Examples of his commissions include being the official artist of the 1994 World Cup, painting of the hull art of a Norwegian Cruise Line, and border murals along entry points to the USA from Canada and Mexico.

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

Monarch | Arredon Contemporary Presents: Renzo

Currently on display in Galeria room through October 2016

The painting and sculpture of Larry “Renzo” Lewis express the universal bond of humanity—the connection to each other contemporaneously and to those who came before and those who will come after. It explores both the qualities that unify humanity with itself and with the world around it and the qualities that distinguish humanity from that which surrounds it.

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For more info please contact:
Monarch | Arredon Contemporary
858.454.1231 |

May 2016 | La V Photo Contest Winners

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"Vintage Wedding"

Yvonne Nordgren

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FEATURED WINNER: "Rozanne's Wedding"

Taylor Dunfee

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"Heart of Ms. Pink"

Chris Brake

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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