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DANA POINT, CALIF. – May 15, 2015 – As the official hotel partner of Pageant of the Masters and Festival of Arts, The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel is showcasing original works from 25 Festival of Arts artists. The exhibit will be on display in the Art Exhibit Space from May 7 through September 30, 2015.

Artists on display include:

  • Christopher Wayne Allwine, “Date Night,” Pigment Ink Print 
  • Paul Bond, “The Girl Who Circumnavigated the World in a Dream of Her Own Making,” Giclee on Canvas 
  • Greg Boratyn, “White Mountain,” Photography 
  • William Brion, “Beaches,” Oil on Canvas 
  • Sean Hunter Brown, “Tide Pool,” Aluminum, limited edition print 
  • Susan Cox, “Piccadilly Puddles,” Oil
  • Pilar Cristi, “Tranquility,” Metal Print 
  • Gar Crosper, “Desert Sand Dunes,” Photography 
  • Cunningham/Haight Duets, “All A- Twitter,” Mixed media 
  • Michael Duggan, “Glass Building Peaks” Photography 
  • Dennis Dunton, “Paris Carousel,” Black and White Photography 
  • Rob Gage, “Rachel on the Stool,” Photography 
  • Brian Giberson, “Pagoda,” Mixed media 
  • Michael Harnish, “Portrait of Amy,” Oil on Canvas 
  • Hannah Harris, “Virtuous Woman,”Oil and Collage on Panel 
  • Susan Hoehn, “Admiring Monet,” Oil on Canvas/Figurative 
  • Sharon Jackman, “Ocean Platter,” Platter 
  • David Milton, “Perry's Supper Club,” Watercolor 
  • Gary Monji, “Silk Flowers Series, Leaf Top Jar #1,” Sculpture 
  • Sherry Salito Forsen, “Wabi Sabi,” Glasswork 
  • Marie Tippets, “Granny Smiths,” Pastel 
  • Wai-Sin Tong-Darbonne, “Ocean Spirit,” Watercolor and Ink on Rice Paper 
  • Belle Tuckerman, “Iris,” Sculpture 
  • Bruce Vanderwilt, “Lady in Red,” Oil on Canvas on Board
  • Barbara White, “Walking Meditation,” Photography

The Festival of Arts is California’s premiere fine art show. The Festival’s prestigious juried art show includes a wide variety of media such as paintings, photography, printmaking, sculpture, jewelry, handcrafted wood and furniture, ceramics, glass and more – all by 140 of Orange County’s finest artists. Established in 1932, Festival of Arts promotes, produces and sponsors events and activities that encourage the appreciation, study and performance of the arts.

For a more comprehensive art experience, guests can book one of the two Pageant of the Masters overnight experiences that feature incredible seats and exclusive offerings. The Behind the Velvet Rope Experience features ocean view overnight accommodations on The Ritz-Carlton Club Level, two premium seat tickets to the Pageant, a guided docent tour of the Festival, a backstage tour of the Pageant for $1,699 per night. The Pursuit of Happiness Experience includes overnight accommodations and two premium seat tickets to the Pageant with rates starting at $775 per night. Both packages can be booked on-line at