Dion will have a brand new batch of the 2nd Edition of his book, Tempus Fugitive, in booth #251 starting Wednesday, August 3rd through the end of the show. Drop by his booth and say hello. Purchase a copy that he'll sign for you on the spot. This special edition is printed with 20 color images. Meet Dion in person, and enjoy the wonderful ambiance, art, music and history of the Sawdust Festival. The show will be over before you know it!
If you can't make it to the show, a signed copy of the special edition can be mailed to you when purchased from his website, or a black and white version of Dion's book (and the Kindle edition) can be purchased on Amazon.com.
As one of the original founders of this Laguna Beach art festival, Dion and his wife Ruth have exhibited at this show each summer since it began. They can be found in their booth (shown above) most days during the show. The show is open 10am to 10pm daily. Stop by and say hello!
Art enthusiasts, collectors, and novice artists have come to the Sawdust since the beginning in 1966. There's a mix of fine art and craft. Media include hand-blown and fused glass, painting, jewelry, surf art, ceramics, clothing and textiles, wood and metal sculpture, scrimshaw, photography, and so much more.
Orange Sunshine and the Mystic Artists, 1967-1970 is guest curated by Bolton Colburn, and features art ranging in style from Beat assemblage to craft and figuration to psychedelic art.
The exhibition includes both art that was exhibited in Laguna Beach at Mystic Arts World and, out of necessity, work by Mystic Artists dating from roughly the same time period. In addition, the exhibition features cultural artifacts that provide context for the time period.
Dion Wright, who was the curator of the gallery program at Mystic Arts World and collaborated on the exhibition, provided a treasure trove of photographs, posters, exhibition announcements, flyers, and other material relating to Mystic Arts World.