2021 Congressional Art Competition Deadline to Submit Entries – April 26

Attention all young artists attending high schools in the 39th Congressional District. Entries are now being accepted for the annual congressional art competition,.  To participate, students must submit a high-resolution photo of their artwork (jpeg or png format) and the attached 2021 Student Release Form to ca39art@mail.house.gov .The subject line should follow the following format [Full Name]: [School] CA 39 Art Competition.Deadline to submit digital entries is April 26. Visit https://youngkim.house.gov/services/art-competition for complete instructions.  Good luck!

On Line Movie screening with Zoom Q&A with lead actress Lotlot de Leon and filmmakers Allan Ibanez and Dexter Hemedez

Riding on the success of the Movie at the Gallery event on November 2019, the gallery is having another movie event, this time, an on-line movie screening followed by a Zoom Q&A.  The gallery being closed since March, all events and art exhibits have been done virtually.

The movie event will be on Sunday, December 13 at 5pm.   The featured film will be “1st Sem”, an award-winning and feel-good Filipino film that will surely light up your holidays. It comes with English and Spanish subtitles.  The movie won major awards in international film festivals in California, New York, Texas, Washington, South Korea, Canada, and India.  The online movie screening will be followed by a virtual Q&A with the film’s lead actress Lotlot de Leon and writers-directors Allan Ibanez and Dexter Hemedez.  This special event is free    For more information, call or text (562) 383-3643.   Or send e-mail message to lahabraartgallery@gmail.com.



Virtual Patriotic Art Exhibit

In celebration of Veterans Day and to honor the men and women who sacrificed to preserve our freedom, the artists of the La Habra Art Association present a virtual patriotic art exhibit.  Participating artists are Maud Aretz, Alan Liang, George Loewen, Johnny ESJ. Otilano, Raoul Pascual, Bobby Romero, and Wendy Macdonald.  Click here to view exhibit.  Below is a guide on navigating the virtual exhibit. –


Adapted Protocol for Phase 1 Re-Opening

The key prevention practices considered in drawing the re-opening protocol

✓ physical distancing to the maximum extent possible,

 ✓ use of face coverings by workers (where respiratory protection is not required) and customers/clients,

 ✓ frequent handwashing and regular cleaning and disinfection,

✓ training workers on these and other elements of the COVID-19 prevention plan.

 In addition, it is critical to have in place appropriate processes to identify new cases of illness in workplaces and, when they are identified, to intervene quickly and work with public health authorities to halt the spread of the virus.

The following is the protocol when the gallery will re-open for classes and art sessions

  1. Walk in – register time in, our name, and contact information
  2. Take no touch temperature
  3. Hand sanitizer
  4. No communal coffee pot or shared food
  5. No more than 10 attendees in classes
  6. Wear masks
  7. Photographs of exhibit pieces in Zoom receptions
  8. Limited amount of people allowed to come in at a time
  9. Separate work tables
  10. Artist responsible to sanitize work table before and after use or;
  11. Bring your own personal plastic cover for the table.
  12. Protocol signs posted outside the gallery
  13. Artist bring own sanitizing wipes but gallery will have one available at all times
  14. Masks will be available for sale

LHAA Board Virtual Meetings Since Pandemic and Increased Social Media Presence

The City of La Habra, in response to mitigating the spread of Covid 19, and in accordance with the State mandate, ordered closure of all buildings and suspended social gatherings on March of this year.  As a result, the Association has cancelled scheduled shows and suspended weekly art sessions until further notice.  Despite the closure and suspension of art activities, the La Habra Art Association Board held virtual monthly SKYPE meetings regularly since the lockdown.  Here are some of the items that were taken up during the meetings.

  • Drew up Protocols for Phase 1 of re-opening.  The protocol can be found on our website.
  • A Letter of Intent was submitted to the City of La Habra to lease the Gallery room for another year. This comes with great financial responsibility. We will continue to incur operating expenses while receiving no income from shows or classes.
  • Members will retain member status now until the first of the year (or later) when we can reopen. If you choose to send in your $25 dues now to support the Association, you will be eligible to take part in the new Artist of the Month program to be featured on the website. This will show-case your artwork along with a short biography
  • Discussed having virtual workshops where viewers can pay to view and buy art kits for workshops.
  • We will continue to solicit donations in cash or in-kind.  Email info@lahabra.biz for fund raising ideas.
  • Expanded social media presence.  Virtual meetings are the new norm in staying connected and continuing our fellowship with other artists.  To keep up with the new norm,  we have expanded our social media presence to include Facebook, VIBER, Zoom, Skype, and Instagram.  These apps can be downloaded in your phone or in your computer to avail of its features.  If you need technical assistance  on the use of any of the social media, please call Luz Spanks (562) 383-3643,  or e-mail info@lahabra.biz, leave a message in the La Habra Art  Facebook page, or send a text in the La Habra Art Gallery VIBER account.



La Habra Art Association (LHAA) Members Zoom Meeting on September 20 at 2PM

La Habra Art Association Members  first virtual meeting on Sept. 20, 2020 at 2pm. 

Registration is required to attend the virtual meeting.   Click here to register.  After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.  

Members, invite friends and any art-minded people to join us at this first virtual meeting.

The highlight of the meeting will be an art workshop  on Styrofoam mono-printing to be given by Mary Schultz.  This will be a fun way to join our member friends in making art again – even if we can’t be in the Gallery this month.  The materials needed for the art workshop portion of the meeting is listed below.  Mary will be happy to meet anyone at the gallery on Saturday, September 19th at 11:00 am to give out Styrofoam sheets that are already prepared for this workshop. These are large and thick and work well for this project. You may also use any Styrofoam meat trays or other pieces you may already have. Text for any information 714-461-8885.

  1. Styrofoam sheet  *  3 to 4 colors in 2-ounce bottles of craft paint –at Michaels any brand
  2. Soft paint brush ½ to 1-inch or something that will easily paint a large area
  3. Water container  *  paper towels  *  Pencil with a dull point to press into the Styrofoam
  4. Paper of choice – maybe 20 sheets? Regular copy paper works fine, construction paper
  5. Small plate (paper or other) to use for a palette – Thin black marker for finish work

Recreated Artworks

Recreated Art

Thanks to Wendy who shared this amusing website to enjoy while you stay locked up during the pandemic.

The Getty museum issued a playful challenge on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram to re-create people’s favorite art using just three objects lying around home. Thousands and thousands of re-creations later, the Getty is in awe of your creative powers and sense of humor.

The challenge was inspired by the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam and a brilliant Instagram account called Between Art and Quarantine, but adapted with the invitation to use digitized and downloadable artworks from Getty’s online collection.

You can visit the site HERE.

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