Forest & Ocean Gallery is devoted to diverse forms of fine art including painting, photography, sculpture, jewelry, ceramics and fine pieces of hand-crafted furniture. We proudly represent more than 30 highly accomplished artists, many of whom are also Festival Art exhibitors, and are home to the Laguna Plein Air Painters Association. Long-time collectors as well as first-time visitors have described us as the place for the best art and a welcoming gathering spot for the entire community.
Forest & Ocean Gallery opened in July of 2012. Gallery owner Ludo Leideritz and his staff encourage and promote the exchange of knowledge, ideas and inspiration daily within the community and our well-planned space allows us to feature monthly exhibits showcasing the acclaimed work of resident member artists as well as that of guest artists and presentations by renowned industry professionals.
In close collaboration with the Laguna Plein Air Painters Association, we host monthly juried exhibitions showcasing artists ranging from renowned “signature artists” to emerging painters and hold receptions to welcome friends and collectors.
Prior to 2012, the Gallery was situated in South Coast Metro for five years, showcasing fine-art photography, ceramics and sculpture. We have become one of the pre-eminent galleries in Laguna Beach through community involvement that includes hosting events for Laguna College of Art + Design, the City of Laguna Beach and a variety of private organizations.
We look forward to sharing our vision with you on your next visit to Laguna Beach.