APA/LA at SMC with Art Brewer - Free Event

Wed 01st Nov, 2017 – 7:30pm–9:00pm

Posted by director@apa-la.com


Wed 01st Nov, 2017

1900 Pico Blvd (Main Campus)
HSS 104
Santa Monica, CA 90405






Join us we travel through 40 years of a photography career that successfully transitioned through the years. 

Art Brewer was born in Laguna Beach, California in 1951 and has never abandoned the area, except to travel. Beginning in 1968 as principal staff photographer for Surfer magazine, his life has been filled with journeys, most of them to the world's vast panoply of islands, where he has produced everything from journalistic coverage to celebratory location work. Meanwhile, his Dana Point studio (as well as innumerable de facto location "studios") have yielded an exhilarating range of portraiture and staged art pieces.

Brewer's images have appeared in hundreds of magazines and books. A self-taught photographer who once took a seminar from Ansel Adams, Art has circled the globe countless times chasing the world's best waves and the surfers who chase them. Brewer is distinguished among his peers for his collection of surfer portraits; over three decades acting as court painter for the royalty and comrades of the global wave riding culture.

Over his 40-year career, Art has seen his vast body of water images and beach portraits celebrated in numerous gallery showings and mainstream publications as diverse as Rolling Stone, Sports Illustrated, Esquire and Playboy. His expertise and finesse in the realm of water sport photography has attracted large commercial clients, including Pepsi etc.

His work was celebrated in the extravagant 2002 coffee-table book, Masters of Surf Photography: Art Brewer (Journal Publishing). Recently, his images accompanied the text of Craig Stecyk in the documentary and book The Story of Bunker Spreckles (Taschen Press, 2007).

The work of Art Brewer has been featured in solo exhibitions at the Laguna Art Museum in , the Carpro Nason Gallery in Culver City, the Earl McGrath Gallery in New York City, and Surf e Cultura da Arte Internacional I Mostra in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Wednesday November 1, 2017  7:30pm to 9pm


HSS 104
1900 Pico Blvd. Santa Monica, CA 90405

PARKING: $10 Parking at Pico and 14th

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Please note: Please arrive 1 hour early to allow for street parking on meters or empty spots.
The College has evening classes at the same time, arriving early does not guarantee free parking.

Public transportation plan your trip here: Big Blue Bus

PARKING: $10 Parking at Pico and 14th

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