Ron Azevedo

Laguna Beach Festival of Arts/Pageant of the Masters 2017

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Patrons Picks Exhibit

Excited & honored to be part of the Festival of Arts newest exhibit at Wells Fargo Bank, “Patron Picks”!
Patron Picks is a multi-media show representing twelve artists from the 2016 Festival of Arts summer exhibit. Artists represented include Mary Stewart Aslin (pastels), Christopher Wayne Allwine (photography), Yours truly, Ron Azevedo (photography),Joel Brown(photography),Jordan Dimitrov (sculpture), Brian Giberson(mixed media), Rick Graves (photography), Varsha Patel (printmaking), John Repka (oils), Barry Robin (wood), Fabrice R Spies (acrylics), and Patrick Whelan (oils).
The artists featured in this diverse exhibit were selected by Festival patrons who, by ballot, chose their favorite artists from last years art show.
If you’re in Laguna, please drop by and enjoy the beautiful exhibit curated by the amazing Pat Sparkuhl. 

February 1 – April 12, 2017 – Admission Free
Artist Reception: Saturday, February 18th 11-1pm

 

Festival of Arts Third Floor Gallery
Wells Fargo
1006 S. Coast Hwy
Laguna Beach

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The G2 Gallery – Nature OC

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About Nature | OC

The G2 Gallery is partnering with Forest & Ocean Gallery in Laguna Beach, CA to present Nature OC, featuring photographers living in Orange County, CA. This exciting exhibit is an extension of G2’s long-running Nature LA series.

Nature OC will run from January 13 to June 7, 2015 with three separate, unique exhibitions all showcasing artists that have previously shown at Forest & Ocean. The G2 Gallery selected Forest & Ocean as a partner because of their shared commitment to use photography as a tool for environmental change.

Nature | OC: Ron Azevedo Events

Reception: Saturday, April 25, 2015, 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
$10 admission at door benefits environmental charities.

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Photography Masterclass Magazine

Check out the latest edition of Photography Masterclass Magazine at your iPad Newsstand where my image ‘Window Watchers’ was featured in an article about the Lensbaby! Photography Masterclass Magazine is a superb publication with first class images & I’m honored & fortunate to have been featured in this months issue:)If anyone is interested, I’ve attached a link where you can view the current issue & receive 2 additional issues for free. All you need to do is enter your email address & you’ll be emailed a free 3 month coupon code with full instructions on how to redeem it:

http://photographymasterclassmag.com/ron-azevedo-special

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“Unmasking The Artist” ~ Ritz Carlton – Laguna Niguel

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UNMASKING THE ARTIST AT THE RITZ-CARLTON, LAGUNA NIGUEL

May 9th – August 31st, 2014
A Photo Exhibition by Artist Charley Akers

What started as a simple creative endeavor for Asheville, NC-artist Charley Akers has turned into a tribute to Festival of Arts artists with a photography exhibition at The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel.

For the third consecutive year, the exhibit features a selection of Aker’s photographs, complemented by a piece of art by the artist depicted in the portrait. Aker’s unique black and white portraits capture the essence of each artist, while also highlighting their craft. The exhibit includes portraits of southern California artists Ron Azevedo, Marlo Bartels, Paul Bond, Antje Campbell, Russell Jacques, Susan Jarecky, Christopher Jefferies, Murray Kruger, Tom Swimm, Hannah Harris and Rachel Young, each of whom have also been selected to showcase their art at the 2014 Festival of Arts in Laguna Beach. The exhibit will be on display from May 8 to August 30, 2014.

Each portrait is captured with a style that often has Akers compared to his greatest influence, Yousuf Karsh. The iconic images of many of the greats, such as Hemingway, Churchill and Einstein, were captured by Karsh and are still held up as the purest representation of these individuals. Akers follows suit in his remarkable ability to disarm the subject and catch a singular moment of who the artist is at their core. Step two for Akers is the integration of artist and art through technology, illuminating the passion and craft of the creator. After a 35-year corporate photography career, Akers’ enthusiasm and drive have allowed him to launch into this new artistic style with the eye of an expert and the heart of an artist.

“In any product or resort shoot I am given every element. What to shoot, where to shoot, when to shoot and how to shoot,” said Akers. “With these portraits, I hold the creative control which allows me the freedom to get to know my subjects and bring the essence of who they are into the camera lens for the world to see.”

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Coastline Pilot News

 

“Don’t Look Back” from Berlin’s Beelitz-Heilstätten Sanatorium featured in Artcetera section of the Laguna Beach Coastline Pilot.

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CBS – Los Angeles “Most Artistic Photographers in Orange County”

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November 5th,2013

~ Received the huge honor of being named to CBS-LA’s list of “Most Artistic Photographers in Orange County”!
‘Ron Azevedo is a unique photographer who specializes in fine arts, commercial and event photography in Orange County and does spectacular work. With a worldwide approach, Ron has shot photographs of a wide range of subjects and places. From the Chernobyl exclusion zone to Aspen, Colorado, the photographs are truly artistic and inspiring in color and depth. Aside from destinations, Ron’s work spans a variety of different types as well. Nature settings reveal stunning usage of light and color while animal photographs show the stunning nature of wildlife. Ron also photographs people which are not to be overlooked.’