About Us


ArtScene is the comprehensive digest to the fine art galleries and museums of Southern California. The incarnation of our website is called Visual Art Source at visualartsource.com., covering the Western United States from the West Coast to Chicago.  VAS is published online by ArtScene.


ArtScene's print digest has been published monthly (except August and December) since 1982, and is available at around 400 galleries and museum bookstores in Southern California.


All articles by ArtScene from 1995-2016 are archived on this, our original website.


Please jump to Visual Art Source for all editorial, gallery and museum venue pages, and our Calendar of Openings.  Venue Pages are updated regularly there; we no longer update those pages at artscenecal.com. This original website retains an archive of all information relating to Southern California Galleries and Museums published online from 1995-2009.



ArtScene congratulates the recipients of the Los Angeles Art Awards
ArtScene : 25, held at Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Celebrating ArtScene's 25th Anniversary

Henry Hopkins Award
June Wayne

Rising Star Award
Andrea Zittel

Special Recognition Award
Josine Inaco-Starrels

Left: Llyn Foulkes grooves with ArtScene : 25 guests at LACMA.
Right: A beaming June Wayne displays Lita Albuquerque's Henry Hopkins Award statuette.
Photos: Niku Kashef.



by Bill Lasarow


In a nutshell, the ArtScene philosophy


We posed several questions to our regular contributing art writers, with the resulting stream of opinions, anecdotes, and insights. All of which should get you better acquainted with these articulate folk, as they collectively assess the present state of art in Southern California.



Galleries and Museums

All vetted fine art spaces in Southern California are included in the ArtScene Web site, our companion Visual Art Source site, and are assigned a listing account at a Basic, Enhanced or Premium level. Please call or email us for service options and rates.

Service and Supply
Art related businesses can contact us for service options and rate information.  We do NOT provide such businesses with the courtesy Basic Listing.

Editorial Content
Editorial policies will be provided on request; please either call or email.

Special credits go to:

Bill Lasarow--Publisher and Editor
Marlena Donohue--Co-Editor
Barbara Fisher--The late Designer of our original area maps, from which those on our Web site are descended.
Kim McCloud--Designer of our magazine's body text layout, which may not be especially evident here on the Web but, believe us, is important.


ISSN # 0733-4869. The ArtScene electronic web site is published by ArtSceneCal, Copyright © 2016 by ArtSceneCal. All rights reserved. Contents may be reproduced for commercial use in part or whole with approval of ArtSceneCal or the author of the visual or written work only. Downloading for personal/educational/non-commercial use is permissible.
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Telephone, (213) 482-4724, FAX (213) 482-4357.