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Current Exhibit: 'Women of art' May 5-July 7, 2018


Exciting News: We have returned, and forged an alliance with The LGBT Center Orange County in downtown Santa Ana! All our future shows will now be hosted there, but still curated by us.
 

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Current Exhibit: 'Women of art' May 5-July 7, 2018


Exciting News: We have returned, and forged an alliance with The LGBT Center Orange County in downtown Santa Ana! All our future shows will now be hosted there, but still curated by us.
 

Current Exhibition

About

Contact

Newsletter

 

BG image by Janna Bock, "Rumplestiltskin", featured gallery artist

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Current Exhibition


"Women of Art: a display of digital and traditional personal art by women working in film, television, video games, entertainment and education"
 

Opening Show: May 5 | Normal Opening: June 2 | Closing Show: July 7 | 2018 | 7-10pm
 


What better way to celebrate our grand opening at The LGBT Center Orange County with it's first show focusing on the strength of women in the arts? This will be our biggest show yet, featuring 27 inspiring local artists: 
 

Anh Dang, Blair Armitage, Careena Kingdom, Carolin Peters, Faith Schaffer, Gem Lim-Liu, Hannah Kang, Jana Schirmer, Janice Chu, Janna Bock, Jessica Dru Johnson, Jingna Zhang, Julia Blattman, Yekaterina Bourykina, Keikei Flores Day, Kimberly LeCrone, Kuko Cai, Leticia Gillett, Linh Do, Mia Araujo, Michaela Nienaber, Nicole Yang, Patty Earp, Rachel Day, Rebecca Kimmel, Sharmishtha Sohoni, Shreya Shetty.

 

View Grand Opening Photos from May 5th, 2018!
 

Join the Facebook Event Here! (old)
See it at the LGBT Center Website
 

BG image by Mia Araujo, "Cosmic Mermaid", featured gallery artist

Current Exhibition


"Women of Art: a display of digital and traditional personal art by women working in film, television, video games, entertainment and education"
 

Opening Show: May 5 | Normal Opening: June 2 | Closing Show: July 7 | 2018 | 7-10pm
 


What better way to celebrate our grand opening at The LGBT Center Orange County with it's first show focusing on the strength of women in the arts? This will be our biggest show yet, featuring 27 inspiring local artists: 
 

Anh Dang, Blair Armitage, Careena Kingdom, Carolin Peters, Faith Schaffer, Gem Lim-Liu, Hannah Kang, Jana Schirmer, Janice Chu, Janna Bock, Jessica Dru Johnson, Jingna Zhang, Julia Blattman, Yekaterina Bourykina, Keikei Flores Day, Kimberly LeCrone, Kuko Cai, Leticia Gillett, Linh Do, Mia Araujo, Michaela Nienaber, Nicole Yang, Patty Earp, Rachel Day, Rebecca Kimmel, Sharmishtha Sohoni, Shreya Shetty.

 

View Grand Opening Photos from May 5th, 2018!
 

Join the Facebook Event Here! (old)
See it at the LGBT Center Website
 

BG image by Mia Araujo, "Cosmic Mermaid", featured gallery artist

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About


A little history on our humble art gallery

About


A little history on our humble art gallery

 

Located in the culturally rich downtown  Santa Ana (DTSA) at the LGBT Center on 4th

 

In April of 2014, David and Steven bought a live/work artist loft in DTSA.  David wanted to showcase his work as well as the work of other amazing digital artists he has met through out his career as a VFX artist. The artist loft is a unique place where you can have your home high up above, while also have a work space below for projects and creative work.  Together, Steven and David chose to turn it into an art gallery to be open once a month in conjunction with the monthly art walk of Santa Ana. The grand opening was on August 2nd, 2014 far surpassing expectations. View the grand opening photos here.

Photonic Playground it was dubbed, a gallery space featuring digital art work manifesting in the physical realm.  View the gallery space photos here. The art gallery will be curated by David, and is to feature the finest digital artists in the industry who have shown great skill in digital matte painting, 3D modeling, animation, photography, illustration, and character art. Limited edition large and small prints will be for sale by David and guest artists in the exhibitions.

In November 2017, however, the artist loft was sold David & Steve moved into a new house in the beautiful Park Santiago neighborhood, putting their art gallery business on hiatus indefinitely. Then in February, David was approached by The LGBT Center Orange County board member, Phillip Hillenbrand, to strike up a new collaboration with their gallery space and Photonic Playground and have David curate their gallery future exhibitions. A contract was signed, and the first grand opening show with Photonic Playground moving into The Center's gallery space for monthly exhibition shows, opening with the "Women of Art" exhibition.

David Luong is a cinematic artist working in the video games and film industry, a co-author of d'Artiste: Matte Painting 3 book and digital matte painting instructor of CGSociety.org.  He is currently a senior cinematic artist at Blizzard Entertainment and has worked on AAA game titles such as World of Warcraft, StarCraft II, Diablo III, Heroes of the Storm and Hearthstone.  You can check out more of his work at his website http://davidluong.net

Steven Dowling Jr is an avid gamer with strong business sense who also works in the video game industry.  He is currently a Senior Admin to the World of Warcraft team at Blizzard Entertainment and was the Executive Admin to former Chief Creative Officer, Rob Pardo at Blizzard.

 
 David Luong: Owner, Artist & Curator

David Luong: Owner, Artist & Curator

 Steven Dowling Jr: Owner & Business Operations

Steven Dowling Jr: Owner & Business Operations

Xena Kyubi: Chief Pets Officer & Gallery Mascot

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In WoW?!

Our gallery, Photonic Playground, is now in World of Warcraft in the new Dalaran as of the Legion expansion! Thanks for ! Thank you to the WoW design team for adding us digitally to the world's biggest MMORPG game. More about the game: http://worldofwarcraft.com

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Contact


Email, call, or visit us

Contact


Email, call, or visit us

 

Located on the second floor near the 4th St. Market above Wursthaus, and adjacent to Native Son Alehouse. Parking structure is adjacent with elevator for accessability. 

 

 

 

305 E. 4th Street, Santa Ana, CA 92701

Hours: Open only on the first Saturday of every month, during the DTSA Art Walk from 7PM - 10PM

If you have any questions or would like to request an exhibition, please contact us.

Email: info@photonicplayground.com

For updates on DTSA's monthly art walk, go to The East End Santa Ana website.

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