Blue Door Magazine has its fingers on the pulse of what’s happening in coastal Orange County. We offer OC the only free magazine focused on architecture, real estate, art and design. Our vibrant stories are fresh, timely and capture the essence of this special community. We celebrate countless reasons to love, live and work in this unique community.
Read about Blue Door Magazine past, present, and future prospects for the Coastal Real Estate Market from members, friends, experts, and OC insiders including Brian Furstenfeld and Kristy Olson. Photo by Hugo Garcia. @bluedoormagazine @briancharlesfurstenfeld @kristyolson.oc @ogroup @hugo.landa.garcia @bluedoormagazine #briancharlesfurstenfeld #kristyolson #ogroup #hugo.land.garcia
Blue Door Magazine member Glaieul Samadani says, “Even when I have something in mind, I never know what the result will be as the painting evolves. The paintings I create are very much a part of me—my viewpoints, my opinions, and my emotions are all part of my creative process.” Read more in the current issue of Blue Door Magazine. @bluedoormagazine @glaieulsamadaniart @kimutley.photography #bluedoormagazine #glaieualsamadaniart #kimutleyphotography bluedoormagazinemember #coastalorangecounty #ocartist #coastalorangecountyliving
The new Blue Door Magazine has arrived! On this issue’s cover, “The Emotion Was a Silent Language” (oil on canvas 50x45 inches) by Jeff Peters. A recurring theme in OC artist Jeff Peters’ work is the idea of preconceived notions of beauty. Having been brought up in a picture-book-perfect environment where any disorder was a catastrophe, the artist has grown, in his own words, “suspicious of beauty, of value, and of desire.” In his most recent series, Peters has explored the changing impressions of the ocean, capturing and the overlapping striations of color in the mesmerizing, transparent, and ethereal ways that the water and sky present themselves. Jeff Peters is represented by SCAPE Gallery, Corona del Mar. Pick up your copy of the new Blue Door Magazine! @bluedoormagazine @scapegallery #bluedoormagazine #scapegallery #coastalsoutherncalifornia #californiaartist #artgallery #artworkfeatures #orangecountyartist
Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University acquired Ruth Asawa’s 233 ceramic masks as part of its Asian American Art Initiative (AAAI), intended to transform Stanford into the leading academic and curatorial center for Asian American art. Read more about this permanent exhibit in Blue Door Magazine. @bluedoormagazine @ruthasawaofficial @cantorarts #bluedoormagazine #ruthasawa #ruthasawaart #cantorartscenter #permanentexhibition #asianamericanartist #asianamericanart #californiaculture
Reflecting back to move forward for 2023, we celebrate the new Orange County Museum of Art on the campus of Segerstrom Center for the Arts and what’s to come. Art by Fred Eversley, “Untitled”(parabolic lens), (1969) 2020. Collection of Jimmy Iovine and Liberty Ross. Photo by Jeff McLane, courtesy of the artist and David Kordansky Gallery.
Happy New Year! @bluedoormagazine @ocmamuseum @segerstromarts @mclaneart #bluedoormagazine #ocma #segerstormcenterforthearts #fredeversley #jeffmclaneart #happynewyear #2023
Blue Door Magazine Senior Editor Alexandria Abramian shares some inspiration with a few coastal Orange County designers who bring on a new wave of coastal-inspired décor. Seashells, shiplap, and beach signs not required. Read more in Blue Door Magazine. @bluedoormagazine @alexandria_abramian @a.k.nackfordesign @serendipitedesigns @laurabrophyinteriors @dminteriors @huntercarsondesign @honeydudleyca @mbc.interiordesign #bluedoormagazine #alexandriaabramian #aknackfordesign #serendipitedesigns #brophyinteriors #morrisoninteriors #huntercarsondesign #honeydudleyca #mbcinteriordesign #coastalorangecounty #neonautical #bluelook
The California Biennial 2022 allows Orange County Museum of Art (OCMA) to explore the art of an era for a diverse and changing community. The California Biennial at OCMA began in 1984 and was critically acclaimed with each iteration through 2010, and with the subsequent California-Pacific Triennials in 2013 and 2017. California Biennials support young and emerging artists when they need it the most and provide audiences in Southern California with the opportunity to learn about the latest developments in art. Read Liz Goldner’s Q&A “California Cool” with former OCMA Elizabeth Armstrong, who served as OCMA Deputy Director and Chief Curator 2000 to 2008 to learn more about the current Biennial on exhibition until February 26, 2023 in the latest issue of Blue Door Magazine. @bluedoormagazine @ocmamuseum #bluedoormagazine #lizgoldner #contemporaryartdialogue #emergingartists
Diego Rivera believed in the power of art to educate, inspire action and transform society. “Diego Rivera’s America” brings together more than 150 of Rivera’s paintings, frescoes, and drawings—as well as three galleries devoted to large-scale film projections of highly influential murals he created in Mexico and the U.S. “Diego Rivera’s America” is at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art through January 2, 203. Read more in Blue Door Magazine. @bluedoormagazine @sfmoma #bluedoormagazine #sfmoma #diegorivera #diegoriveramural #modernart #mexicohome #artchangestheworld
Blue Door Magazine senior editor Alexandria Abramian shares Design Destinations travel ideas for your next getaway. Forget the columned entryway, the stately pillars, and the rooftop pool. The latest destinations are twisting and turning, curving and swerving everything we’ve come to expect from traditional hotel design. The result? A series of architectural adventures guaranteed to jolt the senses into a new dimension. @bluedoormagazine @alexandria_abramian @originslodge @careyes_official @andbeyondngala @centralstationmemphis #bluedoormagazine #alexandriaabramian #traveldestinations #architectadventures #travelanddesign #nextgetaway #luxurytravel #beyondaverage #exclusiveluxury