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Greer's OC: Holiday sale at art gallery

November 24, 2010|By Greer Wylder

Pierside Gallery is celebrating its new location at Bella Terra in Huntington Beach (near Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory) with a grand opening sale.

Everything in the showroom is reduced through the holidays! It recently relocated from its longtime Pacific Coast Highway spot across from the Huntington Beach Pier. It still represents well-known artists, including Maya, who just had a piece commissioned by the Kardashians; John Dean, whose popular dog beach portrait offers an option of you being painted into the scene; world famous Michael Parkes, Thomas Kinkade, Sabzi, Susan Rios, Howard Behrens, Ron Peters, Christian Lassen, Leonard Wren, Dan Johnson and many more listed at http://www.PiersideGallery.com.

Currently, some of its most popular items include nostalgic metal signs ($10 to $12) with artwork from the 1940s; panoramic high-resolution photos of tropical landscape scenes printed on canvas; and glass art. Choose from colorful lithographs, giclees, original paintings and more, as well as framing services.

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The gallery is open 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday through Thursday; 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday at 7777 Edinger Ave., Suite 174 in Huntington Beach. For more information, call (714) 969-7979.

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Concert posters and album covers

Meet the man behind the iconic "Endless Summer" poster, as well as an impressive body of work including more than 300 album covers like the Beatles' "Magical Mystery Tour," the Rolling Stones' "Exile on Main St.," works by Blondie, Kiss, Public Image Ltd and the Grateful Dead as well as concert posters for Jimi Hendrix and Cream.

Last year, John Van Hamersveld (http://www.johnvanhamersveld.com/vhmoa/index_01.html) celebrated his 50-year anniversary as an artist, and Saturday, he will be signing copies of his new book "My Art, My Life" from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Surfing Heritage Museum (www.surfingheritage.org at South Coast Plaza. It's a recount of his interesting life with his colorful works from the 1960s that inspired pop and counterculture in California.

Currently, Van Hamersveld is working from his Coolhous studio in Santa Monica, and you can view his online museum of art at vanhamersveldmuseumofart.com/vhmoa/museum/index.html His repertoire of art includes drawings, illustrations, trademarks, sketches, paintings, photography and signage.

The Surfing Heritage Museum is on Level 3, Crate & Barrel/Macy's Home Store Wing, at South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa. For more information, call (714) 800-1654.

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