Our History

In 2003, Nina Zak Laddon and Karen Baughman decided that Redondo Beach needed an infusion of culture, in general, and in particular, an art group, a gathering place where artists could socialize and share their art, inspire, and discover relevance with the masters and successful artists living and working in the world today.  And so, the Redondo Beach Art Group was conceived, with Nina serving as its first President and Karen as Treasurer.  Word spread and RBAG blossomed. Like all good ideas, the group grew organically, starting with a few friends who were ‘graduates’ from Hands on Art, a thriving non-profit taught by parent volunteers, that had been providing art education to Redondo Beach schools for twenty years.

 

The Redondo Beach Art Group has participated in shows produced by others, and collaborated with community groups, which includes, but is not limited to, the City of Redondo Beach, South Bay Hands on Art, The Friends of Redondo Beach Arts, Beach Cities Health District, CA 101, Woman’s Club, Return Engagement, Riviera Village Association, Sharefest, Comedy and Magic Club, and Studio 1613.

 

In 2008, members of the Redondo Beach Art Group participated in the Public Art Task Force which led to the formation of the first Public Art Commission in 2009.


 

 

The following is a list of shows that exhibited the work of Redondo Beach Art Group members or activities sponsored by RBAG.

 

2003

SCAPES, Loft Gallery, San Pedro

ART SPEAKS, Noble Gallery, Redondo Union High School

 

2004

ART @ THE EDGE, El Camino College Library Gallery, Torrance

OCEAN VIEW, The Distinctive Edge Gallery, Rancho Palos Verdes

 

2005

INSPIRED BY NATURE, Madrona Marsh nature Center, Torrance

WOMEN IN BUSINESS, Marriott Hotel, Manhattan Beach

LUCKY MONKEY CAFE, Redondo Beach

 

2006

1st annual POWER OF ART, AES Redondo Beach Power Plant, Redondo Beach

MARSH ART, Madrona Marsh Nature Center, Torrance

THE WRITTEN WORD, Malaga Cove Library, Palos Verdes Estates

 

2007

POWER OF ART, “Art is Sweat”, Alta Vista Community Hall and Courts,

Redondo Beach

ART IN NATURE, NATURE IN ART, Madrona Marsh Nature Center, Torrance

ART IN MOTION, Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center, Redondo Beach

 

2008

POWER OF ART, “Switched On”, AES Redondo Beach Power Plant,

Redondo Beach

MARSH ART, Madrona Marsh Nature Center, Torrance

ARTISTS OPEN STUDIO TOUR, Redondo Beach

 

2009

POWER OF ART, Venezia, Redondo Beach

1st annual TERRY O’DONNELL ART SCHOLARSHIP

Named in memory of Terry O’Donnell, sculptor and instructor at El Camino College, RBAG established an annual $300 scholarship to a talented art student at Redondo Union High School

ARTISTS OPEN STUDIO TOUR, Redondo Beach

 

2010

POWER OF ART, Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center, Redondo Beach

BEAUTY AND THE BEACH, Manhattan Beach

TERRY O’DONNELL ART SCHOLARSHIP

HOLIDAY STROLL, Riviera Village, Redondo Beach

RBAG artists exhibited their work in various stores

 

2011

POWER OF ART, AES Redondo Beach Power Plant, Redondo Beach

COLORTECH SALON, Hermosa Beach

TERRY O’DONNELL ART SCHOLARSHIP

CALIFORNIA COASTLINE EXHIBIT, Loft Gallery, San Pedro

MANHATTAN BEACH CULTURAL ARTS CENTER, Manhattan Beach

 

2012

POWER OF ART, “Imagine”, Cannery Row and 608 North Gallery, Redondo Beach

ARTWALK ON THE PIER, Redondo Beach

TERRY O’DONNELL ART SCHOLARSHIP

SEASIDE ART WALK, Miramar Beach, Redondo Beach

 

2013

POWER OF ART, Eagles Lodge, Redondo Beach

THE LOFT, San Pedro

2014

POWER OF ART, both branches of libraries, Redondo Beach

TERRY O’DONNELL ART SCHOLARSHIP

 

2015

10th annual POWER OF ART, both branches of libraries, Redondo Beach

FRAME AND ART DEPARTMENT, Hermosa Beach

TERRY O’DONNELL ART SCHOLARSHIP