Thursday, December 22, 2011

Randy Higbee Gallery Holiday Hours

Happy Holidays!

We have limited hours for the Holidays starting Friday December 23rd.

Friday December 23rd 9am-1pm
Saturday December 24th (Showroom only) 10am-12pm

For the week of the 27th-30th of December the design studio will be permanently closed but we will have a limited staff available for ready-made and stock framing. Our staff will be here from 10am-1pm.

We will reopen Tuesday, December 3rd at 9am with regular business hours.


Thursday, September 22, 2011

David J. Teter: A One Man Show at the Randy Higbee Gallery

David J. Teter

A One Man Show

Gala Artists' Reception
October 1st 5:00-9:00pm

October 4th-14th

The David J. Teter One Man Show presented by the Randy Higbee Gallery in Costa Mesa, CA offers art enthusiasts an opportunity to see the world as David views it.

While the artwork may depict a train, the Vincent Thomas Bridge or other industrial subjects, beneath the paintings exterior there is a hidden importance and beauty that intrigues David. Taking the time to examine his work on this level is an integral part of the pleasure in viewing his art.

His current body of work includes industrial subjects and illustrates the remnants of the industrial revolution in a refreshing way. The Vincent Thomas Bridge, a spectacular architectural treasure in his hometown of San Pedro is highlighted in the show. David had a unique opportunity to see the bridge from areas that most of us never get to see.

We invite you to come, enjoy and see the beauty through his eyes.

Friday, August 12, 2011

New 22Karat Gold Frames now on!

Our new 22k frames are now available on!
Each frame is made here in the gallery and then hand carved and finished locally.


Custom Sizes are available.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

A Peak at the Opening of the 6inch squared Exhibition and Sale

The 6inch Squared Spring Exhibition and Sale was hosted on April 16th 2011 by the Randy Higbee Gallery. The show featured work by a diverse group of artists in a 6x6 inch format.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Open Studio Saturday March 12th & Tuesday March 15th

We will be having our first two Open Studios of 2011 on Saturday, March 12 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. and Tuesday, March 15 from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm.

This will give you plenty of time to enter any 6x6's you do into the 6” Squared Exhibition and Sale opening on April 16th.

We will have a costumed model, nude figure model and still life set ups for you to choose from. Registration for Saturday is $45 and Tuesday is $25.00 which includes modeling fees and refreshments (wine, cheese, great homemade beans, cake, etc.).

Sign up for both nights and the fee is $60.00 for both plus you can leave your easels set up on Saturday for the Tuesday night event.

Please call us toll free at 800-506-7624 to reserve space.

Space for this event should fill up quite quickly so please reserve your spots as soon as possible. There are no refunds on cancellations or "no shows".

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

6" Squared Exhibition and Sale - Spring 2011

6" Squared Exhibition and Sale - Spring 2011


The Randy Higbee Gallery is hosting the second 6" Squared Exhibition and Sale. Once again, we will bring Nationally acclaimed traditional representational artists to a spectacular venue in Orange County, California. A Gala Artists' Reception will be held Saturday, April 16. The show will run through May 6th. Artists are invited to submit up to 10 paintings measuring 6x6 in. in size. The gallery will hang a maximum of four pieces per artist but we will except extras to fill in where there are sales. Entry deadline is March 21 and notifications will go out March 24.


The gallery will work on a 60/40 split with 60% going to the artist. The gallery will have the option to give an additional 15% discount to its base of art resellers, artists purchasing artists and clients who make multiple purchases. This 15% discount will be shared by artist/gallery.


We are very fortunate (confirmed) to have Jean Stern, Director of the Irvine Museum and Jeff Horn, Professor Emeritus of Drawing and Painting from Irvine Valley College as our final judges. Gallery owner Randy Higbee will be the third judge and jury.


Open to all artists painting in traditional, representational work in traditional media.

Format and Media

This is a 6"x6" show. It is not a miniature show. If you have a 6x7, be sure to trim that extra inch off your piece before you send it to us! All traditional media (oil, acrylic, watercolor, pastel, etc.) will be accepted. Jewelry, sculpture, etc. will not be accepted for this show.

Digital Submission

To submit visit

Go to for image format specifications and tips on photographing and prepping your work.


All frames must be purchased from or at the Randy Higbee Gallery showroom. I will have a full page handout to justify this policy for those who would like it. We will supply 6x6 frames that go straight in (not float mount) to artists out of Southern California. There will be a $5.00 fee for this service. If the piece is sold, the wholesale price of the frame from the kingofframe website will be deducted from the sale price of the painting. If it is not sold, the piece will be removed from the frame and the art returned to the artist.

If you are doing pastel or watercolor, we are happy to use your glass and spacers or we can provide them at the wholesale cost.

Please call us toll free at 800-506-7624 if you have any questions.

Entry and Fee Application

There is a $40 entry fee for 3 pieces. Each additional piece is a $8.00 charge. You may enter a maximum of 10 paintings.

Notifications will start going out early March. Final notifications of acceptance will go out Thursday, March 24. Instructions for shipping work will be included with the acceptance email. It will be the artists obligation to get the artwork shipped to the gallery in a timely fashion. Please have all accepted work delivered to the gallery no later than Friday, April 1st. The artist is responsible for submitted work to be available for purchase and at a reasonable price. The artist is responsible for providing shipping labels for return of work after the show. Insurance is the responsibility of the artist.

Prizes and Awards

There will be 12 - $500 awards

There will be 25 - $100 awards

The awards will be 50% cash and 50% credit for frames at the website

If you sell two pieces, you are eligible for the $500 award but you are not eligible for the $100 Honorable Mention. Selling two pieces should be award enough and we are trying to spread the $$$ around a little I hope you understand.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Floater Frames now on

Examples are up on our website of our floater frames and they are available for purchase on

Our floater frames are custom cut to expose the full painted panel with a small (approx. 1/8" ) black reveal separating the frame from the edge of the artwork. In doing this, every bit of the small image is displayed with nothing being lost underneath the lip of the frame. This makes a very dramatic difference when dealing with panels 8x10 or smaller. These are custom cut frames so we can make these in any size. Although we can make them in any size, due to larger panels bending and warping, we do not recommend these in sizes larger than 12x16.

Here are some examples of this framing technique:

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