Art & Cultural Journalist

Liz Goldner covers a broad range of subjects in her articles, profiles and reviews. She reports on artists — from figurative to conceptual, to Light and Space, to graffiti. She writes articles on healing PTSD through art, on the merging of art with nature, of art with science, environmental art and California Scene Painting, among numerous other art related topics. She derives great joy from dialoguing with artists, art lovers and arts administrators in interviews, on studio visits and at the many exhibitions she attends.

She grew up in the NYC area, and haunted the city’s museums, particularly MoMA, as a teenager, worked in general journalism, touring museums in her spare time, and later moved to Southern California. In 2000, she fortuitously became the OC Metro (Orange County, CA magazine) art columnist, and soon graduated to reviewing art for many other publications.

Main Beach Laguna (2014) from Downtown Laguna Beach article

Living in Laguna Beach, she writes about artists, art trends, art administrators, exhibitions and venues in Laguna, Southern California and nationwide for: KCET Artbound, Artillery magazine, ArtScene magazine, Laguna Beach Art Magazine, Premiere OC and several other publications.

She has written for: Art Ltd. magazine (published through May 2017), artsNantucket, Coast, The Huffington Post, Los Angeles Review of Books, OC Metro, OC Register Magazine, Orange Coast, Orange County Register, Women in the Arts, California Art Club and many others. She is project manager/editor of Laguna Canyon Project: Refining Artivism (see image at bottom of page), to be published in the summer of 2017. She occasionally writes theater reviews, including The Monster Builder and Red for Artillery magazine.

In May 2016, she won three Orange County Press Club awards. First Place was for KCET Artbound: The Roots of Radical Art at University of California, Irvine. Second place was for KCET Artbound: Sandow Birk: Re-contextualizing the California Experience. Third place was for Art Ltd.: Alien She exhibition at OCMA review.

In November 2016, she was a finalist for a Los Angeles Press Club National Arts & Entertainment Journalism Award for her KCET Artbound article: Laguna Beach in the Sixties. In May 2017, her Laguna Beach in the Sixties article won a First Place award from the Orange County Press Club. (see image below).

In May 2017, she also won from the Orange County Press Club, a Second Place award for her KCET Artbound article, Healing Through Art: PTSD Survival Stories: a First Place Award for her Art Ltd. article, Perspectives on the Evolution of Modern Art; and a Second Place Award for her ArtScene review on Helen Lundeberg.

The Happening Encampment (1970) from Laguna Beach in the Sixties article

Selected articles, profiles, reviews