Art & Cultural Journalist

Liz Goldner writes about a broad range of subjects in her articles, profiles and reviews, while elucidating art styles, including figurative, conceptual, Light and Space and Chicano art. Her articles cover socially conscious art, environmental art, the merging of art with science, California Scene Painting and California Impressionism, among other art related topics.

She addresses the synergy between artists, artwork and the creative process, and the connections of art styles and movements to current trends. She dialogues with artists, art lovers and arts administrators in interviews, on studio visits and at exhibitions.

Since 2000, she has published more than 1,000 art reviews, critiques, profiles and articles in newspapers, newsletters, magazines, and in her previous online blog, Contemporary Art Dialogue.

Since 2016, she has won 15 arts journalism awards from the Orange County Press Club, including seven First Place awards. She was nominated for a National Arts & Entertainment Journalism Award from the Los Angeles Press Club.

She has co-written five books, was Project Manager/Contributor of the book, Laguna Canyon Project: Refining Artivism (2018), published by Laguna Wilderness Press.

Living in Southern California, she has written for: Art and Cake, Art Ltd. magazine, ArtScene magazine, Artillery magazine, artsNantucket, Blue Door Magazine, Coast, Fabrik magazine, HuffPost, Irvine Weekly, KCET Artbound, LA Weekly, Laguna Beach Art Patron magazine, Los Angeles Review of Books, Los Angeles Times, OC Art Blog, OC Metro, OC Weekly, OC Register Magazine, Orange Coast, Orange County Register, Premiere OC, San Diego Magazine, San Diego Union-Tribune, Visual Art Source, Women in the Arts, California Art Club and others.

Liz Goldner also publishes in The Democracy Chain, is in Voyage LA, is an International Association of Art Critics member, has a page on Muck Rack and is an SGI-USA Buddhism member.

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Selected OC Press Club award-winning articles (2015-2022)

Manzanita Anthers (2015) from Jessica Rath: A Better Nectar review (link to article below)

Selected articles, profiles, reviews (2000-2017)

The Tell (1989): Check out excerpts from the book Laguna Canyon Project: Refining Artivism

Photo credits: Main Beach Laguna by Tom Lamb; The Happening Encampment, Manzanita Anthers and The Tell by Mark Chamberlain

Image at Top of Page: Stanton Macdonald-Wright, Untitled [Vase of Flowers], 1924-25, collection OCMA. See Circles of Influence for more information.

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