Liz Goldner | KCET
Liz Goldner, an Orange County based art writer, grew up outside of New York, often visiting the city's museums, particularly MoMA, the Whitney and the Met. She also developed a passion for the news and politics as a child, having read the New York Times from an early age.
She has worked in journalism in New York City, Connecticut and Southern California, often writing about art. In 2000, she became the art critic for OC Metro, an Orange County based magazine, and soon began covering art for many other publications, often addressing the relationship of art to social issues and politics.
In May 2016, she won two Orange County Press Club awards for Artbound articles: First Place, Best Arts/Culture Story, Digital, for “The Roots of Radical Art at University of California, Irvine,” and Second Place for “Sandow Birk: Re-contextualizing the California Experience.” In May 2017, she won two more OC Press Club awards for Artbound articles: First Place, Best Arts/Culture Story or Review, Advocacy Journalism, for “Laguna Beach in the Sixties: A Colony for the Arts,” and Second Place, Best Feature Story, Advocacy Journalism for “Healing Through Art: PTSD Survival Stories.”
Publications her work has appeared in include: Artillery, ArtScene, Art Ltd., Premiere OC, Laguna Beach Art Magazine, and has written for Orange Coast, The Los Angeles Review of Books. The Huffington Post, Women in the Arts and OC Register Magazine. She is co-writing a book on the Laguna Canyon Project with partner, Mark Chamberlain to be published in 2017.
Post date: 2017-11-29T07:47:26-08:00
The Orange County Great Park could have been an idyllic oasis in overbuilt Orange County, CA had its original plans been achieved, but there is still opportunity to turn its fortunes around.
Post date: 2017-11-09T09:29:40-08:00
A seven-foot-tall animastic sculpture made of corn connects the markets of Santa Ana, California and Mexico City.
Post date: 2017-07-14T08:15:45-07:00
Arts entrepreneur Cribb intentionally spearheaded the city’s artistic renewal. While gentrification is often controversial, Cribb and his supporters ultimately prevailed, leaving some satisfied and others troubled.
Post date: 2017-06-01T14:22:20-07:00
When the Orange County Museum of Art (OCMA) launched the California-Pacific Triennial in 2013, it became the first California museum to survey the work of Pacific Rim artists. Its tradition of highlighting artists in the region continues this year.
Post date: 2017-04-25T12:42:37-07:00
Writer Sarah Rafael García is a modern-day Brother Grimm, transforming Santa Ana, California's stories into fairy tale format.
Post date: 2017-02-17T04:54:00-08:00
In 1980, an environmental art project inspired residents to take charge of their own destiny and prevent the construction of a 3,200 unit housing community in Laguna Canyon, California.