pop-up art gallery





“Creativity takes Courage.

-Henri Matisse








JUNE 6 - JUNE 30, 2014 // RECEPTION JUNE 6, 2014 / 6-10PM


Within this seemingly sleepy suburban college town, just 30 miles east of the art mecca of Los Angeles, Fullerton’s creative identity has been quietly building itself into a self-sufficient, fully-developed community of painters, illustrators, sculptors, ceramicists, woodworkers, welders, designers and photographers. This humble art community gets little-to-no recognition as a hub for Orange County art, but it exists as possibly the purest art community in this county.


In the inaugural exhibition of the new BaxSPACE, a pop-up gallery, we are pleased to present “Fullerton’s Finest,” an exhibition featuring some of the greatest living artists Fullerton has cultivated. Artists on exhibit include Steve Metzger, Jose Lozano, Bandon Monk Muñoz, Carol Towler, John Sollom, Ned Shultz, Mary Zarbano, Katherine England, Rene Cardona, Marjorie Kerr, Fay Colmar, Denise Marshall, Jim Dahl,  as well as promising up-and-comers Britny Gledhill and E.E. Jacks.


In this tight-knit community of writers, musicians, professors, students, performers, artists and art-lovers, we can lean on one another for support, camaraderie, creativity and self-expression.


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BaxSPACE at Max Blooms Art Gallery is proud to present the Fullerton Art Walk debut of Shan’Ta Monroe and her solo art exhibition “LIFE UNSCRIPTED: Inspired by True Events.”

Shan’Ta is a recent transplant from Washington, D.C., is a photographer, a painter, a sculptor and a poet. 

Shan’Ta captures real time though her art. She shows us that life is constant, life is movement, life is expecting the unexpected and that’s the inspiration behind her work. She releases her emotions through the lens of her camera, the stroke of her brush, her use of contrast through her materials. Images are captured on film and manipulated though paint and other media. One photograph may complete another upon their meeting, as the art is alive with movement.


“QUATRE MEILLURES: OC Weekly’s Best Artists” 


FEBRUARY 6 - MARCH 31 // RECEPTION FEB 6, 2015 / 6-10PM


In collaboration with local activist and art curator Stephan “Bax” Baxter, Fullerton coffee shop Max Bloom’s Café Noir is joining the Downtown Fullerton Art Walk after re-molding to now include an art gallery, beginning Friday, February 6 at the February Fullerton Art Walk, with the opening of “QUATRE MEILLURES: OC Weekly’s Best Artists” with a reception from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.  As a result of the collaboration, Max Bloom’s Café Noir has updated its signage to reflect the new brand and artistic focus at Max Bloom’s Café Noir and Art Gallery. 


With the addition of new walls, new paint, lighting, and the removal of merchandise and furniture in preparation for art walk, Max Bloom’s will have a spacious contemporary art gallery style for the opening. This inaugural exhibition, “QUATRE MEILLURES” has set a new standard for Fullerton’s Art Walk, featuring artwork from four artists who have all been named by OC Weekly as the “Best Visual Artist” in recent years. Participating artists in “QUATRE MEILLURES” include Valerie Lewis (2014 recipient), Kebe Fox (2013 recipient), John Sollom (2012 recipient), and Russ Pope (2010 recipient).


The work in this exhibit is some of the most thoughtful and interesting pieces of art created by these influential local visual artists, and is the first time they have all shown in the same exhibition space together. “QUATRE MEILLURES” is a rare and symbiotic creative event, bringing together OC’s most talented contemporary artists, delicious food and beverages, and an expanded supportive local community.

Events sponsored by

Sapporo Beer





Max Bloom´s Cafe Noir
220 N. Malden Ave.
Fullerton, CA 92832