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First Friday Exhibit Opening- “Bloom”

Every year when the winter rains come I get excited about spring.  It is my favorite time of year when the hillsides turn green and then burst with color.  Mostly I notice the bright colored mustard flowers that brighten up my drive along the 101 freeway. This year they were especially abundant where there had been a fire in December. Such a bright reminder of the renewal that comes in spring. The hill had been charred to black and now was something of exquisite beauty.
I also love to spend many days in search of other wildflowers like poppies and lupines. It is a beautiful time of year!! Come by the gallery this month to see images from our new collection-“Bloom” Friday, May 6th is First Friday in Downtown Ventura, which means there will be lots of new exhibits at all the galleries and everyone will be staying open a little later and enjoying the festivities- be sure to get a map and check everything out:

Latitudes Fine Art Gallery
401 E. Main ST
Ventura, CA 93001
“Bloom” Opening Reception
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Pantone Color of the Year

Pantone Color of the Year -Your Color Rich Life-

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It is a new year and already it is flying by.  This year the Latitudes Family is focusing on slowing down and savoring the moments.  Stephanie is getting more time exploring new and old favorite locations to photograph, Steve is finding adventure and wonder in Kauai, and I am focusing on meeting our customer’s design needs.  This includes stopping to savor the gratitude, surrounding ourselves with beauty, and soaking in all of it.  So we were excited that for the first time ever, Pantone, the color experts, are predicting two “colors of the year”.  More color to love!  Have you ever noticed how color seems to go in cycles?  A number of years ago that fresh spring green was everywhere, then for awhile it was aqua, then neon.  From shoes, to clothes, to pillows and home decor, you can’t seem to escape it.  Pantone’s Color of the Year is not only a prediction of what trends are going to pop up in your local stores and boutiques, but also a “color snapshot of what we see taking place in our culture, that serves as an expression of a mood and an attitude.”- Pantone

” a color snapshot of what we see taking place in our culture, that serves as an expression of a mood and an attitude.” -Pantone


We are all seeking something with this new year.  Maybe it is hope, adventure, certainty, freedom or just a little peace.  The color of the year captures what we are feeling and represents it with color.  It gives us a starting place to dive deep into the beauty and richness of life and surround ourselves with our emotions.

“Rose Quartz is a persuasive yet gentle tone that conveys compassion and a sense of composure.  Serenity is weightless and airy, like the expanse of the blue sky above us, bringing feelings of respite and relaxation even in turbulent times.” -Pantone


pantone-color-of-the-year-lee-eiseman-quoteYou might be wondering how to express your emotions through your space.  A lot of people go through life and don’t realize the influence that our surroundings have on us.  How the pile of laundry screams out every time we walk by, or the physical clutter that also clutters our minds, or the artwork on our walls that never truly represented what we needed it to.  Sure you can walk past that stuff and pretend it doesn’t exist, but energetically it does.  It affects on us every single time we walk by.  Your artwork fills your space with energy.  What is it saying?  Each room has a different energetic and emotional need for each person.  You don’t want to put an intense, high-energy piece of art in your bedroom, if that is your place of solace.  Nor do you want a peaceful, relaxing piece in your office if what you really need is to pump up and produce results.

So take stock of your life, look at your surroundings and take this new year as a new opportunity to live rich with color and emotion, and step into your authentic life.

We will be highlighting Color of the Year- coordinating images during our First Friday Exhibit at our gallery this Friday, February 5th, 2016.

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IMG_5173Tasha Cleaveland is Latitudes Fine Art Gallery’s Manager and Design Consultant.  She has been working with Stephanie and Steve since 2014 and is always excited to help Latitudes customers find the perfect piece to transform their space.









Savor the Moments- Tea Tasting Event – March 6, 2016

Free Tea Tasting and Community Outreach Event
at Latitudes Fine Art Gallery
TeaTasting- Beach Photo by Steve Muncha dn Stephanie Hogue
                     Hosted by Latitudes Fine Art Gallery and David De Candia
Stephanie And Tasha at Latitudes Fine Art Gallery

Latitudes Gallery owner, Stephanie Hogue (left) and Tasha Cleaveland (right) , Latitudes Gallery Manager and Design Consultant

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World- Renowned Tea master, Ceylon Tea Ambassador, David De Candia

Savor the Moments” with Latitudes Fine Art Gallery and David De Candia at their free tea tasting and community outreach event planned for March 6, 2016 from 1:00-4:00 at their Downtown Ventura location, 401 East Main Street, Ventura.

Gallery owner, Stephanie Hogue, gallery manager and design consultant, Tasha Cleaveland, along with world-renowned tea master, David De Candia, invite you to focus on slowing down and taking the time to savor the moments. De Candia believes that the images displayed in Latitudes are the perfect opportunity to do this. “I look at this photo of the chairs on the beach, and all I want to do walk into that photo and sit down with a great cup of tea. That is what tea is all about, slowing down and enjoying the moments.” Life has been busy for Latitudes with the grand opening of their second gallery, in Kauai in 2015. “I think our focus for 2016 will be slowing down and enjoying the little things”, says Hogue. “I welcome the opportunity to embrace the new year and hope you will join us.”

Latitudes Art Gallery has hosted numerous tasting events including Downtown Ventura’s “Wine Walk” and “Champagne on Main”, but this is their first dip into tea tasting.

“When David asked if we would be interested in hosting an event here, I was excited. Latitudes is more than just a building with pictures on the walls. There’s an energy here, a peacefulness”, says Cleaveland. “We have people come in all the time that just get lost in the photos. They say it’s their therapy, and I agree with them.   Stephanie and Steve have a magical way of reminding us how truly lucky we are.”

De Candia and Latitudes are both firm believers in giving back. The price of admittance is simply two new art supplies – one will be donated to the Boys and Girls Club of Ventura and the other De Candia will personally deliver to children in Sri Lanka.


Ventura resident, David De Candia at Maliboda Day Care Center and Elementary School in Sri Lanka
Event Details
Who: Latitudes Fine Art Gallery and world-renowned Tea Master,
David De Candia

What: Free Tea Tasting and Community Outreach Event

Where: 401 East Main Street Ventura, CA 93001

When:  Sunday, March 6, 2016 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

RSVP: Facebook https://www.facebook.com/LatitudesFineArt/ or 805-642-5257


For more information the media can contact the event organizer directly:
Tasha Cleaveland, 805-338-6690, info@latitudesfineart.com   www.latitudesfineart.com

General Public

Tea Lovers

Latitudes Fine Art Gallery Extended Family of Customers, Supporters and Friends


Big Waves at Ventura Pier…El Nino’s Arrival


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In one of the biggest El Ninos the California coast has seen in years, large waves have done severe damage to the Ventura Pier. With an early start on Friday, December 11, 2015 the waves started pounding and continued all day. Many pilings were torn off and washed up down the beach in the Pierpont area. We will have to wait and see how long it takes to get it repaired so we can all enjoy strolling on it again.





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Bring Home Fine Art for the Holidays!

Surround yourself with beauty and happiness.The gift of a beautiful fine art photograph will be treasured and enjoyed for years and years.

Happy Thanksgiving !!!

Sending you warmest wishes and joy this Thanksgiving from Steve and Stephanie at Latitudes Fine Art Galleries in Ventura and Kauai!!


One Year Anniversary Celebration! October 18th

Join us in celebrating our one year anniversary at our beautiful gallery in downtown Ventura. The year has flown by and we are having so much fun displaying our work on the beautiful brick walls of our 100 year old building at the corner of Oak and Main Streets. Join us the weekend of October 18th for lots of fun activities!

Celebrate with us for our one year anniversary in downtown Ventura

Saturday, October 18th
Noon- 9pm Open House
5:30pm-8:30pm Champagne Reception

Latitudes Fine Art Gallery
401 E. Main St.
Ventura, CA 93001

Photographic Magic: Images of Ventura County’s Coast Trigger Something Deeper | West Is Eden | SoCal Focus | KCET

Photographic Magic: Images of Ventura County’s Coast Trigger Something Deeper | West Is Eden | SoCal Focus | KCET.


Book Release!!

Stephanie Hogue and Steve Munch have published their first coffee table book: “Latitudes…Coastal Photo Explorations”

"Latitudes...Coastal Photo Explorations" by Steve Munch and Stephanie Hogue

“Latitudes…Coastal Photo Explorations” by Steve Munch and Stephanie Hogue

This beautiful full color 13×11 hard bound book contains over 100 gorgeous photos with many two page spreads.  Each turn of the page takes you through awe inspiring beauty from dolphins, whales, seabirds, to piers and classic California scenics. A handful of images come with exciting stories and thoughtful insights.
Books are available at the gallery and also online.

To order online, click here