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Give An Unforgettable Gift of heART

Give an unforgettable gift of heart this Valentine’s Day

Tired of the same old Valentine’s Day? This year, wow them with art! Unlike flowers or chocolate, a piece of art will be appreciated and enjoyed for years to come. Just like love… art keeps on giving.

Need some ideas? We’ve put together some special Valentine’s Day bundles just for you!
Only available now through the 14th.

~Special Gift Bundles~

Select your choice of in-stock items:

1. A 5″x7″ Photo Notecard, 4″ Tile, & a Mini-Pano Lustre Print- $24 (a $34 value!)

2. 5″x7″ Photo Notecard, 4″ Tile,  Mini-Pano, & a 10″x10″ Modern Wood Print- $64 (a $80 value!)

3. 5″x7″ Photo Notecard, 4″ Tile, & a 12″x18″ Artisan Wood Print- $144 (a $184 value!)

Love from the Latitudes Team

P.S. – Don’t miss out! These bundles are only available for a limited time.
Not sure what to give? See our fabulous art consultants who will help you find the perfect gift of heART.

Neighbor’s Night Out- Hosted by Latitudes

We are excited to be hosting the upcoming Anchor Magazine’s Neighbor’s Night Out!  Anchor Magazine serves the neighborhoods of Channel Islands Harbor and has a great publication focused on creating and strengthening the community.  You know we never miss an opportunity to hang out with our Latitudes Family!  Don’t miss out!

Our Favorite Things

We spend so much time focusing on finding the perfect thing for our Latitudes customers, that often we overlook our own homes!  So we are sharing some of our “Favorite Things” with you and finally designing our own walls.


“In 2017 I am definitely going to surround myself in nature’s beauty.  I want to start first with my favorite recent dunes photograph from the shores near my home. I like it so much on wood…it creates the natural and rustic feel that I like for my home, lots of natural materials and texture give it the warmth that I love.”

Stephanie’s Favorite- 40″x60″ “Seaside Sunset” Artisan Wood Print“I love to decorate with warmth and texture”

“The living room in our Kauai Condo is usually decorated with my surf boards and gear.  I have had a few images on this wall but it has been sitting empty for awhile.  I love “Foamy Flute” in a canvas triptych…it just makes me feel good.”

Steve’s Favorite- 30″x60″ “Foamy Flute” Gallery Wrap Canvas Triptych.“Foamy Flute just makes me feel good.”

“We have always had this awkward niche in our home where nothing ever quite felt right.  As the entry focal point it needs to be big & bold, and with two story high ceilings it’s hard to update the look.  I love Stephanie’s new “Matador Beach” because of the motion of the water and the glow of the sun. The colors are just right to tie into the caramel & sand wall color accents and variety of wood tones in this space.  Canvas wrap is so versatile, it works perfectly with my eclectic style.”

Tasha’s Favorite- 72″x 108″ “Matador Beach” Gallery Wrap Canvas Triptych.
“This niche needed wow factor.”

Living in one of Ventura’s victorian homes, it’s been challenging arranging furniture and finding proper wall spaces to display my artwork.  When I studied Marine Biology, I fell deeply in love with Orcas, and although I have never had the opportunity to see one in the wild, they are one of my favorite marine mammals because of their agility and intelligence. I’m in awe that Steve Munch was able to capture an Orca right off of our coast near the Channel Islands.  My medium of choice is acrylic for “Orca at Arch Rock” due to it’s ability to translate a swift moving animal so clearly.”

Alex’s Favorite- 40″x60″ “Orca at Arch Rock” Acrylic“One day I hope to be as lucky and see one of these beautiful beings with my own eyes, but for now, I love seeing the Orca through his.”

“Two Trees, Topa Topa” has long been a favorite image of ours. I especially like that these two iconic geographical features are seemingly at the same elevation. And who could resist that special moment of the day when the sky turns every color but blue? The framed signature series not only added a little dimension to the mounted canvas, but also gave the living room a finished feel. We love coming home to this beautiful scene and are so glad we “found ours!”

Kimberly’s Favorite- 24″x72″ “Topa Topa Two Trees” Premium Framed Canvas“We love coming home to this beautiful scene.”

Pantone Color of the Year 2017- Greenery

“The more submerged people are in modern life, the greater their innate craving to immerse themselves in the physical beauty and inherent unity of the natural world.” 

The Pantone Color of the Year for 2017 has arrived, and with it, a breath of fresh air.  We couldn’t agree more with their sentiments about this luscious hue.  In the gallery we often find people come in just to relax and remind themselves of the beauty in our surroundings.

Ventura county certainly hit the mother nature jackpot.  In the last month alone, we’ve had monster surf, sunny spring days, snow covered Topa Topa Mountains, and weeks of pouring rain gifting us with green hillsides and Channel Islands reminiscent of Ireland.  Does it get any better?  Bring the outdoors in this year, and reconnect with one of Latitudes images in this refreshing hue- “Greenery”.





Art Gallery Question Of The Week – Materials

As art consultants, we are often asked what is possible in our gallery. Each week we will highlight a FAQ on our blog to help you get the most out of your art shopping experience.

Question: What are the image finish options?

Response: At Latitudes, we take pride in offering a wide assortment of material options to fit any decor. We can print any of our images in all of our finish options. The most popular options, include;

Metallic Acrylic –





Quarter inch thick polished plexiglass with a metallic print mounted to the back of it. Ready to hang with a french cleat.





Metal –




The hottest new printing material! The image is printed directly onto the metal and will take on a brilliant sheen unlike traditional printing materials. It comes ready to hang with wire and hooks.






Artisan Wood –

We create the platform of choice and prep it for our image to be directly printed onto the surface. Our in house artist will create the “rustic” appearance by carving out portions of the wood around the outer edges. The image is sprayed onto the surface similar to an inkjet printer, just on a larger scale.

Option 1: Planked Style –  





Rougher texture with spacing between each slat of wood.





Option 2: Grooved –



One solid piece of wood with horizontal or vertical lines carved into the wood surface.





Option 3: Solid Smooth

Option 3: Modern Edge –




A clean cut option without carved edges.





Gallery Wrapped Canvas –



The image is printed onto fine art canvas and wrapped around a wooden stretcher bar with a finished look on the sides. Ready to hang with wire on back.





Luster Paper –

Standard photographic paper with a luster finish, ready to frame


Framed Premium Hard Mount Canvas –



Our high end canvas option for those who want a traditional framed look without the maintenance of a stretched canvas

Ventura Rock Artist featured for Arts & Eats Event in Ventura



Join Latitudes Fine Art Gallery for “I Heart Ventura,”
a new photography exhibit by Stephanie Hogue celebrating our beautiful city!

With all the amazing winter skies, Stephanie has been busy creating breathtaking new artwork. One of her new pieces, “Nativity by the Sea” captures the work of local rock artist, Juan Manuel Cisneros. His gravity defying rock sculptures have been mesmerizing beach goers at the Ventura Promenade and Surfer’s Point for the past several years. His most recent work, a nativity scene, created this past winter by the pier in Ventura, touched the hearts of people far and wide.

Manuel will be here creating a sculpture exclusively for Latitudes during the Arts & Eats event. He will be available to talk about his work and sign any prints of his sculptures purchased that evening.  During the event 100% of Latitudes Gallery sales will be gifted to Manuel to foster this inspiring and creative individual who brings so much to our community.

Join us Saturday, January 21st, 2017
Latitudes Fine Art Gallery
401 E. Main St.
Ventura, CA 93001

Downtown Ventura
(Corner of Oak and Main)

4 Ways to Warm Up Your Home- in a Snap!

Winter is the perfect time to warm up your home.  Friends and family come to visit, the weather chills and we want a cozy place to curl up in.  Our in-house designer has 5 quick ideas to give you what you crave.
1. Large Custom Canvas 

Nothing creates WOW like a big image on your wall. Just one piece has so much power in creating mood and unifying a space.  Call us today- there is still time to get it by the holidays!

2. Metal Prints

Our hottest new material will definitely give you a blast of “high-def” color.  Create a neutral backdrop with your room and let the color in your art take the focus.

3. Grab-and-Go

With over 40 wrapped decor canvas in-stock, you can quickly update your look, today!

4. It’s the Little Things

We have so many small ways to warm up your space, from our fantastic photo tile coasters and trivets, to our 12″x18″ Artisan Wood Prints, everyone can make their space just right this season.

 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.

Kauai Corner Celebration with Steve & Stephanie!

Aloha! We are excited to announce the newest addition to our gallery;

The Kauai Corner

A Latitudes party would not be complete without Steve Munch and as a special treat he’s flying in from Kauai!



Join us for light refreshments and snacks

Saturday, December 10th from 6-9pm

Looking forward to seeing our Latitudes family,


What will you find at Latitudes this season?

what-will-you-findWhat will you find at Latitudes this season?

Now that the hustle of  the Thanksgiving holiday weekend has passed, it’s time to settle in and enjoy time with family and friends. We are looking forward to “finding our” bliss this year by balancing passion and fun.

We are so excited to share our newest item with you!tote-bag23Due to the success of our last photo tote bag, we set out to blow our Latitudes Family away with our newest version.  So far it has rave reviews- we hope you love it too!

Find your cheer!

Ventura’s annual Holiday Street Fair and Winter Wine Walk is this Saturday, December 3rd. It is Ventura’s “can’t miss” event of the year!  Each year we are in awe of the crowds that fill our little gallery and the excitement is electric.twinkle-panoThe Holiday Street Fair begins at noon and is free to the public through 8pm. Enjoy handcrafted products, live entertainment, and there’s even a rumor of snowfall from 6:45pm-8pm.latitudes-party-2015-hr-112Winter Wine Walk starts at 4pm and we are overjoyed to host Casa Barranca Organic Winery for the second year in a row. Don’t forget to stop by Latitudes, to sample their fantastic sulfite-free wines and say hello to our team. The Wine Walk features world class wines and craft beer. Purchase your tickets here now- they sell out before the event.

Looking forward to sharing the season with all of you.

Holiday Fun and Gift Ideas!!

partyIt was fun meeting fresh faces and welcoming back loyal Latitudes customers at the new Arts & Eats event held in downtown Ventura this past Saturday, November 19th. We hope you will join us next time! To stay updated on future events, follow us on Instagram and like us on Facebook.
We will be closed Thursday, November 24th for Thanksgiving! Wishing you a Happy Holiday from the Latitudes Family!

Black Friday special! This weekend only!

Receive a FREE poster of your choice
with any purchase over $75 dollars!

We will be open Friday & Saturday from 10am-9pm and Sunday from 10am-6pm.

If you’re out shopping Black Friday and Small Business Saturday, here are some great gift ideas you can pick up at Latitudes!

Latitudes Posters: Two Trees and Ventura

Latitudes Posters: Your choice of Two Trees or Ventura….FREE with any purchase of $75 or more.

NEW!!! Ventura tote bags....perfect for your groceries!! $14.95 each

NEW!!! Ventura tote bags….perfect for your groceries!! $14.95 each

Latitudes Coffee Table Book $49.95 "Gallery Only Special"!

Latitudes Coffee Table Book $49.95 Gallery Only Special!


Tile Coaster – “Sand Stars” $14.95